Job in Tokyo Sept. 1, 2015 to Aug. 30, 2016. Researching legal issues and writing memoranda, preparing and revising drafts of agreements, correspondence and other documents, and meetings with clients in relation to corporate and dispute settlement projects, among others. Annual salary of ¥12,000,000 per year (¥1,000,000 per month) Japanese yen and benefits. Significant semi-annual bonuses will be awarded depending on the law clerk’s performance. Note: The job title is Law Clerk.
The status of a foreign attorney practicing in Japan who is not officially licensed as a foreign lawyer is that of a law clerk (being licensed requires, among other things, three years of prior practice in one’s home jurisdiction). Neither HLS nor the hired candidate may officially imply the clerk is an associate attorney at the firm. However, the type of work to be performed will be similar to that of an associate attorney in a Japanese or U.S. law firm. Excellent English language reading, writing, and speaking skills are required. Japanese language is not required, but would be welcome. Some prior law clerks have had Japanese language expertise, but many have not.
Applicants should send a resume, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and a cover letter indicating interest in the position, pertinent qualifications, and the name of at least one Harvard Law School faculty member who could be contacted as a reference to Professor William Alford (email@example.com) by Wed., January 14, 2015. Questions may be directed to Professor Alford.