The Program offers a range of opportunities for Harvard students. Exposed to some of the foremost challenges in the changing contemporary strategic environment, HLS PILAC research assistants gain valuable experience performing high-level international law and policy research and analysis.
Harvard students have contributed, and are currently contributing, to the work of HLS PILAC scholars and to the Program’s research projects. HLS PILAC has also developed an “on call” roster of research assistants for more discrete assignments.
HLS PILAC researchers work closely with the Harvard Law School Library—which maintains a library research guide for the Program—to maximize our use of the university’s unparalleled information and library resources.
Please note that, in general, HLS PILAC Research Assistant positions are limited to current HLS students. Some HLS PILAC Research Assistant positions may be open to individuals who are not current HLS students, though only where expressly indicated as such.
If there are any currently open HLS PILAC Research Assistant positions, those positions are announced below. If there is no such announcement, it is because there are currently no Research Assistant openings. Please check this webpage regularly, as new positions may arise at any time. HLS PILAC staff are not in a position to field Research Assistant inquiries outside of an active open call for applications.
A workshop on two working papers — authored by Nikola Hajdin and by Chiara Redaelli — that seek to examine certain aspects of the crime of aggression under international law. Image credit: UN Photo/Milton Grant.
A workshop jointly convened by HLS PILAC and ANU CMSL at which scholars and practitioners will discuss certain international legal aspects concerning the resort to force by Australia and the United States in relation to six contexts/situations: Vietnam, Iraq 1991, Afghanistan 2001, Iraq 2003, ISIS, and Combined Maritime Forces.
Image credit: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Filca (2019).
In this informal discussion, Special Rapporteur Dr. Marja Lehto will discuss the impetus for the International Law Commission’s work on the topic “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts,” outline its current status, highlight some of the key stakes, and raise issues for reflection and consideration. Image credit: UN Photo/John Isaac (“Burning oil-wells at Al Magwa with a destroyed Iraqi tank in the foreground. The Iraqi destruction has caused tremendous damage to the region’s environment.”) [image link].