Professor Tushnet Seeks RA

Professor Mark Tushnet is looking for a research assistant to work on two projects, one on the Supreme Court in the 1930s and the other on comparative constitutional law.  Interested students should send him a statement of interest and a resume.



Latino Law Review: Seeking Student Submissions

The Harvard Latino Law Review invites submissions from interested HLS students.

The Harvard Latino Law Review provides a forum for the scholarly discussion of legal issues affecting Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Recent articles have addressed issues including immigration, racial profiling, the English-only movement, the paradox of the alien-citizen, and the future of Latino legal scholarship. HLLR is an annual publication.

If you would like to be considered for publication in our next issue (Spring 2011), please submit your article to  hllr at law.harvard.edu by August 1.

Fly-Out week trip to New Orleans

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 September 17-27, 2010.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services/NOLAC helps low-income people with civil legal problems in areas like family, housing, consumer, unemployment benefits, food stamps and more. Student volunteers will work as law clerks for attorneys on their cases and projects. Work may include issues related directly or indirectly to the oil spill disaster.  

Travel funding provided. Applications due by Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

See http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/news/nolacflyout-sept2010.html for more information and an application

Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic Seeking RA

The Harvard Law School Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic (ELPC) is looking for a student research assistant to work for the rest of the summer on a cutting-edge project addressing the legal and ethical implications of “household exposure” biomedical research.  The research assistant will work with the Clinic Director and Staff Attorney on a white paper that the ELPC is preparing for a fall 2010 conference on this topic.  We are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible.  Please contact Amy Soto at  asoto at law.harvard.edu and Shaun Goho at  sgoho at law.harvard.edu.

Temp. Job with Petrie-Flom Center Fellow

Fellow with HLS’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and collaborators are looking to hire a law student asap to research state variations in vaccination mandates and exemptions. This research involves accessing, interpreting, and tracking changes to state statutes and administrative materials over the past 15 years, so strong Westlaw/Lexis/library skills in these areas are crucial. No familiarity with public health law or bioethics is necessary, though interest would be mutually beneficial. We’d like the work to begin and finish asap, but will work with the student’s schedule. If interested, please contact Michelle Meyer at  mmeyer at law.harvard.edu.

Seeking RA for Visiting Assistant Prof. Morris Ratner

Visiting Assistant Professor Morris Ratner is looking for a student research assistant this summer to help Professor Ratner with an article he is writing regarding the structure of plaintiffs’ class action law firms.  If interested, please submit a brief letter of interest, your resume, and any additional documentation supporting your interest in the position, to Prof. Ratner’s secretary, Tom Potter, Areeda 134,  tpotter@law.harvard.edu.

Cyberlaw: Difficult Problems Courses – Applications Accepted Until August 1

This winter term 2010-11 course will explore difficult problems in cyberlaw, presented by guests who must grapple with them.  Guests will include academics, technologists, businesspeople, regulators, and social entrepreneurs whose puzzles may require solutions that span disciplines and approaches.  Students’ final contributions will be to make progress on one of the problems.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The course is jointly offered with Stanford Law School and will meet at Stanford.  Students from Harvard will have air transportation and lodging in Silicon Valley provided for the time they are in residence there during January term.

Students must be prepared to take an active role in planning and executing the course and to embrace experimentation in course format and with new technologies.  Prerequisites:  at least one course in cyberlaw or copyright.  Last year’s course site may be helpful in giving a sense of the course (see http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/cyberlaw_winter10/).

The particular problems taken up in the course will be new, and they will be determined and shaped by a corresponding fall term planning seminar at HLS.

Students interested in enrolling in this course can now access the application web site at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/forms/cyberlaw2011.cgi.  The deadline for all applications is August 1, 2010.  Students may apply for the winter difficult problems course, the fall planning seminar, or both.

Journal on Legislation: Call for Student Submissions

The Harvard Journal on legislation invites submissions from HLS students for the student writing section of its upcoming issue.

JOL is the nation’s premier legal journal focused on the analysis of legislation and the legislative process.  Now in its 47th volume, the Journal is published semi-annually, in winter and summer.  For nearly half a century, the Journal on Legislation has provided a forum for scholarship on legislative reform and on the efficiency and effectiveness of legislative decision-making.  The Journal is especially interested in publishing articles that examine public policy problems of nationwide significance and propose legislation to resolve them.  The Journal would also be interested in reading student notes that analyze existing pieces of legislation.

In order to be considered for the upcoming issue, please email your submission directly to Jonathan Miller at  jmiller at jd11.law.harvard.edu by July 19.

Need someone to drive truck from Ann Arbor to Lincoln

Wanted: Someone to drive a small Isuzu pick-up with a camper shell from Kalamazoo/Ann Arbor to Lincoln, MA anytime after mid-August, and to be in Lincoln by August 27.  All reasonable expenses will be paid, including gasoline, food, and cheap accommodations MUST BE ABLE TO DRIVE A STANDARD TRANSMISSION/STICK SHIFT.

Please contact Lauren Chitwood-Schauf at  lchitwood at law.harvard.edu or 617-496-5392.