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Joseph D. Harbaugh

Joseph Harbaugh
Professor Emeritus of Law & Dean Emeritus
(954) 262-6398


  • LL.M., Georgetown University, 1967

Joseph Harbaugh is Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus and was the Dean of NSU Law from 1995 to 2008. He also served as the Dean at the University of Richmond Law School and a member of the faculty at several other law schools in his four decade academic career (Connecticut, Duke, Temple, Georgetown and American Universities). Professor Harbaugh has served in a wide range of legal education leadership positions, including the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Council of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, as a member and former Chair of the Board of Directors of Access Group, Inc., and as the AALS Representative in the ABA House of Delegates for 19 years. A leader in the clinical education movement and a recognized expert in legal negotiation, Harbaugh is the co-author of a standard clinical text, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating: Skills for Effective Representation, and a best-selling instructional CD, The Fundamentals of Negotiation. On behalf of the Practising Law Institute  Professor Harbaugh conducts negotiation workshops for lawyers, business people and government officials. He numbers among his clients half of the AmLaw' Top 100 firms and dozens of Fortune 200 corporations. Professor Harbaugh also “coaches” and leads negotiation teams for law firms and businesses. Following a national peer review process, Professor Harbaugh was designated a Fulbright Fellow Specialist in Negotiation and Mediation, the first member of the NSU faculty to be designated a Fulbright Specialist.

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