RA for Derek Bok

Research assistant needed to find data charting the progress of the United States over the past 20 years in achieving a long list of widely accepted national goals involving such matters as economic growth, full employment, crime, environmental protection, healthcare, charitable giving, etc.  Please send resumes to  connie_higgins at harvard.edu.

Creative Writers’ Group

With the assistance of Rose Moss, and under the auspices of the Law and the Arts Initiative, Professor Janet Halley invites students to join a Creative Writers’ Group in the fall of 2013. We welcome applications from HLS students with prose fiction, memoir and biography projects, who wish to join a weekly group in the Fall Semester, to discuss their works in progress. The group is for J.D. and graduate students in the Law School. Meetings will take place on Thursday, 3-4:30pm through the Fall Semester. Regular attendance will be important. Members of the group will submit work regularly for class discussion. Rose Moss will assign some passages or short stories for participants to read. No direct academic credit is provided for membership in the group, but Janet Halley will offer to provide a 1-credit independent-study supervision to students in the course, and has a list of other faculty also willing to consider such arrangements. To inquire or apply, email a 1-page statement of interest to Rose Moss at  rosermoss at gmail.com. We will admit students on a rolling basis, and we will let you know by September 12. The first meeting will take place Thursday, September 19 at 3-4:30pm in Hauser 105.

Seeking Students for OCP Student Advisory Committee

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP) is seeking students from all class years (including LLM) to sit on its Student Advisory Committee and contribute their ideas and suggestions regarding curriculum, new projects and legal practice placements, policies, and technology, among other things. Members of the Committee serve as liaisons between students and the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, facilitating communication between the Office, students, clinical faculty, and the law school administration. The Committee helps the Office identify and address current needs, serves as a sounding board as the Office implements program changes, and assists in strategizing about future programming. The Committee will meet approximately three times a semester, and lunch and treats will be served. Interested students should send a resume and a brief email expressing interest and availability to Lee Branson at  lbranson at law.harvard.edu by Monday, September 16.

Become a Little Sister Through the WLA’s Mentoring Program!

Each year, the Women’s Law Association organizes a mentorship program, in which women new to HLS (1Ls, transfers, and LL.M. students) are matched with “big sisters” to help make the transition to HLS easy and fun! Big Sisters are a diverse group of 2L and 3L women who remember what it’s like to be new to HLS and want to be a resource to you. You can sign up to be a Little Sister here: http://tinyurl.com/hlsmentor. (2L and 3L women interested in participating can sign up to be a Big Sister here: http://tinyurl.com/hlsbigsis). Please email  HLS.WLA.Mentoring at gmail.com with any questions! Thank you!

Prof. Kaplow seeking research assistants

Professor Kaplow is looking for a number of research assistants, mainly for antitrust and law & economics. Please send to Molly Eskridge (HA318A,  meskridge at law.harvard.edu) the following information: (1) a letter indicating your area(s) of interest, relevant background, and amount of time available, (2) a resume, and (3) a law school transcript (informal is fine). (1Ls are encouraged to apply. Please also include undergraduate information for item #3.)

Mark Barnes and the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center, part of the Harvard Global Health, seeks Research Assistant(s)

The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard, which is part of the Harvard Global Health Institute and for which Mark Barnes serves as faculty co-chair, is seeking one or two research assistants for approximately 20 hours per week for the fall semester, perhaps continuing into spring as well. Topics of research include clinical trial and drug approval process regulatory reforms in India and Brazil, as well as FDA and European Medicines Agency proposals for public access to clinical trials data compiled by the international pharma and medical device industry. Compensation is $15/hour, and work schedules are flexible. Participation as co-author in journal publications may be possible, dependent on an appropriate level of involvement. Please respond to  mbarnes at law.harvard.edu, with copy to  rebecca.li at harvard.edu.

International Finance Seminar with Professors Scott and Jackson – Submit applications now!

The International Finance Seminar with Professors Hal Scott and Howell Jackson is now accepting applications for admission into the course. This is a year-long research seminar which focuses on how law and regulation affects international finance. It examines policies and regulation affecting cross-border banking and securities transactions in the three major markets, the United States, the European Union and Japan. All students in this seminar will write an original research paper. J.D’s and LL.M’s are invited to apply ASAP. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and a short note of interest to Whitney Grace at  wgrace at law.harvard.edu.


In concert with the MBTA, Harvard Law School offers students the opportunity to sign-up for the MBTA Semester Pass Program at a discount of 25%. The program runs from October 1 – January 31, 2014. This program is only available to HLS students.

To sign up for the Fall 2013 pass, complete the MBTA Flyer and turn it in along with payment (credit card, cash or check) by September 3, 2013 to the Dean of Students Office (located in Suite 3039 in WCC). Paper copies of the form are available in the Dean of Students Office. Checks may be made out to Harvard University.  Please mail if you are not on campus to the following address BEFORE SEPT 1:

Dean of Students Office
WCC 3039
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
  • Click here to view pricing information for the MBTA pass.
  • If you find yourself using the train or bus at least 6 times a week then this program is for you.
  • To learn more about Greater Boston’s Public Transportation System or purchase passes for a single month, visit the MBTA website.
  • Contact the Dean of Students Office (617-495-1880) with any questions.

Research Assistant (China) – Program on International Financial Systems

Professor Hal Scott and the Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) is seeking a Research Assistant to help prepare for its 10th Annual U.S. China Symposium, scheduled for September 9 – 11, 2013. A Research Assistant with knowledge of Chinese capital markets preferred. To start ASAP. Interested students, please send resume to Whitney Grace at  wgrace at law.harvard.edu

Brains on Trial

We are hosting an outreach event at MIT’s McGovern Institute on Tuesday September 17th and we’d like to invite both current Harvard Law Students and recent graduates to this event. 

The documentary, “Brains on Trial with Alan Alda,” discusses how insights from neuroscience might one day be used in a criminal court to test things like: lie detection, facial recognition, memory recall, racial bias and much more. For a sneak peak, please check the videos on our promo site: http://www.chedd-angier.com/pages/brains/brains_home.html
The event will be part networking, part panel discussion between Alan Alda (our host) and both legal experts and neuroscientists. Scheduled for this event are: Dr. Nancy Kanwisher (MIT), Dr. Robert Desimone (MIT), Dr. Stephen Morse, J.D. (UPENN), and Dr. Joshua Greene (Harvard). We’ll be discussing the use of fMRI for lie detection and why that is problematic, as well as discuss how criminal justice might improve with neuroscience and why the legal community is hesitant to accept evidence currently. The panel will show relevant clips from the broadcast and will have a question and answer period following. 
We would love to open this event to everyone, but due to limited seating for the panel discussion, we’re interested in targeting criminal law students/recent grads who may specifically be also be interested in the following disciplines: neuroscience, psychology, ethics, and philosophy. I was hoping you might be able to help me reach some of those students. Alternatively, if there are any professors in the law school you think would be appropriate to invite, we’d love to reach out to them as well. 

RA with strong math and/or econ skills

Visiting Professor Daniel Klerman is seeking an RA with strong math or econ skills for work on projects relating to reputation and other law & economics topics. 5 hours of work or less per week. If interested, please email resume and the name of at least one faculty reference to  dklerman at law.harvard.edu. If it is not clear from your resume, please discuss your math and/or economics background in your email.

Professor Stephenson seeks RAs for Project on Anti-Corruption in Southeast Asia

Professor Stephenson is seeking several RAs for a project on anti-corruption institutions in Southeast Asia (esp. Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Vietnam). Country experience and language skills a plus, but not required. Interested students should send a statement of interest, CV, and transcript to Professor Stephenson ( mstephen at law.harvard.edu).

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 http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin…. 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 September 15, 2013, in order to be considered for a full year fellowship.

Part-time, Paid Position Open for Research Assistant in Health Law Study

A professor at the Harvard School of Public Health seeks to hire law student as a part-time, paid research assistant (RA) to work on a pilot study of the weight-loss/muscle-building supplements industry in the United States. The student should have completed two years of law school by summer 2012. The health law RA will attend monthly research team meetings and work closely with Dr. Bryn Austin and health law consultant Jennifer Pomeranz, JD, MPH. The RA will compile a report of her/his findings. The report will document all pertinent federal bills, regulations or legislation that have been filed or enacted or the lack thereof. If research reveals state activity on this issue, the report will describe the same for five states selected for focus. If legal activity is found to be lacking, the report will recommend legal actions possible at the federal and state levels, drawing on successful approaches used to address other public health issues. The report will provide the basis for future legal research and the publication of the information in a scientific peer-reviewed journal and perhaps also a law review journal, if appropriate. The research assistant will write a final report on her/his research results and will contribute to drafting a manuscript for peer-review publication. The position is 15 hours per month for nine months, starting September 2013. Please send resume and statement of interest to Dr. Bryn Austin at bryn.austin@childrens.harvard.edu.