Susan Crawford seeks a research assistant

Visiting Professor Susan Crawford of the Harvard Law School seeks a Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA for a period of one year. This position represents an ideal opportunity for those interested in future policy or law school studies, whether currently admitted or still applying to such programs. Over the course of the year, a motivated individual will sharpen and focus his or her research agenda and make valuable contributions to the field of communications policy, government innovation, and beyond, while being exposed to leaders in academia, industry, and government. A research assistant in this position will work very closely with Professor Susan Crawford, assisting in a variety of research areas, e.g. Internet access, civic innovation, the free flow of information worldwide, and new forms of human collaboration online.

More information about Susan and her work can be found on her site at http://scrawford.net.

This research assistantship requires, primarily, the ability to absorb large amounts of written and other media materials from various sources (including but not restricted to: original sources, scholarly articles, news articles/blogs, interviews, databases) in a short amount of time, critically analyze that material and render it back. This rendering could take the form of prep materials for panels, conferences and presentations; article outlines; fact checking materials; original article or paper drafts; slide decks or other digested forms. Research is largely self-directed with little outside guidance beyond broad outlines and themes (though occasional targeted research assignment for a specific fact or image can be expected), so the ability to quickly critically appraise sources and identify interesting, relevant and original paths is essential.

Wide-ranging interests and the ability to work on almost any issue or topic that arises is a plus. Excellent writing and editorial skills with an attention to detail are also required. Previous formal experience in Internet law or communications law is not required, but a strongly developed interest in the Internet, technology and policy is highly recommended.

This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Required education, experience, and skills: * BA/BS preferred * Proven ability to complete independent research * Independent and self-motivated, comfortable working with little outside direction * Excellent critical reading skills: must have the ability to absorb large amounts of material quickly * Wide-ranging interests, able to work enthusiastically on intellectually diverse projects * Previous teaching/TAing experience a plus * Excellent writing and editing skills * Willing to engage intellectually in a non-territorial manner Time commitment during the academic year will be 8-12 hours per week. Continuation into the summer, with additional hours, is a possibility.

To apply: Please email a current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to Shannon Walker at  swalker at cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Susan Crawford seeks a research assistant

Visiting Professor Susan Crawford of the Harvard Law School seeks a Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA for a period of one year. This position represents an ideal opportunity for those interested in future policy or law school studies, whether currently admitted or still applying to such programs. Over the course of the year, a motivated individual will sharpen and focus his or her research agenda and make valuable contributions to the field of communications policy, government innovation, and beyond, while being exposed to leaders in academia, industry, and government. A research assistant in this position will work very closely with Professor Susan Crawford, assisting in a variety of research areas, e.g. Internet access, civic innovation, the free flow of information worldwide, and new forms of human collaboration online. More information about Susan and her work can be found on her site at http://scrawford.net. This research assistantship requires, primarily, the ability to absorb large amounts of written and other media materials from various sources (including but not restricted to: original sources, scholarly articles, news articles/blogs, interviews, databases) in a short amount of time, critically analyze that material and render it back. This rendering could take the form of prep materials for panels, conferences and presentations; article outlines; fact checking materials; original article or paper drafts; slide decks or other digested forms. Research is largely self-directed with little outside guidance beyond broad outlines and themes (though occasional targeted research assignment for a specific fact or image can be expected), so the ability to quickly critically appraise sources and identify interesting, relevant and original paths is essential. Wide-ranging interests and the ability to work on almost any issue or topic that arises is a plus. Excellent writing and editorial skills with an attention to detail are also required. Previous formal experience in Internet law or communications law is not required, but a strongly developed interest in the Internet, technology and policy is highly recommended. This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Required education, experience, and skills: * BA/BS preferred * Proven ability to complete independent research * Independent and self-motivated, comfortable working with little outside direction * Excellent critical reading skills: must have the ability to absorb large amounts of material quickly * Wide-ranging interests, able to work enthusiastically on intellectually diverse projects * Previous teaching/TAing experience a plus * Excellent writing and editing skills * Willing to engage intellectually in a non-territorial manner Time commitment during the academic year will be 8-12 hours per week. Continuation into the summer, with additional hours, is a possibility. To apply: Please email a current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to Shannon Walker at  swalker at cyber.law.harvard.edu.

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 law.harvard.edu.

2014 Summer Internships at the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic is now accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for 2014 summer internships. The Clinic works on novel, cutting-edge environmental issues ranging from shale gas extraction and offshore drilling to industrial aquaculture and indoor air quality. Summer interns will work with the faculty and staff of the Clinic on ongoing litigation and policy projects. The Clinic seeks interns to work from Tuesday, May 27th to Friday, August 1st for a minimum of 35 hours per week, although we have some flexibility regarding start and end dates, provided that interns can commit to working for at least eight weeks. This internship is unpaid, but is a SPIF-eligible position for HLS students. Applicants must possess outstanding academic credentials as well as excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but are due no later than February 14, 2014. Please apply by sending the following materials to Jacqueline Calahong at  jcalahong at law.harvard.edu: 1) A cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience; 2) Resume; 3) Legal writing sample; and 4) Law school transcript. For more information on the Clinic, please visit our website at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/environmentallawprogram/clinic/