Volunteer to be a (mock) Juror for the Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop!!!

Volunteer for Harvard Law School’s (Mock) Jury Duty! Thursday, 1/23/2014 and/or Friday, 1/24/2014 Calling all who are interested in serving as jurors in the mock trials for Harvard Law School’s Winter 2014 Trial Advocacy Workshop! Trials will be held: Thursday, January 23rd from 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Court, Boston Friday, January 24th from 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Court, Boston The attorneys in these trials are second and third year law students who would benefit greatly from feedback on their performances. We are hoping to have 10-15 people per jury to deliberate and to give their judgments on whether the students have convinced them or not in the individual cases. Please contact Amy Soto at  asoto at law.harvard.edu if you are able to serve during one or more of these afternoons.

2014 Summer Internship Program, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Application Deadline Feb. 16

Join the Berkman Center this summer immersed in tech/law/society projects! We are looking to engage a diverse group of students who are interested in studying — and changing the world through — the Internet and new communications technologies; who are driven, funny, and kind; and who would like to join our amazing community this summer for 10 weeks of shared research and exchange. Information about the summer program, eligibility, and links to the application procedures can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved…. The application deadline for all students for Summer 2014 is Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Announcing the 2014 HLS Library Legal Research Competition!

Do you want to show off your legal research skills and win great prizes?  Enter the HLS Library Legal Research Competition!  Attached you will find the competition questions.  You can also find more information at http://bit.ly/hlslrc13.   Work solo or in pairs!

Questions will be available on Monday, January 13th and answers must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, January 27th.

 Answer sheets must be submitted by e-mail attachment to research@law.harvard.edu.

First Place:  30,000 Lexis Rewards Points and 10,000 Westlaw Rewards Points

Second Place:  Kindle Fire (courtesy of Bloomberg-BNA)

Third Place:  $50 Amazon Gift Card (courtesy of Westlaw)

All Students who enter will be entered into a raffle to win additional prizes!

HLSL Research Competition 2014 Qs

For more information contact Lisa Junghahn, Research Librarian, at Ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

Research Assistant

Lecturer Maggie Gardner is looking for a research assistant with an interest in international public law to help with a project on transnational criminal law and state cooperation. Work would start immediately and continue until spring break, with a time commitment of 8-10 hours/ week. Please email a CV and brief statement of interest to  mgardner at law.harvard.edu.

Apply now for an empirical legal studies workshop!

The SJD Empirical Legal Studies group is hosting Professor Ted Eisenberg from Cornell, one of the nation’s leading empirical legal scholars, for a unique two-day workshop on how to conduct empirical research in law. The workshop will cover basic statistic methods and apply them to questions like how to run quantitative analysis of judicial decisions and jury awards, how to explore the relationship between punitive and compensatory damage awards in civil litigation, and more. Prior statistical knowledge and/or experience in empirical research is an advantage, but not a perquisite. Limited seats are available for students who are not members of the group, and all are invited to apply! Interested students should submit a resume and a brief (not more than one page) statement of interest, explaining why they want to participate and whether they intend to pursue empirical research in their future work, to Netta Barak-Corren at nbarakcorren at sjd.law.harvard.edu. Applications are due January 20, 2014.