The Global Law & Tech initiative of the Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies at New York University School of Law seeks two full-time research fellows/project leads, to begin immediately or as soon as available.
Depending on experience and interests, the fellows will work on one or both of the following projects:
*Critical Digital Infrastructure: Legal Technologies & Institutional Design
*Data Governance & International Organizations
A suitable applicant may have the opportunity to lead a project. We are also open to secondments from law firms, tech companies, or international organizations.
The fellowship is open to law school graduates, PhD students in the process of completing their dissertations in the relevant fields, post-doctoral students with degrees in relevant disciplines, and practitioners with relevant expertise. Applicants whose combined knowledge, expertise, and experience demonstrate proficiency in law as well as in computer science, engineering, or data science are particularly encouraged to apply. We are also open to secondments from law firms, tech companies, or international organizations.
*Strong interest in interdisciplinary work, particularly in the intersection of transnational law/international law, global practice and technology
*Demonstrated research and writing skills, as well as organizational and planning skills
*Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work across disciplines and with different constituencies
*Legal, policy, or technical expertise in a field relevant to the projects
For applicants interested in the Critical Digital Infrastructure: Legal Technologies & Institutional Design project, preferred qualifications (having one or several of these qualifications is helpful, but not required) include:
*Substantive knowledge of intellectual property laws (particularly licensing regimes) and law of contracts
*Demonstrated understanding of open source platforms and the ability to build connections with the open source community
*Demonstrated knowledge of software architecture, coding, and IT systems
*Understanding of the challenges created by jurisdiction-bound legal frameworks in the context of global digital infrastructure
For applicants interested in the Data Governance & International Organizations project, preferred qualifications (having one or several of these qualifications is helpful, but not required) include:
*Substantive knowledge and experience in at least one relevant area, such as international law, law of international organizations, law and development, and/or law and global governance
*Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience with data protection laws, privacy, data governance, and compliance mechanisms
*Knowledge of data science (e.g. data categorization, data mining techniques, data analytics)
*Knowledge or experience with legal tech (especially software to operationalize laws and policies)
Workload, Salary, Benefits
We are looking for fellows who will work on a full-time basis but are open to exploring part-time options, depending on availability and project needs. The salary is competitive with other academic fellowship positions. Full-time fellow will also receive a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here. We offer work space in Wilf Hall, 139 MacDougal Street in New York City and a dynamic, team-oriented research environment.
Writing samples or project portfolio, as relevant
3 References (contact information only). Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates.
Please send your application materials by email to our administrator Rachel Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org