Hong Kong Legal Fellowship 2024

Justice Without Borders (“JWB”) is welcoming applications for the Legal Fellowship programmes at our Hong Kong Office for the period between January to December 2024.


What our Fellows will be doing

Legal Fellows will engage in legal projects on behalf of migrant domestic workers who have been victims of labour and financial exploitation, discrimination, or survivors of abuse. As a Fellow, you will take an active role in one or more projects, including preparing cases for litigation, conducting strategic legal research, and preparing and participating in training workshops. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our colleagues and partners across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore.


Time Commitment

We are looking for student volunteers who are passionate about access to justice for migrant domestic workers to join us part-time (1.5 to 2 days a week) or full-time. For a truly meaningful engagement, applicants should be able to volunteer with us for at least 3 months. Fellows are not expected to commit during the exam period. For applications over summer and winter breaks, preference will be given to those who can commit on a full-time basis.


Candidate Qualifications

We are looking for students who are interested in our area of work, self-motivated, able to work in a team, and are not afraid to take on new challenges outside of their comfort zone. 


  • Currently studying a qualifying law degree (e.g. LLB, JD);
  • Fluency in English with strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong legal research skills;
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural team;
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills;
  • Willing to take initiative and actively address issues that come up during work; and
  • Professionalism


Desirable but not required:

  • Speaking, reading, and writing ability in Tagalog or Bahasa Indonesia; 
  • Graphic design and layout skills;
  • Photography skills; and
  • Knowledge of website and social media tools, including WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn


How to Apply

Please submit a one-page statement of interest, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 10 pages to Ms. Celine Chan at celine@forjusticewithoutborders.org. In your application, please indicate your available time period for the Fellowship.

Applications are due by 17 November 2023. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis if positions are not filled.


About Justice Without Borders

Founded in 2013, Justice Without Borders (JWB) is a regional non-profit advancing transnational access to legal assistance for migrant workers. Focusing on those who have suffered labour exploitation and human trafficking, we address the unique strategic and logistical issues that lawyers and clients face in bringing cross-border claims.  We also work to scale up our impact by imparting our expertise to a growing network of frontline NGOs, law firm partners, and government agencies, so others can take on the work of cross-border access to justice.   

Justice Without Borders, because justice should be just as mobile as migrant workers. 

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Justice Without Borders, Limited is a Hong Kong registered charity under Section 88 of the IRO

Justice Without Borders is a registered charity in the United States with IRS 501(c)(3) status

DISCLAIMER: JWB is an independent organization that is not affiliated with any other organizations, including “without borders” organizations. For example, Justice Without Borders is not in any way affiliated with Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontiers; Lawyers Without Borders, Inc / Abogados Sin Fronteras, or Judges Without Borders. Doctors Without Borders and Médecins Sans Frontiers are registered trademarks of Médecins Sans Frontiers International.