Lawyer (Course Director) In European Human Rights Law
Europäische Rechtsakademie Trier

Job Description

With the support of the European Union, ERA, with a team of currently 75 staff from 14 diff erent EU Member States, develops and organises about 150 conferences and trainings a year at its headquarters in Trier and at venues in many European countries, as well as in online and hybrid formats. ERA‘s working languages are English, French and German.

Do you feel attracted by the idea of working in a genuine European team and promoting European public law among European lawyers?

We are looking for you as a new member of our team as soon as possible

Lawyer (Course Director) in European Human Rights Law

with special expertise and/or professional experience in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, the European Convention on Human Rights, in litigation before the CJEU and the ECtHR, and European institutional law


The job:

The job offers a variety of work and entails primarily the management of three key activities:

  • planning, preparing and implementing legal training courses, 

  • organising high-level legal conferences and 

  • developing e-learning modules

  • all targeted at practitioners of European law such as judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel and civil servants.

What we expect: 

  • a good knowledge of both European law and European human rights instruments, and relevant case law of the CJEU and ECtHR

  • legal practice or academic experience in the relevant fields of law

  • an analytical mind-set, good networking and communication skills

  • fluency in English

  • knowledge of German and/or French would be an advantage. 

  • a sound knowledge of the EU institutions’ decision-making process and an experience with EU-funded projects would be an asset


What we offer you:

  • flexible and family-friendly working hours and the option of mobile work (up to 50% after the first six months)

  • company pension scheme

  • regular travel to various venues within Europe

  • an attractive and modern workplace in Trier, Germany, just over the border from the EU’s judicial capital in Luxembourg, not far from France and Belgium

  • the opportunity to work closely with leading experts in European law and the chance to be part of a dynamic multi-national team

The normal place of work is the city of Trier in Germany, but regular travel is part of the job.

The post is for an initial fixed term of two years, after which an indefinite contract may be offered.

We look forward to receiving your CV and motivation letter in English, stating your salary expectations, until 25 January 2023 through [email protected]

Please do not hesitate to contact our HR department if you have any questions. Ms Alexandra Knippel-Probst will be pleased to answer your questions: Tel. +49(0)651 93737-915, aknippel(at)