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  • 21 Aug 2017 10:54 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School and Earthjustice are partnering to expand our environmental justice capacity through the creation of a new environmental justice initiative. We are hiring an attorney professor who will be located at the Clinic and will work with Earthjustice’s Healthy Communities program and as part of the Clinic’s growing environmental justice program area. Cases and projects will include Vermont and New England-based initiatives as well as efforts at the national level and in other areas of the United States.

    About Vermont Law School

    Vermont Law School's top-ranked environmental program includes a curriculum of more than 60 environmental law courses, as well as master's and LLM degrees in three areas - environmental law and policy, energy regulation and law, and food and agriculture law and policy.

    Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic

    The ENRLC forms a key component of the environmental education we offer our students. The program functions as a pro bono public interest environmental law firm and gives students the opportunity to hone their skills in real-world cases and projects. The ENRLC is organized into four main program areas - Water and Justice, Coal and Climate, Healthy Communities, and Biodiversity - and we retain the flexibility to take on cases and projects outside these areas as well. The clinic's work includes a mix of litigation, administrative agency proceedings, client counseling, and other forms of environmental advocacy. Our clients are community groups and conservation organizations, and we partner with a wide variety of organizations at the local, regional, and national level. We are seeking to grow our environmental justice program. Clinic Director Jill Witkowski Heaps is a leader in the environmental justice field, serving as Vice-Chair of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The addition of an environmental justice attorney will lay the groundwork for a more formalized program and the Clinic and in the law school as a whole. More information is available on the ENRLC website:

    About Earthjustice

    Earthjustice is the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization. Earthjustice has more than a hundred attorneys in offices across the country, and it leverages its expertise and commitment to fight for justice to advance the promise of a healthy world for all. In the Healthy Communities program, Earthjustice fights for a future where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; where products in our homes are free of toxic chemicals; and where all communities are safer, healthier places to live and work. Like the ENRLC, Earthjustice represents its clients free of charge. More information is available on the Earthjustice website:

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Earthjustice Clinical Professor will be a full-time attorney housed within the Clinic. This position will be dedicated to working on environmental justice issues, with cases and projects chosen in collaboration between Earthjustice and the Clinic. Specific responsibilities include:

    • In collaboration with and under the direction of Earthjustice and Clinic attorneys, developing and implementing a suite of environmental justice cases and projects. Cases and projects may include state and federal litigation, influencing administrative agencies, legislative work, client counseling, and other advocacy.
    • Working with clients and/or community advocates to help build capacity and sustainability to empower them to continue efforts in conjunction with or subsequent to any litigation in their communities.
    • Managing and fostering relationships with co-counsel, clients, and partners.
    • Coordinating with and contributing to other aspects of environmental justice campaign work, including education, outreach, and messaging.
    • Supervising and providing extensive feedback to students on project and casework.
    • Teaching in the ENRLC seminar program.
    • With other ENRLC faculty and staff, assisting in the administration of the Clinic through regular participation in staff meetings, helping with the student recruitment process, assisting with public relations materials and reports, etc.
    • Participating in the life of the law school through attendance at faculty meetings and campus events, service on committees, and the like.
    • Minimum 3 years of significant legal experience, including litigation.
    • Licensed in Vermont or willing to become immediately licensed in Vermont.
    • Must have a passion for and experience with environmental justice communities and issues.
    • A background in community organizing and an understanding of health disparities or public health background are preferred
    • Must possess: cultural competency and significant exposure to communities that are vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or communities of color; an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of working with environmental justice communities and on environmental justice issues;  solid grounding in some aspect of environmental law that is relevant to the projected work of the environmental justice initiative; good narrative skills; history of supervising others in a legal context; excellent communication, analysis, and writing skills; demonstrated good judgment and sensitivity in a variety of situations; very strong academics, initiative, and work ethic; the ability to work exceedingly well with others; project management capability, including strong creative and strategic thinking skills; and a commitment to engaging in clinical teaching.
    • All types of diversity are welcome and encouraged.

     Application Instructions

    Vermont Law School is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references online here  The cover letter should clearly convey your interest in and experience with environmental justice communities and issues.  The writing sample need not be a traditional legal writing sample but may reflect your past work on environmental justice issues.  Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted online here.  Applications will be considered as they are submitted. Please submit your information no later than September 15, 2017.

  • 20 Aug 2017 7:59 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a top public interest lawyer to become the Executive Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy (Epstein Program). The Epstein Program is the leading public interest curricular program in the United States. For two decades, the Epstein Program has trained and mentored future attorneys to become innovative leaders dedicated to public service and advancing justice. The hallmarks of the Epstein Program are its exceptional faculty, cutting-edge curriculum, vibrant community, and deep commitment to student success. The Epstein Program has specialized admissions, teaching, mentoring, and advising for Epstein Program students and alumni.

    The Executive Director of the Epstein Program is responsible for a broad range of academic and administrative functions as they relate to the Epstein Program itself and the promotion of public interest–oriented academic curriculum and programs at UCLA School of Law. The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of the Epstein Program in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Public Interest, the Epstein Program Faculty Director, as well as Program core faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Executive Director will work to advance the School of Law’s public interest curricular offerings, including the Epstein Program’s core curriculum and clinical course offerings, as well as provide individualized academic counseling to support Epstein Program students in completing the curriculum requirements. The Executive Director will also develop and implement program events, lectures, conferences, and other collaborative projects addressing issues of public interest import. Additional aspects of the position include assisting in the admissions process, maintaining the operating budget, communicating with and supporting Program alumni, and assisting with fundraising and grant activities on behalf of the Program. Although this is not principally a teaching position, the Executive Director would take on some teaching responsibilities for Program students, such as teaching the First Year Epstein Program Workshop and/or the Second Year Problem Solving in the Public Interest Seminar. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in and commitment to public interest work and mentoring of students and new lawyers.

    This is a year-round, academic, non-tenure track position with an expected start date of January 1, 2018.

    Minimum academic requirements include a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree from a U.S. school and an excellent academic record. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of practice experience, as well as significant leadership capacity and initiative. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2017 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. Please apply online at by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least three professional references.

    The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

  • 20 Aug 2017 7:36 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Vanderbilt University Law School seeks applicants for the following positions:

    1) Full-time tenured or tenure-track position at the entry and lateral levels. Applications are welcome across legal fields and at the intersection of law and other academic disciplines. Applicants should possess strong academic and professional qualifications. Lateral applicants must have a substantial record of legal scholarship and effective teaching skills. Please submit a cover letter, resume, research agenda, and references to:

    2) Full-time clinical faculty track position at the entry level. Applications are welcome across legal fields but applicants should have substantial experience in a field suitable for a live-client clinical course. Successful applicants will be expected to teach a live- client clinical course as well as a non-clinical course and to engage in writing as well as community and professional service. Clinical faculty members are on career tracks, leading to presumptively renewable five-year contracts. Please submit a cover letter, resume, research agenda, and references to:

    The final candidate for each position must successfully complete a background check. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

  • 20 Aug 2017 7:01 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    VERMONT LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position as Director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic (SRLC) to start July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a minimum of 7-10 years of public interest law practice experience, or a combination of clinical teaching or a clinical teaching fellowship and at least 4 years of public interest law practice. Candidates should have substantial experience supervising staff attorneys and other personnel and experience with office management and fundraising. Candidates must have a distinguished academic record, demonstrated excellence in their professional work, and willingness to engage in scholarship.

    Experience in clinical legal education is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring is essential. Doctrinal teaching experience within the legal academy is helpful, but not necessary. Candidates must be a member of the Vermont Bar or eligible for admission by motion pursuant to Rule 15 of the Rules of Admission to the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court.

    Vermont Law School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to Vice Dean Stephanie J. Willbanks, Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted to Materials should be submitted by October 20, 2017, although submissions received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.

  • 20 Aug 2017 7:00 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Columbia Law School invites applications for a clinical teaching position at the Clinical Professor or Associate Clinical Professor level, beginning on July 1, 2018.

    Applicants in any field of practice are welcome to apply, especially those with transactional clinical experience. We are not aiming to fill a position in any particular clinic; applicants can elect either to teach in one of our existing clinics (see or to create a new clinic. We wish to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience that engages students actively in working to pursue the clinic's goals.

    Applicants should have at least seven to ten years of legal practice experience and/or teaching experience; an academic record that demonstrates the potential for clinical teaching; a license to practice law in the United States; and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others. Prior clinical teaching experience and/or transactional clinical experience are preferred but not required. Our preference is to hire faculty who will create clinics or teach in an existing clinic where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision.

    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. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

    Applicants must apply online at the Columbia University website preferably no later than October 15, 2017:

  • 13 Aug 2017 5:25 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Georgetown Law’s full-time Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic is seeking applicants for a two-year graduate fellow position to start in August 2018. Working with the Clinic director, the fellow will litigate and mentor students on complex public-interest cases in the federal courts of appeals and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

    What is the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic?

    Under the supervision of the Clinic director (Brian Wolfman) and the Clinic fellow, Georgetown Law students represent parties to appeals, such as civil-rights and consumer plaintiffs. The Clinic occasionally represents amici as well. The Clinic handles cases involving a wide range of federal statutory and constitutional law.

    Students take a lead role in researching and writing complex appellate briefs in an intensive, collaborative learning environment. Teams of two to three students will work directly with the fellow and Prof. Wolfman through multiple drafts of outlines and briefs. On each project, the student-to-instructor ratio will be no greater than three to one. Every aspect of appellate advocacy—argument choice, argument ordering, use of authority, writing style and tone, and word choice, to name a few—will be discussed and debated within the team and with the instructors. The fellow must be committed to working with students to produce the finest product. No document will be filed with a court unless it meets the highest standards.

    Over the semester, each student—again, working in a team—generally will be principally responsible for at least two litigation projects (for instance, an opening appellate brief and a petition seeking discretionary appellate review). In addition to completing the work of “their” teams, each student will be required to study and critique drafts produced by other teams in clinic-wide collaborate reviews. These reviews bring fresh, critical eyes to each project and help create a mission-oriented, collaborative law-office atmosphere.

    The Clinic also conducts weekly case “rounds” to discuss progress in pending litigation and potential new cases and to visit with special guests, such as appellate litigators.

    Students take a mandatory 2-credit, separately assessed appellate courts seminar covering the substantive law of the appellate courts, brief writing, and other aspects of appellate practice.

    Students are enrolled in the Clinic full-time for one semester and take no other courses.

    What does the fellow do?

    The fellow is responsible for day-to-day mentoring of students and works closely with students on improving their lawyering skills. The fellow will have principal responsibility for about half of the docket and will supervise students in all facets of each appeal. With experience, the fellow also will help teach classes on appellate law and practice and play a key role in case development and in planning other clinic activities.

    Clinic fellows are integral to the success of Georgetown Law’s clinical education program. Georgetown provides significant support and guidance for fellows interested in pursuing academic scholarship or careers. Fellows participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. As part of the Georgetown Law community, fellows are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, and programs both on and off campus. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. Over one hundred former Georgetown Law clinical fellows are currently full-time legal academics, both as law-school clinicians and doctrinal faculty. Every year, fellows graduate our fellowship program and become law teachers. Other former fellows are prominent members of the practicing bar.

    The Clinic director

    The fellow will work closely with the Clinic’s faculty director, Brian Wolfman. Prof. Wolfman joined Georgetown Law’s permanent faculty in fall 2016 to design and direct the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic. He came to Georgetown from Stanford Law School, where he was a Professor of the Practice of Law and co-Director of the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. After clerking for a federal appellate judge, he worked as a poverty lawyer in rural Arkansas. He then did trial and appellate litigation for nearly 20 years at Public Citizen Litigation Group, a national public-interest law firm, serving the last five years as the Group’s director. From 2009 to 2014, he was at Georgetown, directing the Civil Rights clinic of the Institute for Public Representation. In addition to extensive trial-court experience, Prof. Wolfman has litigated hundreds of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and other appellate courts. For more information, go here.

    The Clinic’s appellate litigation

    As noted, the Clinic litigates complex public-interest appeals. In its inaugural semester (spring 2017), Clinic students handled six appellate litigation projects—three in the federal courts of appeals and three in the U.S. Supreme Court. Our clients ran the gamut—from employees seeking remedies for illegal discrimination to people harmed by vehicle defects to a national organization championing retirees’ pension rights. And we tackled a wide range of legal issues—from the rights of workers to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, to forum choice in a class action arising from the Flint water crisis, to the breadth of the current-drug-user exemption under the fair employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Applicants should review the Clinic’s litigation on our website.

    What qualifications are we looking for?

    We strongly prefer to hire a fellow with significant experience as a practicing appellate lawyer. Applicants must demonstrate

    • commitment to public-interest law
    • excellent writing and communication skills
    • interest in clinical legal education
    • experience or at least a strong interest in appellate litigation

    Fellows must be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar or take immediate steps to apply for membership (through examination or reciprocity) after being accepted for the position.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual salary is $57,000 for the first year of the fellowship and $60,000 for the second year. The fellow also receives health and dental benefits and all tuition and fees in the L.L.M. program. Fellows also have unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. As full-time students, fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. Fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    How to apply

    Applicants should submit

    ● a brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position

    • a résumé
    • a law school transcript
    • a list of references, including contact information
    • a recent legal writing sample of any length representing the applicant’s most challenging legal work. Please do not send an excerpt. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or significantly edited by someone else.

    The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached to an email to Niko Perazich at

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed. Although we will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.

  • 27 Jul 2017 3:22 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental law with mentorship, and to help the attorney to launch a career in clinical teaching, environmental law, or to serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental law. 

    UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program already ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of the ELC’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora. 

    The ELC Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the ELC director. Working with the Director, the ELC Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of ELC clients, and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The ELC Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar. 

    The ELC Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the ELC Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.

    The ELC Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director and work closely with ELC students. The position is a full-time one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension for one additional year. 

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through September 30, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by August 11, 2017.

    Please go to the following link to apply for this position:

    The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

  • 27 Jul 2017 3:08 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School welcomes applicants for a teaching fellow or clinical supervising attorney position in its International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC, also known as the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic or IHRCRC). The IHRC at Stanford Law School is one of ten clinics that make up the Mills Legal Clinic.

    The IHRC fosters the development of legal skills by its clinical students through classroom learning and direct, intensive engagement, including on-site field work, in human rights projects in the United States and around the world. Through supervised practice, students in the Clinic build human rights lawyering skills and learn to appreciate the tensions and responsibilities in the practice of law and advocacy generally. In the past, the IHRC has worked on over a dozen projects to defend and advance the rights of actual and potential victims; these projects have included advocacy on behalf of drone strikes in Pakistan, laborers in the textile industry in Cambodia, and jointly with the Inter-American Commission, in support of victims of femicide in Guatemala and judicial abuse in El Salvador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

    The Clinical Teaching Fellow or Clinical Supervising Attorney (CSA) will be a legally-trained practitioner with experience in human rights. The Fellow/CSA will work with closely with the IHRC Director, Prof. James Cavallaro, to develop legal projects, assist in ongoing project work, and manage small student teams. Clinical projects generally involve close work with stakeholders to define representational and advocacy goals, research, fact-finding and documentation (often in difficult circumstances, frequently overseas) and development of advocacy strategies and products. Projects often require representation and advocacy before domestic and international fora, as well as through the production of short videos or other advocacy documents. The Fellow/CSA will assist in supervising student work during field travel for periods of between several days and several weeks at a time. The fellow/CSA should be available for such travel.

    The teaching fellow/CSA will be expected to participate in all work of the IHRC and the relevant activities of the Mills Legal Clinic. All Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large. For example, fellows and attorneys are invited to attend weekly workshops at which scholars from Stanford and throughout the world present works in progress.

    Applicants should have a minimum of two years of relevant experience, which may include relevant work prior to law school. Applicants with more experience are welcome to apply for a CSA position. In addition to a record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, advocacy, and intellectual engagement, the ideal candidate will have experience: as a practicing lawyer or human rights advocate; in practice-oriented courses; in student supervision; in working collaboratively with other rights advocates and faculty. Other evidence of relevant knowledge of and practical engagement in international human rights law and mechanisms is welcome.

    Application requirements:

    • A statement no longer than four (4) pages describing the applicant’s: (i) relevant background and experience; (ii) interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching; and (iii) one to four potential project ideas/concept notes (one to three paragraphs per idea/concept,explaining the overall nature of the project and the role of students in all phases of itsimplementation)
    • An updated c.v.
    • A list of three professional references (with relevant contact numbers, email addresses, etc.)
    • A brief writing sample, in English
    • A complete law school transcript

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is October 2017, although an earlier (or later) start is possible. The initial term of the appointment is expected to be one year, depending on start date. The position is subject to renewal, extension or modification, after August 2018. The salary or the fellowship stipend will be based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions. Applicants should submit resumes through, noting job number 75504. Applicants should also send the following materials electronically to the attention of Professor James Cavallaro at

    About the Stanford clinical program and Mills Legal Clinic

    The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning central campus building opened just a few years ago. More information about the Mills Legal Clinic is available here.

  • 12 Jul 2017 6:14 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Colorado Law School seeks applicants for a clinical faculty position in its Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Clinic. Founded in 1978, the Clinic was one of the first of its kind in the country. Originally housed at the National Wildlife Federation, the Clinic came in-house to Colorado Law in Spring 2010. The clinical faculty member is responsible for developing a docket of projects dealing with natural resources, energy, and environmental law issues. The faculty member also has primary responsibility for supervising students in their case or project work, and for organizing and teaching a companion clinical seminar. The faculty member will also work closely with the Getches-Wilkinson Center and the doctrinal faculty members who teach environmental law and related subjects.

    Candidates must have a JD degree and a minimum of five years practical experience. Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible to sit either for the Colorado bar or waive admission into Colorado.

    To apply, candidates should mail a letter describing their interest, their initial thoughts on the kinds of projects they would develop for the clinic, relevant practice experience, and any prior teaching experience, along with a resume and the names of three references to Colene Robinson, Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Law School, Wolf Law Building, 404 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0404. The deadline for applications is September 10, 2017. Teaching will begin August 2018. Colorado Law is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 11 Jul 2017 7:43 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Description of the Clinic

    The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses headquartered in Washington, D.C. and working locally or internationally. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate theory into practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University's long tradition of public service. The Clinic’s goals are to:

    Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, and methods of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.

    Represent social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.

    Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. area.

    The clinic’s local focus not only allows the Clinic to give back to the community it calls home, but also gives students an opportunity to explore and understand the challenges and strengths of the D.C. community beyond the Georgetown Law campus. As D.C. experiences increasing income inequality, it becomes increasingly important for the Clinic to provide legal assistance to organizations that serve and empower vulnerable D.C. communities. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive business organizations.

    Description of Fellowship

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and transactional law employed in the public interest. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. The fellowship start date is August 7, 2017, and the fellowship is for two years, ending July 31, 2019.


    Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, community economic development law, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, and finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

    Application Process

    To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a detailed letter of interest by July 14, 2017. The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to Emailed applications are preferred. More information about the clinic can be found at

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (estimated 2016 taxable salary), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.


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