IAReporter seeks new freelance contributors/analysts

Investment Arbitration Reporter is looking for one or more persons to join our team of freelance contributors

We offer specialized reporting on developments in the field of international investment law. We read and digest legal pleadings and decisions, and we also engage in more traditional investigative reporting work to identify and uncover developments that are otherwise confidential.

We are currently seeking contributors with international law backgrounds who can review and write about legal and policy materials at a high level of technical accuracy, and in the existing style of IAReporter. (Prior familiarity with our publication and its reports is a necessity.)

Your work with IAReporter would be on a remote consultant basis, (i.e. you would work from wherever you are otherwise legally resident and authorized to work.) You will be paid an hourly rate for your work.

We value those contributors whose flexible work-life schedules permit them to take on last-minute assignments (at least some of the time). Ideally, you will be able to take on multiple assignments per month, and spend 30-40 hours per month on average.

The ideal candidates will be persons who are engaged in long-term academic research (junior academics or doctoral students) or those who are taking leave from legal practice.

For conflict-of-interest purposes, we ask our contributors to not practice in the field of investor-state arbitration while they work with us. Thus, if you intend to be working with a law firm or clerking for an arbitrator in the near term, we politely discourage you from applying.

(If you are currently working with a firm or arbitrator or in some full-time employment, please explain in your application letter whether and when you are leaving this employment.)

Desired qualities include:

  • Fluency in English and at least one other language.
  • International work or study experience
  • An academic background in international law, or a related field
  • Demonstrated writing skills in English, preferably journalistic in nature.

Interested candidates must complete a trial assignment: a summary of the GAMI v. Mexico arbitral award in the style of IAReporter – with a run-down of the essential facts, key legal holdings, and a small amount of analysis that puts the award in light of other developments in the field of investment treaty arbitration.

The assignment should be no longer than 2000 words and should take less than 10 hours to complete. The assignment, along with the your cv and short cover letter (less than 500 words please) can be submitted to

The deadline for applications is December 11, 2017.

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