Position Description: The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law is seeking a Counsel to conduct research and analysis related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy, particularly at the federal level. The Counsel will be an experienced attorney or legal scholar with litigation, legislative lawyering, and/or public policy experience. The Counsel will provide legal research and analysis related to litigation, legislation, and regulatory and policy developments concerning issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Counsel will also work on independent research projects to inform current issues of law and public policy.
The duties of the Counsel may include any of the following: conducting legal research on LGBT-related public policies; writing articles and commentary for a variety of publications; preparing amicus briefs for selected court cases; providing legal research and drafting testimony on legislation; drafting model laws; preparing comments for submission in administrative rulemaking proceedings; communicating with the media; organizing and conducting judicial education programs and other educational events; implementing and overseeing other Williams Institute projects related to LGBT legal analysis and scholarship; coordinating with affiliated lawyers, and scholars; and organizing conferences and other meetings to accomplish these duties.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.