Boston University School of Law is hiring a part-time lecturer to co-teach two clinical courses in international human rights, one in the fall of 2020 and one in the spring of 2021. 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 lecturer 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. The lecturer may also assist in revising simulation and curriculum assignments, in coordination with the Clinic Director. The lecturer may also have some responsibility for supervising students on their projects when the Clinic Director and student teams are conducting fieldwork missions.
IHR Law Clinic, International Human Rights (Semester One)
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: interviewing and counseling theories and techniques; fact investigation and documentation; developing a theory of the case/project; international human rights legal research and analysis; drafting effective communications for legal and non-legal audiences; persuasive advocacy in the human rights machinery; cross-cultural lawyering; and collaborative strategy development.
IHR Law Clinic International Human Rights Advocacy, Seminar on the Inter-American Human Rights system (Semester Two)
The International Human Rights Advocacy seminar is a 3-credit course offered in the spring, open only to IHR clinic students. The course is an immersion in the Inter-American Human rights system: the specialized Inter-American instruments; the 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, culminating in a final simulation involving a petition to the I-A Commission of Human Rights.
authorization to work in the United States required.
Juris Doctor degree required
expertise and/or practical experience in the Inter-American human rights system preferred ;
expertise and/or practical experience in the area of forced migration (refugee law, forcible displacement, statelessness);
experience in clinical skills teaching in international human rights law preferred;
experience in developing and conducting international human rights-based simulations a plus;
theoretical knowledge and practical experience in international treaty interpretation and application a plus.
To apply , please send a Cover Letter and CV to Professor Susan Akram via email addressed to: email@example.com
DO NOT submit your application through the BU website.
Application deadline: July 6, 2020. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Boston University School of Law is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.
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