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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

What You'll Do

  • Conduct in-depth, complex legal and non-legal research projects for Michigan Law Faculty members to support their research, scholarship, and teaching
  • Provide high-quality memos for each project
  • Work under the supervision of the Head of Reference & Research Services
  • Work 10-35 hours per week during regular business hours (M-F; 8 am – 7 pm)

What Faculty Research Assistants Get

  • Individualized expert research training in a variety of legal and non-legal disciplines
  • Training in research strategies, analysis, and efficiency tools
  • Practical legal research skills
  • Experience analyzing and synthesizing legal information from multiple sources to answer legal question

Required Qualifications*

  • Must be currently enrolled in a law or library/information program at an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Successful completion of first-year legal research and writing course for J.D. students OR a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited US law school or foreign equivalent (L.L.M., S.J.D., and S.I./L.S. students)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Full understanding of the U.S. legal system, including all primary sources of law
  • Some experience with non-legal databases and information sources
  • Familiarity with advanced search tools
  • An interest in learning and developing research skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Attention to detail, critical thinking, and self-assessment skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience with large-scale research projects
  • Exposure to non-electronic research (e.g. print, microforms, archives)
  • Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Additional Information

This position will be fully remote.  You must have access to a personal computer or laptop, as well as a reliable internet connection.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.