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Job Postings

Join our team! The Bolch Judicial Institute is actively recruiting candidates for the following positions:

  • Staff Assistant (Requisition 401449088, posted July 11, 2018)
    The Staff Assistant will support the programs and staff of the Bolch Judicial Institute, handling administrative and secretarial duties, including regularly interacting with federal and state judges, government officials, prominent lawyers, and law professors; setting appointments and maintaining calendars; handling correspondence and mailings; processing reimbursements and assisting with budget reconciliation; performing data entry and maintenance; and assisting with event and publication preparation. Applications must be submitted online via Duke’s hiring website
  • Bolch Judicial Institute Student Fellowship (posted Aug. 27, 2018)
    The Bolch Judicial Institute is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 class of Student Fellows. The fellowship provides second-year and third-year Duke Law students with a unique opportunity to participate in the Duke Conference series, working closely with judges, practitioners, and scholars from around the country to develop best practices and guidelines based on conference sessions. Fellows may also assist with the annual AJEI conference, the nation’s premier educational program for appellate judges and practitioners; attend, transcribe and write about other Bolch Judicial Institute conferences and events; edit and review citations for Judicature articles; and support other Institute projects as opportunities arise. Fellows must be able to devote an average of 15 hours per month to Institute work during the academic year. Some flexibility will be required to accommodate meetings and conference calls. Fellows are paid at the standard hourly rate for research assistants. To apply, send your resume, a cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position, and one letter of recommendation to Professor Maggie Lemos ( or Melinda Vaughn ( The deadline for applications is Sept. 21, 2018. Please contact Melinda Vaughn with questions.
  • Judicature Student Editors (posted Aug. 27, 2018)
    Judicature is the scholarly journal published by the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School; it mails to all federal judges and state supreme court justices as well as annual subscribers. The journal relies on student editors to assist with editing and proofing submitted articles, bluebooking citations, writing short news stories, and transcribing interviews and panel discussions. Student editors are paid at the Duke Law RA rate, listed as editors in the publication and on the website, and work 5 to 8 flexible hours a week. Law review or journalism experience preferred. To apply, please send a cover note and resume to Melinda Vaughn at