Call for Applications for Becoming a Law Professor Reading Group

This reading group will focus on the generative scholarly process that is at the center of the life of the law professor. Each week, a member of the faculty will present a working draft of her or his scholarship, and that piece will be discussed by the group. Discussions will focus in part on the genesis of the research project being presented, in order to demonstrate how articles develop from the first spark of an idea to final publication. Students will also explore substantive issues raised in the pieces, the better to become familiar with the latest work being done across a variety of subject areas. Students will also develop their own research and scholarly agendas as the semester progresses. Admission is by application via email to Susannah Barton Tobin at  stobin at by November 18, 2013. Please include a paragraph expressing your interest in the reading group and a CV and transcript.

Calling All Language Enthusiasts!

The Graduate Forum announces the launch of 2013-2014 Language Tables. All members of the HLS community are welcome. Join enthusiasts – whether experienced speakers or beginners – for casual conversation in the language of your choice. This is a great chance to practice or even to get started. Language tables will be held in the Hark and designated with a tent card specifying the language being used. All levels welcome and encouraged. A list of initial meetings is below; a tent card specifying the language will help you find the table. Arabic: Monday, November 18th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. French: TBD German: Friday, November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Italian: Wednesday, November 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Japanese: Wednesday, November 13, 12:00 p.m. (Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday) Mandarin: Friday, November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Every Friday) Spanish: Thursday, November 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Professors Lanni and Steiker Seek Research Assistants Immediately

Professor Adriaan Lanni and Professor Carol Steiker are seeking RAs to begin work immediately to find supplementary materials for a new class on criminal procedure. Interest and experience in criminal justice is a plus. Work will begin immediately and will continue through the end of winter term. Residence in the Cambridge area for the winter term is necessary. Please send a resume/CV, an unofficial academic transcript, and a brief statement about your interest and experience to Amanda Cegielski,  acegielski at Applications should be submitted by November 15th at noon.

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics.  Applications from all law students, regardless of what field of law they are interested in, are sought.  Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing lawyers today.  All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The 2014 FASPE Law program will run from May 25 to June 5.

Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2014.  Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit:


If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at