Global Justice Clinic accepting applications for short-term research assistant position


The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) is the hub of human rights study at NYU School of Law, sitting at the physical and conceptual intersection of human rights scholarship and practice. The Center houses the Global Justice Clinic, which engages in work to prevent, challenge, and redress rights violations in situations of global inequality.

The Research Assistant will work closely with the Clinic Director to edit and finalize a report on human rights issues related to Haiti’s emerging mining sector. The report aims to advance transparency, inform the public debate about mining in Haiti, and ensure that mining-affected communities can meaningfully participate in decisions concerning their future. The report is in the final drafting stage and the Research Assistant will be in charge of ensuring the accuracy and factuality of its content.

Applications due August 21, 2015.

Foreseen start date August 25, 2015.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Proofreading and copy-editing text and ensuring accuracy and factuality of the report.
  • Cite-and-substance checking of references.
  • Responding to requests by the program Director for additional research or revisions.

This is a paid position. Work will be remunerated on an hourly basis.


The Research Assistant is expected to work 10-20 hours per week, for a period of 2-4 weeks. Working times are flexible. This job can be done remotely, if the Assistant so prefers.

This position is only open to matriculated NYU Law students.


  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Sound working knowledge of Bluebook citation systems is a requirement. Experience with cite-and-substance checking for a law journal or other publication strongly preferred.
  • Solid working knowledge of the international human rights system and insight into current issues in human rights discourse and practice.
  • A proven dedication to human rights issues, as evidenced through previous education and employment, activism, or scholarship.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and use discretion.
  • Knowledge of the Haiti case is a plus, but not a requirement.

To Apply:

Send a note of interest to Meg Satterthwaite by August 21, 2015.