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  • 09 Oct 2017 5:04 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for a full-time faculty position. This position will be tenure-track with duties commencing in the fall of 2018. For this position, we are seeking an entry-level or pre-tenure lateral professor to direct the law school’s Defender Aid Clinic and teach some or all of the following: criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal adjudication, and/or special issues in criminal justice. The College of Law is particularly interested in applicants anchored in criminal practice, trial and appellate advocacy, and/or skills training. This position will be a joint appointment with the University of Wyoming Department of Criminal Justice requiring the successful applicant to teach at least one criminal justice course to undergraduate and/or graduate level students. Applicants for this position should hold a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, have distinguished academic credentials, relevant legal experience, and a commitment to experiential learning, as well as a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship at a university level. We encourage applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of our faculty.

    The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy.  Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness. We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

    Kindly direct applications to the Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee.  Applicants should submit (by e-mail) a current CV, a statement of teaching interests/experience, a research agenda, and a letter of interest to: uwlawjob@uwyo.edu.  For questions, please contact Professor Noah Novogrodsky, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Wyoming College of Law, Dept. 3035, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071 or 307.766.6448, nnovogro@uwyo.edu.

    All inquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence and discretion.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


  • 09 Oct 2017 12:05 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Illinois College of Law invites applications for a Clinical Professor to begin in July 2018. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position leading to the possibility of a presumptively renewable multi-year appointment. Depending on experience, the individual will be hired on the College’s clinical faculty track as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor.

    The person hired will be responsible for developing and directing a new clinic. The College will consider applicants from all clinical subject-matter areas, but it has particular interest in applicants with backgrounds in immigration, domestic violence/family law, consumer rights, or elder financial justice.

    Required qualifications: Candidates must have a J.D., be licensed in Illinois within one year of hire, and have substantial experience as a practicing lawyer with experience or interest in supervising law students. 

    Preferred qualifications: At least five years of practice experience and two years of clinical teaching experience.

    To apply, please submit your application and supplemental materials by November 1, 2017 athttps://jobs.illinois.edu. Application materials must include a cover letter identifying the clinical subject-matter area or areas of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, evidence of past teaching success (if applicable), and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Questions may be directed to Professor Melissa Frydman, Director of Clinical Education, and Chair of the Clinical Appointments Committee:frydman@illinois.edu  Confidential inquiries are welcome.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    For more information about the College of Law, visit our website: https://law.illinois.edu/

  • 08 Oct 2017 4:19 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applicants for an opening as a Clinical Instructor of Law serving as the William R. Davis Clinical Fellow, beginning in the summer of 2018.  This position will offer a practicing attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program.  The Davis Fellow will work primarily in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, which represents clients who have suffered or fear persecution in their home countries and are seeking asylum in the United States.  Work may also involve other immigration-related clinical projects. 

    The fellow's duties will include planning and teaching clinic classes, supervision of clinic students’ casework, and some direct client representation.  The fellow will work closely with the Clinic’s faculty director, and will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students in the Law School’s other clinics, including clinics focusing on criminal defense, mediation, tax, and intellectual property.  The fellow will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidates should have a J.D. degree and at least three years of experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent experience; strong written and oral communication skills; an interest in and aptitude for supervision and teaching; a demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. 

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Prior experience in the field of immigration or refugee law.

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a 3-year, end-date appointment, subject to annual review.  This is a non-tenure track position, on an 11-month basis.  Salary is $60,000 - 65,000, depending upon experience and qualifications.  Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities and research support.

    Information about the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic can be found at the UConn Law School website, athttps://www.law.uconn.edu/academics/clinics-experiential-learning/asylum-human-rights-clinic.  If you have questions about the Davis Fellowship, please feel free to contact Jon Bauer, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, Jon.Bauer@uconn.edu860-570-5165, or Anna Cabot, the current Davis Fellow, Anna.Cabot@uconn.edu.

    TO APPLY

    Go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10022 and select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online.  Please submit a letter of interest that includes discussion of why you are seeking the position and your relevant qualifications and experience; a resumea writing sample; and the names of and contact information for three references.  Applicants with less than five years of post-law school practice experience should also submit an informal or official law school transcript.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  The deadline for submitting an application is December 1, 2017

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.  Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018135) 

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    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

  • 03 Oct 2017 12:33 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in transactions to teach in and direct its Transactional Lab & Clinic (TLC). This is a contractual appointment that starts summer 2018 and can lead to a presumptively renewable long-term contract.

    TLC students represent small, for- and non-profit organizations in southeastern Michigan and large, for-and non-profit organizations around the world. Typical matters include incorporation, organizational governance, commercial agreements, licensing, and other transactional matters.

    The successful applicant will have experience representing for- and/or non-profit organization on transactional matters.  A demonstrated interest in clinical teaching and working with under-represented members of the business community is also highly desired.  Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. 

    Michigan has 18 in-house clinics and guarantees every student admission to at least one.  Clinical faculty are initially appointed to a 3-year contract which may be renewed for a second term if the candidate demonstrates the potential to meet the standards for a presumptively renewable 7-year contract. They are considered for promotion to that presumptively renewable contract near the end of their second 3-year term.  Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for leaves and financial support for summer case coverage, special projects, and scholarship.  They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty.  Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is October 12, 2017. 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.

  • 03 Oct 2017 12:32 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in international transactions for social enterprises to teach in and direct its International Transactions Clinic (ITC). This is a contractual appointment that starts summer 2018 and can lead to a presumptively renewable long-term contract.

    ITC students represent for-profit, non-profit and hybrid organizations around the world, including start-ups, well-established businesses, tax-exempt organizations, impact investors and other social enterprises. Some clients are based in the United States; others are located in emerging markets. All operate internationally and have a social or environmental mission. Typical matters include organization, group structure, governance, financing agreements, commercial agreements, microfranchising, compliance, and other cross-border transactional matters.

    The successful applicant will have experience representing for-profit, non-profit and/or hybrid organizations on cross-border transactional matters. Experience working internationally with organizations at the base of the economic pyramid and/or those with a social or environmental mission, is highly desired, as is a demonstrated interest in clinical teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. 

    Michigan has 18 in-house clinics and guarantees every student admission to at least one.  Clinical faculty are initially appointed to a 3-year contract which may be renewed for a second term if the candidate demonstrates the potential to meet the standards for a presumptively renewable 7-year contract. They are considered for promotion to that presumptively renewable contract near the end of their second 3-year term.  Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for leaves and financial support for summer case coverage, special projects, and scholarship.  They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty.  Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is October 12, 2017. 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.

  • 03 Oct 2017 12:31 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Veterans Legal 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 Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC) handles legal matters for veterans and, in some instances, their immediate families, in a broad array of civil legal matters. These matters include, but are not limited to, housing law, family law, consumer disputes, financial exploitation, veterans and public benefits, and military discharge upgrades to clients.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in civil litigation, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience with the veterans community and/or issues is 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 2018.

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is November 15th. 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 Sep 2017 7:22 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is seeking a Director of Clinical Education to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. The Director – who may be tenured, tenure-track, or on a long-term contract – must have substantial experience in clinical legal education in order to lead and manage Detroit Mercy Law’s extensive, required clinical program. At Detroit Mercy Law, every student participates in at least one Clinic for academic credit, where they represent actual clients under the supervision of experienced faculty. Detroit Mercy Law’s 50-year-old clinical program has been rated in the top 20 programs in the country by PreLaw Magazine, and its Veterans Law Clinic and Immigration Clinic have received several awards of recognition. The clinical program is an integral part of Detroit Mercy Law’s culture of service and experiential learning.

    Please address applications, or any questions, to Professor Deborah Paruch, Chair of Faculty Recruitment, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 East Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan 48226. Email: paruchd@udmercy.edu. Phone: 313.596.0204. Applications will be accepted via email or regular mail.

    Detroit Mercy Law offers a unique and innovative curriculum that complements traditional theory- and doctrine-based course work with practical learning. Detroit Mercy Law is one of only a few law schools in the country that requires students to participate in a clinical experience, and currently offers nine clinics from which students may choose: Criminal Trial Clinic, International Intellectual Property Clinic, Trademark and Entrepreneur Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, Juvenile Appellate Clinic, State Appellate Defender Office Appellate Advocacy Clinic, Veterans Law Clinic, Veteran’s Appellate Clinic and Housing Law Clinic. Detroit Mercy Law also has a unique Dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor in Canada, which allows students to earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years and to gain a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems. The dual JD students bring diversity and a unique perspective to the clinical program.

    The School of Law is located in Downtown Detroit, within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations such as General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank. The School is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing linking Detroit with Windsor and Canada. Detroit offers a dynamic variety of cultural, entertainment and sporting attractions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts (housing a world-class art collection), the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Opera House, the Detroit Zoo, the Henry Ford Museum, Eastern Market (historic farmers’ market) and major league sports teams.

    Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


  • 25 Sep 2017 4:40 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to serve as the Associate Director of Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) to begin July 1, 2018.

    The Samuelson Clinic was the first, and is today the leading, program established at an American law school to provide clinical training for students in cases and other projects involving public interest issues raised in new technology controversies. The Clinic represents consumers and nonprofit groups in intellectual property, communications policy, Internet free speech, and information privacy and security matters. The Clinic, which promotes a public interest law and technology practice, is affiliated with the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

    The Associate Director works with the Director to plan, develop and manage the Clinic, conducts academic and policy research, and fulfills service as a member of the full-time faculty. In consultation with the Director and Clinic Fellows, the Associate Director is responsible for building a docket of cases and public policy projects for the Clinic. He or she supervises students as they file friend-of-the-court briefs; proposes and comments on proposed legislation or regulations; develops policy white papers; counsels clients; and provides legal assistance in lawsuits that raise important issues relating to law and technology. The Associate Director also co-teaches a seminar in conjunction with the Clinic, and is responsible for co-supervising any Fellows who are working with students enrolled in the Clinic.

    Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, substantial teaching or practice experience, administrative ability, and a strong background in intellectual property and technology law. The candidate should also have demonstrated potential for research and writing on law, policy, or the profession, and for teaching, supervising, and mentoring law students as they transition to their role as lawyers. Admission to the California Bar, or willingness to become a member promptly, is essential. The Associate Director will join the Berkeley Law faculty as a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Law with the potential of promotion to Clinical Professor of Law. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Additional information about Berkeley Law’s clinical program and the Samuelson Clinic may also be found at https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/ and http://www.law.berkeley.edu/samuelsonclinic.htm.

    Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application): Applicants must hold a J.D.

    degree or its equivalent degree, and be admitted to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission).

    Application Procedure:

    To apply please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1085160 .

    Applications should include in pdf format a resume or CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and what you have to offer, and a writing sample.

    Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information of three (3) references. Early applications are encouraged. The final deadline for applications is October 27, 2017.

    Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time, but references of top candidates may be contacted later. 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.

    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, 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.

  • 25 Sep 2017 11:24 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Texas School of Law is seeking a clinical professor to join the Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC) beginning in January 2018. Clinical positions at the University of Texas are nine-month appointments. This position is a three-quarter time, non-tenure track position, with an initial one-year appointment followed by two-year, rolling, presumptively renewable appointments. The successful candidate will join a community of over 25 faculty members who teach in the clinical program.

    The CDC has been representing clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in Travis County since 1974. It is a six-credit, one semester, pass/fail course with weekly classes, intensive sessions at the start of each semester, and case supervision meetings. Students are licensed under the third-year practice rule to represent clients under the supervision of the clinical professors. Students are expected to take the lead in all court appearances, including trials and other evidentiary hearings, with the supervisor present in an advisory role. The CDC is committed to providing high quality, client-centered representation that achieves the best possible outcome for our clients. Approximately 16 students enroll each semester.

    We expect the clinical professor to work closely with students on all aspects of their work, including:

    • Meet regularly with student-attorneys and supervise their work;
    • Attend all court appearances with student-attorneys;
    • Assist with teaching in the classroom component of the clinic;
    • Work with the director to implement clinic guidelines and policies related to supervision and representation; and
    • Participate in other meetings and activities of the clinical program.

    More information about the CDC can be found at: www.utexas.edu/law/clinics/criminal/

    Qualifications:

    1. Member of Texas Bar or eligible to waive in to Texas Bar;

    2. At least seven years of experience in criminal defense practice;

    3. Significant trial experience;

    4. Familiarity with clinical teaching methods;

    5. Experience supervising law students and/or junior attorneys;

    6. Teaching experience (preferred).

    The minimum salary for this position will be approximately $79,000 for nine months, though the successful candidate may earn more depending on experience. Questions about the CDC can be directed to Chris Roberts, the director, via email at wroberts@law.utexas.edu. The position is open until filled.

    To apply, go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/45059

    The University of Texas School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 17 Sep 2017 6:44 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Communications and Technology Law Practice Group of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown Law is now accepting applications for a two-year position as a staff attorney and clinical teaching fellow starting in August 2018. The Fellow will represent non-profit organizations in high profile, cutting-edge cases before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and federal appellate courts. The Fellow will gain valuable teaching credentials by supervising law students who work on these cases and by participating in the classroom component of the clinic. The position provides a generous stipend and benefits. The Fellow will receive an LL.M. degree in Advocacy at the conclusion of the Fellowship. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis through December 15, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

    About the Clinic

    The Institute for Public Representation (IPR) is a clinical program offering Georgetown Law students the opportunity to spend an entire semester working on real-world cases under the supervision of the faculty and clinical teaching fellows. IPR has two practice groups: The Communications and Technology Law Practice Group (C&T) and the Environmental Practice Group.

    The C&T Practice Group is the country’s oldest and most respected legal organization representing public interest clients in communications law and policy. Founded in 1969 as the Citizens Communications Center, the practice became part of IPR in 1980. The C&T Practice Group provides pro bono legal representation to nonprofit organizations concerned with communications law and policy. Clients include the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Common Cause, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute Prometheus Radio Project, and Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

    Our Cases

    Although the C&T Practice Group cases vary from year to year, they are generally concerned with promoting diverse viewpoints, ensuring access to communications services, protecting consumers from unfair or deceptive practices, protecting children’s online privacy, and promoting opportunities for women and people of color to participate more fully in the media.

    Some current or recent projects include:

    • an appeal in the D.C. Circuit of an FCC order relaxing the national limits on television station ownership, which would permit a few large companies to acquire even more television stations;

    • filing a request with the FTC asking it to investigate whether YouTube Kids, Google’s app for children, is engaging in unfair and deceptive practices;

    • representing prisoners and their families in reducing the high cost of making prison phone calls;

    • filing complaints at the FCC against television stations that failed to disclose the true identity of the sponsors of political ads;

    • assisting non-profit community groups in promoting the creation and implementation of policies expanding availability of low power FM radio licenses;

    • representing universal service advocates in expanding the FCC’s Lifeline program to include access to broadband services;

    • asking the FTC to investigate whether certain children’s websites and apps are collecting personal information from children without first obtaining parental consent as require by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act; and

    • ensuring that consumers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have access to media and telecommunications service.

    About the Fellowship

    The C&T practice has two Fellows serving staggered two-year terms. The Fellows work closely with Professor Angela Campbell and Benton Senior Counselor Andrew Jay Schwartzman.

    The Fellows exercise a great deal of responsibility for the clinic’s cases. They work with clients and coalitions to develop strategy; meet with Commissioners, agency staff, and Congressional staff; and draft briefs, comments, and other legal documents. Because we are located in Washington, D.C., the Fellows get to experience firsthand the interplay between Congress, federal agencies, and federal courts in developing communications and technology policy. They also have many opportunities to network with others working in this area.

    Each Fellow typically supervises four second-year or third-year law students per semester. Working with students individually or in partnerships, Fellows assist students in developing their lawyering skills. For example, Fellows help students develop a research plan, review and comment on student drafts, and prepare for meetings and oral presentations. Fellows also help to plan and teach the classroom components of the clinic. The C&T Fellows, along with the fellows from other Georgetown clinics, receive training in clinical teaching at a two-day orientation and in a Clinical Pedagogy course that meets throughout the first year of the Fellowship.

    The Fellowship provides an excellent entry into technology law, public interest practice, and academia. Because the program is widely respected by both the communications bar and the academy, Fellows typically have considerable success obtaining full-time teaching or advocacy positions after the completion of the Fellowship. Alumni have gone to the FCC, FTC, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Common Sense Media, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and Public Knowledge, as well to teaching positions in several law schools.

    The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year. Georgetown Law provides generous benefits, including full tuition for the LL.M. program, group health insurance, a 403(c) retirement plan, and unlimited access to Georgetown Law's state-of-the-art fitness center. The Fellowship starts in August 2018 and ends in August 2020, with the exact dates to be determined.

    Qualifications

    Applicants should have a law degree and have been admitted to the District of Columbia or another state bar. We will also give consideration to very strong candidates who will graduate from law school in 2018 and take the bar during that summer. The qualifications that we look for include:

    • a demonstrated interest in media, telecommunications, privacy, freedom of speech, or related legal fields;

    • practice experience in a law school clinic, a public interest organization, government, a law firm, or as a judicial clerk;

    • strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written;

    • experience in supervision;

    • an interest in teaching law students in a clinical setting; and

    • a commitment to serving the public interest.

    How to apply?

    Persons interested in applying should submit the following information:

    • a personal statement (not longer than two double-spaced pages) setting forth the reasons for seeking the Fellowship;

    • a résumé

    • a current law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable);

    • a list of references, including contact information; and

    • one or two recent writing samples that best represent the applicant’s analytical and writing abilities.

    Please save all application items in PDF format and email them to IPR’s Administrator, Niko Perazich, at nwp2@law.georgetown.edu. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than December 15, 2017. The clinic will invite selected candidates to interview either in person at Georgetown Law or via Skype. Regretfully, the clinic cannot pay candidates’ travel expenses, but clinic staff will work to arrange interviews on dates that are convenient for out-of-town candidates.

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