The Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School is hiring two recent law school graduates for a yearlong fellowship starting in August 2017.
The Criminal Justice Policy Program (CJPP) 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. Applications must be submitted through Harvard Law School’s human resources website.
Candidates should have excellent legal research and writing skills, as well as demonstrated interest in criminal justice policy.
Eligible candidates will have received a J.D. between 2014 and 2017.