skip to content

N-LAAN

Job Posting for Clinical Instructor

Thursday, October 07, 2010

  • Organization: International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley, CA
  • Source: National > Death Penalty

Position:
Clinical
Instructor,
International
Human
Rights
Law
Clinic
(IHRLC)
Location:
Berkeley,
CA
Salary:
Commensurate
with
experience
Start
Date:
November
15,
2010
Job
Description:
This
is
a
one-­?year
100%
time
contract
position
to
teach
in
Berkeley
Law’s
International
Human
Rights
Law
Clinic
(IHRLC).
The
IHRLC
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
the
Director
of
the
Clinic
and
the
Associate
Director
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
new
clinical
instructor
will
be
responsible
for
developing,
implementing
and
supervising
human
rights
projects
that
fall
within
these
program
areas.
With
IHRLC
faculty,
the
new
clinical
instructor
will
teach
in
a
two-­?unit,
companion
seminar
for
students
enrolled
in
the
clinic.
He
or
she
will
teach
approximately
30%
of
the
weekly
sessions.
Applicants
must
have
the
qualifications
to
work
as
a
partner
with
the
IHRLC
faculty
in
all
aspects
of
the
Clinic’s
teaching
and
project
work
without
the
need
for
intensive
supervision.
The
incumbent
must
take
primary
or
even
sole
responsibility
for
project
development
and
supervision.
Primary
responsibilities
include
supervising
a
minimum
of
six
students
per
semester
and
establishing
an
overall
work
plan
with
the
students.
The
incumbent
will
meet
with
those
students
individually
a
minimum
of
one
hour
per
week,
and
supervise
all
aspects
of
their
work
product.
Student
supervision
responsibilities
include
monitoring
student
performance
and
providing
regular
written
and
oral
guidance
for
continued
progress
of
the
work
product.
In
addition
to
the
supervision
meetings,
the
incumbent
is
expected
to
spend
substantial
time
on
a
weekly
basis
reviewing
student
work
product.
The
incumbent
will
also
be
responsible
for
some
administrative
operations
of
the
clinic,
which
include
outreach
activities
to
publicize
the
Clinic’s
work
to
the
campus
and
general
public;
student
recruitment
and
professional
counseling;
responses
to
public
inquiries
requiring
the
Clinic;
participation
in
strategic
planning;
liaison
with
student
groups
promoting
human
rights
activities
at
the
law
school;
provide
content,
as
needed
for
the
clinic’s
website;
assist
in
the
clinic’s
application
process;
and
provide
support
for
grant
writing,
administration,
and
fundraising
activities.
Requirements
and
Qualifications:

J.D.
Required
• Be
a
member
in
good
standing
and
admitted
to
practice
in
one
or
more
states
in
the
United
States.

Three
to
five
years
of
practice
experience
in
the
field
of
human
rights.

Excellent
written
and
oral
advocacy
skills
are
essential.

Have
outstanding
academic
qualifications.

Ability
to
travel
for
purposes
of
projects
both
with
and
without
students.

Experience
in
clinical
teaching
and/or
the
supervision
of
student
interns.
preferred:

Experience
in
leading
human
rights
fact-­?finding
missions,
report
writing,
and
advocacy;

Experience
teaching
a
seminar
or
course
in
international
human
rights.

Fluency
in
a
language(s)
other
than
English.
The
salary
is
commensurate
on
experience.
Berkeley
Law
is
interested
in
candidates
who
have
demonstrated
commitment
to
excellence
by
providing
leadership
in
teaching,
research
or
service
towards
building
an
equitable
and
diverse
scholarly
environment. The
University
offers
excellent
health
and
retirement
benefits
which
can
be
viewed
online
at
http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.
Further
information
about
Berkeley
Law
and
the
IHRLC
can
be
found
at:
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/ihrlc.htm
Application
Procedure:
Applicants
should
submit
a
cover
letter,
curriculum
vitae,
list
of
references,
and
an
unedited
writing
sample
via
email
(preferable),
to:
Sheri
Showalter
(academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu)
Director,
Human
Resources
Room
315
Boalt
Hall
University
of
California,
Berkeley,
School
of
Law
Berkeley,
CA
94720-­?7200
Applications
must
be
received
no
later
than
October
29,
2010.
Inquiries
may
be
addressed
to
HR
Director
Showalter
at
academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.
The
University
of
California
is
an
Affirmative
Action/Equal
Opportunity
Employer

Login
Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net