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  • 17 Jan 2013 11:22 AM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    Yale Law School seeks applications for a Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law, a two-year position beginning on or about July 1, 2013 in the Yale Law School clinical program.  The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching.  The 2013-2015 Fellow will work with the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (“WIRAC”). 

    WIRAC is a year-long, in-house clinic whose students represent immigrants, workers, and their organizations in litigation under labor and employment, immigration, Freedom of Information Act, § 1983, and other civil rights laws; state and local legislative advocacy; and other non-litigation matters.  Illustrative cases include representation of a community-based organization and individuals in East Haven challenging pervasive practices of anti-Latino police brutality through community organizing, litigation, and policy advocacy; class action litigation challenging Connecticut’s honoring of immigration detainers and individual client representation in immigration court on behalf of people improperly held on detainers; multiple suits by former restaurant employees denied minimum wage and overtime; habeas litigation by immigration detainees  challenging their prolonged detention; representation of a national organization of immigrant youth advocating for federal administrative and legislative relief; and representation of community organizations, unions, and faith organizations in efforts to reform Connecticut’s in-state tuition statute, Hartford and New Haven living wage ordinances, and state and local confidentiality, policing, probation, and other laws and policies.   

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and working on one=s own scholarship.  Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar.  (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.)  All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations.  The principal supervisors for the position will be Professors Muneer Ahmad and Michael Wishnie.

    Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills.  Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus.  Annual salary is $63,000.  Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by April 12, 2013 (early applications encouraged) to: Kathryn Jannke, Office Manager, 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

  • 16 Jan 2013 2:16 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for its Clinic Faculty Fellows program. The fellowship is designed to train talented lawyers to obtain an academic teaching post, ideally including clinical teaching, and to help provide teaching coverage in the School’s Clinical Education Program. The fellowship will provide mentoring to help the fellow develop clinical pedagogical skills and produce academic scholarship.

    The fellow’s teaching assignment will be in the Criminal Justice Clinic (with Professor Peter Joy) and may include a course outside the clinic. In the Clinic, the Fellow will supervise students providing trial-level representation to persons charged with misdemeanors and felonies and teach a classroom component. Candidates should have significant experience practicing criminal law, demonstrate promise as a legal scholar and teacher, and have a commitment to pursuing a career in legal academia. Candidates must be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13.06). Fellows receive a competitive salary along with employee benefits and support for research.

    The fellow will be appointed for two academic years beginning July 1, 2013. The fellow is expected to participate in the entry-level teaching market beginning in fall 2014. The School’s prior fellows have obtained tenure-track positions at other schools.

    Applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, references, and brief description of the candidate’s scholarly agenda or interest in entering academia.

    Washington University School of Law is committed to diversity and encourages applications from racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and other under-represented groups.

    Submit application to: Professor Robert Kuehn, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; rkuehn@wulaw.wustl.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

  • 11 Jan 2013 2:27 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time faculty position as a Professor from Practice, at the rank of Senior Instructor, beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial term of three (3) years, and the contract is potentially renewable. This faculty member primarily will supervise students who are certified legal interns and teach in and develop the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic. Candidates should be prominent and accomplished members of the legal profession, with extensive experience in criminal practice, including significant supervisory experience and a balance of both prosecutorial and defense experience. Successful candidates will have substantial law school teaching experience as well as a demonstrated commitment to clinical education and teaching. Minimum requirements: JD or equivalent from a US or foreign law school; 10 years of criminal practice experience; 3 years of law school teaching experience. The candidate must also have passed the Ohio bar or be eligible for admission without examination.

     

    In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

     

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

     

    Contact: Ms. Timerra Jung, tjj16@case.edu, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, (216) 368-3296. Further information about the law school is available at http://law.case.edu.

  • 30 Dec 2012 5:27 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a position at the Professor or Associate Professor Level. The individual will also serve as Director of the Human Rights Clinic and Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute, beginning on July 1, 2013.

    This position provides a unique opportunity to be a central part of Columbia Law School’s longstanding institutional commitment to human rights education, both in the academy and beyond. The position combines directing the Human Rights Clinic with serving as Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute, the umbrella organization for human rights practice at Columbia Law School (of which the clinic is an integral part).

    One of the first such clinics in the United States, Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic has functioned as a year-long program that exposes students to many alternate approaches to the practice of law in the international and cross-cultural context of human rights advocacy. The first semester has been comprised of an intensive critical seminar which introduces students to the actors, subjects, and tools of human rights law and practice. Students have participated in exercises and discussions to foster the development of fundamental lawyering and advocacy skills, including interviewing techniques, fact investigation and development, project and case organization and management, legal drafting, oral and written advocacy (including media advocacy), and collaborative project work. The Human Rights Clinic has provided students with hands-on experience working on active human rights cases and projects, both in the United States and abroad. Experiential learning through domestic and international investigations and field work have been an important part of the student clinical experience. See http://www.law.columbia.edu/focusareas/clinics/humanrights.

    Founded in 1998 by Louis Henkin to build a bridge between human rights scholarship and practice, the Human Rights Institute draws on the law school’s deep human rights tradition to support and influence human rights practice in the United States and around the world. The Institute has two Faculty Co-Directors. In addition, the Institute has an Executive Director, Administrator, three post-graduate Human Rights Fellows, and an overall budget of over $1 million annually, which are supported through the Institute's successful fundraising efforts. See http://web.law.columbia.edu/human-rights-institute. In recent years, projects supported by the Human Rights Institute and Clinic have focused on research and advocacy related to (1) human rights implementation in the United States, including U.S. government human rights compliance and the development of state and local human rights compliance mechanisms, (2) human rights and counterterrorism practices, including studies and advocacy relating to the use of diplomatic assurances, profiling of Muslim populations, and drone technology, (3) human rights and the global economy, particularly involving anti-corruption and transparency in natural resource investment in Africa and Asia, and (4) collaborations with NGOs engaged in diverse forms of engagement with the human rights framework and human rights mechanisms, including advocacy before the Inter-American Court and Commission of Human Rights.

    The incumbent will be responsible for teaching the Human Rights Clinic as well as serving as its Director. This will include developing clinical projects for experiential learning both in and outside of the classroom. As Faculty Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute, the individual will also be responsible for collaborating in developing the Institute’s programmatic work and strategic agenda, helping to supervise the Institute’s post-graduate human rights fellows on projects relating to the Institute and Clinic, and assisting with fundraising for projects being pursued by the Institute and Clinic.

    Like all of the clinical faculty positions at Columbia Law School, this is a non-tenure track position that is expected to lead to long term, renewable contracts.

    Qualifications: A JD degree, license to practice law in the United States, and at least seven to ten years of experience in human rights law and advocacy work, including experience with national, regional, and international human rights oversight mechanisms, litigation, and other forms of human rights advocacy, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others, is required. Foreign language ability and regional expertise outside of North America, particularly with human rights issues in the developing world, and a capacity to continue the ongoing work of the Institute and Clinic is strongly preferred. Prior clinical education teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

    Applicants should highlight strong relationships with the human rights advocacy community and how they would translate these relationships to help build bridges between advocacy and academia through the work of the Human Rights Institute, and develop productive experiential educational opportunities for law students. They should demonstrate a thoughtful approach to the future development of the Human Rights Institute and Clinic.

    Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Applicants must apply online. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

    Applicants should apply online through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at:

    https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57208

    Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2013, but we encourage interested applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications received after January 31, 2013 may not be considered.

    Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. In furtherance of Columbia University’s and Columbia Law School’s fundamental commitment to diversity, minority group members and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 19 Dec 2012 3:07 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking applications for a Clinical Teaching Fellowship.  This fellowship is designed for experienced law graduates who intend to pursue a career in law school clinical teaching.  The two-year fellowship will commence on July 1, 2013 and end June 30, 2015; renewal for a third year will be considered in appropriate circumstances. 

    The fellowship offers opportunities for clinical teaching and research designed to prepare the fellow to seek a permanent clinical faculty position at a law school.  In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, the fellow would co-teach and act as supervising lawyer in existing clinics and/or clinical skills courses.  The primary teacher would be a member of UCLA’s clinical faculty and would mentor the fellow in UCLA’s tradition of practical training grounded in theories of lawyering.  During the following summer, the fellow would be expected to be fully engaged with a scholarly research project.  The law school would provide research support and faculty mentoring on legal scholarship.  In the second year, the fellow would be expected to complete the research project for publication and teach or co-teach one clinical course each semester.

    The UCLA Clinical Program offers extensive and rigorous practical training for students interested in litigation, transactional, regulatory, and public interest work.  Substantively-focused clinics include the live-client Asylum, Civil Rights Litigation, Criminal Defense, Community Economic Development, Environmental Law, and Tribal Legal Development clinics, as well as simulated Mergers & Acquisitions Planning and Negotiating and Confirming Chapter 11 Plans.  The Program also offers live-client Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy, Supreme Court Clinic, and Trial Advocacy, as well as sophisticated simulation-based skills courses such as Negotiations, Pretrial Civil Litigation, and Trial Advocacy.

    Candidates should possess an excellent academic record; at least two years of practice experience (more preferred); admission to the California bar or willingness to take the California bar; excellent analytical and writing skills; an aptitude for student supervision; a collegial style; and a demonstrated interest in or potential for scholarship, particularly in the clinical area.  The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We welcome candidates whose experience in legal practice, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.  The salary is $59,000 per year, plus a competitive benefits package. 

    Applicants should submit a letter discussing their qualifications and clinical teaching interests, a resume, a law school transcript, contact information for three references, and a one-to two-page statement of research interests.  Electronic submission to Edna Sasis at sasis@law.ucla.edu is preferred, but hard copy applications may be sent to:

     

    Edna Sasis

    Office of the Dean

    UCLA School of Law

    Box 951476

    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

     

    To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, January 28, 2013 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.
  • 19 Dec 2012 3:06 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs.  Reporting directly to the Dean of the law school, the Associate Dean will work closely with the Faculty Vice Deans as well as with multiple faculty, other administrators, and staff within the law school. 

    The Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs will plan and oversee curriculum and curricular development; supervise student support programs, such as Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Academic Support and Lawyering Skills; be responsible for hiring, supervising and re-appointing of non-ladder (non-tenure track) instructional staff; and take on other strategic initiatives. 

    The person in this position must have the legal background that enables him or her to write substantive academic plans and personnel reviews, and to exercise creativity and good judgment about curricular issues.  Some teaching duties may be assigned, depending upon interest, background, and other workload requirements. 

    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 their appointment. 

    The salary 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.  Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references to the attention of:


    Edna Sasis, Office of the Dean, UCLA School of Law,

    405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

     

    Email applications may be sent to sasis@law.ucla.edu.

     

    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
  • 07 Dec 2012 4:05 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    Overview:

    Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees.


    Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master's universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

    Purpose:

    The Santa Clara University School of Law is in the process of creating an Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic. The School seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Director and clinical faculty member. The position is an eleven-month appointment. The position will report to the Director of the High Tech Law Institute. Essential attributes and responsibilities of this position are:  

    Qualifications

    1. J.D. degree and California bar membership in good standing.
    2. At least five years experience providing legal services to start-up businesses on formation, financing, corporate, customer/vendor and operational matters.
    3. Ability to work independently but within the context of a complex academic environment. 
    4. Knowledge of the Silicon Valley venture capital and entrepreneur community.
    5. Outstanding skills at advising clients, drafting legal documents, mentoring and teaching.
    6. Experience teaching students and/or lawyers, particularly in a seminar, clinical or skills development setting (preferred). 

    Rank and Salary

    Commensurate with experience. Santa Clara University offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. If you have specific salary requirements, please note them in your cover letter.

    Starting Date

    May 1, 2013

    Application Deadline

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For priority consideration, interested parties should submit their application by January 25, 2013.

    Responsibilities

    1. As a clinical faculty member, the hired individual will:

    ·       Provide year round instruction in clinical law courses, including the direct supervision of law students.

    ·       Provide extensive supervision of students providing services to clients.

    ·       Counsel and mentor students.


    2. In addition, as the Director of the Entrepreneur's Law Clinic, the hired individual will: 

    ·       Develop the clinic's academic curriculum.

    ·       Decide which clients to represent (and when they have outgrown the clinic) and, with students' help, provide legal services to ensure the clinic's clients' legal needs are met.

    ·       Develop a referral network of attorneys who can provide services to clinic clients that the clinic isn't providing.

    ·       Manage the clinic's administration, including possible supervision of administrative staff.

    ·       Create and work with an advisory board of diverse constituents.

    ·       Explore ways to increase the clinic's financial self-sufficiency.

    ·       Make effective presentations to faculty, bar, university, civic and professional audiences.

    Under current School of Law procedures, Supervising Attorneys/Clinic Directors are eligible to receive two one-year appointments followed by renewable multi-year contracts.

    Application Procedure

    Applications should include a cover letter and a resume or c.v. Applications should be addressed to:
         Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic Faculty Search Committee
         c/o Ms. Laura McGeehon
         Santa Clara University Law School
         500 El Camino Real
         Santa Clara, CA 95053
    Applications also may be sent via e-mail to Ms. McGeehon at lmcgeehon@scu.edu

  • 03 Dec 2012 6:40 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    The University of Connecticut School of Law, the leading public law school in the northeast, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean.  The Law School has a faculty internationally recognized for its interdisciplinary and innovative work and distinguished alumni serving as leaders in the bar, bench, government, and the private sector.  The school is also at the forefront of experiential learning, with fifteen in-house, partnership, and externship clinics, and is a pioneer in developing exchange programs with universities across the world. The Dean would be part of a uniquely collegial and collaborative intellectual community and lead the institution in a period of growth.  In the last five years, the school has added an Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, a Center on Energy and Environmental Law, a semester in D.C. program, and an international S.J.D. program to its world-renowned Insurance Law Center and other longstanding centers of excellence.  Through new faculty hiring, the Law School is also building on its existing excellence in human rights, public policy, insurance and risk, and financial regulation.

     

    The Law School offers a day program and part-time evening program leading to the JD.  In addition, it offers two LL.M.programs (in insurance law and in U.S. Legal Studies) as well as the new S.J.D. program.  With 54 full-time faculty, 70.5 staff, 565 J.D. students, and 71graduate students, we have small classes and an excellent student-faculty ratio.  The Law School's beautiful 21-acre campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and located ten minutes from the state legislature, the Governor’s office, the federal courthouse, and the Connecticut Supreme Court.  More information on the Law School may be found at www.law.uconn.edu.

     

    The Law School seeks a Dean who will:

    ·       develop and implement a strategic vision for the Law School to grow and thrive in a changing legal environment

    ·       be a charismatic, energetic and visionary leader to partner with members of the faculty, student body, staff and broader university and national community

    ·       teach, promote, and reflect the value of the legal professional in today’s complex world

    ·       manage the school’s human and financial resources fairly, effectively, and transparently

    ·       enhance the school’s visibility and reputation both nationally and internationally

    ·       participate in its lively intellectual community and support faculty in producing world-class scholarship

    ·       recruit gifted students, staff, and faculty and facilitate their success in the law school’s educational, professional, scholarly, and public service missions, inspire and mobilize the considerable strengths of its students, alumni, faculty and staff

    ·       work to enhance the fund-raising and financial capacity of the law school to meet the strategic challenges of the future, and

    ·       compellingly communicate with all audiences and build bridges across many communities.

    A record of scholarly or commensurate exceptional achievement that warrants appointment at the rank of Professor of Law is required, as is an advanced degree in a field related to the law (J.D., L.L.M., J.S.D./S.J.D., or Ph.D. or foreign equivalent).  For a full list of the position requirements, please see the leadership profile, which can be found at http://provost.uconn.edu/dean-school-of-law/.

     

    The University of Connecticut (www.uconn.edu), for the last twelve years the highest ranked public university in New England, is  one  of  the  nation’s  leading  research  extensive  public  universities.  The University plays a critical role in the lives of Connecticut’s citizens and the State’s economy as well as an increasingly national role in education, research, and outreach.  It is in the final phase of its efforts to renew, rebuild, and enhance its campuses through UCONN 2000 and 21st Century UConn, a $2.3 billion, twenty-year State investment in the University’s future, creating more than 9.2 million square feet of new and renovated space for research, teaching, living, and learning.  As other institutions are slowing – or even reversing – the growth of their faculty, UConn has embarked on one of the most ambitious faculty-hiring plans in U.S. higher education. Seeking to strategically expand its faculty in key research and teaching areas and boost the number of classes offered, UConn is aiming to hire 300 new tenure-track faculty members over the next four years, including 65 beginning this fall and another 90 for the fall of 2013.  This includes five new faculty positions at the Law School this year alone.  The University has also increased research fundingten percent in the last fiscal year, while competing with other leading institutions for the best faculty and students. 

     

    Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae , letter of interest and the names of five references (who will not be contacted without permission), which should be sent electronically to Lucy A. Leske, John K. Thornburgh, or Stephen Davis, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting the University of Connecticut School of Law with this search, at UConnLaw@wittkieffer.com.   Candidate review begins on December 15, 2012.  The preferred starting date is July 1, 2013. 

     

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

  • 03 Dec 2012 6:37 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    Position Summary: The Temple University Beasley School of Law solicits applications for a position as an assistant or associate clinical professor of law. The current clinical position focuses on family law, but the school will consider other well-developed concepts for the clinic focused on the civil legal needs of low income Philadelphians. The position will begin July 1, 2013. This is a full-time, non-tenured position, renewable yearly initially, then eligible for longterm, 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 relevant to the proposed clinical program; demonstrated research and writing ability; 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 the area of proposed clinical supervision and clinical law teaching experience as well as 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 Theresa Glennon at lawfsc@temple.edu: 1) cover letter; 2) one-two page proposal for clinic, including academic and social justice goals of the proposed clinic and explanation of how applicant’s experiences demonstrate ability to successfully run the proposed clinical experience; 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 January, 2013. The position is open until filled.

  • 03 Dec 2012 6:17 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)
    PREDATORY LENDING/FORECLOSURE PREVENTION/EVICTION DEFENSE PROJECT

    Positions Available: The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) seeks to hire two attorneys in the practice areas of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention, and/or post- foreclosure eviction defense. Collaborating with LSC’s team of experienced attorneys and dedicated law student interns, the attorneys will represent clients living in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood, a community experiencing the ongoing harms of the foreclosure crisis but underserved by legal advocacy resources. The attorneys will help to build upon and extend LSC’s innovative work in fighting predatory lending practices, foreclosures, and post-foreclosure evictions. In addition to providing direct legal services, the attorneys will also engage in community outreach, interact with partner organizations, and participate in coalitions. The positions represent a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching law office, and practice in a burgeoning area of state and national importance. Salary is commensurate with experience. The positions are available immediately and are for an initial two-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment after two years depends on the availability of funding and project needs.

    Minimum Requirements: J.D. degree, relevant legal experience, and Massachusetts bar admission or admission to another state bar so that the applicant can practice under Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    To Apply: Applications must be submitted via Harvard University’s Human Resources website: http://www.employment.harvard.edu/careers/findingajob/. Applicants who earned a J.D. within the past three years should apply for the position designated as Clinical Fellow (ID #28308BR). Applicants who earned a J.D. more than three years ago should apply for the position designated as Staff Attorney (ID# 28311BR).

    About the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School: Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, we are a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. We provide essential civil legal services to low- and moderate-income residents of nearby neighborhoods, including the adjacent communities of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roslindale. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical legal needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients.

    Further information about the Legal Services Center is available at www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/lsc/.

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