Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Job Opening: ABA Legal Reform Specialist (Kosovo)

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw

From Annie Lively at the ABA, we have this posting of a job for the adventurous and idealistic:

American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative-Kosovo, Legal Education Reform Specialist (6-12 months, Fall 2009) (Pristina/Mitrovica, Kosovo)

The Legal Education Reform Specialist will be responsible for implementation of legal education reform activities with the University of Pristina – in both Pristina and Mitrovica. Pending the outcome of final discussions with funding agencies on areas of work, the Legal Education Specialist in cooperation with the resident staff, will assist with: the development of the Legal Methodology course, a one semester mandatory credited course; the development and piloting of a new course in Ethics and Professional Responsibility; and the development of a potential Research and Writing course. The Legal Education Specialist will also support the expansion of an on-going simulation legal clinic, as well as a currently piloted Trial Advocacy course and live-client clinic. Additionally, the Specialist will assist in the expansion of a “street law” style program called, TeenLaw. Course development and teaching, and clinical legal education teaching experience is a must. Experience teaching Ethics and writing courses is also preferred. The incumbent should also possess excellent staff management skills. Other requirements include five years relevant work experience, prior experience in formal university legal instruction and/or administration and prior experience in clinical settings (teaching practical skills). Prior knowledge of the legal system and legal education system in Kosovo is preferred. The Legal Specialist will be required to travel within the country and conduct work with two universities. All volunteer participants serving over 90 days receive a generous support package that covers travel, housing, general living, and business expenses. In-country foreign language training and medical evacuation are also included.

Application: To apply for the International Pro Bono Legal Specialist Program, please visit to fill out the Online Participant Registration Form. Please also be prepared to upload your resume. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information, visit

Additional information is available at the ABA Rule of Law Initiative website.

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