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  • 15 Jul 2013 10:37 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    EAST BAY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER JOB ANNOUNCEMENT RACIAL JUSTICE SENIOR FELLOW 2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 t 510.548.4040 f 510.548.2566

    The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an exceptional individual to serve as a Racial Justice Senior Fellow in the Clean Slate Reentry Services Practice. The Senior Fellow will spend the majority of his/her time developing and bringing impact litigation designed to alleviate class-wide problems associated with the retention of criminal history information by public and private entities and the transmission to and use of such information by potential employers, licensing agencies, and other public and private entities. The litigation work will be done in collaboration with the Social Justice Law Project (SJLP), EBCLC’s partner in this effort and a pioneering organization in this arena. Additionally, the Fellow will continue and expand EBCLC’s efforts in clinical education excellence, deepen EBCLC’s reentry policy advocacy, and help coordinate and provide technical assistance and training to reentry legal services providers throughout California. This is a two-year Fellowship position with the possibility of continuation dependent on funding.

    The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high quality legal services to low-income clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers. As UC Berkeley Law School's community-based legal services clinic, EBCLC is currently the largest provider of legal services for low-income residents in the East Bay. EBCLC has practice areas that include: housing, health, welfare, economic development, homeless rights, immigration, reentry, consumer, education and youth defense.

    The Clean Slate Practice aims to help people seeking to mitigate the impact of criminal records on their lives through free direct legal services, clinical training of law students, and technical assistance to other reentry organizations and advocates. Direct services include civil, criminal and administrative court advocacy and impact litigation related to records accuracy, employment advocacy & the enforcement of consumer rights with respect to commercial criminal background checks. Clean Slate staff also engage in affirmative & defensive policy advocacy at the local, state and national level, with the goal of expanding opportunities for people who have had contact with the criminal justice system.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Develop and bring impact litigation to mitigate, on a class-wide basis, the impact of criminal records on the lives of persons, particularly racial and ethnic minorities, with such records.
    • Collaborate with and be the primary liaison between the Clean Slate Practice and the Social Justice Law Project (SJLP) of Oakland, California. Co-counsel and work closely with SJLP in developing and bringing impact litigation in the above areas.
    • Work closely and collaborate with other Clean Slate Practice staff.
    • Train, supervise, and support the legal work of law student intern(s), including regular individual case reviews, group case rounds, supervision of research projects related to reentry legal issues, and assistance in teaching the clinical companion course.
    • Track and respond to emerging or resurgent legal needs in the reentry community and develop appropriate responses, including impact litigation, education and outreach, technical assistance, and policy advocacy.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Licensed to practice law in California preferred.
    • At least five (5) years of legal practice, with demonstrated civil litigation experience.
    • Desire to make a substantial commitment to the development and litigation of impact cases.
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, criminal justice, and experience working in low-income communities of color.
    • Experience in or demonstrated commitment to clinical education.
    • 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 low-income clients, people of color, people with criminal records, students, service providers, elected officials, court staff, foundations, non-profit community partners, pro bono attorneys, and law school faculty.
    • Spanish or Asian language skills desirable.


    Competitive public interest salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits package included.

    Application Procedures:

    Mail, fax, or email the following application materials to Racial Justice Senior Fellow Hiring Committee, East Bay Community Law Center, 2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703; fax: (510) 548-2566;

    (1) Letter of interest

    (2) Resume

    (3) Writing Sample

    (4) Three professional references

    Deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to Sunday, July 28, 2013. EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, women, sexual minorities, people who have had contact with the criminal justice system, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 15 Jul 2013 10:33 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Child Welfare Law and Policy Research Fellow

    The University of Michigan Law School’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic seeks applicants for a one-year child welfare law and policy research fellowship.  The Fellow will work to improve Michigan’s foster care system through collaborative systemic reform.  The Fellow will research best practices from across the country and present those ideas to stakeholders in Michigan, which will include representatives from the Department of Human Services, the courts, and the legislature.  Through his/her work, the Fellow will promote promising practices and underlying policies that will improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families.  The Fellow’s agenda will be established through a collaborative process with stakeholders and will focus on issues including how to safely reduce the number of children in foster care.  The Fellow will work closely with students and faculty in the Child Welfare Legislation Clinic at the law school and will have a budget for travel and to attend conferences. 

    Candidates must have a JD from an accredited law school and prior experience with child welfare law, either through a law school clinic or post-graduate experience.   The Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 and will have a complete benefit package.     

    Applications can be submitted at

  • 12 Jul 2013 4:07 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of California, Davis School of Law seeks a director for its Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic.  The FPLAC is a live-client legal clinic that represents survivors of domestic violence or abuse with their family and protection cases.  The director of the clinic will supervise students in direct legal representation, community outreach efforts, and policy work around domestic violence issues.   Typical cases involve protection orders, and related divorce and custody issues.  The clinic is part of the U.C. Davis clinical program, whose mission is to provide live-client experiential learning opportunities to second and third year students at U.C. Davis School of Law.   The U.C. Davis clinical program includes, in addition to the FPLAC, the Immigration Legal Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic, the Prison Law Clinic, and the California Supreme Court Clinic.  The clinic director 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.


    This is a full-time year-to-year non-tenure-track lecturer appointment with a possibility of a continuing appointment after the sixth year of appointment.  We seek candidates with an interest in clinical teaching and previous experience working with low-income communities. At least three years’ clinical experience and/or related practical experience, or experience at the intersection of family and immigration law preferred.  Spanish language skills desired.   Salary is commensurate with experience.  Must be a member of a state bar for at least two years.  Must be willing to take the California Bar within the first year of hiring, if not already a member.   Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, list of references, and a resume to:

    Brigid Jimenez

    U.C. Davis School of Law

    400 Mrak Hall Dr.

    Davis, CA 95616


    The University of California is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 12 Jul 2013 4:01 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)



    The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor or Associate Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School’s Health Law Clinic. This position is not in the tenure stream, but is part of a system of contracts progressing to renewable long-term contracts. The position will begin on July 1, 2014.


    The Clinic’s primary mission is to provide an excellent experiential learning opportunity for our students, while also providing legal services to low-income individuals involved in health-related litigation (e.g., denial of benefits, guardianship proceedings).  Duties will include classroom teaching; supervision of second- and third-year law students as they represent clients and participate in community projects; and community outreach and administrative responsibilities relating to the Health Law Clinic. 


    Qualifications include admission to practice in Pennsylvania or willingness to seek admission to the Pennsylvania bar; experience in the field of health law (with a preference for experience representing individuals in benefits and guardianship proceedings); and the ability to work effectively with students, clients, and other constituents. The School has a strong preference for candidates with experience in clinical pedagogy or other law school teaching experience.


    To apply:  Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and a list of references to the Professor Mary Crossley, Chair, Clinical Appointments Committee, University of Pittsburgh School of Law at The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. The deadline for applications is­­­­­­­­­­ September 3, 2013.

  • 02 Jul 2013 9:30 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

    Northern Illinois University College of Law

    The Office of the Illinois Attorney General has awarded a joint three-year grant to Northern Illinois University College of Law (“NIU Law”) and Resolution Systems Institute (“RSI”) to assist homeowners harmed by fraudulent foreclosure and loan servicing practices.  As part of this grant, NIU anticipates hiring a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor to establish an NIU COL foreclosure clinic.   The expected start date is August 1, 2013.

    As the only public law school in Northern Illinois, NIU College of Law has been named a top law school nationally for diversity, value, and careers in public interest/government service. NIU Law provides unique opportunities for its students, beginning with its highly accomplished faculty who are personally invested in the success of every student throughout their professional lives. Although many alumni serve as public interest attorneys, prosecutors, defenders, elected officials, and judges, they are equally prepared for careers as solo practitioners or lawyers in multinational firms.

    The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will teach a foreclosure law clinical course during the fall, spring and summer semesters beginning in the fall of 2013, and will supervise approximately five to eight law students each semester.  Students enrolled in this course will learn about foreclosure law, the foreclosure mediation process, and will develop a wide range of lawyering skills.  Under the supervision of the professor, students will screen and prepare foreclosure cases for mediation, and represent borrowers in mediation as needed.  Clinic students will work closely with Prairie State Legal Services, assisting them with their foreclosure intake line.

    Principal duties will include the following:

    •  Creating and teaching a foreclosure law clinical course
    •   Supervising law students enrolled in the clinical course
    •   Assisting with the Prairie State Intake Line
    •   Preparing individual borrowers for successful mediation
    •   Representing individual borrowers in mediation
    •   Working closely with RSI to coordinate obligations and duties under the grant
    •   Submitting required reports to the Illinois Attorney General

    The salary is $60,000 annually, plus benefits.

    Required: JD from an ABA-accredited law school; 2 years legal experience; and a current license to practice law.

    The preferred applicant will have 2-5 years experience representing clients in foreclosure proceedings.  Teaching experience, particularly clinical teaching in a law school setting, is desired.  The ideal applicant will have an interest not only in the foreclosure legal process, but also in teaching law students the necessary skills to effectively represent clients.

    AA/EEO institution.  Preference will be given to applications received by June 24, 2013, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    To apply, please send by June 24, 2013, a letter of application, resume, and list of names/addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of three current professional references to Dean Jennifer L. Rosato, Office of the Dean, Attention: Tita Kaus, Northern Illinois College of Law, Swen Parson Hall, Room 270, DeKalb, IL  60115-2890, or send materials electronically to 

  • 21 Jun 2013 9:33 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    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

    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)
    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: ;  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 
    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.  



    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

  • 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 and


    Application Procedure:  

    To apply please go to the following link:

    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:


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


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