Cyberlaw/IP Teaching Assistant Needed

 Palfrey and Zittrain seek a teaching assistant for their new spring course, “Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property: Advanced Problem Solving Workshop.”  Candidates with a strong background in cyberlaw or intellectual property are encouraged to apply by this Friday, January 27, at 5pm.  Applicants should email their CV along with one paragraph explaining why they want to TA this class to Lisa Carlivati at  a2jz at with the subject “Cyberprobs TA.”

Few Spots Still Available in HLS Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Clinic

There are still a few open slots in the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Clinic (formerly the Health Law and Policy Clinic) at the HLS Wilmer Hale Legal Services Center this spring.

Working in the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation gives you the chance to represent clients, work with individuals and coalitions on cutting-edge health law issues, and gain hands-on experience advocating for clients in many aspects of health law and policy reform. A clinical experience provides you with the opportunity to develop your lawyering skills and is not only for those interested in or committed to a career in health law.

The clinic offers academic credit (2-4 credits for 10-20 hours per week) and meets the pro bono graduation requirement. Clinic hours are flexible and can allow you to work from home. More information about the clinic is available at

The clinic is taken in conjunction with a 2-credit clinical workshop “Health, Disability and Planning: Law and Policy Clinical Workshop,” which meets Tuesday evenings from 5pm-7pm.  If you are interested in enrolling in a clinic and the clinical workshop you can enroll by contacting Karina Chamorro in the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs at  kchamorro at

Upcoming Deadline for Semester Abroad Applications

Applications for fall 2012 semester abroad are due on Wednesday, February 15. Please see our webpage for more details:

An information session on study abroad opportunities will be held on Monday, January 30 at 12:00 p.m. in Wasserstein 3016. This session will offer information on semester abroad programs, including our new exchange agreement with Seoul National University School of Law in South Korea, and the University of Cambridge joint-degree program. Come find out how an international experience could work for you!

Lunch will be served

Tickets Now Available for Sunday River Ski Trip, February 3-5

Whether you know how to ski or not this trip will be a great chance to get away for the weekend and bond with fellow students. Space is limited so you don’t want to miss out!

Included in the trip:

  •  Your stay at the Jordan Grand Resort
  • Free sweatshirt
  • Free snack pack
  • Transportation
  • 2 day lift ticket
  • 1 tubing ticket

Cost is $250 due at signup in the DOS office WCC-3039. Cash, credit cards, and checks are accepted. We look forward to seeing you there!


The Sociology Department is seeking 1 or 2 Teaching Fellows

The Sociology Department is seeking 1 or 2 Teaching Fellows for the following course:
Sociology 95: Research for Nonprofits
Tu/Th 2:30-4 pm in William James Hall 601

“Research for Nonprofits” supports students in carrying out a research project for a nonprofit or volunteer organization of their own choice.
The course meetings include guest lectures with relevant experts, analysis of case studies, and discussion of readings and student projects; to provide students with the conceptual tools, research methods, and broad background on the nonprofit sector to enable them to carry out their research projects. See attached syllabus for more details.

The duties of the TF(s) include:
– Attending all classes. Tuesday is usually a guest speaker, with Thursday being discussion and application. TF(s) will probably facilitate small groups for the Thursday classes.
– The main work of the TF will be advising and grading student projects.
This entails providing fairly detailed feedback to project proposals, the sector overview paper, and final presentations and reports. TFs also meet with students in their advising group one-on-one at least twice in the semester.
– There is no separate discussion section that is taught by the TF, although depending on background and interest, they could lead some topics of the class.
– TFs will meet with the instructor for planning meetings regularly during the semester and may assist with some administrative tasks.

Please contact the instructor as soon as possible, and no later than Thursday at 5 pm if you are interested in this position. Provide a brief description of your teaching experience and any prior experience with organizational sociology, OB, nonprofits, consulting, or business management. The instructor: Dr. Alison Denton Jones,  adjones at

Upcoming Deadline for Chayes Summer International Public Interest Fellowship

The deadline for the 2012 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship is coming up soon! All Chayes applications should be turned into Wasserstein Hall, Suite 5005 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1. All applicants should also contact International Legal Studies to schedule a mandatory interview. More information can be found here:

Prof. Sitkoff seeking summer RAs

Prof. Sitkoff is seeking summer research assistants, primarily to assist in a casebook revision, and also to assist in various trust-law related projects.

Please send a current resume, a writing sample, and a transcript (unofficial is fine) to  meskridge at

IM Basketball Signups

Registration for the Spring IM basketball league is now available at The registration deadline is Sunday, January 29 at 5:00 PM, with games starting shortly thereafter.

Full rules (including eligibility, cost, and gameplay rules) are available at; please contact Brian Itami ( bitami at or Brian Wood ( bwood at with any questions.

Prof. Wilkins’ Legal Profession Research Seminar Seeking Students

Professor Wilkins is still accepting students in this seminar, which will bring top scholars from a variety of disciplines to share their research on the cutting edge issues transforming the legal profession and legal practice in the US and around the world.  Among the scholars who will present their work are Professor John Coates (Harvard) presenting research on lawyers in cross-border M&A transactions involving emerging economies; Professor Ashish Nanda (Harvard) discussing a study of associate recruitment and retention; Professor Vikram Khanna (Michigan) presenting research from his forthcoming book on Legal Process Outsourcing; Professors Mitu Gulati (Duke) and Robert Scott (Columbia) presenting research from their forthcoming book on how lawyers use form contracts in sovereign debt transactions; Professor Scott Cummings (UCLA) presenting work from his forthcoming book on the future of public interest law; and Professor Richard Suskind (Oxford) discussing th
 e reaction to his recent book “The End of Lawyers?” (A complete listing of all of the speakers and their topics is available on the course website).  Students will be expected to read the materials that will be presented each week and to write short (two page) response papers raising questions or comments for the speakers. Students who are interested in doing further research in the area will have the option of writing a longer paper, for which they may be entitled to receive some research support from the Program on the Legal Profession.  1Ls, LLMs and SJDs, students from other disciplines, and research fellows seeking to audit the course are all welcome. Interested students are encouraged to attend the first session on Tuesday 1/24 and enroll online. Please direct any questions to Prof. Wilkins’ assistant Nathan Cleveland:  ncleveland at

Berkeley Exchange Applications Now Being Accepted (Deadline 2/3/12)

During the second semester of your 2L year, you can petition the Administrative Board to study at Berkeley for your 3L year. A maximum of five students will be approved to participate in the exchange with priority given to students with academic interests served by visiting at Berkeley.  To apply, please draft a short email petition (one paragraph to a few pages) detailing your interest in studying at Berkeley (personal and professional) and attach a proposed course of study during your time at Berkeley.  Petitions should  be emailed to dos@law by Friday, February 3 at 5pm.  Decisions will be made by early April.  Additional information can be found at:

HLS Ski Trip to Sunday River 2/3-2/5

Whether you know how to ski or not this trip will be a great chance to get away for the weekend and bond with fellow students. Space is limited so you don’t want to miss out!

Included in the trip

  •  Your stay at the Jordan Grand Resort
  • Free sweatshirt
  • Free snack pack
  • Transportation
  • 2 day lift ticket
  • 1 tubing ticket


Cost is $250 due at signup in the DOS office WCC-3039.


Sociology 172. Crime, Media, Law and Society – (New Course)

Catalog Number: 51199
Cory Theodore Way
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., at 10. EXAM GROUP: 12
Examines why crime stories have been consistently compelling to societies and citizens. Explores how crime narratives have been harnessed to advance various (and often overlapping) objectives, including political, ideological, journalistic, artistic and commercial aims. Analyzes the role and impact of crime narratives in contemporary society, and the responsibilities (if any) of the creators and consumers of these narratives.

Students should feel free to contact me.  Thank you.

Suzanne Ogungbadero
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Harvard Sociology Department
668 William James Hall

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Summer Law Clerk Position

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

501 Boylston Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02116





January 10, 2012


Summer Law Clerk Position


MetLife is seeking a current law student to fill a Summer Law Clerk Position in its office located inBoston,Massachusetts.  The clerkship will be for a 10-week program beginning May 21, 2012 and ending July 27, 2012.  The law clerk is expected to work 40 hours per week and will be compensated at a rate of $32.50 per hour.  Practice areas in theBoston office generally include: Insurance, Marketing, Advanced Sales, Securities Products and Regulation, Tax and ERISA matters.


Applicants may send their resumes to:           Cindy Snodgrass

                                                                        Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

                                                                        501 Boylston Street

                                                                        Boston, MA 02116

                                                                        Email:  bostonlawclerkprogram at


No phone calls please.


To be considered for the position, resumes must be received by no later than ­­­­­­­­­February  25, 2011.  If sent by e-mail, the subject line should state: “Summer Law Clerk Position”.  Please submit resume either by U.S. mail or e-mail; DO NOT send it both ways.


Due to the anticipated number of resumes, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted and resumes received after ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­February 25, 2011 will not be considered.      If you require any additional information, please send an e-mail to Cindy Snodgrass at  bostonlawclerkprogram at








Equal Opportunity Employer

MetLife is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status (if legally authorized to work in the United States), disability, covered veteran status, or marital status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Professor Howard Gardner Presents: In 2012, What is ‘Good Work’ in the Law?

March 21, 2012

12pm WCC 2036 Milstein East B

Professor Howard Gardner – In 2012, What is ‘Good Work’ in the Law?

Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard University

The Goodwork Project is a large scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work – work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners – and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society.  After introducing the Project, Gardner will lead a discussion of what is ‘good work’ in the law today, what are the obstacles to achieving it, how can one best overcome those obstacles?

Professor Dan Gilbert Presents: How to Do Precisely the Right Thing at All Possible Times

February 16, 2012

4pm WCC – 2036 Milstein East C

Professor Dan Gilbert – How to Do Precisely the Right Thing at all Possible Times

Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness., and host of the PBS television series This Emotional Life.

Most experts tell us what to decide but they don’t tell us how. So the moment we face a novel decision—should I move to Cleveland or Anchorage? Marry Jennifer or Joanne? Become an architect or a pastry chef?—we’re lost. Is it possible to do the right thing at all possible times? In fact, there is a simple method for making decisions that most people find easy to understand but impossible to follow. New research in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics explains why.

MBTA Passes Have Arrived

MBTA passes have now arrived and are available for pickup at the Dean of Students Office, located in WCC 3039. Please bring your Harvard ID card in order to sign out your pass. If you have yet to pay for your pass, please bring payment along with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 617-495-1880, or email us at  dos at

Research Assistant Needed

Professor Carol Steiker is looking for a research assistant for a project on the Rehnquist Court and the Fourth Amendment. The research assistant must have taken Criminal Procedure in a section that emphasized the Fourth Amendment. 

Please submit a statement of interest, an unofficial transcript, and a resume to  acegielski at by Monday, February 6 at 9 am.

Harvard Business Law Review — Student Writing Contest

HBLR will hold its first annual student writing contest this spring. Submissions should be on a business law topic and be between 6,000 to 12,000 words. The winner will be published in the spring issue of the HBLR and will receive a $500 prize, courtesy of Fenwick & West LLP. Interested students should email  hblrnotes at for feedback and assistance on developing potential pieces, including adapting prior work done for credit. Final submissions are due to  hblrnotes at on February 12 and will be judged by a separate committee.

Administrative Law (Prof. Rakoff/Spring 2012-Introductory and First Assignment Information

The textbook for the course is Strauss, Rakoff, Farina and Metzger, Gellhorn and Byse’s Administrative Law-Cases and Comments – Eleventh Edition (2011) – and is available now at the Law Coop.   For the first class on Wednesday, January 25, please read pages 2-18 of the textbook.  In addition, I would appreciate your not bringing laptops to class this semester.