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  • 20 Feb 2018 9:57 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time Visiting Clinical Professor to co-teach in the Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Immigrant Rights Clinic is a one-semester, six credit course in which students provide direct representation to individual and group clients on matters ranging from bond representation, complex removal defense and post-conviction advocacy to combatting workplace exploitation and protecting the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants. IRC also provides legal support to grassroots organizations on policy initiatives and campaigns. IRC acts in accordance with the foundational insight that the community is best served when lawyers can help empower individuals and marginalized groups to advocate for themselves. It models high quality, holistic and transformative lawyering.  

    Founded just nine years ago, the UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary new law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. In keeping with this mission, the Law School has a dynamic and innovative clinical program. The cornerstone of the clinical program is a core clinical course required of every student. Students may enroll in their core clinic for additional semesters. In the six years since the creation of the first core clinics, the number has grown from three to the current eight: Appellate Litigation; Community and Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Environmental Law; Immigrant Rights; Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology; and International Justice.  Each core clinic is taught by one or more full-time faculty and one or more adjunct faculty. The Law School also currently has six elective clinics in the areas of Fair Employment and Housing; Civil Rights Litigation; Cyber Victims Defense; International Human Rights; Reproductive Justice; and Startup and Small Business.

    The UC Irvine School of Law is the newest public law school in California in nearly 50 years and currently is ranked 28th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The clinical training program is ranked 15th.  The School of Law also ranks in the top 14 for student diversity and is tied with Yale at 3rd for best student/faculty ratio. The School of Law aims to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession, combining the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive and friendly environment. For more information, visit www.law.uci.edu.

    Applicants for this position should have at least 7-10 years of legal practice and/or teaching experience in Immigrant Rights. They must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and be a member of a state bar. In addition, they must have demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching. Spanish proficiency is helpful, though not required. The person selected will be appointed as a Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, depending on experience.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning at UC Irvine School of Law: chempel@law.uci.edu.

    Candidates who wish to be considered for the position should send a cover letter and updated CV, a list of references and a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity (see UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence) by e-mail to mdeyoung@law.uci.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by March 5, 2018. 

    The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

  • 16 Feb 2018 3:33 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW

    The Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) at UC Berkeley Law offers a full-time position as Clinical Supervising Attorney for a two-year term with possibility of renewal. We seek a creative environmental lawyer with substantial litigation and administrative agency practice experience who is eager to train and mentor law students engaged in real-world advocacy projects. The Supervising Attorney will select litigation and administrative projects for the Clinic, and supervise student teams in their execution. Because ELC has a significant (although non-exclusive) focus on environmental justice issues, experience working with grassroots advocacy groups and in environmental coalition-building will be a substantial asset. The Supervising Attorney will also work closely with the Director in shaping the Clinic’s approach to its docket and skills training of students, and will contribute to its companion seminar.

    ELC is a legal and policy clinic designed to train law students in innovative and effective environmental advocacy, make a real world environmental difference through high-impact projects, and address the environmental legal needs of underserved communities. The Clinic undertakes projects local to global in scale, working on such diverse issues as mitigating climate change, reducing the burden of environmentally induced disease, ensuring potable water and sanitation services for all, increasing children’s access to nature, and supporting green workforce development. The Clinic enrolls primarily JD students, but also some MPP and LLM students. The Clinic also includes and mentors a small number of undergraduate auditors in its seminar in an effort to diversify the pipeline of those practicing environmental law.

    The Clinic’s work is collaborative and multidisciplinary, and involves partnerships with faculty and research staff both in the law school and across the U.C. Berkeley campus, including the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment; the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry; and the School of Public Health. Students in the Environmental Law Clinic enroll concurrently for four units of clinical fieldwork and a two-unit companion seminar; this represents roughly half their academic load for the semester. The Clinic’s classroom component involves a variety of teaching methods, and combines substantive law instruction with skills training (e.g., oral advocacy, legislative strategy, persuasive writing) that is relevant to students' Clinic projects.

    The role of Clinical Supervising Attorney is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track position. The individual hired will operate with substantial autonomy, and as part of an interactive team of Director/Staff Attorney/Fellow(s) that often co-supervise projects. The ideal candidate will have both a strong track record of conducting legal work with minimal supervision, and an equally strong desire to teach, work with, and mentor students in a highly collaborative environment. This position requires significant environmental issue knowledge and professional networks, the cultural competence to work in partnership with affected individuals and communities, and the ability to work independently. Prior experience in clinical teaching, doctrinal teaching, or law student supervision is a plus but is not required.

    The Clinical Supervising Attorney will work under the day to day supervision of the Clinic Director, and may partner with the Director and/or Clinic Fellows in supervising student work on cases and projects. During the summer, when students are not enrolled in the Clinic, the Clinical Supervising Attorney will maintain and advance the Clinic's docket, and develop new projects for the Fall semester.

    For more information about the Environmental Law Clinic, please visit our website at https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/.

    The Clinical Supervising Attorney will perform the following duties under the primary direction of the Clinic Director:

    Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (70%)
    • Develop Clinic projects, with a focus on litigation and administrative projects; 
    • In collaboration with other Clinic staff, supervise several clinical student teams on their projects per semester; 
    • Draft briefs, rulemaking comments, policy memoranda, legislative proposals, and issue reports as needed; 
    • Manage the Clinic docket during summers;
    • Assist in designing/ teaching select components of the Clinic seminar; and
    • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with clients and co-counsel.

    Administrative Duties (20%):
    • Participate in professional training and networking activities;
    • Assist in promoting the Clinic to students and other constituencies, and organizing Clinic-related events; 
    • Supervise volunteers as needed;
    • Assist in alumni, foundation, and other fundraising activities.

    Other Duties as Assigned (10%)

    Minimum Qualifications (at time of application):

    • J.D. degree or equivalent degree
    • Admission to California bar

    Additional Qualifications (by start date):
    • Five years of civil practice and/or clerkship experience, including practice in both federal and California courts; 
    • Demonstrated research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; and
    • Organizational and planning skills, and ability to work independently.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of environmental issues; 
    • Well networked with stakeholders in the environmental issue space; 
    • Career intention to practice in public interest, public sector, or clinical setting;
    • Experience in clinical teaching and supervision, or other teaching experience; 
    • Experience or interest in environmental justice and/or community-based lawyering; 
    • Comfort with technical and/or scientific material; and
    • Experience writing issue reports and/or working with the media.

    Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01644. 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 of three (3) references. The 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 Environmental Law Clinic, visit our website at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/.

    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, Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 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.

    JOB LOCATION

    Berkeley, CA

    LEARN MORE

    More information about this recruitment: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/

    REQUIREMENTS

    DOCUMENTS

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Legal Advocacy Writing Sample - Such as a brief, motion, or equivalent

    REFERENCES

    3 references required (contact information only)

  • 15 Feb 2018 2:39 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: The Business Law Transactions Clinic of New York University School of Law is searching for up to two teaching fellows to begin as early as July 2018 for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years.  Under the close supervision of the Clinic faculty and teaching fellows, twelve third-year law students per semester in the Clinic provide business and transactional legal advice to nonprofit organizations and for-profit social enterprises typically in the New York area.  Through both client work and a weekly seminar, the students in the Clinic focus on the business lawyer’s multiple roles in assessing, planning, and managing transactional projects such as commercial and financing contracts and governance matters.   A representative list of projects and other information about the Clinic is available at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/clinics/semester/business

              The Clinic staff is comprised of two adjunct faculty members, two teaching fellows and other senior supervising attorneys. The teaching fellows  work with the rest of the faculty and the students on the client work, which consists of drafting and reviewing contracts, structuring transactions, updating governance materials, advising on compliance matters and providing general corporate support to Clinic clients.  The adjunct faculty and other senior supervising attorneys work part time and are usually offsite.  The teaching fellows work full time at the Law School to supervise and manage the work on a day-to-day basis and serve as the first line of communication between the Clinic students and faculty, and the first line of supervising client work.  In between semesters and during breaks, the teaching fellows have direct responsibility for client representation. 

    The teaching fellows assist with researching and updating course materials, managing seminars and scheduling guest speakers, and client outreach.  The seminars are taught by the adjunct faculty and guest speakers, but there are opportunities for fellows interested in teaching to lead portions of certain seminars depending on their expertise and experience.

              The teaching fellowship is a full time position with a requested commitment of two academic years.

              Applicants for the teaching fellowship must have a J. D. degree, possess strong academic credentials and have a minimum of four years of practice experience in corporate and transactional law.  Interested candidates may apply electronically by sending a cover letter and resume to Nirva Beljour at LeadershipProgram@mercury.law.nyu.edu.

    NYU is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

     

  • 13 Feb 2018 4:21 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks applications for a Justice Catalyst - Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law, a two-year position beginning on or about July 1, 2018 in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, within Yale Law School’s clinical program. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (“WIRAC”).

    WIRAC is a year-long, in-house clinic whose students represent immigrants, workers, and their organizations in litigation under labor and employment, immigration, Freedom of Information Act, § 1983, and other civil rights laws; state and local legislative advocacy; and other non-litigation matters. Illustrative cases include class action litigation challenging the prolonged immigration detention of noncitizens with certain criminal convictions; representation of nail salon workers denied minimum wage and overtime; litigation on behalf of DREAMers challenging the termination of DACA; habeas litigation to obtain the return of a deported, longtime lawful permanent resident; representation of a community-based organization and individuals in East Haven challenging pervasive practices of anti-Latino police brutality through community organizing, litigation, and policy advocacy; representation in immigration court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal court on behalf of individuals resisting removal; representation of a national organization of immigrant youth advocating for federal administrative and legislative relief; and representation of community organizations, unions, and faith organizations on a range of employment, education, policing, and other immigrant rights matters.

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing WIRAC clients, supervising students assisting in teaching WIRAC classes, and working on one’s own scholarship.  In addition, the Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester experimental program for first-year students, Introduction to Legal Research and Writing. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations. The principal supervisors for the position will be Professors Muneer Ahmad, Marisol Orihuela, and Michael Wishnie.

    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.  Annual salary is $63,000-68,000.  Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by February 28, 2018 (early applications encouraged) to: Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, P.O. Box 209090, New Haven, CT 06520-9090; telephone: (203) 432-4800; fax: (203) 432-1426; osikhena.awudu@yale.edu.

    Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.


  • 13 Feb 2018 4:17 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks applications for a Catalyst Fellow in the Robert M. Cover Public Interest Fellowship Program, a two-year position beginning on or about July 1, 2018 to teach, supervise students, and handle client matters in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic (“VLSC”) at Yale Law School. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching.

    VLSC is a semester-long, in-house clinic whose students represent veterans and their organizations in disability compensation benefits, record correction, and civil rights litigation in administrative, state, and federal courts.  VLSC students also represent veterans’ organizations in regulatory and legislative advocacy, strategic planning, and public education campaigns. 

    Illustrative examples include representation of:

    ·         Individual veterans seeking disability compensation benefits for injuries incurred during military service, in initial applications, administrative appeals, and judicial review in federal court. Recent cases include representation of veterans suffering PTSD from combat or sexual assault, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and toxic exposure-related disabilities.

    ·         Former service members in individual applications to upgrade a less-than-honorable (“bad paper”) discharge before Department of Defense boards and on judicial review in federal court.  Recent cases include representation of veterans discharged for minor misconduct while suffering from undiagnosed PTSD or TBI; in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment; and for “homosexual” conduct in the 1940s.

    ·         A New Haven veteran in a proposed nation-wide class action challenging extreme delays in VA adjudication of benefits applications and which resulted in a 2017 decision overturning nearly thirty years of precedent that had barred veterans from pursuing aggregate litigation via the Article I court that is the exclusive channel for review of VA benefits claims.

    ·         A woman raped while a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in federal civil rights litigation against the former leadership of West Point.

    ·         A proposed nation-wide class of more than 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Era Army veterans who were discharged with bad paper despite having PTSD or PTSD-related conditions attributable to their military service.

    ·         A proposed nation-wide class of U.S. Air Force veterans exposed to radiation after cleaning up two hydrogen bombs accidentally dropped on Spain in 1966, whose exposure the VA refuses to recognize.

    ·         Local and national veterans’ organizations in legislative and regulatory campaigns to address retaliation against service-members who report sexual harassment or assault; reform military boards responsible for adjudicating discharge upgrade requests; expand veteran eligibility for pre-trial diversionary programs and better credit military training and experience in state occupational and professional licensing schemes; identify and counsel Connecticut veterans with bad paper and PTSD; assist thousands of veterans and their families poisoned by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, NC; obtain information about the Department of Defense’s treatment of veterans exposed to radioactive testing sites, including in Freedom of Information Act litigation; and end discrimination in state programs and by employers against veterans with bad paper.

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing VLSC clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching VLSC classes, and working on one’s own scholarship. In addition, the Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester experimental program for first-year students, Introduction to Legal Research and Writing.  Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar.  (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations.  The principal supervisor for the position will be Professor Michael Wishnie.

    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. Annual salary is $63,000-68,000.  Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by February 28, 2018 (early applications encouraged) to: Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, P.O. Box 209090, New Haven, CT 06520-9090; telephone: (203) 432-4800; fax: (203) 432-1426; osikhena.awudu@yale.edu.

    Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities.



     

  • 12 Feb 2018 7:33 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Fellow in its Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in the field with mentorship and support to advance a career in public interest law or to launch a career in clinical teaching.

    The IRC Fellow will work under the supervision of IRC faculty directors. Areas of work are likely to include: collaboration with local grassroots community organizations, such as Resilience OC, on deportation defense campaigns and policy initiatives; strategic support for rapid response networks at the local and national level; and litigation on behalf of noncitizens, including those who have experienced violations of their civil and constitutional rights. Other work may include litigation and advocacy on behalf of immigrant workers on labor and employment issues. In each of these areas, there will be opportunities to develop sophisticated, community-centered law and organizing strategies. The IRC Fellow may also have opportunities to teach clinic classes and supervise students during the fellowship term.

    A J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school is required. Membership in any state bar is required. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 3-5 years of practical experience. Proficiency in Spanish is also helpful, though not required.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through April 13, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by March 12, 2018. We expect that the IRC Fellow will begin work in July 2018.

    Applications can be submitted through this link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04477

     

  • 08 Feb 2018 8:10 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to co-teach in its established Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic with the clinic’s existing director. The successful candidate will join a robust clinical program at a law school long dedicated to experiential learning and public service. 

    Applicants must be skilled, creative and experienced lawyers with an interest and ability to supervise students in both individual litigation and law reform projects. Applicants must also possess a profound interest in the educational mission of the clinic: to develop the next generation of immigrant advocates and, more generally, to teach students the lawyering skills necessary to serve individual clients and to reform our legal system. Foreign language abilities are desirable but not required. Applicants need not be admitted to the New York bar at time of application but, if hired, will be expected to obtain admission. Applicants must have prior experience working with immigrant communities with a strong preference for applicants experienced in the intersection of criminal and immigration law, removal defense work, federal practice and impact litigation. 

    The clinic’s mission is to offer an outstanding legal educational experience to its students, to provide individual representation to immigrants in traditionally neglected areas, and to serve the immigrant community in efforts to reform law and public policy. The clinic’s emphasis has historically been on removal defense cases for immigrants who are detained and/or who have had prior contact with the criminal justice system. In addition, the clinic represents immigrant community-based and national advocacy organizations on impact projects related to immigration enforcement issues. These projects involve a broad range of legal work including, for example: impact litigation, legal support for legislative advocacy, report writing, administrative advocacy and media work. An ideal candidate would have some level of experience in most or all of these areas. In all individual and impact cases students perform the critical legal work under the intensive supervision of clinic faculty. 

    The successful candidate is expected to take an active part in faculty governance and the intellectual life of the law school. Applicants should have a JD degree or equivalent, at least five years of relevant experience, an outstanding record of professional achievement, and a commitment to clinical teaching. Experience in clinical education is preferred. We anticipate hiring for this position for an initial three-year period, after which, continuation is contingent on securing additional funding. Candidates interested in also pursuing a robust scholarly agenda are encouraged to speak with the Appointments Committee about future options of a tenure-track appointment. 

    Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Chair of the Appointments Committee Professor Ekow Yankah, yankah@yu.edu. 

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a part of Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are committed to achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and in all spheres of academic life. All University-wide decisions are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence.

  • 06 Feb 2018 2:58 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

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

     

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

     

    The Position:

     

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is inviting applications for the Telford Taylor Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year renewal and will begin in the summer of 2018.

    The Fellow will work in the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and in the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR). Reporting directly to the Clinic and Institute Director, responsibilities will include co-supervising clinical projects, developing seminar lesson plans, teaching in the clinic seminar, mentoring students, researching and writing, and planning and implementing Clinic and CLIHHR events. The position is ideal for a candidate with a strong interest in clinical teaching and in the substantive areas of international human rights law, international refugee law, and international criminal law.

    The Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic is a semester-long clinic in which students represent individuals and institutional clients in international human rights cases and projects selected within a framework of atrocity prevention. The overall objective of the Clinic is to provide students with first-hand experience in the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights and the diverse ways the law is utilized to prevent atrocity crimes and promote justice and accountability for mass atrocities. In order effectively to bridge theory and practice, the Clinic is divided into several pedagogical components: a weekly seminar, case and project work, and skills training. In the spring semester, the Advanced Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic continues the work of the fall Clinic with a select group of students.

    The Fellow will receive the title of Visiting Instructor and a competitive salary with benefits. We strongly value diversity and inclusion, and encourage people of color, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all abilities to apply.

    Candidates must have: (1) a JD or equivalent; (2) strong academic record; (3) strong international human rights background, as exhibited by significant experience in human rights work and/or LL.M in international human rights; (4) experience or interest in teaching; (5) proven event planning, management and/or organizational skills; and (6) minimum 2 years relevant legal experience since law school. Fluency in English is required. Candidates with fluency in a second language are strongly preferred.

    Application instructions: Each candidate should submit: (1) a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita; (2) a list of 3 references; (3) law school transcript(s); and (4) a legal writing sample of not more than 15 pages. We are receiving applications on a rolling basis. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled.


    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.



    Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/mqkj36gb3xr4g563



  • 06 Feb 2018 12:02 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2018-19 in four of our in-house clinics: Community and Economic Development Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, Federal Taxation Clinic, and International Human Rights Law Clinic. American University's in-house, "live-client" Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 220 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

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

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

    Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the InterFolio portal for the positions as follows:

    Community and Economic Development Clinic: 
    https://apply.interfolio.com/48678

    Domestic Violence Clinic: 
    https://apply.interfolio.com/48679

    Federal Tax Clinic: 
    https://apply.interfolio.com/48676

    International Human Rights Clinic: 
    https://apply.interfolio.com/48674

    Please contact Brian Cofilll, Faculty Coordinator, at bcoffill@wcl.american.edu<mailto:bcoffill@wcl.american.edu>  or (202-274-4139) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu<mailto:rdiners@wcl.american.edu> for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.

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

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:57 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL: Michigan Clinical Law Fellow Opening:

    Community and Economic Development Clinic

    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, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based businesses and entrepreneurs in Detroit and the metro Detroit area. The Clinic works with both start-up and established clients. New organizations seek assistance in formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance. More established organizations seeks the CEDC’s assistance to accommodate their organizations’ and programs’ growth: draft and negotiate contract and leases; create worker cooperatives and social enterprises; counsel regarding land use, permits and other regulations; provide tax advice on income-generating activities; advise on employment issues; counsel on risk management; and research and advise on intellectual property issues.

    The fellow will work with entrepreneurs and small businesses and partner with faculty at the Ross School of Business, the Stamps School of Art and Design, and the School of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as other schools and departments, through the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, a new initiative in the CEDC supported by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

    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, 2018. 

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications in February, 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.

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