Entertainment Law Initiative – Music Law Writing Competition – $5,000 First Prize

Entrants must identify research and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry, and the length is limited to an accessible 3,000 words. The Initiative has moved its home online information site to Facebook, the link to which is below. Please visit the site for a complete list of rules: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Entert… The submission deadline is 11:00 AM PST, January 3, 2013.

MBTA Semester Pass

In concert with the MBTA, Harvard Law School offers students the opportunity to sign-up for the MBTA Semester Pass Program at a discount of 25%. The program runs from February 1 – May 31, 2013. This program is only available to HLS students.

To sign up for the Spring 2013 pass, MBTA Flyer complete this form turn it in along with payment (cash or check) by January 4, 2013 to the Dean of Students Office (located in Suite 3039 in WCC). Paper copies of the form are available in the Dean of Students Office. Checks may be made out to Harvard University.

  • Click here to view pricing information for the MBTA pass.
  • If you find yourself using the train or bus at least 6 times a week then this program is for you.
  • To learn more about Greater Boston’s Public Transportation System or purchase passes for a single month, visit the MBTA website.
  • Contact the Dean of Students Office (617-495-1880) with any questions.

HBLR Student Note Competition

The Harvard Business Law Review  http://www.hblr.org) is accepting submissions for its second annual Student Note Competition. Submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words and should be on a business law topic. Reflecting the diverse interests of HBLR, previous topics have included financial regulation, emerging markets, international business and M&A, energy law, and corporate governance. For an example of a student note, see: http://www.hblr.org/wp-content/uploads/2…. The HBLR will evaluate the submissions, and the winning piece will be published in the spring issue. Interested students should email  hblrnotes at gmail.com for feedback and assistance on developing potential pieces, including adapting prior work done for credit. Final submissions are due to  hblrnotes at gmail.com by Friday, February 8.

Cleary Gottlieb Summer Fellowship – Deadline extended

The Cleary Gottlieb Fellowship is now being offered for Summer 2013. The selected Harvard student will work with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and Greater Boston Legal Services on cases involving the direct representation of noncitizens applying for U.S. asylum and related protections. In addition, the Program is active in appellate and policy advocacy on local, national and international levels. The fellow will work on appellate and advocacy issues, perform research and assist in representing clients through the clinic. To apply, email Bonnie Rubrecht ( brubrecht at law.harvard.edu) with a resume, cover letter (including a description of any prior experience) and your interest, law school transcript (unofficial ok) along with two references. HIRC will interview candidates on campus in December and January and Cleary Gottlieb will select the fellow through their fellowship committee by the end of January/beginning of February. New extended deadline: Friday, January 4th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.