Research Assistant: Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship (1L, 2L)

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The Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship is seeking one additional Research Assistant to:
  • maintain and expand the Social Enterprise Law Tracker, a status tool that allows user to visualize how laws and regulations impacting social entrepreneurship have spread across the United States, and
  • publish an annual report, Mapping the State of Social Enterprise and the Law, that evaluates the state of social enterprise and the law in the United States. The report generally examines the challenges in defining the field of social entrepreneurship and impact investing, legislative developments in the United States with respect to forms of legal entities that are available to social entrepreneurs, and the role of U.S. legal education in training a new generation of lawyers knowledgeable about the field of social entrepreneurship and impact investing, and will be published in the summer of 2023.

This work involves performing legal research, as well as data collection, data analysis and data entry.

Qualifications: 1L and 2L students

Approximate Dates of Employment: Full academic year commitment

Approximate Number of Hours/Week: 5-10 hours a week (more intensive in the fall term than in the spring term).

Application: Applications should be submitted by Monday, October 3, 2022.
Please submit the following materials in a single PDF to a resume and 1-page essay describing your interest in the field of social enterprise and the Research Assistant position.
From Matt Kuhlik, 1L and 2L Research Assistant:
“I joined as a Tepper Fellow last year in order to learn more about the growing area of social enterprise legislation. It was a rewarding way to gain practical research and writing experience, while developing expertise in a niche area of law (both of which are unique opportunities during 1L). I also enjoyed collaborating with other students and faculty interested in the social enterprise space. I’m excited to continue working as a Tepper Fellow during 2L in order to expand on our research from last year and explore new developments in the social enterprise legal field.”
The Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship is an emerging global leader in the field of law and social entrepreneurship. The Grunin Center is advancing a global movement that creates new ways for law and lawyers to drive positive change in the world. The mission of the Grunin Center is to enhance the community of lawyers and legal institutions engaged in social entrepreneurship and impact investing and to accelerate their effective participation in these fields. To fulfill this mission, the Grunin Center educates students and practicing lawyers about legal issues in social entrepreneurship and impact investing; disseminates knowledge, resources and research about legal issues and policy developments in these fields; and collaborates with other field-building organizations, universities and research centers.