University of Washington Law School - Interdisciplinary International Human Rights Clinic - Visiting Lecturer/Supervising Attorney

03 Feb 2012 3:23 PM | Anonymous

The University of Washington School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences have an outstanding opportunity for a Visiting Lecturer/Supervising Attorney for a one-year position in our new Interdisciplinary International Human Rights Clinic.  The position is a twelve-month, ½ time appointment at a salary of $40,000, commencing on either March 16 or September 16, 2012.  Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the role, the Supervising Attorney will report to both the Director of the Center for Human Rights, who is the Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights, and to the Director of the Clinical Law Program at the law school. The Supervising Attorney will work with faculty and students from disciplines and units across campus.


Key responsibilities:

  • ·      Provide direct supervision of students enrolled in the clinic.
  • ·      Serve as supervising attorney and clinical faculty member.
  • ·      Co-teach the classroom component of the clinic.
  • ·      Work collaboratively to assist in developing the clinic curriculum and projects.  Work closely with the Director of the Clinic (the Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights and Director of the Center for Human Rights), the Law School Co-Instructor, the Lecturer, Distinguished Jurist in Residence/ ALBA-Puffin Chair in Human Rights, and the Director of the Law School Clinical Law Program.


 Minimum Qualifications:

  • ·      JD degree, or comparable degree from a law school outside the United States.
  • ·      Five years of experience as a practicing lawyer, including experience litigating issues related to international human rights in U.S., foreign and/or international tribunals.
  • ·      Proven experience training and mentoring students and/or lawyers.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • ·      Admitted to the Washington State Bar
  • ·      Speak and read fluent Spanish

Applications should be received by February 15, 2012 to ensure consideration, but will be considered until the position is filled.  Emailed applications, including a cover letter, resume, and the names and email addresses of references (or letters of reference), are preferable and should be sent to  Mailed applications can be sent to:


Paula Johnson, HR Director

University of Washington School of Law

William H. Gates Hall, Box 353020

Seattle, WA  98195-3020

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty


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