Prof. Coates seeks R.A. for M&A book

Prof. Coates seeks R.A. for book: Prof. John Coates is looking for research assistants to help him with his new book on Mergers & Acquisitions Law. The book will be based on his teaching of the subject and his experience as a partner at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz. The book will be for both those who focus on large public company acquisitions and for those who focus on middle market private company acquisitions, buyouts and roll-ups. The book will differ from existing M&A casebooks as it will focus on law, not finance. A large share of the text will be business school-style cases. The book will be organized around a typology of M&A deals including ownership structure, control structure, industry, and movements in the M&A cycle. Please send resumes to Lise Berg,  lberg at for consideration.

Human Rights Journal Seeks Student Writing

The Harvard Human Rights Journal is currently accepting student submissions for our 27th Volume! HHRJ typically publishes three different types of student writing: student notes (10,000-15,000 words, similar to a full journal article), recent developments (2,500-5,000 word commentaries on recent court cases or legislative developments), and book reviews (700-1,000 words). Word counts include footnotes. For a list of books that have been sent to HHRJ to be considered for reviews, please email hhrjstudentwriting at with the subject-line “Book Review List Request”. We will accept student writing submissions on a rolling basis until August 9, 2013. HHRJ is unique in the diversity of types of pieces it publishes – we cover a vast array of human rights-related topics, so if you have already written a paper for a class that is related to human rights in any way, send it our way. Of course, we also enthusiastically welcome any piece you’d like to start from scratch. Please send your submissions to the at hhrjstudentwriting at And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Student Writing Editors, Jeff Bayne (jbayne at and Tess Borden (teborden, who are also available to work with you throughout the writing process. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call for Harvard Negotiators Board and Committee Applications

Call for Harvard Negotiators Board and Committee Applications! Interested in negotiation and dispute resolution? Apply for a Negotiators Board or Committee position! You do not need to be a current member to apply for a position. Applications due by Sunday, May 5, at 5pm. Email  negotiators at with any questions. Harvard Negotiators have opportunity to: – Advise clients about negotiations – Represent HLS in competitions – Participate in simulations – Join reading group and blog – Attend speaker series See link for positions and application!…

Part-Time Summer RA Sought for Environmental Law Research

Shaun Goho, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, seeks a part-time research assistant for the summer. Hours are flexible, and most of the work can be done remotely if necessary. The work will involve revising and updating the course materials for a class on public-interest environmental litigation and research into various environmental and administrative law topics. If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to sgoho at

Moving out? Green your move by donating your unneeded items at the conveniently located Donation Stations!

Donate your unwanted books, office supplies, dorm supplies and furniture, clothing, shoes, athletic equipment, electronics, unopened dry food, toiletries and cosmetics at one of the 9 Donation Station bins conveniently located throughout the law school, including by the Hark ramp. Your donations will benefit: Habitat for Humanity, Mass Coalition for the Homeless, Cambridge YWCA Family Shelter, Greater Boston Food Bank, Unite for Sight, Better World Books, and Students United to Fight Hunger. Thanks!

Call for Applications: Student Internship Program

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is seeking student interns for the upcoming academic year beginning in September 2013. Full-year availability is preferred, but single-term internships will be considered on an individual basis; please indicate your preference in your application materials. We are not currently accepting applications for Summer 2013, but may consider extension through Summer 2014 if there is mutual interest. All Harvard graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 31.

The full call is available online at….

Become a Big Sister Through the WLA’s 1L Mentoring Program!

We are looking for a diverse group of women to serve as WLA Big Sisters next year. You can sign up for the program here: As a Big Sister, you will help make an incoming 1L’s transition to HLS a bit easier and possibly make a new friend in the process! You will be supported throughout the year by the WLA’s Mentorship Committee. In addition to your own self-directed mentoring, we will check in with you at particularly stressful times in the 1L calendar and suggest that you send an encouraging email to your Little Sister. We aim to help you develop a mentoring relationship, without taxing your already full plate. Please email  HLS.WLA.Mentoring at with any questions! Thank you!

Harvard Human Rights Journal seeking additional board members

Would you like to be on the board of the Harvard Human Rights Journal? HHRJ is looking for an additional Primary Editor, as well as additional members of the Article Selection Committee. Primary Editors are responsible for line-editing and source-pulling for an article or a subsection thereof. The majority of Primary Editor responsibilities take place late September – late November. The Article Selection Committee reviews article submissions throughout the summer on a weekly basis. If you are interested in applying to be a Primary Editor of a member of the Article Selection Commitee, please send a half-page statement of interest to abenedict at and lminer at with the subject-line “HHRJ Board Application”. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Petrie-Flom Call for Student Fellows AY13-14

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics 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, biotechnology and intellectual property, biomedical research, and bioethics. The Student Fellowship Program is designed to support student research in these areas. For more information on our current fellows and their work, see our website at…. Eligibility. The student fellowship program is open to Harvard Law School students and students in other Harvard graduate programs who are committed to undertaking a significant research project during the year of their fellowship. Writing Requirement. Student fellows will conduct independent research projects designed to lead to publishable articles. Fellows are expected to produce at least one 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. Blogging Requirement. Student fellows will be expected to post regularly on the Petrie-Flom’s blog, “Bill of Health”…), once every other week during the Fall and Spring semesters, with one post required during Winter term, and four skips available for the year. Topics are self-determined; posts are subject to final approval by the Petrie-Flom Center, and are usually 700-800 words. More frequent postings are acceptable and welcome. Curricular Component. Student fellows are required to enroll in the Health Law Policy and Bioethics 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 Workshop for 2013-14 is scheduled to take place on selected Mondays across the Fall and Spring semesters 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 lunch sessions in the Spring semester. Student fellows may be asked to assist with panels and conferences organized by the Center during the year of their fellowship, including organizing and reporting on events for Center publications. Resources. The Center will award each fellow a $1,500 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). Application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 9AM, Monday, May 20, 2013. Notifications of awards will be made by mid-summer for fellowships to begin in Fall 2013. To apply, email the following to  petrie-flom 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 2012 semester.) For further questions, please contact: Cristine Hutchison-Jones, Administrative Director, Petrie-Flom Center  chutchisonjones at; 617-495-2316 23 Everett St., Room 323

Prof. Anker looking for P/T RA’s for asylum law research – late summer/fall 2013

Professor Deborah Anker is looking for a part-time Research Assistant to work preferably late this summer and the coming fall on her book, Law of Asylum in the United States, involving asylum and refugee law. The Research Assistant will explore current topics in asylum and refugee law, including reviewing new case developments, recent articles, and regulatory and policy developments in the U.S. and internationally. If interested, please email Bonnie Rubrecht at  brubrecht at by April 30th with your availability this summer and fall (including number of hours you can work), the basis for your interest and your resume (including any relevant background or coursework).

Invitation to lunch with Robert C. Post

On behalf of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard and the Office of the President, I write to invite you to attend a lunch for graduate students to meet with Robert C. Post, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, on Wednesday, May 1st, at 12:30 p.m. in Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy Street.


This lunch is one of a series of events related to the Tanner Lectures on Human Values which Dean Post will deliver on Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. in Lowell Lecture Hall, corner of Oxford Street and Kirkland Street.  His topic is “Representative Democracy: The Constitutional Theory of Campaign Finance Reform.”  On Friday, May 3rd, there will be a concluding Tanner seminar in the Thompson Room (Barker Center 110) from 10:00 a.m. until noon. More information about the 2013 Tanner Lectures is available here:


If you would like to attend the May 1st lunch, please RSVP by Friday, April 26th to

Harvard Business Law Review Student Notes Submissions

The Harvard Business Law Review is accepting submissions for student notes. Submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words and should be on a business law topic. Reflecting the diverse interests of HBLR, previous topics have included financial regulation, emerging markets, international business and M&A, energy law, and corporate governance. For an example of a student note, see:…. The HBLR will evaluate the submissions and will select a winning piece to be published in the next issue. Interested students should email  hblrnotes at for feedback and assistance on developing potential pieces, including adapting prior work done for credit. Final submissions are due to  hblrnotes at by Friday, May 17.

Fellowships in Law & Economics

Students wishing to apply for a John M. Olin or Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Economics may obtain an information sheet and application on our website at….

Any student at Harvard Law School is eligible to apply for a Fellowship. Fellowships, which normally are for a one-year period, involve a stipend of $3,000. Students should submit their applications by June 15, 2013, in order to be considered for a full year fellowship.

IGLP Seeks Moderators for its Conference in June 2013

Are you interested in new thinking about global governance, social justice and economic policy? The Institute for Global Law and Policy invites applications from current Harvard students to apply to be moderators on panels at its inaugural Conference, which will take place June 3-4, 2013 at Harvard Law School. We expect more than 200 scholars from around the world to share their work on a variety of panels during the Conference. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in our growing program!  IGLP needs moderators to introduce panelists and ensure that they adhere to time limits.  Moderators may attend the Conference and their Conference registration fees will be waived. To apply to be a moderator, please complete our application form:…. To learn more about the IGLP, please visit our website:

Open Access Intern

The Harvard Law School Library seeks a student intern, starting immediately through July 31, 2013 to assist with administration of faculty publications in Harvard’s DASH Open Access repository. This is a great position for anyone who is interested in learning more about open access scholarly communication law and policy. The Open Access Intern will gain administrative and technical experience from working with a DSpace repository at the law school’s Cambridge campus. Basic knowledge or interest in learning more about copyright and publication licensing is a plus, and training will be provided. Compensation is $11.50 per hour. Applicants for this position should forward a resume and a statement of interest by e-mail to: June Casey, Librarian for Open Access Initiatives and Scholarly Communication, Harvard Law School:  jucasey at

Harvard International Law Journal Seeking Student Note Submissions

Are you interested in publishing with the Harvard International Law Journal? We are currently accepting completed submissions for Student Notes and Recent Development pieces for publication next semester. The deadline for submissions is rolling until May 15, 2013 at midnight. Submissions should be emailed to  HLSILJNOTES at Student Notes Student Notes are similar in style to a standard law journal article and are between 10,000 and 20,000 words, excluding footnotes. Submissions should be finished works or near-finished. Citations should follow the Bluebook format. Click here for an example of a past student Note Recent Developments Recent Developments include book reviews, case comments, or other discussions of recent legal developments in international law. Possible topics include international court decisions, recent treaties, or investments between international organizations. These pieces are about 5,000 to 7,000 words. The first half of the piece should analyze the legal development, with the second half devoted to the author’s own comment or critique. For example, in a book review, the student could summarize the author’s argument in the first half, and then criticize the argument or point out future implications in the second half. Citations should follow the Bluebook format. Interested participants should submit a draft or a one-page, double-spaced proposal, as well as a writing sample (non-brief or memo piece preferred). Click here for an example of a Recent Development. If you know you want to write and be published, but are not sure what to write about, then please reach out to us. We would be happy to brainstorm topics and help you develop a piece for the journal. Please contact Libby and Sarah at  edenniston at or  skalin at with any questions you may have about the process or to discuss your ideas for publication.

Important information for students traveling abroad this summer

A reminder that Harvard University requires ALL students who are traveling under university auspices (that is, receiving either credit or funding) prior to departure to register the trip in the Harvard Travel Registry; review, sign and return the appropriate Assumption of Risk and General Release form to the sponsoring organization, and obtain a Harvard Travel Assist member card and review the 24-hour emergency medical and evacuation services it provides. HLS students should also review Global Support Services’ travel risk ratings. Students who are considering travel to an area that is categorized as high risk must complete and submit a travel questionnaire and consult with Steve Taylor, Associate Director of International Safety and Security. Detailed information and the necessary forms and website links are available on the International Travel pages on the HLS website at…. ILS is also holding information sessions — with important health and safety information and opportunities to meet students who have worked or studied in the region you are traveling to — on Monday, April 15 (12 p.m, Milstein West A and (repeated) on Wednesday, April 17 (12 p.m. Milstein West B). Attending one of these sessions is REQUIRED for all HLS students traveling under University auspices, and strongly recommended for any student traveling abroad this summer for work or leisure. More information on the International Travel pages (at the URL listed above) and on the ILS blog…).