The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, is seeking an Assistant Director at its Clinic on Entrepreneurship at The University of Chicago Law School’s Kane Center for Clinical Legal Education. The nationally-acclaimed IJ Clinic cultivates economic liberty in inner-city Chicago by providing free legal assistance and educational resources to lower-income entrepreneurs who struggle with excessive regulation, educating law students about counseling entrepreneurs, and advocating for reform of the local laws that hinder entrepreneurship. The Assistant Director will work closely with law students to advise clients on business planning, transactions, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property protection. The Assistant Director will co-teach a seminar on Entrepreneurship & The Law and will participate in the peerless intellectual community at the Law School. The Assistant Director will also be a key player in the IJ Clinic’s strategic planning, outreach, research, and activism to support lower-income entrepreneurs as they build businesses and neighborhoods.
Selection of the Assistant Director is contingent upon the approval of the University of Chicago Law School and the Office of the Provost. The Assistant Director must be a licensed attorney with 3+ years of experience in a general business or transactional law practice, who has demonstrated acumen in contract drafting, negotiation, and counseling clients on business planning. A strong academic background, along with a passion for teaching, entrepreneurship and the law, is required. A commitment to public interest work and a facility for working with culturally and economically diverse groups are also necessary. Admission to the Illinois bar and a background in legislative drafting, lobbying, community organizing, land use law, tax, accounting, or start-up financing are pluses.
IJ offers a stimulating and enjoyable work environment with opportunities for professional growth as well as an excellent benefit package.
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