Professor Tushnet Seeks RA

Professor Mark Tushnet is seeking a research assistant who is fluent in French, to provide help for a project on the debates in the French Constituent Assembly of 1789.  Submit expressions of interest, along with a resume, to him directly.

Lost and Found

Believe it or not, on Sunday, November 7th,  I found some paper money on a sidewalk in the vicinity of the Law School – a non-trivial amount.  I would like to return the money to its rightful owner. So, if you think the money may belong to you, please send me an email with the following information:

1. Where you think you lost the money and when you discovered your loss? 
2. How much you lost? In what denomination(s) ?
3. Any other identifying characteristics that you think would be relevant.

If no rightful owner is identified, I am going to donate it to the law school’s fund to support summer public interest grants.

Bob Mnookin
 mnookin at

Community Action for Social and Economic Rights — Spring 2011

Students who wish to enroll in Professor White’s Community Action for Social and Economic Rights for the Spring Term 2011 should register without first receiving the Professor’s approval.  You will be asked to submit a written application and have an interview during the first week of Spring Term.  The precise instructions and due-date for the application will be posted in the Administrative Updates in mid-January.  Admitted students will be notified before the Spring term drop/add deadline.  If you have any questions, email Professor White at lwhite@law.

Free trip to Michigan for the holidays!

Why buy an expensive plane ticket to Michigan when you can have a free ride?

Seeking someone to drive a small Isuzu pick-up with a camper shell from Cambridge to Kalamazoo/Ann Arbor anytime November 18th or after. A few boxes may be in it to be delivered to the University of Michigan Law School, but much room will be left for the driver’s things. All reasonable expenses will be paid, including gasoline, food, and cheap accommodations MUST BE ABLE TO DRIVE A STANDARD TRANSMISSION/STICK SHIFT.

Please contact Lauren at  lchitwood at or 617-496-5392.

Maintain, Don’t Gain!

Harvard Recreation & The Center for Wellness Present:


A Community Holiday Weight-Maintenance Initiative

November 17th, 2010 – January 28th, 2011


Maintain your pre-holiday weight throughout the holiday season!

Did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal contains 3,000+ calories? That is just in one meal, not including the entire day.  It takes about 4 hours of running to burn that off! It’s no wonder why the average American gains more than a few pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. Have no fear, this year vow to keep yourself on track this busy holiday season by participating in Maintain, Don’t Gain!


Form a team of 4-6 participants & register your team online or at the front desk of the MAC or Hemenway Gymnasium between Nov. 8th-16th, 2010. Individuals are welcome to participate in this program. Please complete the individual registration form and we will form a team for you. The first 75 participants to register for Maintain, Don’t Gain will receive a welcome bag filled with goodies!


This year we are hosting a special MDG kick-off event on Weds., Nov. 17th from 5-8 P.M. at the MAC …with massages, weigh-in’s, mini fitness competitions, and a Holiday Boot Camp class!                                                                                         




Weekly missions, recipes, tips on weight maintenance, exercise, nutrition and stress, exercise classes AND MORE!!

For official rules & information visit the website:

This is a complimentary program for Harvard Affiliates.

*Facility membership is not required.  

For more information contact Cristina Hoff at

Consent Contest

Consent Contest

Have you seen the Consent is Sexy shirts around campus? Wondered how you could get one for your very own?

Easy! This year OSAPR (Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response) will be giving away 10 Free Shirts!

All you have to do to get your very own is let us know: How do you ask for consent?

The ten most creative/effective suggestions will earn FREE SHIRTS!

So, if you’re sexually active, let us know:
What do you say when you want to get it on (and want to make sure your partner does too)?
The OSAPR Student Alliance will vote for the top 10

Email  OSAPR at with your suggestions by NOVEMBER 12!

Fitness Fridays- some spots still open!

There are a couple of spaces left in this month’s Fitness Fridays class- Total Body Conditioning.

The Dean of Students Office and Hemenway Gym have organized another class for Fitness Fridays in November.  Mike Doyle  will  be teaching classes in Total Body Conditioning.  This hour-long class focuses on strengthening all muscle groups using hand weights, your own body weight, and more. 

Exercise mats and basic equipment will be provided.  Class space is limited to 15 participants.  This class is open to HLS students only.  Email Tim Cusack to reserve a space, or to get on the waiting list.


Friday 11/12 12-1 p.m. in Pound 335
Friday 11/19 12-1 p.m. in Pound 332

Seeking research assistants re: criminal law & public health project

Petrie-Flom Fellow and Lecturer Michael Frakes seeks research assistants to work on a project at the intersection of criminal law and public health.  The project is being funded under a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and will run from November 2010 through November 2011.  Assistants will primarily be tasked with tracking the amendments to numerous state criminal statutes over time.  Opportunities for short- and long-term positions are available.  If interested, please submit a resume to Michael Frakes at  mfrakes at

Funding for International Summer Public Interest Work

Friday, November 12 @ 12:00 pm in Pound 102.

Bring your lunch and come learn about opportunities for international public interest work over the summer! This information session will cover Summer Public Interest Funding, the Human Rights Program Summer Internships, and the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship. Students who did public interest work last year will also talk about finding a job and their summer work experience.

Redistricting Seminar Offered Next Semester

Two of the world’s foremost experts on electoral politics and redistricting, Steve Ansolabehere and Jim Snyder, are offering a 2-hour course next semester on the law and politics of redistricting.  A major part of the classwork will consist of drawing Congressional districts in all 50 states.  The course will take place physically in the Government Department (to take advantage of their computer systems) from 8:30-10:30 am on Tuesdays, and it will include Gov’t Dept graduate students.   This is a unusual opportunity, unlikely to be repeated until 2020.  3Ls taking this course would in particular find themselves well-placed to become involved in the explosion of redistricting litigation that will begin in the Spring of 2011.

Faith & Leadership in a Fragmented World, Immersion Workshop

The Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership presents

Faith & Leadership in a Fragmented World, Immersion Workshop—January 17–20, 2011


Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Marshall Ganz, Lecturer in Public Policy, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School
Nitin Nohria, Dean and Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Bernard Steinberg,President and Director, Harvard Hillel; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Diana Eck

Faculty Associates

Robert Rodgers
, Master of Theological Studies candidate, Harvard Divinity School
Loren Gary, Associate Director, Leadership Development & Public Affairs, Center for Public Leadership

Workshop Description

The questions of leadership—What am I called to do? What is my community called to do? What are we called to do now?—are at least as old as Moses’ conversation with God at the burning bush. “Why me?” asks Moses, when called to free his people. And, “Who or what is calling me? Why these people? Who are they anyway? Why here, now, in this place?” The practice of leadership, in other words, is relational.

This workshop helps prepare contemporary public leaders to engage others to achieve purpose in the face of uncertainty and fragmentation—and in increasingly multireligious contexts—by exploring the role of faith and spirituality in three dimensions: self-knowledge, relationship with others, and call to action. The work—primarily done in community with other participants—includes close reading of classical narratives, case study discussion, practice of public narrative, and personal reflection.

How to Apply

Faith & Leadership in a Fragmented World is open to degree candidates from all schools at Harvard. Online applications for this not-for-credit workshop will be available beginning Nov. 8 at and are due by 12:00 noon on Nov. 15. Students will be notified about their admission before the Thanksgiving break. For more information, contact Loren Gary ( loren_gary at

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Firms Discussion

This semester, the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is working on a project with two major US law firms and the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession to understand the experience of diverse attorneys at national law firms, and to provide our partnered law firms with specific guidance on ways that they can both recruit and subsequently retain a more diverse workforce.

To this end, the HNMCP team wants to know what you look for in terms of diversity and inclusion initiatives when making summer and full-time employment decisions. We’d appreciate if you take our brief anonymous survey as soon as possible to help us get a snapshot of opinions at Harvard Law School. This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes. We also want to invite you to one of three facilitated lunch focus group discussions we will host on W., Th., & Fr., of next week (Nov.10–12; noon – 1pm) to discuss the results of the survey and learn more from you about what firms can do to make themselves attractive to law students who are interested in working in a diverse work environment.  Lunch will be provided for these discussions.

To sign up as a participant in one of these focus groups, please email Jennifer Kan at  jkan at

Survey Link:

Final Call: Language Tables in Harkness Commons

The Dean of Students Office, in conjunction with International Legal Studies, is currently soliciting participants for this year’s language tables in Harkness Commons.  If you are interested in joining a discussion table for French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew, Portuguese or our newly added table for Italian, please email  The discussion tables are intended for those fluent/proficient in these languages and oriented towards conversational skills and practice, *not* for those at a beginner’s level or who are simply interested in learning about language studies in general.

Please submit your name, Harvard/HLS affiliation (student, faculty, staff), contact information (phone number and email address), and your language(s) of interest to our office by Friday, Nov. 5th at noon.  We will follow up with all participants later that day to confirm and provide more details.  Expressing interest in the tables or signing up with our office in no way commits you to attending each and every discussion meeting.  Language table groups will convene in November and continue independently for the duration of the semester/academic year.

The German and Italian tables will meet at noon on Mondays, Russian at noon on Tuesdays, Spanish and Portuguese at noon on Wednesdays, Arabic and Hebrew at noon on Thursdays, and French at noon on Fridays.  We encourage weekly meetings initially, although discussion frequency and length will be determined by group participants.

If you are interested in language discussion tables for Japanese, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Korean, please refer to the following webpage on the HALS (Harvard Asia Law Society) site:  They sponsor discussion tables for these languages, with individual or team contacts for each group.  Please follow up with the students listed via email if you would like to join.

Student Writing Competition- Animal Law Review

Student Writing Competition- Animal Law Review

Animal Law Review is a student-run law review at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Animal Law was the first journal dedicated to animal law issues and today is the leading journal in this rapidly growing field. Our objective is to provide a balanced scholarly forum to discuss all aspects of animal law.

Animal Law is published bi-annually. Each volume includes two issues: a fall/winter issue (published in December), and a spring/summer issue (published in May).

The winner’s paper will be published in Volume 17, Issue 2 of Animal Law (published June 2011). In addition, the winner will receive a cash prize of $250 and admission to the 19th Annual Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark Law School in October of 2011.

The competition is open to students attending an accredited law school anywhere in the world who are enrolled full time or part time as of the competition deadline of January 15, 2011, including J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates. Members of Animal Law Review are not eligible.

Papers must be between 20 and 50 double-spaced typewritten pages using 12 point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Footnotes must be single-spaced 10 point Times New Roman font and must conform to the Bluebook or the ALWD citation manuals. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word format. All entries must have only one author, be previously unpublished, and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers entered in the competition may not be submitted for consideration to any other publication until the winning submission is announced. After the winner has been named, Animal Law Review reserves the right of first refusal for publication with respect to the top three ranked submissions.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on January 15, 2011.

Papers must be submitted electronically to and must include a completed cover page. By submitting an entry, the applicant agrees to the terms of the competition and to exclusive publication of the paper in Animal Law if selected.

For more information, visit

Winter Term International Travel Grant Application Deadline

Applications for Winter Term International Travel Grants from all students doing Independent or Continuing Clinicals and JD students participating in Winter Term Writing must be submitted in hard copy to International Legal Studies in Lewis 231 by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 8, 2010. LL.M. students applying for the Winter Term Writing Program should submit their grant applications in hard copy by Friday, November 12, 2010 to International Legal Studies in Lewis 231.

More information on Winter Term International Travel Grants is available at:

Questions may be directed to  ils at

Celtics Tickets

Here is your chance to see the Boston Celtics battle the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden tonight at 8pm. A limited number tickets (only 10 left) are available NOW in the Dean of Students Office (Pound Hall 310). Tickets are $35 and are available on a first come first served basis to current HLS students, faculty and staff. As a bonus, each ticket will come with a round trip MBTA CharlieTicket. Tickets can be purchased in the Dean of Students Office with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX) or check made out to “Harvard Law School”.

 Tickets are located in rows 8 & 9 of section 321

TD Garden Seating Chart:

Fitness Fridays November- spaces left!

There are a couple of spaces left in this month’s Fitness Fridays class- Total Body Conditioning.

The Dean of Students Office and Hemenway Gym have organized another class for Fitness Fridays in November.  Mike Doyle and Megan Shirley will each be teaching classes in Total Body Conditioning.  This hour-long class focuses on strengthening all muscle groups using hand weights, your own body weight, and more. 

Exercise mats and basic equipment will be provided.  Class space is limited to 15 participants.  This class is open to HLS students only.  Email Tim Cusack to reserve a space, or to get on the waiting list.


Friday 11/5 12-1 p.m. in Pound 332
Friday 11/12 12-1 p.m. in Pound 335
Friday 11/19 12-1 p.m. in Pound 332