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 Student Contributor Program

Are you a current student interested in writing and researching for Lawfare? Join our Student Contributor Program for the 2022-2023 academic year!

The Lawfare Student Contributor Program allows current students to submit articles and provide research support on issues at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. The program is open to law students in their second and third years, LLMs, and SJDs (or foreign equivalent). Graduate students in relevant fields will also be considered.

Please apply here. Applications are due on September 30, 2022.

Fall Intern, Lawfare

The Lawfare Institute—publisher of information and insight at the intersection of national security, law, and policy—is now accepting fall 2022 internship applications. The selected candidate will have the option of working remotely or in a hybrid model based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Lawfare will pay the selected intern $16.50 per hour. Applicants who can commit 35 - 40 hours per week during regular business hours (roughly 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET) are desired, but we will consider applications for part-time work (consistent time periods during regular business hours). The fall 2022 internship will begin as soon as possible through December 16. 

Professor of Practice for National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Law, The George Washington University Law School

The George Washington University Law School seeks applications for a Professor of Practice specializing in national security, cybersecurity, and foreign relations law, beginning as early as Spring 2023, for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second and third three-year terms. This is a non-tenure track, specialized faculty position. Responsibilities would include teaching and mentoring students and participating in the development, promotion, and administration of the National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Program. The Professor of Practice position will also afford the opportunity to publish legal and policy-related writing. The University and Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply for this position.

Federal Government Affairs Manager, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country—seeks an upbeat federal government affairs manager to orchestrate R Street’s federal outreach on many issues. If you are the right fit, you will report to the director of federal government affairs. If you want to join an energetic organization and do something outstanding, this may be just the opportunity you need!

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format at rstreet.org

Impact Associate/Paralegal, Protect Democracy

Protect Democracy seeks highly motivated individuals to join our team as Impact Associates/Paralegals. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of our impact projects, which span litigation, policy reform and advocacy, strategic communications, research and data analysis. Prior paralegal and/or litigation support experience is strongly preferred. You can work from any location in the United States, and candidates from diverse backgrounds and from across the political and ideological spectrum are strongly encouraged to apply.

Technology Policy Advocate, Protect Democracy 

Protect Democracy seeks an experienced Technology Policy Advocate, who is passionate about developing technology policies that combat disinformation and organizing strategic coalitions around those policies, to strategically advance our mission to prevent the US from declining into a more authoritarian form of government. This is a new position in which someone with deep technology sector and policy expertise will spearhead our efforts to identify and create or refine actionable solutions that simultaneously address the spread of anti-democratic disinformation while protecting the freedom of speech that supports our system of self-government.

Senior Fellow, Technology & Innovation 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—is seeking an energetic senior fellow in Technology & Innovation Policy to work primarily in issue areas such as internet governance, digital democracy and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and computational decision making. This position reports to the director of the Technology & Innovation Policy program. If you want to join a hardworking organization and do something outstanding, this may be just the opportunity you need!

Your typical day at R Street may include researching and writing exceptional policy papers, op-eds and blog posts about significant topics related to emerging technologies; engaging directly with leaders on key policy issue areas; and interacting with a range of national and local media outlets to educate and provide context on the most impactful technology and innovation policy.

Call for Nominations, 2022 Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship

The Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin and Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law (ONU), in consultation with the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on National Security Law, have established the Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship. The prize honors Professor Mike Lewis of ONU, a much-loved colleague and prolific scholar who passed away in 2015.

Each year, the Mike Lewis Prize—in the amount of $1,000—will be awarded to the author of an outstanding national security law article.

Nominations for the 2022 prize must be submitted by October 31 to Ali Prince of the Strauss Center (ali.prince@austin.utexas.edu). A nomination should include the following:

  • Full citation to the nominated article
  • PDF copy of the nominated article
  • Information about the nominated author’s full-time faculty status
  • The nominator’s concise case (100-300 words) in favor of awarding the prize to that article

Only articles written by full-time faculty members of AALS-member schools are eligible for nomination. Anyone may nominate an article, with the exception that self-nominations are not permitted.

Attorney, Office of General Council, National Security Agency

NSA OGC is seeking highly motivated, accomplished attorneys from diverse backgrounds with experience in practice areas such as litigation, cybersecurity and national security law, government contracts, administrative law, human resources, equal employment opportunity, government ethics, privacy and civil liberties, compliance programs, and Congressional affairs, who are interested in joining its elite team of lawyers. At NSA OGC, you will analyze cutting-edge technical and intelligence issues and will frequently provide legal advice that relates to high-profile current events affecting our national security. Attorneys working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found in the private sector or at any other government agency. You will have the opportunity to make a global impact on a daily basis as you work with other top caliber professionals at the highest levels of the Agency and across the U.S. Government. This critical work ensures that Agency operations comply with the law while also protecting both our national security and our civil liberties.

Government Affairs Region Manager, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with regional offices around the country—is seeking a Northeast region manager to join our State Government Affairs team. If you are the right fit, you will report to the director of state government affairs. We are accepting candidates who are based in or near a state capital in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. If you want to join an energetic organization and do something impactful, this may be just the opportunity you need!

In this role, you would serve as the regional ambassador and government relations point person for all of our programs, with an emphasis on integrated harm reduction, criminal justice, property and casualty insurance, and voting reforms. Your typical day could include speaking with collaborators on alternatives to incarceration, educating elected officials on policies that promote less harmful alternatives to combustible cigarettes, drafting an op-ed on free-market principles or testifying before legislative committees on our initiatives. 

Operations Manager, Reiss Center on Law and Security & NYU Center for Cybersecurity

The Reiss Center on Law and Security (RCLS) and NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) at NYU School of Law are 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 centers 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 centers. This position reports to the RCLS Executive Director and the CCS Chair, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.