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  • 25 Jun 2017 6:31 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School's International Human Rights (IHR) Clinic. This position is for the 2017-18 academic year and is expected to begin on August 1, 2017. The appointment is for 12 months; re-appointment for a second term may be possible.

    The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The IHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. IHR Clinic projects include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals, as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals.

    Reporting to the Director of the IHR Clinic, the successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the IHR Clinic and job responsibilities will include supervising student projects including providing feedback on written work, participating in team meetings, working with the Director to develop teaching materials and teaching in the clinic, developing and selecting clients, managing aspects of a blog and website relating to international law and the IHR Clinic, organizing and coordinating relevant events, lectures and other clinic activities, and may include international travel.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two to four years of work experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably including experience with international human rights litigation or advocacy. Must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required. Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably Spanish, is strongly desired. Demonstrated ability to work with technology, including posting to a blog and website.

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, a law school transcript, a list of references, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54879.

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or until July 31, 2017, whichever is sooner.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

  • 25 Jun 2017 6:25 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    *Duties & Responsibilities

    Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) seeks a Clinical Instructor with a background as a transactional attorney in the practice areas of corporate, general business, intellectual property, community economic development, and/or non-profit law. The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students; and will be involved in developing the curriculum and learning experience of the TLC students; clinical practice and training. The Clinical Instructors also participate in office wide projects and in the Center’s program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education. The TLC sub-clinics – consisting of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Community Enterprise Project, Real Estate Clinic and Entertainment Law Clinic – are part of a curriculum based, general practice law office and clinical education facility of Harvard Law School. Each semester, law school students represent clients on a broad range of civil legal matters under the guidance of Clinical Instructors. Instructors are also involved in developing the curriculum and learning experience of the TLC students, including course workshop attendance and supervision on student workshop projects; in addition to participating in office wide projects such as case administration, marketing and outreach, and student project oversight.

    *Basic Qualifications

    JD Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience. Similar years experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, human service trainees or other professionals preferred. Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.

    Additional Qualifications

    Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in occasionally demanding, high stress circumstances. Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; strong motivation, initiative, demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals. Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills. Strong organization, time management, case management and documentation skills.

    Additional Information

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. To apply please visit: http://bit.ly/2p29sZ2

  • 25 Jun 2017 6:07 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The position of Assistant Dean for Experiential Education requires a talented and enthusiastic individual to build and oversee the operational excellence of the UCLA Law program of clinical and experiential education. The Assistant Dean will report to and work under the general direction of the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean of Experiential Education and will be expected to work independently with multiple faculty and staff within the law school. The Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning and support the Faculty Director and/or Vice Dean in expanding and promoting excellence in the law school’s program of clinical and experiential education. The Assistant Dean will also develop and maintain systems to ensure the provision of excellent legal services to clients and excellent pedagogical opportunities for students. These duties will require the Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the law school community, as well as with external governmental and nonprofit entities with which the law school is collaborating. The person in this position should have some background and familiarity with clinical legal education, the ability to exercise creativity and good judgment about the law school program, and a deep interest in educating students and providing legal services to clients and communities in the region. The person in this position has the possibility of spending up to approximately 25% of his/her time teaching in a clinical program, to be determined in consultation with the Faculty Director/Vice Dean.

    Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of substantial legal practice or related experience; and demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in clinical legal education preferred. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is a full-time, year round, non-tenure track academic appointment with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. 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 https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

    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 Tuesday, June 13, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02951 by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

    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 (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

  • 25 Jun 2017 6:03 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Housing Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to join its 7-person Housing Practice to represent low-income tenants in unlawful detainer cases, advocate for tenants in a broad range of housing-related legal problems, and contribute to the creation of more just and humane housing policies for Alameda County tenants, as well as train and supervise law student interns. The ideal candidate is an excellent advocate with strong writing and organizational skills who has the ability to work well in a fast-paced, high volume litigation setting, has experience providing direct legal services to low-income people, and is committed to mentoring the next generation of legal advocates.

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and a community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School, committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy. With over 50 staff, 150 law students, and a $5 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County and provides multimodal, collaborative, and holistic services to over 5,000 clients yearly. We also engage in legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Represent low-income tenants in unlawful detainer cases
    • Supervise weekly Tenants’ Rights Workshops, advising and advocating for tenants regarding a broad range of housing-related legal problems, including eviction defense, code enforcement, rent control, public housing (conventional and §8), and fair housing 
    • Conduct outreach and provide pro per assistance to tenants at self-help and community sites 
    • Teach, train, and supervise law students, legal fellows, and volunteer attorneys, including substantive law and skills trainings, regular individual and group case reviews, and day-today monitoring of individual work 
    • Work collaboratively with other attorneys at EBCLC to provide holistic, wrap-around services addressing the root issues of poverty
    • Participate in collaborative partnerships with other community and legal services organizations providing similar services 
    • Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management and reporting
    • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • J.D. required, member of the California State Bar in good standing
    • Ability to manage a demanding case load; excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills 
    • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    STAFF ATTORNEY/CLINICAL SUPERVISOR - HOUSING PRACTICE

    2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

    t 510.548.4040 f 510.548.2566 www.ebclc.org

    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty 
    • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team 
    • Ability to work successfully in a high-volume, dynamic environment
    • Experience with, or strong interest in, law student supervision and training
    • Unlawful detainer or other relevant litigation experience preferred
    • Bilingual skills in Spanish or Cantonese highly desirable

    Salary:

    This is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position, starting August 1, 2017; non-profit salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans (including dependent coverage), paid time off, and retirement options.

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to jobs@ebclc.org (include “Housing Attorney” in the subject line); Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for two professional references.

    The application deadline is Sunday, July 2, 2017 but please be aware applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

    EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. EBCLC does 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 Jun 2017 5:55 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Clean Slate Clinic of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to provide representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income people who face economic barriers due to criminal convictions, and to train and supervise law student interns. The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience designing and implementing new legal advocacy practices, experience in criminal law and employment law, interest in training law students, a commitment to community lawyering, and a passion for working with low-income people impacted by the criminalization of poverty and contact with the criminal justice system.

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and a community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School, committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy. With over 50 staff, 150 law students, and a $5 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County and provides multimodal, collaborative, and holistic services to over 5,000 clients yearly. We also engage in legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.

    Primary Responsibilities

    ● Provide advice, counsel, limited scope representation, direct legal representation and assistance to low-income clients throughout Alameda County, including but not limited to: petitioning for criminal records remedies (dismissal of convictions, felony reductions, early termination of probation, recall of warrants, Certificate of Rehabilitation & Pardon, sealing of arrest and diversion records); correcting inaccurate public and private criminal record reports; enforcing federal and state consumer protections that mandate accurate and fair criminal history reporting in the commercial criminal background checks sold to private employers and landlords; advocate with the court and DMV for people charged with or convicted of offenses that affect their driver's licenses (and therefore their chance at employment); and advocate for clients trying to obtain or keep occupational licenses and/or waivers to work in a licensed facility following contact with law enforcement

    ● Collaborate and coordinate with community partners and organizations to connect clients with other services needed to remove barriers to employment, including employment training services and other legal services, and to engage in policy advocacy related to barriers to economic security and opportunity following contact with the court system

    ● Perform community outreach and legal education regarding reentry legal services

    ● Represent clients in criminal court and in administrative hearings (in appeals from denials of professional licensure)

    ● Teach, train, and supervise clinical law students, legal fellows, and volunteer attorneys, including substantive law and skills training, weekly individual and group case reviews, and day-to-day monitoring of individual tasks

    ● Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management, reporting, and client case management

    ● Participate in ongoing professional development to improve client services and student supervision

    ● Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

    Minimum Qualifications

    • J.D. required
    • Admission to the California Bar, or commitment to apply for admission in the next 12 months
    • Ability to manage a demanding caseload; excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills
    • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including formerly incarcerated people, people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty
    • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Experience with, or strong interest in, law student supervision and teaching

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 2 years member of the California State Bar in good standing
    • 2 years of legal experience, preferably in traffic court, administrative hearings, and/or criminal court
    • Experience and interest in immigration law
    • Experience providing legal services to low-income people
    • Fluency in Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, or Cantonese

    Salary

    This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position starting as soon as possible and ideally by August 1, 2017, with a nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans (including dependent coverage), paid time off, and retirement options.

    Application Procedure

    Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to jobs@ebclc.org (include “Clean Slate Attorney” in the subject line). Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for three professional references. The application deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017.

    EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. EBCLC does 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.

  • 19 Jun 2017 12:55 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Case Western Reserve University School of Law has a dynamic and nationally recognized Experiential Education curriculum. The highly regarded Intellectual Property Venture Clinic (“IPVC”) forms part of this curriculum. The IPVC is part of the law school’s Kramer Law Clinic, and its mission is to represent entrepreneurs in the formation and launch of investable companies with intellectual property strategies.

    To support the IPVC’s mission, we are hiring a Practitioner-in-Residence (“PIR”), starting fall 2017. This is a 12-month grant-funded position, renewable for up to two additional 12-month terms. The PIR will work with the Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, the Director of the Kramer Law Clinic Center, and an adjunct professor experienced in patent preparation and prosecution. Applications should be sent to the attention of Craig Nard, the Director of the Spangenberg Center, at craig.nard@case.edu.

    The primary role of the PIR is to engage in case management and to provide supervision and training for law students who will directly represent clients having intellectual property, business formation, and early-venture related issues. The successful candidate will engage in activities that include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Negotiation and contract drafting including non-disclosure agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment agreements, and founder agreements;

    Choice of entity and entity formation, joint ventures, and strategic alliances;

    Strategic intellectual property analyses;

    Developing an academic and pedagogical framework necessary to deepen and focus sustained student involvement, through clinical and classroom instruction;

    Participating in academic initiatives, and the knitting together of a regional professional network, including pro bono referrals, that will help student participants leverage their experiential learning and continue their good works in the region after graduation when they enter practice.

    The PIR will join the Kramer Law Clinic faculty and is expected to engage in activities as directed by the Director of the Clinical Program.

    Mandatory qualifications:

    A J.D. degree from an approved, ABA accredited school, with a record of high academic achievement;

    Admission to the bar in Ohio or ability to waive into the jurisdiction;

    Law school teaching experience or five years of practice experience in the relevant legal areas;

    Transactional experience with early-stage companies;

    Working knowledge of intellectual property issues; and

    Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

    Preferred qualifications:

    Experience with preparation and prosecution of patent applications;

    Experience in a clinical teaching setting.

  • 06 Jun 2017 1:15 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for a Practitioner-in-Residence for academic year 2017-18 in our Disability Rights Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 220 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

    The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via InteFolio, https://apply..interfolio.com/42382 Please contact Brian Cofill, Faculty Coordinator, at bcoffill@wcl.american.edu or (202-274-4139) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Director of the Disability Rights Law Clinic, rdiners@wcl.american.edu for any other questions about the positions. The position will remain open until filled.

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

  • 06 Jun 2017 1:13 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    STAFF ATTORNEY

    SUMMARY:

    The Staff Attorney works with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School’s (CHLPI) clinical instructors, staff attorneys, fellows and students to advocate for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations, with a focus on the needs of low-income people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

    This position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy clinic, and practice in burgeoning areas of state and national importance.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    The Staff Attorney works with consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials and others to expand access to high-quality healthcare, to reduce health disparities, and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems.

    The Staff Attorney works on policy development and advocacy projects to increase access to health care, treatment and essential support services for low-income individuals and families, with a focus on those living with HIV, Hepatitis C and other chronic health conditions. Responsibilities will include tracking and researching federal and state health policy development and assessing the potential impact on vulnerable patient populations. The Staff Attorney also manages outreach and training to state and national health and social service providers and consumer groups, to help support community partners’ health care access advocacy coalitions and policy development activities.

    The Staff Attorney mentors students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership. The Staff Attorney helps to build upon and extend CHLPI’s innovative work in health and public health law and policy.

    QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Basic Qualifications: JD Degree earned at least 3 years ago; minimum of 3 years or more relevant experience.

    Ability to work independently, as well as in teams; ability to thrive in a high-volume practice; strong oral and written communication skills; strong research and analytical skills, familiarity with federal legislative and regulatory processes; public speaking/presentation skills; strong motivation and initiative and the ability to work creatively within broad program goals; ability to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills; and strong organization, time management, project management and documentation skills. Relevant health law/policy and community outreach/organizing experience preferred.

    To Apply: http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/; Requisition # 42713BR

  • 06 Jun 2017 1:10 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    https://careers-yeshiva.icims.com/jobs/9734/director%2c-center-for-public-service-law/job?mode=view

    ABOUT US:

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

    A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

    The Position:

    Cardozo School of Law has a proud tradition of commitment to public service. It is home to a wide network of programs, courses, clinics, scholarly research and public policy initiatives focused on public service and social justice. The Center for Public Service Law is one of many important pieces of Cardozo’s commitment to advancing social justice and public service and serves as a central hub for public service law events and programming, career counseling and pro bono service.

    The principal mission of the Center for Public Service Law is to support students as they pursue internships, clerkships and post-graduate roles in public service.

    These programs exist in and among the larger mission for public service at Cardozo School of Law, where rights and justice are an integral part of the curriculum and community.

    Together with the Career Services office, faculty and the Cardozo community, the Director of the Center for Public Interest will continue to advance the goals of public interest-minded students, as well as contribute to the school’s commitment to social justice. This role is critical to enhance and support the law school’s commitment to service in the public interest. A significant number of Cardozo students, alumni and faculty are active in public service, and the Director represents Cardozo within the public interest community in addition to providing counseling and guidance to students as they pursue their passion for public service.

    The Director will be an individual with a passion for public service and the overall mission for rights and justice at Cardozo. The Director will be excited to work with others and understand that the role includes collaboration with faculty, practitioners and community members both within Cardozo and in the community.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Educate and counsel students and alumni on career opportunities in public service, through programs, panels, symposia and individualized counseling

    Conduct outreach to, and develop strong relationships with, public service organizations in the New York area and nationwide

    Take a lead role in all programming related to public sector career opportunities for students and alumni

    Serve as liaison to public service student organizations and the Public Service Scholars program

    Represent Cardozo in the wider public service community, both in New York and nationally

    Lead counseling efforts and application logistics around post graduate judicial clerkships

    Coordinate Cardozo’s participation in public service career fairs and other off campus events

    Administer public service funding programs including Cardozo’s summer stipend program and post graduate fellowship program; cultivate outside funding opportunities

    Develop pro bono opportunities for students

    Assist in developing marketing materials related to Cardozo’s public service program

    The Director will report to the Associate Dean of Career Services

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience and Educational Background:

    JD and significant experience working as an attorney and/or career counselor in public service law required (8+ years preferred)

    Knowledge of public service job market and organizations required. Knowledge of New York market strongly preferred

    Skills and Competencies:

    Must be able to work effectively as part of a team

    Must possess strong leadership skills and be able to navigate multiple viewpoints and constituencies

    Must be able to provide advice and counsel to students as well as colleagues within Career Services and throughout the law school

    Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required

    Must be comfortable utilizing technology, including database software and social media platforms

    Ideal candidate also will be experienced in event-planning, including conferences and speaker series

    Creativity and flexibility in adapting to a rapidly-changing legal market

    To apply: https://careers-yeshiva.icims.com/jobs/9734/director%2c-center-for-public-service-law/job?mode=view

  • 03 May 2017 11:54 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Penn State Law is seeking applications for a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law Clinic. The Clinic is an “in-house” clinic that functions as a small pro bono law firm representing low-income Pennsylvanians in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, custody, protection from abuse, child support and adoption. This position is involved in the Clinic’s direct legal services to clients and helping supervise the law students who represent those clients. Situated at Penn State’s flagship campus in University Park, Pennsylvania, the Family Law Clinic is an integral part of Penn State’s work as a land grant university serving rural Pennsylvanians while competing on a global scale with scholarship and public policy work. Examples of Family Law Clinic cases and projects include protective orders for victims of domestic violence, securing financial support and property for indigent clients in divorces, and asserting custodial rights for parents. The Supervising Attorney (SA) will work directly on these cases. The SA may also assist with running Legal Advice workshops on family law issue; and assist the Director with simulations and other skill-building exercises during the Clinic seminar class. The SA will also cover the Clinic docket during the summer session and other academic year breaks, which may include supervising student work on client matters. The SA is responsible for working together with the Faculty Director to ensure the effective management of the Clinic. During periods of student absence, the SA is entirely or partially responsible for direct casework, including communication with clients, motions and trials. Vacations will be scheduled around the requirement of maintaining effective case coverage. Some evening and occasional weekend hours will be expected. In-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania family law and domestic violence required, with preference for those with experience in VAWA work and/or in certain other Clinic practice areas -- specifically, divorce economic relief, child custody and support, and campus sexual assault. Must have a desire to mentor, supervise and train law students in an “in-house” clinical program; a demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities; excellent writing, communication and organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively within diverse stakeholder communities. Areas of expertise among current staff, as compared to candidates may influence selection criteria. The successful candidate will display excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated knowledge and experience with client-centered lawyering, and outstanding legal practice skills. We seek a candidate who is creative, curious and self-motivated with an ability to anticipate issues and follow-up independently; is an exceptional strategist who can thrive in a collaborative, collegial environment and enjoys thinking through complex legal issues; and exhibits professionalism, drive and tenacity. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a J.D. or L.L.B. from an ABA-accredited law school or higher or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A J.D., admission to Pennsylvania Bar or eligibility to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and minimum four years of family law practice experience with substantial trial work preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Preferred start date is July 1, 2017.

    Candidates are to apply directly online at: https://psu.jobs/job/70831.

    CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

    Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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