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  • 02 Aug 2021 1:46 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW is opening a search for its next Dean. 


    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Law (UT Law). The university seeks an experienced, collegial, and energetic leader who will provide the inspiration, cohesion, and vision for UT Law and serve as its chief academic and administrative officer. The dean reports to the provost and works closely with the vice provosts, deans of other academic colleges, and UT Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders (including members of the Tennessee bench and bar), in setting overall academic and strategic priorities for UT Law, allocating resources to move those priorities forward, and developing a collaborative community committed to student success.

    As the leader of the state’s flagship law school at a land-grant university, the dean must recognize and support the institution’s duty to serve the people of Tennessee. Because UT Law graduates practice in a wide variety of settings that are subject to change over time, the dean should recognize the significance of preparing law students for diverse practice areas and professions. Moreover, the dean must be able to balance an internal role that engages the law school community with an external role that engages alumni, the state and local bench and bar, state legislators, local governmental officials, and other Tennesseans.

    The next dean inherits an active, involved faculty committed to shared governance, a dedicated staff, a strong student body, a supportive campus administration, and a loyal alumni base. UT Law embraces a unitary tenure track for doctrinal, clinic, legal-writing and library faculty, and has developed an egalitarian culture among its faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, transparent, and inspiring leader who is equally committed to teaching, service, and scholarship. The dean will further UT Law’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; continue to develop a successful fund-raising and alumni-engagement program; promote and, where possible, advance UT Law’s local, regional, and national reputation; and support a community that is engaged, transparent, and inspirational for all its stakeholders.

    Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant experience in managing a comparable enterprise within a complex system like UTK; leading and inspiring a diverse, mission-driven community and stakeholder base; and promoting engagement inside the College, across the campus and the greater university, and within the legal profession and the public. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, a capacity for creative thinking, and the enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to lead with a spirit of service.


    Founded in 1890, UT Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. In its 2022 law school listing, USNWR ranks UT Law at #60 among all US law schools and #31 among public law schools in the nation. The National Jurist grades UT Law “B+” in its Best Value listing. UT Law’s business law program is currently ranked #37 among US law school business law programs and #25 among US public law school business law programs by USNWR.  The clinical program consistently ranks in the top ten of all US public law schools.

    The mission of UT Law is to prepare students for the practice of law by integrating theory and practice across the curriculum, with an emphasis on clinical and skills training, innovative classroom teaching, legal writing, and professional values. The college endeavors to produce high-quality scholarship that examines, explains, critiques, and improves the law and the legal system. UT Law strives to serve the university, the campus, the profession, and the public by developing and sharing its talents and expertise.

    UT Law’s JD program has approximately 365 students, 70% of whom are Tennessee residents. With a productive, engaged faculty of 41, UT Law boasts an enviable 9:1 student-faculty ratio while maintaining an affordable tuition. UT Law offers JD students two optional concentrations: Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and Business Transactions, each of which provides an opportunity for students to focus their studies as they develop skills and gain knowledge helpful to their pursuit of meaningful employment. JD students can also pursue dual-degree programs in business, philosophy, public health, social work, and public policy and administration. UT Law students may choose an accelerated JD program or opt for a flexible program, allowing them to earn their JD degree in a manner that best suits their own circumstances. UT Law also provides a “3+3” program for students who intend to earn a BA/BS degree and a JD degree within 6 academic years. UT Law’s MLS degree and legal studies graduate certificate program are designed to provide foundational legal knowledge to working professionals and graduate/PhD students whose fields intersect with law.

    UT Law hosts 5 flagship faculty-led programs to enhance student training: the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law; the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution; the Institute for Professional Leadership; the UT Legal Clinic; and the Legal Writing Program. Students at UT Law also have opportunities to help produce several exceptional journals, including Tennessee Law Review; Tennessee Journal of Law and PolicyThe Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice; and Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Students also participate in moot trial, mock court, and transactional business competitions, as well as pro bono and public service opportunities and externships.

    UT Law has an annual operating budget of approximately $15 million and a strong donor base. The college successfully concluded a $61 million campaign in June 2020 and received over $5 million in donor gifts from July 1, 2020-May 31, 2021.

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    The dean serves as chief academic and administrative officer and reports to UTK’s provost. The dean is responsible for all areas of strategic planning and academic operations for UT Law: management of faculty and staff; development of academic programs; delivery of student services; oversight of facilities; development of research; and fiscal management, including fundraising. The dean works closely with a strong team of dynamic, involved leaders that includes assistant and associate deans and program directors.  

    The dean will:

    • Serve as the intellectual leader of the faculty through a demonstrated commitment to scholarship, an ability to inspire junior and senior faculty alike in their scholarly pursuits, and a vision for further development of the intellectual environment at UT Law;
    • Promote UT Law’s teaching mission of educating outstanding lawyers through continued excellence in the academic program, including doctrinal, experiential, and hybrid courses;
    • Support, guide, and further develop UT Law’s commitment to the integration of theory and practice, grounded in a foundational understanding of legal doctrine and public policy;
    • Oversee implementation of the College’s recently adopted Diversity Action Plan; Establish and maintain a strong, engaged relationship with the student body;
    • Promote successful change in response to evolving external environments and emerging challenges, including providing leadership in developing a common vision for UT Law that reflects the future of legal education, the career aspirations of our students, and the established strengths of the institution;
    • Interact persuasively with the philanthropic community and solicit and steward private support from alumni, members of the Dean’s Advisory Council and Dean’s Circle, friends, foundations, law firms, government institutions, and corporations;
    • Develop and maintain positive, mutually supportive relationships with UT Law alumni;
    • Work effectively and collaboratively with senior administrators and other staff to ensure the smooth functioning of the academic and nonacademic components of UT Law’s operations;
    • Create a strong sense of community and cooperation among faculty, staff, students, alumni, other campus academic and nonacademic units, the local and state bar and governments, and the courts;
    • Attract, retain, and develop outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff;
    • Manage UT Law’s budget within a responsibility-centered management structure.


    The search committee enthusiastically welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and will consider the factors listed below in evaluating candidates for this important leadership role. While no single individual will possess all the desired experiences and qualifications, the successful candidate should possess many of the following characteristics:

    • A JD, or other terminal degree in law, with accomplishments meriting tenure at the rank of full professor;
    • A leadership style characterized by flexibility, inclusiveness, integrity, and openness that involves and enables faculty and other key stakeholders to share in governance;
    • A demonstrated commitment to legal education, scholarship, and public service;
    • Familiarity with strategic resource management and an aptitude for successful fundraising;
    • Experience working with senior academic leaders across a university campus, including the ability to collaborate with the provost, deans, and other leaders to enrich the overall academic structure and the national and international reputation of UTK as a research and educational powerhouse;
    • The capacity and commitment to further develop supportive affiliations with UT Law alumni and friends;
    • A demonstrated dedication to building an organization that values and practices diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Superior communications skills; and
    • Decisiveness and the ability to multi-task, as well as a willingness to delegate and monitor appropriately.


    Now is an exciting time to join UTK. Chancellor Donde Plowman and Provost John Zomchick, working with faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni, and community partners, have recently developed a new strategic vision for UTK ( The new vision imagines “a world enriched by our ideas, improved through action, and inspired by the Volunteer Spirit of service and leadership.” The Dean of the College of Law would work within UT Law, the larger campus and university, the state, and the nation to pursue this vision. 

    Chancellor Donde Plowman became the ninth chancellor of UTK on July 1, 2019. Under her leadership, the university has placed renewed focus on its land-grant mission as the state’s flagship public institution. Since her arrival, Plowman has overseen the creation of the UT Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, the reunification of the Knoxville campus with the Institute of Agriculture, continued growth in student enrollment and retention rates, and the launch of a new strategic visioning process.

    Before arriving at UTK as its Chancellor, Plowman spent nine years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she served most recently as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. She earlier served for more than six years as the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean of UNL’s College of Business Administration. Before going to Nebraska, Plowman was on the management faculty at UTK, where she served for two years as head of the Department of Management in the Haslam College of Business. She began her academic career at the University of Texas at San Antonio as an assistant professor of management and advanced to the position of professor and associate dean for graduate studies and research, where she was responsible for the creation of the university’s doctoral degree in business.

    Plowman has a doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin, an undergraduate degree with a major in English from Southern Methodist University, and an MEd in higher education administration from the University of North Texas.

    Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, John Zomchick was appointed in May 2020, but he has called UTK home since 1985. He most recently served as vice provost for faculty affairs, a position he held for more than five years. He also served as interim provost and senior vice chancellor from August 2016 until April 2018. Before joining the Office of the Provost’s staff, he served as executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    A professor of English, Zomchick is a scholar of eighteenth-century English literature. During his time in the UTK College of Arts and Sciences, he held a number of administrative appointments, including associate dean for academic personnel, interim associate dean for academic programs, and head of the Department of English. Zomchick has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s and doctorate in English literature from Columbia University.

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    The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, outstanding athletic opportunities, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. Knoxville enjoys the charm of a small city with opportunities and activities that range from green energy initiatives and community greenways to thriving festival culture, music, culinary, and outdoor recreation scenes. Knoxville’s diverse community brings events such as the Asian Festival, Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival, Kuumba Festival, Hola Festival, the Big Ears Festival, Dogwood Arts Festival, and numerous other music festivals and artists. The city is also home to the Knoxville Museum of Art, East Tennessee History Museum, the Beck Cultural Center, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and UT Knoxville’s Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History. Citing both affordability and quality of life, U.S. News and World Report ranked Knoxville among the best places to live.

    Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people. Moderate home prices enable Knoxville residents to maintain a great standard of living, and commutes to campus are conveniently short. The Knoxville region houses many leading corporations, including Bush Brothers & Company, Clayton Homes, Discovery Inc., PetSafe/Radio Systems Corporation, Regal Cinemas, Pilot/Flying J, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. UTK is located within easy driving distance of Asheville, Nashville, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains and is a day’s drive from Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

    For more information about Knoxville, please review:

    Application Instructions

    Nominations, applications, and inquiries are being accepted for the position commencing immediately. For confidential inquiries and nominations, please contact Ms. Brooke M. Swart, Executive Recruiter at

    Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of leadership philosophy, (4) a statement of philosophy on diversity, equity and inclusion, and (5) the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of five references. Materials should be submitted electronically via (Interfolio Site).  Priority consideration will be given to materials received by September 10th, 2021.


  • 23 Jul 2021 12:27 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a clinical instructor for the Food Law and Policy Clinic.

    Reporting to the Clinic Faculty Director, and working with clinic staff, the Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring experience and interest in social justice, food systems, and food justice to their work in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). This will include activities related to client representation, management of food policy projects, and clinical teaching of Harvard Law School students. The CI will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, and teaching students enrolled in the Clinic as they work on complex policy projects; will manage several high-profile FLPC projects, such as the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project, which promotes better food donation policies as a solution to food loss and waste on a global scale; and, will develop and manage partnerships with external partners, coalitions, and communities in the food policy arena.

    The Clinical Instructor will join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching food law and policy program that includes both independent and collaborative team work in growing areas of local, national, and global importance.

    Job-Specific Responsibilities

    As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

    • Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students on skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
    • Manage the portfolio of work on one or several FLPC initiatives, which includes: designing specific student projects; directing the project tasks and delegation of work; managing relationships with clients and partners; helping develop and meet relevant timelines and expectations of grants and funders; and informing long-term strategic goals;
    • Develop Clinic clients and projects, relying both on the expertise and network you bring to the role as well as the Clinic's current and ongoing projects and relationships;
    • Help develop and implement the vision for the future success of FLPC's innovative food law and policy work that is rooted in racial justice and health equity;
    • Assist with developing and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;
    • Deliver talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers, and represent FLPC at local, national, and international conferences and events; and,
    • Lead and support the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise.

    Basic Qualifications

    JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience and admitted to a state bar.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    We are looking for people who have:

    • Experience with teaching, mentoring, and motivating students and beginning attorneys.
    • Experience working with clients, colleagues, and students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Experience with or interest in food justice, law, and policy.
    • Proven capacity to work as a team member in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based work environment.
    • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.
    • Strong writing, research, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience with or interest in international or comparative legal and regulatory issues.

    Additional Information

    This is a three-year term appointment with potential for renewal, subject to departmental funding and need.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, 
    Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.

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  • 21 Jul 2021 11:10 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    STANFORD UNIVERSITY is hiring a Clinical Supervising Attorney and Lecturer in Law for the Youth & Education Law Project, Mills Legal Clinic.

    Job Number: 90398

    The Mills Legal Clinic of the Stanford Law School invites applicants for a clinical supervising attorney and lecturer-in-law position with its Youth & Education Law Project (YELP). The clinical supervising attorney (CSA) will join the thriving clinical community at the Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, they will represent clients and train law students at one of the country's leading institutions for legal scholarship and education.

    The Mills Legal Clinic

    YELP is one of eleven clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic. The Stanford clinical program is unique 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. Students work in the clinic space each business day, and they focus exclusively and intensively on their clients, cases, and projects. This model allows for highly intentional, reflective, and iterative case work and the ability to provide deep, nuanced supervision and mentoring to students. The Mills Legal Clinic is also committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its office and practice management, advocacy, and teaching and learning efforts. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning, central-campus building opened in summer 2011.

    The Youth & Education Law Project

    Under the direction of Professor Bill Koski, YELP aims to both provide a world-class clinical education to Stanford law students and advocate for low-income children, youth, their families, and communities to ensure that they receive an equal and excellent public education. YELP's approach is to teach and deploy an array of advocacy strategies to achieve its goals, including direct representation of individual students, complex school reform litigation, and policy analysis and advocacy. YELP represents youth and families in all aspects of education-related matters, including direct representation of youth in special education and school discipline/school-to-prison-pipeline matters. This includes advocacy through individualized education plan meetings, negotiation and mediation, administrative hearings, and civil litigation.

    To address systemic failures in the public school system, YELP works with co-counsel and community partners to use litigation and policy advocacy strategies to improve those systems. For instance, YELP has been lead counsel in a long-standing class-action that reformed the special education service delivery system in a local school district and is working to improve California's statewide special education monitoring system, and is currently co-counsel in a pathbreaking case that aims to ensure that the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education provides adequate educational services to the children of the Havasupai Native American Tribe. Finally, YELP undertakes policy analysis and strategic consulting on behalf of community partners and engages in numerous policy, legislative, and impact projects that seek to systemically improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.

    YELP takes an interdisciplinary approach to its work, collaborating with juvenile defense attorneys, medical and mental health professionals, and education professionals. Notably, the Mills Legal Clinic has established a Legal-Social Work Collaborative in which a Clinical Supervising Social Worker (Kathy Ho) supervises social work interns in teams with law students to ensure that our clients' medical, mental health, and other social services needs are met.

    The Clinical Staff Attorney Position and Candidate Qualifications

    The CSA will supervise YELP students, lead and participate in seminar and case rounds discussions, and participate in various community collaborations. The CSA will have substantial responsibility for the representation of children and their families in special education and school discipline matters, as well as litigation of clinic cases in state and federal court and before administrative hearing tribunals. The CSA will supervise SLS students in all aspects of their clinic work, including coaching and mentoring students who have primary responsibility over their matters. Student supervision includes close review and editing of student written work and preparation of students for negotiation and oral advocacy. Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large. The clinic provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities. Finally, the CSA will be a part of the Mills Legal Clinic's efforts to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in our teaching, practice management, and advocacy work. The CSA will report to, and work in collaboration with, Professor Koski.

    Well-qualified applicants for the CSA position should have:

    • Significant experience in: direct representation of low-income and/or youth clients in special education, school discipline, and educational rights matters; proceedings before administrative tribunals; collaboration with community partners; policy analysis and advocacy; and state and federal civil litigation. While it is not expected that the candidate have experience in all of these areas, experience in some with an appetite to develop experience in the others is required.

    • Superior writing, editing, and verbal skills.

    • Strong academic credentials.

    • Sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards.

    • Excellent teamwork, collaboration, and teambuilding skills.

    • Strong interest in and demonstrated potential for successful teaching and student supervision, including previous experience in a clinical legal setting, the direct supervision and mentoring of junior attorneys, or similar experience.

    • Strong organizational / management skills, attention to detail and self-motivation, and an aptitude for law practice and clinic management.

    • Admission to practice in California or eligibility and willingness to sit for the next California Bar exam

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

    The Application Process

    Applicants should submit resumes and other materials through, referencing job number 90398. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by August 15, 2021. The CSA will ideally begin work with YELP on or before October 1, 2021.

    The following materials should be submitted

    • a statement no longer than one page describing: (i) prior experience in providing legal services and/or civil litigation; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant's potential for clinical supervision and teaching;

    a resume;

    • a list of at least three references; and

    • a complete law school transcript.

    • The candidate may also submit a writing sample of no longer than 15 pages.

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    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

    Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.


    Location: School of Law, Stanford, California, United States


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  • 07 Jul 2021 1:43 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY is hiring  a full-time (grant funded) facilitator to oversee the Missouri Clean Slate Coalition (MOCS).  


    Recognizing that a criminal record amounts to a punishment that never ends, the UMKC Clear My Record team desires to hire a facilitator to develop and oversee the Missouri Clean Slate Coalition (MOCS). MOCS seeks to establish a comprehensive, efficient, and accessible system of record clearance or expungement that takes full advantage of available technology. The persistence of criminal records often leads to poor health outcomes and poverty, by creating roadblocks to educational, employment, and housing opportunities.

    The project will ultimately change the scope, availability and reach of the expungement process, by engaging relevant stakeholders and empowering them to design and craft shared solutions to existing obstacles in the policy, data, technology, and individual access arenas.


    Under the supervision of the Clear My Record team, the facilitator will lead the establishment of MOCS, and form four working groups: (i) policy and education, (ii) data collection and coordination, (iii) technology, and (iv) streamlining individual expungements. The facilitator will assume responsibility in two primary areas:

    Provide Support that Mobilizes, Coordinates, and Facilitates Collective Impact

    • Identify and build relationships with stakeholders, document interactions, and establish trust

    • Develop consensus around MOCS objectives, procedures, and protocols

    • Oversee and coordinate the working groups: identify members, listen and engage with them, integrate efforts of the coalition and working groups, mediate large group meetings and working group sessions

    • Work with stakeholders and working groups to facilitate action between meetings

    • Attend and participate in local, regional, and state level meetings

    • Ensure consistent and open communications across the collaborative to build trust, foster mutual objectives, appreciate common motivation, and share lessons learned

    • Create an environment where all involved listen, show respect, and recognize each other’s contributions and risks

    • Formalize explicit agreements to shared mission and values as one step in building authentic partnerships

    • Convene members, with prepared agendas to further the mission

    • Manage logistics and administrative details, with support from a Project Coordinator/Law Fellow and a student assistant

    • Oversee, draft, and edit interim and final reports

    • Other tasks necessary to support progression and achievement of expungement goals.

    • Engage government agencies, service providers, health providers, universities, data partners, community members, and any other relevant partners in moving toward system change through meaningful action.

    • Ensure the coalition develops shared accountability to statewide outcomes and measures impact, at both the coalition level and the statewide level.

     Develop strategies and tools for dealing with shared challenges

     Identify research and training needs for the coalition and the community

     Provide strategic assistance to the coalition on a range of issues, including coalition management, communications/media, policy, research, and data

     Connect with national and state level campaigns on expungement

     Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field

     Maintain visible leadership in the field, by speaking at meetings and conferences

     Track accomplishments and milestones

    • Work with groups at national, state, and local level to identify constituencies for coalition inclusion.

    • Focus on engaging and supporting people directly impacted by criminal records

    • Participate in meetings related to fundraising and sustainability of the initiative with corporate, foundation, and government representatives as well as individual donors

    • Present quarterly status reports to Clear My Record team, sharing MOCS progress and seeking help to address systemic barriers to change

    Provide Project Leadership and Facilitation of Results

    • Facilitate the coordination and convening of initiatives including team and work group meetings and community engagement activities, ensure the initiative progresses as outlined in the project plan.

    • Collaboration oriented - work in partnership with organizations responsible for identifying policy and systems barriers to develop solutions for coordinated action.

    • Cultivate strategic relationships with local organizations, key stakeholders including individuals with criminal records, and attend community meetings and outreach events.

    • Coordinate the development of project plans and benchmarks.

    • Outward Facing – listens to and eagerly seeks information from the community, existing resources and programs, and relevant data points.

    • Equity Focused – understands the important role an equity lens plays in achieving and sustaining outcomes to involve all members of the community.

    • Facilitate small and large group meetings through the lens of a moderator who guides the group to remain on task while leaning on individual members for specific direction, goals and outcomes, and expertise.

    • Foster, embrace, and role model an environment of innovation and change.

    • Work to build consensus with those present to achieve goals and results.


    This position’s focus is on identifying, advocating, and embracing far-reaching systems and policy change throughout the state. Intensive efforts at education and relationship building on the facilitator’s part will support the generation of broad statewide knowledge, as well as understanding and buy-in for a more fair, efficient, and accessible approach to expungement.

    This position requires a unique individual who thinks in terms of systems and has the adaptive skill set to work across sectors, political perspectives, and beyond any individual arena. A working knowledge of the expungement landscape is required. Other competencies such as results-based facilitation, systems thinking, continuous improvement, and adaptive leadership are important. It is hard work, and as such, we seek a capable, energetic, results-focused team member to assume this role.

    Minimum Requirements

    • At least 3-years’ experience in leading and shaping issue campaigns in the criminal justice arena

    o Demonstrated success as statewide facilitator, as evidenced by coalition growth, and policy/legislative victories;

    o Experience managing large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects with diverging perspectives

    • Bachelor’s degree in associated field (e.g., public health, education, social sciences, social work, public policy, human services, etc.)

    • Master’s degree in associated field or JD

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated facilitation skills; by guiding groups towards conscious awareness of challenges and opportunities, process-oriented, and an engaging public speaker.

    • Comfortable working across sectors (law, nonprofit, data, technology, policy, business/workforce development, communities of faith, etc.) and using different frameworks/technology

    • Extensive knowledge of topics related to criminal justice, expungement and records clearance, movement building, policy making, and political power building

    • Demonstrated bi-partisan relationship building skills

    • Systems thinking and adaptive leadership

    • Exceptional active listening skills; reflection, summarization, affirmation, etc.

    • Ability to thoroughly review, comprehend, and communicate complex community needs.

    • Ability to interpret, analyze, and problem solve reporting tasks.

    • Excellent written and verbal skills.

    • Ability to clearly communicate with colleagues and outside organizations.

    • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively

    • Skilled in use of MS Office products.

    • Willingness to engage in travel, as necessary


    • This position is located in the UMKC School of Law and is a full-time, exempt, 12-month, unranked non-tenure track academic position.

    • This position is grant funded and, should funds not be available, it may be eliminated.

    • Excellent benefits; medical/dental plans


    Annual salary of $70,000 to $72,000.

    Application Instruction:

    Applicants must apply through the UMKC’s Human Resources website:

    Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

    Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

    For more information, contact Staci Jean Pratt at or 816-235-2631.

    If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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  • 06 Jul 2021 3:09 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a clinical instructor for its Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI).

    TLPI is an internationally recognized collaboration between Harvard Law School and Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) that advocates to ensure children traumatized by exposure to adversity, including trauma arising from racism and other structural inequities, succeed in school. In pursuit of this mission, TLPI 1) works directly with impacted students and families through legal representation and organizing strategies; 2) partners with educators and school leaders to create and sustain trauma-sensitive schools; and 3) engages in reform advocacy at the legislative and policy level to set systemic conditions that promote trauma-sensitive school culture transformation.

    As part of its work, TLPI operates Harvard Law School’s Education Law Clinic, in which law students provide direct legal representation to families in the special education system and practice the skills of legislative and administrative lawyering to advance the project’s education reform agenda.

    TLPI consists of a small, close-knit, interdisciplinary team of lawyers, educators, and social workers, each deeply committed to ensuring that all children have access to safe, supportive, equitable and inclusive learning environments where they experience a genuine sense of belonging and connectedness. The team embraces an organizational culture that prioritizes curiosity, humility, and a spirit of perpetual learning and inquiry.

    The Clinical Instructor (CI) is a lawyer who is responsible for working with the Faculty Director (and other team members of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative) to operate the project, including, but not limited to, activities related to client representation, clinical teaching, classroom teaching, and systemic change advocacy in public K-12 education. 

    • Job-Specific Responsibilities

      As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

      ·       Assist in the management of the Clinic’s day-to-day work, ranging from big-picture strategic planning to leadership of discrete projects to basic administrative tasks;

      ·       Maintain an active caseload representing low-income clients in special education matters (at IEP meetings and in due process hearings), with an emphasis on providing legal services to clients from communities of color, clients who are non-English speakers, and clients with disabilities;

      ·       Mentor, teach and supervise law students enrolled in the Clinic and its related seminars, helping to foster each student’s growth as a lawyer and child advocate;

      ·       Help to operate TLPI’s statewide Help Line, providing intake, referral, consultation, brief advice and limited representation to parents seeking legal assistance on behalf of their public school students;

      ·       Engage in community outreach, including forging organizational partnerships, participating in coalitions and advocacy initiatives, and providing legal trainings and workshops;

      ·       Contribute as a full member of TLPI’s interdisciplinary team, supporting the work of (and receiving support from) other team members as necessary and appropriate (including collaborating closely with colleagues at our organizational partner, Massachusetts Advocates for Children); and

      ·       Participate fully in TLPI’s multi-strategic systemic advocacy for trauma-sensitive, safe and supportive schools in Massachusetts and beyond.

      Basic Qualifications

      Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or be willing to apply for admission within the first year of employment.

      Additional Qualifications

      We are looking for a colleague who has:

    • ·       experience in special education law (as well as other areas of education law and policy reform and advocacy);

    • ·       lived experience with and/or a history of significant professional/educational attention devoted to understanding the impacts of structural inequities, including racism;

    • ·       experience with lawyering strategies beyond individual client representation is desirable (e.g., legislative advocacy, impact or class action litigation, grassroots community organizing, appellate advocacy, communications and media work, and other forms of activism)

    • ·       a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment;

    • ·       the ability to work independently as well as part of a close-knit team;

    • ·       experience with or a strong interest in supervising law students (or similar supervisory experience), as well as developing the skill of classroom teaching

    • ·       a long-term commitment to social justice advocacy, public interest lawyering and/or clinical teaching.

    • ·       Proficiency or fluency with one or more languages commonly spoken in the Greater Boston area is desirable (e.g., Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese).


      Additional Information

      This is a term appointment, with the initial term expected to extend through June 30, 2024, subject to departmental funding and need. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are able to start as soon as possible and no later than August 30, 2021. Assistance with relocation to the Boston area may be available as necessary. Candidates are invited to share any reasonable accommodations they may need in order to engage in the application and hiring process and/or as part of employment. Candidates can learn more about TLPI and its work at

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.











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  • 22 Jun 2021 12:46 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental justice with mentorship to help the attorney to launch a career in clinical teaching, or serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental justice work.

    UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program, ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of the ELC’s environmental justice projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora.

    Working alongside the ELC Director, the Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of disenfranchised and marginalized communities, and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar.

    The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law school’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.


    Candidates for the position must have:
    (1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school, (3+ years of experience preferred);
    (2) a strong interest in working on environmental justice issues;
    (3) strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with people from diverse backgrounds ;
    (4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental justice problems;
    (5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators;
    (6) the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, environmental justice communities, and environmental justice organizations;
    (7) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and;
    (8) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.


    The position is a full time, twelve-month staff appointment, with the possibility of extension for an additional year, but not to exceed 2 years total. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will report to the ELC Director.
    Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.


    All applicants must submit a cover letter, a statement of interest describing their background and specific interest in the Fellowship, Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence, a list of three references, a writing sample, and a resume or curriculum vitae using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at:

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

    Reference requirements

    • 3 required (contact information only)

    Apply link:

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  • 22 Jun 2021 12:39 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental law with mentorship and experience to help the attorney launch a career in clinical teaching, or to serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental law.

    UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program that is ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. Under close supervision, ELC students advise and represent organizational clients on a wide range of environmental justice and environmental law issues focused on the protection and conservation of human health and ecosystems. The nature of the ELC’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora.

    Working with the Director, the ELC Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of ELC clients and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The ELC Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar. The current ELC Fellow’s work has been divided roughly evenly between environmental justice and natural resource matters.

    The ELC Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the ELC Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.


    Candidates for the position must have:
    (1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school (3+ years’ experience preferred);
    (2) a strong interest in working on environmental law and/or environmental justice matters;
    (3) superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
    (4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental law and/or environmental justice problems;
    (5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff;
    (6) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and
    (7) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.
    Additionally, the candidate should possess a record of exceptional academic success in law school.

    The ELC Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director, and work closely ELC students, and another clinical Fellow. The position is a full time and may be extended to a period not to exceed 2 years.
    Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The ELC Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.


    Apply link:

    Document requirements

    Reference requirements

    • 3 required (contact information only)

    Apply link:

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  • 18 Jun 2021 4:14 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    The EAST BAY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, is seeking to hire an Individual Giving Manager.  

    As an integral part of EBCLC’s Development and Communications Department, the Individual Giving Manager will manage a growing annual individual giving program of ~$625,000. S/he or they will be responsible for overseeing the solicitation of donors through seasonal campaigns, as well as our alumni engagement strategy and managing day-to-day operations of EBCLC’s individual giving program.

    The Individual Giving Manager will be instrumental in planning and implementing two seasonal campaigns (November-December; late April-June). In addition, the Individual Giving Manager will oversee year-round engagement with graduates of EBCLC’s clinical education program. With the support of the Development Assistant, the Individual Giving Manager will lead the management of our Donor Perfect and Constant Contact platforms. S/he or they will guide overall communications strategies related to donors and media relations, including shaping social media, website, newsletters, email alerts, and funder communications, to effectively articulate EBCLC’s mission and lift up our key programmatic work and initiatives to our diverse community stakeholders. Our successful candidate is organized, collaborative, and a skilled writer, with the ability to create powerful communications and campaigns that engage our donors and drive action for them to give. S/he or they will also write with a voice that reflects a strong and nuanced racial justice lens.

    The Individual Giving Manager will work in close collaboration with the rest of the Development, Communications, and Data and Evaluation team, as well as the Executive Director, in implementing multi-prong strategies for sustaining and expanding EBCLC’s individual giving program. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications (DDC).

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Under the direction of the DDC, and with the administrative support from the Development Assistant, the Individual Giving Manager, lead the successful creation and production of EBCLC’s two seasonal individual giving campaigns and alumni engagement strategy.
    • Manage the annual communication, cultivation, and solicitations plans for EBCLC’s individual donor base.
    • Create and execute effective digital strategies (email, social media, digital events) to supplement seasonal appeals and increase participation/engagement with donors year-round.
    • With support from the Development Assistant, manage Donor Perfect and Constant Contact databases and oversee gift administration.
    • Manage acknowledgement process for individual donors.
    • Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure smooth and accurate gift processing.
    • Research new prospects for individual donor support.
    • Create profile briefs on major donors, when requested, and debrief the DDC and the ED on key findings.
    • Support the production of public relations materials, including annual report and quarterly newsletters.
    • Engage the Executive Team and Board members in major donor outreach, as needed.
    • Implement, test, and evaluate new strategies to increase donor retention, upgrades, and acquisition, and develop key performance indicators to ensure all goals are reached.  
    • Maintain EBCLC’s programs client story bank, which will be used for quarterly/annual updates to individual donors.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Commitment to EBCLC’s racial justice-focused mission
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent communications skills, including written communications
    • Works effectively with a diverse range of people, including Board members, funders, donors, attorneys, and community clients
    • Three years of fundraising experience with a focus on individual giving
    • Deep donor database experience
    • Experience executing annual giving campaigns, special events, and direct/personal solicitation
    • Experience with the following social media applications: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Friendly, independent self-starter and outstanding team player
    • Flexible and able to work in a fast-changing environment

    Salary and Benefits

    The starting salary for this exempt position is $77,000. Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options. Professional development support includes an annual professional development stipend and the opportunity to participate in relevant local, statewide and/or national conferences, as determined by EBCLC’s professional development policy and budget.

    Workplace Expectations

    Due to COVID-19, all EBCLC employees are currently working remotely. The Individual Giving Manager and all EBCLC employees will continue to work remotely as long as California’s Shelter in Place remains in effect. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

    Application Process

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter at:                 

    Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

    Working At EBCLC

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.  With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider and legal clinic of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

    EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

    Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works

    actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued.  In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

    We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

  • 11 Jun 2021 3:01 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a teaching fellowship in its Workers’ Rights Clinic. The WRC is an innovative live-client clinic that provides first-, second-, and third-year law students with live-client learning experiences. It is one of the only legal clinics in the country providing advocacy opportunities to first-year students. WRC students take first-chair responsibility for representing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants at every stage of the administrative appeal process, including administrative trials and commission appeals. 2L and 3L students may also handle appeals to the state circuit courts and Michigan Court of Appeals. The WRC teaching fellow will teach and supervise in the clinic and represent clients. This is a 2-year appointment.

    The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore and prepare for 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.

    Michigan's Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. This fellowship begins in summer 2021.

    How to Apply

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Click here for a link to this posting on the University of Michigan Careers site. 

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

    Required Qualifications*

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant advocacy experience, including experience in Unemployment Insurance law, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  

    Contact Information

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at or 734-763-1948

    Application Deadline

    The review and selection process may begin as early as the June 10, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • 04 Jun 2021 12:02 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is hiring for a two-year fellowship sponsored by First Presbyterian and First Baptist Churches of Cooperstown designed to foster child and youth security through the provision of immigration and family legal services.

    The selected fellow will be based in the First Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, working for the Cornell Law School Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, a clinical course in which law students and attorneys handle immigration and employment matters on behalf of farmworkers in the region. The Farmworker Clinic also works on research and writing projects with civil rights, environmental protection, and farmworker rights organizations, and sometimes offers brief advice and referral outreach sessions in farmworker communities.

    The Legal Fellow will:

    • Work closely with the Clinic Supervisor, conduct outreach to community partners and develop a needs assessment and immigration access to justice plan for undocumented children and youth living and working on farms and in other settings in Otsego and surrounding counties.
    • Represent selected clients in Immigration Court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    • Represent selected clients in family court in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.
    • Provide screening, intake, brief legal advice and referral services.
    • Educate the community on the impact of evolving immigration law and policy.
    • Engage, train, and mentor pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to immigrants and their families.
    • Develop resources for the community to identify pro bono attorneys.
    • Develop pro se resources for community members.
    • Supervise volunteer law students, undergraduate interns, and church volunteers, as appropriate and helpful for the project.
    • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and strong desire to assist indigent clients.
    • Strong legal, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • The ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, and to share an office.
    • Ability and willingness to make frequent drives and stay overnight as needed for casework and/or training and in-person meetings onsite at Cornell.
    • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments.
    • Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus. 
    • Proficiency in Spanish preferred, willingness to recruit and work with interpreters required.
    • The ability to undergo and pass a New York State child protective services background clearance, and routine child safety background checks to qualify for an office on the First Presbyterian and First Baptist church campuses.
    • Those with immigration law and/or family law experience strongly encouraged to apply.
    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 JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM 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 legal research and writing 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.

    This is a full-time position for a period of two-years and is benefits eligible. It is an in-person position working from Cooperstown, NY. The start date is flexible, but August 2021 is preferred. Cornell Law School will also provide the fellow with position related travel reimbursement and bar dues, as well as opportunities to participate in national substantive training on immigration law legal issues and in a variety of local and regional skills based and substantive trainings.


    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    The selected candidate must either be admitted to the practice of law in New York, prepared to take the New York bar exam prior to beginning the Fellowship, or be admitted on written motion after hiring.

    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and other significant supporting materials to To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by June 25, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

    Questions may be referred to Liz Flint (

    About Us:

    Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper east Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


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