Holiday Mail for Heroes

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes sponsor a program called “Holiday Mail for Heroes.”  This program sends letters to American troops stationed overseas during the holiday season. 

The Dean of Students Office invites you to send letters to the troops.  Cards will be available in the Hark downstairs from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. tomorrow.  Fill one out at the tables, or pick one up and drop it off in the Dean of Students Office, Pound 310, and we will send them out.

For more information:
http://www.redcross.org/holidaymail

Harvard University Green Tip of the Month: Think Before you Print!

 http://www.green.harvard.edu/emails/greentip/2010/11/

Before you click “print” consider this: Harvard purchases 2,000 tons of paper every year.1 Add that up and you get a pile of paper 13,333 feet tall. That’s just 1,000 feet shy of the tallest peak in the Rocky Mountains! If we used 10% less paper, it would save enough energy to power 62 homes for a year.

REDUCE your paper use
    * Double-side it! Set your default to print double-sided with this Windows or Mac guide.
    * Challenge your office to benchmark paper usage and reduce by 10%. (Track via the paper count option on your printer.)
    * Reduce your printing margins to .75.
    * Don’t forget to look for blank pages and only print graphics “as-needed”.
    * Print multiple images per sheet for PowerPoint slides or drafts.

RETHINK your printing needs
    * Print to PDF!
    * Explore fax to file, fax forwarding and print to mailbox features on your office copier/printer.

Fitness Fridays-spots still available!!

The Dean of Students Office is bringing another FREE fitness class to Pound Hall! 

Core & More -     Get all the benefits of an abs class PLUS experience the freedom to move and flow in various planes of motion, which will ultimately increase flexibility and effectiveness.  

This class will be led by instructor Megan Shirley from Hemenway Gym.  Mats and resistance bands will be provided. 

Friday, 12/3, 12-1 p.m. in Pound Hall 332
Friday, 12/10, 12-1 p.m. in Pound Hall 332
Friday, 12/17, 12-1 p.m. in Pound Hall 332

Email Tim Cusack to reserve a spot! This event is available to HLS students only.
tcusack@law.harvard.edu

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/student-services/wellness/fitness-fridays.html

Judge Merrick Garland Speaks to the Revolving Roles of Advocates in the Legal System

Judge Merrick Garland will draw from his experience as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer as he speaks to the revolving roles of advocates in the legal system on Wednesday, December 1 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Pound Hall 204.  Additional information on Judge Garland is included below.  Please RSVP to  annapierce at law.harvard.edu by NOON on Wednesday, December 1 if interested in attending. 

Judge Garland was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals in April 1997. He graduated from Harvard College (summa cum laude) in 1974 and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) in 1977. Following graduation, he served as law clerk to Judge Henry J. Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. From 1979 to 1981, he was Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States. He then joined the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where he was a partner from 1985 to 1989 and from 1992 to 1993. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1993 to 1994. From 1994 until his appointment as U.S. Circuit Judge, Judge Garland served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, where his responsibilities included the supervision of the Oklahoma City bombing and UNABOM prosecutions. He has taught antitrust law at Harvard Law School and has served as co-chair of the administrative law section of the District of Columbia Bar.

Winter Term International Travel Pre-Departure Sessions

International Legal Studies program will be holding a one-hour briefing for students who will be abroad over winter term.  This session will offer information about health, safety, and other travel considerations, and facilitate interaction among students who are going to particular regions and those who have spent time there.  The session is required for students who receive winter term international travel grants but is open to others who wish to attend, and has proven very helpful to students in past years.  In order to accommodate your schedules, we will offer this single session at two different times:

Tuesday, November 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the John Chipman Gray Room

Wednesday, December 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the John Chipman Gray Room

For more information or to determine which sessions will focus on particular regions, please e-mail Ben Cook at  bcook at law.harvard.edu.

Thanksgiving Weekend RA

Prof. Porter is looking for a research assistant to do about five hours of reference-checking over the Thanksgiving weekend. This pays the usual RA rate of $11.50/hour. Much of the work can be done on your own, but you will need to be in town to pick up some books.
Please contact Molly Eskridge at  meskridge at law.harvard.edu or 617-495-4635 if you are interested.

Energy Conservation Checklist

If you will be leaving campus for the Thanksgiving holiday, please take a few minutes before your departure to ensure that your room won’t be using energy unnecessarily during your absence.

HEATING:
Make sure windows and storm windows (if present) are tightly closed

Pull your curtains shut / lower your blinds for an extra layer of insulation.

Check that vents are unobstructed by books, clothing, furniture, etc

ENERGY:
Turn off electronics and shut off power strips

Unplug appliances not in power strips

LIGHTING:
Turn off all lights.

WATER:
Make sure all faucets are tightly turned off. Contact Facilities at 617.495.5521 to report a drip.

Thank you for your help with our holiday energy conservation efforts, and have a great break!

Harvard International Law Journal Student Writing Competitions

STUDENT NOTE COMPETITION

The ILJ is now accepting submissions for the Volume 52, Issue 2 Notes Competition. The competition is open to all HLS students. Submissions should be approximately 5,000-10,000 words, addressing any aspect of international or comparative law. Submissions over 20,000 words (including footnotes) will not be considered. Articles will be evaluated based on the clarity of the writing, the strength of the argument, and the originality of the thesis. Authors may want to include in the abstract, or in the email accompanying the submission, a description of the Note’s contribution to a particular area of international law. The deadline for the competition is December 15, 2010 and a winner will be announced by the end of January 2011. Notes will go through the editing process, and authors should expect to make additional edits before publication. Please send submissions to  ILJ.Note at gmail.com. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Dumaine ( pdumaine at gmail.com).

ILJ ONLINE COMMENTARIES

Throughout the coming school year, ILJ Online plans to publish shorter student commentaries about recent developments and topical issues in international law.  We hope this provides students with a chance to do some real academic writing and make their ideas accessible to the broader legal community.  Below, you will find more details about the selection process and the writing formats we are looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of us. Thanks and we hope you all consider submitting your work!

Student Commentaries will be shorter 8-12 page double-spaced articles (about 2,000-3,000 words long) on a recent development or topical issue in international law.  Interested students should submit a 2-3 page article proposal for development into a full-length commentary. The proposal should demonstrate that you have done significant research on the topic and have developed a coherent and interesting thesis.  Students whose proposals are selected will be given approximately one month to complete their commentaries. Commentaries that are not completed on time may not be published.

All proposals should be submitted to   iljonline at law.harvard.edu by December 1, 2010. As the review process will be blind, do not include your name on the actual entry (but do include it in your email!). Commentaries will go through a full, though compacted, editing process and will be published on ILJ’s website during the Spring 2010 semester. Students should expect to make additional edits before publication.

The National Security Research Group is Recruiting

The HLS National Security Research Group is looking for 4 students to work on a project in conjunction with the Center for a New American Security. We will be looking at domestic and international laws relating to Internet freedom. This will be a great opportunity to work with a DC-based think tank and have an impact on an important research project. We will begin work at the start of January term and end in the first week of February. If interested, please email Ivana at  ivana.deyrup at gmail.com by November 29.

Fitness Fridays- Core & more!

The Dean of Students Office is bringing another FREE fitness class to Pound Hall! 

Core & More -     Get all the benefits of an abs class PLUS experience the freedom to move and flow in various planes of motion, which will ultimately increase flexibility and effectiveness.  

This class will be led by instructor Megan Shirley from Hemenway Gym.  Mats and resistance bands will be provided. 

Friday, 12/3, 12-1 p.m. in Pound Hall 332
Friday, 12/10, 12-1 p.m. in Pound Hall 332
Friday, 12/17, 12-1 p.m. in Pound Hall 332

Email Tim Cusack to reserve a spot! This event is available to HLS students only.
tcusack@law.harvard.edu

http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/student-services/wellness/fitness-fridays.html

Co-Editor of Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

The Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance is currently seeking applications for the position of Co-editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov/). Co-editors, who are paid by the Program, are listed on the masthead of the Forum, and are responsible for soliciting, selecting and arranging for pieces to appear on the Forum.  Co-editors correspond personally with prominent practitioners, policy makers and academics, and get exposure to issues at the forefront of corporate governance and financial regulation. Applicants should have strong interest in corporate governance and/or financial regulation. Experience in a law firm environment is also desirable. Applicants should email a curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the Coordinator of the Program, Lauren Mahecha-Rowntree, at  lrowntree at law.harvard.edu.

Apply to the HLS Forum Board!

The Harvard Law School Forum is a non-partisan organization dedicated to bringing open discussion to campus on a wide range of legal, social, and political issues.  In the past few years, the Forum has hosted a number of dynamic and controversial figures, including Jack Kevorkian, Tom Ridge, Ralph Nader and David Plouffe.  The Forum is now seeking board officers to help in soliciting speakers and arranging event logistics.  If interested, please send a resume and brief (no more than one page) statement explaining your interest in the organization and your relevant experience to  hlsforum at law.harvard.edu by Saturday, Nov. 20 at 5pm.  Short interviews will be held from Nov. 22-23.

MenSpeakUp

Please check out the new design at menspeakup.org and watch the first new video of the year. I invite you to comment and re-post on Facebook, Twitter and however else you  share information. Try posting your own blog; it’s an easy way to make a difference!

-Dean Cosgrove

Consent is Sexy

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR) will be selling “Consent is Sexy” t-shirts from 11 am-2 pm in front of the Science Center this Tuesday and Wednesday ($10). Please visit out table and show your support!