Visiting Instructor

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Education/Teaching

Position Summary:       

The Charles E. Scheidt Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year renewal. The Fellow will work in the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and in the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR).

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director and working collaboratively with the other clinicians, the Fellow will:

  • Supervise student work on the Clinic’s cases and projects
  • Manage and develop existing human rights cases and projects
  • Develop future projects in partnership with NGOs, international criminal tribunals, and UN agencies
  • Work with the Director and other Clinic teachers to develop teaching materials and teach in the Clinic
  • Co-teach in the clinic seminar
  • Mentor students
  • Researching and writing
  • Assisting with Clinic cases and CLIHHR events

Experience & Educational Background:

  • A JD or equivalent
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong international human rights background, as exhibited by significant experience in human rights work and/or LL.M in international human rights
  • Experience or interest in teaching
  • Proven event planning, management and/or organizational skills
  • Minimum 2 years relevant legal experience since law school or significant professional experience prior to law school
  • Fluency in English is required. Candidates with fluency in additional languages are strongly preferred

We strongly value diversity and inclusion, and encourage people of color, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all abilities to apply.

Skills & Competencies:

  • The position is ideal for a candidate with an interest in clinical teaching and in the substantive areas of international human rights law, international refugee law, and international criminal law

Application Instructions:

Each candidate should submit:

  • A cover letter, resume or curriculum vita
  • A list of 3 references
  • Law school transcript
  • A legal writing sample of not more than 15 pages

Salary Range:

$70,000 - $75,000

About Us:        

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice.  Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:    

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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