Quick Legal Research Classes

Sign up for classes here: http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training

Friday April 1, 3:00-4:00 in L233 (computer lab)
Tools and Tips for Getting Published
Thinking about trying to publish in a law journal? Many law students have!  Join the library in exploring the tools you can use to make the process of submitting an article for publication easier.

Monday April 4, 12:30-12:45 in L403 (reference desk)
Administrative Law Research
Follow the process for agency promulgation of regulations, find and update regulations, find administrative decisions, and navigate agency websites for links to the Code of Federal Regulation and Federal Register.

Friday April 6, 12:30-12:45pm in L403 (reference desk)
Using 50 State Surveys to Save Time
You’re not really going to look the state laws up one by one, are you?

Thursday April 7, 12:00-12:45 in L403 (reference desk)
International & Comparative Quickie Research
Interested in International & Comparative Law? Attend a quickie training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, and other materials.

Friday April 8, 12:30-12:45 in Areeda 524 (5th floor library conference room)
Massachusetts Legal Research
Doing work in Massachusetts?  Join the library for a 15-minute review of some useful resources and tips for doing Massachusetts legal research.

Thursday April 14, 12:30-12:45 in L403 (reference desk)
Finding Records, Briefs & Court Filings
Looking for appellate briefs or court filings? Join the library for a 15-minute review of sources that will help you find the documents you need.

Friday April 15, 12:30-12:45 in Areeda 524.
Why use a citator?  These groovy tools have many uses beyond validating your primary sources.  Join us for a 15-minute refresher on Shepard’s and Keycite.

Sunday April 17, 12:00-12:30 in Areeda 524 (5th floor library conference room)
Clerkship Research Tips from a Former Clerk
So You’re Going to Be a Clerk.  Come learn some research resources and tips that will help you hit the ground running.

Contact George Taoultsides if you have any questions  gtaoultsides at law.harvard.edu

Harvard Defenders 1L Summer Internship

Are you looking for a summer job? Consider HARVARD DEFENDERS!

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 to  tbryant at jd12.law.harvard.edu. Rolling admission so apply soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Tracie ( tbryant at jd12.law.harvard.edu).

Winter Clothing/ Coat Drive for Japan

HLS is coordinating a Winter Clothing Drive to benefit victims of the recent disaster in Japan. Collection bins will be in the Hark starting Wednesday, March 30 and will remain through Friday, April 8. At the conclusion of the drive all clothing will be sent directly to the Japanese Red Cross. Coats, Sweaters, Gloves & Hats are needed. Clothing should be clean and in good condition.

Prof. Sitkoff looking for summer RAs

Prof. Sitkoff is looking for research assistance for the summer, halftime (20 hours/week) or fulltime (40 hours/week), for projects related to trust fiduciary law, business trusts, bequest motives, and a trusts and estates casebook revision. Please send a current resume, transcript, and writing sample to Molly Eskridge,  meskridge at law.harvard.edu.

Introducing the Harvard Law and Documentary Studio (*updated location+time)

Introducing the Harvard Law and Documentary Studio (*updated location+time)

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 5:30-6:30pm

WHERE: Harvard Law School, Pound 107

Interested in using documentaries to explore law and policy issues? Enjoy watching movies and thinking about how law and visual media intersect? Curious about how you can turn your idea into a short film? Come to the Harvard Law and Documentary Studio kick-off meeting and help launch and shape this new student group. No technical skills are necessary, but we’d welcome anyone with film/video, journalism, photography, music/sound, or business experience. No commitment is needed at this point, so please come by and see what you think. We’ll brainstorm about the group’s goals and structure as well as potential topics for projects. We’ll also have a mini-workshop and screening to show you how easy and fun filmmaking can be. After the meeting, join us for Happy Hour at the Queen’s Head Pub. Questions or comments? Email Victor at vban@jd13.law.harvard.edu. Find us on Facebook at “Harvard Law and Documentary Studio” (http://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_190624207645934 ).

Westlaw/Lexis Top Ten Cost Effective Research Strategies

Date       Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Time     12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Where   Pound 332

Learn cost effective research strategies on Lexis and Westlaw to help you with your summer or post-grad job. Free taco bar lunch will be provided! Earn 800 Lexis Reward Points and 750 Westlaw Rewards Points for attending. Sign up in advance at the Harvard Legal Research Training Calendar.       http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training <http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training>

WestlawNext Judicial Clerkship Prep

Date       Friday, April 01, 2011
Time    12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Where   Langdell computer lab, main floor of library

Learn how to use the new WestlawNext for research strategies, tools, and resources commonly used in the courts. Earn 750 points and an entry to win an iPod Touch! http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training <http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training>

WestlawNext Career Focus: Cost/Time Effective Research

Date       Friday, April 01, 2011
Time      12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Where   Langdell computer lab, main floor of library

Get ready for your summer or post-grad job by learning cost and time efficient research strategies on WestlawNext. Earn 750 points and an entry to win an iPod Touch! http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training <http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training>

WestlawNext Party!

Date       Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time      11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where   Austin 100 North

Learn about WestlawNext, while treating yourself to free lunch, snacks, fun Westlaw goodies, games, and contests. Earn 250 WestlawRewards Points just for coming. Earn even more points for trying your skill at darts, golf, basketball, baseball, and beanbag toss. Enter the drawing to win $100 Amazon.com giftcard.

Dinner for Darfur & Haiti – Tickets on Sale NOW!

The Fifth Annual Charity
Thursday, March 31st
Seatings: 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Reception: 9:00 – 10:00pm
* Featuring OPEN BAR (beer and wine) and an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-BUFFET with food from your favorite local restaurants
* 100% of ticket and raffle sales go to charity
* Tickets on sale NOW in the Hark and via PayPal ($15 in advance, $20 at the door)
* Raffle for iPad2 ($5 entry, $20 for 5)
* Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Dee Dee at  dinner4dandh at gmail.com

HLPR/ACS Progressive Formal Tickets on Sale THIS WEEK in the Hark and Online

HLPR/ACS Progressive Formal

Saturday, April 9, 8-11pm
Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street
Open bar + food + music + your friends

Tickets are only $20 and are on sale NOW at www.hlpronline.com

You can also check out the event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134547549944514.

Tickets will also be available at lunchtime in the Hark starting Monday, March 28.

The event is selling out fast! Tickets are limited and will NOT be available at the door.
comments:  The Harvard Law & Policy Review and the HLS American Constitution Society present the annual Progressive Formal! Please join your fellow progressive law students for an evening of drinks, snacks and good company. This year, HLPR and ACS will be holding their marquee social event at the elegant Harvard Faculty Club, featuring a full open bar and light food.

Human Rights Studies in Academia – Conference

Human Rights Studies in Academia

A Conference at Yale University

Saturday, April 2, 9am-4pm. Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 63 High Street, New Haven, CT. Room 102


Click Here to Reserve your Place at the Human Rights in Academia Conference


The purpose of the 2011 Human Rights in Academia conference at Yale University is to bring academics and practitioners together to discuss the importance of developing and expanding upon existing human rights programs and initiatives within academic institutions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The conference will be a forum for debating the place and importance of human rights studies in a global academic context. Advancing the status of human rights studies while generating energy, collaboration, and action is the larger objective of the conference. For more information on the Conference Click Here.

Conference Participant List:

Harlan Beckely (Washington and Lee University)  Director of The Shepherd Poverty Program.

Seyla Benhabib (Yale) Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy.

Charlie Clements (Harvard) Executive Director of The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Camille Crittenden (University of California at Berkeley) Executive Director of Human Rights Center.

Yasmine Ergas (Columbia) Director of The Institute for The Study of Human Rights.

Susan Gzesh (University of Chicago) Executive Director of Human Rights Program.

Susan Katz (University of San Francisco) Professor. Expert on International and Multicultural Education.

Thomas Keenan (Bard College) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joanne Mariner (Human Rights Watch) Director of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program and (Hunter College, CUNY) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joseph Martin (Columbia) Director of Human Rights Studies at Barnard.

Timothy McCarthy (Harvard) Program Director of Human Rights and Social Movements.

Samuel Moyn (Columbia) Professor and Historian of Human Rights.

William Schulz (NYU). Former Executive Director of Amnesty International.

James Silk (Yale) Executive Director of The Schell Center for Human Rights, Yale Law School.

David Simon (Yale) Professor of Political Science.

Felisa Tibbitts (Harvard) Lecturer on Education and (HREA) Co-Founder of Human Rights Education Associates.

Terence Turner (Cornell University) Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. Indigenous Rights Expert.

Jay Winter (Yale) Charles J. Stille Professor of History.


Conference Schedule

Description Time
Registration and Breakfast 9:00-9:20 am
Welcome 9:20-9:40 am
Introduction 9:40-10:00 am
Panel I 10:00-11:00 am
Discussion of Panel I 11:00-11:30 am
Panel II 11:30-12:30 pm
Discussion of Panel II 12:30-1:00 pm


Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm
Panel III 2:00-3:00 pm
Discussion of Panel III 3:00-3:30 pm
Last Remarks/Wrap Up 3:30-4:00 pm
Reception 4:00 pm


For More Information Visit: www.humanrightsinacademia.com

or Contact: humanrightsinacademia@gmail.com