Be Trivia Master at Harvard Law School

Trivia Master Harvard Law School 4 hour shift

18.00 per hour

 

Trivia person will compile trivia questions, to implement Trivia competition in the HLS pub Wednesday nights 8pm to 9:30pm and score trivia cards to announce winners.

 

Qualifications:

Must be an enrolled Harvard Student

Must be able to work independently and have a flair for competition and games

Public speaker

Must have laptop computer

 

Please inquire with any questions or application Kim_smith@harvard.edu

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. 

SEC Boston Office Externship – Spring 2015

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission Boston office is seeking 1-2 HLS students spring term to work 15– 20 hours per week. Students who participate in the SEC internship must also complete a security clearance coordinated by the SEC office. Students must be U.S. Citizens to apply. Students will earn 3 or 4 clinical credits through the independent clinical work program. Three clinical credits are equal to 15 hours of work per week and 4 clinical credits are equal to 20 hours of work per week. Pre and co-requisites: Interested applications must have taken or plan to take (and successfully enroll) in the fall or spring Security Regulations course. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample resume to clinical@law.harvard.edu . SEC may invite students to interview by telephone or in-person. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; however, decisions will be made by late summer/early fall. Cover letters should be addressed to Ms. Caitlyn Campbell, Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 33 Arch Street, 23rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110. In your cover letter, include any relevant background and whether you can work 15 or 20 hours (please note that the SEC prefers students who can work 20 hours per week, but will consider students who can work 15+ hours per week), the semester in which you would like to work, and if you have taken or plan to take Securities Regulation. The SEC will make selections among applicants; however, please do not send applications directly to the SEC, but to clinical@law.harvard.edu. For more information: Please schedule a meeting with Liz Solar at esolar@law.harvard.edu.

Call for Applications: Student Internship Program

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is seeking student interns for the fall 2014 semester. Availability to start by August 4, 2014 is preferred, but later start dates will be considered on an individual basis; please indicate your availability in your application materials. We may consider extension through Spring 2015 if there is mutual interest. Who is eligible? Harvard undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the Center’s work are eligible to apply. More information about the Center is available at our website. The internship is open to students in all disciplines, but we particularly welcome applications from students studying health policy, philosophy, bioethics, law, medicine, business economics, and the sciences. We are also interested in receiving applications from students interested in technology and communications. What will the internship entail? The Petrie-Flom Center is a busy research center that hosts a variety of events and supports the research work of several senior associates, academic fellows, and visiting scholars. Occasionally, work will need to be assigned and completed on a short turn-around time. Interns need to be able to work to deadline with minimal supervision in a fast-paced office environment. PFC Student Interns will support the Center primarily through communications and office work. Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Administrative Director, interns will assist with various projects, including: Blog maintenance at Bill of Health, and possibly weekly news round-ups or substantive posts; Management of social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter; Drafting of bi-weekly email newsletter using Constant Contact; Website maintenance and content development, including identification of key topical resources for those interested in the field, career-related resources, and relevant programs, centers, courses, etc. around Harvard and beyond; Tracking news related to the Center and its areas of interest; Assistance with event coordination, advertising, and preparation. Interns are encouraged but not required to attend Center events, which are generally held weekly throughout the semester. Unless agreed upon in advance as a work assignment, students will not be paid for hours spent at Center events. Interns will be paid commensurate with their experience and assigned duties. Please note: Preference will be given to students who qualify for work-study. Hours may vary week to week depending on the Center’s needs, but due to an employee on leave in the fall interns should expect to work 10 hours per week. Please note that the student internship is distinct from the Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship Program, which entails participation in Center events and the completion of a piece of independent scholarship. The Student Fellowship, in contrast to the internship, is open only to Harvard graduate students. More information on the fellowship program is available here: http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/petrie-flom/fellowship/student_apply.html. How to Apply? To apply to the Petrie-Flom Center Student Internship Program, please submit the following materials: Resume or curriculum vitae; Academic transcript (unofficial is fine); Statement of interest and relevant background (two or three paragraphs; please indicate if you have particular expertise or experience related to the tasks described above, as well as if you are available for the full year or only one semester); Optional: short writing sample (less than 5 pages). Materials should be submitted to petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu. Please contact Cristine Hutchison-Jones, Administrative Director, chutchisonjones@law.harvard.edu, with any questions. 

Freecycle at the Farmer’s Market, Science Center Plaza, July 8, 12-2pm

Join the Harvard Law School, SEAS, FAS Green Program and the Food Literacy Project for a Freecycle at the Harvard Farmer’s Market. Clean out your home or office for the summer by dropping off your unwanted reusable items, and take away new found treasures. 9-11:30am: Drop off your donations 12-2pm: Browse and take home new-to-you items Thanks for participating in this always popular event! 

Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet

Prof. Bartholet is looking for help from someone in the HLS vicinity this summer with law journal experience. She has an article on important child welfare issues that needs classic substantive and technical cite checking. Limited time commitment involved, ideally over next few weeks/month. Let her know if you are interested: ebarthol@law.harvard.edu or 617-495-3128. 

Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part-time research assistant for project collaboration with Harvard Catalyst (Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center) on challenges and innovation in human subjects research, addressing such issues as privacy and big data, research access to PHI, health information in the Cloud, the use of social media, and involving vulnerable populations. The work will initially involve 6-12 hours per week for 3 months. Applicants who have completed at least one year of a law program or health policy or related program are particularly encouraged to apply. Please contact Robin Pierce, J.D., Ph.D. at rpierce@law.harvard.edu

Research Assistant – Program on the Legal Profession

The Program on the Legal Profession (PLP) seeks to fill a Research Assistant position for the summer 2014 to assist a faculty, fellow and staff member with work on PLP-focused research. PLP is a program whose mission is to make a substantial contribution to the modern practice of law by increasing understanding of the structures, norms and dynamics of the global legal profession. Click here for more information on the Program: http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/plp/index.php.

The Research Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to assist PLP’s Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ben Heineman, on research in connection with Mr. Heineman’s book on “The Inside Counsel Revolution.” This work will be conducted during the summer and possibly into the early part of the fall before the start of classes.

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 globalization and lawyers in India and other emerging economies – prior professional experience and/or language skills in these countries is particularly welcome
  • Possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and (preferably) Excel; experience with survey research is a strong plus
  • 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)
  • Have some familiarity with statistical databases such as SPSS and/or STATA, desired but not required

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

Schedule and compensation: 25-35 hours per week, some business hours and some flexible, June-August (or any substantial portion), $11.50 per hour

Prof. Kaplow in search of research assistants

Professor Kaplow is looking for a number of research assistants, mainly for antitrust and law & economics. Please send to Molly Eskridge (HA318A, meskridge at law.harvard.edu) the following information: (1) a letter indicating your area(s) of interest, relevant background, and amount of time available, (2) a resume, and (3) a law school transcript (informal is fine). (1Ls are encouraged to apply. Please also include undergraduate information for item #3.) 

HLS-CTS Independent Clinical opportunity, 2014-2015

Are you interested in counterterrorism policy and prosecution and related national security matters? This is to inform you of an opportunity for HLS students to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) and the Office of Law and Policy (OL&P), of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice as an independent clinical project, with Professors Heymann and Rosenberg acting as faculty sponsors. The program has been offered for the past ten years, and will continue for the 2014-2015 academic year. As in the past, next year’s program will require students to perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring semesters. In addition, in the unlikely event an emergency project arises, students may be called upon to work during the Winter term (but only if such work does not conflict with the students’ normal Winter Term course obligations). Admission into the program is selective; to maximize the education value of challenging work and close supervision, enrollment will be limited to no more than four students. Selection will be based on a student’s academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter. All admitted students must also satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session in Cambridge at the beginning of the Fall semester. Clinical credits are awarded through the independent clinical work program. Grading is Credit/Fail. Two clinical credits may be awarded (1 Fall credit + 1 Spring credit) and will be recorded on students’ transcripts at the end of the Spring semester. Due to the highly confidential nature of this program, students have the following independent clinical requirements waived: final paper and weekly emails. Standard clinical conditions preclude enrollees in the program from taking any other clinical course during the period of enrollment. You may obtain further information about the HLS-CTS Independent Clinical offering by reading the last year’s Memorandum of Understanding as next year’s program will be similarly administrated. To apply, simply submit your most recent grade sheet and resume to Kim Peterson (kpeterso@law.harvard.edu), Assistant to David Rosenberg, on or before 4 p.m. on June 30, 2014. This clinical program offers an extraordinary opportunity for both public service (including satisfying the pro bono requirement) and professional training.