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RA Posting: Access to Justice Tech Opportunities for Spring 2019  
Open to current Georgetown Law students or Georgetown University students pursuing a relevant graduate degree

Georgetown’s Justice Lab and the Tech Institute are looking for student research assistants to contribute to our policy work around technology as a tool to promote access to justice. RAs will work directly with Professor Tanina Rostain, Institute Executive Director Alexandra Givens, and Adjunct Professor Mary McClymont.

RA positions are open to current students at Georgetown Law or Georgetown University with an interest in access to justice work. No technical expertise is required, and we welcome students with diverse, non-tech backgrounds.

RAs can expect to work on the following projects:

  • A major research project surveying how courts around the country are supporting access to justice for self-represented litigants.

  • A major research project investigating the utilization and effectiveness of enabling non-lawyer personnel (often dubbed “navigators”) to assist people with legal problems who cannot afford lawyers to represent them in civil cases.

  • A workshop sponsored by the NSF to bring together researchers working in the access to justice field, data scientists, computing experts, and representatives of courts and legal service providers to generate a new collaborative research agenda about how data science can be better deployed to address issues in the civil justice system. 

Georgetown’s Justice Lab is a research center dedicated to studying the various modalities emerging to address unmet legal needs. You can read more about it and the work of Professor Tanina Rostain here.

You can learn more about the Institute’s recent activities here, and meet our team here.

Application

Applicants must submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and the name and email address of two references (including at least one Georgetown-affiliated reference) to Alina Schmidt at ajs310@georgetown.edu, copying TechInstitute@law.georgetown.edu.  Your cover letter should indicate your interest, any relevant experience/coursework, and your expected availability (i.e. hoped for number of hours per week). 

DEADLINE

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning November 5, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact TechInstitute@georgetown.edu.