Private Law Workshop, Spring 2012

Private Law Workshop/Spring 2012
Professors John Goldberg, Henry Smith
Meeting Time: Mondays 1-3 pm

Students who wish to be considered for the seminar should submit to John Goldberg ( jgoldberg at a 1- or 2-page statement of interest and a CV by 5 p.m. on December 15, 2011.
Paper required. Admission by permission of the instructors.

This workshop will explore the foundations of private law—property, contracts, torts, and restitution. Emphasis will be on theories that offer explanations, justifications, and criticisms of architectural features of these areas of law and of their connections to one another. Sessions will be devoted to paper presentations by outside speakers and to discussions of classic and contemporary works reflecting philosophical, historical, and economic approaches to private law topics.

Holiday Mail for Heroes

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes sponsor a program called “Holiday Mail for Heroes” which sends cards to American troops stationed overseas during the holiday season.

The Dean of Students Office invites you to write holiday cards to the troops so we can send them over via the Red cross to various international posts.  Cards will be available in the Hark fireside lounge during the exam massage dates and times this week and next, as follows:

11:30am-1:00pm on ~

Tues 12/6

Thurs 12/8

Tues 12/13

Thurs 12/15

Feel free to fill a card out at the tables or pick one up and drop it back off at the Dean of Students Office.  For those cards going to troops through the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, we need to collect all cards no later than 5pm this Friday, December 9th.  Any cards collected the following week will be sent directly to service members and units known to us by HLS veterans and others.

Courtesy of the Red Cross webpage (, please review the following guidelines when writing a card or cards to be send via the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign:

Card Guidelines:
Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working around the country.
Please observe the following guidelines to ensure a quick reviewing process:

  • All cards being sent in for 2011 Holiday Mail For Heroes program should be postmarked no later than Friday, December 9, 2011.
  • Ensure that all cards are signed.
  • Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
  • Only cards are being accepted. Do not send letters.
  • Do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
  • Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
  • We encourage participants to mail as many cards as they are comfortable sending. If you are mailing a large quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes or use a flat rate box from the post office. Each card does not need its own envelope, as cards will be removed from all envelopes before distribution.
  • Please refrain from sending holiday cards with glitter. Many of these cards will be delivered to military and veterans medical facilities and the glitter could interfere with a patient’s recovery