Conference on Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now?

Join the Harvard Environmental Law Society for a national conference on environmental justice on March 28–29, 2014. The conference will focus on three themes: progress on the goals of environmental justice, the social justice aspects of today’s national and international environmental movements, and strategies to ensure that environmental justice is a priority in future environmental work. Some of the conference highlights will include: • A keynote address by Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, • A plenary address by the “father of environmental justice” Dr. Robert Bullard, • An interview with Professor Gerald Torres, who, as counsel to the Attorney General, drafted the President’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice, and • Listening sessions with the Environmental Protection Agency on how to move forward on environmental justice over the next 20 years.…

International JD Society

The International JD Society is a new student group dedicated to creating a community for international JD students at HLS, and to help with information relating to jobs, clerkships, and other issues international students have to worry about. To sign up for the mailing list, please email your name, HLS email, and nationality to to receive updates.

Sold Out-Tickets for the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins!

Boston is known as the City Of Champions! Come see one of the countries oldest sports teams compete against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday March 24, 2014 at the historic TD Garden. Game starts at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the DOS office in the new Wasserstein Building on the third floor (WCC-3039). Tickets are for students ONLY, please have your Harvard ID with you. Only 2 tickets per person.Tickets are limited! Here is the best part tickets are $55! You cannot miss this opportunity! Stop by and pick up a Bruins ticket AND some candy.

*Credit cards only

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Legal Services Center Summer Interns Program

Use your 1L or 2L summer to get the best experience you’ll have in law school (according to our alumni!) at the crown jewel of HLS clinical offerings, and get to know Boston better exploring the neighborhood gems within easy reach of LSC. Spending the summer with us is the best way to guarantee you’ll have this experience, since semester based clinical placements are often over-enrolled. Summer interns are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including SPIF and EJA. Opportunities are available in the following clinics: Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Clinic Estate Planning Clinic Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic – Student Lending/For-Profit Colleges Project Veterans Legal Clinic For additional info and how to apply see:…

Prof. Nesson seeking immediate RA

Professor Charles Nesson is seeking an assistant to draft a set of regulations for legal marijuana in Jamaica based on the regs issued by Colorado, with addition of provision to export in fair trade with other nations. Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Amanda McMahan – amcmahan@law.

Can you taste the difference? Take the Bottled Water Taste Test

Do you drink bottled water? Do you think you can tell the difference between tap and bottled water? Did you know that tap water is regulated more stringently by the EPA than bottled water is by the FDA? Take the bottled water taste test to experience for yourself how free and clean our tap water is and to enter for a chance to win the Green Living Program raffle. And if you’re a first year, stop by to earn points for your section for the 1L Green Cup! The Hark Concourse Tuesday, March 11 – Thursday, March 13 11:30am – 1:30pm

Summer Interns Program – Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Program Dates: May 27 – August 1, 2014 PROGRAM INFORMATION: For program inquiries please contact  lscsummer at Summer internship opportunities are currently available in the Health Law & Policy Clinic at the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School. Use your 1L or 2L summer to get the best experience you’ll have in law school (according to our alumni!) at the crown jewel of Harvard Law School clinical offerings, and get to know Boston better exploring the neighborhood gems within easy reach of the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) in Jamaica Plain. Spending the summer with us is the best way to guarantee you’ll have this experience, since semester based clinical placements are usually over-enrolled. These positions focus heavily on policy research and analysis, and involve writing technical and non-technical legislative and regulatory summaries as well as providing technical assistance to states and community-based organizations regarding healthcare reform, Medicaid programming, and new strategies to increase access to care for underserved populations. Students interested in being a summer intern at the Center must commit to work 35-40 hours per week for the duration of the program. HOW TO APPLY: The 2014 summer program runs from Tuesday, May 27th to Friday, August 1st for a minimum of 35-40 hours per week. Application is by email including cover letter and resume to  lscsummer at Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until opportunities are filled. Summer interns are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including SPIF and EJA. More Information about the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation: The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) advocates for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations, with a focus on the needs of low-income people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. CHLPI works with consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, food providers and producers, government officials, and others to expand access to high-quality healthcare and nutritious, affordable food; to reduce health disparities; to develop community advocacy capacity; and to promote more equitable and effective healthcare and food systems. CHLPI is a clinical teaching program of Harvard Law School and mentors students to become skilled, innovative, and thoughtful practitioners as well as leaders in health, public health, and food law and policy.

Charles Munger ’48: A Conversation with the Dean on 3/31

Join us as HLS alumnus Charles T. Munger ’48, Vice-Chairman of Bershire Hathaway Corporation, discusses his career with Dean Martha Minow. This occasion is a special event for students and is hosted by the HLS Alumni Center in Milstein East on Monday, March 31st. Doors and event registration open at 11:30am. The discussion will officially start at 12pm. Interested attendees are required to RSVP to  alumnievents at to reserve a spot for the event. Student ID’s will be checked at event registration.

Research Assistant (RA)

Professor Coates is currently seeking a Research Assistant. The Research Assistant must be able to provide support concerning financial regulations including securities and corporate governance. Interested candidates should send their credentials (current resume) to Caroline Rende, Executive Assistant to Professor Coates at  crende at

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 careersThe next facilitated dialogue will take place on March 11 from 12 to 1 PM. RSVP at:


Come tell us what you think about the Harvard Law School Library’s website! We will be hosting a lunchtime focus group about our website on Wednesday, March 12th at noon in the Lemann Lounge on the second floor as you enter the library. Come with your thoughts on how we can improve our website! Pizza will be provided.

Seeking Current 2Ls to Serve as OCS Peer Advisors for 2014-15

The Office of Career Services is seeking applications from current second-year students/rising 3Ls to serve as OCS Peer Advisors for the 2014-2015 academic year. Peer Advisors are responsible for assisting OCS staff with our various career-related initiatives. This involves assisting with career programs, monitoring developments in the legal market, counseling students, conducting career-related research, drafting content for the OCS website and blog and advising the OCS staff on student issues and concerns. Peer Advisors would be required to return to campus for EIP Preparation and EIP week. Because of OCS’ close relationships with employers, working in OCS offers a unique perspective on what is happening in the private sector. Peer Advisors receive $11.50 per hour and work 8-12 hours/week, plus paid training sessions. If you are interested in helping others navigate through the job search process and working as part of the OCS team, then this would be a great opportunity. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email by Monday, March 24th to Yih-hsien Shen, Assistant Director & Director of JD Advising at  yshen at Contact Yih-hsien if you have any questions regarding the position.

SALMS: Call for Executive Board Applications

The Student Association of Law and Mind Sciences (SALMS) is seeking applications for positions on its executive board. We are currently seeking applicants for the positions of: -President -Vice President (3 openings) Interviews for these positions we be held the week after Spring Break. 1Ls are encouraged to apply. Applications should be sent to Nicholas Meyers at  nmeyers at by 3/23/14. To apply, please send a brief statement of interest with the following information: 1) Name, class year 2) Position(s) applying for (President, VP of Speakers, VP of Research, VP of Community) 3) Paragraph on why you are interested in and qualified for this/these position/s 4) Description of your past involvement with SALMS 5) What you would like to see SALMS do in the future Contact our current President at  nmeyers at with any questions

Boston Ballet Tickets – SOLD OUT

The Wellness Program and Dean of Students are offering a limited amount of tickets to the Boston Ballet on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30pm for $25 each FOR HLS STUDENTS.  Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Monday, March 3.  Limit two per person.  Credit cards only.  Must purchase in person, we will not hold tickets.

For purchase in the DOS Office in WCC 3039.