Clinical Legal Education Association

Georgetown University Law Center - Clinical Teaching Fellowship, Civil Litigation Clinic

03 May 2017 11:50 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

The Civil Litigation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center will open its doors in September 2017. The Clinic’s aim is to provide students with the opportunity to work on a variety of public interest cases before federal district courts. Students will learn the nuts and bolts of trial court litigation, including interviewing prospective clients and witnesses, evaluating potential cases, framing and drafting complaints, taking and defending discovery, and filing and responding to motions, including dispositive motions. The Clinic will focus on cases that are good teaching vehicles for students, but the case load will involve a mix of open government, administrative law, privacy, and civil liberties cases.

The Clinic will be directed by David C. Vladeck, A.B. Chettle, Jr., Professor of Law. Professor Vladeck has over forty years of litigation experience, having served as a staff lawyer and then director of Public Citizen Litigation Group, the Director of Georgetown Law’s civil rights clinic, and the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He has argued cases before the Supreme Court, sixty appeals before federal courts of appeal and state courts of last resort, and handled or overseen hundreds of cases in district court. He also teaches courses in civil procedure, federal courts, privacy, and the First Amendment.

Description of the Fellowship

The Clinic is hiring one lawyer to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for a two year term (2017-19). The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the clinic as the fellowship progresses. The fellow will:

  • Supervise students in cases and take responsibility for his or her own case load;
  • Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions;
  • Assist with administrative and case handling responsibilities of the clinic; and
  • Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of post-J.D. legal experience; and
  • Admission (or willing to be admitted as soon as possible) to the District of Columbia Bar;
  • Experience with federal court litigation preferred but not required

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, résumé/CV, two references, and a writing sample (no longer than 10 pages) to Jonathan Dromgoole at jdl1466@georgetown.edu by May 31, 2017.

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