The Schuette Clinical Fellow will administer instructional and administrative functions in support of the Center for International Human Rights. While learning the skills involved in clinical teaching, this fellow will also represent clients, and mentor and train students in their Clinic.
Manages all Access to Health Projects. Some have no students staffed, others have students staffed during the school year. Projects range from research-based report-writing and advocacy to litigation to implementing health education programs to quantitative survey creation.
Liaises with partners, clients, and other external organizations (e.g., opposing counsel) on all matters related to Access to Health Projects
Facilitates logistics and substance of internal and external project communications (e.g., calendar invites, reminders, drafting agendas, leading calls or meetings, taking notes, following up on action items)
Travels with other Access to Health team members, professors, and/or students for project-related work:
Manages schedules and logistics
Conducts and organizes trainings, presentations, interviews, meetings, and other events (e.g., focus group discussions) prior to and during trips
Supervises students during travel
Writes up trip findings and conclusions after trips
Reviews work product of partners and students on all work related to projects (e.g., motions, briefs, pleadings, surveys, curriculum modules, reports, memoranda, academic papers)
Conducts research, drafts, and finalizes work product related to projects (e.g., motions, briefs, pleadings, surveys, curriculum modules, reports, memoranda, academic papers)
Presents project work to clients and partners
Co-instructs two courses: (1) Health and Human Rights Seminar and (2) International Law and Practice Clinic. Occasionally assists in supervising other students (e.g., independent study, interns, research assistants)
Shares responsibility with professor for designing syllabus and class sessions
Curates selected readings for and lectures throughout the semester on selected doctrinal and skills-based topics
Supervises student project work:
Participates in weekly project team meetings for every team
Provides detailed feedback every week on student work product (e.g., memoranda, reports, etc.) to develop their legal research and writing skills and to create high quality deliverables for clients and partners
Meets with students as needed for further instruction, to answer questions, and to ensure work is completed in a timely manner
Coordinates with professor to evaluate and grade student work
Develops relationships with clients and partners with the end goal of partnering on a project.
Shares responsibility with professor to cultivate and manage relationships with clients and partners
Works with professor to develop student projects for the seminar, clinic, and Access to Health Project with clients and partners
Drafting project proposals, budgets, and grant applications for potential new projects or development of existing projects
Managing logistics and substance of communications with partners and clients during project development stages
Conducts and organizes trainings, presentations, and other events (e.g., conferences, symposia) to promote the Access to Health Project model and client development
Performs daily administrative tasks related to the Access to Health Project.
Maintaining client and partner contact information, case information, files, and correspondences
Manages litigation schedule, including filing deadlines, hearings, and appearances
Manages Canvas site for courses (e.g., uploading readings, updating syllabi, creating and collecting assignments)
Performs other related duties as required or assigned (e.g., short research projects, organizing symposia, preparing proposals for conferences).
Admitted to practice law
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Organization; analytical thinking; big-picture thinking; curiosity; ability to work independently, as well as collaborate as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
A demonstrated interest in international human rights law and advocacy; international human rights clinical experience; and global health law
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience in a legal setting
Highly proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Lexis.
Communicates effectively both written & verbal.
Ability to remain organized amidst multiple competing demands
Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and interpersonal.
Demonstrates initiative and follow-through.
Fluency in a second language that is one of the five official languages of the United Nations
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36514
About Northwestern University
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