Student Research Assistant POOL

Position Overview

Job Description

Legal research assistant to undertake research, writing, consultation, and editing projects relating to various topics and specialty areas in the School of Law. Applicants will work directly with Law School professors and will include both directed projects and independent work.

Required Qualifications

  1. Current KU Law student (occasional exceptions may be made for current KU students being actively recruited by the Law School).
  2. Previous experience with research and writing as demonstrated by work history or course work history OR a demonstrated desire to learn as outlined in the application materials.
  3. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ability and willingness to work in self-directed capacity.
  2. Students may occasionally be asked to drive cars owned by the University of Kansas or rented by KU as part of the employment. Please indicate in your application materials if you have a valid driver's license.

Additional Candidate Instructions

  1. Applicants are required to attach a resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position.
  2. This is a POOL posting. Review of applications will be ongoing and hires will be made as needed throughout the posting period.


Contact Information to Applicants

Jessica Brown,

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

5 - 10 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date

Monday January 16, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  24138BR
  • Department:  Law School
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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