Come and take a break!

Springtime Snack Break on Friday and Saturday

The Alumni Relations Office invites you to take a break with us during Spring Reunion Weekend 2014.

Join us for a unique opportunity to mingle and network with our alumni back on campus for reunions. Enjoy a spring inspired fare in the Law School Courtyard Tent.

When:  Friday, April 11 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

            Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:  Law School Courtyard Tent (Between Pound Hall and Kumble Plaza)

We look forward to seeing you!

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. 

Salant Lecture “On Journalists and National Security” at the Harvard Kennedy School.

On Thursday, October 10, Floyd Abrams, partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and a prominent First Amendment Lawyer, will deliver the Salant Lecture “On Journalists and National Security” at the Harvard Kennedy School.  There will be a limited number of seats for law students at dinner and the lecture.  Interested students should email dos@law with their name, class year, and a short statement (a few sentences) of interest in First Amendment Law by Thursday, October 3 at 5pm.

 

Merrimack Premium Outlet – Shopping Trip!

You are invited to join your fellow HLS students for our upcoming shopping trip to the Merrimack Premium Outlets  – stock up on winter weather wear apparel and take advantage of this opportunity for early holiday shopping!   Round-trip transportation and VIP coupon books will be provided.

 

http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=101

Please complete the following poll asap to reserve your spot: http://tinyurl.com/Outlets2012 Space is limited, and participation will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.  We will follow up early next week to confirm attendance and provide more information in preparation for next Friday’s trip.

Friday, Nov. 2nd
3:30-9:30pm

3:30pm – bus departs from Mass Ave. in front of WCC (please arrive no later than 3:15pm to load the bus)
3-9pm – shopping and dinner at the Merrimack Premium Outlets Center in Merrimack, NH
9pm – load bus and return to campus

Concert Tickets for Sale – Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy

The Dean of Students Office is selling tickets for a concert featuring Joshua Radin and A Fine Frenzy.  The concert will be held on Saturday night, November 3, at 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Boston.  The seats are located in the Orchestra section and we are selling them at a discounted price of $20 per ticket.

Tickets are very limited so. if you are interested, we encourage you to purchase them as soon as possible.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the Dean of Students Office during our normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm).  We take cash, check, and credit card (Visa, AmEx, MasterCard).

With any questions, please feel free to stop by our office, call us at 617-495-1880, or email us at  dos at law.harvard.edu.

 

HLS Wellness Fall Programming

HLS Wellness Workshops – Bureau of Study Council

  • Speaking Up in Class– Thursday, September 27, 12pm to 1pm
    • Milstein West A
  • Optimizing Your Time– Wednesday, October 17, 12pm to 1pm
    • WCC 2012 Classroom
  • Dealing with Self-Doubt in Law School and Beyond– Monday, October 29, 12pm to 1pm
    • Milstein West A
  • Perfectly Legal: Responding to External and Internal Pressures to Be Perfect in Law School and Beyond– Wednesday, November 14, 12pm to 1pm
    • WCC 2012 Classroom

Fitness Fridays at Noon

  • Yoga – September 21 in Milstein East, 12pm to 1pm
  • Boot Camp – October 12 in Milstein East, 12pm to 1pm
  • Power Interval Training – November 9 in Milstein East, 12pm to 1pm
  • Muscle Conditioning – November 16 in Milstein West, 12pm to 1pm
  • Boot Camp – November 30 in Milstein West, 12pm to 1pm

Red Sox Tickets For Sale

The Dean of Students Office has a few hundred tickets to the Friday, September 7th game starting at 7:10pm at historic Fenway Park.  Tickets are $30 (Right Field Grandstand, Section 3).  They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  We accept cash, checks (made out to HLS with Red Sox Tickets indicated on the notes line), and credit cards (AmEx, Visa and MasterCard).

 

If you want to sit with your classmates, you should come to the DOS Office together to purchase your tickets.  Spouses and guests are welcome, and we will check student IDs to confirm each sale to student buyers first.  Resale of tickets is strictly prohibited.  We will begin ticket sales promptly at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 4th following Labor Day weekend in the DOS Office (WCC 3039).

 

We will open up ticket sales to the broader HLS community later this week as available.  A link to the Fenway Park seating chart is included below.

 

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp

In 2012, What Is ‘Good Work’ in the Law?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 12 – 1pm
Wasserstein 2036 Milstein East B

Professor Howard Gardner, Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard University

The Goodwork Project is a large scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work – work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners – and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society. After introducing the Project, Gardner will lead a discussion of what is ‘good work’ in the law today, what are the obstacles to achieving it, how can one best overcome those obstacles?

More info: http://hlslivingwell.com

Please join us! Hors d’oeuvres will be served. This is a Harvard University only event.

Kathy Griffin, Seth Meyers, and Second City Tickets for Sale!!

The Dean of Students Office has purchased blocks of tickets for some comedy shows at the Wilbur Theatre, and we are offering them to students at a discounted price. Here is what we have:

 

Show Date Time Price General Location
Kathy Griffin 03/24 9:45 pm $45 Balc C Center
Second City Tour 03/30 7:30 pm $20 Front Mezz Left
Seth Meyers 04/28 7:00 pm $30 Balc C Left

 

For a general idea of where the seats are located:

 

http://www.seatingcharts.com/view_chart.asp?id=123432&locid=123432 

If you would like to see exactly what seats are available and/or purchase tickets, you may do so in the Dean of Students office (WCC 3039). You can pay with cash, check, or credit card.

 

Limit is 2 tickets per student.

 

For more information about the Wilbur Theatre:

 http://thewilburtheatre.com/

Professor Dan Gilbert – How to Do Precisely the Right Thing at All Possible Times

Date Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time 4:00 pm
Where WCC – 2036 Milstein East C
Speaker(s) Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness., and host of the PBS television series This Emotional Life.Most experts tell us what to decide but they don’t tell us how. So the moment we face a novel decision—should I move to Cleveland or Anchorage? Marry Jennifer or Joanne? Become an architect or a pastry chef?—we’re lost. Is it possible to do the right thing at all possible times? In fact, there is a simple method for making decisions that most people find easy to understand but impossible to follow. New research in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics explains why.Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. This event is open to the Harvard community only. ID cards will be required for entry.

Informational Session on Taking the Bar — Co-Sponsored by HLS Dean of Students Office and Themis

There will be an informational session on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 12:00 noon in WCC Milstein West A. Catered lunches will be provided.  Third-years and LLM students are particularly encouraged to attend, as the topics covered will include the logistics of applying for the bar, the structure and content of bar exams, as well as the key points to know in preparing for the bar.  Discussion will touch upon the bar exams of various states, with emphasis on New York and Massachusetts.  Dean Cosgrove will also speak to students about the character and fitness portion of the bar.  1Ls and 2Ls are also welcome.  All students who attend will receive a discount voucher for a bar review course.

Professor Howard Gardner Presents: In 2012, What is ‘Good Work’ in the Law?

March 21, 2012

12pm WCC 2036 Milstein East B

Professor Howard Gardner – In 2012, What is ‘Good Work’ in the Law?

Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard University

The Goodwork Project is a large scale effort to identify individuals and institutions that exemplify good work – work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners – and to determine how best to increase the incidence of good work in our society.  After introducing the Project, Gardner will lead a discussion of what is ‘good work’ in the law today, what are the obstacles to achieving it, how can one best overcome those obstacles?

Professor Dan Gilbert Presents: How to Do Precisely the Right Thing at All Possible Times

February 16, 2012

4pm WCC – 2036 Milstein East C

Professor Dan Gilbert – How to Do Precisely the Right Thing at all Possible Times

Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness., and host of the PBS television series This Emotional Life.

Most experts tell us what to decide but they don’t tell us how. So the moment we face a novel decision—should I move to Cleveland or Anchorage? Marry Jennifer or Joanne? Become an architect or a pastry chef?—we’re lost. Is it possible to do the right thing at all possible times? In fact, there is a simple method for making decisions that most people find easy to understand but impossible to follow. New research in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics explains why.

HLS Ski Trip 2/3-2/5

HLS Ski Trip to  the Sunday River Resort, Jordan Grand Hotel Friday February 3, 2012- Sunday February, 5, 2012

Cost: $250 due at signup at the Dean of Students Office, WCC-3039

All students should meet in the WCC lobby with luggage at 2:30pm for a prompt 3pm departure.

Trip includes 2 days of lift tickets, a 30-min lesson and transportation! A sweatshirt and dinners will also be included.

* The trip will return to Boston in time for the Superbowl for all you football lovers!

Parody Auditions!!

sponsor: Drama Society
title: Parody Auditions
description: Audition for the 2012 HLS Parody!!!!!!!

THIS WEEKEND – Milstein West


Saturday, January 14th, 11am- 7pm; Sunday, January 15th, 10am- 5pm; or
limited spots Tuesday, January 24th
for those out-of-town for J-term

Email  parody2012 at gmail.com to sign up for an audition time!

What is it?
The Parody is a 50-year old law school tradition – a completely student written and run full length musical comedy parodying everything from law school to politics to pop culture. Drawing over 1600 audience members, the Parody is one of the largest events on campus each year!

Who should audition?
We need actors, singers, and dancers – sign up for an audition slot by emailing  Parody2012 at gmail.com. We need everyone from theatre majors to students experiencing their first show.

What if I don’t want to act/sing/dance?
We also need band members, particularly guitar.  Additionally, email us if you are interested in getting involved behind the scenes (tech crew, light board operator, crowd management, makeup etc).

What should I do next?
E-mail  Parody2012 at gmail.com to schedule your audition time. Please include your preferred audition times and any absolute conflicts you have during the audition time.