Clinical Legal Education Association

Clinical Fellowships at GW

03 Nov 2017 1:40 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL’s Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics announce the availability of new graduate clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2018-20.  In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows.   

The 2018-20 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2018.  Fellows are assigned to the specific law school clinic that matches their background and experience. Although different clinics provide Fellows different responsibilities and experiences, each clinic provides a Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic.

The Friedman Fellowship program affords every Fellow the opportunity to learn about 1) clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in each, 2) teaching and supervising law students engaged in these activities, and 3) participating in a program of study in which these are the primary topics of inquiry. Throughout their two years in residence, Fellows can receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising clinical law students, and in writing scholarship for publication.  The program provides Fellows with mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration, and from the law school in general.

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: civil legal aid practice, community economic development law, criminal defense practice, cyberviolence, domestic violence, family law litigation, prisoner re-entry issues, small business and nonprofit law, and transactional law. 

Fellows receive an annual stipend of $60,000 and are eligible for university employment benefits, such as health insurance, tuition assistance, and other benefits related to law school affiliation.  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.

By November 30, 2017, each applicant should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of references, and a complete law school transcript to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. Questions can also be submitted to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu.  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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