Institute for International and Comparative Constitutional Law
Position as Student Assistant (Hilfsassistenz) 20-30 %
The Chair for Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law at the University of Zurich offers one position as Student Assistant (Hilfsassistenz).
We are looking for a highly motivated and bright student who is interested to work as part of our research project "Popular Sovereignty vs. the Rule of Law? Defining the Limits of Direct Democracy" (LIDD). The project, which is funded by the European Research Council, aims to assess where the legal limits of direct democracy should be drawn and how compliance with these limits should be reviewed. More information on the project can be found on our project website: Lidd-Project
In particular, the successful candidate is expected to:
Perform research on direct-democratic instruments and their use in various European countries and collect relevant materials
Contribute to the construction of a database on referendums held across Europe, in particular by coding referendum events
Assist our team with other research tasks
Applicants must have:
Completed a good Bachelor's degree in law or political science (or be close to completing such a degree)
An excellent command of English, both written and spoken
Strong analytical skills
A genuine interest in issues related to direct democracy
What we offer
an inspiring working environment within a young and motivated team and flexible working hours.
Place of work
Rämistrasse 74/50, 8001 Zurich
Start of employment
The starting date is 1 May 2021 (or later).
Applications must include the following documents: