Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law -- Telford Taylor International Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellow

11 Jun 2013 1:38 PM | Anonymous

Cardozo Law School seeks to hire a full-time clinical teaching fellow focusing on international human rights, with the rank of lecturer, in the Law School’s Human Rights and Genocide Clinic. The position, known as the Clinical Teaching Fellow, will start August 1, 2013 or later.  The appointment is for one year, but reappointment for a second term is also possible. Reporting to the Director, the Fellow will work on human rights cases, with a particular focus on international criminal law; supervise student work on clinical case projects; develop existing case projects; develop future case projects in partnership with NGOs, international criminal tribunals, and UN Agencies; work with the Director to develop teaching materials and teach in the clinic; and manage aspects of a website related to the Clinic. In particular, the Fellow will focus on developing the Clinic’s international criminal law case projects. The position is ideal for a candidate interested in the substantive areas of international criminal law/the development of international institutions/human rights and/or interested in clinical teaching.

The Human Rights and Genocide Clinic is a semester-long Clinic in which students represent individuals seeking asylum and individuals and institutional clients in international human rights case projects.  The overall objective of the Clinic is to provide students with first-hand experience in the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights and the diverse ways the law is utilized to promote social change.  In order effectively to bridge theory and practice, the Clinic is divided into two pedagogical components: first, a weekly doctrinal seminar, and second, case-work and skills training.  The Clinic seminar emphasizes a critical analysis of the legal framework relevant to the Clinic’s case work on human rights and mass atrocity prevention in the areas of international human rights, minority rights, international criminal law, humanitarian law, and transitional justice.  



Candidates must have: 1) JD or equivalent; 2) strong academic background; 3) significant experience in international human rights/criminal law 3) strong international human rights background as exhibited by human rights work and/or LL.M in international human rights; 4) experience or interest in teaching; 5) proven management or organizational skills.  Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably French, is desired.

Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, a list of references, and a legal writing sample.  We are receiving applications on a rolling basis.  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled.   Please submit your application electronically by email to: Symona Boyd at


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