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  • 03 Nov 2017 1:40 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL’s Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics announce the availability of new graduate clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2018-20.  In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows.   

    The 2018-20 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2018.  Fellows are assigned to the specific law school clinic that matches their background and experience. Although different clinics provide Fellows different responsibilities and experiences, each clinic provides a Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic.

    The Friedman Fellowship program affords every Fellow the opportunity to learn about 1) clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in each, 2) teaching and supervising law students engaged in these activities, and 3) participating in a program of study in which these are the primary topics of inquiry. Throughout their two years in residence, Fellows can receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising clinical law students, and in writing scholarship for publication.  The program provides Fellows with mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration, and from the law school in general.

    We are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience.  We are especially interested in applications from lawyers with background and experience in the following areas: civil legal aid practice, community economic development law, criminal defense practice, cyberviolence, domestic violence, family law litigation, prisoner re-entry issues, small business and nonprofit law, and transactional law. 

    Fellows receive an annual stipend of $60,000 and are eligible for university employment benefits, such as health insurance, tuition assistance, and other benefits related to law school affiliation.  Fellows must be members of a state bar. Candidates who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver into the D.C. Bar.

    By November 30, 2017, each applicant should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of references, and a complete law school transcript to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. Questions can also be submitted to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu.  The George Washington University Law School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.

  • 02 Nov 2017 3:22 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is seeking a Clinical Instructor for the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), consisting of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Entertainment Law Clinic, Community Enterprise Project, and Real Estate Clinic. TLC seeks a Clinical Instructor who has background as a transactional attorney in one or more of the aforementioned practice areas and the ability and interest to learn new practice areas in one or more of the areas not already possessed. The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and will represent clients of the TLC clinics. Clinical students consist of second and third year law school students. The Clinical Instructor may also be requested to assist with a student practice organizations existing under the TLC (namely, Harvard Law Entrepreneurs Project or the Recording Artist Project, which include some 1L students). TLC clients consist of individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations and groups engaged in transactional activities. The Clinical Instructor also will be involved in assisting with the development of clinic and class curriculum and the overall learning experience of the students, their clinical practice and training.

    The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and will represent clients of the TLC clinics. In addition, the Clinical Instructor will assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC by supporting the clinics’ endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with client communities and community-based organizations and client populations, adding to the clinic’s visible presence in such areas through meeting attendance, participation in and organization of workshops, and periodic on-sight availability at community-based locations to conduct new client intake and interface with clients and community partners.  The Clinical Instructor will also work with the Director and clinic colleagues to identify new opportunities for enhancement of prospective client and community connections, as well as to develop, manage and document outreach campaigns for the clinics’, including through the use of available technologies to create public speaking presentations on transactional legal issues.

    Basic Qualifications

    JD Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience.  Similar years of experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students or junior attorneys.  Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.

    Additional Qualifications

    The Clinical Instructor must have the skills (derived either from an academic or law firm setting), disposition and desire necessary to work with clinic colleagues in a team-oriented collegial academic setting, and to work with, supervise, mentor and evaluate law students, in addition to the demonstrated law practice abilities and skills to engage in high quality legal practice and to independently oversee a substantial case load. Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in occasionally demanding, high stress circumstances.  Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; strong motivation, initiative, demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals.  Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.  Strong organization, time management, case management and documentation skills.

    Additional Information

    This is a 5 year term appointment, subject to funding and departmental need.

    For the full job description and to apply, visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&jobId=1332878&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5341&JobSiteInfo=1332878_5341&Partnerid=25240&Siteid=5341&al=0#jobDetails=1332878_5341

  • 30 Oct 2017 4:54 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UC BERKELEY LAW Policy Advocacy Clinic is seeking to hire a Research & Policy Fellow to undertake clinic-related research on criminal justice policy reform. In particular, the fellow will work on research projects studying the impact of criminal justice debt (fines, fees and restitution) on youth in the juvenile justice system and homeless people.

    The job announcement is here, and more about the clinic is here. The recruitment period is open until 11/22/17, and the preferred start date is January 2018. 

    Candidates must have a JD, MPP or PhD (or equivalent). Berkeley Law seeks candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply (the University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer).


  • 30 Oct 2017 11:00 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL invites applicants for the position of Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in its in-house, live client, transactional law clinic. The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) was founded in 1982 as one of the nation’s first legal clinics devoted to the study and practice of transactional law. It serves both for-profit and non-profit organizational clients by placing students in the role of “lead counsel” for economically and socially impactful ventures.

    The Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer will work closely with the Director of the ELC in all activities, including course planning, teaching, supervising and mentoring law students, representing clients, Clinic administration, and community education, engagement and outreach.

    The successful applicant will challenge ELC students to practice and hone a variety of core competencies that will be critical in their early careers (fact development, framing and analyzing legal issues, negotiating and drafting, and client counseling), but also to develop critical capacities for exercising judgment, solving problems, cultivating a professional identity, communicating (through a variety of modes) with clients and supervisors, collaborating with peers, and managing projects, people and expectations.

     Applicants should be licensed attorneys who have 4+ years of experience in a general business or transactional law practice and demonstrated acumen in business planning and structuring, negotiation, contract drafting, and community engagement. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar within one year is required. A record of strong academic achievement, commitment to improving society, and intellectual engagement with entrepreneurship and the law are essential. Teaching experience (or a passion for teaching), creativity, strategic thinking, and demonstrated ability to work with culturally and economically diverse groups are highly valued.

     The successful applicant will begin no later than July 1, 2018. The position is a contract position that is annually renewable up to a maximum of 5 years. It is the Clinic’s goal and expectation that the selected candidate will receive training, mentoring, and experience in all aspects of teaching and leading a successful transactional clinic that will enable the individual to pursue a career in legal academia upon completion of service at Penn Law School including starting or directing a transactional law clinic at another law school.

    Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania and its Law School are equal opportunity employers (http:// www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/eoaa.html).

    Please refer questions to the ELC Director, Praveen Kosuri at pkosuri@law.upenn.edu.

     To apply, please go to the Penn Faculty Searches website at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1305.

    Materials required to apply: cover letter, resume, and three references.


  • 30 Oct 2017 11:00 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL’S Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies invites applicants for the position of Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in its Civil Practice Clinic. The Civil Practice Clinic (CPC) is Penn’s oldest in-house, live client clinic. It enjoys a long and distinguished history of providing high-quality, legal assistance to indigent clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, while promoting the professional development of students who serve as front-line lawyers for their clients.

    The Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer will work closely with the Director of Clinical Programs and other CPC faculty in all activities, including course planning, teaching, supervising and mentoring law students, representing clients, and coordinating with other providers of civil legal assistance in the local community.

    The Clinical Supervisor will assist CPC students in developing and enhancing core competencies needed for successful lawyering, including client interviewing, case planning, client counseling, fact development, problem solving, legal research and writing, ethical decision-making, negotiation, and trial presentation skills. Students are certified by state and federal courts to engage in all aspects of lawyering under faculty supervision and they provide legal assistance individually and in teams on matters of critical importance to their clients, such as housing, consumer, family law, employment, education, civil rights, and civil forfeiture. Students also participate in weekly “case rounds” discussions of their cases where they engage collaboratively in problem solving on difficult substantive and ethical issues that arise in the course of litigation.

    The successful applicant will begin on or by July 1, 2018. The position is a contract position that is annually renewable up to a maximum of 5 years. It is the Clinic’s goal and expectation that the selected candidate will receive training, mentoring, and experience in all aspects of teaching, supervising, and running a successful litigation clinic that will enable the individual to pursue a career in legal academia, if desired, upon completion of service at Penn Law School.

    The successful applicant will be a Pennsylvania licensed attorney (or eligible to practice law in Pennsylvania under bar admission rules) who has five or more years of experience in civil litigation, a strong commitment to promoting access to justice, and a demonstrated interest in nurturing student development. The successful applicant will possess excellent organizational, communication, and advocacy skills and will be someone who works well independently and as a member of a team. A record of strong academic achievement, commitment to improving society, and intellectual engagement with the law are essential. Teaching experience (or a passion for teaching), creativity, strategic thinking, and demonstrated ability to work with diverse and economically disadvantaged clients are highly valued. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania and its Law School are equal opportunity employers (http://www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/eoaa.html).

     Please refer questions to the Director of Clinical Programs, Louis S. Rulli, at lrulli@law.upenn.edu.

    To apply, please go to the Penn Faculty Searches website at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1304.

    Materials required to apply: cover letter, resume, and three references.


  • 30 Oct 2017 10:57 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Visiting Clinical Professor to create and teach in a Consumer Law Clinic.  The Law School recently received substantial funding for the purpose of creating and funding a new core clinic in this substantive area.  Applicants for this position should have at least seven to ten years’ legal practice and/or teaching experience in Consumer Law. The person selected will be appointed as a Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, depending on the candidate’s experience.   The initial appointment is expected to be for two years, with the possibility of renewals. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary new law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. In keeping with this mission, the Law School has a dynamic and innovative clinical program. The cornerstone of the clinical program is a six-credit core clinical course required of every student. Students may enroll in their core clinic for additional semesters. In the six years since the creation of the first core clinics, the number has grown from three to the current eight: Appellate Litigation; Community and Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Environmental Law; Immigrant Rights; Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology; and International Justice.  Each core clinic is taught by one or more full-time faculty and one or more adjunct faculty who contribute a particular subject matter expertise and expand the breadth of the services offered.  The Law School also currently has six elective clinics in the areas of Fair Employment and Housing; Civil Rights Litigation; Cyber Victims Defense; International Human Rights; Reproductive Justice; and Startup and Small Business.

    Founded just nine years ago, UC Irvine School of Law is the newest public law school in California in nearly 50 years and currently is ranked 28th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The clinical training program is ranked  15th.  The Law School also ranks in the top 14 for student diversity and is tied with Yale at no. 3 for best student/faculty ratio. The Law School aims to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession, combining the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive and friendly environment.

    For more information about the Law School, visit:  www.law.uci.edu

    Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning at UC Irvine School of Law: chempel@law.uci.edu.

    Candidates who wish to be considered for the position should, by November 30, 2017, send a cover letter and updated CV, either electronically  to mdeyoung@law.uci.edu, or by mail to: 

    UC Irvine School of Law

    Attn: Martha De Young

    401 E. Peltason, Suite 1000

    Irvine, CA 92697-8000

     

    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.


  • 30 Oct 2017 10:55 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW,  Dartmouth, MA is seeking a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor as Director of our Community Development Clinic. The clinic provides representation to entrepreneurial businesses in the South Coast region. The director will teach one section of a doctrinal course each semester, likely Business Organizations. UMass Law is dedicated to creating access to legal education for groups underrepresented in the profession, and is committed to graduating justice-centered lawyers prepared to practice responsibly and creatively. The school’s in-house clinics were developed to meet critical community needs. 

    UMass Law is located on Massachusetts’ South Coast, about one hour from Boston and thirty minutes from Providence and Cape Cod. As the only public law school in Massachusetts, UMass is poised to become a leader in stewarding justice in the state, and the new tenure-track clinic director will be an integral part of that growth.  

    Required qualifications: candidates must have a J.D., be licensed in Massachusetts within one year of hire, and have at least one year of legal clinic teaching experience. 

    Preferred qualifications: at least five years combined law practice and clinical teaching experience.

    The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact Professor Justine Dunlap, Chair of the Appointments Committee. jdunlap@umassd.edu

    You may apply at http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/ with a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references. 

    The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety. 

     University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

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

  • 30 Oct 2017 10:54 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL is pleased to announce a search for a Director of the Frank J. Remington Center’s Prosecution Project. The Remington Center is one of the largest and oldest clinical programs in the country, and is comprised of multiple prison-based projects. The clinics include several calendar-year opportunities, along with school-year clinics and externship positions with prosecution and public defender offices.  

    The Director of the Prosecution Project instructs and places students in district attorneys’ offices throughout Wisconsin. The work includes preparation classes, indirect supervision of the summer placements in coordination with local DAs and ADAs, management of the placements, and follow-up reflection and review. In addition, the Law School is especially interested in those individuals with prior experience in teaching entry-level criminal law classes, victims rights work, and/or alternative courts.

    Please click on the following link to view the position announcement, including for information about how to apply: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/496528/prosecution-project-instructor.

    Applications must be received by November 21, 2017.


  • 24 Oct 2017 3:22 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Advocacy Competitions Program Academic Coordinator expected to begin January 2, 2018. This is a one-year renewable contract position at 50% time; and a separate and varying percentage teaching appointment. The Academic Coordinator is charged with managing internal and external competitions, supervising the Board of Advocate and internal competition student directors, and coordinating with law firm sponsors and other donors.

    For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit: 
    https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01574


  • 24 Oct 2017 3:20 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Pro Bono Program Coordinator expected to begin on January 1, 2018.  This is a one-year, full-time appointment, subject to renewal. The Coordinator for the Pro Bono Program will continue to build, coordinate and supervise the Pro Bono Program and the Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects, working closely with the Pro Bono Program Faculty Co-Directors.  The Coordinator will operate as part of a team that focuses on public interest and service learning at the law school, and works to raise the profile of pro bono both within the law and in the larger community.  

    The deadline for applications is Monday, November 20, 2017.  For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit:  https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01548 .  If you have questions about the position, please contact:  academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu, or you are welcome to reach out to Sue Schechter, sschechter@law.berkeley.edu.


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