Clinical Legal Education Association


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  • 15 Dec 2016 3:39 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Berkeley Law is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in our experiential education program should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time.

    Instructors teach courses in litigation and transactional lawyering skills, including Negotiation Skills, Pre- Trial Practice Skills, Civil Trial Practice Skills, Criminal Trial Practice Skills, Appellate Advocacy Skills, Legal Writing Skills, Drafting Skills, Legal Research Skills, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills, Oral Advocacy Skills, Mediation Skills, Law School Competition Skills, Law Practice Skills, Judicial Process Skills, and other related professional practice skills. Courses are taught experientially, using extensive simulation, video and other “learning by doing” pedagogies.

    General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

    Basic qualifications: J.D. or equivalent degree, or other relevant graduate degree, and experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach is required at time of application.

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching law school skills courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations.

    Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $52,099, prorated according to teaching workload. Generally, the salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from $4,428 to $8,596 depending on the associated workload.

    Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link: Applicants should submit four (4) documents: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a list of Berkeley Law skills courses they wish to be considered for or wish to propose, and (4) a teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how they have approached or would approach teaching skills courses. Additional materials may be required of finalists.

    To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in August.

    The applicant pool will close on December 1, 2017; candidates who have yet to receive an offer and who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

    Please direct questions to:

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    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

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  • 09 Dec 2016 4:27 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following legal clinics:

    - Community Development and Housing

    - Immigration

    - Juvenile and Special Education Law

    - Tax


    LL.M. Program Description

    The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent, nationally ranked clinical education program where each J.D. candidate must complete two seven-credit clinics to graduate. LL.M. candidates work closely with experienced faculty members to teach and supervise clinic students learning substantive law and practice skills. In addition, over the course of the two-year program, fellows in the LL.M. program must complete a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to stimulate systems change.

    The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, legal scholarship, public interest law, and systems change. The focus of the program is to provide fellows with a foundation in clinical education practices and to strengthen their lawyering and advocacy skills.

    L.L.M. candidates will receive an annual stipend of $51,157 plus benefits.

    The program begins on August 1, 2017.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

    Specific clinic descriptions are at:

    Admissions Process:

    Please submit the following:

    1. A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages):

    - In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified?

    - How do you envision using the law to transform the system?

    2. Resume

    3. Writing Sample

    3. U.S. Law School Transcript (official)

    4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.

    Please send materials, except transcript, electronically to Loretta Young-Jones at (Please enter “LL.M. Application” in the subject line.)

    Mail transcript to:

    Hannah Lieberman, Associate Dean

    Clinical and Experiential Programs

    University of the District of Columbia

    David A. Clarke School of Law

    4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

    Building 52

    Washington, DC 20008

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

    Questions? Please contact Dean Lieberman:

    Job Requirements:

    1. Candidates should have a law degree from an accredited U.S. law school, and active, good standing with a bar association in the U.S. Eligibility to become a member of the District of Columbia Bar may be required depending on clinic placement.

    2. Evidence of teaching experience, or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.

    3. A minimum of two years relevant practice experience.

  • 27 Nov 2016 9:53 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    UCLA School of Law is hiring the inaugural Director of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. This new law Clinic has substantial seed money for a minimum of ten years to operate a legal clinic on the campus of the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles, near UCLA School of Law. Funding will support the Director, a Staff Attorney, and a paralegal. We are very excited about this opportunity to significantly contribute to providing holistic legal services to veterans. For more information about the recruitment process and to apply, see

    We are looking for a person with energy, creativity and vision; experience serving veterans is a plus, but not required. The position closes on Friday, December 16, 2016 and we will interview candidates early in the New Year.

  • 27 Nov 2016 9:25 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law

    The Moritz College of Law invites applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach its two criminal justice clinics beginning in academic year 2017-2018. To allow adequate preparation, the position will start no later than July 1, 2017.

    Our College offers both a prosecution clinic (taught each fall semester) and a defense clinic (taught each spring semester). The defense clinic represents indigent misdemeanor defendants in Franklin County, home of the nation’s fifteenth largest city. The prosecution clinic handles misdemeanor cases in nearby Delaware County, which encompasses suburban and rural populations. Both clinics exercise autonomy over selection and handling of all cases.

    The Assistant Clinical Professor will team teach both clinics with an experienced member of the Moritz faculty. The two professors will share responsibility for course design, classroom instruction, and student conferences; the newly hired Assistant Clinical Professor will serve as counsel of record in all cases and take primary responsibility for courthouse supervision of the student legal interns.

    The position is a nontenure-track position with security reasonably similar to tenure, as provided by ABA Standard 405(c). Professors appointed to this clinical track within the Moritz College of Law shall have relevant practice and occupational experience in their areas of expertise and strong potential in all relevant areas of clinical or skills teaching, such as: (a) supervising students in a clinical or skills setting; (b) handling cases and other matters assigned through the clinical programs; (c) classroom teaching; (d) conforming to the ethical standards of applicable codes of professional responsibility; (e) engaging in public service; (f) expanding understanding of the law through preparation of written materials; and (g) maintaining knowledge in the faculty member’s areas of expertise. Production of traditional scholarship is not required, but the College supports clinical faculty who wish to engage in that activity.

    The Assistant Clinical Professor will be hired for an initial probationary period of 3 to 5 years (with annual review) and will have full rights to participate in all College governance matters other than the appointment, promotion, and tenure of tenure-track faculty. Assuming satisfactory performance during the probationary period, the Assistant Clinical Professor will be eligible for promotion to Associate Clinical Professor under a long-term renewable contract of 3 to 5 years that permits removal only for cause or financial exigency. The College would consider lateral appointments (at the Associate Clinical Professor level) only for candidates with significant law school teaching experience.

    The position offers a unique opportunity to supervise students in both prosecution and defense work, to expose those students to two very different justice systems, and to engage with the criminal justice system from multiple perspectives. The College has developed strong relationships with the municipal courts, prosecutors, and defense bar in Franklin and Delaware Counties, which allow these clinics to flourish.

    We will consider all applicants; we particularly encourage applicants with either defense or prosecution experience to apply. We do, however, prefer candidates with at least three years’ experience practicing criminal law. Candidates should be admitted to the Ohio Bar or be eligible for admission in Ohio. Candidates also should have a record that demonstrates potential for successful clinical teaching and related activities.

    A resume, references, and cover letter should be submitted to Professor Steven Huefner, Chair, Clinical Faculty Search Committee, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Send e-mail applications to Applications will be reviewed beginning December 10 and will be accepted until the position is filled; preference will be given to applications received before January 15, 2017.

    The Moritz College of Law recognizes that excellence in a legal education as well as in our legal system, institutions, workplaces and communities is enriched by a diverse faculty, staff and student body. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

  • 21 Nov 2016 10:49 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of New Mexico ("UNM") School of Law invites applications for a faculty position for its new Child and Family Justice Clinic. This faculty position is a full-time tenured or tenure-track position starting in Fall 2017. Preference will be given to someone with experience in general legal services clinical education with a specific interest in children and family law. Entry-level and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply.

    The UNM Clinical Law Program is recognized as a national leader in clinical education and is consistently ranked as one of the top clinical education programs. Offering a J.D. degree, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for innovative classes that combine law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our faculty is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse faculties in the country; our student body is similarly diverse. The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.

    The University of New Mexico (UNM) provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, click here. Candidates must possess a J.D. degree or equivalent legal degree.Preferred qualifications include a record of demonstrated excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching and academic scholarship and who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

    Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The position is open until filled. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

    Please apply here:

  • 21 Nov 2016 9:23 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Position Description

    As the Fellow in the Institute for Privacy Protection your duties would include:

    • Developing educational materials for businesses and consumers about privacy threats and relevant privacy rights and legal requirements. These materials may be part of online courses and/or live events.
    • Developing and coordinating an outreach and training project for youth, parents and teachers to educate them about privacy threats and appropriate online behavior. This project will include developing training materials, instructing law students and organizing the logistics of the outreach program in schools and other venues.
    • Organizing and executing the activities of the Institute. The position requires planning meetings, collaborating with colleagues at Seton Hall University and with community representatives, tracking and reporting on spending and activities, development of materials about the Institute, responding to calls and mail to the Institute, helping to organize conferences, and general administrative support and project management. 
    • Organizing inter-disciplinary forums in which leading experts from legal academia, legal practice, psychology, and engineering, as well as consumer and business representatives will participate to discuss novel privacy threats and potential solutions.
    • Developing additional programming, and providing administrative support for those programs, consistent with the Institute’s mission.

    The Fellow reports to the Director of the Institute for Privacy Protection.

    Position is full-time. Flexible hours are available. The position includes a competitive salary and compensation package.

    Job Qualifications

    Applicants must have (i) a Bachelor’s degree and; (ii) a J.D., LLM, other relevant Master’s or PhD degree, or at least three years of experience in the privacy field. We seek candidates with a strong academic record, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a commitment to education. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to be proactive and work independently. Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail are required. Experience in K-12 education or other youth programming is desirable.

    About the Institute

    The Institute for Privacy Protection, which was founded in 2016, operates under the leadership of Director and Professor Gaia Bernstein. The Institute seeks to educate consumers and businesses and to provide inter-disciplinary forums to address emerging privacy issues.

    The Institute is part of Seton Hall Law School, which is located in Newark, New Jersey. It is one block from Newark Penn Station (with trains and subway service to many parts of New Jersey and to New York City).


    Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, list of three references, and a writing sample to the attention of Professor Gaia Bernstein at

    Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.

  • 07 Nov 2016 10:35 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California, is conducting a search for Dean of the School of Law.  

    Please see further information at these pages:

  • 07 Nov 2016 10:13 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Civil Rights section and Voting Rights Institute of the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) invites applications for the two-year graduate fellow/staff attorney position to start in August 2017.

    What is IPR?

    IPR is a public interest law firm and law school clinic founded by Georgetown University Law Center in 1971. IPR serves as counsel for groups and individuals who are unable to obtain effective legal representation on issues of broad public importance. IPR provides third-year law students an opportunity to develop a wide range of lawyering skills by working on real cases under the supervision of faculty members and fellows (also referred to as staff attorneys). IPR’s work is divided into three sections: civil rights, environmental law, and communications law and policy. Each section is directed by a faculty member with the assistance of graduate fellows.

    IPR’s Civil Rights Section

    The faculty member responsible for the civil rights section of IPR is Professor Aderson Francois. Professor Francois joined the faculty in fall 2016 after serving as director for the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law.

    IPR’s civil rights section operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of discrimination and constitutional rights, workplace fairness, and open government.

    Beginning fall of 2016, the civil rights section partnered with the Campaign Legal Center and the American Constitution Society to launch a Voting Rights Institute, which engages in trial and appellate litigation to ensure equal access to voting rights.

    Students who join the clinic will interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases.

    Recent projects include:

    • Litigating a complex federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Department of Defense and the CIA on behalf of researchers seeking records on “enhanced interrogation” used in the War on Terror;
    • Litigating wage theft claims against private entities and government contractors on behalf of employees denied fair wages or overtime;
    • Litigating retaliation claims on behalf of employees terminated for asserting their rights under FLSA and DC Wage and Hour law;
    • Litigating voter suppression case in Georgia and felon disenfranchisement cases in Florida and Alabama;
    • Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her the lactation breaks she was entitled to under state and federal law;
    • Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her disability and pregnancy accommodations, discriminated against her on account of her national origin, and illegally assessed fees against her in connection with her resignation; 
    • Filing amicus briefs in two Supreme Court cases – one concerning issues of habeas corpus relief, the other concerning municipal standing under the Fair Housing Act; 
    • Preparing and arguing two appeals in federal court, one in the DC Circuit and one in the Fifth Circuit; and 
    For more detailed information about our work, applicants should review our annual reports.

    What do the Graduate Fellows/Staff Attorneys do?

    Fellows are responsible for day-to-day supervision of students and work closely with students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal writing. In the civil rights section, the fellow has principal responsibility for about half of the docket and supervises all facets of the litigation. Much of the fellow’s time is spent guiding students in legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. In recent years, fellows have worked on all phases of litigation, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellows also play a key role in case development and in planning other IPR activities.

    Fellows participate in case rounds and assist in teaching seminars on litigation practice and substantive law. 

    Past fellows have emphasized that the IPR experience is unique in several respects:

    First, the fellows work on interesting, often cutting-edge litigation. In light of our broad agenda, we have leeway to develop cases that present unique educational opportunities for students and fellows and have a significant impact on the law.

    Second, fellows assume substantial responsibility and generally play a more important role in the decision making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They work on a variety of cases in different stages of the litigation process and gain a broad understanding of how litigation works, from interviewing a potential client through appealing to the Supreme Court. Fellows also work closely with other IPR fellows and other public interest organizations, meeting other lawyers involved in public interest law and seeing how their organizations function.

    Third, fellows work closely with a full-time faculty member who has substantial litigation experience and expertise. As part of the Georgetown Law community, fellows are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, and programs both on and off campus.

    Georgetown provides substantial support and guidance for fellows interested in pursuing academic scholarship or careers.

    What qualifications are we looking for?

    Typically, IPR fellows have had substantial experience as practicing lawyers. On occasion, we have hired recent law school graduates or graduates just completing a judicial clerkship. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate

    • a commitment to public interest law 
    • excellent writing and communication skills
    • an interest in clinical legal education
    • experience or strong interest in 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 stipend for the position will be approximately $53,500, plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits, including unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. The fellowship will start in August 2017 and end in August 2019. Fellows are awarded an L.L.M. in Advocacy at the completion of the fellowship. Fellows are considered full-time students and may qualify for deferment of student loans.

    How to apply

    Applicants should submit

    • a résumé 
    • a law school transcript
    • a list of references, including contact information
    • a recent legal writing sample of any length that represents the applicant’s most challenging legal work (The writing sample should not be collaborative work or a piece significantly edited by someone else.)
    • a brief statement (no longer than one page, single-spaced) explaining the applicant’s interest in the position

    Send your application materials in a PDF file attached to an email to IPR-Civil Rights Clinic Office Manager, Maia Tucker, at

    We will consider applications until December 20, 2016. Although IPR will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.

  • 25 Oct 2016 11:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an individual to direct the clinical teaching program for its community-based clinic run in affiliation with U.C. Berkeley School of Law. EBCLC is a non-profit legal service provider with a long-term relationship to Berkeley Law, and serves as the law school’s oldest and largest clinical legal education program. The Clinical Director will hold a lecturer appointment with Berkeley Law and be employed by EBCLC to run the clinical program, splitting time between the two institutions. The Clinical Director will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and closely with the Berkeley Law EBCLC Faculty Director to provide excellent clinical training and teaching for law students. This position is for a two-year commitment.

    EBCLC is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high quality legal services to low-income clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers. EBCLC approaches its work in a multimodal, collaborative and holistic manner to provide meaningful client services, impactful and grounded policy advocacy, and far-reaching training for tomorrow’s lawyers and leaders. EBCLC is currently the largest provider of free legal services for low-income residents in the East Bay, with a staff of 45 and an annual roster of 150 law student interns providing services to over 5,000 clients each year. For more information about EBCLC, please see our website:

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Teach (or co-teach) the Community Law Seminar – Work with the Executive Director (or other EBCLC staff) to design and teach the weekly clinic companion course; develop new modes of clinical teaching by supervising students at EBCLC in cases or projects as appropriate; and develop advanced clinical courses.

    • Conduct Intern Recruitment and Training – Work with the Interim Faculty Director, Executive Director (or other EBCLC staff), recruiting and training law students from Berkeley Law for the academic year and the summer session. Recruitment may require participation in Berkeley Law public interest career events, distribution of job descriptions, and correspondence with applicants.

    • Act as Liaison to EBCLC’s Board of Directors – Participate in Executive Committee and Board meetings; present on clinical program; participate in committees as appropriate.

    • Convene the Student Steering Committee of the Board – Work with the committee to plan EBCLC events and improve student participation in the clinic and on the board.

    • Mentor Supervision Staff – Convene monthly supervisor meetings to discuss clinic-wide issues and to facilitate professional development trainings that relate to clinical education.

    • Participate in Berkeley Law Experiential Education Leadership – Participate in all Berkeley Law in-house clinical program and experiential education faculty/staff meetings.
    • Participate in EBCLC’s program management team, participation in office-wide strategic planning and leadership, working with the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration, the Director of Development, and the other EBCLC Practice Directors to sustain and develop clinical programs and services.
    • Participate in Faculty deliberations and events – Attend and participate in all faculty meetings to which lecturers are able to attend.
    • Participate in regional and national clinical organizations – Attend and participate in experiential legal education conferences and facilitate EBCLC staff participation.
    • Clinical Supervision – Supervise clinical students as determined by EBCLC’s needs and as appropriate.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Membership in a state bar association, preferably the California State Bar.
    • Demonstrated experience in providing legal services to people experiencing the economic, social and racial inequities associated with living in poverty.
    • At least five years’ experience supervising law students, preferably in a community-based legal clinic program like EBCLC, with excellent legal supervision and teaching skills and knowledge of clinical pedagogy.
    • Flexibility and an ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people.


    This is a full-time regular salaried position; non-profit salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits package including 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans and paid time off.

    Application Procedure

    Submit applications by email to (include "Clinical Director" in subject line). Applications should include a brief cover letter, CV/resume, and names/contact information for at least three professional references. Applications are due no later than November 25th.

    EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. EBCLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or prior contact with the criminal justice system. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities. 

  • 25 Oct 2016 10:36 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Fordham Law is seeking to hire a Senior Director to oversee its Entrepreneurial Law Program and supervise an innovative new Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC).

    In the past decade, New York City has become a significant national locus for entrepreneurship, with the scale of activity accelerating. Start-up companies in the region are capitalizing on the city’s concentration of finance, professional services, media, entertainment, and fashion, as well as a burgeoning “maker” community, among other sectors. Social entrepreneurship as well as entrepreneurship in low-income communities are also important parts of the burgeoning New York ecosystem.

    In recognition of this growing trend, Fordham Law School has built a focused entrepreneurial law curriculum, leveraging the school’s core strengths in business, corporate, and finance, as well as intellectual property, information law, and technology. The curriculum now includes courses on representing start-up companies, the law of venture capital, and IP transactions in later-stage companies, among others. At the same time, the Law School has been developing a larger program focused on entrepreneurship, with an alumni Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Committee, a popular student Entrepreneurial Law Society, and public programming under the auspices of the school’s Corporate Law Center. The Law School’s entrepreneurial law program is part of a university-wide interdisciplinary effort that includes Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, Fordham’s Urban Studies Program, and others.

    The Law School now seeks to significantly elevate this effortand fill an important curricular needthrough the hiring of a Senior Director.

    The primary responsibility of the Senior Director will be to help establish and teach the ELC, supervising students in providing pro bono legal services to early-stage start-up companies. The specific legal questions any given client could present might range from issues of corporate law to IP and licensing, to tax and employment, as well as finance. Matters could include entity formation, drafting shareholder and operating agreements, negotiating investment or loan agreements, advising on how to structure internal compensation structures for founders, drafting vendor or services agreements, and many other basic legal needs for start-up companies. Representing a mix of traditional start-ups as well as social enterprises, ELC students will be exposed to individual transactional questions and the role of in-house counsel dealing with a range of legal issues that interrelate with business objectives and the attendant representational and ethical concerns those intertwined issues raise.

    Additionally, the ELC can provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary education, potentially drawing on graduate students from Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business to help clients develop business plans, conduct market research, explore financing options, establish basic accounting structures, and bring their expertise to bear in other ways. Working with the Senior Director, the ELC will also be designed to draw on a network of cooperating attorneys to provide additional mentoring and specialized advice to the ELC and its clients.

    The ELC will be housed in Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc. (LSLS), Fordham’s in-house law firm. LSLS has a staff of fourteen attorneys and a number of other professionals working across ten practice areas that include community economic development, consumer protection, civil rights, criminal defense, family advocacy, federal tax, immigrant rights, intellectual property and information law, legislative and policy advocacy, and securities law. ELC will find synergies across a number of the firm’s other practice areas.

    Beyond clinical supervision, the Senior Director will also work to extend the Law School’s visibility and impact among entrepreneurs and the larger Fordham community. Helping to build the entrepreneurial law program will include forging partnerships with incubators, accelerators, venture capital firms, and others working in New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Senior Director will help develop public programming on entrepreneurship and the law, work with the student Entrepreneurial Law Society, and take other steps to elevate this important part of Fordham’s mission. In short, the Senior Director will need to be both an educator of entrepreneurship in action and an entrepreneur themselves to unlock the potential of this growing program.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.


    • JD or equivalent degree;
    • Five years of demonstrated experience working with start-up companies or related experience at the intersection of legal practice and entrepreneurship; and
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience.

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Darin Neely, Assistant Dean, Office of Administration, Fordham University School of Law, Please, no calls. For questions about the position, please contact Nestor Davidson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Fordham University School of Law,

    Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. Fordham Law School is an Equal Opportunity employer. 


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