Deadline Approaching: Become a Subciter for JOLT!

Interested in law and technology? Join the Journal on Law and Technology (JOLT), which covers conventional IP issues, as well as cyberlaw, cybercrime, and Internet and privacy. Sign up to become a subciter at bit.ly/joltsubcite.

The deadline to sign up is THIS Thursday, Oct. 2 at 5pm. If you have any questions about articles or signing up late, just email Loly at lsosa@jd15.law.harvard.edu and we will connect with you.

Support Group for students coping with the death or terminal illness of a loved one

Harvard students coping with the death or terminal illness of a loved one are invited to participate in AMF’s peer-led grief support group. The support group meets every other week for an open discussion where bereaved students from across the University can relate to peers facing similar situations and have the opportunity to share their experiences.

The next meeting is 8-9pm on Tuesday, September 30th in Wasserstein 3008.

Please email AMFofHarvard@gmail.com with any questions. 

HLS Moot Court Team Info Session

Interested in foreign travel, international law, and working closely with teammates to sharpen your written and oral advocacy skills? If so, please join the Harvard LawMoot Court Board this upcoming Monday, September 29th at 7pm in WCC B010 for a brief meeting. We’ll describe the individual teams, national and international travel opportunities, and recruiting procedures for the upcoming season.

Harvard Law Moot Court Board Teams for 2014-2015 ELSA World Trade Organization Moot Court Team: http://elsamootcourt.elsa.org/
Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Court Team:http://www.fdimoot.org/
Immigration Law Moot Court Team: http://www.nyumootcourt.com/ilc/

HLS has a rich history of exceptional moot court performance. Last year, every team won its national competition, with the FDI team placing 1st and the WTO team placing 2nd in their corresponding international competitions. We hope to see you Monday at 7pm!

Please contact Jason Nichol (jnichol@jd15.law.harvard.edu) or Toni Tsvetanova (ttsvetanova@jd15.law.harvard.edu) with questions. — the HLS Moot Court Board

HLS Website Survey

Dear students -

As part of our efforts to improve the HLS web presence, we’d love to get your feedback, specifically around how to better organize content on our site.  To that end, we’ve created a survey called a “Card Sort”, which will allow you to organize our site’s content into categories, and give those categories names that are relevant to you.  We’re sending this survey to students as well as other primary users of our site, to gather data that will help us as we discuss our site going forward.  Note that nothing you suggest in this tool is binding; rather, all the data will be aggregated to get a high level view of how people group content, and to help drive conversations going forward.

Click here to start the survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes:
http://ows.io/os/8ub3m1ca

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email.

Many thanks for your help -

The WP Migration Team
wpmigration@lists.law.harvard.edu

1Ls: Sign up to join CR-CL’s subcite, October 4 – 5

The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review seeks 1Ls to participate in its upcoming subcite on October 4 and 5, 2014. 1L subciters are required to attend one of the two days. We will be holding office hours from 12PM to 1PM on Wednesday 9/24, Thursday 9/25, and Friday 9/26 in WCC 2048 to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you may email EICs.CRCL.Vol.50@gmail.com for more information.

Judge Upcoming Mock Trial Tournament

Volunteer as a judge in this fall’s “Mumbo Jumbo,” the annual undergraduate mock trial invitational tournament hosted by Tufts University. This is a great opportunity to give feedback to aspiring litigators, put your knowledge of evidence to the test, and watch some truly entertaining performances.

The tournament will bring undergraduate teams from around the region to Tufts University (Davis Square on the Red Line) on Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. Each day of competition will consist of two rounds, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Judges may sign up to judge anywhere from one round to all four. If you have competed in collegiate mock trial through AMTA, if you have completed Evidence or the Trial Advocacy Workshop, or if you have professional experience as an attorney or judge, you are eligible to volunteer.

Sign up online to receive details: http://tinyurl.com/judgemocktrial If you have additional questions, please email: bpilchik@jd17.law.harvard.edu

Research Assistance Needed

Sabi Ardalan, Lecturer on Law and Assistant Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, seeks paid research assistants for two different projects.

The first project entails exploring and reconciling competing client confidentiality and mandated reporter obligations for social workers and lawyers working together as a team.

The second project involves research related to domestic and international protections for immigrants who have been ordered deported, but who fear serious human rights violations in their home countries and seek to remain in or return to the United States.

Students should submit a resume and one-paragraph statement of interest to sardalan@law.harvard.edu

Learn to teach copyright: be a Teaching Fellow for CopyrightX this spring

If you want to be a Teaching Fellow for CopyrightX during Spring 2015, sign up for the spring course Teaching Copyright. CopyrightX (http://copyx.org) is an online course on copyright taught by Professor Terry Fisher. Serving as a CopyrightX TF is an excellent opportunity to engage more deeply with copyright and gain teaching experience.

Teaching Fellows will receive three credits (two classroom credits & one writing credit) through the course Teaching Copyright, also taught by Professor Fisher in Spring 2015. There is a brown-bag info session on Oct. 6 from 12-1 in WCC 3018. See: http://brk.mn/gk. Contact Ana Enriquez for details. 

Sign Up For IM Ultimate Frisbee

Last call to sign up for IM Ultimate Frisbee before games start next Saturday! Register, as a complete team or as an individual to be placed on a team, by Wednesday, September 24 to join this inaugural season.

Individual Signup: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18mGLEEjIP75riQrpYkWehnYqLdnYsoiORj9rIMg876I/viewform

Team Signup (Minimum 8 players, 2 of which are female): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fBnmN5ZOoImse7aESq1DMeP7zGkZ99AguPTjyWAqbDM/viewform 

Help the J.D. Admissions Office bring in the next great class of students to HLS!

Volunteer for J.D. Admissions Office Opportunities include contacting admitted students over email and volunteering at Admitted Students Weekends. Hopefully you felt that conversations with current students – over email, on the phone, or in person during a visit to campus – were a positive influence in convincing you that HLS was the right choice for you!

Now you have the opportunity to do the same for newly admitted students – to start, please take just 5 minutes to fill out this brief survey to tell us more about yourself so that we can match you up with the right admitted students: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cHd5igSAWol0u7X After you’ve filled out the survey, we will take care of the rest! By completing this survey you will be asked to assist the J.D. Admissions Office with minor recruitment efforts such as emails or on-campus events. These efforts are not a big time commitment at all (maybe just five hours over the course of the whole year), and students usually enjoy the opportunity to speak with future classmates!

We will be in touch later in the fall about these efforts. For more information, please email: jdadmiss@law.harvard.edu

Copyright Fellow Position

Harvard University’s Copyright Advisor is seeking to hire an HLS law student to serve as the Copyright Fellow in the Office for Scholarly Communication for the fall 2014 semester. We are seeking second- and third-year law students to help with research and analysis on law and policy issues related to copyright law, libraries, open access, and education. Tasks may include researching and writing short memoranda on selected copyright topics and contributing to the development of a new project involving state copyrights, digitization, and the law. Previous classes in IP law are helpful, but not required. Good interpersonal and communications skills, orientation to detail, and working knowledge of Excel preferred. The position will be range from 5-10 hours per week through the Fall semester (with possible extension into Spring).

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Kilcer (emily_kilcer@harvard.edu) with the subject heading “Copyright Fellow position.” Applications are due by September 24th

Harvard Immigration Project Applications Open, Due 9/26

HIP, a student practice organization dedicated to providing legal services for noncitizens and policy advocacy in support of the local immigrants’ rights community, announces that our application for 2014-15 is now live, due 9/26 at 5 pm. 1Ls as well as upper-level students and LLMs are welcome to apply; no prior immigration experience necessary. The application is available at bit.ly/1mhA41v; more information is available on our website at http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/hip/

IM Indoor Soccer Starts Next Week!

Here’s your last chance to sign up for the co-ed HLS IM Indoor Soccer League. To sign up a team, send an email to hlsindoorsoccer2015@gmail.com with the following informaiton:

(1) team captain’s name, (2) email, (3) and phone number, (4) at least 8 players for your roster, (5) your team name, (6) which league you wish to play in (B for beginners and intermediates, A for the most skilled players), (7) a ranking of at least three colors for your team color, and (8) any scheduling issues your team may have (i.e. what times you are unable to play, etc.).

Alternatively, individuals can sign up to play on a team of independents. Just send your name, email, and phone number, along with your preference between the A and B leagues. Games start next Thursday, Sep. 25! 

Volunteer for (mock) Jury Duty!!!

Volunteer for Harvard Law School’s (Mock) Jury Duty! Calling all who are interested in serving as jurors in the mock trials for Harvard Law School’s Fall 2014 Trial Advocacy Workshop!

Trials will be held: Wednesday, September 24 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-6:00pm Harvard Law School, Cambridge Thursday, September 25 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Court, Boston Friday, September 26 from 2:00pm-6:00pm Suffolk Superior Court, Boston Moakley Federal Court, Boston.

The attorneys in these trials are 2nd and 3rd year Harvard Law students who would benefit greatly from feedback on their performances. We are hoping to have 10-15 people per jury to deliberate and to give their judgments on whether the students have convinced them or not in the individual cases.

Please contact Amy Soto at asoto@law.harvard.edu if you are able to serve during one or more of these afternoons! 

Join the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Honor Roll

The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court’s Pro Bono Honor Roll acknowledges the commitment to pro bono legal work by law firms, solo practitioners, in-house corporate counsel offices, government attorney offices, non-profit organizations, law schools and LAW STUDENTS which certify that in the prior calendar year they have met specific criteria. Those which so certify will receive a letter of acknowledgement and appreciation for their commitment to pro bono legal work, will be listed on the Pro Bono Honor Roll on the SJC website, and, if the certification is submitted by October 3, 2014, will be invited to the October 21, 2014, 4pm recognition event at the John Adams Courthouse. Law students at Massachusetts law school can certify that they performed at least 50 hours (50) of pro bono legal services between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. Legal work for pay or for credit may not be counted toward the fifty (50) hours. Please note that this is different and separate than the HLS JD pro bono graduation requirement. For more info and the certification form, see http://www.mass.gov/courts/court-info/sjc/attorneys-bar-applicants/sjc-about-pro-bono-recognition-gen.html

Research Assistant (Japan) – Program on International Financial Systems / Professor Scott

Professor Hal Scott and the Program on International Financial Systems seek a research assistant to help prepare for their 17th annual U.S.-Japan Symposium which will be held on October 24-26. Research Assistants will help Professor Scott and his team prepare for the symposium, with specific focus on the capital markets and regulatory issues. LLMs and other HLS students with interest and/or experience in Japanese capital markets are encouraged to apply. Experience in financial services or capital markets preferred. Interested students should send a short statement of interest and CV to : James Apostol, Deputy Director Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School japostol@law.harvard.edu 

Teaching 2 sections of SOW34 Caribbean Societies

Societies of the World 34. The Caribbean: Globalization, Socio-Economic Development & Cultural Adaptation Catalog Number: 6357 Orlando Patterson (Sociology) Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., at 11, and a weekly section to be arranged. EXAM GROUP: 15

Caribbean societies are largely the economic and political creations of Western imperial powers and are among the earliest products of globalization. Though in the West, they are only partly of it, and their popular cultures are highly original blends of African, European and Asian forms. The course examines the area as a system emerging through genocide, piracy, plantation slavery, colonialism and globalization, from a situation of great social and cultural diversity to the present tendency toward socio-economic and cultural convergence. Patterns of underdevelopment and government are explored through national case studies (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica & Haiti) and selected, region-wide modern issues (hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters; migration & transnationalism; crime & drug trafficking), as are cultural adaptations through studies of Afro-Caribbean religions, folkways, and music. America’s special role in the region is emphasized.

Note: This course fulfills the requirement that one of the eight General Education courses also engage substantially with Study of the Past. APPLICATION PROCESS Email Professor Patterson opatters@fas.harvard.edu and cc: Ethan Fosse efosse@fas.harvard.edu Indicating your year in your program, and 2 or 3 sentences why you are qualified to teach this course.