UCLA School of Law, Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy
Legal Research Director

The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law is seeking a Legal Research Director to conduct research and to write in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. The Legal Research Director will provide legal research and analysis related to litigation, legislation, and policy developments concerning issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Williams Institute does not engage in litigation.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Legal Research Director will conduct legal research on LGBT-related public policies; write articles and commentary for a variety of publications; prepare amicus briefs for selected court cases; provide legal research and draft testimony on legislation; track developments in key court cases, legislation, regulations, and other policies related to LGBT-legal issues; communicate research and analysis to the media, external government agencies, private and community organizations, and funding agencies; organize and conduct judicial education programs; implement and oversee other Williams Institute projects related to LGBT legal analysis and scholarship; coordinate with affiliated lawyers, and scholars; and organize conferences and other meetings to accomplish these duties.

The Legal Research Director will work closely with the Director of Legal Scholarship and supervise one to three Research Fellows, support staff, and other staff members and consultants. In addition the Legal Research Director will supervise law student interns and externs, volunteers, and pro bono attorneys. The Legal Research Director will report to the Executive Director of the Williams Institute.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record, a J.D., and at least ten years experience as an attorney or legal scholar working in litigation, legislative lawyering, and/or public policy. Candidates must have expert knowledge of sexual orientation and gender identity legal and public policy issues; extensive experience drafting high quality legal briefs and memoranda; conducting legal research; providing analysis; and drafting language to support litigation regulations and policy proposals.

The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes research and travel support. This is a year-round, academic, non-tenure track position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Please send resume, cover letter, list of publications and the names and addresses for at least five professional references to the attention of:

Adelin Lo
The Williams Institute
UCLA School of Law
Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

Email applications may be sent to: lo@law.ucla.edu

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Posted 7/29/12