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  • 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, Please contact Brian Cofill, Faculty Coordinator, at 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, 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)



    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.


    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.


    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:; Requisition # 42713BR

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


    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.


    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


    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:

  • 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:

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    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.

  • 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.


    • 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 by May 31, 2017.

  • 28 Apr 2017 2:03 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, beginning September 1, 2017, in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights, with a particular focus on the work of the Northwestern Access to Health Project. The Michael and Mary Schuette Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in global health, human rights law and economic development, as well as clinical legal teaching.

    The Schuette Fellow will work on issues related to global health, human rights and development as they pertain to ongoing community global health work in Mali, Nigeria, Congo and Lebanon, as well as other potential sites. A demonstrated interest in global health law and fluency in French and/or Spanish is preferred. 

    Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Juliet Sorensen, Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law, Center for International Human Rights (

    The deadline for applications is June 15, 2017. It is anticipated that the fellowship will end August 31, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a second year to be decided by the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Salary and benefits will be competitive.

    The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions, and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation, externships, negotiations and trial advocacy.

    Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

  • 21 Apr 2017 2:29 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; 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 Tuesday, June 13, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at 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 (

  • 21 Apr 2017 2:28 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    UCLA School of Law is seeking a dynamic and detailed-oriented individual to manage the day to day activities of a growing externship program, under the general guidance of the Director of Externship Programs. The incumbent foster strong, collaborative relationships with employers, faculty, and staff and provides student advising. The manager supports placement services for prospective externs and coordinates the educational program of current externs. The incumbent will also liaise with the UCDC Program Director and work on a variety of special projects. The Manager serves as an advisor to the Externship Committee and other faculty committees when dealing with externship issues. The candidate supervises casual and/or work study students. The Manager is expected to be well versed in program policies and procedures to ensure that current and accurate information is provided to students. The Manager will also have proven experience in student affairs, programs and event management and carry out a range of activities, provide a high-level of student service and support, and fulfill the program objectives.

    Applications are due by May 1, 2017. For more information please see:

  • 21 Apr 2017 1:44 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duties & Responsibilities 

    The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) seeks to hire a Clinical Fellow in the Federal Tax Clinic. The Clinic—through which Harvard Law students receive hands-on lawyering opportunities—provides direct legal representation in tax controversies to low-income taxpayers. The Clinic’s docket includes cases before the IRS, in Federal Tax Court, and in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. Many of the Clinic’s cases raise cutting-edge issues regarding tax procedure and tax law. The Fellow’s responsibilities will include screening cases for merit and law reform opportunities, representing clients, helping to manage the Clinic’s docket, contributing to community outreach and engagement efforts, and supporting the Clinic’s teaching mission. The position represents a unique opportunity to join Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to work in a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching law office, and to develop lawyering and clinical teaching skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is for an initial two-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment depends on the availability of funding and Law School and project requirements.

    Basic Qualifications 

    Candidates must have received a J.D. within the last three (3) years or expect to receive a J.D. in spring 2017. Candidates must already be admitted to a state bar or be able to sit for a state bar exam in summer 2017 with the expectation of admission to a state bar in fall 2017. Massachusetts bar admission is not required.

    Additional Qualifications 

    The successful candidate will have experience in tax law, whether clinical, pro bono, government, or private practice; a demonstrated commitment to the needs of low-income taxpayers; the ability to work independently, as well as in teams; the ability to thrive in a high-volume litigation practice; superior oral and written communication skills; superior motivation and initiative and the ability to work creatively within broad program goals; the ability to learn and achieve highest level of professional practice; and superior organization and time management skills.

    Additional Information 

    About the Legal Services Center: Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, we are a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through five clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, Housing Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, and Federal Tax Clinic—and numerous pro bono initiatives, we provide essential legal services to low-income residents of Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside our service area. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients. To learn more, please visit LSC website.

    For term appointments only: This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2019, subject to funding and departmental need.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    A cover letter is required for consideration.

    To apply please visit:

  • 21 Apr 2017 1:05 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a visiting law professor to direct the School of Law’s Juvenile and Special Education Clinic beginning August 1, 2017. The professor has the opportunity to teach and supervise law students in a clinic in which law students will learn the skills necessary for effective juvenile advocacy and provide them with opportunities to work on projects that improve the lives of juveniles and young adults who are incarcerated or otherwise involved with the educational and/or criminal justice systems. The professor will also supervise an LLM student, and guide him or her to implement a systems change project or produce a scholarly article. The rank of the position will depend upon the successful applicant’s level of experience. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree with a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Relevant experience and demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching is expected.


    1. An earned Juris Doctor degree

    2. A member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia

    3. Three (3) years of experience

    4. Clinical law teaching experience


    1. Demonstrated teaching competence and a record of scholarship and professional growth;

    2. Demonstrated continuing professional attainment.

    The faculty acknowledges that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience and achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than that required above, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential for effective teaching.

    An initial appointment without tenure to the rank of Associate Professor of Law shall be for period of not more than three (3) years.


    1. Expectations of the job:

    Work consists of a variety of complex inter-related tasks and disparate tasks. The Incumbent is expected to function with considerable independence on all assignments and to use initiative and seasoned judgment in arriving at sound conclusions and recommendations. Recurring contacts are made with students, staff members, faculty, administrators and the general public, as well as with staff of institutions that are University partners. Contacts are established to open channels of communication and acquire information for decision making and disseminations to others. Normal physical dexterity is required. The work is generally performed in instructional settings, community settings, agencies, and non-profit organizations.

    2. Development and Counseling:

    Employee is expected to participate in activities that will help in the development of his/her career, and help in the performance of the job. Employee may seek counseling from the immediate supervisor.


    Faculty member is expected to utilize training opportunities to help improve the skill and knowledge level, and for updates on the latest techniques, methods, and theories that are being used in the discipline and in research settings.

    4. Knowledge of UDC Rules and Regulations:

    The position requires a solid understanding of the policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees, the University, as well as applicable Federal and D.C. government laws.

    The university provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

    The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

    5. Physical Demands:

    Normal physical dexterity is required including sitting, walking, standing and bending. The work is not sedentary. Work is mostly performed in an instructional, research, and community settings. The work requires carrying of light items such as laptops, books, and papers, local traveling to various work and community sites.


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