Advantage Testing Foundation


A partnership of NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, and the Advantage Testing Foundation.

Robert Bordone

Robert Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law , Harvard Law School

Negotiation Workshop

Robert C. Bordone is the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Director and Founder of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. He teaches several courses at Harvard Law School including the school’s flagship Negotiation Workshop.

In 2007, Professor Bordone received The Albert Sacks-Paul Freund Teaching Award at Harvard Law School, presented annually to a single member of the Harvard faculty for teaching excellence, mentorship of students, and general contributions to the life of the Law School.

His research interests include the design and implementation of dispute resolution systems, the development of a problem-solving curriculum in law schools, and ADR ethics. Professor Bordone is the co-editor of The Handbook of Dispute Resolution (Jossey-Bass, 2005), recipient of the 2005 Book Award from the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution, awarded to a book published in the United States that shows the best promise of promoting and contributing to the field of conflict resolution. He has published articles in leading dispute resolution journals including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, and Negotiation Journal.

Professor Bordone has also done work in the corporate, governmental, and non-profit sectors for clients such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

Professor Bordone received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.