Graduate Hourly Position Spring 2020

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Health Policy Center within the Institute for Health Research and Policy currently has one part-time, paid Graduate Hourly position (15-25 hours per week) for Spring 2020 with the opportunity for continued employment during the summer based on performance and funding continuation.

The position is ideal for law students interested in state law and policy, and statutory and administrative law research and analysis.

This position involves extensive research of codified state laws (for all 50 states and D.C.) pertaining to school wellness (nutrition, physical activity, health services). These laws will be collected from states’ statutory and administrative codes, session laws, and additional secondary source materials using Westlaw and Lexis.

The ideal candidate is a master’s-level student with a JD or experience in legal research; and/or public health law issues. Because the position involves extensive research across a variety of areas, experience and interest in legal research (Westlaw and LexisNexis) and attention to detail are essential. Experience using terms and connectors searches is preferred, however, not required.

In addition to research, the position may provide an opportunity to participate in the development of publications, journal articles, and/or presentations related to the data.

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest/experience in legal research and/or analysis;
  • Demonstrated experience using LexisNexis and/or Westlaw required;
  • Experience building and using terms and connectors searches preferable;
  • Experience with conducting statutory/administrative law research at the state level is preferable;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PPT) required;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong attention to detail required.

To Apply:

For full consideration, please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter explaining reasons for interest in the position, as well as an unofficial transcript and BRIEF writing sample are also required as a condition of employment. Applications will be reviewed/accepted until the position is filled.

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