Apply for Public Law Workshop

The Public Law Workshop (Spring 2014, Wed 1-3), with Professors Gersen and Vermeule, reads a mix of classic and contemporary work, in legal theory and adjacent disciplines, on the legal and political foundations of constitutional theory, practice, and regulatory design. In approximately half of the sessions, invited speakers will present papers on topics relevant to the workshop theme. Students will be required to write short response papers. Prerequisite: Instructor permission is required for enrollment. Applicants should send a brief statement of interest to Ellen Keng ( ekeng at by January 21.

Summer Interns Program – Legal Services Center and Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation

Use your 1L or 2L summer to get the best experience you’ll have in law school (according to our alumni!) at the crown jewel of HLS clinical offerings, and get to know Boston better exploring the neighborhood gems within easy reach of LSC. Spending the summer with us is the best way to guarantee you’ll have this experience, since semester based clinical placements are often over-enrolled. Summer interns are unpaid but eligible for all public interest fellowships including SPIF and EJA. Opportunities are available in the following clinics: ■Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Clinic ■Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (formerly the Health Law and Policy Clinic) ■Estate Planning Clinic ■Food Law and Policy Clinic (a division of the Center for Heath Law and Policy Innovation) ■Post Foreclosure Eviction Defense Housing Clinic ■Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic ■Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic – Student Lending/For-Profit Colleges Project ■Veterans Legal Clinic For additional info and how to apply see:…

HLS IM Basketball Registration

My name is Ryan Stewart and I am the commissioner of the Intramural Basketball league for the law school this year.  I am writing with a google link that I am hoping you can help to distribute to the student body.  Please let me know how this is typically done!

I have emailed the link to captains from last years teams.  The due date is Tuesday January 21 but teams that register early will have an opportunity to participate in scheduled scrimmage games.

Thanks for your help!

registration link:

The 61st Annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament

It has become Boston’s “social event of winter season.” The first two Monday nights of February in Boston are reserved for the Beanpot, an annual hockey tournament that features Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern. It all started on Dec. 26, 1952 at the old Boston Arena. The next year the Beanpot moved to the Garden, where it has been played ever since and become the official battle for Boston’s hockey bragging rights.

Tickets available are for both games that evening.

Monday February 3, 2014 at the TD Garden

5pm Harvard vs. Northeastern

8pm Boston College vs Boston University

Cost $20 per ticket maximum 2 tickets per person


Daniel Kahneman, in Conversation with Cass Sunstein

On February 3rd, at 5:00 PM in Spangler Auditorium at Harvard Business School, Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, will be speaking with Cass Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor. This event is co-sponsored by the Behavioral Insights Group at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Negotiations, Organizations, and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. RSVP required ; for any questions, contact Abigail Dalton (, 617-496-4391).

Prof. Spamann seeking RA for empirical work

I am looking for an RA for one or more empirical projects at the intersection of law, economics, and finance. The most urgent tasks are scraping, cleaning, and analyzing data for a project identifying extra-legal influences on judging. You should be proficient in Python and/or STATA; other quantitative and programming skills would be definite plus. I am hoping to find somebody who is willing and able to engage intensively with this and possibly other projects during the winter term and ideally beyond. Please send me a CV and a brief statement of interest including your availability and quantitative and programming background.

Seeking Law Student Research Assistant: Part-time, Paid Position with Health Law Study

The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) seek to hire law student as a part-time, paid research assistant (RA) to work on a pilot study of the potential for regulating the fashion industry to protect the occupational health of models in the United States. Students currently in either their second or third year of law school are eligible to apply. The health law RA will attend monthly research team meetings and work closely with Dr. Bryn Austin (HSPH) and Katherine Record, JD, MPH, MA (CHLPI). The RA will compile a report of her/his findings. The report will document all federal bills, regulations or legislation that have been filed or enacted on the subject (in the United States as well as in other nations or municipalities), as well as any voluntary measures that have been taken (e.g., by industry trade groups). If research reveals state activity on this issue, the report will describe the same for New York state, California, and select other states as appropriate. 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 (e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation in other industries). 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 RA will write a final report on her/his research results and will contribute to drafting a manuscript for peer-review publication. The position is 20 hours per month for six months, starting in January 2014. Please send resume and statement of interest to Katherine Record at  krecord at