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Washington, D.C. Law Clerk/Legal Internship - Summer 2015

Position Responsibilities:

  • Conducting legal research particular to multinational corporate accountability litigation, including  under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the Torture Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and state and foreign law;
  • Drafting legal memoranda concerning relevant issues in pending cases;
  • Conducting factual research to assist in filing complaints against multinational corporations and further case development;
  • Assisting in preparations for conducting and defending depositions and responding to document requests and interrogatories;
  • Producing blog posts;
  • Organizing panel discussions on current legal topics related to international human rights and corporate accountability litigation;
  • Attending oral arguments and law-related panels and events.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • ONLY J.D. candidates may apply for this position (rising 2L and above).
  • Posses a strong interest in using the law as a vehicle for social change.
  • Experience or course work relating to the research of jurisdictional, tort, corporate and international law issues
  • Some study or experience with human rights law. 
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.

Salary and Benefits: This is an unpaid position. However, IRAdvocates can assist with intern's pursuit of third-party funding and/or facilitate academic credit if this is available through the intern's law school. Interns or volunteers can also work virtually or remotely, depending on the needs of IRAdvocates.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter, addressed to, identifying "Law Clerk/Legal Intern Position- SUMMER 2015" in the subject line of your email.