Research Fellow Job Description

Civil Jury Project Fellowship at NYU School of Law




The Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law (Project) invites applications for a Research Fellow for 1 year beginning August 16, 2018.  The position is ideally suited for a soon-to-be or recent graduate with excellent academic credentials. Applicants should have completed a federal appellate clerkship by the start date or obtained such a clerkship scheduled to start in the fall of 2019.  The Fellow will work with the Faculty and Executive Directors of the Project as well as other Fellow(s) on the academic inquiry into the role of the civil jury – past, present, and future.  In addition to independent academic work, the Fellow will be responsible for:


  • Coordinating and monitoring research on academic endeavors related to objectives of Project.
  • Planning and executing public events and workshops organized by the Project in New York and around the country. Flexibility for periodic overnight travel is essential.
  • Coordinating research studies by empiricists or outside researchers.

Candidates will be detail-oriented, have strong communication, relationship building, research and analytical skills and have an ardent interest in legal issues relating to the role of the civil jury.  




Required Education: Juris Doctor degree, excellent academic credentials, and preferably a federal appellate clerkship or anticipated clerkship.  

Required Experience:
Research and event planning/logistics experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong analytical, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary: $70,000 per year

The University offers a competitive salary and an outstanding array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here:


How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted to Kaitlin Villanueva at email: and should include a cover letter and resume. Please write Research Fellow for The Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law in the subject line of your email.


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