Legal Services Center Summer Fellows Program 2013 Now Accepting Applications

The Legal Services Center is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Fellows Program. Summer fellows have the unique opportunity to work full-time with one of the following clinics at the Center: Administrative/Disability Litigation Clinic; Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (formerly the Health Law and Policy Clinic; Estate Planning Clinic; Food Law and Policy Clinic; Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic; Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic; Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic – Student Lending/For-Profit Colleges Project; and, Veterans Clinic. Summer fellows are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including SPIF and EJA. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until opportunities are filled. For more information on the program and how to apply visit: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/cli… or contact  lscsummer at law.harvard.edu

Harvard Defenders Spring Selections

Interested in joining Harvard Defenders? We are having a Spring Selection for 1Ls to fill a limited number of available spots. To apply, please send your resume to Michael Redding at  mredding at jd13.law.harvard.edu and sign up for a 15-minute interview by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 17. Interviews do not require any special preparation, and the most recent copy of your resume is great – no further updating necessary. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the door of the Defenders office (fifth floor clinical wing of the WCC), and interviews will take place during the afternoon on Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th in the Defenders office. Notifications of selected Defenders will be made by Tuesday, January 22nd. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Michael Redding.

Looking for Spring Clinical Work?

There are still spring clinics with open seats! Opportunities are available with the “Disability, Veterans and Estate Planning Clinic,” the “Education Law Clinic,” the “Environmental Law and Policy Clinic,” and the “Health Law and Policy Clinic.” Please visit Helios to learn more about these clinics, or contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

Clinical Student Advisory Committee – Apply by Sep 28

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs 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 placements, policies, and technology, among other things. Members of the Committee serve as liaisons between students and the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, facilitating communication between the Office, 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 Alexis Ditkowsky ( aditkowsky at law.harvard.edu) by Fri, Sep 28.

Sign-up for a Law & International Development Project!

The Law & International Development Society (LIDS) is recruiting team members for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP attorney-supervised projects!  We have an exciting line up  projects working with organizations on issues at the intersection of law and development.  For details about the projects, please visit the Harvard LIDS website (http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/projects/current-projects/).

If you are planning on joining a team it’s important that you attend the Mandatory General Training Session to be held on Thursday, September 27, from 7 to 9 PM in Austin East, rm 101.

To sign-up for a project, please fill out the online form.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday, Sept. 30 at 12 PM.

Apply to Join Harvard Defenders!

Harvard Defenders is now accepting applications!  Join the organization and represent the accused at criminal show-cause hearings before clerk magistrates.

To apply, please submit your resume and sign up for an interview.  Resumes should be sent to Maria Hermann at  mhermann at law.harvard.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 21 (make sure your resume includes your phone number).  Interviews will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 23.  Interviews are 15 minutes, and the signup sheet is posted on the door of the Defenders Office, in the Fifth Floor Clinical Wing of the WCC.  Please sign up by Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m.

New Members will be notified early during the week of September 24.  All New Defenders must attend a training session in the afternoon on September 29.

Clinical Student Advisory Committee – Apply by Sep 28

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs 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 placements, policies, and technology, among other things. Members of the Committee serve as liaisons between students and the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, facilitating communication between the Office, 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 Alexis Ditkowsky ( aditkowsky at law.harvard.edu) by Fri, Sep 28.

Opportunity For Clinical Work on Corporate Governance

The Shareholder Rights Project offers an opportunity to undertake clinical work for students interested in corporate governance and corporate practice in public corporation.  The Shareholder Rights Project is a clinical program through which faculty and students assist public pension funds and charitable organizations to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners.  More information about the clinical program and its activities is available on its website, http://srp.law.harvard.edu.

The Shareholder Rights Project expects to expand for the coming year, and will be considering applications by students for a small number of additional positions which may become available.

The Shareholder Rights Project’s 2012-2013 clinical program includes a fall-spring clinic and one-credit seminar.  To apply, submit a statement of interest (no more than 200 words), resume, and academic transcript (unofficial or official).  You may also opt to include a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only).  Applications should be addressed to the instructors, Lucian Bebchuk and Scott Hirst, but submitted to Emily Lewis ( emlewis at law.harvard.edu).  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Apply by Aug 17 for the HLS Semester in DC Program

The HLS Semester in Washington Program is an extraordinary opportunity to work at the intersection of government, policy, and practice while pursuing your interests.

Clinic participants spend the spring semester living in Washington and working as legal interns in federal offices in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial Branches.

To learn more about the program, visit the clinic’s iSite (goo.gl/xXLaJ) and the HLS website (goo.gl/Rt0Lo).

If you have any questions or want to discuss how the clinic might help further your goals, you can email Clinic Director Jonathan Wroblewski at  jwroblewski at law.harvard.edu or give him a call at 202-514-4730. He’d love to hear from you!

The initial application deadline is August 17, 2012. Apply today at goo.gl/yo13A!

Green New York Clinic Applications

The 2012-2013 Green New York clinic is now accepting applications!  This clinical program works in conjunction with the New York City Law Department to address the legal problems that New York City confronts in undertaking the efforts of PlaNYC.  PlaNYC is an ambitious urban agenda that involves a major focus on environmental issues, ranging from reducing the city’s impact on climate change to dealing with waterways and brownfields. Students work under the supervision of New York City Law Department attorneys to conduct legal research and draft memos.

 

The clinical program consists of a Fall seminar (2 credits) and Spring clinic (2 credits).

 

Admission is with the permission of the instructor. To apply, email Professor David Barron (dbarron@law.harvard.edu) and describe your interest in the program and any relevant academic or professional experience. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

 

HLS-CTS Independent Clinical opportunity, 2012-2013

Are you interested in counterterrorism policy and prosecution and related national security matters? This is to inform you of an opportunity for HLS students to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) and the Office of Law and Policy (OL&P), of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice as an independent clinical project, with Professors Heymann and Rosenberg acting as faculty sponsors.
As in the past, next year’s program will require students to perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring semesters.  In addition, in the unlikely event an emergency project arises, students may be called upon to work during the Winter term (but only if such work does not conflict with the students’ normal Winter Term course obligations).  Admission into the program is selective; to maximize the education value of challenging work and close supervision, enrollment will be limited to no more than five students.   Selection will be based on a student’s academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter.  All admitted students must also satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session in Cambridge at the beginning of the Fall semester.
You may obtain further information about the HLS-CTS Independent Clinical offering by reading the finalized Memorandum of Understanding outlining the terms for next year’s program. To request  a copy of the Memorandum, please email Kim Peterson ( kpeterso at law.harvard.edu), Assistant to David Rosenberg,  To apply, simply submit your most recent grade sheet and resume to Kim Peterson on or before 4 p.m. on June 22, 2012.

Shareholder Rights Clinic Openings

Are you interested in learning about corporate governance, the relationship between internal and external stakeholders, and the role of shareholders? The HLS Shareholder Rights Project (SRP) is a clinical program through which faculty and students assist public pension funds and charitable organizations to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners. With supervising attorneys, students conduct research, draft memos and reports, and participate in meetings with company and pension fund representatives.

The Shareholder Rights Project seeks participants for its 2012-2013 clinical program, which includes a fall-spring clinic and a spring seminar. To apply, submit a statement of interest (maximum 200 words), resume, and academic transcript (unofficial or official). You may also opt to include a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only). Applications should be addressed to the instructors, Lucian Bebchuk and Scott Hirst, but submitted to Emily Lewis ( emlewis at law.harvard.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as only a few spots remain.

 

Course Description:http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/index.html?o=64840

Clinic description:http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/index.html?o=64841

 

Program Website:http://srp.law.harvard.edu/

Shareholder Rights Program Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 Shareholder Rights Program.  This clinical program provides students with an opportunity to assist public pension funds and charitable organizations to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners.

Admission is with the permission of the instructors and requires an application. To apply, students must submit a statement of interest (maximum 200 words), a resume, an academic transcript (unofficial or official), and can elect to submit a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only). Applications should be addressed to the instructors and submitted to Emily Lewis at  emlewis at law.harvard.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/clinics/srp.html

Child Advocacy Program (CAP) Open House & Course Info Lunch

Join CAP for Open House & Course Info Lunch:

Fri, April 13

Noon – 1:00 PM

WCC 4133

 

*Lunch will be provided.

*RSVP here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/20874225432955 

Visit CAP’s new home in WCC.

Hear about CAP courses being offered in 2012-13, including the Art of Social Change http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/cap/art-of-change/index.html& the Child Advocacy Clinic http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/cap/clinic/index.html

Learn about CAP law reform projects, events, and more.

 

More about CAP can be found on our website: http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/cap/index.html.  Check out our slideshows to take a visual tour of CAP and our classes.  Contact us at   Posted in Clinical

Apply by April 2nd for a year-long slot in the Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic (ELPC) will accept up to three students to participate in the clinic for the entire year (Fall and Spring terms) for 2012-2013 and work on increasingly advanced projects.

 

The three students must enroll in either Richard Lazarus’ class, Environmental Law (Fall 2012); Shaun Goho’s seminar, Environmental Advocacy:  Citizen Suits (Fall 2012); or Wendy Jacobs’ seminar, Environmental Practice Skills, Methods, and Controversies: Siting and Permitting of a Wind Farm as a Case Study (Spring 2013), in addition to the clinic.

 

Please email your resume and 1 page statement of interest to Wendy B. Jacobs, wjacobs@law.harvard.edu by Monday, April 2nd by 9:00am.  Selected applicants will be notified by April 6th.

Ghana Project Info Session Wed Mar 28 noon G 511

In January 2013 the Ghana Project will work in Ghana’s impoverished north on the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. We will focus on the implementation of a new Mental Health Bill and community strategizing around Ghana’s recent ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The work will address a range of development and human rights issues, such as access to health care, inclusive education, and a livelihood, the right to live with dignity in local communities, and the rights to vote and participate in policy formation.  Specific clinical activities include legal research and analysis; drafting regulations; strategy mapping; documenting human rights violations; community-based research; and conducting grassroots education workshops, town meetings, and policy briefings.  To apply send a 1 page CV and 2 page statement of interest to Professor Lucie White (lwhite@law) and Ellen Keng (ekeng@law). Applications due o  n March 30.  An Information Session will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at noon in Griswold 511.

Apply by March 30th for year-long slot in Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

HIRC will accept two students to participate in the clinic for the entire year (Fall and Spring terms) for 2012-2013.  Students will will attend the seminar and participate in the clinic in Fall semester and then continue with the clinic during the Spring semester working on more advanced immigration and asylum issues, including direct representation, amicus briefs, and/or policy and advocacy.  Please email your application — CV and 1 page statement of interest — to Bonnie Rubrecht at brubrecht (at) law.harvard.edu by March 30.  Selected applicants will be notified by April 6.

Applying for the Ghana Project Accepting Applications — Deadline on FRIDAY, MARCH 30

The deadline for submitting applications for the Ghana Project is FRIDAY, MARCH 30, at 5:00 pm.  Email your application — a one page CV and a 2 page statement of interest — directly to Professor White ( lwhite at law.harvard.edu) as well as Ellen Keng (ekeng@law) and the clinical office. Accepted students will be notified by Monday, April 2 at noon.  An information session about the course will be held in Griswold 511 at noon on Wednesday, March 28.  See the course description for more details about the course.

Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Open House!

Current clinic students will be available to talk about their projects

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program provides HLS students with practical, real-world experience in the fields of negotiation, dispute resolution and conflict management, with a focus on conflict mapping and dispute systems design. Students in the program are paired with outside corporations, government agencies, religious institutions, NGOs or individuals on real projects related to negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. Client list includes Hewlett Packard, The Roman Catholic Church, Michigan State University College of Law, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, Chilean Ministry of Justice, American Red Cross, and the National Institutes of Health.