ABA ROLI Legal Education Expert Trainer, Saudi Arabia (Volunteer)

  • Volunteer, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 27 October 2017

Job Description

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) seeks a former or current law professor (including adjunct professors) with substantive experience in clinical legal education.

This program supports the development of university programs, particularly law programs, through its public service technical assistance programs around the world. Work with universities focuses on supporting clinical legal education, moot court and mock trial activities, curriculum reform, continuing professional education, and the development of accreditation standards.

ABA ROLI has significant experience in helping to prepare law students and new lawyers to transition from the study of law to the practice of law through practical skills training. In the Middle East and North Africa, ABA ROLI has partnered with over 40 law faculties, working tailoring each program to law faculty and student needs. We have designed and taught numerous training courses on topics such as client relations, case management, and legal research. These programs have incorporated experiential learning approaches, including moot exercises.


ABA ROLI seeks legal education experts to provide a series of four one-week courses to law students in the MENA region. The series will consist of a week each on legal writing, finance for lawyers, law practice management, and oral advocacy.

Please note: Although this is a voluntary position, ABA ROLI will cover the costs of travel and lodging. After the workshop concludes, per diem will be provided to cover relevant costs.


  • JD/LLM or foreign equivalent highly preferred with 10 or more years experience.
  • Current or former experience as a Professor of Law teaching Commercial Law, Legal Writing/Research/Analysis, Law Practise Management and Oral Advocacy
  • Experience leading moot competitions and/or exercises
  • Experience developing curricula
  • Experience working in politically sensitive contexts is highly desirable;
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of Arabic is a plus); and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter.

About the Organization

ABA ROLI is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.

For more information about what we do at ABA ROLI please visit: https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/about.html

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