2012-13 IGLP Fellowship Program

The IGLP is pleased to announce up to two residential Fellowships for the 2013-2014 academic year (September 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Inaugurated in 2006, the IGLP Fellowship Program offers full or partial student and post-doctoral fellowship support to a small number of scholars pursuing research in areas related to the IGLP’s ongoing work. Through the Fellowship Program the IGLP seeks to encourage the development of progressive and alternative ideas about international law, society and political economy by supporting original, provocative and challenging intellectual work that might not otherwise find support from mainstream institutional resources and which contributes to the emergence of new approaches to international law and global social justice. The Institute welcomes all interested graduate and post graduate scholars who are currently pursuing research in the areas of global law, economic policy, and social justice, to apply for our 2013-2014 residential Fellowships. We are particularly interested in candidates from emerging markets and developing economies. Current Harvard Law School graduate students and alumni of IGLP: The Workshop are especially encouraged to apply. While in residence in Cambridge, IGLP Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue and develop their own research as outlined in their proposal. In addition the IGLP Fellows will devote up to half of their time to assisting the IGLP Faculty Director in the planning and organizing of the Institute’s academic programs and initiatives, including the IGLP’s January Workshop in Doha and June Colloquium at Harvard. The 2013-2014 Fellows will be awarded a competitive stipend commensurate with experience. The Fellowship also includes an office at the Institute, a computer and printer, access to the Law School’s Libraries as well as other libraries at the University. With the permission of the teaching faculty member, IGLP Fellows may audit Law School courses on a non-credit basis. There is no tuition charge for auditing courses. Interested candidates should submit: – A resume or CV that clearly shows degrees received and current position, as well as your current academic affiliation – A 2-3 page description of your current research project. – Two letters of recommendation, including a letter of support from your doctoral or other academic supervisor. All Materials should be submitted electronically to  iglp at law.harvard.edu . The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013.

IGLP / VISA Call for Grants

The IGLP at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce a series of competitive research grants as part of its ongoing research project on liquidity in the global economy, financial services regulation in emerging markets and financial inclusion. The research initiative is supported by the generosity of IGLP’s sponsor VISA, Inc. Graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. A first set of awards for summer and fall of 2013 will be made on May 1, 2013. The deadline for applications for this round of funding is April 19, 2013. Priority will be given to proposals which aim to generate written work suitable for submission for publication during the summer or autumn of 2013 on the following themes: Public Policy and financial inclusion. Award eligible research may consider: the range of institutional and political choices available for the provision of financial services to the unbanked; the most appropriate regulatory environment and explicit public policies to encourage equitable and effective financial inclusion, the relationship between financial inclusion and social mobility, equality and economic development. We are particularly interested in comparative assessment of alternative regulatory and business strategies for micro-finances, mobile-based banking, informal banking and women-focused delivery models, with reference to their economic, political and ethical implications. Regulation and the structure of financial services in emerging markets. Award eligible research may consider alternative paths to economic development encouraged by alternative regulatory and institutional environments, including such issues as the relationship between formal and informal banking models, “national champions” and state-sponsored enterprises, and the impact of various regulatory models on small and medium sized enterprises, gender equality and poverty reduction. Award recipients who complete their papers prior to October 15, 2013 will be eligible for consideration to present their work at a special IGLP/VISA workshop to be held in early 2014, with travel funded by IGLP and VISA, Inc. We anticipate making both three and six month awards ($5,000-$10,000) for research to be completed during the summer and summer/fall of 2013. Award applicants will also be eligible to submit their completed work for possible publication as an IGLP working paper. Interested students and scholars should provide a c.v., statement of interest, relevant research or professional experience and a short abstract (maximum 750 words) describing the research they intend to carry out. Applications may be made directly by email to  iglp at law.harvard.edu.

Harvard Recreation & Wellness Presents….

Century Cycling Challenge

April 8th-28th, 2013

A 100 mile ride in cycling is considered a century. With National Bike Month right around the corner we challenge you to complete a century (100 miles) in a 3 week period.

Participants will win a prize for each century that is completed between April 8th and April 28th from Harvard Recreation and a Law School Student Bonus Prize from HLS Wellness.

For more details please visit: http://recreation.gocrimson.com/programs/centurychallenge or email larcudi@law.harvard.edu.

John M. Olin Prize in Law & Economics

This is a $1,000 prize for any outstanding student paper applying economic analysis of law to a legal topic. Generally, the prize is awarded in May each year. Students wishing to apply should first have the professor under whom the paper is written email a statement evaluating the paper to Steven Shavell ( shavell at law.harvard.edu). The student should then email the paper to Karl Coleman ( kcoleman at law.harvard.edu) by Wednesday, April 24, 2013.