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  • 13 May 2015 4:47 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, through its Education and Health Law Clinic, is seeking an attorney to serve as a Clinical Law Fellow in our medical-legal-social work partnership with the Outpatient Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers-N.J. Medical School. The partnership, known as H.E.A.L. Collaborative (Health, Education, Advocacy & Law), aims to reduce the adverse effects of poverty on child and family health and well-being in Greater Newark by: (1) Providing free legal and social work case management services to indigent families of children with disabilities to address their educational, developmental and health needs; (2) educating front-line health and medical professionals on identification of social issues that adversely affect child health and family well-being and methods for resolving these issues without resort to legal involvement; and (3) enhancing the educational experiences, professional development, knowledge and skills of those studying and/or working in the fields of law, medicine and social work through collaboration in a multi-disciplinary setting.

    The fellowship is for a two-year period. The Fellow will be directly supervised by H.E.A.L.'s Legal Director, and will work collaboratively with the Legal and Medical Directors and medical/health/law/social work professionals and students. Responsibilities include:

    • Interviewing parents/caregivers of children with disabilities who are experiencing social and legal problems and triaging the issues presented;
    • Providing advice, consultation and direct legal representation to parents/caregivers on behalf of their children in the areas of special education, guardianship, and public benefits;
    • Collaborating and consulting with medical staff on cases, as appropriate, and overall program development;
    • Organizing and conducting/participating in cross-training sessions on topics relevant to the collaborative work; and
    • Assisting in all aspects of program implementation, development and networking.

    The Fellow will be based half-time at the medical school and half-time at the law school. The ideal candidate will have a J.D. degree and be licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey; 1-3 years relevant legal experience; excellent oral and written advocacy skills; a background in and/or knowledge of New Jersey’s special education and/or public benefits systems, relevant laws and regulations, and the administrative law process; and an interest in and demonstrated commitment to advocating on behalf of low-income children and families.  The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and team player. Prior interdisciplinary work experience, joint degree in a related field, and/or Spanish language proficiency are a plus but not required.

    Salary will be commensurate with other post-graduate public interest fellowships and will include benefits.  Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Rosen Valverde, Clinical Professor of Law and Legal Director, H.E.A.L. Collaborative, at jvalverde@kinoy.rutgers.edu by no later than June 15, 2015.

    Rutgers University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged.  Rutgers is an EEO/AA employer.


  • 06 May 2015 12:15 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Bluhm Legal Clinic - Center for International Human Rights / Northwestern Access to Health Project

    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, beginning in mid-August 2015 in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights, with a particular focus on the work of the Northwestern Access to Health Project.  The Michael and Mary Schuette Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in global health, human rights law and economic development, as well as clinical legal teaching.

    The Schuette Fellow will work on issues related to global health, human rights and development as they pertain to ongoing community global health work in Mali, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan, as well as other potential sites.  A demonstrated interest in global health law and fluency in French and/or Spanish is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Center for International Human Rights (j-sorensen@law.northwestern.edu).  The deadline for applications is July 16, 2015. It is anticipated that the fellowship will begin in mid – late August 2015 and end December 31, 2016.  Salary and benefits will be competitive.

    The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions,  and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation (predatory lending cases, civil suits arising from wrongful convictions, an landlord tenant cases), externship, negotiations and trial advocacy.

    Northwestern University School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minority candidates.


  • 04 May 2015 12:49 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Harvard Law School Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) is seeking a clinical instructor for the upcoming academic year. Below is an excerpt of the job description, more fully described here: http://bit.ly/1QUHweO

    The Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) consists of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Entertainment Law Clinic, Community Enterprise Project, and Real Estate Clinic. TLC seeks a Clinical Instructor who has background as a transactional attorney in one or more of the aforementioned practice areas and the ability and interest to learn new practice areas in one or more of the areas not already possessed. The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and will represent clients of the TLC clinics. Clinical students consist of second and third year law school students. The Clinical Instructor may also be requested to assist with a student practice organizations existing under the TLC (namely, Harvard Law Entrepreneurs Project or the Recording Artist Project). TLC clients consist of individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations and groups engaged in transactional activities. The Clinical Instructor also will be involved in assisting with the development of clinic and class curriculum and the overall learning experience of the students, their clinical practice and training.

    The Clinical Instructor will assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC by supporting the clinics’ endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with client communities and community-based organizations and client populations, adding to the clinic’s visible presence in such areas through meeting attendance, organization of workshops, and periodic on-sight availability at community-based locations to conduct new client intake and interface with clients and community partners.  The Clinical Instructor also works with the Director to identify new opportunities for enhancement of prospective client and community connections, as well as to develop, manage and document outreach campaigns for the clinics, including through the use of available technologies to create public speaking presentations on transactional legal issues. 

    Basic Qualifications: JD Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience.  Similar years experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students or junior attorneys. Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.  

  • 01 May 2015 9:42 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Visiting Professor position to teach in its Clinic & Justice Center during the fall 2015 through spring 2016 semesters.  The position involves teaching a Family Violence Litigation clinic through which second- and third-year law students learn about domestic violence dynamics, the substantive law and procedure of Family Court, and represent domestic violence survivors.  Candidates should have a strong academic and practice background, with experience in or capacity for teaching in a law school clinical setting. 

    Albany Law School is a small, independent private school in New York State’s capital.  Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State.  The school’s Clinic and Justice has a national reputation for excellence in clinical teaching and public service.

    Applications (electronic preferred) will be accepted until the position is filled.  They should include a cover letter, resume, list of publications (if applicable), and three references, and should be sent to:

    Albany Law School

    Attn:  Sherri Donnelly, Director of Human Resources

    80 New Scotland Avenue

    Albany, NY 12208-3494

    Fax: (518) 445-3262

    E-mail: hr@albanylaw.edu

    We will also be scheduling informal interviews with candidates at the AALS Clinical Conference on Clinical Legal Education from May 4 – May 7, 2015. Individuals interested in the position may inquire directly about setting up an interview at the Conference by submitting application materials directly to Faculty Recruitment Committee Chair, Professor Sarah Rogerson at sroge@albanylaw.edu.

    Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 28 Apr 2015 1:54 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC GRADUATE FELLOW/STAFF ATTORNEY VOTING RIGHTS POSITION (2015 - 2017)

    The Civil Rights/Public Interest section of the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) invites applications for a two-year graduate fellow/staff attorney position to start in August 2015. This is a new position that will focus on voting rights litigation.

    What is IPR?

    IPR is a public interest law firm and law school clinic founded by Georgetown University Law Center in 1971. IPR serves as counsel for groups and individuals who are unable to obtain effective legal representation on issues of broad public importance. IPR provides third-year law students an opportunity to develop a wide range of lawyering skills by working on real cases under the supervision of faculty members and fellows (also referred to as staff attorneys). IPR’s work is divided into three sections: civil rights/public interest law, environmental law, and communications law and policy. Each section is directed by a faculty member with the assistance of graduate fellows.

    Beginning in the Fall of 2015, the civil rights/public interest section of IPR will expand into the area of voting rights. We are recruiting for a fellow position that will focus on voting rights litigation for the 2015-2017 term.

    IPR’s Civil Rights/Public Interest Section

    The faculty member responsible for the civil rights/public interest section of IPR is Visiting Professor Michael Kirkpatrick. Professor Kirkpatrick joined the faculty in 2014 after a 23-year career in public interest law, most recently as an attorney with Public Citizen Litigation Group (PCLG). Before joining PCLG, Professor Kirkpatrick was a senior trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, he was a staff attorney with the Farm Worker Division of Texas Rural Legal Aid.

    IPR’s civil rights/public interest section operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of workplace fairness, consumer protection, and open government. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, the section will expand its work into the area of voting rights. Students interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases. Recent projects include:

    • litigating a complex federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Department of Defense and the CIA on behalf of researchers seeking records on “enhanced interrogation” used in the War on Terror;
    • litigating wage theft claims against private entities and government contractors on behalf of employees denied fair wages or overtime;
    • litigating retaliation claims on behalf of employees terminated for asserting their rights under FLSA and DC Wage and Hour law;
    • litigating on behalf of an individual improperly assessed a deficiency under Maryland consumer protection statutes;
    • litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her the lactation breaks she was entitled to under state and federal law;
    • litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her disability and pregnancy accommodations, discriminated against her on account of her national origin, and illegally assessed fees against her in connection with her resignation;
    • Filing amicus briefs in four appellate cases – two pending before the United States Supreme Court, one in the DC Circuit, and one in the New York Court of Appeals;
    • Filing FOIA requests and using the responsive documents to prepare reports exposing government misconduct;
    • Preparing and arguing two appeals in federal court, one in the DC Circuit and one in the Fifth Circuit; and
    • On behalf of a public interest organization, analyzing potential APA claims related to the recall of exploding airbags and other automobile defects.

    For more detailed information about our work, applicants should review our annual  reports.

    What do the Graduate Fellows/Staff Attorneys do?

    Fellows are responsible for day-to-day supervision of the students and work closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal writing. In the civil rights/public interest section, the voting rights fellow will have responsibility for about half of the docket and will supervise all facets of our voting rights cases, and will supervise other cases as time permits. The voting rights fellow will also serve as a liaison with the Campaign Legal Center and help with a national training for voting rights lawyers during the summer. Much of the fellow’s time will be spent guiding students in legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. In recent years, fellows have worked on all phases of litigation, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellows also play a key role in case development and in planning other IPR activities. Fellows participate in case rounds and assist in teaching seminars on litigation practice and substantive law.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual stipend for the position will be approximately $53,000, plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits, including unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. The fellowship will start in August 2015 and end in August 2017. Fellows are awarded an L.L.M. in Advocacy at the completion of the fellowship. Fellows are considered full-time students and may qualify for deferment of student loans.

    What qualifications are we looking for?

    Typically, IPR fellows have had substantial experience as practicing lawyers. On occasion, we have hired recent law school graduates or graduates just completing a judicial clerkship. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate

    ● a commitment to public interest law

    ● excellent writing and communication skills

    ● an interest in clinical legal education

    ● experience or strong interest in voting rights litigation

    Fellows must be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar or take immediate steps to apply for membership (through examination or reciprocity) after being accepted for the position.

     How to apply

    Applicants should submit

    ● a résumé

    ● a law school transcript

    ● a list of references, including contact information

    ● a recent legal writing sample of any length that represents the applicant’s most challenging legal work (The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or a piece significantly edited by someone else.)

    ● a brief statement (no longer than one page, single-spaced) explaining the applicant=s interest in the position

    Send your application materials in a PDF file attached to an email to IPR’s Administrator, Niko Perazich, at nwp2@law.georgetown.edu.

    We will consider applications on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed at our office. Although IPR will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.


  • 28 Apr 2015 1:37 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The SMU Dedman School of Law is seeking a full-time Director to establish and operate its new VanSickle Family Law Clinic. This is a non-tenure track position. This Clinic will provide legal assistance for low-income North Texas residents in matters such as divorce, annulment, paternity actions, custody and visitation, as well as child and spousal support. The initial contract term is one year, renewable for additional one to three year terms.

    QUALIFICATIONS: J.D. degree required. Candidates must have an excellent academic record, at least five (5) years of family law legal experience, and must be licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas by the end of 2015.  Board certification in family law is preferred. Prior teaching experience and prior experience in running a legal clinic are also preferred. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Among other things, the Clinic Director will 1) establish policies, protocols, and procedures that govern the operation of the Clinic, 2) develop and teach a graded Clinic seminar that focuses on core practice issues relevant to family law, applicable federal and state law, procedural and ethical issues involved in the legal representation of parties in family law matters, and attendant litigation skills; 3) supervise and evaluate approximately eight students per semester as they represent clients in family law matters, and, 4) ensure compliance with the requirements of any applicable endowment agreements.  Involvement in the community and in relevant local, state, and national Bar groups will be beneficial in advancing the mission of the Clinic and will be encouraged. The Clinic Director will be the lead attorney on all VanSickle Family Law Clinic cases. During school vacations and summer months, the Clinic Director will be fully responsible for maintaining the Clinic’s docket, i.e., handling field work, correspondence, mediations, hearings, trials, etc.

    SALARY:  Paid monthly on a 12-month contract.  Full faculty benefits; salary commensurate with experience.

    APPLICATIONS: Please send a cover letter and resume to:

    SMU Dedman School of Law – Dean’s Office

    Contact: Betty Alexander

    P. O. Box 750116

    Dallas, Texas 75275-0116

    REF: Position Number – 00053687

    SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Access and Equity, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


  • 21 Apr 2015 3:03 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, located in Columbus, Ohio, invites applicants to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law to teach the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic for the Spring 2016 semester.  This is a transactional clinic working primarily with small, start-up businesses. The Visiting Assistant Professor will be responsible for all case supervision, the training and mentoring of students, and teaching the class component that meets twice each week for two hours each session.

    Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

    • Direct and teach a 4 credit law clinic;

    • Supervise up to 12 students as they work with clients to determine and serve their legal needs;

    • Provide feedback and coaching to students as they prepare appropriate client work products;

    • Maintain existing network of relationships that provide referrals and a client base for the clinic;

    • Coordinate with permanent faculty member on leave who ordinarily directs this clinic to ensure seamless transitions with surrounding semesters.

    This is a full-time (40 hours per week), short-term (spring 2016 semester) appointment.  In addition, the Visiting Assistant Professor may attend and participate in events at the College of Law which could include workshops, conferences, commencement, faculty meetings, etc.

    Please note recently retired law faculty, seeking to serve as Visiting Professors are also encouraged to apply.

    Requirements:

    A J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school is required as well as a minimum of 3 years of transactional legal experience.  The chosen candidate must be (1) a member in good standing of the Ohio bar or (2) have passed a bar examination and be a member in good standing of the bar in another state.

    Application Instructions:

    Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of two (2) professional references to Associate Dean Garry Jenkins via electronic mail at jenkins.434@osu.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

    The Ohio State University is committed to non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action. This commitment is both a matter of law and moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community in which individual differences and diversity are celebrated. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 


  • 20 Apr 2015 6:34 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Berkeley Law School’s Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic is seeking a teaching fellow to begin on July 1, 2015.

    The fellow will have the opportunity to gain experience teaching and supervising law students while also providing representation to a variety of public interest clients in the law and technology arena.

    The official posting and instructions on how to apply are here: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/humanresources/FINAL_Clinical_Teaching_Fellow_Job_Posting_040915_long.pdf

    Please email any questions to Catherine Crump, who is associate director of the clinic (ccrump@law.berkeley.edu).

  • 20 Apr 2015 4:38 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Texas A&M is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Support.  The person hired will assist in developing and managing of all aspects of the First-Year, Peer Tutoring and Upper-Level Academic Support Program, in conjunction with the Faculty Director and the other Assistant Director of Academic Support. In addition, the Assistant Director contributes to developing and managing the “Preparing for Bar” Course, Bar Mentoring Program, Bar Scholarships, and other Bar Exam preparation materials and services.

    Candidates must have a JD, and should have some experience in legal education. Texas A&M University School of Law is located in vibrant downtown Fort Worth. The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living and a strong economy.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M University welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the law school’s academic community. Applicants can apply directly online at: https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/82340.  Please also send your résumé or cv directly to Professor James McGrath, Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support - jmcgrath@law.tamu.edu.  Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor McGrath at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.


  • 20 Apr 2015 2:50 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following clinics:

    Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic

    Took Crowell Institute for Youth

    Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

    Housing & Consumer Law Clinic

    Legislation Clinic

    General Practice Clinic

    LL.M. Program Description

    The U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent and nationally ranked clinical education program.   Each law student (J.D. candidate) must complete at least two seven-credit clinics (a minimum of 700 hours of clinical work) to graduate.   Each LL.M. candidate will work closely with an experienced faculty member in a clinic to teach and supervise J.D. candidates in substantive law and practice skills.  In addition, over the course of the two-year program, Fellows in the LL.M. program will complete a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or a project designed to stimulate systems change.   

    The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, legal scholarship, public interest law, and systems change.  The focus of the program is to provide the Fellows with a foundation in clinical education practices and to strengthen their lawyering and advocacy skills.

    L.L.M. candidates will receive an annual stipend of $51,157 plus benefits.

    The program begins on August 1, 2015.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

    Specific clinic descriptions are at:  http://www.law.udc.edu/?page=ClinicIntro

    Admissions Process

    Please submit the following:

    1. A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages):

    In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified?  How do you envision using the law to transform the system?

    2. Resume

    3. Writing Sample

    4. Law School Transcript (official)

    5. Two letters of recommendation from persons with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.

    Please send materials, except transcript, electronically to Jordana Arias, Clinic Staff Assistant, jarias@udc.edu.  (Please enter “LL.M. Application” in the subject line.)

    Mail transcript to:

    Jonathan Smith, Associate Dean

    Clinical and Experiential Programs 

    University of the District of Columbia

    David A. Clarke School of Law

    4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

    Building 52

    Washington, DC  20008

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

    Questions?  Please contact Jonathan Smith:  jonathan.smith2@udc.edu.

    Candidates should have a minimum of two years relevant practice experience and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  A person chosen to enter the LL.M. program who is not a member of the D.C. Bar will have to apply to waive into the D.C. Bar or otherwise apply for membership in the D.C. Bar.


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