Application Deadline for Chayes Fellowship – Wednesday, February 1

The deadline for the 2012 Chayes International Public Service Fellowship is coming up soon! All Chayes applications should be turned into Wasserstein Hall, Suite 5005 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1. All applicants should also contact International Legal Studies to schedule a mandatory interview. More information can be found here: http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/spotlight/ils/fellowships/chayes-fellowship-info-for-students.html#ApplicationProcedures.

Berkeley Exchange Application Deadline is 2/3/12)

During the second semester of your 2L year, you can petition the Administrative Board to study at Berkeley for your 3L year. A maximum of five students will be approved to participate in the exchange with priority given to students with academic interests served by visiting at Berkeley. To apply, please draft a short email petition (one paragraph to a few pages) detailing your interest in studying at Berkeley (personal and professional) and attach a proposed course of study during your time at Berkeley. Petitions should be emailed to dos@law by Friday, February 3 at 5pm. Decisions will be made by early April. Additional information can be found at: www.law.harvard.edu….
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SUMMER JOBS WITH HARVARD PRISON LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (PLAP)

The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) is offering public interest summer positions for summer 2012. These are SPIF-eligible positions and satisfy the pro bono requirement. Summer student attorneys at PLAP represent inmates at disciplinary hearings and parole hearings, and assist inmates with a variety of other issues. This is a GREAT experience: you pick the cases on which you work, and you work on them from start to finish. In addition, you will gain valuable experience interviewing clients, arguing cases, and writing appeals when necessary.

No prior experience or coursework is necessary. We are looking for dedicated individuals who have a strong interest in working closely with clients, managing their own cases, and are not afraid to learn. A driver’s license is helpful. If you are interested, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO John Dunn at  jdunn at jd13.law.harvard.edu  BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th.  Applicants will then be contacted for interviews. Although we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis throughout February we encourage you to apply now. This is an incredible way to spend your summer and there are only a few positions available. Please email John or Sarah Morton at  smorton at law.harvard.edu with questions.

HLS Ski Trip to sunday River 2/3-2/5

Whether you know how to ski or not this trip will be a great chance to get away for the weekend and bond with fellow students. Space is limited so you don’t want to miss out!

Included in the trip

  •  Your stay at the Jordan Grand Resort
  • Free sweatshirt
  • Free snack pack
  • Transportation
  • 2 day lift ticket
  • 1 tubing ticket

 

Cost is $250 due at signup in the DOS office WCC-3039.

 

LIMITED ACCESS TO LAW LIBRARY’S HISTORICAL & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Due to a major constructions project in the Law Library’s Historical & Special Collections department, all rare books and early manuscripts – including items in the Red Set – are offsite and unavailable to researchers and library staff until August 1, 2012. However, modern manuscripts (which include the papers of HLS faculty, alumni, judges, and others) and portions of our visual materials collection remain available for research with two days’ notice as follows. During this project, HSC’s reading room, the Root Room, is open by appointment only, Monday-Friday between 10 am and 5 pm. To schedule an appointment, please email specialc@law.harvard.edu two business days in advance of your visit, and let us know which modern manuscript or visual materials you wish to consult. For more information, visit the webpage “Planning Your Visit,” or email us. We expect to resume normal operations on August 1, 2012, though circumstances beyond our control may dictate a change in this schedule; announcements will be posted as necessary. We recognize that this process is inconvenient for everyone, and we thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School Summer Internship Opportunity!

A limited number of placements are still available in LSC’s summer program for 1Ls and 2Ls. Interested students should submit application materials immediately to Julie McCormack.

The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School was founded in 1979 and embodies a commitment to education and service in the study of law.  Our primary purpose is to educate law students for practice and professional service in a fully functioning law office; to harness the energies and efforts of those law students to meet the legal needs of a diverse, urban clientele; to experiment with approaches to increase access to legal services; and to study and understand the public policies and institutions that most directly affect lower income individuals and families. 

Use your 1L or 2L summer to get the best experience you’ll have in law school (according to our alumni!) at the crown jewel of HLS clinical offerings, and get to know Boston better exploring the neighborhood gems within easy reach of LSC.  Spending the summer with us is the best way to guarantee you’ll have this experience, since semester based clinical placements are usually over-enrolled.

LSC’s summer program also has a limited number of positions open to joint JD/MPH candidates in its Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. These positions focus heavily on policy analysis, and involve writing technical and non-technical legislative and regulatory summaries as well as providing technical assistance to states and community-based organizations regarding healthcare reform, Medicaid programming, and new strategies to increase access to care for underserved populations.  Joint degree candidates are encouraged to mention their JD/MPH status in the cover letter.

For more information, visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/lsc/student/summer2012.htm

Summer Research Assistant

Professors Goldsmith and Vermeule are looking to hire a research assistant for the summer.  Research topics will include constitutional law, national security law, administrative law, and labor history.  If you are interested please send a resume and transcript to Jan Qashat,  qashat at law.harvard.edu.

HLEP Training for New Members

Training for students interested in working with HLEP and its startup clients. Wednesday February 1st, 12:00-1:00pm. Wasserstein 3019. All members of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project must be trained before working with clients.

Epicurean Society Meeting on Wednesday!

This Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 12 pm, the Epicurean Society will be holding a meeting in Wasserstein 1010, and all students – members or not – are encouraged to come.

The Epicurean Society is the only club at HLS committed to connecting students passionate about food through dining experiences organized at the best restaurants (of all price ranges) throughout Boston. Come join us for a meeting as we discuss the mission of the club and its plans for the current semester, as well as seek feedback from students about what they’d like to see (which restaurants they’d like to dine at, what types of events they prefer, and how to expand the club’s activities to include cooking and learning).

In Vino Veritas: Applications for Second Semester!

Ever wondered what’s so fascinating about a glass of wine?

Then let In Vino Veritas, the official wine society of HLS, show you. In Vino is re-opening its application process for the second semester. And this semester should be better than ever before, as we expect 6 wine tastings (1 more than usual), wine-paired dinners, and even a trip to a winery.     

And if that weren’t enough incentive, our first event will be this upcoming Tuesday. If you send in your application before then and are accepted, you are more than welcome to attend.  

All interested students should fill out our very short application on our website (http://hlsorgs.com/vino/in-vino-veritas-application/). We welcome people of all skill levels, from the most basic to the most advanced. The membership fee for the second semester will be $90.

Apply to the Harvard Mediation Program

HMP is now accepting applications for its spring semester training, which will take place on February 11, 12, 25 & 26.

We are a student practice organization that provides intensive mediation training and hands-on experience mediating at small claims courts in the Boston area.  Please stop by our Open House in the HMP Office (Austin basement) from 6 – 8 pm on Wednesday, 2/1.

Our application is due Friday, 2/3.  1Ls and 2Ls encouraged to apply!  Visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/hmp for the application and more information.

Announcing the Jack T. Litman Fellowship Program

Harvard Defenders is now accepting applications for the Litman Summer Fellowship Program. Fellows have the unique opportunity to handle all their own cases and advocate for their clients in the Boston area’s criminal courts. Fellows will also write an academic paper under the supervision of a faculty member. Fellows will be awarded $1000 in addition to SPIF funding. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to dstern@jd13 and jmachlin@jd13. Information about the Fellowship can be found at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/defenders/students/join.html.

The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law Teaching Fellowship

LOWELL MILKEN INSTITUTE LAW TEACHING FELLOWSHIP

Introduction
The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship.

This fellowship is a full-time, year-round, one or two academic-year position (approximately July 2012 through June 2013 or June 2014).  The position involves law teaching, legal and policy research and writing, preparing to go on the law teaching market, and assisting with organizing projects such as conferences and workshops, and teaching.  No degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.

Eligibility
•Fellowship candidates must hold a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and be committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship in the field of  business law and policy.  Applicants should have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for independent legal research, preferably through research and/or writing as a law student or through exceptional legal experience after law school. Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must have strong academic records that will make them highly competitive for law teaching jobs.

Fellowship Requirements
The Fellowship program is year-round, over one or two academic years, during which time the Fellow will:

•complete at least one substantial scholarly publication and present the publication as a work-in-progress to the UCLA School of Law faculty;
•teach at least one class per academic year of the appointment;
•work closely with a faculty mentor in order to observe and participate in teaching, as well as to complete a publishable scholarly piece;
•assist the Institute’s Executive Director with other projects relating to the Institute’s work, including organizing conferences and other events,  research, publications, public education and outreach efforts;
•permit the Institute to publish any article(s) resulting from the Fellowship—as long as such publication will not interfere with the Fellow’s ability to publish such articles in a law journal; and
•acknowledge the Institute’s assistance in any published work that is facilitated by the Fellowship.

Fellowship Benefits
The unique features of this Fellowship include opportunities to:

•develop expertise in business law and public policy;
•work with a faculty mentor;
•develop expertise in business law teaching;
•complete a published piece of research before entering the law teaching market;
•obtain faculty recommendations and support for law teaching jobs;
•participate in the rich mixture of scholarly symposia, invited lectures, and conferences of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy; and
•participate in UCLA School of Law’s rich interdisciplinary scholarly symposia, lectures, and conferences.

Application Material and Deadlines
To apply for the 2012-2013 Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship, please submit the following materials by March 1, 2012:

•A cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the fellowship;
•A current resume, including a list of published works;
•An official law school transcript;
•Contact information for three references, including at least one from a law school professor familiar with your scholarly potential;
•A detailed research proposal, no longer than five single-spaced pages in length; and
•A description of teaching interests (course abstract and plan for class or seminar preferred)

Interested candidates should submit materials as a single PDF or Word.doc file to  estrada at law.ucla.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

CAARE apps due Sunday midnight!

Apply now to join

CAARE

Consent, Assault Awareness, and Relationship Educators

(The group formerly known as The OSAPR Student Alliance, est. 2003) 

Applications are due January 29th

Are you concerned about social issues like sexual assault,

relationship violence, and harassment?

 

Do you want to meet other student leaders who are working to create a Harvard community free from sexual and interpersonal violence?

 

Are you interested in getting active on our campus?

Are you interested in expanding your experience in event planning, marketing, publishing or advocacy?

Want to gain valuable response training?

 

Join CAARE

 

Get involved in projects like Freshman Orientation, Saturday Night at Harvard annual magazine, Harvard Men Against Rape, The Vagina Monologues, Take Back the Night, Late Night @ Harvard, and many more….

 

Go to www.osapr.harvard.edu to apply.

Questions? Email osapr@fas.harvard.edu

 

Introduction to Bloomberg Law

 Introduction to Bloomberg Law
     Date: Thursday, February 02, 2012
     Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
     Where: Library Training Room
     Notes: Learn the basics of conducting legal research on Bloomberg Please sign up for access, prior to the presentation, on the main page Bloomberg Law by emailing Eric Malinowski at  emalinowski at bloomberg.net.
     Link: https://www.bloomberglaw.com/login.htm

Freedom of Expression Intern Wanted

Want to help fight Internet censorship and help promote freedom of expression online? Become a Herdict intern this spring.

Herdict is a crowdsourced project that is dedicated to collecting and disseminating real-time information about Internet filtering, denial of service attacks, and other blockages.

We are looking to hire a Herdict intern for the spring semester, who is passionate about Internet freedom and eager to help this exciting project. The intern will be responsible for brainstorming blog posts with the Herdict staff, writing blog posts and tweeting about Herdict and current events relevant to the project, and coordinating with our local outreach coordinators.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:
* Highly motivated individuals who are excited about furthering a free and open Internet
* Creative thinkers who can help identify relevant news issues and events
* Excellent writing skills
* At least well on the way to a bachelors degree or better

Additional Skills and Interests:
* Experience writing blog posts or other articles, particularly those that discuss legal or Internet freedom issues, for a non-legal audience
* Experience organizing volunteers
* Proficiency in Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, or Thai is a bonus, but certainly not required
* Experience with excel is a plus

Hours and Pay:
* Commit to helping Herdict for five – ten hours per week.
* Interns are paid $11.50 an hour. No other benefits are provided.

To apply:

Please email the following information to  contact at herdict.org

* A cover letter indicating your interest in the position
* A current resume
* A sample of a blog post (or similar) that you’ve previously published

11th Annual Valentine’s Cosmetics Drive is Here!

Donate your cosmetics and toiletries to women at the Cambridge YWCA Family Shelter.

We are glad to accept any of the following:
Nail polish
Shampoos and hair treatments
Shaving cream
Perfumes and colognes
Soaps and bathing supplies
Lipstick(new only)
Makeup (new only)

Please drop off by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9. Collection box is located at the bottom of the ramp leading the the Caspersen Cafe.

Brought to you by the HLS Green Team, HLS Green Living Program and Harvard Recycling