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Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program welcomes Rory Van Loo and Chad Carr
The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) welcomes Assistant Director Rory Van Loo and Clinical Instructor Chad Carr. HNMCP is the first law school clinic in the nation to focus on conflict assessment and dispute systems design.
By: Tracy Blanchard
Rory Van Loo comes to HNMCP to fill the newly created position of Assistant Director, having most recently worked in Washington, D.C. assisting Harvard Law School’s Leo Gottlieb Professor Elizabeth Warren to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Prior to this, Van Loo worked at the global management consulting firm of McKinsey & Company, managing associates and client relationships—
During his time at HLS Van Loo served as a teaching assistant for both the Negotiation Workshop and for the Harvard Negotiation Institute and for the past three years has lectured and facilitated negotiation exercises for graduate students at the ESSEC Business School in Paris. He published in the Harvard Law Review, the Christian Science Monitor, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Albany Law Review, among others. He graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College with a degree in in Science, Technology, and Society and spent a year as a Fellow with the Thomas J. Watson Foundation before earning his JD magna cum laude from HLS.
Van Loo will co-teach Multi-Party Negotiations with Prof. Bordone in the fall semester and teach Dispute Systems Design in the spring semester. He will also work on expanding the clinic’s engagement in areas of mediation. “I’m looking forward to welcoming Rory as Assistant Director, who will be excellent additions to the Clinic as it continues to grow and develop,” remarked Lisa Dealy, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs at HLS.
HNMCP also welcomes Chad Carr as its newest Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law. Carr has been actively involved in the field of dispute resolution, both personally and professionally, since law school. He has taught ADR as a visiting professor at the University of Oregon Law School and the Vermont Law School, and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, both developing and implementing the negotiation curriculum. He has served on the board of the of the Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, Mass., a nonprofit focused on providing low cost mediation and conflict resolution services and training, where he chaired the Youth and School strategic planning committee and developed a targeted plan for implementing a curriculum focused on empowering youth with these skills.
Carr spent three years at Ropes & Gray, LLP in Boston, assisting large corporations to structure major transactions, including debt financing, acquisitions, and fund formations. Most recently Carr served as a research associate at the Harvard Business School where he wrote cases, articles, and technical notes. Recent publications include “Remedies for Patent Infringement Under U.S. Law,” “The Profession of the Law,” and “Law, Legal Systems and the Rule of Law.” Carr received his JD from Harvard Law School in 2006 and his BA in economics from the College of William and Mary, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Patti B. Saris in the U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts. In his free time he tutors inner-city high school students and races with the Cambridge Running Club.
Carr will supervisor two clinical projects each semester as well as serve on the teaching team for the Law School’s intensive Negotiation Workshop and teach the HNMCP seminar in the spring semester. “I’m delighted that Chad will be returning to Harvard to work in the Negotiation & Mediation Clinic,” commented Prof. Robert Bordone, Director of HNMCP. “At both Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Oregon, Chad was a beloved teacher and mentor. His passion for teaching and his commitment to students combined with his deep understanding of negotiation and mediation make him the perfect addition to our team. I look forward to collaborating with him to strengthen our clinical program in the years ahead.”
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The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program provides Harvard Law School students with practical, real-world experience in negotiation, dispute resolution and conflict management, with a focus on conflict mapping and dispute systems design.