Duke University, School of Law

Position ID:Duke-Law-BJIFEL2022 [#20777]
Position Title: Bolch Judicial Institute Fellow, Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2022/06/03 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/12/13, finished 2022/06/03, listed until 2022/06/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Bolch Judicial Institute Fellow

The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School is accepting applications for a Fellow to assist in developing and implementing programs, publications, courses and other initiatives focusing on the rule of law, the judiciary, and the administration of justice.

The Bolch Judicial Institute Fellow will be responsible for developing and managing substantive academic and educational conferences and symposia that bring together judges, practitioners, and academics to discuss and advance various topics relating to the rule of law, judicial independence, the administration of justice, and special topics in civil litigation, such as multidistrict litigation, mass harms, e-discovery, securities class actions. The fellow also will initiate scholarship, events, publications, and other educational programs designed to advance leadership and build knowledge within the bench and the bar and will lead and participate in other programs and events as assigned.

Under the direction of former Dean David F. Levi, the Bolch Judicial Institute works to study and promote rule-of-law principles, judicial independence, and law reform through technology and innovation. The Institute provides unique educational opportunities for sitting judges in the United States and around the globe; conducts research and supports teaching and scholarship; and develops civic education initiatives to advance its mission.

Fellow responsibilities:

·        Under the direction of the Institute’s director and in consultation with staff and faculty, develop and manage all substantive educational aspects of programs, workshops, seminars, conferences and symposia focusing on a broad range of legal topics.

o   Research and create content, program agendas, course materials.

o   Engage, organize, and support faculty from Duke Law, other institutions, the judiciary, and the legal profession in creating courses and content for educational programs.

o   Collaborate with Institute staff to manage logistics, marketing, and all aspects of production and implementation for assigned programs.

·        Work with faculty, lawyers, judges, and other affiliates of the Institute and partner programs to develop and execute research initiatives, reports, publications, and other projects relating to the rule of law, the judiciary, the administration of justice, and civil litigation.

·        Collaborate with staff of the Institute, Law School, and partner organizations to develop and implement events, programs, fund-raising efforts, and other projects and initiatives as needed.

Candidate qualifications

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated interest and experience in the rule of law, judicial administration, and/or civil litigation. Candidates must have a J.D., and a judicial clerkship is strongly preferred. Strong academic credentials, superior writing and verbal communication skills, and sound judgment are required. The ideal candidate also will exhibit:

 ·         An ability to think creatively about how to maximize the impacts of scholarly work and programmatic efforts.

 ·         A capacity to collaborate effectively and professionally with others, including judges, lawyers, scholars, staff, administrators, and others.

·         Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to organize and plan events without the need for daily supervision.

·         A clear and articulated vision for how this Fellowship will advance his or her future professional goals. 

Applicants with particular experience in international judicial or legal education, MDL or mass-tort litigation, or civic education are especially encouraged to apply.

The start date is early 2022 (with flexibility as to precise date). Hybrid or remote work arrangements may be possible.  The salary for the position will be commensurate with fellowships of this type and include Duke University benefits. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable for up to two additional years upon mutual agreement of the fellow and the director of the Bolch Judicial Institute.

Interested applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online and should also submit a letter of interest and résumé/CV via email to Kristin Triebel at kristin.triebel@law.duke.edu. Applications must be received no later than midnight on February 15, 2022.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Bolch Judicial Institute
Duke Law School
210 Science Drive; Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362