Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Our friends at Cal are looking to hire a Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, & the Economy. This would be an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to transition to academia.
Here's the ad:
The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy is seeking to hire a Research Fellow.
The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) is Berkeley Law’s hub for rigorous, relevant, empirically based research and education on the interrelationships of law, business, and the economy. BCLBE informs students, policymakers and the public of the implications of this innovative work to promote positive outcomes on business operations, economic growth, and market efficiency. BCLBE’s interdisciplinary approach to basic research, timely policy research, curriculum innovation, and public education empowers current and future leaders in business, law and policy to tackle the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow.
The Fellow’s primary responsibilities will include:
• Working with the BCLBE faculty and staff to arrange and implement programming, including student events, conferences workshops and alumni and practitioner events.
• Working with the BCLBE faculty and staff, to develop research topics in law, business and the economy;
• Researching and writing white papers of publishable quality for policy-focused audiences, under the direction of faculty and staff;
• Speaking at workshops, to the academic community and the press about research initiatives;
• Assisting with other necessary aspects of the operation of BCLBE; and
• Assisting faculty in research questions involving data collection.
In addition, the Fellow will be provided with a significant opportunity to develop a research and writing agenda, including authorship of their own research work.
• J.D. degree or equivalent is required at the time of application
• Relevant experience in corporate finance, programming, and/or quantitative research is preferred;
• Excellent research, analytical and writing skills;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Organizational skills;
• Self-starter able to prioritize and function both independently and collaboratively;
• The ideal candidate will have a high degree of organization skills, experience and knowledge of business law and the ability to work capably with faculty and staff. The candidate should also have an interest in research and academia.