Boston University School of Law is hiring a part-time adjunct instructor to co-teach two clinical courses in international human rights, one in the fall of 2019 and one in the spring of 2020. The fall course focuses on clinical skills development in the substantive law of forced migration, and the spring course focuses on clinical skills development in the Inter-American system. Both courses will be co-taught with the IHR Law Clinic Director. For both the fall and spring courses, the instructor will have 50% responsibility, be prepared to teach any particular class alone as needed, be prepared to run or co-run the simulations, and share in grading/evaluating the students in their assignments and performances.
IHR Law Clinic, International Human Rights
The International Human Rights Clinic skills seminar in the fall semester is a 3-credit course open only to IHR Clinic students. The course is an introduction to human rights advocacy in the substantive area of forced migration (forced displacement, refugee law, statelessness). Through weekly classes and simulations, students learn and practice human rights lawyering skills including interviewing and counseling techniques; fact investigation and documentation; and legal research and analysis.
The International Human Rights Advocacy seminar, also for 3 credits in the spring semester, is an immersion in the Inter-American Human rights system-- the specialized Inter-American instruments, human rights mechanisms and jurisprudence of the Inter-American (I-A) Commission and Court. The course is taught through a series of simulations of legal interviewing, counseling, and written and oral advocacy at various levels of the I-A system.
Juris Doctor degree required
expertise and/or practical experience in the Inter-American human rights system required;
expertise and/or practical experience in the area of forced migration (refugee law, forcible displacement, statelessness).
Authorization to work in the United States is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in clinical skills teaching in international human rights law and with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in international treaty interpretation and application in the above fields.
To apply, please send a Cover Letter and CV to Professor Susan Akram via email addressed to: Clinical Programs Assistant Kevin Schwartz, firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT submit your application through the BU website.
Application deadline: August 19, 2018. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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