Professor Rubenstein Seeking Winter Term Research Assistant for Empirical Study

Professor Rubenstein is looking for a research assistant with mathematical/statistical skills and familiarity with large data bases for an empirical research project concerning attorney’s fees in class action litigation. Winter Term writing credit is available, but applications must be received by November 8, 2013. To apply, please submit a (1) cover letter describing your relevant experience, (2) resume, and (3) transcript t Professor Rubenstein,  rubenstein at law.harvard.edu, as soon as possible.

Harvard Science Research Lecture, “On the Nature of Evidence”.

The Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Division of Science is sponsoring a Science Research lecture for non-specialists. The lecture is titled “On the Nature of Evidence” and will feature Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. What counts as evidence? Is there a gold standard? What makes some evidence better than other kinds? And do different scientific disciplines answer these questions differently? These are the questions Noah Feldman will discuss during the lecture. Feldman is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the Bloomberg Review. He served as a senior constitutional advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and advised members of the Iraqi Governing Council on drafting of the Transitional Administrative Law or interim constitution. He’s the author of five books, most recently co-authored Constitutional Law, Eighteenth Edition (Foundation Press, 2013). The lecture is free and open to the public. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm at Harvard University, Science Center Hall C, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA. For more information and to be notified about future events please contact:science_lectures@fas.harvard.edu.

Criminal Justice Program of Study – Now Hiring Student Fellows

The Harvard Criminal Justice Program of Study is interested in hiring one or two 2Ls to serve as student fellows. The Criminal Justice Program of Study is a resource for students to learn about available resources in this field and events on campus touching on criminal justice. The program holds a number of events during the year to bring together students interested in this area. Past events have included hosting guest speakers, faculty lunches, reading groups, happy hours and course advising sessions. Student fellows will be paid a small stipend. The expected workload will vary, but should not exceed 10 hours per week. Student fellows will work closely with Professors Carol Steiker and Alex Whiting to manage the Program of Study. Please send all applications to Amanda Cegielski (acegielski at law.harvard.edu). Applications should be addressed to Professors Steiker and Whiting. Applications must be submitted no later than November 30th. Your application should include a resume and a short (200 word
maximum) statement of interest. Applicants should direct all questions to Nicholas Meyers (nmeyers at jd14.law.harvard.edu).

HALA Spring Break Trip to KENYA

This year for Spring Break, HALA will be taking a group of students to Kenya! See below for details and to fill out an application form. This year’s trip looks to be even bigger and better, so get your applications in to ensure you can get a spot 🙂 Apply Online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LGr7zJd… This trip is open to all members of the Harvard Graduate community and is being organized as part of an effort to increase the awareness of Africa and African issues at Harvard. The trip will involve a meetings with legal, business and political leaders, visits to cultural and historical sites, and volunteer work with grassroots organizations. The planned dates are March 14- 23, 2014. While airfare will be subsidized, selected applicants will be expected (1) to pay a trip deposit of $250 by November 23 2013, (2) to cover all other trip costs, and (3) to actively participate in a committee that will raise funds to cover the costs of the trip. Please complete the form by Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 11:59 p.m (applications after the deadline will be added to a waitlist). Selected applicants will be receive notifications by email. The trip is organized by Harvard African Law Association, in partnership with Harvard Law and International Development, and the Africa Caucus at HKS. If you have any questions, please send an email to  hala at mail.law.harvard.edu.

Research Assistant for a project on comparative law and language rights – legal research, archival work.

Research Assistant for a project on comparative law and language rights. Applicants should be a current undergraduate or postgraduate student of Harvard who is familiar with legal research. Interest in archival work and bilingual/multilingual ability are an advantage (please indicate your languages in your application). Email cover letter and CV to  leung01 at fas.harvard.edu ASAP.