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 and Laurence Tribe ( tribe at 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

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 (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