Human Rights RA wanted

Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Deborah Popowski is looking for a research assistant to help with a chapter for a task force report on medical ethics in national security detention centers.  Project involves proposing institutional reform that affects rights of prisoners and military and intelligence personnel, health care regulation, and professional ethics.  Work begins as soon as possible and goes through the end of September. There may be the option of additional work later in the term.
Please submit ASAP a resume and a brief statement of interest to Kaitlyn Hennigan ( khennigan at

Research Assistance Wanted

Visiting Professor John D. Leshy (from University of California, Hastings College of the Law), who is teaching water law and public lands and resources law in the fall semester, seeks one or possibly two research assistants for the fall semester to help with two projects:

(1) a second edition of his twenty-year-old book, The Arizona State Constitution: A Reference Guide (part of Oxford Press’s fifty volume series on the state constitutions); and

(2) a book-length manuscript tentatively titled America’s National Lands: A Biography, a political/legal history of how the national government came to hold and manage about 30% of the nation’s real estate. 

The first will concentrate on locating and analyzing decisions of the Arizona courts applying provisions of the state constitution since 1992, and examining law review articles and other sources relevant to this topic.  The second involves some conventional legal research, and considerable factual and historical research on various aspects of federal lands and personalities connected with them, much of it web-based.  It may also involve preparing a number of charts and graphs, so computer facility in that area is highly desirable. 

My account has enough funds to cover about 130 hours of student research time.   I am happy to split this between two students over the course of the semester.   Interested students may email inquiries and resumes to  leshyj at (it will be forwarded to my Harvard email) or to my assistant, Sandy Mays, at  smays at  I intend to select students and get started with the work as soon as possible after the beginning of the semester, and have the assigned tasks completed by December 1, if not earlier.