Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School
Remote candidates with particularly relevant education and/or experience will be considered.
About the Center: Founded in 2008, the Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession advances the profession through research, policy advocacy, teaching, and public programs. It focuses on issues critical to the profession, including access to justice, regulation of legal services, diversity and inclusion, attorney accountability, equity and transparency in civil justice, and the expansion and modernization of legal services. The Center seeks to connect theory with practice and translate cutting-edge scholarly research into real-world impact.
The Civil Justice and Innovation fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for those who are interested in gaining exposure to policy-oriented research, original scholarship, and the process of legal reform.
The Fellow will serve as a research fellow at the Center, where responsibilities will include conducting original research and drafting publishable material across the Center's substantive areas of work. The Fellow will work closely with the Center's Faculty Co-Directors and Center staff. The Fellow will report directly to the Center's Executive Director. This is a one-year, fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
The Fellow will:
Execute and publish original research on issues facing the legal profession and civil justice system.
Collect and analyze data and research on the operation of the civil justice system.
Craft legal and policy recommendations on key issues facing courts and the civil justice system, including procedural, technological, and administrative innovations.
Author or co-author white papers, op-eds, scholarly articles, amicus briefs, and other complex documents for different stakeholder audiences.
Help to plan and manage convenings and other in-person and virtual gatherings that bring together leading judges, regulators, policymakers, lawyers, and scholars to address critical issues in the legal system.
Collaborate with, supervise, and instruct students.
*Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
J.D. or Ph.D. required. Applicants should also have at least two years of relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
strong academic credentials;
excellent research and writing skills;
commitment to close attention to detail; and
well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
How to apply: All interested and qualified applicants must submit their resume, a cover letter, law school transcript, and writing sample via the Stanford Careers website at https://careersearch.stanford.edu/ - search for job number: [ 98175 ] Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 7, 2023.
The expected base pay range for this position is $64,480 - $70,000.
Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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