MBTA Semester Pass Program Deadline January 4!

In concert with the MBTA, Harvard Law School offers students the opportunity to sign-up for the MBTA Semester Pass Program at a discount of 25%. The program runs from October 1 – January 31, 2011 and February 1 – May 31, 2011 with sign-up taking place in August and December. This program is only available to HLS students.

To sign up for the Spring 2011 pass, fill out this form and turn it in along with payment to Tim Cusack in the Dean of Students Office (located in Pound Hall 310) by Friday, January 4, 2011. Paper copies of the form are available in the Dean of Students Office.

If you find yourself using the train or bus at least 6 times a week then this program is for you.

To learn more about Greater Boston’s Public Transportation System or purchase passes for a single month, visit the MBTA website.

Contact the Dean of Students Office (617-495-1880) with any questions.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/student-services/mbta.html

BOOK, CD / DVD, VIDEO GAME DRIVE: More Than Words

More Than Words

CLEAR YOUR SHELVES & HELP OUR YOUTH TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES.

BOOK, CD / DVD, VIDEO GAME DRIVE – We will have two blue storage tubs available in Harkness Commons, in front of the ramp, for collections through Monday, December 20th.  LAW TEXTBOOKS WELCOME!!

WE NEED:
FICTION
NON FICTION
AUDIO BOOKS
TEXTBOOKS
PAPERBACKS
HARDCOVERS
MUSIC CDs
DVDs
BLURAY DISCS
VIDEO GAMES
AND MORE.

The items we collect will directly support our hands-on job training program– empowering youth to work as a team to manage their own retail and online Bookstore and Café business. With your support, our youth develop real life skills and self-confidence for their transition to adulthood.

EMPOWERING YOUTH TO TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR LIVES BY TAKING CHARGE OF A BUSINESS!

To learn more visit:  www.MTWYouth.org or call (781) 788-0035.

WHO ARE WE?
More Than Words is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

WHAT DO WE DO?
By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business, café, and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership, and self-confidence they need to successfully transition to adulthood.  In addition to store-based job training, youth are engaged in personal transition planning and case management to support their progress towards employment and education. The MTW model is premised on the belief that when at-risk youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and have high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address their personal barriers, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become thriving members of society..

HOW ARE WE DOING?
MTW has established itself as an innovative model for employment training and positive youth development.  MTW is in touch with over 70% of youth trained or currently in training Approximately 82% of past and current youth have obtained or are on track to obtain their GED or diploma.  Approximately 75% of past youth are currently engaged in either full time work and/or education.  By learning to run their businesses, the youth are helping to cover over 30% of the organization’s budget.

Watch Found – Pound Hall

A watch was found in the 1st-floor women’s restroom in Pound Hall.  If you think it belongs to you, please come by the Dean of Students Office prepared to give a description of the make/model and appearance of the watch.

Creative Writers’ Group

With the assistance of Rose Moss, and under the auspices of the Law and the Arts Initiative, Professor Janet Halley invites students to join a Creative Writers’ Group in the spring of 2011.

We welcome applications from HLS students with prose fiction, memoir and biography projects, who wish to join a weekly group in the Spring Semester, to discuss their works in progress. 

The group is for J.D. and graduate students in the Law School.  Meetings will take place on Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm through the Spring Semester.  Regular attendance will be important. Members of the group will submit work regularly for class discussion.  Rose Moss will assign some passages or short stories for participants to read.  No direct academic credit is provided for membership in the group, but Janet Halley will offer to provide a 1-credit independent-study supervision to students in the course, and has a list of other faculty also willing to consider such arrangements.

To inquire or apply, email a 1-page statement of interest to Rose Moss at  rosermoss at gmail.com.  We will admit students on a rolling basis, and we will let you know by January 25. 

The first meeting will take place Wednesday, February 2 at 3-4:30pm, location TBA (you will learn this detail in your admission email).

MetLife Law Student Reception

The MetLife Legal Affairs Diversity Committee invites you to a Law Student Reception.

Friday, January 28, 2011 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at MetLife 501 Boylston Street 5th Floor Boston, MA 02116

Come meet and hear from lawyers and other professionals of MetLife regarding their career paths. Discussion will include:

MetLife’s commitment to diversity

Maximizing an LLM degree
Building on business experience
Being a lobbyist for a corporation
Best practices- tips for success

 You may submit resumes for our summer law clerk program after the reception

Open to all Current Law School Students. Continental breakfast will be served.

Please RSVP to Robin McCoy at rmccoy1@metlife.com by Friday, January 14, 2011

HLS-Cambridge Joint Degree Program Application Deadline: January 4

The HLS – University of Cambridge Joint Degree Program provides students an incredible opportunity to spend a year engaged in research and coursework in a foreign legal culture at one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities. The joint-degree program may be of particular benefit to students interested in public or private international law, British and European Union Law, or pursuing an academic career. Students who successfully complete program requirements earn a Harvard J.D. and a Cambridge LL.M. in a total of three-and-a-half years.

The application deadline for the 2011-2012 academic year is Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Further information about the program, eligibility, and application requirements can be found at:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degrees/special-programs/study-abroad/joint-degree-program.html

Questions may be directed to Sara Zucker ( szucker at law.harvard.edu) or Ben Cook ( bcook at law.harvard.edu)

Online HLS Photo Directory – JD Students

An on-line law school photo directory of JD students will be made available on a password protected site the week of December 13.

The compilation or redistribution of information or photographs from this and other Harvard Law School directories is forbidden.

Seeking TAs for Prof. Carpenter’s Spring Course

Professor Dan Carpenter is looking for potential Teaching Assistants for his spring course, United States in the World 20 : The Theory and Practice of Republican Government.

A theoretical and historical survey of the evolution of republican (representative) government, with a particular focus upon Anglo-American institutions. We will alternate between philosophical treatments and empirical studies of republican regimes. Questions include: How did republican government evolve centuries before mass elections? Did arguments for legislative supremacy prefigure the rise of parliamentary authority? If so, how? What is the role of virtue in a democratic republic? How can government ensure the “rule of the wise” without fostering autocratic power? What institutions besides elections keep the ruled attuned to the people? What critique might republican theory advance of emerging “populist” arrangements?

Anyone interested should contact  Dan Carpenter directly at dcarpenter@gov.harvard.edu, and attach a copy of their CV.

PALS (Parents at the Law School) Reception – Afternoon Tea

Come join us this Friday afternoon (Dec. 10th, 2:30 pm, Pound 335) for a special reception in celebration of our HLS PALS (Parents at the Law School)!  Spouses, partners, and children are all welcome.  We’ll have refreshments, giveaways, and the opportunity to meet, greet, and network with fellow parents and families from the HLS community.  This will also give those in attendance the chance to make plans for future PALS events and leadership.  Please RSVP to  dos at law.harvard.edu if you would like to share in the pre-holiday festivities with us (include your name, affiliation, and the number of guests you plan to bring).

BOOK, CD / DVD, VIDEO GAME DRIVE: More Than Words

More Than Words

CLEAR YOUR SHELVES & HELP OUR YOUTH TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES.

BOOK, CD / DVD, VIDEO GAME DRIVE – We will have two blue storage tubs available in Harkness Commons for collections from Monday, December 6th, through Monday, December 20th.

WE NEED:
FICTION
NON FICTION
AUDIO BOOKS
TEXTBOOKS
PAPERBACKS
HARDCOVERS
MUSIC CDs
DVDs
BLURAY DISCS
VIDEO GAMES
AND MORE.

The items we collect will directly support our hands-on job training program– empowering youth to work as a team to manage their own retail and online Bookstore and Café business. With your support, our youth develop real life skills and self-confidence for their transition to adulthood.

EMPOWERING YOUTH TO TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR LIVES BY TAKING CHARGE OF A BUSINESS!

To learn more visit:  www.MTWYouth.org or call (781) 788-0035.

WHO ARE WE?
More Than Words is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

WHAT DO WE DO?
By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business, café, and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership, and self-confidence they need to successfully transition to adulthood.  In addition to store-based job training, youth are engaged in personal transition planning and case management to support their progress towards employment and education. The MTW model is premised on the belief that when at-risk youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and have high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address their personal barriers, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become thriving members of society..

HOW ARE WE DOING?
MTW has established itself as an innovative model for employment training and positive youth development.  MTW is in touch with over 70% of youth trained or currently in training Approximately 82% of past and current youth have obtained or are on track to obtain their GED or diploma.  Approximately 75% of past youth are currently engaged in either full time work and/or education.  By learning to run their businesses, the youth are helping to cover over 30% of the organization’s budget.

Harvard Student Agencies & Balfour – HLS Class Rings

The One Ring Program is the only official ring program at Harvard University.  Law School students can order a ring now with the Harvard Law School shield and it will arrive in time for commencement.

Rings start at $245.00 and come in white or yellow gold, 10k, 14k, or 18k.  The face of the ring varies in size from x-small to x-large.  Free custom engraving on the inside of the ring band.  Guaranteed lifetime warranty and one free re-sizing.

HSA/Balfour will be tabling in the Hark this week (Dec. 6th – 10th), Monday from 11 am – 2 pm, Wednesday from 12-2 pm, and Thursday & Friday from 11 am – 2 pm.  Stop by to view samples, pick up ordering information, and review ring options including the HLS shield.

For more information, please email meagan.hill@hsa.net with any questions.