Professor Jody Freeman

Professor Jody Freeman is now accepting applications for an Environmental Law Fellow to assist with running the environmental law program next year. Responsibilities will include maintaining the program’s website, helping to organize talks and conferences, serving as liaison to student organizations, assisting with the summer fellows program, writing and editing program materials, and reviewing submissions for the annual junior scholars environmental law workshop.  There may also be occasional substantive research for articles, op-eds and policy papers. Applicants should have a background in environmental law and policy, a strong academic record and excellent writings skills, and be extremely well organized, detail-oriented and responsive.  A stipend of $10,000 will be paid. Applicants should expect to devote 15 hours per week to the position throughout the academic year, including during January Term.  Please submit a resume, transcript and short statement of  interest to Kathy Curley at  curley at law.harvard.edu.

Call for Applications

THE PETRIE-FLOM CENTER STUDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

2010-2011

The Petrie-Flom Center is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the scholarly research of important issues at the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical research, and bioethics. The Student Fellowship Program is designed to support student research in those areas.

Eligibility

The student fellowship program is open to Harvard Law School students and students in other Harvard graduate programs who are interested in pursuing careers related to the Center’s subject areas and who are committed to undertaking a significant research project during the year of their fellowship.

Writing Requirement

Student fellows will conduct research projects designed to lead to publishable articles. Fellows are expected to produce at least on such paper by the end of the academic year. Papers written in connection with the fellowship can be used to satisfy the third-year written work requirement or other optional writing credit by prior arrangement with and final approval of a faculty adviser who has agreed to supervise a fellow’s work for this purpose.

Curricular Component

Student fellows are required to enroll in the Health Law Policy Workshop. The workshop is intended to provide student fellows with opportunities to interact with leading scholars and academic fellows in the fields of health law and policy, with the expectation that these interactions will further enhance and inform their research and academic development. The Health Law Policy Workshop for 2010 is scheduled to take place on selected Mondays across the fall and spring semester from 5-7pm. Fellowship awardees will have priority enrollment.

Presentations and Events

Student fellows will be expected to present their research to Center affiliates and faculty in the Spring semester. Student fellows may be asked to assist with panels and conferences presented by the Center during the academic year of their fellowship including organizing and reporting on events in the Center’s bi-annual newsletter.

Resources

The Center will award each fellow with a $1500 stipend. The stipend is paid at the end of the academic year, once all fellowship requirements (including submission of an acceptable paper) are completed. Additionally, fellows may be eligible to request additional funding to cover reasonable costs associated with their research projects (e.g., copying, publications, conference fees, travel).

Application

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 28, 2010.

To apply, email the following to  petrie-flom at law.harvard.edu:

1. Your curriculum vitae;

2. A proposal summarizing the research and writing you intend to accomplish (1500 words);

3. A copy of your most current transcript to:

Katherine E. Paras
Administrative Director
Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics Harvard Law School
23 Everett Street, Room 303
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-2316
617-384-5001 (fax)

Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize Essay 2010

Do you have a special interest in woman and the law?

You are invited to write an essay of not more than 10,000 words relating to the above topic.

The winning entry will be awarded ₤250.  Entries to be received by September 30th, 2010.

The University of Leicester’s School of Law has been organizing the Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize for over 18 years.

This subject was of special interest to the late Victoria M. Fisher as both an academic and a feminist.  Victoria was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law from 1979 to 196.  She was a founding member of the Women and Law group and an active trade unionist.

To find out more contact:

The Secretary
Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize Fund
School of Law
The University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 2362
Email:  lh55 at le.ac.uk

Don’t Leave HLS without your 2010 Yearbook!

Buy Your Yearbook!
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 (NOTE: even though the Jostens website says that books will come to the school, the books WILL ship to your address!).  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.

Upload Photos!
Want to see you and your friends in the yearbook?  Include YOUR memories of YOUR friends 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.

Design an Ad!
Congratulatory ads are also 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 purchasing a congratulatory ad for this year’s yearbook.

Questions?  Email yearbook@law.harvard.edu.

See you in the yearbook!

Fellowships in Law and Economics

Students wishing to apply for a John M. Olin or Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Economics may obtain an information sheet and application on our website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin….

Any student at Harvard Law School is eligible to apply for a Fellowship (although it is unusual for students to be Fellows when they are 1Ls). Fellowships, which normally are for a one-year period, involve a stipend of $3,000. Students should submit their applications by Friday, May 14, 2010, in order to be considered for a full year fellowship.

Become an Editor for the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics

The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics seeks Recent Developments editors for the upcoming school year. Editors stay abreast of recent developments in the field, solicit articles for the Journal’s Recent Developments Section, take part in choosing the articles that are ultimately published, and edit the articles. If interested, please send a one page statement of interest and a resume to  fshalts at jd10.law.harvard.edu no later than May 28th.

Kaplow hiring summer RAs

Professor Kaplow is looking for research assistants, mainly for antitrust. Please send to Molly Eskridge (HA318A,  meskridge at law.harvard.edu) the following information: (1) a letter indicating your relevant background and amount of time available, (2) a resume, and (3) a law school transcript (informal is fine). 1Ls are encouraged to apply. Please substitute/supplement with undergraduate information for item #3.

Research Assistants Needed

Professor Shavell is seeking research assistants to work for him over the summer on topics including: (a) product liability; (b) drug enforcement policy; (c) the moral duty to obey the law.  The work would be part-time and the hours flexible.  Please send to Sarah Murphy,  smurphy at law.harvard.edu, the following information: (1) a letter indicating your relevant background, other summer plans, and the amount of time you are likely to have available, (2) a resume, and (3) your law school grades (a formal transcript is not needed). 1Ls are encouraged to apply.

See Yourself in the HLS Yearbook!

Buy Your Yearbook!
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 (NOTE: even though the Jostens website says that books will come to the school, the books WILL ship to your address!).  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.

Upload Photos!
Want to see you and your friends in the yearbook?  Include YOUR memories of YOUR friends 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.

Design an Ad!
Congratulatory ads are also 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 purchasing a congratulatory ad for this year’s yearbook.

Questions?  Email yearbook@law.harvard.edu.

See you in the yearbook!

2010-2011 Green Living Rep

Join a team of fellow HLS students working to engage dorm residents and the entire student community in Harvard Greenhouse Gas Commitment and Sustainability Principles.  Green Living Program Reps work through peer-to-peer education as well as through collaboration with other campus groups and the HLS administration to encourage energy conservation, water conservation, recycling, and waste reduction.

Deadline to apply: noon on Wednesday, April 28 (early applications encouraged!)

Hours a week: 3 (on average)

Pay: 18$/hr

For more information, and to apply, visit http://green.harvard.edu/hls/green-livin… Send questions to HLS Sustainability Coordinator Cara Ferrentino ( cara_ferrentino at harvard.edu).

The Green Living Program is a partnership between the Law School and the Office for Sustainability.

James E. Beckley Writing Competition (Sponsored by Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association)

Contest: This is a writing competition for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law sponsored by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).  First Prize is $1000,  Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500.  Competitive winner(s) will be posted online at the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association website.  The PIABA Bar Journal Board of Editors will public the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.

Topic: The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.

Deadline: September, 3 2010.  The winners will be announced during the President’s Dinner at the PIABA Annual Meeting on October 15, 2010.

For more information about eligibility, authorship, criteria and judging, form, and how to enter click here for a PDF flier from the PIABA.

Trial Team Tryouts for Puerto Rico

The Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law and the Puerto Rico Bar Association are sponsoring the 2010 Annual National PR Trial Advocacy Competition in Puerto Rico on October 28-30, 2010.  Harvard returns to this competition as defending champions from the 2009 competition.

Four HLS students will compete against teams from nineteen other law schools trying a criminal case.  Each team will participate in three preliminary mock trials, after which the highest-scoring teams will proceed to the semi-finals and then to the championship round.  Students on the team will act as counsel and/or witnesses for their teammates in each round. All students will have the opportunity to serve as counsel in at least one round.  Clinical instructors from the Criminal Justice Institute will serve as coaches for the trial team.

Interested students should pick up tryout materials from the CJI office located on the third floor of Austin Hall (Austin 301) and select a try out time slot on the posted schedule in the office.

The trial team will be selected after   Tryouts will be held on Thursday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Complete an application and submit it at the time you sign up for a time slot.  Try-out materials and a sign-up sheet for trying out will be available on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 4 p.m. in the CJI office. Please feel free to call Clinical Instructor Dehlia Umunna at the Criminal Justice Institute @6-8143 if you have questions.

Seizing Opportunities to Enhance U.S. Aid Effectiveness: The State of Play and Ways Forward


Wednesday, April 21
4.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Weil Town Hall (Belfer L-1)
Harvard Kennedy School

Moderated by:

Professor Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School

Featuring:

Steve Feldstein, Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Congress (TBC)
Karen Hanrahan, COO, Quadrennial Diplomacy & Development Review, U.S. State Department
Paul O’Brien, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Oxfam America
Jonathan Quick, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health

This policy panel will consider three important policy processes now underway – the Quadrennial Diplomacy & Development Review (QDDR) being advanced by the State Department, the Presidential Study Directive (PSD) being carried out by the National Security Council to review U.S. global development policy, and efforts to rewrite the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act within the U.S. Congress – and the historic opportunity they offer to reshape U.S. foreign assistance and global development policy to be more effective, coherent and integrated.

The panel will bring NGO perspectives, drawn from decades of working in poor communities worldwide, together with U.S. government policy perspectives.  How does the QDDR weigh diplomacy and development as U.S. foreign policy priorities?  How should the U.S. government’s development capacity be strengthened – and how should it relate to diplomacy and defense imperatives?  What major principles should guide U.S. foreign assistance reform in order to dramatically enhance aid effectiveness?  What are the political prospects of such aid reform legislation being passed?  How will the PSD relate to  the QDDR and aid reform?  These are some of the questions that will be considered in the panel discussion and the Q&A to follow.

This policy panel is organized by the Humanitarian & Development NGOs Domain of Practice at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.  Contact  sherine_jayawickrama at harvard.edu for more information.

TAW: Meeting for those who will be enrolling, who might enroll or who just have questions!

If you will be registering for the Fall TAW course, if you are thinking about enrolling in TAW at some point or if you just have a few questions, you are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting with Professor Ogletree this Thursday (April 15) from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Ames Courtroom (Austin Hall, second floor).  Prof. Ogletree will give a general overview of how the three weeks of TAW flow.  He will also speak to clerkship interviews, how conflicts of interest are handled and answer any questions you may have.  Please contact Anna Pierce of the Criminal Justice Institute at  annapierce at law.harvard.edu or (617) 496-8143 with questions prior to the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer International Travel Pre-Departure Information Sessions

For HLS students traveling abroad this summer, a pre-departure session will provide information about health, safety, and other travel considerations, as well as facilitate interaction among students who are going to particular regions and those who have spent time there.

Harvard University requires ALL students who are traveling under university auspices (that is, receiving either credit or funding) to review, sign and return the appropriate Assumption of Risk and General Release, which will be available at the pre-departure session, or online: http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/spotligh….

The session will also provide information about International SOS, the program that provides 24-hour worldwide emergency medical and security evacuation services.  Students traveling abroad this summer on Harvard business who will be returning to HLS in the fall, are covered at no cost to themselves by International SOS.  (Former students traveling on Harvard fellowships that support post-Commencement travel are also covered.)  Prior to leaving the US, students need to obtain a membership card and log in to the I-SOS webpage to register their trip; for instructions about how to do so, please sign up to attend one of the pre-departure information sessions, or visit the Health and Safety section on the International Legal Studies travel website: http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/spotligh….

The session will be offered at two different times:

Wednesday, April 14: 12:00 PM  1:30 PM in John Chipman Gray Room, Pound Hall

Friday, April 16: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
in John Chipman Gray Room, Pound Hall

Drinks and dessert will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch to the 12:00 session.

For more information or to determine which sessions will focus on particular regions, e-mail Ben Cook:  bcook at law.harvard.edu

Eliot House Non-Resident Advisers needed!

Interested in mentoring undergraduates and in being part of a residential community at Harvard College?  The Pre-Law Committee at Eliot House is hiring non-resident affiliates to help advise undergraduates applying to law school.  Responsibilities include meeting with undergraduates and alumni to advise them on their law school applications, and drafting letters of endorsement on their behalf.  Benefits include free meals in the Eliot House dining hall and invitations to community events.  If interested, please contact Toby Berkman, Ryan Rippel, and Ching Wong at  eliot.prelaw at gmail.com.