Civil Justice and Innovation Fellow, Stanford Law School
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 101397
(Full-time, Fixed term, 1 year)
Deborah L. Rhode Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School
Remote candidates with particularly relevant education and/or experience will be considered.
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 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. In addition to research and writing, the Fellow will also help support the Center's range of programmatic initiatives, convenings, and student-facing 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.
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;
close attention to detail; and
well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others.
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 # Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 15, 2023.
The expected base pay range for this position is $67,000 - $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.
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
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