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Headlines for the Week of September 17, 2012

Seeking research assistants for fall 2012

Professor Lori Andrews, director of the nonprofit Institute for Science, Law and Technology (ISLAT) at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, is currently hiring law students as research assistants to work during the fall 2012 semester. ISLAT is undertaking numerous projects to investigate the legal and societal implications of social networks, data aggregation, and behavioral advertising. ISLAT is also examining legal and policy issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and discrimination against people with diabetes and their families. ISLAT is a voice in the debate over the validity of patents on human gene sequences and will work on projects involving the legal issues surrounding gene patents.

Research assistants will be responsible for conducting research on a variety of topics (including social networks, diabetes, bioethics, the governance of human subject research, intellectual property, gene patents, issues related to health care, and genetics); drafting memoranda; and contributing to grant projects. Applicants will be accepted from multidisciplinary undergraduate backgrounds and must have strong writing and researching skills. Applicants must submit a cover letter, writing sample and résumé via email or regular mail to:

jmeyer@kentlaw.iit.edu

or

Jake Meyer
Institute for Science, Law, and Technology
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 West Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661

For further information, contact Jake Meyer at jmeyer@kentlaw.iit.edu or visit www.kentlaw.iit.edu/islat or www.socialnetworkconstitution.com.

 

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