Deadline Change for Private Intl Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy to 2/22 vs. 3/1/13

The deadline for the following has been changed to February 22, 2013 vs. March 1, 2013. Private International Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy of International Law The Joseph Story Society on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic is offering a scholarship for one student to attend the renowned Private International Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. This two week course will take place from July 29 – August 16, 2013, and will cover topics ranging from international commercial arbitration to the protection of human rights and activities of transnational companies. The full schedule for the course is available here. The scholarship will cover tuition, travel, room, and board. Interested applicants should send a statement of interest (no more than one page in length), resume and transcript to Jan Qashat at  qashat at law.harvard.edu, with the subject heading “PIL Summer Course Application” by February 22, 2013 at 5pm.

New application deadline: 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. 18, 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.

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.

Creative Writers Group

We welcome HLS students with prose fiction, memoir and biography projects, who wish to join a weekly group in the Spring Semester, to discuss their works in progress.

The group is for J.D. and graduate students in the Law School.  Meetings will take place weekly at a fixed time. Regular attendance will be important. Members of the group will submit work regularly for group discussion.  No direct academic credit is provided for membership in the group.

If interested, send an email to Jamal Khan at jkhan@jd13.law.harvard.edu by Friday, February 8th.

Join JOLT!

Subciter training: Wed 2/06 noon WAS 2009, Fri 02/09 noon WAS 2004 Write for JOLT Digest blog: apps online due this Wed, 2/6! JOLT Happy Hour this Wed. 2/6 5:30-7 WCC Pub

Scholarship/Private International Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy of International Law

Private International Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy of International Law The Joseph Story Society on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic is offering a scholarship for one student to attend the renowned Private International Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. This two week course will take place from July 29 – August 16, 2013, and will cover topics ranging from international commercial arbitration to the protection of human rights and activities of transnational companies. The full schedule for the course is available here: http://www.hagueacademy.nl/?summer-programme/private-international-law

The scholarship will cover tuition, travel, room, and board. Interested applicants should send a statement of interest (no more than one page in length), resume and transcript to Jan Qashat at  qashat at law.harvard.edu, with the subject heading “PIL Summer Course Application” by March 1st at 5pm.

2013 Summer Academic Fellowship – Deadline February 5, 2013

The Office of Academic Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Academic Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is available available to current HLS JD, LLM, and SJD students interested in pursuing academic careers in law, particularly as law professors. It provides students with the opportunity to dedicate time over the summer to academic writing, under the guidance of a member of the faculty. The application deadline is extended to February 5, 2013. Information about the Fellowship can be found at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/fellowships/summer-academic-fellowship-program.html

Apply for the Spring 2013 Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute Fellowship!

The Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute (HGSLI) is a joint collaboration across Harvard graduate schools to help develop future generations of authentic and high impact leaders. HGSLI runs a Leadership Fellowship in which a cohort of 30 students from across Harvard graduate schools engages in an innovative program focused on personal experiences, authentic leadership development, and growth. HGSLI offers a combination of leadership insights from notable guest speakers; a toolkit and experiential exercises that can be utilized for personal and professional leadership development; and the opportunity to develop an intimate small group or “kitchen cabinet” of peer advisors to support Fellows over the course of their leadership journeys. Harvard graduate students pursuing advanced degrees from all schools are invited to learn more and apply at http://hgsli.com/. The application deadline is Friday, February 8, at 5pm.

Fall 2013 Semester Abroad applications are due February 15

Friday, February 15 is the deadline for J.D. students to submit an application to spend the fall 2013 semester abroad. HLS has formal exchange programs in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and Switzerland; J.D students may also conduct an independent semester abroad at law schools throughout the world. For detailed information and application instructions, visit the semester abroad pages on the HLS web site at http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/deg….