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.

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: 

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/fellowships/summer-academic-fellowship-program.html

HLS has recorded its 18th straight month of energy reductions

Despite a warmer summer than usual, HLS has recorded its 18th straight month of energy reductions!

HLS Energy Facts

  • HLS used 19% less energy in FY10 compared to FY09
  • Year to date, HLS has used 5% less energy compared to FY10
  • Energy use during the first six months of FY11 is 27.7% less than the first six months of FY09

Read more at: http://green.harvard.edu/hls-has-recorded-its-18th-straight-month-energy-reductions

Questions? Contact HLS Sustainability Coordinator at  sustainability at lists.law.harvard.edu

Yearbook Portraits and ordering information

Yearbook Portraits

Greetings 1L, 2L, 3L and LLM Harvard Law School Students,

The yearbook staff has made special arrangements to have Prestige Portraits’ Professional Photographers on campus for FINAL sessions the week of February 21st from 9am-6pm (break from 1pm-2pm).

Please visit www.photoappointment.com to schedule an appointment, but if you find your schedule unpredictable, WALK-INS are welcome.

School Password: HLS

There is No Charge for the session. Each student photographed will receive a packet in the mail and have the opportunity to choose the pose which will appear in the yearbook, as well as order personal portraits for family and friends.

The photographer will be set up on the 1st Floor of the Harkness Commons Student Center- Hark Box Area (by the fireplace). Business attire is suggested. Classic styles in solid colors look best.

This will be the last opportunity to be photographed for the 2011 yearbook. Don’t be left out!

If you already received a proof packet, be sure you log onto https://shop.prestigeportraits.com/Login.jsf  to choose the photo that will appear in the yearbook. The session number and access code are located on the 4×5 card included in the packet.

 Yearbook Photo Submission

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites HLS students, family or friends to submit photos for the 2011  HLS Yearbook. If you have great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere so we want you to help us get as many photos as possible to in order to create the best yearbook possible.

 Here is how you can submit photos online:
   • Go to: https://images.jostens.com/login
   • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username:400110918 and password:hls
   • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload. (minimum recommended resolution of 400X600pixels)
   • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
   • Click “Save Details”.

It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!

*Please note that the Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the book.

 Order Your Copy Today!

 Yearbooks are $75 and can be purchased online: http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A03427596.

Due to the inclusion of Commencement in the yearbook, books will ship in July.

Please contact the Dean of Students Office with any questions.

dos@law.harvard.edu

617-495-1880

DOS Trip to Sunday River- sign up today! Ski, Ride & Tube

The Dean of Students Office is pleased to offer current HLS students the opportunity to ski, ride and tube at Sunday River, February 18th-20th.

Offering 132 Trails on 671 Acres of Skiing and Riding, Sunday River is one of the Premier Ski Resorts in New England.

Sign up will begin today at 2:00pm in Pound Hall 310. Space is limited.

Students are strongly encouraged to sign up in pairs as you will be sharing a room with a classmate.

Reservations are $250 per person and include the following:

Bus Accommodations To and From HLS

2 Nights at the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel (Located Directly on the Mountain)

2 Day Lift Tickets

1 Tubing Ticket

Discounted Lessons & Equipment Rentals

Dinner at the Phoenix Restaurant on the 18th

Dinner at Sliders on the 19th

Payment can be made in person via cash, check (made out to “Harvard Law School”) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard & AMEX).

We will depart HLS at 3pm on Friday, 2/18 and return at 5:30pm on Sunday, 2/20. The time between is to be filled by a memorable trip with classmates. We hope you will join us.

Here are a few links to information on some of the many features of Sunday River:

Hotel Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/Lodging/LodgingDescriptions/JordanGrandHotel.html

Trail Map: http://www.sundayriver.com/TheMountain/images/SR_TrailMap.jpg

Current Conditions Report: http://www.sundayriver.com/TheMountain/MountainReport/index.html

Tubing Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/EventsActivities/White_Cap_Fun_Center.html

Spa Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/ResortServices/Spa_Services.html

It’s time to put all that snow to good use.

Contact the Dean of Students Office with any questions

dos@law.harvard.edu

617-495-1880

DOS Trip to Sunday River- Ski, Ride & Tube

The Dean of Students Office is pleased to offer current HLS students the opportunity to ski, ride and tube at Sunday River, February 18th-20th.

Offering 132 Trails on 671 Acres of Skiing and Riding, Sunday River is one of the Premier Ski Resorts in New England.

Sign up will begin today at 2:00pm in Pound Hall 310. Space is limited.

Students are strongly encouraged to sign up in pairs as you will be sharing a room with a classmate.

Reservations are $250 per person and include the following:

Bus Accommodations To and From HLS

2 Nights at the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel (Located Directly on the Mountain)

2 Day Lift Tickets

1 Tubing Ticket

Discounted Lessons & Equipment Rentals

Dinner at the Phoenix Restaurant on the 18th

Dinner at Sliders on the 19th

Payment can be made in person via cash, check (made out to “Harvard Law School”) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard & AMEX).

We will depart HLS at 3pm on Friday, 2/18 and return at 5:30pm on Sunday, 2/20. The time between is to be filled by a memorable trip with classmates. We hope you will join us.

Here are a few links to information on some of the many features of Sunday River:

Hotel Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/Lodging/LodgingDescriptions/JordanGrandHotel.html

Trail Map: http://www.sundayriver.com/TheMountain/images/SR_TrailMap.jpg

Current Conditions Report: http://www.sundayriver.com/TheMountain/MountainReport/index.html

Tubing Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/EventsActivities/White_Cap_Fun_Center.html

Spa Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/ResortServices/Spa_Services.html

It’s time to put all that snow to good use.

Contact the Dean of Students Office with any questions

dos@law.harvard.edu

617-495-1880

Summer RA position for Professors Goldsmith and Vermeule

Professors Jack Goldsmith and Adrian Vermeule seek one full-time summer research assistant to split time half-and-half.  Projects will involve international law, national security, constitutional law, and administrative law.  Please submit copies of a resume and transcript to both Ellen Keng (Griswold 5 South, ekeng@law) and Jan Qashat (Areeda 224, qashat@law).

Resident Advisor Application Available Online Today

Applications to be a 2011-2012 Resident Advisor are available today, February 11, 2011!  To read more about being an RA and to get application materials, go to the following website:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/student-services/housing/on-campus/resident-assistants.html

You can turn in application materials to Hayley Brown in person at the Dean of Students office in Pound 310 or by email to hbrown@law.harvard.edu.  All application materials are due by 5:00 pm EST on February 25, 2011. 

For questions please contact Hayley at hbrown@law.harvard.edu or 617-496-6054.

The International Carnival

This Saturday night the Harvard Law School campus will play host to a showcase of diversity. Come and sample fine foods from all over the world, be wowed by a dizzying array of national performances and top it all off with a musical mash-up, Carnival style.

All JDs, Visitors, and SJDs are welcome so please come and join us for what promises to be a fun night.

Saturday 12th February

7 pm – 12 am
Ropes Gray

For questions please contact  madams at llm11.law.harvard.edu

Bone Marrow Registration Drive

The Dean of Students Office, in conjunction with the National Marrow Donor Program, is helping to sponsor a bone marrow registration drive here on campus.

If you are interested in becoming a potential bone marrow donor or learning more about what serving as a donor involves, please feel free to come by Pound 332 on either:

Monday, February 14th from 11 am to 2 pm

or

Tuesday, February 15th from 1-5 pm

Please email  dos at law.harvard.edu with questions.

Donor screening at registration no longer requires a blood sample/test, just a simple, quick, and safe cheek swab, administered by a National Marrow Donor Program representative.

DOS Trip to Sunday River – Ski, Ride & Tube

The Dean of Students Office is pleased to offer current HLS students the opportunity to ski, ride and tube at Sunday River, February 18th-20th.

Offering 132 Trails on 671 Acres of Skiing and Riding, Sunday River is one of the Premier Ski Resorts in New England.

Sign up will begin today at 2:00pm in Pound Hall 310. Space is limited.

Students are strongly encouraged to sign up in pairs as you will be sharing a room with a classmate.

Reservations are $250 per person and include the following:

Bus Accommodations To and From HLS

2 Nights at the Jordan Grand Resort Hotel (Located Directly on the Mountain)

2 Day Lift Tickets

1 Tubing Ticket

Discounted Lessons & Equipment Rentals

Dinner at the Phoenix Restaurant on the 18th

Dinner at Sliders on the 19th

Payment can be made in person via cash, check (made out to “Harvard Law School”) or credit card (Visa, MasterCard & AMEX).

We will depart HLS at 3pm on Friday, 2/18 and return at 5:30pm on Sunday, 2/20. The time between is to be filled by a memorable trip with classmates. We hope you will join us.

Here are a few links to information on some of the many features of Sunday River:

Hotel Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/Lodging/LodgingDescriptions/JordanGrandHotel.html

Trail Map: http://www.sundayriver.com/TheMountain/images/SR_TrailMap.jpg

Current Conditions Report: http://www.sundayriver.com/TheMountain/MountainReport/index.html

Tubing Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/EventsActivities/White_Cap_Fun_Center.html

Spa Info: http://www.sundayriver.com/ResortServices/Spa_Services.html

It’s time to put all that snow to good use.

Contact the Dean of Students Office with any questions

dos@law.harvard.edu

617-495-1880

A message from Dean Cosgrove-Gathering space

We have reserved Pound 201 from 10 am until 4:45 pm today for Greg Tang’s friends and others who are affected by his death and wish to spend time together.  We’ll have refreshments throughout the day so you can stop in to chat with friends of just spend some time by yourself.  We’ll have a campus chaplain there from 12 to 1.

No issue is too big or too small

In Common is the peer counseling group program for the Graduate and Professional Schools students enrolled at Harvard University. In Common is staffed by Harvard graduate students like you who are trained in peer counseling. Call us any time to talk about academic pressures, suicide, relationship issues, life away from home, loneliness, or problems adjusting to graduate student life. Whenever you want to talk, we are here to listen and provide support.

All calls to In Common are strictly confidential and anonymous.
we have no Caller ID.

(617) 384 – TALK(8255)

We operate Sunday – Thursday,
8 pm-midnight (excluding University holidays)

In Common staffers are graduate and professional school students, who have been trained in peer counseling skills. Peer counseling is the use of active listening and problem-solving skills, along with knowledge about human development and psychological health, to counsel peers.

The basic premise behind peer counseling is that people are capable of solving most of their own problems of daily living, if given the opportunity. The peer counselor’s role is not to solve other people’s problems, but rather to assist them in finding their own solutions. Peer counselors do not tell people what they “should” do, nor do they generally give advice; peer counselors generally do not interpret or diagnose. As peer counselors, we are not professionals and we cannot assume that we know what a person is thinking or feeling any better than that person does. Rather, by using active listening and counseling skills, peer counselors helps the counselee clarify thoughts and feelings in order to explore various options and solutions.

It is In Common’s goal to provide the Harvard community with well-trained individuals, who are concerned with alleviating the pressures of competitive academic life and the changes corresponding to it, and who can serve as a peer counseling and reference resource for the dilemmas experienced by graduate and professional students at Harvard.