UC Berkeley - Clinical Teaching Fellow – International Human Rights Law Clinic

22 Mar 2018 3:24 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

BERKELEY LAW's International Human Rights Law Clinic designs and implements innovative human rights projects to advance the struggle for justice on behalf of individuals and marginalized communities through advocacy, research, and policy development. Students are integral to all phases of the IHRLC’s work and acquire unparalleled experience generating knowledge and employing strategies to address the most urgent human rights issues of our day. The IHRLC’s faculty is comprised of two full-time clinical faculty directors with administrative support provided by university staff.

The Clinic currently works in four focal areas: Promoting Human Rights Within the United States; Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights; Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights; and Accountability and Transitional Justice. The clinical fellow will assist clinical faculty in the implementation and supervision of human rights projects that fall within these program areas. With IHRLC faculty, the clinical fellow will participate in a two-unit, companion seminar for students enrolled in the clinic. He or she will teach approximately 10% of the weekly sessions.

For more information about the International Human Rights Law Clinic, please visit our website at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/international-human-rights-law-clinic/

The Clinical Teaching Fellow will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty in the following ways:

Clinical Supervision (70% time):

• Assist in the supervision of clinic students and their caseloads each semester;

• Train, develop and facilitate educational experience and ensure expected competencies of clinical students;

• Assist in conducting human rights studies, including report drafting and dissemination;

• Assist in human rights advocacy and litigation in international, regional, and domestic fora;

• Teach one session of the clinic companion seminar and lead case rounds;

• Travel with students to conduct fact finding, attend meetings, court proceedings, and implement outreach and advocacy strategies.

Administrative Duties (25%):

• Assist in planning of the clinic companion seminar and/or case rounds;

• Review and complete all required paperwork in a timely manner;

• Assist with outreach and recruitment of clinic students;

• Work with other clinical faculty to evaluate and improve the clinical curriculum;

• Assist in organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops and speaker series.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)    

Minimum Qualifications (at time of application):

• J.D. degree or equivalent degree

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international human rights issues;

• Experience in clinical teaching and supervision, or other teaching experience;

• Experience in international human rights lawyering;

• Demonstrated research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; and

• Organizational and planning skills, and ability to work independently.

Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: http://apptrkr.com/1183595

Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter, a CV, and a legal advocacy writing sample (such as a brief, motion, or equivalent). Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information of three (3) references. The position is open until filled.

Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

For more information about the International Human Rights Law Clinic, visit our website at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/international-human-rights-law-clinic/

The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


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