Non-Resident Tutor Opportunity at Lowell House

Lowell House, one of Harvard’s twelve undergraduate houses, seeks a law student to serve as a non-resident pre-law tutor on the House’s Pre-Law Committee. Pre-law tutors advise undergraduates during the law school application process, develop and lead law-related events for the House, and participate more broadly in House life as members of the Senior Common Room. The position offers a unique opportunity to experience Harvard’s House life as a law student. Non-resident tutors also receive a limited meal plan at Lowell’s dining hall. To apply, please email your resume and a brief statement of interest (200 words max) to LoHoLaw@fas.harvard.edu as soon as possible. Applications from incoming 1L students are encouraged. 

Alford Fall RG CHINA AND THE WORLD – email if interested

Students interested in taking the Fall 2014 Reading Group with Prof Alford “CHINA AND THE WORLD” (Thursdays 7-9 pm) please email alford@law and johnson@law before July 30 for permission to add the class. Please see below. Prerequisite: Admission to the course is by permission of the instructor, with the goal being to achieve a balance of students from different backgrounds. Please email your CV and a two paragraph statement of interest to Professor Alford alford@law.harvard.edu and copy his assistant, Emma Johnson,  http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k105179&pageid=icb.page680615 China and the World This Reading Group will examine the role that China has been playing in a world order in flux. Models of development, trade, and rights are among the areas likely to be addressed. We will consider, inter alia, Chinas engagement of existing global norms, ways in which China may (or may not) now or in the foreseeable future be shaping such norms, and their impact on China. The intention is to hold some of our likely 6 2-hour sessions of the Reading Group jointly with a comparable class at Renmin University of China, via electronic means – hence, our evening meeting times. The class will meet 6 times during the fall. 

John M. Olin Fellowships in Law and Economics/Terence M. Considine Fellowships in Law and Social Sciences (applications deadline extended to August 29)

Students wishing to apply for a John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics or a Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Social Sciences for AY 2014-2015 may obtain information and application instructions on the Olin Center’s website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin_center/fellowships.php. Fellowships, which normally are for a one-year period, involve a stipend of $3,000. 2L and 3L JD students and SJD Harvard Law School students are eligible for the fellowships, as well as PhD students at Harvard University who have a strong and developed interest in economic analysis of law. Applications should be submitted to Irina Goldina, Program Administrator (igoldina@law.harvard.edu), by Friday, August 29, 2014. 

Locker Sign-up for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Please read the following before entering the sign-up form through the link at the bottom of this page:

Harvard Law School has a number of lockers lining the walls in the basement corridors that connect the main buildings on campus.  They are distributed on a first come, first served basis to law school students living offcampus.  Students who live in law school dormitories, with the exception of North Hall, are not eligible for lockers.

Lockers are assigned randomly with two exceptions:

  • If you require a locker in a specific location because of a documented disability, please contact Accessibility Services Associate, Stephanie Russo (617)-495-8773.
  • Students volunteering to share a locker will be able to choose their locker location.  The locker locations are Harkness, Hauser, Langdell, Pound and Austin (lockers are also available in the WCC though they cannot be shared).  We will make every effort to match you with a locker in the area you prefer.  If you are interested in sharing a locker, please indicate when completing the form and our office will contact you with further details.

Locker sign takes place entirely online at this link.  If you have any difficulties with the online sign-up process, please email the Dean of Students Office immediately so that we can add you to the list.

Lockers will be assigned before the start of the academic year (September 2, 2014). Please contact the Dean of Students Office with questions.

Fall 2014 Alford RG CHINA AND THE WORLD: please email in order to add the course

Students interested in taking the Fall 2014 Reading Group with Prof. Alford “CHINA AND THE WORLD” (Thursdays 7-9 pm) please email alford@law and johnson@law before July 30 for permission to add the class. Please see below.

Prerequisite: Admission to the course is by permission of the instructor, with the goal being to achieve a balance of students from different backgrounds. Please email your CV and a two paragraph statement of interest to Professor Alford alford@law.harvard.edu and copy his assistant, Emma Johnson, johnson@law.harvard.edu by July 30 at the latest and preferably sooner. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY EMAILED, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED SOON. http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k105179&pageid=icb.page680615

China and the World
This Reading Group will examine the role that China has been playing in a world order in flux. Models of development, trade, and rights are among the areas likely to be addressed. We will consider, inter alia, Chinas engagement of existing global norms, ways in which China may (or may not) now or in the foreseeable future be shaping such norms, and their impact on China. The intention is to hold some of our likely 6 2-hour sessions of the Reading Group jointly with a comparable class at Renmin University of China, via electronic means – hence, our evening meeting times. The class will meet 6 times during the fall.

Sign up to be a “Big Sister” through the WLA’s mentoring program

We are looking for a diverse group of women to serve as Big Sisters next year. You can sign up for the program here: http://tinyurl.com/hlsbigsis2014 As a Big Sister, you will help make an incoming student’s transition to HLS a bit easier and possibly make a new friend in the process. You will be supported throughout the year by the WLA’s Incoming Students Committee. In addition to your own self-directed mentoring, we will check in with you at particularly stressful times in the school year and suggest that you send an encouraging email to your Little Sister. We aim to help you develop a mentoring relationship, without taxing your already full plate. Please email  HLS.WLA.Mentoring at gmail.com with any questions! Thank you!

Research Assistant for The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy’s Program on Transitional Justice

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy’s Program on Transitional Justice seeks an Intern Research Assistant for the summer 2014 (starting ASAP) to assist Carr Center Fellow Federica D’Alessandra with a research project focused on war crimes prosecutions, and the International Criminal Court’s proceedings. The research will be conducted  in connection to Federica D’Alessandra’s book: The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice: The Contribution of the International Criminal Court to the Truth About Mass Atrocities. Main responsibilities include research on ICC prosecutorial strategy, defense strategies in Lubanga, Katanga, Ngudjolo Chui, ICC procedures, ICC rules and regulations, submission of evidence, as well as procedural and substantive international criminal law.  Research can be conducted part time and remotely during the summer, with possibilities of extension through the fall and on campus.

The successful applicant must:

  • Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Have top-notch research skills, including the ability to identify, access and summarize literature, synthesize findings and evaluate sources as well as gather/analyze data
  • Be eager to learn about war crimes prosecutions, the International Criminal Court, and the situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya – prior professional experience and/or language skills in these countries is particularly welcome
  • Have solid administrative skills, such as the ability to perform basic office duties such as organizing research documentation and filing
  • Be able to assist with literature reviews and edit academic reports
  • Be comfortable balancing multiple tasks
  • Be familiar with referencing styles (e.g. APA; Bluebook)

Application should include: Statement of interest (one page long); C.V.; independently authored writing sample or excerpt.

Please, submit your application to federica_dalessandra@hks.harvard.edu.

John M. Olin Fellowships in Law and Economics/Terence M. Considine Fellowships in Law and Social Sciences (deadline extended to August 29, 2014)

Students wishing to apply for a John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics or a Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Social Sciences for AY 2014-2015 may obtain information and application instructions on the Olin Center’s website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin_center/fellowships.php. Fellowships, which normally are for a one-year period, involve a stipend of $3,000. 2L and 3L JD students and SJD Harvard Law School students are eligible for the fellowships, as well as PhD students at Harvard University who have a strong and developed interest in economic analysis of law. Applications should be submitted to Irina Goldina, Program Administrator (igoldina@law.harvard.edu), by Friday, August 29, 2014.