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.

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