Clinical Legal Education Association


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  • 08 Mar 2017 6:12 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School has an immediate opening for a staff attorney in its Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (“IRC”) to focus on the urgent needs of the immigrant community—including members of the Stanford community—for litigation and advocacy in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken by the Trump Administration. This is a one-year, fixed term position with the option of an additional year dependent on need and the budget. 

    The Staff Attorney will be invited to join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, she or he will help train law students in support of the University’s policies and practices on immigrant’s rights. The Staff Attorney will report to Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, Director of the IRC. 

    Specific duties will include: 

    • Under the supervision and in partnership with Professor Srikantiah, develop impact litigation and advocacy strategies including those that address the needs of the Stanford University community. 
    • Supervise Stanford Law School students participating in this work, particularly small-group supervision and review of students’ written work, client interactions, and oral advocacy. 
    • Engage in substantial independent litigation and advocacy. 
    • Participate in events, conferences, and symposia related to this work; serve as an expert resource to the Stanford community. 

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

    Applicants for this staff attorney position must have: 

    • At least 3 years of experience working on immigration and civil rights issues (5-7 years strongly preferred); 
    • Significant experience with federal court litigation; 
    • Strong academic credentials and multi-tasking abilities; 
    • Excellent teamwork skills; 
    • Experience working with diverse immigrant communities (Spanish language capability preferred); and 
    • Successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision. 

    Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/, referencing job number 73938. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Direct link to apply: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/jobsearch?jobId=73938 

    In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below: 

    • a statement no longer than two pages describing: (i) prior experience in immigration litigation and advocacy; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant's interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching; 
    • a resume; 
    • a list of at least three references; 
    • a complete law school transcript; and 
    • a sample brief that the applicant authored (without substantial editing by others) that was filed in immigration court or the federal courts.

    Applicants may send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, Associate Director of the Mills Legal Clinic, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu. Hard copies may be sent to: Jayashri Srikantiah Professor of Law Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Stanford Law School Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 

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    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

  • 08 Mar 2017 6:06 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (IRC) of the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School has an immediate opening for a Program Fellow. The purpose of this new Fellowship is to support the expansion of the IRC’s capacity to respond to the urgent needs of the immigrant community— including members of the Stanford community—in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken by the Trump administration. A successful candidate will need to have significant legal training, either as a J.D. or as a professional paralegal. This is a one-year, fixed term position, with the possibility of a second year, dependent on need and budget. 

    The Program Fellow will divide his/her time between programmatic and administrative support for the work of the IRC. It is anticipated that approximately 50% of the role involves substantive immigrants’ rights research and programming, such as legal research and tracking nationwide litigation developments. The other half of the Fellow’s time will be spent providing administrative support to IRC operations. This support will range from preparing court and federal agency filings, maintaining and updating the IRC website, and processing financial transactions in the university’s system. The Program Fellow will work in collaboration with two Clinical Supervising Attorneys and report to Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, director of the IRC with appropriate reporting to the clinic’s Associate Director. 

    Mills Legal Clinic fellowship attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program, Stanford Law School, and Stanford University at large. The Program Fellow will be invited to attend, time and workload permitting, weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from Stanford and throughout the world present research and works in progress. The Law School also provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities. 

    The IRC is one of ten clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic, which occupies an entire floor in an award-winning central campus building opened in summer 2011. The Stanford clinical program is distinctive in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. The IRC engages in litigation and other advocacy strategies to advance the rights and interests of immigrant individuals and communities. 

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

    Applicants must have: 

    • Bachelor’s degree (J.D. strongly preferred) 
    • Demonstrated commitment to working on immigration or other civil rights issues 
    • Experience with federal court litigation and filings 
    • Strong academic credentials, multi-tasking abilities, and research skills
    • Working familiarity with various legal databases and software programs, such as Westlaw/Lexis and PACER 
    • Experience with website design/editing strongly preferred 
    • Excellent teamwork skills 
    • Experience working with diverse immigrant communities (Spanish language capability preferred) 
    • Excellent work ethic and adaptability 
    • Ability to excel in fast-paced, high-stakes environment 

    The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions. 

    Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu, referencing job number 74193. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Direct link to apply: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=74193. 

    In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below: 

    • statement of interest describing prior experience in immigration law and policy 
    • a resume 
    • a writing sample 
    • a complete law school transcript (if applicable) 
    • a list of at least three professional references 

    Applicants should send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, Associate Director of the Mills Legal Clinic, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu. Hard copies should be sent to: Jayashri Srikantiah Professor of Law Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Stanford Law School Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 

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    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 08 Mar 2017 6:00 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Yale Law School seeks applications for a Ludwig Clinical Fellow to begin on July 1, 2017. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with a minimum of four years of relevant practice experience who is interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic (CED). 

    The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) provides transactional legal services to clients seeking to promote economic opportunity and mobility. CED’s clients include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer’s markets, fair housing advocates, and neighborhood associations. CED’s legal services help our clients to expand access to financial services, bring arts institutions and grocery stores to chronically under-resourced communities, break down barriers to affordable housing development in high-opportunity communities, promote access to healthy foods, and facilitate entrepreneurship among low-income people. 

    On behalf of our clients, our students negotiate and draft contracts; provide advice on the tax consequences of deal structures and entity choices; structure and carry out real estate transactions; represent borrowers and lenders in financings; engage in legislative and regulatory advocacy; form for-profit and not-for-profit entities; and resolve land use and environmental issues. In addition to representing clients, students in their first semester of the clinic take a seminar which covers federal, state and local policies affecting urban and suburban places; substantive law in tax, real estate development, and corporate governance; and transactional and regulatory lawyering skills, such as negotiation and drafting contracts. 

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and pursuing a scholarship agenda. The Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester research and writing program for first-year students. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) The Fellow will be supervised by the clinical faculty. 

    The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus. The position is for twelve months (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) with the potential for renewal for an additional year if mutually agreeable. Annual salary is $63,000-68,000. In addition, the Fellow will receive health benefits and access to university facilities. Email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, osikhena.awudu@yale.edu. Application submission deadline is March 31, 2017. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of April. 

    Yale Law School is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer

  • 08 Mar 2017 5:45 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    BASIC FUNCTION:

    The purpose of this position is to perform administrative and managerial work, involving considerable responsibility, complexity and variety, and to manage operations, programs, support legal services and coordinate activities of the Clinical Law Center.  This position typically reports to the Clinic Director and performs special projects as requested by Senior Management.


    SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Supervises administrative assistants and other support staff that provide office administrative services to faculty, students and clients in the Clinical Law Center.


    NATURE AND SCOPE:

    Internal contacts include administrators, faculty, staff and students in the School of Law and other University departments.  External contacts include government officials and a myriad of law affiliated institutions, agencies, and organizations, vendors, clinic clients, alumni, sponsor representatives, visitors and the general public.


    PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:            

    Works with the Clinic Director and the Associate Deans for Administration and Academic Affairs, and other law school and university administrators to develop systems, procedures, policies and programs that ensure the maintenance and growth of a viable, visible, dynamic and nationally recognized law school clinical program.


    Recruits and supervises the administrative support staff of the Clinical Law Center and recommends training and skill development as needed.


    Manages the day-to-day administration of operational details of the clinic and the externships in a manner that supports and enhances the overall functioning of the Clinical Law Center as directed by the Clinical Director.


    Oversees external outreach efforts of the clinics through coordination of the student interviewing and application process; the maintenance and enhancement of clinic websites; the production and distribution of newsletters, mailings, and brochures; the development of support systems for outreach to clinic alumni; the facilitation of grant writing and reporting; and coordination of clinic outreach events and activities.


    Facilitates and oversees the technology, computer systems, and infrastructure in support of the clinics, including the systems for case and document management, intake and referral, communications, bar applications, gathering, report production, archiving and storage, technology training, and other systems.


    Assists the Clinic Director in fundraising and grant-writing.


    Assists the Clinic Director and Law School Financial Analyst in tracking and maintaining the annual clinical budgets, including the ordering of equipment and supplies, and other outlays consistent with the best interests of the program.


    Perform specialized administrative functions, including research and analyses, program coordination and monitoring, data collection, counseling, surveys, reports and recommends program changes.


    Assists with planning and implementation of new clinic programs as instructed by the director of Clinical Law Center.


    Ensure that goals and objectives specified for the program are accomplished in accordance within priorities, time and funding limitations, University policies or other specifications.


    Prepare proposals for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.


    Assists the Clinic Director on other work-related duties as assigned.


    CORE COMPETENCIES:            

    Demonstrated experience in designing, organizing, and operating programs.


    Demonstrated experience in public speaking, training, curriculum development, developing and conducting education and outreach programs.


    Ability to coordinate outreach and relationship building with faculty, local and national leaders in various legal fields to advise them of the Clinic, become familiar with their work, and gain assistance and support, as needed.


    Ability to represent the Clinic in a professional and exceptional manner.


    Demonstrated commitment to social justice, civil and human rights, and working with a diverse group of constituencies.


    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


    Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and direct staff in delivering quality customer services.


    Ability to maintain effective and harmonious relations with faculty, staff and students.


    MINIMUM

    REQUIREMENTS:

    JD required.  Previous experience in the area of legal services, clinical programs, grant-writing, organizational management, higher education, and/or the provision of community legal services is highly desirable.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  


    Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.

  • 08 Mar 2017 3:33 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Kansas School of Law seeks a clinical associate professor to serve as director for its field placement programs.  The director manages all aspects of the Law School’s field placement programs including classroom instruction.  Programs include the general field placement program, as well as our Legislative Practicum, Public Policy Practicum and Sixth Semester in DC program.  These field placement programs offer quality educational experiences that immerse students in the legal work of domestic and international government or non-profit agencies, and other approved settings. In addition to earning credit for their field work, students in field placements participate in faculty-taught classes designed to maximize students’ learning.
     
    Although their primary responsibility is teaching and professional performance, clinical professors are also expected to engage in scholarship and service to the profession.  This is a regular, full-time, twelve-month, unclassified academic staff position. 
     
    Required Qualifications:  J.D. or equivalent legal degree; admission to a bar of a state or the District of Columbia; at least 5 years of post JD legal experience, including at least two years of law school teaching experience. 
     
    Information and Application Procedures:

    For more information applicants may contact:

    Elizabeth Kronk Warner

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

    785-864-1139 or Elizabeth.kronk@ku.edu
     
    For a complete position description and to apply:  https://employment.ku.edu/academic/8150BR 
     
    A complete application includes the online application and a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research/teaching interests, and 4) the names of three professional references to include addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Applications will be kept confidential until candidates agree that references may be contacted.
     
    Application review begins 4/3/17. 
     
    KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

  • 14 Feb 2017 3:07 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School has an immediate opening for a staff attorney in its Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (“IRC”) to focus on the urgent needs of the immigrant community—including members of the Stanford community—for litigation and advocacy in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken by the Trump Administration. This is a one-year, fixed term position with the option of an additional year dependent on need and the budget.

    The Staff Attorney will be invited to join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, she or he will help train law students in support of the University’s policies and practices on immigrant’s rights. The Staff Attorney will report to Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, Director of the IRC. Specific duties will include:

     Under the supervision and in partnership with Professor Srikantiah, develop impact litigation and advocacy strategies including those that address the needs of the Stanford University community.

     Supervise Stanford Law School students participating in this work, particularly small-group supervision and review of students’ written work, client interactions, and oral advocacy.

     Engage in substantial independent litigation and advocacy.

     Participate in events, conferences, and symposia related to this work; serve as an expert resource to the Stanford community.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants for this staff attorney position must have:

     At least 3 years of experience working on immigration and civil rights issues (5-7 years strongly preferred);

     Significant experience with federal court litigation;

     Strong academic credentials and multi-tasking abilities;

     Excellent teamwork skills;

     Experience working with diverse immigrant communities (Spanish language capability preferred); and

     Successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision.

    Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/, referencing job number 73938. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Direct link to apply: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/jobsearch?jobId=73938

    In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below:

     a statement no longer than two pages describing: (i) prior experience in immigration litigation and advocacy; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant's interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching;

     a resume;

     a list of at least three references;

     a complete law school transcript; and

     a sample brief that the applicant authored (without substantial editing by others) that was filed in immigration court or the federal courts.

    Applicants may send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, Associate Director of the Mills Legal Clinic, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu. Hard copies may be sent to:

    Jayashri Srikantiah

    Professor of Law

    Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

    Stanford Law School

    Crown Quadrangle

    559 Nathan Abbott Way

    Stanford, CA 94305-8610

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    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 14 Feb 2017 2:13 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) offers a full-time teaching position for an approximate one-year term with the possibility of renewal. The purpose of the position is to provide an opportunity for a Clinical Teaching Fellow to gain experience teaching and supervising law students in a clinical setting while providing legal representation—potentially including amicus or other litigation work, policy work, and counseling—to a wide range of public interest clients in law and technology.

    The Samuelson Clinic at Berkeley Law is the nation’s flagship clinic in the high technology, privacy, and intellectual property fields, and is an integral component of both the Law School’s Center for Law and Technology http://www.law.berkeley.edu/bclt.htm and Clinical Program http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htm. In training future lawyers and policy-makers, the Clinic plays an important role defining and shaping technology policy within California, the United States, and internationally.

    The SLTPPC offers this post-graduate position to provide a recent law school graduate the opportunity to develop as an effective advocate and teacher while working with the Clinic to help train the next generation of influential attorneys, judges, and community leaders specializing in technology law and policy

    The position is anticipated to begin no later than July 1, 2017 but an earlier start date may be possible. It will continue until June 30, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. Salary: $63,477 – $71,818 (100% time position).

    The Samuelson Clinical Fellow will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty on a variety of projects that will include the following:

    Clinical Supervision (90% time):

    • Intensive supervision of clinical students and their caseloads;
    • Teaching and curriculum development for the Samuelson Clinic seminar classes;
    • Participation in on-going advocacy efforts with state and federal legislatures, courts, and agencies; and
    • Primary responsibility for docket management during the summer months.

    Administrative Duties (5%):

    • Organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops, and speaker series;
    • Speaking at public events and with the press.

    Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

    Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):

    • Candidate must hold a JD degree or equivalent degree;
    • Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission)

    Additional Qualifications (by start date):

    • Substantive knowledge and experience in at least one relevant area, such as intellectual property, privacy, consumer protection, competition, and/or First Amendment law;
    • Demonstrated research and writing skills, organizational and planning skills; and
    • Strong interest in teaching and in public service in the area of technology law and policy.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Proven commitment to public service in the area of technology law and policy;
    • Substantive knowledge and experience in additional relevant areas such as intellectual property, privacy, consumer protection, competition, and/or First Amendment law; and 
    • Some teaching experience.
    • California Bar membership

    Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: http://apptrkr.com/960677. Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter; a CV and a legal advocacy writing sample (such as a brief, motion or equivalent).

    Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. This position is open until filled.

    Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

    For more information about the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic visit our website at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/samuelsonclinic.htm.

    The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented 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, 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.

    http://apptrkr.com/960677


  • 12 Feb 2017 11:16 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has a 40+ year history of clinical legal education. Through its Clinical Program, the College has helped thousands of its students become successful practitioners, each graduating with the skills to represent clients effectively, as well as a keen sense of professionalism and a firm commitment to public service. To further this tradition, the College is looking to hire an academic professional to expand its clinical offerings in the area of general civil litigation.

    Duties

    The Academic Professional will be responsible for:

    • designing a general civil litigation clinic at the law school;
    • teaching students through both non-directive case supervision and simulation-based instruction in the civil litigation process and trial advocacy;
    • participating in the College of Law’s mission of education, research, and service to the broader community; and
    • working with students and adjunct faculty to provide legal representation to people with limited access to the courts.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Required: The Academic Professional must:

    • hold a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school; and
    • be a licensed attorney in good standing with substantial experience in civil litigation.

    Preferred: The College is specifically seeking candidates with:

    • demonstrated competence and interest in representing clients in a variety of civil litigation areas;
    • a commitment to public service;
    • the ability to work productively with students and clients from diverse backgrounds;
    • experience in clinical legal education or simulation-based legal instruction; and
    • a track record of forging relationships with the local legal community and facilitating strategic partnerships with the bench and bar.

    This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, 12-month appointment as an Instructional Professional at Arizona State University. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be hired either with Continuing Status or on-track toward Continuing Status. Clinicians at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law are deeply involved in the intellectual life and faculty governance of the College.

    Application Procedure:

    Applications must contain:

    1. a letter of application outlining your qualifications as related to the position;

    2. a curriculum vitae;

    3. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy;

    4. unofficial graduate transcripts; and

    6. contact information for three professional references.

    Please send completed applications to Ms. Rebecca Hutchison, Coordinator for Appointments Committee, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, MC9520, Arizona State University, 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix, AZ 85004-4467 or electronically to Rebecca.Hutchison@asu.edu. The application deadline is 2/17/2017 at 5p.m. and, if not filled, every Friday thereafter until the search is closed.

    Additional information about the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Arizona State University is available at: http://law.asu.edu. Information about Academic Professionals at ASU can be found at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd505-03.html

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

  • 12 Feb 2017 10:59 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    ​​​FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION

    The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) is pleased to invite eligible candidates to apply for a two-year Clinic Fellow position from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019. The fellowship combines the opportunity to obtain an LLM degree in Environmental Law from one of the leading environmental law programs in the nation with the opportunity to work with experienced environmental practitioners and students in a clinical setting focused on public interest work. The fellowship includes a full tuition waiver and a stipend of approximately $35,000 to cover living expenses.

    In addition to pursuing the LLM degree, the Clinic Fellow is expected to work part-time (at least 20 hours per week) in the ENRLC. The Fellow will take a lead role in managing a project designed to provide assistance to communities faced with toxic pollution problems throughout northern New England. This project, the Partnership for Justice, is a joint effort between the ENRLC and Toxics Action Center, a non-profit organization that assists community groups throughout northern New England with organization, outreach, media, and strategy development. The ENRLC's primary role is to engage in comprehensive legal analysis, provide sound legal advice to community groups, and help them navigate the regulatory processes applicable to their situation. In appropriate instances, the Fellow may also lay the groundwork for litigation, although this fellowship is not necessarily a litigation-oriented position. The Clinic Fellow will work closely with the ENRLC Director and other clinic faculty and staff to represent clients and supervise student clinicians. The Fellow's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Working with and supervising student clinicians to provide legal assistance to help community groups in northern New England, including analyzing the maze of federal and state environmental laws, regulations, and administrative processes that apply to proposed industrial projects, contaminated site cleanups, and other pollution-related projects;

    Communicating with Toxics Action Center and community groups to provide legal counseling and advice in person or through other means, including at night and on weekends;

    Managing the partnership between ENRLC and Toxics Action Center, including taking a lead role in administrative, contracting, and grant funding reporting duties;

    Working with the ENRLC Director to support and promote the project, including planning for future funding for the project;

    Working with Toxics Action Center to identify local counsel for community groups when necessary and to expand the list of experts, scientists, engineers and attorneys who will provide their services to community groups for free or at a reduced rate in the region;

    Supporting a referral system by which individuals and groups who contact the ENRLC for legal assistance in addressing toxic pollution in New England are referred to Toxics Action Center for community organizing assistance; and

    Participating in the day-to-day life of the ENRLC, including weekly staff meetings, seminars, and strategy sessions.

    The Fellow may also choose to participate in a teaching practicum for academic credit in which s/he assists Clinic faculty in teaching student clinicians. The teaching practicum offers opportunities to teach in both a traditional classroom setting for the clinic's weekly seminar class and in a clinical role as a supervising attorney to help guide and mentor students in their work on clinic cases and projects.

    FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

    JD from an ABA accredited law school

    Minimum of two years of prior legal experience, including experience practicing environmental law

    Strong legal research and writing, interpersonal, and communication skills

    Demonstrated commitment to environmental conservation and public interest law preferred, and experience with environmental justice issues is particularly helpful

    Admission to the LLM in Environmental Law program at Vermont Law School (application for LLM admission can occur concurrently with application for Clinic Fellow position and the same references can be used for both applications)

    Admission to Vermont Bar (can be obtained within first year of Clinic Fellow position)

    Willingness to travel regionally and work with clients at night and on weekends

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications must include:

    Cover letter describing applicant’s interest in the position and relevant experience

    Resume

    Two writing samples

    At least three references

    ​Two references can be used from the admission application

    One reference specific to the fellowship​

    Law school transcript

    In addition to the above materials, you must also apply for the LLM in Environmental Law (on-campus only). Applications for LLM admission can occur concurrently with application for Clinic Fellow position and the same references can be used for both applications. Apply for LLM online here​.

    FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE

    Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2017 to admiss@vermontlaw.edu​ and must include a clear reference to the fellowship. Electronic submissions are preferred. If unable to send electronically, please send all physical application materials to:

    Vermont Law School Office of Admissions

    ENRLC LLM Fellowship

    PO Box 96

    South Royalton, VT 05068

    MORE INFORMATION

    For more information, please send an email with "ENRLC Fellowship" in the subject line toadmiss@vermontlaw.edu or call the Office of Admissions:

    Toll free: 888-277-5985

    Phone: 802-831-1239

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW CLINIC

    The mission of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC)​ is three-fold:

    To provide a high quality, skills-based educational experience for law students to learn how to become competent, ethical attorneys with expertise in the field of environmental and natural resources law;

    ​To ensure that laws protecting health and the environment are properly interpreted, implemented, and enforced to prevent and abate environmental problems, and to conserve, and restore natural resources for the benefit of this and future generations; and

    To provide pro bono representation for individuals and organizations who would not otherwise have access to legal services.

    LLM IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

    The LLM in Environmental Law​ degree is designed for a select group of post-JD candidates seeking to specialize in the practice of environmental law, or pursue careers in teaching, research, or public policy. Candidates include recent law school graduates and practicing lawyers who wish to develop an environmental law specialty. A minimum of 30 academic credits is required to complete the program. For the ENRLC Clinic Fellow, this thirty-credit program is spread over two years. Vermont Law School's environmental law curriculum includes more than fifty courses in environmental law and policy.

  • 12 Feb 2017 10:57 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

    The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks a highly-qualified candidate for a tenured or tenure-track appointment for the 2017-18 academic year. Areas of particular interest include; Business Courses (including Contracts, Business Associations, UCC), Community Economic Development Clinic (including Housing or Labor expertise), Constitutional Law (especially Liberty, Equality, and Due Process); Evidence; Lawyering (skills-based experiential learning courses), Property, and Torts. An ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

    CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked number 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law.

    CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. As part of its mission, the law school prepares students to practice "Law in the Service of Human Needs." The basic premise of the law school's program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, practical skill, and professional experience. Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

    First-year students engage in experiential learning through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar. Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn 10-16 credits in either a live-client clinic onsite at the Law School or a practice clinic, a unique seminar and field placement program.

    This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in the history of our unique public service institution. In 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international relations (JD/MIA) with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York.

    CUNY Law School is centrally located at Two Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The law school has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood one subway stop from Manhattan, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

    This position may include weekend and evening hours and requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Admission to law practice and law practice experience.

    Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience, availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs and lawyering program and all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and experience the aforementioned areas of need.

    COMPENSATION

    CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

    Commensurate with experience; Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135 Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467 Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209

    HOW TO APPLY

    From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site (www.cuny.edu) and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

    Candidates should provide a CV/resume and a cover letter including a statement of teaching/scholarly interests and areas of expertise.

    CLOSING DATE

    Open until filled with review of resumes to begin immediately.

    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

    CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

    Location: CUNY School of Law

    Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law

    Job ID: 16096

    Regular/Temporary: Regular


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