Country Specific Research for the Judicial Liaison Team

Project Title Country Specific Research for the Judicial Liaison Team
Project Summary Unclassified research for the Judicial Liaison Team on country legal systems and procedures. Runs January - June 2017. (Taylor Brown, Zoe Zwarzenski, and Eryn Newcomb have been selected for this project.)
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office IIP/POG
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

The Judicial Liaison team serves as the principal foreign affairs advisor to the Chairperson of the United States Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial relations. The JL maintains Department-wide responsibilities and relationships with all DoS bureaus engaged in rule of law programs that involve the federal judiciary, USG entities, international organizations, the private sector, NGO and academic communities. In this capacity, research about foreign judiciary history and practices can contribute immeasurably to planning a visit from foreign delegations coming to the U.S. and also in sending U.S. justices, judges and NGO institutions out to ensure successful programs abroad.

Desired Skills Interests
research about the judicial system and practices in countries that will send delegates to the U.S.
familiarity with the U.S. judicial system, Supreme Court, federal judges and organizations
familiarity with the Rule of Law and other court-related and legal subjects
Additional Information

All research and reporting out will be unclassified and the interns will not have access to any classified information.