The Refugee and Human Rights Clinic (RHRC), in collaboration with the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS), at U.C. Hastings is seeking applications for a two-year teaching fellowship (July 2015-June 2017). The fellowship provides the opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting. The fellow will work under the supervision of the RHRC Director, Karen Musalo, and will share in the full-range of responsibilities of teaching the RHRC, including co-teaching the clinic seminar, and supervising the clinic students’ work.
Requirements for candidates:
- Experience in asylum and immigration law (experience in human rights law is a plus, but not
- Excellent academic record
- Two to five years minimum practice experience, including some direct representation
- Admission to a State bar
- Excellent analytical and writing skills
- Aptitude for student supervision
- Prior teaching experience is a plus; and
- Bilingual ability in Spanish is desirable
Salary and benefits:
The Fellow will receive a salary of $52,000 per year, with full benefits, which includes health, dental and vision care insurance plans.
Send a resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and a statement of interest. The statement should address: 1) why you are interested in this fellowship; 2) how your experiences make you particularly suitable to contribute to the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic; 3) your specific experience with asylum, or other immigration cases, and/or international human rights litigation or advocacy; 4) your professional goals and how this fellowship is related to your longer-term goals; 5) your understanding of the objectives of clinical teaching.
Address your application to:Clinical Fellowship Refugee and Human Rights Clinic U.C. Hastings 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
and submit it electronically.
Please write in the subject line: your last name, RHRC Fellowship Application. The resume, law school transcript, writing sample and statement of interest should be sent as attachments to your email.
Deadline for applications:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are submitted, with a deadline of November 1, 2014.
For more information about the RHRC, click here.