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  • 21 Apr 2017 1:05 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a visiting law professor to direct the School of Law’s Juvenile and Special Education Clinic beginning August 1, 2017. The professor has the opportunity to teach and supervise law students in a clinic in which law students will learn the skills necessary for effective juvenile advocacy and provide them with opportunities to work on projects that improve the lives of juveniles and young adults who are incarcerated or otherwise involved with the educational and/or criminal justice systems. The professor will also supervise an LLM student, and guide him or her to implement a systems change project or produce a scholarly article. The rank of the position will depend upon the successful applicant’s level of experience. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree with a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Relevant experience and demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching is expected.

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    1. An earned Juris Doctor degree

    2. A member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia

    3. Three (3) years of experience

    4. Clinical law teaching experience

    REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

    1. Demonstrated teaching competence and a record of scholarship and professional growth;

    2. Demonstrated continuing professional attainment.

    The faculty acknowledges that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience and achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than that required above, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential for effective teaching.

    An initial appointment without tenure to the rank of Associate Professor of Law shall be for period of not more than three (3) years.

    STANDARDS & EXPECTATIONS:

    1. Expectations of the job:

    Work consists of a variety of complex inter-related tasks and disparate tasks. The Incumbent is expected to function with considerable independence on all assignments and to use initiative and seasoned judgment in arriving at sound conclusions and recommendations. Recurring contacts are made with students, staff members, faculty, administrators and the general public, as well as with staff of institutions that are University partners. Contacts are established to open channels of communication and acquire information for decision making and disseminations to others. Normal physical dexterity is required. The work is generally performed in instructional settings, community settings, agencies, and non-profit organizations.

    2. Development and Counseling:

    Employee is expected to participate in activities that will help in the development of his/her career, and help in the performance of the job. Employee may seek counseling from the immediate supervisor.

    3.Training:

    Faculty member is expected to utilize training opportunities to help improve the skill and knowledge level, and for updates on the latest techniques, methods, and theories that are being used in the discipline and in research settings.

    4. Knowledge of UDC Rules and Regulations:

    The position requires a solid understanding of the policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees, the University, as well as applicable Federal and D.C. government laws.

    The university provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

    The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

    5. Physical Demands:

    Normal physical dexterity is required including sitting, walking, standing and bending. The work is not sedentary. Work is mostly performed in an instructional, research, and community settings. The work requires carrying of light items such as laptops, books, and papers, local traveling to various work and community sites.

  • 20 Apr 2017 2:31 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Oklahoma College of Law invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in our Clinical Legal Education program. The start date for the position is August 2017. The initial appointment will be for a one-year renewable contract that can lead, after three years, to renewable longer-term contracts with security of position consistent with ABA standards.

    The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for teaching lawyering skills to law students in the criminal defense clinic through the direct supervision of Licensed Legal Interns. Clinic students defend clients in misdemeanor and minor felony cases in Cleveland and McClain Counties. The Assistant Professor is responsible for overseeing a revolving criminal caseload of approximately 40-80 cases. This is a full-time benefits-eligible twelve-month position.

    Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must be currently licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma or must be eligible for and willing to obtain such license. A minimum of 5 years practice experience in the relevant area or 2 years as a clinical faculty member is required. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in pro bono service and appreciate the dynamics of representation of low income persons.

    Applicant should be familiar with clinical education pedagogy in shaping his/her supervisory techniques. The Assistant Professor will work collaboratively with other clinical faculty members to provide programmatic enhancement activities. The Assistant Professor will provide classroom instruction in lawyering skills courses, and will participate in clinic related activities as necessary.

    Please submit electronic applications to: Professor Amelia Pepper at apepper@ou.edu.

    Please submit print applications to: Professor Amelia Pepper, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019.

    Electronic submissions should include the following in a single PDF file in the order indicated: (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae or resume; (3) the names and contact information for three references.

    Applicants who submit their materials by May 31, 2017, will be considered, but applications received after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 09 Mar 2017 4:44 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) offers a full-time position as Clinical Supervising Attorney for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal. The position will focus on teaching and supervising law students in a clinical setting while providing legal representation—primarily in intellectual property matters—to a wide range of public interest clients in law and technology. Work product could include amicus or other litigation work, policy work, and counseling.

    The Samuelson Clinic at Berkeley Law is the nation’s flagship clinic in the high technology, privacy, and intellectual property fields, and is an integral component of both the Law School’s Center for Law and Technology (http://www.law.berkeley.edu/bclt.htm) and Clinical Program (http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics.htm). In training future lawyers and policy-makers, the Clinic plays an important role defining and shaping technology policy within California, the United States, and internationally.

    The purpose of the position is to expand the clinic’s work on intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on copyright. The clinical supervising attorney will supervise students in representing public interest clients, to help train the next generation of influential attorneys, judges, and community leaders specializing in technology law and policy.

    The clinical supervising attorney is anticipated to begin no later than July 1, 2017 but an earlier start may be possible. The position will continue through June 30, 2019, with the possibility of renewal thereafter.

    The Samuelson Clinical Supervising Attorney will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty on a variety of projects that will include the following:

    Clinical Supervision (90% time):

    • Intensive supervision of clinical students and their caseloads, primarily on intellectual property matters;
    • Teaching and curriculum development for the Samuelson Clinic seminar classes;
    • Participation in on-going advocacy efforts with state and federal legislatures, courts, and agencies; and
    • Primary responsibility for docket management during the summer break.

    Administrative Duties (5%):

    • Organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops, and speaker series;
    • Speaking at public events and with the press.

    Other Duties as Assigned (5%):

    Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):

    • Candidate must hold a JD degree or equivalent degree;
    • Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission).

    Additional Qualifications (by start date):

    • At least three years of post-JD experience;
    • Substantive knowledge and experience in intellectual property law;
    • Ability to represent clients independently;
    • Demonstrated research and writing skills, organizational and planning skills; and
    • Strong interest in teaching and in public service in the area of technology law and policy.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Substantive knowledge of multiple fields of intellectual property law, such as copyright, patent, and trademark;
    • Proven commitment to public service in the area of technology law and policy;
    • Substantive knowledge and experience in additional areas in which the clinic works, such as privacy, consumer protection, competition, and/or First Amendment law; and
    • Some teaching experience.
    • California Bar membership

    Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: http://apptrkr.com/969217. Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter; a CV; a legal advocacy writing sample (such as a brief, motion or equivalent)

    Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information of three (3) references. The position is open until filled.

    Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

    For more information about the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic visit our website at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/samuelsonclinic.htm.

    The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

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

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

    http://apptrkr.com/969217

  • 09 Mar 2017 4:03 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law invites applications for a part-time clinical faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor (non-tenure track) beginning May 1, 2017. Qualifications include a JD, license to practice law, qualification to appear before the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court, experience practicing tax law and experience supervising others (attorneys, paralegals or clerks). Ideally the successful candidate will have familiarity with the resolution of tax disputes and with the pedagogy of clinical legal education, and experience representing persons who speak English as a Second Language.

    The successful candidate will (1) supervise a Low Income Taxpayer’s Clinic, including all legal work performed by clinical law students, (2) organize and oversee outreach and educational activities by clinic students and volunteers, and (3) design and teach a class in Tax Law Practice to orient clinic students to Tax Clinic work. This is a contractual position supported by a pending Federal grant application. Employment is contingent upon continued funding.

    Interested persons should submit Cover Letters and CVs/Resumes to the University of Utah Human Resources website: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/61540.

    The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

  • 09 Mar 2017 3:36 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) has an immediate opening for a Clinic Attorney in the Veterans Legal Clinic. The Clinic—through which Harvard Law students also receive hands-on training in lawyering skills—provides free legal representation to low-income veterans with disabilities who have been denied the benefits and supports they need and have earned through their service. The Clinic’s docket includes both individual representation cases and initiatives that seek to create systemic reform. The Clinic Attorney will carry his/her own docket of cases that focus on advocacy for veterans with mental health needs and other underserved veteran populations. The docket will include, but not be limited to, representation of veterans with less-than-honorable discharges, LGBTQ veterans, and survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The Attorney will: represent clients in a variety of case types, including discharge upgrade cases and veterans benefit appeals that require or include a character of service determination; screen cases for merit and law reform opportunities; refer veterans to other relevant resources in the community; lead community outreach efforts; serve as a liaison to partner organizations; present legal workshops to service providers and community members; and support the Clinic’s Veterans Justice Pro Bono Partnership, which links pro bono attorneys in the private bar to veterans who have less-than-honorable discharges. The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School’s clinical program. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is for an initial two-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment depends on the availability of funding and project requirements.

    Minimum Requirements: 

    Candidates must have received a J.D. within the last three (3) years.

    Current Massachusetts bar admission—or the ability to receive temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04 followed by admission via waiver or via Massachusetts bar passage—required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the needs of the veteran community, experience representing veterans in access to benefit matters, and a passion for social justice advocacy.

    To Apply: Applications must be submitted via Harvard’s Human Resources website. Applicants should apply for the position designated as Clinic Attorney, Harvard Law School (ID #41848BR).

    About the Legal Services Center: Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, we are a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through five clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, Housing Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, and Federal Tax Clinic—and numerous pro bono initiatives we provide essential legal services to low income residents of Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside our service area. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients. 

  • 09 Mar 2017 3:27 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duke Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human Rights Clinic beginning in the Summer of 2017.

    Duke Law has deep faculty, student and institutional engagement in human rights and international law. In addition to its International Human Rights Clinic launched in the Spring of 2014, the law school is home to a Center for International and Comparative Law and a Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. It offers a joint JD-LLM in international and comparative law, has many student organizations relating to international law, and publishes the student-edited Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law.

    The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will work closely with the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. She or he will primarily help supervise student fieldwork in Clinic projects and participate in the planning and teaching of the Clinic advocacy seminar. The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will also work closely with the Director and other faculty to expand Duke Law’s experiential learning opportunities in international law, including through student placements in competitive summer and semester fellowships and externships in human rights and related fields. The individual appointed to the position will receive mentorship in teaching, scholarship, and human rights lawyering and will have an opportunity to work with the faculty affiliated with the Center for International and Comparative Law.

    Applicants should have a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience. In addition to a record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, advocacy, and intellectual engagement, the ideal candidate will have experience: as practicing lawyers or human rights advocates, developing practice- oriented courses, supervising students in fellowships or externships, working collaboratively with faculty, and other evidence of in-depth knowledge of and practical engagement in international human rights law and mechanisms.

    The initial term of the appointment is expected to be two years. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and competitive with similar fellowship positions at other top U.S. law schools.

    Applicants should send a statement of interest and CV to Ali Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu by April 16, 2017.

    Duke University and Duke University Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

  • 08 Mar 2017 6:21 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Washington and Lee’s Externship Program offers third-year law students the opportunity to earn academic credit through internships, in non-profit, governmental, and private practice settings. Washington and Lee University seeks to appoint a Director of the program. This is a full-time position that includes both teaching and administrative responsibilities. This is a non-tenure track position with no expectation of scholarly production. 

    The Program Director oversees all aspects of the program’s operation and is responsible for ensuring that students enjoy a rigorous, high-quality educational experience in the program. The Director teaches in the program, advises students, communicates with the students’ supervisors, visits field placements, and maintains and expands externship opportunities throughout the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The Director will also oversee the DC Program, which offers opportunities for approximately 12 students each fall to have an externship in Washington, D.C., which is approximately 3 hours from Washington and Lee University. The Director will be expected to periodically travel to DC for brief visits approximately every two weeks during the fall semester. 

    The externship program is a crucial component of Washington and Lee’s focus on experiential education and professional development. The Director will actively collaborate with the clinical faculty and the administrative staff in the Office of Career Strategy. 

    The Director must have a strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, effective teaching in an experiential setting and strong administrative skills. The Director must be familiar with best practices in the field and ensure that the law school is exceeding applicable regulatory standards. The ideal candidate will bring skill, energy and vision to the program. 

    Candidates must hold a J.D. degree, have a strong academic record, and at least three years of law related professional experience after law school. Prior clinical or externship teaching experience is preferred but not essential. 

    The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience but will not fall below $65,105 annually with benefits. 

    Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

    Washington and Lee University School of Law is an Equal Opportunity that adheres to a robust nondiscrimination policy. Our school has a firm commitment to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and, in that regard, we welcome candidates who are members of communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia. 

    Send a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a current curriculum vitae to: c/o Debbie Price at: priced@wlu.edu

  • 08 Mar 2017 6:12 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School has an immediate opening for a staff attorney in its Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (“IRC”) to focus on the urgent needs of the immigrant community—including members of the Stanford community—for litigation and advocacy in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken by the Trump Administration. This is a one-year, fixed term position with the option of an additional year dependent on need and the budget. 

    The Staff Attorney will be invited to join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, she or he will help train law students in support of the University’s policies and practices on immigrant’s rights. The Staff Attorney will report to Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, Director of the IRC. 

    Specific duties will include: 

    • Under the supervision and in partnership with Professor Srikantiah, develop impact litigation and advocacy strategies including those that address the needs of the Stanford University community. 
    • Supervise Stanford Law School students participating in this work, particularly small-group supervision and review of students’ written work, client interactions, and oral advocacy. 
    • Engage in substantial independent litigation and advocacy. 
    • Participate in events, conferences, and symposia related to this work; serve as an expert resource to the Stanford community. 

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

    Applicants for this staff attorney position must have: 

    • At least 3 years of experience working on immigration and civil rights issues (5-7 years strongly preferred); 
    • Significant experience with federal court litigation; 
    • Strong academic credentials and multi-tasking abilities; 
    • Excellent teamwork skills; 
    • Experience working with diverse immigrant communities (Spanish language capability preferred); and 
    • Successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision. 

    Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/, referencing job number 73938. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Direct link to apply: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/jobsearch?jobId=73938 

    In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below: 

    • a statement no longer than two pages describing: (i) prior experience in immigration litigation and advocacy; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant's interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching; 
    • a resume; 
    • a list of at least three references; 
    • a complete law school transcript; and 
    • a sample brief that the applicant authored (without substantial editing by others) that was filed in immigration court or the federal courts.

    Applicants may send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, Associate Director of the Mills Legal Clinic, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu. Hard copies may be sent to: Jayashri Srikantiah Professor of Law Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Stanford Law School Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 

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    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

  • 08 Mar 2017 6:06 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (IRC) of the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School has an immediate opening for a Program Fellow. The purpose of this new Fellowship is to support the expansion of the IRC’s capacity to respond to the urgent needs of the immigrant community— including members of the Stanford community—in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken by the Trump administration. A successful candidate will need to have significant legal training, either as a J.D. or as a professional paralegal. This is a one-year, fixed term position, with the possibility of a second year, dependent on need and budget. 

    The Program Fellow will divide his/her time between programmatic and administrative support for the work of the IRC. It is anticipated that approximately 50% of the role involves substantive immigrants’ rights research and programming, such as legal research and tracking nationwide litigation developments. The other half of the Fellow’s time will be spent providing administrative support to IRC operations. This support will range from preparing court and federal agency filings, maintaining and updating the IRC website, and processing financial transactions in the university’s system. The Program Fellow will work in collaboration with two Clinical Supervising Attorneys and report to Professor Jayashri Srikantiah, director of the IRC with appropriate reporting to the clinic’s Associate Director. 

    Mills Legal Clinic fellowship attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program, Stanford Law School, and Stanford University at large. The Program Fellow will be invited to attend, time and workload permitting, weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from Stanford and throughout the world present research and works in progress. The Law School also provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities. 

    The IRC is one of ten clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic, which occupies an entire floor in an award-winning central campus building opened in summer 2011. The Stanford clinical program is distinctive in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. The IRC engages in litigation and other advocacy strategies to advance the rights and interests of immigrant individuals and communities. 

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

    Applicants must have: 

    • Bachelor’s degree (J.D. strongly preferred) 
    • Demonstrated commitment to working on immigration or other civil rights issues 
    • Experience with federal court litigation and filings 
    • Strong academic credentials, multi-tasking abilities, and research skills
    • Working familiarity with various legal databases and software programs, such as Westlaw/Lexis and PACER 
    • Experience with website design/editing strongly preferred 
    • Excellent teamwork skills 
    • Experience working with diverse immigrant communities (Spanish language capability preferred) 
    • Excellent work ethic and adaptability 
    • Ability to excel in fast-paced, high-stakes environment 

    The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions. 

    Applicants should submit resumes through http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu, referencing job number 74193. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Direct link to apply: https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search?jobId=74193. 

    In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below: 

    • statement of interest describing prior experience in immigration law and policy 
    • a resume 
    • a writing sample 
    • a complete law school transcript (if applicable) 
    • a list of at least three professional references 

    Applicants should send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, Associate Director of the Mills Legal Clinic, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu. Hard copies should be sent to: Jayashri Srikantiah Professor of Law Director, Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Stanford Law School Crown Quadrangle 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 

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    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 08 Mar 2017 6:00 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Yale Law School seeks applications for a Ludwig Clinical Fellow to begin on July 1, 2017. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with a minimum of four years of relevant practice experience who is interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic (CED). 

    The Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development (CED) provides transactional legal services to clients seeking to promote economic opportunity and mobility. CED’s clients include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer’s markets, fair housing advocates, and neighborhood associations. CED’s legal services help our clients to expand access to financial services, bring arts institutions and grocery stores to chronically under-resourced communities, break down barriers to affordable housing development in high-opportunity communities, promote access to healthy foods, and facilitate entrepreneurship among low-income people. 

    On behalf of our clients, our students negotiate and draft contracts; provide advice on the tax consequences of deal structures and entity choices; structure and carry out real estate transactions; represent borrowers and lenders in financings; engage in legislative and regulatory advocacy; form for-profit and not-for-profit entities; and resolve land use and environmental issues. In addition to representing clients, students in their first semester of the clinic take a seminar which covers federal, state and local policies affecting urban and suburban places; substantive law in tax, real estate development, and corporate governance; and transactional and regulatory lawyering skills, such as negotiation and drafting contracts. 

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and pursuing a scholarship agenda. The Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester research and writing program for first-year students. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) The Fellow will be supervised by the clinical faculty. 

    The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus. The position is for twelve months (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) with the potential for renewal for an additional year if mutually agreeable. Annual salary is $63,000-68,000. In addition, the Fellow will receive health benefits and access to university facilities. Email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, osikhena.awudu@yale.edu. Application submission deadline is March 31, 2017. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of April. 

    Yale Law School is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer

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