Faculty Research Assistant Positions

 

SUMMER 2017 POSITIONS  


Dean Michael Waterstone is looking for Part-time Research Assistant during the summer to research issues around disability law and policy, including overlaps with health care and technology. Interested students should send their resumes to Dean Michael Waterstone at michael.waterstone@lls.edu


Professor Aaron Ghirardelli is looking for two research assistants for the summer to work on a project related to Bitcoin. Knowledge of the Bitcoin world and other cryptocurrencies is preferred.  Interested students should email Professor Ghirardelli the following information at aaron.ghirardelli@lls.edu:

  • Current year in law school;
  • Your grade in legal writing;
  • Your current average GPA;

Brief description of your knowledge of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.


 Prof. Jean Boylan is Looking for Research Assistant--Ethics/Professional Responsibility

 Prof. Boylan is looking for an R.A. for this Summer, approximately 20 hrs/week. Strong research, writing, editing and bluebook skills are needed. First year students may apply. Interested students should submit resume and cover e-mail to Prof. Boylan at jean.boylan@lls.edu.


 Prof. Dougherty Looking for Research Assistant/Entertainment, Media & IP Law

Prof. Dougherty is looking for an R.A. for this Summer, approximately 20 hrs/week.  Strong research, writing, editing and bluebook skills are needed.  Law review experience is a plus, but other evidence of those skills would also be considered.  Prof. Dougherty is working on several research/writing projects, involving copyright issues and motion pictures.  Interested students should submit resume and cover e-mail to Prof. Dougherty.


Professor Chris Hawthorne is seeking a Research Assistant for summer 2017 to investigate and compile data on juveniles from Los Angeles County who are serving long prison sentences.  Ability to do extensive online research, including Public Records Act requests, would be very helpful, as would interest in issues of mass incarceration in California.  Please send a resume to him at hawthorc@lls.edu.  


Loyola’s Project for the Innocent (LPI) is currently accepting applications for research assistants for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017!  LPI pursues claims of actual innocence on behalf of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted.  Since 2011, LPI has secured the release of clients who have served nearly 122 years in prison, collectively, including:  Jaime Ponce (almost 19 years in prison), Marco Contreras (20 years in prison), Andrew Leander Wilson (32 years in prison), Kash Delano Register (34 years in prison) and Obie Anthony (17 years in prison).   

LPI has evaluated over 1400 cases and currently has several cases in litigation.  We have trained over 130 students to use their knowledge and passion to root out and remedy injustices wherever they may be found. 

RAs will work on a variety of research projects under the supervision of Legal Director Paula Mitchell and Program Director Adam Grant.   Interested candidates should send a resume and indicate availability, i.e., part-time (20 hrs/week) or a full-time (40 hrs/week).  Transcripts are not required.  Candidates will be chosen on a rolling basis so please apply early if you are interested. 

Please send your resume and a short statement of interest to Paula.Mitchell@LLS.edu.  


Professor Hiro Aragaki is looking for a research assistant for the summer to help with legal research on contracts and alternative dispute resolution topics, as well as with organizing teaching materials, cite checking, data entry, and putting together a website relating to international dispute resolution. 

 Professor Aragaki will either hire one research assistant full time or two assistants part time.  Interested candidates should:  

  • indicate whether he/she is interested in a part time (20 hrs/week) or a full time (40 hrs/week) position;

  • indicate the name of his/her first year legal writing instructor & grade for class;

  • indicate what other commitments or positions he/she expect to have during the period of the RA-ship;

  • send a resume to hiro.aragaki@lls.edu 

 Transcript is NOT required.  Candidates will be chosen on a rolling basis so please apply early if you are interested. 


Professor Carlos Berdejo is looking for one or two part-time research assistants for the summer to assist in two projects.  The first project is an empirical study on racial disparities in criminal sentencing.  The second project relates to state ownership of businesses in the United States.  Interested students should submit their resumé to carlos.berdejo@lls.edu."


Associate Dean Brietta Clark is looking for Part-time Research Assistant during the summer to research health law issues. Students will help me track judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments relating to the ACA and/or potential replacements. Particular areas of focus will include Medicaid and private insurance access, reproductive and sexual health care, and mental health care. Interested students should send their resumes to Associate Dean Clark at Brietta.Clark@lls.edu


Professor Laurie Levenson is looking for research assistants for this Spring semester and Summer 2017.  Interested students should submit their resumé to Laurie.Levenson@lls.edu


Professor Justin Levitt is seeking a research assistant for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 to help with various research projects regarding election law (including redistricting and election administration).  Experience in web design will also be welcome -- and applicants should note this experience -- but is not in any way a prerequisite.   Interested applicants should send a resume, transcript, and brief writing sample to justin.levitt@lls.edu.


 Professors Ides and Grossi are conducting a study on pleadings and motion practice, and they are seeking 6 RAs, 3 each, to hire ASAP. If hired as RA on this project, you will be required to assess the application of the plausibility standard as articulated by the Court in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662 (2009), from 2009 to today, in motive, intent, and conspiracy cases. You will be required to carefully read and analyze the relevant cases, and then report your findings using the table below. Your table/report shall not paraphrase, but report verbatim (cut & paste) the relevant passage in the analyzed opinions, and it shall provide the relevant citation. You will be required to report the result of your research to Professors Ides and Grossi weekly. If you are interested in participating in this study, please send an email to simona.grossi@lls.edu and allan.ides@lls.edu indicating your interest, reason for your interest, relevant experience, civil procedure class taken, grade, and providing a copy of your resume and transcripts. If pre-selected on the basis of your application, you will be required to submit a first report. You will be hired if the report meets the needs and standards of the work.

10 YEARS OF TWOMBLY: STUDYING THE APPLYCATION OF TWOMBLY AND IQBAL IN INTENT/MOTIVE/CONSPIRACY CASES

Case citation

Facts of the case

Relevant allegations in P’s complaint

Relevant arguments in D’s Rule 12(b)(6) motion

Court’s order and grounds

 

 

 

 

 

 



The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic ("LIJC") is currently accepting applications for research assistants! LIJC is a partnership project of LMU, LLS, Homeboy Industries and Dolores Mission that focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with an emphasis on immigrants located in the East LA area. LIJC Research Assistants will help with a variety of different immigration cases, client follow-up and research on substantive immigration law issues. Some Spanish language capability is preferred. Hours are flexible. We are seeking up to 3 RAs. Please send your resume and a short statement of interest to: lijc@lls.edu 


Professor Victor Gold is accepting applications to be his research assistant for summer, 2017.  If you are interested, send an email with resume to victor.gold@lls.edu.  Please include on your resume the grade you received in your first year research and writing course.  If you are still in your first year, you can supplement your application upon receiving your final grade in that course. 


Professor Aaron Caplan seeks a research assistant during the summer 2017, to assist on Constitutional Law topics.  These include historical research on certain leading constitutional decisions, and research about free speech rights of students at public universities.  Interested applicants should email Prof. Caplan (aaron.caplan@lls.edu) with a resume and legal writing sample attached. 


 

 

 

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