Yale’s China Law Center Looking For A Research Editor In Beijing

The China Law Center, Yale Law School


Research Associate, Beijing

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is seeking candidates for a one-year Research Associate position based in Beijing beginning this summer.  The Research Associate will support Center projects in China by conducting research and writing on issues related to legal reform, interacting with scholars, officials, and lawyers in China, and performing administrative and logistical tasks.


1) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;

2) Proficiency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese;

3) Proficiency in written and spoken English;

4) Strong research, writing, analytical and communication skills;

5) Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to work independently;

6) Interest in law and legal reform and a commitment to public-interest work;

7) Post-college work experience preferred; and

8) Experience in China preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of references with their contact e-mails and telephone numbers to The China Law Center at [email protected].  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted.  The Research Associate will receive a competitive one-year fellowship stipend for the 2014-2015 year.

The China Law Center

The China Law Center of Yale Law School is a unique institution devoted to supporting law and policy reform within China and increasing understanding of China in the United States.  The core of the Center’s work is designing and carrying out sustained, in-depth cooperative projects between U.S. and Chinese experts on key issues in Chinese law and policy reform.  Our projects focus on areas that are critical to China’s ongoing reform process, particularly judicial reform, criminal justice reform, administrative and regulatory reform, and constitutional law.

Since its start in 1999, the Center has opened offices at Yale University and in Beijing, with a small staff of lawyers and scholars with decades of collective experience working on law and policy reform issues in China.  The Center’s Director is Professor Paul Gewirtz.  A full list of Center staff, and further information, may be found on our Website: http://www.yale.edu/chinalaw.

Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.