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Clinical Teaching Fellow - International Human Rights Law Clinic - School of Law

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 5th, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Working Title: Clinical Teaching Fellow, International Human Rights Law Clinic – School of Law
Location: Berkeley, CA
Salary: $72,170
Start Date: Anticipated June 1, 2020
This is a full-time, one-year represented position, with the possibility of renewal.

The International Human Rights Law Clinic with the University of California, Berkeley 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 two full-time clinical faculty directors 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 clinical fellow will assist clinical faculty in the implementation and supervision of human rights projects that fall within these program areas. With IHRLC faculty, the clinical fellow will participate in a two-unit, companion seminar for students enrolled in the clinic. He or she will teach approximately 10% of the weekly sessions.

For more information about the International Human Rights Law Clinic, please visit our website at:

The Clinical Teaching Fellow will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty and perform the following duties under the primary direction of the Clinic Director:

Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (70%)
• Assist in the supervision of clinic students and their caseloads each semester;
• Train, develop and facilitate educational experience and ensure expected competencies of clinical students;
• Assist in conducting human rights studies, including report drafting and dissemination;
• Assist in human rights advocacy and litigation in international, regional, and domestic fora;
• Teach one session of the clinic companion seminar and lead case rounds;
• Travel with students to conduct fact finding, attend meetings, court proceedings, and implement outreach and advocacy strategies.

Administrative Duties (25%)
• Assist in planning of the clinic companion seminar and/or case rounds;
• Review and complete all required paperwork in a timely manner;
• Assist with outreach and recruitment of clinic students;
• Work with other clinical faculty to evaluate and improve the clinical curriculum;
• Assist in organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops and speaker series.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualifications (required at time of application):
• J.D. degree or equivalent international degree.

Additional Qualifications (required by start date of job):
• Admission to practice law in at least one state.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of international human rights issues;
• Experience in clinical teaching and supervision, or other teaching experience;
• Experience in international human rights lawyering;
• California Bar membership;
• Demonstrated research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; and
• Organizational and planning skills, and ability to work independently.

Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: Applicants must provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. This position is open until filled.

Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at
If you have questions about the position, please contact

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Legal Advocacy Writing Sample - Such as a brief, motion or equivalent

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)