Summer Job for Incoming Students

Professor Philip Heymann is drawing on years of experience in the Department of Justice to put together a project to convene 3 high level working groups on the issues of illicit drugs on the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s declaration of a “War on Drugs”. 2015 is also the year in which the United Nations intends to devote special attention to the problems of the illicit drug trade. The 3 working groups will be on: What we have learned in the 40 years since the U.S. declared the “war”; what are the newest ideas for handling the multiple problems of law enforcement, treatment, prevention, interdiction at the borders, and enforcement against drug-producing countries; what has happened in the world of foreign policy as a result of American leadership in this endeavor. Professor Heymann would like to hire 1 student to work on the history of U.S. involvement with heroin; another student on the changing attitudes and practices in the world of marijuana; and one or two others on the general issues of the relationship of U.S. culture and history to drug policy. If you are interested, please send a letter giving any relevant background, a resume, and some indication of when and where you might be available to work over the summer. They should be sent to Professor Heymann’s assistant, Jane Reader, at  jreader at   

Summer Research Assistant

Jeffrey Skopek (Lecturer and Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center) is seeking a research assistant for the summer. The research could focus issues of anonymity/privacy (e.g., surveillance and the Fourth Amendment) or bioethics (e.g., the right to control the use of one’s tissue and data), depending on the student’s interests. The hours are flexible and need not be done in Cambridge. If you are interested, please e-mail your resume, a short paragraph describing your background/interest, and a writing sample (if you have one) to

1L Feedback Survey

Calling all 1Ls! WE NEED YOUR HELP ONE LAST TIME! We want YOUR feedback on your experiences of the 1L curriculum. Help make a difference at HLS! Participate in this new 15-Minute survey now!: Your responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. The principal investigator of this survey is Harvard Law School’s Professor Jon Hanson. This is the LAST of three short surveys designed for you to give feedback throughout your 1L year. You may participate even if you did not participate previously. For more information, please e-mail Jon Hanson at

Seeking Research Assistant

Robin Pierce, Senior Law and Ethics Associate at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part time research assistant for project collaboration with Harvard Catalyst (Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center) on challenges and innovation in human subjects research, addressing such issues as privacy, the use of social media, and involving vulnerable populations (e.g. prisoners). The work will initially involve 6-12 hours per week for 2 months. Please send a short cover letter and resume to  rpierce at   

Summer 2014 RA

Professor Coates is currently seeking a summer Research Assistant. The Research Assistant must be able to provide support concerning financial regulations including securities and corporate governance. Interested candidates should send their credentials (current resume) to Caroline Rende, Executive Assistant to Professor Coates, at crende at

Environmental Law Research Assistant

Shaun Goho, Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, seeks a part-time research assistant for the summer. Hours are flexible and the work can be done remotely if necessary. The work will involve research into various environmental and administrative law topics. If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to  sgoho at  

Research Assistant

Climenko Fellow Sharon Jacobs seeks one or more research assistants to work over the next several weeks on a project concerning state environmental protection agencies. The commitment could be as little as 4 hours per week and as much as 10 hours per week depending on availability. If interested, please email Sharon at  sjacobs at with a note indicating your availability and attach a current Resume. 

Research Assistance

I am writing a paper this summer about intention in law and morality and would welcome assistance from a student with interest and ideally some background in the philosophy of action, intention, the distinction if any between intended effects and “mere” side effects (collateral damage), the law of double effect, the writings of Elizabeth Anscombe

Charles Fried 

New exhibit at HLS Library – Spanning the Centuries: An Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions, 1579-1868

Please visit the Caspersen Room to view a selection of Historical & Special Collections’ recent acquisitions. Case 1 showcases books and bound manuscripts that provide clues about who owned them and how they were used, while Case 2 features the latest additions to our true crime collections. Click here for more information and a slide show.

The exhibit was curated by Karen Beck of Historical & Special Collections. It will be on view weekdays 9 to 5 in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall, through August 22, 2014. Hope to see you soon!

Public Law Workshop with Professors Gersen and Vermeule, Spring 2015

Public Law Workshop, Spring 2015: Public Law in the Roberts Court. We will discuss the most important and interesting public law opinions of the Roberts Court, including both constitutional and administrative law. We will pay special attention to the structure of government, to decision-making procedures, and to the allocation of authority between the judiciary and other actors. Specific topics will include the separation of powers, judicial review of executive action, the powers of Congress and the federal government as a whole, the enforcement of the Fourteenth Amendment, and free speech. Students will write short discussion papers on topics of their choice. 

Professor Lucian Bebchuk seeking Research Assistant

Professor Lucian Bebchuk and the Program on Corporate Governance are seeking research assistant/s to work during the spring and/or summer of 2014 on research projects in the areas of corporate governance and capital markets. Please email your CV with a cover note that indicates dates of availability and where you will be located to Professor Bebchuk’s assistant, Amy Hennarichs, at