Fitness Fridays- still a couple of spots open!

The Dean of Students Office has coordinated with Hemenway Gym to bring free Pilates to Pound Hall with instructor Helena Chang

Friday, October 1 in Pound 332 12:30-1:25 p.m.
Friday, October 8 in Pound 332 12:30-1:25 p.m.
Friday, October 22 in Pound 213 12:30-1:25 p.m.

Antibacterial exercise mats are provided.  Please bring a towel.  Class size is limited to 15 people.

This event is open to HLS students only. Email Tim Cusack to reserve a spot. tcusack@law.harvard.edu

HLS Consumer Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project

Want to help low-income debtors through the bankruptcy process and learn a practitioner’s view of bankruptcy. After this training you can assist with screening local individual cases and preparing bankruptcy petitions using a specific software program.

Work will be done through the Legal Services Center of HLS, either in Jamaica Plain or on campus. All students who attend the training must agree to take on 3 cases to be completed within the year (approx 40-50 hours total). Training and supervision provided by Roger Bertling, Director of the Predatory Lending, Bankruptcy and Consumer Protection Unit of the Legal Services Center of HLS.

Students can earn pro bono credit.

Training will be held at HLS in mid-October at best available time and date for chosen participants.

Only several students will be selected. To apply, send a a resume and an email expressing interest to Lee Branson at  lbranson at law.harvard.edu by Friday, October 8.

Student Advisory Committee Members

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs is seeking students to sit on its Student Advisory Committee.  Students from all class years are needed to contribute their ideas and suggestions regarding clinical curriculum, new projects and placements, policies, and technology, among other things.  The Committee will meet approximately twice a semester, and lunch and treats will be served.

If interested, please send your resume and a brief email expressing your interest to Lee Branson at  lbranson at law.harvard.edu by Friday, October 8.

For more info about our office, see http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/.

Student Advisory Committee Members

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs is seeking students to sit on its Student Advisory Committee.  Students from all class years are needed to contribute their ideas and suggestions regarding clinical curriculum, new projects and placements, policies, and technology, among other things.  The Committee will meet approximately twice a semester, and lunch and treats will be served.

If interested, please send your resume and a brief email expressing your interest to Lee Branson at  lbranson at law.harvard.edu by Friday, October 8.

For more info about our office, see http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/.

Research Assistants Needed for Prof. Lawrence Lessig

Traditional law school casebooks are expensive, bulky and stagnant.  We have been working on a suite of classroom tools, H2O, to create an online alternative to casebooks that are free, online and remixable.  H2O includes Collage for editing down and annotating cases, and Playlists, a shared list of readings and other content about a topic of intellectual interest.

Prof. Lessig is looking for a few students to help put his casebook online for his spring Constitutional Law class. Work will likely be under 10 hours per week, and will last through the fall term. Some degree of tech savvy is needed, and an interest in educational tools would be helpful.

If interested, please send a resume and brief statement of interest to Laura Miyakawa,  lmiyakawa at cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Cleary Gottlieb Fellowship Summer 2011 now accepting applications

The Cleary Gottlieb Fellowship is now being offered for Summer 2011.  The selected Harvard student will work with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and Greater Boston Legal Services on cases involving the direct representation of noncitizens applying for U.S. asylum and related protections. In addition, the Program is active in appellate and policy advocacy on local, national and international levels. The fellow will work on appellate and advocacy issues, perform research and represent clients through the clinic. 

To apply, email  hirc at law.harvard.edu with a resume, cover letter (including a description of any prior experience) and your interest, transcript (unofficial ok) along with two references. 
Cleary Gottlieb will select the fellow through their fellowship committee this December.

Deadline: Friday, November 19
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
1L’s may submit applications on December 1 – please email us to let us know that you are interested so we can consider your application.

Fitness Fridays October

The Dean of Students Office has coordinated with Hemenway Gym to bring free Pilates to Pound Hall with instructor Helena Chang

Friday, October 1 in Pound 332 12:30-1:25 p.m.
Friday, October 8 in Pound 332 12:30-1:25 p.m.
Friday, October 22 in Pound 213 12:30-1:25 p.m.

Antibacterial exercise mats are provided.  Please bring a towel.  Class size is limited to 15 people.

This event is open to HLS students only. Email Tim Cusack to reserve a spot. tcusack@law.harvard.edu

Mississippi Policy Partners Project

The HLS Mississippi Delta Project’s Mississippi Policy Partners will engage Harvard students (HLS and HKS) to work with students from Mississippi’s Tougaloo College and Mississippi legislators in order to prepare them for the start of the 2011 legislative session.  The project will involve mandatory travel to Mississippi (expenses paid) for a long weekend in November (probably November 12-14) in order to present an interdisciplinary training on policymaking and the legislative process to the Tougaloo College students and meet with the legislators.  Harvard students will spend fall semester preparing individual modules for this training.  Law students will be able to apply the work completed this fall towards Harvard’s pro bono requirement. In addition, law students will have the option of continuing with the project in January and earning independent clinical credit for the winter term. Applications (along with a resume) are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 1 via email to cmckenna@mit.edu.

For more info see http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/news/policypartners.html.

Volunteer for (Mock) Jury Duty at HLS! (9/29, 9/30, or 10/1)

Calling all students who would be willing to serve as jurors in the mock trials for the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop!  Trials will be held Wednesday, September 29, Thursday, September 30, and Friday, October 1, either from noon-4pm or 1:00-5:00pm.  The attorneys in these trials are second and third year law students who would benefit from feedback on their performances.  We’re hoping to have 10-15 students per jury to deliberate and to give their judgments on whether the students have convinced them or not in the individual cases.  Please contact Anna Pierce at  annapierce at law.harvard.edu if you are able to serve during one of the afternoons next week (Wednesday 9/29, Thursday 9/30 or Friday 10/1). 

Sincerely,
Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

Prof. Jesse Fried seeks research assistants

Professor Jesse Fried seeks to hire 1Ls or 2Ls for research projects relating to executive compensation, corporate governance, and venture capital. Research, editing, and writing experience, along with an aptitude for economic reasoning, would be helpful. Professor Fried is also seeking to hire a student who has took his Spring 2010 Venture Law and Finance course to help him update and revise the course materials for Spring 2011.  Applicants should send their cv and a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications to Nathan Cleveland ( ncleveland at law.harvard.edu)

In Vino Veritas Deadline

In Vino Veritas is the Harvard Law School wine club. We host a variety of events including wine tastings, dinners, and parties approximately every two weeks throughout the academic year.

Prospective members, please send in an application by September 25th. To apply simply tell us (1) your class year (1L, 2L, 3L, LLM), (2) where you’re from, (3) why you’d like to join (a couple of sentences will do and we welcome creative submissions), and (4) any ideas you have for events for the upcoming year. We look forward to reading your application!

Please send the applications to  invinohls at gmail.com.

Come support the DREAM Act

Come sign a letter to Senator Scott Brown in support of the DREAM Act at the Hark, Wednesday Sept 22nd 12-1pm. The DREAM Act would provide a new pathway for eligible undocumented students to gain permanent residency, allowing thousands of talented youth to pursue a college education or enlist in the military.

Research Assistant -Constitutional – Corporate Law Project

Visiting Professor Peter L. Murray seeks a research assistant to work with him on a project addressing the power of artificial state-created corporate and other entities to engage in political activities.  The work includes research on issues uncovered by the Citizens United case, drafting legislation for enactment in Maine, and preparing for a possible test case on the constitutionality of the legislation. Please submit resume and statement of interest to Professor Murray by e-mail at  pmurray at law.harvard.edu.

From Harvard Square to the Oval Office Applications DUE 9/30/10

Run for office! Be the candidate! Survive an election!  Learn the skills you’ll need in WAPPP’s political training program.

From Harvard Square to the Oval Office (‘Oval Office’) is a non-partisan initiative of the Women and Public Policy Program that provides a select group of Harvard graduate students with the training and support they need to ascend in the electoral process at the local, state and national levels.

 Participate in skills-training sessions with the nation’s foremost campaign strategists, fundraisers and organizers.  Meet and bond with a select cohort of exceptional women.  Engage in “behind-closed-door” mentoring sessions with elected women about their experiences running for and holding office.  Past speakers include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (then Senator of NY), former Governor Christie Todd Whitman (R-NJ), Congresswoman Anne Northup (R-KY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

 Applications may be found online at: https://wappp.wufoo.com/forms/from-harvard-square-to-the-oval-office-application/

 Online applications must be received by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 at 12 o’clock noon. Selected students will be notified via email by October 22nd.  The Oval Office program is open to all Harvard University graduate students, including international students.  For questions, please contact Megan Kearns via email at  Megan_Kearns at harvard.edu.

IN COMMON Peer Counseling Hotline in need of Volunteers

IN COMMON is the peer counseling hotline for Harvard’s graduate and professional schools. IN COMMON is here to support and act as a referral service for students who are dealing with a wide range of issues such as loneliness and alienation, uncertainty about careers, academic or financial problems, or difficulties in relationships. No issue is too big or too small. The line is open throughout the academic year, Sunday through Thursday, 8:00pm to midnight, excluding Harvard holidays. Calls are anonymous and confidential. No caller ID. To reach us call (617) 384-TALK (8255), or 4-TALK from on campus phones.

Student volunteers are trained and supervised by professionals from UHS and the Bureau of Study Counsel. For more information or to become a volunteer, e-mail incommonhelpline@gmail.com. This time of year, we are particularly eager to recruit volunteers in order to make sure that we are fully staffed for the coming semester, so if you have ever been interested in peer counseling, now is the perfect time to join us.