Legal Research Fellow (Temporary Appointment)

  • The Library of Congress
  • Hybrid (Washington D.C., DC, USA)
  • May 06, 2024
Seasonal Research

Job Description

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

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Job Description:

Legal Research Fellows work as junior researchers on foreign, comparative, and international law under the guidance of the chiefs of the FCIL divisions. The incumbents’ specialty areas are defined by Library of Congress needs in jurisdictional coverage. The Law Library is particularly interested in candidates with knowledge and experience of the laws of Iran and/or Afghanistan, Turkey, Spain and other Spanish-speaking jurisdictions, and jurisdictions in East Asia and the Middle East.

Each Legal Research Fellow will work on defined legal research assignments in the area of his/her responsibility, up to a maximum of 100 hours.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide research services on the laws of foreign countries.
  • Author informative legal materials of moderate complexity for the Law Library’s publications.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with accepted research techniques and knowledge of domestic and international legal and legislative principles and concepts.
  • Be informed of global legal issues and foreign legal resources.
  • Ability to prepare informative documents using legal and research materials.
  • Proficient oral and written communications skills to maintain efficient and effective collaboration with staff and Library users.