June 4, 2010

Human rights law job in NYC

NYC attorney seeks recent law graduates and/or current law students (2L or 3L) to assist with several pro-bono legal research and drafting projects related to international development and human rights. Candidates must be able to demonstrate course work and/or experience in International, Foreign and Comparative Law, including International Human Rights Law. Candidates must be currently enrolled in or have already earned their J.D./LL.M from an ABA accredited law school. Prior research/publications in human rights or international public law is an asset. This is a non-paid/volunteer/pro-bono position, but will give successful candidates an opportunity to gain experience with international development policy across several substantive areas and topics. Selected candidates will be required to attend an orientation meeting in NYC (Manhattan) in mid-June 2010 and remain in contact with the lead attorney via email and Internet throughout summer 2010 while working on the project. If interested, please send a brief cover letter outlining your relevant prior experience and coursework in international, foreign and comparative law and international human rights; a statement of your availability and number of hours per week that you could commit to such a project; the names of two legal references; and a copy of your updated CV listing law school(s) attended, degrees and date of graduation (or expected graduation) and any law journal experience/publications to the following email address: nycintlawprobono@gmail.com. Compensation: volunteer/pro-bono internship.


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