Clinical Teaching Fellowship – Refugee & Human Rights Clinic, UC Hastings

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
  • required)
  • 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.

To apply:

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.