Lecturer, International Human Rights Clinic, School of Law

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
06 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

Boston University School of Law is hiring one part-time lecturer to co-teach a clinical course in international human rights in the Inter-American system.

IHR Law Clinic International Human Rights Advocacy, Seminar on the Inter-American Human Rights system (Spring 2019)

The International Human Rights Advocacy seminar is a 3-credit course offered in the spring, open only to IHR clinic students. The course is an immersion in the Inter-American Human rights system: the specialized Inter-American instruments; the human rights mechanisms and jurisprudence of the Inter-American (I-A) Commission and Court. The course is taught through a series of simulations of legal interviewing, counseling, and written and oral advocacy at various levels of the I-A system, culminating in a final simulation involving a petition to the I-A Commission of Human Rights.

The lecturer will have 50% responsibility for this course, be prepared to teach any particular class alone as needed, and be prepared to run or co-run the simulations, and share in grading/evaluating the students in their assignments and performances. The lecturer will also assist in developing and updating, in coordination with the Clinical Professor, the curriculum for this seminar; updating the teaching materials on the skills and substantive law; and updating the simulations and assignments.

Required Skills

  • Juris Doctor degree required
  • expertise and/or practical experience in the Inter-American human rights system required;
  • experience in clinical skills teaching in international human rights law in a US law school required;
  • experience in developing and conducting international human rights-based simulations;
  • theoretical knowledge and practical experience in international treaty interpretation and application.

To apply, please send a Cover Letter and CV to Professor Susan Akram via email addressed to:

Clinical Programs Assistant Kevin Schwartz, schwarke@bu.edu

DO NOT submit your application through the BU website.

Application deadline: August 30, 2018.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Boston University School of Law is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type