Faculty Library Research Assistant Program

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Note: The Library Faculty RA Program is on hiatus for summer 2022. We will announce the resumption of operations in the fall semester.

For longer projects, or for long-term research assistance, consult your faculty handbook for information on hiring RAs with your faculty account.

Connecting faculty with library research assistants for short-term research projects

All Law faculty may request the services of law students who are hired, trained, and supervised by the reference librarians. We assign library RAs to work on your projects based upon their areas of interest and availability. Qualifying projects must be fewer than 20 hours of work and primarily legal in nature. If you have questions about the Library RA program or whether a library RA might be appropriate for your project, please contact the Reference Desk or submit your project proposal.

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Nathan Gray

Nathan Gray is a 2L at Duke Law pursuing a JD and a Masters in Bioethics and Science Policy. He is interested in the ethics and regulation of emerging technologies, healthcare, and public policy. Prior to law school, Nathan studied political science at Wabash College and interned at variety of  healthcare organizations focused on public health and telehealth.

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Jonice Jackson

Jonice Jackson is a 2L at Duke Law. Prior to law school, Jonice worked as a legal assistant in litigation and financial services. Jonice received her B.A. in Linguistics and English from Georgetown University.

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Cassie Klosterman

Cassie Klosterman is a current 2L at Duke Law. Before law school, Cassie worked as a local Election Administrator in St. Louis, developing a passion for voting rights. Cassie graduated Washington University in St. Louis with a specialization in Russian Language and Literature. While at university, Cassie worked regularly with rare books, assisting in the development of a Special Collections exhibit "Pint Sized Politics: Miniature Books as a Vehicle of Propaganda and researching Soviet literature. Cassie studied abroad in St. Petersburg and is proficient in Russian.

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Jameris Ocasio-Palacios

Jameris Ocasio-Palacios is a JD/LLM candidate in International & Comparative Law and a staff editor for Duke Law Journal. Jameris worked for a state-wide nonprofit in Florida as Campaigns Coordinator before law school. As a 1L, she did research for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants through Duke’s Immigrant and Refugee Project. She interned with a major International Arbitral Institution in Geneva, Switzerland last summer.

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Shufan Xia

Shufan Xia is a first-year master’s student of the Interdisciplinary Data Science program at Duke. Shufan is interested in using text analysis and computational methods to support multidisciplinary data-driven social science studies and hopes to become more adept in skills like data wrangling and visualizations. Prior to Duke, Shufan studied Physics and History at Haverford College and was a digital project assistant at Haverford Digital Scholarship Library.