Gary Bellow Public Service Awards

We’d like to invite you to nominate an HLS student and/or alumnus/a for the Gary Bellow Public Service Award. It’s easy to do!

The Gary Bellow Public Service Award was created in 2001 in honor of Professor Gary Bellow. Professor Bellow was the founder and former faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Clinical Programs. Two awards are given annually by the student body of Harvard Law School to one HLS student and one HLS alumnus/a whose commitment to social justice and excellence in public interest work embody the spirit of Gary Bellow’s work and make us proud to be a part of the HLS community. The awards process is completely student-run.
Please nominate individuals whose work in social justice and public interest inspires you. Any HLS student, affiliate, or alumnus may make nominations, and you may nominate yourself, a fellow student, or an alumnus. Email completed nominations to
  Nominations are due Monday, February 27, 2012, by 9 p.m. The format for the nomination email is below.
If you have any questions, please email
Thank you!
Jessica Levin and Stephanie Davidson
Gary Bellow Public Service Award Co-Chairs

1.       Nominee’s Name:
2.       Nominee’s Graduation Year from HLS:
3.       Nominee’s Email Address:
4.       Nominee’s Phone Number (if available):
5.       Your Name:
6.       Your Email Address:
7.       Why are you nominating this person? Please give a brief statement about the nominee’s work and background (approximately 1 page). Feel free to provide any additional materials you believe would be helpful to the nominations committee.

New Building Events Continue

This week, there are two more events to celebrate the new building

Thursday, February 9 – 12 – 1:30pm – The History of the Harvard Law School Buildings
Join Prof. Dan Coquillette, Harvard Law School’s resident historian, for a discussion of the development of the law school campus from its earliest buildings to the WCC.  A great history of HLS through the buildings.  Lunch will be served.
WCC 2036 Milstein East C

Friday, February 10 – 2 – 4pm – Progressive Chocolate Tour
Get to know the locations of the various offices around the WCC while sampling different chocolate treats at nine locations.
Stops include:
Graduate Program and Student Financial Services (5th Floor Wasserstein)
Career Services, OPIA and Registrar (4th Floor Wasserstein)
Dean of Students Office (3d Floor Caspersen) Clinical Office (3d Floor Clinical)
IT and Copy Center (Basement of Wasserstein)

We hope to see you there!

Coffee, Water and Beer

Few things make me happier than turning the calendar past January.fifty days to spring.

Here are a few updates


We have received some questions about coffee availability after the opening of the new building so here is the update:

1.       Free morning coffee is available from 8am to 10am in the WCC (across from the Pub Servery on the ground floor) and Austin (across from Austin West).  Coffee is no longer being served in Pound.  No classes will be held in Pound until Spring 2013 because of construction (an email is coming your way with more details on that).

2.       Free evening coffee has been expanded and is available in Langdell from 7pm to closing each night.

3.       A wide range of coffee is available for purchase in the Hark servery (upstairs) from 7:30-3:00

4.       Coffee is available for purchase downstairs in the Pub Servery from 2:30pm to close (Monday to Friday) and during brunch hours Saturday and Sunday (9:30-3:00).

5.       The Hark Box is permanently closed and the coffee machine will transition to the Pub Servery so the range of available coffee available in the Pub Servery will be expanded in the near future.


We hope you have noticed the many filtered water stations throughout the new building.  Student Government lobbied for this as the building was designed a few years ago as a health initiative and a green initiative.


We have received suggestions for everything from small breweries in Minnesota to Bud.  We are sharing all of your suggestions with Kim Smith our new Pub Manager.  Kim also runs Queen’s Head and is setting up a special email account so you can contact her directly with suggestions and questions about the Pub.

Tonight’s Pub Opening will take place inside the Pub and in the Lounge outside the Pub (we’re anticipating a crowd larger than the Pub’s capacity of 137 so this will allow more people to participate).  Under the terms of our alcohol license, we can’t have students go into the Pub with a drink they received in the lounge and vice versa.  You can travel back and forth between the venues without drinks in hand and you can get your drinks in either venue.  The Pub will also sell drinks tonight.

Drink Tickets will be distributed between the base of the main stairs and the entrance to the lounge in the WCC beginning at 4:30pm.  Bring your HUID (to get your drink tickets).  We’ll have a list of students so it may take some time to check people in.  Bring a government issued photo ID (in order to get a wrist band and be served in the Pub).  Snacks and drinks will be served beginning at 5pm.

I made a mistake in my last email.  The pub will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (5pm-10pm) and can be reserved for private parties at other times.