The Heritage Foundation Is Hiring A Legal Policy Analyst

Titular:                         Legal Policy Analyst

Send your reports to:             Director, Meese Center

Summary of Job          The Legal Policy Analyst is an intermediate research and writing position. The Center has several ongoing projects such as the Election Fraud Database. Expertise in specific areas of law research and promote the discipline through policy recommendations and routine publication Heritage papers, commentary and op eds. The Heritage Foundation can be represented at professional conferences and other speaking events. Experience in legal policy analysis, writing, and research, with exceptional written and verbal skills.

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  • Oversee priority projects including the revised Heritage Guide to the Constitution, the Election Integrity Scorecard, the Defensive Gun Use Database, and the Judicial Tracker.
  • Perform scholarly research and analysis. Develop a command over assigned issues. Also, develop new focus areas that will expand the Meese Center’s reach.
  • Support the Public Interest Law Program, Legal Conferences (such as the Legal Strategy Forum), the Preserve the Constitution Series and other Legal Center events.
  • Engage in: (1) professional research, analysis, and writing Legal Memoranda, Issue Briefs, Op-Eds and blogs for Heritage and, as appropriate, other publications.
  • Reprezent Heritage in many contexts, such as public functions, professional conferences or meetings and, if necessary, legislative hearings.
  • Develop projects to advance the Meese Center’s objectives.
  • Participate in public policy/legal communities.
  • Collaborate with other scholars who are working on the revision of the Heritage Guide to the Constitution.
  • Assist other employees with simple legal research and cite checking. Other projects may be assigned as required or directed by the Director.
  • Assign other duties to the Director of Meese Center.


Education:                   J.D.

Experience:                 Judicial clerkship preferred, 1 to 3 years of legal research and writing experience

Communication:         Outstanding writer and effective public speaker

Technology:                MS Office and Outlook

Others Requirements

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, True North conservative principles, and the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Professionalism at a high level (adaptability and maturity; integrity and accountability).
  • You must be organized and able to prioritize, manage and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Research, analysis, writing and publication of top-quality quality, with emphasis placed on timeliness, insight, accuracy and speed.
  • Excellent initiative, some direction but a strong desire to take on more responsibility.
  • Capability to collaborate well and to provide guidance to younger staff.