The Lawfare Job Board

The following are job announcements of potential interest to Lawfare readers. If you have an announcement to add to the page, email us with the position title, a link to the posting and a two sentence summary of the position. 

Lawfare Fellowship through Emerging Tech Policy Leaders Program

Lawfare is hiring for an up to two-year fellowship dedicated to covering news developments related to cybersecurity and technology policy, and the intersection of those issues with national security--a role designated for participants of the Emerging Tech Policy Leaders Program. Over the years, Lawfare has developed some of the most comprehensive and informed analyses of cybersecurity law and policy and we’re eager to add to our team. We are seeking a candidate with an interest in a broad range of policy and legal issues related to cybersecurity, in addition to expertise in specific areas. 

This position is offered through the Koch Associate Program’s Emerging Tech Policy Leaders (KAP-ETPL). To be considered for this position, applicants must first apply for admission to the Koch Associate Program and select the ETPL program option on the application. If admitted to the Koch Associate Program, applicants may apply for this Lawfare fellowship or other tech and cyber positions offered through KAP-ETPL. The deadline to apply is May 27th.

Program Associate and Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Reiss Center on Law and Security and NYU Center for Cybersecurity

The Reiss Center on Law and Security (RCLS) at NYU School of Law and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) seek an enterprising, dynamic candidate to serve as Program Associate and Special Assistant to the RCLS Executive Director. The position offers an opportunity to contribute to all aspects of our work on many of the most challenging national security issues of our time. We are looking for a collegial teammate who is excited about learning new subjects and skills; who is sharp, self-driven, and dedicated to quality output; and who maintains good judgment and attention to detail while working across multiple projects.

Postdoc Research Position in Cybersecurity Policy, Tufts University

Tufts University has an opening for a postdoc in cybersecurity policy to start in fall 2022.  Area of specialization is open but research in international and military use of cyber technologies, government regulation of security tools are of strong interest, as is work related to Russian cybersecurity policy. Current Tufts faculty conduct research in surveillance and privacy, cybersecurity incident liability, impact of legal responses to cybersecurity incidents, and privacy and security of home IoT. An aspect of this fellowship is improving cross-disciplinary background and skills to have tech-informed cybersecurity policy. The postdoc position will be from September 1, 2022 to May 30, 2024; a later start is possible (a later ending date is not). See https://engineering.tufts.edu/cs/about/employment-opportunities for more information.

Program Assistant, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

Reporting to National Security Institute’s Deputy Director, the NSI Program Assistant will be responsible for the successful execution of NSI events and for supporting NSI’s other programs. The Program Assistant will coordinate and manage NSI leadership and organizational schedules, assist with handling routine budget procedures, and other duties as assigned. The Program Assistant should have excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively.

Program Associate, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

NSI is looking for a Program Associate who will be responsible for successfully supporting various NSI policy programming efforts, events, and outreach, as well as a wide range of operational and logistical tasks. The Program Associate will engage with NSI leadership, staff, and Fellows and Advisory Board members, as well as media, government officials, and the general public. Public policy experience is desirable.  

Visiting Associate Professor of Law and National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Law Fellow

The George Washington University Law School seeks applications for a one-year graduate fellowship, specializing in national security, cybersecurity, and foreign relations law, beginning July 1, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Fellow will serve as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law.

Fellows receive an annual stipend of $65,000, health insurance, and other benefits associated with a full-time position at GW. These benefits include GW’s Tuition Remission Benefit, which may provide an opportunity to complete course work as a candidate in GW degree programs such as a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies, Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management, Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security, or GW Law LL.M.

Operations Manager, Reiss Center on Law and Security

The Reiss Center on Law and Security (RCLS) at NYU School of Law is seeking a full-time Operations Manager to coordinate our day-to-day operations and help develop and execute our long-term strategic vision. The Operations Manager will work closely with the leadership and affiliates of the center to advance innovative and high-profile programming on real-world problems in the fields of national security and cybersecurity, all within the academic setting of a top-tier law school in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.

The Operations Manager is an integral part of a dynamic team, with responsibilities and opportunities across the programming, finance/grants, human resources, and communications work of our center. This position reports to the RCLS Executive Director, and oversees operational aspects of the work of a Program Associate and interns.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and self-driven candidate with a background in management and operations; someone who can solve problems, adapt to changing situations, exercise good judgment, and apply keen attention to detail while juggling multiple priorities.

Summer Research Assistant, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University

The National Security Institute (NSI) at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is dedicated to finding practical answers to national security law and policy questions.

  • NSI seeks research assistants for in-person work during regular business hours (8:30-5).
  • Student research assistants support NSI fellows, staff, and faculty on scholarly publications and policy papers, NSI’s “Fault Lines” podcast, Congressional testimonies, and more.

Call for Papers, American Journal of International Law

The American Journal of International Law is issuing a worldwide call for papers for an Agora symposium to be published in the October 2022 issue of the Journal. The topic – “The War in Ukraine and the Future of the International Legal Order” recognizes that the present crisis raises foundational questions about the international legal order that extend beyond the facts of this case. More information about the Agora can be found here. Submission deadline is June 20, 2022.

Call for Papers, Cybersecurity Law and Policy Scholars Conference 2022

The second annual Cybersecurity Law and Policy Scholars Conference (CLPSC) will take place at the University of Minnesota Law School on September 23-24, 2022. The conference will be in-person, with limited travel support offered to those who are selected. More information is available at clpsc.org.

The paper workshops will be modeled after the Privacy Law Scholars Conference. Each paper will be assigned a discussant, who will introduce the paper and provide comments. This will be followed by comments from the audience. The conference only provides an opportunity to workshop the papers; the conference will not publish papers or other proceedings.

Special Assistant to PILPG President, The Public International Law & Policy Group

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) is currently searching for a highly-organized, dynamic, and proactive professional who is passionate about non-profit operations, peace negotiations, human rights, and transitional justice to provide operational support to PILPG’s President and Founder Dr. Paul R. Williams. The Special Assistant will provide key administrative and operational support across Dr. Williams’ portfolio. The Special Assistant will provide support to Dr. Williams to ensure that his priorities are met, PILPG’s organizational goals are achieved, and operations run efficiently.

Fellow, Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy, R Street Institute 

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—seeks an energetic fellow in finance, insurance and trade policy, with an emphasis on property and casualty insurance. If you are the right fit, you will report to the director of finance, insurance & trade policy. If you want to join a dynamic organization and help influence the direction of public policy, this may be just the opportunity you seek! Your typical day at R Street may include researching and writing policy papers, op-eds and blog posts about significant topics related to insurance policy; engaging directly with leaders of key policy issue areas; and interacting with a range of national and local media outlets to educate and provide context on the most impactful insurance, trade and finance policy areas.

Deputy Director, Security & Surveillance Project, Center for Democracy and Technology

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an experienced advocate to help lead  our work on issues at the intersection of civil liberties, national security, surveillance and  technology, as the Deputy Director of the Security & Surveillance Project. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead on challenging issues related to government surveillance and civil liberties and civil rights in the United States and around the world, including electronic surveillance under FISA, ECPA, and Executive Order 12333. Issue areas include preserving encryption on a global basis; advancing pro-privacy cybersecurity policy; regulating government use of emerging surveillance technologies such as facial recognition technology; resisting discriminatory surveillance of marginalized communities based on  immigration status, race, religion or political views; challenging warrantless searches of cell  phones at the border; and application of the Fourth Amendment and laws such as ECPA in new  contexts such as data generated by IOT devices.

Senior Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law

The Center on Privacy & Technology seeks a Senior Associate to lead the Center's research and advocacy in the area of immigrant surveillance. In early 2022, we plan to expand our research and advocacy to expose and curtail the surveillance capabilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In the medium term, we need an experienced, creative, energetic person to develop and execute our advocacy strategy based on our findings from almost three years of research on ICE surveillance. In the longer term, we expect the person in this role to conceive and carry out new research projects related to the surveillance of immigrant communities, and of communities of color more broadly. This is a role with a high degree of responsibility and autonomy, and room for growth within the organization.

Program Coordinator, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC)

The program coordinator will support GMF’s Asia Program on a variety of convening and research activities that foster transatlantic cooperation related to Asia. S/he will assist with the day-to-day program operations including drafting grant proposals and reports, tracking budgets and expenses, contact database updates, program updates (website, calendar, team call notes, booklet, and op-ed collections), managing interns, and providing research and editorial support. The program coordinator will provide logistical support for the Japan, Taiwan, and Korea portfolios which includes the Japan Trilateral Forum, the Taiwan Trilateral Forum, the Young Strategists Forum, and other events. S/he will also take the lead in supporting the Asia Program’s U.S.-based convening. 

External Affairs Officer, Digital Innovation Democracy Initiative, the German Marshall Fund

This position will interact with national legislative bodies and government agencies to represent and protect the organization’s business plans and interests. S/he will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for DIDI’s public messaging needs, including engagement with media and outreach to various audiences across the United States and Europe and proactively message DIDI’s work to the public. S/he will also be involved with outreach to civil society stakeholders.  

Request for Resumes, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense (DoD), is reviewing the resume file for potential candidates for a number of Schedule A, Excepted Service, attorney positions that are under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) and support the intelligence and security practice areas.