French Speaker/Writer Needed to Translate 20 Short Paper Abstracts from English To French by Tuesday, March 4th. Please contact Carol Bateson at cbateson at law.harvard.edu to discuss compensation.
We wanted to let you know that the Student Funding Board is now accepting applications for budget requests. Please visit http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/handbook-for-officers/student-funding-board/ to complete your application.
The annual budget request for your organization is due Friday, March 14th at 11:59pm. This deadline is non-negotiable, and failure to comply could result in reduced or withheld funding. Because of the strictness of this deadline, you have 2 full weeks to put your budget requests together.
Research assistant sought for a Human Rights Watch project immediately to draft a short legal memorandum. The topic touches on spousal and family privilege against testifying, and involves comparative legal research between civil and common law jurisdictions. HRW’s latest press release on the matter: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/04/afghanistan-reject-new-law-protecting-abusers-women. Unremunerated but rewarding. Please send your CV and brief statement of interest to Mindy Jane Roseman, Academic Director, Human Rights Program at email@example.com.
The 2014-2015 HLS On Campus Housing Application is now available to all returning students – current 1Ls, 2Ls, and returning SJDs. The deadline to be included in the lottery is 5:00 pm EST on March 13, 2014.
To apply for HLS On Campus Housing, visit the HAHLS (Home at Harvard Law School) portal:
MyGideon is a new, national website for criminal defense attorneys. Formed at the Charles Houston Institute and associated with the National Association for Public Defense, its purpose is to provide resource-starved public defenders across the nation with free access to case law and legal information. Students will organize cases and materials on a topic of their choice so that the information is useful and accessible to public defenders in the trenches. It is no exaggeration to say that a student’s work could save lives by getting crucial information into the hands of attorneys that otherwise wouldn’t have the time or the resources to find it. Students will be asked to devote 5-10 hours a week. 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls may apply. Professor Carol Steiker is the faculty adviser. Students will work with MyGideon Editor in Chief Alex Bassos, the Training Director of Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, OR, and Professor Rob Smith of the University of North Carolina Law School. The student lead is HLS student Zara Lukens. If interested, please contact Zara Lukens at zlukens at jd15.law.harvard.edu with a resume and a short statement of interest by Friday, March 7.
The Harvard Leadership Conference
– Leading Innovation –
Saturday, March 8
Northwest Laboratories, 52 Oxford Street
Connect with your Harvard Community from all 12 Graduate and Professional Schools.
Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1378427449095164/
Official event website: http://hgc.harvard.edu/hlc/
Become a Volunteer (get the perks): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XFENpCzBpL4iAkAaksu_LlRYOSm34yLRVhMylYv_KQY/viewform
The Harvard Leadership Conference is a day long event that takes place on Saturday, March 8. It is organized for all 12 Graduate and Professional schools at Harvard around the theme of Leading Innovation.
The conference brings together world leading experts from Harvard and beyond in the fields of Education, Health, Government, Climate Change and Internet Security to highlight the challenges and opportunities waiting to be seized and disrupted in these fields.
Choose your field of interest and spend the day getting immersed in it. Each field offers a panel of world renowned experts followed by immersive exercises where you will be engaging with your fellow attendees on a tackling global challenges.
Come to get Inspired to disrupt the status quo, Innovate by coming up with ideas with peers from across the University and then get the opportunity to Implement them in our immersive exercises.
The conference places great emphasis on community. An underlying goal of the conference is bringing people from all 12 Graduate and Professional Schools at Harvard together to tackle global issues. This is your opportunity to connect with your Harvard wide community.
Climenko Fellow and former police officer Seth Stoughton is seeking a research assistant interested in the regulation of law enforcement to help with a project on police testimony. A familiarity with Evidence is useful, but not necessary. The pay is $11.50/hour, and the hours per week and total scope of the project are flexible. Interested students, please email sstoughton at law.harvard.edu.
The American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society invited you to join us on February 27, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Ames Court Room for a special installation of the critically acclaimed
IQ2 debate series, Intelligence Squared which can be heard on over 220 NPR stations across the nation. The series is based on the traditional Oxford-style debate format, with one side proposing and the other side opposing a sharply-framed motion. This IQ2 Debate, “Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm than Good” is open to the HLS community. Space is limited, HLS ID required. Reserve tickets here.
One Day’s Work is looking for 1Ls and 2Ls to join the One Day’s Work Board and carry forward Harvard Law’s student-funded post-graduate fellowship program. One Day’s Work is simple: 2Ls spending their summers working in the private sector donate one day’s summer salary to a fellowship fund. When the 2Ls graduate, that money funds one or more fellowships for friends and classmates pursuing otherwise-unfunded public interest work. But One Day’s Work is about more than fundraising: in asking every student to consider herself part of a larger whole, One Day’s Work seeks to blur the line between the private sector and the public interest. If you want to help build community and partnership on campus and are interested in joining the ODW board, please e-mail Duncan Farthing-Nichol at firstname.lastname@example.org and Alison Rosenblum at email@example.com with a short statement of interest (a paragraph is plenty) by February 24th at 11:59 pm. Thanks!
Sign up for the new Harvard Negotiator’s initiative, Negotiating Identity in the Workplace. The initiative will use speakers, facilitated dialogues and social events to discuss how we navigate and negotiate identities (racial, gender, sexual orientation, religious, and political, among others) and roles (for example, “daughter,” “father,” “lawyer,” or “teammate”) both internally and externally, when we work and plan our careers. The first facilitated dialogue will take place on February 25 . RSVP and more information :https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YcHtUruyDFO4HIdC7emwP2H2Dku_KeZGFwYFqUtHtt0/viewform
Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is looking for volunteers who can make a one or two hour per week commitment for the spring semester in a Cambridge Public School. Volunteers needed for Grade 6-8 after-school Learning Centers for homework help, as well as the city’s high school, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS), located near Harvard Yard, for one-to-one tutoring in almost any subject before, during or after school. All tutoring takes place Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. All schools are accessible via public transportation. Register online for an orientation: http://www.csvinc.org/for-volunteers/how…
MyGideon is a new, national website for criminal defense attorneys. Formed at the Charles Houston Institute and associated with the National Association for Public Defense, its purpose is to provide assistance to resource-starved public defenders across the nation. Students will organize cases and materials on a topic of their choice so that the information is useful and accessible to public defenders in the trenches. It is no exaggeration to say that a student’s work could save lives by getting crucial information into the hands of attorneys that otherwise wouldn’t have the time or the resources to find it. Students will be asked to devote 5-10 hours a week, and the position is unpaid. 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls may apply.
Professor Carol Steiker is the faculty adviser. Students will work with MyGideon Editor in Chief Alex Bassos, the Training Director of Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, OR, and Professor Rob Smith of the University of North Carolina Law School. The student lead is HLS student Zara Lukens. If interested, please contact Zara Lukens at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and a short statement of interest.
Visiting Professor Christopher Robertson seeks research assistants with demonstrated skills in strategic communications, visual communications, and/or public affairs, along with assistants interested in employee benefits and empirical methods. Projects relate to healthcare and health insurance. Contact Professor Robertson at crobertson@law.
Professor Shavell is seeking research assistance for work on the problem of nuisances. If you are interested, please send your resume and HLS transcript (an unofficial record is sufficient) to Irina Goldina (email@example.com).
Professor Reinier Kraakman would like to hire two RAs for different projects. One project focuses on direct investments by entrepreneurs from emerging BRIC economies in American and European firms. The second project is a long-running investigation of CEO turnover resulting from “internal” CEO/board decisions as well as “external” M&A activity and involves coding turnover among S&P 500 firms. The RA who takes on the coding position is also free to use the dataset for his/her own projects.
Interested candidates should send a copy of their CVs and contact information to kpeterso@law
Sign up for HLS’s annual simulated negotiation competition for 1Ls, hosted by the Harvard Negotiators and the Board of Student Advisors. No experience necessary–just sign up with a partner or as an individual for this contract negotiation and drafting competition. The competition will take place from Mar. 3 to 10 and involves negotiating with your team on your own time. Average time spent is 10 to 20 hours. Cash prize and names on a plaque in Langdell! Questions? Contact Natasha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Register with this form by Feb.17:
We want YOUR feedback regarding your experience of the 1L curriculum. Help make a difference at HLS by participating in this 15-minute survey: http://tinyurl.com/1LSurveyWinter2014
Submissions to this year’s Trandafir competition are now being accepted by the University of Iowa Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (TLCP). Every year the winner of this writing competition receives a $2,000 monetary prize, and will be following year’s volume of TLCP.
Each year, TLCP, in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program, conducts an annual world affairs student writing competition. The competition is open to law students and to graduate students in all disciplines. The topic can be any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus.
For complete guidelines please see our website at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/trandafir_competition.html (currently we are working on updating our website so the page discusses last year’s competition. Other than the official deadline for submissions, last year’s guidelines are the same)
All submissions are due no later than March 21, 2014. See the attached flyer for more information. Please feel free to circulate this email and the attached flyer if you know of someone who may also be qualified/interested.
Professor Goldsmith is interested in hiring someone fluent in Italian who can read and translate portions of a 200-page book about the history of Italian organized crime in America. If you are interested and qualified, please contact email@example.com.
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/environment…