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 p.m. 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. 

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

Summer Jobs in the Tenant Advocacy Project

Learn housing law, interviewing and assessment, trial skills; manage an office, make a difference!  The Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP) has two full-time paid positions available for this summer.  Under the supervision of TAP’s clinical instructors, two students will run a fast-paced program representing public housing tenants and applicants at hearings at local housing authorities.  You will find the complete job description in the OPIA job search database:  http://ldap.law.harvard.edu/jobdb.  To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Betty Blake at  eblake at law.harvard.edu.  While there is no firm application deadline, interviewing will begin soon.

Volunteer for (Mock) Jury Duty at HLS! (1/20 or 1/21)

Calling all students who are interested in serving as jurors in the mock trials for the Harvard Law School (HLS) Trial Advocacy Workshop!  Trials will be held this Thursday, January 20 and Friday, January 21 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the HLS campus or at the federal and state courthouses in downtown Boston (transportation provided if needed).  The attorneys in these trials are second and third year law students who would benefit greatly 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 these afternoons (Thursday 1/20 or Friday 1/21).