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  • 12 Jan 2015 11:57 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites qualified and experienced candidates to apply to teach and direct its new Restoration and Justice Clinic to commence academic year 2015-16.   This is a long-term contract position with rank of position to be determined in light of a candidate's qualifications and other factors.

    The School of Law seeks a talented, creative professor to launch, teach and direct the Restoration and Justice Clinic.  The Clinic’s practice will provide legal services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, prostitution or other gender or sex crimes, including matters related to civil protection orders, civil and human rights, family law, immigration, consumer protection, or housing.  Along with the School of Law’s administration and faculty, the professor appointed to direct the Clinic will have significant responsibility for initiation and coordination in defining the clinic’s mission, parameters, clients and scope of practice.  The Clinic will develop curriculum and cultivate multidisciplinary partners in the university and community with whom to collaborate formally. 

    The new Clinic is part of Pepperdine’s expanding program of clinical and experiential education.   Pepperdine law students must complete 50 hours of pro bono service and 15 units of professional skills classes, and they can receive dual credit in clinics, practicums and qualifying externships.   The Restoration and Justice Clinic will promote diverse curricular offerings with a multidisciplinary, client-centered practice with various and intersecting forms of advocacy.   The Clinic’s director will have opportunities to participate in the School of Law’s Global Justice Mission and to collaborate with existing clinics to serve local, national and international clients. 

    The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for teaching and directing the Restoration and Justice Clinic, will also teach externship workshops

    periodically and will likely have opportunity to teach other courses.  

    The position is a 12-month appointment.  

    Candidates must hold a J.D., be licensed to practice law in California (or be willing to obtain a California license as soon as possible), and preferably have experience working with law students on client cases in a clinical, externship or similar setting. The candidate’s record should demonstrate superb lawyering skills, leadership and management experience, strong teaching ability, and the communication and interpersonal skills essential to being an effective clinical teacher. Scholarship in the field will be a positive factor in considering candidates.

    The School of Law is an ABA accredited, AALS member law school located in Malibu, California.  Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.  The School of Law welcomes applications from people of all faiths and is particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who may bring greater racial, ethnic, and gender diversity to the faculty of the School of Law.

    Interested applicants should submit letter of interest and current resume or curriculum vitae to Professor Richard Cupp via email at richard.cupp@pepperdine.edu.
  • 18 Dec 2014 3:14 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW

    PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR POSITION

     

     

    UCLA Law School invites applications from individuals interested in teaching a specialty course in its advanced curriculum for the 2015–2016 academic year.  These are non-tenure track, part-time, limited-term appointments. 

     

    Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and the timing of decisions will vary according to a variety of factors including curricular need and course scheduling and the particular specialty course the applicant proposes to teach.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letters their respective areas of professional expertise, the specialty courses they have previously taught or propose to teach as well as any record of research or other creative work such as publications, law reform activities and significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations.  

     

    Requirements:  Excellent academic record; substantial, distinguished legal practice experience with a record of research or other creative work such as publications, law reform activities and significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations; experience within a distinct legal specialty; demonstrated commitment to teaching; prior successful law school teaching experience strongly preferred.

     

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00773.

     

    Applications for the 2015–2016 school year will be accepted through April 1, 2015.

     

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.  The University of California seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

  • 03 Dec 2014 8:52 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, an innovator in legal education, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Director of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices, the school’s teaching law firm.   The Law Offices is a unique, primarily fee-generating clinical education program which employs 28 people including 16 fee-generating attorneys, 2 non-fee-generating attorneys and a support staff.   Currently, the Law Offices offers 10 in-house clinics, three externship programs and two certificate programs for students specializing in litigation-related fields.  It also mentors recent graduates in a solo and small practice incubator program.  The Director’s responsibilities include ensuring that the educational goals of the Law Offices are met, supervising and managing the personnel and the budget, and general administration of the Law Offices. 

    IIT Chicago-Kent is eager for a Director to identify, evaluate and implement new teaching methodologies and opportunities.  These might include expanding experiential courses, developing more sophisticated externship programs, assessing financing sources for pro bono clinics and further integrating modern law practice into the law school curriculum.

    Applicants should have at least 7 years’ experience practicing law, teaching and mentoring others, administering budgets, and/or managing people.  In addition, applicants should have the vision to embrace the challenge of making legal education more responsive to changes in law practice. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Start date: Summer 2015

    Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Laura Caringella, lcaringe@kentlaw.iit.edu by January 1, 2015.

  • 02 Dec 2014 11:43 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Position Announcement:      Clinical Professor and Director, Criminal Defense Clinic

                                                    University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas

    The University of Texas School of Law has an opening for a clinical professor to direct the Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC), beginning in August 2015.  The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment.  It is a non-tenure track position, with an initial one-year appointment followed by three-year, rolling, presumptively renewable appointments.  The successful candidate will join a community of over 25 faculty members who teach in the clinical program.

    The CDC has operated at Texas Law since 1974.  It is a six-credit, one semester, pass/fail course with weekly classes, skills sessions, and case supervision meetings.  Approximately 16 students enroll each semester.  The CDC is directed by a full-time clinical professor who works with two part-time supervising attorneys and an administrative assistant.

    CDC students represent indigent defendants charged with misdemeanors in Travis County.  Typical offenses include DWI, theft, assault, and drug possession.  Students function as “first chair” attorneys, with the supervising attorneys sitting as “second chair” during court proceedings.  The clinical faculty provides mentorship and supervision for students but students take on primary responsibility for their cases.  Students arrange jail releases, interview clients and witnesses, investigate crime scenes, litigate pretrial issues, negotiate with prosecutors, work with court staff, and try cases before judges and juries.  The CDC is primarily focused on trials but past students have occasionally worked on appeals (including in the U.S. Supreme Court).  


    More information about the CDC can be found at: 
    www.utexas.edu/law/clinics/criminal/

    Qualifications:

    1.                  Member of Texas Bar, eligible to waive in to Texas Bar, or willing to take the Texas Bar Exam in July 2015;

    2.                  At least eight years of experience in criminal defense practice;

    3.                  Familiarity with clinical teaching methods;

    4.                  Experience supervising law students and/or junior attorneys;

    5.                  Experience running a law office or practice area; and

    6.                  Teaching experience (preferred).

    The salary for this position is in the $98,000 to $110,000 range for nine months, depending on experience.  The position is open until filled.

    Applications (with a letter of interest, a resume or c.v., a writing sample, and the names of three references) should be submitted by email by January 9, 2015, to:

    Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Education

    University of Texas School of Law

    727 East Dean Keeton Street

    Austin, TX 78705

    (512) 232-7068

    eharrington@law.utexas.edu


  • 02 Dec 2014 11:08 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Position Announcement:      Clinical Professor, Immigration Clinic

                                                    University of Texas School of Law

    The School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin has an opening for a clinical professor in the Immigration Clinic. The successful candidate will start in August 2015 and will join a community of over 25 faculty members who teach in the clinical program.

    The opening is for a full-time, nine-month appointment. It is a non-tenure track position, with an initial one-year contract and thereafter a three-year, rolling, presumptively renewable contract. 

    The Immigration Clinic has been part of the Clinical Program at UT Law for sixteen years.  The successful candidate will join the Immigration Clinic director, Clinical Professor Denise Gilman, in teaching and supervising Immigration Clinic students.  The clinic’s faculty teaches substantive immigration law and provides instruction and guidance in legal advocacy techniques, while encouraging students to explore models for effective, ethical and collaborative lawyering.  The clinical faculty provides mentorship and supervision for students but ensures that students take on the primary responsibility and decision-making authority for their cases.  Approximately 16 students enroll in the clinic each semester, as new or advanced clinic students.

    The Immigration Clinic represents vulnerable low-income immigrants from all over the world before the immigration and federal courts and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).   The clinic’s caseload varies each semester but is primarily focused on detention and deportation defense and asylum cases.  In addition to handling a specific caseload, students in the clinic provide pro-se assistance and direct legal representation to migrants held at immigration detention centers, particularly asylum seekers held at the Hutto and Karnes detention facilities.  Clinical faculty and students also engage in larger national and international human rights advocacy projects and collaborate with national organizations to reform and improve the rights of immigrants in the United States.

    More information about the Immigration Clinic can be found here:

    http://www.utexas.edu/law/clinics/immigration/

    Responsibilities include:

    -          Co-teaching (with existing faculty) the classroom component of the clinic;

    -          Supervising students in their work on cases and other projects;

    -          Participating in the management of the clinic, including selection of students and budget decision-making;

    -          Selecting cases and projects for the clinic;

    -          Directly representing clients in proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration court system and the federal courts;

    -          Engaging in service to the law school, the university, and the community, which may include serving on law school and university committees, participating in scholarly presentations or CLE programs, aiding law-reform efforts, serving as an expert for news media and other audiences as well as other activities.

    Qualifications:

    - Member of any State Bar;

    - At least five years of experience in immigration law and practice;

    - Fluency in Spanish;

    - A demonstrated interest in direct representation of migrants as well as systemic reform;

    - Experience supervising law students and/or junior attorneys; and

    - Teaching experience preferred.

    Salary:

    The annual salary will be $98,000 to $110,000 for nine months, depending on experience.

    Applications:

    Applications should be submitted by email, by December 20, 2014, to:

    Denise Gilman

    Immigration Clinic

    University of Texas School of Law

    727 East Dean Keeton Street

    Austin, TX 78705

    (512) 232-1292

    dgilman@law.utexas.edu

    Please include a letter of interest, a resume or c.v., a writing sample, and the names of three references.

    The University of Texas School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • 19 Nov 2014 4:02 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Abrams Clinical Fellowship

    Abrams Clinical Fellowship

    The Yale Information Society Project (ISP) is now accepting applications for an Abrams Clinical Fellowship at Yale Law School beginning in July 2015. The fellowship lasts one year and may be renewed for a second year.  Working with Yale faculty and experienced media attorneys, the Abrams Clinical Fellow will co-teach and help supervise, the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA), which is part of the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression.

    About the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic and the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression

    The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA) is dedicated to increasing government transparency, defending the essential work of news gatherers, and protecting freedom of expression  in the digital age through impact litigation, direct legal services, and policy work. The clinic’s mission is to support robust investigative journalism and to promote the public’s right of access to information in the defense of democracy.  The MFIA Clinic’s docket of cases is diverse, but focuses primarily on litigation matters in four areas: (1) Government Operations and Transparency; (2) Constitutional Right of Access to Official Proceedings, Records and Actions; (3) National Security and Democratic Oversight; and (4) Privacy, Infrastructure Freedom and Freedom of Speech. Visit the MFIA website to learn more at the Clinic’s work.

    Yale law students in the clinic represent a range of clients, including journalists, news organizations, non-profits, researchers, activists and others.  Students work under the supervision of a full--time Clinical Lecturer, the Abrams Clinical Fellow, and, on occasion, outside supervising attorneys. Students are involved in all aspects of representation, including client contact, research, drafting of legal documents, and appearing in court to argue on behalf of clients.  The clinic is currently directed by Clinical Lecturer and media attorney David Schulz and by Professor Jack Balkin.

    The MFIA Clinic is part of the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and administered by the Yale Information Society Project.  The Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression promotes freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and access to information as informed by the values of democracy and human freedom. The Abrams Institute is made possible by a generous gift from Floyd Abrams, one of the country's leading experts in freedom of speech and press issues, who both graduated from and has taught at Yale Law School. The Yale Information Society Project is an interdisciplinary center that studies the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society.  Both the Abrams Institute and the Yale ISP are directed by Professor Jack Balkin

    About the Abrams Clinical Fellowship

    The Abrams Clinical Fellowship is designed for practicing attorneys in the fields of access law, freedom of expression, freedom of information, and media law who are interested in a career in clinical legal education. The goal of the fellowship is to develop clinical teaching skills and research agendas for scholarship.

    The Abrams Fellow's duties will include:

    • supervising student casework and participating in the clinic’s classroom activities, in coordination with the clinic’s full time Lecturer and co-Director;
    • supervising the clinic’s organizational responsibilities, including docket planning, syllabus planning, scheduling, website maintenance, compliance with student practice rules, and related matters;
    • conducting outreach to partner organizations, managing the clinic’s case intake process and otherwise helping to develop and expand the breadth impact of the MFIA Clinic’s work;
    • covering the clinic’s cases during summers and semester breaks, including supervising the work of a summer law student intern;
    • organizing the annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference hosted by the Abrams Institute at Yale Law School; and
    • participating in the scholarly activities of the Yale ISP, including regular academic lunches, workshops, conferences, and talks. Fellows are strongly encouraged to produce at least one piece of publishable academic scholarship per year.

    The clinical fellowship seeks to attract lawyers with at least three years of practice (or equivalent experience) who are interested in a career in law school clinical teaching. Experience in media, FOIA, Internet, and First Amendment law is preferred.

    Fellows must live in the New Haven area during their fellowship. Each fellowship starts on July 1st and lasts for one year, with a stipend of $60,000 per year. Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities, as well as a travel budget. Fellows currently in residence may apply for a second year of support.

    Applications

    Application materials for the clinical fellowship should include the following:

    (1) A brief (one to five page) statement describing the applicant’s interest in clinical teaching, relevant practice experience, and proposed scholarly agenda;

    (2) A copy of the applicant’s resume;

    (3) A law school (and any graduate school) transcript;

    (4) At least one sample of recent legal writing, preferably a brief or memorandum;

    (5) Two letters of recommendation, at least one by a practicing attorney.

    Applications must be received no later than January 15, 2015. Awards will be announced by the end of April 2015.

    **Please indicate in all application materials that you are applying for the Abrams Clinical Fellowship.** Application materials should be sent (in electronic copy) to Deborah Sestito at deborah.sestito@yale.edu


  • 06 Nov 2014 10:26 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP
    Community and Economic Development Clinic

    Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with a minimum of four years of relevant practice experience who is interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic (CED).

    CED is a semester-long, in-house clinic offered in both fall and spring semesters, with a substantial number of continuing students who have completed the seminar but remain enrolled in the clinic to handle ongoing or new cases. Clients include non-profit and for-profit corporations, community development financial institutions, advocacy organizations, neighborhood associations, governmental entities, social enterprises and merchants associations. Their missions range from building access to financial services among low-income people to bringing arts institutions and grocery stores to chronically under-resourced communities to breaking down barriers to affordable housing development in high-opportunity communities. All our clients share an interest in promoting economic opportunity and mobility among low and moderate-income people.

    On behalf of our clients, our students negotiate and draft contracts; provide advice on the tax consequences of deal structures and entity choices; structure and carry out real estate transactions; represent borrowers and lenders in financings; engage in legislative and regulatory advocacy; form for-profit and not-for-profit entities; and resolve land use and environmental issues. The Clinic is open to students from the Schools of Law, Management, Divinity, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Public Health, and Architecture. In addition to representing clients, students in their first semester of the clinic take a seminar which covers federal, state and local policies affecting urban and suburban places; substantive law in tax, real estate development, and corporate governance; and transactional and regulatory lawyering skills, such as negotiation and drafting contracts.

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and pursuing a scholarship and research agenda. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. (Pursuant to a recent state bar admission amendment, candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, principally Clinical Associate Professor Anika Singh Lemar.

    Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Annual salary is $63,000. In addition, the Fellow will receive health benefits and access to university facilities.

    Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by January 9, 2015 to

    Kathryn Jannke
    The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization
    P.O. Box 209090
    New Haven, CT 06520-9090

    telephone: (203) 432-4800
    fax: (203) 432-1426
    kathryn.jannke@yale.edu

    Yale Law School is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer


  • 05 Nov 2014 5:28 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track faculty member to begin in July 2015 to direct its new Intellectual Property Law Clinic. 

    The School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Detroit, just blocks away from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s new Elijah J. McCoy Satellite Office. The new Intellectual Property Law Clinic is certified by the USPTO and will serve the growing creative and entrepreneurial community in Detroit with respect to intellectual property issues.  In 2012, the USPTO chose Detroit as the location for its first satellite office because Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to one of the largest concentrations of intellectual property attorneys in the United States.

    The Intellectual Property Clinic responds to the rapid rise of Detroit's creative class in recent years, as inventors, engineers, and artists have been drawn to the Motor City.  In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Detroit one of the most creative cities based, in part, on the number of inventors, artists and musicians who live in the area. Additional information regarding the Intellectual Property Clinic and the School of Law can be found at: http://www.law.udmercy.edu/index.php/academics1/clinics/ip-clinic

    The School of Law is located at the Riverfront Campus in Downtown Detroit and is within  walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations, including General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank.  The School is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing that links Detroit, Michigan with Windsor, Ontario, Canada.   Detroit offers residents and visitors a dynamic variety of cultural and entertainment attractions that are easily accessible from the Law School, including the Detroit Institute of Arts (housing a world-class art collection), the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Opera House, the Detroit Zoo, the Henry Ford Museum, Eastern Market (historic farmer’s market), and major league sports teams.

    Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic background, practical or clinical experience in the field of intellectual property, and a record or the promise of excellence and high scholarly achievement.  Applicants must also either be a registered patent attorney or patent agent in good standing with the USPTO and possess at least three years of experience in prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO within the last five years or be a licensed attorney in good standing with the highest court of any state and possess at least three years of experience in prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO within the last five years.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the enthusiasm to lead and inspire our students to excel in representing the clinic’s clients.

    As Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

    Mail or e-mail letters of application and resumé with references to Professor Gary Maveal, Chair of Faculty Recruitment, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226, mavealgm@udmercy.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 15 Oct 2014 4:52 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to announce a search for a Director of the Frank J. Remington Center. The Remington Center is one of the largest and oldest clinical programs in the country, and is comprised of multiple prison-based projects. The clinics include  several calendar-year opportunities, along with school-year clinics and externship positions with prosecution and public defender offices.  

    The Director provides overall leadership and vision for the Remington Center’s core missions of teaching, service, and scholarship to improve the criminal justice system.

    Please click on the following link to view the position announcement, including for information about how to apply: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=80870

    Applications must be received by November 14, 2014.

  • 08 Oct 2014 3:40 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University invites applications for a faculty position in the Law Center’s Clinical Legal Education Program to teach and direct the Immigration Law Clinic. This is a full-time position starting in Fall 2015. The position may be tenure-track or contract-track depending on the candidate’s qualifications and professional and academic interests. Entry-level and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply.

    The Immigration Law Clinic is a five credit, one-semester clinic in which students represent individuals in affirmative asylum, defense of removal, and adjustment of status cases. Louisiana is home to one of the busiest Immigration Courts in Oakdale, Louisiana, as well as an Immigration Court in New Orleans. There is also a large population of individuals in immigration detention facilities throughout the state. 

    Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates must possess a J.D. degree and be licensed to practice and in good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction with a minimum of 5 years experience in immigration law.

    Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in the practice of immigration law; experience teaching and supervising and mentoring students/new attorneys in the practice of law; as well as a record of demonstrated excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching and academic scholarship. 

    Application Process:  Interested candidates should forward a resume and statement of interest to: 

    Professor John Church, Chair of Faculty Appointments Committee

                   Paul M. Hebert Law Center

                   Louisiana State University

                   1 East Campus Drive, Room #320

                   Baton Rouge, LA 70803

                   John.church@law.lsu.edu  

    Questions regarding the Immigration Law Clinic can be directed to Professor Robert Lancaster, Director of Clinical Legal Education at (225)578-8640 or Robert.lancaster@law.lsu.edu .

    Louisiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

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