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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

University of Washington School of Law seeks faculty director for Asian Law Center

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.

September 21, 2011 in Internships/Employment 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.

September 14, 2011 in Fellowships/Research Opportunities, Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Legal position at Beijing office of Natural Resources Defense Council

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.

May 15, 2011 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Landesa seeks Land Tenure Specialist for Beijing office

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.

About Landesa

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.

Position Overview

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

To apply, please submit cover letter and CV (in both Chinese and English) by April 22, 2011 to jobs@landesa.org with the title in the subject line.

Ping Li | pingl@landesa.org
Senior Attorney
Landesa
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
www.landesa.org
Securing land rights for the world's poorest

April 2, 2011 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, February 4, 2011

US consulate in Shanghai seeks commercial officer for IP matters

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.

 

February 4, 2011 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

International Bridges to Justice seeks China Program Director (Beijing-based)

The headline says it all. Job announcement here.

February 4, 2011 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Internships at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

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.
 
Qualifications:

  • 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 judy.wright@mail.house.gov 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.

February 2, 2011 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Internships at the Beijing Arbitration Commission

Click here for information.

December 11, 2010 in Internships/Employment 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)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Natural Resources Defense Council seeks full-time staff attorney for Beijing office

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.

November 1, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Legal job opening at US Consulate, Shanghai

The position is in IPR protection. Announcement here.

October 31, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Job opportunity: Deputy Country Director (China), ABA Rule of Law Initiative

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 (salenj@staff.abanet.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.

October 7, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, August 9, 2010

China-related positions at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

I've received an announcement of three positions at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids with a Chinese law and policy element. More information is at the following links:

August 9, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Natural Resources Defense Council seeks China environmental law consultant for Beijing office

I've received the following announcement:

NRDC is seeking a full-time China Environmental Law Consultant to be based in Beijing, China for an 8-12 month term. The Consultant 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.

Here's the full announcement with details.

Anyone who's been attempting to breathe the Beijing "air" (I'm not sure if the substance in question deserves the name) over the last week or two will wish the NRDC well.

August 9, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Job opportunity: Senior Fellow and Project Director for China Health Law Initiative (Georgetown Law)

I have received an announcement of the headlined job opportunity. The first two paragraphs are below. The full announcement is here.

Senior Fellow and Project Director for China Health Law Initiative

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate to serve as Senior Fellow and Project Director for the Institute’s China Health Law Initiative.
 
The China Health Law Initiative, a partnership between Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute and its Law-Asia Program, seeks to promote dialogue and exchange between the U.S. and China on health law as a tool for improving the public’s health and welfare.  The Senior Fellow and Project Director will develop and direct the program.  Responsibilities will include budgeting, grant management, additional grant writing, partner relations, program implementation, and management of any associated staff.

March 26, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Job opportunity: US government positions in China trade

I have received the following message:

Two China trade-related positions are open in the US government.

One position is for an international trade specialist in the Office of the China Economic Area and the other is for the director of the Trade Facilitation Office in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.  Two prior directors of the TFO were attorneys, and several international trade specialists have also been attorneys.

March 23, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Environmental group seeks senior researcher on China (London-based)

I have received the following announcement from the International Institute for Environment and Development:

Dear Colleagues,

We are currently advertising for a new Senior Researcher position to
work on China. The post holder will join the Group which best suits
their background.  The purpose of the role is to understand more clearly
the influence of China on environment and development challenges, the
new geopolitics and innovation.

The position will be permanent, full time and based in London.

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday 29 March. Interviews will be held
by telephone on 12 April, second interviews to be confirmed.

Full details are available on our website:
http://www.iied.org/general/jobs/senior-researcher

I would be grateful if you could pass this information on to your
contacts and networks as appropriate.

Best wishes,
Caroline

HR Officer
www.iied.org
3 Endsleigh Street
London
WC1H 0DD
020 7388 2117

March 9, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Web site for jobs in Chinese law

Here's a useful web site listing jobs available in Chinese law. It's mostly law firms looking for people, but there are some non-law firm openings listed as well.

February 9, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, February 8, 2010

CECC seeks summer interns

I have received the following announcement:

SUMMER 2010 INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Congressional-Executive Commission on China
Deadline: March 1, 2010

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, 2010 for the Summer 2010 internship that runs from June to August 2010. Summer internships are full-time; interns are expected to work from 32 to 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 2010 interns will be paid $10/hour. Those unable to apply for Summer 2010 internships may apply for the Spring (February-May) or Fall (September-December). Further details are available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.cecc.gov/pages/general/employ.php.
 
Qualifications:

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 undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates, others are also welcome to apply.

Application Instructions for Summer 2010: 

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 judy.wright@mail.house.gov by March 1, 2010. 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.
 

February 8, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Job opening: Yale's China Law Center seeks one-year research associate (Beijing)

I just received this announcement. Please note that it is essentially aimed at recent college graduates.

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is seeking candidates for a one-year Research Associate position based in Beijing beginning this summer. The Research Associate will support Center projects in China by conducting research and writing on issues related to legal reform, interacting with scholars, officials, and lawyers in China, and performing administrative and logistical tasks.

Qualifications:

1) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent;
2) Proficiency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese;
3) Fluent English;
4) Strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills;
5) Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to work independently;
6) Interest in law and legal reform and a commitment to public-interest work;
7) Post-college work experience preferred; and
8) Experience in China preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of references with their contact e-mails and telephone numbers to The China Law Center at yalechinalaw@gmail.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted. The Research Associate will receive a competitive one-year fellowship stipend for the 2010-2011 year.

The China Law Center

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is a unique institution devoted to supporting law and policy reform within China and increasing understanding of China in the United States. The core of the Center's work is designing and carrying out sustained, in-depth cooperative projects between U.S. and Chinese experts on key issues in Chinese law and policy reform. Our projects focus on areas that are critical to China's ongoing reform process, particularly judicial reform, criminal justice reform, administrative and regulatory reform, and constitutional law.

Since its start in 1999, the Center has opened offices at Yale University and in Beijing, with a small staff of lawyers and scholars with decades of collective experience working on law and policy reform issues in China. The Center's Director is Professor Paul Gewirtz. A full list of Center staff, and further information, may be found on our Website: http://www.yale.edu/chinalaw.

Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.

February 6, 2010 in Internships/Employment Opportunities | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)