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Lawyer (Course Director) in European Human Rights (f/m/d), Academy of European Law, ERA

Deadline for application: 01 September 2022

Job summary

The Academy of European Law (ERA) are looking for a Lawyer (Course Director) in European Human Rights (f/m/d) with special expertise and/or professional experience in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, the European Convention on Human Rights, in litigation before the CJEU and the ECtHR, and European institutional law.

Location: Trier, Germany


With the support of the European Union, ERA, with a team of currently 75 staff from 14 different EU Member States, develops and organises about 150 conferences and trainings a year at its headquarters in Trier and at venues in many European countries, as well as in online and hybrid formats. ERA's working languages are English, French and German.

The job:

The job offers a variety of work and entails primarily the management of three key activities:

  • planning, preparing and implementing legal training courses
  • organising high-level legal conferences and
  • developing e-learning modules

all targeted at practitioners of European law such as judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and civil servants.

What we expect:

  • a good knowledge of European Law, European human rights instruments, and relevant case law of the CJEU and ECtHR
  • legal practice or academic experience in the relevant fields of law
  • an analytical mind-set, good networking and communication skills
  • fluency in English
  • knowledge of German and/or French would be an advantage.
  • a sound knowledge of the EU institutions' decision-making process would be an advantage
  • an experience with EU funded projects would be an asset

What we offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • flexible and family-friendly working hours
  • the option of mobile work
  • regular travel to various venues within Europe
  • an attractive workplace in Trier, Germany, just over the border from the EU's judicial capital in Luxembourg, not far from France and Belgium
  • the opportunity to work closely with leading experts in European law
  • the chance to be part of a dynamic multi-national team

The post is for an initial fixed term of two years, after which an indefinite contract may be offered. The normal place of work is the city of Trier in Germany, but regular travel is part of the job.

If you feel attracted by the idea of working in a genuine European team and promoting European public 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 English to:

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

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by era -- last modified 03 August 2022

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The Academy of European Law organises conferences and seminars around Europe and offers an online training programme which includes a broad range of courses and e-presentations.

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