Non-GU Student Teaching Assistant, Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) - Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
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Non-GU Student Teaching Assistant, Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) - Georgetown University Law Center

The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women's human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers.

The purpose of the Teaching Assistant position is to assist the instructor of the Summer Legal English program with the Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows. The Fellows will begin their work on their masters' theses, including researching, outlining, citations, and drafting a topic statement. There are seven fellows, so the TA is expected to work with a group of fellows while the professor is occupied with the others. Duties include but are not limited to:

Hold office hours for the students to receive assistance with particular skills.
Help the professor identify each student's strengths and areas in need of improvement, will provide guidance on class exercises, and will occasionally lead class sessions in order to develop the TA's skills.
Facilitate the new students' orientation into the program, and provide a critically needed peer advisor.

Preferably an LL.M. graduate and former fellow of the Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program.
Show proficiency with citations, writing, legal research and use of PowerPoint and Word formatting tools.

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Job Type Full-time