Summer 2014 RA

Professor Coates is currently seeking a summer Research Assistant. The Research Assistant must be able to provide support concerning financial regulations including securities and corporate governance. Interested candidates should send their credentials (current resume) to Caroline Rende, Executive Assistant to Professor Coates, at crende at law.harvard.edu

Public Law Workshop with Professors Gersen and Vermeule, Spring 2015

Public Law Workshop, Spring 2015: Public Law in the Roberts Court. We will discuss the most important and interesting public law opinions of the Roberts Court, including both constitutional and administrative law. We will pay special attention to the structure of government, to decision-making procedures, and to the allocation of authority between the judiciary and other actors. Specific topics will include the separation of powers, judicial review of executive action, the powers of Congress and the federal government as a whole, the enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment, and free speech. Students will write short discussion papers on topics of their choice. 

Professor Lucian Bebchuk seeking Research Assistant

Professor Lucian Bebchuk and the Program on Corporate Governance are seeking research assistant/s to work during the spring and/or summer of 2014 on research projects in the areas of corporate governance and capital markets. Please email your CV with a cover note that indicates dates of availability and where you will be located to Professor Bebchuk’s assistant, Amy Hennarichs, at ahennarichs@law.harvard.edu

Malaria Matters 5K Countdown

Miles Against Malaria is just 5 days away! Join Team Malaria Matters this Friday, April 25 for a competitive run or a leisurely walk along the Charles River in the culminating finale of the Malaria Matters campaign! The community-wide 5K walk/jog/run is set to take place rain or shine at 1pm this World Malaria Day at the DCR Artesani Herter Park. Register TODAY to join us in the fight to end malaria and save lives!

“Miles Against Malaria” 5K Walk/Jog/Run

Date: World Malaria Day – Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 12:00PM Registration Opens, 1:00PM Start
Location: DCR Artesani Herter Park along the Charles River

World Malaria Day Schedule:
12:00 – 1:00 PM Open registration, check-in, & t-shirt collection
1:00 PM Opening events: introduction, speaker, performances
1:30 PM 5K Walk/Jog/Run Start Time
2:30 PM Awards Ceremony and closing events

Want to register for the 5K event?
http://malariamatters2014.eventbrite.com/

All participants donating at least $5 will receive a t-shirt on World Malaria Day! (See Eventbrite details for other available promotional items.)

Can’t join us for the 5K event? Your presence will be missed, but we would still appreciate your support. You can join Team Malaria Matters in our fundraising efforts by donating to one or more of the three organization below and helping us reach our fundraising goals:

With Malaria No More, $1 provides a life-saving test and malaria treatment. With Nothing But Nets, $10 covers the cost of purchasing, transporting and distributing a bed net to a family at-risk for malaria, as well as educating them on its proper use. With TAMTAM, $7 provides a bed net to a vulnerable individual or household.

For more information about the campaign or to view the photos from the “Visions From the Field” exhibit (part 1 of the Malaria Matters campaign), visit facebook.com/MMHarvard.
Questions? Contact campaign organizer Ukachi Emeruwa at une033@mail.harvard.edu

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!

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.

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.

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.

UPDATE: Healthy and Sustainable Cooking Class

UPDATE:Come learn techniques on searing & braising meat for slow roasting. HLS Wellness, The Office of Sustainability, and Restaurant Associates is hosting a Healthy and Sustainable Cooking Class on Wednesday, April 2 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hark. Ingredients are locally sourced. Please visit the Dean of Students Office or email  larcudi at law.harvard.edu to sign up.Limited Space Available.

Menu:

  • Lucky 7 Farms Short Ribs
  • Polenta
  • Jansal Valley Wilted Spinach
  • Local Cheese Board
    • Smith’s Country Aged Gouda, Winchendon, Ma
    • Great Hill Blue, Marion Ma
    • Maple Smoked Cheddar, Grafton VT
    • Blueberry Preserve, Fig Jam, Lavash Crackers

 

Harvard African Law Board Elections!

HALA Board Elections As the end of the semester approaches, it’s time for HALA elections for next year’s board! We will be accepting nominations by email until midnight on Tuesday April 1st, and members can self-nominate. We will announce the nominees the following day, and candidates will be able to give candidate statements and members will be able to vote in the following week. All students of Harvard Law School are eligible to apply as HALA does not have a dues paying membership, so definitely get in your application! Below are descriptions for each of the board positions, any questions about the positions or HALA in general can be sent to  hala at mail.law.harvard.edu President & Vice President: The President and Vice President are jointly responsible for designing the year’s theme and actively implementing the mission statement of the Harvard African Law Association (“HALA”). The latter responsibility has two major components– board management and external relations– with an emphasis on ensuring that HALA is continually offering substantive social and cultural events to its membership, in addition to reaching out to incoming and admitted students and LLMs. Treasurer: The treasurer is responsible for the budget and finances of HALA. The treasurer creates an annual HALA budget and is responsible for approving all expenditures for individual events. The treasurer also works closely with the Dean of Students Office to process payment and reimbursements. Secretary: The secretary is responsible for sending weekly newsletters and other email announcements. The secretary also creates and updates HALA calendar. Panel Events Coordinator: Responsible for identifying and selecting speakers for substantive panel events. The panels coordinator will work closely with President/Vice-President to solicit funding and cosponsors for events. Director of Events: Responsible for taking care of the logistics involved in putting on HALA’s substantive, cultural and social events, including signature HALA events such as the Charity Dinner. This may include making room reservations, ordering food, making photocopies, and greeting guests. Conference Chairs (2): Responsible for coordinating with HALA board and conference chairs from other Harvard schools to plan the Harvard African Development Conference, the largest cross-school african conference that takes place every Spring (weekend after spring break). The chairs help to define conference theme and panel descriptions, invite panelists, and apply for funding. Also responsible for taking care of other logistics for conference. Visit www.harvardadc.com to learn about the 2014 Harvard Development Conference. Social chair: Responsible for organizing HALA social events, such as the fall All-Africa party and AIDS charity dinner. The social chair may also be called upon to assist other board members with room reservations and food orders. Fundraising Chair: Responsible for soliciting sponsors for HALA events, which includes drafting letters to firms, corporate, and individual sponsors, and ensuring that letters are approved by HLS Development Office. The fundraising chair should also maintain relationships with existing perennial sponsors such as BarBri. Webmaster/Historian: Responsible for keeping the HALA website aesthetically pleasing, organized, and up to date with upcoming events and announcements. Also responsible for acquiring and uploading pictures of events. Any questions about the positions or HALA in general can be sent to  hala at mail.law.harvard.edu. We look forward to hearing from you all! Eve Kachaje HALA President

Summer International Travel 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 at law.harvard.edu. Please indicate which session you will attend.

Charles Munger ’48: A Conversation with the Dean on 3/31

There are still spots left to see Charles T. Munger ’48 on Monday, March 31st. The Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation will discuss his career and viewpoints with Dean Martha Minow. This occasion is a special event for students and is hosted by the HLS Alumni Center in Milstein East on Monday, March 31st. Doors and event registration open at 11:30am. The discussion will officially start at 12pm. Interested attendees are required to RSVP by Wednesday the 26th to  alumnievents@law.harvard.edu to reserve a spot for the event. Harvard ID’s will be checked at event registration.

Why Evolutionary Psychology Has Nothing To Say About Ethics: The Naturalistic Fallacy Revisited

On Thursday at noon, Thomas De Zengotita will be speaking in Austin North on “Why Evolutionary Psychology Has Nothing To Say About Ethics: The Naturalistic Fallacy Revisited.” Professor De Zengotita teaches at NYU’s Draper Program, is the author of Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in it, and blogs at the Huffington Post and at The Atlantic. Food will be provided. The event is co-sponsored by The Forum and Lynnette’s Class.

Project on the Foundations of Private Law

Private Law Informational Event DATE: April 1, from 12-1:00 pm in WCC 2036 Milstein East A Professors Goldberg and Smith will host an event introducing students to the Project on the Foundations of Private Law, including the Private Law Fellowship, the Private Law Workshop, the Private Law Writing Prize – everything Private Law at Harvard! Lunch will be available.

Conference on Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now?

Join the Harvard Environmental Law Society for a national conference on environmental justice on March 28–29, 2014. The conference will focus on three themes: progress on the goals of environmental justice, the social justice aspects of today’s national and international environmental movements, and strategies to ensure that environmental justice is a priority in future environmental work. Some of the conference highlights will include: • A keynote address by Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, • A plenary address by the “father of environmental justice” Dr. Robert Bullard, • An interview with Professor Gerald Torres, who, as counsel to the Attorney General, drafted the President’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice, and • Listening sessions with the Environmental Protection Agency on how to move forward on environmental justice over the next 20 years. http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/naelsej…

International JD Society

The International JD Society is a new student group dedicated to creating a community for international JD students at HLS, and to help with information relating to jobs, clerkships, and other issues international students have to worry about. To sign up for the mailing list, please email your name, HLS email, and nationality to IJD@mail.law.harvard.edu to receive updates.