Placement/Mentoring Opportunities 

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Job title:                             Research Assistant (x2) – Placement/Mentoring Opportunities

Department:                     Sports Law

Office:                                 UK

Status:                                Pro-bono


Position Overview:

The Research Assistant role (x2) is a six-month placement opportunity in relation to the Tokyo 2020 Pro Bono Legal Service Global Mentoring Scheme. Both placements relate to opportunities for individuals who are interested in the procedural and substantive aspects of sports law, in a clinical/practical setting arising out of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The successful applicants will join and assist Gregory Ioannidis in advising the Pro-Bono Legal Team at Tokyo 2020, in the discipline of anti-doping law.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research in procedural aspects of anti-doping litigation.

  • Assist with research in substantive aspects of ant-doping litigation.

  • Conduct specialised legal research projects.

  • Perform affiliated responsibilities as assigned, including (but not limited to) support in advising (under supervision) on ani-doping law disputes arising out of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.


Qualifications and necessary criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law from an accredited college or University, OR a master’s degree in International Sports Law (relevant work experience/practising certificates would also be considered).

  • Record of strong academic achievement.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organisational skills and evidence of attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting.

  • Ability to demonstrate commitment, dedication and perseverance.

  • Ability to meet deadlines set and work under pressure.

  • Evidence of punctuality and desire to work under tight deadlines (time difference with Tokyo must be taken into consideration).

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information.


How to apply:

Applicants should send a Cover Letter and their CV to (for the Attention of Miss Olivia Andrews), demonstrating their suitability for the role.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 23 December 2020. Interviews to take place on 21/22 January 2021, with work commencing on Monday 1 February 2021. Those shortlisted will be notified via e-missive.

*Please be advised that work is expected to commence on Monday 1 February 2021 (there is no travel requirement to Japan at this stage).