Important Harvard University Housing Information

Subject: Important Harvard University Housing Information

Dear Harvard Affiliate: If you would like to apply to live in Harvard University Housing and want to choose from the largest inventory, please submit an application on our web site,, between March 1 and May 1. Availability is more limited at other times, although applications are accepted year-round.

Once your application is approved, you may view and select an apartment at any time.

  • Beginning April 8, apartments with lease start dates April through early June will be posted on the Currently Available page of our web site. Depending on inventory, additional listings may be added throughout the year.
  • Apartments with later lease start dates will be rented during the on-line View/Select window period, which begins in early May. Approved applicants who applied between March 1 and May 1, and have not selected an apartment from the Currently Available inventory, will be notified in early May regarding the dates of their View and Select windows.

Here are just a few of the many reasons to consider making your home with Harvard University Housing:

  • We offer a wide variety of properties located near the graduate schools.
  • Heat, hot water, electricity, and gas are included in the rent.  At some locations, air conditioning and/or Harvard RESnet Internet service are also included.
  • No security deposit, application fee, or finder’s fee required.
  • The Graduate Commons program, available in participating properties, provides a vibrant social and learning community. Visit for more information.
  • You can share your Harvard University Housing apartment with another Harvard affiliate to reduce housing costs. Visit to view and post free listings.


Visit to learn more; please note that eligibility restrictions apply.

Questions? Send an email to


YONG K. KIM ’95 MEMORIAL PRIZE This prize was established by the East Asian Legal Studies program in memory of Yong K. Kim A.B. ’92, J.D. ’95 through the generosity of his parents, Professor and Mrs. Joe H. Kim, his family, and many friends at and beyond the Law School. A prize of $1,500 is awarded to the student who makes the most significant contribution to the life of the Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies program. That contribution may take several forms. It may entail authorship of a paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia, or legal issues concerning international relations in the region or with the United States. Alternatively, it may entail active and creative participation in EALS and the fostering of understanding at Harvard Law School regarding East Asia and its interaction with the U.S. The prize recipient should also possess Yong Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding and plan a career that will further advance these interests. Papers may be written in conjunction with a course or seminar or as an independent study project at the Law School. Papers are due by May 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm along with the required cover sheet (see Please submit two hard copies to the East Asian Legal Studies office (Austin 301) and an electronic copy via email to Mike Zaisser at  mzaisser at

Research Assistant

Jill Goldenziel (Lecturer, Harvard College and BU Law), and Professors Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon (University of New South Wales) are looking to hire 2 or more HLS student research assistants. Their project studies whether judges are more likely to be activist or exercise restraint when it is easier to override them. It will use US state constitutions and judicial decisions as a “laboratory” for analyzing this issue. Successful applicants will be involved in reading and coding state appellate court decisions to identify when courts invalidate legislation for inconsistency with relevant state constitutions. We encourage applications from law students with a background and interest in constitutional law and/or US politics/government. Prior research experience in economics, political science, or related fields may be helpful, but is not required. Those interested should e-mail  jgolden at ASAP with a brief statement of interest in the body of the e-mail, a CV, a short writing sample (~5 pages, can be an excerpt), and names and contact information for 2 references.


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. Spanish speakers are especially welcome to apply. If you are interested, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO CARL LISBERGER at clisberger at Applicants will then be contacted for interviews. We encourage you to apply now. 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.

Renowned Dear World tribute project and its founder Robert X. Fogarty returns to Cambridge: Keynote 7:00pm in the HKS Forum

The renowned Dear World tribute project and its founder Robert X. Fogarty returns to Cambridge to capture the Harvard community’s messages to the world through distinctive, moving portraits. Have your photo taken (all photos will be emailed for each participant to keep) during the day and then join Dear World Live at 7:00pm in the HKS Forum. There will be a keynote by Robert and slide show of all the photos. Additionally, five special stories will be invited from the day’s photos to share on stage the meaning behind their message. Learn more about Dear World and via video:

The 2013-2014 HLS On Campus Housing Application is now available

The 2013-2014 HLS On Campus Housing Application is now available to all returning students – current 1Ls, 2Ls, and SJDs.  The deadline to be included in the lottery is 5:00 pm EST on March 13, 2013.

To apply for HLS On Campus Housing, visit the new housing portal – Home at Harvard Law School (HAHLS):


Please contact Hayley Brown at 617-496-6054 or with any questions.

RA Position Available

Research Assistant needed to explore the possibilities of innovation and entrepreneurship in lawyering for social justice. Interest in social justice and anti-poverty work essential, prior coursework in Law and Social Change helpful but not required. Prior experience in social sciences, impact assessment, management consulting, interdisciplinary work also useful. Please email Bettina Neuefeind, HLS Research Fellow, at  bneuefeind at with your resume and the basis for your interest in the position, including any relevant coursework or experience.

Apply to be on the 2013 Harvard Foreign Direct Investment Moot Team!

The Harvard Moot Court Board is currently seeking people who want to participate in the Foreign Direct Investment Law Moot, which takes place in Frankfurt in October 2013. If you are interested in trying out for the team or have any questions, please email Sarah Kalin at  skalin at by February 24. The team will hold tryouts the weekend of March 1. For more information regarding the competition and this year’s problem, see the moot’s website at www.fdimoot.or

Economic Decision Making Study

We are conducting an experimental study in economic decision-making. In this experiment, you will be matched with other people and asked to play a decision-making computer game. The experiment will last NO MORE than 90 minutes and you will receive a payment NO LOWER than $17 PER HOUR for your participation. Note that $17 is the MINIMUM payment PER HOUR. You can earn MORE than $17 PER HOUR, according to your performance in the experiment! Previous experience is NOT required. Experiments will be held various times Feb. 22-27 (see link). You can participate only ONCE in this study.… Professor Spier  experiments at

Apply For the Litman Summer Fellowship

The Jack T. Litman Fellowship is currently accepting 1L applications for the summer program, which consists of both indigent criminal defense work and a substantive research project with an HLS professor. Fellows will be awarded $1000, in addition to SPIF funding. To apply for a 2013 Fellowship, please submit a cover letter and resume to kwagner at and jmachlin at

Sign Up for Spring Research Classes

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several research classes on various topics from February to April. 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. Sign up here:… More info on classes here:… 1. HBS Style Company & Industry Research 2. What’s up with Dodd-Frank!? 3. Bankruptcy-Reorganization-Insolvency Research 4. Top 5 Tips for Subciting Sanity 5. LinkedIn Lab 6. Finding and Mining SEC docs (EDGAR filings) for Transactional Work 7. Beyond Legal Research 8. Finding Court Records & Briefs 9. Massachusetts Legal Research 10. Beyond Googling – Other Strategies for Researching People 11. Criminal Justice Research 12. Introduction to Federal Legislative History Research 13. PowerPoint Alternatives 14. Introduction to ADR Research 15. Mobile Apps for Law, Research & Fun 16. Powerful, Professional Presentations

Have You Ever Wanted to Be Published in a Best-Selling Book?

Have You Ever Wanted to Be Published in a Best-Selling Book?

The Harvard Crimson is currently in the process of compiling the newest edition of its 55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays book. If you are interested, please email submissions or questions to or Anonymous submissions are also welcome.

UPDATEDeadline for submission is next Friday, February 22nd.


Friday, 2/15 3pm-5pm at the Holyoke Center, Suite 731

Did you know…
1. We have an office dedicated to preventing sexual assault at Harvard (it’s called OSAPR)
2. OSAPR hosts “party-safe” workshops with social groups on and off campus
3. OSAPR wants to hear from you so we’re hosting office hours every other Friday! With cupcakes!

OSAPR wants to hear your thoughts on the social scene at Harvard. Come share your concerns, thoughts, and ideas, or just drop by to meet our awesome staff and peer educators in CAARE, all while enjoying cupcakes courtesy of OSAPR. We want to hear your bystander success stories, concerns you have, input about our outreach… Have an idea for an event you’d like to co-sponsor with OSAPR? Come by and talk about it.


We hope to see you there!

Become a JOLT Submissions Manager!

Want to help JOLT find the best law and technology articles fit to print? Apply to be a submissions manager! Read cutting edge legal scholarship on innovative technologies, and help JOLT keep its #1 specialty journal ranking. To learn more, attend one of two info sessions: Thursday 2/14 at 12PM in WCC 3018 OR Monday 2/18 at 12:15PM in WCC 3018 Otto’s pizza will be served! If you’re interested but unable to attend, contact  JOLT.submissions at