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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Columbia Law School
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar


Columbia Law School’s Millstein Center seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to take on a leadership role in the Center’s ongoing research on corporate governance; private capital markets; environmental, social, and sustainability issues; and more.

The Fellowship is designed to attract excellent candidates from underrepresented groups. This search criterion recognizes that the field of academic business law remains significantly less diverse than the legal profession and the nation as a whole. The Millstein Center Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to cultivate the next generation of leading business law scholars from traditionally underrepresented groups. The Fellowship is also designed to support recent law graduates who have demonstrated a strong interest in legal scholarship. It particularly supports the training and development of prospective law professors who will enhance the diversity of the profession. The Fellow will have business law faculty mentors who support the Fellow on the market; office space and a research budget; and full involvement in faculty workshops, academic activities, libraries, and research facilities.

The Fellow will commit to working with the Millstein Center’s Executive Director, Associate Director, and the Faculty Co-Directors to produce applied research, pedagogy, and other outputs that will assist the Center in producing various research reports. Successful performance will require both assisting with ongoing projects and generating original research, as well as communicating research findings clearly and through a variety of media and formats to a range of audiences in a manner that maximizes impact and contributes to the University’s wider research and convening efforts.

The Fellow’s activities will include:


  • conducting sophisticated and in-depth academically focused research into corporate governance; corporate environmental, social, and sustainability issues; private capital markets; and more; 
  • publishing supporting analyses and resources in academic and practitioner-oriented publications, as well as Millstein Center work product; 
  • conducting research-related outreach and communicating research findings to the Millstein Center Advisory Board and to relevant professional networks and associations; and 
  • supporting other Center projects and initiatives.


This is a two-year appointment. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. or equivalent legal degree. 


  • Strong research and analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to synthesize, categorize, and do basic analysis on data and information.


Preferred minimum of two to three years’ postgraduate training or experience.


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Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veteran.


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