Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Public Interest Law Institute seeks Country Director for China

Please see the full announcement for details. The application deadline is June 30, 2008.

Here's some information about PILI from the announcement:

PILI is an international organization that advances human rights around the world by stimulating public interest advocacy and developing the institutions necessary to sustain it. PILI pursues this mission by building capacity of civil society organizations and leaders, by providing technical assistance on reforming legal aid systems and legal education, and by promoting pro bono legal practice globally. It was founded in 1997 at Columbia University and became an independent organization in February 2007.  In addition to its Budapest headquarters, PILI conducts its work from hubs in New York, Moscow, Belgrade and Beijing. 

PILI has two major objectives in China: 1) to help expand the scope and effectiveness of public interest law networks advancing the rights of women, migrants and other vulnerable populations in China; and 2) to promote the provision of pro bono legal services to public interest organizations by developing a clearinghouse to match them with law firms. For more information on PILI’s work, please visit our website at

With additional funding and expanded programming in China, PILI is now opening an office in Beijing and creating a new position of Country Director. The Country Director will be PILI’s chief representative in China, overseeing all programs, contributing significantly to further program development and fundraising, and representing PILI to donors and other partners. Leading candidates will be lawyers with demonstrated expertise and interest in legal reform and public interest law in China, as well as strong project management skills. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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