The Lawfare Job Board

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Legendary Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who passed away in 2023, was a co-founder of Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, defending and empowering public-interest journalism. In his honor, FPF is establishing the Daniel Ellsberg Chair on Government Secrecy to lead the national fight against excessive government secrecy—the root cause of so many press freedom and democracy issues—while furthering the late whistleblower's legacy. 

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with regional offices across the country—seeks a motivated fellow to conduct research on leveraging market competition and limited government to advance a cleaner environment and thriving economy. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and a firm understanding of energy and environmental policy. This position reports to the director of the energy policy program. If you want to join a hardworking and influential team, this may be the opportunity for you!

The R Street Institute a senior fellow to bolster its election policy work. The position reports to the director of the Governance program. This role will serve within the Governance program, which seeks to define how a limited, effective government can minimize burdens, promote human flourishing, and encourage opportunity for all. With this lens, R Street’s electoral reform work has looked for ways to eliminate red tape in elections, ensure all voters can participate, realign electoral incentives to promote a healthier political culture, and promote policies that create elections worthy of public trust. 

Protect Democracy is seeking highly motivated lawyers to join our distributed team as Counsel, working on creative impact litigation and other projects that integrate legal, policy, and communications strategies. The ideal candidate brings at least four years of experience as an attorney, along with exceptional legal, analytical, and communications skills.

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (LBJ School) at the University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a Professor of Practice or a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Latin American National Security and Foreign Policy to begin in Fall of academic year 2024-25 (with an August 2024 start date). This faculty position will be housed at the LBJ School with commitments to cross-list elective courses and collaborate with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).

The Center on National Security at Fordham Law School seeks editors and writers (remote) for The CNS Soufan Group Morning Brief, the Center’s daily news roundup of stories about national and global security. On 1-3 mornings per week, writers will draft a daily news brief comprising critical national security issues and their intersection with the rule of law, civil liberties, and human rights in the U.S. and around the world.

Impact Associates contribute to impact projects on a wide range of democracy issues, using tools spanning policy reform and advocacy, litigation, strategic communications, research, and data analysis. We're hiring multiple candidates for this role, including one who will be assigned to provide support to management in a special assistant-type role.

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is accepting applications for a highly competitive, full-time, uncompensated Student Volunteer Program (SVP) for law students who will be in their 3rd year of law school (3L) in Fall 2024. There are 2 SVP vacancies at this location. The SVP consists of a full-time (up to 40 hours per week), in-person experience for one academic semester (14-16 weeks with the potential to extend up to one academic year) at USCYBERCOM located at Fort Meade, Maryland. Qualified applicants will be considered for assignments within USCYBERCOM’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (in-house legal counsel) based on interest, skills, and qualifications.

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.