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Research Assistant needed by HKU - Law Dept (Hong Kong)


Centre for Comparative and Public Law
Faculty of Law

Applications are invited for the following post:

Research Assistant, Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL), Faculty of Law (for 12 months, on a full-time or part-time basis, tenable from July Protected content , or as soon as possible thereafter).

Requirements: Good academic qualifications in law obtained in a common law jurisdiction, with a higher degree and/or 3+ years of post-qualification experience; strong knowledge and understanding of contract law, legal theory, human rights and diversity-related issues; strong interest in issues relating to the intersections between law and culture; demonstrated skills and experience in comparative legal research and case law analysis; strong analytical and writing skills; fluency in written and spoken English; strengths in project management and implementation and experience in planning and coordinating research projects; strong organisational skills; and the ability to work with a high degree of independence. Excellent skills in legal research are essential for this position.

Duties: As the principal research assistant for a project on The Legal Enforcement of Contracts and Loan Agreements: the Role of Cultural Values in Theories of Consent and Vitiation, the appointee will: conduct legal research relating to a number of jurisdictions; collect and organise data; undertake analysis of case law and international literature; draft, edit and prepare publications; and carry out general administrative duties.

Closing date: 25 May Protected content .

A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

Applications in letter format, together with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a letter explaining how the applicant meets the above requirements, and the names of two referees who have had recent experience of the applicant’s work, should be sent directly to Ms. Flora Leung, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Flora Leung at Protected content , fax Protected content , or email Protected content .