The University of Illinois College of Law – a national leader in the field of elder law and policy – invites applications for a clinical professor to develop and direct an Elder Financial Justice Clinic focused on matters relating to elder financial abuse. Each year, elderly U.S. citizens lose roughly $3 billion through financial frauds perpetrated by strangers, family members, friends, and neighbors. Despite increased attention to the phenomenon of elder financial abuse at the state and federal levels, instances of wrongdoing remain underreported, under-investigated, and under-prosecuted. The primary missions of the Elder Law Clinic will be to educate law students about the prevalence of elder financial abuse, to equip students with the necessary tools to detect, manage, and prosecute instances of wrongdoing, and to represent indigent elderly clients who have been financially victimized.
The position is a nine-month appointment as a Clinical Professor. Responsibilities include teaching a classroom component to the Clinic designed to orient students to the problem of elder financial abuse and to develop the necessary skills to detect, manage, and prosecute cases; closely supervising student casework and other matters related to the Clinic’s representation of clients; developing relationships with other entities – including governmental agencies, advocacy groups, financial services organizations, and other campus units – that may be in a position to advance the Clinic’s mission; and undertaking administrative responsibilities relating to management of the Clinic.
The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law (or in a position to secure licensure) in the state of Illinois; experienced in the area of civil or criminal litigation – ideally, with prior exposure to the field of fraud; and able to work effectively with students, clients, the bench and bar, other faculty members, and the broader community. Previous experience with clinical education is preferred, but not required. Salary is dependent upon experience.
To apply for the position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest; resume; and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by December 5, 2012 via the University of Illinois’ online system. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Proposed start date would be the first day possible after hire.
For questions about the application process, you may contact Chris Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org
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