Stanford Law School Empirical Research Fellowship

Description

Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school and/or business school in the future.

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, engineering, and computer science.

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Commitment

Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2018. Fellowships are full-time positions lasting approximately one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.

Responsibilities

Job responsibilities vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:

  • Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
  • Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
  • Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
  • Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders and research collaborators
  • Report writing and manuscript preparation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences or another relevant field
  • Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity
  • Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, statistics, applied math or engineering
  • Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
  • Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or other languages is preferred, but not required
  • Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences is preferred, but not required

How to Apply

The application process for the class of 2018-2019 is complete. Hiring for the class of 2019-2020 will begin in fall 2018.

Questions

Please see our FAQ page. If your question is not addressed there, please email us at fellows@law.stanford.edu. Do not contact the professors or their support staff with any questions about hiring.

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