The Criminal Justice Policy Program is a research and advocacy center at Harvard Law School dedicated to advancing criminal justice reform around the country. Current policy initiatives include, among other things, reforming policies related to bail and criminal justice fees and fines; re-conceptualizing the role of the prosecutor; developing policy frameworks for evolving technologies of policing; and developing reforms relating to improper forensic evidence in criminal cases. More information about the Criminal Justice Policy Program is available at cjpp.law.harvard.edu.
The fellowship involves working with the program's executive director and faculty co-directors to direct and manage those reform initiatives. Among other things, this includes conducting substantial research and writing on legal and policy questions; cultivating partnerships with advocacy organizations and government agencies around the country; and supervising the work of Harvard Law School students. In addition, the fellows will assist with public events, such as conferences and talks, hosted by the Program.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample reflecting substantial legal or policy analysis, three references, and a law school transcript.
This is a term appointment beginning in August 2018 currently expected to extend to August 2019, with the possibility of an additional year, subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 090
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates must have received a J.D. between 2015 and 2018.
Excellent legal research and writing skills; demonstrated interest in criminal justice policy.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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