Williams Institute Law Fellow (Req. 29362)

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Williams Institute Law Fellow   (Req. 29362)

The incumbent provides general research support for Williams Institute law and policy related projects, supporting the following activities, among others: conducting original law and policy research; drafting testimony on proposed state and federal legislation; preparing amicus briefs for selected court cases; communicating with the media; coordinating with affiliated community groups, policymakers, government agencies and experts; organizing and conducting judicial and legal education programs; writing articles and commentary for a variety of publications; and overseeing other Williams Institute research, publications, and events. Research tasks may include legal and public policy research; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and writing and preparing reports. Incumbent will attend relevant legislative briefings, policy seminars and meetings and functions as an integral part of the fellowship program.  


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu  Reference position # 29362  AA/EEO

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Juris Doctorate degree required; prefer Master's degree or PhD in a related discipline (e.g., sociology, public health, statistics, political science).
  • Minimum of two years of legal experience required.
  • Admission to bar required, admission to California bar preferred.
  • Demonstration of substantive knowledge and experience working on HIV/AIDS law and policy issues.
  • Superior research skills (e.g., experience conducting bibliographic searches, performing writing and analysis, selecting and using print and electronic legal research tools). Ability to analyze, process and present multi-disciplinary data.
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews, evaluate the quality and significance of social science literature and accurately interpret literature articles and law journals.
  • Experience with data management software, such as Excel, mapping programs, or other comparable software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in utilizing a computer to design tables, charts, graphs and reports for group and one-on-one presentations.
  • Ability to work independently on large and complex research projects, to negotiate and meet multiple deadlines, and to assist in preparing materials for publication.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively under conditions of heavy workload, frequent interruptions, distractions, and deadlines.


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct




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Job No: 29362
Posted: 1/8/2019
Application Due: 3/9/2019
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