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  • 17 Jan 2013 11:33 AM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the oldest law school in the nation’s sixth largest city, invites applications for a position on its clinical law faculty as the Director of the Innovation Advancement Program (IAP). The IAP is an interdisciplinary clinic devoted to a wide array of legal and business planning services for inventors, technology entrepreneurs, tech transfer professionals, and emerging technology companies. The Director will be expected to lead all aspects of the IAP’s operations including: educating students in both classroom and live client formats, identifying and choosing clients, recruiting students, curriculum development, relationship building within the university, relationship building with the Arizona entrepreneurial ecosystem, and fund raising activities. The selected candidate will also be expected to fulfill the duties of a faculty member of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. More information about the IAP is available at www.law.asu.edu/iap.

    Minimum qualifications for the position include a JD degree, 3 years of experience either running a similar law school clinic or substantive experience providing legal counseling to entrepreneurs and early stage startup companies. Preferred applicants will have demonstrated experience as a leader in the field or the potential to become a leading figure in the field, an interest in the business side of entrepreneurship and startups (not just the legal issues they face), and ability to foster relationships with faculty and departments across the university, and an interest in building relationships in the Arizona entrepreneurial community.

    The application deadline for the position is 15th February, 2013; if not filled, the 1st of the month thereafter until the position is filled or the search is closed. To apply, please submit a CV and references to Ms. Gina Wilson, Appointments Committee Coordinator, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 1100 S. McAllister Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287-7906, or electronically to GinaWilson@asu.edu. Additional information about the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and Arizona State University is available at: http://www.law.asu.edu.Information about Professors at ASU, including status, rank, titles, and appointment categories, can be found at http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd505-02.html. ASU is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 17 Jan 2013 11:27 AM | Donna Lee (Administrator)
    The Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law invites applicants for a one-semester supervising clinical attorney and visiting professor position for Fall 2013.  The Clinic focuses on the employment needs of the most vulnerable workers – low-wage and immigrant women.  We are looking for an experienced employment practitioner, knowledgeable about wage and hour laws and other legal issues affecting low-wage workers and with skills and willingness to take primary responsibility in Clinic cases.  The applicant must have interest in mentoring and working with students in an on campus, live-client law clinic, and in classroom teaching.  Experience teaching or supervising students is strongly preferred.  This is a full time position and the expectation is that the visiting professor would be at the clinic at least 40 hours per week. California bar membership is required.  Spanish speaking skills will be extremely helpful.
     
    WERC recently established the Elfenworks Center for Employment Justice (ECEJ), with a generous grant from the Elfenworks Foundation, to focus on advocacy, legal services, and education for domestic workers and group home caregivers.  The Supervising Clinical Attorney will have primary responsibility for day-to-day supervision of student clinicians, will handle and develop clinic litigation, policy work and community collaboration, and will assist in teaching the Clinic seminar.
     
    The position is from approximately July through December 2013, with the Fall semester starting in mid-August 2013.  The position has the potential to continue as a one semester position for two additional years and eventually become year round full-time position.
     
    The law school welcomes applications from women and minority candidates, and others whose background may contribute to faculty diversity.  There is an excellent University benefit package and salary will depend on experience.
     
    Please circulate to anyone who may be interested.
     
     
    Please send letter and resume by February 8, 2013 to:

    Kimberly Stanley
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Golden Gate University School of Law
    536 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA  94105-2968
  • 17 Jan 2013 11:23 AM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

    Yale Law School seeks applications for a Ludwig Clinical Fellowship for a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2013.  The Fellowship is designed for lawyers with at least five years of practice who are interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching.  The Fellow will work with the Ludwig Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic and will be supervised by CED faculty member Jay Pottenger.  

    The primary responsibilities include supervising students as they represent clients in a wide range of areas (from community development banking to commercial & residential real estate development to foundation tax law), teaching classes, and working on one’s own scholarship.   This year we are looking for a Fellow with particular experience in community development financial institutions, but will consider applicants who have other relevant experience. The Fellow will be allowed sufficient time, resources and assistance to engage in research and writing. All work will be conducted with the assistance of the clinical faculty.  Visit our website at http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/Ludwig.htm to learn more about the CED Clinic.

    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 April 12, 2013 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

  • 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

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