Nicholson Price seeking RA on law and the biosciences

Nicholson Price, a Lecturer on Law and Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks one or more research assistants for matters relating to law and the biosciences, potentially including personalized medicine, regulatory exclusivity, and/or biosimilars. The position would consist of research, independent analysis, and writing, and would be suitable for academic writing credit. To apply, please send directly to wprice at law.harvard.edu your resume, a brief statement of interest and any relevant qualifications, your law school transcript (informal is fine), and a writing sample.

First Assignment for International Criminal Law

Three articles have now been posted to the course ISite; hard copies are not available. The first assignment for Thursday, January 30: Please read Casebook pages 1-26 and the 3 articles posted to Course Materials on ISites (Hubris paper, Show Trials Koskenniemi, and Cassese Reflections) The assignment for Friday, January 31: Please read Casebook pages 27-65. The Syllabus for the course will be handed out in class on the first day.

Paid Research Assistant: 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.

Negotiation Law Review Subcite

Want to get involved with the Negotiation Law Review? We have an incredible trio of articles to work with this semester – a case study of the Israeli Supreme Court’s efforts for ADR, an in-depth look at ADR in Fortune 1000 companies, and an article about negotiating with pirates (seriously). Sign up for our subcite being held Saturday, February 8, 11–3 PM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VybFIiE_ffVeubMszxE9SEk-8MCIzhwh_CoV_NEWhAA/viewform

We’ll look for your completed form by Sunday, 1/26 at 10:00 PM. If you have any questions about articles or signing up late, just email Suzanne at  svanarsdale at jd15.law.harvard.edu and we’ll connect with you.

Public Law Workshop

Due to conflict with other courses, the Public Law Workshop (Spring 2014) has been rescheduled to Wednesdays from 10-12. Because of this change, the application requirement has been rescinded; interested students should simply register for the class through Helios.

Prof. I. Glenn Cohen Seeks Research Assistants

Prof. I. Glenn Cohen seeks research Assistants to work with him on his own scholarly projects (related to health law and medical ethics) as well as grant-funded and other projects connected with the Petrie-Flom Center (e.g., clinical and translational research, the Harvard/ National Football League Players’ Association Study on player health). RAs usually work on 2-3 10-20 hour projects a semester. Interested students should email Prof. Cohen directly with (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) HLS Transcript (unofficial version is fine). Although not required skills to be an RA for Prof. Cohen, students should highlight in their cover letter relevant experience in any of the following: bioethics, moral philosophy, econometrics, qualitative interview/survey design experience, social media advertising, background in clinical and translational research.