The deadline for the following has been changed to February 22, 2013 vs. March 1, 2013. Private International Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy of International Law The Joseph Story Society on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic is offering a scholarship for one student to attend the renowned Private International Law Summer Course at the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands. This two week course will take place from July 29 – August 16, 2013, and will cover topics ranging from international commercial arbitration to the protection of human rights and activities of transnational companies. The full schedule for the course is available here. The scholarship will cover tuition, travel, room, and board. Interested applicants should send a statement of interest (no more than one page in length), resume and transcript to Jan Qashat at qashat at law.harvard.edu, with the subject heading “PIL Summer Course Application” by February 22, 2013 at 5pm.
Professor Klarman is looking to hire one research assistant to work for him for about 8-10 weeks this summer. This would be a full-time job—roughly 40 hours per week. The pay would be the standard rate at which HLS pays research assistants, which is currently $11.50/hour. The deadline for the application is Feb. 18, 2013. Professor Klarman will make a decision as to whom to hire shortly thereafter. If you are interested in applying for the job, please submit the following materials to Professor Klarman’s assistant Kimberly O’Hagan (not to Professor Klarman directly) at kohagan at law.harvard.edu: a copy of your resume, a very brief statement of any background you have that might be relevant to his hiring decision, and—this is important—the name and email address of someone with whom you have worked closely within the last several years whom Professor Klarman could contact for a reference (his preference would be for a faculty member, either undergraduate or law school, but an employer would also suffice). Should you decide to apply for this job, please be prepared to commit to accepting it if it is offered to you. This is because Professor Klarman don’t want to go through the hiring process more than once. It makes perfect sense that you might not wish to make that commitment, as you may be exploring other summer job possibilities, but if that is the case, please do not apply for this job. Most of the work would be related to a book he hopes to finish this summer—a short, revisionist history of the Founding. Much of the work would be tracking down original sources (e.g., letters from Madison, speeches at the Constitutional Convention or the ratifying conventions), confirming quotations, etc. There might also be some miscellaneous Constitutional Law-related assignments. E.g., read the briefs in Griswold v. Connecticut and write him a memo summarizing the arguments. Professor Klarman thinks (hopes) most of the work would be reasonably interesting. If you are interested in hearing what it is like to work as Professor Klarman’s summer research assistant, please feel free to contact Marco Basile, marco.p.basile at gmail.com. Marco worked for Professor Klarman during summer 2011.