Washington, D.C. Law Clerk/Legal Internship - Spring & Summer 2015
- 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 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org, identifying "Law Clerk/Legal Intern Position- SPRING 2015 or SUMMER 2015" in the subject line of your email.