This is a 75% time, fixed-term position of one year with the potential for renewal.The anticipated start date for this position is August 2008.
The mission of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession will be to support research, teaching, public understanding, and social policy in two key areas. The first involves issues of professional responsibility, such as confidentiality, competence, conflicts of interest, counseling, and obligations to non- clients, access to services, and bar governance processes. How to address inequalities in legal assistance, sustain ethical values, and create more effective bar regulatory structures all deserve increased attention. A second area of Center focus will involve the lives of lawyers and the conditions of legal practice. The profession urgently needs more and better empirical research on legal workplaces. And law students need better preparation for structuring their careers and understanding the dynamics that will shape them.
* One Center priority will be to provide financial and collegial support for research by Stanford professors and students, as well as to develop collaborative projects with experts at other institutions and offer post- graduate fellowships for individuals interested in academic careers.
* Curricular development initiatives will encourage new courses and collaborative teaching on issues related to legal ethics, professional and corporate governance, public service, the delivery of legal services, and the structure of legal practice.
* The Center will also sponsor lectures, panels, workshops, conferences, and continuing education for practitioners on issues facing the legal profession.
The successful candidate will serve as the Associate Director for the Center on the Legal Profession. S/he will serve as the chief administrator for the center, collaborating with and assisting the Faculty Director in all Center activities. Functions will include:
* Work with the faculty Director and Policy Board to develop the direction and goals for the Center. This may include identifying themes and topics for research and overseeing programs and participating in special projects.
* Coordinate programs and other inter-disciplinary initiatives across campus.
* Help write and/or edit Center reports, proposals, brochures, newsletters.
* Oversee the Center website, and related publications.
* Manage the budget for the Center, including forecasting and reporting on all activities and financial issues from year to year.
* Act as a liaison with Law School External Relations as necessary.
Degree in law or a related field, and experience with legal policy issues is preferred. Candidates should have familiarity with financial management and program development. Experience in program administration and budgeting are desirable, along with interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative academic setting.
How to apply:
All interested and qualified applicants must submit their resume and a cover letter via the Stanford Jobs website ( http://jobs.stanford.edu/) and search using job number 29583.
*Your cover letter should consist of at least 3 paragraphs describing your interest in the Legal Profession and why this job interests you. All applications must be received by May 16, 2008.