Summer Health Law Consulting Opportunity Reviewing State Alcohol Statues

Summer Health Law Consulting Opportunity Reviewing State Alcohol Statues
Professors at Boston University are seeking summer help with an NIH-funded research project examining the relationship between state alcohol control environment and youth binge drinking. The research assistant will review state alcohol statutes and policies and extract and code relevant provisions into variables that can be used to measure a state’s alcohol control policy environment.  The work is expected to take 40-60 hours over the summer and the research assistant will be paid a consulting fee of $25 to $40 per hour.  The research assistant needs to have access to Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis.  Most of the work can be done from a remote location.  If interested, please contact Prof. Ziming Xuan at  zxuan at

HLS-CTS Independent Clinical opportunity, 2012-2013

Are you interested in counterterrorism policy and prosecution and related national security matters? This is to inform you of an opportunity for HLS students to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) and the Office of Law and Policy (OL&P), of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice as an independent clinical project, with Professors Heymann and Rosenberg acting as faculty sponsors.
As in the past, next year’s program will require students to perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring semesters.  In addition, in the unlikely event an emergency project arises, students may be called upon to work during the Winter term (but only if such work does not conflict with the students’ normal Winter Term course obligations).  Admission into the program is selective; to maximize the education value of challenging work and close supervision, enrollment will be limited to no more than five students.   Selection will be based on a student’s academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter.  All admitted students must also satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session in Cambridge at the beginning of the Fall semester.
You may obtain further information about the HLS-CTS Independent Clinical offering by reading the finalized Memorandum of Understanding outlining the terms for next year’s program. To request  a copy of the Memorandum, please email Kim Peterson ( kpeterso at, Assistant to David Rosenberg,  To apply, simply submit your most recent grade sheet and resume to Kim Peterson on or before 4 p.m. on June 22, 2012.

Shareholder Rights Clinic Openings

Are you interested in learning about corporate governance, the relationship between internal and external stakeholders, and the role of shareholders? The HLS Shareholder Rights Project (SRP) is a clinical program through which faculty and students assist public pension funds and charitable organizations to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners. With supervising attorneys, students conduct research, draft memos and reports, and participate in meetings with company and pension fund representatives.

The Shareholder Rights Project seeks participants for its 2012-2013 clinical program, which includes a fall-spring clinic and a spring seminar. To apply, submit a statement of interest (maximum 200 words), resume, and academic transcript (unofficial or official). You may also opt to include a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only). Applications should be addressed to the instructors, Lucian Bebchuk and Scott Hirst, but submitted to Emily Lewis ( emlewis at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as only a few spots remain.


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NEW COURSE: Harvard Africa Workshop: Changing Economies, Changing Polities, Changing Faces of Capitalism



Harvard Africa Workshop:

Changing Economies, Changing Polities, Changing Faces of Capitalism Professor Lucie White

4 credits F/S; 2 credits F; or 2 credits S

1 or 2 optional writing credits


In this Workshop Course, law students will be included as active participants in the inaugural year of the annual Harvard Africa Workshop (HAW), a University-wide interdisciplinary seminar which will be convened by Faculty of Arts and Sciences Professors John and Jean Comaroff, internationally renowned South African anthropologists and critical social theorists.


The HAW’s intellectual theme for the first three years, 2012-2015, is to be Africa and the World at Large: Or, What the New Global Order Has to Learn from the Contemporary Africa.  Within this broad theme, the specific focus for 2012-13 will be Changing Economies, Changing Polities, Changing Faces of Capitalism.  The subsequent years’ foci are to be (ii) State Transformations, Social Order, and the Problem of Crime, and (iii) Health and Crises of Reproduction.


To explore the 2012-13 theme, leading scholars of international repute will present weekly papers that address the rapidly changing position of Africa in the global political economy and the impact of that change on global distributions of wealth, well-being, and power.  Participating scholars tentatively include Professors Duncan Kennedy and Christine Desan from the Law School; Professors Emmanuel Akyeampong and Caroline Elkins from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (History); Professor Robert Bates from Harvard FAS (Government); and Professors Achille Mbembe (University of the Witwatersrand), James Ferguson (Stanford), and Hlonipa Mokoena (Columbia).

The HAW is an interdisciplinary initiative which will be comprised of this Law School Workshop, a seminar in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a professional apprenticeship for doctoral Africanists-in-training across the disciplines, and a laboratory for international scholarly exchange. The Law School Workshop will meet simultaneously with the HAW throughout the academic year, i.e., for weekly two-hour paper presentations, preceded by one-hour preparation meetings for the law and graduate students.  The HAW initiative is designed to cultivate a spirit of engaged, constructive critique and inter-generational mentorship.

Students may register for the Law School Workshop for either the Fall (2 credits), Spring (2 credits) or Fall and Spring (4 credits).  Requirements for each semester include reading each paper and participating actively in each week’s discussion; attending the weekly one-hour student preparation meetings preceding each paper session; writing two to three page response papers on two HAW seminar papers; and writing a final twenty page paper on a course theme. Students may register for additional writing credit(s) in conjunction with the course.


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Jobs with islawmix – Islamic Law and Media is a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University focusing on the media and policy landscape where news about Islam and the law mix.  islawmix connects news readers, media producers, and legal academics with credible, authoritative information about trends in Islamic law (“sharī’a”) through mapping trends in the news, offering resources about Islamic law, and providing expert analysis by scholars who have significant, relevant experience and expertise. islawmix is seeking interns, Research Assistants, and new hires, beginning in summer 2012 for several positions:

* Editorial Intern or Summer Editorial Assistant. Provides support to the Senior Editor by creating, managing, and sharing content on the islawmix website and social media networks. Duties include identifying news media relevant to Islamic law and to US law, summarizing stories for the weekly news roundup, and archiving news stories. The Editorial Intern is expected to take a proactive role in sharing content through social media with an eye for impact. Candidates are interested in law, civil rights, media, and social media and have good writing and communication skills. This is a paid position, 15 hours per week (with possibility for turning into a permanent position of Editor).

* Development Assistant. Supports the Management Team by identifying and pursuing funding opportunities. The Development Assistant is expected to search for grant and other funding opportunities, prepare grant applications, and assist in preparing for funding meetings. Candidates are expected to have strong research and writing skills, with a preference for those with previous grant-writing experience. This is a paid position, 10-15 hours per week.

* Research Interns / Research Assistant. Support the islawmixproject by conducting research on state legislation, Islamic law, and Muslims or minorities in the media under the supervisions of Professors of Islamic Law and/or site Editors. In addition to research, duties include compiling research results for the website and writing abstracts for existing and forthcoming articles on Islamic law. Ideal candidates are interested in or have a background in law, policy, Islamic studies, and/or journalism, and superior writing skills. This is a paid position (10-20 hours per week).

To apply, please send a resume and an accompanying statement of interest (including the position or positions in which you are interested along with notes highlighting experience in social media, blogs or websites to which you have contributed, and/or experience in legal or academic research) to:  editor at

Research Assistant

 Center for Ethics Fellow Yuval Feldman seeks 1-2 Research Assistants for his project dealing with: Behavioral and Experimental Analysis of Law, The Role of Ambiguity in law, Corruption, Non-Compliance, & Misconduct in Organizations. The RA would help in reviewing literature, writing memos, discussing research hypotheses, design experiments, programming experiments, & running experiments in a decision lab and on M turks. Those with a background in Experimental design, Web Generated Surveys and Quantitative methods are encouraged to apply. Position runs May-Sept (possibly continuing through ’12-’13 academic year), 20hrs/wk, @ $11.50/hr. Email cover letter and resume to  yfeldman at

Petrie-Flom Student Fellowships 2012 – 2013

The Center and Student Fellowship.
The Petrie-Flom Center is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to the scholarly research of important issues at the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical research, and bioethics. The Student Fellowship Program is designed to support student research in those areas.

The student fellowship program is open to Harvard Law School students and students in other Harvard graduate programs who are interested in pursuing careers related to the Center’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 on such paper by the end of the academic year. Papers written in connection with the fellowship can be used to satisfy the third-year 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 required to enroll in the Health Law Policy Workshop.  The workshop is intended to provide student fellows with opportunities to interact with leading scholars and academic fellows in the fields of health law and policy, with the expectation that these interactions will further enhance and inform their research and academic development. The Health Law Policy Workshop for 2012-13 is scheduled to take place on selected Mondays across the fall and spring semester from 5-7pm. Fellowship awardees will have priority enrollment.

Presentations and Events.
Student fellows will be expected to present their research to Center affiliates and faculty during two or three lunch sessions in the Spring semester.  Student fellows may be asked to assist with panels and conferences presented by the Center during the academic year of their fellowship including organizing and reporting on events in the Center’s bi-annual newsletter.

The Center will award each fellow with a $1,500 stipend.  The stipend paid at the end of the academic year, once all fellowship requirements (including submission of an acceptable paper) are completed. Additionally, fellows may be eligible to request additional funding to cover reasonable costs associated with their research projects (e.g., copying, publications, conference fees, travel).

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 10, 2012. Notifications of awards will be made by mid-summer.

To apply, email the following to  kburroughs at

1. Your curriculum vitae;

2. A proposal summarizing the research and writing you intend to accomplish (1500 word maximum); and

3. A digital copy of your most current transcript (which need not be official, but should include grades through the fall 2011 semester.)

For further questions, please contact:

Shannon Sayer

Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics
Harvard Law School
23 Everett Street, Room 303
Cambridge, MA 02138
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