New Spring Supreme Court Clinic

Harvard Law School and the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs are pleased to announce a new Spring 2011 offering, the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic.  This spring clinical course is offered in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. law office of O’Melveny & Myers, and is instructed by three of the firm’s expert attorneys: former Solicitor General and Assistant Attorney General Walter Dellinger, Jonathan Hacker, and Sri Srinivasan. 

Alongside the distinguished and experienced supervising attorneys, students will obtain hands-on appellate experience through involvement in high-profile or high-impact cases in the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, or state supreme courts.  Clinic work is conducted on campus, and comprised of group work on cases obtained through O’Melveny & Myers for a total of approximately 120 hours (2 clinical credits).  Students will also take a spring course on appellate practice taught by the supervising attorneys (1 class credit). 

Admission for the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Clinic is with the permission of the instructors and requires an application.  To apply, submit a statement of interest (500 word maximum), resume, academic transcript (unofficial or official), writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only).  Applications should be addressed to the instructors, but must be submitted to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (Austin 102 or by email to  clinical at law.harvard.edu).  Open to 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs only.  Applications are due by 5pm on Monday, January 10.

To view the full course description and application instructions, please visit: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/courses/2010-11/?id=9197.  If you have any questions, please contact the Clinical office (Austin 102, 617-495-5284,  clinical at law.harvard.edu).

FAS Teaching Fellow Positions

Professor Stephen Rosen (Department of Government, FAS) is looking for possible Teaching Fellows for his spring intro IR course, Gov 40: International Conflict and Cooperation.
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Why do states wage war? Why do they cooperate? Have the answers changed historically? Are economic globalization, ecological interdependence, and global civil society eroding traditional state sovereignty? Or do nationalism, protectionism, and power politics firmly limit the spread of world order? The course begins with the Peloponnesian War, the European state system, imperialism, the spread of free trade, and the two World Wars. It continues after 1945 with the spread of democracy and human rights, trade liberalization, international law, and ecological cooperation, as well as enduring sources of conflicts like the Cold War, nuclear weapons, civil strife, and rogue states.

If you are interested, contact Professor Rosen ( stephenprosen at gmail.com) and please attach a copy of your CV and detail any teaching experience.