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Research Assistant I/II

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503700
Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Law (18000)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Research Assistant I/II in the Faculty of Law (Ref.: 503700) (to commence as soon as possible for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal)

The Clinical Legal Education (“CLE”) Programme of the Faculty of Law runs a Free Legal Advice Scheme (“FLAS”) on HKU Campus under the Duty Lawyer Service, offering preliminary legal advice to members of the public having actual legal problems involving the laws of Hong Kong as to their legal position. In exceptional and deserving cases, the CLE Programme may offer further assistance to the clients to assist them to obtain legal aid or pro bono legal representation (primarily in legal aid appeals in civil cases and in criminal appeals).

Applicants should possess a good degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.) or equivalent, or pass the CPE examinations or equivalent, from a university or comparable institution. The law degree or equivalent must be in common law, normally from a Hong Kong or Commonwealth institution. They should preferably have work experience in law firms or chambers.  An excellent command of English and Chinese (including Putonghua) and good computer literacy are essential. The appointee will be expected to be able to conduct legal research on civil and criminal cases and to assist in the clerical, administrative and legal research-related tasks and assignments of the CLE Programme. He/She will also be responsible for developing and maintaining ties with the CLE Programme’s duty lawyers and collaborators and should be able to demonstrate an ability to deal with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Closes April 26, 2021.


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