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How to Sign Up & Apply

How to Sign Up & Apply

Every fall semester, Student Practice Organizations host information sessions to familiarize new students with their work and application process. Most (but not all) SPOs require an application and all SPOs require students to complete a training. For the SPOs that do not require an application, the successful completion of the training is sufficient for students to become members. Learn more about the information sessions, application requirements, and training dates below.

For an overview of the work, skills developed, and time commitment of each SPO, please review the SPO Skills Matrix 20-21.

Harvard defenders

Happy Hour: Friday, September 11, 6 PM. Come join Defenders, PLAP, and TAP for our annual happy hour! The hour will start with a brief presentation from each organization, followed by QA. Afterwards interested students will be sorted into breakout rooms depending on attendance. Register!

Application Deadline: Our application is live and accessible at http://bit.ly/DefendersFall2020 (case-sensitive), due by midnight EDT on 17 September.

Training Date: All new Defenders are expected to attend the New Defender training, which will be on Saturday, 26 September 5-8 PM EDT (or a makeup session, details to follow).

Contact: Mara Chin Loy hdefenderspresident@gmail.com

 

Harvard law entrepreneurship project (hlep)

Application Deadline:  Saturday, September 19 @ 3pm EST. Application details will be distributed via the newsletter; sign-up link is available at clinics.law.harvard.edu/hlep.  Anyone may apply to be a team member. To be a team leader, applicants must answer additional questions regarding leadership experience, though no prior HELP experience is necessary.

Training Dates: Only one of these three Monday, September 21, 12pm-1pm EST, Monday, September 21, 5pm-6pm EST,  OR Tuesday, September 22, 12pm-1pm EST. Students must attend a training session and submit a client preference form to be placed on a project team.

Contact: Co-Presidents Saem Kim pkim@jd21.law.harvard.edu and Victor Roh hroh@jd21.law.harvard.edu

 

HLS Immigration Project (HIP)

Please sign up for our listserv to stay up-to-date on upcoming events or trainings: http://eepurl.com/gDU8D9

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 23 @ 11:59pm. Application released on our website and by email after Student Activities Fair. In-person interviews will be held the following weekend. Decisions released the following week. 1Ls can apply to be members of any of the four main projects, or to be members of the Events or Policy teams.

Training Dates: October, though the exact date is project dependent.

Contact: hip@mail.law.harvard.edu

 

Harvard Mediation Program (HMP)

Informational coffee chats: September 18-30, sign-ups online.

ADR Night: In November, co-hosted with HLS Negotiators.

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 1 @ 11:59 pm. The application form will be emailed out and also uploaded to our website soon. Applicants will interview through a mock mediation the subsequent week.

Training Dates: No full training this fall semester, but there will be learning modules and events released later on. Members who join in the fall will have less required commitments in the spring and a chance to start learning mediation skills.

Contact: Recruiting Directors Jessica Lu jlu@jd22.law.harvard.edu and Zoe Russell arussell@jd22.law.harvard.edu

 

Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP)

Application: No application required. PLAP is open to all students who can commit to two office hours per week. Email plapdirectors@gmail.com for more information. PLAP will also accept sign ups at the Student Activities Fair.

Happy Hour: Friday, September 11, 6 PM. Come join Defenders, PLAP, and TAP for our annual happy hour! The hour will start with a brief presentation from each organization, followed by QA. Afterwards interested students will be sorted into breakout rooms depending on attendance. Register!

Required Training: Friday, September 18 at 12:00 PM;Sunday, September 20 at 12:00 PM; or Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 PM. Supplemental trainings throughout the semester in skills such as cross examination and client management.

Sign up for listserv to receive more information: https://bit.ly/31ZQ9S7

Contact: Email plapdirectors@gmail.com for more information.

 

HLS Advocates for Human Rights

Project Leaders’ Office Hours: Friday, September 18 12:00 Noon EST (subject to change). Stop by our office hours to learn more about what being an Advocates member is like and what projects we’ll be working on this semester!

Project Membership Application Deadline: Monday, September 21 at 5 PM.  The application for project membership will be released on August 14 through our weekly newsletter and on the Advocates website.  To sign up for our newsletter and/or express interest in project membership, please visit http://bit.ly/AdvocatesInterestForm2020.

 Executive Board Application: Interested in taking on a leadership role within the human rights community at HLS? HLS Advocates is currently looking for a Co-Director of Activism and a Co-Director of Programming. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/AdvocatesBoardApplication2020

Orientation for New Members: Monday, September 28, 7:30 PM EST (subject to change).

Contact: advocates@law.harvard.edu

 

HLS Mississippi delta project

Application Deadline: Friday, September 25 by 11:59 pm. Applications available at https://bit.ly/3ljoByB. Accepted students will be notified September 28 with team assignments.

MDP All Team Kickoff Meeting: Monday, October 5

Contact: Mary Claire Kelly mkelly@jd21.law.harvard.edu and Ebony Slaughter-Johnson eslaughterjohns@jd21.law.harvard.edu

 

HLS negotiators

Application: No application required. Simply sign up to attend our three-hour basic training via our newsletter sign-up sheet.

ADR Night: In November, co-hosted with Harvard Mediation Program.

Fall Basic Training: TBD

Contact: hlsnegotiators@gmail.com or Delany Sisiruca dsisiruca@jd21.law.harvard.edu

 

Project No One Leaves (PNOL)

Application: No application required. Sign up for mailing list here. Further information and dates of projects/assignments will be sent to our mailing list.

Training: Training will occur at the beginning of each project or assignment. No prior experience required.

 

RECORDING ARTISTS PROJECT (RAP)

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 24 @ 11:59 pm. Add your email to the listserv by emailing hlsrap@gmail.com; on Friday, September 18, we will be sending out a quick application for you to fill to figure out interests/scheduling.

Info Session: Zoom Happy Hour Wednesday, September 23, 7:30pm-8:30pm.

Training Date: Sunday, September 27. Fall Training is mandatory for all students even if they only plan on joining in the spring.

Contact: hlsrap@gmail.com.

 

Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP)

Happy Hour: Friday, September 11, 6 PM. Come join Defenders, PLAP, and TAP for our annual happy hour! The hour will start with a brief presentation from each organization, followed by QA. Afterwards interested students will be sorted into breakout rooms depending on attendance. Register!

TAP Virtual Open House: September 16th from 4-8 PM. Pop in at any time to speak with current TAP members! Pre-registration link.

Application Deadline: To get an application, fill out TAP’s application interest form here: bit.ly/TAPinterest. Application will open on September 10 and will be due on Friday, September 18 at 5 PM ET. Applications should be sent to tenantadvocacyapp@gmail.com.

Mandatory Training for New Members: Saturday, September 26, 10 AM – 4 PM ET.  Additional trainings throughout the year. 

Contact: Alison aroberts@jd22.law.harvard.edu and Anna ajessurun@jd22.law.harvard.edu