Global Justice Clinic Seeks Clinical Fellow for 2014-15
April 16, 2014

NYU Global Justice Clinic: Clinical Teaching Fellowship

NYU School of Law invites applications for a one-year Teaching Fellowship with its Global Justice Clinic for academic year 2014-2015. The fellowship will begin during summer 2014, with the exact start date negotiable. The ideal candidate will be an experienced advocate who is both passionate and critical of human rights as a response to global injustice. S/he should be enthusiastic about supporting students in reflexive, accountable human rights advocacy. The Fellow will work closely with Clinic Director Professor Margaret Satterthwaite, and will enjoy mentorship in teaching, scholarship, and human rights lawyering. The Fellow will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience and will directly supervise students on clinic cases and projects.

The Global Justice Clinic provides high quality, professional human rights lawyering services to individual clients and non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, partnering with groups based in the United States and abroad, as well as undertaking its own projects where independence is a strategic benefit. Serving as legal advisers, counsel, or advocacy partners, Clinic students work side-by-side with human rights activists from around the world. Working on cases and projects that involve cross-border human rights violations, the deleterious impacts of extraterritorial activities by state and non-state actors, and emerging problems that require close collaboration between actors at the local and international levels, students engage in human rights advocacy in domestic and international settings.

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Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience, and must have a law degree (from any country). Preference will be given to individuals who have experience as practicing lawyers or human rights advocates in one or more countries. Evidence of the following will be especially helpful:

To apply: Applicant should submit (1) a 2-3 page cover letter addressing the qualifications described above; (2) a one-page description of a project the Fellow would propose to develop as part of the GJC; (3) a resume or curriculum vitae; (4) a law school transcript; (5) one or two writing samples; and (6) the names and contact information for three referees. Submit these materials to Professor Satterthwaite’s assistant Diana Limongi at

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 8, 2014. Applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Competitive salary and benefits.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



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