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Empirical International Law Fellow - Miller Institute for Global Challenges - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2022
Title Empirical International Law Fellow - Miller Institute for Global Challenges - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 12/31/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Law - General
    International Law

Empirical International Law Fellow - Miller Institute for Global Challenges - School of Law

Position overview
Position title: Empirical International Law Fellow

Salary range: The anticipated salary range is $67,400 - $83,100, though the successful candidate could be hired above this range depending on qualifications.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Position duration: One-year term position, with the possibility of renewal.

Application Window
Open date: November 1, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and Law is seeking to hire an Empirical International Law Fellow focused on subfields of refugee law, antitrust law, state responsibilities in time of crisis, and policy diffusion.

The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and Law is based at UC Berkeley School of Law, which benefits from one of the leading international law programs in the nation. Building on UC Berkeley's history of and commitment to research and public service, the project will be empirical, interdisciplinary, comparative, and international.

The Empirical International Law Fellow will work on academic research and publications related to international law. Specifically, the project will focus on state responsibilities in times of crisis, on the diffusion of laws around the world, and on the role of international organizations in coordinating global responses. There will be particular emphasis in the areas of refugee law, immigration law, and antitrust law.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conducting research on empirical international law, under the direction of and in collaboration with Berkeley Law faculty, researchers, and colleagues at other institutions;
  • Drafting white papers, reports, and outreach materials (including social media, op-eds, and other) for policy-focused audiences, under the direction of faculty;
  • Assisting faculty and other researchers in organizing and facilitating meetings, workshops, and other convenings;
  • Assisting with other miscellaneous tasks for the project broadly.
  • Duties will be adjusted as applicable in response to campus guidelines relating to COVID-19.

Additional materials may be requested of finalists.

This position is in Berkeley, but can be located remotely with willingness to travel to Berkeley as needed.

For more information on the Miller Institute for Global Challenges:

Union Contract:

Health and Retirement Benefits:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Candidate must hold a J.D. degree or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree), or be enrolled in a J.D. or Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Candidate must hold a J.D. degree or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree) by start date.

Preferred qualifications

  • Publications or contributions to publications in academic journals in law or political science focused on international problems;
  • Comfort working with Stata and R.


Application Requirements
Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample 1 - Such as a policy brief, comment letter, white paper, or other writing sample of no more than 10 pages
  • Writing Sample 2 - Such as a policy brief, comment letter, white paper, or other writing sample of no more than 10 pages
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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