Position Moritz Law Library Research Assistant, Election Law

Position Description
The student in this position will assist the Moritz Law Library reference staff in fulfilling faculty research requests on a range of topics, both legal and interdisciplinary. A substantial focus of this position will be providing updates on major election law cases pending in courts around the country, in collaboration with the Election Law @ Moritz center. This is a particularly interesting time for election law cases as there have been numerous challenges to existing election laws, especially in light of COVID-19. These cases will likely be quite active from now until Election Day and potentially beyond.

Research requested for this position may include Lexis or Westlaw searches, docket searches, statistical research, historical research, and interdisciplinary inquiries. The Research Assistant may also help develop and maintain library research guides published on the Moritz Law Library website and assist with other library projects as assigned.

Qualifications
2L or 3L with strong research, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills; excellent attention to detail; interest in learning about key issues of election law

Start date
As soon as available

Contact
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of two references to Matt Cooper, Assistant Director for Public Services, at cooper.373@osu.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

Major Sponsors

Sponsor – Emond Publishing

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