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Legal Policy:


  • Provide research and analysis assistance on issues relating to civil justice reform, overcriminalization (state and federal), and corporate governance
  • Assist legal policy director James Copland, staff, and scholars with communication and promotion of research products
  • Facilitate program logistics including conference planning and database development
  • Contribute to the production of legal policy reports by assisting with drafting, editing and citation


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills required, with legal research skills (particularly, the ability to identify and find relevant cases, statutes and secondary source materials utilizing legal research tools such as Westlaw or Lexis Nexis) preferred
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently synthesize large amounts of information
  • Familiarity with the Bluebook method of legal citation a plus
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and appropriately prioritize multiple projects
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of, and interest in some or all of the legal policy team’s many research areas, as well as those of the broader institute
  • Quantitative abilities—including spreadsheet analysis, statistics, and econometrics—not required but could lead to additional research opportunities
  • Law students preferred but strong undergraduates with an interest in law will be considered

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