Harvard Law School Communications Office seeks experienced journalists

Experienced writers wanted immediately to report on Law School events and to write pieces for the school’s print publications and website.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are critical. Must be detail-oriented, accurate, able to meet deadlines, and work well independently and as part of a team. Proficiency with Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and other online research tools is required.

Please submit a resume and writing samples to  lgrant at law.harvard.edu. Call 617-495 3368 for further information.


One of Japan’s foremost law firms seeks a talented student to work for one year following graduation (September 2012-August 2013) in its Tokyo office.  The firm has a varied and interesting transactional and litigation practice representing both Japanese and foreign clients (including a number on a pro bono basis). Although not large, it employs many Harvard graduates.

Applicants should have strong legal credentials. Japanese language skill is not required, though welcomed. Recent graduates who have worked in this firm have had very favorable experiences. Compensation and other terms are competitive.

Students interested in applying should submit their resume and a short letter regarding their qualifications via email to Professor William Alford (alford) and cc Emma Johnson (johnson) no later than Thursday, September 15, 2011.


Please note, you MUST attend the first class (Wed Sept 14) if you wish to take the class — including if you are on the waitlist or if you are considering trying to add it. The first class is Wed Sept 14 at 5pm in Pound 204. The ILW will meet every Wed from 5 to 7 pm, Sept 14 to Dec 7, in Pound 204 except for the following dates: There is no class Wed Sept 28 — it will be held instead on Friday, September 30, 3 to 5pm. There is no class Wed Nov 9 — it will be held instead on Friday, November 11, 3 to 5pm.

Creative Writers’ Group

With the assistance of Rose Moss, and under the auspices of the Law and the Arts Initiative, Professor Janet Halley invites students to join a Creative Writers’ Group in the fall of 2011.

We welcome applications from HLS students with prose fiction, memoir and biography projects, who wish to join a weekly group in the Fall Semester, to discuss their works in progress. 

The group is for J.D. and graduate students in the Law School.  Meetings will take place on Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm through the Fall Semester.  Regular attendance will be important. Members of the group will submit work regularly for class discussion.  Rose Moss will assign some passages or short stories for participants to read.  No direct academic credit is provided for membership in the group, but Janet Halley will offer to provide a 1-credit independent-study supervision to students in the course, and has a list of other faculty also willing to consider such arrangements.

To inquire or apply, email a 1-page statement of interest to Rose Moss at  rosermoss at gmail.com. We will admit students on a rolling basis, and we will let you know by September 7. 

The first meeting will take place Wednesday, September 21 at 3-4:30pm, location TBA (you will learn this detail in your admission email).