In modern America, the rule of law is increasingly being eroded by trial lawyers, prosecutors, and socially oriented shareholder activists that manipulate legal rules to achieve policy objectives outside the normal bounds of legislative action and administrative rulemaking. Manhattan Institute studies civil litigation, overcriminalization and corporate governance to access these trends and formulate policy solutions.
Collegiate Associates will:
- Produce research and writing projects
- Assist with drafting, editing, and citation
- Promote research products in concert with Communications and Marketing, with a particular focus on outreach to policymakers
- Provide briefings on recent education news stories. Summarize congressional hearings, conferences, events, and judicial decisions.
- Assist with the organization of legal policy-related events.
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- The ability to identify and find relevant cases, statutes and secondary source materials utilizing legal research tools such as Westlaw or Lexis Nexis
- Ability to effectively and efficiently synthesize large amounts of information
- Ability to simultaneously manage and appropriately prioritize multiple projects
- Keen attention to detail /Proficiency in Excel
- Familiarity with the Bluebook method of legal citation
- Quantitative research background—including spreadsheet analysis, statistics, and econometrics.
- Law students preferred but strong undergraduate candidates with an interest in law will be considered