- Job posted by Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School
Duties & Responsibilities
The Staff Attorney will work closely with the program's Executive Director, Policy Director, and faculty. The Staff Attorney's work will be two-fold. First, the Staff Attorney will work on Criminal Justice Policy Program (CJPP) state policy advocacy projects. The Staff Attorney will work with academic researchers, advocates, and policymakers around the country to pursue judicial and legislative change by advising state and local governments, building and coordinating with coalitions, and researching and writing policy analysis. The Staff Attorney will also help CJPP serve as a resource to the field. The Staff Attorney will function as a conduit between researchers and practitioners to leverage social science evidence that may inform these reform efforts. The Staff Attorney will also continue to develop CJPP's web resource - https://cjdebtreform.org - to serve the needs of the advocacy community. In addition, the Staff Attorney will assist in planning conferences, speakers, and other programming. Along with the Executive Director and Policy Director, the Staff Attorney will supervise the work of law students who contribute to the program's policy initiatives.
J.D. and bar admission with a minimum of three years' relevant experience required.
Excellent research and writing skills are required. Demonstrated commitment to criminal justice reform is strongly encouraged.
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 1/31/2020, with the possibility of renewal, subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
USA - MA - Cambridge
Criminal Justice Policy Program
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Appointment End Date
Education, Identity, License/Cert.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Minimum Education Required