Fall Research Assistant needed

Mark Barnes, Lecturer on Law, is seeking a research assistant for the Fall semester to assist with identifying materials for a new Spring  course offering, The Law of Federal Funding Flows.  This work will require from 5 to 10 hours per week during the Fall semester, and would expose the student to a number of areas of administrative and constitutional law relating to federal funding of private activity in such areas as health care, public health, defense procurement, agriculture and research.   Anyone interested should contact Mr Barnes at  mark_barnes at harvard.edu

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 law.harvard.edu).

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 uchastings.edu (it will be forwarded to my Harvard email) or to my assistant, Sandy Mays, at  smays at law.harvard.edu.  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.

Current Outside Scholarship Deadlines

The HLS Student Financial Services Office posts application information for outside scholarship organizations at:
http://www.law.harvard.edu/current/sfs/myaid/outside-scholarships/current.html
Current deadlines posted are September through December for the AY 2012-2013.
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MBTA Discount Semester Pass

In concert with the MBTA, Harvard Law School offers students the opportunity to sign-up for the MBTA Semester Pass Program at a discount of 25%. The program runs from October 1 – January 31, 2011 and February 1 – May 31, 2011 with sign-up taking place in August and December. This program is only available to HLS students.

To sign up for the Fall 2011 pass, fill out this form and turn it in along with payment (cash or check) to the Dean of Students Office (located in Pound Hall 310) by September 9, 2011. Paper copies of the form are available in the Dean of Students Office.

If you find yourself using the train or bus at least 6 times a week then this program is for you.

To learn more about Greater Boston’s Public Transportation System or purchase passes for a single month, visit the MBTA website.

Contact the Dean of Students Office (617-495-1880) with any questions.

Contracts-1 T.A. Position Available FA 2011

Professor Elizabeth Warren is planning to hire a Teaching Assistant for her class in Contract Law (M-T 10-12).  The TA will attend all classes, assist in administrative matters, and consult with Professor Warren about class-related issues.  The time commitment averages about six hours a week.  This is a particularly good opportunity for someone who is planning a teaching career.  Applicants should send a note of interest and a resume to  cbateson at law.harvard.edu.

Research Assistant

Professor Vicki Jackson seeks one or more research assistants. Her current research projects include U.S. federalism; gender equality law, domestic and transnational; proportionality as legal principle and doctrine in U.S., comparative and international law; territoriality, extraterritoriality and legal pluralism; and other topics in U.S. and comparative constitutional law. Interested students should submit a resume or CV, a transcript, and a short statement of interest to both Professor Jackson ( vjackson at law.harvard.edu) and to her faculty assistant, Sylvia Baldwin ( sbaldwin at law.harvard.edu). Please indicate how much time on average per week you could devote to RA work.

POSITION IN JAPANESE LAW FIRM 2012-13

*DEADLINE: Sept 15*

One of Japan’s foremost law firms seeks a talented student to work for one year following graduation (September 2012-August 2013) 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.

Applicants should have strong legal credentials. Japanese language skill is not required, 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 Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Boston Bar Association seeking students for pro bono committee

The Boston Bar Association is seeking three Harvard Law students to join a pro bono committee – a small, select group of public-service-oriented students from the local law schools to join a community of students who will form relationships with one another and will learn about some of the great opportunities available for public service and pro bono work in the area.

More specifically, students will be learning (through volunteer events and panel discussions at local law schools) about  opportunities available to do public service work, and will be building an inter-school community of students passionate about bettering their communities.
 
Mission Statement:
To encourage the collaboration of Boston area law students, attorneys, and other legal professionals who are dedicated to pro bono work so as to identify, organize, and implement meaningful pro bono projects, conversations, and opportunities.

Application Deadline: August 22.  If interested, please submit a resume and an email explaining your interest to Lee Branson at  lbranson at law.harvard.edu in the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

Research Assistant

Professor Martha Chamallas is seeking to hire law students with interests in feminism, legal theory, antidiscrimination law, and/or tort law to work as her research assistants for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Her first project is to revise her treatise on feminist legal theory. Interested students should submit an application, along with a current CV/resume to  mcchamallas at law.harvard.edu.  Professor Chamallas will arrive at HLS on August 17.

POSITION IN JAPANESE LAW FIRM 2012-13

*Sept 15 deadline*
One of Japan’s foremost law firms seeks a talented student to work for one year following graduation (September 2012-August 2013) 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.

Applicants should have strong legal credentials. Japanese language skill is not required, 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 Thursday, September 15, 2011.

Professor Richard Lazarus seeking research assistant beginning fall 2011

Professor Richard Lazarus is looking to hire a research assistant, able to work approximately 10-15 hours a week beginning this fall.  The research will be wide ranging in nature, but generally relate to environmental law and/or the Supreme Court, particularly advocacy before the Court.  A background or interest in environmental law is a plus, but not a prerequisite.  Interested students should submit a resume, transcript, and a short statement of relevant background and career aspirations to Professor Lazarus’ assistant, Kimberly O’Hagan at  kohagan at law.harvard.edu

RA needed to assist Prof. Stuart Brotman during Fall 2011 semester

The research assistant (10-15 hours weekly) will work with Prof. Brotman both on activities related to his Entertainment and Media Law course and on topical research and writing projects throughout the semester. Strong organizational, research, writing, and online groupware skills are needed; prior work experience in the entertainment and media fields would be useful. Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample ASAP to   sbrotman at brotman.com.