About the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty:
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is a law and policy organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established in 2011, WILL has become one of the preeminent state-based litigation centers, growing to eight lawyers. In addition, WILL has added a “think tank” component focused on policy evaluation and the crafting of proposals for reform. Through strategic litigation and timely policy reports, WILL seeks to advance the public interest in free markets, limited government, individual liberty and a robust civil society, including educational freedom and reform.
About the Legislative Counsel and Regulatory Reform Litigator Opening:
A point of emphasis for WILL has been structural limits on the power of government, including the separation of powers and federalism. Examples include our work before the state supreme court in Koschkee v. Taylor, Bartlett v. Evers, Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm and WCRIS v. Heninrich. WILL seeks an experienced, aggressive and innovative litigator to support these efforts and lead its regulatory reform efforts. The ideal candidate will have experience with both the freedom movement and policy-related litigation with a proven record of accomplishment. He or she will also be asked to craft and evaluate proposals for reform and supervise the monitoring of proposed scope statements and rules.
Salary is competitive with an attractive benefits package, including health, life, dental, HSA and 401(k) plan.
- Work with WILL’s President and General Counsel and other lawyers to identify and prosecute strategic separation of powers, regulatory reform and federalism litigation
- Analyze legislation, regulation and policies
- Write advocacy materials, including legal backgrounders and opinion pieces
- As the Center grows, supervise additional legal and policy staff
- The ideal candidate will have five or more years of litigation experience with an emphasis on brief writing and sophisticated legal analysis; a background in administrative law and regulation is preferred
- Experience in the freedom movement
- Excellent writing skills
- Team player with a sense of humor and willingness to network and help with fundraising (although fundraising experience is not required)
- Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take risks
- Solid commitment to the mission of the organization
- Membership in good standing of a state bar and eligibility for admission to the bar of the state of Wisconsin.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing interest in the position, the mission of WILL, and salary requirements
- Names and contacts of at least three professional references
- One legal writing sample reflecting solely the applicant’s own work
- If available, one advocacy writing sample (i.e., an op-ed or blog post) reflecting solely the applicant’s own work
- An unofficial law school transcript
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: [email protected]
Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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