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Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law


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February 26, 2021

The Institute for Policy Integrity (www.policyintegrity.org) is seeking applicants for an attorney with a focus on regulatory policy, including environmental justice and energy policy, as well as public health and consumer protection.

About Policy Integrity:

Policy Integrity is a non‐partisan think tank housed at New York University School of Law and dedicated to improving the quality of government decisionmaking through legal advocacy and academic scholarship in the fields of administrative law, cost‐benefit analysis, and public policy. Richard L. Revesz, dean emeritus of NYU Law School, is Policy Integrity’s director. Policy Integrity’s interdisciplinary mission focuses on the rational use of economic analysis in government decisionmaking and how tools like cost‐benefit analysis and distributional analysis can improve policy design. Policy Integrity’s docket covers a range of issue areas, with a particular emphasis on federal environmental protections and federal‐ and state‐level electricity policies, as well as a steady stream of projects on public health and consumer protection.

Policy Integrity’s successful advocacy outcomes—in which our attorneys play key roles—include ensuring that agencies are required to consider the lost social benefits and other harms of any deregulatory actions; guiding state utility regulators on the need to value environmental externalities in energy policy decisions; convincing both federal and state courts to endorse the use of the social cost of carbon for monetizing avoided climate damages; prompting the Department of the Interior to analyze the option value of delaying offshore oil leases; and supporting states and Planned Parenthood in litigation over regulatory attempts to block federal funding for reproductive healthcare.

Responsibilities:

Attorneys may be assigned projects across a range of substantive areas or may be tasked to specialize in a key area depending on the attorney’s experience and Policy Integrity’s priorities. Attorneys work with Policy Integrity’s economists, fellows, and policy analysts to:

·        draft amicus briefs to the Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit, and other courts in major policy cases;

·        draft regulatory comments, petitions for rulemakings, and other formal submissions to federal and state agencies including state Public Utility Commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Health and Human Services;

·        advise other advocacy organizations on how to navigate regulatory impact analyses;

·        supervise NYU Law School students on their projects in the Regulatory Policy Clinic; and

·        publish academic articles and op‐eds.

Benefits and Terms of Employment:

The salary is competitive, and the benefits are generous. Attorneys also have access to academic enrichment opportunities at NYU Law School, including some faculty workshops, colloquia, and other scholarly forums.

The start date is flexible, but ideally the attorney would start no later than late summer/early fall of 2021.

Qualifications:

·        J.D., with superior academic achievement;

·        At least 3+ years of legal experience (i.e., law school Class of 2017 or earlier);

·        Clerkships, litigation experience, legislative experience, or advanced degrees in relevant disciplines are valued, but not necessary.

Policy Integrity is committed to a culture in which all people are welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse applicants, and we consider multiple aspects of diversity. New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Send (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position or your relevant experience, as well as a brief optional statement on how your background or experiences would enhance the diversity, inclusivity, or perspectives of Policy Integrity, (2) a resume, (3) a law school transcript, (4) one or two writing samples (with a preference for independently authored articles, briefs, memoranda, blog posts, public comments, reports, or other relevant writings), and (5) the names of three references to chris.beltrone@nyu.edu, with “Attorney Application” in the subject line.

Please send your application materials by February 26, 2021.

The Institute for Policy Integrity (www.policyintegrity.org) is seeking applicants for an attorney with a focus on regulatory policy, including environmental justice and energy policy, as well as public health and consumer protection…

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On-site
New York, NY

How to Apply

Send (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position or your relevant experience, as well as a brief optional statement on how your background or experiences would enhance the diversity, inclusivity, or perspectives of Policy Integrity, (2) a resume, (3) a law school transcript, (4) one or two writing samples (with a preference for independently authored articles, briefs, memoranda, blog posts, public comments, reports, or other relevant writings), and (5) the names of three references to chris.beltrone@nyu.edu, with “Attorney Application” in the subject line.

Please send your application materials by February 26, 2021.

Send (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position or your relevant experience, as well as a brief optional statement on how your background or experiences would…

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