The Fellow will help supervise the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and coordinate activities of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.
Working under the supervision of the Schell Center’s faculty director and its executive director, the Cover-Lowenstein Fellow will supervise student work on Clinic projects and will participate in the planning and conduct of the Clinic, including the development of the curriculum and course materials and the selection of projects.
The Cover-Lowenstein Fellow will also have the opportunity to teach an undergraduate course in human rights and to engage in his or her own scholarly research and writing.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- A U.S. J.D. degree, with an outstanding law school record
- A strong record of prior experience in human rights or related advocacy
- Bar membership in a state or jurisdiction of the United States
- Strong written and oral communication skills (fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable)
- Prior teaching experience and an enthusiastic commitment to working closely with students
- An interest and proven capacity in legal scholarship
- An ability to work independently and as part of a team
The position is for a two-year, non-renewable term. The next fellowship term is expected to begin in late summer 2014. Current salary is approximately $44,000 per year, with health benefits and access to university facilities. Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.