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University of Michigan Law Schoo -- Fellow -- Child Advocacy Law Clinic

15 Jul 2013 10:33 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

Child Welfare Law and Policy Research Fellow

The University of Michigan Law School’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year child welfare law and policy research fellowship.  The Fellow will work to improve Michigan’s foster care system through collaborative systemic reform.  The Fellow will research best practices from across the country and present those ideas to stakeholders in Michigan, which will include representatives from the Department of Human Services, the courts, and the legislature.  Through his/her work, the Fellow will promote promising practices and underlying policies that will improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families.  The Fellow’s agenda will be established through a collaborative process with stakeholders and will focus on issues including how to safely reduce the number of children in foster care.  The Fellow will work closely with students and faculty in the Child Welfare Legislation Clinic at the law school and will have a budget for travel and to attend conferences. 

Candidates must have a JD from an accredited law school and prior experience with child welfare law, either through a law school clinic or post-graduate experience.   The Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 and will have a complete benefit package.     

Applications can be submitted at http://umjobs.org/job_detail/84421/child_welfare_law_policy_research_fellow

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