Legal job in Tokyo Sept 2015 – Aug 2016

Job in Tokyo Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 30, 2016. Researching legal issues and writing memoranda, preparing and revising drafts of agreements, correspondence and other documents, and meetings with clients in relation to corporate and dispute settlement projects, among others. Annual salary of ¥12,000,000 per year (¥1,000,000 per month) Japanese yen and benefits. Significant semi-annual bonuses will be awarded depending on the law clerk’s performance. Note: The job title is Law Clerk.

The status of a foreign attorney practicing in Japan who is not officially licensed as a foreign lawyer is that of a law clerk (being licensed requires, among other things, three years of prior practice in one’s home jurisdiction). Neither HLS nor the hired candidate may officially imply the clerk is an associate attorney at the firm. However, the type of work to be performed will be similar to that of an associate attorney in a Japanese or U.S. law firm. Excellent English language reading, writing, and speaking skills are required. Japanese language is not required, but would be welcome. Some prior law clerks have had Japanese language expertise, but many have not.

Applicants should send a resume, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a cover letter indicating interest in the position, pertinent qualifications, and the name of at least one Harvard Law School faculty member who could be contacted as a reference to Professor William Alford (alford@law.harvard.edu) by Wed., January 14, 2015. Questions may be directed to Professor Alford.

RA on School Food Interventions

Seeking an HLS research assistant with excellent writing, editorial and organizational skills to participate in the final stages of preparing a national policy toolkit on school food interventions for publication.

This position will commence in January once filled, and may extend into related topics such as food literacy, Local School Wellness Policies, and child nutrition through the spring term.

More information on the project is available at http://www.chlpi.org/food-law-and-policy/projects/#current11

Please submit letter of interest (including approximate dates and hours a week available), current resume and a five to ten page writing sample to Bettina Neuefeind, Research Fellow, at bneuefeind@law.harvard.edu

International Finance RA – Research Marketing for Symposia

Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS), directed by Professor Hal Scott, seeks a Research Assistant to help with research and marketing for our signature Symposium series. PIFS hosts four symposia per year on Building the Financial Systems of the 21st Century, focusing on US-China, US-Japan, US-Europe, and US-Latin America. The research assistant will be helping to increase and diversify participation in these symposia as well as well as engage in background research tasks as needed. Interest in International Finance is preferred.

To learn more about our symposia and to see past agendas and materials, please visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/pifs/ Interested candidates should send a short cover note and CV to Jacob Weinstein at jweinstein@law.harvard.edu.

RA on School Food Interventions

Seeking an HLS research assistant with excellent writing, editorial and organizational skills to participate in the final stages of preparing a national policy toolkit on school food interventions for publication.

This position will commence in January once filled, and may extend into related topics such as food literacy, Local School Wellness Policies, and child nutrition through the spring term.

More information on the project is available at http://www.chlpi.org/food-law-and-policy/projects/#current11

Please submit letter of interest (including approximate dates and hours a week available), current resume and a five to ten page writing sample to Bettina Neuefeind, Research Fellow, at bneuefeind@law.harvard.edu

Research assistant- international health and drug law

Mark Barnes is seeking one or two research assistants for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard (Harvard MRCT), of which he is faculty co-chair. Harvard MRCT is part of the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Work would be legal and policy research in international public health and drug safety/clinical trials regulations, approximately 10-20 hours per week for the spring semester, with possible continuation through the summer 2015 on a more full-time basis.

Topics of research include clinical trial and drug approval process regulatory reforms in China and India, as well as solutions for public access to clinical trials data. Compensation is $15/hour, and work schedules are flexible.

Participation as co-author in journal publications may be possible, dependent on an appropriate level of involvement. Interviews to be conducted in January. 

RA for Credit

Research assistant sought for a study of mass incarceration and recent prison reform efforts including alternatives to incarceration. Work will be conducted for credit and will be overseen by HLS Lecturer and E.J. Safra Fellow, Avlana Eisenberg.

If interested, please send a C.V., HLS transcript, and brief statement of interest to Avlana Eisenberg (aeisenberg@law.harvard.edu).

 

RA on Foreign Fighters, Counterterrorism, and Humanitarian Engagement

The HLS Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC) is seeking an HLS Research Assistant for PILAC Director and Lecturer on Law Naz Modirzadeh.

This paid position — which we aim to begin in early January — will involve, among other things, drafting summaries for a high-level working group of relevant developments concerning counterterrorism regulations and humanitarian action.

The position may also involve focused research on the issue of foreign fighters and international, domestic, and foreign law. Interested HLS students should send a cover e-mail, updated resume/c.v., and five- to ten-page writing sample to pilac@law.harvard.edu.

Questions concerning this position may be addressed to Dustin Lewis (dlewis@law.harvard.edu). More information about PILAC is available online at: http://www.pilac.law.harvard.edu 

HLS Program on International Law and Armed Conflict

We are currently seeking two HLS Research Assistants to assist PILAC Fellow Prof. Michael Schmitt with international law research pertaining to organized armed groups and to the concept of war-sustaining military objectives. Research would begin in early January 2015.

Interested HLS students should submit a cover e-mail, an up-to-date resume/c.v., and a five- to ten-page writing sample to pilac@law.harvard.edu. In your cover e-mail, please indicate your experience, if any, inside and outside of the classroom researching IHL/LOAC, international criminal law, and/or public international law more broadly.

More information about PILAC is available online at: http://pilac.law.harvard.edu 

RA position available on contracts/economics

The project is a paper on ‘Legal Evolution, Contract Evolution, and Standardization.’ The part we need RA work for concerns the joint evolution of contracts and contract law with imperfect enforcement. We model a framework of incomplete contracts that are enforced with some judicial discretion.

The evolution of precedents reduces judges’ leeway, but still allows for the introduction of new evidence. Thus, litigation and case law underpin a stochastic process of gradual improvement in contracts and their enforcement.

We’re looking for an RA with legal knowledge to help us find and develop concrete examples of: 1) judicial discretion in contract cases; 2) the evolution of contract law through precedents; 3) changes in contract terms inspired by case law. Our own contractual details are that we can pay € 20 per hour (currently $25 but we pay in euros) with 24.75% tax withholding from Spain.

Timing is flexible to accommodate the RA’s schedule, though the work has to be done in 2014 and I’m here only until December 21. The number of hours would be flexible, but I don’t think this should take very long. Please contact Prof. Giacomo Ponzetto (visiting at Harvard Econ) if interested at gponzetto@crei.cat 

Health Care Policy Research Assistants Needed

Harvard Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking several research assistants to work on a time-sensitive and critical analysis of health care policy implementation in private insurance markets and the health insurance exchanges. These positions are paid and will last until the New Year, with an option to extend.

Work/study eligibility is not a requirement. Applicants should provide a brief statement of interest and background, if any, in health care, health law or health policy.

If interested please apply by email to Carmel Shachar at cshachar@law.harvard.edu

Translator Needed, English-French, for Paper Abstracts

The Islamic Legal Studies Program will be holding a workshop on Islamic family law in mid-February 2015. Participants have been asked to submit a one-page abstract of their paper, which will be translated from English to French. The abstracts will be available shortly after Dec. 15, the paper submission deadline. We anticipate that we will need 10-12 one-page abstracts translated. The translator will have to complete the translation by Jan. 10, 2015.

If you are interested in being considered for this work, please send a brief email outlining your language qualifications to Dörthe Engelcke  by Dec. 1. Native speakers of French are preferred.

 

Volunteer Student Guides needed for International Finance Conference on Latin America

The Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) and Professor Hal Scott are looking for a few students who are willing to lend a hand with directing conference participants from room to room for our upcoming U.S.-Latin America Symposium.

The day we are looking for the most assistance is Thursday, November 13th. Volunteers who are able to help with guiding conference participants would also be allowed to sit in on the conference sessions if you would like. Sessions run all day but students may offer whatever blocks of time they may have available.

To find out more about the symposium, visit http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/pifs/symposia/brazil/index.html.

If interested, email Whitney Grace at wgrace@law.harvard.edu

RA Work for Prof. Samuel Moyn

Prof. Samuel Moyn is looking for an RA, working ten hours per week or fewer, mainly to do some textual formatting for various upcoming publications. The job might also involve other, more interesting research tasks.

If you are interested, submit a note and one page resume to Thompson Potter at tpotter@law.harvard.edu