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  • 01 Feb 2015 4:43 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Denver College of Law announces our new Master of Laws (LL.M.) Clinical Teaching Fellowship Program, which offers attorneys the opportunity to gain extensive practice in law school clinical teaching under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty. Fellows also learn about academic legal scholarship and, with the assistance of a faculty mentor, produce publishable-quality scholarship during their residence. Fellows receive an annual stipend and are awarded an LL.M. upon their successful completion of the fellowship. It is the explicit goal of the fellowship to prepare Fellows for a career in clinical legal education.

    Fellows enroll in a three-year program during which they are in residence at one of Denver Law’s five in-house clinics: the Civil Litigation Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic, the Community Economic Development Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, and the Environmental Law Clinic. Fellows will directly supervise J.D. students enrolled in the clinics, first as co-supervisors with clinic faculty and then on their own. Fellows also assist in teaching clinic seminars and perform work on their own cases or other legal matters. Additionally, Fellows participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. In addition to the above requirements, to complete the degree, the Fellow must write a law review article of publishable quality.

    Each of Denver Law’s five clinics will offer one clinical teaching fellowship that will commence in the summer of 2015. Clinical Fellows receive an annual stipend of $45,000, health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows also may qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools. Fellows will be integrated into the intellectual life of the law school and the larger University. They are invited to attend faculty workshops and participate in mentoring sessions.

    Qualifications: J.D. or equivalent; minimum 3 years of practice experience in the relevant area of law; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interest in clinical teaching. Fellows must be members of the Colorado Bar or willing to petition for admission prior to the start date of the fellowship (Colorado permits lawyers teaching in a clinical program to waive into the Bar).

    How to apply: To apply for a fellowship, please submit the following:

    Resume
    List of references
    Statement of interest of no more than two pages. The statement should address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the clinic; c) your experience with the area(s) of law in which the clinic practices and with public interest/social justice work; d) your professional or career goals for the next five or ten years; and e) anything else you consider pertinent.
    Please note: If you are applying for a fellowship in the Civil Rights Clinic or the Criminal Defense Clinic, please also submit a writing sample that represents recent, challenging legal work. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or a document significantly edited by someone else.

    Please send all application materials via email to Laurie Saraceno at lsaraceno@law.du.edu. Please use “LL.M. Application” as the subject line.

    Deadline: The application deadline is March 1, 2015, though applications will be considered on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by February 15, 2015.

  • 20 Jan 2015 9:10 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco is seeking an attorney with significant litigation experience, knowledgeable about legal issues affecting low-wage and immigrant workers or other marginalized groups, and clinical teaching or supervision experience to serve as a full-time Associate Professor and Clinical Staff Attorney.  The clinic addresses issues affecting low wage and immigrant workers through public policy advocacy, direct service, impact litigation, amicus curiae filings and non-litigation projects including educational programs for community based organizations.  This is a 2 year long-term, renewable contract.   Individuals interested in the position should apply online at http://www.ggu.edu/jobs by February 13, 2015, and include a cover letter highlighting your qualifications, resume, writing
    sample, and a list of references with contact information to be considered.Questions about this position may be directed to Associate Professor Eleanor Lumsden, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: elumsden@ggu.edu.

  • 15 Jan 2015 4:29 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track faculty member to begin in June 2015 to direct its Immigration Law Clinic. Applicants must possess a law degree, strong academic background, practical and clinical teaching experience in the field of immigration law, and a record or the promise of excellence and high scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will demonstrate the enthusiasm to lead and inspire our students to excel in representing the Clinics clients. Prior experience with the refugee claims process in Canada is desirable.

     

    The Immigration Law Clinic is an active participant in immigrant communities in Michigan and conducts numerous outreach events to serve community members. Students enrolled in the Immigration Law Clinic represent immigrants seeking a variety of relief and benefits, including asylum, family sponsorship, Violence Against Women Act petitions, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Students represent clients before the U.S. Immigration Court and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Students write appellate briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals. The classroom component of the Clinic includes substantive instruction in interviewing, litigation, and appellate advocacy skills, as well as attorney-client relations, ethics, and case strategy. The Immigration Law Clinic is a critical component of UDM's Certificate in Immigration Law, which students earn based on successful completion of four Immigration Law-related courses and an externship in Immigration Law.

     

    The School of Law is located at UDM’s Riverfront Campus in downtown Detroit and is within  walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the regions largest law firms, and major corporations, including General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank.  The School is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing that links Detroit, Michigan with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Detroit offers residents and visitors a dynamic variety of cultural and entertainment attractions that are easily accessible from the Law School, including the Detroit Institute of Arts (housing a world-class art collection), the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Opera House, the Detroit Zoo, the Henry Ford Museum, Eastern Market (historic farmers market), and major league sports teams.

     

    As Michigans largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

     

    Mail or e-mail letters of application and resumé with references to Professor Gary Maveal, Chair of Faculty Recruitment, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226,mavealgm@udmercy.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • 12 Jan 2015 4:23 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University
    Law School are accepting additional applications for our graduate clinical fellowship
    program for the academic years of 2015-17. In recognition of the generous gift of
    Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows. Friedman
    Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal
    education and public interest law.

    The 2015-17 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2015. Each
    fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic. Although the
    various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and
    experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and
    co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students
    enrolled in the clinic.

    The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about
    clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of
    engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in these
    endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which these are the
    primary topics of inquiry. In the process, Fellows receive mentorship and
    support from the clinical faculty and administration, and the law school in
    general.

    Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and
    Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other
    clinical faculty. As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive
    specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students,
    and in writing a publishable thesis. Fellows also enroll part-time in
    other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of
    the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program.

    We are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic,
    clinical, and lawyering experience. We are especially interested in
    applications from lawyers with background and experience in the following
    areas: administrative law, appellate practice, community economic
    development law, civil legal aid practice, criminal defense practice,
    litigation, prisoner re-entry issues, and transactional law. Fellows
    receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission
    for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible
    student loan deferment. Fellows must be members of a state bar. Candidates
    who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver
    into the D.C. Bar.

    Each applicant should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of
    references, and a complete law school transcript by February 2, 2015 to
    Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb. The preferred submission method is by
    email to 
    clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. In the alternative, applications can be
    mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics c/o Executive Assistant
    Norma Lamont, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW,
    Washington, DC 20052. The George Washington University Law School is an
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes
    special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.

  • 12 Jan 2015 12:39 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    William & Mary Law School seeks a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in our Parents Engaged for Learning Equality (PELE) Special Education Advocacy Clinic. The position would be on the Law School's clinical professor track, which, for successful candidates, culminates in long-term renewable contracts. This is a 12-month position that will begin in June 2015. Scholarship is not a requirement of this position.

    The PELE Special Education Advocacy Clinic delivers client services to children with disabilities and their parents seeking special education eligibility and services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The PELE Clinic also trains law students in a clinical law school setting to be thoroughly familiar with a difficult area of administrative law, to develop basic and advanced law office management skills, to refine research and legal writing abilities, to interview clients and witnesses, to negotiate and mediate with opposing counsel and school district employees, to draft complaints and petitions when appropriate, to appear before tribunals and administrative bodies when necessary, and to create relationships with clients and investigate and advocate on their behalf both orally and in writing.

    The Clinical Assistant Professor will be responsible for:

    • Clinical Teaching: Bi-weekly seminar instruction; evaluating student performance and the status of cases through regularly scheduled student meetings; assessing student success with student-directed reviews and evaluations; preparing students for a number of different legal practical experiences through training and planning; evaluating student performance after legal experiences through after action reviews; working with students to understand various levels of legal authority in their cases; guiding and advising students on work with clients; overseeing outreach activities of the clinic with student interaction; advising students on practical legal work; preparing students for the ethical and reflective practice of law. Depending on our curricular needs, the Clinical Assistant Professor may also be asked to teach a doctrinal course as part of his or her teaching package.
    • Case Work and Client Representation: Case management of client files to include interviewing clients and witnesses; monitoring and supervising student work on the cases; keeping up to date on pertinent case law, regulations, decisions, statutes, etc.; tracking student’s time sheets and all work done in a file; making final legal decisions on the method of pursuing cases and the objectives; giving legal advice to clients; working with students and educational or medical professionals to develop evidentiary support for cases; representing clients in school meetings, mediation, administrative hearings and courts, when appropriate. Case supervision is during the academic year as well as in the summer months, the latter with assistance from student research assistants.
    • Writing grants and proposals as well as serving as principal investigator for awarded grants, preparing required grant reports and financial reporting may be required. Organizing, as needed, conferences, symposia, and public outreach events expected. Responsible for planning, coordination of, and teaching in William & Mary Law School’s annual Institute in Special Education Advocacy for one week each summer, as well as other institute programs that may be developed.
    • Community and educational outreach, fundraising, collaboration and partnership with other organizations, and supervision of clinical fellows

    If you are interested in being considered for one or both of these positions, please send your CV to the Chair of our Appointments Committee, Professor Adam Gershowitz (amgershowitz@wm.edu). You may contact him, or me, with any questions about the position or the application process.

  • 12 Jan 2015 12:35 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    William & Mary Law School seeks a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in our Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. The position would be on the Law School's clinical professor track, which, for successful candidates, culminates in long-term renewable contracts. This is a 12-month position that will begin in August 2015. Scholarship is not a requirement of this position.

    The Clinical Assistant Professor will be responsible for:

    • Clinical Teaching: Bi-weekly seminar instruction; instruction at boot camp seminar; evaluating student performance and the status of cases through weekly meetings; assessing student success with student-directed reviews and evaluations; preparing students for a number of different legal practical experiences through training and planning; evaluating student performance after legal experiences through after action reviews; working with students to understand various levels of legal authority in their cases; guiding and advising students on work with clients; overseeing outreach activities of the clinic with student interaction; advising students on practical legal work. Depending on our curricular needs, the Clinical Assistant Professor may also be asked to teach a doctrinal course as part of his or her teaching package.
    • Case Work and Client Representation: Case management of client files to include interviewing clients and witnesses; monitoring and supervising student work on the cases; keeping up to date on all new case law, regulations, decisions, statutes, etc. in all pertinent areas of law; tracking student’s time sheets and all work done in a file; making final legal decisions on the method of pursuing cases and the objectives; giving legal advice to clients; working with medical professionals and students to develop evidentiary support for client claims; representing clients and supervising students before boards, agencies, and courts. Cases during the academic year are the joint responsibility of the director and the staff attorney, with the staff attorney responsible for case management and supervision during the summer months.
    • Assistance with educational outreach, fundraising, collaboration and partnership with other organizations, supervision of clinical fellows, and sharing the Puller Clinic Model with other law schools.

    If you are interested in being considered please send your CV to the Chair of our Appointments Committee, Professor Adam Gershowitz (amgershowitz@wm.edu). You may contact him, or me, with any questions about the position or the application process.

  • 12 Jan 2015 11:57 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites qualified and experienced candidates to apply to teach and direct its new Restoration and Justice Clinic to commence academic year 2015-16.   This is a long-term contract position with rank of position to be determined in light of a candidate's qualifications and other factors.

    The School of Law seeks a talented, creative professor to launch, teach and direct the Restoration and Justice Clinic.  The Clinic’s practice will provide legal services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, prostitution or other gender or sex crimes, including matters related to civil protection orders, civil and human rights, family law, immigration, consumer protection, or housing.  Along with the School of Law’s administration and faculty, the professor appointed to direct the Clinic will have significant responsibility for initiation and coordination in defining the clinic’s mission, parameters, clients and scope of practice.  The Clinic will develop curriculum and cultivate multidisciplinary partners in the university and community with whom to collaborate formally. 

    The new Clinic is part of Pepperdine’s expanding program of clinical and experiential education.   Pepperdine law students must complete 50 hours of pro bono service and 15 units of professional skills classes, and they can receive dual credit in clinics, practicums and qualifying externships.   The Restoration and Justice Clinic will promote diverse curricular offerings with a multidisciplinary, client-centered practice with various and intersecting forms of advocacy.   The Clinic’s director will have opportunities to participate in the School of Law’s Global Justice Mission and to collaborate with existing clinics to serve local, national and international clients. 

    The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for teaching and directing the Restoration and Justice Clinic, will also teach externship workshops

    periodically and will likely have opportunity to teach other courses.  

    The position is a 12-month appointment.  

    Candidates must hold a J.D., be licensed to practice law in California (or be willing to obtain a California license as soon as possible), and preferably have experience working with law students on client cases in a clinical, externship or similar setting. The candidate’s record should demonstrate superb lawyering skills, leadership and management experience, strong teaching ability, and the communication and interpersonal skills essential to being an effective clinical teacher. Scholarship in the field will be a positive factor in considering candidates.

    The School of Law is an ABA accredited, AALS member law school located in Malibu, California.  Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.  The School of Law welcomes applications from people of all faiths and is particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who may bring greater racial, ethnic, and gender diversity to the faculty of the School of Law.

    Interested applicants should submit letter of interest and current resume or curriculum vitae to Professor Richard Cupp via email at richard.cupp@pepperdine.edu.
  • 18 Dec 2014 3:14 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW

    PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR POSITION

     

     

    UCLA Law School invites applications from individuals interested in teaching a specialty course in its advanced curriculum for the 2015–2016 academic year.  These are non-tenure track, part-time, limited-term appointments. 

     

    Decisions will be made on a rolling basis and the timing of decisions will vary according to a variety of factors including curricular need and course scheduling and the particular specialty course the applicant proposes to teach.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letters their respective areas of professional expertise, the specialty courses they have previously taught or propose to teach as well as any record of research or other creative work such as publications, law reform activities and significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations.  

     

    Requirements:  Excellent academic record; substantial, distinguished legal practice experience with a record of research or other creative work such as publications, law reform activities and significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations; experience within a distinct legal specialty; demonstrated commitment to teaching; prior successful law school teaching experience strongly preferred.

     

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses for at least two professional references online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00773.

     

    Applications for the 2015–2016 school year will be accepted through April 1, 2015.

     

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.  The University of California seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

  • 03 Dec 2014 8:52 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, an innovator in legal education, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Director of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices, the school’s teaching law firm.   The Law Offices is a unique, primarily fee-generating clinical education program which employs 28 people including 16 fee-generating attorneys, 2 non-fee-generating attorneys and a support staff.   Currently, the Law Offices offers 10 in-house clinics, three externship programs and two certificate programs for students specializing in litigation-related fields.  It also mentors recent graduates in a solo and small practice incubator program.  The Director’s responsibilities include ensuring that the educational goals of the Law Offices are met, supervising and managing the personnel and the budget, and general administration of the Law Offices. 

    IIT Chicago-Kent is eager for a Director to identify, evaluate and implement new teaching methodologies and opportunities.  These might include expanding experiential courses, developing more sophisticated externship programs, assessing financing sources for pro bono clinics and further integrating modern law practice into the law school curriculum.

    Applicants should have at least 7 years’ experience practicing law, teaching and mentoring others, administering budgets, and/or managing people.  In addition, applicants should have the vision to embrace the challenge of making legal education more responsive to changes in law practice. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Start date: Summer 2015

    Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Laura Caringella, lcaringe@kentlaw.iit.edu by January 1, 2015.

  • 02 Dec 2014 11:43 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Position Announcement:      Clinical Professor and Director, Criminal Defense Clinic

                                                    University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas

    The University of Texas School of Law has an opening for a clinical professor to direct the Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC), beginning in August 2015.  The position is a full-time, nine-month appointment.  It is a non-tenure track position, with an initial one-year appointment followed by three-year, rolling, presumptively renewable appointments.  The successful candidate will join a community of over 25 faculty members who teach in the clinical program.

    The CDC has operated at Texas Law since 1974.  It is a six-credit, one semester, pass/fail course with weekly classes, skills sessions, and case supervision meetings.  Approximately 16 students enroll each semester.  The CDC is directed by a full-time clinical professor who works with two part-time supervising attorneys and an administrative assistant.

    CDC students represent indigent defendants charged with misdemeanors in Travis County.  Typical offenses include DWI, theft, assault, and drug possession.  Students function as “first chair” attorneys, with the supervising attorneys sitting as “second chair” during court proceedings.  The clinical faculty provides mentorship and supervision for students but students take on primary responsibility for their cases.  Students arrange jail releases, interview clients and witnesses, investigate crime scenes, litigate pretrial issues, negotiate with prosecutors, work with court staff, and try cases before judges and juries.  The CDC is primarily focused on trials but past students have occasionally worked on appeals (including in the U.S. Supreme Court).  


    More information about the CDC can be found at: 
    www.utexas.edu/law/clinics/criminal/

    Qualifications:

    1.                  Member of Texas Bar, eligible to waive in to Texas Bar, or willing to take the Texas Bar Exam in July 2015;

    2.                  At least eight years of experience in criminal defense practice;

    3.                  Familiarity with clinical teaching methods;

    4.                  Experience supervising law students and/or junior attorneys;

    5.                  Experience running a law office or practice area; and

    6.                  Teaching experience (preferred).

    The salary for this position is in the $98,000 to $110,000 range for nine months, depending on experience.  The position is open until filled.

    Applications (with a letter of interest, a resume or c.v., a writing sample, and the names of three references) should be submitted by email by January 9, 2015, to:

    Eden Harrington, Associate Dean for Experiential Education

    University of Texas School of Law

    727 East Dean Keeton Street

    Austin, TX 78705

    (512) 232-7068

    eharrington@law.utexas.edu


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