Research Assistant

Climenko Fellow Benjamin Levin seeks one or two research assistants to work on a project involving the relationship between the War on Drugs and criminal regulation of gun possession. The project focuses on racial and civil libertarian critiques of the War on Drugs and the possible application of such critiques to criminal firearm regulation. At least a portion of the work will involve research into crime statistics, so statistical experience would be useful, but is not required.

Applicants should provide: (1) a brief statement of interest no longer than one paragraph; (2) a resume or CV; and (3) an unofficial HLS transcript. Contact: blevin@law.harvard.edu 

International Finance Research Assistant Needed – Latin America

Professor Hal Scott and the Program on International Financial Systems seek a research assistant to help prepare for upcoming U.S.-Latin America Symposium which will be held on November 12-14 in Cambridge.

Research Assistants will help Professor Scott and his team prepare for the symposium, with specific focus on capital markets and regulatory issues. LLMs and other HLS students with interest and/or experience in Latin American capital markets are encouraged to apply. Experience in financial services or capital markets preferred.

Interested students should send a short statement of interest and CV to: James Apostol, Deputy Director Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School at japostol@law.harvard.edu

Professor Stephenson Seeks Research Assistants

Professor Stephenson is seeking several research assistants to help with a project on comparative standing doctrine, in the specific context of suits brought by civil society groups and/or victims against allegedly corrupt government officials in different countries. The project would run through the end of the Fall semester, with hours per week to be arranged. If you are interested, please email a statement of interest, CV, and transcript (unofficial is fine) to Professor Stephenson at mstephen@law.harvard.edu

Research Assistant for Human Rights and Islamic Law

Professor Kristen Stilt is seeking a Research Assistant to help with a project at the intersection of international human rights law and Islamic law during the fall semester. The applicant should have taken at least an introductory course to human rights law but does not need to have any background in Islamic law.

Send cover e-mail, unofficial academic transcript, and resume by Tuesday, October 14 to Marina Apostol at mapostol@law.harvard.edu.

Research Assistant

Professor Lucian Bebchuk and the Program on Corporate Governance are seeking research assistant/s to work during the year on research projects in the areas of corporate governance, hedge fund activism and law and finance.

Please email your CV with a cover note describing your interest in the position to Professor Bebchuk’s assistant, Amy Hennarichs, at ahennarichs@law.harvard.edu 

Research Assistance Needed

Sabi Ardalan, Lecturer on Law and Assistant Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, seeks paid research assistants for two different projects.

The first project entails exploring and reconciling competing client confidentiality and mandated reporter obligations for social workers and lawyers working together as a team.

The second project involves research related to domestic and international protections for immigrants who have been ordered deported, but who fear serious human rights violations in their home countries and seek to remain in or return to the United States.

Students should submit a resume and one-paragraph statement of interest to sardalan@law.harvard.edu

Research Assistant

Alan Dershowitz, emeritus professor, seeks a research assistant with experience in sophisticated legal research, some of it domestic, some of it transnational (interesting cases and projects).

Please send a resume and recommendations to my assistant, Sarah Neely at sneely@law.harvard.edu

Copyright Fellow Position

Harvard University’s Copyright Advisor is seeking to hire an HLS law student to serve as the Copyright Fellow in the Office for Scholarly Communication for the fall 2014 semester. We are seeking second- and third-year law students to help with research and analysis on law and policy issues related to copyright law, libraries, open access, and education. Tasks may include researching and writing short memoranda on selected copyright topics and contributing to the development of a new project involving state copyrights, digitization, and the law. Previous classes in IP law are helpful, but not required. Good interpersonal and communications skills, orientation to detail, and working knowledge of Excel preferred. The position will be range from 5-10 hours per week through the Fall semester (with possible extension into Spring).

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Kilcer (emily_kilcer@harvard.edu) with the subject heading “Copyright Fellow position.” Applications are due by September 24th

Research Assistant (Japan) – Program on International Financial Systems / Professor Scott

Professor Hal Scott and the Program on International Financial Systems seek a research assistant to help prepare for their 17th annual U.S.-Japan Symposium which will be held on October 24-26. Research Assistants will help Professor Scott and his team prepare for the symposium, with specific focus on the capital markets and regulatory issues. LLMs and other HLS students with interest and/or experience in Japanese capital markets are encouraged to apply. Experience in financial services or capital markets preferred. Interested students should send a short statement of interest and CV to : James Apostol, Deputy Director Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School japostol@law.harvard.edu 

Research Assistant

Climenko Fellow Monica Bell is seeking two research assistants. One will work on a short-term project for an interdisciplinary review piece (mostly sociology and law) on U.S. mass incarceration, poverty, and the family. For this project, there is a strong possibility of co-authorship. The other research assistant will work on a longer-term project on criminal probation in the United States. Here, co-authorship is unlikely, at least in the immediate term. Strong candidates will be strongly interested in the criminal justice system and inequality. Background knowledge of sociology and/or criminology would be ideal, though this is not required. Pay is $11.50/hour. Please contact mbell@law.harvard.edu with your resume attached and, in the body of the email, a couple of sentences (not more than a paragraph!) expressing your interest. 

Research Assistant

Dan Farbman, Climenko Fellow, is seeking a research assistant to work on a legal history project. The project looks at state constitutions written during Reconstruction and requires research into the records of the constitutional conventions as well as contemporary news and opinion. The work is both interdisciplinary and historical, and so the ideal candidate would be someone with a strong background in historical research who has a substantive interest in American literary and legal history. contact: dfarbman@law.harvard.edu 

Research Assistant (Japan) – Prog. on Int. Financial Systems / Prof. Scott

Professor Hal Scott and the Program on International Financial Systems seek a research assistant to help prepare for their 17th annual U.S.-Japan Symposium which will be held on October 24-26. Research Assistants will help Professor Scott and his team prepare for the symposium, with specific focus on the capital markets and regulatory issues. LLMs and other HLS students with interest and/or experience in Japanese capital markets are encouraged to apply. Experience in financial services or capital markets preferred. Interested students should send a short statement of interest and CV to : James Apostol, Deputy Director Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School japostol@law.harvard.edu

Berkman Center seeking Fall 2014 legal interns for privacy project

The Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project team at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hiring 1-2 law student interns for the fall 2014 semester. The project seeks to develop computational and legal methods, tools, and policies to further the tremendous value that can come from collecting, analyzing, and sharing large data sets while more fully protecting the privacy of human subjects. We are seeking second and third-year law students to help with research and analysis on law and policy issues related to big data and privacy. Tasks may include researching and writing short memoranda on selected topics in law and contributing to the development of new privacy-preserving tools for managing confidential research data. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to David O’Brien (dobrien@cyber.law.harvard.edu) with “Application for part-time Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data opportunity” in the subject line by September 23rd.