Legal Research Classes – March and April

The Harvard Law School librarians will be offering several legal research classes on various topics throughout March and April.  These classes are a great way to get started on a writing project or just develop your legal research skills for work on a journal, in a clinic, at a clerkship or at any new job.  Sign up information for all classes is available here:  http://bit.ly/hlsltraining

HBS Style Company & Industry Research – Tuesday, March 20 from 12:00 to 12:30

Administrative Law Research – Tuesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 12:30

International & Comparative Quickie Research – Wednesday, March 28th, 12:15 to 12:45pm

Online sources for legal history – Thursday March 29, 12:30-1

Advanced Legal Research Methods for the Summer Litigator – Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00 to 12:30

Finding court records & briefs – Thursday April 5, 12:30-1

Resources for Publishing in Law Journals – Thursday, April 12, noon-1:00pm and Thursday, April 12, 5:00-6:00pm

Current Awareness – Thursday April 26, 12:15-12:45 and 5:15-5:45

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Finding and Mining SEC docs for Transactional Work

 

Tuesday, March 6 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Come learn how to find and mine SEC filings to commit acts of good and evil, whether it’s helping take a company public (S-1) or co-opting M&A agreements.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

Learn to use EndNote Cancelled, will be rescheduled Thursday, March 8th from 12:00 to 12:30pm

Location: Areeda 524    (Library 5th Floor)

Come learn how to use EndNote, a desktop tool that helps organize citations and generate bibliographies.

Contact: Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu

 

HBS Style Company & Industry Research

Tuesday, March 20 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Come learn how to conduct a company and industry research, including resources for PE and VC deals.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

Administrative Law Research

Tuesday, March 27 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Follow the agency rule promulgation process; find and update regulations; find administrative decisions; and navigate agency websites for links to the Code of Federal Regulation and Federal Register.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

International & Comparative Quickie Research Wednesday, March 28th, 12:15 to 12:45pm

Location: Areeda 524 (Library 5th Floor) Interested in International & Comparative Law? Attend a quickie training designed to help you find relevant books, articles, and other materials.

Contact: Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu

 

Online sources for legal history

Dig into the past and explore some of Harvard’s online sources for historical legal documents and scholarship.

Thursday March 29, 12:30-1

Location: AR524 (5th floor of library)

Contact: Mindy Kent, mkent@law.harvard.edu

 

Advanced Legal Research Methods for the Summer Litigator Tuesday, April 3 from 12:00 to 12:30

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

What will you do when you get that first assignment at your firm? Come relearn time saving legal research methods like using treatises, citators and digests.  Make sure you know how to find the relevant cases, statutes, regulations and commentary.

Contact: Lisa Junghahn, ljunghahn@law.harvard.edu

 

Finding court records & briefs

Are you looking for court documents? This class will introduce you to techniques and resources for finding documents from appellate briefs to trial transcripts.

Thursday April 5, 12:30-1

Location: AR524 (5th floor of library)

Contact: Mindy Kent, mkent@law.harvard.edu

 

Resources for Publishing in Law Journals This workshop will be held twice:

Thursday, April 12, noon-1:00pm.

Location: A524 (Library 5th Floor)

and

Thursday, April 12, 5:00-6:00pm

Location:  A524 (Library 5th Floor)

Thinking about trying to publish in a law journal? Many law students have! Join the library in exploring the tools you can use to make the process of submitting an article for publication easier, including:

 

How to identify potential journals and measure their impact/quality

How to use ExpressO and other means to submit your manuscript

How to assess publication agreements and your rights as an author

 

Contact: Michelle Pearse, mpearse@law.harvard.edu

 

Current Awareness

Come learn about resources to keep up with areas of law that interest you over the summer–and beyond! We’ll talk about alerts, blogs, and newsletters.

Thursday April 26, 12:15-12:45 and 5:15-5:45

Location: Areeda 524 (5th floor of library)

Contact: Meg Kribble, mkribble@law.harvard.edu

 

comments:  Legal research classes for last semester were posted today, we wanted the ones for March and April to be posted.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Program of Study Faculty Advising Lunches

Criminal Justice 3/27/12 WCC 3007 International and Comparative Law WCC 3016 Law and Business 3/28/12 in WCC 3016 Law and Government 3/30/12 in WCC 3016 Law and Social Change 3/23/12 in WCC B010 Law, Science and Technology (Cyberlaw/IP) 3/27/12 in Hauser 105 Law, Science and Technology (Health Law) 3/20/12 in WCC 3011

Join faculty from the Programs of Study at the upcoming course advising sessions.  Get advice about course selection in your area of interest and enjoy a non-pizza lunch.

Legal Research Week: September 23 – September 29

Get your legal research on.  Always wanted to know how to find administrative or legislative documents?  Have you ever been stumped when looking for SEC filings or international and comparative materials?  Are you writing a paper and you need to organize your citations?  Or are you completely disorganized and need to learn software to help organize your life?  If you answered “yes” to any of the above then why not take a peek below at one of the eight classes taught during Legal Research Week: Friday September 23 – Thursday September 29.

Sign up here: http://supersaas.com/schedule/HLSL/Legal_Research_Training

Fellowships in Law and Economics

Students wishing to apply for a John M. Olin or Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Economics may obtain an information sheet and application on our website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin_center/fellowships.php.

Any student at Harvard Law School is eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Fellowships, which normally are for a one-year period, involve a stipend of $3,000. Students should submit their applications by June 15, 2012, in order to be considered for a full year fellowship.

Chinese language skills? Prof Alford seeks an RA for the summer.

Professor Alford wishes to hire a research assistant for the summer. The position would include working with Professor Alford to identify reading materials for a new class offering on China’s role in the international legal order and world affairs more generally, and assisting in research on various projects concerning contemporary Chinese law, modern Chinese legal history, and the legal profession in Asia more generally. Ideally, applicants should have strong Chinese language skills, imagination, and a willingness to work on matters both concrete and abstract. Hours are flexible but would be at least twenty per week. Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter regarding their experience in conducting research and their attributes for this position, and the names of one of more Harvard faculty members willing to be a reference. Materials should be submitted to Professor Alford (alford) with a copy to Ms. Emma Johnson (johnson) at your earliest convenience.

Negotiation Clinic Brown Bag: The Seeds of Peace Project in Israel & Palestine

Thursday, March 22
WCC4059
Brown Bag Discussion, 12-1:00pm

In January, Krystyna Wamboldt (HLS ’12), Rachel Krol (HLS ’12), and Professor Robert Bordone went to Jerusalem to teach a negotiation and mediation training program for Israeli and Palestinian teenagers affiliated with the organization Seeds of Peace.

Please join us from 12-1pm on Thursday, March 22 in WCC4059 for a brown bag lunch discussion about our recent Negotiation and Mediation Clinical project.

Come hear about the experience and join in the discussion about the challenges and opportunities for teaching dispute resolution skills to youth in conflict zones.

Save the date and sign up for the 58th Annual Williston Negotiation Competition!

What is the Williston Competition? The Williston Competition is Harvard’s annual negotiating exercise for 1Ls. Teams of two, representing each side in a negotiation, work on a business problem. At the end of the competition, both teams submit a contract and each team also submits a private memo to its client.

 

Why should I participate?

Cash prizes and glory! Each year’s winners are immortalized on a plaque in Langdell Library.

 

When is it? This year’s competition will start with an introductory meeting at noon on Thursday, March 29th. Completed contracts and memos will be due at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th.

 

Who can participate? All 1Ls can participate. All you need is a partner. If you are unable to find a partner, you can still participate by registering as an individual and you will be assigned a partner. You do not need to have taken the Negotiation Workshop!

 

How do I sign up? Simply register (sign up once per team) at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGthSzUxazZlUW1MeF9mZXVqZGc4aEE6MQ . The deadline to register is Friday, March 23.

 

Questions? Email HLSWilliston2012@gmail.com

OPEN CALL for 2012 Summer Documentary Proposals

Doing something cool this summer? Want to turn it into a documentary?

The Harvard Law Documentary Studio is now accepting project proposals for our 2012 Summer Projects. We’d like to support these Summer Projects by providing the student filmmaker with equipment (Panasonic DVX 100 camera, shotgun mic, tripod, boom pole and/or wireless lav mic), basic technical training prior to the summer, and potentially some financial support. After the summer, a film would continue to receive training and workshop support as one of our 2012-13 Annual Projects.

No experience is necessary, but filmmakers must be enrolled students on campus for the 2012-13 academic year. (*Keep in mind that if you’re working at a summer job, and your film proposal isn’t related to your work, you still might have some time before or after your job to take on a short film project.)

* Proposals are due by 5pm on Friday, March 30. Email us ( harvardlawdocs at gmail.com) with questions. Learn more about the Harvard Law Documentary Studio here: http://www.harvardlawdocs.org/

Application form and more information:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&pli=1&formkey=dEhTdWVGU2VQUkZjd000NzVSaVAyMEE6MQ#gid=0

Research Assistant for Professor Hal Scott

Professor Hal Scott is looking for a  student (HLS or other) to work as a research assistant, beginning as soon as possible. Knowledge of European capital markets preferred.  Please send your resume to japostol@law.harvard.edu.

Interest in Europe-U.S. International Finance and Capital Markets imporant.  RA to compose briefing materials for in advance of the Symposium. 

 

SUMMER JOBS WITH HARVARD PRISON LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (PLAP)

The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is offering public interest summer positions for summer 2012. These are SPIF-eligible positions and satisfy the pro bono requirement. Summer student attorneys at PLAP represent inmates at disciplinary hearings and parole hearings, and assist inmates with a variety of other issues. This is a GREAT experience: you pick the cases on which you work, and you work on them from start to finish. In addition, you will gain valuable experience interviewing clients, arguing cases, and writing appeals when necessary.

No prior experience or coursework is necessary. We are looking for dedicated individuals who have a strong interest in working closely with clients, managing their own cases, and are not afraid to learn. A driver’s license is helpful. If you are interested, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO John Dunn at  jdunn at jd13.law.harvard.edu  BY FRIDAY, MARCH 9th.  Applicants will then be contacted for interviews. Although we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis we encourage you to apply now. This is an incredible way to spend your summer and there are only a few positions available. Please email John or Sarah Morton  atsmorton at law.harvard.edu with questions.

HLS/WilmerHale Legal Services Center Summer Job Opportunities!

Use your 1L or 2L summer to get the best experience you’ll have in law school (according to our alumni!) at the crown jewel of HLS clinical offerings, and get to know Boston better exploring the neighborhood gems within easy reach of LSC.  Spending the summer with us is the best way to guarantee you’ll have this experience, since semester based clinical placements are usually over-enrolled.

Positions in the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Food Law and Policy Clinic, Disability Litigation Clinic, and the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense Clinic are available.

Please visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/lsc/student/summer2012.htm

to find out more information about this exciting opportunity.

Seeking Translators for Harvard Student Agencies Translation Services

Are you a Harvard student? 

Are you fluent in a foreign language? 

 

You can make $25 in roughly an hour.


HSA Translation Services is a non-profit certified translation agency that serves a global market. We pay student translators who are proficient in a foreign language roughly $11-$13 per page translated. 

If interested, please download the application at http://translations.hsa.net/pages/employment After completing your application, send it to translationoffice@mail.hsa.net with the following subject line: Translator Application, Language, First Name, Last Name. We will send you a brief sample translation to complete, and get back to you as soon as possible.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at all times.

http://translations.hsa.net/pages/employment

Spring Break Cabshare

 Do your spring break travel plans involve taking a cab to or from Logan Airport?

Share a cab and save money – and help reduce carbon emissions!
 
Use this spreadsheet to coordinate cab sharing with other students leaving and returning at the same time: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmApGCShlLEidExjaFlZdUxEbzJaZTdfc21IMy0tS2c#gid=5

 
Brought to you by the Green Living Program, Student Government and the Dean of Students Office. Questions? Email Katy Yang at  kyang at jd12.law.harvard.edu.

Transactional Law Clinics Summer Internships

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL TRANSACTIONAL LAW CLINICS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Overview.  The Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School is now accepting applications for summer interns.  Summer interns will have direct client contact and engage in actual legal practice in one or more of the TLC practice areas, under the supervision and mentoring of clinical faculty.  TLC works on interesting and complex transactional law matters ranging from for profit and non-profit entity formation, and corporate governance; contract preparation, review, and negotiation; business acquisitions and sales; commercial leasing, real estate transactions, permitting and licensing; entertainment industry contracts; and many other kinds of issues and cases in transactional law areas.   TLC clients consist of persons, companies and organizations from a wide range of backgrounds, commercial activities, or social missions.  Interns will have a diversity of case and client experiences.  No prior experience in TLC legal practice areas is required, as training will be provided
 ; however, students with prior course work, experience, or demonstrated interest in business, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property, or contract law are especially encouraged to apply.  For more information about TLC, please visit
http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/tlc/index.html

Internship Period and Location. Students interested in working at TLC must firmly commit to work a minimum of 30 hours per week from May 29-July 31.  Interns will generally work on site at the TLC campus location in the Clinical Wing of the Harvard Law School WCC Building. 

Funding.  This is an unpaid position, so the student must obtain his/her own Summer Funding. 

Application and Questions:

To apply, please email your submission to Prof. Brian Price,  bprice at law.harvard.edu.  Your submission must include:

•       a cover letter describing your skills and interests;
•       a current version of your resume;
•       a legal writing sample (maximum 5 pages); and
•       contact information for at least two references (professional or academic)

We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, but recommend that interested applicants apply soon.  The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. ET Monday April 30, 2012.  Applicants who are invited to participate in the TLC internship program must make a firm commitment to the program for the entire duration of the internship period and for the minimum number of weekly hours.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Price at the email address above.

Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Writing Competition

The Judge John R. Brown
Scholarship Foundation
                                
1177 West Loop South, Tenth Floor
Houston, Texas 77027

February 2012

Rules for the 2012 Brown Award of
$10,000 for Excellence in Legal Writing

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the nineteenth annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to receive the Award. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. The 2011 Award was presented to G. Brinton Lucas of the University of Virginia School of Law for his paper entitled, Structural Exceptionalism and Comparative Constitutional Law.

In order to be considered, four copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than June 4, 2012. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. This year there is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2012 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by October 31, 2012, and listed with the other finalists at the website  www.brownsims.com

Sincerely,

Vera Brown

Mrs. John R. “Vera” Brown

Chair

Transactional Law Clinics Summer Internships

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL TRANSACTIONAL LAW CLINICS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Overview.  The Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School is now accepting applications for summer interns.  Summer interns will have direct client contact and engage in actual legal practice in one or more of the TLC practice areas, under the supervision and mentoring of clinical faculty.  TLC works on interesting and complex transactional law matters ranging from for profit and non-profit entity formation, and corporate governance; contract preparation, review, and negotiation; business acquisitions and sales; commercial leasing, real estate transactions, permitting and licensing; entertainment industry contracts; and many other kinds of issues and cases in transactional law areas.   TLC clients consist of persons, companies and organizations from a wide range of backgrounds, commercial activities, or social missions.  Interns will have a diversity of case and client experiences.  No prior experience in TLC legal practice areas is required, as training will be provided; however, students with prior course work, experience, or demonstrated interest in business, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property, or contract law are especially encouraged to apply.  For more information about TLC, please visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/tlc/index.html.

Internship Period and Location. Students interested in working at TLC must firmly commit to work a minimum of 30 hours per week from May 29-July 31.  Interns will generally work on site at the TLC campus location in the Clinical Wing of the Harvard Law School WCC Building.

Funding.  This is an unpaid position, so the student must obtain his/her own Summer Funding.

Application and Questions:

To apply, please email your submission to Prof. Brian Price, bprice@law.harvard.edu.  Your submission must include:

•     a cover letter describing your skills and interests;

•     a current version of your resume;

•     a legal writing sample (maximum 5 pages); and

•     contact information for at least two references (professional or academic)

We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, but recommend that interested applicants apply soon.  The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. ET Monday April 30, 2012.  Applicants who are invited to participate in the TLC internship program must make a firm commitment to the program for the entire duration of the internship period and for the minimum number of weekly hours.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Price at the email address above.