Clinical Legal Education Association


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  • 25 Oct 2016 11:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an individual to direct the clinical teaching program for its community-based clinic run in affiliation with U.C. Berkeley School of Law. EBCLC is a non-profit legal service provider with a long-term relationship to Berkeley Law, and serves as the law school’s oldest and largest clinical legal education program. The Clinical Director will hold a lecturer appointment with Berkeley Law and be employed by EBCLC to run the clinical program, splitting time between the two institutions. The Clinical Director will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and closely with the Berkeley Law EBCLC Faculty Director to provide excellent clinical training and teaching for law students. This position is for a two-year commitment.

    EBCLC is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high quality legal services to low-income clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers. EBCLC approaches its work in a multimodal, collaborative and holistic manner to provide meaningful client services, impactful and grounded policy advocacy, and far-reaching training for tomorrow’s lawyers and leaders. EBCLC is currently the largest provider of free legal services for low-income residents in the East Bay, with a staff of 45 and an annual roster of 150 law student interns providing services to over 5,000 clients each year. For more information about EBCLC, please see our website:

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Teach (or co-teach) the Community Law Seminar – Work with the Executive Director (or other EBCLC staff) to design and teach the weekly clinic companion course; develop new modes of clinical teaching by supervising students at EBCLC in cases or projects as appropriate; and develop advanced clinical courses.

    • Conduct Intern Recruitment and Training – Work with the Interim Faculty Director, Executive Director (or other EBCLC staff), recruiting and training law students from Berkeley Law for the academic year and the summer session. Recruitment may require participation in Berkeley Law public interest career events, distribution of job descriptions, and correspondence with applicants.

    • Act as Liaison to EBCLC’s Board of Directors – Participate in Executive Committee and Board meetings; present on clinical program; participate in committees as appropriate.

    • Convene the Student Steering Committee of the Board – Work with the committee to plan EBCLC events and improve student participation in the clinic and on the board.

    • Mentor Supervision Staff – Convene monthly supervisor meetings to discuss clinic-wide issues and to facilitate professional development trainings that relate to clinical education.

    • Participate in Berkeley Law Experiential Education Leadership – Participate in all Berkeley Law in-house clinical program and experiential education faculty/staff meetings.
    • Participate in EBCLC’s program management team, participation in office-wide strategic planning and leadership, working with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration, the Director of Development, and the other EBCLC Practice Directors to sustain and develop clinical programs and services.
    • Participate in Faculty deliberations and events – Attend and participate in all faculty meetings to which lecturers are able to attend.
    • Participate in regional and national clinical organizations – Attend and participate in experiential legal education conferences and facilitate EBCLC staff participation.
    • Clinical Supervision – Supervise clinical students as determined by EBCLC’s needs and as appropriate.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Membership in a state bar association, preferably the California State Bar.
    • Demonstrated experience in providing legal services to people experiencing the economic, social and racial inequities associated with living in poverty.
    • At least five years’ experience supervising law students, preferably in a community-based legal clinic program like EBCLC, with excellent legal supervision and teaching skills and knowledge of clinical pedagogy.
    • Flexibility and an ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people.


    This is a full-time regular salaried position; non-profit salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits package including 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans and paid time off.

    Application Procedure

    Submit applications by email to (include "Clinical Director" in subject line). Applications should include a brief cover letter, CV/resume, and names/contact information for at least three professional references. Applications are due no later than November 25th.

    EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. EBCLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or prior contact with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities. 

  • 25 Oct 2016 10:36 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Fordham Law is seeking to hire a Senior Director to oversee its Entrepreneurial Law Program and supervise an innovative new Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC).

    In the past decade, New York City has become a significant national locus for entrepreneurship, with the scale of activity accelerating. Start-up companies in the region are capitalizing on the city’s concentration of finance, professional services, media, entertainment, and fashion, as well as a burgeoning “maker” community, among other sectors. Social entrepreneurship as well as entrepreneurship in low-income communities are also important parts of the burgeoning New York ecosystem.

    In recognition of this growing trend, Fordham Law School has built a focused entrepreneurial law curriculum, leveraging the school’s core strengths in business, corporate, and finance, as well as intellectual property, information law, and technology. The curriculum now includes courses on representing start-up companies, the law of venture capital, and IP transactions in later-stage companies, among others. At the same time, the Law School has been developing a larger program focused on entrepreneurship, with an alumni Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Committee, a popular student Entrepreneurial Law Society, and public programming under the auspices of the school’s Corporate Law Center. The Law School’s entrepreneurial law program is part of a university-wide interdisciplinary effort that includes Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, Fordham’s Urban Studies Program, and others.

    The Law School now seeks to significantly elevate this effortand fill an important curricular needthrough the hiring of a Senior Director.

    The primary responsibility of the Senior Director will be to help establish and teach the ELC, supervising students in providing pro bono legal services to early-stage start-up companies. The specific legal questions any given client could present might range from issues of corporate law to IP and licensing, to tax and employment, as well as finance. Matters could include entity formation, drafting shareholder and operating agreements, negotiating investment or loan agreements, advising on how to structure internal compensation structures for founders, drafting vendor or services agreements, and many other basic legal needs for start-up companies. Representing a mix of traditional start-ups as well as social enterprises, ELC students will be exposed to individual transactional questions and the role of in-house counsel dealing with a range of legal issues that interrelate with business objectives and the attendant representational and ethical concerns those intertwined issues raise.

    Additionally, the ELC can provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary education, potentially drawing on graduate students from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business to help clients develop business plans, conduct market research, explore financing options, establish basic accounting structures, and bring their expertise to bear in other ways. Working with the Senior Director, the ELC will also be designed to draw on a network of cooperating attorneys to provide additional mentoring and specialized advice to the ELC and its clients.

    The ELC will be housed in Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc. (LSLS), Fordham’s in-house law firm. LSLS has a staff of fourteen attorneys and a number of other professionals working across ten practice areas that include community economic development, consumer protection, civil rights, criminal defense, family advocacy, federal tax, immigrant rights, intellectual property and information law, legislative and policy advocacy, and securities law. ELC will find synergies across a number of the firm’s other practice areas.

    Beyond clinical supervision, the Senior Director will also work to extend the Law School’s visibility and impact among entrepreneurs and the larger Fordham community. Helping to build the entrepreneurial law program will include forging partnerships with incubators, accelerators, venture capital firms, and others working in New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Senior Director will help develop public programming on entrepreneurship and the law, work with the student Entrepreneurial Law Society, and take other steps to elevate this important part of Fordham’s mission. In short, the Senior Director will need to be both an educator of entrepreneurship in action and an entrepreneur themselves to unlock the potential of this growing program.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


    • JD or equivalent degree;
    • Five years of demonstrated experience working with start-up companies or related experience at the intersection of legal practice and entrepreneurship; and
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Darin Neely, Assistant Dean, Office of Administration, Fordham University School of Law, Please, no calls. For questions about the position, please contact Nestor Davidson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Fordham University School of Law,

    Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham Law School is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

  • 25 Oct 2016 10:26 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duke University School of Law seeks a transactional attorney to supervise students and direct activities in the Law School’s Start-Up Ventures Clinic or Community Enterprise Clinic. We will consider candidates who seek a full-time position as a Visiting Clinical Professor, Clinical Professor, or Professor of the Practice and who are willing to actively engage in the Law School’s broader programs in law and entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and community development law. Qualified applicants may be individuals currently teaching in a transactional clinic or practicing attorneys with relevant subject matter expertise. 

    In addition to supervising students and directing various programs within our transactional clinics, the faculty member will have the opportunity to pursue other interests, such as non-clinical teaching in Duke Law’s business law curriculum and/or related research. The precise contours of the position will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant and formalized with his or her input. In addition to a strong record of or demonstrated potential for clinical teaching, the ideal candidate will offer:

    1. Broad-based substantive legal experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, intellectual property, community economic development law, and social enterprise;
    2. A deep commitment to access to justice that is consistent with the ethos of the Duke Law clinics, as well as a creativity to deploy business/transactional law skills toward this end;
    3. Excellent teaching and mentoring skills; and
    4. The ability and willingness to build connections with both a campus and a local community that have adopted the promotion of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship as priorities.

    All applicants must either be members of the North Carolina Bar or be eligible for admission and willing to become a member. Duke University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé via email to Kristin Triebel at

    All applications must be received no later than midnight on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

  • 25 Oct 2016 10:19 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Vermont Law School is recruiting outstanding candidates to head up our award winning Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.  The ENRLC forms a key component of the environmental education we offer our students.  The program functions as a public interest environmental law firm and gives students the opportunity to hone their skills in real-world cases and projects.  The ENRLC is organized into four main program areas - Water and Justice, Coal and Climate, Healthy Communities, and Biodiversity - and we retain the flexibility to take on cases and projects outside these areas as well.  The clinic's work includes a mix of litigation, administrative agency proceedings, client counseling, and other forms of environmental advocacy.  Our clients are community groups and conservation organizations, and we partner with a wide variety of organizations at the local, regional, and national level. The position description is posted here:

  • 25 Oct 2016 9:35 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Dayton School of Law is accepting applications for two Assistant Professors of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program at the School of Law is designed to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and first- time bar passage. The Academic Success Program impacts every stage of the academic program, providing support to students from orientation until graduation. The Assistant Professor of Academic Success position is non-tenure track with an initial one-year appointment. There is a possibility for renewal long-term (three or five-year) appointments after three years of satisfactory service. The Assistant Professor of Academic Success will be charged with teaching academic success courses, advising students on issues related to their coursework and professional development, supervising and evaluating the Learning Communities program and upper-class Dean’s Fellows, and participating in the greater academic success professional community.

    Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and excellent written communication skills. They must also have passed a bar examination and been admitted to practice law in a U.S. state

    We prefer candidates with:

    • An outstanding academic record,
    • Successful and recent experience in legal education or law teaching, particularly in designing and teaching academic success courses or those related to legal reasoning,critical reading, exam-writing and bar examination preparation;
    • Experience providing effective academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
    • Recent successful experience developing and administering structured intervention and counseling programs for at-risk students;
    • Successful experience developing course materials and supervising and evaluating others’ teaching, especially that of graduate or law students;
    • Recent successful program administration, including delivering and assessing all aspects of a program, especially if the experience relates to academic support or bar examination preparation;
    • Excellent oral communication skills, including effective presentation skills; 
    • Previous participation in the larger community for academic success professionals, including attending or presenting at conferences or other endeavors to support professional development;
    • Effective interpersonal skills with various constituencies, including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
    • Experience mentoring and working with students from diverse backgrounds;
    • Demonstrated commitment to socially and culturally diverse communities; and,
    • Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values.
    Applications will be accepted until November 18, 2016. To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must apply online at: Cover letter and CV should be submitted electronically on the website at the time of application. The cover letter should address the applicant’s ability to meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. For more information about the School of Law or the Academic Support Program, please visit our website at or contact the chair of the hiring committee, Professor Susan Wawrose, University of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-2772.

    The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

  • 25 Oct 2016 9:02 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic individual with significant legal practice experience and clinical teaching experience to serve as the inaugural Director of our new Veterans Legal Services Clinical Program, which will begin operations on the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Campus in mid-2017. 

    The Director will have the opportunity to develop, lead, and teach in what we envision will be the School of Law’s signature clinic.  The Director will teach the in-house Veterans Benefits Clinic in fall 2017 while developing other clinical courses, experiential learning projects, and student pro bono activities involving the legal representation of veterans in a variety of substantive areas of need.

    The Director will supervise a staff attorney and a paralegal on site at the V.A. Campus, coordinate programs with other UCLA clinical faculty and staff, and meaningfully engage with veterans’ communities on UCLA campus, in Los Angeles, and nationally.

    The Director will develop teaching approaches and materials that ensure students receive high-quality educational experiences when working in for-credit clinics or providing pro bono legal services.  The Director will also have responsibility for managing the budget for the Program, hiring and managing support staff, including a staff attorney and a paralegal, and for managing the office.  As needed, the Director will act as a case manager for veterans related legal programs, serving as the attorney of record, and managing selected cases, including at those times when the Law School is not in session. 

    The Director will work under the direction of the Law School’s Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, and Public Service.  In addition to developing and managing the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, the Director might also be asked to assist with other parts of the School of Law’s experiential curriculum. 

    Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, admission to the California Bar or willingness to sit for the California Bar, significant legal practice experience, and demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills.  Experience teaching in a law school clinical setting is strongly preferred.  Practice experience representing veterans is also preferred but not required.  The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time, year-round, academic, non-tenure track position.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See; and

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, December 16, 2016 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.  Please apply online at by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least three professional references. 

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

  • 12 Oct 2016 3:31 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Rutgers Law School seeks candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, as reflected in their scholarship and research, for tenured-faculty positions in its Newark location. Candidates should have a record of excellence in legal scholarship, teaching, and institutional service. Experience in legal practice, policy advocacy, or other forms of applied research related to social justice is also a plus. The Law School values faculty diversity and strongly encourages candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

    This hiring initiative is funded by the Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) Chancellor to enhance the university's strategic plan of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement across RU-N's academic departments and to promote RU-N's role as an anchor institution that leverages its scholarly expertise and civic interest to advance opportunity in and around the greater Newark metropolitan area. Thus, candidates ideally should have an interest in participating in cross-disciplinary initiatives within RU-N, in partnering with communities and organizations outside the university, and/or in advancing opportunity in and around the greater Newark metropolitan area.

    Interested candidates should send a CV and a list of references by November 1, 2016 to the attention of Mary Anne Moore,

    About Rutgers Law School: Rutgers Law School—with locations in Newark and Camden—offers a world-class faculty; a curriculum of exceptional breadth and depth in theory, practice, and interdisciplinary studies; a geographic presence that spans one of the nation's 10 largest legal markets (New Jersey) while also offering immediate access to two of the five largest markets (New York City and Philadelphia); an alumni network with over 20,000 members; and a strong tradition of diversity and social impact. As the law school for a top public university, Rutgers Law School is committed to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service to its host communities, the state of New Jersey, and the nation.

    As a department of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Law School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

  • 05 Oct 2016 2:55 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications for: (1) a tenure-track law professor to work in the School of Law’s General Practice Clinic, and (2) a tenure-track law professor to work in the school of law’s clinical law program and direct the externship program. Both positions begin July 16, 2017. We will consider exceptionally talented applicants at the assistant or associate professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Relevant experience and a demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching is expected.

    UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university. UDC-DCSL has a three-part statutory mission:

    • to recruit and enroll students from groups underrepresented at the bar,
    • to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, and
    • to represent the legal needs of low-income residents through the School’s legal clinics.

    The School of Law has been a leader in experiential and clinical education for more than 40 years beginning with its predecessor Antioch School of Law. Every student completes two 350 hour clinical courses, as well as forty hours of community service. UDC-DCSL offers nine legal clinics in the following areas: juvenile and special education; housing and consumer; general practice; community development; legislation; low-income taxpayer; government accountability; immigration and human rights and criminal defense.

    UDC-DCSL consistently earns high rankings for its diversity, clinical program, and public interest mission. U.S. News & World Report's “Best Law Schools 2016” ranked UDC-DCSL second in diversity in its rankings of 198 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association. It also ranked UDC-DCSL seventh in the country for its clinical program in 2016. PreLaw Magazine has given an “A+” to the law school and ranks it the second most diverse law school in the nation for students and faculty. The magazine also ranked UDC-DCSL #8 in its “Best Schools for Public Service” rankings. The 2016 edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 173 Law Schools” awarded UDC-DCSL top ten rankings in three categories: 2nd for “Most Chosen by Older Students”; 2nd for “Most Diverse Faculty”; and 2nd for “Best Environment for Minority Students.” Through its robust clinic program, vast internship and externship options and the Summer Public Interest Fellowship program, UDC-DCSL has garnered the #7 spot for its government & public interest job placement rate nationally.

    Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications immediately. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume. UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.

    Contact: Professor Andrew G. Ferguson, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. (email: to Faculty Secretary, Ms. Loretta Young-Jones –

  • 05 Oct 2016 2:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Clinical Professor of Law and Director of its Health Justice Project. The Health Justice Project is a medical-legal partnership (“MLP”) of Loyola’s School of Law, the Erie Family Health Center (a Federally Qualified Health Center), and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. The Health Justice project includes a legal clinic which involves law students in direct client representation and policy advocacy to address the social determinants of health affecting low-income patients of Erie Family Health Center. Founded in 2010, the Health Justice Project is part of the School of Law’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.

    Students in the schools of public health and medicine at Loyola also may enroll in the clinic. The Clinical Professor of Law is responsible for designing and teaching clinic classes; creating opportunities for interprofessional learning and teamwork; directing the medical-legal partnership and law school clinic; supervising students in the representation of clients; supervising research assistants, teaching fellows, and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers; overseeing the case management system and any data collection; and other matters.

    The position is for a renewable 5 year contract term. Clinical faculty have voting privileges and are eligible to apply for summer research stipends.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    1. Plans and directs implementation and administration of the Health Justice Project MLP and law school clinic;

    2. Supervises clinical fellows, law students and volunteers in skill development and client representation; specifically, training intake specialists, client advocates, healthcare and social work partners, and pro bono attorneys; planning, assigning and directing work; evaluating performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems;

    3. Prepares and communicates information to partners, doctors, students, and volunteers regarding legal and social resources;

    4. Maintains frequent and professional communication with contacts at community health centers and other collaborating entities;

    5. Develops and maintains case management and data collection systems.

    Engaging in scholarly research is preferred but not required.


    The candidate must have the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people of various socio-economic backgrounds and education level. Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to client needs, cultural nuances and confidential information. Interest in serving low-income people and addressing health disparities. Experience as a clinician or former clinical teaching fellow, as a medical-legal partnership attorney or as a lawyer with litigation and/or policy experience. The ideal applicant has experience in an MLP or other law school clinic setting, is barred in Illinois by the start date (or is bar eligible), and has experience in one or more of the typical MLP case subject matters, including public benefits, disability, housing, advance care planning, immigration, and guardianship, among others. Demonstrated interest in public interest law or policy strongly preferred.

    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of an interprofessional team. Detail oriented. Flexible work attitude, ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a small staff and frequent student turnover (due to semester long courses and graduation).

    Minimum Education/Experience:

    Bachelor’s and J.D. degree required.

    Computer Skills:

    Adept user of Internet, case management systems, e-mail and other office automation systems.

    Will be expected to oversee case management and data collection system.

    Certificates and Licenses:

    Juris Doctor; Admission/eligibility for admission to the Illinois Bar

    Special Instructions:

    Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, with the goal of selecting a candidate by the end of the year. Position to begin July 1, 2017. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references.

    Direct applications to: Make inquiries to: Professor Anita Weinberg, Chair, HJP Hiring Committee, School of Law, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL, 60611,

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at

    For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

  • 05 Oct 2016 2:19 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown Law invites recent law graduates to apply for a Clinical Teaching Fellowship in the Communications and Technology Law Clinic. The Fellow will supervise and teach law students representing real clients on high profile, cutting edge cases. In addition to a generous stipend and full benefits, the Fellow will receive an LL.M. degree in Advocacy at the conclusion of the two-year Fellowship. The Fellowship starts in summer 2017. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis through December 15, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

    About the Clinic

    The Communications and Technology Law Clinic is the country’s oldest and most respected legal organization representing public interest clients in communications law and policy. Founded in 1969 as the Citizens Communications Center, and later known as the First Amendment and Media Clinic, the clinic’s docket today includes a broad set of issues arising in a world where new technologies compete with traditional broadcast, cable, and telephone services.

    In this clinic, students provide pro bono legal representation to nonprofit organizations concerned with ensuring that as the media landscape changes, communications technologies realize their full potential to benefit the public. The clinic thus works on behalf of its clients to promote the accessibility, inclusiveness, and integrity of communications technologies and media content. Lawyers and students in the clinic advocate for these goals before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and appellate courts.

    Some recent projects include:

    • participating in a rulemaking proceeding at the FCC to foster universal service and reduce the “digital divide” by including broadband service in subsidy programs for low-income households;
    • filing complaints at the FTC concerning children’s websites and apps that violate laws protecting children’s privacy;
    • filing a brief in the DC Circuit supporting lower telephone rates for prisoners;
    • filing complaints at the FCC against television stations that fail to disclose the true identity of the sponsors of political ads;
    • advocating before the FCC and the Third Circuit for increased ownership of broadcast stations by women and people of color; and
    • filing a complaint at the FCC against the Baltimore Police Department for the unlawful use of “stingray” surveillance devices.

    For more information about the clinic’s cases, visit its website:

    About the Position

    The Communications and Technology Law Clinic has two Fellows serving staggered two-year terms. The Fellows work closely with the two faculty members: Professor Angela Campbell and Benton Senior Counselor Andrew Jay Schwartzman.

    The Fellows are given a great deal of responsibility for the clinic’s cases.

    They work directly with client organizations and coalitions to develop strategy; meet with Commissioners, agency staff, and Congressional staff; and draft briefs, comments, and other legal documents. The Fellows experience firsthand the interplay between Congress, federal agencies, and federal courts in developing communications and technology policy.

    An important part of the Fellows’ job is supervising the day-to-day work of three to four second- and third-year law students. The Fellows spend much of their time teaching students in a one-on-one setting. They help students develop a research plan, review and revise drafts, and prepare for meetings and oral presentations. Fellows also take an active role in planning and teaching the classroom components of the clinic. Fellows from this clinic and other clinics at Georgetown Law receive formal training in clinical teaching in an intensive orientation and in a Clinical Pedagogy course that meets throughout the first year of the Fellowship.

    The clinic is part of the Institute for Public Representation, a highly regarded program that simulates a small public interest law firm and also practices in the areas of environmental justice, civil rights, and voting rights.


    Applicants must have a law degree or anticipate receiving one before the beginning of the Fellowship, and must be eligible for admission to the District of Columbia Bar or another state bar. Experience in legal practice or as a judicial clerk is a major plus, but not a requirement. Teaching or supervisory experience is also a valuable factor. Preference will be given to applicants with:

    • a demonstrated interest in media, telecommunications, privacy, freedom of speech, or related legal fields;
    • strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written;
    • an interest in teaching law students in a clinical setting; and
    • a commitment to serving the public interest.

    Pay and Other Benefits

    The Fellowship pays an annual stipend of at least $53,500, and provides generous benefits, including fully-covered tuition for the LL.M. program, group health insurance, and unlimited access to Georgetown Law's state-of-the-art fitness center. The Fellowship starts in summer 2017 and ends in summer 2019.

    The Fellowship also provides an excellent entryway into technology law and academia. Because the program is widely respected in the communications bar and the academy, Fellows typically have considerable success obtaining fulltime positions of their choosing. Some institutions where alumni have gone immediately following the Fellowship are: Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Common Sense Media, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America, Public Knowledge, and several law schools.

    How to apply?

    Persons interested in applying should create an application package that includes:

    • resume;
    • law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable);
    • list of references, including contact information;
    • personal statement (not longer than two pages, double-spaced) setting forth the reasons for seeking the Fellowship; and
    • one or two recent writing samples that represent the applicant’s most challenging analytical work and finest writing, which should not have been collaboratively drafted or significantly edited by someone else.

    Applications must be submitted no later than midnight on December 15, 2016. Please save application items in PDF format and email all materials to IPR’s Administrator, Niko Perazich, at The clinic will invite selected candidates to interview in person at Georgetown Law. Regretfully, the clinic cannot pay candidates’ travel expenses, but clinic staff will work to arrange interviews on dates that are convenient for out-of-town candidates.

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