Georgia Law opens search to fill post in international law honoring Prof. Wilner

Delighted to share the news that we at the University of Georgia School of Law welcome nominations for the inaugural holder of a newly established professorship in international law.

wilner_gabrielCalled the Gabriel N. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professorship in International Law, it honors Professor Wilner (1938-2010), pictured at left. A Beirut-born scholar, he was an advisor to U.N. agencies and active in organizations like the American Society of International Law throughout the many decades that he studied, practiced, and taught international law. Essential to the growth of our LLM and Belgium summer study abroad offerings, Wilner inspired many others to enter our field; indeed, it is the generosity of one such Georgia Law alumnus that makes this new professorship possible.

The inaugural holder will join Georgia Law’s long tradition of excellence in international law. The tradition began in 1940, when Sigmund Cohn, a German-Jewish judge who had fled to Nazism, taught our first international law class. It was nurtured by Georgia Law professors – among them, Professor Wilner and Professor Louis B. Sohn and, of course, Dean Rusk, namesake of our vibrant, 38-year-old Dean Rusk International Law Center. The tradition continues today through the endeavors of faculty like Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Professor Harlan G. Cohen, and yours truly.

Applicants must be eligible for hire at the rank of full professor, and international applicants are welcome. We welcome a pool of highly qualified candidates for this position, for which the official job notice reads as follows:

The University of Georgia School of Law invites applications for a full endowed professorship in international law beginning August of 2016. Applicants should be able to join the faculty at the rank of full professor. They should have a J.D. from an accredited university or its foreign equivalent, superior academic credentials and demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching. Applications received by February 1, 2016 are assured of consideration. All interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, including scholarly publications, with a letter of interest at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status.

Seeking great administrators: Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center

sign2We’re looking for a couple great administrators.

Having just about completed physical renovation of the Dean Rusk International Law Center, an office suite at the University of Georgia School of Law, we’re now focusing on building staff. To be precise, we’re looking for an Executive Administrator (aka Administrative Manager I) and an Administrative Assistant (aka Administrative Specialist I).

Together, they’ll be responsible for office management (financial and otherwise), secretarial support for Center staff (including our Director of International Professional Education, our Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, and our Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives, aka me), and support for an array of Center programs (LLMs, conferences, lectures, and events, study abroad, Global Externships, faculty exchanges, visiting scholars, professional trainings, and research projects).

To skim the job notices, see here and here. To apply, click here and follow registration/application instructions, inserting the posting numbers indicated on the prior document(s) in order to reach the precise vacancy of interest to you.

We’d like to fill these positions asap, so if you’re interested, don’t delay!

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Program Officer sought for project on accountability for crimes against children

Conflict Dynamics International, a Massachusetts-based nongovernmental organization established in 2004, welcomes applications for a Program Officer to work on project relating to accountability for violations committed against children in armed conflict. The multiyear project, on which I am honored to serve as an advisor, is now in its second year. It is described as follows:

This initiatiCDI_logo_regve builds on CDI’s previous work in this area and aims to contribute substantially to the achievement of effective accountability for these violations through national and international mechanisms. CDI is developing a conceptual and practical framework aimed at practitioners working on accountability in the CAC context. Through this initiative CDI will also develop several other related resources that will provide guidance and technical support to practitioners.

As detailed in this complete job notice, duties of this full-time Program Officer will include communications and publications, fundraising and grant management, and monitoring. Sought is someone with inter alia a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in relevant fields; working knowledge of French or Arabic is desirable.

Deadline for applications is soon: September 12, 2014. Details on job duties and desired qualifications, and on how to apply, here.


Human Rights Watch seeks full-time children’s rights researcher

human-rights-watch-logoHuman Rights Watch is accepting applications for a full-time Researcher on Children’s Rights, who will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on children’s right to education.

As detailed in the full job notice, the Researcher’s duties will include monitoring and documentation, fact-finding missions, preparation of reports and other writings, development of strategy, media relations, liaising with HRW staff and partner NGOs, and advocacy. The Researcher will report to the Executive Director of HRW’s Children’s Rights Division.

Qualifications sought include “advanced (graduate) degree in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences, or a related field,” and at least five-years’ experience in “human rights reporting and advocacy.”

Application deadline is January 15, 2014; details here.

Opportunity to serve as Watchlist advocate on behalf of children in armed conflict

watchlistWatch List on Children in Armed Conflict welcomes applications for the position of Advocacy Officer.

Founded a dozen years ago, the New York-based nongovernmental organization that works on behalf of children in and affected by armed conflict through monitoring and reporting, through support of local groups, and through offering policy advice to U.N. entities working on the subject. It keeps track of developments in a dozen countries, from A (Afghanistan) to U (Uganda), and is the producer of the award-nominated smartphone app (icon below). The NGO’s publications include monthly updates on the issue as it plays out at the Security Council and elsewhere in the United Nations.

The new Advocacy Officer will be expected to promote these goals via a range of activities and duties. The successful applicant will have at least a master’s degree and 5 years’ work experience in relevant areas.children-in-armed-conflict-180

Applicant requirements and application details regarding this full-time position here.

OSCE in Bosnia seeks senior-level Legal Adviser on War Crimes & Rule of Law

osceFrom my former student Christopher Engels, head of Judicial and Legal Reform Section of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, comes news that his section welcomes applications for the position of Legal Adviser on War Crimes and the Rule of Law.

The Sarajevo-based OSCE Mission is seeking a senior-level person – someone with at least 6 years’ professional experience and, preferably, an advanced degree in human rights or international humanitarian law. The person chosen “will be responsible for providing targeted advice … on issues concerning legal reform needs of the criminal justice system” in Bosnia, “particularly with regards to the ability of the court system to process war crimes cases and other highly sensitive cases effectively, efficiently and according to international human rights standards.” (credit for collage at Mission’s Facebook site)

Details may be found in the complete version of the job notice, here. Deadline for applications is March 27, 2013.