Thursday, May 12, 2011

Teaching fellowship opportunity

Here are the details:

Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow

            USC Gould School of Law is seeking applications for the Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellowship. This is a newly created two year fellowship.  Candidates should have two to five years practice experience, experience or interest in advocating on behalf of women and children, and an interest in pursuing a career in law school clinical teaching.  The salary range is $60,000 to $75,000 per year, plus USC benefits.  The two year fellowship will begin in the summer of 2011.

            The Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellowship will offer opportunities for clinical teaching in one or more clinical programs, including the Immigration Clinic, the International Human Rights Clinic, or the Post-Conviction Justice Project.  The Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow will work under the supervision of the clinical faculty members who teach and direct those Clinics and will concentrate on cases or projects involving or affecting the rights of women and children. To learn more about the USC Clinics, please visit their websites at:

Duties will include:

  • Intensive supervision of clinical and summer students;
  • Co-teaching portions of the linked clinical seminar(s);
  • Curriculum development;
  • Individual case or project work; and
  • Organizing occasional programmatic events.

Requirements for candidates:

  • Demonstrated interest in the rights of women and children; 
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas is desirable-
    • immigration law,
    • international human rights and / or international criminal law,
    • criminal law;

      ●    Excellent academic record;

●    Two to five years of practice experience;

●    Admission to a State bar (admission to the California Bar is required for candidates who            want to work in the Post-Conviction Justice Project);

●   Excellent analytical and writing skills;

●   Aptitude for student supervision;

●   Prior teaching experience is a plus; and

●   Bilingual ability in Spanish or another language(s) is desirable. 

            Applicants should submit a letter discussing their interest and qualifications, a resume, a law school transcript, and contact information for three references to:

Prof. Hannah Garry

Gould School of Law

University of Southern California

699 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0071

            The application may be mailed or sent via email to Prof. Hannah Garry:  hgarry@law.usc.eduApplications must be received by 5:00 PM PDT, Friday, June 17, 2011.

            USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.


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