Welcome to the International Legal Foundation
Created in 2001, the ILF is an international nongovernmental organization that assists post-conflict and transitional countries in establishing public defender systems that provide effective, quality criminal defense services for the poor. It is guided by two fundamental principles: that laws must be drafted with an appreciation of the cultural realities of the country in which they will function; and that defense lawyers—as guardians of due process—are indispensable to any fair system of justice and must be provided to anyone accused of a crime.
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Volunteer Clinical Teaching Opportunity in the West Bank
Two volunteer positions are open in the West Bank for lawyers experienced in teaching or supervising law students or in running a clinical defense clinic. The dates for this teaching opportunity are March to June 2014 and September to December 2014. Please see the announcement below for more information.
Applications are now being accepted for International Fellowships in Nepal and the West Bank.
Two positions are available at ILF-Nepal. The dates for the ILF-Nepal fellowships are March to June 2014 and June to September 2014. Please see the announcement below for more information.
Two positions are available at ILF-West Bank. The dates for the ILF-West Bank fellowships are July to September 2014 and September to December 2014. Please see the announcement below for more information.
Spring/Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities
The ILF is seeking law students and exceptional undergraduate students to intern in its offices in New York, Nepal or the West Bank. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the leading global advocate for the right to counsel for the poor.
Interns will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of the ILF’s work in developing effective criminal legal aid systems in post-conflict settings. Interns who are able to start their internship in the early spring may have the opportunity to assist the ILF organize (and may be able to attend) the first international conference on criminal legal aid. Please see the announcement below for more information.