Clinical Legal Education Association

Harvard Law School - Clinical Instructor, Criminal Justice Institute (CJI)

23 Aug 2017 10:10 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

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

Basic Qualifications

JD at least 5 years prior, eligibility to be admitted to Massachusetts Bar and at least five years of criminal defense trial practice and/or juvenile defense law experience

Additional Qualifications

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Motivation, initiative and commitment to meeting the legal needs of indigent persons charged with, or convicted of, crimes or delinquency; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and in demanding, high-stress circumstances. Experience with training, supervising, teaching, or mentoring law students, beginning attorneys, and familiarity with clinical pedagogy is preferred.

Additional Information

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 6/30/2022, subject to funding and departmental need. Deadline to Apply is 8/1/2017.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. To apply and view the complete posting, please visit http://bit.ly/2wyk84S

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