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The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), a 501(c)(3) higher education association, represents 176 American law schools and is located in Washington, DC. AALS seeks two local undergraduate or graduate students to work approximately 20–25 hours per week to support the association’s communications and outreach efforts, as well as office administration at our Dupont Circle headquarters office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will work remotely until further notice. However, this role will be expected to report to our Washington, DC office once operations return to normal.
The ideal candidate will be detailed oriented, self-motivated, reliable, and willing to roll up his/her sleeves to help with any project or task assigned.
Desirable skills are strong writing ability, computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office, general web skills, and knowledge of traditional and social media. Commitment to meeting deadlines is essential.
Tasks include: researching and summarizing news stories about legal education; contacting law schools for various communications projects; data entry; assisting with social media content; online research for communications projects; writing and formatting content for the association’s website and publications; updating records in database; and assisting with PowerPoint and written presentations.
The Student Assistant must be resident of the DMV area. Compensation is $18.00/hour. Please include your schedule of availability for consideration.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of 176member and 18 fee-paid law schools. Its members enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of the country’s lawyers and judges, as well as many of its lawmakers. Founded in 1900, the mission of AALS is to uphold and advance excellence in legal education. In support of this mission, AALS promotes the core values of excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, including diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, while seeking to improve the legal profession, to foster justice, and to serve its many communities–local, national and international.AALS has the dual responsibility of serving law schools and their deans as their institutional membership organization, and individual law school faculty and administrators as their learned society. AALS provides extensive professional development opportunities including the AALS Annual Meeting, the centerpiece of yearly association activities which draws thousands of professors, deans, and administrators. Faculty and deans engage throughout the year via more than 100 sections that present programs, provide ...mentoring for new faculty, and serve as a resource for discussions on important legal issues from antitrust, dispute resolution, and taxation to civil rights, criminal justice, and international law. Each year, the association also hosts a clinical conference, a faculty recruitment conference, and a workshop for new law teachers.AALS serves as a voice on behalf of legal education. The association’s website features the latest news and issues related to legal education and showcases outstanding faculty and innovative programs at AALS member schools. AALS also connects the legal community and public on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.AALS conducts research on topics important to legal education and, in 2018, published two research reports based on a national survey conducted for the association by Gallup to understand student views on law school: Before the JD: Undergraduate Views on Law School and Beyond the Bachelor’s: Undergraduate Perspectives on Graduate and Professional Degrees. Current research projects are focused both on legal education and on law school leadership.AALS is a member of the American Council on Education, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the National Humanities Alliance, and the Washington Higher Education Secretariat.
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