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Project Lawyer in European Criminal Law (f/m)

Would you like to work at the cutting edge of European law, helping judges, lawyers and other legal professionals to put the latest developments into practice?

The Academy of European Law is the leading partner of the European institutions, national administrations and professional associations in continuing professional training in European law.

We are looking for a new member
of our team for immediate appointment:

Project Lawyer in European Criminal Law (f/m)

with an excellent knowledge of EU law and special expertise
in European Criminal and Human Rights Law

You will be responsible for conceiving and managing ERA’s contributions to a research project in collaboration with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in Vienna, Austria.

Your job will in particular include the following tasks:
  • Preliminary research (overview of studies reports, synthesis of findings)
  • Drafting and evaluation of the questionnaires for the consultation workshop for judges in Trier
  • Drafting of (part of) the baseline study and of the final report
  • Organising the consultation workshop for judges which will take place in Trier (drafting of the programme, recruitment of speakers, selection of judges participants from 26 EU member states targeted by the project)
Besides your expertise in European criminal law, you have strong networking and communication skills and are fluent in English and at least one of ERA’s other working languages (French and German). Legal practice or professional experience would be an advantage.

We offer a competitive salary, the opportunity to work closely with top experts in European law, and the chance to be part of a dynamic, multi-national team.

The post is financed under a Commission grant and at this stage fixed for one year (fixed term contract). The place of work is the city of Trier in Germany, just over the border from the EU's judicial capital in Luxembourg. Regular travel is part of the job.

If you feel attracted by the idea of working in a genuine European team and of promoting European law among European lawyers, please send us your CV  and a motivation letter by e-mail – indicating your salary expectations (applications without this information cannot be accepted) – in one of the Academy’s working languages by 15.10.2015 to:


Please do not hesitate to contact our Personnel Department if you have any questions: Tel +49 (0)651 93737-0.


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