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Full-time position available beginning in August

NOTE: The application deadline for this position has been extended to August 15.

A full-time position is coming available beginning in August: Firm Manager of Howe & Russell / Special Assistant to Tom Goldstein / Staff Member of

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, transcript (either official or unofficial), and unedited writing sample (of approximately five pages) to and as soon as possible.

We will accept applications through Saturday, August 7.  Hiring decisions will be made promptly and the job will begin immediately thereafter.  A two-year commitment is preferred, with the individual likely to assume greater responsibility the second year.

The job requirements and qualifications follow the jump.

Job Requirements:

There are three components to the position.  The principal responsibilities are the following:

Howe & Russell:

  • Coordinating the involvement of Stanford Law School students and co-counsel on briefs for Howe & Russell, a boutique Supreme Court firm.
  • Proofing Supreme Court filings for Howe & Russell.
  • Administrative work for Howe & Russell, including paying bills; handling insurance, tax, and employee paperwork; and sorting and sending out office correspondence.

Special assistant to Tom Goldstein:

  • Administrative work for Tom Goldstein, which involves keeping his calendar, coordinating his meetings, calls, and media appearances, and scheduling his travel, which may entail making frequent last-minute changes and arrangements, sometimes during off hours.
  • Some personal administrative work.

  • Recruiting and managing writers for SCOTUSblog among Stanford and Harvard Law School Supreme Court clinic students and Akin Gump lawyers.
  • Assisting with, primarily tracking the Court’s activities and making that information available to SCOTUSblog readers: adding Court-related events to the blog calendar and updating case files with information from the Court, oral argument transcripts, opinion releases, and links to news coverage about the Court; covering the release of opinions for SCOTUSblog’s live blog on Twitter.
  • Obtaining briefs and others materials from the Supreme Court, government officials, and practitioners for internal review and/or public posting.


  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interest in learning about the U.S. Supreme Court and its workings.
  • Undergraduate experience with law-related courses is a plus, though not a requirement, as is an interest in attending law school. Part-time law students are not eligible for this position.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – we are always looking to increase/improve content on the blog and welcome suggestions.  In addition, our team here is very small; you will be involved in planning the long-term strategy and vision of the blog, wiki, and the practice as a whole.
  • Ability to improvise. We occasionally need all hands on deck to turn projects around on tight deadlines, and you’d be assisting in many of these efforts.
  • Some experience working with (or at least interest in) blog or website technology. No computer programming is necessary, but a familiarity with blogs, wikis, and online database searching is a major plus.

Please do not hesitate to contact Adam or Anna with any questions. You can reach Anna at and Adam at