Research Assistants needed for work on trauma, human rights and refugee law, focusing on the relationship between lawyers and psychological, medical and human rights experts in asylum cases

Research Assistants needed for work on trauma, human rights and refugee law. Sabi Ardalan, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, is looking for research assistance this Spring focusing on the impact of trauma on refugees, the relationship between lawyers and psychological, medical and human rights experts in asylum cases, and the conflicts that may arise in the course of preparing an asylum applicant’s case. She is particularly interested in exploring interdisciplinary and comparative and international perspectives. If interested, please email Sabi Ardalan at  sardalan at by February 8, 2013 with your resume and the basis for your interest in the position, including any relevant coursework or experience.

HLS Culinary Classes


Brought to you by Dean of Students, HLS Wellness and Restaurant Associates

*Spots are limited.

March 6th

5pm-7pm CAP 25ppl, HARK servery “ How to roll Sushi 1”

Sign up in DOS by March 1


March 28th

5pm-7pm CAP 25ppl Hark Servery “How to make curry sauce”

Sign up in DOS by March 22


April 16th

5pm-7pm CAP 25ppl Hark Servery “How to roll Sushi 2”

Sign up in DOS by April 12

Coop student election for Board of Directors

Student Coop members

Would you value an opportunity to gain practical business experience while you influence the way the Coop serves students and other members, and receive a stipend as well?

Well, the Coop can offer you an opportunity to do just that as a member of the Coop Board of Directors. The Coop is now accepting applications from interested Harvard and MIT undergraduate and graduate degree candidate students to serve during the 2013-2014 academic school year. The elected student directors will have an opportunity to closely interact with academic and business professionals from the MIT and Harvard communities.


The Coop Board of Directors meets approximately six times during the school year. Service on committees offers additional opportunities for exposure in many aspects of business- finance-auditing-real estate, community relations and charitable giving.

For election information contact Allan Powell or contact the student directors to discuss their service and experience:


Christina Adams

Cody Dean        

Oliver Hauser    

May Lam           

Allison Trzop    

Joshua Zhang    

Paige Finkelstein

Emma Kane      

Ellie Bertani      

Sam Shaner       

Josh Dunaway   


It’s Election Season Now!

Apply online at until February 20, 2013 to be nominated as a candidate for election to the Coop Board of Directors- click on Student Election for complete information


* Only paid-up student Coop members who are degree candidates at MIT and Harvard may apply.

Legal Services Center Summer Fellows Program 2013 Now Accepting Applications

The Legal Services Center is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Fellows Program. Summer fellows have the unique opportunity to work full-time with one of the following clinics at the Center: Administrative/Disability Litigation Clinic; Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (formerly the Health Law and Policy Clinic; Estate Planning Clinic; Food Law and Policy Clinic; Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic; Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic; Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic – Student Lending/For-Profit Colleges Project; and, Veterans Clinic. Summer fellows are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including SPIF and EJA. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until opportunities are filled. For more information on the program and how to apply visit:… or contact  lscsummer at

Research Assistant

Professor Jesse Fried is seeking to hire a student to assist in the preparation of a law review article on venture capital exits in Silicon Valley. The student should be available for 20 hours between now and February 10th, and for another 20 hours or so between February 10th and the end of the spring semester. Preference will be given to students who have taken a course on, or otherwise have a background in, venture capital. Please send CV, unofficial transcript, and a brief explanation of your interest to  jfried at by 5:00 pm, January 31st.

Get your taxes done by TaxHelp

Do you need to file a tax return? Let us do it for you! TaxHelp volunteers, Harvard Law School students, prepare federal and state income tax returns for free. We can also prepare a 1040NR and Form 8843 for foreign students. We will be at the Cambridge Public Library (449 Broadway) on Fridays from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM starting February 1st until April 13th (excluding March 15-23). No appointment is necessary. You should bring all of your tax forms, driver’s license, and Social Security cards (or ITIN numbers) for you and your family (if applicable). For more information, visit or e-mail  hls.taxhelp at

Prof. V. Jackson – Proportionality Seminar- First Reading Assignment

The first reading assignment is posted on the course website. It is as follows: For our first class, an Introduction to Proportionality from Pragmatic Perspectives in the United States and Canada, please read David Beatty, The Ultimate Rule of Law (Chapter 2, on religious liberty), available at:… David Law, Generic Constitutional Law, 89 Minn L Rev 652, 687-98 (2005). Available at…. Neomi Rao, On the Use and Abuse of Dignity in Constitutional Law, 14 Colum J Eur L 201, 232-38 (2008) Available at:…. Handout, R. v Oakes (Canadian Supreme Court decision) (excerpts), posted on course website Friday January 25, 2013 Handout, R. v Edwards Books and Art (Canadian Supreme Court decision) (excerpts), to be posted on course website either Friday January 25, 2013 or Monday January 31


The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is offering public interest summer positions for summer 2013. These are SPIF-eligible positions and satisfy the pro bono requirement. Students who elect to work for 10 weeks are eligible for an additional stipend. Summer student attorneys at PLAP represent Massachusetts state prison inmates at disciplinary hearings and parole hearings, and assist inmates with a variety of other issues. This is a great experience: you pick the cases on which you work, and you work on them from start to finish. In addition, you will gain valuable experience interviewing clients, arguing cases, and writing appeals when necessary. There are very few summer jobs out there that will give you this much experience taking actual cases from start to finish. No prior experience or coursework is necessary. We are looking for dedicated individuals who have a strong interest in working closely with clients, managing their own cases, and are not afraid to learn. A driver’s license is helpful. If you are interested, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO CARL LISBERGER at  clisberger at BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4th. Applicants will then be contacted for interviews. We encourage you to apply now as hiring decisions will begin after February 4th, but we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis throughout. This is an incredible way to spend your summer and there are only a few positions available. Please email Carl or Sarah Morton at  smorton at with questions.

Chayes Program Applicants Should Schedule Interviews

A reminder to HLS students planning to apply for a 2013 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship: the deadline for submitting your application is Friday, February 1, but you must also contact International Legal Studies by Thursday, January 31 to schedule a 15-minute interview with a Chayes Program representative. Interview times are available from 9 a.m. until 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, Thursday, February 7, and Friday, February 8. Applicants should call International Legal Studies at (617) 384-5284 or send an email to  ils at, no later than 5 p.m. on January 31, indicating times when you are available. You will receive a confirmation e-mail indicating the time and place for your interview and the name of your interviewer. This interview is an opportunity for you to further explain what you are hoping to do this summer and why; your background, skills and interests; and where things stand in your efforts to secure a placement. There is no dress code for the interview — you can wear whatever you would wear to class. Detailed information about the Chayes Program and the application timeline and process is available at….