International Human Rights Clinic Seeking Fellow

May 9, 2013

The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School’s International Human Rights (IHR) Clinic. The position will begin June 1, 2013, or later. The appointment is for one year, but reappointment for a second term is also possible. The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The IHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. IHR Clinic projects include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals, as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals.

Reporting to the Director of the IHR Clinic, the successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the IHR Clinic and job responsibilities will include supervising student projects including providing feedback on written work, participating in team meetings, working with the Director to develop teaching materials and teaching in the clinic, developing and selecting clients, managing aspects of a blog and website relating to international law and the IHR Clinic, organizing and coordinating relevant events, lectures and other clinic activities, and may include international travel.

Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two to four years of work experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably including experience with international human rights litigation or advocacy. Must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required. Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably Spanish, is strongly desired. Demonstrated ability to work with technology, including posting to a blog and website.

Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, a certified law school transcript, a list of references, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52797 .

To ensure full consideration of your application, all application materials should be uploaded to the referenced website by May 21, 2013. Screening will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of July 31, 2013. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.