Join Our Team


At the Bolch Judicial Institute, you will work alongside a dedicated team of Duke Law faculty, students, and staff who are united by a common mission to better the human condition by studying and promoting the rule of law. You’ll discover why Duke University consistently ranks among the best employers in North Carolina for its comprehensive benefits package, state-of-the-art facilities and campus, and professional development opportunities. All applications must be submitted through Duke University’s Career Portal. Have questions? Email us!

Current Openings

Positions will remain open until filled.

Student Editors

The Bolch Judicial Institute is accepting applications for student editors to assist with Judicature and a variety of projects relating to judicial independence, law and technology, and the administration of justice. Candidates may begin work now or wait until the summer/fall, as is convenient with their schedules.

Student editors work with judges, scholars, and Institute administrators to research and draft reports, articles, and other materials; assist in proofreading, bluebooking, and editing articles for publication in Judicature (the Institute’s scholarly journal about judging, mailed to all federal judges and 3,000 state judges in the U.S.); and assist in organizing content for the Institute’s educational programs and conferences for judges and lawyers. Students should be available to work 10-20 hours a month; more hours may be offered during the summer if desired. Please submit a resume and short letter indicating the reasons for your interest in the position to Amelia Thorn,

Student Assistant

The Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School seeks a work study student (Duke or federal) who can work 8-12 hours per week remotely. The student will assist with administrative tasks, such as creating mailing lists, updating databases, assembling materials for events and educational programs, as well as marketing and communications projects, such as updating web pages, optimizing website content, assisting in proofreading and editing content for digital and print publications, and developing and promoting a podcast. Familiarity with web publishing (especially WordPress), graphic design, and multimedia production would be terrific. To apply, send a resume and explanation of interest to Eric Surber,