Friday, March 9, 2012

On the Job! ICJ law clerks

(On the Job! pays occasional notice to interesting intlaw job notices)

The Hague-based International Court of Justice welcomes applications for the position of Law Clerk. (credit for photo below of the Peace Palace, site of the ICJ)
Two positions are vacant for this 2-year post, renewable once, at grade P-2. Candidates must posess "[p]erfect understanding and command of either French or English," the court's 2 working languages, as well as "very good drafting and oral communication skills in the other language," and "command of other official languages of the United Nations would be an asset."
According to the full notice:
'Under the supervision of the judge to whom he or she will be specifically assigned, the Law Clerk will provide such judge with legal research and related assistance with regard to cases pending before the Court. The Law Clerk may also be required to provide legal assistance and support to a judge ad hoc participating in a particular case. In coordination with his or her judge, the Law Clerk may also from time to time be called upon to perform some specific legal tasks for the Registry.'
Deadline for applications is April 10, 2012. Details on required qualifications, on job duties, and on how to apply are here.

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