Jeremy Fogel, Executive Director

Closed (1) Berkeley Judicial Institute Research Apprentice

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

The Berkeley Judicial Institute (BJI) aims to establish an effective bridge between the legal academy and the judiciary for the primary purpose of promoting an ethical, resilient and independent judiciary. By creating this much needed synergy between the legal academy and the judiciary, BJI also seeks to address the concern that legal scholarship has become less relevant to the actual work that judges do. BJI is a brand new Institute within Berkeley law, directed by Judge Jeremy Fogel, the former Director of the Federal Judicial Center. The apprentices would have the opportunity to assist in several aspects of the Institute’s work as it takes shape, including two particular projects.

We are hiring apprentices to work on a few different projects. Some of the work would involve helping to plan (now virtual) events, and other work would involve research on a variety of matters, such as diversity in law clerk hiring, legal remedies for farmworkers, and studies of judicial decision-making and implicit bias. Finally, the apprentices will have the opportunity to work across a broad range of the Institute’s other activities.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Mary Hoopes, Staff Researcher

Qualifications: An understanding of how to read and analyze legal cases is very helpful, but not necessary. For the archival project, any experience with working in archives would be particularly helpful (or someone with a history major).

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs