Clinical Fellowship, International Human Rights Clinic
Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a clinical fellow in the school’s new International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). The IHRC provides a unique educational opportunity for students to gain first-hand, practical experience working on international human rights litigation and advocacy projects. It combines classroom education with supervised case and project management, providing students practical training in advocacy and lawyering skills.
Position Description: The clinical fellowship position is a nine-month academic appointment commencing on Aug. 1, 2012, with a possibility for supplemental summer employment. The position may be renewed for one additional term commencing on Aug. 1, 2013. The fellow will report to the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic and will supervise student work on clinic projects, participate in the planning and conduct of the clinic, assist with teaching a substantive law and legal skills seminar, and assess the development of new clinic projects. The clinical fellow will also be responsible for counseling and mentoring students, including advancing student job opportunities by arranging for students to work with partner organizations on clinic cases.
1. JD degree or comparable degree from a law school outside the United States.
2. At least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer, including experience with international human rights litigation and/or advocacy.
3. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
4. Enthusiasm and demonstrated interest in student development.
5. English fluency is required. Fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, is desired.
6. Prior experience teaching in an international human rights clinic is desired.
Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume or CV to:
IHRC Clinical Fellowship Search Committee
c/o Ms. Elyse Amberg
Santa Clara University Law School
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Applications also may be sent via e-mail to Ms. Amberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by Friday, March 30, 2012.
Inquiries: Inquiries may be addressed to Professor David Sloss, Director of the Center for Global Law and Policy, at email@example.com.