Accounting for HLS Students & Affiliates who may be in Moscow

We are attempting to account for Harvard affiliates who may be in Moscow, following today’s explosion in the international terminal of Moscow’s main airport.  The explosion occurred at 4:30pm Moscow time (8:30am ET), killing more than 30 people and injuring more than 100 others.  If you believe a law student may have been traveling in Moscow today, please contact the dean of Students Office at 617-495-1880 or dos@law

February 15 Deadline to Submit Applications for Fall 2011 Semester Abroad

The Semester Abroad Program is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard Law School students to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. HLS J.D. students may study abroad in either semester of their second or third year.

Students who would like to participate in a semester abroad program fall term 2011 must submit an application by Tuesday, February 15, 2011 to: Sara Zucker, Director of International Legal Studies Programs and Events, in Lewis 231, or by e-mail to  szucker at

Application instructions are available on the International Legal Studies (ILS) website:

General information about the study abroad programs available to HLS students can be found on the ILS website:

More information will also be available at a semester abroad question-and-answer session on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm in Hauser 101.

Please feel free to direct any questions about semester abroad to Sara Zucker ( szucker at or Ben Cook ( bcook at

Summer Academic Fellowship Program

The Office of Academic Affairs is now accepting applications for the Summer Academic Fellowship Program.  The Fellowship is designed for HLS students (including JDs, LLMs, and SJDs) interested in pursuing academic careers in law, particularly as law professors.  It provides students with the opportunity to dedicate time in the summer to academic writing, under the guidance of a member of the faculty.  The application deadline is February 18, 2011.  Information about the Fellowship can be found at:

The Fourth Annual Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Award of the The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association

The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association (“the Mass LGBTQ Bar”) is pleased to announce its fourth annual Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000. The Scholarship will be awarded to one law student for the 2011‐2012 academic year to defray the costs associated with law school, such as tuition, fees, books and similar schoolrelated expenses.

Alexander “Alec” G. Gray, Jr. was a dynamic and important contributor to the work of the Mass LGBTQ Bar. He served on the Mass LGBTQ Bar (then, MLGBA) Board from 2002 until 2005. He was an energetic participant in the mentor program. He took seriously the task of mentoring LGBTQ law students and new lawyers and developed lasting relationships with those individuals whom he mentored. Alec will long be remembered for his dedication to public service, his advocacy on behalf of children, and his deep commitment to all that he undertook. In his legal career, Alec remained dedicated to public service. He served as an Assistant Attorney General, as General Counsel to the Department of Social Services, as Executive Director of the Adoption Center and as Chief Operating Officer of Concord


Assabet Family and Adolescent Services and as General Counsel to the Trial Court. Alec died on August 15, 2005, after a brief and courageous struggle with melanoma. This Scholarship honors Alec’s outstanding work as a lawyer and his dedication to the Mass LGBTQ Bar, particularly his mentorship of new lawyers.

Founded in 1985, the Mass LGBTQ Bar is a state


wide professional association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lawyers and our allies providing a visible LGBTQ presence within the Massachusetts legal community. The Mass LGBTQ Bar is open to all members of the legal profession, including practicing lawyers, judges, law professors, students, and paralegals. The Mass LGBTQ Bar devotes its energy and resources to a variety of civic and professional activities at the local, state, and national levels. For more information about The Mass LGBTQ Bar, please see our website, Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Award will be awarded each academic year to a law student who demonstrates a commitment to and involvement in the LGBTQ community, leadership, maturity and responsibility. Other indicia of excellence, including personal, professional or academic will also be considered.

The Mass LGBTQ Bar Board of Directors will select the recipient of the scholarship, based on recommendations by the Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Committee, a subset of the Mass LGBTQ Bar Outreach Committee.

To apply for and be eligible for the Scholarship, candidates must be enrolled at a law school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the 2010


2011 academic year, must complete and return the Application Form to: MJ Edwards, WilmerHale, 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 ( mj.edwards at, along with all required submissions, including one (1) letter of recommendation from a person not related to the candidate (see requirements below). All materials must be received by Tuesday, February 15, 2011 for consideration. Finalists may be interviewed by one or more members of the Scholarship Committee. Questions? Contact MJ at the above email address or at 6175266215.The 2011


2012 recipient of the Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Award will be announced at the Mass LGBTQ Bar Annual Dinner on May 6, 2011. The recipient must attend the Mass LGBTQ Bar Annual Dinner to accept the Scholarship award in person. For more information, please contact MJ Edwards,  mj.edwards at, (617) 5266215 (office).


To be eligible to receive the Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Award, a candidate must:

1. Be enrolled for the 2011


2012 academic year and be in good standing at a law school in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;2. Be a student member of the Mass LGBTQ Bar. Student membership is complimentary, and membership applications (available at may be submitted with scholarship materials;

3. Submit one (1) letter of recommendation written by a person not related to the candidate, preferably a professor, employer, or work colleague. The letter should address the candidate’s community service, leadership, maturity and responsibility, as well as other qualifications to receive the award;4. Sign the certification contained at the end of the Application Form for 2011


2012, acknowledging, among other things, that the candidate has read and understands the terms and conditions of the Alexander G. Gray, Jr. Scholarship Award, has submitted true and accurate information in connection therewith and has agreed to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee; and5. Complete the Application Form and return it, along with an official law school transcript, a resume, the letter of recommendation and the certification, to MJ Edwards, WilmerHale, 60 State Street,

Boston, MA 02109. All materials must be


received by Tuesday, February 15, 2011.The recipient of the scholarship will be selected by the Board of Directors of the Mass LGBTQ Bar, upon the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee. Officers and voting directors of the Mass LGBTQ Bar and members of the Scholarship Committee, and their immediate family members, are ineligible for the Scholarship.

All application materials submitted will become the property of the Mass LGBTQ Bar.

HLS IM Basketball Sign-Ups

Sign-ups are now underway for the spring HLS IM Basketball league.   As in past years, there will be A, B, and Co-ed Divisions. Teams will be allowed to have at most 2-non-HLS persons, but these persons must still have a current Harvard affiliation. Games will be played Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights (exact times TBD — all teams will play roughly once a week). 

To register, fill out the form at the following link:

Registration will close on Thursday, January 27 at 5PM.

Contact Daniel Jacobson ( djacobson at should you have any questions.

Harvard Defenders 1L Summer Internship

Harvard Defenders is seeking 1Ls interested in criminal defense work for our full-time, ten-week summer program.

This program provides one of the best opportunities available for first-year students to gain a rewarding and challenging experience in criminal defense work.  This is also a great opportunity for students to develop their advocacy skills through significant hands-on learning.

Our summer associates represent indigent individuals accused of crimes in show-cause hearings before clerk magistrates in the greater Boston area.  These preliminary hearings are held to determine whether there is probable cause to issue a criminal complaint.

To apply please send a resume and a brief statement of interest to  tbryant at  by January 28, 2011. We will contact applicants to schedule an interview.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracie Bryant ( tbryant at or Parker Zangoei ( pzangoei at