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Boston University LAW AND POLICY FELLOW, Center for Antiracist Research in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Center’s Policy Office will transform Center research into evidence-based policies through its Model Legislation Project. Many federal, state, and local legislators and administrators want to reduce or eliminate racial inequity, but do not have the capacity to collect data or analyze research in the manner necessary to create effective, antiracist legislation. The Model Legislation Project will draw upon the Center’s research and scholarship to meet this need, providing bill writing support and advisement for policymakers.

The Law and Policy Fellow will support the Model Legislation Project by:

(1) Contributing to a strategic plan that establishes short and long term goals of the Project, and identifies tactics for achieving those goals; (2)Collaborating with Center staff to transform the Center’s research into evidence-based, antiracist model bills; (3) Building relationships with policymakers who are seeking to advance racial equity; (4) Tracking the adoption and implementation of the Center’s model bills by using the Center’s Racial Policy Tracker; (5) Submitting comments to agencies regarding proposed rules and regulations that pertain to the Center’s legislative areas of focus; (6) Producing materials to educate the public about the Center’s model bills; (7) Presenting the Center’s legislative projects to a range of audiences, including legislators, academics, government agencies, the press, and the public; (8) Contributing to related Policy Office projects, including its Law, Policy, and Justice initiatives, as assigned; (9) Supervising student interns.

Required Skills

  • J.D., master’s degree, or other advanced degree in government, public policy, or political science

  • 2+ years of legislative drafting experience required (additional experience preferred)

  • Demonstrated commitment to antiracism and interest in antiracist policymaking

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to collaborate with scholars from a variety of disciplines

  • Knowledge of the legislative and bill drafting process

  • Familiarity with social science research methods, and the ability to use/interpret research to create evidence-based legislation

  • Experience in civil rights or social justice policy preferred

  • Experience drafting model legislation preferred

Please send your application materials to Caitlin Glass (glassc@bu.edu) for consideration. Do not apply through the website.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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