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Part-Time Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 503264
Position Type: Temporary
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: School of Law

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The Center for Health Policy and Law (“the Center”) at Northeastern University School of Law is looking to hire two part-time research assistants for a total of ten (10) weeks this summer to support a project spearheaded by the Center, Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research, and The Network for Public Health Law. The project is aimed at providing rapid assessment of laws related to COVID-19. Primary responsibilities include legal research, drafting, and editing papers related to the project.



Legal research, drafting, and editing. Due to current public health guidance, this position will be remote, with regular communication with the Center team and others involved in the project. 



Applicants must have a J.D. and should be a recent graduate. Additional requirements include excellent written and oral communication skills, strong research skills, and experience with legal writing. 

Preferred Qualifications:

 Preference will be given to graduates of Northeastern Law.


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Additional Information:

This is an immediate hire, so applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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