Prof. Deborah Anker Seeks Research Assistants

Professor Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, is seeking paid summer and fall research assistants to work on the newest edition of her treatise, Law of Asylum in the United States. Interested students should send a resume and brief cover letter to  lcummings at law.harvard.edu. Please indicate your availability (summer/fall/both summer and fall, hours/week). Students may work remotely.

Health Law Society – Call for Board Positions and Interest

The Harvard Health Law Society (HHLS) is a new student group dedicated to creating a community for students interested in the intersection of law and health policy, biotechnology, bioethics, global health, health and human rights, and a range of other health and law topics. The group will aim to generate dialogue among students, connect students to health law professionals, bring in speakers working on health law issues, and collaborate with groups throughout the university working to advance changes in health care and health law.

Please send an email to  cguo at jd16.law.harvard.edu if you’re interested in joining the group. We will be having our first meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 3pm in WCC 4018 to introduce the group and plan for next year’s events. Hope to see you there!

John M. Olin Fellowships in Law and Economics/Terence M. Considine Fellowships in Law and Social Sciences

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…. 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 at law.harvard.edu), by June 15, 2014.

Mandatory Fall 2014 Trial Advocacy Workshop Meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Ames Courtroom (Austin Hall) for all students who have registered for the Fall 2014 Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Any students interested in learning about this course or possibly enrolling in the future are also welcome to attend.

At the meeting, Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. will discuss what you need to do to be prepared for Fall TAW. If you have any questions, please contact Amy E. Soto of the HLS Criminal Justice Institute at  asoto at law.harvard.edu.

2014 student writing prize YONG K. KIM ’95 MEMORIAL PRIZE

East Asian Legal Studies is accepting submissions for the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize.

YONG K. KIM ’95 MEMORIAL PRIZE This prize was established by the East Asian Legal Studies program in memory of Yong K. Kim A.B. ’92, J.D. ’95 through the generosity of his parents, Professor and Mrs. Joe H. Kim, his family, and many friends at and beyond the Law School. A prize of $1,500 is awarded to the student who makes the most significant contribution to the life of the Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies program. That contribution may take several forms. It may entail authorship of a paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia, or legal issues concerning international relations in the region or with the United States. Alternatively, it may entail active and creative participation in EALS and the fostering of understanding at Harvard Law School regarding East Asia and its interaction with the U.S. The prize recipient should also possess Yong Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding and plan a career that will further advance these interests. Papers may be written in conjunction with a course or seminar or as an independent study project at the Law School. Papers are due by May 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm along with the required cover sheet (see http://law.harvard.edu/academics/writing…). Please submit two hard copies to the East Asian Legal Studies office (Austin 301) and an electronic copy via email to Mike Zaisser@  mzaisser at law.harvard.edumzaisser at law.harvard.edu). http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/wri…

Pledge to Donate: One Day’s Work for the Class of 2015 Fellowship

One Day’s Work for the Class of 2015 Fellowship: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/odw/ We are thrilled to launch the One Day’s Work campaign for the Class of 2015 Fellowship. For those of you who are unfamiliar with One Day’s Work, the concept is simple. Members of the class of 2015 entering the private sector after their second year of law school donate one day’s worth of their summer salary. The money collected will then go to a member of the class of 2015 entering the public sector upon graduation.

For more information, please visit: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/odw/ or email Esther Silberstein,’15 or Amal El Bakhar, ‘16

SCOTUSource Project Fall 2014

The mission of The Constitutional Sources Project is to increase understanding, facilitate research, and encourage discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals — including students, teachers, lawyers and judges — with the documentary history of its creation, ratification, and amendment. Through the SCOTUSource project, ConSource aims to guide law students through the process of historical constitutional research. SCOTUSource participants produce research reports related to pending U.S. Supreme Court cases, which are then shared with appellate advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court library, scholars, journalists, legal organizations – like the Constitutional Accountability Center and Cato Institute – and will be publically available on the ConSource blog. In past semesters, HLS student volunteers have created historical research reports on constitutional issues in the following U.S. Supreme Court cases, Kiyemba v. Obama, Beer v. United States, PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana, NFIB v. Sebelius, Shelby County v. Holder, and NLRB v. Noel Canning.

SCOTUSource Independent Writing program participants will work closely with an appellate attorney advisor from the ConSource Legal Advisory Board, as well as ConSource’s Executive Director.

Applicants must display excellent research, writing and communication skills. Strong organizational and project-management skills are necessary. Applicants work remotely for approximately ten hours per week. There is no requirement for externs to work in ConSource’s office in Washington, DC.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a legal writing sample to Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director of ConSource, at  julie.silverbrook at consource.org by May 20, 2014 for Fall 2014. If selected, students must obtain a faculty sponsor and register for two Independent Writing credits.

Want to green EIP? Apply to be this year’s Green EIP Coordinator!

Apply to be this year’s Green EIP Coordinator!

Currently seeking a 1L or 2L student passionate about environmental sustainability to coordinate this summer’s Harvard Law School Green Early Interview Program (Green EIP). With support from OCS and guidance from HLS Sustainability Program Manager, the Green EIP Coordinator works independently to encourage firms to reduce the environmental impact associated with their participation in EIP.

Pay: $18/hour Time Commitment: approx. 2 hours/week, April – September Application Deadline: APRIL 18, 2013 (5pm)

To apply, visit http://green.harvard.edu/jobs

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!

Students Passionate about Sustainability: Apply to Be a Green Living Rep!

Join the student team that drives this peer-to-peer education initiative, the Green Living Program, which began in 2005 and promotes sustainable living and working on campus. Each year, six Green Living Representatives—or Reps—connect with their fellow students and engage them in conserving energy and water, reducing waste and promoting health and well-being through activities and information sharing. They also suggest and pursue infrastructure and policy improvements that remove barriers to student conservation.

Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday, April 18, 2014 (early applications encouraged) Number of Hours Per Week: 3 (on average) Pay: $18/hour

For more information, and to apply, visit http://green.harvard.edu/jobs

Questions? Contact Anne Sargent at  anne_sargent at harvard.edu

The Green Living Program is a partnership between the Law School and the Office for Sustainability

Student Rep Board 2014-2015 Elections

Be Part of the Student Body’s Voice to the HLS Administration!

What is SRB?

In 2012, the student body elected to dissolve student government and replaced it with the Student Representative Board. We are an advocacy body that voices student concerns to the HLS administration and faculty. In addition, we plan events to promote community across the law school.

What can I do on the board?

Elections will be held for the following positions (President and Vice President are elected together as a slate):

President

• Chief executive of SRB, charged with spearheading advocacy efforts, calling its meetings to order, setting the meeting agenda, and making or delegating day-to-day decisions that do not necessitate more formal process.

Vice President

•Works with President and acts as President as necessary in the event of the President’s incapacity. Director of Student Organizations

• Represents the interests of student organizations and administers the formation of student organizations. Also chairs the Student Funding Board.

2L Reps (Class of 2016) – 4 positions

3L Reps (Class of 2015) – 4 positions

SJD Rep – 1 position

• The commitment as a Representative involves attendance at a meeting approximately once every three weeks and bringing up your classmates’ concerns. Once your are elected as a Representative, there are also opportunities to serve as an Officer, sign up for committees, and/or help with planning events as your availability permits.

SRB is a great way to make a difference at HLS. Please check out the SRB website  http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/srb/) if you would like to know more!

How do I apply? If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a brief candidate statement (no more than 250 words, or 500 words for a joint President/VP statement) to  rgauthier at jd15.law.harvard.edu by Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm. This statement should describe your experience and platform. Please include your name, class year, and degree program in the email, in addition to the position for which you would like to run.

The Elections Committee will be holding a meeting for any interested candidates to learn more about the process and ask any questions on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm in WCC 2072.

Please note that only students who will be attending HLS next year are eligible to run in the election.

What about Campaigning and Voting? Campaigning can begin at midnight on Thursday, April 10 and can continue through the close of voting. Voting will run from midnight on Monday, April 14 through 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 17.

All current HLS students are eligible to vote. All students may vote in the elections for President/VP and for Director of Student Organizations, but the Representative elections are limited only to students in the respective class year.

SEC – Boston Office Externship

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission Boston office is seeking 1-2 HLS students fall and spring terms 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. The application deadline is 5pm on May 16, 2014.

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 and resume to  clinical at law.harvard.edu by 5pm on Friday May 16, 2014. Cover letters should be addressed to Mr. Eric A. Forni, 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 at law.harvard.edu. For more information: Please schedule a meeting with Liz Solar at  esolar at law.harvard.edu.

Summer International Pre-Departure Information Sessions

Required for ALL students who are receiving HLS funding for summer international travel, and strongly recommended for any students
traveling abroad this summer.

Choose one session:

Tuesday, April 8 or Wednesday, April 9

12:00-1:30 p.m.

WCC Milstein East B

HLS requires ALL students who are receiving HLS funding for summer international travel to attend one of these information sessions. They will provide information about health, safety, and other travel considerations, as well as facilitate interaction among students who are going to, and have traveled to, particular regions.

Drinks and dessert will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch.

To RSVP, or for more information to determine which session will focus on particular regions, e-mail Alicia Clemente at aclemente@law.harvard.edu. Please indicate which session you will attend.

Research Assistant for Lewis Kaden course on globalization issues, Summer and early Fall.

Research Assistant for Lewis Kaden course on globalization issues, Summer and early Fall. Lewis Kaden is a distinguished HLS graduate (1967) who has been a professor at Columbia Law School, vice chair of Citigroup Inc. and a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He now seeks a RA to work with him in developing materials for a class that he will teach at HLS in January 2015 entitled “Globalization: Business, Legal and Public Policy Issues.” Topics may include financial crises, trade, intellectual property, global labor standards and human rights, law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions, and corruption. The bulk of work should be done over the summer, in consultation with Professor Kaden, with hours to be determined between the RA and Professor Kaden. If you are interested, please submit your CV, HLS transcript and a short statement of interest for Professor Kaden by April 15 to Professor William Alford (alford) with a copy to Emma Johnson (johnson)

CR-CL’s 50th Anniversary Conference

CR-CL’s 50th Anniversary Conference will be held on April 4th, in Milstein East. Panelists include practitioners and scholars from the ACLU, the Legal Aid Society, Bronx Defenders, Harvard Law School, the University of Michigan, MALDEF, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Human Rights Watch. Panel topics will include discussions on voting rights, gender equity and LGBT advocacy, the incarceration crisis, socioeconomic rights, and national security. See the full program and RSVP at http://harvardcrcl.org. Co-Sponsored with ACS, Advocates for Human Rights, La Alianza and SALSA.

Grief Group for Students

Whether you’ve lost a loved on in the past, or you are in the midst of losing someone now, you are invited to attend a bereavement support group at Memorial Church. Tuesdays: April 1, 8, and 15th 4:30 -5:45 Buttrick Room in the Memoral Church Limited to 10 participants Contact Rev. Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith at  lucy_forster-smith at harvard.edu to register.