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Post-Graduate Law Fellow

PROJECT POLICY ANL 3 (007398)

UCPath Position ID: TBD_17

 

 

 

Position Description History/Status

Approved Date:

4/2/2024 5:10:19 PM

Date Last Edited:

4/2/2024 5:10:16 PM

Last Action Effective Date:

 

Organization Details

Business Unit (Location):

LACMP

Organization Code:

1140O

Organization:

SCHOOL OF LAW                          

Division Code:

1141D

Division:

LAW DIV                                

Department:

025000 - LAW

Position Details

UCPath Position Number:

TBD_17

Position Description ID

169600

UC Payroll Title:

PROJECT POLICY ANL 3 (007398)

Business Title:

Post-Graduate Law Fellow

Personnel Program

Professional and Support Staff (PSS)

Salary Grade:

Grade 21

Job Code FLSA:

Exempt

Union Code (Collective Bargaining Unit):

99: Non-Represented (PPSM)

Employee Relations Code:

E: All Others - Not Confidential

Employee Class (Appt Type):

1 - Staff: Contract

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

1

SUPERVISION

UCPath Reports to Position Number:

41002057

Reports to Payroll Title:

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATOR VII

UCPath Department Head Position Number:

40040696

Department Head Payroll Title:

DEAN


Level of Supervision Received

GENERAL SUPERVISION - Indicates that the incumbent develops procedures for performance of variety of duties; or performs complex duties within established policy guidelines.


POSITION SUMMARY

UCLA Law's Center for Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy (CRHLP) seeks a post-graduate law fellow to engage in cutting-edge, high-quality research and analysis related to reproductive justice. The Law Fellow will further the Center's mission by conducting legal, policy, and multi-disciplinary analysis, research, and writing on reproductive health, rights, and justice topics to advance new ideas and impact policy and legal change in reproductive rights, health, and justice areas.

 

Working with CRHLP attorneys, researchers, scholars, and communications staff, the Law Fellow will help produce policy reports, quantitative and qualitative research, amicus briefs, public comments on regulations and policy, opinion pieces, academic articles, and other work. The Law Fellow will also support the Center's work to convene people across disciplines and issues to strengthen the connection between advocacy, research, and healthcare practice and promote strategic and practical solutions to legal and policy problems. Topical areas the Law Fellow will work on include abortion, contraception, maternal health; racial and other disparities in access to care; young people's rights to sexual and reproductive healthcare and education; fertility care; and economic and criminal legal system policies that impact reproductive health and whether those who decide to build families can thrive, among other topics. The duration of the position is two years (approximately September 2024-September 2026), and it will be based in Los Angeles, California, with a hybrid work arrangement involving some days in the Center's Westwood office and more flexibility during periods when law school is not in session.

 


Department Summary

Founded in 2021,CRHLP is a nationwide think tank and interdisciplinary research center created to meet the current national crisis in access to abortion while working towards long-term solutions to advance reproductive justice. We conduct analysis and research for legal, policy, and narrative change and serve as a trusted hub for convening and engaging academics, advocates, health care providers, policy makers, and community members to reimagine the landscape of reproductive health law and policy. We also train the reproductive law and policy leaders of tomorrow and expand the capacity of the reproductive health and justice movements. CRHLP's work and impact is nationwide in scope but leverages its position within California and the UC system to maximize the scope and reach of California's innovations and leadership status in abortion access and reproductive health.


Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions

Function

Responsibilities

% Time

Legal Services

1. Engage with key stakeholders, including community members, advocates, lawmakers, agencies, scholars, providers, and more, to advance short- and long-term policies and practices that advance reproductive justice. (E)

2. Support the reproductive justice legal helpline and Southern California Legal Alliance for Reproductive Justice pro-bono network. (E)

3. Prepare and serve as co-counsel on amicus briefs for filing in court cases. (E)

4. Draft model legislation and prepare testimony on federal, state, and local legislation. (E)

5. Engage with governmental agencies on regulations and other types of law and policy through written comments and other means. (E)

 

40%

Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing

1. Conduct legal and multi-disciplinary research and contribute, through co-authorship, to the drafting of interdisciplinary research, reports, and amicus briefs.

2. Conduct legal research, including by tracking and analyzing legal developments in reproductive rights cases across the country.

3. Contribute to the development of ideas for legal research, policy solutions, and strategy.

4. Support in grant report writing and other development activities when needed. (E)

 

35%

Education & Communications

1. Plan and present at public-facing educational events on reproductive justice topics, including engaging with interested students from the law school community and beyond. (E)

2. Co-facilitate convenings of key stakeholders on reproductive justice issues and strategy. (E)

3. Communicate with the media and the public, including communicating with the press and representing CRHLP at public speaking engagements. (E)

4. Co-author articles and commentary for the CRHLP newsletter and a variety of publications. (E)

5. Collaborate in designing and implementing Center events. (E)

 

25%


Other Requirements - Applies to all Positions

Performs other duties as assigned.

Complies with all policies and standards.

Complies with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Principles of Community.

This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of the organization.


QUALIFICATIONS


Educational Requirements

Education Level

Education Details

Required/
Preferred

And/Or

Juris Doctor (JD) Degree

 

Required

 

Other Type of Degree

Dual degree (e.g. MPP, MPH, MS) with empirical research training (i.e.,study design, statistical analysis: a plus)

Preferred

 

 

 

 

 


Experience Requirements

Experience

Experience Details

Required/
Preferred

And/Or

 

Experience with data management software, such as Excel, mapping programs, or other comparable software.

Preferred

 


Licenses, Certifications and Professional Affiliations

Applicants must take a state bar exam

before August 2024

Required

And

Applicants must be able to practice law in California

within the first year of appointment

Required

 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs

Required/
Preferred

Demonstrated experience with or substantive knowledge of legal issues involving reproductive health, law, and policy.

Required

Commitment to the mission of CRHLP and reproductive justice broadly and to advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Required

Demonstrated ability to produce quality legal research, analysis and writing.

Required

Experience in project management and supervision, including working on research projects or litigation with many volunteers, attorneys, and/or organizations.

Preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Required

Takes initiative and possess good judgment.

Required

Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.

Required

Ability to perform comprehensive legal (and social science, if appropriate) research and analysis and produce analytical reports on their findings. Strong research skills and experience.

Required

 Demonstrated ability to present research findings in written, verbal or electronic formats to be understood by various audiences (academic and non-scholarly participants).

Required

Knowledge of Reproductive Health and Rights legal and political communities both in Los Angeles and nationwide.

Preferred

Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Required


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT


Reporting and Background Check Requirements

Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.

Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.


Travel Requirements

Estimated Amount

Description

5%

Domestic Travel


Other Special Conditions of Employment

List the other special conditions of employment for this position.

Description

Required/
Preferred

Expected Work hours: 9AM-6PM M-F

Required

Evening and Weekend work as needed

Required


LOCATION AND PHYSICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, MENTAL (PEM) REQUIREMENTS

Environment and Work Location Information

Environment Type:

Non-Clinical Setting

Location Setting:

Campus

Location:

1060 Veteran Ave Suite 134, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Physical Requirements

Never

0 Hours

Occasional

Up to 3 Hours

Frequent

3 to 6 Hours

Continuous

6 to 8+ Hours

Is Essential

Standing/Walking

 

X

 

 

 

Sitting

 

 

X

 

X

Bending/Stooping

X

 

 

 

 

Squatting/Kneeling

X

 

 

 

 

Climbing

X

 

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying/Push/Pull 0-25 lbs

 

 

X

 

X

Lifting/Carrying/Push/Pull 26-50 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying/Push/Pull over 50 lbs

X

 

 

 

 

Physical requirements other

X

 

 

 

 


Environmental Requirements

The environmental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Exposures

Never

0 Hours

Occasional

Up to 3 Hours

Frequent

3 to 6 Hours

Continuous

6 to 8+ Hours

Is Essential

Chemicals, dust, gases, or fumes

X

 

 

 

 

Loud noise levels

X

 

 

 

 

Marked changes in humidity or temperature

X

 

 

 

 

Microwave/Radiation

X

 

 

 

 

Operating motor vehicles and/or equipment

X

 

 

 

 

Exposures other

X

 

 

 

 


Mental Requirements

The mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Exposures

Never

0 Hours

Occasional

Up to 3 Hours

Frequent

3 to 6 Hours

Continuous

6 to 8+ Hours

Is Essential

Sustained attention and concentration

 

 

X

 

X

Complex problem solving/reasoning

 

 

X

 

X

Ability to organize & prioritize

 

 

X

 

X

Communication skills

 

 

X

 

X

Numerical skills

 

X

 

 

X

Mental demands other

 

 

X

 

 


Other Mental Requirements

If "Mental demands other" was selected above, please explain:


Blood/Fluid Exposure Risk

The exposure described here is what can be expected of an employee in performing the essential functions of this position.

X

Classification 3:  Position in which exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues is not part of the position description. The normal routine task involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues and the employee can decline to perform tasks which involve a perceived risk without retribution.