Academic Research Associate, Stanford Law School-75048
PART TIME POSITION
Please submit your cover letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references by 5:00 pm PST on June 16, 2017.
Stanford Law School seeks to hire a part-time Academic Research Associate to work closely with Professor Joseph Grundfest, the W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School, and former Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, on a range of research projects related to corporate law and securities litigation and regulation. The ideal candidate has excellent academic credentials and at least two years experience in relevant fields of practice. The position is particularly well suited to a practicing attorney, with either a litigation or transactional background, seeking a transition to academia. Candidates willing to make a minimum one-year commitment are strongly preferred.
This position is part-time (20 hours per week) and benefits eligible. The Academic Research Associate reports to and works exclusively under the direction of Professor Grundfest. A link to Professor Grundfests biography can be found here: https://law.stanford.edu/directory/joseph-a-grundfest/.
Engage in a broad mix of research and analysis under the supervision of Professor Grundfest. Potential projects include an analysis of Leidos, Inc. v. Indiana Public Retirement System, a case currently pending before the Supreme Court, an examination of blockchain technology as it relates to federal securities law, and an analysis of the legal and public policy implications of the proliferation of dual class and non-voting share structures.
Draft and edit content for academic journals and peer-reviewed publications.
Develop law school course materials.
Other duties as assigned.
A successful candidate will have a law degree or equivalent work experience, a very strong academic record, research experience, and at least two years experience in litigation or transactional matters related to relevant fields of practice.
Demonstrated writing skills through law review or other publication is highly desirable.
Training in quantitative analysis is desirable, but not necessary, as is experience in database construction and design.
The successful candidate will have strong presentation, interpersonal, and analytical skills, and will be able to operate independently with little faculty supervision.
A strong entrepreneurial inclination is highly valued.
Frequently sit and/or perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally use a telephone, fax, scanner, or copy machine.
Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh under 40 pounds.
Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
Interpersonal skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promotes 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 Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.