Apply to lead a Spring LIDS Project!

LIDS is currently recruiting team leaders to work on eight exciting projects this Spring Semester! Project partners include the World Resources Institute, the Public International Law & Policy Group, and Qorax Energy, among others. Descriptions of the projects are available at http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/li…. To apply: (1) fill out the application form available at: https://docs.google.com/a/jd15.law.harva… (2) and send a resume to Sarah Weiner at  sweiner at jd15.law.harvard.edu. Applications are due MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014 at 7 PM. Team leaders are expected to dedicate 5-7 hours per week to their project and are primarily responsible for managing their project. This role involves liaising with the client and an Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe attorney assigned to the project, communicating frequently with team members, running weekly or bi-weekly team meetings, and ensuring that the final product is of high quality. Leadership, communications skills, and an ability to manage a team are important skills for this role. Expertise in the subject matter, while helpful, is not essential, but a demonstrated interest in the topic is expected. Past leaders have found this experience incredibly rewarding and a lot of fun! All projects described are Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe pro bono projects. LIDS members work on these projects under the supervision of Orrick’s attorneys.

Volunteer Opportunity with Evidence Action

Evidence Action is U.S.-based non-profit committed to scaling up proven, cost-effective, and sustainable interventions. It is also a sister organization of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and MIT’s Poverty Action Lab. The organization is currently developing an innovative and sustainable financing strategy for its Dispensers for Safe Water project, a major initiative to provide safe water in East Africa already serving 1 million people with a plan to serve 25 million by 2018. Evidence Action’s Strategy Team is looking for a law student with interest in social enterprise, investment structuring or international development to take on short-term volunteer consulting project doing research (~10 hrs over 2-3 weeks) on key legal issues (including feasibility, liability, structuring considerations) surrounding the formation of an endowment or a carbon-financing-based investment structure by a non-profit. Interested candidates should contact Mary Hong ( mary_hong at hks15.harvard.edu) and copy Christina Reichers ( criechers at poverty-action.org).