Clinical Fellowship

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 2023–2024 is Laith Aqel.

Cover-Lowenstein Fellowship

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 ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • a J.D. degree from a U.S. law school and an outstanding law school record;
  • 3-5 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);
  • an enthusiastic commitment to working closely with students;
  • experience in outreach and in organizing events;
  • an interest and capacity in legal scholarship;
  • and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Applications are due March 10, 2023, and should be sent by email to Download the posting here.

The position is for a two-year term, starting August 1, 2023. The salary is approximately $70,000 and includes a generous benefits package. Includes health benefits and access to university facilities.

Applications should include: a cover letter, a resume and 3 references. These may include professional as well as academic references. 

Yale Law School is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, Title IX employer.