The University of Miami School of Law invites applicants for the position of Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer in its Human Rights Clinic (HRC). The 2-year position begins this summer or early fall and is renewable for a year. Guest/alumna Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the HRC, writes that
The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to join the vibrant and supportive clinical community at the School of Law. Together with the HRC’s Director, the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will help run the HRC, including assisting in the teaching of clinic classes, supervising students, managing cases/projects, and representing clients. The position is designed for a lawyer with at least three years of practice experience who is interested in human rights law and advocacy at the domestic and international levels and has an interest in pursuing a career in law school clinical teaching.As we've posted before, the HRC engages in high-profile cases before the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, and other domestic and international tribunals, as well as other forms of advocacy.
The successful candidate will have, inter alia:
- J.D. and/or L.L.M. degree from a U.S. law school
- At least three years of legal practice experience
- Significant experience in human rights and cross-cultural lawyering
- Enthusiasm for clinical teaching, student development and training
- English fluency and preferably high proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole