The Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights Law is invited to spend two to three years at the Law School, working on all aspects of the Center’s work, focusing especially on co-teaching the Lowenstein Clinic and supervising Clinic projects. The Cover-Lowenstein Fellow for 2020–2021 is Ryan Thoreson.
The Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellowship in International Human Rights Law is a two-year position designed for lawyers with international human rights or other relevant experience who are interested in preparing for a career in human rights practice or human rights clinical teaching. The Fellow will help supervise the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and coordinate activities of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights.
Working under the supervision of the Schell Center’s faculty director and its executive director, the Cover-Lowenstein Fellow will supervise student work on Clinic projects and will participate in the planning and conduct of the Clinic, including the development of the curriculum and course materials and the selection of projects.
The Cover-Lowenstein Fellow will also have the opportunity to teach an undergraduate course in human rights and to engage in their own scholarly research and writing.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
A J.D. degree from a U.S. law school and and outstanding law school record
At least four years of prior experience in human rights or related advocacy
Bar membership in a state or jurisdiction of the United States
Strong written and oral communication skills (fluency in a foreign language is highly desirable)
Prior teaching experience and an enthusiastic commitment to working closely with students
An interest and proven capacity in legal scholarship
An ability to work independently and as part of a team
The position is for a two-year term, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Salary is commensurate with experience. Includes health benefits and access to university facilities.
Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.