The Berkman Center is looking for a research assistant to do background research in emerging issues, law, policy and current trends related to Cloud computing. This effort will result in a wiki of related resources, perhaps a deeper dive on certain key issues, and possibly a short brief on a particular topic.
Candidates with legal backgrounds are desired; experience managing and editing wikis is a plus. The position is expected to be part time from now through the spring, and there is a potential for the position to extend into the summertime.
If interested in this opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Caroline Nolan at cnolan at cyber.law.harvard.edu
Come see Ocean’s Replevin, the 2010 HLS Parody, March 2-6, 2010 in Ropes Gray! Tickets are on sale in the Hark March 1-5 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Hurry—they’re going fast!
The process of returning books at the HLS Coop will begin March 1, 2010. If you have not yet purchased your books, now is an excellent time to do so. If you have any questions regarding Coop return policy, please stop by the bookstore or call them at (617) 499-3255.
Gain insight into the textbook publication process and impact the lives of thousands of students by providing research assistance for the forthcoming textbook CYBERLAW: TEXT AND CASES (Cengage 2011). Research fun, recent cyberlaw cases involving IP issues. Up to 4 hr/wk. Position could extend to June if desired. Unpaid. Please submit resume and short paragraph of interest to Jonathan Darrow at jdarrow at sjd.law.harvard.edu
The Gary Bellow Public Service Award was created in 2001 in honor of Professor Gary Bellow. Professor Bellow was the founder and former faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Clinical Programs. Two awards are given annually by the student body of Harvard Law School to one HLS student and one HLS alumnus/a whose commitment to social justice and excellence in public interest work embody the spirit of Gary Bellow’s work and make us proud to be a part of the HLS community. The award committee is completely student-run and student decided.
Nominate individuals whose work in social justice inspires you. Any HLS student, affiliate, or alumnus may make nominations, and you may nominate yourself, a fellow student, or an alumnus. Please email completed nominations to garybellow at gmail.com. Nominations are due February 26, 2010, by 5 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email garybellow at gmail.com.
Nominee’s Graduation Year from HLS:
Nominee’s Email Address:
Nominee’s Phone Number (if available):
Your Email Address:
Why are you nominating this person? Please give a brief statement about the nominee’s work and background (approximately 1 page). Feel free to provide any additional materials you believe would be helpful to the nominations committee.
Professor Mark Tushnet is looking for one or more research assistants to work on projects on (1) the history of Supreme Court civil rights and civil liberties cases in the 1930s, and (2) comparative constitutional law. Work can, but need not, commence immediately and carry through the summer and beyond. Students interested in the position should submit resumes to Professor Tushnet via e-mail.
We will be once again offering summer housing (5/31 – 8/2) in Holmes Hall to HLS students at a cost of $35 per night (about $1,050 per month). There is limited availability, so online application submissions will be processed on a first come, first serve basis with preference given to HLS students. For additional information and to apply, go to https://www.law.harvard.edu/apps/housing… .
Looking ahead to the 2010-2011 school year, the Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) is excited to announce its launch and seeks six dedicated students to carry out its three major philanthropic programs: L-STAR, One Day’s Work and the new Post-Graduate Student-Funded Fellowship. Going forward, SPIN will devote its efforts to these three programs, which rely on the involvement of students working in both the public and private sectors.
The Post-Graduate Student-Funded Fellowship is a newly launched fellowship that aims to support the public interest work of HLS graduates with funds raised entirely from donations by students, and in the process, to foster a greater sense of community and philanthropy on campus. 3Ls can choose to donate through the Class Gift, while all classes can participate through fund-raising events held on campus, ranging from bake sales to section competitions and through One Day’s Work. Given the brand new nature of this program, Board members would have lots of room to bring their own creativity and ideas to ensure its success in future years.
L-STAR (Law Student Travel and Accommodations Reimbursement Program) is a national fund-raising initiative that runs in conjunction with law school on-campus interviewing programs. If a law student stays with family or friends instead of in a hotel during a callback interview, the interviewing law firm(s) agrees to donate the funds saved to SPIF or other HLS public interest funding organizations. Running the L-STAR program involves a relatively small time commitment with major returns in terms of supporting HLS student public interest work.
One Day’s Work seeks to promote a culture of giving by increasing charitable contributions among young professionals. HLS students as well as our peers at other schools across the country are asked to commit to donating the equivalent of One Day’s Work to a charitable cause that interests them, including, but not limited to, the student public interest funding on campus. The program makes every effort to assure the dependability and fiscal responsibility of all the charities with which it associates so that the money is efficiently and effectively employed.
We are planning to elect two chairs to run each program. Interested applicants should send a resume and statement of interest to Alison Welcher at awelcher at jd10.law.harvard.edu by March 1, 2010.
Please indicate the position(s) you are interested in along with your ideas for how that program can be improved or expanded.
The Activist’s Studio: Conversations on the Art and Politics of Human Rights
Dear Friends of the Carr Center,
The Larry Cox presentation has been postponed to March, 10, 2010 from 6:30-8:00pm. We are sorry about the inconvenience and hope that most can still make it.
The Center launches our series focusing on the relationships between Art and Human Rights. Professor Timothy P. McCarthy and Carr Center Fellow, Rose Styron, are starting us off with their first event, this Thursday 18 February with:
Amnesty International, USA
as our first guest for:
The Activist’s Studio: The Art & Politics of Human Rights
We look forward to seeing you there.
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
LOOKING FOR A GREAT PUBLIC INTEREST SUMMER JOB?
The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is offering 3 or more positions for summer 2010. These are SPIF-eligible positions, and these jobs satisfy the pro bono requirement.
Summer student attorneys at PLAP represent inmates at disciplinary hearings and parole hearings, and assist inmates with other issues such as lost property, outstanding warrants, or medical problems via hotline. This is a GREAT experience: you pick the cases on which you work, and you work on them from start to finish. This is a great way to learn valuable skills, including interviewing clients, arguing cases, and writing appeals when necessary.
No prior experience or coursework is necessary. We are looking for dedicated individuals who have a strong interest in working closely with clients, managing their own cases, and are not afraid to learn. A DRIVER’S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.
If you are interested, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO SARAH MORTON AT smorton at law.harvard.edu BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22. We will then contact applicants for interviews. Interviews will be fairly informal and will last for approximately 30 minutes. Please email Stacey at skennard at jd11.law.harvard.edu or Sarah at smorton at law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-3969 if you have further questions regarding our program.
Professor David Kennedy is looking for a research assistant for spring and summer to work on a project in the field of international law and economic development. Students who are interested should email their CV and a brief paragraph describing their research interests to Neal O’Connor at noconnor at law.harvard.edu Please also include you availability during the summer.
HLS students may begin working towards their 40-hour pro bono requirement beginning in the 1L spring semester.
Students are invited to stop by the Pro Bono Opportunities Fair to learn more about the variety of legal pro bono opportunities right here on-campus and in the Boston area. Representatives from local agencies, student organizations, and HLS clinics will be available to discuss their work and how you can get involved.
Wednesday, February 17, 12-2 in Ropes Gray.
Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the pro bono requirement.
The Treat Award for Excellence was established by the National College of Probate Judges at its annual conference in 1978. The purpose of the award is to “recognize and encourage achievements in the field of probate law and related fields consistent with the goals of the National College of Probate Judges. For more information, please review the National College of Probate Judges brochure.
The Semester Abroad Program is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard Law School students to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. HLS J.D. students may study abroad in either semester of their second year or in the first semester of their third year.
Students who would like to participate in a semester abroad program fall term 2010 must submit an application by Monday, February 15, 2010 to: Sara Zucker, Director of International Legal Studies Programs and Events, in Lewis 231, or by e-mail to szucker at law.harvard.edu.
Application instructions are available on the International Legal Studies (ILS) website:
General information about the study abroad programs available to HLS students can be found on the ILS website: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/deg…
Please feel free to direct any questions about study abroad to Sara Zucker ( szucker at law.harvard.edu) or Ben Cook ( bcook at law.harvard.edu).
The Fourth International Graduate Legal Research Conference will be held on 15th and 16th April 2010 at King’s College London. It will host papers from those excelling in graduate legal research across Europe and the world. The Conference will provide a forum for debate, the exchange of ideas, and the furtherance of knowledge.
Attendance is open to anyone with an interest in legal research. For more information or to register please go to www.iglrc.com.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE & ETHICS: INTRO TO WRITING PIECES FOR THE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS SECTION
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (JLME) is a professional publication of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. The RDs we want are short notes (about 10 pages) that describe recent developments in health care law, biotechnology law, medical ethics, etc. They are written with a reporter-like tone, although they can take a side on an issue as long as all sides are fairly represented. Any HLS student is eligible to write an RD. No sub-citing or special expertise is required just a commitment to research, write, and revise. Contact us for a list of potential topics, but we’re open to anything recent that interests you.
The Proposal deadline is Feb 22. The final draft will be done before spring finals. Please submit a short description of your intended topic, research plan, and background to Paul Bailin ( pbailin at jd10.law.harvard.edu), Faina Shalts ( fshalts at jd10.law.harvard.edu) Sally Wang ( yuwang at jd11.law.harvard.edu), or Carmel Shachar ( cshachar at jd10.law.harvard.edu).
The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel announces their 2010 law student writing competition. Please click here for further information.