Negotiation Law Review Subcite

Want to get involved with the Negotiation Law Review? We have an incredible trio of articles to work with this semester – a case study of the Israeli Supreme Court’s efforts for ADR, an in-depth look at ADR in Fortune 1000 companies, and an article about negotiating with pirates (seriously). Sign up for our subcite being held Saturday, February 8, 11–3 PM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VybFIiE_ffVeubMszxE9SEk-8MCIzhwh_CoV_NEWhAA/viewform

We’ll look for your completed form by Sunday, 1/26 at 10:00 PM. If you have any questions about articles or signing up late, just email Suzanne at  svanarsdale at jd15.law.harvard.edu and we’ll connect with you.

Public Law Workshop

Due to conflict with other courses, the Public Law Workshop (Spring 2014) has been rescheduled to Wednesdays from 10-12. Because of this change, the application requirement has been rescinded; interested students should simply register for the class through Helios.

Prof. I. Glenn Cohen Seeks Research Assistants

Prof. I. Glenn Cohen seeks research Assistants to work with him on his own scholarly projects (related to health law and medical ethics) as well as grant-funded and other projects connected with the Petrie-Flom Center (e.g., clinical and translational research, the Harvard/ National Football League Players’ Association Study on player health). RAs usually work on 2-3 10-20 hour projects a semester. Interested students should email Prof. Cohen directly with (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) HLS Transcript (unofficial version is fine). Although not required skills to be an RA for Prof. Cohen, students should highlight in their cover letter relevant experience in any of the following: bioethics, moral philosophy, econometrics, qualitative interview/survey design experience, social media advertising, background in clinical and translational research.

Harvard Innovation Lab Challenges

Have an idea that could change the world for the better? No matter how big or small, or at what stage your idea is at, we encourage you to enter one of our four challenges for a chance to win a grand prize of up to $100,000 for your venture!

 

Proposal deadlines are quickly approaching so be sure to submit yours today!

  • President’s Challenge – Proposal deadline February 9th
  • Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge – Proposal deadline February 9th
  • Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge – Proposal deadline February 9th
  • Deans’ Design Challenge: Urban Life 2030 – Proposal deadline February 23rd

 

For more information, visit us online at:  http://i-lab.harvard.edu/

 

Maureen Schrader                                                                Sheryl Reilly

President’s Challenge Coordinator                                      Deans’ Challenge Coordinator

mschrader@harvard.edu                                                      sreilly@harvard.edu

 

Become a 1L Green Cup Captain

1L GREEN CUP COMPETITION
Volunteer Time Commitment

  • One introductory meeting, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 12-1pm – lunch provided
  • 30 min – 1 hour each month, for sending emails

The Prize
A cool $500 to be used towards an end-of-the-semester zero-waste event

The Challenges

  • Participating in the Valentine’s Freecycle
  • Bringing re-useable beverage containers to class
  • Sipping H20 at the water taste tests
  • Rallying for environmental justice
  • Swapping at the Fashion Swapaganza

Background
In this annual event, 1L sections compete for the Green Cup to achieve the highest percent of participation in sustainability awareness-building challenges throughout the spring semester.  We are looking for 1 volunteer Green Cup Captain from each section to forward competition information to his or her section and rally participation.  If you and a section mate would like to be co-captains, that is another option.  Becoming a Green Cup Captain is a great way to gain exposure to your section classmates and requires no prior experience – just a great attitude and an interest in making our campus more sustainable.

Email sustainability@law to lead your section to green glory!

Beanpot Tickets still available for students!

It has become Boston’s “social event of winter season.” The first two Monday nights of February in Boston are reserved for the Beanpot, an annual hockey tournament that features Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern. It all started on Dec. 26, 1952 at the old Boston Arena. The next year the Beanpot moved to the Garden, where it has been played ever since and become the official battle for Boston’s hockey bragging rights.

Tickets available are for both games that evening.

Monday February 3, 2014 at the TD Garden

5pm Harvard vs. Northeastern

8pm Boston College vs Boston University

Cost $20 per ticket maximum 2 tickets per person, purchase from the Dean of Students Office

http://www.beanpothockey.com/indexmen.html

Prof. Greiner is Looking for Student Volunteers

Professor Jim Greiner is looking for student volunteers, particularly 1Ls, interested in working on an access to justice team project in the area of debt collection, financial health, and bankruptcy. The project will focus on innovative ways to empower pro se litigants. Interested students should come to Hauser 101 at noon on Tuesday, Jan 28. Lunch will be served. If possible, please RSVP to  jgreiner at law.harvard.edu so Prof Greiner will know how much food to order.

THURSDAY (mock) JURY DUTY SPOTS AVAILABLE for the Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop!!

We still have spots available on Thursday! Volunteer for Harvard Law School’s (Mock) Jury Duty! Thursday, 1/23/2014 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 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.

Labor Law-Introductory and First Assignment Information

The textbook for this course will be Cox, Bok, Gorman and Finkin, Labor Law: Cases and Materials, Fifteenth Edition (Foundation Press). It is currently available at the Law School Coop. In addition, the syllabus and a 2-volume, bound set of Supplemental Materials (Supp.) containing the readings are now posted to the course ISite. Please note – hard copies will be available at the Copy Center, but not until January 24 or later. The assignment for the first day of class is as follows: -Steven Henry Lopez, Reorganizing the Rust Belt (2004) [Supp. 1-5]; -Vegelahn v. Gunter, 167 Mass. 92 (1896) [Textbook 7-15]; -Plant v. Woods, 176 Mass. 492 (1900) [Supp. 6-10]; -Background Material on the National Labor Relations Act [Textbook 40-52]; -J.I. Case Co. v. NLRB, 321 U.S. 332 (1944) [Textbook 315-318]. On the first day of class, I will ask for volunteers to discuss the assigned materials. After the first day of class, students should be prepared to be called on to discuss the assigned materials, although volunteers and discussion will always be welcome.

Apply to work on a LIDS Project! Info session Jan. 27

LIDS is currently recruiting team members to work on its exciting array of spring projects! Descriptions of the projects are available at: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/li…. If you would like to hear more about the projects, you are welcome at attend an informal information session on Jan. 27 at 12pm in WCC 3007. Team members are expected to dedicate 3-5 hours per week on average to their project. Read more about the role and responsibilities of team members at: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/20… To apply: (1) fill out the application form: https://docs.google.com/a/jd15.law.harva…. (2) attend the MANDATORY training on Mon., Feb. 3, 2014 from 7-8:30pm in WCC 2009. If you have a class or other legitimate conflict during that time, please email Sarah ( sweiner at jd15.law.harvard.edu) and John ( john.rennie at tufts.edu) so that they can send you the necessary information. Applications for team member positions are due TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 2014. NOTE: There is a separate application process for the team leader positions, which you can read about at: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/20…. Those applications are due Jan. 27.

1Ls, opportunity to take on a leadership role within your section

Volunteer to lead your section in the annual 1L Green Cup Competition as Green Cup Captain. Get some first-hand experience leading your peers at the law school and position yourself to take on student org leadership roles in the future. If you would like to lead your section as 1L Green Cup Captain, please just email sustainability@law with your name and section number by Friday, January 24 or sooner. The first student to respond from each section will be named Green Cup Captain. We look forward to hearing from you!

LAW COOP Extended Hours

  • Mon, Jan 20 CLOSED
  • Tues-Fri, Jan 21-24:      9am-5pm
  • Sat-Sun, Jan 25-26:    10am-4pm
  • Mon-Fri, Jan 27-31:      9am-5pm
  • Sat, Feb 1:              10am-4pm
  • Mon-Fri, Feb 3-7:         9am-5pm

Last date to return textbooks: Tuesday, February 4 – In original condition, with original receipt, and original form of payment

Susan Crawford seeks a research assistant

Visiting Professor Susan Crawford of the Harvard Law School seeks a Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA for a period of one year. This position represents an ideal opportunity for those interested in future policy or law school studies, whether currently admitted or still applying to such programs. Over the course of the year, a motivated individual will sharpen and focus his or her research agenda and make valuable contributions to the field of communications policy, government innovation, and beyond, while being exposed to leaders in academia, industry, and government. A research assistant in this position will work very closely with Professor Susan Crawford, assisting in a variety of research areas, e.g. Internet access, civic innovation, the free flow of information worldwide, and new forms of human collaboration online.

More information about Susan and her work can be found on her site at http://scrawford.net.

This research assistantship requires, primarily, the ability to absorb large amounts of written and other media materials from various sources (including but not restricted to: original sources, scholarly articles, news articles/blogs, interviews, databases) in a short amount of time, critically analyze that material and render it back. This rendering could take the form of prep materials for panels, conferences and presentations; article outlines; fact checking materials; original article or paper drafts; slide decks or other digested forms. Research is largely self-directed with little outside guidance beyond broad outlines and themes (though occasional targeted research assignment for a specific fact or image can be expected), so the ability to quickly critically appraise sources and identify interesting, relevant and original paths is essential.

Wide-ranging interests and the ability to work on almost any issue or topic that arises is a plus. Excellent writing and editorial skills with an attention to detail are also required. Previous formal experience in Internet law or communications law is not required, but a strongly developed interest in the Internet, technology and policy is highly recommended.

This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Required education, experience, and skills: * BA/BS preferred * Proven ability to complete independent research * Independent and self-motivated, comfortable working with little outside direction * Excellent critical reading skills: must have the ability to absorb large amounts of material quickly * Wide-ranging interests, able to work enthusiastically on intellectually diverse projects * Previous teaching/TAing experience a plus * Excellent writing and editing skills * Willing to engage intellectually in a non-territorial manner Time commitment during the academic year will be 8-12 hours per week. Continuation into the summer, with additional hours, is a possibility.

To apply: Please email a current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to Shannon Walker at  swalker at cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Susan Crawford seeks a research assistant

Visiting Professor Susan Crawford of the Harvard Law School seeks a Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA for a period of one year. This position represents an ideal opportunity for those interested in future policy or law school studies, whether currently admitted or still applying to such programs. Over the course of the year, a motivated individual will sharpen and focus his or her research agenda and make valuable contributions to the field of communications policy, government innovation, and beyond, while being exposed to leaders in academia, industry, and government. A research assistant in this position will work very closely with Professor Susan Crawford, assisting in a variety of research areas, e.g. Internet access, civic innovation, the free flow of information worldwide, and new forms of human collaboration online. More information about Susan and her work can be found on her site at http://scrawford.net. This research assistantship requires, primarily, the ability to absorb large amounts of written and other media materials from various sources (including but not restricted to: original sources, scholarly articles, news articles/blogs, interviews, databases) in a short amount of time, critically analyze that material and render it back. This rendering could take the form of prep materials for panels, conferences and presentations; article outlines; fact checking materials; original article or paper drafts; slide decks or other digested forms. Research is largely self-directed with little outside guidance beyond broad outlines and themes (though occasional targeted research assignment for a specific fact or image can be expected), so the ability to quickly critically appraise sources and identify interesting, relevant and original paths is essential. Wide-ranging interests and the ability to work on almost any issue or topic that arises is a plus. Excellent writing and editorial skills with an attention to detail are also required. Previous formal experience in Internet law or communications law is not required, but a strongly developed interest in the Internet, technology and policy is highly recommended. This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Required education, experience, and skills: * BA/BS preferred * Proven ability to complete independent research * Independent and self-motivated, comfortable working with little outside direction * Excellent critical reading skills: must have the ability to absorb large amounts of material quickly * Wide-ranging interests, able to work enthusiastically on intellectually diverse projects * Previous teaching/TAing experience a plus * Excellent writing and editing skills * Willing to engage intellectually in a non-territorial manner Time commitment during the academic year will be 8-12 hours per week. Continuation into the summer, with additional hours, is a possibility. To apply: Please email a current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to Shannon Walker at  swalker at cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Seeking Law Student Research Assistant: Part-time, Paid Position with Health Law Study

The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)and Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) seek to hire law student as a part-time, paid research assistant (RA) to work on a pilot study of the potential for regulating the fashion industry to protect the occupational health of models in the United States. Students currently in either their second or third year of law school are eligible to apply. The health law RA will attend monthly research team meetings and work closely with Dr. Bryn Austin (HSPH) and Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA (CHLPI). The RA will compile a report of her/his findings. The report will document all federal bills, regulations or legislation that have been filed or enacted on the subject (in the United States as well as in other nations or municipalities), as well as any voluntary measures that have been taken (e.g., by industry trade groups). If research reveals state activity on this issue, the report will describe the same for New York state, California, and select other states as appropriate. If legal activity is found to be lacking, the report will recommend legal actions possible at the federal and state levels, drawing on successful approaches used to address other public health issues (e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation in other industries). The report will provide the basis for future legal research and the publication of the information in a scientific peer-reviewed journal and perhaps also a law review journal, if appropriate. The RA will write a final report on her/his research results and will contribute to drafting a manuscript for peer-review publication. The position is 20 hours per month for six months, starting in January 2014. Please send resume and statement of interest to Katherine Record at  krecord at law.harvard.edu.

2014 Summer Internships at the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is now accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for 2014 summer internships. The Clinic works on novel, cutting-edge environmental issues ranging from shale gas extraction and offshore drilling to industrial aquaculture and indoor air quality. Summer interns will work with the faculty and staff of the Clinic on ongoing litigation and policy projects. The Clinic seeks interns to work from Tuesday, May 27th to Friday, August 1st for a minimum of 35 hours per week, although we have some flexibility regarding start and end dates, provided that interns can commit to working for at least eight weeks. This internship is unpaid, but is a SPIF-eligible position for HLS students. Applicants must possess outstanding academic credentials as well as excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but are due no later than February 14, 2014. Please apply by sending the following materials to Jacqueline Calahong at  jcalahong at law.harvard.edu: 1) A cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience; 2) Resume; 3) Legal writing sample; and 4) Law school transcript. For more information on the Clinic, please visit our website at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/environmentallawprogram/clinic/

Anti-Poverty Research and Practice Group

Professor Fisher seeks five research assistants to work with a newly formed group of faculty and fellows at the Berkman Center in developing and implementing a set of legal and policy strategies for reducing poverty in the developing world. Among the sectors of the work of this group will be: incentives for creating and mechanisms for distributing drugs; the development and dissemination of new seed varieties; and the infrastructures for sanitation and supplies of clean water. Participation in this group will require approximately 10 hours of work per week and attendance at the weekly meetings of the faculty and fellows. Applications and accompanying resumes should be sent to Kathy Curley ( curley at law.harvard.edu) by noon on Wednesday, January 22.

2014 Summer Academic Fellowship

This summer, Harvard Law School will continue its Summer Academic Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is for HLS students interested in pursuing academic careers in law, particularly as law professors. It is designed to give students the opportunity to write and eventually publish a scholarly paper. The fellowship is available only to current HLS JD, LLM, and SJD students (including students graduating in May, 2014). Applications for the Fellowship are due on or before Friday, February 7, 2014. For more information on the application requirements and deadlines, please visit: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/fel…