Firearms Law Center Director
Duke University Law School Center for Firearms Law Center Director (Director, Academic Center, Law School; Level 15; Job Code 2190) Job Description
The Duke Center for Firearms Law aims to be the primary center for the development and dissemination of reliable scholarship on legal issues relating to firearms, gun rights and regulation, and the Second Amendment. It is committed to an ambitious program of scholarship development, mentoring of scholars and fellows, colloquia, symposia, and other programming. It will organize and host conferences, shape and encourage scholars and scholarship, develop teaching materials, and generally serve as the center of firearms law scholarship in the United States. Its goals are to develop firearms law as a scholarly field, and to develop resources that lawyers, policy makers, and the interested layperson can use to develop fully informed opinions on firearms law and policy. The Center Director will provide direction and administrative oversight to all Center activities in concert with the Law School Dean and the Center’s faculty directors, Joseph Blocher and Darrell A. H. Miller.
- Initiate efforts to galvanize and synthesize research on issues involving firearms law. Facilitate and assist research into legal issues relating to firearms, gun rights and regulation, and the Second Amendment, including assisting faculty and students in furthering research interests in particular topic areas.
- Support, collect, and publish research on firearms law and policy. Serve as a resource to public and private sector decision makers on firearms law and policy.
- Organize conferences of interest to academics, private sector leaders, and government decision makers.
- Develop teaching materials for courses and seminars on legal issues related to firearms law and policy.
- Establish and maintain contacts with outside organizations such as government agencies, professional organizations, law firms and other law schools to aid in achieving overall program objectives.
- Develop grant proposals to support Center research and conferences. Participate as key personnel on grants, coordinate with relevant personnel on financial reporting, and prepare progress and final narrative reports.
- Participate in and help organize civic education and other legal policy projects.
- Provide staff leadership. Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
2190 DIR, ACADEMIC CENTER LAW SCHOOL
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A JD degree or equivalent is required for the position. An advancedacademic degree in a related field is preferred.
A minimum of 3 years work experience is required. Experience in anadministrative or managerial capacity is preferred.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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