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  • 05 Oct 2016 2:55 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications for: (1) a tenure-track law professor to work in the School of Law’s General Practice Clinic, and (2) a tenure-track law professor to work in the school of law’s clinical law program and direct the externship program. Both positions begin July 16, 2017. We will consider exceptionally talented applicants at the assistant or associate professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Relevant experience and a demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching is expected.

    UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university. UDC-DCSL has a three-part statutory mission:

    • to recruit and enroll students from groups underrepresented at the bar,
    • to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, and
    • to represent the legal needs of low-income residents through the School’s legal clinics.

    The School of Law has been a leader in experiential and clinical education for more than 40 years beginning with its predecessor Antioch School of Law. Every student completes two 350 hour clinical courses, as well as forty hours of community service. UDC-DCSL offers nine legal clinics in the following areas: juvenile and special education; housing and consumer; general practice; community development; legislation; low-income taxpayer; government accountability; immigration and human rights and criminal defense.

    UDC-DCSL consistently earns high rankings for its diversity, clinical program, and public interest mission. U.S. News & World Report's “Best Law Schools 2016” ranked UDC-DCSL second in diversity in its rankings of 198 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association. It also ranked UDC-DCSL seventh in the country for its clinical program in 2016. PreLaw Magazine has given an “A+” to the law school and ranks it the second most diverse law school in the nation for students and faculty. The magazine also ranked UDC-DCSL #8 in its “Best Schools for Public Service” rankings. The 2016 edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 173 Law Schools” awarded UDC-DCSL top ten rankings in three categories: 2nd for “Most Chosen by Older Students”; 2nd for “Most Diverse Faculty”; and 2nd for “Best Environment for Minority Students.” Through its robust clinic program, vast internship and externship options and the Summer Public Interest Fellowship program, UDC-DCSL has garnered the #7 spot for its government & public interest job placement rate nationally.

    Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications immediately. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume. UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.

    Contact: Professor Andrew G. Ferguson, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. (email: to Faculty Secretary, Ms. Loretta Young-Jones –

  • 05 Oct 2016 2:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Clinical Professor of Law and Director of its Health Justice Project. The Health Justice Project is a medical-legal partnership (“MLP”) of Loyola’s School of Law, the Erie Family Health Center (a Federally Qualified Health Center), and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. The Health Justice project includes a legal clinic which involves law students in direct client representation and policy advocacy to address the social determinants of health affecting low-income patients of Erie Family Health Center. Founded in 2010, the Health Justice Project is part of the School of Law’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.

    Students in the schools of public health and medicine at Loyola also may enroll in the clinic. The Clinical Professor of Law is responsible for designing and teaching clinic classes; creating opportunities for interprofessional learning and teamwork; directing the medical-legal partnership and law school clinic; supervising students in the representation of clients; supervising research assistants, teaching fellows, and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers; overseeing the case management system and any data collection; and other matters.

    The position is for a renewable 5 year contract term. Clinical faculty have voting privileges and are eligible to apply for summer research stipends.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    1. Plans and directs implementation and administration of the Health Justice Project MLP and law school clinic;

    2. Supervises clinical fellows, law students and volunteers in skill development and client representation; specifically, training intake specialists, client advocates, healthcare and social work partners, and pro bono attorneys; planning, assigning and directing work; evaluating performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems;

    3. Prepares and communicates information to partners, doctors, students, and volunteers regarding legal and social resources;

    4. Maintains frequent and professional communication with contacts at community health centers and other collaborating entities;

    5. Develops and maintains case management and data collection systems.

    Engaging in scholarly research is preferred but not required.


    The candidate must have the ability to successfully interact with a variety of people of various socio-economic backgrounds and education level. Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to client needs, cultural nuances and confidential information. Interest in serving low-income people and addressing health disparities. Experience as a clinician or former clinical teaching fellow, as a medical-legal partnership attorney or as a lawyer with litigation and/or policy experience. The ideal applicant has experience in an MLP or other law school clinic setting, is barred in Illinois by the start date (or is bar eligible), and has experience in one or more of the typical MLP case subject matters, including public benefits, disability, housing, advance care planning, immigration, and guardianship, among others. Demonstrated interest in public interest law or policy strongly preferred.

    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of an interprofessional team. Detail oriented. Flexible work attitude, ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a small staff and frequent student turnover (due to semester long courses and graduation).

    Minimum Education/Experience:

    Bachelor’s and J.D. degree required.

    Computer Skills:

    Adept user of Internet, case management systems, e-mail and other office automation systems.

    Will be expected to oversee case management and data collection system.

    Certificates and Licenses:

    Juris Doctor; Admission/eligibility for admission to the Illinois Bar

    Special Instructions:

    Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, with the goal of selecting a candidate by the end of the year. Position to begin July 1, 2017. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references.

    Direct applications to: Make inquiries to: Professor Anita Weinberg, Chair, HJP Hiring Committee, School of Law, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson Street, Suite 720, Chicago, IL, 60611,

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at

    For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

  • 05 Oct 2016 2:19 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown Law invites recent law graduates to apply for a Clinical Teaching Fellowship in the Communications and Technology Law Clinic. The Fellow will supervise and teach law students representing real clients on high profile, cutting edge cases. In addition to a generous stipend and full benefits, the Fellow will receive an LL.M. degree in Advocacy at the conclusion of the two-year Fellowship. The Fellowship starts in summer 2017. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis through December 15, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

    About the Clinic

    The Communications and Technology Law Clinic is the country’s oldest and most respected legal organization representing public interest clients in communications law and policy. Founded in 1969 as the Citizens Communications Center, and later known as the First Amendment and Media Clinic, the clinic’s docket today includes a broad set of issues arising in a world where new technologies compete with traditional broadcast, cable, and telephone services.

    In this clinic, students provide pro bono legal representation to nonprofit organizations concerned with ensuring that as the media landscape changes, communications technologies realize their full potential to benefit the public. The clinic thus works on behalf of its clients to promote the accessibility, inclusiveness, and integrity of communications technologies and media content. Lawyers and students in the clinic advocate for these goals before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and appellate courts.

    Some recent projects include:

    • participating in a rulemaking proceeding at the FCC to foster universal service and reduce the “digital divide” by including broadband service in subsidy programs for low-income households;
    • filing complaints at the FTC concerning children’s websites and apps that violate laws protecting children’s privacy;
    • filing a brief in the DC Circuit supporting lower telephone rates for prisoners;
    • filing complaints at the FCC against television stations that fail to disclose the true identity of the sponsors of political ads;
    • advocating before the FCC and the Third Circuit for increased ownership of broadcast stations by women and people of color; and
    • filing a complaint at the FCC against the Baltimore Police Department for the unlawful use of “stingray” surveillance devices.

    For more information about the clinic’s cases, visit its website:

    About the Position

    The Communications and Technology Law Clinic has two Fellows serving staggered two-year terms. The Fellows work closely with the two faculty members: Professor Angela Campbell and Benton Senior Counselor Andrew Jay Schwartzman.

    The Fellows are given a great deal of responsibility for the clinic’s cases.

    They work directly with client organizations and coalitions to develop strategy; meet with Commissioners, agency staff, and Congressional staff; and draft briefs, comments, and other legal documents. The Fellows experience firsthand the interplay between Congress, federal agencies, and federal courts in developing communications and technology policy.

    An important part of the Fellows’ job is supervising the day-to-day work of three to four second- and third-year law students. The Fellows spend much of their time teaching students in a one-on-one setting. They help students develop a research plan, review and revise drafts, and prepare for meetings and oral presentations. Fellows also take an active role in planning and teaching the classroom components of the clinic. Fellows from this clinic and other clinics at Georgetown Law receive formal training in clinical teaching in an intensive orientation and in a Clinical Pedagogy course that meets throughout the first year of the Fellowship.

    The clinic is part of the Institute for Public Representation, a highly regarded program that simulates a small public interest law firm and also practices in the areas of environmental justice, civil rights, and voting rights.


    Applicants must have a law degree or anticipate receiving one before the beginning of the Fellowship, and must be eligible for admission to the District of Columbia Bar or another state bar. Experience in legal practice or as a judicial clerk is a major plus, but not a requirement. Teaching or supervisory experience is also a valuable factor. Preference will be given to applicants with:

    • a demonstrated interest in media, telecommunications, privacy, freedom of speech, or related legal fields;
    • strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written;
    • an interest in teaching law students in a clinical setting; and
    • a commitment to serving the public interest.

    Pay and Other Benefits

    The Fellowship pays an annual stipend of at least $53,500, and provides generous benefits, including fully-covered tuition for the LL.M. program, group health insurance, and unlimited access to Georgetown Law's state-of-the-art fitness center. The Fellowship starts in summer 2017 and ends in summer 2019.

    The Fellowship also provides an excellent entryway into technology law and academia. Because the program is widely respected in the communications bar and the academy, Fellows typically have considerable success obtaining fulltime positions of their choosing. Some institutions where alumni have gone immediately following the Fellowship are: Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Common Sense Media, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America, Public Knowledge, and several law schools.

    How to apply?

    Persons interested in applying should create an application package that includes:

    • resume;
    • law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable);
    • list of references, including contact information;
    • personal statement (not longer than two pages, double-spaced) setting forth the reasons for seeking the Fellowship; and
    • one or two recent writing samples that represent the applicant’s most challenging analytical work and finest writing, which should not have been collaboratively drafted or significantly edited by someone else.

    Applications must be submitted no later than midnight on December 15, 2016. Please save application items in PDF format and email all materials to IPR’s Administrator, Niko Perazich, at The clinic will invite selected candidates to interview in person at Georgetown Law. Regretfully, the clinic cannot pay candidates’ travel expenses, but clinic staff will work to arrange interviews on dates that are convenient for out-of-town candidates.

  • 05 Oct 2016 1:58 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)


    The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College, located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York invites applications for a Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC), effective December 1, 2016. The LITC represents low-income taxpayers in disputes with the IRS regarding federal income tax liability. Student attorneys, under the supervision of the Director, evaluate cases and represent clients in a wide range of controversies, appearing before the IRS, the U.S. Tax Court and in federal district courts.

    The position includes teaching a clinic seminar, supervising students on all cases – from initial screenings through resolution, accompanying students to all appearances, and regularly reporting data to the IRS to maintain accountability and ensure compliance with the requirements of this federally-funded program.

    Touro Law Center is dedicated to the goal of diversity and seeks and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


    • Applicants must have at least three years of practice experience relevant to tax law including cases involving entitlements to credits and deductions based on family status and residence of qualifying children; the availability of collection remedies such as offers in compromise and installment agreements; and innocent spouse relief.
    • Applicants should be admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction where they are in good standing and should be admitted to U.S. Tax Court.
    • We also prefer that applicants have some teaching experience or are committed to developing excellence in teaching.
    • The position includes teaching a clinic seminar where the Director will guide students through discussions of cases, engage students in simulated activities for the development of lawyering skills, and instruct student in all relevant areas of doctrinal law.
    • Bi-Lingual (Spanish) preferred.

    Education, Preparation and Training

    • J.D. degree
    • Admissions to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.
    • Admission to U.S. Tax Court


    • Detailed Oriented. Able to meet program reporting deadlines.
    • Strong management skills.
    • Ability to supervise, instruct and mentor students.
    • Strong people skills, patience in dealing with the public.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    Physical Demands

    • Extensive Use of Computers
    • Extensive time sitting and standing
    • Able to lift up to 5 lbs.

    Computer Skills

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Time Management System


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    Application Procedure:

    Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume, should be sent via email, no later than October 28, 2016, to Assistant Dean Linda Baurle at

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 28, 2016.

  • 04 Oct 2016 2:42 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)


    Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Instructor will work independently and with the Director, staff, and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local policy projects addressing the health, environmental, and economic impacts of our food system. Founded in 2010, FLPC is the oldest law school clinic of its kind and, since then, has been at the front lines of tackling a range of issues in the field of food law and policy while creating opportunities for interested law students to engage in action-based learning to gain a deeper understanding of the complex challenges facing our current food system. FLPC projects make cutting-edge policy recommendations to increase access to nutritious food for individuals and families, assist small-scale and sustainable food producers in participating in markets, and reduce the waste of healthy, wholesome food.

    FLPC’s projects fall into four main categories: Food Access and Obesity Prevention; Food Waste; Sustainable Food Production; and Food Policy Community Empowerment. Some current and past Clinic projects include:

    • Identifying and promoting creative policies and assisting state and federal government in efforts to reduce the 40% of food that goes to waste in the United States;
    • Conducting individual and group trainings for food policy councils to better understand the food system legal and policy context and achieve their food system goals;
    • Commenting on major federal regulations, such as the Food and Drug Administration rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act and U.S. Department of Agriculture rules regarding the National Organic Program;
    • Working with a coalition of other law school programs and law students from around the country to develop policy recommendations for the next U.S. farm bill; and,
    • Researching and recommending policies that all levels of government can use to improve the foods served in schools.


    The Instructor’s work will entail, but is not limited to:

    • Developing and leading the work on one or several FLPC projects, which includes managing and directing the day-to-day project work, managing relationships with clients and partners, and developing and implementing long-term strategic goals for the project;
    • Supervising clinical students on projects and training these students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
    • Assisting with development and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic; 
    • Delivering talks and trainings to food policy groups and government officials, and presenting on FLPC’s work at national conferences and events;
    • Leading and supporting the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise; and,
    • Helping to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the innovative food law and policy work conducted by FLPC.


    JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience. Successful candidates should possess the following skills and attributes: strong writing, research, and communication skills; keen motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and teaching and mentoring of students; creative problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to work innovatively within broad program goals; strong sense of self-motivation and entrepreneurial mindset; strong organizational, time management, and project management skills; demonstrated leadership experience; ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in demanding and periodically high stress circumstances; and relevant academic or professional experience.

    For more information about the Food Law and Policy Clinic, visit:

    To apply to this position:; Requisition #40750BR

  • 04 Oct 2016 2:40 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Wayne State University Law School is seeking candidates to fill the position of Director of Clinical Education. The Law School currently has eight clinics (asylum, civil rights, criminal appeals, environmental, family/elder law, medical legal partnership, patent, and transactional business), and four externship programs (corporate counsel, criminal, judicial, and public interest). All students at the Law School are required to take a clinic or externship to graduate.

    The Director will oversee all clinical programs (i.e. clinics and externships); establish uniform policies, where appropriate; monitor clinical programs to ensure compliance with Law School policies and requirements imposed by the University, the ABA, professional liability insurers, funders, etc.; prepare budgets and engage in strategic planning; supervise the work of support staff and non-represented individuals; assist in scheduling clinical courses and assigning faculty to teach those courses; assist in recruiting, training, and mentoring full-time and part-time clinical faculty; report to the Dean and appropriate faculty committees regarding the performance of faculty and staff who work in clinical programs; advise the Dean and appropriate faculty committees regarding clinical matters; review and revise existing clinical programs on a regular basis and propose new clinical programs as appropriate; assist in obtaining external financial support; promote the Law School’s clinical programs on a local, national, and international level; and teach clinical and other courses as negotiated on a good faith basis with the Dean or the Dean’s designee.

    This senior-level academic administrator will hold an appropriate faculty position and title. Extensive clinical/experiential teaching and administrative experience are required. The Law School encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ persons, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Persons interested in applying should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to David Moss, Chair, Clinical Programs Subcommittee, via email (, fax (313-577-9379), or U.S. Mail (Wayne State University Law School, 471 West Palmer Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202).

  • 04 Oct 2016 2:36 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Wayne State University Law School is seeking candidates to fill the position of Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor. Duties of the position will include teaching externship and other courses as negotiated on a good faith basis with the Dean or the Dean’s designee; developing curriculum and materials for externship courses; monitoring field placements, field supervisors, externship course instructors, and externs to ensure the program’s educational goals are being met; organizing and conducting training sessions for field supervisors and externship course instructors; drafting, revising, and updating externship program forms and informational materials; developing new field placement opportunities for students; advising students regarding field placement selection and registration; and organizing information sessions to help field placements recruit students and students select field placements.

    Required qualifications include a J.D. or equivalent degree; admission to practice before the highest court of any state; and at least three years of law-related professional experience after law school. Preferred qualifications include substantial experience supervising externs, substantial law school teaching experience, and substantial experience in two or more of the following areas: judicial clerkship; work as a prosecutor or public defender; public interest or government agency practice; and work in a corporate counsel office.

    The Law School encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ persons, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Persons interested in applying should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to David Moss, Chair, Clinical Programs Subcommittee, via email (, fax (313-577-9379), or U.S. Mail (Wayne State University Law School, 471 West Palmer Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202).

  • 26 Sep 2016 6:02 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Family Law Clinic to start on or around December 1, 2016. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching. For more information about UB's clinical program and the Family Law Clinic, please go here:

    The Family Law Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in domestic violence and family law litigation, legislative advocacy, legal reform and community education. The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include civil protection order, divorce, custody, support, adoption, paternity, Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases and name changes. The Family Law Clinic is dedicated to serving low income clients residing in Baltimore City, and places a special focus on persons subjected to abuse and the LGBTQ community. In the clinic, law students are licensed to practice law under the supervision of faculty and serve as first-chair lawyers on their clients' matters and on community-based projects.

    The Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of clinic students’ client, case, legislative advocacy and community education work, co-teaching a weekly clinic seminar, and engaging in course planning and preparation with the other faculty members in the Family Law Clinic. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue other professional goals, including scholarship, during the Fellowship. Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations. This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

    Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer preferably in family law litigation; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients; and a strong interest in law school teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

    Salary: The current salary is $55,000. The position includes full available benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance.

    We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here before you visit to apply.

    We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.

    If you have any questions about the position, please email Prof. Margaret Johnson at


    If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact for assistance.

    The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

    UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.


  • 26 Sep 2016 6:01 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start on or about January 3, 2017 in the Community Development Clinic (CDC). This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching.

    The CDC provides transactional, regulatory, and other non-litigation advice to community-based nonprofit groups, to small businesses headed by low-income entrepreneurs, and to social enterprises, cooperatives, and other clients with challenging and unmet legal needs. Students serve as first-chair attorneys under the guidance and support of law school faculty, including the CDC Fellow. We look forward to receiving your required electronic application, letter of interest, and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.

    The Fellow's duties include supervising law students as they engage in client service for the first time, co-teaching the weekly clinical seminar with other CDC faculty, including CDC Director Jaime Lee, and engaging with the local community to learn about its legal needs. The Fellow will also cover emergency client matters during winter and summer breaks in the academic calendar.

    The CDC Fellow will have opportunities to engage in academic scholarship and to explore teaching as a long-term profession, and will receive close mentoring and support from UB’s community of other clinical law teachers and Fellows.

    This position is a full-time, year-round contractual appointment for two years. The position can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances. Because the CDC serves evening students, the Fellow will work one or more evenings each week during the fall and spring semesters, with daytime hours adjusted accordingly.

    Qualifications: Two years or more years of legal practice in transactional, small business, nonprofit, regulatory, employment, legislative, and/or community lawyering; exceptional listening skills; a demonstrated interest in working for low-income clients and communities; and an interest in mentoring and/or teaching. Fellows must be or be willing to become members of the Maryland Bar. If the person hired as the Fellow is not admitted in Maryland when hired, s/he should take the bar exam in February of 2017 if possible.

    Salary: The current salary is $55,000. The position includes full available benefits, including retirement plan, research support, and travel allowance.

    Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for electronic applications with letters of interest and resumes attached is October 17, 2016.

    For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at

    We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here before you visit to apply.

    We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.

    If you have any questions about the position, please email Prof. Jaime Lee at

    The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

    UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.


  • 26 Sep 2016 5:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Institute for Public Representation (IPR) invites applications for a two-year clinical fellow/staff attorney position to start in August 2017 in its Environmental section.

    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’s work is currently focused in three areas: civil rights/general public interest law, environmental law, and communications law and policy. IPR provides third-year and occasionally second-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).

    There are six fellow positions at IPR, and we are now recruiting for three of these two-year positions for the 2017-2019 term, one in the civil rights/general public interest law area, one in communications and technology law and one in the environmental law area. There are separate announcements for the civil rights/general public interest law and communications and technology positions.

    IPR’s Environmental Practice

    IPR’s work in environmental law primarily focuses on individuals and communities, many of whom are in the Washington metropolitan area, who suffer a disproportionate share of environmental harms and enjoy fewer environmental amenities than other parts of the area in question. Our clients have included neighborhood associations, regional, local, and tribal environmental organizations, community activists, and Indian tribes. IPR also represents national organizations on environmental issues of national importance arising under the federal environmental laws. We have worked on litigation involving the full array of federal, state, and local environmental laws as well as civil rights and administrative law, and have appeared in federal and state courts and before local zoning boards, public service commissions, and agency hearing examiners. In addition to litigation, our environmental advocacy extends to federal and regional state agency rule-making and permitting processes, and frequently involves working to support coalitions of groups concerned with these issues.

    The nature of IPR’s environmental projects varies from year to year depending on client need, attorney interest, and resource availability. Because IPR conducts a clinical legal education program for twenty-four Georgetown law students each semester, eight of whom work on environmental projects, another key factor in selecting projects is their appropriateness for clinical teaching. Additional information about IPR’s projects is available on-line here.

    The students, most of whom are in their third year of law school, work at IPR full time and receive credit for an entire semester of law school work. The students work on projects under the supervision of an environmental clinical fellow/staff attorney and faculty member. The students and clinical fellow/staff attorneys also participate in seminars dealing with issues of federal administrative and litigation practice, various substantive fields of law, and issues of professional responsibility as well as team project meetings in which students present some issue that has arisen in their project to their fellow students and supervisors. Fellows/staff attorneys are offered an opportunity to co-teach seminars with a faculty member. Students have the chance to develop a wide range of lawyering skills as well as to consider how their personal values relate to their professional careers.

    In addition to the clinical fellow/staff attorneys, the professional staff of IPR includes three full-time members of the law school faculty. The faculty members oversee work on projects and are responsible for teaching the seminars and grading. The faculty member responsible for the environmental projects is Professor Hope M. Babcock. Professor Babcock has directed IPR’s environmental program for twenty five years and has over forty years of experience in environmental law. She was formerly general counsel of the National Audubon Society and served in the Carter Administration in the U.S. Department of the Interior. She also teaches environmental and natural resources law at Georgetown. During the Fall of 2017 Professor Babcock will be on sabbatical.

    What Do the Clinical Fellow/Staff Attorneys Do?

    The clinical fellow/staff attorneys are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the students, and work closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal research, writing, and analysis. Much of the staff attorneys' time is spent guiding students in conducting legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. The staff attorneys have their own opportunities to engage in oral and written advocacy on their projects, including the chance to argue before federal, state, or administrative judges. They take an active role in project development and in planning other IPR activities.

    Past clinical fellow/staff attorneys have emphasized that the IPR experience is unique in several respects:

    First, the fellowship program offers an opportunity to work on interesting, often cutting-edge projects. Because all of our projects are handled on a pro bono basis, we have leeway to choose projects that are important, interesting, and present educational opportunities for both students and graduate fellow/staff attorneys.

    Second, graduate fellow/staff attorneys assume substantial responsibility for projects at an early stage of their careers and generally play a more important role in the decision-making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They also have an opportunity to work on a variety of cases, at different stages of development, so they gain a broader understanding of how cases are developed and how the litigation process, in particular, works. Graduate fellow/staff attorneys work closely with a broad range of public interest organizations, meeting others who are involved in public interest law and seeing how their organizations function.

    Third, clinical fellow/staff attorneys acquire a good practical working knowledge of both specific subject matter areas and of the federal, state, and local administrative and judicial process.

    Fourth, clinical fellow/staff attorneys have an opportunity to work closely with experienced, full time faculty members, who have substantial litigation and substantive expertise. For those with an interest in clinical teaching, graduate fellow/staff attorneys get first-hand experience in clinical supervision, and also participate in, and often co-teach, seminars. As part of the Law Center community, graduate fellow/staff attorneys are urged to attend faculty workshops and other programs, and to participate in a variety of on- and off-campus activities.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual stipend for the position will be at least $53,500 plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits, including unlimited free access to a state-of-art, on-site fitness center. The fellowship will start in August 2017 and end in August 2019. Georgetown University Law Center awards an LL.M in Advocacy to each fellow upon completion of their two-year term.

    What Qualifications Are We Looking For?

    We are looking for applicants who demonstrate the following:

    • a commitment to public interest law
    • at least two years of relevant prior work experience in environmental law, a fellowship with an environmental organization, or a judicial clerkship
    • strong legal writing and communications skills and experience and/or
    • interest in helping others improve their legal writing, research, and analytical skills
    • an interest in (and aptitude for) clinical legal education

    Clinical fellow/staff attorneys must be members of the D.C. Bar or take steps to apply for membership in the D.C. Bar (through examination or reciprocity) upon being accepted for the position.

    How to Apply?

    Applicants for the fellowship should submit the following:

    • a resume and 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 a collaborative work or a piece significantly edited by someone else.)
    • a brief statement (not longer than one single-spaced page) explaining the applicant’s interest in the position.

    Send your application materials in a PDF file attached to an email to IPR’sAdministrator, Niko Perazich, at The application deadline is Monday December 5th 2016.

    After reviewing the application materials, we will select a small number of applicants to be interviewed at our office. While IPR cannot pay applicants’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time most convenient for the applicant.


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