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Boston is known as the City Of Champions! Come see one of the country’s oldest sports teams compete against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the historic TD Garden. Game starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the DOS office in the Wasserstein Building on the third floor (WCC-3039).

Tickets are for students ONLY, please have your Harvard ID with you. Only 2 tickets per person.Tickets are limited! Tickets are $75 and are located in the balcony!

*Credit cards only

Find your seat: http://www.tdgarden.com/seat-finder/bruinshockeyice-shows/

Boston Ballet Tickets Back on Sale!

DOS has more Boston Ballet Tickets!

Come see the world premier of Mikko Nissinen’s “Swan Lake” at the one and only Boston Opera House!

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Tickets go back on sale at the DOS office (WCC 3039) for $30.00 a piece on Tuesday, October 21st beginning at 8:30am.  Please bring your Harvard ID and each person may purchase up to 2 tickets.  Get yours ASAP, as we have a limited supply.

 

Date: Thursday, November 6th

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111.

 

“Boston Ballet presents the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, the classic fairytale of the Swan Queen Odette, Prince Siegfried, and the sorcery, betrayal and love, that unites them for all eternity.  The production features magnificent new costumes and sets, with choreography that captures the flare and heart of Tchaikovsky’s romantic score.”  Check out the website for more info!

 

 

Sign Up at the Hark from 12pm-1pm for Masterclass: The Art of Mingling on 10/22

Masterclass: the Art of Mingling is a special employer event for 1Ls from 6pm-9pm on Weds, October 22nd. It will provide you with a concrete, step-by-step approach to making a great impression at a professional cocktail reception. After the program, you will get the opportunity to put what you have learned into action by navigating an actual cocktail reception with attorneys from several prominent firms from around the country. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be an open bar. Register at the Hark during lunch or by going to law.harvarad.edu/ocs. Limited availability.

LAST CALL for Student Writing Submissions

The Harvard Journal on Legislation is issuing a last call for student submissions for Volume 52.2. JOL will consider articles at any stage in the writing process on any policy or legislation-related issue. Past topics have included drug policy, social security, climate policy, congressional reform, etc. If your final paper from that J-term or spring semester seminar is still floating around in your computer, now’s a great opportunity to turn it into a published work! Please email our Student Writing Editor, Marissa Benavides, at mbenavides@jd16.law.harvard.edu with submissions and/or questions.

 

International Bar Association’s Interview Series in Human Rights

Do you have an interest in media, human rights issues, and international organizations? We might have the perfect opportunity for you! The International Bar Association’s (IBA) Human Rights Committee is looking for an assistant to help prepare an interview series with prominent human rights lawyers and advocates, to highlight the challenges of protecting human rights in the 21st Century. Among the topics we will cover: Human Rights and Education, Human Rights in the Digital Age, Human Rights and Business, Human Rights Monitoring and Civilian Protection in Peacekeeping Operations, Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention, How to Effectively Advocate Human Rights in Worlds Politics and Diplomacy, Human Rights in Transitional Justice Contexts, Human Rights and Legislation Drafting in Post-Conflict Situations, Human Rights and International Crimes Prosecutions, and Human Rights and Security. 

The interview series comprises of 10 single interviews of 30 minutes each, to be uploaded on the IBA website on our human rights page. Each interview is a one to one conversation between IBA Human Rights Officer Federica D’Alessandra (who is also a Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Fellow in Transitional Justice) and the interviewee. Ben Ferencz, Dean Minow, Ruti Teitel, Michael Scharf, Simon Adams, and Alberto Mora are but a few of the people we plan to interview. The project is to take place between November 2014 and March 2015. The first interview will be shot on November 6, with former Nuremberg Prosecutor Ben Ferencz. The assistant will help us put together the interview questionnaire for each of the topics above. Research tasks include background research on the interviewee and their work on the subject of the interview, as well as the drafting of potential questions to discuss during the interviews. This will require the RA to look through outstanding legal and policy issues related to each topic, as well as writing a short summary of the history (specifically its history within relevant human rights provisions), development, and open questions that the topic has left. The research represents a great opportunity to get in touch with the International Bar Association, learn how to develop legal interviews questionnaires, meet the interviewees (for the interviews shot on campus), and learn about relevant human rights issues from prominent professionals engaged in the front-lines of their practice.

 If you are interested, please contact ASAP: Federica D’Alessandra, LLM: federica_dalessandra@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

Professor Stephenson Seeks Research Assistants

Professor Stephenson is seeking several research assistants to help with a project on comparative standing doctrine, in the specific context of suits brought by civil society groups and/or victims against allegedly corrupt government officials in different countries. The project would run through the end of the Fall semester, with hours per week to be arranged. If you are interested, please email a statement of interest, CV, and transcript (unofficial is fine) to Professor Stephenson at mstephen@law.harvard.edu

October 22, 12-1 pm: Study Abroad Information Session

Where Can Study Abroad Take You? Information Session on Semester Abroad and the HLS-University of Cambridge Joint J.D.-LL.M. Degree The Semester Abroad program is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign legal culture and to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. 2L and 3L students can apply to study at one of 11 exchange partner schools, or for an independent semester abroad at another accredited law school. The HLS-University of Cambridge Joint Degree program is an incredible opportunity to spend a year at one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities.

This program may be of particular benefit to students interested in public or private international law, British law or European Union law, or in pursuing an academic career. Students who successfully complete program requirements earn a Harvard J.D. degree and a Cambridge LL.M. in a total of three-and-a-half years. Come learn more about these programs from HLS students who have studied abroad. Lunch will be served.

 

Winter Term Independent Clinical Opportunities at Rural Development NGO in India

The Sehgal Foundation (http://www.smsfoundation.org/ ) works with rural communities to create sustainable programs for managing water resources, increasing agricultural productivity and strengthening rural governance, with an emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

They are seeking two Winter Term students for the following projects:

1. Analyzing the roles of institutions and citizens in delivery of subsidized food grain delivery programs in two villages of Mewat district, Haryana.

2. Identifying gaps in English language legal research resources for law students in legal aid clinics and lawyers working with rural people eligible for civil legal services under the Legal Services Authority system in India and preparing a recommendation for a coordinated effort to fill those gaps by law schools and others.

 

For additional information, please contact Jill Crockett (jcrockett@law.harvard.edu) in the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

SOLD OUT- Boston Ballet Tickets

Come see the world premier of Mikko Nissinen’s “Swan Lake” at the one and only Boston Opera House!

New Swan Lake header

Tickets go on sale at the DOS office (WCC 3039) for $25.00 a piece on Wednesday, October 15th beginning at 8:30am.  Please bring your Harvard ID and each person may purchase up to 2 tickets.  Get yours ASAP, as we have a limited supply.

 

Date: Thursday, November 6th

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111.

 

“Boston Ballet presents the world premiere of Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake, the classic fairytale of the Swan Queen Odette, Prince Siegfried, and the sorcery, betrayal and love, that unites them for all eternity.  The production features magnificent new costumes and sets, with choreography that captures the flare and heart of Tchaikovsky’s romantic score.”  Check out the website for more info!

 

 

Environmental Law Moot Court

Are you interested in environmental law or appellate advocacy? We are currently forming a team for the 2015 National Environmental Moot Court Competition. The competition takes places over both semesters, with a written portion in the fall and oral arguments in the spring. The competition is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy.

To apply for the team or for questions, please email Ryland Li (sli@jd15.law.harvard.edu) with a short paragraph describing your background and interest in the competition by Monday, October 6.

 

Case Study Prototypes – Humanitarian Emergencies in Armed Conflict

In collaboration with the Case Studies Program, the HLS Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC) is developing prototypes of three real-world-based case studies. We are seeking students to help test each of these three prototypes this fall. Each prototype exercise will ask students to act as senior-level decision-makers regarding legal and policy issues that arise with respect to humanitarian emergencies in situations of armed conflict, using the 2011 famine in Somalia as the backdrop. Each prototype will consistent of two Monday-night sessions and will be run independently of the other prototypes. Students who meet the criteria to register for more than one case study prototype exercise are welcome to do so, but are not required to sign up for more than one. — Humanitarian NGO General Counsel Dilemma (10/20 and 10/27) — International Court of Justice Exercise (11/3 and 11/10) — National Security Advisor Dilemma (11/17 and 11/24)

See this web site for more information about and to register for each of the three case study prototypes: < http://pilac.law.harvard.edu/case-studies >. ** Please note: Pre-event registration required. Registration limited as indicated on the event web site. **

 

Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers – Fall 2014

Spanish for Public Interest Lawyer – Fall 2014 Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers is a non-credit class this fall semester that offers HLS students involved in clinical law practice the opportunity to learn Spanish language skills in a legal context, emphasizing language most commonly used in civil and criminal legal services practice. Students participating in clinicals, especially those working directly with Spanish-speaking clients this semester, are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Wednesday, October 15. The first class will meet the week of October 20. For more information about the class and how to apply, visit the OCP blog: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/clinicalprobono/2014/10/08/spanish-for-public-interest-lawyers-fall-2014/

 

Thank you,

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

 

 

Research Assistant for Human Rights and Islamic Law

Professor Kristen Stilt is seeking a Research Assistant to help with a project at the intersection of international human rights law and Islamic law during the fall semester. The applicant should have taken at least an introductory course to human rights law but does not need to have any background in Islamic law.

Send cover e-mail, unofficial academic transcript, and resume by Tuesday, October 14 to Marina Apostol at mapostol@law.harvard.edu.

HLS Dems GA campaign volunteers

HLS Democrats is looking for volunteers to campaign for Michelle Nunn in Georgia! If you want to help turn Georgia blue, either as a poll observer or a get-out-the-vote volunteer, sign up to travel to Georgia to campaign on the ground. HLS Dems is helping volunteers travel to Atlanta from October 31-November 4.

If you’re interested in volunteering for any part of those dates, please email alewis@jd17.law.harvard.edu for more information. 

Apple Picking!!

Apple picking at the  Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, MA. Space is limited and it is first come first serve. Saturday, October 11, 2014. Leaving at 10:30 (Meet in the WCC-lobby) and returning at 3pm. The cost is $10.00. Presented by the Dean of Students Office.

Islamic Legal Studies Visiting Fellowships

The Islamic Legal Studies Program is now accepting applications for ILSP Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2015–2016. The program provides an opportunity to work on scholarly projects relating to one of three research streams: Islamic Law and Legal History, Islamic Law and Society, and Islamic Law Themes in Digital Humanities.

For more information and to apply, visit http://ilsp.law.harvard.edu/.

For questions, please contact ilsp@law.harvard.edu. Please note that the deadline for applications is November 15, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be considered. 

Join the Financial Distress Research Project

In a world with finite legal aid resources, unscrupulous creditors can take advantage of people. The Financial Distress Research Project is designing and testing self-help packets — with cartoons — to help consumers defend themselves in court. If we prove these interventions work, we can apply them to other areas of the law.

To find out how to get involved, come to our info session on Thurs., Oct. 16 at 3:30 PM in WCC 3016. Cookies provided. 

CLINICAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN the SPRING 2015 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURSES

If you are currently enrolled in Prof. Stephenson’s spring 2015 Administrative Law, there is an opportunity to do clinical work with the Massachusetts Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA), located at 1 Congress Street, 11th Floor, Boston. Students interested in working with Magistrates at the Massachusetts Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA) will assist with the resolution of appeals from a variety of state agencies starting with the arrival of the appeal at DALA until the final DALA decision is rendered. For each case assigned to a student, this can mean attending the pre-hearing conference, the hearing, consultation with the magistrate assigned to write the decision, research and drafting for the magistrate’s decision as well as the feedback and editing process with the magistrate. Students may have the option of selecting the subject matter of the appeal they handle as the magistrates at DALA hear and decide appeals from various state agencies including Retirement Boards, the Board of Registration in Medicine, the Department of Public Health, the Civil Service Commission, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Veterans’ Services.

Students are expected to be available for at least one full day a week at the DALA office in Boston. Students may earn clinical credits as follows: 2 clinical credits = ten hours of week of work; 3 clinical credits = 15 hours of work per week; and 4 clinical credits = 20 hours of work per week.

To apply please submit a resume and brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to Liz Solar at esolar@law.harvard.edu 

Islamic Legal Studies Program Travel Grants

The Islamic Legal Studies Program invites Harvard Law School students to submit travel grant proposals to secure funding for proposed research trips related to work on or the study of Islamic law. All projects associated with Islamic law or with the legal systems of Muslim countries qualify, internships included.

The Program distributes a limited number of awards on a competitive basis, up to a maximum of $1,000 per student. Selected grantees may use ILSP travel grants to supplement an award from another source. The deadline for JD submissions is November 15 for January-term travel. There is no deadline for LLM and SJD grants, but applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the proposed travel.

Please visit the student grants page of the ILSP website for additional information.