Florrie Darwin


Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Columbia; J.D., Harvard

Florrie Darwin is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School, where she teaches the core negotiation workshop and works with the Harvard Mediation...

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Florrie Darwin is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School, where she teaches the core negotiation workshop and works with the Harvard Mediation Program to train student mediators. At Harvard she has also created and taught a course on “Negotiating Leadership.” Florrie teaches negotiation at the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration and at the Ecole de Management in Bordeaux, as well at the Faculty of Law at the University of Freiburg in Germany, in Switzerland at the University of St. Gallen and the University of Lucerne, and in Tokyo at the Sophia University Faculty of Law. She was a Visiting Professor at ESSEC, where, in addition to the negotiation workshop courses, she has given seminars on "Understanding Multicultural Mediation" and "Training for Negotiation Trainers." She has also taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and trained lawyers and judges in mediation at the Institut Catholique in Paris. Florrie has facilitated workshops for professionals at various corporations, including Coca Cola, General Motors, First Data, Health Net, Soitec and Exelon; for healthcare professionals at institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinics; for real estate professionals at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and for lawyers around the world, both in the Harvard Negotiation Institute and at firms including Clifford Chance, Shearman & Sterling, Leboeuf Lamb, and Schulte Roth. She has created and facilitated Advanced Negotiation Workshops for the European Commission in Brussels, and has trained government and civic leaders in negotiation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Senegal. Florrie is former chair of the Cambridge Planning Board, which reviews and adjudicates land use planning matters for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and of the Cambridge Rent Control Board. She practiced law with the firm of Hill & Barlow in Boston, principally in the area of real estate development, and has been a mediator in small claims courts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the International Association for Conflict Management, and the Association for Conflict Resolution, a trustee of the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust, and a state-certified mediator. She graduated with honors from Columbia University and Harvard Law School.