September 15, 2023

Assistant Director, Publications & Pro Bono

The Federalist Society
September 15, 2023
Washington, District Of Columbia
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The Federalist Society seeks an Assistant Director of Publications and Pro Bono to work in our Washington, DC, office on a hybrid basis. The Assistant Director will report to the Director, and will assist with the Federalist Society’s legal publications and with our Pro Bono Center



  • Screen submissions of articles and blog posts to help ensure they are the right fit for FedSoc publications.
  • Copyedit, cite-check, and format articles and blog posts.
  • Help to ensure the publications section of the website is properly updated and maintained, and help to coordinate marketing of publications.
  • Research potential authors and topics.
  • Keep records updated, compile reports, and track readership numbers and citations.
  • Screen pro bono cases that are submitted through the website.
  • Maintain and update Salesforce records of pro bono volunteers.
  • Help coordinate Federal Court Docket Watch, the Federalist Paper, placement of transcripts in law journals, and other projects.
  • Attend FedSoc events in DC and represent the Publications and Pro Bono Division.




  • Commitment to the principles of limited government, separation of powers, and the rule of law.
  • Good writing instincts and editing ability.
  • Precise attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with our volunteer leaders.
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with a supervisor who is remote.
  • Ability to learn quickly, ask for help as needed, and be proactive.
  • Bachelor’s degree.



  • Founded in 1982, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the current legal order. We are committed to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
  • By providing a forum for legal experts of opposing views to interact with members of the legal profession, the judiciary, law students, academics, and the architects of public policy, the Society has redefined the terms of legal debate.
  • The Society is a membership organization that features a Student, Lawyers, and a Faculty Division. Our active membership includes more than 10,000 law students at most of the 204 ABA-accredited law schools as well as 80,000 legal professionals in active chapters in 110 cities.



Our staff is deeply committed to the mission of ‘FedSoc’ as we are affectionately known. We are conservatives and libertarians working for a well-known organization in Washington D.C. and throughout the United States. We are not advocates or lobbyists for specific policies but focus on our mission which is to impact the quality and depth of discourse about governing and our Constitution.


We are opinionated, focused, optimistic, pragmatic, and anxious to engage with others. Those who come to FedSoc believe deeply in the rule of law and our conversations naturally flow from that belief. Those with a well-developed and perhaps quirky sense of humor, a desire to understand the law for its own sake, and who are strongly self-disciplined (because we all operate without a lot of oversight) do well here. We are “all in” kind of people. We tend to thrive on great books, great journalism, great film and are thorough and committed.




We are located in the heart of the District of Columbia, the nation’s capital, only three blocks from the White House and across the street from the Farragut West Metro Station with easy access to the Washington D.C. Metro area.




“The Federalist Society is changing the culture of our nation's law schools. You are returning the values and concepts of law as our founders understood them to scholarly dialogue, and through that dialogue, to our legal institutions.”  - President Ronald Reagan


“[T]his organization has played an important part in sparking a dialogue between lawyers and judges, and even at times amongst judges assiduously avoiding the temptation to take positions, or to lobby and engage in political advocacy. Resisting that temptation takes discipline, I am sure, but rest assured that you have made the right choice and are providing a genuine and unique service in so doing. Stay the course!”  - Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court


“It has been my pleasure to speak at many Federalist Society gatherings around the country, and I think one thing your organization has definitely done is to contribute to free speech, free debate, and most importantly public understanding of, awareness of, and appreciation of the Constitution. So that's a marvelous contribution.” - Nadine Strossen, Former President, ACLU


If you are interested, please send a cover letter & resume attached using the link below or post to our website



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