RA for Center on Civil Justice

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Name of Professor: Center on Civil Justice (The Director is Peter Zimroth, but the supervisor will be David Siffert, the Research Coordinator)

Location of Office and Phone Number: Wilf 511, 212-668-6664

**Primary email address (where all RA applications, email notifications, and follow-up emails will be sent): siffert@nyu.edu

 Nature of Research: The Center on Civil Justice was created as a research and policy organization with a goal of improving the US civil justice system.  We have several research projects that an RA might work on.  We have an ongoing project to make currently privately-held data on class action lawsuits publicly available.  We are constructing a document database for litigation funding and may ask an RA to help in its creation.  We are also developing several new projects, including conducting data analysis on the effectiveness (and effects) of rules of civil procedure.  In addition, we are open to project proposals by RAs (and RA applicants) that fit within the Center’s mission statement.

 Can work be done remotely? Yes

 Qualifications (be specific regarding class level: 1L, 2L, 3L or LL.M.): Any class level is fine, but some experience with data analysis is preferred (though not required).

 Approximate Dates of Employment:  Flexible

 Approximate Number of Hours/Week: Flexible, but part-time.  Perhaps 5-10 hours per week, though it might vary.

 Materials to Submit for Application (Resume, Transcript, Cover Letter): Resume, transcript

 Deadline for Submission: We are flexible, but we will first look at all applicants submitting by January 22, 2018.  If we need further RAs, we are open to applicants submitting later.

 Other: Please note that work will be supervised by the Center’s Research Coordinator.