Fall Research Assistants

Two research assistants sought for a newly-launched study of petitioning at the Founding—especially as the practice was used by the unenfranchised (e.g., women, Native Americans, and slaves)—and how petitioning shaped the early institutional development of Congress. Research assistants will largely conduct original historical research, analysis, and writing on primary sources. Work will be conducted for credit and will be overseen by incoming Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law, Maggie McKinley, and Professor Dan Carpenter of the Department of Government. If interested, please send a C.V., HLS transcript, and brief statement of interest to Maggie McKinley  maggie_mckinley at hks.harvard.edu. It is by no means required, but applicants with a background in originalist theory, linguistics, or statistical analysis would be of particular interest.

Legal Research Assistant Wanted

Researchers at the Department of Population Medicine of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (also an appointing department of Harvard Medical School) seek to hire a short-term research assistant for a study relating to mental health. The project is evaluating the impact of parity laws that require equal levels of insurance coverage for mental and physical illnesses on various health-related outcomes. The research assistant will compile state parity laws, categorize their features, and characterize their robustness with respect to mental illness coverage requirements. The research assistant must have some legal training and be familiar with conducting searches using Lexis Nexis or Westlaw databases. There is potential opportunity for additional work on related behavioral health projects (including publication possibilities) if the assistant is particularly motivated. The work for this project is anticipated to take approximately 80-100 hours and will be compensated at $18-20/hour. Hours are flexible and the work can be performed remotely, but the research must be completed by June. If interested, please send a resume and a short paragraph describing your background and interest to Rebecca Haffajee, JD, MPH, the research associate coordinating the project (haffajee@fas.harvard.edu).

Apply to be a Law & Government Program of Study Fellow!

The Law & Government Program of Study Fellow will work closely with the Professors at the helm of the Program to facilitate events, student groups, and other initiatives. The position is also paid comparably to a Research Assistant. If you have any questions about the Fellow position, please contact Alice Buttrick (abuttrick@jd15.law.harvard.edu). Applications are due by 5 PM on Sunday, May 4. A link to the Fellow application form is here.

Research Assistant

Professor Goldsmith is seeking applications for the position of contributor to his blog national security Lawfare. The job entails occasional posting and case analysis, as well as research. Please send a resume and statement of interest by April 28th to  qashat at law.harvard.edu.

Database Admin, FileMaker Pro

We have data, and we need you to better organize it! Job Description: We have two database development projects that need doing. The database software we use is FileMaker Pro, but we could be convinced to switch to another system if there is one that better fits our needs. The first project entails building a database to house the results of a relatively small-scale data collection project we’ve undertaken (presently in Excel). A key feature would need to be building in an online component, where our Fellows can add to the data/records that pertains to them. The data is just a simple collection of the Lab’s output to date. The second project involves another large Excel file of universities in the U.S. and their conflict of interest policies. For both projects, we need to move them out of Excel and into a more usable/appropriate format. Basic Qualifications: self-explanatory Term: This is a part‐time, temporary contract gig. How to Apply: Email  Stephanie at ethics.harvard.edu Pay: Commensurate with experience More about our Center at http://www.ethics.harvard.edu

Start-Up Project Manager, Academic Independence Project

Help us launch an exciting pilot program! The Lab at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is eager to recruit a creative and self-starting “doer” to spearhead a new project on academic independence. This is a full‐time, benefits-eligible, term appointment to end on June 30, 2015. The Academic Independence Project aims to create a pilot program in which scholars can apply for and receive a formal certification of independence. The independence certification would label scholars and the work they produce as free from business conflicts, other types of conflicts of interest or improper dependencies. The pilot will aim to start with two core groups of scholars from two disciplinary homes. If successful and feasible, the goal will be to roll out the program to a larger constituency within academia, and possibly beyond to other professions such as medicine or government. The start-up project manager will have ownership of the academic independence project, and will be fully responsible (with guidance) for bringing the idea to life. The start-up project manager will be responsible for all aspects of project development from start to finish, including: groundwork (research, identifying problems, determining best practices, etc.), building, testing, recruitment, implementation and full execution of the pilot, as well as program evaluation and feasibility. The start-up project manager will report to the Center’s admin manager and will work closely with Professor Lawrence Lessig on all aspects of the project. The start-up project manager will be housed at the Center in a shared workspace and will be expected to devote fully to the project. Basic Qualifications: College degree. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and will be able to maintain a sustained focus on the project. Must be able to commit to seeing the project through to completion. 3+ years of relevant experience preferred. For more information, see http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/component/… How to Apply: All applications must be submitted through the Harvard Recruitment system. To find the job posting, search using requisition number: 32394BR.

Malaria Matters 5K Countdown

Miles Against Malaria is just 5 days away! Join Team Malaria Matters this Friday, April 25 for a competitive run or a leisurely walk along the Charles River in the culminating finale of the Malaria Matters campaign! The community-wide 5K walk/jog/run is set to take place rain or shine at 1pm this World Malaria Day at the DCR Artesani Herter Park. Register TODAY to join us in the fight to end malaria and save lives!

“Miles Against Malaria” 5K Walk/Jog/Run

Date: World Malaria Day – Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 12:00PM Registration Opens, 1:00PM Start
Location: DCR Artesani Herter Park along the Charles River

World Malaria Day Schedule:
12:00 – 1:00 PM Open registration, check-in, & t-shirt collection
1:00 PM Opening events: introduction, speaker, performances
1:30 PM 5K Walk/Jog/Run Start Time
2:30 PM Awards Ceremony and closing events

Want to register for the 5K event?
http://malariamatters2014.eventbrite.com/

All participants donating at least $5 will receive a t-shirt on World Malaria Day! (See Eventbrite details for other available promotional items.)

Can’t join us for the 5K event? Your presence will be missed, but we would still appreciate your support. You can join Team Malaria Matters in our fundraising efforts by donating to one or more of the three organization below and helping us reach our fundraising goals:

With Malaria No More, $1 provides a life-saving test and malaria treatment. With Nothing But Nets, $10 covers the cost of purchasing, transporting and distributing a bed net to a family at-risk for malaria, as well as educating them on its proper use. With TAMTAM, $7 provides a bed net to a vulnerable individual or household.

For more information about the campaign or to view the photos from the “Visions From the Field” exhibit (part 1 of the Malaria Matters campaign), visit facebook.com/MMHarvard.
Questions? Contact campaign organizer Ukachi Emeruwa at une033@mail.harvard.edu

Prof. Deborah Anker Seeks Research Assistants

Professor Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, is seeking paid summer and fall research assistants to work on the newest edition of her treatise, Law of Asylum in the United States. Interested students should send a resume and brief cover letter to  lcummings at law.harvard.edu. Please indicate your availability (summer/fall/both summer and fall, hours/week). Students may work remotely.

Health Law Society – Call for Board Positions and Interest

The Harvard Health Law Society (HHLS) is a new student group dedicated to creating a community for students interested in the intersection of law and health policy, biotechnology, bioethics, global health, health and human rights, and a range of other health and law topics. The group will aim to generate dialogue among students, connect students to health law professionals, bring in speakers working on health law issues, and collaborate with groups throughout the university working to advance changes in health care and health law.

Please send an email to  cguo at jd16.law.harvard.edu if you’re interested in joining the group. We will be having our first meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 3pm in WCC 4018 to introduce the group and plan for next year’s events. Hope to see you there!

John M. Olin Fellowships in Law and Economics/Terence M. Considine Fellowships in Law and Social Sciences

Students wishing to apply for a John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics or a Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Social Sciences for AY 2014-2015 may obtain information and application instructions on the Olin Center’s website at http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/olin…. Fellowships, which normally are for a one-year period, involve a stipend of $3,000. 2L and 3L JD students and SJD Harvard Law School students are eligible for the fellowships, as well as PhD students at Harvard University who have a strong and developed interest in economic analysis of law. Applications should be submitted to Irina Goldina, Program Administrator ( igoldina at law.harvard.edu), by June 15, 2014.

Mandatory Fall 2014 Trial Advocacy Workshop Meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Ames Courtroom (Austin Hall) for all students who have registered for the Fall 2014 Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Any students interested in learning about this course or possibly enrolling in the future are also welcome to attend.

At the meeting, Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. will discuss what you need to do to be prepared for Fall TAW. If you have any questions, please contact Amy E. Soto of the HLS Criminal Justice Institute at  asoto at law.harvard.edu.

2014 student writing prize YONG K. KIM ’95 MEMORIAL PRIZE

East Asian Legal Studies is accepting submissions for the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize.

YONG K. KIM ’95 MEMORIAL PRIZE This prize was established by the East Asian Legal Studies program in memory of Yong K. Kim A.B. ’92, J.D. ’95 through the generosity of his parents, Professor and Mrs. Joe H. Kim, his family, and many friends at and beyond the Law School. A prize of $1,500 is awarded to the student who makes the most significant contribution to the life of the Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies program. That contribution may take several forms. It may entail authorship of a paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia, or legal issues concerning international relations in the region or with the United States. Alternatively, it may entail active and creative participation in EALS and the fostering of understanding at Harvard Law School regarding East Asia and its interaction with the U.S. The prize recipient should also possess Yong Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding and plan a career that will further advance these interests. Papers may be written in conjunction with a course or seminar or as an independent study project at the Law School. Papers are due by May 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm along with the required cover sheet (see http://law.harvard.edu/academics/writing…). Please submit two hard copies to the East Asian Legal Studies office (Austin 301) and an electronic copy via email to Mike Zaisser@  mzaisser at law.harvard.edumzaisser at law.harvard.edu). http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/wri…

Pledge to Donate: One Day’s Work for the Class of 2015 Fellowship

One Day’s Work for the Class of 2015 Fellowship: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/odw/ We are thrilled to launch the One Day’s Work campaign for the Class of 2015 Fellowship. For those of you who are unfamiliar with One Day’s Work, the concept is simple. Members of the class of 2015 entering the private sector after their second year of law school donate one day’s worth of their summer salary. The money collected will then go to a member of the class of 2015 entering the public sector upon graduation.

For more information, please visit: http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/odw/ or email Esther Silberstein,’15 or Amal El Bakhar, ‘16

SCOTUSource Project Fall 2014

The mission of The Constitutional Sources Project is to increase understanding, facilitate research, and encourage discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals — including students, teachers, lawyers and judges — with the documentary history of its creation, ratification, and amendment. Through the SCOTUSource project, ConSource aims to guide law students through the process of historical constitutional research. SCOTUSource participants produce research reports related to pending U.S. Supreme Court cases, which are then shared with appellate advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court library, scholars, journalists, legal organizations – like the Constitutional Accountability Center and Cato Institute – and will be publically available on the ConSource blog. In past semesters, HLS student volunteers have created historical research reports on constitutional issues in the following U.S. Supreme Court cases, Kiyemba v. Obama, Beer v. United States, PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana, NFIB v. Sebelius, Shelby County v. Holder, and NLRB v. Noel Canning.

SCOTUSource Independent Writing program participants will work closely with an appellate attorney advisor from the ConSource Legal Advisory Board, as well as ConSource’s Executive Director.

Applicants must display excellent research, writing and communication skills. Strong organizational and project-management skills are necessary. Applicants work remotely for approximately ten hours per week. There is no requirement for externs to work in ConSource’s office in Washington, DC.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a legal writing sample to Julie Silverbrook, Executive Director of ConSource, at  julie.silverbrook at consource.org by May 20, 2014 for Fall 2014. If selected, students must obtain a faculty sponsor and register for two Independent Writing credits.

Want to green EIP? Apply to be this year’s Green EIP Coordinator!

Apply to be this year’s Green EIP Coordinator!

Currently seeking a 1L or 2L student passionate about environmental sustainability to coordinate this summer’s Harvard Law School Green Early Interview Program (Green EIP). With support from OCS and guidance from HLS Sustainability Program Manager, the Green EIP Coordinator works independently to encourage firms to reduce the environmental impact associated with their participation in EIP.

Pay: $18/hour Time Commitment: approx. 2 hours/week, April – September Application Deadline: APRIL 18, 2013 (5pm)

To apply, visit http://green.harvard.edu/jobs

Come and take a break!

Springtime Snack Break on Friday and Saturday

The Alumni Relations Office invites you to take a break with us during Spring Reunion Weekend 2014.

Join us for a unique opportunity to mingle and network with our alumni back on campus for reunions. Enjoy a spring inspired fare in the Law School Courtyard Tent.

When:  Friday, April 11 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

            Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:  Law School Courtyard Tent (Between Pound Hall and Kumble Plaza)

We look forward to seeing you!