Lewis Temporary Cafe

The temporary cafe in Lewis is now open.

Serving a variety of grab and go items including:

  • Soup
  • Breakfast
  • Sandwiches
  • Sushi
  • Dessert
  • Coffee

Hours of operation- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Located on the 2nd floor of Lewis near the graduate lounge. Please note: this is a cash only location.

Workshop in Applied Theory- Topics of Interest

For purposes of planning next year’s Workshop, Professor Rosenberg would like to get a preliminary sense of potential topics of interest among enrollees. Please email ( kpeterso at law.harvard.edu) by June 1, three topics which most interest you from the list provided in the course catalog (including national security/counter-terrorism which was inadvertently omitted from this listing) and if you have an unlisted, special interest for concentrated research, please include that one as well.

HLS-CTS Independent Clinical opportunity, 2011-2012

Are you interested in counterterrorism prosecution and related national security cases? This is to inform you of an opportunity for HLS students to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice as an independent clinical project, with Professors Heymann and Rosenberg acting as faculty sponsors.  The program has been offered for the past eight years, and the terms for continuing it next year are currently being worked out with CTS.

As in the past, next year’s program will require students to perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring semesters.  In addition, in the unlikely event an emergency project arises, students may be called upon to work during the Winter term (but only if such work does not conflict with the students’ normal Winter Term course obligations).  Admission into the program is selective; to maximize the education value of challenging work and close supervision, enrollment will be limited to no more than five students.   Selection will be based on a student’s academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter.  All admitted students must also satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Clinical credits are awarded through the independent clinical work program. Grading is Credit/No Credit.  Up to two clinical credits may be awarded and will be recorded on students’ transcripts at the end of the Spring semester.  Due to the highly confidential nature of this program, students have the following independent clinical requirements waived: final paper and weekly emails.   Standard clinical conditions preclude enrollees in the program from taking any other clinical course during the period of enrollment.  

As soon as we have finalized arrangements for next year’s offering, we will post a notice on the HLS Calendar about how to you may obtain additional information regarding the nature of the research projects, and the requirements and deadline for applying to participate in the program.

Celebrate Bay State Bike Week and Join Harvard’s MassCommuter Challenge Team

Celebrate Bay State Bike Week and Join Harvard’s MassCommuter Challenge Team
description: It’s Bay State Bike Week (May 16-20)!

Faculty and Staff: Register for the Mass Commuter Challenge here (join Harvard’s team by selecting “Harvard” from the drop-down and logging your cycling miles for this week):

Learn more about alternative transportation and celebratory events happening this week at:

Take the REVISED two-minute Green Living Survey and win Movie Tickets!

Students: Please take the REVISED two-minute Green Living Survey for a chance to be one 3 winners to receive a pair of movie tickets redeemable any time, at any AMC theater location! (The link open Friday May 13-Sunday May 15 included a mistake – if you took the survey during this window please re-take to help us get accurate results and get a second entry to win tickets!)

Survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GGHG3VK

We appreciate your feedback to let us know what’s working and how we can improve the Green Living Program in the future.

Thanks for a great year!
–   Your Green Living Representatives 2010-2011 – Sameer Birring, Myra Blake, Amrit Dhir, Jenny Lee, Mike Rozensher and Stephanie Young

Research Assistant(s) Wanted – Professor David Kennedy

Professor David Kennedy is looking for one, possibly two, part-time to full-time research assistants to work on projects concerning anti-corruption legislation during the months of May, June and potentially some of July. Interested candidates should email Professor Kennedy directly to express interest as well as provide documentation such as CV/resumes and transcripts to: dkennedy@law.harvard.edu

Take the TWO MINUTE Green Living Survey and Win Movie Tickets!

Students: Please take the TWO MINUTE Green Living Survey for a chance to be one 3 winners to receive a pair of movie tickets redeemable any time, at any AMC theater location!
We appreciate your feedback to let us know what’s working and how we can improve the Green Living Program in the future.
Thanks for a great year!
–    Your Green Living Representatives 2010-2011 – Sameer Birring, Myra Blake, Amrit Dhir, Jenny Lee, Mike Rozensher and Stephanie Young



is pleased to announce the



SUBJECT: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.

OPEN TO: Any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D) law students enrolled at any time between August 15, 2010 and August 15, 2011.

SUBMIT BY:            June 1, 2011.

PRIZES: Clarin M. Schwartz Memorial Award            $1,500

Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award            $1,500

Each winner will also receive an employee benefits treatise published by BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning papers will be published by the BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter or in the BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, who are experienced attorneys that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States.

For information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, contact Peter Kelly  atpeter.kelly at bcbsa.com or consult our website at  www.acebc.com.


Writing Competition Rules

1.  Eligibility/topics. Except as provided in (6) below, applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time in law school between August 15, 2010 and August 15, 2011 and seeking a J.D. or a graduate law degree (e.g., L.L.M. or S.J.D.). Papers must deal with employee benefits topics. As an illustrative example, a paper might address legal issues involving health benefits, pensions, 401(k) plans, severance, executive compensation, claims, appeals, current or former spouses’ or domestic partners’ benefits, collectively-bargained benefits, benefits in bankruptcy, ERISA litigation, fiduciary obligations or the tax treatment of benefits/contributions.

a. Papers should not exceed 40 pages (double-spaced, in 12 point type, with an inch margin on each side), not including footnotes. Footnotes should be single spaced endnotes starting on a separate page.

b. Papers must be submitted as email attachments to  peter.kelly at bcbsa.com and should be submitted as Word or pdf documents. No information identifying the author or law school should be included in the text, the footnotes or the filename. That information, an address, a telephone number and enrollment status information should be provided in the email message.

c. Submissions may include papers prepared for class assignments, law journals or other purposes, as well as those written especially for the Competition.

d. Student papers submitted for publication in law reviews or other law school journals or periodicals but not yet published are eligible for the Competition, provided that (i) the version submitted for the Competition does not reflect any changes made to the paper after submission of the manuscript to any publication and (ii) the College receives any consents necessary to publish.

2. Selection of winners. Winning papers will be selected by the Writing Competition Committee based on the factors they deem relevant. Among other factors, the Committee will consider: (i) depth and creativity of legal analysis; (ii) thoroughness of legal research; (iii) organization and writing style; (iv) difficulty of subject matter; and (v) consideration of employee benefits policy implications. The determination of the Committee is final. It is anticipated that winners will be notified by August 15, 2011, or shortly thereafter.

3. Publication of winning article(s). The College will use its best efforts to arrange for publication of the winning papers in the BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or other professional publications, subject to receiving any necessary consents from the author and any other journal. In addition, the winning papers will be distributed to the Fellows of the College.

4. Prizes. Cash prizes will be awarded for up to two winning papers. The College may, in its discretion, decide to split prizes, to award additional prizes or to award fewer than two awards.

5. Deadline. Papers must be submitted in the manner described in paragraph 1(b) above and must be received no later than Midnight Central Time on June 1, 2011.

6. Disclaimer. The College disclaims responsibility for any failure to give due consideration to any submission due to any email or other electronic transmission, storage or archival errors, regardless of the cause. However, the Committee may waive the eligibility requirements applicable to any student whose properly submitted paper was not afforded due consideration on account of such an error in a prior year’s contest.

Questions concerning the Competition should be directed to Peter Kelly, Chair of the ACEBC Writing Competition Committee at  peter.kelly at bcbsa.com.

Chair Massages in Pound Hall

There are only 2 more days for FREE 10 minute chair massages- today, Thursday May 5th and Tuesday, May 10th.

Outside Pound 102. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served!

Signups will be on site with Tim Cusack  (the guy with the clipboard. )

RA Needed for Environmental Law Research

Shaun Goho, lecturer on law and clinical instructor, is seeking a part-time research assistant for the summer.  The research may involve a variety of environmental and administrative law issues, initially focusing on NEPA.  Hours are flexible.  If interested, please submit a resume and copy of your law school transcript to Shaun Goho at sgoho at law.harvard.edu.

Chair Massages

We will be having chair massages today, Tuesday May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Location is outside Pound 102.

Take a break from studying and get a 10 minute massage from professional massage therapists. 

Signups will be on site with Tim Cusack.

Refreshments will be served!

Professor Mnookin is Looking for a Research Assistant

Professor Mnookin is interested in hiring law students to be summer Research Assistants for a variety of topics on negotiation and dispute resolution. Some of the research will relate to international conflict, such as that between the Israelis and Palestinians. Some will relate to the conflict between the United States and Cuba. Other research will focus on legal conflict and the role of mediators. The work will begin about mid June and can extend through mid August. It can be either full time or part time. If interested please send your resume, a copy of your HLS transcript (official copy not required), and a short statement of interest to Professor Mnookin (mnookin@law.harvard.edu) with a carbon copy to his assistant, Caryn May (cjmay@law.harvard.edu).