Research assistant wanted

Looking for a research assistant interested in the role of NGOs/CSOs in agreements between mining companies and local/indigenous communities. This research will focus on the adequacy of their representation of community interests, and will involve research into agreements, and the design and execution of surveys in person or by phone. Knowledge of/skills in qualitative research methods and survey design preferable. Please send cover letter and CV to  khennigan at

Fitness Fridays- Pilates with Beccah Sparkes

The Dean of Students Office and Hemenway Gym are bringing free Pilates classes to Pound Hall.

Classes are led by instructor Beccah Sparkes.  Exercise mats are available. 

March 4, 12-1 p.m. in Pound 335
March 11, 12-1 p.m. in Pound 335
March 25, 12-1 p.m. in Pound 335

This event is open to HLS students only.  Email Tim Cusack to reserve a spot in any or all of the classes.   tcusack at

28th Annual Spring Conference

The Harvard Black Law Students Association is proud to present the 28th Annual Spring Conference entitled, “Empowerment: Effective Leadership Within and Outside Our Communities.” The HBLSA Spring Conference will take place Friday, March 4, 2011 and Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Harvard Law School, with a community service event on Sunday, March 6, 2011.  Highlights of the conference include the Community Beer Summit, Keynote speakers Lani Guinier and Ted Wells, Leadership Workshop, and a book signing by hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons.

Register today at:

2011 Summer Housing Application Available

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering summer housing in Holmes Hall and Dane Hall to HLS students. There is limited availability, so online application submissions will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.

To apply for Summer Housing, please fill out the online application:

Residence Hall rooms will be available in Holmes and Dane for summer housing from Monday, May 30, 2011 through Monday, August 5, 2011. Graduating students currently living in the HLS residence halls will be permitted to stay in their current room through the weekend after Commencement and will be required to move to their new room in Holmes or Dane on Monday, May 30, 2011.  All summer rooms must be vacated by Monday, August 5, 2011.  Students who currently live in Holmes Hall or Dane Hall and want to stay through the summer will be allowed to keep their current room.

Cost & Payment
The cost for a room is $35 per night (which is about $1,050 a month). Full payment for your entire summer stay in the form of a check or money order (made out to Harvard Law School) must be received by Becky Andreasson in the Facilities Management Office by the date specified in the confirmation email.

If you no longer need summer housing (whether you have received a room assignment, confirmed a room, or been placed on the waitlist) please email There is no cancellation penalty.  However, we would like to know as soon as you are aware you will not require housing so that we can offer your room to a student on the waitlist.

If no rooms are available at the time of your application, you will be notified by email of being placed on the waitlist. Should a room become available, it will be offered via email to the first student on the waitlist, who will then have two days to accept or reject the room.  In the past, we have been able to accommodate all of the students who want to live on campus during the summer.

The Wire Speaker Series featuring Mayor Kasim Reed

You are cordially invited to attend Professor Charles Ogletree’s “Race and Justice: The Wire” speaker series featuring Mayor Kasim Reed (Atlanta), Former Mayor Anthony Williams (D.C.), and Judge Andre Davis (4th Circuit). 

The forum will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Ames Courtroom (Austin Hall, Harvard Law School campus).  Please join us as we discuss the challenges of race, crime, and justice in America’s urban cities.

Please RSVP to  ogletreescheduling at

Law and Government Program of Study Meeting

The Law and Government Program of Study invites you to a spring information session, Tuesday, March 1 at 12:15pm in Austin West.  This is your chance to learn about the Law and Government Program of Study, a combination of classroom courses, clinical courses and placements, fellowships, research opportunities, and emerging on-online communities to connect students, faculty, and alumni with interests in the particular areas of the law.  Come meet with Professors Jody Freeman and David Barron to talk about how the Program of Study can help students navigate learning about and preparing to serve in government.  All are welcome.


Professors from Harvard University and Northwestern University are conducting an experimental study in economic decision-making.

In this experiment, you will be matched with two or three other people and asked to play a decision-making computer game.

The experiment will last NO MORE than 120 minutes and you will receive a payment NO LOWER than $10 PER HOUR for your participation. Note that $10 is the MINIMUM payment PER HOUR. You can earn MORE than $10 PER HOUR, according to your performance in the experiment!

Previous experience is NOT required. You can participate only ONCE in this study.

The study will be held at a computer laboratory, Harvard University. The available sessions are as follows.

Thursday March 3: 6 pm – 8 pm

Friday March 4: 9 am – 11 am
Friday March 4: 12 pm – 2 pm
Friday March 4: 3 pm – 5 pm

Thursday March 10: 9 am – 11 am
Thursday March 10: 12 pm – 2 pm
Thursday March 10: 3 pm – 5 pm
Thursday March 10: 6 pm – 8 pm

Friday March 11: 9 am – 11 am
Friday March 11: 12 pm – 2 pm
Friday March 11: 3 pm – 5 pm
Friday March 11: 6 pm – 8 pm

Monday March 21: 9 am – 11 am
Monday March 21: 12 pm – 2 pm
Monday March 21: 3 pm – 5 pm
Monday March 21: 6 pm – 8 pm

Tuesday March 22: 1 pm – 3 pm
Tuesday March 22: 4 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday March 22: 6 pm – 8 pm

Wednesday March 23: 1 pm – 3 pm
Wednesday March 23: 3 pm – 5 pm

Thursday March 24: 9 am – 11 am
Thursday March 24: 12 pm – 2 pm
Thursday March 24: 3 pm – 5 pm
Thursday March 24: 6 pm – 8 pm

Friday March 25: 9 am – 11 am
Friday March 25: 12 pm – 2 pm
Friday March 25: 3 pm – 5 pm

Please, be aware that you will need to arrive at least 5 minutes before the beginning of the session.

If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail at  c-landeo at We need to fill several sessions. So, we would appreciate if you mention ALL the time slots that work for you and your most preferred time slot.

Later, we will send a CONFIRMATION e-mail to you informing about the session in which you are enrolled.

Thanks for your interest in helping us with this study.

Best regards,


HBLSA Spring Conference Toiletries Drive

Donate toiletries today for the HBLSA Spring Conference Community Service event. Stop by our table in the Hark during lunch every day until Friday March 4 to donate toiletries for gift bags we are making for the homeless in Harvard Square.

For more information contact  hblsacommunityservice at and be sure to register for the HBLSA Spring Conference at!

Research assistant needed for analysis of McComish v Bennett

A group of political scientists (Costas Panagopoulos (Fordham), Ryan Enos (Harvard), Conor Dowling (Yale), and Anthony Fowler (Harvard)) recently filed an Amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that the petitioners in McComish v Bennett had no empirical basis for their claim.

We now intend to submit the analysis for publication in a law review journal.   We are looking to hire a law student to research the relevant case law that should be included in a law review article.

The research will begin ASAP.  Interested persons should send a CV to Professor Ryan Enos (

Please forward to anyone that might be interested.

Commencement 2011 Harvard Regalia information

Congratulations to all 2011 Graduate Degree candidates!

Reservations are required- taken at the Harvard Coop March 21st to April 6th


Store hours:
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rental Fees, Cap, Gown, & Hood: $81

If you cannot visit the store, you may reserve by mail or fax. Download the RENTAL ORDER FORM at

If you do not reserve your regalia before April 6th, extra gowns and hoods are available for rental May 23rd-26th.  There is an additional $25 late for these rentals.

Pick up your rental order during store hours from May 19th-26th.  The Coop will open early on May 26th for pickup. The return deadline is Friday, June 11, 2011.

Please note: Harvard Regalia RENTALS are only available for the Harvard Commencement in May.  If you need regalia for use at another school’s ceremony, you will need to purchase the regalia.

FOR REGALIA PURCHASES: Order in store or download the Purchase order form at .  Custom regalia is made to order, and takes to 4 to 6 weeks.  For use at the Harvard Commencement, the deadline is April 22, 2011. 

Commencement regalia provided by:
INQUIRIES: Nancie Scheirer/ Cap & Gown
: 617.499.2070
Fax: 617.499.2015

Intern Work Supporting UN Human Committee in New York City

Professor Gerald Neuman, in his capacity as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, seeks 2 interns to support the work of this committee at the upcoming UN treaty body session in New York City, 14 March through 1 April.  Residence in NYC from 14 March through 25 March is required.  Funding to cover transport and a small subsidy for food is available. Selected students may receive 1 academic credit for an independent writing project connected to this internship. Interested students should send a cover letter and C.V. to Mindy Roseman at  mroseman at by noon, Friday 25 February.

Harvard College Bone Marrow Registration Drive

Harvard Law Community,

Thank you to everyone who came out in support of the bone marrow registration drives at the law school last week.  Over the course of two days, we registered almost 250 donors.  I wanted to let you all know that this coming week we will also be hosting two drives at Harvard’s undergraduate campus.  The information is below:

Dates: Monday, Feb. 21st, and Wednesday, Feb. 23rd

Times: 11AM-2PM

Location: Adams House Lower Common Room (Adams House is located at 26 Plympton Street, between Mass Ave and Mt. Auburn.  The Lower Common Room is right inside C-Entryway, right before the dining hall).

Here’s a link to the Facebook event:

If you weren’t able to register last week, please come out on Monday or Wednesday.  Also, we are still in need of volunteers, so if you have a free hour or more on either of those days we could use the help!  Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me (Charlie – Henry’s cousin) or Kevin (Henry’s brother).

Thanks for your support,

Charlie Hernandez

Every year more than 10,000 children and adults who are suffering from cancer would benefit from a bone marrow transplant from a non-family member. Many of these patients never find a donor and lose their battle with this dreadful disease.

Henry Hernandez is a student at Harvard Law School and an ’08 graduate of Harvard College. He is a snowboard instructor and enjoys competing in marathons. Henry was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and may be in need of a marrow transplant, for which a matching donor will be needed. While Henry’s match will most likely be someone from a Hispanic ancestry, donors from all racial backgrounds are needed.  Minority groups especially are underrepresented in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

It is very easy to join the bone marrow registry — it takes just a few minutes to give your DNA by swabbing the inside of your cheek. You will need to be between the ages of 18-60 and meet several health guidelines. If you are someone’s miracle and a match, being a stem cell donor is also easy; it’s a very similar process to giving blood. The donor merely provides blood from which a machine extracts the stem cells that are provided to the patient to grow new marrow. There is no actual extraction of bone marrow from the donor.

Please join us in the search for a match for Henry and many others battling cancer today.  If you cannot attend, you can sign up online at: A DNA kit will be sent directly to your home.

Charles Hernandez
Candidate for B.A. in Latin American Studies
Harvard College, Class of 2011
(626) 354-5510

Research Assistant Needed

Climenko Fellow Jill Goldenziel seeks a Turkish-speaking research assistant able to help with translation of a Turkish Constitutional Court case and some additional Turkish language research for approximately 10-15 hours over the next 4-8 weeks.  If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to  jgoldenziel at

Seeking Student Musicians/Bands for HLS Earth Day Fair

The Green Living Program wants YOU to show off your musical talents at the HLS Earth Day Fair on Friday, April 22nd on the Hark patio.  Like last year, we expect crowds of students, faculty, and staff to be checking out the numerous vendors we’ll have on hand.  Depending on level of interest, there will either be two opportunities each for a 20-25 minute set or one opportunity for a 50 minute set.

If you are interested, please email Mike at  mrozensher at

Spring Research Assistant

The Health Law and Policy Clinic is looking for a research assistant to help launch a new project, which will focus on developing a national advocacy strategy for laws and policies that will expand access to prevention, care, and treatment for people living with cancer.  Work will include analysis of current federal cancer mandates and policies, with a particular focus on the impact of health care reform.   The research assistant will report to the Director of the Clinic and can expect to work 10 hours per week.  The Health Law and Policy Clinic is located at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, but most research can be completed from home.  For more information, please send a recent C.V. to Amy Killelea,  akillelea at or call 617-390-2568 with questions.

COOP Board of Directors Election Season!-LAST DAY!


Would you value an opportunity to gain practical business experience while you influence the way the Coop serves students and other members, and receive a stipend as too?

Well, the Coop can offer you an opportunity to do just that as a member of the Coop Board of Directors. The Coop is now accepting applications from interested Harvard and MIT undergraduate and graduate degree candidate students to serve during the 2011-2012 academic school year. The elected student directors will have an opportunity to closely interact with academic and business professionals from the Harvard and MIT communities.

The Coop Board of Directors meets approximately six times during the school year. Service on committees offers additional opportunities for exposure in practically every area of business- finance-auditing-real estate, community relations and charitable giving.

For election information contact Allan Powell or contact  students currently serving as Directors to discuss their service and experience: Lorenna Buck -Aaron Chadbourne–  Tanguy Chau – Kyle Ensley – Melissa Oppenheim – Caroline Quazzo Jessica Rabl

Paul Romano – Edmund Soriano Danni Xie

Chris Yoon

It’s Election Season Now!

 Apply online at beginning February 02, 2011 to be nominated as a candidate for election to the Coop Board of Directors- click on Student Election for complete information

 * Only paid-up student Coop members who are degree candidates at Harvard and MIT may apply.



* All aspects of the student election are conducted online at 

 Wednesday, February 02, 2011: Nomination Applications available online at

 *Friday, February 18, 2011: Application Deadline. All applications *must be submitted online by midnight February 18, 2011.

 Monday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 01, 2011 – Interviews of applicants by Stockholder’s Nominating Committee- Appointments will be scheduled directly with applicants.  

 FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011: Publication of Stockholder’s Nominees.

 *MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011: Petition Applications *available online only petition supporters must go online at to sign petitions 

 *Monday, MARCH 28, 2011: Petition Deadline. *Supporters of Petitioners must sign petitions online only at by midnight March 28, 2011.

MONDAY, April 04, 2011: Online voting will begin at

Monday, APRIL 25, 2011: Voting Deadline. Online votes cast after midnight APRIL 25, 2011 will not be counted.

MONDAY, May 02, 2011: Election Results Announced

Elected students will officially become directors at the first meeting in September 2011.

For further information contact Allan Powell at or call 617-499-2005, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

2011 Commencement Orations Competition

Graduating in 2011?

Looking for 5 minutes of fame?

Want to make your mother proud?

Could you use $1,000?

2011 Commencement Orations Competition

Orators sought for the Senior Latin Salutatory, Senior English Address, and Graduate English Address to be delivered at the Commencement Morning Exercises, Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Tercentenary Theatre.

For more information and to enter the competition, visit the following website: