The University of Michigan Law School - Clinical Law Fellow, Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC)

26 Jan 2017 4:40 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

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

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

The CEDC provides transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, and social enterprises. Students work in transactional, regulatory and strategic capacities on formation and governance of entities; drafting and negotiating contracts; developing employment and other policies; structuring real estate transactions; and counseling and representing on tax, land use, licensing and other matters. The Clinic currently represents several groups involved in food security and sustainable agriculture, and creating economic opportunities and supporting sustainable communities. The Clinic, founded in 1991, works primarily in Detroit.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in at least one of the CEDC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work for nonprofit and community organizations, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in July, 2017.

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications on February 13, 2017, but will accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to: John W. Lemmer Experiential Education Business Administrator The University of Michigan Law School 701 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


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