American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Law Fellow, ABA ROLI China
1998. The ABA ROLI China program has provided training, supported practical research, supplied technical comparative expertise and facilitated professional exchange relationships between Chinese legal reformers and their counterparts abroad. Local partnership and collaboration lies at the heart of ABA ROLI’s programs, whose partners include China’s judiciary, bar associations, universities, civil society organizations and legal scholars.
The ABA ROLI China Law Fellowship is a one-year, unpaid fellowship that provides recent law school graduates with the opportunity to work with our Beijing-based team to support legal reform initiatives in collaboration with Chinese partners. Law Fellows provide assistance with research, implementation and evaluation of programs, and outreach efforts. Our programs cover a broad range of substantive areas including women’s rights, the rights of the disabled, criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and civil society capacity building. Competitive candidates will have a background in China, experience living and/ or working in China, and will be proficient in Mandarin.
- Assist with legal research;
- Assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs; and
- Assist with the development of outreach materials.
- Must have a JD or equivalent degree
- Excellent analytical, writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of China, including the legal system and the current political and cultural context
- Fluency in English required and proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin) preferred