Prof. Kaplow Seeking RAs

 Professor Kaplow is looking for a number of research assistants, mainly for antitrust and law & economics. Please send to Molly Eskridge (HA318A,  meskridge at the following information: (1) a letter indicating your area(s) of interest, 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 undergraduate information for item #3.)
_submitted_by: meskridge

phone: 5-4635

Research Assistant/Professor Scott

Eric Donohue
Assistant to Professor Hal S. Scott
Harvard Law School
Tel. 617-495-3579
Research Assistant/Professor Scott
Professor Scott is seeking research assistance to do work on issues relating to international arbitration. Applicants should have some basic background in this field.
Please send a resume and statement of interest to Professor Scott’s assistant, Eric Donohue, at   Posted in Jobs

Upcoming Deadline for HLS/University of Cambridge JD/LLM Joint Degree Applications

description: The application deadline for the HLS/University of Cambridge JD/LLM Joint Degree Program is January 4, 2012.

This program enables Harvard JD candidates to spend their 3L year in Cambridge, England and earn both a Cambridge LLM and a Harvard JD in a total of three-and-a-half years.

More information can be found here:

Volunteer for (Mock) Jury Duty at HLS! (1/19 or 1/20)

Calling all students who are interested in serving as jurors in the mock trials for Harvard Law School (HLS) Winter 2012 Trial Advocacy Workshop! 

Trials will be held Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20, from 2:00pm-6:00pm in Suffolk Superior Court and the Moakley Federal Courthouse.  The attorneys in these trials are second and third year law students who would benefit greatly from feedback on their performances.  We are hoping to have 10-15 students per jury to deliberate and to give their judgments on whether the students have convinced them or not in the individual cases.  Please contact Amy Soto at  taw at if you are able to serve during one of these afternoons (Thursday 1/19 or Friday 1/20).


Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.
Direction, Winter Trial Advocacy Workshop

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Clinical Opportunity

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking a Harvard Law student to intern with them this spring semester through the Semester in Washington Program (  Interested students can contact the Semester in Washington Program Director, Mr. Jonathan Wroblewski ( jwroblewski at, or the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs ( clinical at, Austin 102).

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 who are interested in working for the Committee.  Research Associates work up to 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 leaders from the investor community, business, finance, law, accounting and academia:  In 2009, the Committee produced a definitive research study on the global financial crisis. For more information on the Committee please visit:  Several HLS students involved with the Committee’s work were recently featured in the Harvard Law Bulletin:

Qualifications: Open to law students and lawyers. Must have Wall Street or other financial experience, or demonstrated interest in finance and banking. Familiarity with the Dodd-Frank Act a plus.

Work may be performed remotely from anywhere in the United States.

Interested candidates please email the Committee’s Chief of Staff, Jennifer Grygiel at  jgrygiel at, attaching a resume.  Please refer to code CCMR-8 in your cover letter.

National Security Research Opportunities

The HLS National Security Research Committee is looking for students to conduct research for two projects supervised by Professor Jack Goldsmith. One project involves designing a system of accountability for Congress over the Executive branch for killings of US citizens in the war on terrorism. The other project involves researching topics in cybersecurity for a leading national cybersecurity center. There may be potential for either a stipend or pro bono credit (details pending). The projects are slated to begin in January and run through spring semester. If you are interested, please contact Miranda Dugi ( mdugi at

MBTA Semester Pass Program Deadline January 4, 2012

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 February 1 – May 31, 2012. This program is only available to HLS students.

To sign up for the Spring 2012 pass, fill out this form and turn it in along with payment (cash or check) by January 4, 2012 to the Dean of Students Office (located in Pound Hall 310 through December and Suite 3039 in WCC in January). Paper copies of the form are available in the Dean of Students Office. Checks may be made out to Harvard University.

  • Click here to view pricing information for the MBTA pass.
  • 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.

Midnight Pancake Breakfast on Thursday at 10:30pm in the Hark

Greetings students!

Please join us on Thursday, December 8th from 10:30pm-12am upstairs in the Hark for our annual Midnight Pancake Breakfast! Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office, we invite you to take that much needed study break and enjoy some good ole’ fashioned eggs, bacon, French toast sticks, and of course, pancakes! Come garbed in your favorite flannel onesie, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Entry-Level Positions at the Social Security Administration’s Office ofthe General Counsel (OGC)

Office of the General Counsel

The Social Security Administration’s Office ofthe General Counsel (OGC) in Boston, Massachusetts is now soliciting applications for potential entry-level positions in our office from recent law school graduates with one to three years experience who are looking for the opportunity to be part of a vital and exciting legal practice that touches the lives of every American. Duties of the position include providing a full range of professional legal services and advice to SSA’s Regional Commissioner and his staff as well as SSA Field Offices throughout New England. Incumbents’ responsibilities will include the preparation of briefs and other pleadings for filing in U.S. District and Circuit Courts, defending final administrative decisions on Social Security disability and SSI claims, and representing management in employment related actions. Starting salary is at the GS-II or GS-I2 level, based upon experience. Salaries, including locality pay, may be viewed at llables/pdf/BOS.pdf.

OGC offers a collegial environment in which experienced attorneys are eager to share their expertise. Attorneys joining OGC are given significant responsibility for their own caseloads, but also receive intensive mentoring, training, and support. In addition to meeting the challenge of working in the country’s largest system ofadministrative law, our attorneys enjoy many benefits, including a family-friendly, flexible work schedule.

All applicants should possess significant work experience and academic standing in the top third of their class, or other superior academic qualifications, and demonstrate excellent research and writing skills. Applicants must be active members in good standing of the Bar of a State, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Complete applications must include a resume, a law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable), proofofactive bar membership, a legal writing sample of no more than 15 pages, and a cover letter. Veterans who qualify for a veteran’s preference must so indicate in their cover letter and must submit a copy ofthe 00-214 or SF-I5.

Applications should be submitted by mail to:

Susan Cooney
Office of the General Counsel
Social Security Administration
Room 625 JFK Federal Building
Boston, MA 02203
OR by email to: Susan.  Cooney at

For further infonnation contact Susan Cooney at (617) 565-2373.

The Federal Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Private Law Workshop, Spring 2012

Private Law Workshop/Spring 2012
Professors John Goldberg, Henry Smith
Meeting Time: Mondays 1-3 pm

Students who wish to be considered for the seminar should submit to John Goldberg ( jgoldberg at a 1- or 2-page statement of interest and a CV by 5 p.m. on December 15, 2011.
Paper required. Admission by permission of the instructors.

This workshop will explore the foundations of private law—property, contracts, torts, and restitution. Emphasis will be on theories that offer explanations, justifications, and criticisms of architectural features of these areas of law and of their connections to one another. Sessions will be devoted to paper presentations by outside speakers and to discussions of classic and contemporary works reflecting philosophical, historical, and economic approaches to private law topics.

Holiday Mail for Heroes

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes sponsor a program called “Holiday Mail for Heroes” which sends cards to American troops stationed overseas during the holiday season.

The Dean of Students Office invites you to write holiday cards to the troops so we can send them over via the Red cross to various international posts.  Cards will be available in the Hark fireside lounge during the exam massage dates and times this week and next, as follows:

11:30am-1:00pm on ~

Tues 12/6

Thurs 12/8

Tues 12/13

Thurs 12/15

Feel free to fill a card out at the tables or pick one up and drop it back off at the Dean of Students Office.  For those cards going to troops through the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, we need to collect all cards no later than 5pm this Friday, December 9th.  Any cards collected the following week will be sent directly to service members and units known to us by HLS veterans and others.

Courtesy of the Red Cross webpage (, please review the following guidelines when writing a card or cards to be send via the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign:

Card Guidelines:
Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and then reviewed by Red Cross volunteers working around the country.
Please observe the following guidelines to ensure a quick reviewing process:

  • All cards being sent in for 2011 Holiday Mail For Heroes program should be postmarked no later than Friday, December 9, 2011.
  • Ensure that all cards are signed.
  • Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.” Cards addressed to specific individuals can not be delivered through this program.
  • Only cards are being accepted. Do not send letters.
  • Do not include email or home addresses on the cards, as the program is not meant to foster pen pal relationships.
  • Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos, as these items will be removed during the reviewing process.
  • We encourage participants to mail as many cards as they are comfortable sending. If you are mailing a large quantity, please bundle the cards and place them in large mailing envelopes or use a flat rate box from the post office. Each card does not need its own envelope, as cards will be removed from all envelopes before distribution.
  • Please refrain from sending holiday cards with glitter. Many of these cards will be delivered to military and veterans medical facilities and the glitter could interfere with a patient’s recovery

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