Position overviewPosition title: CLASS Network Director
Open date: March 16th, 2022
Most recent review date: Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice seeks to establish fair and equal access to a marketplace free from fraud and predation. Through research, advocacy, policy, and teaching, the Center acts to create a society where economic security and opportunity are available to all. The Center also works to bring consumer protection laws to bear in areas where they haven't been used before: the bail bonds industry, private industries operating in jails and prisons, and coerced debt imposed on survivors of domestic violence, to name a few.
The Center is seeking to hire a Class Network Director to spearhead the Consumer Law Advocates, Scholars & Students (CLASS) Network. The CLASS Network brings together law students, scholars, and practitioners dedicated to working toward economic justice. Started in 2019 and still in its early stages, CLASS works to found, build and enhance consumer protection and economic justice programs at law schools around the nation. CLASS seeks to increase the number of courses offered, develop economic justice law student organizations, and offer opportunities for collaborating on regulatory comments, national events, and other advocacy projects. The CLASS Network also hosts the Economic Justice Law Students Summit – the only national conference of its kind.
The Director will also be involved with the full range of the Center’s other activities, from crafting amicus briefs to arranging conferences, and from delivering testimony to spurring the development of consumer law and economic justice across the country and around the world.
• Helps establish new economic justice programs at law schools across the country and coordinate the CLASS Network.
• Develops and manages the CLASS Network repository of resources (including course syllabi and resources to develop consumer law student groups).
• Organizes and runs the Economic Justice Law Students Summit.
• Develops and distributes Center communications in newsletters, social media posts, and other channels.
• Oversees and participates in the drafting of comments to regulatory agencies, amicus briefs, and other collaborative projects.
• Candidates must hold an advanced degree at time of application, such as a J.D., M.B.A., Ph.D. or equivalent international degree.
• Background in consumer law and/or economic justice or a related field.
• Very strong written and oral communication skills.
• Energetic and entrepreneurial approach to helping build a new and developing institution.
• Ability to work both independently and in close collaboration with staff, faculty, and students.
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