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  • 03 Feb 2014 5:00 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)


    Northwestern University School of Law

    Bluhm Legal Clinic

    Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth


    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for a two-year clinical fellowship in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Conviction of Youth (CWCY). The clinical fellowship will commence on September 1, 2014, and it is expected to end on August 31, 2016.

    The CWCY is a national organization that uses outreach, advocacy, education, and litigation to implement policies and practices to ensure that evidence used against youth is reliable. The project has a special, though not exclusive, emphasis on juvenile interrogations and false confessions.

    The fellow will serve as a two-year staff attorney and, as such, will work closely with and assume many of the same responsibilities as the CWCY’s current staff attorneys.  These responsibilities include serving as primary or co-counsel in direct representation of clients; representing our organization as amicus counsel; developing and/or implementing criminal or juvenile justice reform campaigns; drafting reports, policy papers, articles, or op-eds for publication; and conducting stakeholder trainings on issues relevant to our work. The applicant must also be comfortable working with law students and may assist with clinical teaching. An interest in academic research and writing is also a plus. 


    Applicants should email letters of interest, resumes, and a brief, persuasive writing sample to CWCY Legal Assistant Dolores Angeles at  No letters of recommendation are required, but up to three letters will also be accepted. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2014.  Salary and benefits will be competitive. Only those with a J.D., or those who expect to receive a J.D. by May 2014, are eligible to apply.  Applicants must also be members of the Illinois Bar or should expect to become members by November 2014.


    The Bluhm Legal Clinic includes clinical faculty who teach in a variety of its component Centers, including the Center on Wrongful Convictions, Children and Family Justice Center, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation, externships, negotiations and trial advocacy.

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


  • 28 Jan 2014 9:49 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Suffolk University Law School Clinical Programs in conjunctions with the Boston Fair Housing Commission is seeking to hire a full-time clinical fellow to work in the Clinical Program’s Housing Discrimination Testing Program (“HDTP”).  The position is a one-year grant funded position with the possibility of extension depending on future funding.  The Clinical Fellow will be part of the HDTP team with Professor Bill Berman and Clinical Fellow Jamie Langowski.  Specific duties include:  coordination of housing discrimination tests, litigation of fair housing cases, and engagement in policy work related to housing discrimination. 

    Requirements for the position and more details can be found at:

    Applications for this position should also be submitted through this website.  We would ideally like the person to begin by March 2014 so please do not hesitate to apply or to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.  If you have any questions about this position, please email Professor Bill Berman at

    We especially encourage applications from racial and sexual minorities, women and persons with disabilities.   

  • 23 Jan 2014 9:41 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a clinical faculty position, Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support. Loyola is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. The Writing and Academic Support Programs are vital parts of the School of Law's curriculum and mission.

    The Associate Director will assist in administering both the School of Law's Writing Program and Academic Support Program. The Writing Program includes a required three-semester curriculum, and advanced writing electives. The courses are skills-based and the staff is entirely comprised of experienced practitioners who serve as adjunct professors. The Academic Support Program includes an academic tutor program open to all first-year students and staffed by student tutors, an Academic Enhancement Program for targeted students, and upper-division electives focused on bar exam skills.

    Key responsibilities include assisting the Director in:

    - Administering and growing the existing Academic Support Program.

    - Teaching an exam skills program for targeted first-year students.

    -Training and supervising student tutors in the Academic Support Program.

    -Designing and developing bar exam preparation resources for students, including workshops, courses, and online resources.

    - Administering the curriculum for the required writing courses, including syllabi, problem files, lesson plans, and other course materials.

    - Coordinating courses electives and programming in both the Writing and Academic Support Programs, including Advanced Writing for Legal Practice and Bar Exam Writing Skills courses.

    - Training and supporting adjunct faculty and training and supervising student tutors in the Writing Program.

    - Providing individual counseling to students.

    - Collecting and assessing data relating to the administration of both the Writing and Academic Support Programs.   

    Minimum Education or Experience  Qualified applicants will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, relevant experience including previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a strong commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support is a plus.    Applications can be submitted at the Loyola University Chicago Human Resources website: and are requested by February 28, 2014.

  • 21 Jan 2014 9:33 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    It is the mission of Duquesne University School of Law to train lawyers to a high degree of professional skill with a special, Catholic sensitivity to ethical and moral concerns. Clinical education is one of our instructional cornerstones. The goals of the Clinical Legal Education Program are threefold:

    • ·         To serve the community by providing good counsel
    • ·         To train students in the actual practice of law
    • ·         To promote the rewards of public service

    Duquesne University School of Law is seeking candidates for the newly created position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law beginning in the spring of 2014 or as soon thereafter as possible.  The position is full-time, year-round, and will include a concurrent, non-tenure track faculty appointment.

    This position will offer a practicing attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in the law school clinical program. 

    The successful candidate will serve as the Coordinator of the externship program and Supervising Attorney for a civil law clinic.

    The Externship Coordinator will be responsible for providing vision and leadership in the development and operation of the Externship Program for JD students. As mandated by ABA Standard 305, the Externship Coordinator will develop and teach externship seminars, counsel students about the wide variety of approved externship opportunities available, assist students to secure appropriate externships, mentor students as they develop their professional identity and lawyering skills, review written journal submissions and timesheets from students, communicate with placement supervisors on a regular basis about student progress, engage in communications with the bar and bench to help secure new and appropriate placements for students, visit all local externship placement sites every three years, train placement supervisors, review potential and existing externship placements to ensure they are appropriate educational experiences and comply with ABA standards, work with administrative staff so that accurate records are maintained, maintain the externship program website and extensive mandated written materials, communicate with externship faculty at other law schools, and attend and participate in appropriate conferences.

    The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for teaching a clinic. We seek to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience that engages students actively in working collaboratively with underserved individuals and communities as they look to gain access to justice. Although applicants in any field of practice are welcome to apply, we strongly prefer candidates with civil experience. 

    The mission of Duquesne Law School’s clinical program is to provide live-client experiential learning opportunities to second, third and fourth-year law students. Duquesne Law School clinical program includes a Family Law Clinic, Federal Litigation Clinic, Unemployment Clinic, Urban Development Clinic, Veterans’ Law Clinic, and Civil Rights Clinic.  


    The Clinical Instructor will be responsible for choosing and supervising cases that allow for the development of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, drafting, research, trial advocacy skills and related practice skills. The clinical instructor's duties will include supervision of clinic students' casework, appearing in court, and, together with other clinical faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. The Supervising Attorney will work with the Clinical Director and a member of the doctrinal faculty.

    Applicants should have practice experience and an academic record that demonstrate the potential for clinical teaching. Prior clinical or other legal teaching experience (including clinic administration) is highly desirable.  Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania (before applying for the position, out of state candidates should review Pennsylvania Board of Bar Examiners Rule 311.)

    Minimum qualifications for the position include admission to practice before the highest court of any state, at least three years of law-related professional experience after law school, strong oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and strong organizational skills. We seek candidates with an interest in clinical teaching and previous experience working with low-income communities.

    Preferred qualifications include at least five years of law-related professional experience after law school, substantial experience supervising externs, substantial law school teaching experience, and substantial experience in two or more of the following areas:  judicial clerkship, work as a prosecutor or public defender, public interest practice, or government agency practice.

    To apply, please email a (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) writing sample, and (4) names and telephone numbers of three references to Professor Martha Jordan, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee at  Electronic submissions only.  Candidates are strongly discouraged from mailing materials to the Faculty Recruitment Committee.  The application period will close February 15, 2014, or earlier if the position is filled.  A writing sample is required.  Applicants will be notified if an interview is to be scheduled.  No phone inquiries, please.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Duquesne University is an EEO/AA employer.  We especially encourage applications from racial minorities, women, and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community.   

  • 17 Jan 2014 4:00 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Applications are now being accepted for the Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching & Advocacy Fellowship at Harvard Law School.

    The fellowship will provide an opportunity for an attorney to work at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program on direct representation, appellate litigation, and policy advocacy work, starting in the summer of 2014. The Fellow will assist with the supervision of clinical students and work closely with experienced attorneys and clinicians at Harvard Law School and Greater Boston Legal Services. Application deadline for this position is February 15, 2014.

    JD earned within 3 years of hire date required. Candidates with experience in immigration removal and asylum practice strongly preferred.   Second language capability in Spanish or French preferred.

    To apply, please send the following to

    - Current resume

    - Statement of interest (approx. 750 words) that addresses your potential for clinical teaching and advocacy, your relevant prior experience, and any other information you believe will help the hiring committee evaluate your candidacy.

    - Writing sample (approx. 10 pages, preferably in a subject area relevant to the position)

    - At least three references (please include email and phone contact information)

    - Law school transcript (an informal copy or list of all grades and coursework is acceptable)


    If you have any questions, please email us at

    Sabrineh Ardalan
    Assistant Director

    Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

    6 Everett Street, Suite 3106
    Cambridge, MA 02138


  • 07 Jan 2014 9:00 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full time position training and supervising law students as a fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School's Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic. The position, which will begin on or about July 1, 2014 and is expected to last through June 30, 2015, is designed for transactional attorneys with law firm and/or in house experience who wish to embark upon a career in clinical teaching. Appointment for a second term may be possible.

    The Corporate Lab's focus is on introducing students to transactional practice in both in house and law firm contexts. (For more information, see: Reporting to the director of the Corporate Lab, the successful candidate will participate in all activities of the Transactional Clinic and will assist the director with developing clients, supervising students, managing the Speaker Series and Lab events and initiatives connecting law students to the legal community, curriculum design, classroom teaching, student evaluation and all other Lab activities.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two years of practice experience in sophisticated transactional work in a law firm and/or in house setting. Candidates must be highly organized and adept at working in teams and must contribute both to the substantive teaching and logistical planning aspects of the program. We value candidates who will contribute diverse experiences and perspectives that will enrich and improve student experiences and the Law School's intellectual culture. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required.

    Each candidate should submit a resume or curriculum vita, a list of references, a legal writing sample and a cover letter with a detailed description of relevant experience. We desire to receive course evaluations from prior teaching experience, if any. Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at: To ensure full consideration of your application, all application material should be uploaded at this site by February 8, 2014. Screening will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of June 30, 2014. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • 26 Dec 2013 9:35 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students, appointed with the rank of Clinical Instructor, in the Law School's Federal Criminal Justice Clinic (FCJC). The position will begin March 27, 2014 or later and will end June 30, 2016. Renewal for a second term is possible. The FCJC is described at

    The Clinical Instructor, working with the clinical faculty, will supervise clinic students in pretrial federal criminal cases, representing defendants from arrest through trial or guilty plea and sentencing, and on Seventh Circuit appeals. The Clinical Instructor will also be expected to assist in teaching clinical pre-trial and trial skills courses.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Excellent writing, editing, advocacy, and supervision skills are required. Some experience representing criminal defendants in federal court, as well as familiarity with the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the current federal sentencing regime, are a plus. A demonstrated commitment to criminal defense and/or indigent populations is also a plus.

    Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a law school transcript, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience, if any. Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website:    All application material must be received by February 1, 2014. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • 18 Dec 2013 3:28 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Director of Legal Writing

                Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of its Legal Writing Program, one of the oldest and most distinguished in the nation. 

                The Director will teach a section of Legal Writing I and II, and may also teach a doctrinal course in an area of interest.  In addition, the duties of the Director will include 1) training and supervising new first-year legal writing professors; 2) hiring, training and supervising legal writing Teaching Assistants; 3) facilitating pedagogical planning and design of the first-year research and writing course; 4) managing the first-year Legal Writing Program’s budget; 4) coordinating first-year legal research training; 5) participating in first-year legal writing faculty hiring and retention; 6) reviewing course evaluations for all first year sections; 7) addressing student concerns related to the first-year course; and 8) collaborating with the Director of Experiential Learning to achieve continuity and instructional excellence across the legal writing curriculum. 

    The Director will also be expected to promote curricular innovation, participate actively in the law school and legal writing communities, advocate on behalf of the Legal Writing Program internally, promote the Program externally, engage in legal writing or other types of scholarship, and support the scholarly activities of the legal writing faculty.

    Applicants should have a distinguished academic record, at least five years of experience teaching legal writing, and strong leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills.  Supervisory or administrative experience is desirable, but not required. Chicago-Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.   

    The Director will be hired at the rank of Associate Professor of Legal Writing or Professor of Legal Writing, depending on qualifications and experience.  The position is eligible for long-term renewable contracts that comply with ABA Standard 405(c) on security of position.

                The review of applications will begin after Friday, January 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please address a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for at least three references to the attention of the search committee chair, Adrian Walters.  Please submit these materials via email to Nicole Lechuga,


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