Friday, June 3, 2011

On the Job! Miami Practitioner-in-Residence

(On the Job! pays occasional notice to interesting intlaw job notices)

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
Applications, including a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, are due by June 30, 2011 by e-mail to hrc@law.miami.edu. For questions, contact Rose Dominguez at rdominguez@law.miami.edu.

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