Salant Lecture “On Journalists and National Security” at the Harvard Kennedy School.

On Thursday, October 10, Floyd Abrams, partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and a prominent First Amendment Lawyer, will deliver the Salant Lecture “On Journalists and National Security” at the Harvard Kennedy School.  There will be a limited number of seats for law students at dinner and the lecture.  Interested students should email dos@law with their name, class year, and a short statement (a few sentences) of interest in First Amendment Law by Thursday, October 3 at 5pm.

 

WTO Moot Court Team Tryouts

Sign up now for the World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court, the only international competition focused specifically on appellate-level WTO litigation. The North American regional round takes place in March in Washington D.C., and the international round will take place in Geneva after exams in May. Travel expenses are heavily subsidized. We will be selecting a total of 4 people to join the HLS team this year. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs are all welcome to tryout. Each team member will have the opportunity to engage in oral argument in front of premier scholars and practitioners of international trade law. Last year’s team won first place in the North American rounds and competed in Geneva. Tryouts are scheduled for Monday September 30 and Tuesday October 1. If you are unable to audition on these dates, please contact the team coaches. For the tryout, please prepare a 2-5 minute argument for the Complainant Avalon, based on a WTO Moot Court case from a previous year (available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3hduxVh… and https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3hduxVh…). Please email Colette and Derrick a writing sample and a one-page CV at least 12 hours before your tryout. To sign up, fill out the doodle poll at http://doodle.com/uk9htcm69cee5iih . For more information about the competition, visit the ELSA Moot Court website at http://www.elsamootcourt.org/ or email this year’s coaches, Colette van der Ven and Derrick Sutter at  cvanderven at jd13.law.harvard.edu and  dsutter at jd14.law.harvard.edu.

Salzburg Cutler Fellowship: Application Deadline Reminder, Oct. 2

Students interested in applying for the HLS nomination for a Lloyd Culter Fellowship sponsored by the Salzburg Center are reminded that the application deadline is this Wednesday, Oct. 2 at noon. The Salzburg Cutler Fellowship provide students with an opportunity to receive substantial feedback on a research project and to gain additional information about potential careers in international law through a two-day seminar program to be held Nov. 1-2 in Washington DC. Students selected will receive funding to attend. For more information about the fellowship, please see the earlier Ad Up post from Sept. 20. Applications should include: (a) a cover letter explaining one’s background and interest; (b) unofficial transcript; (c) resume or CV; and (d) a two-page abstract explaining the research project that you plan to undertake. Please email your application materials to Alyssa Lary at  alary at law.harvard.edu.

HLDOCS Annual Project Proposals and Crew Applications

Annual Project Proposal: The Harvard Law Documentary Studio is now accepting proposals from students across Harvard University for its Annual Project(s). The selected proposal(s) will be made into a short (~5-15 minute) documentary on a social or policy issue, broadly defined, and the Documentary Studio Board will partner with Proposing Students to fund, train, and equip the Crew. Proposing Students will have an opportunity to serve as the project’s Director or Producer. No film or video experience is necessary, and we encourage proposals from students across Harvard University. To Submit: Please visit us at http://www.harvardlawdocs.org/proposals…. to find out more about the application submission requirements. Deadline: Midnight, Friday, October 18, 2013 Annual Project Crew Application: The Harvard Law Documentary Studio is accepting applications from students across Harvard University interested in serving on the Crew of its Annual Project(s). To Apply: Please visit us at http://www.harvardlawdocs.org/crew.php to fill in an application form. Deadline: Midnight, Friday, October 25, 2013

HLS Flag Football League Sign-Up NOW OPEN

The Fall 2013 HLS Flag Football League sign-up is now open!! Grab 6 or more friends and create a team today! The league is broken into A-League (competitive) and B-league (co-ed). Sign-ups are until Wednesday, October 2nd, at 9 p.m. The season should last from early October to mid-November. Please direct any questions to  hlsfootballcommissioner at gmail.com. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XrANF7T…

Student Volunteer Opportunity in Health Care Reform Project

The HLS Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking volunteers to help assess the new health plans. Starting October 1, individuals will be able to enroll in new health plans sold on the Marketplaces (aka Exchanges) created by health care reform – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Many of these individuals are low-income, uninsured, and living with complex chronic disease(s), such as HIV, mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or diabetes. CHLPI is assessing plans around the nation to determine which are most suitable for this demographic (both in terms of coverage adequacy and cost). Student volunteers are needed to help assess these plans – using a tool developed earlier this year by the Center.

Please contact Laura at  ljohnston at law.harvard.edu with questions or expressions of interest. All years welcome. This opportunity qualifies for HLS Pro-Bono credit.

Student Rep Board Elections – Accepting Candidate Statements NOW

Accepting Candidate Statements NOW through 8 pm, Saturday, 9/28 SRB is the student government/advocacy organization at Harvard Law School. While all currently enrolled students are members of the SRB (and we want to hear what you have to say), we are looking for passionate students to serve on the elected Board. The commitment involves attendance at a meeting approximately once every three weeks and bringing up your classmates’ concerns. There are also opportunities to sign up for committees and help with planning events as your availability permits. We are currently accepting candidate statements for the following unfilled Board positions: One 1L Rep per Section Two 2L Reps Three 3L Reps One Transfer Student Rep Two LLM Reps One SJD Rep Statements should be short (no more than a page) and submitted via email to  studentgov at mail.law.harvard.edu. Please include your name, class year, and why you want to be an SRB Rep. We will be accepting statements through 8 pm on Saturday, Sept. 28. We will then email candidates with relevant information related to campaigning, and statements will be posted for the student body on Sunday, Sept. 29. Campaigning will be permitted starting at 8 am on Monday, Sept. 30, and voting will be held on Friday, Oct. 4. Participation on the SRB is a fun and rewarding way to experience HLS in a whole new way and an opportunity to make a real difference in the HLS community. Please email with any questions.

Help the J.D. Admissions Office bring in the next great class of students to HLS!

Help the J.D. Admissions Office bring in the next great class of 1L students to HLS! Opportunities include contacting admitted students over email and volunteering at Admitted Students Weekends. Hopefully you felt that conversations with current students – over email, on the phone, or in person during a visit to campus – were a positive influence in convincing you that HLS was the right choice! Now you have the opportunity to do the same for newly admitted students – to start, please take just 5 minutes to fill out this brief survey to tell us more about yourself so that we can match you up with the right admitted students: https://harvard.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV… After you’ve filled out the survey, we will take care of the rest! By completing this survey you will be asked to assist the J.D. Admissions Office with minor recruitment efforts such as emails or on-campus events. We will be in touch later in the fall about these efforts. For more information, please email:  jdadmiss at law.harvard.edu

Writing Competition Sponsored by the Boston Patent Law Association

1st Prize:  $1000

2nd Prize:  $500

 The BPLA is once again holding its annual Writing Competition.  Law students are encouraged to submit papers on a subject relating to intellectual property law.  The requirements for eligibility are outlined below.

Judges will consider the merits of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property law and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously published or available.

Contest Rules:

§  Articles must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) within the jurisdiction of the First Federal Judiciary Circuit or prepared in connection with a course at a law school situated in the First Circuit.

§  Articles must have been written or published between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.

§  Articles must be submitted to the Boston Patent Law Association on or before September 30, 2013.

§  Papers should be no more than the equivalent of ten (10) law review pages including footnotes (30-40 pages typed copy).

§  Submission of five (5) copies or a .pdf file is required.

§  Submissions must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, law school, and employment information (if applicable).

Please send articles to:

Deirdre Sanders, Esq.

Boston Patent Law Association

c/o Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C.
530 Virginia Road

Concord, MA  01742

 

Phone:       (978) 341-0036

Fax:             (978) 341-0136

Email:         Deirdre.sanders@hbsr.com

Please e-mail bplawriting@bpla.org if you have any questions.

One Day’s Work 3L Pledges

Hi 3Ls! As you know, One Day’s Work is HLS’s student-funded post-graduate fellowship program. We’re asking 3Ls to donate one day’s summer pay to provide one or more of our classmates with a fellowship to allow them to do otherwise-unfunded public interest work after graduation. Now that everyone has returned to classes and friends, we’re sending a quick reminder to consider donating to One Day’s Work. If you’d like to donate, please go to http://onedayswork.org/ and click the Donate button to fill in the pledge form and find instructions for how to donate online or by check. Any contribution is appreciated!

Apply to be on the Harvard World Trade Organization Moot Court Team!

Sign up now for the Harvard World Trade Organization (WTO) Moot Court team, the only international competition focusing specifically on appellate-level WTO litigation.The North American regional round takes place in March in Washington D.C., and the international round will take place in Geneva after exams in May. We will be selecting a total of 4 people to be on the team this year. Each team member will have the opportunity to engage in oral argument in front of premier scholars and practitioners of international trade law. Last year’s team won first place in the North American rounds and competed in Geneva. Tryouts are scheduled for the week of September 30. For more information about the competition, please come to the information session on Sept. 24 location TBD. Please visit the ELSA Moot Court website at http://www.elsamootcourt.org/ or email this year’s coaches, Colette van der Ven and Derrick Sutter at  cvanderven at jd13.law.harvard.edu and  dsutter at jd14.law.harvard.edu.

Research Assistant

Visiting Professor Sanford Levinson is looking for a research assistant for the fall semester. The work will involve work on American constitutional history, including state constitutions. Students who are interested should send an expression of interest, transcript and resume to Marilyn Uzuner at  muzuner at law.harvard.edu.

Seeking Students for OCP Student Advisory Committee – Deadline 9/25

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs(OCP) is seeking students from all class years (including LLM) to sit on its Student Advisory Committee and contribute their ideas and suggestions regarding curriculum, new projects and legal practice placements, policies, and technology, among other things. Members of the Committee serve as liaisons between students and the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, facilitating communication between the Office, students, clinical faculty, and the law school administration. The Committee helps the Office identify and address current needs, serves as a sounding board as the Office implements program changes, and assists in strategizing about future programming. The Committee will meet approximately three times a semester, and lunch and treats will be served. Interested students should send a resume and a brief email expressing interest and availability to Lee Branson at  lbranson at law.harvard.edu by Wednesday, September 25.

Salzburg Cutler Fellowship – Application Information

Students are invited to apply for the 2013 Lloyd Culter Fellowship, organized by the Salzburg Global Seminar. Salzburg Cutler Fellowships are awarded to five students from nine top law schools interested in developing an article-length research paper on an area of international law prior to graduation. The Fellows participate in a two-day program in Washington, DC on Nov. 1-2, 2013. The program provides Fellows with an opportunity to receive feedback on their project from other Fellows and leading academics and practitioners in small breakout sessions, as well as a career panel on int’l law and networking sessions. For more information, please contact Prof. Mark Wu and/or Prof. William Burke-White. The Fellowship is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.Ms, and SJDs, with preference given to JDs, especially those in the 2L year. Students interested in applying should submit the following information: (a) cover letter explaining your background and interest; (b) unofficial transcript; (c) CV; and (d) a two-page abstract describing the research project that you wish to undertake. Applications should be sent via email to  alary at law.harvard.edu before noon on Wed., Oct. 2..

HLS Intramural Indoor Soccer!

Sign up for the HLS co-ed intramural indoor soccer Fall Session! There is both a B-league and more competitive A-league. Games start on Sept 24 and will be held in the Hemenway Gymnasium upstairs basketball court on Sunday evenings (B-league) and Thursday evenings (A-league). We play with a small, softer ball on small goals with no goalkeepers and four players on each side. It is a blast! Space is limited. Sign up your team or join a team of independents by emailing  hlsIndoorSoccer at gmail.com. If signing up a team, please state your name, email, and phone number, at least 8 names for your roster, your team name, which league you wish to play in (A or B), and rank at least three colors for your team color. If signing up without a team, please list which league you wish to play in. Feel free to email us with any questions. Good luck getting together your teams!