The Dash-Muse Teaching Fellowship
The Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute is led by a part-time faculty advisor, and full-time legal teaching fellow. The Dash-Muse Teaching Fellowship is a two-year position designed for a Georgetown Law J.D. or LL.M. graduate with human rights experience, an interest in teaching, and a commitment to pursuing a career in human rights.
In 2013, Georgetown Law established the Human Rights Institute Dash-Muse Teaching Fellowship. The Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow works closely with HRI leadership to conceptualize and implement all Institute programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the Institute’s Fact-Finding Practicum as a teaching fellow; managing the Institute’s Human Rights Associates Program; supporting the campus human rights community; providing academic and career advice to students interested in human rights; engaging with the Institute’s human rights alumni network; maintaining the Institute’s strong ties to human rights practitioners; organizing human rights conferences and other events; and supporting the Institute’s efforts to create human rights fellowship opportunities for graduating students.
The Fellow also participates in a year-long clinical law pedagogy course led by the nation’s leading law school clinical professors. The Fellow also writes and produces human rights-related scholarship and, upon completion of the fellowship term, is awarded an LL.M. degree in Advocacy.
Dash-Muse Teaching Fellows
2019-present: Melissa Stewart Current Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law
2017-2019: Ashley Binetti Armstrong (currently Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law)
2015-2017: Patrick W. Griffith (currently Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs at Georgetown University Law Center)
2013-2015: Ian M. Kysel (currently Visiting Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic at Cornell Law School)