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Brandon Research Fellowship in International Law 2018-2019 – Applications deadline: 19 March 2018

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is pleased to invite applications for the 2018-2019 Brandon Research Fellowship, which continues to be funded by generous gifts made by Mr Michael Brandon (1923-2012) in 2009 and by Mr Christopher Brandon in 2013.

The Brandon Research Fellowship is intended to cover a stay of at least 11 – 13 weeks at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and has a maximum value of GBP 4,500; any additional travel or other expenses will be the responsibility of the selected Fellow. Awards will be made pro rata if a visit of less than 11 weeks is agreed to.  The Fellowship is tenable between October 2018 and September 2019.  Two awards may be made if the strength of the field warrants it.

LCIL provides a centre for research in Cambridge for legal practitioners and academics from around the world.  The Brandon Research Fellow will be welcomed as part of the community of visiting academics at LCIL and will undertake their own research project on some aspect of public or private international law or international arbitration.  Whilst the expectation is that candidates will pursue their own research project, should the successful applicant’s research project be within an area connected to an LCIL Fellows’ project or research activities, candidates may be invited to contribute or collaborate in those projects.  Information on requirements and eligibility can be found in the guidance notes below.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  MONDAY 19 MARCH 2018

Applications should be submitted in accordance with the guidance notes and using the application form below. The application should consist of the following:

  • completed Application Form (including an outline of the proposed research);
  • a curriculum vitae (maximum four pages);
  • two letters of reference.

All documents should be prepared in English. Applications must be received by 19 March 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  Brandon Research Fellowship 2018-2019 Guidance Notes

  Brandon Research Fellowship 2018-2019 Application Form

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The Good Lobby is interested in hiring students (especially LLM graduates) seeking post-graduate fellowship opportunities (in particular former interns at EU institutions, EU NGOs, lobbying firms and Brussels-based law firms).

Fellows at The Good Lobby work under the close supervision of Alberto Alemanno and Lamin Khadar. Fellows will assist in providing “matchmaking” services to NGO, academic and law firm partners and with soliciting and identifying experts, new incoming projects as well as in providing legal strategy, policy analysis and advocacy across several policy areas. Fellows will also assist with the development of new programmes related to pro bono, street law and advocacy training and with organising The Good Lobby events in Brussels. Applicants must secure funding for this position and must commit to at least 4 months (ideally 6). We encourage students to contact their schools regarding potential funding available for post-graduate fellowships.

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The information on the 2016 Brandon Fellowship is available at the LCIL website: http://www.lcil.cam.ac.uk. Note that the application deadline is 14 March 2016! Good luck!

These are the guidelines:

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is pleased to invite applications for the 2016 Brandon Research Fellowship (Brandon Fellowship), funded by a generous gift in 2009 by Mr Michael Brandon MA, LLB, LLM (Cantab.), MA (Yale) (1923-2012) and by Mr Christopher Brandon in 2013.

The Lauterpacht Centre provides a centre for research in Cambridge for legal practitioners and academics from around the world. The Brandon Fellow will be welcomed as part of the community of visiting scholars at the Centre. While in Cambridge, visiting scholars have the opportunity to meet with other researchers in their field and are encouraged to participate fully in the activities of the Centre, including the Friday lectures and work in progress seminars. Visiting scholars have automatic access to the Centre’s Library and access by application to the University Library and the Faculty of Law’s Squire Law Library.

The Brandon Fellowship is intended to cover a stay of a minimum of one acceptance period (approximately 12 weeks) at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and has a maximum value of £4,500; any additional travel or other expenses will be the responsibility of the selected Fellow.

The Brandon Fellow will undertake a project on some aspect of public or private international law or international arbitration while based at the Lauterpacht Centre. Candidates must specify a project in their application.

Candidates working in areas connected to LCIL fellows’ projects and activities are given particular consideration Fellows must produce a report of their work in English at the end of their Fellowship and deposit with the Lauterpacht Centre any publication resulting from the work undertaken during the Fellowship. The support received from the Brandon Research Fellowship at LCIL should also be acknowledged in the publication.

Candidates must be fluent in English and at least one of French, German or Spanish.

Preference will be given to candidates who are nationals of members of the European Union; members of the Commonwealth; Argentina; Brazil; Chile; China; Japan; Panama; Serbia; Switzerland; and the United States of America.

Preference will be given to candidates who do not have the means to come to the Centre, and who have not yet been to the Centre.

Applications from regions or countries underrepresented among former LCIL visiting fellows are particularly welcome.