Harvard Law School Pub Graduate Student Managers/Bartenders

Seeking Graduate Student Managers to work at the Harvard Law School Pub, in a fun, fast-paced environment.  The Pub is student-managed and student-run, open to members of the Harvard community.  Operating hours Weds, Thurs and Fri 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Shifts are generally 4 hours.  Duties to include serving beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks; managing undergraduate staff; cash handling; following all health, sanitation and safety regulations; performing opening and/or closing procedures; deliver outstanding and engaging customer service.

Contact Information: Kim Smith, Retail Area General Manager ( kim_smith at harvard.edu)


Must be enrolled in a Harvard graduate/PhD program.  Food and beverage experience preferred.  ServSave andTIPS certification a plus, but we will train.

Shifts: Weekend, Evenings, Weekday ($18.00/hour) Part-Time

MBTA Semester Passes Available – DEADLINE September 4th

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, 2012 – January 31, 2013. This program is only available to HLS students.

  • Please note, this is only worthwhile if you plan to use public transportation during your daily commute.
  • Checks may be made out to Harvard Law School.
  • To learn more about Greater Boston’s Public Transportation System, prices, or to purchase passes for a single month, please visit the MBTA website.

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

Welcome Section Three!

Welcome to Harvard Law School, and welcome to your Torts course. I much look forward to meeting you on Thursday, September 6, 9:50am – 11:50am in Austin Hall Room 101 – East.

The readings from Franklin et al (9th ed.) for Week 1 are:
Thursday September 6: 1-17
Friday September 7: 17-29

Please note that, like a growing number of law professors, I do not permit students to use laptops or other digital devices in the classroom.

Best wishes from
Jane Stapleton

Child Advocacy Program (CAP) Seeks RA for Social Change Course

CAP seeks RA to assist with “Art of Social Change: Child Welfare, Education, and Juvenile Justice” course.  RA needs to be available every Thursday this Fall from 4:25 – 7:15 PM, as well as for 1-2 additional hours each week if needed.  RA will assist with a variety of course and classroom set-up tasks, and s/he will support guest lecturers as needed.  RA might also assist in locating a small number of course materials.  RA will have the opportunity to attend all class sessions.  More on the course can be found here.  Interested students should email  cap at law.harvard.edu the following: (1) resume; (2) transcript; (3) list of any CAP courses already taken or planning to take.

Course and First Assignment Information for Torts 7/Professor Richard Lazarus

The required text for the class is Epstein & Sharkey, Cases and Materials on Torts (Aspen, 10th ed. 2012), as well as supplemental materials. The course description, syllabus, and supplemental materials are now available on the course website on the “Course Materials” page. They are also available for pick up at the Copy Center.

The assignment for the first day of class (Wednesday, September 5th) is listed on the second page of the course description mentioned above.

Course and First Assignment Information for Contracts 7/Professor Todd Rakoff

The books for the course are Steven J. Burton, “Principles of Contract Law,” (Fourth Edition -2012) and Steven J. Burton and Melvin A. Eisenberg, “Contract Law: Selected Source Materials-Annotated,” (2012 Edition).  The Syllabus for the course is now posted to the course website (both under “Course Materials” and “Syllabus”) – and hard copies will be available at the first class.

For our first class on September 5, please prepare pages 1-8 in the first of these books.  I would appreciate it if you did not bring laptops (or other electronic devices) to Contracts class this semester.

Prof. Tribe Seeks RAs for Book on the Roberts Court

Professor Laurence Tribe has begun a book about the Roberts Court and seeks several RAs to help with analysis of recent Supreme Court opinions, source-gathering, and a diverse set of substantive research projects.  These positions will typically require 12-15 dedicated hours of work per week.  RAs can expect to produce substantial written work in constitutional law — and will have a choice of payment or academic credit.  To apply, please send Kathy McGillicuddy ( kmcgill at law.harvard.edu) and Laurence Tribe ( tribe at law.harvard.edu) the following: (1) Transcript; (2) CV; (3) Brief writing sample (which need not be legal and should not be an LRW memo); and (4) Anticipated availability through the fall semester and possibly the spring semester as well .  Professor Tribe will hire on a rolling basis and encourages interested students to apply right away.

Research Assistant

Visiting Professor Thomas Lee is seeking an RA for Fall 2012 (and possibly Spring 2013) to help with writing projects on the history of international law, and constitutional law and civil procedure in the early federal courts.    Please email (1) resume, (2) law school transcript (unofficial is okay), and (3) a paragraph on why you’d like the job, to  tlee at law.harvard.edu.

Research Assistants Needed (Professor Steven Shavell)

Professor Shavell is seeking a number of research assistants for work on a variety of topics.  No special background is needed to do the work, and 1Ls are welcome to apply.  If you wish to apply, please send the following information to Professor Shavells assistant, Irina Goldina, at  igoldina at law.harvard.edu: (a) a brief description of your background and interests, (b) an estimate of how much time you would have available, and (c) your undergraduate and HLS transcripts (official copies are not needed). Thank yo

Professor Rubenstein Seeking Research Assistants for Empirical Study

Professor Rubenstein is looking for one or more research assistants with mathematical/statistical skills and familiarity with large data bases for an empirical research project concerning attorney’s fees in class action litigation.  To apply, please submit a (1) cover letter describing your relevant experience, (2) resume, and (3) transcript to Professor Rubenstein, rubenstein at law.harvard.edu.

RA Wanted

Visiting Professor Youngjae Lee is looking for one or two research assistants for help with several writing projects on various criminal law topics in Fall 2012 and possibly Spring 2013.  To apply, please email to  yolee at law.harvard.edu the following information: 1) a resume, 2) a transcript, and 3) a short statement of interest (a few sentences are sufficient), amount of time available, and when, during the semesters, you expect to be largely unavailable due to other commitments.

Research Assistant for Prof. Adam Levitin

Professor Levitin is looking for a research assistant for projects involving consumer finance, with particular focuses on mortgages, student loans, and women’s access to credit. Background in US history or social sciences a plus.  Applicants should send a CV and transcript (informal is fine) to alevitin at law.harvard.edu. 1Ls are encouraged to apply.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

The Scoop:
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Mahindra Humanities Center invites all Harvard graduate students to submit a proposal to coordinate an Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Conference. Funding for the conference will be available up to the amount of $7,500. The conference should take place during the current academic year, 2012-13.
Proposals interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary in design and scope will be considered by the committee. The proposal should consist of a one- to two-page description, outlining the theme and the proposed structure of the conference.
There will be an information session on Thursday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Warren House Lounge for students interested in submitting proposals.
Please send proposals to the attention of Sarah Razor, Warren House 108, 11 Prescott Street. For further information, or to obtain examples of past graduate conference budgets and publicity materials, inquire with Sarah at  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 1.
Recent Graduate Student Conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by the Mahindra Center:
How To End a Revolution, 2012
Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience, 2011
Objects of Knowledge, Objects of Exchange, 2009
Decomposition, 2008
Bodily Proof, 2007
Mirrorings: Reflections on Reflection, 2006
Culture and Modernity: George Simmel in Context, 2005
The Worldly Earth, 2004
Alphabetics, 2003
Still Life, 2003
Fixed Ideas, 2002
Escape, 2001
Failure, 2000

Torts 1

Class will meet on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1:40 – 3:00, in WCC (Wasserstein) 2009.

Readings for the course are the casebook, Keeton, Sargentich, & Keating, Tort and Accident Law (4th edition, 2004), plus some photocopied materials which will be available at the Distribution Center.

For the first class, on Wednesday, September 5, please read casebook pages 1-4 and 7-13

Natural Law and Positive Law: Reading Group

Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 12, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Lewis 301.  Thereafter we will meet every other week during the term.

Readings for the course are photocopied materails that will be available at the Distribution Cetner.

For our first session, please read the four items which are listed under the first topic of the readings’ table of contents, “1. Classic and Modern Debates.”
comments:  Please run in the weeks beginning August 27 and September 3.

Opportunity For Clinical Work on Corporate Governance

The Shareholder Rights Project offers an opportunity to undertake clinical work for students interested in corporate governance and corporate practice in public corporation.  The Shareholder Rights Project 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.  More information about the clinical program and its activities is available on its website, http://srp.law.harvard.edu.

The Shareholder Rights Project expects to expand for the coming year, and will be considering applications by students for a small number of additional positions which may become available.

The Shareholder Rights Project’s 2012-2013 clinical program includes a fall-spring clinic and one-credit seminar.  To apply, submit a statement of interest (no more than 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 law.harvard.edu).  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Research Assistant

Research Project Description:

The project will involve conducting legal research to examine how the current school disciplinary framework creates an environment ripe for violation of students substantive and procedural protections guaranteed by the Constitution. Research assistants will be responsible for conducting legal research related to a recent investigation conducted by the Department of Justice (See:  houstoninst at law.harvard.edu