Boston Ballet Tickets – SOLD OUT

The Wellness Program and Dean of Students are offering a limited amount of tickets to the Boston Ballet on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30pm for $25 each FOR HLS STUDENTS.  Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Monday, March 3.  Limit two per person.  Credit cards only.  Must purchase in person, we will not hold tickets.

For purchase in the DOS Office in WCC 3039.

Student Funding Board Applications

We wanted to let you know that the Student Funding Board is now accepting applications for budget requests. Please visit http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/handbook-for-officers/student-funding-board/ to complete your application.

The annual budget request for your organization is due Friday, March 14th at 11:59pmThis deadline is non-negotiable, and failure to comply could result in reduced or withheld funding.  Because of the strictness of this deadline, you have 2 full weeks to put your budget requests together.

Thank you!

Reserve Tickets for NPR’s Intelligence Squared Debate


The American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society invited you to join us on February 27, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Ames Court Room for a special installation of the critically acclaimed
IQ2 debate series, Intelligence Squared  which can be heard on over 220 NPR stations across the nation.  The series is based on the traditional Oxford-style debate format, with one side proposing and the other side opposing a sharply-framed motion.  This IQ2 Debate, “Affirmative Action on Campus Does More Harm than Good”  is open to the HLS community.  Space is limited, HLS ID required. Reserve tickets
here.
 
Before the debate begins, the audience registers their pre-debate opinion using an electronic voting system. Alternating between panels, each debater gives a 7-minute opening statement. After this segment concludes, the moderator opens the floor for questions from the audience and inter-panel challenges. The debaters have one final opportunity to sway audience opinion through their 2-minute closing arguments. The audience delivers the final verdict by voting again whether they are for, against, or undecided on the proposition. The two sets of results are compared and the winner is determined by which team has swayed more audience members between the two votes.
 
     Against the Resolution:
     Randall Kennedy, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
     Theodore Shaw, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
 
     For the Resolution:
     Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, USD School of Law
     Richard Sander, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
 
     Moderator:
     John Donvan, Author & Correspondent for ABC News
 
More information on this special event can be found here.

Email  dos at law.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns. 

One Day’s Work is Looking for 1L and 2L Leaders!

One Day’s Work is looking for 1Ls and 2Ls to join the One Day’s Work Board and carry forward Harvard Law’s student-funded post-graduate fellowship program. One Day’s Work is simple: 2Ls spending their summers working in the private sector donate one day’s summer salary to a fellowship fund. When the 2Ls graduate, that money funds one or more fellowships for friends and classmates pursuing otherwise-unfunded public interest work. But One Day’s Work is about more than fundraising: in asking every student to consider herself part of a larger whole, One Day’s Work seeks to blur the line between the private sector and the public interest. If you want to help build community and partnership on campus and are interested in joining the ODW board, please e-mail Duncan Farthing-Nichol at dfarthingnichol@jd14.law.harvard.edu and Alison Rosenblum at arosenblum@jd14.law.harvard.edu with a short statement of interest (a paragraph is plenty) by February 24th at 11:59 pm. Thanks!

Sign up for Negotiating Identity Initiative!

Sign up for the new Harvard Negotiator’s initiative, Negotiating Identity in the Workplace.  The initiative will use speakers, facilitated dialogues and social events to discuss how we navigate and negotiate identities (racial, gender, sexual orientation, religious, and political, among others) and roles (for example, “daughter,” “father,” “lawyer,” or “teammate”) both internally and externally, when we work and plan our careers. The first facilitated dialogue will take place on February 25 . RSVP and more information :https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YcHtUruyDFO4HIdC7emwP2H2Dku_KeZGFwYFqUtHtt0/viewform

Current Volunteer Opportunities in the Cambridge Public Schools

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is looking for volunteers who can make a one or two hour per week commitment for the spring semester in a Cambridge Public School. Volunteers needed for Grade 6-8 after-school Learning Centers for homework help, as well as the city’s high school, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS), located near Harvard Yard, for one-to-one tutoring in almost any subject before, during or after school. All tutoring takes place Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. All schools are accessible via public transportation. Register online for an orientation: http://www.csvinc.org/for-volunteers/how…

Seeking 3-5 Research Assistants to Write for National Criminal Defense Website

MyGideon is a new, national website for criminal defense attorneys. Formed at the Charles Houston Institute and associated with the National Association for Public Defense, its purpose is to provide assistance to resource-starved public defenders across the nation. Students will organize cases and materials on a topic of their choice so that the information is useful and accessible to public defenders in the trenches. It is no exaggeration to say that a student’s work could save lives by getting crucial information into the hands of attorneys that otherwise wouldn’t have the time or the resources to find it. Students will be asked to devote 5-10 hours a week, and the position is unpaid. 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls may apply.

 

Professor Carol Steiker is the faculty adviser. Students will work with MyGideon Editor in Chief Alex Bassos, the Training Director of Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, OR, and Professor Rob Smith of the University of North Carolina Law School. The student lead is HLS student Zara Lukens. If interested, please contact Zara Lukens at zlukens@jd15.law.harvard.edu with a resume and a short statement of interest.

Calling all 1Ls: Register for the 61st Annual Williston Negotiation Competition by Feb. 17

Sign up for HLS’s annual simulated negotiation competition for 1Ls, hosted by the Harvard Negotiators and the Board of Student Advisors. No experience necessary–just sign up with a partner or as an individual for this contract negotiation and drafting competition. The competition will take place from Mar. 3 to 10 and involves negotiating with your team on your own time. Average time spent is 10 to 20 hours. Cash prize and names on a plaque in Langdell! Questions? Contact Natasha (nsarin@jd14.law.harvard.edu).


Register with this form by Feb.17:
 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O7Xs1GE…

Student Coop members

Would you value an opportunity to gain practical business experience while you influence the way the Coop serves students and other members, and receive a stipend as too?

Well, the Coop can offer you an opportunity to do just that as a member of the Coop Board of Directors. The Coop is now accepting applications from interested Harvard and MIT undergraduate and graduate degree candidate students to serve during the 2014-2015 academic school year. The elected student directors will have an opportunity to closely interact with academic and business professionals from the Harvard and MIT communities.

The Coop Board of Directors meets approximately six times during the school year. Service on committees offers additional opportunities for exposure in practically every aspect of business- finance-auditing-real estate, community relations and charitable giving.

For election information contact Allan Powell aepowell@thecoop.com

It’s Election Season Now!

Apply online at www.thecoop.com beginning January 29, 2014 to be nominated as a candidate for election to the Coop Board of Directors- click on Student Election for complete information

* Only paid-up student Coop members who are degree candidates at Harvard and MIT may apply.

Spring Intramural Indoor Soccer!

Sign up for the HLS co-ed intramural indoor soccer Spring Session! There is both a B-league and a more competitive A-league. Games will be held in the Hemenway Gymnasium upstairs basketball court on Thursday evenings (7pm-11pm) and Sundays (3pm-11pm). Games start this Sunday, February 9. We play with a small, softer ball on small goals with no goalkeepers and four players on each side. It is a blast! Space is limited, so the deadline to register is 4:00pm this Thursday, February 6. Sign up your team by emailing  hlsIndoorSoccer at gmail.com. If signing up a team, please state your (1) name, (2) email, (3) phone number, (4) at least 8 names for your roster, (5) your team name, (6) which league you wish to play in (A or B), (7) rank at least three colors for your team color, and (8) any scheduling preferences (time of day, which day, etc.). Alternatively, if you cannot gather a team, there will be a team of independents, so email your contact info and which league you wish to play in. Feel free to email us with any questions. Good luck getting together your teams!

Join the Journal of Law & Technology

Interested in law and technology? Join JOLT, which covers conventional IP issues, as well as cyberlaw, cybercrime, and Internet and privacy. If you have any questions about articles or signing up late, just email Suzanne at  svanarsdale at jd15.law.harvard.edu and we’ll connect with you. Sign up for a subcite session on February 15, 16, or 17: tinyurl.com/JOLTSubcite Or sign up to write or edit articles online with JOLD Digest: tinyurl.com/JOLTDigest14

Take the 1L Feedback Survey!

Calling all 1Ls! We need your help AGAIN! We want YOUR feedback regarding your experience of the 1L curriculum. Help make a difference at HLS by participating in this 15-minute survey: http://tinyurl.com/1LSurveyWinter2014 Your responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. The principal investigator of this survey is Harvard Law School’s Professor Jon Hanson. This is the second of three short surveys designed so that you can give feedback throughout your 1L year. You may participate even if you did not participate previously. For more information, please email:  cigoe at law.harvard.edu

Apply for the Spring 2014 Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute

HGSLI Program Overview

Housed at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute (HGSLI) is a leadership development program for graduate students across Harvard. Each HGSLI cohort is limited to 30 students and provides an opportunity to establish an intimate cross-Harvard network.

HGSLI is semester-long program where Fellows receive leadership training informed by the model of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and focused on authentic leadership development, growth, and personal reflection.

According to past participants, this is an intense and deeply rewarding program that is often their most meaningful experience at Harvard. Weekly meetings and a weekend retreat build strong friendships, a leadership toolkit, and a peer network that continues long after the HGSLI program is over.

Testimonials by past Fellows include:

“HGSLI connected me to a group of extraordinary Harvard students, many of whom I’d never have met, and threw me into the deep end of leadership learning. I’ve had authentic, meaningful conversations that have taught me more about myself and others than most of my classes to date.”

“HGSLI is one of the best things I’ve done in my graduate career at Harvard.”

“HGSLI was the first time I really got put on a pedestal and had 4 other people asking me questions to get to the real root of what I was struggling with.  It taught humility, openness, and was constructive.  A fear removing experience.”

Application Process

The application deadline is 12:00 noon EST on Friday, February 7. The application includes three short questions and a resume submission. Harvard graduate students pursuing degrees from all schools are invited to apply.

To apply, please visit this link: https://harvard.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6WObDSrlETk2bBP.

Twenty minute interviews will be held for select applicants on Tuesday, February 11 through  Saturday, February 15. You will be contacted no later than Monday, February 17 regarding your final admission status.

Program Requirements

In order to build a strong and cohesive group, 100% attendance at all Tuesday sessions and the weekend retreat is required. Please do not apply if you cannot make this commitment.

Program Dates

Retreat

Friday, February 21 (5:30pm) - Sunday, February 23 (3:30pm)

The retreat is held on Cape Cod. Transportation, housing and meals are all included however Fellows are asked to contribute $50 to help defray retreat costs.

Tuesday Sessions

All sessions run from 6:30-9:30pm at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dinner is provided at each session. Session dates are as follows:

Tuesday, March 4

Tuesday, March 11

Tuesday, March 25

Tuesday, April 1

Tuesday, April 8

Tuesday, April 15

Tuesday, April 22

Tuesday, April 29

There may be additional optional events hosted with alumni during the semester. HGSLI has an active alumni body and graduated Fellows engage in events with speakers, networking, and training.

For more information, contact Erika Carlsen at Erika_Carlsen@mail.harvard.edu or visit our website at www.hgsli.com.

Apply to be on the 2014 Harvard FDI Moot Team! Info Session on Feb. 3

The Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration Moot is an annual competition designed to simulate an investor-state arbitration, such as those carried out under the rules of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The Moot Court Board is currently seeking students who wish to participate in this competition, which will take place in Malibu from Oct. 24-26, 2014. Last year’s team won 1st place overall, and the 2012 team won 3rd place, so this is a great opportunity to join a fun and successful team and to learn about an interesting and growing area of international law! Join last year’s team for an information session on Monday., Feb. 3 at 12 pm in Hauser 101. To tryout for the team, please email Sarah Weiner at  sweiner at jd15.law.harvard.edu by Feb. 5 for details on the application process. Tryouts will be held the week of Feb. 10.

Program for Third Year Visits – deadline February 7

The Program for Third Year Visits is available for third year HLS students who desire to study out of residence, at another ABA accredited law school, due to personal hardship or for academic enhancement. In order to participate in this program, you must petition the HLS Administrative Board, through the Dean of Students Office.

For more information on how to apply: http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/student-services/student-life/academic-life/program-for-third-year-visits.html