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Harvard Mediation Program celebrates 30 years of students resolving conflicts
After studying law and mediation in the People’s Republic of China post-college, David G. Seibel ’97 was eager to find the best training possible in alternative dispute resolution. He chose HLS in large part because of the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), a Student Practice Organization which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary of training students and community volunteers to mediate disputes in small claims court and other settings.
“I got what I believe is the best practical training and clinical experience in mediation available, and I got to make a lasting positive difference in dozens of lives while still a student,” says Seibel, who went on to co-found and serve as president of the conflict management firm Insight Partners and the non-profit Insight Collaborative, in Boston. “For me, HMP is about passionate trainers, proven pedagogy, extensive real-world supervised experience in both mediation and teaching alternative dispute resolution.” Read more »
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