Professor Scott Seeks RA with insurance background

Professor Hal Scott seeks an RA to start immediately to help with research related to a panel he will be hosting in September. The topic of the panel is financial regulation of the insurance industry (thus, knowledge of and/or experience in the insurance industry is a requirement for this position). Kindly email your resume and a note of interest to  wgrace at law.harvard.edu.

Professor Tushnet seeks an RA for 2013-14

Professor Tushnet is interested in hiring a research assistant for the academic year 2013-14, to work on several projects involving the contemporary First Amendment (freedom of expression). Interested students should submit resumes by e-mail to  mtushnet at law.harvard.edu. (Professor Tushnet does not expect to make a decision on these applications until relatively late in the summer.)

Shareholder Rights Project Openings

Are you planning on working in corporate law? Interested in getting clinical experience working on corporate law and corporate governance matters? The Shareholder Rights Project is seeking participants for its 2013-2014 clinical program. The Shareholder Rights program, taught by Professor Lucian Bebchuk and Scott Hirst, provides students with the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience with shareholder rights work. The SRP works on behalf of public pension funds and charitable organizations seeking to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners, as well as on research and policy projects related to corporate governance. Enrollment requires an application process and is open to Harvard Law School 2L, 3L and LLM students who have taken Corporations or are taking Corporations in the Fall term. LLM students with prior corporate experience may speak with the instructor about waiving this requirement. To apply, students must submit a statement of interest (maximum 200 words), a resume, an academic transcript (unofficial or official), and can elect to submit a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only). Applications should be addressed to the instructors and submitted to Emily Lewis at  emlewis at law.harvard.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. For questions, please contact Emily Lewis, the Administrative Director of the Shareholder Rights Program at  emlewis at law.harvard.edu. Course Description: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/cur… Clinic description: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/cur… Program Website: http://srp.law.harvard.edu/

Independent Clinical Opportunity

Are you interested in counterterrorism policy and prosecution and related national security matters? This is to inform you of an opportunity for HLS students to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) and the Office of Law and Policy (OL&P), of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice as an independent clinical project, with Professors Heymann and Rosenberg acting as faculty sponsors. The program has been offered for the past ten years, and the terms for continuing it next year will be concluded in an updated Memorandum of Understanding between the faculty sponsors and with the principals at the DOJ. As in the past, next year’s program will require students to perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring semesters. In addition, in the unlikely event an emergency project arises, students may be called upon to work during the Winter term (but only if such work does not conflict with the students’ normal Winter Term course obligations). Admission into the program is selective; to maximize the education value of challenging work and close supervision, enrollment will be limited to no more than five students. Selection will be based on a student’s academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter. All admitted students must also satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session in Cambridge at the beginning of the Fall semester. Clinical credits are awarded through the independent clinical work program. Grading is Credit/Fail. Two clinical credits may be awarded (1 Fall credit + 1 Spring credit) and will be recorded on students’ transcripts at the end of the Spring semester. Due to the highly confidential nature of this program, students have the following independent clinical requirements waived: final paper and weekly emails. Standard clinical conditions preclude enrollees in the program from taking any other clinical course during the period of enrollment. You may obtain further information about the HLS-CTS Independent Clinical offering by reading the finalized Memorandum of Understanding outlining the terms for next year’s program. To apply, simply submit your most recent grade sheet and resume to Kim Peterson ( kpeterso at law.harvard.edu), Assistant to David Rosenberg, on or before 4 p.m. on July 12, 2013. This clinical program offers an extraordinary opportunity for both public service (including satisfying the pro bono requirement) and professional training.

Summer 2013 Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies

Each year we offer the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies that is open to the wider public.  It is the longest continuously running, non-credit course at our university. Taught since the 1940s with constant updating, the Reading Course is designed for people who are faced with the need to read more materials, more critically and who find themselves overwhelmed or disengaged.  It is based on the premise that our learning depends upon both what we read, as well as how critically we read. This course helps students read strategically, selectively, and actively and is directed for those engaged in undergraduate and graduate studies.

Full details of the course can be accessed by going to the link: http://bsc.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k73301&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup127159

HLSL Summer Research Assistants Wanted

The Harvard Law School Library is looking for part-time Research Assistants for Summer 2013. Research Assistants will assist with short-term faculty research assignments. Interested candidates should submit resumes and letters of interest to Tom Boone, Faculty Services Librarian,  tboone at law.harvard.edu. Qualifications include completion of First Year Legal Research and Writing, as well as basic legal research experience.

Prof. Coquillette Seeks RA for 2013-2014 academic year and beyond

Research Assistant needed during the 2013-2014 academic year and beyond to help Professor Daniel Coquillette and his co-author, Dr. Bruce Kimball, in writing the second volume of the bicentennial history of Harvard Law School, concerning the twentieth century. Background in twentieth-century American history preferred. Please submit your CV, a writing sample, and a cover letter of interest to Prof. Coquillette’s administrative assistant Tom Potter ( tpotter at law.harvard.edu tel. 617-496-5028).