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  • 28 Aug 2017 10:29 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, with the support of a $200,000 grant from Google, is launching “The Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity” with the goal of becoming the go-to destination for female and underrepresented entrepreneurs to secure patent rights. Cardozo Law School invites applicants to apply to serve as The Cardozo/Google Patent Project’s inaugural Director.

    The U.S. has a “patent gap.” Roughly one-third of all business in the U.S. are women owned, and a greater number of women are receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in STEM fields. Yet, the percentage of female-owned patent remains stubbornly low. Today 81% of all patents do not involve women inventors, and even among filings that include women, fewer than 8% of patents list women as the primary inventor. Although these numbers have been slowly improving, at current rates, women will not hold as many patents as men for nearly a century—until 2092.

    The story for U.S.-born minority groups, (including Asians, African Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, and other ethnicities) is largely the same. These groups make up just 8% of U.S.-born patent holders, despite constituting 32 percent of the total U.S.-born population.

    The Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity--which will be overseen by Associate Clinical Professor Aaron Wright, Director of Cardozo’s Tech Startup Clinic—is looking for a Director to help build and maintain a network of in-house counsel, private law firms, and pro bono legal clinics to help provide patent assistance to female and minority groups in need. The Director will help build and manage the network, develop guides and other self-help materials, supervise students in the Tech Startup Clinic working with clients on patent-related matters, and will be responsible for helping to secure funding for the Project.

    Applicants should have a JD degree, at least two years of relevant patent experience, and an outstanding record of professional achievement. Experience in clinical education is preferred, but not required. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Aaron Wright, aaron.wright@yu.edu.

  • 23 Aug 2017 10:10 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is inviting applications for an additional Clinical Instructor position. CJI is a public defender clinic that provides zealous defense to indigent adults and juvenile clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Boston area criminal courts. Student practice includes case investigation, trial court work from arraignment to disposition, and interlocutory appellate representation in the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. CJI students learn to provide client-centered representation, developing their advocacy skills to help their clients both in and out of the court room. Reporting to the Director and the Deputy Director of the Institute, the Clinical Instructor provides law students with a rigorous educational experience while also ensuring that clients accused or convicted of crime and/or delinquency are provided with high quality legal representation. The Clinical Instructor will directly supervise law students each semester in all aspects of client representation, assist in classroom teaching and curriculum development, provide written evaluations for students, cover student cases when necessary, serve as lead counsel in some cases, and assist in a variety of Institute initiatives, including conferences and other educational programs, research, amicus briefs on criminal justice issues, and other written projects. This position requires a great deal of local travel and the instructor must be able to provide own transportation to and from work related appointments. The Clinical Instructor will also participate in the three-week Trial Advocacy Workshop critiquing student performances and giving demonstrations of trial components.

    Basic Qualifications

    JD at least 5 years prior, eligibility to be admitted to Massachusetts Bar and at least five years of criminal defense trial practice and/or juvenile defense law experience

    Additional Qualifications

    Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Motivation, initiative and commitment to meeting the legal needs of indigent persons charged with, or convicted of, crimes or delinquency; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and in demanding, high-stress circumstances. Experience with training, supervising, teaching, or mentoring law students, beginning attorneys, and familiarity with clinical pedagogy is preferred.

    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 6/30/2022, subject to funding and departmental need. Deadline to Apply is 8/1/2017.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. To apply and view the complete posting, please visit http://bit.ly/2wyk84S

  • 23 Aug 2017 9:51 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Howard University School of Law invites applications for two faculty positions to begin fall semester 2018. The first faculty position is a tenure-track or tenured position for a professor to supervise the Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC). Additional teaching responsibilities for this position will likely include other criminal law courses. The CJC provides actual client representation of indigent adults charged with criminal misdemeanors in the District of Columbia Superior Court.

    The second faculty position is a tenure-track position in environmental law courses and property law, additional legislation and regulation.

    Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, applicants should have distinguished academic credentials, a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding scholar and teacher in the classroom. Applicants should also be prepared to spend significant time outside the classroom working with students. Interested persons should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and subject area preferences to Professor Josephine Ross, Chair of the Initial Appointments Subcommittee, c/o Donnice Butler, 2900 Van Ness Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 or, by email, to jross.howardlaw@gmail.com and donnice.butler@law.howard.edu (electronic submissions preferred).

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but for best consideration, please email materials by October 1, 2017.

    Howard University School of Law is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints contribute to the diversity of our institution.

  • 21 Aug 2017 7:02 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a tenure-track clinical faculty member to direct its dynamic Prosecutors Program starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. We seek candidates with strong academic records and a commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. Prior experience in clinical teaching is preferred, though not required. At least five years of criminal prosecution experience and either admission to the Massachusetts bar, or eligibility to gain admission, are required.

    The Prosecutors Program is a clinic hybrid in which students are embedded in local District Attorney Offices, but closely supervised and taught by clinical faculty.

    The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual who will maintain and cultivate relationships with several District Attorney Offices. In addition to teaching a full-year clinic that includes a weekly seminar, all clinical faculty teach one non-clinical course in a related field.

    The Prosecutors Program is one of many experiential educational offerings at Suffolk Law School and is part of two nationally ranked programs at Suffolk - the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration, which was ranked 16th among such programs last year and the Clinical Programs, which was ranked 17th last year among its peers.

    Suffolk Law is an equal opportunity employer and will give careful consideration to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Suffolk Law is committed to a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applicants from historically under-represented groups, such as those historically under-represented because of race, color, gender, religion, disability, national origin, or LGBTQ status.

    Please apply online: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=orDP5fwI&s=aals


  • 21 Aug 2017 6:51 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    DRAKE LEGAL CLINIC: ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) AND PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW

    DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Drake Legal Clinic (or Associate Dean of Experiential Learning) and Professor/Associate Professor of Law. The precise level will depend on the candidate’s qualifications. This is a twelve-month position, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. This position will be tenure-track or long-term contract, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences. The Director/Associate Dean’s duties will include the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and administration of all clinical programs. The position will also involve directly supervising and assessing students in at least one clinic, and providing support, when needed, for other clinicians. The position may include coordinating experiential programs such as internships, the annual Drake Law Trial Practicum, and advocacy programs. Teaching a doctrinal course may also be possible.

    Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted to, or able to, satisfy the requirements for admission to the Iowa Bar. A distinguished record of clinical teaching or extensive practice-related experience, including litigation, with a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, scholarship, supervision, and assessment is preferred. At least three years of experience is also preferred, and a collaborative leadership style.

    Drake has long excelled in clinical education and is a pioneer in the area. Our six clinics provide students with an outstanding legal experience in Entrepreneurial/Transactional Law, Children’s Rights Law, Delinquency Law, Elder Law, General Civil Law, and Criminal Law. Housed in the state-of-the-art Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, the Legal Clinic is an integral part of the Law School Program and is supported by a multi-million dollar endowment. The Law School is located in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, which provides students with a rich variety of internships, including at government agencies, the legislature, state and federal courts, and public interest groups. Drake’s first-in-the-nation Trial Practicum enables first-year students to watch a real trial and to interact with and learn from highly-skilled attorneys and judges. A thriving metropolitan area of more than 600,000 people, Des Moines is consistently ranked in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the United States.

    The ideal candidate will possess creativity and a clear vision for integrating experiential skills and clinical courses into the traditional law school curriculum. Establishing strong relationships with the bench and bar, grant funders, and university officials will also be critical to success in the position.

    Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to:

    Professor Mark Kende

    Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee

    Drake University Law School

    2507 University Ave.

    Des Moines, Iowa 50311

    mark.kende@drake.edu

  • 21 Aug 2017 11:02 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Position: The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School has an immediate opening for a Clinical Fellow. The position in within the Estate Planning Project of the Veterans Legal Clinic. The Estate Planning Project—through which Harvard Law students also receive hands-on training in lawyering skills—provides free legal representation to low-income disabled veterans on matters such as wills, powers of attorneys, healthcare proxies, living wills, trusts, special needs trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate of estates. The goal of the Project’s representation is to help each veteran attain the maximum degree of control over financial, health, and family decision making. Many of the Project’s clients have multiple service-connected disabilities and/or face chronic or terminal illnesses. The Clinical Fellow will oversee the Project’s docket, maintain community and pro bono partnerships, represent clients, and train and supervise law students who enroll in the Veterans Legal Clinic and who seek to develop skills in estate planning practice. The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School’s clinical program. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is for an initial one-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment depends on performance, the availability of funding, and project requirements.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Performs other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Basic Qualifications:

    Candidates must have earned a J.D. no more than 3 years ago, have at least 1 year of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    Additional Qualifications:

    Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy. Prior experience working on veterans issues and/or in clinical legal education a plus.

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Reports to Clinical Professor of Law

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

  • 21 Aug 2017 10:54 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School and Earthjustice are partnering to expand our environmental justice capacity through the creation of a new environmental justice initiative. We are hiring an attorney professor who will be located at the Clinic and will work with Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities program and as part of the Clinic’s growing environmental justice program area. Cases and projects will include Vermont and New England-based initiatives as well as efforts at the national level and in other areas of the United States.

    About Vermont Law School

    Vermont Law School's top-ranked environmental program includes a curriculum of more than 60 environmental law courses, as well as master's and LLM degrees in three areas - environmental law and policy, energy regulation and law, and food and agriculture law and policy.

    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 pro bono 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. We are seeking to grow our environmental justice program. Clinic Director Jill Witkowski Heaps is a leader in the environmental justice field, serving as Vice-Chair of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The addition of an environmental justice attorney will lay the groundwork for a more formalized program and the Clinic and in the law school as a whole. More information is available on the ENRLC website: http://www.vermontlaw.edu/academics/clinics-and-externships/ENRLC.

    About Earthjustice

    Earthjustice is the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization. Earthjustice has more than a hundred attorneys in offices across the country, and it leverages its expertise and commitment to fight for justice to advance the promise of a healthy world for all. In the Healthy Communities program, Earthjustice fights for a future where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; where products in our homes are free of toxic chemicals; and where all communities are safer, healthier places to live and work. Like the ENRLC, Earthjustice represents its clients free of charge. More information is available on the Earthjustice website: http://earthjustice.org/.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Earthjustice Clinical Professor will be a full-time attorney housed within the Clinic. This position will be dedicated to working on environmental justice issues, with cases and projects chosen in collaboration between Earthjustice and the Clinic. Specific responsibilities include:

    • In collaboration with and under the direction of Earthjustice and Clinic attorneys, developing and implementing a suite of environmental justice cases and projects. Cases and projects may include state and federal litigation, influencing administrative agencies, legislative work, client counseling, and other advocacy.
    • Working with clients and/or community advocates to help build capacity and sustainability to empower them to continue efforts in conjunction with or subsequent to any litigation in their communities.
    • Managing and fostering relationships with co-counsel, clients, and partners.
    • Coordinating with and contributing to other aspects of environmental justice campaign work, including education, outreach, and messaging.
    • Supervising and providing extensive feedback to students on project and casework.
    • Teaching in the ENRLC seminar program.
    • With other ENRLC faculty and staff, assisting in the administration of the Clinic through regular participation in staff meetings, helping with the student recruitment process, assisting with public relations materials and reports, etc.
    • Participating in the life of the law school through attendance at faculty meetings and campus events, service on committees, and the like.
    • Minimum 3 years of significant legal experience, including litigation.
    • Licensed in Vermont or willing to become immediately licensed in Vermont.
    • Must have a passion for and experience with environmental justice communities and issues.
    • A background in community organizing and an understanding of health disparities or public health background are preferred
    • Must possess: cultural competency and significant exposure to communities that are vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or communities of color; an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of working with environmental justice communities and on environmental justice issues;  solid grounding in some aspect of environmental law that is relevant to the projected work of the environmental justice initiative; good narrative skills; history of supervising others in a legal context; excellent communication, analysis, and writing skills; demonstrated good judgment and sensitivity in a variety of situations; very strong academics, initiative, and work ethic; the ability to work exceedingly well with others; project management capability, including strong creative and strategic thinking skills; and a commitment to engaging in clinical teaching.
    • All types of diversity are welcome and encouraged.

     Application Instructions

    Vermont Law School is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references online here https://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/494VLM1/index.jsp.  The cover letter should clearly convey your interest in and experience with environmental justice communities and issues.  The writing sample need not be a traditional legal writing sample but may reflect your past work on environmental justice issues.  Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted online here.  Applications will be considered as they are submitted. Please submit your information no later than September 15, 2017.


  • 20 Aug 2017 7:59 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a top public interest lawyer to become the Executive Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy (Epstein Program). The Epstein Program is the leading public interest curricular program in the United States. For two decades, the Epstein Program has trained and mentored future attorneys to become innovative leaders dedicated to public service and advancing justice. The hallmarks of the Epstein Program are its exceptional faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, vibrant community, and deep commitment to student success. The Epstein Program has specialized admissions, teaching, mentoring, and advising for Epstein Program students and alumni.

    The Executive Director of the Epstein Program is responsible for a broad range of academic and administrative functions as they relate to the Epstein Program itself and the promotion of public interest–oriented academic curriculum and programs at UCLA School of Law. The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of the Epstein Program in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Public Interest, the Epstein Program Faculty Director, as well as Program core faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Executive Director will work to advance the School of Law’s public interest curricular offerings, including the Epstein Program’s core curriculum and clinical course offerings, as well as provide individualized academic counseling to support Epstein Program students in completing the curriculum requirements. The Executive Director will also develop and implement program events, lectures, conferences, and other collaborative projects addressing issues of public interest import. Additional aspects of the position include assisting in the admissions process, maintaining the operating budget, communicating with and supporting Program alumni, and assisting with fundraising and grant activities on behalf of the Program. Although this is not principally a teaching position, the Executive Director would take on some teaching responsibilities for Program students, such as teaching the First Year Epstein Program Workshop and/or the Second Year Problem Solving in the Public Interest Seminar. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in and commitment to public interest work and mentoring of students and new lawyers.

    This is a year-round, academic, non-tenure track position with an expected start date of January 1, 2018.

    Minimum academic requirements include a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree from a U.S. school and an excellent academic record. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of practice experience, as well as significant leadership capacity and initiative. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03174 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least three professional references.

    The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. 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)

  • 20 Aug 2017 7:36 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Vanderbilt University Law School seeks applicants for the following positions:

    1) Full-time tenured or tenure-track position at the entry and lateral levels. Applications are welcome across legal fields and at the intersection of law and other academic disciplines. Applicants should possess strong academic and professional qualifications. Lateral applicants must have a substantial record of legal scholarship and effective teaching skills. Please submit a cover letter, resume, research agenda, and references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/43562.

    2) Full-time clinical faculty track position at the entry level. Applications are welcome across legal fields but applicants should have substantial experience in a field suitable for a live-client clinical course. Successful applicants will be expected to teach a live- client clinical course as well as a non-clinical course and to engage in writing as well as community and professional service. Clinical faculty members are on career tracks, leading to presumptively renewable five-year contracts. Please submit a cover letter, resume, research agenda, and references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/43563.

    The final candidate for each position must successfully complete a background check. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

  • 20 Aug 2017 7:01 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    VERMONT LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position as Director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic (SRLC) to start July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a minimum of 7-10 years of public interest law practice experience, or a combination of clinical teaching or a clinical teaching fellowship and at least 4 years of public interest law practice. Candidates should have substantial experience supervising staff attorneys and other personnel and experience with office management and fundraising. Candidates must have a distinguished academic record, demonstrated excellence in their professional work, and willingness to engage in scholarship.

    Experience in clinical legal education is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring is essential. Doctrinal teaching experience within the legal academy is helpful, but not necessary. Candidates must be a member of the Vermont Bar or eligible for admission by motion pursuant to Rule 15 of the Rules of Admission to the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court.

    Vermont Law School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to Vice Dean Stephanie J. Willbanks, Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted to facultyappointments@vermontlaw.edu. Materials should be submitted by October 20, 2017, although submissions received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.

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