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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ABA Rule of Law Initiative seeks Law Fellow for Beijing office

I have received the following announcement:

Law Fellow, ABA ROLI China

Location
Beijing, China

Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit program that implements legal reform initiatives in roughly 60 countries around the world, with nearly 700 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI has been working with local partners in China to implement legal reform projects since 1998. The ABA ROLI China program has provided training, supported practical research, supplied technical comparative expertise and facilitated professional exchange relationships between Chinese legal reformers and their counterparts abroad. Local partnership and collaboration lies at the heart of ABA ROLI’s programs, whose partners include China’s judiciary, bar associations, universities, civil society organizations and legal scholars.

Position Summary

The ABA ROLI China Law Fellowship is a one-year, unpaid fellowship that provides recent law school graduates with the opportunity to work with our Beijing-based team to support legal reform initiatives in collaboration with Chinese partners. Law Fellows provide assistance with research, implementation and evaluation of programs, and outreach efforts. Our programs cover a broad range of substantive areas including women’s rights, the rights of the disabled, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and civil society capacity building. Competitive candidates will have a background in China, experience living and/ or working in China, and will be proficient in Mandarin.

Responsibilities

• Assist with legal research;
• Assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs; and
• Assist with the development of outreach materials.

Qualifications

• Must have a JD or equivalent degree
• Excellent analytical, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of China, including the legal system and the current political and cultural context
• Fluency in English required and proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin) preferred

Interested individuals should send a brief (1-2 pages maximum) cover letter, CV, and 2 references in English by email to Ms. Winona Qi at: office@abarolichina.org.

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. ABA-ROLI will contact only those candidates whom it selects for interviews.

April 2, 2014 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities, Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Teaching positions at Peking Univ. School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen

I have received the following announcement:

Job Posting: 2014-15 Teaching Fellowships

at Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL)

in Shenzhen, China

 

In 2008, Peking University, China’s oldest and most distinguished university, opened the first law school to offer a J.D. program in mainland China.  The program closely follows the model of J.D. education in the United States, focusing on American law, but within a transnational perspective. The Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL) is located on the University’s graduate and professional campus in Shenzhen, which is adjacent to Hong Kong. Shenzhen is a vibrant, modern international city of fifteen million people. Enrollment at STL is very small compared to law schools in the United States – there are about 90 students in each class. Virtually all students are native speakers of Chinese, who speak English as a second language.  Admission is highly selective based on prior academic performance, scores on a national qualifying examination and the LSAT, and a rigorous interview.  The quality of the student body is comparable to that at the most prestigious law schools in the United States. Instruction is entirely in English.

 

For 2014-15, STL will appoint up to ten C.V. Starr Lecturers (CVSLs) in the Transnational Legal Practice Program. The program provides first-year and second-year students with intensive instruction in legal analysis, legal research and writing, and other professional and legal skills necessary for the practice of law in a global environment.  The Starr Lecturers work with students in small classes of about 10-12 to develop written and oral skills.  The CVSLs also co-teach the Legal Method course. The CVSLs are considered to be part of the faculty of STL and play a fully integrated, active role in the intellectual life of the law school. The appointments are for one year with the possibility of extension.

 

To be considered, a candidate for this position must hold a J.D. degree (or expect graduation in this academic year) and have native fluency in English.  Candidates should be responsible, enthusiastic, hard working, and adventurous.  Ability to speak Mandarin is useful for living in Shenzhen, but not necessary for the program.

 

CVSLs will be expected to arrive in Shenzhen in mid-August 2014, and be in residence throughout the academic year, which runs to the end of June 2015 (with an approximate one month break around the lunar new year).  Fellows will receive a private room with bath in the student and faculty campus housing complex, comprehensive medical insurance, roundtrip transportation from the United States or other country of origin, and a stipend of US$2000 per month (or the equivalent in RMB). While this is a modest amount by United States standards, given the cost of living in China prior CVSLs have found it to be sufficient to cover board, incidental living expenses and some travel in and around China during school breaks.

 

For more information about the STL see our website http://stl.pku.edu.cn/en/. Please submit resumes and covering material via email to: 

 

Vice Dean Stephen Yandle

styandle@gmail.com

 

We will begin reviewing applications September 1, 2013, with the goal of completing the selection process by the end of 2013.  We will accept applications until all of the positions have been filled.

November 3, 2013 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities, Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Opening for fellow at Cornell's Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture

I have received the following announcement:

Clarke Program Fellow 

Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Law School

Cornell University

Meridian 180, a new community of prominent intellectuals and policy makers in Asia, the United States and around the world interested in new ways of thinking about law and markets broadly conceived, seeks to hire a Fellow at its center of operations at Cornell University, in Ithaca New York beginning no later than September 1, 2014. The aim of Meridian 180 is to generate new paradigms and solutions for the next generation of transpacific relations. The Fellow will play an integral part in this mission through translation, research, and outreach to wider public and policy communities.

Meridian 180 is a project of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture at the Cornell Law School. It is a non-profit, non-political project funded through private donations and with support from Cornell Law School. It is comprised of Senior Fellows and of Members in law, the academy, private practice and policy circles who meet regularly via an on-line platform supporting multilingual conversations, as well as periodically in face to face conferences. Ideas that emerge from these conversations are then incubated and developed, with the help of the Fellow, into forms in which they can make a difference in each individual society—ranging from policy papers to academic books, blog entries, and individual conversations with policy makers.

The Fellow will be responsible for the day to day maintenance and translation of on-line dialogues. He or she will also (1) work with other Fellows to draft, create, and translate various elements of the Meridian 180 project, (2) help organize conferences and workshops in the US and the Asia Pacific Region, (3) administer various day-to-day aspects of the project, and (4) take initiative, in coordination with the Director and other members of the team, to develop new features and projects to further the goals of the Meridian 180 project.

Duties and responsibilities (with approximate % of work time):

  • Day to day translation of on-line dialogues on meridian-180.org (30%): The Fellow will provide on-line translations from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese of participants’ interventions on the website. This will be a daily task and translations typically must be completed within a 24 hour period.
  • Work with other Fellows and Meridian 180 members to produce publications emerging from on-line conversations (25%): The Fellow will work with other Fellows, Meridian 180 members, and other Meridian 180 staff to write/edit/research/produce the final versions of conversations that will be made publicly available, either on meridian-180.org or in other venues (in electronic format or in print – policy papers, books, op-eds, etc.).
  • Work with the Director on strategic planning (10%): The Fellow will help develop new research and outreach initiatives for both meridian-180.org and the Clarke Program. The Fellow will help identify emerging scholars whose work should be promoted and/or included on meridian-180.org and more generally via the Clarke Program.
  • Conferences and Website Maintenance (15%): The Fellow will work on larger Clarke Program projects, related or not to meridian180.org. In particular, he or she will help with the organization of the conferences which, each year, will convene Meridian 180 members to further and promote the ideas developed in on-line conversations. The Fellow will also take initiative in managing the various features on Meridian 180 website.
  • Individual research (20%, i.e. 8h/week) The Fellow is also expected to pursue his or her own individual academic research and writing leading toward publications and conference presentations. It may be possible to take this research time in one block during a portion of the summer break.

Qualifications and requirements

  • law degree (JD or LLB) or PhD in the humanities or social sciences in hand by July 1, 2014.
  • fluency in English and Chinese. Some level of familiarity with Japanese and/or Korean a plus (but not necessary).
  • experience as translator or interpreter.
  • must be comfortable with basic computer and internet operations; familiarity with programming (Drupal, PHP, commonspot) a plus (but not necessary)
  • entrepreneurial initiative; independence, ability to work in teams, maturity, writing skills, research/scholarly experience, organization, focus, interest in the future of the East Asia-US relationship, familiarity with the Chinese academia, willingness to work on administrative task such as updating databases, communicating with institutions within Cornell University, and other miscellaneous day-to-day tasks, willingness to learn new skills, particularly in relation to computer and internet technology.

Application procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by December 13, 2013 to Donna Hastings at dkh25@cornell.edu.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

 

November 2, 2013 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities, Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Funding available for China-EU research projects

I have received the following announcement:

New Research Applications Due Before July 1st, 2013

 

 
 

 

 

The China EU School of Law (CESL) is happy to announce that a new round of research applications has been opened. Scholars, researchers and professionals can apply for funding to conduct scholarly research in the domain of China –EU law and legal developments. Funding is available for conferences in China and/or within the EU, for which travel costs and per diems can be reimbursed; also projects can be funded in which Chinese and EU research and researchers is brought together. Finally CESL does facilitate the publication of scholarly output in articles through the China EU Law Journal and of books in the newly established China EU Law Series, both published by Springer.

Research is expected to be in the domain of the China EU School of Law; we do expect all projects to be undertaken by a team of Chinese and EU scholars /researchers / professionals. Furthermore, we may only fund costs related to travel and per diems. And furthermore staff costs related to the coordination and execution of the research project. We do expect each project to account for its activities with a report after finalization, and to culminate in articles for the China EU Law Journal or in a book published in the China EU Law Series, both edited under the auspices of CESL. For an indication: we foresee to have available for each project a maximum of 20.000 EURO. Click for the Research Guide and Application Form.

 

June 1, 2013 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fulbright awards related to law and China

I've received the following announcement:

The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

This year, there are over 60 awards available in the field of law.  Moreover, All Discipline awards offered in all regions of the world welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects.  Practicing lawyers and law school faculty are encourage to visit the 2014-15 Catalog of Awards for more information about these opportunities.  Among them are Distinguished Chair awards in Italy and Sweden; a chance to explore China or Nepal;  a Rule of Law, Civil Society Development and Judicial reform award in Macedonia; and an International Human Rights Law award in the West Bank

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/  or contact us at scholars@iie.org.

 

April 5, 2013 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ph.D. and lecturer positions available at Leiden Institute for Area Studies

I've received the following announcement:

New positions available at LIAS

Starting next academic year the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) has available 3 full-time four-year Ph.D. positions and one position for a lecturer/project coordinator in an ERC-funded project on economic stability and instability in China with particular reference to land, development and real estate.

Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives. LIAS has as its aim the advancement of teaching and research of Area Studies at Leiden University and in the wider academic community. LIAS comprises the Schools of Asian Studies (SAS) and Middle Eastern Studies (SMES). Area specializations in SAS include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South & Southeast Asian and Tibetan Studies. LIAS staff have disciplinary expertise across the humanities and the social sciences.

Starting next academic year the Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) has available 3 full-time four-year Ph.D. positions (starting 1 January 2013) and one position for a lecturer/project coordinator (starting 1 September 2012) in an ERC-funded project on economic stability and instability in China with particular reference to land, development and real estate. The project is hosted on behalf of LIAS by the Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC). MEARC is based in LIAS. Its mission is to support, showcase, and stimulate inter-disciplinary and inter-faculty research on modern East Asia at Leiden University. MEARC Co-Director Prof. Dr. Peter Ho has a Starting Grant for Consolidators from the European Research Council (ERC), for a project on the much-debated question of China’s economic stability from the perspective of land and real estate. The PhD candidates and lecturer/project coordinator will join the research team for the ERC project. For more info see http://www.mearc.eu/hointro.html.

Please send your application electronically indicating the vacancy number (see following pdf documents) before the deadline of Wednesday 20 June 2012 to:vacatureslias@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Interviews are planned to take place in the last week of June and/or the first week of July 2012. 

For more information, please refer to the following documents in pdf: 3 Ph.D. positions and position for a lecturer/project leader.

 

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yale China Law Center seeks research associate for Beijing office

It's a one-year position and begins this summer. Here's the announcement.

February 9, 2012 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities, Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PhD positions at Amsterdam Law School

Amsterdam Law School has ten (salaried) PhD positions open, and applicants interested in China with excellent legal and language skills are encouraged to apply. You would have the privilege of working with Benjamin van Rooij, author (among other things) of a terrific book on Chinese environmental law that combines unique fieldwork with theoretical sophistication.

Details here.

January 24, 2012 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leitner Center Asia Law and Justice Fellowship (Fordham Law School, New York)

Here's the announcement. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2012.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Leitner Center Asian Law and Justice Fellowship

I have received the following announcement:

Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School
http://www.leitnercenter.org

2012 Asia Law and Justice Fellowship
 

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2012.  Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. 
 
The Asia Law and Justice (ALJ) Program, part of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School (http://www.leitnercenter.org), studies and promotes the rule of law and adherence to basic human rights throughout Asia. The Program does this through research and advocacy projects; conferences, symposia, and panels; capacity-building initiatives, such as exchanges of lawyers, judges, and scholars; and partnerships with NGOs based in the U.S. and Asia. The program’s primary focus has been on rule of law and justice initiatives in China, including the independence of criminal defense lawyers, women’s rights, and the legal status of North Korean refugees in East Asia.

The ALJ Program is administered by a Fellow who is a law school graduate. The Fellow will conduct research and advocacy for the Program; identify new areas for research; work with the Program’s partners; advise students seeking relevant internships and post-graduate employment; coordinate the work of the Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers (http://www.csclawyers.org), an initiative housed in the Program; and manage day-to-day administration, including arranging events and lectures. The Fellow may also teach a seminar at the Law School as a member of the adjunct faculty.

Candidates should hold a J.D. or equivalent, and have a demonstrated interest in international human rights and Asia. The ideal candidate will have some familiarity with Chinese law or legal developments in other parts of Asia; experience in international human rights advocacy as exhibited by past internships, clinical experience in law school, and/or post-graduate human rights experience; and proficiency or fluency in Mandarin Chinese or another regional language.

The Fellowship begins in mid-August 2012, and is a 12-month position with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. The Fellow’s salary is $55,000 and includes benefits.

Applicants should send a statement of interest (including detailed description of your international human rights experience, teaching/mentoring/advising experience, language skills, and how the fellowship will advance your professional goals), a résumé/CV, an official law school transcript, and at least two letters of recommendation in one complete application package by January 30, 2012. The complete application package should be sent to:
 
“2012 ALJ Fellowship”
Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
Fordham University School of Law
33 West 60th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023

Please direct inquiries to leitnercenter@law.fordham.edu
For more information about the Leitner Center, see: http://www.leitnercenter.org

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Post-doctoral fellowships, Clarke Program, Cornell Law School

I have received the following announcement. Note that the application deadline is very soon: March 25th.

Post Doctoral Fellows
Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture, Law School
Cornell University
 
Meridian 180, a new community of prominent intellectuals and policy makers in Asia, the United States and around the world interested in new ways of thinking about law and markets broadly conceived, seeks to hire two Fellows at its center of operations at Cornell University, in Ithaca New York. The aim of Meridian 180 is to generate the new paradigms and solutions for the next generation of transpacific relations. Fellows will play an integral part in this mission through translation, research, and outreach to wider public and policy communities.

Meridian 180 is a project of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture at the Cornell Law School. It is a non-profit, non-political project funded through private donations and with support from Cornell Law School. It is comprised of Senior Fellows and of Members in law, the academy, private practice and policy circles who meet regularly via an on-line platform supporting multilingual conversation, as well as periodically in face to face conferences. Ideas that emerge from these conversations are then incubated and developed, with the help of the Fellows, into forms in which they can make a difference in each individual society—ranging from policy papers to academic books, blog entries, and individual conversations with policy makers.

Fellows will be responsible for the day to day maintenance and translation of on-line dialogues. They will also work with Senior Fellows to produce the white papers, books, op-eds and other forms of output that may emerge from the on-line conversations. Other responsibilities will include working with the Director and Assistant Director on strategic planning, project development, and conducting their own research.
Duties and responsibilities (with approximate % of work time):

•         Day to day maintenance and translation of on-line dialogues on meridian-180.org (30%): Using the meridian-180.org translator interface, the Fellows will be providing on-line translations from and to English of Senior Fellows’ interventions on the website. So that conversations are translated as they unfold, this will be a daily task for the Fellows.

•         Work with Senior Fellows to produce publications emerging from on-line conversations (25%): Once an on-line conversation is closed, the Fellows will work with the Senior Fellows to write/edit/research/produce the final versions of conversations that will be made publicly available, either on meridian-180.org or in other venues (in electronic format or in print – policy papers, books, op-eds, etc.).

•         Work with the Director and Assistant Director on strategic planning (10%): The Fellows will help developing new research directions and new outreach initiatives for both meridian-180.org and the Clarke Program. The Fellow will help identify emerging scholars whose work should be promoted and/or included on meridian-180.org and more generally via the Clarke Program.

•         Project development (15%): Fellows will work on larger Clarke Program projects, related or not to meridian180.org. In particular, they will help with the organization of the conferences which, each year, will convene Senior Fellows to further and promote the ideas developed in on-line conversations.

•         Fellows will be given time (20%, i.e. 8h/week) to pursue their own academic research and interests. While considered a plus, their research topics do not have to be related to or part of Clarke Program projects.
 
Qualifications
  
•         law degree (LLB) or PhD in the humanities or social sciences

•         fluency in English and either Chinese or Japanese

•         professional experience as translator/interpreter is strongly preferred

•         other preferred skills/qualities: entrepreneurial initiative; independence, ability to work in teams, maturity, writing skills, research/scholarly experience, organization, focus, interest in the future of the East Asia-US relationship
 
Application procedure:
 
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample by March 25 to Donna Hastings at dkh25@cornell.edu.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

LLM fellowship with Vermont Law School's China Program

Here are the details in brief; links below.

U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law LLM Fellowship

The U.S. - China Partnership for Environmental Law ("China Program") at Vermont Law School invites applications for a two-year graduate fellowship starting in August 2011. The fellowship combines the opportunity to obtain an LLM in Environmental Law from one of the leading environmental law programs in the nation with the opportunity to gain practical international environmental law experience on a variety of policy coordination, research, and educational outreach projects. The fellowship includes a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $35,000 per year.

Nature of the Fellowship

The LLM fellow will work closely with the director and other team members of the China Program to help coordinate and implement the range of projects being carried out. In addition to pursuing an LLM in environmental law, the fellow will work closely with China Program faculty and will take the lead role in at least one major project.

The goal of the China Program is to strengthen the rule of law in environmental protection and to build capacity among individuals and academic, government, and private-sector institutions to solve pollution and energy problems. The program has three main objectives:

•strengthen the capacity of the Chinese educational, governmental, nonprofit, and business sectors to become effective environmental and energy problem solvers

•improve China's policies, systems, laws, and regulations to advance the development and enforcement of environmental and energy law and to help develop the rule of law

•enhance municipal, provincial, national, and international networks in China to advance best practices in environmental protection and energy regulation

These objectives are being pursued through environmental and energy law workshops and conferences in China and the U.S., through efforts to build the institutional capacity of law schools, NGOs, courts, and government agencies, and through student and faculty-led research and policy development projects.

For more information about the U.S. -China Partnership for Environmental Law, please visit the program's homepage, http://www.vermontlaw.edu/china/.

Here's the full announcement [Word | PDF]. The application deadline is April 15, 2011.

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National Committee on US-China Relations Public Intellectual Program

Here's what it's all about:

The National Committee on United States-China Relations is pleased to announce the third round of its Public Intellectuals Program (PIP).  The first two rounds (2005-07 and 2008-10) were generously funded by The Henry Luce Foundation and The Starr Foundation, both of which continue as the funders for PIP III.  This ambitious, multi-year program is designed to identify outstanding members of the next generation of American China scholars and specialists, enrich their understanding of policymaking processes in both the United States and China, help them establish useful relationships with their academic colleagues and with policy practitioners, and nurture their ability to engage in public policy debates on a national, regional and local level.  PIP is implemented through a series of workshops in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, study tours of China, participation in National Committee delegations as scholar escorts and support for public education initiatives.

We are looking for China specialists in the academic, professional or policymaking spheres with the interest and potential to play significant roles as public intellectuals.  We will select twenty young American China scholars who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, wish to venture outside of academia into areas relevant to foreign policy and public education. 

More details here [Word | PDF]. Application deadline is April 23, 2011.

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PILnet's International Public Interest Law Fellows program

I have received the following email:

PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, formerly the Public Interest Law Institute (PILI), is pleased to invite applications for its 2011-2012 International Public Interest Law Fellows Program. [Call for applications | Application form] PILnet will select lawyers from Southeast Asia (special consideration will be given to applicants from Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia), Nepal, China, Russia, and Nigeria for ten months of study and practical experience in New York and Budapest, Hungary.  The program targets future leaders in various fields of public interest advocacy.

We are in the midst of the recruitment process and kindly ask for your help in passing along this International Fellows Program announcement and application to your colleagues, both individuals and organizations, that you think would be interested in applying or who could further disseminate the announcement. If you, or any colleagues might be able to post the announcement on relevant websites, that would also be much appreciated.

The deadline for applications HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 28, 2011.

Please find the Fellows Program announcement and application form attached, as well as the announcement pasted below. For more information about the International Fellows Program and application process, please visit: http://www.pilnet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40389&Itemid=179.

Please contact me at ecarll@pilnet.org if you have any questions about the International Fellows Program, or PILnet in general.

We really appreciate your support and any help you are able to offer!

With kind regards,
Erin Carll

2011-12 International PILnet Fellows: Seeking Candidates from China, Nepal, Nigeria, Russia and Southeast Asia*

*[Special consideration will be given to candidates from Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam]

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 28, 2011

PILnet, formerly the Public Interest Law Institute (PILI), is pleased to invite applications for its International Public Interest Law Fellows Program for 2011-2012. PILnet will select lawyers from China for ten months of study and practical experience in New York and Budapest, Hungary. The program targets future leaders in various fields of public interest advocacy.

International PILnet Fellows will join other public interest lawyers from around the world. They will reside a total of eight months in the U.S. The Fellows Program begins with a semester of study at Columbia University School of Law and additional public interest advocacy training. In the spring, International Fellows will participate in a three-month period of internships at New York-based public interest law organizations and a two-month study visit based out of PILnet’s Budapest office.  Fellows return to their home countries after the Fellowship, with the aim to implement the project developed during the Fellowship.

PILnet will cover the cost of a round-trip coach airfare to the U.S. and Budapest, housing in New York and Budapest, a monthly stipend and emergency medical insurance. Selected candidates for the Fellows Program are required to sign an agreement to the terms of the program, stating that they will complete it in full.

Selection Criteria

Evaluation of Candidate:

 *   Public interest leadership potential of the candidate in his or her country (minimum of two years working experience with the organization is required),
 *   The nature of the candidate's relationship with the nominating organization, and
 *   The candidate’s ability to communicate in English.

Evaluation of Project:

 *   The quality of the proposed project and its potential for promoting public interest law and human rights in the candidate’s home country, and
 *   The track record of the nominating organization in promoting public interest advocacy.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following documents:

 *   A completed program application form;
 *   A curriculum vitae;
 *   A nominating letter from ­­the organization where they are employed, supporting their application to the program and indicating how the Fellows Program would be a benefit to the organization/institution;
 *   Two recommendation letters (in addition to the nominating letter), at least one from an individual outside of the nominating organization;
 *   A description of a project that the applicant would like to work on during the first semester of the program, ideally with practical significance to their work upon return home;** and
 *   A copy of the applicant's law school transcript.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit the following documents:

 *   A copy of the applicant's bar association membership,
 *   Information on the nominating organization/institution, and
 *   Additional recommendations.

**The project description should be a 2- to 3-page outline of a project that you would like to develop during your time as an International PILnet Fellow. This should include:

 *   A preliminary description of your project,
 *   Why it is important that this project be designed,
 *   How and why your project can succeed, and
 *   Who you will engage in your home country, and in the US and Europe, in order to increase the quality of your project.

Examples of public interest advocacy projects might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 *   Promoting legal reform to reduce racial discrimination,
 *   Improving implementation and enforcement of children’s rights law, and
 *   Establishing legal education clinics in universities.

Submission via e-mail of application materials is strongly encouraged, though materials may also be submitted via regular mail. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. If an application is submitted without one of the required components, it will be disqualified, unless the applicant can justify why he/she cannot obtain the required information.

The DEADLINE for receiving applications at PILnet HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO March 28, 2011.  For more information and application forms, please contact Erin Carll, Program Coordinator, by e-mail: pilnetfellowship@pilnet.org or by clicking here.  Printed applications can be sent via mail to the address on the application.

Please note that PILnet cannot provide any financial or logistical assistance for accompanying family members, including in securing suitable family housing. Moreover, Columbia University requires evidence of financial support for accompanying family members prior to issuing official invitations to them. Providing proof of the requisite financial support for accompanying family members will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Erin Carll
Program Coordinator
PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law
333 Seventh Avenue, 14th Floor
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March 13, 2011 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fellowships in human rights/legal pluralism at McGill Univ. Faculty of Law

Here's something that isn't necessarily about Chinese law, but certainly includes it as a possible subject matter:

The O’Brien Fellowship was established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien (BCL ’65) for outstanding graduate students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law.

More information at the following links:

November 10, 2010 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Yale China Law Center seeking Beijing fellow

I have been asked to post the following job announcement:

The China Law Center at Yale Law School is seeking applications from American-qualified lawyers for an open position of Fellow or Senior Fellow in the Center’s Beijing office.  This position requires working with senior Center staff to identify, design, and carry out research, academic exchange and collaborative projects involving U.S., Chinese, and other legal experts on topics relevant to Chinese law and policy reform. For details, please see this job posting.

 

November 7, 2010 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities, Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Postdoc positions at Australian National University

I have received the following announcement. Note that one of the postdocs is on the theme of "China Justice". (Whatever happened to "Chinese" as an adjective?) A summary is below; full text here.

The Australian Centre on China in the World (Centre) is a major new initiative at the ANU that has been funded by the Australian government.

It enhances the ANU's existing capabilities to create an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China on a global scale.
The Centre wishes to appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows to do research in one of the five research themes - "China Time", "China Urban", "China Justice", "China Texts" and "China Everyday". Outlines of these themes are available on our website, http://ciw.anu.edu.au or by request.

The appointees will have submitted a PhD in some area of Chinese Studies, know Chinese, English and, preferably, at least one other language (not just another dialect of Chinese), and have cogent and achievable research and publication plans for the period of the fellowship.

The fellowships may be offered for one or two years (research intensive), three years (research intensive), or four years (half-time research/half-time project administration for the first two years, research intensive for the second two years). Candidates should indicate in their application which type of appointments they would be interested in.

For more information, please contact Prof Geremie Barmé
T: +61 (0)2 6125 6500 E: ciw@anu.edu.au

November 4, 2010 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jerome A. Cohen Prize Essay in International Law and East Asia

In honor of Professor Jerome A. Cohen, who turned 80 on July 1, the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics is seeking papers addressing the interaction between the international legal system and Chinese and East Asian law and legal thought. The deadline is Sept. 24, 2010.

Here's the announcement.

August 4, 2010 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities, News - Miscellaneous | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Funding available for Chinese law projects

I have received the following announcement. The fund in question operates under the auspices of the US-China Business Council. This is a pretty good grant program - they try to minimize the formalities that often go with grant applications.

The U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund invites proposals seeking grants to fund projects fostering rule of law in China, to be carried out jointly by American and Chinese not-for-profit participants.

The Fund's objective is to promote respected and equitable legal processes and institutions in China through U.S.-China bilateral projects.

The Spring 2009 deadline for submission of proposals is April 1, 2009.

Further information is available at www.uschinalegalcoop.org.

March 3, 2009 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (3)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Public interest law fellowships available for Chinese candidates

Here's a synopsis of what it's all about, quoting from the announcement I received (the complete announcement is here). Application deadline is March 31, 2009.

The Public Interest Law Institute (PILI) is pleased to invite applications for its Public Interest Law Fellows Program for 2009–2010. PILI will select lawyers from China and Nepal for ten months of study and practical experience in New York and Budapest, Hungary.  The program targets future leaders in various fields of public interest advocacy.  Criteria for selection include:

•    Applicants must have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience with the nominating organization;
•    Potential to contribute to the development of public interest law advocacy in his or her country;
•    Track record of the nominating organization in promoting public interest advocacy; and
•    The quality of the Fellowship Project proposal and its potential for promoting public interest law and human rights.

PILI Fellows will join other public interest lawyers from around the world. They will reside a total of eight months in the U.S., consisting of one semester of study at Columbia University and additional public interest advocacy training. The Fellows also participate in a three-month internship in a New York area public interest law organization. Following their experience in New York, Fellows participate in a two-month study visit, based in Europe out of PILI’s Budapest office.  Fellows return to their home countries after the Fellowship, with the aim to implement the project developed during the Fellowship. 

PILI will cover the cost of a round-trip coach airfare to the U.S. and Budapest, housing in New York and Budapest, a monthly stipend, a textbook allowance and accident insurance. Selected candidates for the fellowship are required to sign an agreement to the terms of the fellowship, stating that they will complete it in full.

March 2, 2009 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities | Permalink | TrackBack (1)