UNT System STUDENT ASSISTANT IV – Research Assistant in Dallas, Texas

Job Description

The Student Assistant IV – Research Assistant will complete complex assignments which enhance the objectives of the law faculty and the law school overall. Work includes use of specialized skills received as a result of successfully completing the first year Legal Writing and Research courses. The Student Assistant IV – Research Assistant will conduct independent legal research on behalf of law school faculty and other tasks related to legal information as needed by law librarians. Work may require extensive interaction with law faculty. Supervision is provided by law faculty or law librarians.


  • Have working knowledge of, and ability to conduct in-depth legal research using legal electronic databases, library print collection and classified internet resources.

  • Conduct literature reviews from using legal and non-legal databases.

  • Complete checking and bluebooking assignments for faculty publications

  • Conduct surveys of areas of law through in-depth case law and statutory research

  • Update current finding tools and other on-going faculty projects

  • Assists law librarians with special projects.

  • Assist in training library assistant student workers in use of electronic resources.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community through outreach and collaboration.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled College of Law student who has completed 30 hours of course work and is in academic good standing. Preference will be given candidates who have completed an Advanced Legal Research or Teaching Fellow course. Knowledge and experience in the following areas preferred:

  • Advanced knowledge of legal information literacy principles

  • Advanced knowledge of law library policies.

  • Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and of business English; and accuracy in spelling and arithmetic.

  • Ability to keep complex records, to assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports from such records.

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work of others.

  • Ability to compose effective correspondence.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

reference minimum qualifications

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions

Requisition Number: STU -201000000148

Job Title: STUDENT ASSISTANT IV – Research Assistant

Driving University Vehicle?: No

Substitution of Experience/Education: No

Start Date: 10/17/2016