Seeking Students for the Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Student Advisory Committee – Deadline 9/15

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP) is seeking students from all class years (including LLM) to sit on its Student Advisory Committee and contribute their ideas and suggestions regarding curriculum, new projects and legal practice placements, policies, and law firm pro bono among other things. Members of the Committee serve as liaisons, facilitating communication between the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs and students, clinical faculty, and the law school administration. The Committee helps the Office identify and address current needs, serves as a sounding board as the Office implements program changes, and assists in strategizing about future programming. The Committee will meet approximately three times a semester, and lunch and treats will be served. Interested students should send a resume and a brief email expressing interest and availability to Ina Spaho at ispaho@law.harvard.edu by Monday, September 15th, 2014. 

Research Assistant (Japan) – Prog. on Int. Financial Systems / Prof. 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

Research Assistance Needed for Fiber Project with Prof. Susan Crawford

Immediate research assistance needed to document futuristic fiber networks being built in Massachusetts. Research could have national implications and can be used to satisfy writing requirement for graduation. Join a team of enthusiastic students and faculty from across the university who want Massachusetts to lead the country in fiber as it did in healthcare. Send resumes to Visiting Professor Susan Crawford at scrawford@law.harvard.edu

Creative Writers’ Group

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 asap. The first meeting will take place Wednesday, September 17 at 3-4:30pm in WCC 3036.

Berkman Center seeking Fall 2014 legal interns for privacy project

The Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project team at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hiring 1-2 law student interns for the fall 2014 semester. The project seeks to develop computational and legal methods, tools, and policies to further the tremendous value that can come from collecting, analyzing, and sharing large data sets while more fully protecting the privacy of human subjects. We are seeking second and third-year law students to help with research and analysis on law and policy issues related to big data and privacy. Tasks may include researching and writing short memoranda on selected topics in law and contributing to the development of new privacy-preserving tools for managing confidential research data. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to David O’Brien (dobrien@cyber.law.harvard.edu) with “Application for part-time Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data opportunity” in the subject line by September 23rd.

Become a Technical Editor for the Harvard Negotiation Law Review

Interested in alternative dispute resolution? Become a Technical Editor for HNLR, the journal that focuses on all things related to alternative dispute resolution! Technical Editors gather and check sources, attend the mass subcite, and serve as the point person for the subciters working on their article. The position requires a moderate time commitment and is a great way to get more involved in the journal while gaining comfort with the Bluebook and experience navigating the seemingly infinite research resources here. 

CopyrightX seeks teaching fellows for 2015

CopyrightX, an online course on copyright taught by Professor Terry Fisher, is seeking HLS students to serve as Teaching Fellows for its Spring 2015 run. This 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. Interested students may wish to attend the brown-bag information session, which will take place from 12 to 1 pm on October 6 in WCC 3018. Please contact Ana Enriquez (aenriquez@cyber.law.harvard.edu) with any questions. 

Research Assistant for Professor Intisar Rabb

Professor Intisar Rabb seeks Research Assistants (for credit or pay) Professor Intisar Rabb is looking for research assistants on various matters relating to criminal law and statutory interpretation. She also seeks research assistants with interests in Islamic law for work on a project involving recent legislation in Muslim-majority countries. These positions will be for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, and there are opportunities for both credit and pay. Applicants should submit a brief statement of interest (including area of interest), an unofficial academic transcript, and a resume in a single pdf file to Claire Riley criley@law.harvard.edu no later than Monday, Sept. 15. 

Red Sox Tickets! On Sale Now!!!

The Dean of Students Office has a few hundred tickets to the Tuesday, September 23rd against the Tampa Bay Rays game starting at 7:10pm at the historic Fenway Park.  Tickets are $20 (Center and Right Field Bleachers).  They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  We accept credit cards (AmEx, Visa and MasterCard) or check.

If you want to sit with your classmates, you should come to the DOS Office together to purchase your tickets.  Spouses and guests are welcome, and we will check student IDs.  Resale of tickets is strictly prohibited.  We will begin ticket sales promptly at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 9th in the DOS Office (WCC 3039).

A link to the Fenway Park seating chart is included below.

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp

Applications for spring 2015 Semester Abroad are due September 15

The Semester Abroad Program is a wonderful opportunity for Harvard Law School students to receive a semester of ungraded credit towards the Harvard J.D. degree for study at a law school overseas. Applications for spring 2015 semester abroad are due September 15. Current applicants are encouraged to attend the Semester Abroad Application Question and Answer Session on Thursday, September 11 from 12-1pm in Wasserstein 5053. For more information please visit law.harvard.edu

Apply now for an empirical legal studies workshop!

The SJD Empirical Legal Studies group is hosting Professor Michael Heise from Cornell, among the nation’s leading empirical legal scholars, for a unique workshop on how to conduct quantitative research in law. The workshop will cover basic statistical methods and apply them to questions like how to run quantitative analysis of judicial decisions and jury awards, how to explore the relationship between punitive and compensatory damage awards in civil litigation, and more. Participants in the workshop will also participate in an introductory session to statistical software (Stata) that will set the foundations for the workshop. The Stata session will be held on 10/2, 1-4pm, and the workshop on quantitative research in law will be held on 10/10, 9am-3pm. Prior statistical knowledge and/or experience in empirical research is an advantage, but not a perquisite. All students are invited to apply! Interested students should submit a resume and a brief (not more than one page) statement of interest, explaining why they want to participate and whether they intend to pursue empirical research in their future work, to Netta Barak-Corren and Kobi Kastiel at nbarakcorren@sjd.law.harvard.edu and kkastiel@law.harvard.edu. Applications are due September 23, 2014. 

Trial Team Tryouts for 2014 Annual National PR Trial Advocacy Competition in Puerto Rico

The Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law and the Puerto Rico Bar Association are sponsoring the 2014 Annual National PR Trial Advocacy Competition in Puerto Rico on October 30 – November 1, 2014. Harvard returns to this competition as champions from the 2009 and 2010 competitions. Four HLS students will compete against teams from other law schools trying a criminal case. Each team will participate in three preliminary mock trials, after which the highest-scoring teams will proceed to the semi-finals and then to the championship round. Students on the team will act as counsel and/or witnesses for their teammates in each round. All students will have the opportunity to serve as counsel in at least one round. Clinical instructors from the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) will serve as coaches for the trial team. Interested students should pick up tryout materials from the CJI office located on the fifth floor of WCC (Clinical Wing, Suite 5116) and select a tryout time slot on the posted schedule in the office. The trial team will be selected after “tryouts.” Tryouts will be held on September 16 and 17, 2014. Complete an application and submit it at the time you sign up for a time slot. Tryout materials and a sign-up sheet for trying out will be available in the CJI office starting Monday, September 8, 2014. Important Note: Tryout slots will be limited — please be sure to sign up early. Please feel free to call CJI Clinical Instructors Dehlia Umunna or Kristin Muniz at 6-8143 if you have questions. 

Red Sox Tickets! On Sale Tuesday 09/09

The Dean of Students Office has a few hundred tickets to the Tuesday, September 23rd against the Tampa Bay Rays game starting at 7:10pm at the historic Fenway Park.  Tickets are $20 (Center and Right Field Bleachers).  They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  We accept credit cards (AmEx, Visa and MasterCard) or check.

If you want to sit with your classmates, you should come to the DOS Office together to purchase your tickets.  Spouses and guests are welcome, and we will check student IDs.  Resale of tickets is strictly prohibited.  We will begin ticket sales promptly at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 9th in the DOS Office (WCC 3039).

A link to the Fenway Park seating chart is included below.

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp

Professor Carol Steiker Seeks Research Assistants

Professor Carol Steiker needs research assistants for work on her forthcoming book on capital punishment. Research assistants should have taken Capital Punishment in America, or are currently enrolled in that course. These positions will be for fall 2014 and spring 2015. Applicants should submit a brief statement of interest, an unofficial academic transcript, and a resume in a single PDF to acegielski@law.harvard.edu by 10 am on Monday, September 22. 

Seeking Students for the Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Student Advisory Committee – Deadline 9/15

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP) is seeking students from all class years (including LLM) to sit on its Student Advisory Committee and contribute their ideas and suggestions regarding curriculum, new projects and legal practice placements, policies, and law firm pro bono among other things. Members of the Committee serve as liaisons, facilitating communication between the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs and students, clinical faculty, and the law school administration. The Committee helps the Office identify and address current needs, serves as a sounding board as the Office implements program changes, and assists in strategizing about future programming. The Committee will meet approximately three times a semester, and lunch and treats will be served. Interested students should send a resume and a brief email expressing interest and availability to Ina Spaho at ispaho@law.harvard.edu by Monday, September 15th, 2014.