CODEX Resident Fellowship 2011/2012

Codex – The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics ( is accepting applications for a Resident Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year.  Codex is a cross-disciplinary research center jointly operated by Stanford Law School and the Stanford School of Engineering. The center’s mission is to explore the application of technology toward improving the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of the legal system.  Codex research fellows will have the opportunity to spend one to two years at Stanford Law School collaborating with scholars in computer science and other relevant disciplines. Fellows will work on the center’s existing projects, and will have the opportunity to explore related research on their own and commence new projects. Fellows will work with cutting edge technologies emerging from Stanford’s engineering departments, and will be expected to bring a legally oriented perspective toward integrating these technologies into the law. Sample projects include automating the process of intellectual property licensing and developing automated legal compliance systems.  Fellows will also be involved in bringing in leading thinkers in the field to speak at the law school on these topic areas and will work with law and computer science students to engage them in the center’s activities.

Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree. Because the primary focus of the center is employing technology within the law, applicants should also have experience in computer science or engineering related fields. We welcome applicants with practical/professional technical experience in these fields as well as those with formal computer science or engineering undergraduate or graduate training. Applicants should be capable of learning and be comfortable with the technological aspects of the center’s projects.

Salary for the fellowship will be approximately $40,000 per year with benefits.

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested applicants must apply via the Stanford jobs website: search for this specific posting by entering job number: 42440 in the keyword search field. Applicants should submit:

  • a resume;
  • a brief letter (no more than 2 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in issues applying technology to the law, the applicant’s background, and the research that they propose to conduct;
  • a list of references;

* Please note, if your application is selected to tier II of the hiring process, you will be requested to provide a copy of your law school transcript.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and all applications must be received by May 27, 2011.  Please note that the Codex Center has a technological emphasis and is not focused on technology policy or legal substantive areas such as intellectual property, cyberlaw, or privacy.

For more information about the Stanford Codex Center and its projects please visit the website at, or contact Roland Vogl

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