Open Positions

Summer Research Fellowship 2020

Applications are closed – We are looking for excellent graduate law students, PhD candidates, and postdocs to join the Legal Priorities Project for a fixed period of 10 weeks. You will take the lead on a research project, with help and mentorship from other researchers.

Expression of Interest

We welcome expressions of interest from researchers at any level of academic seniority (PhDs, postdocs, and professors). We would encourage you to get in touch with us if you are interested in law & governance of AI, synthetic biology, climate change, or institutional design – in particular from a longtermist perspective. At the moment, we especially want to encourage legal researchers working on mitigating risks from synthetic biology to reach out.

Our Culture


Our mission is at the core of everything we do. We care deeply about protecting the interests of future generations, and preserving the long-term potential of humanity. Most of our team members are rooted in the effective altruism community.


Rather than just doing what feels right, we use evidence and careful analysis to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. We reason from first principles, value insights from a range of disciplines, and value rigorous, open discussion.


We think globally. We aim to give all people and sentient beings equal consideration. We value work addressing all jurisdictions. This is also reflected in our international team.


We foster a collaborative team culture. Our interdisciplinary approach to legal priorities research requires the exchange of different ideas and perspectives. We often collaborate with other academics and policy-makers.

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