Associate Director, Rhode Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 101387
Through a multidisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and policy, the Rhode Center works to make civil justice more equitable, accessible, and transparent and to promote the legal profession's commitment to the public interest.
In recent years, the Rhode Center has, among other things, established an interstate collaboration designed to improve access to online filing; convened scholars, practitioners, and judges to discuss multidistrict litigation and access to justice; pioneered new courses for law students; and published original research regarding digital courts, the regulation of lawyers, and judicial management of mass torts.
The Associate Director will assist the Center Co-Directors and Executive Director to formulate, implement, and administer the vision, strategy, and goals of the Center, reporting directly to the Executive Director. Specifically, the Associate Director will help to lead the Center's research agenda, programming, and public-facing work in the Center's four areas of focus: access to justice and innovation; law and lawyering into the digital age; client and consumer protection; and a stronger, more diverse profession. This may involve student-facing activities (e.g., involvement in leading courses and managing the Center's Civil Justice Fellowship), original research (independently and with collaborators), and planning and oversight of convenings and other gatherings. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable balancing competing priorities, driving forward research and programmatic goals, and collaborating with others inside and outside of Stanford.
The Associate Director will have substantial autonomy to help the Rhode Center achieve its ambitious goals. Their responsibilities may include:
Write and edit content for proposals, publications, and other program activities, both independently and under the supervision of other Rhode Center staff.
Develop and implement implementation plans for long-term projects, including through legal research, management, and collaboration with external stakeholders, to analyze or improve the civil justice system.
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to evaluate the civil and criminal legal systems; formulate and evaluate alternative policy solutions and/or recommendations.
Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum.
Represent the Center as a key contact and subject matter expert and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
Oversee and train student workers.
Education & Experience:
Juris Doctor and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
Strong academic credentials;
Excellent research and writing skills;
Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others;
Comfort managing and executing multiple complex projects at once; and
Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.
Certifications and Licenses:
For teaching jobs, advanced degree or certification may be required for some programs.
Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Ability to use voice to present information/communicate 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.
May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
May travel locally.
Occasional overnight travel.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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 https://careersearch.stanford.edu/ (search for job number 101387).Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 20, 2023.
The expected pay range for this position is $68,000 to $99,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
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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.
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.
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