Rock Center for Corporate Governance Fellowship
The Rock Center for Corporate Governance seeks to hire a research fellow for a two year term to work closely with Stanford Law School faculty on a range of research projects related to corporate governance, securities regulation, and financial market reform. The ideal candidate has excellent academic credentials and at least two years of experience in relevant fields of practice. The position is particularly well suited to a practicing attorney, with either a litigation or transactional background, seeking a transition to academia.
The Rock Center for Corporate Governance
The Rock Center for Corporate Governance promotes high quality academic research in the area of corporate governance. The Rock Center emphasizes research projects that illuminate current public policy concerns and that assist policymakers, corporate executives, and the judiciary, in responding to real-life governance challenges. The Rock Center also conducts conferences and seminars addressing matters of concern to the corporate governance community.
The Research Fellow will engage in a broad mix of research and analysis under the supervision of Stanford law school faculty. Potential projects include research in the areas of: executive compensation, proxy voting, rating agencies, securities and corporate litigation, and transformation of the financial regulatory system. The Research Fellow will also develop law school course materials, educational materials for directors of publicly traded corporations and help support research conferences and seminars. The Research Fellow will also be expected to conduct independent research leading to major law review publication, and will receive support from faculty in developing and executing those projects. The Research Fellow will report to the Executive Director of the Rock Center, but will work exclusively under the direction of an assigned faculty member.
A successful candidate will have a law degree, a very strong academic record, and at least two years experience in litigation or transactional matters related to relevant fields of practice. Demonstrated writing skills through law review or other publication is highly desirable. Training in quantitative analysis is desirable, but not necessary, as is experience in database construction and design. The successful candidate will also have strong presentation, interpersonal, and management skills, and will be able to operate independently with little faculty supervision. A strong entrepreneurial inclination is highly valued.
The Application Process
The Rock Center for Corporate Governance is currently not accepting fellowship applications. Please check back in November 2009 for more information.