Women and Justice Fellowship-Avon Global Center for Women and Justice-Cornell University

Apply by: May 24, 2013

The Avon Global Center for Women & Justice at Cornell Law School is seeking applications for the 2013-14 Women and Justice Fellowship.  The Fellow will play an integral role in executing and further developing the Center’s initiatives.

The Center works with judges, legal practitioners, civil society advocates and other stakeholders in an effort to end gender-based violence.  The Center’s initiatives focus on advancing access to justice and the international rule of law, with an emphasis on defending the human rights of women and girls.  For more information, please visit the Avon Global Center for Women & Justice website.

This one-year fellowship offers varied experience in the areas of international human rights and gender justice, including legal research and project management.  In addition to working with the Center team, the Fellow will interact with students, faculty, judges and advocates from diverse countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Cornell Law School provides an intellectually engaging work atmosphere, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Fellow responsibilities will include:

– researching and drafting memoranda in response to requests by judges for legal research assistance;

– acting as content editor and strategist for Center publicity, including website and social media networks;

– furthering the development of the Center’s online legal resources collection, including research and analysis of case law from the US and other countries, as well as scholarly articles and reports;

– assisting with planning and managing Center programs, events, and outreach initiatives, such as the annual Women & Justice Conference;

– conducting original research for Center-produced publications; and

– providing ad-hoc support for clinical projects.


– J.D. or LL.M.

– Strong research, writing, and editing skills

– Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

– Ability to manage a diverse range of projects and initiatives

– Demonstrates interest in international human rights, comparative law, and/or gender justice issues

At least two years of professional work experience preferred.  Experience in international legal research and in website and/or database management is helpful.

Start date:  August 2013.

Salary and health benefits and access to university facilities.

Application deadline: May 24, 2013.  As applications will be considered on a rolling basis, early application is strongly encouraged.

To apply:

Please e-mail cover letter, CV/resume, and brief writing sample (maximum length 10 pages) to Karla Creech, Program Assistant.  Applicants who graduated in 2011 or later should also include a law school transcript (unofficial).

For additional information, please visit the website.