Justice Without Borders (JWB) is welcoming applications for the Summer and Fall Semester Legal Fellowship program in its Singapore office. Only applicants currently enrolled in a local LL.B program will be considered.
Fellows will engage in legal projects on behalf of victims of labour exploitation, covering Singapore and other countries in the region. As a Fellow, you will take on an active role in one or more projects that may include: identifying and preparing cases for potential litigation, strategic legal research to support future litigation; preparing training courses for Singapore and regional audiences; and participating in evidence and caseworker trainings with our local front-line NGO partners. In addition to coordinating with partners across the region, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, you will be provided mentorship by our law firm partners.
Please note that the Fellowship is a professional engagement, with students treated as junior staff in the organization. While experience with migrant worker issues is a plus, it is not required. We are looking for students who are interested in our issue area, are self-motivated, can work in a team and are not afraid to take on new challenges outside of their comfort zone.
JWB is a not-for-profit organisation that supports victims of labour exploitation in seeking just compensation against their abusers, even after returning home. Operating at the regional level, we work with local service organisations along key migration routes to ensure victims can access legal assistance, wherever they are.
In Singapore, JWB develops the knowledge and knowhow needed to bring cross-border litigation, working with local service organisations to screen cases for potential civil claims and with lawyers to both develop and pursue cases and conduct strategic legal research that will help clarify currently unsettled areas of the law. We have already assisted locally qualified lawyers in obtaining successful settlements for multiple clients, and we are in the process of developing newcross-border cases for clients with outstanding legal claims.
Please note that start and end dates can be flexible, to accommodate school requirements.
A note about the job scope
Desirable but not required skills
This is an unpaid fellowship.
Please submit a one-page statement of interest of no more than 250 words, CV and a writing sample of no more than 10 pages to Sara La Rocca at email@example.com.
Applications are due on 31 October 2019. Short list candidates will be contacted by 11 November for an in-person interview.
For more information, visit our website at www.forjusticewithoutborders.org and our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/forjusticewithoutborders.