Yeshiva University Visiting Instructor- Telford Taylor Human Rights Visiting Instructor of Clinical in New York, New York
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is inviting applications for the Telford Taylor Human Rights Visiting Instructor of Clinical Law. The Telford Taylor Human Rights Visiting Instructor of Clinical Law is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year renewal in residence at the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) and the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic (Clinic) beginning in the summer of 2020.
The Visiting Instructor will co-teach and co-manage the Clinic, co-manage CLIHHR workshops, conferences, colloquia, and participate in other facets of the intellectual life of the law school. The position provides promising clinicians a supportive academic environment and valuable clinical teaching experience. The position is ideal for a candidate with a strong interest in clinical teaching and in the substantive areas of international human rights law, international refugee law, and international criminal law.
The Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic is a semester-long clinic in the Fall with an advanced clinic option in the Spring in which students represent individuals and institutional clients in international human rights cases and projects selected within a framework of atrocity prevention. The overall objective of the Clinic is to provide students with first-hand experience in the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights and the diverse ways the law is utilized to prevent atrocity crimes and promote justice and accountability for mass atrocities. In order effectively to bridge theory and practice, the Clinic is divided into several pedagogical components: a weekly seminar, case and project work, and skills training. In the spring semester, the Advanced Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic continues the work of the fall Clinic with a select group of students.
The Visiting Instructor will receive a competitive salary with benefits. We strongly value diversity and inclusion, and encourage people of color, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all abilities to apply.
Reporting directly to the Clinic and Institute Director, responsibilities include:
co-supervising clinical projects
co-teaching in the clinic seminar
planning and implementing clinic orientation
managing summer research associate teams
assisting with Clinic and CLIHHR events
Experience & Educational Background:
Candidates must have: (1) a JD or equivalent; (2) strong academic record; (3) strong international human rights background, as exhibited by significant experience in human rights work and/or LL.M in international human rights; (4) experience or interest in teaching; (5) proven event planning, management and/or organizational skills; and (6) minimum two years relevant legal experience since law school. Fluency in English is required, and fluency in a second language is a plus.
Each candidate should submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume or curriculum vita; (3) a list of three references; (4) law school transcript(s); and (5) a legal writing sample of not more than 15 pages.
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.