Externships 6 Preparing Lawyers: The Role of Field Placement is a bi-annual conference being co-hosted by Harvard Law School and Northeastern University School of Law from March 1 -4, 2012. There will be three plenary sessions and over 35 concurrent sessions and workshops. Registration links and conference information is available at http://www.northeastern.edu/law/academics/conferences/externships6/index.html.
comments: Questions may directed to Liz Solar at esolar at law.harvard.edu.
The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute seeks research assistance on two projects. The first is related to the history of commutation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Specifically to look at the decisions of the parole board over the past 40 years, including both the guiding policies for such decisions and outcomes of commutation requests. The second project involves the current proposed Three Strikes legislation. This project has two parts: to summarize the existing research and policy reforms taking place on the national level; and the social and budgetary impact of the various proposals currently under consideration by the Massachusetts legislature. Both projects provide the opportunity to create written products to be published by the Houston Institute and the possibility of presenting results a public meetings. Inquiries should be addressed to David Harris, managing director of the Houston Institute, at dharris @law.harvard.edu.
HLS Communications seeks law students with reporting experience to write for Harvard Law School publications and the web and assist with editorial research. Please contact: lgrant at law.harvard.edu or call 617-495-3118.
This class meets on Wednesday from 4-6 PM.
This is a 1-credit reading group coordinated by Prof. Cohen at HLS and Prof. Daniels at HSPH, but taught by multiple instructors who will rotate between sessions, bringing together philosophical, medical and legal bioethicists from across the university, some of the leading scholars in the world on these subjects.
The reading group examines issues in ethics and health policy, including a basic account of justice and health; ethical critique of maximization methodologies, including cost-effectiveness analysis; individual and social responsibility for health; and other topics.
There is no written work for this reading group. It is pass/fail. To pass students are expected to have done the reading, attend each session, and participate.
Please note that although this is 1 Credit Reading Group it meets every week of the semester for two hours. In appropriate cases students can propose a writing project associated with the course to Prof. Cohen, that he can approve for a 2nd credit associated with the course.
The course is open to HLS, HSPH, FAS, HMS, KSG, and any other graduate student at the university.
Enrollment is by-permission of the instructor. To be considered for enrollment, please submit a maximum one page description of interest in the subject, relevant course work (particularly in political philosophy and/or bioethics, or other relevant background) to Professor Cohen ( igcohen at law.harvard.edu)
name: Carole Mason
sponsor: Prof. Jim Greiner
Prof. Jim Greiner is looking for someone to translate a 1.5 page document from English to Nepali. If interested, please email jgreiner at law.harvard.edu.