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  • 20 Aug 2013 9:48 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Executive Director and Supervising Attorney

    Maurice A. Deane School of Law

    Hofstra University

    Building on a long-established history of preparing, challenging, and inspiring its students to make an impact in their communities through its clinical and pro-bono programs, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is breaking new ground by launching a new Access to Justice Incubator for our recent graduates in Nassau County, New York in Fall 2013.  Four post-graduate Fellows will work under the supervision of an experienced Executive Director/Supervising Attorney to provide civil legal services to low and moderate income clients in several critical areas of need.  At the same time, it will serve as an innovative post-graduate apprenticeship to better prepare the next generation of the legal profession for practicing law and shaping their responsibilities to serve the community.   Fellows will be trained to (1) serve as guardians, court evaluators, and attorneys for individuals alleged to be incapacitated for healthcare decision-making, and (2) represent individuals facing foreclosure on or eviction from their homes, or denial of public benefits.

    The Executive Director/Supervising Attorney of the Incubator will have two primary responsibilities:   managing the legal practice of the Incubator and supervising the Fellows’ work on behalf of clients.  The specific duties associated with those responsibilities will include:  (1) developing a training curriculum for the Fellows, including consideration  of potential partnerships with legal service providers and bar associations, (2) working with the Board of Directors to establish practices  and protocols for the Incubator, (3) drafting grant applications and reports and cultivating  sources of support for the Incubator, (4) collecting, assessing  and reporting  case data and information, (5) promoting community  engagement  and collaborations, including public speaking and written communications about the Incubator, and (6) other administrative responsibilities such as maintaining malpractice  insurance, accreditation, case management systems, and a budget for the Incubator.  This position will report to the Incubator's Board of Directors, which is made up of faculty, administrators, and alumni from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.  The Executive Director/Supervising Attorney will be encouraged and expected to engage in the life of the Law School.

    Qualifications include:

    • A JD degree from an AHA-accredited law school
    • Admitted to practice law in New York State
    • Five to seven years of experience in one or more legal practice areas noted above, as well as the willingness and capacity to self-teach new areas of law and/or legal skills
    • One to three years of experience supervising, managing, and evaluating legal work of Jaw students and/or new attorneys
    • Demonstrated capacity for high-quality, interdisciplinary problem-solving
    • Demonstrated professional judgment

    • Demonstrated commitment to provision of high quality legal services to low and moderate income communities and demonstrated strong public interest orientation
    • Excellent public speaking and writing skills, including practice-oriented and/or scholarly publications about lawyering and the legal profession
    • Experience in law office and case management
    • Commitment to training and mentorship of Fellows, including ability to instill reflective practice and provide constructive feedback to colleagues
    • Sensitivity to ethical issues and ability to analyze applicability of rules of professional responsibility
    • Fluency in a language other than English is strongly preferred
    • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    To apply, submit resume, list of references, and writing sample via email to Maria Filotti at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University, maria.filotti@hofstra.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Gundlach, Senior Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Professor of Law, at jennifer.gundlach@hofstra.edu.  The deadline to apply is September 15, 2013.

    Hofstra  University  is  an  equal  opportunity  employer,  committed  to  fostering  diversity  in  its faculty,  administrative   staff  and  student  body,  and  encourages  applications   from  the  entire spectrum of a diverse community.

  • 15 Aug 2013 9:19 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UMass Law is committed to graduating justice-centered lawyers prepared to practice responsibly and creatively. The School already has a well-developed skills and practice curriculum, including three semesters of Legal Skills and two required upper division practice courses, including a vibrant internship/externship program and a number of different practicum and coordinated placement options. The position of Associate Dean for Academics at the School of Law, under the Dean and in cooperation with the faculty, is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Law School’s academic program. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively with a faculty receptive to innovation and eager to build a program that fits the Law School’s mission which is to provide access to legal education and to graduate justice-centered lawyers prepared for the profession. The Associate Dean will also play an integral role in articulating the vision and implementing change. The Associate Dean works closely with the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance on budget matters and resource allocation and with the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Professional Development to integrate and leverage co-curricular opportunities that prepare students for the profession. For the complete position description please go to www.umassd.edu/hr.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    EDUCATION: Juris Doctorate, licensed in any jurisdiction
    EXPERIENCE: Tenured law faculty member who has a minimum of 5 years administrative experience and a minimum of 3 years of practice, and possesses credentials warranting appointment as a tenured Professor.
    OTHER: Weekend and evening hours required, as well as some travel. Must have a broad understanding of professional, adult education and of multi-constituency, diversity and inclusiveness; as well as a working knowledge of law school budget development and oversight. Must have a well-established scholarship record and agenda.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
     Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
     Significant (minimum of ten years) experience with and ability to relate to a diverse community.
     Strong leadership, program planning and organizational skills.
     Demonstrated problem solving, conflict resolution, crisis management skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
     Experience as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and/or Director of Clinical Education or Academic Support.
     Teaching experience in business and tax areas.
    To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume at www.umassd.edu/hr.
    The review of applications will begin September 1 and continue until the position is filled. The Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference and on campus. If you will be at the conference on October 17-19, please note your availability.

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

    UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.
    The Faculty Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference, October 17-19, 2013. Please note your availability during that event.
  • 15 Aug 2013 9:05 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning

    UMass Law is committed to graduating justice-centered lawyers prepared to practice responsibly and creatively. The School already has a well-developed skills and practice curriculum, including three semesters of Legal Skills and two required upper division practice courses, including a vibrant internship/externship program and a number of different practicum and coordinated placement options. The Law School’s two in-house clinics – Immigration and Community Development -- were developed to meet critical needs in the surrounding community. Our strong relationship with local legal services offices has permitted us to offer rich educational opportunities through external clinics, focused on general legal services work and serving the needs of the Mashpee-Wampanoag community on the Cape. Because the Law School requires 30 hours of pro bono service of every student and because almost a quarter of each incoming class is admitted into our Public Interest Law Fellowship program, there is much energy for using the law to increase access to justice and to improving the quality of justice. Because UMass Law is dedicated to creating access to legal education to groups underrepresented in the profession, our student body has a contextualized appreciation for the disparities in access to justice, the difference the law can make, and the importance of understanding how the law operates in the real world for real people.

    The Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning will play a central role in helping us to coordinate, sequence, and integrate these opportunities to build a new model of experiential education that is integrated, sequenced, and fiscally compatible with our mission of creating access to legal education. As the only public law school in Massachusetts, UMass Law is poised to become a leader in stewarding justice in the state, and the Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning will be an integral player of that growth.

    The Director of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning is responsible for the administration, budget and management of in-house clinical education programs and of externship programs at the Law School. The Director will supervise and oversee the development of new internship programs, increase judicial internship opportunities and institute programs for summer and/or semesters in practice. The Director will expand and provide coordinated leadership for all of the Law School’s work-integrated learning experiences including opportunities for every student to participate in clinics and externships, as well as in competitions and mandatory pro bono activities and in simulation courses in lawyering and dispute resolution skills.
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate. Licensed in Massachusetts, or must become licensed in Massachusetts within one year of hire.

    EXPERIENCE:
    Minimum of 5 years combined law practice and law clinic experience.
    Minimum of 3 years experience in law clinical education.

    OTHER:
    Strong commitment to social justice.
    Ability to articulate and communicate the vision of the Law School’s clinical program within the Law School, to the Massachusetts and national legal communities, and to the broader educational community.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
    Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
    Significant experience with and ability to relate to a diverse law school community.
    Strong leadership, program planning and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated problem solving, conflict resolution, crisis management skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Commitment to explore new models of experiential education.
    Commitment to expand clinic/experiential offerings in criminal, juvenile, and education law.
    Well-established scholarship record and agenda.

    To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume at www.umassd.edu/hr.
    The review of applications will begin September 1 and continue until the position is filled. The Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference and on campus. If you will be at the conference on October 17-19, please note your availability.

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

    UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.
    The Facultly Appointments Committee will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Recruitment Conference, October 17-19, 2013. Please note your availability during that event.
  • 14 Aug 2013 12:21 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    The University of Mississippi School of Law announces the creation of the MacArthur Justice Clinic, the law school's ninth clinical program.  

    The Clinic will undertake impact litigation on civil rights/human rights matters and criminal justice issues in Mississippi.  The law school seeks a tenure-track (or long-term appointment ) clinical faculty member to lead and teach in the clinic.  With the generous support of the J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation, the law school will receive funding for the Clinic’s litigation efforts, and will also create an endowment to provide loan repayment and fellowships for recent graduates who pursue public interest law in Mississippi.  The School of Law looks forward not only to the work of the MacArthur Justice Clinic, but also to the connection the Clinic will build with the Roderick MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law.  

    The Chair of the Search Committee is Professor Ben Cooper bcooper@olemiss.edu.  For more information about the position and to apply, please visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings.   

    For more information on the establishment of the Clinic, please visit http://law.olemiss.edu/law-school-to-open-justice-clinic-establish-public-interest-endowment/    
  • 06 Aug 2013 2:49 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Position Summary: The Temple University Beasley School of Law solicits applications for an assistant/associate clinical professor of law or staff attorney position in its new Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice. The Sheller Center, which will open its doors in October 2013, is an innovative,dynamic legal program that will integrate students into its efforts to address as its main priority pressing
    legal problems facing under-served Philadelphians. The position will begin July 1, 2014. 

    This full-time, nontenured position is renewable yearly initially, but may, depending on the candidate’s qualifications, be eligible for long-term, renewable contracts in compliance with ABA Standard 405(c). 

    Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.
    Minimum Qualifications: An excellent academic record and a J.D. degree; a preferred minimum of 5 years significant law practice and/or clinical teaching experience; and must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar or willing to become a member as soon as practical following appointment. The ideal candidate will have both significant practice experience in a variety of fields, including drafting policy documents and engaging in policy advocacy, and law teaching experience. Candidates interested in long-term contracts must have demonstrated research and writing ability, ideally published work in a law journal or comparable publication. 
    Temple University is committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and is an EEO/AA employer.
    To Apply: Please send the following to Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales at lawfsc@temple.edu: 

    1) cover letter;
    2) one page statement of interest, including an explanation of how the applicant’s experiences demonstrate her ability to meet the academic and social justice goals of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice; 
    3) writing sample, preferably of published work; 
    4) resume or c.v. Interested persons are encouraged  to apply as soon as possible as interviews will start in September 2013. The position is open until filled. 
    No calls please.
  • 30 Jul 2013 9:56 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW

    ASSOCIATE / ASSISTANT DEAN

    Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service

    Available July 1, 2014

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as a key member of the Dean’s administrative team as Associate or Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service.  Reporting directly to the Dean of the Law School, the Associate/Assistant Dean will work closely with the Faculty Vice Deans, the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs, as well as with multiple faculty, other administrators, and staff within the Law School. 

    The Associate/Assistant Dean also will serve as a liaison between the Dean’s Office and the faculty’s Experiential Learning & Skills, Externship and Public Interest Committees.  The Associate/Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning with the aim of expanding and promoting excellence in clinical, experiential, and public service programs including the Clinical Program, the Lawyering Skills Program, the Externship Program, and the Office of Public Interest Law Program.  A key responsibility will be overseeing the implementation of the comprehensive expansion and reorganization of the clinical program approved by the faculty.  Overall, these duties will require the Associate/Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the Law School community and to think strategically about Law School objectives.  The Associate/Assistant Dean will be expected to devote at least 25% of his/her time to teaching in one of the programs that s/he oversees. 

    Candidates must have the background and familiarity with clinical legal education, legal skills training, externship development and supervision, and public service programs to enable him or her to understand and participate in the academic program, write substantive academic proposals and personnel reviews, and exercise creativity and good judgment about the Law School programs generally and in particular about the functions the Associate/Assistant Dean directly supervises. 

    Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of successful law practice, legal academic, or related experience; demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in legal curricular and academic planning preferred.  The successful candidate must be committed to professional creativity which may include research or other creative work, such as professional publications, law reform activities, significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations and University or public service as part of the appointment. 

    The salary, title, and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a year-round, non-tenure track, academic position.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 30, 2013 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. 

    Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00047 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least two professional references to the attention of: 

    Edna Sasis

    Office of the Dean

    UCLA School of Law

    Box 951476

    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

    The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

  • 25 Jul 2013 10:45 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    FACULTY POSITION
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, SCHOOL OF LAW
    ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF LAW &  
                ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE SAMUELSON LAW, TECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY CLINIC

    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.  

  • 15 Jul 2013 10:47 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking applicants for one or two teaching fellowship(s) in its Immigration and Human Rights, Detainee Rights, and Federal Litigation Clinics beginning fall 2013.  The new teaching fellow(s) will work in the newly funded Center for New Americans.   The Center for New Americans will be a comprehensive immigration law center with the three interrelated Clinics listed above.  The Law School currently offers twenty-three clinical courses with a broad diversity of subject matters. Nine in-house clinical faculty members and twenty-two part-time adjunct instructors teach in the program. The Law School considers this expansion of the clinical program to be an important step in continuing to ensure that students will be prepared for the increasing complexities of legal practice in a diverse community and that the University of Minnesota program will provide national leadership in clinical programming.

     

    Title:  Teaching Fellow

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:  In coordination with the Center for New Americans faculty, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients and in advocacy projects, teach clinic seminar classes, evaluate students and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic. In anticipation that the Fellow will pursue opportunities to enter a career in law teaching, the law school during the second year will support the Fellow’s efforts at scholarly development including research and conference travel support. 

     

    Appointment: This is a 100% time, twelve month, academic professional appointment.   This appointment is annually renewable for up to two years.

     

    Required Qualifications:  J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible for admission in both state and federal court in Minnesota, if not already admitted to practice in Minnesota.   Preference will be given to applicants with clinical experience in law school, practice experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, and potential for success as a teacher.

     

    This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in early August, 2013 with the goal of having the individual(s) hired begin work as soon as possible after September 1, 2013.  Candidates, including people of color and women, who will contribute to the cultural and intellectual diversity of the faculty, are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer.  The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

     

    For further information, applicants should contact Professor Jean Sanderson, Chair of the Clinic Appointments Committee at 612-625- 5515.  Applications will only be accepted through the University of Minnesota online employment system.  You will find the listing for this job at the following link:  employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112578.

  • 15 Jul 2013 10:43 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking applicants for a clinic faculty position beginning fall 2013 in the area of immigration and detainee rights.  The new clinic faculty position will work in the newly funded Center for New Americans.   The Center for New Americans will be a comprehensive immigration law clinic.   The Detainee Rights Clinic will be one of three interrelated immigration clinics along with our existing Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and a new Federal Litigation Clinic.  The Law School currently offers twenty-three clinical courses with a broad diversity of subject matters. Nine in-house clinical faculty members and twenty-two part-time adjunct instructors teach in the program. The Law School considers this expansion of the clinical program to be an important step in continuing to ensure that students will be prepared for the increasing complexities of legal practice in a diverse community and that the University of Minnesota program will provide national leadership in clinical programming.

     

    Title:  Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law

     

    Appointment: This is a 100% time, twelve month, academic professional

    appointment. This appointment is annually renewable for up to four years. 

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:  The primary responsibilities are expected to include teaching and developing a new Detainee Rights Clinic. The new clinic faculty member will have some supervisory and teaching responsibility for the two teaching fellows staffing the Center.  The goals of Detainee Rights Clinic are to provide early intervention and expanded representation of detained noncitizens, monitor detention conditions to obtain changes in detention policy, and offer students inspirational learning opportunities. 

     

    Required Qualifications: J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school.  Clinical teaching experience, knowledge of and experience in immigration law, and or/knowledge and experience in litigation are strongly preferred. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible for admission in both state and federal court in Minnesota, if not already admitted to practice in Minnesota.

     

    This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in early August, 2013, with the goal of having the person hired begin work as soon as possible after September 1, 2013.  Candidates, including people of color and women, who will contribute to the cultural and intellectual diversity of the faculty, are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer.  The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

     

    For further information, applicants should contact Professor Jean Sanderson, Chair of the Clinic Appointments Committee at 612-625- 5515.  Applications will only be accepted through the University of Minnesota online employment system.  You will find the listing for this job at the following link: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112577

  • 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 www.ebclc.org

    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.

    Salary:

    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; jobs@ebclc.org:

    (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.

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