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  • 25 Sep 2013 1:34 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FELLOWSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE

    Northwestern University School of Law

    Bluhm Legal Clinic

    Environmental Advocacy Center

     

    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation Environmental Law Fellowship in its Environmental Advocacy Center to start on January 1, 2014. The Montgomery Environmental Law Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in environmental advocacy and clinical legal teaching.

     

    The Environmental Advocacy Center, one of 14 Centers at the Bluhm Legal Clinic, provides Northwestern law students with closely supervised clinical experiences in the practice of environmental law litigation, education, and policy reform. Led by Founding Director Nancy Loeb, students learn by building litigation, advocacy and policy reform strategies with Northwestern partners on environmental issues and advocating for legal and policy reform to protect the Midwest’s natural resources.

     

    The Montgomery Environmental Law Fellow will work closely with the Environmental Advocacy Center’s Director to:

     

    • ·         Co-teach the environmental advocacy clinic at Northwestern University School of Law;
    • ·         Supervise 10-12 students;
    • ·         Serve as a lead attorney on 1-2 new cases;
    • ·         Meet regularly with government and corporate counsel, local, state, and federal officials, and community leaders;
    • ·         Build litigation, advocacy and policy reform strategies;
    • ·         Participate in curriculum development.

     

    This is a two-year fellowship. The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Foundation Environmental Law Fellowship seeks applicants with at least two years of legal practice experience who have a demonstrated interest in environmental law and clinical teaching. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Nancy Loeb, Director, Environmental Advocacy Center

    (n-loeb@law.northwestern.edu).  The deadline for applications is October 21, 2013 and it is anticipated that the fellowship will begin January 1, 2014. Salary and benefits will be competitive.

     

    Northwestern University School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minority candidates.

  • 18 Sep 2013 11:15 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    Immigration Law Clinic Attorney Position

    Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for two one-year attorney positions in its Immigration Law Clinic. These positions will be funded under a federal contract and renewal may be possible contingent on future funding. Applications are accepted immediately and positions will remain open until filled.
    The Immigration Law Clinic provides opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. The direct representation of clients is the core of the students’ experience in the clinic, and the clinic seeks to maintain a diverse and challenging docket. Though a core of immigration law content is always present, the clinic selects cases with attention to pedagogical concerns, community need, and impact to provide students with opportunities to engage as attorneys in a variety of matters. In its first three years, the Immigration Law Clinic has represented clients from 56 different countries. The docket of the Immigration Law Clinic includes removal defense for unaccompanied minors, applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U-visas, VAWA, asylum, naturalization and appellate matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Through this varied casework, students build not only knowledge and skills, but also the exercise of judgment, the formation of professional identity and the development of a critical and reflective perspective on legal systems.

    In coordination with Immigration Law Clinic faculty, the attorneys will focus on the unaccompanied minor aspect of our docket at all stages, from legal screening to Know Your Rights presentations to representation before the Immigration Court and USCIS. The attorney will receive an annual salary of $40,000.00, together with generous benefits.

    Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with practice experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. Strong preference also will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    To apply, please submit a law school transcript, curriculum vitae and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:
    Veronica Thronson
    Associate Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Immigration Law Clinic
    Michigan State University College of Law
    610 Abbot Road
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    Veronica.thronson@law.msu.edu
    For more information about the Immigration Law Clinic, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Clinic’s website at

     http://www.law.msu.edu/clinics/immigration/about.html

    Michigan State University College of Law is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and those whose background, experience, and perspective would contribute to diversity.
  • 18 Sep 2013 11:13 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Detroit Mercy invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law.  As Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the 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 mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community.  The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.  Please access the following link for details and application materials:

     http://www.law.udmercy.edu/index.php/2011-12-20-19-26-57

  • 12 Sep 2013 11:02 AM | Tanya Cooper (Administrator)

     UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF LAW

    OPEN RANK FACULTY POSITION

    BUSINESS AND TAX CLINIC

    The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for a faculty position beginning in the fall of 2014, teaching in UNM’s Business and Tax Clinic. The Business and Tax Clinic is part of UNM’s nationally-ranked clinical law program. This Clinic teaches students to practice law in a commercial setting, specifically assisting individuals, small businesses and non-profit corporations with a variety of transactional and dispute resolution issues, as well as clients with consumer, debtor-creditor, tax, and home mortgage issues. It emphasizes economic development issues and collaborates with our other clinics. The position is full-time and may be tenure, tenure-track or visiting. Salary and terms of employment will depend upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

    Candidates must possess a J.D. degree or equivalent legal degree. Preferred qualifications include a background teaching in a clinic handling transactional issues or transactional or litigation practice experience in the following areas: commercial law, corporations, tax, entrepreneurship, economic development, consumer law, or debtor-creditor law. Teaching experience in the doctrinal business and tax curriculum will also be considered, as well as in other law school clinical settings. Preferred qualifications include a record or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship.

    For best consideration, applicants should apply by October 30, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should attach their cover letter, CV, and list of references to their online application via the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/. The position is listed as posting number 0822207.

    The University of New Mexico is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • 12 Sep 2013 9:20 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Director of Legal Clinics

    The University of Akron School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Legal Clinics, a 12-month or 9-month tenured or tenure-track faculty position, to begin in Summer 2014.  The Law School seeks a Director who possesses an energetic and entrepreneurial nature to serve as a strong advocate for clinical programs both internally and externally.

    The Director will work with the two other clinical faculty members to implement current clinical programs, which include:  Civil Litigation Clinic (cases referred from Community Legal Aid, primarily landlord-tenant), Prisoner Legal Assistance Clinic, Jail Inmate Assistance Legal Clinic, Appellate Review, Reentry Clinics (Expungement, Clemency, Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)), and SEED Legal Clinic (services for small businesses). The Director will be expected to stay current with respect to the types and nature of clinical offerings and to lead the clinic to state-of-the-art offerings appropriate to the Law School’s strategic goals and the particular needs of the community. Responsibilities will include training and supervising students, being a spokesperson for the work of the clinical programs, overseeing administration of clinic staff, and seeking funding sources for new programs.

    The University of Akron School of Law is a public, mid-size law school of 500 students located in the Cleveland/Akron metropolitan area.  Akron Law is a “best value” law school offering excellent teaching, relatively low tuition and a commitment to student success.

    Required Qualifications: Requires a J.D. degree and a license to practice law.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Professional practice experience, a demonstrated record of effective clinical teaching, a demonstrated record of effective supervision of students or others, and successful prior experience in either grant-writing efforts or publicity initiatives.

    For complete details and to apply for this position, visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/. Job #8040.

    While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Professor Kalyani Robbins, Chair of the search committee, at kalyani@uakron.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.  Anticipated start date: July 1, 2014. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

  • 12 Sep 2013 9:18 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

                                 University of South Carolina School of Law

     

     

    The University of South Carolina School of Law invites applications for entry-level, tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2014.

     

    Qualifications for these positions include a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding teacher, and demonstrable scholarly promise. The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who are interested in teaching in the areas of taxation, clinical legal education, environmental law and torts. 

    Interested persons should send a resume, references, and subject area preferences to Professor Josh Eagle, Chair, Faculty Selection Committee, c/o Kim Fanning, University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 S. Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 or, by email, to hire2014@law.sc.edu (electronic submissions preferred). The University of South Carolina is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints contribute to the diversity of our institution. 

    The University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:31 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Georgetown University Law Center - Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic

    Graduate Teaching Fellowship

     

    Description of the Clinic 

    The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses in Washington, D.C. and internationally. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate theory into practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University's long tradition of public service. The Clinic’s goals are to:

    • Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, methods, and lexicon of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.
    • Represent social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.
    • Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. Area.

    In the Clinic, law students learn about corporate governance, shareholders and stakeholders, business relationships and operations, and business documents. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive business organizations.

     

    Description of Fellowship

     

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitmentundefinedclinical education of law students and the promotion of social enterprise and sustainable business. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. The fellowship start date is July 1, 2014, and the fellowship is for two years, ending June 30, 2016.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, or finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice and corporate sustainability are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. 

     

    Application Process 

     

    To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a detailed letter of interest by December 1, 2013.  The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to socialenterprise@law.georgetown.edu. Emailed applications are preferred.

     

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program.  As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:28 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

                                                    UCI Law School Clinical Faculty Position

     

                    The University of California, Irvine School of Law, invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position, to begin in July 2014.   The Law School's innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and public service.  To this end, the founding faculty adopted as a graduation requirement that each student participate in at least one semester of clinical education in which she assists real clients in solving actual legal problems.   The Law School has allocated 10 of its 55 faculty positions for the hiring of clinical faculty to develop six to ten clinics.  We intend to create both transactional and litigation clinics, and to provide students with a broad range of options tailored to differing career interests.  Thus far, we have hired seven full-time clinical faculty, and currently offer seven clinical courses that fulfill the clinical requirement: Appellate Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Cons

     umer Protection, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law,  Immigrant Rights, and International Justice.

     

                    The person selected will either teach in one of the Law School's  existing clinics, or create a new clinic, and will assist in the planning and development of the overall clinical program.   The Law School is most interested in applicants desiring to co-teach in the existing Community & Economic Development (CED) clinic or create another transactional clinic (such as a small business,  intellectual property or international business clinic).  We also welcome applications to create clinics in other substantive areas.  At least five years of practice experience and two years of clinical teaching experience are strongly preferred.  This position is available as an academic tenure, clinical tenure, or tenure-track (academic or clinical) position, depending on the candidate's experience and interests. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

                    The University of California, Irvine School of Law is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.

     

                    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 1, 2013 .  Please note adjunct positions will be posted and filled separately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter identifying the subject area or areas of interest, and current curriculum vitae to UC Irvine's on-line application system,  RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu , and/or to:

     

    Professor Funmi Arewa

    Faculty Appointments Committee Chair

    University of California, Irvine School of Law

    401 E. Peltason Drive

    Irvine, CA 92697-8000

    FAX: (909) 824-7336

    Email: appointments@law.uci.edu

     

                   Confidential inquiries are welcome.   Inquiries may be made to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning, by email: chempel@law.uci.edu  or phone (949) 824-3575. For more information about UCI Law School, visit our website:  www.law.uci.edu.

    Carrie L. Hempel

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Assoc. Dean of Clinical Education and Service Learning University of California, Irvine School of Law

    401 E. Peltason, Suite 3500

    Irvine, CA 92697-8000

    Phone (949) 824-3575

    Fax     (949) 824-2808

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:27 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW

    ASSOCIATE / ASSISTANT DEAN

    Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service

    Available July 1, 2014

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as a key member of the Dean’s administrative team as Associate or Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service.  Reporting directly to the Dean of the Law School, the Associate/Assistant Dean will work closely with the Faculty Vice Deans, the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs, as well as with multiple faculty, other administrators, and staff within the Law School. 

    The Associate/Assistant Dean also will serve as a liaison between the Dean’s Office and the faculty’s Experiential Learning & Skills, Externship and Public Interest Committees.  The Associate/Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning with the aim of expanding and promoting excellence in clinical, experiential, and public service programs including the Clinical Program, the Lawyering Skills Program, the Externship Program, and the Office of Public Interest Law Program.  A key responsibility will be overseeing the implementation of the comprehensive expansion and reorganization of the clinical program approved by the faculty.  Overall, these duties will require the Associate/Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the Law School community and to think strategically about Law School objectives.  The Associate/Assistant Dean will be expected to devote at least 25% of his/her time to teaching in one of the programs that s/he oversees. 

    Candidates must have the background and familiarity with clinical legal education, legal skills training, externship development and supervision, and public service programs to enable him or her to understand and participate in the academic program, write substantive academic proposals and personnel reviews, and exercise creativity and good judgment about the Law School programs generally and in particular about the functions the Associate/Assistant Dean directly supervises. 

    Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of successful law practice, legal academic, or related experience; demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in legal curricular and academic planning preferred.  The successful candidate must be committed to professional creativity which may include research or other creative work, such as professional publications, law reform activities, significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations and University or public service as part of the appointment. 

    The salary, title, and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a year-round, non-tenure track, academic position.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 30, 2013 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. 

    Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00047 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least two professional references to the attention of: 

    Edna Sasis

    Office of the Dean

    UCLA School of Law

    Box 951476

    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

    The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:26 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

    Hofstra University School of Law, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Clinical Professor to teach and supervise its newly created Health Law Clinic, beginning in the Spring 2014 semester.  The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is an integral part of the Law School.  The Law School has several additional clinical offerings in the following areas: Political Asylum, Immigration, Community and Economic Development, Law Reform Advocacy, Youth Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Mediation, Securities Arbitration, and Disaster Recovery.  The Health Law Clinic will be an important component of the School’s vibrant health law curriculum and will work in concert with the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy. 

    At the outset, the Clinical Professor will work with clinical faculty and health law faculty to shape the specific parameters of the health law clinic, drawing on our health law program’s mission to broaden access to health care and developing a just health care system. The clinic will be open to students in the fall 2014.   The Clinical Professor will be expected to integrate the clinic into the overall law school curriculum, including collaboration with non-clinical members of the faculty.  The Clinical Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including: course planning and teaching, client selection, supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients, clinic administration, and community education and outreach.  If so desired, the Clinical Professor can also teach non-clinical course offerings.

    Hofstra’s Clinical Professors are subject to 12-month, non-tenure-track contracts with the following standards of review and promotion:  an initial contract of two years, two additional two-year reappointments, followed by five-year long-term contracts, assuming all standards of review have been satisfied.  Clinical Professors are eligible to serve on all faculty governance committees, attend faculty meetings, and may vote on all matters except appointments, reappointments, and promotion.  Our Clinical Faculty benefit from generous support for scholarship and pedagogical innovation, as well as being part of an active and engaged NYC-area clinical community. All Clinical Professors are warmly encouraged to participate in faculty workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the bi-monthly meetings of an energetic and supportive clinical faculty. 

    The Law School seeks an applicant with demonstrated experience in the field of health law.  Clinical teaching experience is highly desirable.  New York bar membership or eligibility and willingness to seek admission on motion is required.  Salary and title are commensurate with experience.

    When submitting application materials, applicants should offer a vision for the clinic that includes an integration of direct advocacy, law reform, community outreach, and/or public policy work, considering:

    1.      The client population to be served, including an analysis of whether the population proposed to be served as unmet legal needs

    2.      The type of services that the clinic will provide.

    3.      The educational benefits law students will receive from their clinical experience.

    4.      The sources for obtaining client referrals and measures that can be taken to ensure a stable case flow.

    5.      The constituencies that should be consulted in the development of the clinic.

    • 6.       Your experience and qualifications for supervising students providing the services offered by the clinic.

    To apply:  Please submit a letter of interest with a vision statement, resume, and a list of references via email only to Professor Susan Joffe at Susan.Joffe@hofstra.edu.   The deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.

    Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

     

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