SCOTUSource Fall Applications Due May 20

SCOTUSource is a project in which HLS students partner with DC appellate attorneys to put the constitutional issues in upcoming Supreme Court cases in a historical context using primary source documents. Applications for Fall 2013 externs for independent clinical credit and volunteers for pro bono credit due May 20. Info Session Tues, April 2 at noon in WCC 3008. Come find out how you can get involved in researching and analyzing historical evidence to be used by the attorneys, clerks, research librarians, and even Justices at the Court! See www.consource.org and contact Julie Silverbrook  julie.silverbrook at consource.org with questions.

2012-13 IGLP Fellowship Program

The IGLP is pleased to announce up to two residential Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year (September 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Inaugurated in 2006, the IGLP Fellowship Program offers full or partial student and post-doctoral fellowship support to a small number of scholars pursuing research in areas related to the IGLP’s ongoing work. Through the Fellowship Program the IGLP seeks to encourage the development of progressive and alternative ideas about international law, society and political economy by supporting original, provocative and challenging intellectual work that might not otherwise find support from mainstream institutional resources and which contributes to the emergence of new approaches to international law and global social justice. The Institute welcomes all interested graduate and post graduate scholars who are currently pursuing research in the areas of global law, economic policy, and social justice, to apply for our 2013-2014 residential Fellowships. We are particularly interested in candidates from emerging markets and developing economies. Current Harvard Law School graduate students and alumni of IGLP: The Workshop are especially encouraged to apply. While in residence in Cambridge, IGLP Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue and develop their own research as outlined in their proposal. In addition the IGLP Fellows will devote up to half of their time to assisting the IGLP Faculty Director in the planning and organizing of the Institute’s academic programs and initiatives, including the IGLP’s January Workshop in Doha and June Colloquium at Harvard. The 2013-2014 Fellows will be awarded a competitive stipend commensurate with experience. The Fellowship also includes an office at the Institute, a computer and printer, access to the Law School’s Libraries as well as other libraries at the University. With the permission of the teaching faculty member, IGLP Fellows may audit Law School courses on a non-credit basis. There is no tuition charge for auditing courses. Interested candidates should submit: – A resume or CV that clearly shows degrees received and current position, as well as your current academic affiliation – A 2-3 page description of your current research project. – Two letters of recommendation, including a letter of support from your doctoral or other academic supervisor. All Materials should be submitted electronically to  iglp at law.harvard.edu . The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013.

IGLP / VISA Call for Grants

The IGLP at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce a series of competitive research grants as part of its ongoing research project on liquidity in the global economy, financial services regulation in emerging markets and financial inclusion. The research initiative is supported by the generosity of IGLP’s sponsor VISA, Inc. Graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. A first set of awards for summer and fall of 2013 will be made on May 1, 2013. The deadline for applications for this round of funding is April 19, 2013. Priority will be given to proposals which aim to generate written work suitable for submission for publication during the summer or autumn of 2013 on the following themes: Public Policy and financial inclusion. Award eligible research may consider: the range of institutional and political choices available for the provision of financial services to the unbanked; the most appropriate regulatory environment and explicit public policies to encourage equitable and effective financial inclusion, the relationship between financial inclusion and social mobility, equality and economic development. We are particularly interested in comparative assessment of alternative regulatory and business strategies for micro-finances, mobile-based banking, informal banking and women-focused delivery models, with reference to their economic, political and ethical implications. Regulation and the structure of financial services in emerging markets. Award eligible research may consider alternative paths to economic development encouraged by alternative regulatory and institutional environments, including such issues as the relationship between formal and informal banking models, “national champions” and state-sponsored enterprises, and the impact of various regulatory models on small and medium sized enterprises, gender equality and poverty reduction. Award recipients who complete their papers prior to October 15, 2013 will be eligible for consideration to present their work at a special IGLP/VISA workshop to be held in early 2014, with travel funded by IGLP and VISA, Inc. We anticipate making both three and six month awards ($5,000-$10,000) for research to be completed during the summer and summer/fall of 2013. Award applicants will also be eligible to submit their completed work for possible publication as an IGLP working paper. Interested students and scholars should provide a c.v., statement of interest, relevant research or professional experience and a short abstract (maximum 750 words) describing the research they intend to carry out. Applications may be made directly by email to  iglp at law.harvard.edu.

Harvard Recreation & Wellness Presents….

Century Cycling Challenge

April 8th-28th, 2013

A 100 mile ride in cycling is considered a century. With National Bike Month right around the corner we challenge you to complete a century (100 miles) in a 3 week period.

Participants will win a prize for each century that is completed between April 8th and April 28th from Harvard Recreation and a Law School Student Bonus Prize from HLS Wellness.

For more details please visit: http://recreation.gocrimson.com/programs/centurychallenge or email larcudi@law.harvard.edu.

John M. Olin Prize in Law & Economics

This is a $1,000 prize for any outstanding student paper applying economic analysis of law to a legal topic. Generally, the prize is awarded in May each year. Students wishing to apply should first have the professor under whom the paper is written email a statement evaluating the paper to Steven Shavell ( shavell at law.harvard.edu). The student should then email the paper to Karl Coleman ( kcoleman at law.harvard.edu) by Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Research Assistant

Michael Morley, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, is looking for one or two part-time research assistants for the months of April and May. Depending on the RA’s availability, the work may extend into June. Hours are flexible, and pay is at the standard Harvard Law School rate. Potential research areas include civil procedure, federal jurisdiction, regulation of attorneys, and state constitutional law. Please e-mail brief statement of interest, resume, and transcript to  mmorley at law.harvard.edu.

The Harvard Law School Association

The Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) was founded in 1886.  Its mission is “…to advance the Harvard Law School by fostering networking and mutual support between the Harvard Law School and its alumni, faculty, and students.” The oldest association of its kind, the HLSA now serves over 37,000 members worldwide.  The Orange County chapter (HLSA-OC) began in 2012 in recognition of the distinct position that the Orange County legal community occupies in Southern California.  The HLSA-OC provides an opportunity to socialize and network with Orange County judges, attorneys from the private and public sector, and alumni working in other fields. HLSA-OC events have ranged from formal presentations by local federal and state judges about their judicial careers and by the founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law about a career in academia, to informal happy hours.  Over the summer, the HLSA-OC is available to help HLS students learn more about the Orange County legal community and what it is like to live and practice law in Orange County as an HLS alumni.

 

Two of the founding board members of HLSA-OC, Michael Friedland, JD ’91 (HLSA-OC Vice President) and Benjamin Katzenellenbogen, JD ’99, will be in Cambridge on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 26, 2013, to meet with students who will be in Orange County this summer or who are interested in learning more about Orange County or the HLSA-OC.  They will be at Harvest restaurant from 5pm to 6pm.  Harvest is located at 44 Brattle St. (on the walkway) in Harvard Square.  Please feel free to email them directly at 2MKF@kmob.com if you have any questions.

HLS Summer Research Assistant Position

Professors Wendy Jacobs and Todd Rakoff will be working on a project this summer looking at the ways the Law School currently teaches its students and comparing that pedagogy to what is expected of beginning attorneys in various practice settings. They seek a law student interested in educational matters to help in the endeavor. The position will involve both developing data from inside the School and connecting with practitioners to analyze present day practice. The hours will be flexible during May and June, but full time during July and at least the first two weeks of August; compensation will be at the standard Law School research assistant rate. Applicants should send a letter describing their interest and detailing their qualifications together with a resume and transcript to Professor Wendy Jacobs,  wjacobs at law.harvard.edu.

Buy compostable plates, cups, and utensils here!

Planning an on-campus event and looking to make it sustainable? Have an office kitchen and wish less were thrown in the trash? You can order compostable plates, cups, and utensils here: http://bit.ly/VhWWjs The Office for Sustainability is offering this service at cost, which also happens to be below retail prices. So make sure to place an order today! We provide items for on-campus events (please allow 3 business days to fill) as well as in bulk (please allow 1-2 weeks to fill). And for on campus events, don’t forget to order a compost bin when booking your room in Virtual EMS. Please email sustainability at law.harvard.edu and lwolf at jd13.law.harvard.edu with any questions or to receive a nifty how-to guide on making events compostable.

Summer Success: Ready, Set, Go!

Register for Summer Success, which will be held on Thursday, April 4th in Wasserstein 1019 from 3pm to 5pm . Co-sponsored by the HLS Library and the Program on the Legal Profession. Kindle raffle prizes provided by LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law. Find out how to hit the ground running as you begin your summer or permanent job. Whether you are entering the public or private sector, employers are operating with fewer resources than ever with a constant eye on results. This program will help you prepare for the types of assignments you will receive as you begin to apply what you have learned in law school to your new job. Select up to two sessions offering practical tips on efficient legal research strategies in a variety of areas as well as concrete strategies for success on the job, including how to tackle a new assignment, interact with supervisors, obtain constructive feedback, and gain the most from your job opportunity. For registration and other information, visit: http://hlssummersuccess.weebly.com/ Please contact George Taoultsides,  gtaoultsides at law.harvard.edu, with questions.

Vote for the 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award Student and Alumnus/a Winners!

Vote for the 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award Student and Alumnus/a Winners!

The Gary Bellow Public Service Award was created in 2001 in honor of Professor Gary Bellow.  Professor Bellow was the founder and former faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Clinical Programs.  Two awards are given annually by the student body of Harvard Law School to one HLS student and one HLS alumnus/a whose commitment to social justice and excellence in public interest work embody the spirit of Gary Bellow’s work and make us proud to be a part of the HLS community.

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2012 Gary Bellow Public Service Award!  The student finalists are Crystal Redd (’13), Lara Berlin (JD’14 & MA, Law and Diplomacy’14), and Stephanie Davidson (’13).  The alumni finalists are Laurel Firestone (’04), Nisha Agarwal (’06), and Sarah Walzer (’86).  Fuller bios of our finalists, chosen from a pool of outstanding and deserving nominees, are provided in the survey below.  We extend our sincere thanks to all of those who participated: nominators, nominees, committee members, and enthusiastic members of the HLS community.

We encourage you to vote, and to encourage your friends to vote.  The polls will be open until Wednesday, March 27th, at 11:59 pm. To read more about the candidates and to vote, please visit https://harvard.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eM8zJ7OezdG8zt3.  Each student is able to vote once for one student and one alumnus/a.  Please email garybellowpublicserviceaward@gmail.com with any questions.

Best,
Abbey Marr and Jeanne Segil
Gary Bellow Public Service Award 2013 Co-Chairs

Prof. Cohen seeks summer Research Assistant

Prof. I. Glenn Cohen is looking to hire RA’s for part-time work this summer. The research assistant will be on issues related to health law, bioethics, FDA law, and may also involve some work for the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, as well as some course work on Civil Procedure. Applicants need not have prior experience in these areas but if they do they should highlight it in their cover letter. Applicants should also highlight any training they have in philosophy, bioethics, or empirical methods, as well as any substantial editing experience (especially as to books). Again, none of these are required but are good to know in evaluating the application. The work will likely consist of 2 to 4 projects over the course of the summer, each of which will take 10-15 hours of time, and which RAs will have 2-3 weeks to complete. RAs need not be on campus as most of the work will be done via email communication.

Interested students should e-mail their applications to kburroughs@law.harvard.edu

 

Apply for a 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 jd13.law.harvard.edu and  jmachlin at jd13.law.harvard.edu.

Wilbur Ross @ HBS on March 25

Professor Rob Kaplan will interview Wilbur Ross on Monday, 3/25 at 4:00pm in Spangler Auditorium on the HBS campus. This promises to be an insightful dialogue between Professor Kaplan and a legendary restructuring and private equity investor who helped define the turnaround sector. Event is open to the HBS and HLS  Community.  Don’t miss the conversation!