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Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law wishes to appoint a research assistant to work on the initial review of the personal papers of influential international lawyers connected to the University of Cambridge. This is a fascinating opportunity to work on the history of international law in the UK in the 20th century.

An undergraduate or graduate degree in law is needed. A strong background in international law, discretion and good judgement are essential. Prior experience in archival research and an ongoing or completed PhD in international law are advantageous.

Over the summer of 2017, the successful applicant will work with an archivist on reviewing and cataloguing the personal papers and correspondence of several influential international lawyers. A steering group composed of several Lauterpacht Centre Fellows will oversee the project.

The successful applicant is expected to work at least 20 hours for 4-6 weeks over the summer of 2017. The desired start date is 3 July 2017, but there is some flexibility. The successful candidate will be paid as a Research Assistants at Grade 5 (£13.26 per hour) and be employed by the Temporary Employment Service (TES) at the University of Cambridge. Payment will be arranged upon the submission of electronic timesheets to TES.

Current Cambridge students must ensure that their work on the project does not contravene University policy about permissible working hours. The Temporary Employment Service will verify the successful candidate’s eligibility to work in the UK.

Applications, including a one-page letter of motivation, CV, transcripts and the name of a referee, should be submitted by email to Mrs Anita Rutherford, Lauterpacht Centre Administrator ( no later than 20 June 2017.