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  • 21 Jun 2013 9:33 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
    DIRECTOR OF TECH STARTUP CLINIC

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University invites applications for a full-time clinical professor to design and direct a new in-house Tech Startup Clinic, which will provide legal services and support to new technology-based companies in the New York City area. The successful candidate will join a clinical faculty dedicated to experiential learning and public service, and will have a leadership role at the intersection of Cardozo’s programs in technology, business and intellectual property law.

    The clinic will provide a learning vehicle for students, provide free or low-cost legal
    services to technology startups, offer on-site legal seminars for tech incubator tenants and accelerator program participants, and create public programs on startup basics like founders' agreements, incorporation and issuing shares and options, and the wide variety of legal problems facing start-ups. It is expected that the clinic will work collaboratively with the institutions and organizations that provide new technology companies in the New York City area with non-legal services (e.g., venture and startup financing, office and manufacturing space, and business counseling).
    The Tech Startup Clinic will join Cardozo's other programs and in-house clinics, including the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance, the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic, the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Mediation and Divorce Mediation clinics, Housing Justice Clinic, the Human Rights and Genocide Prevention Clinic, Securities Arbitration Clinic, the Indie Film Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic and the Guardianship Clinic as well Cardozo's acclaimed Innocence Project.

    The director of the clinic will be responsible for designing the clinic and overseeing its
    operation, including supervising students, and teaching the seminar component of the clinic. The successful applicant is expected to take an active part in faculty governance and committee work.

    Applicants should have a J.D. degree, at least five years of related practice experience, and strong interest or experience in clinical teaching. New York State bar admission is preferred. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, list of references, and a resume to Kathy Horton, Director of the Dean’s Office, at khorton@yu.edu.

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a part of Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are committed to achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and in all spheres of academic life. All University-wide decisions are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence.
  • 17 Jun 2013 11:07 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW
    Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, Veteran’s Advocacy Law Clinic
     
    The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor with be responsible for directing the Veterans Advocacy Law Clinic.   Responsibilities include teaching, curricular development, field supervision of students, administration, budget, volunteer attorney coordination, and strategic planning for the program.   The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will directly supervise law students in their clinical work and will coordinate with volunteer lawyers who may supervise students in particular field placement projects.  In addition, the Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will work with the Courts as well as other University and community organizations on veterans’ legal services issues, policy, and education.
     
    The Law College is committed to the personal and professional development of the Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor.  The VALC will have significant opportunity to be mentored by both experienced clinical and podium faculty in order to enhance his or her skills as a clinical legal educator and legal scholar.    
     
    This is a one year grant funded position beginning in July or August, 2013.  This is a non-tenure eligible position.
     
    Program Description:    The Veteran’s Advocacy Law Clinic is a unique multi-disciplinary clinical legal education program in which law students represent military veterans in the Tucson Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court. The RMVTC is a pre-trial diversion program available to former military personnel who face misdemeanor, traffic and probation violation charges.  Under supervision, our law students represent the majority of veterans who appear before the Regional Court.  The Court itself is a cooperative community effort of Southern Arizona VA Health Services, HOPE, Inc., the City of Tucson and other municipalities and the College of Law.
       
    Law students also provide some limited civil legal services to eligible veterans under the supervision of faculty or volunteer attorneys in the community.
     
    Example of Duties:
    • Supervise the activities of law students, volunteer lawyers and field supervisors.
    • Supervise and asses the legal work of law students in a multi-disciplinary setting.
    • Teach in the classroom.
    • Develop and independently implement new or revised program goals and objectives.
    • Perform needs assessment and analyses.
    • Develop and schedule student and supervising attorney activities in the Veterans Courts in accordance with program objectives and funding limitations; oversee daily operations and coordinates program activities through assigned staff; prioritize and delegate work activities.
    • Prepare budget proposals and recommendations and establishes budget control system for controlling expenditures; controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations; recommends equipment and resources for program.
    • Prepare periodic reports, statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
    • Recruit program participants, members and volunteers.
    • Develop, compile and write communications, promotional literature and web-based presentation.
    • Develop and facilitate workshops, continuing legal education programs, meetings or conferences with high impact on program and/or participants; coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
    • Interact and maintains liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside community agencies in facilitating program objectives.

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of criminal law.
    • Ability to teach, effectively supervise, and provide meaningful feedback to law students.
    • Ability to recruit and effectively work with volunteer lawyers who supervise law students.
    • Knowledge of services available to military veterans, active military and their families.
    • Familiarity with Veteran’s or other Treatment or Community Courts.
    • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
    • Knowledge of organizational practices.
    • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
    • Ability to implement clinical legal education theory and best practices.
    • Development and/or management experience in grant writing and fundraising.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Juris Doctor degree or equivalent law degree AND
    • Admission to the bar of the State of Arizona OR
    • Admission by examination to the bar of any other state AND eligible for special admission as a Clinical Professor under Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(d) OR
    • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience teaching in a clinical legal education setting
    • Experience supervising and or teaching law students or new lawyers
    • Military Veteran or work experience with Military Veterans
    Apply at this link: https://www.uacareertrack.com ;  click on Search Postings; put “52750” in the Job Number search box, click Search and the only result that should return will be for Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor.
  • 17 Jun 2013 10:51 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, is seeking an Assistant Director at its Clinic on Entrepreneurship at The University of Chicago Law School’s Kane Center for Clinical Legal Education. The nationally-acclaimed IJ Clinic cultivates economic liberty in inner-city Chicago by providing free legal assistance and educational resources to lower-income entrepreneurs who struggle with excessive regulation, educating law students about counseling entrepreneurs, and advocating for reform of the local laws that hinder entrepreneurship. The Assistant Director will work closely with law students to advise clients on business planning, transactions, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property protection. The Assistant Director will co-teach a seminar on Entrepreneurship & The Law and will participate in the peerless intellectual community at the Law School. The Assistant Director will also be a key player in the IJ Clinic’s strategic planning, outreach, research, and activism to support lower-income entrepreneurs as they build businesses and neighborhoods.
    Selection of the Assistant Director is contingent upon the approval of the University of Chicago Law School and the Office of the Provost. The Assistant Director must be a licensed attorney with 3+ years of experience in a general business or transactional law practice, who has demonstrated acumen in contract drafting, negotiation, and counseling clients on business planning. A strong academic background, along with a passion for teaching, entrepreneurship and the law, is required. A commitment to public interest work and a facility for working with culturally and economically diverse groups are also necessary. Admission to the Illinois bar and a background in legislative drafting, lobbying, community organizing, land use law, tax, accounting, or start-up financing are pluses.

    IJ offers a stimulating and enjoyable work environment with opportunities for professional growth as well as an excellent benefit package.
    Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of three references to:
    Human Resources Department
    Institute for Justice
    901 N. Glebe Road
    Suite 900
    Arlington, VA 22203 
    E-mail: employment@ij.org
    Fax: 703-682-9321
    No phone calls, please.
  • 11 Jun 2013 1:38 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Cardozo Law School seeks to hire a full-time clinical teaching fellow focusing on international human rights, with the rank of lecturer, in the Law School’s Human Rights and Genocide Clinic. The position, known as the Clinical Teaching Fellow, will start August 1, 2013 or later.  The appointment is for one year, but reappointment for a second term is also possible. Reporting to the Director, the Fellow will work on human rights cases, with a particular focus on international criminal law; supervise student work on clinical case projects; develop existing case projects; develop future case projects in partnership with NGOs, international criminal tribunals, and UN Agencies; work with the Director to develop teaching materials and teach in the clinic; and manage aspects of a website related to the Clinic. In particular, the Fellow will focus on developing the Clinic’s international criminal law case projects. The position is ideal for a candidate interested in the substantive areas of international criminal law/the development of international institutions/human rights and/or interested in clinical teaching.

    The Human Rights and Genocide Clinic is a semester-long Clinic in which students represent individuals seeking asylum and individuals and institutional clients in international human rights case projects.  The overall objective of the Clinic is to provide students with first-hand experience in the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights and the diverse ways the law is utilized to promote social change.  In order effectively to bridge theory and practice, the Clinic is divided into two pedagogical components: first, a weekly doctrinal seminar, and second, case-work and skills training.  The Clinic seminar emphasizes a critical analysis of the legal framework relevant to the Clinic’s case work on human rights and mass atrocity prevention in the areas of international human rights, minority rights, international criminal law, humanitarian law, and transitional justice.  

     

    Qualifications:

    Candidates must have: 1) JD or equivalent; 2) strong academic background; 3) significant experience in international human rights/criminal law 3) strong international human rights background as exhibited by human rights work and/or LL.M in international human rights; 4) experience or interest in teaching; 5) proven management or organizational skills.  Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably French, is desired.

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, a list of references, and a legal writing sample.  We are receiving applications on a rolling basis.  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled.   Please submit your application electronically by email to: Symona Boyd at sboyd@yu.edu

  • 04 Jun 2013 9:45 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to serve as the Associate Director of Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) to begin July 1, 2014.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Application Procedure:  

    To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00160

    Applications should include in pdf format a resume or CV, cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and what you have to offer, writing sample and a list of three references with contact information.  Early applications are encouraged.  The final deadline for applications is August 15, 2013.

     

    Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time, but references of top candidates may be contacted later.  All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including third party (i.e., dossier service or career center) referees, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

     

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

  • 24 May 2013 2:19 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Syracuse University College of Law is seeking a Practitioner-in Residence with criminal practice experience for its Office of Clinical Legal Education.  Additional experience in real estate transactions is desirable, though not required.  The Practitioner will work with clinic faculty and students on clinic cases (primarily criminal cases).  The initial contract period will commence on August 19, 2013, and end on June 30, 2014.  Future contract periods, if the Practitioner is renewed, would be for 12 months, commencing on July 1 of each year.  Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience.  The Practitioner will be considered a full-time, non-tenure track, employee of the College of Law, and will receive all applicable employee benefits. The College of Law is particularly interested in applicants who will bring diversity to the faculty.

    Candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to the New York State Bar.  Also, at least three years of experience in criminal law is required.  Experience in real estate transactions and teaching and supervisory experience is preferred.

    Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter and at least three references via Syracuse University’s job opportunity website, https://www.sujobopps.com/.  Applications will be accepted until June 17, 2013.  Syracuse University is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  

  • 24 May 2013 1:20 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    The University of Montana invites applications and nominations for a Dean to lead its School of Law as it begins the second century of its distinguished history. Founded in 1912, the School of Law is an established leader in legal education, preparing students for serving people in the practice of law through effective integration of theory and practice. Beyond preparing students for practice, our curriculum emphasizes areas of law significant to the Rocky Mountain West including natural resource law, environmental law, and Indian law. At a challenging time for legal education, the success of Montana’s model in training and placing lawyers has earned it recognition as one of the best-value law schools in the nation. Montana is one of a handful of law schools to attract significantly more applicants this year than last.

    The successful candidate must hold a Juris Doctor degree, or its equivalent, from an ABA-accredited law school, demonstrate the ability to lead the School of Law’s faculty, staff, and students, and have the following additional qualifications:
    - Distinguished professional achievement in legal practice;
    - Successful administrative experience, including personnel supervision and financial administration;
    - Strong listening, communication, and consensus-building skills;
    - A commitment to legal scholarship; and
    - A commitment to diversity.

    TO APPLY: Visit http://umjobs.silkroad.com/ to view full description and apply online. Candidates will be asked to upload: a statement of interest; a current resume or C.V.; and contact information for at least three professional references.   Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2013; application review will continue until the position is filled.

    ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer


    Anthony Johnstone, Assistant Professor
    The University of Montana School of Law
  • 24 May 2013 10:50 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Job Posting Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

    Search #: 2013120

    Job Summary: The University of Connecticut School of Law solicits applications for an assistant clinical professor of law to serve as Director of the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic beginning August 1, 2013. The position is subject to the Law School's policy on long-term renewable contracts for clinical faculty, which complies with ABA Standard 405(c).

     

    Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: An excellent academic record; significant law practice and/or clinical teaching experience; demonstrated research and writing ability; membership in the Patent Bar; and membership in the Connecticut bar or the ability to become a member within one year of hire, are required. The ideal candidate will also have significant intellectual property experience and some transactional business-lawyering experience.

     

    Appointment Terms: Positions are at the Law School campus in Hartford and clinic location in East Hartford. This is a full-time, non-tenured position, renewable yearly. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

     

    To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/. Please upload a letter of interest, and a resume. Review of applications will begin immediately. Potential candidates with questions regarding the position, their qualifications, or any related matter are encouraged to contact Leslie Levin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Leslie.Levin@law.uconn.edu, (860) 570-5207. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

  • 20 May 2013 11:29 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Law School at the University of Chicago is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position leading the Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic. The position would begin July 1, 2013. The position would be on the Law School's clinical professor track, which culminates in long-term renewable contracts. The attorney who fills the position will have primary responsibility for directing the Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic, which provides students with a forum for working closely with legal teams at various major companies (including those in the technology, consulting, telecommunications, finance, healthcare, insurance, and emerging-business sectors). The Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic aims to teach practical legal skills and knowledge both by having students work on actual projects and through classroom instruction and discussion. The position will also involve teaching non-clinical courses related to business topics and transactional skills topics.

    Candidates must have a J.D.; must have at least three years of relevant experience, and must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic or who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students or other attorneys are also strongly preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and supervision skills are required.

    Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a list of references, a writing sample, a detailed description of the candidate's relevant practice experience and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply on line and upload application material at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52827  

    All application material must be received by June 21, 2013.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • 20 May 2013 11:27 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (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 July 1, 2013 or later and will end June 30, 2015. The FCJC is described at: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/mandel/fcjc

    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.; must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state; and must have at least four years of experience representing criminal defendants. 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. After being hired, the successful candidate will need to obtain the following bar admissions/memberships: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal Defender Panel for the Northern District of Illinois.

    Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a law school transcript, at least three references, a cover letter with a detailed description of the candidate's relevant practice experience and teaching/supervision experience, 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: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52829      

    All application material must be received by June 21, 2013.

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

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