Monday, September 13, 2010

FELLOWSHIP IN THE ASYLUM AND HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW

The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applicants for an anticipated opening as an assistant clinical instructor of law serving in a three-year position as the William R. Davis Clinical Fellow, beginning in the summer of 2011. This position will offer a practicing attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The Davis Fellow will work primarily in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, which represents clients seeking political asylum in proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration Court. Prior experience in this area of practice is preferred, but not essential. The fellow will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the law school's other clinics, including clinics focusing on criminal defense, mediation, tax, and intellectual property. The fellow's duties will include supervision of clinic students' casework, and, together with clinic faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals. Candidates should have at least three years of experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent experience; strong written and oral communication skills; an interest in and aptitude for supervision and teaching; a demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Salary $50,000 to $55,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities and research support.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume and three names of references, to:

Jon Bauer, Clinical Professor of Law University of Connecticut School of Law 65 Elizabeth Street Hartford, CT 06105-2210 Phone: (860) 570-5165 Fax: (860) 570-5195 e-mail: Jon.Bauer@law.uconn.edu

KJ 

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