Merrimack Premium Outlet – Shopping Trip!

You are invited to join your fellow HLS students for our upcoming shopping trip to the Merrimack Premium Outlets  – stock up on winter weather wear apparel and take advantage of this opportunity for early holiday shopping!   Round-trip transportation and VIP coupon books will be provided.

 

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=101

Please complete the following poll asap to reserve your spot: http://tinyurl.com/Outlets2012 Space is limited, and participation will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.  We will follow up early next week to confirm attendance and provide more information in preparation for next Friday’s trip.

Friday, Nov. 2nd
3:30-9:30pm

3:30pm – bus departs from Mass Ave. in front of WCC (please arrive no later than 3:15pm to load the bus)
3-9pm – shopping and dinner at the Merrimack Premium Outlets Center in Merrimack, NH
9pm – load bus and return to campus

Last few days to request Israel Trip applications!

JLSA’s annual trip to Israel offers HLS students a special opportunity to explore the wonders and complexities of the modern state of Israel. The trip includes visits to major historical, religious, and cultural sites throughout Israel as well as meetings with senior Israeli officials and leaders. This year’s trip is scheduled for March 14 – 24, 2013.

Announcing the first annual Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition

 

 

Student Registration Open: Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition

 

The Radcliffe Institute launches its annual Public Art Competition dedicated to giving Harvard students the opportunity to create new art for the community. The winning student or team of students will receive a $5,000 prize and funding for construction of a public art installation in a prominent new garden space on Brattle Street at the Radcliffe Institute. Simple registration required by November 30.  Submissions due January 30.  Full details available at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/publicart

 

Presidential Instructional Technology Fellow

Presidential Instructional Technology Fellow for the Law School

The Harvard Law Library is accepting applications from Harvard students as a 2012 Presidential Instructional Technology Fellow.

The Instructional Technologist will work with Professor Jon Hanson and the Library’s Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Solutions group to update Professor Hanson’s innovative SituWiki for his Torts class, a Law and Mind Sciences project.

Requirements
Required skills include familiarity with Web design, interest in technologies that support digital resource development, and ability to quickly learn and assimilate new instructional technologies. Applicants should be responsible, autonomous, organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Pay is $17/hour between 10 and 20 hours per week.  Hours are flexible, but the instructional technologist must be available to meet with Library staff on a regular, ongoing basis. Please contact Kimberly Hall,  khall at law.harvard.edu, 5-5039.

Capitalism Summer Research Fellowships

The Program on the Study of Capitalism is pleased to announce its PSC Research Fellowships, supported by a grant from the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy.  PSC Research Fellowships are available to support summer travel and living expenses in amounts from $2500 to $5000 for students doing research on the political economy of capitalism. Those with interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.  PSC Research Fellowships   Proposals (1500 word limit) are due January 10, 2013, for the 2013 calendar year. They should be accompanied by a current CV, and two letters of support. Please submit completed proposals to Amanda Cegielski, Griswold 4 South,  acegielski at law.harvard.edu.

Berkman Center Accepting Fellowship Applications for 2013-2014

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has opened our yearly call for fellowship applications. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend the 2013-2014 academic year in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of Berkman’s community of pioneers, and who seek to deeply engage in the collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet’s most interesting, challenging, and compelling issues.

We invite applications from those who are working on issues related to Internet and society who are familiar with the work of the Berkman Center as well as those who are not; those studying issues that overlap with ongoing Berkman interests and those who will expose us to new opportunities and approaches; scholars, practitioners, innovators, and others committed to understanding and advancing the public interest; those who come from and have interest in countries industrialized or developing; and people just beginning their work, in the midst of it, or eager to reflect upon it.  Stipends and benefits are awarded to fellows on a case-by-case basis.

The application deadline is January 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

More information about this call for applications can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/fellowships/opencall20132014

More information about the Berkman Center Fellowship Program can be found at
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/fellowships

A Fellowship Program FAQ can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/fellowships/faq

Moot Court Board: Funding Available

The new Harvard Law School Moot Court Board is currently receiving applications for teams wishing to compete in external moot court competitions. There are many competitions around the world covering a variety of different areas of the law. Currently, the Board sponsors a number of teams, including Jessup (Public International Law), Vis (International Arbitration), WTO Moot (Trade Law), Sports Law, and Foreign Direct Investment (Investor-State Arbitration).The Board will be able to fund registration costs and may be able to subsidize travel expenses.  If you are interested in forming a team and applying for funding, please email Moot Court Board President Michael Jacobson at  mjacobson at jd13.law.harvard.edu with a brief statement of interest.

RA Position: Professor Intisar Rabb Seeks 1-2 Research Assistants

Visiting Professor Intisar Rabb seeks one or more research assistants for projects related to Islamic law. No prior knowledge is required. Hours are flexible. Interested students should submit a resume and a short cover letter describing any interest or background working on Islamic law or comparative law. (Arabic language is not necessary, but it is helpful for one of the projects.) Please email Sandra Mays,  smays at law.harvard.edu, by October 29.

Election Protection Volunteers Wanted

Educate. Empower. Protect. Election Protection – led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – is the nation’s largest NON-PARTISAN voter protection coalition. Through the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline and a comprehensive legal field deployment, Election Protection helps ensure eligible voters are able to participate in our democracy while collecting data for meaningful reform so that our elections are free, fair, and accessible.

Training on Wed 10/24, 4-6 pm in WCC 2009 to discuss election day poll monitoring and opportunities for law students and attorneys.

See volunteer.866ourvote.org or contact  lbranson at law.harvard.edu with questions.

Concert Tickets for Sale – Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy

The Dean of Students Office is selling tickets for a concert featuring Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy.  The concert will be held on Saturday night, November 3, at 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Boston.  The seats are located in the Orchestra section and we are selling them at a discounted price of $20 per ticket.

Tickets are very limited so. if you are interested, we encourage you to purchase them as soon as possible.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the Dean of Students Office during our normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm).  We take cash, check, and credit card (Visa, AmEx, MasterCard).

With any questions, please feel free to stop by our office, call us at 617-495-1880, or email us at  dos at law.harvard.edu.

 

2013 NYU Immigration Moot Court Competition!

2013 NYU Immigration Moot Court Competition!
description: We invite you to apply to the 2013 NYU Immigration Law Moot Court Competition, to be held February 22-24, 2013.  We expect a great competition this year, and have confirmed an exciting final panel including Judges Guido Calabresi and Robert Katzmann of the Second Circuit.  Application submissions must be postmarked by Monday, October 22, 2012 to be considered.  The priority deadline to apply for funding from HLS Moot Court Board is November 1, 2012.  If you have any questions, email  michaelgrantjacobson at gmail.com
or  mootcourtboard at mail.law.harvard.edu.

Important Dates:
Applications must be postmarked by: Monday, October 22, 2012
Teams selected to participate will be notified by email by: November 5, 2012
Competition:  February 22-24, 2013

Publishing Opportunity With Major National Publisher

Publishing Opportunity With Major National Publisher

Earn a resume item as a contributor to an LSAT book with Barron’s Test Prep Publications.

What: Review simulated sample Analytical Reasoning games for logical errors

Who we are: Jay Cutts, director of the Cutts Graduate Reviews, is the lead author for Barron’s new LSAT book (July 2013)

Who you are: You have superior skills on the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT. Ideally, you got fewer than 4 questions wrong on timed AR sections.

 

When: Now. We have an immediate need (this week!) for help. There may also be additional opportunities in the next three weeks.

 

Time commitment: You should be able to review an AR section in 1-1.5 hours. It is fine if you can only do one section.

 

Compensation: There is no monetary compensation. You will be able to refer to your work for Barron’s in your resume. Your name will appear in the book, and Barron’s will have you on record as a potential future contributor. I’ll be glad to discuss the publishing industry and share insights with you.

 

Contact: Please call Jay Cutts, ASAP, at 505-281-0684. I can be reached from 10 am to 10 pm Mountain time, 7 days. Thank you for your interest. I can be reached at orders@cuttsreviews.com, but prefer a phone call.

Legal Research Questions

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several legal research classes on various topics throughout October and November.  These classes are a great way to get started on a writing project or just develop your legal research skills for work on a journal, in a clinic, at a clerkship or at any new job.  Signup information for all classes is available here: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/researchtraining#!/month/2012/10

1.      Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work
2.      Getting Started with LinkedIn
3.      Getting Started with Evernote
4.      Finding court records & briefs
5.      Criminal Justice Research Quickie
6.      HBS Style Company & Industry Research
7.      Administrative Law Research
8.      Essential Employer Research: Researching Law Firms, Lawyers and Judges
9.      Apps for Law Students and Lawyers

Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work
Monday, October 22 from 5:00 to 5:30
Location: WCC 4061
Come learn how to find and mine SEC filings to commit acts of good and evil, whether helping take a company public (S-1), co-opting M&A agreements or finding other model forms.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn,  ljunghahn at law.harvard.edu

Getting Started with LinkedIn
Wednesday October 24th from 12:00 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Are you interested in finding out what LinkedIn has to offer for your job search and networking efforts? This 45 minute session will walk you through the process of getting started with LinkedIn, while highlighting some of the service’s most popular features.
Contact: Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

Getting Started with Evernote
Tuesday October 30th from 5:00 to 5:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Evernote is a cloud based service that makes it easy to share notes, documents and images across multiple devices. Combined with the many apps that have been created to enhance it, Evernote is a powerful tool for organizing, using and searching through your research, class notes and personal documents.
Contact: Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

Finding court records & briefs
Wednesday October 31 from 12:00 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Are you looking for court documents? This class will introduce you to techniques and resources for finding court documents from appellate briefs to trial transcripts.
Contact: Mindy Kent,  mkent at law.harvard.edu

Criminal Justice Research Quickie
Friday, November 2 from 12:30 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Interested in Criminal Justice? Attend a quickie training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, videos and other materials.
Contact: Michelle Pearse,  mpearse at law.harvard.edu

HBS Style Company & Industry Research
Friday, November 2 from 3:00 to 3:30
Location: WCC 4062
Come learn how to conduct a company and industry research, including resources for PE and VC deals.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn,  ljunghahn at law.harvard.edu

Administrative Law Research
Monday, November 5 from 12:15 to 12:45
Location: WCC 4061
Follow the agency rule promulgation process; find and update regulations; find administrative decisions; and navigate agency websites for links to the Code of Federal Regulation and Federal Register.
Contact: Lisa Junghahn,  ljunghahn at law.harvard.edu

Essential Employer Research: Researching Law Firms, Lawyers and Judges
Thursday November 8 from 12:00 to 12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Set yourself apart in your job search. Learn how to mine the Library’s resources for background information about potential employers to help target your applications and prepare you for your interviews.
Contact: Mindy Kent,  mkent at law.harvard.edu. Or Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

Apps for Law Students and Lawyers
Wednesday November 14th from 12-12:45
Location: Areeda 524, 5th floor conference room, Library
Come learn about mobile apps that will help you to use your mobile device to research on the go, increase your overall productivity and have fun!
Contact: Carli Spina,  cspina at law.harvard.edu

POSITION IN JAPANESE LAW FIRM for 1 year (Sept 2013-2014) deadline extended to Oct 22

POSITION IN JAPANESE LAW FIRM

One of Japan’s foremost law firms (Yanagida & Assoc) seeks a talented student to work for one year (starting September 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 enjoys an excellent reputation and employs many Harvard graduates.

The student should have strong legal credentials and fluency in English. 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) by October 22.

Translators needed

Are you a Harvard law student? Fluent or have near-native fluency in a foreign language? Harvard Student Agencies is currently looking for translators fluent in: Dutch, Romanian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.

Harvard Student Agencies pays student translators who are proficient in a foreign language roughly $11-$13 per page translated.
If interested, the application can be found at http://translations.hsa.net/pages/employment
Please email translationoffice@mail.hsa.net with questions.