Call for Applications: Student Internship Program

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School is seeking student interns for the fall 2014 semester. Availability to start by August 4, 2014 is preferred, but later start dates will be considered on an individual basis; please indicate your availability in your application materials. We may consider extension through Spring 2015 if there is mutual interest. Who is eligible? Harvard undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the Center’s work are eligible to apply. More information about the Center is available at our website. The internship is open to students in all disciplines, but we particularly welcome applications from students studying health policy, philosophy, bioethics, law, medicine, business economics, and the sciences. We are also interested in receiving applications from students interested in technology and communications. What will the internship entail? The Petrie-Flom Center is a busy research center that hosts a variety of events and supports the research work of several senior associates, academic fellows, and visiting scholars. Occasionally, work will need to be assigned and completed on a short turn-around time. Interns need to be able to work to deadline with minimal supervision in a fast-paced office environment. PFC Student Interns will support the Center primarily through communications and office work. Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Administrative Director, interns will assist with various projects, including: Blog maintenance at Bill of Health, and possibly weekly news round-ups or substantive posts; Management of social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter; Drafting of bi-weekly email newsletter using Constant Contact; Website maintenance and content development, including identification of key topical resources for those interested in the field, career-related resources, and relevant programs, centers, courses, etc. around Harvard and beyond; Tracking news related to the Center and its areas of interest; Assistance with event coordination, advertising, and preparation. Interns are encouraged but not required to attend Center events, which are generally held weekly throughout the semester. Unless agreed upon in advance as a work assignment, students will not be paid for hours spent at Center events. Interns will be paid commensurate with their experience and assigned duties. Please note: Preference will be given to students who qualify for work-study. Hours may vary week to week depending on the Center’s needs, but due to an employee on leave in the fall interns should expect to work 10 hours per week. Please note that the student internship is distinct from the Petrie-Flom Center Student Fellowship Program, which entails participation in Center events and the completion of a piece of independent scholarship. The Student Fellowship, in contrast to the internship, is open only to Harvard graduate students. More information on the fellowship program is available here: How to Apply? To apply to the Petrie-Flom Center Student Internship Program, please submit the following materials: Resume or curriculum vitae; Academic transcript (unofficial is fine); Statement of interest and relevant background (two or three paragraphs; please indicate if you have particular expertise or experience related to the tasks described above, as well as if you are available for the full year or only one semester); Optional: short writing sample (less than 5 pages). Materials should be submitted to Please contact Cristine Hutchison-Jones, Administrative Director,, with any questions. 

Freecycle at the Farmer’s Market, Science Center Plaza, July 8, 12-2pm

Join the Harvard Law School, SEAS, FAS Green Program and the Food Literacy Project for a Freecycle at the Harvard Farmer’s Market. Clean out your home or office for the summer by dropping off your unwanted reusable items, and take away new found treasures. 9-11:30am: Drop off your donations 12-2pm: Browse and take home new-to-you items Thanks for participating in this always popular event! 

Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet

Prof. Bartholet is looking for help from someone in the HLS vicinity this summer with law journal experience. She has an article on important child welfare issues that needs classic substantive and technical cite checking. Limited time commitment involved, ideally over next few weeks/month. Let her know if you are interested: or 617-495-3128. 

Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

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 and big data, research access to PHI, health information in the Cloud, the use of social media, and involving vulnerable populations. The work will initially involve 6-12 hours per week for 3 months. Applicants who have completed at least one year of a law program or health policy or related program are particularly encouraged to apply. Please contact Robin Pierce, J.D., Ph.D. at

Research Assistant – Program on the Legal Profession

The Program on the Legal Profession (PLP) seeks to fill a Research Assistant position for the summer 2014 to assist a faculty, fellow and staff member with work on PLP-focused research. PLP is a program whose mission is to make a substantial contribution to the modern practice of law by increasing understanding of the structures, norms and dynamics of the global legal profession. Click here for more information on the Program:

The Research Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to assist PLP’s Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ben Heineman, on research in connection with Mr. Heineman’s book on “The Inside Counsel Revolution.” This work will be conducted during the summer and possibly into the early part of the fall before the start of classes.

The successful applicant must:

  • Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Have top-notch research skills, including the ability to identify, access and summarize literature, synthesize findings and evaluate sources as well as gather/analyze data
  • Be eager to learn about globalization and lawyers in India and other emerging economies – prior professional experience and/or language skills in these countries is particularly welcome
  • Possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and (preferably) Excel; experience with survey research is a strong plus
  • Have solid administrative skills, such as the ability to perform basic office duties such as organizing research documentation and filing
  • Be able to assist with literature reviews and edit academic reports
  • Be comfortable balancing multiple tasks
  • Be familiar with referencing styles (e.g. APA; Bluebook)
  • Have some familiarity with statistical databases such as SPSS and/or STATA, desired but not required

Application should include: Statement of interest (one page long); C.V.; independently authored writing sample or excerpt

Schedule and compensation: 25-35 hours per week, some business hours and some flexible, June-August (or any substantial portion), $11.50 per hour

Prof. Kaplow in search of research assistants

Professor Kaplow is looking for a number of research assistants, mainly for antitrust and law & economics. Please send to Molly Eskridge (HA318A, meskridge at the following information: (1) a letter indicating your area(s) of interest, relevant background, and amount of time available, (2) a resume, and (3) a law school transcript (informal is fine). (1Ls are encouraged to apply. Please also include undergraduate information for item #3.) 

HLS-CTS Independent Clinical opportunity, 2014-2015

Are you interested in counterterrorism policy and prosecution and related national security matters? This is to inform you of an opportunity for HLS students to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section (CTS) and the Office of Law and Policy (OL&P), of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice as an independent clinical project, with Professors Heymann and Rosenberg acting as faculty sponsors. The program has been offered for the past ten years, and will continue for the 2014-2015 academic year. As in the past, next year’s program will require students to perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring semesters. In addition, in the unlikely event an emergency project arises, students may be called upon to work during the Winter term (but only if such work does not conflict with the students’ normal Winter Term course obligations). Admission into the program is selective; to maximize the education value of challenging work and close supervision, enrollment will be limited to no more than four students. Selection will be based on a student’s academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter. All admitted students must also satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session in Cambridge at the beginning of the Fall semester. Clinical credits are awarded through the independent clinical work program. Grading is Credit/Fail. Two clinical credits may be awarded (1 Fall credit + 1 Spring credit) and will be recorded on students’ transcripts at the end of the Spring semester. Due to the highly confidential nature of this program, students have the following independent clinical requirements waived: final paper and weekly emails. Standard clinical conditions preclude enrollees in the program from taking any other clinical course during the period of enrollment. You may obtain further information about the HLS-CTS Independent Clinical offering by reading the last year’s Memorandum of Understanding as next year’s program will be similarly administrated. To apply, simply submit your most recent grade sheet and resume to Kim Peterson (, Assistant to David Rosenberg, on or before 4 p.m. on June 30, 2014. This clinical program offers an extraordinary opportunity for both public service (including satisfying the pro bono requirement) and professional training. 

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

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

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

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?

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
Questions? Contact campaign organizer Ukachi Emeruwa at

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 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!