The Lawfare Job Board

The following are job announcements of potential interest to Lawfare readers. If you have an announcement to add to the page, email us with the position title, a link to the posting and a two sentence summary of the position. 
NSA Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking highly motivated, accomplished attorneys from diverse backgrounds with experience in practice areas such as litigation, cybersecurity and national security law, government contracts, administrative law, human resources, equal employment opportunity, government ethics, privacy and civil liberties, compliance programs, and Congressional affairs, who are interested in joining its elite team of lawyers.

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (LBJ School) at the University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a Professor of Practice or a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Latin American National Security and Foreign Policy to begin in Fall of academic year 2024-25 (with an August 2024 start date). This faculty position will be housed at the LBJ School with commitments to cross-list elective courses and collaborate with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).

The Center on National Security at Fordham Law School seeks editors and writers (remote) for The CNS Soufan Group Morning Brief, the Center’s daily news roundup of stories about national and global security. On 1-3 mornings per week, writers will draft a daily news brief comprising critical national security issues and their intersection with the rule of law, civil liberties, and human rights in the U.S. and around the world.
Protect Democracy is seeking multiple candidates with skills in research, writing, policy analysis, communications, and project management to develop coherent theories of change that address the short- and long-term problems impacting our democracy.
Paralegal/Impact Associates provide support on litigation and legal advocacy projects, as well as contribute to impact projects using our other tools. For this role, prior paralegal experience and/or litigation support skills are required.

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an experienced advocate to help lead work on issues at the intersection of free expression and technology, as the Deputy Director of the Free Expression Project. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead on challenging issues related to free expression in the United States and around the world, including content moderation, intermediary liability, disinformation, hate speech, terrorist propaganda, online child safety, fundamental rights protection, and transparency reporting, as well as cross-cutting issues such as surveillance, encryption, voter suppression, machine learning and algorithmic decisionmaking, generative AI, privacy, and enabling data access for independent researchers. 

Impact Associates contribute to impact projects on a wide range of democracy issues, using tools spanning policy reform and advocacy, litigation, strategic communications, research, and data analysis. We're hiring multiple candidates for this role, including one who will be assigned to provide support to management in a special assistant-type role.

Protect Democracy is seeking multiple similarly experienced candidates with demonstrated experience and interest working in cross-ideological coalitions and the ability to engage with legislative offices and partners on the right, center, and left of the political spectrum. 

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is accepting applications for a highly competitive, full-time, uncompensated Student Volunteer Program (SVP) for law students who will be in their 3rd year of law school (3L) in Fall 2024. There are 2 SVP vacancies at this location. The SVP consists of a full-time (up to 40 hours per week), in-person experience for one academic semester (14-16 weeks with the potential to extend up to one academic year) at USCYBERCOM located at Fort Meade, Maryland. Qualified applicants will be considered for assignments within USCYBERCOM’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (in-house legal counsel) based on interest, skills, and qualifications. The office provides cutting-edge legal advice in new and rapidly evolving areas of law impacting military operations across the globe. The Student Volunteer(s) will be exposed to areas of international law, domestic law, and U.S. policy applicable to military cyber operations. Additionally, they will support domestic and international partnership activities, congressional relations, and administrative law matters. The SVP offers a unique opportunity for in-depth research and writing on numerous emerging laws and policies. It is a robust program that includes, but is not limited to: onboarding/welcome activities, leadership activities/experiences, mandatory/specialized training, and mentorship engagements.

The National Security Institute (NSI) at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University is dedicated to finding practical answers to national security law and policy questions.

  • NSI seeks research assistants for in-person work during regular business hours (8:30-5).
  • Student research assistants support NSI fellows, staff, and faculty on scholarly publications and policy papers, NSI’s “Fault Lines” podcast, Congressional testimonies, and more.