Clinical Legal Education Expert - American Bar Association, Manama

Closing date:  31 Aug 2012

The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) seeks a Clinical Legal Education Expert (CLEE), who will be responsible for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating an in-country legal education program and activities. S/he will be required to:
  • Pilot a new clinical legal education program; 
  • Assist with development of administration procedures and policies for clinics, legal clinic curriculum, teaching modules and syllabi, and clinical education methodology and pedagogy;
  • Organize training for clinic faculty;
  • Provide general organizational capacity development support to clinics;
  • Assist universities to develop policies and processes for provision of legal clinics;
  • Develop linkages between university clinics and the greater legal and civil society community or employment community;
  • Develop internship and externship programs for law school students at public sector justice institutions and CSOs; and 
  • Assist clinics in developing support for community advocacy programs. Experience and Education: 
  • JD or foreign equivalent and 7 years of relevant experience in establishing and operating legal clinics; 
  • Experience teaching in law school or in a clinical legal education program required, as well as at least 3-5 years practical experience in participatory teaching methodologies, curriculum, and course development;
  • Experience managing US Government donor-funded international legal reform or civil society programs; and 
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred but not required.
The CLEE will work with a dedicated Country Director. S/he will be based in Manama, Bahrain, and work in close cooperation with ABA ROLI's Washington, D.C. office.

How to apply: 
To apply, please visit Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews.