The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law- well known for its leadership in clinical legal education and for its public interest mission- is pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity in the General Practice Clinic.
The General Practice Clinic is a one-semester clinic in which student attorneys represent low-income clients on legal issues affecting their most fundamental needs, including family law (child custody and kinship care, child support and divorce), health, employment, public benefits (including TANF, food stamps, housing subsidies, and Social Security), and estate planning. Students enrolled in the General Practice Clinic will use a range of legal skills on behalf of clients in settings that include administrative tribunals and trial and appellate courts in the District of Columbia. A priority of the General Practice clinic is to serve DC’s low-income seniors.
Students who participate in the clinic are in their second, third or (in the case of part-time students) fourth years of law school. Their clinical experience enables them to represent clients and gain experience in all aspects of client representation, including interviewing, relationship-building, case development and management, counseling, and often negotiation and litigation. The Clinic is particularly valuable for students who may choose to become solo or small firm general practitioners, focus on elder law, or seek employment with non-profit law firms that serve low-income persons.
The clinical instructor position will be effective August 16, 2018.
The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change. LL.M. candidates will work under the supervision of the law school’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics. By the end of the second academic year, each LL.M. candidate must produce a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to impact systems change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervision of students’ client representation.
- Co-teaching a classroom seminar and case rounds.
- Course planning and preparation with the Director of the clinic.
- Working with students to develop local or federal legislative, appellate, or other projects consistent with the mission of the clinic.
Minimum Job Requirements
To apply, please submit your materials here: http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxh1xt21
- A law degree from an accredited U.S. law school, active, good standing with a bar association in the U.S., and eligibility to become a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
- Evidence of teaching experience, or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.
- A minimum of two years relevant practice experience.