Law in Mongolia
- Placement location: Ulaanbaatar
- Role: To assist in many aspects of work at a Mongolian law firm
- Types of Placement: Law firm
- Requirements: Volunteers need to have completed at least 1 year of a Law degree
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 4 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Our Law placement in Mongolia is based in the intriguing city of Ulaanbaatar, geographically the most remote capital in the world. Here you will live and work in close proximity to the city centre, but your walk to work will take you past a patchwork blanket of different habitations, from large tower blocks to tented 'Ger' districts. This is a law internship unlike any other!
We work with a number of different organisations in the field of law. These organisations operate in fields that are constantly developing, as Mongolia changes to keep up with the rest of the world. Less than two decades ago the country was run by a government whose policies were very closely aligned to the Communist model. The legal framework in place was very much based on that of the former Soviet Union, but when that came to an end in 1990 so too did the old Mongolian system, with a new democratic state and constitution being established 2 years later.
As one of the smaller world economies, and due to the vast area the country covers compared to its population, the Mongolian legal system was based on customary law, and was initially rather slow to develop. In recent years, however an increasingly outward-looking country is now bringing about considerable and fundamental changes and you now have a chance to be involved in this process!
Our Law project in Mongolia will be a valuable addition to your CV in this notoriously competitive profession, and might just secure you that lucrative first job once you graduate. A placement with one of our partner organisations will give you some fantastic experiences to talk about in an interview.
Volunteers on the Law project should expect to work from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, with the option of working longer hours if they choose. All volunteers need to show a good level of initiative; our Law placement is fast-paced, and volunteers who seek their own work, ask questions and make an impact on their supervisors will have a first class learning experience.
Volunteering on a Law Internship in Mongolia with Projects Abroad
Volunteers on our Law project in Mongolia may have the opportunity to work with both local and international clients in both economic and legal fields, giving you a broad experience of this sort of work.
You will be involved in many different aspects of the legal process: interviewing people, writing legal opinions, researching cases, or doing contract work. You may also have the chance to help with drafting documents for foreign cases, legal translations and reviewing English documents. During your time at the placement, you will have the opportunity to accompany attorneys to court hearings.
One of our largest partner organisations operates as a consultancy to a number of large companies, both domestic and international. In addition to your other duties you may wish to provide your colleagues with some assistance with law-related English, to improve their confidence dealing with overseas clients.
All Law volunteers are expected to have some law experience. Most of our volunteers are part way through a law course or have completed their studies and are interested in gaining practical work experience in a law firm abroad.