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Immigration Law

U.C. Hastings Refugee and Human Rights Clinic Teaching Fellowship

The Refugee and Human Rights Clinic (RHRC), in collaboration with the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS), at U.C. Hastings is seeking applications for a two-year teaching fellowship (July 2012-June 2014).  The fellowship provides the opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting.  The fellow will work under the supervision of the RHRC Director, and will share in the full-range of responsibilities of teaching the RHRC, including co-teaching the clinic seminar, and supervising the clinical students’ work.   For more information about the RHRC, you may go to:

Requirements for candidates:
Experience in asylum, immigration or human rights law
Excellent academic record
Two to five years minimum practice experience, including some direct representation
Admission to a State bar
Excellent analytical and writing skills
Aptitude for student supervision
Prior teaching experience is a plus; and
Bilingual ability in Spanish is desirable

Salary and benefits: 

The Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 per year, with full benefits, which includes health, dental and vision care insurance plans.

To apply: 

Send a resume, law school transcript, a writing sample, and a statement of interest by January 15, 2012. The statement should address:  1) why you are interested in this fellowship; 2) how your experiences make you particularly suitable to contribute to the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic; 3) your specific experience with asylum, or other immigration cases, and/or international human rights litigation or advocacy; 4) your professional goals and how this fellowship is related to your longer-term goals; 5) your understanding of the objectives of clinical teaching.

Address your application to: 

Clinical Fellowship, Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, U.C. Hastings, 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, or electronically to  If you email, please put:  “RHRC Fellowship Application” in the subject line of your email.