Extinction Rebellion Legal Support Team (Online/Remote) - Legal Research Volunteer

Extinction Rebellion's Legal Support Team are recruiting up to 10 researchers to contribute to our ‘Questions Inbox’. The post holder will be researching legal questions from the public and creating concise, well-developed, and referenced responses. The questions will mainly relate to criminal, immigration and human rights law.

The post holder will not necessarily be an expert in the above areas of law. Materials and resources will be provided and they will work closely with an expert team of solicitors and barristers to ensure that they are supported in their work. Each submission will also be peer reviewed and signed off by a legal professional.

The hours are flexible and can be performed remotely. Relevant training will be provided. We request a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week, or a turn over of 3 questions/responses a week.

Who Should apply

Legal experts-barristers and solicitors, legal academics and students are all welcome.

This role is suitable for self-motivated individuals who are committed to the advancement of social justice and who are interested in gaining experience within an international environmental campaigns network.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a covering letter (no longer than 500 words) to xr-legalintegration@riseup.net, informing why you would like to volunteer with us and how any relevant experience you have may assist you in this role. Please include the following in the subject line: Remote Research Volunteer.

Submission deadline: 24.12.2019

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

About the Extinction Rebellion Legal Support Team

The Extinction Rebellion Legal Support Team focuses on providing support to activists engaging in peaceful civil disobedience. The primary function of the team is to create training and materials as well as to liaise and work closely with solicitors and experts in protest law and environmental law.

You can read more about Extinction Rebellion here: www.rebellion.earth