Student Funding Board Applications

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 11:59pmThis 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.

Thank you!

Seeking Research Assistant for HRW Project

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 mroseman@law.harvard.edu.

Seeking 3-5 Research Assistants to Write for National Criminal Defense Website

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.

Harvard Leadership Conference

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.

Get your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-leadership-conference-tickets-10270857411

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.

RA for Policing Project

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.

Reserve Tickets for NPR’s Intelligence Squared Debate


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.
 
Before the debate begins, the audience registers their pre-debate opinion using an electronic voting system. Alternating between panels, each debater gives a 7-minute opening statement. After this segment concludes, the moderator opens the floor for questions from the audience and inter-panel challenges. The debaters have one final opportunity to sway audience opinion through their 2-minute closing arguments. The audience delivers the final verdict by voting again whether they are for, against, or undecided on the proposition. The two sets of results are compared and the winner is determined by which team has swayed more audience members between the two votes.
 
     Against the Resolution:
     Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
     Theodore Shaw, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
 
     For the Resolution:
     Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, USD School of Law
     Richard Sander, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
 
     Moderator:
     John Donvan, Author & Correspondent for ABC News
 
More information on this special event can be found here.

Email  dos at law.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns. 

One Day’s Work is Looking for 1L and 2L Leaders!

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 dfarthingnichol@jd14.law.harvard.edu and Alison Rosenblum at arosenblum@jd14.law.harvard.edu with a short statement of interest (a paragraph is plenty) by February 24th at 11:59 pm. Thanks!

Sign up for Negotiating Identity Initiative!

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

Current Volunteer Opportunities in the Cambridge Public Schools

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…

Seeking 3-5 Research Assistants to Write for National Criminal Defense Website

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 zlukens@jd15.law.harvard.edu with a resume and a short statement of interest.

RA for Visiting Professor Robertson

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.

RA for Professor Kraakman

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

Calling all 1Ls: Register for the 61st Annual Williston Negotiation Competition by Feb. 17

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 (nsarin@jd14.law.harvard.edu).


Register with this form by Feb.17:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O7Xs1GE…

2013-14 Trandafir Writing Competition

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.

2014 Summer Internships at the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14

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…