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

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Health Justice Project is medical-legal partnership (“MLP”) housed in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The partners in the MLP include Loyola’s School of Law, School of Medicine, and Department of Public Health, Erie Family Health Center, and LAF Chicago. Students enrolled in the clinic engage in direct client representation and policy advocacy.

    The fellow and faculty member work as colleagues, sharing responsibilities for designing and teaching classes; administering the clinic; supervising research assistants, Americorps VISTA volunteers, and students; and all other matters. The fellowship is designed to provide leadership development, experience collaborating on an interprofessional team, clinical teaching training, and career growth for public interest leaders.

    The fellowship is particularly well-suited to lawyers who are seeking a career in clinical law teaching or social justice advocacy. The ideal applicant has experience in an MLP or other law school clinic setting, is barred in Illinois by the start date (or bar eligible) and experience in one or more of the case subject matters, including public benefits, disability, housing, advance care planning, immigration, guardianship, among others. The Fellowship is for a term of two years.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    1. Plans and directs implementation and administration of the Health Justice Project MLP and law school clinic;

    2. Supervises law students and volunteers in skill development and client representation;

    3. Prepares and communicates information to partners, doctors, law students, partners, students and volunteers regarding legal and social resources;

    4. Maintains frequent and professional communication with contacts at community health centers and other collaborating entities;

    5. Supports faculty research;

    6. Develops and maintains case management and data collection systems.

    Minimum Education/Experience:

    Bachelor’s and J.D. degree required. Demonstrated interest in public interest law, public interest legal or policy experience preferred.

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal sources (including regulations, statute, case law, administrative decisions and legislative history), law periodicals, professional journals, and agency procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and legal manuals in a variety of subjects, including housing, public benefits, immigration, education, trusts and estates, guardianship, health law. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from partners, health center staff, clients, students, and the general public.

    Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team. Detail oriented. 

    Flexible work attitude, ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a small staff and frequent student turnover (due to semester long courses and graduation).

    Ability to successfully interact with a variety of people of various socio-economic backgrounds and education level. Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to client needs, cultural nuances and confidential information. Interest in serving low-income people and addressing to health disparities.

    Computer Skills:

    Adept user of Internet, case management systems, e-mail and other office automation systems. Will be expected to oversee the installation and maintenance of case management and data collection system.

    Certificates and Licenses:

    Juris Doctor

    Admission/eligibility for admission to the Illinois Bar

    Special Instructions:

    Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Position to begin August 1, 2017. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references.

    Direct applications to: https://www.careers.luc.edu. Make inquiries to: Megan Bess, Health Justice Project, School of Law, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL, 60611, mbess@luc.edu.

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.

    For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

  • 27 Jan 2017 9:56 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School's International Human Rights (IHR) Clinic. This position is for the 2017-18 academic year and is expected to begin on August 1, 2017. The appointment is for 12 months; re-appointment for a second term may be possible.

    The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The IHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. IHR Clinic projects include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals, as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals.

    Reporting to the Director of the IHR Clinic, the successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the IHR Clinic and job responsibilities will include supervising student projects including providing feedback on written work, participating in team meetings, working with the Director to develop teaching materials and teaching in the clinic, developing and selecting clients, managing aspects of a blog and website relating to international law and the IHR Clinic, organizing and coordinating relevant events, lectures and other clinic activities, and may include international travel.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two to four years of work experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably including experience with international human rights litigation or advocacy. Must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required. Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably Spanish, is strongly desired. Demonstrated ability to work with technology, including posting to a blog and website.

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, a law school transcript, a list of references, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54879.

    To ensure full consideration of your application, all application materials should be uploaded to the referenced website by May 21, 2017. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or until July 31, 2017, whichever is sooner.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

  • 26 Jan 2017 4:55 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Unemployment Insurance Clinic (UIC). 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 UIC is an innovative clinic designed to provide first year law students live client learning experiences earlier. UIC students take first-chair responsibility for representing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants at every stage of the administrative appeal process including administrative trials. The UIC fellow will teach and supervise in the clinic, represent clients at every stage of the administrative appeal process, staff the UIC office and develop impact projects that engage advanced clinic students to strengthen the UI safety net.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant advocacy experience, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, 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 on July 3, 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 4:44 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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