The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them — in Congress and the states, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
The Brennan Center’s Justice Program seeks to improve our criminal justice system by ending mass incarceration while keeping the country safe. The program blends law, policy, and economics to produce new empirical analyses and advance innovative policy solutions to advance this goal.
Position: The Justice Program is seeking an attorney to join a cutting-edge team that is part of a national trans-partisan movement to end mass incarceration in the United States. This is a signal moment for criminal justice reform. Crime and punishment are front and center in the national political debate. Leaders from across the political spectrum agree on the need for bold solutions, but they must adapt their strategies and policies to confront a challenging political environment.
The Counsel will lead an interdisciplinary team working to produce and publish groundbreaking data-driven reports. Research topics include trends in and causes of crime, and the economic and societal costs of mass incarceration. The Counsel will supervise an economist and a research associate, and work in close collaboration with other attorneys, communications professionals, and the Brennan Center’s Economic Advisory Board under the direction of the Justice Program’s Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, gender identity and expression, and applicants who have been previously incarcerated.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Applications: The application deadline is February 15, 2019, but applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. To apply, visit https://brennancenter.applytojob.com/apply/hN1nyVr5UR/Counsel-Justice-Program. Please upload (where it says “attach resume”) as one document the following application materials: cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and contact information for three references. If applicable, please include hyperlinks to authored writing samples. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: email@example.com with “Justice Counsel” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center