The Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict Fellowship

The Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict Fellowship

The Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (HLS PILAC) seeks a Program Fellow (J.D., LL.M., or Ph.D. required) to contribute — both independently and in collaboration with faculty and staff as well as external actors — to research, writing, editing, briefings, and events, as well as general programmatic administration. A significant portion of the research portfolio will focus on legal aspects concerning U.N. Security Council practice pertaining to intersections between counterterrorism measures and humanitarian action and to related domestic implementation. 

Job Code & Title: 069591
Fellow, Post Doc (EE) Business Title: Program Fellow (J.D., LL.M., or Ph.D.)
Department: Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (HLS PILAC)
Grade: Not graded
FLSA status: Exempt, monthly paid
Reports to: HLS PILAC Director and/or HLS PILAC Research Director
Revision date: December 2020
SUMMARY:
The Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (HLS PILAC) provides a 
platform for high-level, independent, and rigorous research and applied analysis on complex 
contemporary challenges concerning the international legal regulation of armed conflict. 
HLS PILAC seeks a Program Fellow (J.D., LL.M., or Ph.D. required) to contribute — both independently 
and in collaboration with faculty and staff as well as external actors — to research, writing, editing, 
briefings, and events, as well as general programmatic administration. A significant portion of the 
research portfolio will focus on legal aspects concerning U.N. Security Council practice pertaining to 
intersections between counterterrorism measures and humanitarian action and to related domestic 
implementation. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Program Fellow is expected to perform international legal research in various fields, including public 
international law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal 
law, and United Nations law. In addition to performing international legal research, the Program Fellow 
is will perform analysis of comparative domestic law in respect of certain country contexts (to be 
determined) as well as policy analysis. The Program Fellow will professionally engage with scholars, 
practitioners, and officials. 
The Program Fellow will draft original legal and policy reports and briefings; edit reports and other 
publications; assist in convening events; respond to queries; contribute to donor reports; collaborate 
with HLS PILAC faculty, staff, and research assistants, as well as external entities; and contribute to new 
and ongoing HLS PILAC projects. The ideal Program Fellow will be able to work with minimal oversight in 
designing and conducting HLS PILAC research and programmatic agendas.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Additional responsibilities may be identified and added as they arise.

Information concerning the position’s functions, qualifications, eligibility, salary, and other aspects may be found in this Word document and in this PDF. As indicated in those materials, to submit an application to the position, please send, in a single e-mail, a writing sample, C.V./résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to pilac {at} law.harvard.edu with the subject line “Application for Program Fellow.” All other correspondence concerning the position — that is, in addition to the submission of applications — should also be sent only to pilac {at} law.harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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