Teaching Assistant Wanted for Securities Regulation Course

Professor Howell Jackson would like to hire a teaching assistant to work with him during the fall semester on preparing materials for his Spring 2011 Securities Regulation class.  Students who have already completed a course on Securities Regulation are preferred.  Interested students should give a copy of their resumes to Nathan Cleveland ( ncleveland at law.harvard.edu) in Griswold South.

Flag Football Registration Open Now Until September 14!

Registration for the 2010 flag football season is open now and will be open until 5:00 pm on September 14.

This is one of -if not the- most popular extracurricular activities at HLS. Last year, approximately 400 people participated.

Please visit http://hlsfootball2010.blogspot.com to sign up.

If you have any questions, please email Joel Fleming ’11 at  fleming.joel at gmail.com.

Seeking Research Assistant for refugee law project

Clinical Professor Deborah Anker is seeking a research assistant for the 2010-2011 academic year to work 5-10/hrs per week.  The research assistant will help update her legal treatise on refugee law, The Law of Asylum, tracking new developments in the law, monitoring federal court decisions, decisions by administrative bodies and policy developments.  Please email a resume and short statement of interest (1 paragraph) to  danker at law.harvard.edu.

Paid Research Assistantship, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (NP@PON)

Seeking a graduate student with strong writing and research skills to help prepare articles for PON’s e-newsletter on Negotiation Pedagogy.  Looking for someone with an interest, and possibly work experience, in the field of negotiation and conflict management.  The RA will work with faculty and staff to summarize research findings, write up interviews, report on teaching innovations and help publish the online newsletter that goes to more than 6000 educators worldwide.

2nd year HLS student
10 hours/week

Beginning 9/15/10 through January or June 2011

Information on PON and NP@PON

The Program on Negotiation (PON) is an inter-university consortium dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution. As a community of scholars and practitioners, PON serves a unique role in the global negotiation community. Founded in 1983 as a research project at Harvard Law School, PON now includes faculty, students, and staff from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University.

NP@PON serves as PON’s intellectual focal point for negotiation education.  It is headed by faculty co-directors Lawrence Susskind (MIT) and Michael Wheeler (Harvard Business School).  NP@PON is involved in a range of activities including research, curriculum development, training, and networking among those interested in negotiation pedagogy. The formal mission of NP @ PON is to:

  • Contribute to the growing field of negotiation pedagogy through research and publications;
  • Support both experienced and next-generation negotiation educators through workshops, idea exchanges, and other educator-focused events;
  • Foster connections between communities of negotiation educators and education scholars;
  • Develop and distribute teaching materials that are useful in skills-based negotiation instruction;
  • Explore and test the application of new technologies to improve teaching and learning about negotiation; and
  • Help PON reach new audiences of negotiation practitioners and students through workshops, seminars, and other educational activities.

Please contact Beth Graves ( mgraves at law.harvard.edu) for more information or to apply for the position.

Program on Negotiation Student Assistant Position

The Program on Negotiation (PON) is looking for TWO energetic, self-starting students, with a strong interest in negotiation and dispute resolution, to serve as its Student Assistants. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic organization on the leading edge of research and teaching in negotiation and conflict resolution. The Student Assistant will support a wide range of PON events and activities, as well as assist with office work and research projects. Tasks include writing web content, library management, creating and distributing posters and promotional material, assisting at events, supporting the Negotiation Newsletter, and performing discrete tasks for research projects as needed.

Position duration: starting ASAP and continuing through the academic year. The job is part time (10-15 hours per week) with flexible hours and requiring evening work during some events.  Hourly rate: $11.50.

Requirements: strong written skills, interest in negotiation and conflict resolution. Previous blogging experience and knowledge of Content Management System technology preferred.

Please email a resume and statement of interest to Sarah Whitman at  swhitman at law.harvard.edu with “PON Student Assistant Position” in the subject line.

Bike & Laptop Registration

HUPD is holding Bike & Laptop Registration today from 11am-1pm on the first floor of the Hark. Registering items with HUPD can aid in recovering items if lost or stolen. Bike registration is free and laptop registration is $10. Be sure to have your laptop with you.

Prof. Kaplow looking for RAs

Professor Kaplow is looking for research assistants, mainly for antitrust. Please send to Molly Eskridge (HA318A,  meskridge at law.harvard.edu) the following information: (1) a letter indicating your relevant background and amount of time available, (2) a resume, and (3) a law school transcript (informal is fine). 1Ls are encouraged to apply. Please substitute/supplement with undergraduate information for item #3.

Seeking Harvard Law School Student for Research Assistant Position

Seeking Harvard Law School Student for Research Assistant Position
Part-Time (12 hours/month for 1 year)

We are seeking a part-time research assistant to work on an exciting new pilot study of the diet-products industry. The research assistant will work with researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health to create a report documenting findings. The report will provide the basis for future legal research and likely publication in a peer-reviewed journal.


  • Attend monthly research team meetings
  • Work closely with study investigators S. Bryn Austin, ScD, and Jennifer Pomeranz, JD, MPH
  • Compile a report documenting past legislative action as well as recommendations for possible legal actions at the federal and state levels
  • Contribute to drafting a manuscript for peer-review publication


  • A law degree or completion of the first 2 years of law school
  • An interest in health law
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Please send resume and statement of interest to:

Dr. S. Bryn Austin
Department of Society, Human Development, and Health
Harvard School of Public Health
 bryn.austin at childrens.harvard.edu
(617) 355-8194

Visiting Professor Lynn LoPucki Seeks Research Assistant

Visiting Professor Lynn LoPucki is seeking a research assistant to work 10-20 hours a week for the fall semester (20 is preferred).  The research assistant will work on the edit of Professor LoPucki’s book manuscript Professional Fees in Corporate Bankruptcies (Oxford University Press) and research in the areas of law and economics theory and bankruptcy. Please email a resume to  lopucki at law.harvard.edu or call Professor LoPucki at (617) 384-5983.


Harvard Law School Professor Hal Scott Seeks Research Associates for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation

Professor Hal S. Scott, Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, is looking for research associates.  Research associates work 10-20 hours per week, at $20 per hour, on a variety of topics related to financial regulation.

The membership of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, an independent and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research organization, comprises thirty-two leaders from the investor community, business, finance, law, accounting and academia: http://www.capmktsreg.org/committeemembers.html.  In 2009, the Committee produced a definitive research study on the global financial crisis. For more information on the Committee please visit: http://www.capmktsreg.org/.

Typical research associates are students or graduates of law school, business school, or public policy school.  Experience, coursework, or interest in administrative law, finance, banking, or economics preferred.

To apply: please email the Committee’s Assistant Director, Jennifer Grygiel at  jgrygiel at law.harvard.edu, attaching a resume.  Please refer to code CCMR-1 in your cover letter.

Seeking a high school debate coach

Seeking a high school debate coach for the small debate team at Newton North High School. Preferably with experience in Public Forum or Lincoln-Douglas debate.  Meetings are 7-8:30 Tuesday evenings at the school (about 20 minutes from Cambridge), and occasional Saturday tournaments in the greater Boston area.  We are few in number but dedicated, passionate, and political. Affable and organized leader or leaders wanted.  Those interested in volunteering should contact Abby Holtzman at  stargirl777 at comcast.net or at (617) 964-5954.

Legal Profession A2

The materials for this class are Kaufman & Wilkins, Problems in Professional Responsibility for a Changing Profession (5th ed. 2009), and John S. Dzienkowski, Professional Responsibility, Standards, Rules and Statutes (Abridged 2010-2011 ed.). In preparation for the first class, please read Kaufman and Wilkins pp. 3-17. Please note, that our first class is TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 FROM 1-3PM IN POUND 200. Also please note that anyone wishing to be admitted from the waiting list MUST attend the first class. Finally, please remember that laptops or any other devise connected to the internet are not permitted to be used in this class.

I look forward to meeting you all on Tuesday.

Legislation and Regulation/Section 7 – First Assignment and Other Information

The casebook for this course is Strauss, Rakoff & Farina: Gellhorn and Byse’s Administrative Law-Cases and Comments – Revised 10th Edition – available at the Law Coop.  There is also a bound, xeroxed Supplement which will be available for pickup from the Copy Center beginning Thursday, August 26; the Syllabus for the course will be distributed together with the xeroxed Supplement from the Copy Center – in addition to being posted on the course website.  For our first class on Wednesday, September 1, please read the Family and Medical Leave Act, pp. 1-16 in the Supplementary materials.  I would appreciate your not bringing laptops to class this semester.

Administrative Law A2/Rakoff/Fall 2010 – First Assignment and Other Course Information

The text for the course in Administrative Law A2 is Strauss, Rakoff & Farina: Gellhorn and Byse’s Administrative Law-Cases and Comments-Revised 10th Ed., 2003 – and is available now at the Law Coop.  There will also be a set of xeroxed, materials (available for pickup starting Thursday, August 26 at the Copy Center) and occasional handouts.  For the first class meeting on Wednesday, September 1, please read xeroxed pages 1-17 and posted to the course website under Course Documents.  The Syllabus is also posted to the course website.  I would appreciate your not bringing laptops to class this semester.

The Project on the Foundations of Private Law



The Project and Student Fellowship.  The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the academic investigation of private law. “Private law” embraces the traditionally common law subjects (property, contracts, and torts), as well as related subjects that are more heavily statutory, such as intellectual property and commercial law. It also includes areas of study that are today less familiar to students and scholars, including unjust enrichment, restitution, equity, and remedies. The Project aims to further study of these areas, their relationships to and distinctiveness from each other, and questions about the status and nature of private law as a whole. The Project draws on multiple disciplines outside law, including economics, history, cognitive science, and philosophy. It also encourages comparative work, especially involving Commonwealth and civil-law systems with explicit notions of private law. The Student Fellowship Program is designed to support student research in the areas identified above.

Eligibility. The student fellowship program is open to Harvard Law School students who are interested in pursuing careers related to the Project’s subject areas and who are committed to undertaking a significant research project during the year of their fellowship.

Writing Requirement. Student fellows will conduct research projects designed to lead to publishable articles.  Fellows are expected to produce at least one such paper by the end of the academic year. Papers written in connection with the fellowship can be used to satisfy the Law School’s written work requirement or other optional writing credit by prior arrangement with and final approval of a faculty advisor who has agreed to supervise a fellow’s work for this purpose.

Curricular Component. Student fellows are strongly encouraged to enroll in courses related to private law and theory, and if possible to attend the Workshop on Private Law to be held in the Spring of 2011. In addition, fellows will be expected to take part in monthly roundtable discussions, at which a private law topic will be discussed, sometimes in connection with an outside speaker.  Fellows are also expected to take advantage of opportunities to interact with speakers visiting the Project as well.

Presentations and Events. Student fellows will be expected to present their research to Project affiliates and faculty in the Spring semester, in connection with the Workshop on Private Law or the monthly roundtable.  Student fellows may be asked to assist with panels and conferences presented by the Project during the academic year of their fellowship.

Resources. The Project will award each fellow a minimum stipend of $2,000.  It will be paid at the end of the academic year, once all fellowship requirements (including submission of an acceptable paper) are completed.

Application.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 1, 2010.

To apply, email the following materials to Brad Conner,  conner at law.harvard.edu

1. Your curriculum vitae;

2. A current transcript (unofficial is fine); and

3. A statement of interest and a brief proposal indicating the research topic you would like to pursue (maximum 1,500 words total).


One of Japan’s foremost law firms seeks two talented students to work for one year following graduation (September 2011-August 2012) in its Tokyo office.  The firm has a varied and interesting transactional and litigation practice representing both Japanese and foreign clients (including a number on a pro bono basis). Although not large, it employs many Harvard graduates.

Both students should have strong legal credentials. One should have native fluency in English. The second should have native fluency in Chinese, experience with the legal system of the People’s Republic of China, and fluency in English. Japanese language skill is not required for either post, though welcomed. Recent graduates who have worked in this firm have had very favorable experiences. Compensation and other terms are competitive. Students interested in applying  should submit their resume and a short letter regarding their qualifications via email to Professor William Alford (alford) and cc Emma Johnson (johnson) no later than Friday, September 3, 2010.

Alford Int. Law Workshop First Class Reading

The first session of the International Law Workshop is Wednesday, September 1 at 5:00 pm in Hauser 104. In advance of the first session, please read the materials available on the course website. Hard copies will be available at HPPS on August 27.  Please also complete and email the questionnaire on the website. Contact Emma Johnson (johnson) with any questions.

Beagle/HLS Fellowship at NRDC


History and Purposes:
The Beagle/HLS Fellowship at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) provides graduating HLS students and recent alumni with a two-year funded litigation position at NRDC. The Fellowship has been established by a generous gift to Harvard Law School by the Beagle Foundation that was created by Joy Covey ’89. The purposes of the Fellowship are to create a two-year job at NRDC for a recent HLS graduate (the “Fellow”); to provide training and supervision for the Fellow; to enhance the Fellow’s lawyering/litigation skills; and to promote the Fellow’s interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit environmental law.

Beagle/HLS Fellowship at NRDC Guidelines

The Beagle/HLS Fellowship will be awarded to graduating Harvard Law School students, judicial clerks or recent alumni (up to three years out of law school). Barring exceptional circumstances, preference will be given to law clerks and third-year students. Applicants must be available to start work the fall following their application.

Selection Criteria
The Fellows are selected by NRDC and a HLS Committee appointed by Dean Minow. NRDC and the Committee seek Fellows who have demonstrated an interest in, and commitment to, nonprofit law, especially environmental law, and who demonstrate promise for an outstanding career in nonprofit environmental law. This interest and commitment may be demonstrated through their prior public service experience, personal essays, recommendations, extracurricular activities, law school course work, academic achievements, and current work plans.

Beagle Fellows for 2011-2013 will be placed in the NRDC in New York, Chicago, or Santa Monica. NRDC will try to honor the Fellow’s geographic preference.

Fellowship Awards
The Fellowship award will be the starting salary for a new attorney or fellow at NRDC, according to the NRDC scale. For the year, 2009-2010, the salary was approximately $50-55K. NRDC will provide medical benefits for each Fellow equivalent to those provided to other NRDC employees, and will cover overhead expenses.
Application Materials and Procedures:

  • A cover letter which should include a statement about which NRDC office the applicant would prefer to work in and which offices the applicant would consider working in.
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Writing sample
  • References (three)
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably including one from an HLS faculty member
  • A personal essay

Applications should be received by the Environmental Law Program, addressed to Kathy Curley, no later than September 24, 2010.
Select applicants will be invited to interview with NRDC and must participate in the interview to be further considered for the Fellowship.
Questions may be directed to Kathy Curley, Environmental Law Program, Hauser 406, at (617) 495-3097 or curley@law.harvard.edu.

Applications and correspondence should be sent to:

Beagle/HLS Fellowship at NRDC
Environmental Law Program
Harvard Law School
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA 02138

Award Decisions
Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the selection process in October.  Each Fellow’s salary will be treated as Low Income Protection Program (HLS loan repayment program). Each Fellow will be eligible, through HLS, for consideration for Kaufman and Skirnick supplemental funding.