LAST CALL for Student Writing Submissions

The Harvard Journal on Legislation is issuing a last call for student submissions for Volume 52.2. JOL will consider articles at any stage in the writing process on any policy or legislation-related issue. Past topics have included drug policy, social security, climate policy, congressional reform, etc. If your final paper from that J-term or spring semester seminar is still floating around in your computer, now’s a great opportunity to turn it into a published work! Please email our Student Writing Editor, Marissa Benavides, at mbenavides@jd16.law.harvard.edu with submissions and/or questions.

 

Environmental Law Moot Court

Are you interested in environmental law or appellate advocacy? We are currently forming a team for the 2015 National Environmental Moot Court Competition. The competition takes places over both semesters, with a written portion in the fall and oral arguments in the spring. The competition is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy.

To apply for the team or for questions, please email Ryland Li (sli@jd15.law.harvard.edu) with a short paragraph describing your background and interest in the competition by Monday, October 6.

 

Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers – Fall 2014

Spanish for Public Interest Lawyer – Fall 2014 Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers is a non-credit class this fall semester that offers HLS students involved in clinical law practice the opportunity to learn Spanish language skills in a legal context, emphasizing language most commonly used in civil and criminal legal services practice. Students participating in clinicals, especially those working directly with Spanish-speaking clients this semester, are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 15. The first class will meet the week of October 20. For more information about the class and how to apply, visit the OCP blog: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/clinicalprobono/2014/10/08/spanish-for-public-interest-lawyers-fall-2014/

 

Thank you,

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

 

 

Trial Team Tryouts for 2014 Annual National PR Trial Advocacy Competition in Puerto Rico

The Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and the Puerto Rico Bar Association are sponsoring the 2014 Annual National PR Trial Advocacy Competition in Puerto Rico on October 30 – November 1, 2014. Harvard returns to this competition as champions from the 2009 and 2010 competitions. Four HLS students will compete against teams from other law schools trying a criminal case. Each team will participate in three preliminary mock trials, after which the highest-scoring teams will proceed to the semi-finals and then to the championship round. Students on the team will act as counsel and/or witnesses for their teammates in each round. All students will have the opportunity to serve as counsel in at least one round. Clinical instructors from the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) will serve as coaches for the trial team. Interested students should pick up tryout materials from the CJI office located on the fifth floor of WCC (Clinical Wing, Suite 5116) and select a tryout time slot on the posted schedule in the office. The trial team will be selected after “tryouts.” Tryouts will be held on September 16 and 17, 2014. Complete an application and submit it at the time you sign up for a time slot. Tryout materials and a sign-up sheet for trying out will be available in the CJI office starting Monday, September 8, 2014. Important Note: Tryout slots will be limited — please be sure to sign up early. Please feel free to call CJI Clinical Instructors Dehlia Umunna or Kristin Muniz at 6-8143 if you have questions. 

2014 student writing prize YONG K. KIM ’95 MEMORIAL PRIZE

East Asian Legal Studies is accepting submissions for the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize.

YONG K. KIM ’95 MEMORIAL PRIZE This prize was established by the East Asian Legal Studies program in memory of Yong K. Kim A.B. ’92, J.D. ’95 through the generosity of his parents, Professor and Mrs. Joe H. Kim, his family, and many friends at and beyond the Law School. A prize of $1,500 is awarded to the student who makes the most significant contribution to the life of the Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies program. That contribution may take several forms. It may entail authorship of a paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia, or legal issues concerning international relations in the region or with the United States. Alternatively, it may entail active and creative participation in EALS and the fostering of understanding at Harvard Law School regarding East Asia and its interaction with the U.S. The prize recipient should also possess Yong Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding and plan a career that will further advance these interests. Papers may be written in conjunction with a course or seminar or as an independent study project at the Law School. Papers are due by May 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm along with the required cover sheet (see http://law.harvard.edu/academics/writing…). Please submit two hard copies to the East Asian Legal Studies office (Austin 301) and an electronic copy via email to Mike Zaisser@  mzaisser at law.harvard.edumzaisser at law.harvard.edu). http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/wri…

NAWL’s 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

National Association of Women Lawyers®
2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

 

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)® is a national voluntary legal professional organizationwhose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women’s rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad.NAWL continues to support and advance the interests of women in and under the law, and in so doing, supports and advances the social, political, and professional empowerment of women. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper and enrich the profession. NAWLhas established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows:

 

Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law.  The most recent winning paper was “Prosecutorial Indiscretion: District Attorneys’ Misuse of Alabama’s Chemical Endangerment Law to Criminalize Pregnant Women’s Substance Abuse” written by Amy Kokot, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Please view paper at www.nawl.org.

 

Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2013-14 school year. The essays must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

 

FORMAT: Essays must be double-spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font. All margins must be at least one inch. Entries must not exceed fifteen (15) pages of text, excluding notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to The Bluebook – A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 15 pages of text, excluding notes, or which are not in the required format may not be read.

 

JUDGING: NAWL designees will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.

 

QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the chair of the Writing Competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at jmartin@stu.edu.

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by May 1, 2014. Entries received after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must provide a cover letter providing the title of your essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number and mailing address. Entries must be submitted in the following format: email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to jmartin@stu.edu.

 

AWARD: The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will

also publish the winning essay in NAWL’Women Lawyers Journal in Fall 2014.

Vote for Gary Bellow Public Service Award Recipients!!

We are thrilled to announce the finalists for the Gary Bellow Public Service Award, and voting is now open! (voting will close at 9:00 pm on March 31st). http://tinyurl.com/garybellow2014

Student finalists: Jessica Frisina Lerae Kroon Matt Nickell Jeanne Segil Alumni finalists: Chloe Cockburn ’07 Mercedes Montagnes ’09 David Singleton ’91 Bios for each of the candidates are included below, and don’t forget to vote! (URL: https://harvard.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV…)

STUDENT FINALISTS:

Jessica Frisina Jess is a 3L who is passionate about criminal justice and energized by youth advocacy. Like many, Jess entered law school committed to pursuing a career in public interest, but uncertain about what area of law interested her most. After representing inmates in disciplinary hearings through the Prison Legal Assistance Project, representing clients in criminal and juvenile court through the Criminal Justice Institute, and spending her 2L summer at the juvenile public defender’s office in New Orleans, she is thrilled to say that she has found a home and a career for herself in juvenile justice. After law school, she is eager to return to Detroit to advocate for children at every step along the school-to-prison pipeline. She believes firmly that children belong in school, not jail, and that with the right support, resources, and advocacy, every child can succeed in the classroom. In addition to public interest work, Jess is equally passionate about the public interest community at HLS. As a student fellow for the Law & Social Change Program of Study, Jess focused her energies on strengthening that community by organizing retreats, discussion groups, faculty-student dinner series, and a TEDx-style conference that exclusively featured student voices. She is deeply grateful to everyone, both inside and outside the public interest community, who has challenged, supported, and grounded her these last three years. She knows that she will be a better advocate going forward because of all of you.

Lerae Kroon Lerae is dedicated to providing civil legal services to low-income clients. She is a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau where she provides full representation to indigent clients in housing, family, and wage & hour cases. She also co-leads HLAB’s Pro Se Divorce Clinic which assists low-income individuals without lawyers in filing for and obtaining divorces, and participates in the Attorney for the Day program serving unrepresented litigants at the Boston Housing Court. Lerae is also a member of the Tenant Advocacy Project, where she advocates on behalf of tenants in disputes with public housing authorities and represents them at grievance hearings. In her summers, she has worked with a variety of legal services providers on immigration, foreclosure eviction defense, government benefits, and child welfare issues, and plans to continue to provide direct legal services to vulnerable populations post-graduation.

Matt Nickell Matt has been involved in public interest work and housing justice issues from the moment he came to law school. Since his first semester, he has spent almost every Saturday morning with Project No One Leaves canvassing foreclosed homes to inform residents of their rights; currently he is PNOL’s Co-President and involved in planning the nation’s largest foreclosure response conference. Matt also served as an advocate for the Tenant Advocacy Project, for which he was an intake director his second year. As a member of the housing practice of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Matt has been very invested in the organization’s foreclosure task force, representing tenants and former homeowners in court almost every week. On Tuesday evenings he can be found at meetings organized by City Life-Vida Urbana — a community organization dedicated to fighting foreclosure and displacement — where he provides legal advice and coordinates legal tactics with City Life’s organizing strategy. Before coming to HLS, Matt did housing advocacy and public interest work as a volunteer for the Suitcase Clinic, a health and social service provider for homeless families and individuals in Northern California.

Jeanne Segil Jeanne has devoted herself to the pursuit of social justice. Prior to law school, she taught at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa, the institution where Nelson Mandela once attended school, which exposed her to the impact of reconciliation and restorative justice. At HLS, Jeanne returned to South Africa through the International Human Rights Clinic to partner with the Equal Education Law Center in their campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure. Jeanne serves as an Executive Director of the Prison Legal Assistance Project where she mentors and supervises students as they represent clients in prison. She also organized panel events on wrongful convictions and solitary confinement and has represented clients in two parole hearings and a disciplinary hearing. In addition, Jeanne represents indigent individuals involved in the Massachusetts court system through the Criminal Justice Institute. Outside of law school, Jeanne interned at the Equal Justice Initiative, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the Community Conferencing Center. She is thrilled to return to the Equal Justice Initiative next year through their Legal Fellowship.

ALUMNI FINALISTS: Chloe Cockburn, ’07 Civil rights lawyer and policy strategist Chloe Cockburn serves as an Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the National ACLU, where she devotes her energy to the Fair Justice Smart Justice Campaign to End Mass Incarceration. A passionate advocate and organizer, Chloe collaborates with policy leaders at ACLU affiliates around the country to pass legislation reforming extreme sentencing laws, implementing sensible drug policies focused on health rather than criminalization, and reducing the tide of low-level offenses pouring into the criminal justice system. Her work is grounded in the principle of racial justice and a conviction that in order to foster safe and healthy communities, we must end our addiction to incarceration as the answer to all our social problems. Prior to joining the policy department at the ACLU, Chloe served as a fellow at the Vera Institute, as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles Sifton in the EDNY, as a fellow at the ACLU’s Racial Justice Project, and at the civil rights law firm of Neufeld, Scheck and Brustin. Chloe is a co-author of the recent white paper “Healthcare not Handcuffs: Putting the Affordable Care Act to Work for Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform,” available at: https://www.aclu.org/healthcare-not-hand….

Mercedes Montagnes, ’09 Mercedes Montagnes has been working towards criminal justice reform in Louisiana since she first attended Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Mercedes worked to bring students to hurricane-torn New Orleans twice to help rebuild the public interest legal infrastructure and had an opportunity to work with the public defender’s office. Since this formative experience, Mercedes has been focused on some of the most troubling aspects of criminal justice, including horrible prison conditions, extreme sentencing, and the lack constitutional criminal representation. Most recently, through the newly formed nonprofit The Promise of Justice Initiative, Mercedes has successfully challenged the extreme heat conditions on death row at Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola and Louisiana’s lethal injection protocol for carrying out executions. In her short career, she has worked to bring together many of the vibrant public interest groups around New Orleans to partner on systemic reform.

David Singleton, ’91 Representing pariahs and outcasts is what David Singleton was born to do. After graduating law school in 1991, David received a Skadden Fellowship to provide free legal services to homeless people in NYC. He then worked as a public defender for seven years, in Harlem and then in Washington, D.C. Now as the Executive Director of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, David represents prisoners, to make sure they are treated fairly and humanely while incarcerated, and formerly incarcerated people, to help them overcome the barriers they face in becoming productive, law-abiding members of the community. In addition to his work with OJPC, David teaches at Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law, where he strives to convey to clinical students the importance of not judging people forever by the worst thing they have done.

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.

$5,000 Award for the 2014 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

The 2014 topic is: Are Recent Supreme Court Preemption Decisions Consistent with the Seventh Amendment? Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may submit a legal essay for the competition. Essays can only be written during the academic year covered by the competition and may not be prepared as part of paid legal work outside of law school. Submit your application on the Public Justice website, http://publicjustice.net/news-events/awa…. The Intent-to-Enter submission form is due on February 28th, 2014 and the Essay contest deadline is March 31st, 2014. The Public Justice Foundation is a non-profit organization of attorneys, law students and others supporting the national public interest law firm Public Justice, P.C. For more information about the organization, visit www.publicjustice.net.

Announcing the 2014 HLS Library Legal Research Competition!

Do you want to show off your legal research skills and win great prizes?  Enter the HLS Library Legal Research Competition!  Attached you will find the competition questions.  You can also find more information at http://bit.ly/hlslrc13.   Work solo or in pairs!

Questions will be available on Monday, January 13th and answers must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, January 27th.

 Answer sheets must be submitted by e-mail attachment to research@law.harvard.edu.

First Place:  30,000 Lexis Rewards Points and 10,000 Westlaw Rewards Points

Second Place:  Kindle Fire (courtesy of Bloomberg-BNA)

Third Place:  $50 Amazon Gift Card (courtesy of Westlaw)

All Students who enter will be entered into a raffle to win additional prizes!

HLSL Research Competition 2014 Qs

For more information contact Lisa Junghahn, Research Librarian, at Ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

Trial Team Tryouts for 24th Annual National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago

The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and the John Marshall Law School are sponsoring the Twenty-Fourth Annual National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago on March 20 – 23, 2014. Harvard has participated in the competition since its inception and has been the champion, a finalist and semi-finalist in past years. Four HLS students will compete against teams from nineteen other law schools trying a criminal case. Each team will participate in three preliminary mock trials, after which the highest-scoring teams will proceed to the semi-finals and then to the championship round. Students on the team will act as counsel and/or witnesses for their teammates in each round. All students will have the opportunity to serve as counsel in at least one round. Clinical instructors from the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) will serve as coaches for the trial team. Interested students should pick up tryout materials from the CJI office located on the fifth floor of WCC (Clinical Wing, Suite 5116) and select a tryout time slot on the posted schedule in the office. The trial team will be selected after “tryouts.” Tryouts will be held on Tuesday, January 7 and Friday, January 10, 2014. Complete an application and submit it at the time you sign up for a time slot. Tryout materials and a sign-up sheet for trying out will be available on Wednesday, December 11 at 4pm in the CJI office. Please feel free to call CJI at 6-8143 if you have questions.

Suffolk Law Writing Competition for Massachusetts Law Students

In January 2014, the City of Boston will inaugurate a new mayor. During the mayoral race, candidates have raised many ideas about new policies to improve the city. The Rappaport Center invites law students at any law school in Massachusetts to write a five-page memorandum on this topic:

Identify an innovation that would improve the quality of life in the City of Boston. Explain how the law could be applied or amended to implement that innovation.

The winning entry will receive a $3,000 prize. Two runners-up will receive prizes of $1,000 each. The deadline for entries is January 31, 2014.

For more information, click here.

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY – Doc Studio Annual Proposals

Deadline for Annual Project Proposals – Friday, October 18 at 11:59 PM Do not miss your chance to turn your documentary idea into a fully fledged visual project! Annual Project Proposal: The Harvard Law Documentary Studio is now accepting proposals from students across Harvard University for its Annual Project(s). The selected proposal(s) will be made into a short (~5-15 minute) documentary on a social or policy issue, broadly defined, and the Documentary Studio Board will partner with Proposing Students to fund, train, and equip the Crew. Proposing Students will have an opportunity to serve as the project’s Director or Producer. No film or video experience is necessary, and we encourage proposals from students across Harvard University. To Submit: Please visit us at http://www.harvardlawdocs.org/proposals…. to find out more about the application submission requirements. If you are interested in crew applications, the deadline is next week, October 25 at 11:59 PM. You can access a crew application at http://www.harvardlawdocs.org/crew.php

WTO Moot Court Team Tryouts

Sign up now for the World Trade Organization (WTO) moot court, the only international competition focused specifically on appellate-level WTO litigation. The North American regional round takes place in March in Washington D.C., and the international round will take place in Geneva after exams in May. Travel expenses are heavily subsidized. We will be selecting a total of 4 people to join the HLS team this year. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs are all welcome to tryout. Each team member will have the opportunity to engage in oral argument in front of premier scholars and practitioners of international trade law. Last year’s team won first place in the North American rounds and competed in Geneva. Tryouts are scheduled for Monday September 30 and Tuesday October 1. If you are unable to audition on these dates, please contact the team coaches. For the tryout, please prepare a 2-5 minute argument for the Complainant Avalon, based on a WTO Moot Court case from a previous year (available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3hduxVh… and https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3hduxVh…). Please email Colette and Derrick a writing sample and a one-page CV at least 12 hours before your tryout. To sign up, fill out the doodle poll at http://doodle.com/uk9htcm69cee5iih . For more information about the competition, visit the ELSA Moot Court website at http://www.elsamootcourt.org/ or email this year’s coaches, Colette van der Ven and Derrick Sutter at  cvanderven at jd13.law.harvard.edu and  dsutter at jd14.law.harvard.edu.

HLDOCS Annual Project Proposals and Crew Applications

Annual Project Proposal: The Harvard Law Documentary Studio is now accepting proposals from students across Harvard University for its Annual Project(s). The selected proposal(s) will be made into a short (~5-15 minute) documentary on a social or policy issue, broadly defined, and the Documentary Studio Board will partner with Proposing Students to fund, train, and equip the Crew. Proposing Students will have an opportunity to serve as the project’s Director or Producer. No film or video experience is necessary, and we encourage proposals from students across Harvard University. To Submit: Please visit us at http://www.harvardlawdocs.org/proposals…. to find out more about the application submission requirements. Deadline: Midnight, Friday, October 18, 2013 Annual Project Crew Application: The Harvard Law Documentary Studio is accepting applications from students across Harvard University interested in serving on the Crew of its Annual Project(s). To Apply: Please visit us at http://www.harvardlawdocs.org/crew.php to fill in an application form. Deadline: Midnight, Friday, October 25, 2013

Writing Competition Sponsored by the Boston Patent Law Association

1st Prize:  $1000

2nd Prize:  $500

 The BPLA is once again holding its annual Writing Competition.  Law students are encouraged to submit papers on a subject relating to intellectual property law.  The requirements for eligibility are outlined below.

Judges will consider the merits of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property law and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously published or available.

Contest Rules:

§  Articles must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) within the jurisdiction of the First Federal Judiciary Circuit or prepared in connection with a course at a law school situated in the First Circuit.

§  Articles must have been written or published between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.

§  Articles must be submitted to the Boston Patent Law Association on or before September 30, 2013.

§  Papers should be no more than the equivalent of ten (10) law review pages including footnotes (30-40 pages typed copy).

§  Submission of five (5) copies or a .pdf file is required.

§  Submissions must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, law school, and employment information (if applicable).

Please send articles to:

Deirdre Sanders, Esq.

Boston Patent Law Association

c/o Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C.
530 Virginia Road

Concord, MA  01742

 

Phone:       (978) 341-0036

Fax:             (978) 341-0136

Email:         Deirdre.sanders@hbsr.com

Please e-mail bplawriting@bpla.org if you have any questions.

Apply to be on the Harvard World Trade Organization Moot Court Team!

Sign up now for the Harvard World Trade Organization (WTO) Moot Court team, the only international competition focusing specifically on appellate-level WTO litigation.The North American regional round takes place in March in Washington D.C., and the international round will take place in Geneva after exams in May. We will be selecting a total of 4 people to be on the team this year. Each team member will have the opportunity to engage in oral argument in front of premier scholars and practitioners of international trade law. Last year’s team won first place in the North American rounds and competed in Geneva. Tryouts are scheduled for the week of September 30. For more information about the competition, please come to the information session on Sept. 24 location TBD. Please visit the ELSA Moot Court website at http://www.elsamootcourt.org/ or email this year’s coaches, Colette van der Ven and Derrick Sutter at  cvanderven at jd13.law.harvard.edu and  dsutter at jd14.law.harvard.edu.

Apply to be on Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team!

HLS sends one team to each Vis Moot every year (Vienna and Hong Kong) and is currently recruiting for this year’s teams. Join us for an information session from 12:00-12:30 on Tuesday, September 17 in WCC 4061 to learn more about the team and the tryout process. For information about the competition, please check out http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/vis.html (Vis Vienna) and http://www.cisgmoot.org/index.html (Vis Hong Kong). Historically, the Harvard team has done exceptionally well. Last year, five oralists won honorable mention awards in Hong Kong and Vienna; the year before, three oralists won honorable mention, while the Memorandum for Claimant was awarded first place (out of 255 teams) and all other briefs received honorable mention. This year the team will be composed of 8-10 2Ls/3Ls/LLMs who will travel to either Vienna or Hong Kong, as well as 1-3 1Ls who are interested in helping with research and writing and participating in practice moots in New York and DC. To apply, fill out the form available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gymAer9… and email your resume/CV and a writing sample to Tessa Hayes at  thayes at jd14.law.harvard.edu. Applicants will also need to sign up for a tryout time the weekend of Sept. 21-22 or Mon, Sept. 23. Further instructions, including the tryout question, are available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxR7K7WB…. Feel free to email Tessa with any questions as well!

Harvard Business Law Review Student Notes Submissions

The Harvard Business Law Review  http://www.hblr.org) is accepting submissions for student notes. Submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words and should be on a business law topic. Reflecting the diverse interests of HBLR, previous topics have included financial regulation, emerging markets, international business and M&A, energy law, and corporate governance. For an example of a student note, see: http://www.hblr.org/wp-content/uploads/2…. The HBLR will evaluate the submissions and will select a winning piece to be published in the next issue. Interested students should email  hblrnotes at gmail.com for feedback and assistance on developing potential pieces, including adapting prior work done for credit. Final submissions are due to  hblrnotes at gmail.com by Friday, May 17.