Lecturer in Global Human Rights

University of Chicago Law School

United States


The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position teaching, training and supervising law students as a Lecturer in the Law School's Global Human Rights (GHR) Clinic. This position is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The appointment is for one year.

The GHR Clinic works for the promotion of global justice. The GHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. In collaboration with partners, GHR Clinic designs and implements projects that advance human rights through adjudication in domestic and international fora and other forms of advocacy including fact-finding and documentation, research, legislation and policy development, and public awareness raising. 

The Lecturer will work under the supervision of the Director of the GHR Clinic and the GHR Clinical Fellow, and will participate in all aspects of the Clinic, including assisting with teaching and design of the clinic curriculum and management of clinic projects. The Lecturer will perform the following duties at the direction of the GHR Clinic Director and the GHR Clinical Fellow: participating in the supervision of clinic students; development of clinic work-product through research and drafting, editing and revising written work; participating in the development of teaching materials and teaching in the clinic; participating in identifying and selecting clients; conducting factual investigations; managing GHR Clinic communications and social media outlets, and organizing and coordinating events, such as conferences and lectures, and other clinic activities. The position will likely require international travel.    


Candidates must have an LLM degree from a US based law school and a JD or equivalent international degree and at least two years of relevant work experience. Relevant work experience can include experience in international law, international human rights, public law and policy advocacy and public interest law practice. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated interest and/or knowledge in international human rights issues, prior teaching experience, experience in international human rights lawyering, demonstrated skills in research, writing and oral advocacy, ability to work with technology and communications, and organizational and planning skills. Fluency in English is required and fluency in another language is strongly desired.

Application Instructions

Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, a law school transcript, a list of references, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago academic recruitment site: https://apply.interfolio.com/105956.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled or until May 31, 2022, whichever is sooner.

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