Poverty Law & Public Benefit Programs Summer RA Opportunity

Clinical Professor Daniel Nagin seeks a summer research assistant for projects related to poverty law and public benefit programs (especially veterans benefits). The projects will involve a mix of not only traditional legal and policy research, but also litigation on behalf of veterans and their dependents with cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and other tribunals. Ideally, the position would be based at the Legal Services Center of HLS; however, working remotely from outside of Boston is also a possibility. A split summer can also be considered. To apply, please send an email explaining your interest, together with a copy of your resume and transcript, to:  ljohnston at law.harvard.edu

Annual Williston Negotiation Competition for 1Ls

This Friday, March 15 is the deadline to sign up for the 60th Annual Williston Negotiation Competition!

What is the Williston Competition?  The Williston Competition is Harvard’s annual negotiating exercise for 1Ls hosted by the Harvard Negotiators and the Board of Student Advisers. Teams of two, representing one side in a complex contract negotiation, work with another team of two representing the other side. At the end of the competition, both teams submit a contract and each team submits a private memo to its client.

Why should I participate?  Great experience, cash prizes, and glory! A panel of expert judges will review each contract, so the competition is a unique opportunity to get feedback from professionals in the field. Each year’s winners are also immortalized on a plaque in Langdell Library.

When is it?  This year’s competition will start with a mandatory introductory lunch meeting at noon on Friday, March 29 at WCC 1010. Completed contracts and memos will be due by e-mail at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Who can participate?  All 1Ls can participate. You can sign up with a partner or as an individual to be partnered up with another student. You do not need to have taken the Negotiation Workshop, and many winners in previous years had not taken the course.

How do I sign up?  To participate, you must register individually or as a team (sign up once per team) at http://tinyurl.com/harvardwilliston2013. The deadline to register is this Friday, March 15. Questions? Email  harvardwilliston2013 at gmail.com or check out the competition website at http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/negotia….