Justice Without Borders: Singapore Legal Fellowship Spring 2019
Justice Without Borders (JWB) is welcoming applications for the Spring Legal Fellowship programme in its Singapore office. We are looking for applicants currently enrolled in a local LL.B program. Applications are due at 3pm on Friday January 18th 2018. Please click here for more information.
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; participating in evidence and caseworker trainings with our local front-line NGO partners and undertaking research to inform our increased engagement in the Philippines. You will also have the opportunity to coordinate with partners across the region, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, among others.
Please note that the Fellowship is a professional engagement, with students treated as junior staff in the organisation. 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.
About Justice Without Borders
JWB is a not-for-profit organisation that supports migrant worker victims to seek compensation after they return home. We connect victims with pro bono lawyers, facilitate lawsuits against bad actors, conduct workshops on evidence collection and publish cutting-edge strategic legal research. We have offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
In Singapore, JWB develops the networks, knowledge and know-how needed to bring cross-border litigation. We work with local service organisations to screen cases for potential civil claims and with lawyers to both develop cases and conduct strategic legal research that will help clarify currently unsettled areas of the law. We have assisted locally qualified lawyers in obtaining successful settlements for multiple clients, and we are in the process of developing new cross-border cases for clients with outstanding legal claims.
A note about the job scope
Desirable but not required skills
This is an unpaid fellowship.
Please submit a one-page cover letter, CV and a writing sample of no more than ten (10) pages to Shalini Jayaraj at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due at 3pm on Friday January 18th 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a phone interview between 4pm and 7pm on the same day.
Questions about the Fellowship? E-mail us today.