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  • 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.
  • 25 Mar 2013 5:32 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The Clinical Fellow in the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth will work in the Immigration Law Clinic on student supervision, client representation, teaching, developing and enhancing community involvement and advocacy, and occasionally appellate work.  The Fellow will work closely with experienced attorneys, clinicians, and academics at the Law School. For the complete job description please go to www.umassd.edu/hr.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate; Admission to the Massachusetts Bar or eligibility to be waived into practice in Massachusetts upon assuming clinical responsibilities; Previous student/staff experience in a law clinic; however, no prior position as Clinical Law Fellow or one substantially similar. Evening and weekend hours and travel as required.

    To apply please send a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references to : Search for  Clinical Law Fellow-Law School, Office of Human Resources,285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth, MA 02747.

    The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013.

    UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

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

  • 25 Mar 2013 5:27 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Fellowship Announcement

    The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, is hiring a fellow for its Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program to begin August 2013.  The position is open to recent law graduates with up to three years of practice experience.  3Ls with relevant experience and qualifications will also be considered.  The position is for one year, with the possibility of a second year renewal. 

    The Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program Fellowship is a program at the Rogers College of Law that generates immigration policy research, expands opportunities for students to gain exposure to immigration issues, encourages the interdisciplinary engagement with immigration issues, and provides services to immigrants in Southern Arizona.  The Program serves as an umbrella for all the law school’s immigration-related offerings, including its Immigration Law Clinic, doctrinal courses, internships, and opportunities to undertake supervised research on immigration issues.  The current areas of research focus for the Bacon Program are immigration detention and immigrant workers’ rights. 

    The Bacon Fellowship has three major components:

    1.  The Fellow has primary responsibility for the Tucson Immigrant Workers’ Project, a component of the Bacon Program that advocates for the rights of low-wage immigrant workers through direct service, public policy research, and community education and outreach. The Project primarily serves immigrant women in an effort to address their particular vulnerability to workplace abuse.  Responsibilities of the Fellow will include:

    o   Supervision of law students conducting intakes, providing follow up advocacy, and in some cases, providing legal representation to low-wage workers in labor/employment matters;

    o   Continued development of relationships with community partners, including regular outreach presentations throughout the city and region;

    o   Development and implementation (with Program Director) of pilot litigation project.

    2.  The Fellow assists with the other components of the Immigration Law Clinic:

    o Supervision of law students preparing affirmative applications for immigration benefits, such as U visas, and/or possibly removal defense;

    o Participation in the classroom component of the Immigration Law Clinic and teaching selected classroom sessions.

    3. The Fellow will design and implement an immigration policy research project. In 2013-2014, the Fellow’s topic will likely focus on immigrant workers, in order to build on the research previously conducted on working conditions for low-wage immigrant women workers in Tucson. The Fellow will take a lead role in developing the topic and scope of the project, in consultation with the Program Director and with input from community and national advocacy partners.

    Qualifications

    ·         Proficiency in Spanish (fluency preferred).  NOTE: Please do not apply if you do not speak Spanish.  This is a requirement for the fellowship that cannot be waived. 

    ·         Experience working with low-wage workers, immigrants, refugees, victims of trauma, and/or incarcerated populations.

    ·         Familiarity with immigration and/or employment law.

    ·         Strong communication skills, with particular sensitivity to cultural differences.

    ·         Experience working in interdisciplinary settings with minimal direct supervision.

    ·         Willingness to work irregular hours (some nights and weekends).

    Salary: $44,000 plus benefits through the University of Arizona

    To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, law school transcript, and three references to Nina Rabin, nina.rabin@law.arizona.edu, by no later than April 5, 2013.  Follow-up interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to send in materials as soon as possible. 

     

  • 25 Mar 2013 5:22 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Staff Attorney in Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School


    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for a staff attorney position with its Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (“IRC”). The Staff Attorney will join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, she or he will help train law students to work on immigrants’ rights litigation and advocacy.


    The IRC represents individual noncitizen clients in a variety of matters, including immigration court proceedings on behalf of noncitizens with criminal convictions, applications to secure status for noncitizen survivors of domestic violence, and asylum cases. The IRC also litigates immigrants’ rights cases in the federal courts, including habeas petitions on behalf of detained noncitizens, appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and other federal courts of appeals, and other impact litigation on behalf of noncitizens challenging Department of Homeland Security policies. In addition to its litigation work, the IRC conducts advocacy on behalf of immigrants’ rights organizations in a variety of areas, including advocating for immigrants in detention, working alongside local organizations in grassroots organizing, developing and distributing know-your-rights materials, legislative and regulatory advocacy, international human rights advocacy, and enabling immigrants’ rights groups to access legal services.

    The Staff Attorney will report directly to, and work in collaboration with, Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, Director of the IRC.

    The Staff Attorney will participate in all activities of the clinic and will:
    • engage in client development, including conducting intakes at the Mills Legal Clinic offices and local immigration detention facilities;
    • participate in the supervision of clinic students, particularly small-group supervision and review of students’ written work, client interactions, and oral advocacy;
    • assist the IRC Director with curriculum design, development of teaching materials, classroom teaching, student evaluation, client selection, and clinic operations; and
    • engage in substantial independent client representation.

    The IRC is one of eleven clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic. 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.  Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large. The clinic provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    Applicants for the staff attorney position must have:
    • 5-10 years experience representing clients before the immigration courts, the federal district courts, and the federal courts of appeals;
    • experience conducting one or more forms of immigrants’ rights advocacy, including administrative and legislative advocacy, public education, media work, or grassroots organizing;
    • strong academic credentials;
    • excellent teamwork skills; and
    • successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision.

    Spanish language fluency is an additional plus factor.

    The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions in nonprofits.

    Applicants should submit resumes through
    http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/, referencing job number 51501. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with a preferred start date in July 2013.

    In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below:
    • a statement no longer than two pages describing: (i) prior experience in immigration litigation and advocacy; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant's interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
    • a resume;
    • a list of at least three references;
    • a complete law school transcript; and
    • a sample brief that the applicant authored (without substantial editing by others) that was filed in immigration court or the federal courts.

    Applicants may send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, the Mills Legal Clinic administrative manager, at
    jgielniak@law.stanford.edu. Hard copies may be sent to:


    Jayashri Srikantiah
    Professor of Law

    Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
    Stanford Law School

    Crown Quadrangle
    559 Nathan Abbott Way
    Stanford, CA 94305-8610
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    Stanford Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

  • 25 Mar 2013 5:18 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Denver Sturm College of Law invites applications for one-year clinical teaching fellowships that include one in our Civil Rights Clinic and one in our Community Economic Development Clinic. The fellowship is designed for experienced lawyers who are interested in exploring the possibility of a career in law school clinical teaching.


    The Civil Rights Clinic is a year-long litigation program in which students represent clients in civil rights cases in federal court, primarily in matters involving the constitutionality of the conditions in which federal and state prisoners are held, although any kind of civil rights or civil liberties matter may be on our docket.  For more information about the Civil Rights Clinic, including representative cases, please see http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/law-school-clinical-program/civil-rights-clinic.


    The Community Economic Development Clinic is a transactional clinic that provides a diverse range of community development and business legal services to nonprofit corporations, community organizations and enterprises, and small business owners. For more information about the Community Economic Development Clinic, please see http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/law-school-clinical-program/community-economic-development-clinic.


    These one-year fellowships will provide the fellows the opportunity to supervise and train law students who are representing clients. The fellows will also teach classes, attend workshops designed to train the fellow as a clinical teacher and pursue a scholarly agenda. Fellows in the Clinic will be integrated into the intellectual life of the law school and the larger University and are invited to attend faculty scholarly workshops and mentoring sessions.
     
    These are one year, twelve month appointment that begins no later than August 1, 2013. Applications received by April 1st will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
     
    Minimum qualifications:

    • JD or equivalent
    • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of legal experience in the relevant practice areas
    • A demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering
    • Strong academic credentials
    • Member of the Colorado Bar or able to gain admission by August 1, 2013 (Colorado permits faculty teaching in a clinical program to waive into the bar).

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Exposure to clinical teaching


    Application Process and Contact Information:


    You can apply by going directly to our quick link: 
    Fellows posting.  You can also visit www.dujobs.org directly. Applications received by April 1st will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


    Questions can be addressed to Professor Laura Rovner, lrovner@law.du.edu.


    DU and its Sturm College of Law are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

  • 25 Mar 2013 5:11 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - DETROIT, MICHIGAN

    CLINICAL FACULTY POSITION AVAILABLE

     

    Wayne State University Law School is seeking candidates for a permanent or visiting position as a clinical faculty member beginning August 2013.  Wayne Law has eight live-client clinics (Asylum/Immigration, Business/Nonprofit, Criminal Appeals, Disability, Environmental, Family/Elder, Mediation, Patent Procurement) and five field placement programs (Criminal Justice, Government Agency, In-House Counsel, Judicial, Public Interest).  While our needs are flexible, we particularly are interested in candidates with the background needed to direct, teach, and supervise our Disability or Patent Procurement Clinic, to direct and teach two or more of our field placement programs, or to establish a new clinic that would further diversify our clinical offerings and address the unmet legal needs of the surrounding urban community (e.g. Civil Rights, Education, Prisoner Reentry).  

     

    Minimum qualifications for the position include a J.D. degree, at least three years of professional experience after law school, and admission to the State Bar of Michigan (or eligibility for admission without examination).  Preferred qualifications include at least five years of professional experience after law school and one or more years of clinical teaching experience.  Persons interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Professor David Moss, Director of Clinical Education, Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (david.moss@wayne.edu).

  • 25 Mar 2013 4:56 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic years 2013-14 and beyond in a number of our in-house clinics. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

     

    At this time, we have openings in the following two in-house clinics: intellectual property law clinic and women and the law clinic.

     

    The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (approximately 20) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners can serve in these positions for up to three (3) years.  Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. Salary and benefits are competitive for entry-level faculty positions. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

     

    Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be e-mailed to Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, appointments@wcl.american.edu, with copies to Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu Electronic submissions are preferred but you may submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to the following address:

     

    American University

    Washington College of Law

    Office of the Dean, Suite 366

    4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

    Washington, D.C. 20016

     

  • 25 Mar 2013 4:49 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    VISITING CLINICAL FACULTY POSITIONS - UNIVERSITY OF DENVER COLLEGE OF LAW

     

    The University of Denver Sturm College of Law seeks to hire one or more Visiting Professors to teach in our nationally-ranked clinical program during the 2013-14 academic year.  Appointments may be for one semester or for the entire academic year. We anticipate having needs for visitors in one or more of the following areas: criminal defense, civil litigation (including domestic violence protection orders, housing, and employment law), and community economic development. For more information about the Clinical Program, please see http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/law-school-clinical-program.

    The visitors will supervise second and third-year law students on their client work and teach the twice-weekly seminar. In addition, the visitors will participate with the other clinical faculty in the Student Law Office in periodic seminars concerning clinical teaching pedagogy.
    Minimum qualifications:

    • JD or equivalent

    • 5 years of experience in the relevant practice area(s)

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    • Experience supervising law students, law student interns, or lawyers

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience teaching in one or more of the above outlined substantive areas.

    Application Process and Contact Information:

    You can apply by going directly to our quick link: 
    Clinical Programs posting.   To be considered for this position, please attach a cover letter and CV.

    You can also visit 
    http://www.dujobs.org/directly. Questions regarding hiring can be addressed to Laura Rovner, Director of Clinical Programs, 303-871-6140 or lrovner@law.du.edu or Professor Eli Wald, Chair, Lateral Appointments Committee, 303-871- 6530 or ewald@law.du.edu.

    DU and its Sturm College of Law are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

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