Associate Director of Legal Studies

Washington Legal Foundation

The Associate Director of Legal Studies will work directly with the Vice President of Legal Studies on WLF’s publishing and communications activities.

WLF’s Legal Studies Division is not a traditional “think tank.” Instead of supporting a roster of in-house scholars, we have built a national network of legal professionals who author our publications and guest blog commentaries, and participate in our programs, on a strictly pro bono basis. The Associate/Assistant Director will maintain and expand that network while also assisting in publication and program production and dissemination.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the principles that WLF advocates, a firm grasp on the judiciary and the administrative state’s role in regulating free enterprise, and an aptitude for clear writing and focused editing.

Compensation package includes salary, health insurance, and paid vacation leave.


  • Four years of experience preferred, preferably in a similar capacity
  • Law degree not required, but preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university required; Master’s in public policy or government considered a plus
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled in managing competing assignments under deadline
  • Motivated self-starter; ability to work independently
  • Proficiency with social-media outlets, website curation, and Adobe design products


  • Research regulatory, judicial, and corporate issues and developments for publication and program topics
  • Identify authors for Foundation publications from legal, judicial, academic, and business communities
  • Edit and format drafts of papers and blog commentaries and communicate with volunteer writers during production process
  • Curate WLF’s website and blog using Word Press
  • Assist with promotion of WLF published materials and program invitations through various channels, including social media
  • Develop lists of outreach targets in legal and policy-making communities; assist in maintenance of Constant Contact database


If you think you might be a good fit, submit the following application materials in one PDF at the link below.

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your background, experience, and interest in the position and your and salary requirements
  • A brief writing sample, preferably reflecting analytical skills and commitment to WLF’s mission

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:

Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Talent Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

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