Research Assistant \

 Melissa Wasserman, Petrie-Flom Fellow and Lecturer, is in need of research assistants until the end of June (and possibly longer) to work on a project at the intersection of patent law and administrative law.   The work would commence after the exam period, with the number of hours to be determined based on the student’ss availability, interests, and needs.  No particular expertise is needed.  If interested, please submit a resume to Melissa Wasserman at  mewasserman at

RA position for summer

Professor Richard Lazarus, who is joining the HLS faculty this coming fall, is interested in hiring a law student summer research assistant. The research will mostly relate to environmental and natural resources law and is likely also to touch on matters concerning the U.S. Supreme Court.  The position would preferably be full time during the summer, commencing after classes and final exams (and writing competitions) and going through the first week of August.  Interested law students should send by email to Professor Lazarus ( a resume, law school transcript, and a short statement of interest.  If the student has any particular interest or background in environmental law, policy, or science, or related career aspirations, the student should be sure to include that in the statement of interest.  Such background or career aspirations related to environmental law, however, are not required.

Apply to be a Green Living Representative for 2011-2012, $18/hour

Are you interested in campus environmental sustainability? Do you want to work on energy conservation, efficiency and waste reduction projects and outreach with your peers?

Apply to be a Green Living Representative for the 2011-2012 academic year. Flexible 3 hour/week commitment. $18/hour. Rising 1L, 2L and 3L students eligible.

More information and application are available at:

Research Assistants Needed

Professor Steven Shavell seeks research assistants for a variety of topics on economic analysis of legal issues from now until Fall.  No particular expertise is needed.  If interested, please send your resume and a copy of your HLS transcript (official copy not required) to  shavell at

Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Writing Prize

Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize

This prize was established by the East Asian Legal Studies Program in memory of Yong K. Kim A.B. ’92, J.D. ’95 through the generosity of his parents, Professor and Mrs. Joe H. Kim, his family, and many friends at and beyond the Law School. A prize of $1,500 is awarded to the author of the best student paper concerning law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia or issues of law pertaining to U.S.-East Asia relations. The recipient should also embody Yong Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding and plan a career that will further advance this. Contributions to EALS while a student will also be considered. The paper can be written in conjunction with a course or seminar or as an independent study project at the Law School. Papers should be submitted to the East Asian Legal Studies Office (Pound 421) by April 29, 2011. For further information, please contact Professor William Alford.

Take Green Survey, win $100 cash card!

Would you like the opportunity to shape campus policy on energy and environmental issues at your school and Harvard wide?

Would you like to be entered in for a chance to win 1 of 10 $100 cash cards?

For Earth Day, the Harvard Climate Collaborative is conducting a Green Survey to determine student support for various policy changes. In order to make a positive impact for Harvard’s sustainability, we need YOUR VOICE!

Please complete the following survey by next Thursday, April 28th, and enter your email* in the first question in order to be considered for one of the $100 cash card prizes!

The responses to this survey will be compiled anonymously and the aggregated data submitted to the Office of Sustainability and other appropriate Harvard groups.

*Emails will only be used to select prize-winners. The emails will under NO circumstances be made public or given to ANYONE, and you are encouraged to participate even without entering yourself for the prizes!

Positions Available for Fall 2011 – Programs of Study Fellows

The Harvard Law School Programs of Study Fellows program is accepting applications from any continuing HLS student for several positions beginning Fall 2011.  Currently available are positions in the Law & Government, Criminal Justice, International & Comparative Law and Law Science and Technology programs.

In collaboration with the faculty leaders for each Program of Study (POS), fellows will be responsible for thinking creatively about the shape and elements of one of the programs of study; working to build and encourage an active online community for that POS; creating and editing content for POS websites; monitoring Law School and University events that might be of interest to students in a particular POS; conducting research for faculty members on PoS-related topics; facilitating group discussions; and offering student leadership for ongoing POS development.

Students may apply for more than one position.  Successful candidates will have a strong and demonstrated interest in the Program of Study subject matter; good web-based technical skills; experience with online communities; good judgment; leadership skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty and peers. Fellows will earn $15/hour.

To apply: Submit a short statement of interest identifying your relevant background and initial ideas, along with a transcript and resume to Karen Storin Linitz,  kslinitz at Applications submitted by May 13 will receive first consideration.


DRIVER FOR STICK SHIFT NEEDED: A small truck needs to be driven from Ann Arbor, MI area (Kalamazoo) to Cambridge, MA area (Lincoln) anytime in the latter part of August, to arrive in MA no later than Sept 1. Reasonable expenses will be covered: gas, oil, inexpensive meals and accommodations, cost to Kalamazoo from Ann Arbor by train if needed, and cost from Lincoln to Cambridge by train if needed. Please Contact Lauren Chitwood Schauf,  lchitwood at

Chair Massage

The Final Exam period chair massages are back!

Since the Hark is closed, we will be having the event in Pound Hall, in the sitting area outside of Room 102. 

Sign up for a 10 minute massage between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  DOS staff will be on the first floor of Pound starting at 11 a.m. each day with a signup sheet. 

Tuesday April 26th
Thursday April 28th
Tuesday May 3rd
Thursday May 5th
Tuesday May 10th
Refreshments will be served!

Ohio Bar Exam – Required Alcohol/Substance Abuse Lecture

Any students planning to take the Ohio State Bar Exam and who need to fulfill the alcohol/substance abuse lecture requirement may contact Cory Griffin ( cgriffin at from the Dean of Students Office.  She is working in conjunction with Ryan Travia from UHS to coordinate the course and will follow up by email soon with those interested.

Professor William Alford

Professor Alford is looking for a student to assist him with projects this summer on Chinese law and legal history. The student should be able to read both classical and contemporary Chinese at a high level of proficiency, and enjoy research into socio-legal issues. The work would commence after the exam period, with the number of hours to be determined based on the student’s availability, interests, and needs. Students interested in this position should email a current resume, a transcript, a short statement of relevant research experience, and anything else you think helpful to Professor Alford (alford) and Ms. Emma Johnson (johnson) by May 4, 2011.

Research Assistants Needed

Professor Steven Shavell seeks research assistants for a variety of topics on economic analysis of legal issues from now until Fall.  No particular expertise is needed.  If interested, please send your resume and a copy of your HLS transcript (official copy not required) to  shavell at

Impact: Global Poverty-Academics Stand Against Poverty Launch Conference at Yale

April 23rd, 11am-6pm, Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall St., New Haven

We invite you to attend the conference which will mark the launch of the US arm of the Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) network.

Background: ASAP, founded by Thomas Pogge, Keith Horton and Meena Krishnamurthy is a developing worldwide network of scholars focused on global poverty and global justice. Its aim is to help academics leverage their expertise on such issues through efficient collaboration, effective interventions in public debates, supporting good work by international agencies and non-governmental organizations, and by launching real-world projects aimed at realizing positive change. For more information go to:

The Conference:

During the conference we will:

  • Hear and learn from the experience of academics whose work successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice.
  • Discuss and launch new academically based projects aimed at reducing global poverty.
  • Discuss how we can collaborate to increase our impact as academics on global poverty.

All conference attendees will be invited to join in the discussion and help shape this new initiative for more effective and more collaborative academic activism on global poverty.

All conference attendees will have the opportunity to offer their help on the new projects to be launched in the conference. The proposals for these new projects are available for online discussion on

Lunch and dinner will be provided for registered participants.


Anat Biletzki (Quinnipiac and Tel-Aviv University), Professor of Philosophy and former chairperson of B’tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, Dean Karlan (Yale), Professor of Economics and founding director of Innovations for Poverty Action, Gerry Mackie (UCSD), Professor of Political Science and consultant to UNICEF, Thomas Pogge (Yale), Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and the founding director of “Incentives for Global Health”, Jennifer Ruger (Yale), Professor of Public Health and co-director of the Yale/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion, Policy and Research , James Silk (Yale), Professor of Law and Director of the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Mary Evelyn Tucker (Yale), Professor of environmental and religious studies and co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology.

New projects to be launched at the conference:

  • Bringing cognitive science and marketing together to increase humanitarian giving, Brendan Dill (Yale)
  • Global health impact labels:
    *Introducing global health impact labels certifying that some company, product, service or brand has been rigorously reviewed by an independent body that found it to have a sufficiently favorable impact on global health, in specific way or overall, and an otherwise acceptable ethical record, Nir Eyal (Harvard)
    Introducing global health impact labels for drugs based on rating pharmaceutical companies’ R&D efforts on drugs for neglected diseases, Nicolle Hassoun (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Collaborative research on local solutions to global poverty, Harris Eppsteiner (Yale) and Gabriel Zucker (Yale).
  • One world justice: advancing individual criminal liability for serious violations of international economic, social and cultural rights, and international environmental law, Sebastian Jodoin (Yale).

 New proposals to be discussed at the conference:

  • University refugee support project, Max Budovitch (Yale).
  • Connecting academics from developing and developed countries, Frank Dhont (Yale).
  • Global tax reform, Peter Dietsch (University of Montreal).
  • Impacting global poverty by encouraging vegetarianism, Ilan Fischer (Yale).
  • Parasite Prevention and Control: New and Old Strategies, Michael Janes (Yale)
  • World Micro Market, Monica Landy (Yale).
  • International wages reform, Wolfgang Plasa (Yale) and Claudia Gerber (Yale).
  • Strategies for poverty offsetting, Ezra Rosser (Washington College of Law).
  • Developing partnerships between universities and West African cotton farmers, James Winchester (Georgia College).
  • Alleviating poverty through access to public services, Abha Yadav (Yale).

For the conference schedule and to register go to

If you have any questions contact:  gilad.tanay at

We hope you will be able to join us.

Sponsored by: CROP, Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, the Macmillan Center.

Petrie-Flom Student Fellowship Program 2011-2012

The Petrie-Flom Student Fellowship Call for Applications for the 2011-2012 academic year is now available. The Fellowship program is designed to support students from across Harvard University interested in carrying out independent research in topics at the intersection of health care and the law. Further information on the program, eligibility, and application requirements can be found on the Petrie-Flom website at:

The deadline for submitting materials is June 10, 2011.

Part-time Web Assistant Needed

Roberto Mangabeira Unger (Harvard Law School) seeks a Part-time Web Assistant to: maintain, modify, and update utilizing HTML and CSS; post new information, links, large text and video files; test and evaluate for accuracy and functionality; and assist with a large media encoding project.

Although the website contains both English and Portuguese parts, the Web Assistant does not need to read Portuguese.

The Web Assistant will be compensated at the Harvard Law School student research
assistant rate of $11.50 per hour.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to Margo Strucker,  mstrucker at

The Project on the Foundations of Private Law Student Fellowship Program 2011-2012

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 2012. 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 Friday, May 27, 2011.

To apply, email the following materials to Brad Conner at

1. Your curriculum vitae
2. A current transcript (unofficial is fine)
3. A statement of interest and a brief proposal indicating the research topic you would like to pursue (maximum 1,500 words total).


The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2011. The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association’s members and the public about non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law. This competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this area of law. Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates)

are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The winner will be chosen in accordance with the attached rules. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement.


New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207


Topic: Any topic on Animal Law.

To be eligible for consideration, the submission must be written by a student currently enrolled (full time or part time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Students expecting to receive their degree in 2011 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student, i.e., papers jointly written by more than one student or that have been subjected to line editing by professors or advisors shall not be considered. No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered.

Papers must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2011.

Award Criteria:
Written submissions will be judged based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization. All essays must also meet the following criteria:


  • Length: Type written, double spaced, no less than 12 point Times New Roman font, on 8 ½ inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes. Footnotes should be single spaced, and no less than 10 point font.
  • Format: One hard copy of the written submission and one electronic copy in Microsoft Word format on a disk or CD must be submitted by mail, postmarked no later than June 30, 2011, and addressed to:

    Kim Hojohn, Liaison
    Committee on Animals and the Law
    New York State Bar Association
    One Elk Street
    Albany, NY 12207

  • Cover Page: Entrants must submit a cover page indicating the submitter’s name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number.

Prizes Awarded:
1st place: $1,000 and a certificate of achievement
2nd place: $500 and a certificate of achievement

Prof. Bartholet looking for research assistant

Prof. Bartholet is looking for a part-time Research Assistant to work either this summer or this fall (or possibly both) on a project involving child welfare.  The goal will be to help explore the political and advocacy strategies underlying various policy initiatives in recent decades, such as alternative track and community partnership systems, subsidized guardianships, preferences for foster care placement within the kinship group and within the community of origin, and preferences for placement options that keep children within racial and national groups of origin.

If interested send email by no later than Monday April 25, with attachments, indicating: your availability this summer and fall, the basis for your interest, any relevant background,  your c.v. with HLS transcript (unofficial is fine), and information re any prior coursework with me, to me and my assistant at   ebarthol at and   etopping at  No need to send hard copy.

Research Assistant Needed

Zack Gubler, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, is in need of a research assistant until the end of June for a couple of projects dealing with securities regulation and corporate law.  Experience in these fields (including the completion of relevant law schools coursework) would be helpful but is not necessary.  If interested, please send your resume and a copy of your HLS transcript (official copy not required) to  zgubler at