Research and Administrative Associate


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $40,000.00
Maximum: $50,000.00

Published:

05/17/2018

Start Date:

07/16/2018

Application Deadline:

06/30/2018

Address

1200 18th St. NW
Suite 501
Washington
DC
20036
United States

Description

Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) is a think tank, law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of our Constitution’s text, history, and values. As the Trump Administration ignores the Constitution and attempts to dismantle progress, our mission has never been more important. At this pivotal moment in our country’s history, and in CAC’s tenth anniversary year, we are seeking a Research and Administrative Associate to help our law firm and think tank produce litigation briefs and issue briefs critical to our defense of the nation’s founding charter. This is an ideal role for a candidate considering law school. To learn more about CAC’s mission, accomplishments, and people, please visit our website at www.theusconstitution.org.


Position Summary


The Research and Administrative Associate responsibilities will include the following:

  • Assisting CAC’s litigation team in the production and filing of legal briefs, including cite-checking, proofreading, and formatting briefs
  • Assisting CAC’s think tank in the production of issue briefs and other think tank products, including cite-checking and proofreading
  • Researching constitutional and legal history on a wide variety of topics, using both primary and secondary sources
  • Researching and writing reports about the federal courts, judicial vacancies, and Supreme Court and appellate court nominees
  • Working with CAC’s litigation team and our Digital Communications Associate to manage the litigation section of our website
  • Occasionally assisting CAC staff with administrative tasks


The Research and Administrative Associate reports to CAC’s Chief Counsel.


Qualifications


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, with an outstanding academic record
  • Painstaking attention to detail
  • Undergraduate coursework in constitutional law or the legal system
  • Demonstrated interest in promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution’s text, history, and values, and exposure to the courts as a vehicle for social change
  • Demonstrated interest in historical research, using both primary and secondary sources
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Experience using Westlaw and The Bluebook a plus
  • Two years of experience as a paralegal or legal assistant is desirable, but not required


CAC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workplace. The starting salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000, depending on experience.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

byourish@theusconstitution.org

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Brian Yourish: byourish@theusconstitution.org.


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