NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Legal Fellow for the law school's Global Human Rights Clinic.
The University of Notre Dame (https://jobs.nd.edu) is accepting applications for a NDLS Global Human Rights Clinic Legal Fellow (Limited Term).
Applications will be accepted until 9/1/2023.
Notre Dame Law School (NDLS) is offering a 2-year postgraduate position (Global Human Rights Clinic Legal Fellow) to work with the Clinic's Founding Director on client representation matters involving human rights (civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as environmental, climate change, sustainability, and labor rights) before international, regional, and (some) constitutional courts, as well as international arbitral tribunals, human rights treaty bodies, and international decision-making bodies that directly affect human rights outcomes. The Global Human Rights Clinic Legal Fellow will work with Clinic students and will also be under the supervision and direction of the Founding Director. The Global Human Rights Clinic Fellow will work with Clinic students on the research and drafting of petitions, briefs, memorials, and other judicial, administrative, or quasi-judicial communications in the representation of cases.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. 50%: Working with the Clinic Founding Director on the supervision of JD and HR LLM students on client representation matters before international, regional, and (some) national constitutional courts, as well as international arbitral tribunals, human rights treaty bodies, and international decision-making bodies that directly affect human rights outcomes.
2. 25%: Working for the Clinic Founding Director on developing skills training, teaching tools and preparation seminars for Clinic students, on the practices and procedures of international, regional, and (some) national constitutional courts, as well as international arbitral tribunals, human rights treaty bodies, and international decision-making bodies that directly affect human rights outcomes.
3. 25%: Research and stay abreast of current and upcoming international human rights issues, recommend potential cases to the Director that the clinic could become involved.
• Education: Doctoral degree (Ph.D., J.D., Ed.D.)
• Experience: 3 to 4 years
• Degree (Knowledge): US JD or a LLM or JSD with a focus on international human rights law
• Skills: Interest or expertise in international human rights law
• Legal experience in a relevant area
• Excellent communicator including legal writing
Preferred candidate will have had a clerkship and/or legal counsel work at international or regional courts, treaty bodies, or international arbitral tribunals; or legal work at the United Nations or any permanent missions of States to the United Nations; or prior experience working as legal counsel in international or regional organizations.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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