The George Washington University Law School - Friedman Clinical Fellowship Program

12 Jan 2015 4:23 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University
Law School are accepting additional applications for our graduate clinical fellowship
program for the academic years of 2015-17. In recognition of the generous gift of
Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows. Friedman
Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal
education and public interest law.

The 2015-17 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2015. Each
fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic. Although the
various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and
experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and
co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students
enrolled in the clinic.

The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about
clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of
engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in these
endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which these are the
primary topics of inquiry. In the process, Fellows receive mentorship and
support from the clinical faculty and administration, and the law school in

Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and
Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other
clinical faculty. As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive
specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students,
and in writing a publishable thesis. Fellows also enroll part-time in
other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of
the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program.

We are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic,
clinical, and lawyering experience. We are especially interested in
applications from lawyers with background and experience in the following
areas: administrative law, appellate practice, community economic
development law, civil legal aid practice, criminal defense practice,
litigation, prisoner re-entry issues, and transactional law. Fellows
receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission
for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible
student loan deferment. Fellows must be members of a state bar. Candidates
who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver
into the D.C. Bar.

Each applicant should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of
references, and a complete law school transcript by February 2, 2015 to
Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb. The preferred submission method is by
email to In the alternative, applications can be
mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics c/o Executive Assistant
Norma Lamont, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW,
Washington, DC 20052. The George Washington University Law School is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes
special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.


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