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Post-Graduate Law Fellow

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USD $64,800.00/Yr. - USD $137,600.00/Yr.

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Post-Graduate Law Fellow

University of California Los Angeles

Budgeted Pay Scale:

Anticipated hiring range: $65,000/yr. - $75,000/yr.

Full Salary Range:
USD $64,800.00/Yr. - USD $137,600.00/Yr.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a two-year contract appointment. This position is eligible for hybrid work with the employee expected to be onsite a minimum of two days per week while school is in session. When School of Law is out of session, the role will be remote. Please have your resume and cover letter available for upload when applying.

Department Summary

Founded in 2021,CRHLP is a nationwide think tank and interdisciplinary research center created to meet the current national crisis in access to abortion while working towards long-term solutions to advance reproductive justice. We conduct analysis and research for legal, policy, and narrative change and serve as a trusted hub for convening and engaging academics, advocates, health care providers, policy makers, and community members to reimagine the landscape of reproductive health law and policy. We also train the reproductive law and policy leaders of tomorrow and expand the capacity of the reproductive health and justice movements. CRHLP's work and impact is nationwide in scope but leverages its position within California and the UC system to maximize the scope and reach of California's innovations and leadership status in abortion access and reproductive health.
Position Summary

UCLA Law's Center for Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy (CRHLP) seeks a post-graduate law fellow to engage in cutting-edge, high-quality research and analysis related to reproductive justice. The Law Fellow will further the Center's mission by conducting legal, policy, and multi-disciplinary analysis, research, and writing on reproductive health, rights, and justice topics to advance new ideas and impact policy and legal change in reproductive rights, health, and justice areas. Working with CRHLP attorneys, researchers, scholars, and communications staff, the Law Fellow will help produce policy reports, quantitative and qualitative research, amicus briefs, public comments on regulations and policy, opinion pieces, academic articles, and other work. The Law Fellow will also support the Center's work to convene people across disciplines and issues to strengthen the connection between advocacy, research, and healthcare practice and promote strategic and practical solutions to legal and policy problems. Topical areas the Law Fellow will work on include abortion, contraception, maternal health; racial and other disparities in access to care; young people's rights to sexual and reproductive healthcare and education; fertility care; and economic and criminal legal system policies that impact reproductive health and whether those who decide to build families can thrive, among other topics. The duration of the position is two years (approximately September 2024-September 2026), and it will be based in Los Angeles, California, with a hybrid work arrangement involving some days in the Center's Westwood office and more flexibility during periods when law school is not in session.

Salary & Compensation

*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit UC Benefit package to discover benefits that start on day one, and UC Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.

  • Experience with data management software, such as Excel, mapping programs, or other comparable software. (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience with or substantive knowledge of legal issues involving reproductive health, law, and policy. (Required)
  • Commitment to the mission of CRHLP and reproductive justice broadly and to advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality legal research, analysis and writing. (Required)
  • Experience in project management and supervision, including working on research projects or litigation with many volunteers, attorneys, and/or organizations. (Preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. (Required)
  • Takes initiative and possess good judgment. (Required)
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines. (Required)
  • Ability to perform comprehensive legal (and social science, if appropriate) research and analysis and produce analytical reports on their findings. Strong research skills and experience. (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to present research findings in written, verbal or electronic formats to be understood by various audiences (academic and non-scholarly participants). (Required)
  • Knowledge of Reproductive Health and Rights legal and political communities both in Los Angeles and nationwide. (Preferred)
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. (Required)

  • Education, Licenses, Certifications & Personal Affiliations

  • Juris Doctor (JD) Degree (Required)
  • Other Type of Degree Dual degree (e.g. MPP, MPH, MS) with empirical research training (i.e.,study design, statistical analysis: a plus) (Preferred)
  • Applicants must take a state bar exam before August 2024 (Required) And
  • Applicants must be able to practice law in California within the first year of appointment (Required)

  • Special Conditions for Employment

  • Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.
  • Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.
  • Expected Work hours: 9AM-6PM M-F (Required)
  • Evening and Weekend work as needed (Required)
  • 5% Domestic Travel

  • Schedule

    9:00 am to 6:00 PM
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