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  • 19 Jul 2011 6:19 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Law Clinic Director, a tenured or tenure-track position carrying full faculty status, to commence academic year 2012-13. The applicant should have a distinguished record of clinical teaching and demonstrated administrative ability, as well as a history of scholarly production. The new Director will work with the Clinic faculty to expand the clinical offerings at Washburn Law and to continue to raise the national profile of the Washburn Law Clinic. The Director will also coordinate with Washburn's Centers for Excellence to integrate experiential learning across the law curriculum.  Since its inception in 1970, Washburn's in-house live client clinical program has been an integral part of the law school curriculum, staffed by tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Our current clinical offerings include Children and Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law, Tribal and State Court Practice, and Criminal Appeal Advocacy (run in conjunction with the state Appellate Defender Office).            

    The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol. Topeka was recently named one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" by Kiplinger's magazine. Topeka features very affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks; and a regionally recognized public library.  It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.            

    Washburn University School of Law is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, a record of scholarly production, and a strong commitment to clinical legal education. Applications from candidates seeking a lateral move are encouraged. License to practice in a clinical setting does not require the taking/passing of the Kansas state bar exam.            

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, Chair, Clinic Director Search Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621.Requests for reasonable accommodations during the interview process should be made to Assistant Dean Lynette Petty (785/670-1060).

  • 19 Jul 2011 3:37 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW seeks an entry-level or experienced faculty member to direct its Immigrant Rights Clinic and teach other appropriate courses in light of curricular needs.  The position would be tenured or tenure-track and would begin in the 2012-2013 academic year.  We invite applications from candidates who have a distinguished academic background, a record of or the promise of both teaching excellence and scholarly distinction, appropriate experience in the subject area, and a commitment to service in the law school and the community.

    The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents immigrants before the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in the federal circuit courts.  The Clinic’s current caseload touches on many areas of immigration practice, including asylum law, protection for victims of human trafficking, protection for battered immigrants, protection for victims of certain types of crimes, cancellation of removal, and family reunification.  The Clinic director has wide discretion in selecting new cases and determining the focus of the Clinic.

    Positions will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  In keeping with its commitment to a diverse faculty, the School of Law welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages women and minorities to apply.  Contact (e-mail preferred):  Christopher J. Peters, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5779, cpeters@ubalt.edu.

  • 13 Jul 2011 10:06 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Moritz College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in its Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic, to start in October or November 2011.  The Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic (EBLC) is a new transactional clinic that will provide students with the opportunity to represent entrepreneurs and their businesses while simultaneously supporting and furthering Ohio’s mission of sustained economic growth.  Students will work with clients on all phases of starting a business, including client intake, entity formation, legal business planning, and contract drafting (including employment and independent contractor contracts). When relevant for the client, students will also learn how to protect the intellectual property of a business.  The EBLC’s clinical professor will have several responsibilities, including 1) supervising law students who represent clients under the Ohio Supreme Court's student practice rule 2) classroom teaching of lawyering skills, and 3) engaging with the local and regional entrepreneurial community.           

    We will consider all applicants; however, we prefer candidates with significant experience in representing entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.  Candidates should be admitted to the Ohio Bar or eligible for admission in Ohio. Finally, candidates should have an academic record that demonstrates potential for clinical teaching and clinical scholarship or preparation of clinical educational materials. The starting salary range will be $78,000 - $81,000 for a 12-month contract; full University fringe benefits are provided as well. The ideal starting date will be October 1, or as soon thereafter as possible.  The clinic will begin operating in January 2012.           

    A resume, references, and cover letter should be submitted to Professor Paul Rose, Chair, EBLC Faculty Search Committee, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Send e-mail applications to rose.933@osu.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled; preference will be given to applications received before August 15th.            

    The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

  • 13 Jul 2011 9:55 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Social Justice - Position Available Practitioner-in-Residence -- International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project - July 2011 to July 2012, with the expectation of renewal for a second year.

    Seton Hall University School of Law is seeking applications for a Practitioner-in-Residence for the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project within its Center for Social Justice from July 2011 to July 2012 with the expectation of renewal of the position for one additional year, dependent on grant funding and performance.  

    The Practitioner-in-Residence will work in collaboration with faculty in at least three sections of the Center for Social Justice:  the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic; the Equal Justice Clinic; and the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic.  The Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic docket includes civil actions on behalf of victims of human trafficking, challenges to immigration raids and local enforcement of immigration laws, challenges to various aspects of the “war on terror,” and First Amendment litigation.  The Equal Justice Clinic docket includes a variety of cases involving civil and human rights with a primary focus on the rights of immigrants, women, and other historically vulnerable groups.  The Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic focuses on representation in claims arising under the Refugee and Torture Conventions, the Violence Against Women Act, Trafficking Victim Protection Act, human rights complaints before international tribunals, and field work on human rights and comparative refugee law issues. 

    The Practitioner–in-Residence will take a multi-disciplinary approach to protecting the rights of immigrant communities in New Jersey, with a special focus on immigrant women.  Examples of cases/projects undertaken by the Project include drafting amicus briefs before state and federal courts raising novel human rights arguments in cases impacting immigrant communities in New Jersey; drafting a model brief for immigration advocates regarding principles of family reunification and the best interests of the child under human rights law; representing individuals and groups who were arrested in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in major civil litigation; drafting and coordinating oral and written submissions with immigrants’ rights groups across the country for the U.S. visit of the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants; representing individual clients in asylum and trafficking cases; and preparing “Know Your Rights” materials.            

    Although the Practitioner-in-Residence will not be responsible for teaching an independent clinic section, s/he will supervise second-year students enrolled in Seton Hall Law School’s externship program, as well as students participating in the school’s Pro Bono Program as they work on the Practitioner’s litigation and advocacy projects.  The Practitioner-in-Residence may also co-counsel with clinical faculty and supervise clinical students in conjunction with clinical faculty from time to time. 

    All applicants must be members of a state Bar; New Jersey bar membership is strongly preferred but not required.  All applicants should have a strong academic record, an ability to be proactive and work independently, excellent litigation skills, and outstanding written and oral communication skills.  We welcome applications from those with at least 5 years of experience working in one or more of the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project’s areas of concentration. This is not a tenure-track position and cannot be converted to a tenure-track line.

    The salary for the position is $75,000/year plus benefits.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a writing sample to Patrice Smiley Andrews, Administrative Director, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law, 833 McCarter Highway, Newark, New Jersey 07102 or via e-mail to Patrice.Andrews@shu.edu.  The Center for Social Justice is home to eight clinics, as well as the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Initiative, the Urban Revitalization Initiative, and a large pro bono program.  The clinics focus on the following areas:  constitutional and civil rights, education, equal justice, family law, immigration and human rights, impact litigation, juvenile justice, and predatory lending and foreclosure.  For more information on the clinical programs at the Center for Social Justice, visit the Center’s website at http://law.shu.edu/csj/index.html. Seton Hall University is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

  • 23 Jun 2011 4:39 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is hiring a one year, Visiting Lecturer in the Legal Externship Program.  DU Law has a robust externship program with over 400  externship placements each year.  The Visitor will join two other faculty members in the Program and work to develop student field placement opportunities; advise students in selecting appropriate externship opportunities; and monitor, supervise and teach students throughout the externship experience.

    Detailed information about the position and how to apply can be found at:  https://www.dujobs.org/postings/15039

    The position is available starting July 1, 2011. 

  • 23 Jun 2011 4:20 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The University of San Francisco School of Law seeks to hire a Director and Assistant Professor for its Externship Programs to start in August 2011 or sooner.   More information can be found at https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/5433.
  • 20 Jun 2011 2:25 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Cooley Law School seeks to hire a Clinical Professor for its Ann Arbor, Michigan  campus.  The clinic will focus on experiential learning opportunities for night students and will require night and weekend office hours.  The focus of the clinic is currently directed at representing immigrant clients in civil matters who do not qualify for representation by Legal Services due to their immigration status.  This position is a tenure-track position.

     

    Cooley Law School has a diverse clinical legal education program which includes Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic, two Estate Planning Clinics, the Access to Justice Clinic, the Family Law Assistance Project, the Innocence Project, the Public Sector Law Clinic, the Kent County Public Defender’s Clinic and the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Clinic.  Law students represent clients under the Michigan student practice rule under the supervision of faculty and staff attorneys who are experienced practitioners.

     

    Cooley Law School’s mission is to prepare our graduates for entry into the legal profession, and practical legal scholarship is our guiding principle and focus.  That mission can be summed up in three words - knowledge, skills, and ethics.  Our goal is to provide our students with the knowledge required for passage of the bar examination and the practice of law; the skills required to competently practice law and represent their clients; and the ethical values necessary to fulfill their responsibilities as lawyers.  Our vision is to remain the best at preparing students for practice and to be a leader in innovation.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS.  Qualified applicants must have a J.D. degree, be licensed to practice law in Michigan (or gain admittance to the Michigan bar through reciprocity), have practiced law for a minimum of three years, and be a member in good standing with their state bar.  Immigration law experience is required.  Preferred applicants will also have experience working with law students in a clinical or externship setting and/or experience with general civil representation.  The applicant’s record should demonstrate good lawyering skills, strong teaching abilities, and communication and interpersonal skills which are all considered essential for a clinical professor.

     

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should identify the applicant's qualifications and relevant experience as outlined in the previous paragraph.  The letter should also contain a statement of how the applicant will help us carry out our mission. Please e-mail these materials to hr@cooley.edu or send a copy to Mr. Scott Harrison, Director of Human Resources, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, P. O. Box 13038, Lansing, MI  48901-3038.  Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Cooley is the national leader in minority enrollment among all accredited law schools in the 50 states, values diversity in the legal profession, and is an equal-employment-opportunity employer.  For more information, please go to www.cooley.edu.

  • 19 Jun 2011 9:49 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall University School of Law, located in Newark, New Jersey, is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications from experienced practitioners for a full-time Visiting Clinical Professor in its Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic. The position commences in the summer of 2011, and is for a two-year term, with the possibility of a third year.

    The Visiting Professor will take over the docket and clinical teaching responsibilities of Professor Baher Azmy, who will be on leave to serve as Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. The Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic has actively pursued challenges to policies in the “war on terror,” and has filed numerous briefs and cases challenging arbitrary detention, torture and other human rights abuses. The Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic currently engages in a wide variety of constitutional and civil rights actions, including litigation challenging executive conduct in the national security context and police misconduct, protecting the rights of immigrants and prisoners, and seeking government transparency and accountability. The Clinic regularly partners on impact cases with the ACLU, CCR, the Gibbons Fellowship, and with law firms in the area. The Visiting Clinical Professor will supervise eight students per semester on all aspects of case work (including client interviewing and counseling, discovery, brief writing, motion practice, and settlement), teach a weekly seminar, and have primary responsibility for case coverage during the summer months.

    We seek candidates with distinguished academic records, excellent written and oral communication skills, practice and teaching experience, as well as a strong commitment to public interest law and clinical legal education. Applicants should have at least 8 years of experience in work related to this position, and should have strong facility with complex federal practice, civil rights litigation, and teaching and supervising student attorneys. All applicants must be members of a state Bar; New Jersey Bar membership is preferred but not required. This is not a tenure-track position and cannot be converted to a tenure-track line, nor can it be converted beyond the two/three year term to a permanent non-tenured position.

    The Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic is part of Seton Hall Law School’s vibrant Center for Social Justice, which houses eight clinics, as well as the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Initiative, the Urban Revitalization Initiative, and a large pro bono program. The clinics focus on the following areas: constitutional and civil rights, education and prison reform, equal justice, family law, immigration and human rights, impact litigation, juvenile justice, and predatory lending and foreclosure. The position includes a competitive salary and compensation package. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a writing sample to Patrice Smiley Andrews, Administrative Director, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law, 833 McCarter Highway, Newark, New Jersey 07102 or via e-mail to Patrice.Andrews@shu.edu. For more information on the clinical programs with the Center for Social Justice, visit the Center’s website at http://law.shu.edu/csj/index.html. Seton Hall University is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.
  • 16 Jun 2011 1:39 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    ·         Overview of the Clinical Fellow’s Work and Responsibilities:  The Fellow selected to work at the MSU College of Law Tax Clinic will have significant responsibility in supervising the work performed by law students enrolled in the Tax Clinic who primarily represent persons in controversy with the Internal Revenue Service, and will be physically present at the Tax Clinic for a substantial component of his or her working time.  The Fellow will be the primary attorney in contact with most of the Tax Clinic’s clients, as well as with the Internal Revenue Service, the Michigan Department of Treasury, and other taxing authorities.  The Fellow additionally will participate in special projects and research affecting Tax Clinic clients, may teach some substantive tax and tax procedure law to student clinicians each semester, will be responsible to suggest ways to improve the Clinic’s administrative functions, and will focus on the development of student clinicians’ professional skills in areas such as client interviewing and counseling, case file management, and other general law practice management issues.  The Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the Tax Clinic Director, and will regularly report on his or her activities to the Director. 

    In addition, the Tax Clinical Fellow will be engaged in a variety of community-based outreach projects to educate English-as-a-second language taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code; to generally inform persons within the community about the existence of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic; and, more specifically, to invite low-income persons to take advantage of the Tax Clinic as a resource to solve their existing federal income tax controversies.  The Clinical Fellow dedicated to the Tax Clinic will achieve these goals:  1) by providing written materials and community-education presentations to low-income and ESL taxpayers; 2) coordinating, preparing, and directing participation in many outreach projects ranging from oral presentations to appearances at places at which ESL and low-income taxpayer in need of the Tax Clinic’s services gather (e.g., the local Salvation Army; homeless shelters, and community events); and 3) providing legal assistance in tax controversy cases and tax return preparation that is ancillary to those tax controversies.  The Fellow will pay particular attention to taxpayers who are eligible for, but may not know about, important federal tax credits such as the earned income credit and the child and additional child tax credits.

    The Tax Clinic Fellow will work through models of outreach and clinic publicity that, in part, have been developed by previous Fellows, and will be encouraged to bring into play his or her creative skills and experience in modifying these existing models or in creating wholly new models.  This Fellow also will work aggressively to improve economic conditions for low-income taxpayers by increasing the visibility of tax refund opportunities available and communicating this information to them directly, as well as by seeking out and providing legal and counseling assistance to them.  

    The Fellow must have a good driving record and must secure a Michigan Chauffeur’s License from the Michigan Secretary of State so that she or he can drive the Mobile Law Clinic to various outreach sites. 

              Required Educational Background:  The ideal Clinical Fellow will have acquired familiarity with the work performed by the Tax Clinic through his or her own past association as a noteworthy student tax clinician in an academic Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic funded by the Taxpayer Advocate Service.  Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed work as a student in MSU College of Law’s Tax Clinic, and particular preference will be given to former MSU Law tax clinicians who have successfully completed both Tax Clinic I and II.  The Clinical Fellow must have completed his or her law school education at an accredited law school, and either must have taken and passed the Michigan bar examination before assuming responsibilities as the Clinical Fellow, must be eligible to be waived in to practice in Michigan before assuming clinical responsibilities, or must have applied or be ready to take the Michigan bar examination on the next date the examination is offered following the Fellow’s start date, and is expected to pass the bar at that time.  If the Fellow does not pass the bar on the first available testing date after assuming his or her clinic duties, it is within the discretion of the Clinic Director to retain or immediately terminate the Fellow; if the Fellow is retained after failing his or her first Michigan bar examination attempt, he or she must take the Michigan bar examination on the next available testing date and must pass the exam to continue to work at the Tax Clinic.  Full-time, permanent employees of MSU College of Law are ineligible to apply for a position as a Clinical Fellow in the Tax Clinic, as are individuals who previously held a post-graduate, law-related, fellowship.  The Law College applies a non-discriminatory policy in selecting the Tax Clinic’s Clinical Fellow.

              Commitment of the Clinical Fellow:  This Fellowship lasts for a period of two years from the determined date of appointment.  If the Fellow does not perform outlined responsibilities as expected by the Tax Clinic Director, or does not satisfy the bar passage requirements outlined above, this two-year period may/will be shortened at the Director’s discretion.  Except for highly unusual circumstances and the assent of the Law College’s Director of Clinical Programs, no Fellowship will last for more than two years.  In addition, the duration of the Fellow’s position may be shorter than two years if grant funding made available for the position is withdrawn or is not renewed.

              Salary & Benefits: The starting salary for this position is $40,000 annually, together with benefits (including healthcare, dental, contribution to retirement annuity, term life insurance, long-term disability coverage, payment of basic Bar dues once the Fellow is admitted to the Bar, and sick, personal, and vacation time).

              How to Apply:  By no later than Monday, July 1, 2011, email all of the following items to Professor Michele L. Halloran, Director of Clinical Programs and Director, Tax Clinic (hallor11@law.msu.edu):

     

    §  A written statement no longer than three (3) pages double-spaced in length with 12 point font – indicating each of the following:

    ·         Why you are interested in the Fellow position;

    ·         What contribution you can make to the Tax Clinic

    ·         What your vision of what the Tax Clinic will be/accomplish by the mid-2013; and

    ·         Why you believe you should be selected for this position.

    §  Your current resume

    §  A copy of your law college transcript

    §  A writing sample that you will prepare, consisting of a synopsis of the following case:  Manella v Commissioner, decided by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals on January 19, 2011.  Your synopsis cannot exceed two (2) pages double-spaced in length with 12 point font.

    §  Two (2) letters of recommendation.

     

    After July 1, 2011, all applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected for an interview for this position.

  • 28 Feb 2011 4:44 PM | Membership Staff (Administrator)
    The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University invites applications for a Faculty Associate to join the law faculty as part of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program and to direct the Program’s new Foreclosure Mediation Unit.  

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