Senior Research Fellow - Ctr Legal Court Technology

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Senior Research Fellow - Ctr Legal Court Technology

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Under the guidance of the Director and Deputy Director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT), the Senior Research Fellow will serve as CLCT’s Assistant Director of Research and will conduct research in the field of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and related technologies.

The Fellow’s research will include

(i) the likelihood of success of tort suits using a public nuisance theory against technology companies for alleged product defects; and (ii) key components of AI regulation, whether “legal” or “ethical” in the United States and major foreign countries, taking into account the potentially different but possible concurrent uses of any given AI solution (i.e. facial recognition).

With the support of the Deputy Director, the Senior Research Fellow will prepare (i) basic AI Ecosystem explanatory material for lawyers covering topics such as the difference between AI and other advanced technologies, how to conceptualize risks posed by AI, and how to help those who need to quantify that risk; and (ii) educational material for lawyers in the area of cybersecurity to explain why cybersecurity is not only a problem for the “IT team,” but a challenge that requires a multi-disciplinary response.

Additionally, the Senior Research Fellow will supervise CLCT Student Fellows taking part in CLCT’s efforts to produce and share knowledge on the core subject of the research in the form of commentaries and podcasts.

The Senior Research Fellow may be asked to support CLCT’s organization of conferences, online workshops, CLE seminars, and other events on AI emerging technologies and the law.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. (Juris Doctor) from an ABA-approved institution.
  • Self-starter, able to manage teams and deadlines.
  • Exceptional writing, editorial, presentation, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven interest in the area of legal issues arising from AI and related technologies.
  • Several years of prior employment experience.
  • Several years of work or research experience in a field relevant to AI and related technologies.
  • Evidence of prior quality writing of one or more papers in the field, whether published or unpublished.
  • Technical skills or professional exposure in the fields of computer science, emerging technologies, or related industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to bridge gaps in communication between legal, technical, and business professionals.

Advertised Pay Range:

Up to $75,000, commensurate with experience


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Full Time Professional

Position Term:

12 Month - Restricted

Special Application Instructions:

Please include a writing sample, preferably one exploring any legal issues relevant to Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of things, and related technologies.

Conditions of Employment::

This is a twelve-month non-renewable grant funded restricted full-time FLSA-exempt professional position.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.




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Posted: 12/5/2020
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time