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Research Assistant Position

The School of Law in Trinity College Dublin is recruiting a research assistant to work part time for a 4 week period on a funded research project related to social, economic and cultural rights in the Irish legal order.

The research will work with Dr David Kenny, and will use primary and secondary sources to preparing material for inclusion in a technical report for an Irish public body. The research will require both familiarity with Irish constitutional law and comparative law research skills. The research assistant should have appropriate research skills and an ability to analyse and summarise legal materials.

The research assistant will work for 20 hours each week, at a rate of €20 per hour. The work will commence on Wednesday June 17th or as shortly as possible thereafter. It will conclude 4 weeks later.

The successful candidate must:

  • Hold an Undergraduate Law Degree (Single Honors or Joint Degree) from an Irish University Law School or have completed the course of studies leading to such a Degree, i.e. be a graduating final year student. (A masters level qualification is desirable but not essential.)
  • Have demonstrated skill in comparative law research.
  • Have familiarity with core concepts related to social, economic and cultural rights from either a domestic or international standpoint.
  • Have reliable Internet access.

If you wish to apply, please email one document (Word or PDF) by 9am (IST) on 12 June. The document should:

  • Have your name in its title.
  • Include your CV.
  • Include a statement (no longer than 300 words) outlining any relevant experience.

Email your application to: david kenny at