Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Here's a communication I recently received on what sounds like a worthy project:
The Ricci Dictionary of Chinese Law is a trilingual Chinese law dictionary project (Chinese to English / Chinese to French) which is currently ran by a team of practicing and academic lawyers with various legal backgrounds. It is part of a wider dictionary project, the “Grand Ricci” which is the reference Chinese to French dictionary and one of the world’s most complete Chinese to foreign language dictionaries (approx. 13,500 Chinese characters and more than 300,000 terms).
Our project started six years ago and recently reached an advanced stage with more than 23,000 Chinese legal terms listed and translated in both English and French.We are looking for native English speakers to proofread the English translations for these entries. Proofreading will be carried using an online editing tool (web database). Candidates must ideally possess or be in the process of completing a law degree and should be familiar with Chinese legal terms. Ability to read French would be a must. Compensation is to be discussed and will depend on the availability of the candidate.
If you are interested, please submit your resume to Hubert BAZIN, project coordinator (hubert.bazin (at) gmail.com).
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Here's a terrific opportunity for the right person; the current program officer, Ira Belkin, is moving to New York to take up the position of Executive Director at NYU Law School's US-Asia Law Institute.
Here's a summary:
- Job title: Program Officer, Reforming Civil and Criminal Justice Systems – China | Equality and Justice Unit | Democracy, Rights and Justice (Ford Foundation)
- First sentence of summary description: The Program Officer will be responsible for developing, monitoring, and coordinating grant making in support of China’s national efforts at legal reform and establishing a society under the Rule of Law.
- Application deadline: March 14, 2012
Here's the full text of the announcement, including contact information.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Here's the announcement. They are looking for someone with (1) a Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree; (2) at least five years of practical legal experience, with a minimum of one year working on donor-funded international legal reform programs, preferably in China; (3) demonstrated planning, management, analytical, and writing skills; (4) fluency in English; (5) proficiency in both written and spoken standard Chinese (Mandarin); (6) excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills; and (7) familiarity with the Chinese legal system, as well as the current political and cultural context.
The position is available immediately; they are looking at applications on a rolling basis, so hurry! (On the other hand, are there many people out there who have those qualifications?)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This is a great opportunity for the right person. Veronica Taylor, the former faculty director, left a terrific structure in place as her legacy, and the UW has accomplished Asianists (especially China scholars) in a wide variety of fields. Here's the announcement: http://www.washington.edu/admin/acadpers/ads/aa2874.html
Here's the Asian Law Center's web site.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Here's a short description of the position:
The Senior Attorney and Director of the China Environmental Law & Governance Project serves as a member of the China Program leadership team, and leads a team of professionals to develop more effective environmental governance in China. This includes work to improve environmental protection through legislative advocacy, capacity building programs, and research on pollution reduction, rule of law, transparency, public interest litigation, and public health. The Senior Attorney also serves as one of the senior representatives of NRDC’s Beijing office, and engages in program outreach, fundraising and other institutional work for NRDC.
Here's the full announcement. Application deadline is not stated but applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The first qualified person gets it, I guess.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Landesa (formerly the Rural Development Institute) is seeking a land tenure specialist for its Beijing office. This is a reputable organization that does very interesting work. The announcement is below; applicants must be PRC nationals qualified to work in China.
Landesa (formerly Rural Development Institute) now invites quality candidates to submit applications and join our team in China in our mission to improve the livelihood of the country’s rural poor and promote rule of law by securing land rights and reducing poverty.
Grounded in the knowledge that having legal rights to land is a foundation for prosperity and opportunity, Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute in 1967, Landesa has helped more than 100 million poor families gain legal control over their land. With secure land rights, these families can eat better, earn more, educate their children, practice conservation, and achieve dignity for generations. For more info, please refer to www.landesa.org.
The Land Tenure Specialist will be based in Beijing and reports to the China Country Director. This is a core position and its principal duty is to provide legal, policy, and implementation expertise on aspects of rural land tenure security. For more details, please refer to this job description.
To apply, please submit cover letter and CV (in both Chinese and English) by April 22, 2011 to email@example.com with the title in the subject line.
Ping Li | firstname.lastname@example.org
Suite 502, Building No. 8, Wanda Plaza
93 Jiangguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100022
T: 86.10.5820.5271 ext. 502 F: 86.10.5820.5273
Securing land rights for the world's poorest
Friday, February 4, 2011
Here's a description I was sent:
This position is located in the U.S. Consulate Shanghai, China, Commercial Section. The incumbent will serve as an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Commercial Officer in Shanghai for the US&FCS and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The position requires a law degree, and knowledge of all fields of IPR and international agreements governing IPR, including IPR office operation and administration, IPR training, and adherence to IPR standards of protection and enforcement. As an IPR Commercial Officer, the incumbent will act as a resource on Shanghai's intellectual property regime for other U.S. Government agencies. This position reports to the Commercial Service Principal Commercial Officer and must also coordinate with other parts of the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai and the USPTO.
Full job announcement here.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I have received the following announcement:
SUMMER 2011 INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Deadline: MARCH 1, 2011
The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (www.cecc.gov) is offering paid internships to qualified undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates this coming summer in Washington, D.C. Interns must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is March 1 , 2011 for the Summer 2011 internship that runs from June to August, 2011. Summer internships are generally full-time; interns are expected to work 40 hours per week. See application instructions below.
CECC internships provide significant educational and professional experience for undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates with a background in Chinese politics, law, and society, and strong Chinese language skills.
Interns work closely with the Commission and its staff on the full array of issues concerning human rights, the rule of law, and governance in China (including criminal justice, democratic governance institutions, environmental problems, religious freedom, freedom of expression, ethnic minority rights, women's rights, etc.).
Interns perform important research support tasks (often in Chinese), attend seminars, meet Members of Congress and experts from the United States and abroad, and draft Commission analyses. Click here for CECC analysis of recent developments in the rule of law and human rights in China. Interns may also be trained to work with the Commission’s Political Prisoner Database, which has been accessible by the public since its launch in November 2004 (click here to begin a search).
The CECC staff is committed to interns’ professional development, and holds regular roundtables for interns on important China-related issues.
Summer 2011 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for the Summer internship may apply for the Fall (September-December) or Spring (February – May) internships. Further details are available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/employ.php.
- Interns must be U.S. citizens.
- Interns should have completed at least some China-related coursework. It is also desirable that they have some background in one or more of the specific human rights and rule of law issues in the CECC legislative mandate.
- Interns should be able to read Chinese well enough to assist with research in newspapers, journals, and on Web sites. More advanced Chinese language capability would be a plus. The successful candidate for an internship often will have lived or studied in mainland China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan.
- Although our interns are generally graduate students, or recent graduates, undergraduate students and others are also welcome to apply.
Application Instructions for Summer 2011:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two references, to the CECC via e-mail to Judy Wright, Director of Administration at email@example.com by March 1, 2011. All requested materials must be submitted and received by the CECC. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must be received by our office no later than 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on March 1. Please discuss in your cover letter how your professional goals, interests, and background relate to the Commission's legislative mandate regarding human rights and the rule of law in China.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
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.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Here's the job announcement, and here's a summary:
NRDC is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to be based in Beijing, China. The Staff Attorney will work to promote China’s environmental rule of law and legal development in support of NRDC’s strategic goals of greening China and improving public health. The Staff Attorney will be in charge of implementation of NRDC’s China environmental information disclosure and environmental health governance projects.
The job announcement says, "Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled." I note that a Chinese law degree is listed as one of the necessary qualifications for this post.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Here's an announcement that recently came across my desk:
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI) is a public service project that provides technical assistance in support of legal reforms and the rule of law in over 40 countries around the world. ABA-ROLI’s Asia Division currently implements projects in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Nepal, Mongolia, Bangladesh, and the Solomon Islands as well as a regional anti-corruption program.
ABA-ROLI seeks candidates to fill one (1) Deputy China Country Director position based in Beijing, China. The Deputy China Country Director will work with the China Country Director to develop, implement, and evaluate ABA-ROLI’s rule of law programs in China. Our programs cover a broad range of substantive areas including women’s rights, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and civil society capacity building. Programming approaches include training, pilot projects, and practical research to support policy reform. The Deputy China Country Director will be responsible for maintaining a cooperative working relationship with program partners, supervising local staff to implement program plans pursuant to program objectives, participating in and providing technical assistance to program activities conducted by program partners, and ensuring compliance with donor requirements, including producing quarterly and final reports. This position will require substantial travel within China.
Qualified candidates will possess: (1) a Juris Doctor or equivalent law degree; (2) at least five years of practical legal experience, with a minimum of one year working on donor-funded international legal reform programs, preferably in China; (3) demonstrated planning, management, analytical, and writing skills; (4) fluency in English; (5) proficiency in both written and spoken standard Chinese (Mandarin); (6) excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills; and (7) familiarity with the Chinese legal system, as well as the current political and cultural context. This position is available immediately.
This is a full-time staff position, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Ms. Jennifer Salen (firstname.lastname@example.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. Applicants must also Click Here to fill out an online application.
ABA is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.