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BCLB Fellow - Berkeley Center for Law and Business - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2024
Title BCLB Fellow - Berkeley Center for Law and Business - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 04/30/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Business Law

BCLB Fellow - Berkeley Center for Law and Business - School of Law

Position overview Position title: Berkeley Center for Law and Business Fellow
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $70,500-$95,500. "Off-scale" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: Spring 2024

Position duration: One-year term position with the possibility of renewal

Application Window
Open date: February 14, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business is seeking to hire a Fellow focused on corporate governance, sustainability, climate risk, and ESG.

The Berkeley Center for Law and Business is based at UC Berkeley School of Law, which benefits from one of the leading business law programs in the nation. The Center was a leading voice in environmental and social issues in corporate governance and the project is related to this goal.

The Fellow will work on projects related to the politics of corporate law, which are taking up board and management attention in recent years. At the same time, corporate choices are now becoming a core issue in the main political agenda and affects issues from proxy proposals and board oversight to court strategies. The project will involve research in legal literature, research in corporate practice on the ground, interview participation and organization, and legal memo drafting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research on business law, under the direction of and in collaboration with Berkeley Law faculty, researchers, and colleagues at other institutions;
  • Drafting white papers, reports, and outreach materials (including social media, op-eds, and other) for policy-focused audiences, under the direction of faculty;
  • Assisting faculty and other researchers in organizing and facilitating meetings, workshops, and other convenings;
  • Assisting with other miscellaneous tasks for the project broadly.
  • Duties will be adjusted as applicable in response to campus guidelines relating to COVID-19.

    This position is in Berkeley but can be located remotely with willingness to travel to Berkeley as needed.

    Union Contract:

    Health and Retirement:

    For more information on BCLB:

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
    Candidate must hold a J.D. degree or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree), or be enrolled in a J.D. or Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) program at the time of application.

    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
    Candidate must hold a J.D. degree or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree) by start date.

    Preferred qualifications
  • Publications or contributions to publications in academic journals in business law or law more generally

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements
    Additional materials may be requested of finalists.
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Writing Sample 1 - Such as a policy brief, comment letter, white paper, or other writing sample of no more than 10 pages
    • Writing Sample 2 - Such as a policy brief, comment letter, white paper, or other writing sample of no more than 10 pages
    • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.

    Reference requirements
    • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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    About UC Berkeley

    UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

    The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

    In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

    Job location
    Berkeley, CA

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