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