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  • 12 Jul 2018 2:59 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Michigan Innocence Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with the 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 professional development and scholarship.

    The Michigan Innocence Clinic works to exonerate actually innocent criminal defendants who have been convicted in state or federal court in Michigan.  The Clinic primarily works on cases where there is no DNA to test, and so the work of the Clinic largely involves finding new witnesses, searching for suppressed evidence, and challenging discredited or outdated forensic science. The Clinic opened in 2009 and has so far freed 15 men and 3 women who had collectively served over 250 years in prison for crimes they did not commit.

    The successful applicant will have a strong interest in clinical teaching, experience in appellate advocacy and legal writing, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience with criminal litigation and/or innocence work is strongly preferred. 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 will begin during the late summer or fall of 2018, depending on the availability of the successful candidate. 

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at or 734-763-1948. We will begin reviewing applications on July 16th and will accept them until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

    John W. Lemmer

    Experiential Education Business Administrator

    The University of Michigan Law School

    701 S. State Street

    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 27 Jun 2018 4:26 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Center (LSC) at HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Fellow within the Estate Planning Project of the Veterans Legal Clinic. The Estate Planning Project-through which Harvard Law students also receive hands-on training in lawyering skills-provides free legal representation to low-income disabled veterans on matters such as wills, powers of attorneys, healthcare proxies, living wills, trusts, special needs trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate of estates. The goal of the Project's representation is to help each veteran attain the maximum degree of control over financial, health, and family decision making. Many of the Project's clients have multiple service-connected disabilities and/or face chronic or terminal illnesses. The Clinical Fellow will oversee the Project's docket, maintain community and pro bono partnerships, represent clients, and train and supervise law students who enroll in the Veterans Legal Clinic and who seek to develop skills in estate planning practice. The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School's clinical program. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is for an initial one-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment-either at the rank of Clinical Fellow or via promotion to Clinical Instructor-depends on the availability of funding and project requirements.

    Basic Qualifications
    Candidates must have earned a J.D. no more than three years ago, have at least one year of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    Additional Qualifications
    Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy. Prior experience working on veterans issues and/or in clinical legal education a plus.

    Additional Information
    About the Veterans Legal Clinic: Founded in 2012 at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, the Veterans Legal Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to veterans and their families. Our goal is to protect the legal rights of the veterans community through determined, passionate, and effective advocacy. In addition to representing individual clients, the Clinic also pursues broader initiatives to improve the systems that serve the veterans community. To learn more about the Clinic, please visit here.

    About the Legal Services Center: Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, the Legal Services Center is a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through five clinical offerings-Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, Housing Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, and Federal Tax Clinic-and numerous pro bono initiatives we provide essential legal services to low-income residents of Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside our service area. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients. To learn more, please visit the LSC website.

    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to July 31, 2019, subject to funding and departmental need.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Job Function

    USA - MA - Jamaica Plain

    Legal Services Center - Veterans Legal Clinic

    Time Status

    Salary Grade

    Appointment End Date

    Pre-Employment Screening
    Education, Identity, License/Cert.

    EEO Statement
    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Apply Here:


  • 21 Jun 2018 4:58 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    BERKELEY LAW SCHOOL's East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as Director of its Housing Practice. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Housing Practice Director leads a team of 14 staff attorneys and other program staff who provide direct legal services to low income tenants in civil litigation against landlords; supervises staff in the provision of legal services; oversees the supervision and training of law students; and develops and ensures progress toward program goals and grant objectives.

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and the community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School, committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy and building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With over 60 staff, 150 law students, and an $8 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal advocacy in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients yearly and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.

    The Housing Practice defends low-income tenants in unlawful detainer actions and provides advice and counsel to tenants regarding their rights under state, federal, and local law. Each attorney carries a full caseload as well as provides limited scope assistance in court-house and community–based clinics.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Direct Staff Attorneys/Clinical Supervisors on all aspects of service provision to clients of the program
    • Supervise and evaluate program staff, including regular assessment of performance and consideration of professional development goals
    • Ensure the training, supervision, and support of law student interns on substantive law and skills related to public benefits and housing matters, including regular individual case reviews, group case rounds, and assisting in teaching the clinical companion course
    • Develop and maintain close relationships with other providers of services to low-income people in Alameda County, and serve as the primary contact with the community, courts and media, including responding to press and service provider inquiries, making presentations to public, community and other professional groups, and  overseeing other employees to whom these activities have been delegated
    • Provide administrative oversight of the program, including working with the Development Team on grant proposals and reports
    • Maintain an active caseload across all substantive areas of the program
    • Participate as a member of EBCLC’s Management Team, working collaboratively with executive management and other EBCLC program directors on issues related to budget and office-wide planning
    • Participate in ongoing professional development to improve staff and student supervision skills and client services
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Member in good standing of the California Bar
    • Substantial experience in providing representation in unlawful detainer actions and other civil litigation
    • Excellent supervision and teaching skills and commitment to clinical legal education; clinical training experience desirable
    • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to social justice and experience working in low-income communities of color
    • Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills
    • Ability to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty
    • Spanish language skills highly desirable

    Starting salary for this exempt position is $70,000 - $100,000 based on number of years of prior legal experience, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

    Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and  their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

    Professional development support includes membership in the relevant local, statewide and/or national associations, attendance at relevant conferences, as determined by EBCLC’s professional development policy and budget.

    Application Procedures:

    Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to (include “Director – Housing” in the subject line). Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for three professional references. The position is open until filled, with applications reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

    EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal service and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position. Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace that acknowledges and values differences.

    Please address in your cover letter how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

    We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

  • 20 Jun 2018 6:52 PM | Anonymous

    THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER invites applications for a fellowship position in its Immigration Law Clinic, starting Summer 2018 for 20 hours per week temporary position with the possibility to develop into future full-time position dependent on funding.  

    In coordination with the Immigration Law Clinic Director, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients, supervise students, and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic. The position will also require work on family separation issues and asylum.

    The Immigration Clinic at UHLC provides opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a closely 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.  The clinic selects cases with attention to pedagogical concerns, community need, and impact to provide students with opportunities to engage as student attorneys in a variety of contexts. Current cases include removal defense for non-detained and detained noncitizens, affirmative applications before USCIS, appellate matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.   

     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 experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. 

     Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by July 15, 2018. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to: 

     Geoffrey A. Hoffman

    Director-University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic 

    4604 Calhoun Road

    TU-II, Room 56

    Houston, TX 77204-6060

    Tel: (713) 743-2094

    Fax: (713) 743-2195


  • 12 Jun 2018 2:12 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL is seeking seeking applications for a Staff Attorney/Clinical Instructor in the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic: Advocating for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The Clinic launched in 2015 and is an “in-house” clinic that functions as a small pro bono law firm representing low-income New Yorkers and their families in a variety of civil legal matters, including housing, public benefits, access to health care, immigration, special education, parental rights, alternatives to guardianship and discrimination in access to programs and services.

    The Clinic is committed to providing legal representation to underserved communities, and conducts outreach and education efforts to achieve this end. Through direct legal services, affirmative litigation, public policy reform, community education and coalition building, the Disability and Civil Rights Clinic engages in various forms of advocacy to make the greatest impact on the community.  

    The mission of the Clinic is based on the principles of social justice and client-centered lawyering. With this in mind, the Clinic seeks a candidate with an awareness of how intersectional identities such as disability, race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sex impact the lives of the clients that we serve.

    Staff Attorney/Clinical Instructor Responsibilities

    The Staff Attorney/Clinical Instructor (SA/CI) will work together with the Faculty Director of the Clinic to build and foster partnerships with community organizations, government entities and local partners; conduct community outreach and education efforts; supervise clinic students’ work on client matters and policy projects; plan simulation exercises and teach classes covering substantive areas of disability and poverty law, basic lawyering skills and professional ethics; and plan Clinic conferences and events. The SA/CI will also help cover the Clinic docket during the summer session, which may include supervising summer legal interns, acting as lead counsel on cases that did not conclude during the semester, engaging in community education efforts and pursuing public policy initiatives. The SA/CI is also responsible for working together with the Faculty Director to ensure the effective management of the Clinic. 

    Examples of cases/projects undertaken by the Clinic include guardian ad litem appointments for
    17-A guardianship proceedings; filing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) motions in appellate court on behalf of parents with intellectual disabilities; filing administrative appeals before the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities; asserting ADA and Section 504 claims in requests for reasonable accommodations to private entities in federal court and to government agencies; representing a nonverbal immigrant in his application for asylum; representing clients in housing court; testifying before administrative agencies in response to proposed rulemaking; presenting to community groups on issues of disability rights; and preparing “Know Your Rights” materials and trainings.


    The candidate should ideally possess the following: a JD and at least five years of civil legal services experience, including litigation and administrative hearings, or the equivalent; experience advocating for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and in providing direct legal services in areas that include supported decision making, guardianship, family law, immigration, housing, public benefits, Medicaid, Social Security and/or related advocacy; familiarity with programs that assist persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; desire to mentor, supervise and teach law students in an “in-house” clinical program; excellent research, writing, communication and organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively within diverse stakeholder communities.

    We seek a candidate who is creative, curious and self-motivated with an ability to anticipate issues and follow-up independently; is an exceptional strategist who can thrive in an academic environment and enjoys thinking through complex legal issues; exhibits professionalism, drive and tenacity; and has a demonstrated passion for social justice advocacy and a commitment to working with low-income communities.

    Clinical teaching experience and/or experience supervising law students and entry level lawyers is a plus.

    Admission to the NY State Bar required.

    Application Instructions

    The position is funded by a generous multi-year grant from the Taft Foundation. The position is for a 12-month renewable contract; salary will be commensurate with experience within the budget of the grant. Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to with the subject: “Staff Attorney/Clinical Instructor Position.” Preferred start date is December 3, 2018 and no later than January 3, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is an equal opportunity institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  BLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, personal appearance, income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws in its programs and activities.

  • 11 Jun 2018 9:55 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a new Professional Skills and Externship Program Administrator in the Department of Experiential Education, Law School, Lincoln Center.                                                                                      


    • Under the supervision of the Director of Professional Skills, administer the Law School’s J.D. Externship Program and assist in administering other experiential courses and programs, including the Pro Bono Scholars and Fundamental Lawyering Skills Programs.
    • Provide counseling and support to students in connection with their efforts to identify and secure externship field placements.
    • Manage student applications for and enrollment in externship courses, in coordination with the Registrar’s Office.
    • Assist the Director of Professional Skills in ongoing strategic planning efforts, including assessment of the J.D. Externship Program and other experiential courses and programs.
    • Guide promotional efforts for the J.D. Externship Program and assist with promotional efforts for other experiential offerings.
    • Provide continuing assistance and support to field placement supervisors.
    • Assist in developing training programs and materials and conducting workshops for field placement supervisors.
    • Assist in evaluating field placement organizations and supervisors, through regular communication and site visits.
    • Assist in identifying potential externship opportunities in the New York metropolitan area.
    •  Provide continuing assistance and support to faculty members who teach externship courses, including creating and maintaining online externship courses.
    • Assist in regularly evaluating externship seminars and faculty.
    • Assist in recruiting excellent externship seminar faculty.
    • Maintain the J.D. Externship Program’s web pages and other platforms for students and field placement providers, with up to date information.
    • Coordinate with other departments within the Law School, such as the Public Interest Resource Center and the Career Planning Center, on issues of joint concern.
    • Collect and analyze data regarding applications, enrollment, and the profiles of applicants for the J. D. Externship Program and other experiential programs.
    • Prepare and reconcile budgets and actual expenses of the J. D. Externship Program and other experiential programs.
    • Prepare periodic reports summarizing activities of the J.D. Externship Program; manage other aspects of compliance.
    • Perform special projects for the Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinic Director, as needed.


    • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Advanced degree preferred.
    • Minimum of two years of experience in a legal setting.  Prior experience in a legal field placement program desirable.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
    • Familiarity with video and technology equipment.
    • Familiarity with the various legal institutions in New York City and surrounding metropolitan area including courts, government agencies, and legal services providers.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel, and familiarity with other computer programs, platforms and software.

    SALARY: Commensurate with experience                                     


    Cover Letter and CV to:  Grace Lozito, Administrative Director of Clinical & Experiential Programs, Fordham University School of Law,

    No Telephone Calls

    Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.  Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

  • 25 May 2018 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    GEORGETOWN LAW: Civil Rights Clinic and Voting Rights Institute invites applications for a three-month summer adjunct fellow/staff attorney position to start in June 2018. 

    Civil Rights Clinic 

    CRC operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of discrimination and constitutional rights, workplace fairness, and open government. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the section expanded its work into the area of voting rights. Students interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases. 

    The faculty member responsible for the civil rights clinic and Voting Rights Institute is Professor Aderson Francois. Professor Francois joined the faculty in 2016. 

    What do the Summer Adjunct Fellows/Staff Attorneys do? 

    Summer adjunct fellows work closely with clinic faculty and full-time fellows in helping to maintain and manage the clinic’s docket of cases during the summer, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

    Candidate Qualifications: (1) J.D. degree, (2) A minimum of 3-4 years litigation experience, (3) Admission to D.C. bar or eligibility for admission to federal courts in DC and/or  Virginia 

    Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Francois directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law, where he also taught Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Rights, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence. 

    Pay and other benefits
The total salary is $15,000 for the three-month fellowship. 

    How to apply: 

    Applicants should submit a brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, a résumé, a list of references, including contact information, a recent legal writing sample of any length representing the applicant’s most challenging legal work. Please do not send an excerpt. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or significantly edited by someone else. 

    The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached via email to Maia Tucker at

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed. Although we will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate. 

  • 10 May 2018 12:12 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL is seeking applications for a Ludwig Clinical Fellow to begin on July 1, 2018. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with a minimum of three years of relevant practice experience who is interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED).    

    CED provides transactional legal services to clients promoting economic opportunity and mobility. CED’s clients include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer’s markets, fair housing advocates, and neighborhood associations. CED’s legal services help our clients to expand access to financial services, bring arts institutions and grocery stores to chronically under-resourced communities, break down barriers to affordable housing development in high-opportunity communities, promote access to healthy foods, and facilitate entrepreneurship among low-income people.

    On behalf of our clients, our students negotiate and draft contracts; provide advice on the tax consequences of deal structures and entity choices; structure and carry out real estate transactions; represent borrowers and lenders in financings; engage in legislative and regulatory advocacy; form for-profit and not-for-profit entities; and resolve land use and environmental issues. In addition to representing clients, students in their first semester of the clinic take a seminar which covers federal, state and local policies affecting urban and suburban places; substantive law in tax, real estate development, and corporate governance; and transactional and regulatory lawyering skills, such as negotiation and drafting contracts.

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and pursuing a scholarship agenda. The Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester research and writing program for first-year students.  Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar.  (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) The Fellow will be supervised by the clinical faculty.

    The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus. The position is for twelve months (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) with the potential for renewal for an additional year if mutually agreeable. Annual salary is $63,000-68,000.  In addition, the Fellow will receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2018 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Yale Law School is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer

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

  • 10 May 2018 12:06 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (SLS), Mills Legal Clinic (MLC) is seeking a full-time Social Worker to launch a “legal-social work collaborative” in which the supervising social worker will work alongside MLC attorneys, students, and other staff providing holistic representation and advocacy to individuals with immigration, criminal defense, education, disability, and housing-related needs. The ideal candidate is an experienced social worker and client advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience working with economically disadvantaged communities and communities of color, a willingness to work collaboratively across legal and social work disciplines, an interest in and experience with teaching and training, and a desire and entrepreneurial skills to help launch an exciting and challenging new endeavor of integrating social workers into a legal organization.

    About the Mills Legal Clinic at the Stanford Law School

    The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning central campus building opened just a few years ago.

    About the Position

    This position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Director of the Mills Legal Clinic. There is a “dotted-line” reporting relationship to the Directors of four clinics within the Mills Legal Clinic. This is a two-year pilot program that will be continued based on its success and available resources.

    The social worker will work closely with the Directors of MLC’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, Youth & Education Law Project, Community Law Clinic, and Criminal Defense Clinic to launch a legal-social work collaborative to support and improve the lives of clients of those MLC programs. The social worker will also work closely with the clinical staff attorneys, legal assistants, and SLS students in serving their clients. Each of the four MLC clinics provide free legal services to the most vulnerable populations—including people with disabilities and chronic illness, members of the LGBTQ community, undocumented immigrants and refugees, children and youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and people involved with the criminal justice system. Attorneys and advocates counsel and represent individuals in matters including deportation defense, special education, criminal misdemeanors, land-lord-tenant disputes, and access to public benefits. MLC’s clients often are dealing with multiple life challenges in addition to their legal issues and face cross-cultural barriers to accessing services.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Clinic Directors to design and launch the Legal-Social Work Collaborative
    • Work with local social work schools and programs to establish MLC as an approved fieldwork site for social work interns
    • Develop relationships with local social service organizations and agencies
    • Develop social work internship program
    • Provide instruction and guidance to social work students and law students in the context of their cases and projects
    • Participate in trainings of and with legal team, including teaching students and social work interns on the intersection of social work and legal case management.
    • Supervise social work students in all aspects of client service and case management, including the activities below
    • Work collaboratively with attorneys and staff in meeting the psychosocial and legal needs of immigrant clients
    • Conduct psychosocial assessments of clients, identify client needs and goals, and assist clients in meeting these goals
    • Provide case management, crisis intervention and support to clients and their families
    • Identify client needs and match client with appropriate social services and support
    • Provide advocacy for clients in non-legal settings (i.e., meetings with county case workers, probation, social service offices, community-based organizations etc.) 
    • Complete tasks involved with client case management
    • Participate in professional development to improve client services and student supervision

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Masters in Social Work
    • At least four years post-graduate experience
    • Experience working with lawyers, preferred
    • Expertise in clinical skills in evaluation, crisis intervention, and case management
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise a minimum of 4 MSW interns
    • Experience with or strong interest in MSW intern supervision
    • Demonstrated experience working in an interdisciplinary setting or experience working collaboratively with attorneys
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Aptitude to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including formerly incarcerated people, people of color, homeless people, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, students, service providers, government employees, and community partners
    • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team
    • Proficiency in Spanish preferred


    This is a full-time exempt (salaried) position with a salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans (including dependent coverage), paid time off, and retirement options.

    Application Procedures:

    Application Deadline:  June 18, 2018

    All qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply by completing the application process through the Cardinal Careers website (direct link:  Applicants should upload a cover letter and resume. 

    Stanford complies with the Jeanne Clery Act and publishes crime statistics for the most recent three-year period. View the full report.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 03 May 2018 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL'S Law Clinic & Justice Center seeks a Staff Attorney to provide legal advocacy services and direct representation to clients in its Immigration Law Clinic and to perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Conducts client intake as necessary.
    • Provides direct client representation or technical assistance as necessary.
    • At the Director’s discretion, confers with and assists clinic students in providing direct representation, counseling, technical assistance, referrals, and advice to Clinic clients and partner agencies.
    • Conducts community outreach as directed.
    • Assists in meeting grant objectives and drafting quarterly grant reports.
    • Assists Director with organizational tasks for classroom (student manuals, syllabi, readings, and guest speakers).
    • Performs legal research as needed, particularly with regard to student legal representation issues and long-term scholarship projects of the Director.
    • Provides limited instruction in classroom, at the discretion of the Director.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Excellent lawyering skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent legal research skills and analysis.
    • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite products, Lexis and Westlaw.

    Qualification Standards

    • Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school.
    • Admission to the New York State Bar.
    • At least two years of actual practice experience in New York.
    • Two or more years of practical legal experience in the area of Immigration Law.  Familiarity with New York Family Court practice preferred.
    • Spanish language skills preferred.
    • Valid driver’s license.

    Interested applicants are invited to apply on Albany Law School’s Site.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce.



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