Harvard Law School Association
Club and Shared Interest Group (SIG)
Annual Allocation

 

1st Level Criteria (Geographic Clubs)
$2 per alum (at least 2 events organized in the prior year to be eligible to receive the funds).

2nd Level Criteria (Geographic Clubs)
A Club is eligible for additional funding if the Club:
 

  1. is in compliance with the annual registration finalized through the certification process,
  2. has organized a certain number of events (see the chart below), including at least one event with either a SIG or an alumni association from another Harvard School, in the prior year,
  3. regularly updates the alumni office regarding events and local  activities AND has these events posted to the HLSA Global Events Calendar,
  4. follows a succession plan for election of new officers per the CLUB bylaws.


For all Clubs other than the three largest Clubs:
(The three “Largest Clubs” are defined by the number of alumni in each Club’s region.  For 2018-2019, the three largest Clubs are - HLSA of New York City, HLSA of Washington, DC, and HLSA of Massachusetts)

If a Club exceeds the Tier 1 event threshold (hosting 7+ events) the funding from both tiers will be combined
(Example: $1,500 + $2,500 = $4,000)

 

Events per year

Funding

Tier 1

3 - 6

Extra $1,500

Tier 2

7 - 10+

Extra $2,500


For the three largest Clubs:
(HLSA of New York City, HLSA of Washington, DC, and HLSA of Massachusetts):

 

Events per year

Funding

Tier 1

6 - 9

Extra $1,000

Tier 2

10+

Extra $1,000

The events per year are slightly higher for the 3 largest Clubs in view of the funding received under the 1st level criteria and the availability of local sponsorship in larger markets. 

A Club's eligibility to receive the performance bonus, will be determined by the number of events currently scheduled and posted to the Club's online event calendar (past and upcoming events for the year (July 1 - June 30) will be counted) at the time that the Club requests the allocation.  For Example, if your Club requests the annual allocation at a time when you've hosted one event (past) and have two events scheduled on the calendar (upcoming), the total of three events will be considered for the Tier 1 bonus.  The HLS Alumni Relations Office will only process one allocation request per Club each year.  If you anticipate requesting a Tier 1 or Tier 2 bonus (in addition to your base funding under the 1st Level Criteria), do not submit your allocation request until the required number of events has been hosted/scheduled on your online calendar.

Funds Allocation – SIGs
Note: SIGs are only eligible for one of the funding tiers below. 

 

Events per year

Funding

Tier 1

1 - 2

$1,000

Tier 2

3

$2,000

Tier 3

4 – 6+

$6,000


Effective March 31, 2017, all HLSA Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) must have established a bank account and provide the necessary paperwork (W9) to the HLS Alumni Relations Office to be eligible to receive any funding. HLSA funding will not be sent to personal bank accounts.  All HLSA Clubs/SIGs will be responsible for paying vendors for all expenses incurred.  After March 31, 2017, the HLS Alumni Relations Office will no longer process payment directly to vendors on behalf of the HLSA Clubs/SIGs. 

The event(s) to be organized in order to apply the above criteria has to be addressed to alumni.  A Committee/Board event will not qualify for the purpose of the fund allocation.

The events have to be organized in the prior academic year (running from July 1st to June 30th).

Some events could be co-sponsored by a local Club and a SIG or by 2 or more local Clubs. In such case, each Club and each SIG actively involved in the organization of the event would be entitled to count the event for the application of the above criteria. 

 

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Phone: 617-495-2425
Email: hlsa@law.harvard.edu