Asia IP Law Research Fellow

San Francisco
Jul 24, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position: Asia IP Law Research Fellow
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary Range: $60,300 - $64,700
Start Date: Anticipated August 1, 2019

This is a 50% time, one-year term contract position, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Overview : The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) is seeking to hire a Legal Research Fellow for its Asia IP Project.

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) is the focal point at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law for teaching, research, and student activities on issues at the intersection of law and technology. BCLT's Asia IP Project conducts research and writing on issues related to the development of intellectual property (IP) law in China and other countries in Asia. Through workshops, conferences, and other events, it offers a forum for Asian and American companies, law firms, academics, trade associations, and government officials to learn about developments in IP and trade law on both sides of the Pacific, exchange views, and develop deeper knowledge on issues of common concern. The BCLT Asia IP Project works collaboratively with academic institutions and other partners in Asia.

The Asia IP Law Research Fellow will work with the director of the Asia IP Project and with Berkeley Law faculty to undertake directed and independent research on IP law issues with a focus on China, to plan conferences, workshops and other events on IP law developments in Asia, and to contribute to the development of the Asia IP Law Project at BCLT.

For more information on BCLT, please see:

Primary Responsibilities:

The Fellow's primary responsibilities include:
  • Supporting the Director of the Asia IP Project by researching and writing articles and papers on IP law developments in Asia;
  • Working with the Director of the Asia IP Project, BCLT faculty and staff to organize workshops, conferences, and other events on IP law issues;
  • Working with the Director of the Asia IP Project to expand BCLT's relationships with universities, law firms, corporations, non-profit organizations, and academics; throughout Asia;
  • Assisting the Director of the Asia IP Project in research, writing and teaching.

    Minimum Qualifications (required at time of application):
  • JD or LLM degree from a US law school.

    Additional Qualifications (required by start date of job):
  • Admission to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with IP law developments in China and/or Asia;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Chinese;
  • At least one year experience as a lawyer;
  • Excellent research, analytic and writing skills;
  • A passion for exploring issues at the intersection of law and technology.

    Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.

    This position is open until filled.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact [email protected].

    Letters of reference may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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