Volunteer for Harvard Law School’s (Mock) Jury Duty!

Thursday, 1/24/2013 and/or Friday, 1/25/2013 Calling all who are interested in serving as jurors in the mock trials for Harvard Law School’s Winter 2013 Trial Advocacy Workshop! Trials will be held: Thursday, January 24 from 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston Friday, January 25 from 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston The attorneys in these trials are second and third year law students who would benefit greatly from feedback on their performances. We are hoping to have 10-15 people per jury to deliberate and to give their judgments on whether the students have convinced them or not in the individual cases. Please contact Amy Soto at  asoto at law.harvard.edu if you are able to serve during one or more of these afternoons.

Spring Break Pro Bono Trip Applications Due Jan 30

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs offers students the opportunity to conduct pro bono work during spring break through organized and subsidized group trips. Info Session Monday, Jan 28 at noon in WCC 2012. Lunch provided. Submit an application online http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/cli… by Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Three trips: 1) Hurricane Sandy Legal Help in New York/New Jersey 2) Delta Directions in Clarksdale, MS and 3) Combating Anti-Immigration Legislation in Birmingham, Alabama

Summer Research Assistant Position for Professor Klarman

Professor Klarman is looking to hire one research assistant to work for him for about 8-10 weeks this summer. This would be a full-time job—roughly 40 hours per week. The pay would be the standard rate at which HLS pays research assistants, which is currently $11.50/hour. The deadline for the application is Feb. 8, 2013. Professor Klarman will make a decision as to whom to hire shortly thereafter. If you are interested in applying for the job, please submit the following materials to Professor Klarman’s assistant Kimberly O’Hagan (not to Professor Klarman directly) at  kohagan at law.harvard.edu: a copy of your resume, a very brief statement of any background you have that might be relevant to his hiring decision, and—this is important—the name and email address of someone with whom you have worked closely within the last several years whom Professor Klarman could contact for a reference (his preference would be for a faculty member, either undergraduate or law school, but an employer would also suffice). Should you decide to apply for this job, please be prepared to commit to accepting it if it is offered to you. This is because Professor Klarman don’t want to go through the hiring process more than once. It makes perfect sense that you might not wish to make that commitment, as you may be exploring other summer job possibilities, but if that is the case, please do not apply for this job. Most of the work would be related to a book he hopes to finish this summer—a short, revisionist history of the Founding. Much of the work would be tracking down original sources (e.g., letters from Madison, speeches at the Constitutional Convention or the ratifying conventions), confirming quotations, etc. There might also be some miscellaneous Constitutional Law-related assignments. E.g., read the briefs in Griswold v. Connecticut and write him a memo summarizing the arguments. Professor Klarman thinks (hopes) most of the work would be reasonably interesting. If you are interested in hearing what it is like to work as Professor Klarman’s summer research assistant, please feel free to contact Marco Basile,  marco.p.basile at gmail.com. Marco worked for Professor Klarman during summer 2011.

Apply to Lead a Law and Development Project

Harvard’s Law and International Development Society is now accepting applications for team leaders to lead law and development projects with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe supervising attorneys and our NGO partners, including: Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Open Society Institute, and Nanubhai Education Foundation. Applications are due by January 25, at 5 pm and can be accessed at http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/pr…. If you have any questions, please email one of our project VPs, Becky at  rwolozin at jd14.law.harvard.edu or Megumi at  mtsutsui at jd14.law.harvard.edu.