Hiring Library Research Assistants

The Harvard Law School Library is hiring part-time Research Assistants for summer 2012 to assist with short-term faculty research assignments.   Off-site student researchers are welcome to apply. 

Interested candidates may submit resumes and letters of interest to June Casey, Faculty Services Librarian,  jucasey at law.harvard.edu.  Qualifications include successful completion of First Year Legal Research and Writing.  Candidates must be currently enrolled at HLS.

HHRJ Seeking Student Writing for Publication

The Harvard Human Rights Journal is currently accepting student submissions for our 26th Volume! HRJ typically publishes three different types of student writing: student notes (10,000-15,000 words, similar to a full journal article), recent developments (2,500-5,000 word
commentaries on recent court cases or legislative developments), and book reviews (700-1,000 words; check our office bookshelf in the WCC 3rd floor Journals wing or send us an email!). We are on the search for all three types of pieces.

We will accept student writing submissions on a rolling basis until August 10, 2012. HRJ is unique in the diversity of types of pieces it publishes – we cover a vast array of human rights-
related topics, so if you have already written a paper for a class that is related to human rights in any way, send it our way. Of course, we also enthusiastically welcome any piece you’d like to start from scratch!

Please send your submissions to the Student Writing Editors, Madison Condon ( mcondon at jd13.law.harvard.edu) and Connie Sung ( csung at jd14.law.harvard.edu), who are also available to answer questions and work with you throughout the writing process. We look forward to hearing from you!

Research Assistant Position for Professor Vicki Jackson

Professor Vicki Jackson seeks one or more research assistants for the summer with a possibility of continuing in the Fall.  Presence in Cambridge would be helpful though it is not required.  Her current research projects include U.S. federalism; proportionality as legal principle and doctrine in U.S., comparative and international law; territoriality, extraterritoriality and legal pluralism; social welfare guarantees in constitutions and their relationship to judicial review;  gender equality law, domestic and transnational; 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 Professor Jackson (vjackson@law.harvard.edu) and her faculty assistant, Sylvia Baldwin (sbaldwin@law.harvard.edu). Please indicate how much time on average per week the applicant could devote to RA work.

Fellowships in Law and Economics

Students wishing to apply for a John M. Olin or Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Economics may obtain an information sheet and application on our website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin_center/fellowships.php.


Any student at Harvard Law School is eligible to apply for a Fellowship.


Fellowships, which normally are for a one-year period, involve a stipend of $3,000. Students should submit their applications by June 15, 2012, in order to be considered for a full year fellowship.

Book buyback at the Harvard Law COOP

The COOP will be buying back books starting April 24th through May 9th.

They will give you the most cash for books that have been ordered for the upcoming Fall 2012 Semester.

Get up to 50% back on some of your books!

Please stop by the new and improved COOP on the first floor of Wasserstein and see what you can get back for your books!


Any questions you can also call Store telephone:  (617)499-3255 .


Professor Jeannie Suk Summer Research Assistant Position

Professor Jeannie Suk is hiring research assistants for summer 2012. Her projects this summer include: The Trauma Society, book on the legal uses and influence of post-traumatic stress disorder; Fashion at the Edge of IP and Antitrust, book chapter for IP at the Edge; article/book on university discipline systems; creating online criminal law course materials. Please email cv, HLS transcript, statement of interest, dates available, to jsuk@law.harvard.edu. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and incoming 1Ls are welcome to apply. Full time preferred, part time possible.

Fellowships Offered for 2012-2013 by Foundations of Private Law

Applications for fellows (academic year 2012-2013) for the Foundations of Private Law are being accepted until Friday, May 25, 2012.  A description of the program and qualifications/guidelines for applyinng can be found at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/privatelaw/index.html  For further information, please contact Professors Henry Smith ( hesmith at law.harvard.edu) or John Goldberg ( jgoldberg at law.harvard.edu).

Shareholder Rights Program Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 Shareholder Rights Program.  This clinical program provides students with an opportunity to assist public pension funds and charitable organizations to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners.

Admission is with the permission of the instructors and requires an application. To apply, students must submit a statement of interest (maximum 200 words), a resume, an academic transcript (unofficial or official), and can elect to submit a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only). Applications should be addressed to the instructors and submitted to Emily Lewis at  emlewis at law.harvard.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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Rethink Music: Free tickets to JUNIOR BOYS concert this Sunday

The Berkman Center has a limited number of FREE tickets to the opening concert for next week’s Rethink Music conference, which is sponsored by Berklee College of Music and MIDEM.  The concert takes place this Sunday evening, 4/22, and features JUNIOR BOYS and KARMIN, joined by YOGA GIRLS.  Details are as follows:

    Berklee Performance Center
    136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA (on Mass Ave near Boylston St)
    Sunday, April 22, 2012 — 7:15 pm

To pick up tickets, please come to the Berkman Center — 23 Everett Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA — between 12:00 NOON and 4:00 PM on Thursday, April 19th or between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Friday, April 20th.  Tickets available first-come first-served, while supplies last.

Research Assistant

Prof. Marc A Rodwin, a health law specialist and a Lab Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center, seeks one Law student to work 40 hours a week, or two students to work 20 hours each.  The RA will help produce articles that propose reforms in pharmaceutical law and the pharmaceutical industry. The work involves review of legal materials, scholarly literature, writing and editing. $11.50/hour. Please submit cover letter and CV to:  mrodwin at ethics.harvard.edu

Research Assistant

Prof. Marc A Rodwin, a health law specialist and a Lab Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center, seeks one Law student to work 40 hours a week.  The RA will help produce articles that propose reforms in pharmaceutical law and the pharmaceutical industry. The work involves review of legal materials, scholarly literature, writing and editing. $11.50/hour. Please submit cover letter and CV to:  mrodwin at ethics.harvard.edu

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 law.harvard.edu) 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 include undergraduate information with item #3.)

Donate used items during Move-Out

Instead of throwing your extra belongings in the trash during the move-out rush, donate them! Donation stations will be set up at HLS from April 18 until Commencement in the following locations:
–       Caspersen Student Center, under the ramp to the café (this is our year-round HLS donation station location)
–       Outdoor underpass outside Story
–       Covered patio between Holmes and Ames
–       Walkway between Ames and Dane
–       1st floor walkway between Story and Shaw
–       North Hall Common Room
–       Hastings Basement (Entry 5 near the kitchen)

You can donate:
•       Books, Horn books, textbooks, notebooks, office supplies (even partially-used)
•       Dorm supplies such as mini-fridges, storage crates, fans, trash cans, bulletin boards, cinder blocks, bricks and lumber
•       Futons, rugs, chairs and mirrors (place next to box and clearly label “For Harvard Habitat for Humanity”)
•       Clothing and shoes (tied together), eyeglasses, athletic equipment, toys and linens
•       Unopened non-perishable food (canned goods, boxed pasta, microwaveables)
•       Unfinished bottles of laundry detergent and household cleaners
•       Toiletries, shampoo, lotions and cosmetics
•       Computers and parts, printers, and other electronics

Please return all dishes and silverware to the Café!

Benefiting charities include Harvard Habitat for Humanity, the Cambridge YWCA Family Shelter, Mass Coalition for the Homeless, Greater Boston Food Bank, Unite for Sight, Better World Books, and Students United to Fight Hunger.

If you have any questions, please ask your Green Living Rep or email  sustainability at lists.law.harvard.edu.

Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic of Legal Services Center Seeking Summer Fellow

The Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic focuses its advocacy efforts on preserving and protecting equity for low- and moderate-income homeowners; combating abuses in the consumer financial services industry; and ensuring equal and fair access to credit markets.  The practice is primarily litigation and involves consumer, bankruptcy, real estate, banking, and tort law.  The Clinic defends homeowners against foreclosure and commences complex litigation in Federal District Court, Bankruptcy Court, and Massachusetts Superior Court against subprime lenders, banking institutions, mortgage brokers, loan servicers, and foreclosure rescue scam artists.  The Clinic also maintains a vibrant consumer law practice in which students defend against unlawful debt collection practices in small claims court and represent consumers seeking a fresh start through petitions for bankruptcy.

If interested in the Summer Fellow position, please contact Julie McCormack,  jmmcorma at law.harvard.edu.

Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Seeking Summer Fellow

The Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation was established in 2010 to link Harvard Law students with opportunities to work with clients and communities on various food law and policy issues. The Clinic aims to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small farmers and producers in participating in food markets.

If interested in the Summer Fellow position, please contact Julie McCormack at  jmmcorma at law.harvard.edu.

IGLP Summer Research Grants

The Institute for Global Law and Policy announces a new summer grants initiative as part of its ongoing research project on liquidity in the global economy, productive financial services regulatory structures in emerging markets, and financial inclusion.   The research initiative is supported by the generosity of IGLP’s sponsor VISA, Inc.  In Summer 2012, a small number of research grants will be available for JD, LLM and SJD students who wish to pursue research in one of the following themes.   As part of their research, we would expect grant recipients to develop a short research paper providing a literature summary in the area and proposing alternative research questions for further exploration.
·         Liquidity in the global economy and capital as legal institutions.  Our goal will be to trace alternative modes for establishing and regulating global liquidity.

·         Financial inclusion.  We will discuss the provision of banking services for the unbanked as an aspect of development policy, with the goal of moving beyond corporate social responsibility models to business viability, comparing alternative regulatory and business strategies for micro-lending, tele-banking, informal banking and credit/debit services.

·         The structure of financial services in emerging markets.  We will explore alternative paths to economic development encouraged by alternative regulatory and institutional environments, as well as the relationships between local and national banking models, “national champions” and state-owned monopolies, and international financial services providers in development strategy.

Research in each of these areas will contribute to the IGLP’s larger inquiry into the nature of global liquidity and capital as legal institutions, financial inclusion and the provision of banking services for the unbanked as an aspect of development policy, and the structure of financial services in emerging markets. 
Interested students should provide a c.v., statement of interest, and relevant research or professional experience to Mr. Neal O’Connor at  noconnor at law.harvard.edu as soon as possible.   Grants will be made on a rolling basis as funding permits.

U.S. EPA Honors Program and the Honors Fellowship Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of General Counsel is recruiting for the 2013 Summer Honors Program and the Honors Fellowship Program. The attached documents are a letter from our General Counsel, Scott Fulton and the program announcements with the details and application instructions.

(See attached file: LSO 13)

We look forward to reviewing your applications. Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at 202-564-3222.


Manuel Gonzalez
Coordinator for Attorney Recruitment and Training

Office of General Counsel
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Mailcode 2311A
Washington, DC 20460
Office (202) 564-3222
Fax: (202) 564-1773