Clinical Legal Education Association


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  • 29 Aug 2013 11:08 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of South Carolina School of Law invites applications for entry-level, tenured faculty at the rank of either associate or full 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.

  • 28 Aug 2013 4:23 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    DIRECTOR OF LEGAL CLINICS

    Saint Louis University School of Law, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, seeks an exceptional individual to serve as its Director of Clinical Programs. As of August 1, 2013, the clinic offices are housed on the seventh floor in the newly renovated home of the School of Law, in the heart of downtown St. Louis.  

    We look for a person who will be a creative and committed leader to work with our in-house and externship programs. The right individual will share our commitment to the values reflected in our mission statement, set out below, and will bring pedagogical insights to the design of programs to educate students. Appointment to this position will be at a rank determined in accordance with qualifications, and a tenure-track option is available for this position.

    The Director will work with seven clinical faculty and two support staff.  Six of the current clinical faculty supervise in-house clinics, each in a specific area of law or type of practice.  The seventh faculty person oversees a large external program that is divided between judicial clerkships and other civil and criminal settings.  The Director will also supervise a live-client clinic. The clinical program enrolls more than 200 students each year. 

    The Director has both administrative and teaching responsibilities which are set out more specifically in the job description provided below.  

    A Juris Doctor degree, significant practice experience, and teaching experience are required.  For a tenure-track appointment, scholarly achievement is required. A collaborative leadership style, strong communication skills, and demonstrated administrative and management experience are preferred. A license to practice in Missouri, reciprocity, or a willingness to sit for the next Missouri bar exam is also required.

    Applications will be considered as they are received until the position is filled.

    Applications should include a resume and cover letter indicating particular qualifications.

    Please apply online at http://www.slu.edu/jobs/jobs.html

    Any communication should be directed to:

    Professor Ann Scarlett

    Saint Louis University School of Law

    100 N. Tucker Blvd.

    St. Louis, MO 63101-1930


    SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    LEGAL CLINICS’ MISSION STATEMENT

    The mission of the Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics is to offer each Clinic student a bridge from the knowledge and principles instilled in the classroom to the effective, ethical, and conscientious practice of law. Dedicated to the University’s Jesuit mission of advocating for the disadvantaged and the betterment of the community at large, the Legal Clinics provide unique and challenging opportunities in a supportive experiential learning environment for every student who desires a clinical experience by:

    ● Engaging students in addressing the legal needs of disadvantaged individuals, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and government agencies;

    ● Teaching students to recognize the problems of the disadvantaged and helping students develop problem-solving skills to address those problems in new and creative ways;

    ● Training students to learn from their experiences and to use such experiences to become more effective advocates;

    ● Modeling professional and ethical principles in practice; and

    ● Mentoring and working alongside students, giving them the practical tools necessary to provide quality, direct, and appropriately-supervised representation for clients in litigation, mediation, appellate practice, client counseling, transactional work and community education settings.

    SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    DIRECTOR OF LEGAL CLINICS

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The Director of the Legal Clinics is charged with the development, administration, and supervision of the in-house and external clinical programs offered by the School of Law.  The Director has both administrative and teaching responsibilities.  Appointment to this position will be at a rank determined in accordance with qualifications and a tenure-track option is available for this position, subject to the requirements for all tenure-track positions at the School of Law and Saint Louis University. 

    Specific responsibilities include:

    ●  management and supervision of the  day-to-day activities of the clinical programs;

    ●  management and supervision of seven faculty, 2 staff, and 200+ students per year;

    ●  direct supervision of a reduced number of students in his or her own specific clinic;

    ●  co-teaching a clinical course for the in-house clinic;

    ●  service on law school committees;

    ●  attendance at law school and University functions to represent the clinic;

    ●  oversee use of clinic fund and all required annual accounting and reporting;

    ●  oversee any grants received by the clinic;

    ●  oversee the clinic’s annual budget;

    ●  ensure that clinic activities are represented in all law school publicity including the clinic web site;

    ●  serve as liaison with Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, the University General Counsel, and other University Departments;

    ●  be the clinic’s representative to outside groups, including media, professional organizations, and the legal community; and

    ●  fulfill other duties as assigned.

  • 27 Aug 2013 9:21 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    CLINICAL FELLOW FOR CIVIL ADVOCACY CLINIC

     

    The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Civil Advocacy Clinic to start on or about December 1, 2013. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.

     

    The Civil Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in poverty law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include housing, public benefits, consumer, employment, and special education law.  The Civil Advocacy Clinic Fellow's duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. Fellows also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his/her clinic director, including opportunities for scholarship.

     

    This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

     

    Qualifications: excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in litigation; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

     

    Salary: The current salary is between $50,000 - $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance. 

     

    Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for letters of interest and resumes is October 4, 2013.

     

    For detailed job descriptions of each position, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=541.

     

    To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

     

    Michele Gilman

    Professor of Law
    University of Baltimore School of Law
    1420 N. Charles Street

    Baltimore MD 21201

    mgilman@ubalt.edu
    Phone: 410-837-5706

    The University of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

     

  • 27 Aug 2013 9:19 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    CLINICAL PROFESSOR/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, is accepting applications for the Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy.  The Center is a community legal clinic that brings public service, education research and advocacy together to improve the quality of legal services provided to children in the juvenile delinquency system.  The clinic provides free legal services to youth in the Los Angeles delinquency courts while providing law students with a vital skill set and the opportunity to practice in the public interest. 

    SUMMARY:

     

    The Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP) is the Executive Officer of the CJLP and reports to the Dean of Loyola Law School and the Associate Dean of Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning.  The Executive Director (ED) of the CJLP supervises the Legal Director and all faculty and staff of the CJLP.  The position is a non-tenure track, clinical professor appointment, beginning January, 2014. 

     

    The ED has administrative responsibilities for:

     

    ·       Teaching and Clinical Supervision: teaching relevant academic courses, direct student clinical supervision in a live-client setting, oversight over all curriculum and evaluation;

    ·       Fundraising and Grants: overseeing grant applications, fundraising stewardship, and post award compliance;

    ·       Financial management: financial planning; operating budget; grants budget;

    ·       External Relationships: maintain institutional relations between the CJLP and Loyola Marymount University, the private and public bar of Los Angeles County, the Superior Courts of Los Angeles County, national, state and local juvenile justice stakeholders;

    ·       Advisory Board Relations: policy development and administration; 

    ·       Planning: working with school administrators, the faculty and bar to optimize the role of the CJLP in training law students and maximizing outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system;

    ·       Organizational Management: personnel and facilities;

    ·       All other standard faculty responsibilities including grading and governance. 

     

    Traits and Characteristics:

     

    The ED should be a visionary and a strategic leader who can work effectively at the intersections of academia, juvenile and criminal policy, criminal law practice and direct legal services in a clinical legal setting.   S/He will bring an analytical, intellectual understanding of criminal legal practice and its impact on the quality of outcomes for youth. Leading candidates will be broadly informed leaders with a high level of intellectual curiosity and the capacity to encourage others to explore new terrain.

     

    The ED needs to be an interdisciplinary and creative thinker who can be innovative as well as pragmatic. The ED will be an enabler and facilitator who will have the strength of character and conviction to work with a strong, engaged faculty and a staff of highly qualified professionals. 

     

    Strong written and oral communication skills are critical to insure that the ED will be effective and persuasive in presenting the CJLP and its mission to the public. The ED will be equally adept at developing relationships with national, state and local juvenile justice advocacy organizations.  

     

    Successful candidates will have strong organizational, administrative, and financial management skills. The ED will be comfortable in a hands-on role and willing to do the essential tasks required to meet the goals of Loyola Law School and the CJLP.

     

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Candidates must be licensed to practice law in California.  Although the successful individual is expected to have solid experience in a criminal legal setting, it is also possible that candidates might come from other sectors that intersect the fields of law and policy.  Successful candidates will have experience that will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, develop, and evaluate programs. Successful experience in general management, financial management, and strategic planning is preferred.  Because this is a teaching position, successful candidates will be comfortable lecturing on topics such as criminal law and trial advocacy, along with directly supervising law students in a clinical setting focused on juvenile delinquency. 

    EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

    A JD is required.  Teaching experience in an institution of higher education, while not required, is deemed advantageous. Must be able to think strategically about CJLP’s priorities and help to translate these priorities into program and staff recruitment and related fundraising activities. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

     

    Loyola Law School supports the principles of diversity in hiring.  We encourage applications from women;  members of groups traditionally underrepresented in legal academia are especially welcome.

     

    Applicants should submit the following:

    Ø  A cover letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience, interest in clinical supervision and an explanation of how the position fits with the applicant’s professional goals

    Ø  Resume

    Ø  Writing sample of 10-15 pages

    Ø  Three letters of recommendation mailed directly to the Human Resources department from the author

     

    Complete applications must be received by October 14, 2013

    Please send all materials via U.S. mail only to:

    Barbara Lu-Baltazar

    Executive Director Applications

    Human Resources

    Loyola Law School

    919 Albany Street

    Los Angeles, CA 90015

     

    No faxed or e-mailed applications please.

     

    Cyn Yamashiro

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Kaplan Feldman Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy

    Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • 23 Aug 2013 9:31 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    D.C. Law Students in Court

         Preventing Homelessness      Advocating for Justice

     

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    D.C. Law Students In Court Program, Inc. (LSIC) is seeking an Executive Director. LSIC is a nonprofit public interest law firm and clinical education program that draws students from five national law schools in Washington, D.C.  Students are court-certified and represent indigent clients in civil and criminal cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  D.C. Law Students in Court is one of the largest and oldest legal service providers in D.C. It is an equal opportunity employer. Information about LSIC is available at http://www.dclawstudents.org/.

     

    POSITION

     

    The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief executive LSIC and reports to the Board of Directors.  The ED has overall strategic and operational responsibility for carrying out the mission of the organization, ensuring its financial sustainability as well as the quality of its educational and service programs and staff.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Leadership and Staff Management & Development

     

    • ·         Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans.  Execute plans and policies authorized by the Board
    • ·         Ensure effective fundraising systems and regularly evaluate program components
    • ·         Direct Human Resource systems to include recruitment, professional development and termination of employees
    • ·         Further develop evaluation system for employees and conduct regular evaluations
    • ·         Maintain a work environment that attracts, develops and motivates diverse and well-qualified staff

     

    Fundraising and Financial Management

     

    • ·         Ensure sound financial practices by preparing and administering annual budget within guidelines
    • ·         Continue to develop and expand LSIC's independent fundraising capacity by deepening alumni fundraising, developing productive relationships with current and potential donors, identifying and pursuing grant opportunities, and identifying new revenue sources consistent with maintaining program focus
    • ·         Maintain records, ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations

     

    Communication and External Relations

     

    • ·         Enhance program coordination with participating law schools, including creating and working with an Educational Advisory Committee, soliciting faculty views and participation in program development
    • ·         Ensure effective recruitment of law students to the program
    • ·         Establish relationships and cooperative arrangements with local courts and bar as well as with the LSIC client community and other service providers
    • ·         Monitor and ensure effectiveness for all aspects of organizational communication to include web presence, law school communication, client groups, alumni, court and bar

     

    Additional Responsibilities to the Board of Directors

     

    • ·         Keep Board fully informed on the condition (financial and otherwise) of the organization
    • ·         Facilitate the work of the Board and its committees by developing resource materials, providing reports, proposals, advice and counsel to assist the Board in setting policy and monitoring performance
    • ·         Assist the Board in the recruitment of new board members

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

     

    The ED must be fully committed to the educational and service missions of LSIC.  All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, decision-making, relationship, and financial experience, with a balance from among the following:

     

    • ·         Advanced degree (JD preferred, with DC Bar membership or application)
    • ·         10+ years of experience, preferably including
    • o   Litigation on behalf of indigent clients
    • o   Clinical or other experiential teaching
    • o   Responsibility for the development and administration of budget
    • o   Non-profit fundraising
    • o   Strong leadership skills, including proven track record of decision-making, implementation and follow through
    • o   Effective analytical and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse groups
    • o   Effective organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
    • ·         Salary range is $100,000 - $110,000, depending on experience.

     

    All inquiries should be sent to:

     

    William W. Taylor, III

    Chair, Search Committee

    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

    1800 M Street, NW

    Suite 1000

    Washington, DC 20036

    wtaylor@zuckerman.com with a subject line of “LSIC – Executive Director”

     

    Deadline for applications is October 1, 2013.

     

  • 20 Aug 2013 11:12 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    VETERANS LEGAL CORPS FELLOWSHIP

     The Veterans Law Clinic at Widener University School of Law provides free legal services to eligible veterans and their dependents. We invite applications for two fellowship positions funded in part by CNCS AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works.

    POSITION SUMMARY: Veterans Legal Corps Fellow

    Equal Justice Works and AmeriCorps have partnered together to provide the new Veterans Legal Corps Fellowship opportunity to aid the legal needs of veterans and military families across the nation. The Veteran Legal Corps (VLC) Fellow will provide civil legal assistance to veterans and military families.

    Two Fellowship positions are available at the Wilmington campus. Based on Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps guidelines, the term of service will begin in August or September of 2013 for one year (with a possible renewal). Position requires completion of NSOPR, state(s), and FBI Fingerprint criminal background checks as well as compliance with all CNCS Federal Regulations throughout the fellowship program.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    The AmeriCorps VLC Fellow will:

    1)      Provide direct representation to veterans with appeals regarding the denial of compensation claims, especially claims involving post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma and other mental health issues. (30%)

    2)      Provide direct representation to veterans who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless on issues including overpayments from the VA, problems with health and disability benefits, consumer and medical debt, drivers’ license reinstatement, expungement issues and discharge upgrades (for veterans with a general discharge). (30%)

    3)      Work with community partner agencies, including case management staff at the VA hospitals, VA clinics, and Veterans’ Centers in the area to facilitate referrals. (10%)

    4)      Develop materials to publicize the project to a variety of audiences. (10%)

    5)      Deliver presentations at Veterans’ Centers on legal topics including those listed above and create educational materials to be shared with host staff statewide. (15%)

    6)      Other administrative tasks related to AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works program compliance. (5%)

    Qualifications

    The Fellow will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills and the ability to work as a team member. Knowledge of veterans’ benefits law and/or experience with veterans and military families preferred. Military service or related-military background, including status as a military dependent a plus. Diverse economic, social and cultural experiences and a second language are preferred. The Fellow must be admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania or Delaware (or be awaiting results from July exam) and have graduated from an Equal Justice Works member law school.

    COMPENSATION is $36,200 which includes a living allowance funded by AmeriCorps and Widener University School of Law

    Other benefits:

    • $5,550 AmeriCorps Legal Education Award upon successful completion of service
    • AmeriCorps provided childcare assistance
    • Professional development and training assistance
    • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual payment for eligible loans upon successful completion of service
    • Participation in Equal Justice Works training opportunities and conferences, as applicable
    • Fringe benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx)

     TO APPLY: https://widener.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_SearchResults.ASP?T=20130820105814& and click on link for Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellowship (A13-0027)

     

     

  • 20 Aug 2013 9:48 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Executive Director and Supervising Attorney

    Maurice A. Deane School of Law

    Hofstra University

    Building on a long-established history of preparing, challenging, and inspiring its students to make an impact in their communities through its clinical and pro-bono programs, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is breaking new ground by launching a new Access to Justice Incubator for our recent graduates in Nassau County, New York in Fall 2013.  Four post-graduate Fellows will work under the supervision of an experienced Executive Director/Supervising Attorney to provide civil legal services to low and moderate income clients in several critical areas of need.  At the same time, it will serve as an innovative post-graduate apprenticeship to better prepare the next generation of the legal profession for practicing law and shaping their responsibilities to serve the community.   Fellows will be trained to (1) serve as guardians, court evaluators, and attorneys for individuals alleged to be incapacitated for healthcare decision-making, and (2) represent individuals facing foreclosure on or eviction from their homes, or denial of public benefits.

    The Executive Director/Supervising Attorney of the Incubator will have two primary responsibilities:   managing the legal practice of the Incubator and supervising the Fellows’ work on behalf of clients.  The specific duties associated with those responsibilities will include:  (1) developing a training curriculum for the Fellows, including consideration  of potential partnerships with legal service providers and bar associations, (2) working with the Board of Directors to establish practices  and protocols for the Incubator, (3) drafting grant applications and reports and cultivating  sources of support for the Incubator, (4) collecting, assessing  and reporting  case data and information, (5) promoting community  engagement  and collaborations, including public speaking and written communications about the Incubator, and (6) other administrative responsibilities such as maintaining malpractice  insurance, accreditation, case management systems, and a budget for the Incubator.  This position will report to the Incubator's Board of Directors, which is made up of faculty, administrators, and alumni from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.  The Executive Director/Supervising Attorney will be encouraged and expected to engage in the life of the Law School.

    Qualifications include:

    • A JD degree from an AHA-accredited law school
    • Admitted to practice law in New York State
    • Five to seven years of experience in one or more legal practice areas noted above, as well as the willingness and capacity to self-teach new areas of law and/or legal skills
    • One to three years of experience supervising, managing, and evaluating legal work of Jaw students and/or new attorneys
    • Demonstrated capacity for high-quality, interdisciplinary problem-solving
    • Demonstrated professional judgment

    • Demonstrated commitment to provision of high quality legal services to low and moderate income communities and demonstrated strong public interest orientation
    • Excellent public speaking and writing skills, including practice-oriented and/or scholarly publications about lawyering and the legal profession
    • Experience in law office and case management
    • Commitment to training and mentorship of Fellows, including ability to instill reflective practice and provide constructive feedback to colleagues
    • Sensitivity to ethical issues and ability to analyze applicability of rules of professional responsibility
    • Fluency in a language other than English is strongly preferred
    • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    To apply, submit resume, list of references, and writing sample via email to Maria Filotti at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, maria.filotti@hofstra.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Gundlach, Senior Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Professor of Law, at jennifer.gundlach@hofstra.edu.  The deadline to apply is September 15, 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.

  • 15 Aug 2013 9:19 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UMass Law is committed to graduating justice-centered lawyers prepared to practice responsibly and creatively. The School already has a well-developed skills and practice curriculum, including three semesters of Legal Skills and two required upper division practice courses, including a vibrant internship/externship program and a number of different practicum and coordinated placement options. The position of Associate Dean for Academics at the School of Law, under the Dean and in cooperation with the faculty, is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Law School’s academic program. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with a faculty receptive to innovation and eager to build a program that fits the Law School’s mission which is to provide access to legal education and to graduate justice-centered lawyers prepared for the profession. The Associate Dean will also play an integral role in articulating the vision and implementing change. The Associate Dean works closely with the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance on budget matters and resource allocation and with the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Professional Development to integrate and leverage co-curricular opportunities that prepare students for the profession. For the complete position description please go to www.umassd.edu/hr.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    EDUCATION: Juris Doctorate, licensed in any jurisdiction
    EXPERIENCE: Tenured law faculty member who has a minimum of 5 years administrative experience and a minimum of 3 years of practice, and possesses credentials warranting appointment as a tenured Professor.
    OTHER: Weekend and evening hours required, as well as some travel. Must have a broad understanding of professional, adult education and of multi-constituency, diversity and inclusiveness; as well as a working knowledge of law school budget development and oversight. Must have a well-established scholarship record and agenda.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
     Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
     Significant (minimum of ten years) experience with and ability to relate to a diverse community.
     Strong leadership, program planning and organizational skills.
     Demonstrated problem solving, conflict resolution, crisis management skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
     Experience as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and/or Director of Clinical Education or Academic Support.
     Teaching experience in business and tax areas.
    To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume at www.umassd.edu/hr.
    The review of applications will begin September 1 and continue until the position is filled. The Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference and on campus. If you will be at the conference on October 17-19, please note your availability.

    The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

    UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.
    The Faculty Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference, October 17-19, 2013. Please note your availability during that event.
  • 15 Aug 2013 9:05 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning

    UMass Law is committed to graduating justice-centered lawyers prepared to practice responsibly and creatively. The School already has a well-developed skills and practice curriculum, including three semesters of Legal Skills and two required upper division practice courses, including a vibrant internship/externship program and a number of different practicum and coordinated placement options. The Law School’s two in-house clinics – Immigration and Community Development -- were developed to meet critical needs in the surrounding community. Our strong relationship with local legal services offices has permitted us to offer rich educational opportunities through external clinics, focused on general legal services work and serving the needs of the Mashpee-Wampanoag community on the Cape. Because the Law School requires 30 hours of pro bono service of every student and because almost a quarter of each incoming class is admitted into our Public Interest Law Fellowship program, there is much energy for using the law to increase access to justice and to improving the quality of justice. Because UMass Law is dedicated to creating access to legal education to groups underrepresented in the profession, our student body has a contextualized appreciation for the disparities in access to justice, the difference the law can make, and the importance of understanding how the law operates in the real world for real people.

    The Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning will play a central role in helping us to coordinate, sequence, and integrate these opportunities to build a new model of experiential education that is integrated, sequenced, and fiscally compatible with our mission of creating access to legal education. As the only public law school in Massachusetts, UMass Law is poised to become a leader in stewarding justice in the state, and the Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning will be an integral player of that growth.

    The Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning is responsible for the administration, budget and management of in-house clinical education programs and of externship programs at the Law School. The Director will supervise and oversee the development of new internship programs, increase judicial internship opportunities and institute programs for summer and/or semesters in practice. The Director will expand and provide coordinated leadership for all of the Law School’s work-integrated learning experiences including opportunities for every student to participate in clinics and externships, as well as in competitions and mandatory pro bono activities and in simulation courses in lawyering and dispute resolution skills.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate. Licensed in Massachusetts, or must become licensed in Massachusetts within one year of hire.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Minimum of 5 years combined law practice and law clinic experience.
    Minimum of 3 years experience in law clinical education.

    OTHER:
    Strong commitment to social justice.
    Ability to articulate and communicate the vision of the Law School’s clinical program within the Law School, to the Massachusetts and national legal communities, and to the broader educational community.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
    Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
    Significant experience with and ability to relate to a diverse law school community.
    Strong leadership, program planning and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated problem solving, conflict resolution, crisis management skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Commitment to explore new models of experiential education.
    Commitment to expand clinic/experiential offerings in criminal, juvenile, and education law.
    Well-established scholarship record and agenda.

    To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume at www.umassd.edu/hr.
    The review of applications will begin September 1 and continue until the position is filled. The Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference and on campus. If you will be at the conference on October 17-19, please note your availability.

    The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

    UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.
    The Facultly Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference, October 17-19, 2013. Please note your availability during that event.
  • 14 Aug 2013 12:21 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    The University of Mississippi School of Law announces the creation of the MacArthur Justice Clinic, the law school's ninth clinical program.  

    The Clinic will undertake impact litigation on civil rights/human rights matters and criminal justice issues in Mississippi.  The law school seeks a tenure-track (or long-term appointment ) clinical faculty member to lead and teach in the clinic.  With the generous support of the J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation, the law school will receive funding for the Clinic’s litigation efforts, and will also create an endowment to provide loan repayment and fellowships for recent graduates who pursue public interest law in Mississippi.  The School of Law looks forward not only to the work of the MacArthur Justice Clinic, but also to the connection the Clinic will build with the Roderick MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law.  

    The Chair of the Search Committee is Professor Ben Cooper bcooper@olemiss.edu.  For more information about the position and to apply, please visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings.   

    For more information on the establishment of the Clinic, please visit http://law.olemiss.edu/law-school-to-open-justice-clinic-establish-public-interest-endowment/    

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