Professor José Alvarez seeks a Research Assistant starting after exam period for spring term 2021 end and possibly extending into the fall term. The project, designed for either one or two non-graded credits or for pay, is to provide underlying research intended for a joint article on “CEDAW and Property Rights.” (For a helpful comparison article by Prof. Alvarez on another article dealing with property rights under another international legal regime, see Alvarez, “The Human Right of Property,” 72 Univ. Miami L. Rev. 580 (2018).) The student should be available for approximately 10 hours of work per week during the relevant period. Further requirements/details as to research assistance rules are contained at https://www.law.nyu.edu/academicservices/academic-policies/non-classroom-credits/research-assistants.
The Research Assistant will be principally asked to produce a solid negotiating history of the property-protecting provisions contained in CEDAW as well as to identify and excerpt secondary literature that connects with that history. In addition, the Research Assistant should identify, organize, and excerpt secondary literature that formulate contemporary critiques of CEDAW’s property provisions. Professor Alvarez seeks applicants with excellent research and writing skills. Prior experience in researching human rights issues (particularly under CEDAW), legal gender studies and/or in the social sciences are an advantage. Rising 2Ls and 3Ls, as well as enrolled LLM and JSD candidates are all eligible. Candidates must be a matriculated NYU law student during the full time of the position.
Please submit a short cover letter explaining why you would like to engage and why you think you are qualified to do so, along with a resume, brief writing sample (on any topic, excerpts are fine), and NYU transcript (informal transcript is fine) to Prof. Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.