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

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 siuv@uchastings.edu.  If you email, please put:  “RHRC Fellowship Application” in the subject line of your email.