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  • 26 Jan 2017 4:44 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Pediatric Advocacy Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with a possibility of extension for a third year.

    The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.

    The Pediatric Advocacy Clinic (PAC) is one of the first medical-legal partnerships in a law school clinical setting. Collaborating with health care providers in and around Ann Arbor, the PAC provides a range of civil legal services to low-income families, with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of pediatric patients and their families. The caseload consists primarily of education cases, family law/domestic violence cases, and public benefits/Medicaid appeals cases.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in at least one of PAC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to serving the underserved, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Familiarity with medical-legal partnerships and Spanish language skills are a plus. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in July, 2017.

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications on February 13, 2017, but will accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to: John W. Lemmer Experiential Education Business Administrator The University of Michigan Law School 701 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215 jwlemmer@umich.edu

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 26 Jan 2017 4:40 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC). This is a two-year appointment with a possibility of extension for a third year.

    The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.

    The CEDC provides transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, and social enterprises. Students work in transactional, regulatory and strategic capacities on formation and governance of entities; drafting and negotiating contracts; developing employment and other policies; structuring real estate transactions; and counseling and representing on tax, land use, licensing and other matters. The Clinic currently represents several groups involved in food security and sustainable agriculture, and creating economic opportunities and supporting sustainable communities. The Clinic, founded in 1991, works primarily in Detroit.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in at least one of the CEDC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work for nonprofit and community organizations, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in July, 2017.

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications on February 13, 2017, but will accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to: John W. Lemmer Experiential Education Business Administrator The University of Michigan Law School 701 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215 jwlemmer@umich.edu

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 24 Jan 2017 3:23 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Boston University School of Law seeks to hire a full-time Clinical Instructor in its Immigrant Rights and Human Trafficking Program (the “Program”). The Program’s mission is to provide law students with the skills and knowledge needed to engage in zealous representation of victims of human trafficking, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, and noncitizens facing removal from the United States. BU Law students provide pro bono legal services in immigration court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In addition, students advise, counsel, and represent human trafficking victims in a variety of settings, including in law enforcement interviews, district court, and before administrative agencies.

    The Clinical Instructor will be responsible for supervision of students engaged in direct representation of noncitizens applying for asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, and/or other humanitarian relief. The Instructor will assist with supervision, classroom teaching, and work closely with the Program Director.

    The Instructor will assist the Program Director with teaching in the fall semester and will assume primary responsibility for teaching the Advanced Immigrant Rights Clinic course in the spring semester.

    Additionally, the Instructor will work on a range of research and writing projects, which may include appellate briefs and policy advocacy, with the students and Program Director. The Instructor will be based at Boston University School of Law with an additional office downtown at the Boston University office within Greater Boston Legal Services.

    Required Skills

    The ideal candidate for this position is a member of the Massachusetts bar or is eligible for bar membership, with at least three years of immigration law experience with a focus on removal defense. Excellent writing and editing skills, and organizational and managerial skills are required. Teaching and supervision experience are preferred. Spanish language ability is preferred.

    Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, a strong commitment to public interest lawyering, outstanding interpersonal skills, flexibility, a sense of humor and a passion for direct service immigration and asylum work. The ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential.

    This position is a non-tenure track Clinical Instructor appointment to a one-year contract, which may be renewed for an additional year. The start date is July 1, 2017.

    Boston University School of Law is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

    How to Apply:

    Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to Associate Dean Peggy Maisel, Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to lawappts@bu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 21 Jan 2017 5:02 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The University of Minnesota Law School's Center for New Americans is now accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor (job reference number 314985). 

    The position will last for a period of up to three years, beginning in the summer of 2017. 

    More details about the position are available in the attached job description and on line by following the application instructions below. 

    This position will remain open until filled, and review of applications will begin February 6th

    Please forward this posting and share with potential candidates.  Thanks!


    To apply please follow these steps:

    1. Go to the University of Minnesota's Human Resources website: 
    http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs   (all applications must be filed through this website)

    2. Follow the link for "External Faculty and Staff Applicants" 

    3. Search for this position using the job reference number 314985 as your keyword. 
  • 12 Jan 2017 12:36 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Supervising Attorney in Pepperdine's new Startup Law Clinic in the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law

    The Supervising Attorney will teach and supervise students practicing in the Pepperdine Startup Law Clinic (the "SLC"). In the SLC, law students learn and train through law practice under the supervision of the Supervising Attorney. The SLC provides legal services to entrepreneurs and startup businesses in corporate organization and financing transactions. The Supervising Attorney will teach the seminar component of the SLC course with an adjunct faculty appointment. The SLC contributes to the University's mission by increasing the School of Law's capacity to teach, train and form professionals as well as serving the local entrepreneurial community. The SLC serves the School of Law's strategic plan by increasing the profile of the School of Law within the vibrant Southern California entrepreneurial community.

    Duties

    • The Supervising Attorney will supervise law students in practice with professional responsibility for all client services. The SLC's primary focus is in startup financing. The specific legal questions any given client may present may range from issues of corporate law to IP and licensing, to tax and employment, as well as finance. Matters could include entity formation, drafting shareholder and operating agreements, negotiating investment or loan agreements, advising on how to structure internal compensation structures for founders, drafting vendor or services agreements, and many other basic legal needs for startup companies.
    • Uphold University mission through work performed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    The above information has been designed to indicate the general level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Required: The Supervising Attorney must hold a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and must be a licensed attorney in good standing in California. The Supervising Attorney must have substantial transactional legal experience in startup and entrepreneurial law practice, especially in financing transactions. The Supervising Attorney must have broad and deep relationships in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southern California and the ability to secure strategic partnerships for the SLC.

    Preferred: Preferred candidates will have expertise in other relevant fields such as intellectual property, tax, or mergers & acquisitions.

    Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education and employment screening.

    This is a restricted, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

  • 12 Jan 2017 12:29 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Immigration Clinic has received a substantial endowment that has allowed us for the first time to create a Fellow position. Therefore, the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh is now accepting applications for an Immigration Clinic  Fellow for a two year term.

    The Immigration Clinic Fellow will work with the OlenderProfessor of Asylum, Refugee and Immigration Law in support of the Immigration Clinic’s educational and community service objectives. The Fellow will work closely with the Clinic Director in the representation of asylum seekers, minors and other immigrants seeking relief from removal. The Fellow will also assist in the direct supervision of clinic students representing clients and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with the clinic director.

    Experience in an immigration clinic is highly desirable. At least 1 year of experience is required at the time of appointment.

    The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

    • Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

    • Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

    • Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

    • Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

    Applications for the position should be made following the instructions in this link.

    https://www.pittsource.com/postings/130073

  • 06 Jan 2017 10:00 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our J.D. degree program should openings arise. Areas of particular curricular interest include Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Business Law, International Commercial Law, and International Arbitration. Openings are generally part-time.

    Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our J.D. program is demanding, engaging, hands-on, and selective. The diverse and constantly evolving curriculum offers hundreds of courses, including dozens in our top-ranked Intellectual Property, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic vigor, multidisciplinary research, and intellectual diversity. Please see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php for curricular details.

    General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

    Basic Qualifications: J.D. or equivalent degree, or other relevant graduate degree, is required at the time of application.

    Preferred Qualifications: Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach. Experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations.

    Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $52,099, prorated according to teaching workload. Generally, the salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from $4,428 to $8,596 depending on the associated workload.

    Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link: http://apptrkr.com/928960. Applicants should submit (a) a cover letter describing their interest in teaching and identifying the course(s) they propose to teach; (b) their curriculum vitae; and (c) a short (1-2 paragraph) description of the course(s). Additional materials may be required of finalists.

    To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed as openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in August.

    The applicant pool will close on December 1, 2017; candidates who have yet to receive an offer and who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

    Please direct questions to:mailto:academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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  • 06 Jan 2017 10:00 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our J.D. degree program should openings arise. Areas of particular curricular interest include Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Business Law, International Commercial Law, and International Arbitration. Openings are generally part-time.

    Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our J.D. program is demanding, engaging, hands-on, and selective. The diverse and constantly evolving curriculum offers hundreds of courses, including dozens in our top-ranked Intellectual Property, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic vigor, multidisciplinary research, and intellectual diversity. Please see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php for curricular details.

    General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

    Basic Qualifications: J.D. or equivalent degree, or other relevant graduate degree, is required at the time of application.

    Preferred Qualifications: Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach. Experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations.

    Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $52,099, prorated according to teaching workload. Generally, the salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from $4,428 to $8,596 depending on the associated workload.

    Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link: http://apptrkr.com/928960. Applicants should submit (a) a cover letter describing their interest in teaching and identifying the course(s) they propose to teach; (b) their curriculum vitae; and (c) a short (1-2 paragraph) description of the course(s). Additional materials may be required of finalists.

    To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed as openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in August.

    The applicant pool will close on December 1, 2017; candidates who have yet to receive an offer and who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

    Please direct questions to:mailto:academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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  • 29 Dec 2016 2:03 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duke University School of Law seeks an attorney to supervise students, represent clients, and work on community-based access to justice projects in the Law School’s Civil Justice Clinic. The successful candidate will be appointed as Duke Law’s first Farrin Access to Justice Fellow, a two-year clinical fellowship. Qualified applicants may include both individuals currently teaching in a civil litigation clinic or practicing attorneys with relevant subject matter expertise.

    The Civil Justice Clinic handles cases on its own and also partners with Legal Aid of North Carolina to jointly represent some clients. The Clinic works on a wide variety of civil litigation matters for low-income clients, with a particular focus on housing, discrimination, consumer transaction, and employment cases. The Civil Justice Clinic is one of Duke Law’s newest clinical courses, and it is directed by Professor Charles Holton. More information is available at: https://law.duke.edu/civiljustice/
    This position is a two-year, clinical fellowship that will involve direct representation, teaching and case supervision, client and community outreach, as well as other responsibilities. The position offers a salary and benefits commensurate with comparable law school fellowship opportunities. This is a full-time position located in Durham, North Carolina. Some additional evening, weekend, and travel assignments may be required.

    Applicants should have a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience, including a demonstrated interest in representing underserved populations and working with diverse communities. All applicants must either be members of the North Carolina Bar or be eligible for admission and willing to become a member.

    Duke University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish is helpful.
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    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume via email to Kristin Triebel at kristen.triebel@law.duke.edu.
    Applications must be received no later than midnight on January 31, 2017.

    Please feel free to share this announcement with those who might be interested.

  • 19 Dec 2016 3:49 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Loyola Law School Los Angeles Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) is currently hiring a Supervising Attorney for 2017. This position would oversee the community-based service component of (LIJC), which includes supervision of two staff attorneys. This attorney would also serve as the primary liaison between LIJC and our various community partners, as well as, supervise law student advocacy projects that address issues faced by the LIJC client population.

    The description is attached if you are interested in learning more about the position. To apply, please visit https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/28850. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at lijc@lls.edu.

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