Volunteers Needed for PIFS Japan Symposium

Professor Hal Scott is looking for 2-3 HLS students with knowledge of or interest in Japan-U.S. International Finance and Capital Markets to volunteer at the Japan Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7:30AM to 4:00PM. In exchange for helping out, volunteers will be able to attend the day-long conference. Japanese speakers a plus. Please send a note stating your interest to  japostol at law.harvard.edu. A description of the symposium can be found here: http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/pifs/symposia/japan/index.html


Call for Nominations for INTA’s Pattishall Medal

Nominate a professor, adjunct professor or lecturer for INTA’s 2012 Pattishall Medal for Teaching ExcellenceThe Pattishall Medal is now open for nominations!

The Pattishall Medal was established in tribute to Beverly W. Pattishall to recognize educators in the business and legal fields for outstanding instruction in the trademark and trade identity field.

The Medal is presented every four years to the university or graduate school academic nominated by his/her peers or students. The winner will be announced in April 2012 and will receive US $2,500.

So nominate a professor, adjunct professor or lecturer at a college, university graduate school or law school today!

Visit www.inta.org/pattishall for more information and to access the nominating form.

Email pattishall@inta.org with questions.

Moot Court Competition for Law Students – Applications now being accepted – Great introduction to the First Amendment Bar!

The ABA Forum on Communications Law is inviting qualified law students to apply to participate in its First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition!

This outstanding competition, now in its fourth year and co-sponsored by NBLSA, NLLSA, NAPALSA, and NNALSA, is designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law, and offers participants a chance to

o    Compete at a national level

o    Receive advocacy skills feedback from prominent judges and attorneys

o    Explore leading-edge issues in media law

o    Attend the ABA’s annual Conference on Communications Law

o    Meet media lawyers practicing at the forefront of their field

o    Win a trip to the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Florida!!

Final oral argument will be held in Orlando, Florida on February 9, 2012.

Deadline to apply is October 4, 2011!


Competition details are on our website: http://tinyurl.com/1stAmMootCt .In the meantime, however, a few highlights for your consideration:

 

–       It’s easy(and there is no fee) to apply

o    Application/registration info is online.

o    A completed application consists of a registration form, and for each team member: a resume, a short writing sample (already written) and a short response to an essay question on a media-related topic

–       Application forms and the Official Competition Rules can be found here.

 

–       Applicants must be members of a minority law student organization, but the competition is NOT limited to students on law school moot court boards

 

–       Eight teams will be selected to submit competition briefs by November 29th; the top four teams, based on brief scores, will compete in oral argument in Orlando(Feb. 9, 2012); two teams will advance to finals on the same date .

 

–        The top four will be able to attend the Forum’s conference events, including CLE workshops; networking lunches and dinners; and plenary sessions on topics of interest to the media bar.

 

–       Did we mention… this competition presents a great networking opportunity and an expenses-paid trip to the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, FL?

 

Winter Term International Travel Grants – application deadlines

There will be an information session on Winter Term Opportunities and International Travel Grants on Monday, October 3 at 12 p.m. in Pound 107. The timeline for project and grant applications is as follows:

– J.D. and LL.M. students seeking approval for Independent and Continuing Clinicals projects should submit applications to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs in Austin 102 by Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
– J.D. students must register for the Winter Term Writing Program by submitting the required registration form to the Registrar’s Office in Pound 300 by Friday, November 4, 2011.
– LL.M. students seeking approval for Winter Term Writing Program projects should submit applications to the Graduate Program in Lewis 203 by Monday, November 14, 2011 in accordance with information distributed by the Graduate Program.
– J.D. students for Independent and Continuing Clinicals and for Winter Term Writing Program projects should submit grant applications to International Legal Studies in Lewis 231 by Monday, November 7, 2011.
– LL.M. students for Independent and Continuing Clinicals should submit grant applications to International Legal Studies in Lewis 231 by Monday, November 7, 2011.
– LL.M. students for Winter Term Writing Program projects should submit grant applications to International Legal Studies in Lewis 231 by Monday, November 21, 2011.

Please check the International Legal Studies website for more information: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/deg…