Summer Internships

The Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School is accepting applications for summer interns.  Summer interns will have direct client contact and engage in actual legal practice in one or more of the TLC practice areas, under the supervision and mentoring of clinical faculty.  TLC works on interesting and complex transactional law issues ranging from for profit and non-profit entity formation, contract preparation and review, negotiation, business acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing, permitting and licensing, real estate transactions, entertainment contracts, corporate governance, client advocacy, and other transactional law matters.   For more information about student case work and TLC generally, visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/tlc/index.html

No prior experience in these legal areas is required; training will be provided.  However, students with course work or experience in business, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property, or contract law are encouraged to apply. 

Students interested in working at TLC must firmly commit to work a minimum of 30 hours per week from May 23-July 29.  Interns will generally work on site at the TLC campus location.   This is an unpaid position, so the student must obtain his/her own Summer Public Interest Funding. 

Applications and Questions:

To apply, please email Prof. Brian Price, bprice@law.harvard.edu

  •  a cover letter describing your background, skills and interests;
  •  a current version of your resume;
  • a legal writing sample (maximum 5 pages); and
  •  contact information for at least two references (professional or academic)

We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, but recommend that interested students apply soon.  The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. ET Monday March 21, 2011.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Price at the email address above.

ABA SECTION OF LITIGATION LAW STUDENT GOOD WORKS CONTEST

ABA SECTION OF LITIGATION LAW STUDENT GOOD WORKS CONTEST

The ABA Section of Litigation is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for law students to compete to create a new “Good Works” project

Contest Goals

The Contest has been established to help the Section of Litigation identify its next public service project.  The Section will award and administer $10,000 as seed money for the implementation of the winning project over a one year period.  In addition, cash prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $500 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded.  The winning student or student team will be assigned a mentor from the Section, and will have the opportunity to work with top litigators to achieve project outcomes.  The ultimate goal of the Contest is to forge relationships among law students and litigators so that the students will be provided a meaningful and appropriately supervised work experience, the Section leaders will have an opportunity to be involved with cutting edge issues, and justice will be advanced in our country.

Key Dates

  • Written Proposal and YouTube Video Due:  April 27, 2011
  • Semi-Finalist Interviews by Skype:  May, 2011
  • Finalist Interviews in Person: June, 2011
  • Winner Announced in Person at Section Meeting:  June 25, 2011
  • Project Time-Frame:  Sept. 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012

Eligibility and Project Requirements

1. The Contest is open to all law students who are enrolled in an accredited law school in good academic standing and who are capable of fulfilling the requirements of the project. 

2.  Successful projects will be:

  • In tune with the mission of the ABA Section of Litigation–litigators and law students working together to meet a clearly articulated need by providing direct service to those with unmet legal needs and/or to advance the policy debate on issues integral to the improvement of justice in America;
  • Innovative and inspiring
  • Replicable in other communities; and
  • Measurable for impact and effectiveness.

2.  It is recommended, though not required, that applicants partner with an organization at their school or otherwise to provide supervision and funding management.

3.  Letters of recommendation, transcripts and ABA membership required for finalists.

More Contest Details available on Contest Launch Date of February 21, 2011!

ABA Section of Litigation/2/01/11.

For more information, please visit: Facebook.com/ABASectionofLitigation. Please pass this along on Facebook.

Interested students should contact dos@law.harvard.edu

Summer Jobs with the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP)

The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is offering public interest summer positions for summer 2011.  These are SPIF-eligible positions, and these jobs satisfy the pro bono requirement.

Summer student attorneys at PLAP represent inmates at disciplinary hearings and parole hearings, and assist inmates with other issues via hotline.  This is a GREAT experience: you pick the cases on which you work, and you work on them from start to finish.  This is a great way to learn valuable skills, including interviewing clients, arguing cases, and writing appeals when necessary.

No prior experience or coursework is necessary.  We are looking for dedicated individuals who have a strong interest in working closely with clients, managing their own cases, and are not afraid to learn.  A driver’s license is helpful.

If you are interested, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO Ieshaah Murphy at   imurphy at jd12.law.harvard.edu BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25.  Applicants will then be contacted for interviews. Please email Ieshaah or Sarah Morton at   smorton at law.harvard.edu with questions.

HHRJ Board Applications

The Harvard Human Rights Journal is now accepting applications for the Executive Board of Volume 25.  All positions above subciter are available:  senior/executive/primary editors, managing director, outreach director, symposium chairs, etc. 

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 25 by 5pm.

Please contact Vol. 25 EICs Daniel ( dsaver at jd12.law.harvard.edu) and Lillian ( llangford at jd12.law.harvard.edu) for more information.