Deadline to Submit Applications for Fall 2010 Semester Abroad: Monday, February 15

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

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:…

Please feel free to direct any questions about study abroad to Sara Zucker ( szucker at or Ben Cook ( bcook at

Fourth International Graduate Legal Research Conference 2010

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

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

See you in the 2010 HLS Yearbook!

There are four ways to get involved:

1.  Get Photographed!
Mark your calendars—photographers will be on campus on March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the Hark main lobby.  Drop by for a sitting in your snazziest business attire. You need not purchase a picture package in order to get your picture in the yearbook, but you DO need to sit for a portrait!

2.  Buy your book!
The yearbook will be full of photos and memories of your time at HLS! It includes portraits of faculty and students, and covers organizations, campus events, Class Day, and Commencement. You can buy your book on line with a credit card, or visit the Journals Office in Hastings to pay with cash or check.  The 2010 yearbook is $75 which includes shipping to anywhere you’ll be this summer/next fall.  You can also purchase both the 2009 yearbook and the 2010 yearbook for $100—this offer is only available through the Journals Office in Hastings.

3.  Upload Photos!
Include YOUR memories of YOUR friends in the HLS yearbook by uploading photographs.  The username is 400008007 and the password is hls (lower-case).  This is a great way to upload group photos of organizations, clubs, and journals.

4.  Submit a Congratulatory Ad!
Congratulatory ads are a fun way to say thank you to your section, organization, faculty, or friends, or for your friends and family to memorialize your time at HLS and to say WAY TO GO!  Click here for more information on creating a congratulatory ad for this year’s yearbook.

Questions?  Email

See you in the yearbook!

Proposals Sought for Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics


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, Faina Shalts ( fshalts at Sally Wang ( yuwang at, or Carmel Shachar ( cshachar at