University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) has announced an exciting opportunity for its graduates to undertake paid Traineeships at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
The agreement between SLSJ and the Court allows two University of Liverpool LLB or LLM graduates per year to train for up to five months in Strasbourg.
University of Liverpool joins only a small number of universities worldwide, including Harvard and Yale, who have access to the Traineeships, which will allow graduates to gain invaluable practical experience following their degree.
The Strasbourg-based Court, established in 1959, ensures that rights and guarantees established in the European Convention Human Rights are upheld. University of Liverpool Trainees will have the opportunity to experience this work first-hand which will provide them with strong foundations for their future legal career.
Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice said: “I am delighted with the launch of the partnership between the SLSJ and the European Court of Human Rights, which reflects the outstanding expertise and ongoing commitment of the School to the effective protection of human rights in practice.”
Professor Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, Associate Dean at the SLSJ said: “Our Undergraduate and LLM students will really benefit from the partnership between the SLSJ and the European Court of Human Rights.
“The internships in Strasbourg are very competitive and the European Court has trusted us to select the best of our students and send them to work with the ECHR judges.
“The University of Liverpool is among very few universities worldwide which have such agreement with the Court and we are delighted that this opportunity is now avaliable to us.”
Applications for the first Traineeships will be open in April 2023. More information will be avaliable on the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice webpages.