Berkeley Exchange Applications now being Accepted

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 1, 2013 at 5pm.  Decisions will be made by early April.  Additional information can be found at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/policy/special-populations/berkeley.html.

Litman Summer Fellowship Information Session

Litman Summer Fellowship Info Session for 1Ls on Monday, January 14th at 5 PM in WCC2012. Come find out more about the Litman Summer Fellowship, the application process, and hear from one of last year’s Litman Fellow. The fellowship consists of (1) indigent criminal defense work in show cause hearings in and around Boston and (2) an independent research project related to criminal defense work, supervised by a law faculty member. This fellowship is eligible for SPIF funding as well as additional funding through the Jack Litman Memorial Fund. Pizza will be served.

Spots for 1Ls and 2Ls in Law and Social Movements

Prof. Lani Guinier has opened more spaces for 1Ls and 2Ls in her Spring 2013 class, Law and Social Movements. Interested students should send a 1 paragraph statement of interest to Janet Moran at  jmoran at law.harvard.edu. The class takes an interdisciplinary look at how social movements interact with lawyers and the law, and the advocacy strategies employed by lawyers in social movements. Class meeting times are Monday and Tuesday from 1:00-3:00pm. The class satisfies students’ professional responsibility credit requirement.

Spots Still Available in Spring Population-Level Bioethics Reading Group

There are still a few open spots in the Population-Level Bioethics Reading Group to be held for credit at HLS in the Spring. The 1-Credit Course Meets W 5:00pm – 7:00pm. This reading group examines issues in ethics and health policy, including a basic account of justice and health; ethical critique of maximization methodologies, including cost-effectiveness analysis; individual and social responsibility for health; and other topics. The course is taught by multiple instructors from across the university who will rotate between sessions, bringing together philosophical, medical and legal bioethicists from across the university, some of the leading scholars in the world on these subjects. There is no written work for this reading group. It is pass/fail. To pass students are expected to have done the reading, attend each session, and participate. Please note that although this is 1 Credit Reading Group it meets every week of the semester for two hours. The course is open to HLS, HSPH, FAS, HMS, KSG, and any other graduate student at the university. Enrollment is by-permission of the instructor. Submit a maximum one page description of interest in the subject, relevant course work (particularly in political philosophy and/or bioethics, or other relevant background) via Kaitlin Burroughs ( kburroughs at law.harvard.edu).

HLS Parody seeking actors, dancers, singers & crew!

Audition for the HLS Parody! Every year, over 70 motivated students write, direct, rehearse, produce and perform the annual Harvard Law School Parody. The Parody is a full length musical theater performance that takes a light-hearted look at the people and events that shape HLS. We are seeking actors, dancers, singers, and crew to participate in this wonderful tradition! This year’s Parody will run for five nights, from March 2 through March 6. 1L’s, 2L’s, 3L’s, LLM’s and SJD’s are all encouraged to audition! Auditions will be held all day on Sunday, January 27 and in the evenings of Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29. If you are interested in performing in the Parody or joining the production crew, send an email to the co-producers, Kate Aizpuru ’14 & Raul Campillo ’14, at  parody2013 at gmail.com with your availability on those days. We are also seeking someone with artistic talent to be our artistic director. The artistic director will design the backdrops, cast and crew t-shirts, official parody posters, and program cover. If you are interested in this role, please email the producers at  parody2013 at gmail.com.