Thursday, July 15, 2021
Job Posting: Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in International Human Rights Clinic sought at USC Gould
USC Gould School of Law is seeking a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach in its International Human Rights Clinic, a 5 unit course, for the fall 2021 semester. The Clinic introduces student attorneys to the substantive law, skills and rules of ethics and professional responsibility for engaging in the Clinic’s cases and projects in the areas of international justice and accountability for atrocity crimes; protection of refugee rights; fair trial monitoring; anti-human trafficking advocacy and racial justice. When engaging in their Clinic practice in the U.S. and abroad, students are exposed to the various litigation and non-litigation strategies for conducting human rights advocacy; lead class discussions on their cases/projects for group problem-solving and feedback; reflect on their human rights lawyering experience in a structured context; and engage in critical examination of the strengths and weaknesses of the global human rights movement.
A J.D., membership in a State bar, and at least five years of experience in legal practice, including in one or more of the Clinic’s subject matter areas is required. In addition, at least one academic year (two semesters) of clinical teaching and/or supervision experience is desirable.
Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law (Gould). Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.