The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is inviting applications for the Telford Taylor Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year renewal and will begin in the summer of 2018.
The Fellow will work in the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and in the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR). Reporting directly to the Clinic and Institute Director, responsibilities will include co-supervising clinical projects, developing seminar lesson plans, teaching in the clinic seminar, mentoring students, researching and writing, and planning and implementing Clinic and CLIHHR events. The position is ideal for a candidate with a strong interest in clinical teaching and in the substantive areas of international human rights law, international refugee law, and international criminal law.
The Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic is a semester-long clinic in which students represent individuals and institutional clients in international human rights cases and projects selected within a framework of atrocity prevention. The overall objective of the Clinic is to provide students with first-hand experience in the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights and the diverse ways the law is utilized to prevent atrocity crimes and promote justice and accountability for mass atrocities. In order effectively to bridge theory and practice, the Clinic is divided into several pedagogical components: a weekly seminar, case and project work, and skills training. In the spring semester, the Advanced Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic continues the work of the fall Clinic with a select group of students.
The Fellow will receive the title of Visiting Instructor and a competitive salary with benefits. We strongly value diversity and inclusion, and encourage people of color, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all abilities to apply.
Candidates must have: (1) a JD or equivalent; (2) strong academic record; (3) strong international human rights background, as exhibited by significant experience in human rights work and/or LL.M in international human rights; (4) experience or interest in teaching; (5) proven event planning, management and/or organizational skills; and (6) minimum 2 years relevant legal experience since law school. Fluency in English is required. Candidates with fluency in a second language are strongly preferred.
Application instructions: Each candidate should submit: (1) a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita; (2) a list of 3 references; (3) law school transcript(s); and (4) a legal writing sample of not more than 15 pages. We are receiving applications on a rolling basis. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled.