2010 News Archives

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December 2010

Huffington Post Highlights Efforts of No One Leaves to prevent foreclosure evictions

The Huffington Post profiles Bostonians whom  No One Leaves has helped to understand their rights and stay in their homes.

Safe Harbor: Winning asylum for refugees from persecution

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic got a grant of asylum for a 25-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was victimized because he is gay and dared to think that gay people should be treated equally.

Ramping Up New Ramps to Justice: Cyberlaw Clinic helps Massachusetts with access to the courts

Students in the HLS Cyberlaw Clinic affiliated with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society are working on a new project for the Massachusetts Trial Court that develops uses of technology to improve access to the justice system.

Uncommon Loss, Common Bond: HLS clinic helps teens who have been victimized by acts of violence

Students from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program develop a program to teach conflict resolution skills to children with family members killed or seriously injured in acts of violence.


November 2010

Tyler Giannini appointed as Clinical Professor of Law

Tyler Giannini, clinical director of the Human Rights Program, has been appointed as a clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School.


October 2010

Project No One Leaves on PBS NewsHour

The PBS NewsHour features students in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the WilmerHale Legal Services Center as they work to keep Boston residents in their homes after foreclosure.

Pro Bono Fair for Attorneys and Law Students

The Rappaport Center and the Boston Bar Association are holding a Pro Bono Fair for attorneys and law students on Monday, October 25. Over 25 non-profit agencies will be available to speak about pro bono opportunities that make a positive difference in the lives of Boston-area residents.

HRP Launches New Website

The Human Rights Program launches a newly redesigned website.


September 2010

Reflections on a Pro Bono Experience

During fly-out week in September, 13 second- and third-year students completed over 500 pro bono hours with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services in New Orleans.

Mississippi Policy Partners Project

This project will engage Harvard students from HLS and HKS to work with students from Mississippi’s Tougaloo College and Mississippi legislators. Applications due October 1.

WilmerHale Legal Service Center director Robert Greenwald featured in Northeastern Law Magazine

Robert Greenwald, Managing Director of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center at HLS, shares his experience at HLS to provide insight on national healthcare reform.

Debbie Anker recognized as Woman of Justice

Clinical Professor Deborah Anker, director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, was recognized in 2009 as the Women of Justice for her scholarship and legal expertise in immigration law.

Independent Clinical in International Development with LIDS

These two projects will focus on health care and property rights in Lesotho in work coordinated by LIDS, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Millennium Challenge Account - Lesotho, and the Clinical Office. Applications are due Monday, September 27. View the program description and application.

Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers

Learn Spanish language skills in a legal context, emphasizing language most commonly used in civil and criminal legal services practice.  Apply by 12PM on Monday, September 27. 

Student Practice Organization Opportunities

Ten student practice organizations (SPOs) presented to a crowd of over 250 students on Monday, September 13 to describe how all students, from 1Ls to LLMs, can get involved in real legal practice. View handout about SPOs  |  View video of event

HIRC wins rehearing of child asylum case in First Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has granted a rehearing in Mejilla-Romero v. Holder, representing a major victory for the Harvard Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program at Harvard Law School (HIRC).


August 2010

Stephan Sonnenberg presents on conlict resolution strategies

On Friday, August 13, 2010, Stephan Sonnenberg '06, HNMCP Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, spoke at two presentation focusing on the implications for conflict resolution practitioners and trainers of the 2009 Supreme Court case Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and on the Challenge of Reconciliation During and After Mass Violence. 

Massachusetts Enacts landmark foreclosure protections drafted by HLAB

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick '82 signs into law groundbreaking legislation originally drafted by students from HLAB to protect tenants from losing their homes after foreclosure.

Bonnie Docherty blogs about international cluster bomb treaty

Bonnie Docherty, Lecturer on Law and clinical instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic, writes in Reuters about the first international cluster bomb treaty entered into force.


July 2010

Clinical Video

Find out what students and faculty have to say about the opportunities for clinical experience available at HLS.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Fly-Out Week Trip, September 17-27, 2010

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs and the Women’s Law Association are teaming up with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services to host students in New Orleans during Fly-Out Week.

Domestic Violence Clinical Lecturer Diane Rosenfeld in the Hartford Courant

Monitoring domestic violence offenders with GPS bracelets reduces tragedies, she writes.

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program trains students to resolve conflicts

HNMCP applies negotiation skills across many disciplines.

Whiting to join International Criminal Court

Alex Whiting, an assistant clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School, will join the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the investigation coordinator this December.

HLS International Human Rights Clinic files complaint against Guantánamo psychologist

Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic filed a complaint calling for an investigation into the conduct of Dr. Larry C. James.

CJI Students Successfully Defend the Accused

In addition to providing valuable clinical experience, the Criminal Justice Institute gives students the opportunity to change clients' lives for the better

Clinical Week: Alonzo Emery

Alonzo Emery '10 blogs about his clinical experience at HLS.


June 2010

Jeremy R. McClane '02 and Tobias Berkman '10 to join HNMCP

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to welcome two new members to its staff: Clinical Fellow Jeremy R. McClane '02 and Associate Tobias Berkman '10.

J. Soffiyah Elijah honored by National Lawyers Guild

J. Soffiyah Elijah, Deputy Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, was honored in May by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, which provides general and legal support for human and civil rights.

Susan Farbstein selected as finalist for the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award

The legal team for the plaintiffs in Wiwa v. Royal Dutch/Shell, including Lecturer on Law and Clinical Litigation Fellow Susan Farbstein, has been selected as a finalist for the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

Greenwald and Alsentzer recognized for their work helping people living with HIV/AIDS

In April, Dorothée Alsentzer ‘05, senior clinical fellow at the Health Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School’s WilmerHale Legal Services Center, and Lecturer on law Robert Greenwald, founding director of the clinic, received the Positive Leadership Award from the National Association of People with AIDS.

Enforcing Domestic Human Rights: An HLS clinic helps secure access to health care for society’s most vulnerable

The Harvard Law School Health Law and Policy Clinic prides itself on taking the toughest cases and working to shape policy to protect some of society’s most vulnerable people.

Are You an Online Journalist in Legal Peril?: A new clinical collaboration may be the answer

Online journalists can now turn to a huge network of law school clinics and experienced private lawyers, thanks to the Online Media Legal Network, a project launched in 2009 by the Citizen Media Law Project at HLS’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Independent Clinical with the Counterterrorism Section of the U.S. Department of Justice

Work on research and analytical projects with the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division of the DOJ during the fall and spring semesters.  Applications are due by July 2, 2010. 


May 2010

Class of 2010 Averages over 550 pro bono hours, Hildreth and Samburg win Kaufman Award

Graduates in the Class of 2010 performed an average of 553 pro bono hours; the two students with the highest contribution of pro bono hours, Julia Hildreth '10 and Mark Samburg '10, received the Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award, each providing over 2,500 hours of pro bono service to the community.

Applications for Semester in Washington

The 2011 Semester in Washington program application is now available.  Applications are due August 20, 2010. 

HLS Students Help Haitian Immigrants

After the devastating Haitian earthquake, students received training at HLS on immigration laws and assisted Haitian immigrants in applying for temporary protected status.


April 2010

Semester in Washington Information Session

Learn about the 2011 Semester in Washington Program, where students study and practice at the intersection of law and government.  Info session on Thursday, April 22 from 12pm-1pm in Pound 100.

Dr. Atul Gawande speaks at HLS about solitary confinement

Dr. Atul Gawande, a Boston surgeon and a staff writer for The New Yorker, speaks to HLS students about the use of solitary confinement in the United States.


March 2010

Rosenfeld talks to Nightline about GPS monitoring for restraining orders

Diane Rosenfeld of the Gender Violence and Title IX clinics talks to ABC News' Nightline to discuss how GPS monitoring can enforce orders of protection.

New York Times article highlights HLAB's foreclosure prevention efforts

Amidst the housing and foreclosure crisis, groups like the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and community organization City Life/Vida Urbana have come up with effective solutions for keeping families in their homes.

Clinical Forum on March 24

Learn all about clinics by talking to students and attorneys from various HLS clinical programs this fair. Wednesday, March 24 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Ropes Gray.

Cavallaro and Marques names as Currier House Masters

Clinical Professor James Cavallaro and his wife, Nadejda Marques, named as Currier House Masters at Harvard College.


February 2010

Greenwald named to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Robert Greenwald, HLS Lecturer on Law and Managing Director of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center, was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).

Pro Bono Opportunities Fair

This fair will feature various organizations offering legal pro bono practice opportunities for students. Wednesday, February 17 from 12pm-2pm in Ropes Gray.

Undergraduate Summer Internship

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs has two undergraduate internship positions for Summer 2010. Applications are due Friday, March 12.

Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers

Learn Spanish language skills in a legal context in this non-credit class. Apply by February 8.

Spring Break Pro Bono Trips Information and Application

Join fellow law students during spring break to provide pro bono assistance. Three trips are offered this year. Info session Monday February 1, Pound 201.


January 2010

Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholars Program

Learn about a fellowship program for 1L students interested in merging public service and law firm careers.  

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