Research Fellow

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the Position

The Legal Fellow for the Animal Law Program will report to the Associate Dean of the Animal Law Program and will work closely to support a joint program of the Brooks Institute and the Lewis & Clark Law School Center for Animal Law Studies. This will include researching, writing, and creating a comprehensive, scholarly survey of relevant animal law, policy, statutes, regulations, cases, and related materials in the United States.

What You'll Do

Research Animal Law (30% of the time)

Research, analyze, collect, and organize existing animal law, policy, regulations, statutes, and cases in the United States.

Maintain a repository of the researched data. * Monitor legal, legislative, and regulatory developments in the field of animal law.

Ensure effective and efficient use of legal materials.

Develop and Maintain Survey (50% of the time)

Develop a detailed, user-friendly premier online legal resource ("Survey") for animal law attorneys, scholars, advocates, students, and influencers.

Refine and consolidate "animal law" data for purposes of the Survey.

Collaborate with Brooks Institute in developing a public template engine for the Survey. Coordinate with the Animal Law Digest, particularly with respect to establishing universal key terms.

Maintain the Survey contents as the field of animal law continues to grow and evolve.

Communication (20% of the time)

Prepare and or update written procedures for workflow

Develop and maintain a permanent record (current and archived) of approved procedures.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate or Juris Doctorate degree or a combination of education and relevant training/experience.
  • Member of a bar in good standing.
  • 2 years of work experience in animal law.
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues both inside and outside of academia. Passionate about developing the field of animal law, with a demonstrated commitment to animal, public interest, or environmental law.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree or a combination of education and relevant training/experience.
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience
Work Schedule
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate
  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Physical Requirements
  • The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions.

  • Bending, Kneel/squat, Climbing (stairs), Standing, Sitting, Walking, Grasping/Gripping, Pinching/Squeezing, Reaching, Push/Pulling, Repetitive Hand Movements (e.g., typing), Seeing, Talking, Hearing

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Background Check

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