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  • 12 Feb 2018 7:33 PM | Anonymous

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Fellow in its Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in the field with mentorship and support to advance a career in public interest law or to launch a career in clinical teaching.

    The IRC Fellow will work under the supervision of IRC faculty directors. Areas of work are likely to include: collaboration with local grassroots community organizations, such as Resilience OC, on deportation defense campaigns and policy initiatives; strategic support for rapid response networks at the local and national level; and litigation on behalf of noncitizens, including those who have experienced violations of their civil and constitutional rights. Other work may include litigation and advocacy on behalf of immigrant workers on labor and employment issues. In each of these areas, there will be opportunities to develop sophisticated, community-centered law and organizing strategies. The IRC Fellow may also have opportunities to teach clinic classes and supervise students during the fellowship term.

    A J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school is required. Membership in any state bar is required. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 3-5 years of practical experience. Proficiency in Spanish is also helpful, though not required.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through April 13, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by March 12, 2018. We expect that the IRC Fellow will begin work in July 2018.

    Applications can be submitted through this link:


  • 08 Feb 2018 8:10 AM | Anonymous


    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to co-teach in its established Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic with the clinic’s existing director. The successful candidate will join a robust clinical program at a law school long dedicated to experiential learning and public service. 

    Applicants must be skilled, creative and experienced lawyers with an interest and ability to supervise students in both individual litigation and law reform projects. Applicants must also possess a profound interest in the educational mission of the clinic: to develop the next generation of immigrant advocates and, more generally, to teach students the lawyering skills necessary to serve individual clients and to reform our legal system. Foreign language abilities are desirable but not required. Applicants need not be admitted to the New York bar at time of application but, if hired, will be expected to obtain admission. Applicants must have prior experience working with immigrant communities with a strong preference for applicants experienced in the intersection of criminal and immigration law, removal defense work, federal practice and impact litigation. 

    The clinic’s mission is to offer an outstanding legal educational experience to its students, to provide individual representation to immigrants in traditionally neglected areas, and to serve the immigrant community in efforts to reform law and public policy. The clinic’s emphasis has historically been on removal defense cases for immigrants who are detained and/or who have had prior contact with the criminal justice system. In addition, the clinic represents immigrant community-based and national advocacy organizations on impact projects related to immigration enforcement issues. These projects involve a broad range of legal work including, for example: impact litigation, legal support for legislative advocacy, report writing, administrative advocacy and media work. An ideal candidate would have some level of experience in most or all of these areas. In all individual and impact cases students perform the critical legal work under the intensive supervision of clinic faculty. 

    The successful candidate is expected to take an active part in faculty governance and the intellectual life of the law school. Applicants should have a JD degree or equivalent, at least five years of relevant experience, an outstanding record of professional achievement, and a commitment to clinical teaching. Experience in clinical education is preferred. We anticipate hiring for this position for an initial three-year period, after which, continuation is contingent on securing additional funding. Candidates interested in also pursuing a robust scholarly agenda are encouraged to speak with the Appointments Committee about future options of a tenure-track appointment. 

    Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Chair of the Appointments Committee Professor Ekow Yankah, 

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a part of Yeshiva University. Yeshiva University has a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are committed to achieving nondiscrimination and equality of opportunity in employment and in all spheres of academic life. All University-wide decisions are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence.

  • 06 Feb 2018 2:58 PM | Anonymous

    THE BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.


    A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.


    The Position:


    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is inviting applications for the Telford Taylor Human Rights Clinical Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year position with the possibility of a one-year renewal and will begin in the summer of 2018.

    The Fellow will work in the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and in the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR). Reporting directly to the Clinic and Institute Director, responsibilities will include co-supervising clinical projects, developing seminar lesson plans, teaching in the clinic seminar, mentoring students, researching and writing, and planning and implementing Clinic and CLIHHR events. The position is ideal for a candidate with a strong interest in clinical teaching and in the substantive areas of international human rights law, international refugee law, and international criminal law.

    The Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic is a semester-long clinic in which students represent individuals and institutional clients in international human rights cases and projects selected within a framework of atrocity prevention. The overall objective of the Clinic is to provide students with first-hand experience in the range of activities in which lawyers engage to promote respect for human rights and the diverse ways the law is utilized to prevent atrocity crimes and promote justice and accountability for mass atrocities. In order effectively to bridge theory and practice, the Clinic is divided into several pedagogical components: a weekly seminar, case and project work, and skills training. In the spring semester, the Advanced Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic continues the work of the fall Clinic with a select group of students.

    The Fellow will receive the title of Visiting Instructor and a competitive salary with benefits. We strongly value diversity and inclusion, and encourage people of color, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all abilities to apply.

    Candidates must have: (1) a JD or equivalent; (2) strong academic record; (3) strong international human rights background, as exhibited by significant experience in human rights work and/or LL.M in international human rights; (4) experience or interest in teaching; (5) proven event planning, management and/or organizational skills; and (6) minimum 2 years relevant legal experience since law school. Fluency in English is required. Candidates with fluency in a second language are strongly preferred.

    Application instructions: Each candidate should submit: (1) a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita; (2) a list of 3 references; (3) law school transcript(s); and (4) a legal writing sample of not more than 15 pages. We are receiving applications on a rolling basis. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until filled.

    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Apply Here:

  • 06 Feb 2018 12:02 PM | Anonymous

    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2018-19 in four of our in-house clinics: Community and Economic Development Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, Federal Taxation Clinic, and International Human Rights Law Clinic. American University's in-house, "live-client" Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 220 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

    The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic's tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years' experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the InterFolio portal for the positions as follows:

    Community and Economic Development Clinic:

    Domestic Violence Clinic:

    Federal Tax Clinic:

    International Human Rights Clinic:

    Please contact Brian Cofilll, Faculty Coordinator, at<>  or (202-274-4139) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education,<> for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

  • 05 Feb 2018 10:57 AM | Anonymous

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL: Michigan Clinical Law Fellow Opening:

    Community and Economic Development Clinic

    The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC). This is a two year appointment with a possibility of extension for a third year.

    The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.

    The CEDC provides transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based businesses and entrepreneurs in Detroit and the metro Detroit area. The Clinic works with both start-up and established clients. New organizations seek assistance in formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance. More established organizations seeks the CEDC’s assistance to accommodate their organizations’ and programs’ growth: draft and negotiate contract and leases; create worker cooperatives and social enterprises; counsel regarding land use, permits and other regulations; provide tax advice on income-generating activities; advise on employment issues; counsel on risk management; and research and advise on intellectual property issues.

    The fellow will work with entrepreneurs and small businesses and partner with faculty at the Ross School of Business, the Stamps School of Art and Design, and the School of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as other schools and departments, through the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, a new initiative in the CEDC supported by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in at least one of the CEDC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work for nonprofit and community organizations, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in July, 2018. 

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications in February, but will accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

    John W. Lemmer

    Experiential Education Business Administrator

    The University of Michigan Law School

    701 S. State Street

    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 01 Feb 2018 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Clinical Instructor - Criminal Justice Institute

    Duties & Responsibilities
    Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is inviting applications for a Clinical Instructor position. CJI is a public defender clinic that provides zealous defense to indigent adults and juvenile clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Boston area criminal courts. Student practice includes case investigation, trial court work from arraignment to disposition, and interlocutory appellate representation in the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. CJI students learn to provide client-centered representation, developing their advocacy skills to help their clients both in and out of the court room. Reporting to the Director and the Deputy Director of the Institute, the Clinical Instructor provides law students with a rigorous educational experience while also ensuring that clients accused or convicted of crime and/or delinquency are provided with high quality legal representation. The Clinical Instructor will directly supervise law students each semester in all aspects of client representation, assist in classroom teaching and curriculum development, provide written evaluations for students, cover student cases when necessary, serve as lead counsel in some cases, and assist in a variety of Institute initiatives, including conferences and other educational programs, research, amicus briefs on criminal justice issues, and other written projects. This position requires a great deal of local travel and the instructor must be able to provide own transportation to and from work related appointments. The Clinical Instructor will also participate in the three-week Trial Advocacy Workshop critiquing student performances and giving demonstrations of trial components.

    Basic Qualifications
    JD at least 5 years prior and eligibility to be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. At least 5 years of criminal defense trial practice and/or juvenile defense law experience required.
    Additional Qualifications
    Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Motivation, initiative and commitment to meeting the legal needs of indigent persons charged with, or convicted of, crimes or delinquency; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and in demanding, high-stress circumstances. Experience with training, supervising, teaching, or mentoring law students, beginning attorneys, and familiarity with clinical pedagogy is preferred.
    Additional Information
    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 7/31/23, subject to funding and departmental need.

    Deadline to apply is February 23, 2018. Interviews will be held the weeks of February 26, 2018 and March 5, 2018.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Job Function
    Faculty & Student Services

    Sub Unit

    USA - MA - Cambridge

    Criminal Justice Institute

    Time Status

    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Salary Grade

    Appointment End Date

    Pre-Employment Screening
    Education, Identity, License/Cert.

    EEO Statement
    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Apply Here:

  • 31 Jan 2018 6:20 PM | Anonymous


    Background: The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) is a community-based collaboration of Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Homeboy Industries Inc., and Dolores Mission Church.  LIJC’s dual-pronged mission is to advance the rights of the indigent immigrant population in East Los Angeles through direct legal services, education, and community empowerment, while teaching law students effective immigrants’ rights lawyering skills in a real world setting. LIJC focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with an emphasis on immigrants with certain immigration and criminal complications who reside in the East Los Angeles area. 

    LIJC has an immediate opening for a Clinical Teaching Fellow, made possible through a grant from the Los Angeles Justice Fund (LAJF). This position will be housed at Loyola Law School. The purpose of the Fellowship is to support the expansion of the LIJC’s capacity to respond to the urgent needs of the immigrant community, particularly those in removal or at immediate risk of being placed in removal, in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken by the Trump administration. The position will also offer other opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law, which the Fellow is encouraged to pursue. A successful candidate will have significant legal training and hold an active bar license. This is a two-year, fixed term position, subject to an introductory period.

    • Responsibilities:
    • 1.    Develop programming for law students and pro bono attorneys, and coordinate, instruct and supervise a first of its kind program to bolster removal defense capacity for Los Angeles County residents.
    • 2.   Develop removal defense immigration law teaching and training materials.
    • 3.   Work closely with LIJC attorneys and clinicians, clinicians at Southwestern Law School, and other LAJF grantees.
    • 4.   Maintain a caseload and engage in direct representation in immigration court and before administrative bodies.
    • 5.   Work on research and writing projects for LIJC related to removal defense and the benefits of representation in removal proceedings.
    • 6.   Engage in opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law.
    • 7.   Represent Loyola Law School within the community and at professional organizations or associations, serve on committees as required.
    • 8.   Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications for the Ideal Candidate:

    • ·      J.D. and admission to the bar required
    • ·      Minimum of 2 years of experience
    • ·      Experience in immigration removal and asylum practice strongly preferred.
    • ·      Should have excellent academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, and a strong commitment to public interest lawyering.
    • ·      Outstanding interpersonal skills, along with flexibility, a sense of humor and a passion for direct service work, and, particularly, immigration work required.
    • ·      Interest in and demonstrated aptitude for supervision, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching and proven capacity to work as a team member.
    • ·      Second language capability in Spanish preferred.  
    • ·      CA bar license preferred.
    • ·      Strong technology and software skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, internet searches, legal research, etc.
    • ·      Ability to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail 
    • ·      Strong organization and communication skills
    • ·      Ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential. Competence in and dedication to working with others of diverse cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds, including individuals with criminal history and history of severe trauma
    • ·      Commitment to immigrants’ rights work and LIJC’s mission
    • ·      Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple demands in a busy work environment

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary commensurate with experience. LLS offers a competitive benefits package. 

    Application Deadline:

    Deadline to apply is February 16, 2018 but applications will be considered on a rolling basis as we anticipate hiring as soon as possible.

    To Apply:

    Applicants must submit application materials through the online employment system (OES) at:

    Applicants will be asked to upload the following materials:

    ·      statement of interest describing prior experience in immigration law and policy

    ·      resume

    ·      writing sample

    ·      list of at least three professional references (ideally academic and professional)

    Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants must apply directly.

    Loyola Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation, condition of physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation, in accordance with requirement of Federal and State laws.

    About Loyola Law School:

    Located on an award winning Frank Gehry designed campus in downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting edge programs. The Law School strives to instill in students the knowledge they need to excel on their chosen paths. It dedicates itself to preparing students for the rigors of practice with an extensive portfolio of practical-training opportunities, a 17,000 strong alumni network and a focus on social justice. Learn more at

  • 30 Jan 2018 5:35 PM | Anonymous
    HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: Thurgood Marshall Center Law Teaching Fellowship

    Howard University School of Law’s Thurgood Marshall Center for Civil Rights offers 2 Fellowships to support the research and professional development of candidates pursuing a career in law teaching.  Launching in 2018, the Thurgood Marshall Center (TMC) will be Howard University’s flagship institutional setting for the study and practice of civil rights, human rights, racial justice and the law. The law school supports a unique intellectual community for faculty and students seeking to use the law to become social engineers on both a national and international scale.

    Eligibility and Qualifications

    Candidates should possess (or expect to possess by June 30, 2018) a JD, LLM, or equivalent legal training; a strong academic record; a high degree of scholarly writing ability; and demonstrated interest and background in using the law to promote civil rights, human rights, and/or racial justice.  We welcome candidates who, in addition, possess graduate training in other disciplines, community organizing experience, or other professional qualifications that will inform their research, teaching, and advocacy interests. We especially welcome candidates who plan to pursue work related to issues that concern the broader Black Lives Matter movement.  And finally, we welcome applications from graduates of any law school, though Howard Law graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Terms of the Fellowship

    The fellow will be appointed for the year beginning July 1, 2018 until July 1, 2019. The fellowship is intended to be renewable for a second year. The fellowship offers a competitive salary and full benefits.

    The fellowship responsibilities are as follows:

      *   completing at least one substantial scholarly research project, presenting it as a work-in-progress to the school of law faculty, and submitting it for publication;
      *   where appropriate, teaching one course at the law school during each year of the fellowship;
      *   spearheading one community advocacy project with the TMC and/or the civil and human rights clinic each year of the fellowship;
      *   assisting with the administration of the TMC; including coordinating events, meetings, and community outreach projects;
      *   Formally and informally mentoring students in the civil and human rights clinic and TMC student volunteers

    Application Process

    Applications should be submitted by March 23, 2018 at the latest.

    To apply for the fellowship, you must submit the following materials:

      *   cover letter summarizing your qualifications, including any past and/or potential contributions to civil rights, human rights, and/or racial justice movements through research, teaching, and/or service;
      *   scholarly research proposal, no longer than 800 words in length;
      *   resume/CV;
      *   law school transcript;
      *   a writing sample;
      *   names and contact information of two references prepared to write a letter of recommendation upon request. At least one should be a law professor familiar with your scholarly potential.

    Visit the Howard University School of Law website  for more information about our institution.  Please submit applications and questions to<> and address all correspondence to Justin Hansford, Executive Director of the center. No phone calls please.

  • 30 Jan 2018 1:28 PM | Anonymous


    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year J.D. program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LL.M. program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the Lawyering program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

    The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide aims to bridge critical gaps in research and advocacy around the death penalty. Through its web-based database, it provides comprehensive, transparent data regarding death penalty laws and practices in the 87 countries and territories that retain capital punishment. The Center also publishes reports and manuals on issues of practical relevance to defense lawyers, governments, courts and organizations grappling with questions relating to the application of the death penalty, particularly in the global south. In collaboration with the Cornell International Human Rights and Capital Punishment Clinics, it engages in targeted litigation and advocacy focusing on the implementation of international fair trial standards and the rights of those who come into conflict with the law, including juveniles, women, and individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses. Another focus of the Center’s work is training: every summer, the Center hosts the Makwanyane Institute, which brings together lawyers from around the world for an intensive, 10-day training on capital case representation. Our work is collaborative in nature, and we partner with many individuals and organizations around the world to help build local capacity to protect the rights of those facing the death penalty.

    Cornell Law School is seeking applications for the position of Clinical Teaching Fellow for a two-year appointment beginning in summer 2018. The fellow will work primarily with Professor Sandra Babcock and staff at the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. The Fellow will help teach and supervise clinic students on projects relating to the rights of prisoners facing the death penalty around the world, self-determination in Western Sahara and the Occupied Golan, representation of persons on death row in the United States, and other human rights projects. The Fellow will also be involved in an annual training institute for African capital defense lawyers. 

    Substantial international travel is required. Ideal candidates will have at least two years of experience in the field of capital litigation or criminal defense, as well as experience in the field of international human rights. Candidates with strong foreign language skills (French, Spanish, or Arabic) are especially encouraged to apply. A law degree (JD or foreign equivalent) plus US bar admission is required.

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest by February 20 via:

  • 29 Jan 2018 12:31 PM | Anonymous

    THE ARTHUR LIMAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEREST LAW AT YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a Senior Liman Fellow in Residence for a term beginning in July 2018. The Senior Liman Fellow in Residence participates in the work of the Liman Center, including developing the class materials; shaping the program for undergraduates attending the annual Colloquium and, in conjunction with faculty, teaching and supervising students. On-going research projects include solitary confinement, juvenile justice, prosecutorial misconduct, and gender in prison. The position of Senior Fellow includes time for individuals to work on their own research and writing; several who have held the position have gone on to full-time teaching, while others have focused on public interest law practices.

    The Liman Center, founded in 1997 as the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, has a long-standing commitment to public interest law ranging from criminal justice and prisons to fines, fees, bail, and the costs of courts. During its twenty-year history, the Liman Center has grown from a program that funded a single post-graduate fellowship, to one that annually supports several post-graduate fellows, as well as summer public interest fellows from Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, Stanford, and Yale. As of 2017, the Liman Center has funded 122 post-graduate fellows and about 400 summer fellows.

     In addition to its fellowship program, the Center teaches seminars, runs colloquia, and does targeted research on a variety of areas of public interest law. The Liman seminar in 2017 was Imprisoned, and in 2018, the class is Rationing Access to Justice: Fines, Fees, and Bail. Recent colloquium topics include Moving Criminal JusticeDetention on a Global ScalePunishment and BeyondIsolation and Reintegration; and Navigating Boundaries: Immigration and Criminal Law. Illustrative research reports include Time-In-Cell: The ASCA-Liman 2014 National Survey of Administrative Segregation in Prison (2015); Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell: Reports from Correctional Systems on the Numbers of Prisoners in Restricted Housing and on the Potential of Policy Changes to Bring About Reforms (2016); and Rethinking Death Row (2016). In addition, Liman Fellows have published many reports and articles on an array of issues ranging from the legal needs of veterans to children sentenced to life without parole.

    Applicants should have experience as a lawyer and at working at the intersection of law, practice, and policy. Applicants should also describe their engagement with public interest law, teaching, research, and scholarship. Skill in quantitative and qualitative research, including survey data collection, is a plus. The application should include a cover letter, a copy of a resume, writing samples (including articles, briefs, and papers), and a list of three references, including at least one and preferably two from people who teach law. If interested in applying, please contact Anna VanCleave, Liman Director,, 203-436-3520. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The position begins in July 2018.  Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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