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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q8GB1Gt0BcuIqEZljPw7OYFfc9yiXGj_3vmbwVc1gJY/viewform Please complete the form and email a PDF of your resume to HarvardGSLI@gmail.com 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 Faq023@mail.harvard.edu or visit our website at www.hgsli.com 

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

New course posted 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. 

New course cross listed by Professor Scott Brewer (HLS) and Professor Ned Hall (Philosophy Department)

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. 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). We’ll meet in the Tanner Room (Emerson Hall, 310). 

Research Assistants – Extraterritorial Use of Lethal Force

The new Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC) is seeking HLS research assistants for a project on “Extraterritorial Use of Lethal Force.” HLS students interested in contributing to this project should submit the online form at < http://pilac.law.harvard.edu/students >. After submitting the form, please send a cover e-mail with a 5- to 10-page writing sample and your c.v. or résumé to Dustin Lewis (dlewis@law.harvard.edu), cc’ing pilac@law.harvard.edu.

Prof. Kaplow Hiring 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@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.) 

Fall Semester Pro Bono Tax Law Opportunity

The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School is seeking volunteer law students to work with our Pro Bono Low-Income Taxpayer Project. Through the Project, LSC represents local low-income taxpayers before the IRS and in Tax Court. Most cases involve controversies with the IRS relating to the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, dependency exemptions, and similar issues. Some cases also involve collection matters, such as installment agreements and offers in compromise. Under the guidance of an experienced tax attorney who has worked both in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and as a public interest lawyer on behalf of low-income taxpayers, students will likely have opportunities to participate in client interviews, conduct legal research, develop case strategy, engage in evidence gathering, draft advocacy letters to the IRS, and/or draft Tax Court petitions. Students should expect to make a minimum time commitment of two to three hours per week. Some of the work will need to be completed at LSC’s community-based location (the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston), but some work can also be completed remotely from campus. Students can either volunteer during the entirety of the fall semester or for a shorter interval. Interested students—or those with questions—should send an email to dkensinger2013 at clinics.law.harvard.edu. Applicants should briefly describe the basis for their interest and should attach a resume. More information about the Legal Services Center can be found here: http://www.legalservicescenter.org/

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 rosermoss@gmail.com. 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.

Research Assistants Needed

Professor Jesse Fried would like to hire several students to assist him with the preparation of materials for his corporations and venture-capital courses, as well as with research on several projects relating to corporate law and corporate governance. Familiarity with these courses would be helpful, but is not required. Some background in finance is desirable. Hours and scheduling are flexible. Please send cover letter and CV (including LSAT score) to jfried@law.harvard.edu by September 15.