Help Wanted:

The Republic of Palau recently posted this interesting job listing (hat tip: University of Missouri lawprof Danny Sokol):


The Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau is seeking an Associate Justice to preside over trial and appellate proceedings. Palau, a small tropical island nation in Micronesia, is renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty and unique marine life. Until 1994 when it achieved independence, Palau was a United Nations Trust Territory under U.S. Administration: its legal system continues to borrow from U.S. common law while also recognizing local customs and traditions.


The Supreme Court is seeking individuals with a sense of adventure, an acute legal mind, and a commitment to the thoughtful development of Palauan law. At least five years quality legal experience is required, ten years preferred
Salary: $80,000 U.S. Dollars, housing, relocation costs, and a health insurance stipend

How to Apply:

Interested persons should submit a letter of application (including personal contact information), resume, list of three references (including contact information), and a writing sample. Send your application via First Class United States mail (the rate is the same as to any U.S. state) to:

Judicial Nominating Committee
Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau
P.O. Box 248
Koror, Palau 96940
Deadline: 9/30/07