Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Proposal Opportunity

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 1, 2014


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Mahindra Humanities Center invites Harvard graduate students to submit a proposal to coordinate an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Proposals should be interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary in design and scope, and consist of a one to two page description outlining the theme and the proposed structure of the conference. Funding for the conference will be available up to the amount of $7,500. The conference should take place during the 2014-15 academic year. Click here for more information:

Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

HKS Student Newspaper Seeking Layout Editor

Layout Editor needed for the Kennedy School Student Newspaper, The Citizen. The paper publishes twice per month and the work is approximately 4hrs/issue. Great opportunity to learn about the HKS Community and interact with peers across schools. InDesign experience helpful. Next issue is coming out next week. If interested, send email to TTobin(at) Payment for services may be possible, especially if student is already on Harvard payroll. 

IM Indoor Soccer Starts Next Week!

Here’s your last chance to sign up for the co-ed HLS IM Indoor Soccer League. To sign up a team, send an email to with the following informaiton:

(1) team captain’s name, (2) email, (3) and phone number, (4) at least 8 players for your roster, (5) your team name, (6) which league you wish to play in (B for beginners and intermediates, A for the most skilled players), (7) a ranking of at least three colors for your team color, and (8) any scheduling issues your team may have (i.e. what times you are unable to play, etc.).

Alternatively, individuals can sign up to play on a team of independents. Just send your name, email, and phone number, along with your preference between the A and B leagues. Games start next Thursday, Sep. 25! 

Volunteer for (mock) Jury Duty!!!

Volunteer for Harvard Law School’s (Mock) Jury Duty! Calling all who are interested in serving as jurors in the mock trials for Harvard Law School’s Fall 2014 Trial Advocacy Workshop!

Trials will be held: Wednesday, September 24 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:00pm Harvard Law School, Cambridge Thursday, September 25 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Court, Boston Friday, September 26 from 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Court, Boston.

The attorneys in these trials are 2nd and 3rd year Harvard Law students who would benefit greatly from feedback on their performances. We are hoping to have 10-15 people per jury to deliberate and to give their judgments on whether the students have convinced them or not in the individual cases.

Please contact Amy Soto at if you are able to serve during one or more of these afternoons! 

Red Sox Tickets! On Sale Now!!!

The Dean of Students Office has a few hundred tickets to the Tuesday, September 23rd against the Tampa Bay Rays game starting at 7:10pm at the historic Fenway Park.  Tickets are $20 (Center and Right Field Bleachers).  They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  We accept credit cards (AmEx, Visa and MasterCard) or check.

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.  Resale of tickets is strictly prohibited.  We will begin ticket sales promptly at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 9th in the DOS Office (WCC 3039).

A link to the Fenway Park seating chart is included below.

Applications for spring 2015 Semester Abroad are due September 15

The Semester Abroad Program is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard Law School students to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. Applications for spring 2015 semester abroad are due September 15. Current applicants are encouraged to attend the Semester Abroad Application Question and Answer Session on Thursday, September 11 from 12-1pm in Wasserstein 5053. For more information please visit

The Institute for Global Law and Policy invites you to apply to participate in our 2015 Workshop in Doha, Qatar, from January 2-11, 2015.

The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School invites you to apply to participate in our 2015 Workshop in Doha, Qatar, from January 2-11, 2015. IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive residential program for doctoral and post-doctoral law scholars and junior faculty. The aim of The Workshop is to strengthen the next generation of scholars by placing them in collaboration with their global peers as they develop innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, social justice and governance. Sponsored by the Qatar Foundation and hosted by Hamad bin Khalifa University, the Workshop brings together more than 100 young scholars and more than 50 senior and junior faculty from around the world for serious research collaboration and debate.While in residence in Doha, participants review current scholarly developments, reconsider canonical texts and network with colleagues from across the world. Intensive writing workshops offer participants the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their own research from their peers and more senior colleagues in small group settings. The deadline for applications is September 12, 2014. Learn more and apply here today:

Apply for the Fall 2014 Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute

Applications due Monday, Sep. 8 at 11:59pm EDT HGSLI Program Overview: Housed at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute (HGSLI) is a leadership development program for graduate students across Harvard. Each HGSLI cohort is limited to 30 students and provides an opportunity to establish an intimate cross-Harvard network. HGSLI is a semester-long program where Fellows receive leadership training informed by the model of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), with a focus on authentic leadership development, growth, and personal reflection. According to past participants, this is an intense and deeply rewarding program that is often their most meaningful experience at Harvard. Weekly meetings and a weekend retreat build strong friendships, a leadership toolkit, and a peer network that continues long after the HGSLI program is over. Application Process: The application deadline is 11:59pm EDT on Monday, September 8. The application includes three short questions and a resume submission. Harvard graduate students pursuing degrees from all schools are invited to apply. To apply, please visit this link: Please complete the form and email a PDF of your resume to Please title your resume as FirstName_LastName_Resume.pdf. Twenty minute interviews will be held for select applicants on Friday, Sep. 12 through Sunday, Sep. 14. You will be contacted no later than Monday, Sep. 15 regarding your final admission status. Program Requirements: In order to build a strong and cohesive group, 100% attendance at all Monday sessions and the weekend retreat is required. Please do not apply if you cannot make this commitment. Program Dates Retreat: Friday, Sep. 19 (~6:00pm) – Sunday, Sep. 21 (~3:00pm). The retreat is held on Cape Cod. Transportation, housing, and meals are all included; however, Fellows are asked to contribute $50 to help defray retreat costs. Monday Sessions: All sessions run from 6:30-9:30pm at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dinner is provided at each session. Session dates are as follows: Monday, Sep. 29 Monday, Oct. 6/20/27 Monday, Nov. 3/10/17 There may be additional optional events hosted with alumni during the semester. HGSLI has an active alumni body and graduated Fellows engage in events with speakers, networking, and training. For more information, contact at Farah Qureshi at or visit our website at 

Newly posted course with Professor Scott Brewer (HLS) and Professor Edward Hall (Philosophy Department)

This is a newly posted course available for cross-registration by HLS students, and has its first meeting tomorrow, Tuesday September 2 (on the schedule of the Harvard University School of Arts and Sciences). It meets in the Philosophy Department building , in Harvard Yard, in the Tanner Room (Emerson Hall, 310): Philosophy 253: The Epistemic Authority of Science (Graduate Seminar in General Education) Harvard College/GSAS: 44411 Fall 2014-2015 Edward J. Hall and Scott Brewer (Law School) Meeting Time: Tu., 2-4 Exam Group: 14 A systematic examination of the nature and significance of the epistemic authority that our culture currently bequeaths upon science, with emphasis on issues in both the public and private spheres. How, in a democratic society, should scientific expertise be adjudicated, and deployed in decision-making in political and legal settings? To what extent are science and religion in conflict? What is it to adopt a “scientific worldview” – and what difference should this make, if any, to how an individual perceives and conducts her own life? Note: The seminar will design and develop a General Education course on these themes for undergraduates. 2014-2015 Course and Schedule Updates

Creative Writers’ Group 2014

With the assistance of Rose Moss, and under the auspices of the Law and the Arts Initiative, Professor Janet Halley invites students to join a Creative Writers’ Group in the fall of 2014. We welcome applications from HLS students with prose fiction, memoir and biography projects, who wish to join a weekly group in the Fall Semester, to discuss their works in progress. The group is for J.D. and graduate students in the Law School. Meetings will take place on Wednesday, 3-4:30pm through the Fall Semester. Regular attendance will be important. Members of the group will submit work for class discussion. Rose Moss will assign some passages or short stories for participants to read. No direct academic credit is provided for membership in the group, but Janet Halley will offer to provide a 1-credit independent-study supervision to students in the course, and has a list of other faculty also willing to consider such arrangements. To inquire or apply, email a 1-page statement of interest to Rose Moss at We will admit students on a rolling basis, and we will let you know by September 10. The first meeting will take place Wednesday, September 17 at 3-4:30pm in WCC 3036.

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 as soon as possible. Applications from incoming 1L students are encouraged. 

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 and copy his assistant, Emma Johnson, by July 30 at the latest and preferably sooner. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY EMAILED, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED SOON.

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.

Moving out? Not sure what to do with all that stuff? Donate it at locations across campus!


Bring donations to bins in the following locations:

• Caspersen Student Center, under the ramp to the Hark

• Outdoor underpass between Story and the Hark\

• Covered patio between Holmes and Ames

• 1st floor walkway between Ames and Dane

• 1st floor walkway between Story and Shaw

• North Hall Lounge

• Hastings Basement (Entry 5 near the kitchen and the Hallway between Stairs 2 & 3)

• Pound Basement

Items accepted:

– linens & towels

– books

– clothes

– shoes (tied together)

– office/school supplies

– toiletries & cleaning supplies

– furniture & rugs

– mirrors

– athletic equipments

– room supplies (fans, crates, bulletin boards, blocks)

– food (non-perishable)

Donate almost anything in usable condition except for dishware and utensils “borrowed” from the cafe—please return these items!

Benefiting charities include Habitat for Humanity, the Cambridge YWCA Family Shelter, Greater Boston Food Bank, Unite for Sight, Better World Books, Students United to Fight Hunger, and local animal shelters.

QUESTIONS? Contact your Green Living Rep or  sustainability at