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  • 05 May 2016 10:28 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Denver, Sturm College of Law is a top 75 law school with nationally ranked programs in legal writing, clinical training, trial advocacy, and tax law. Rooted in innovative experiential learning opportunities, our curriculum is global in its perspective and our faculty includes some of the most accomplished legal scholars in the nation. Opening first as a legal aid dispensary in 1904, the University of Denver was the first law school in the country to offer law students academic credit for representing poor persons. Today the Clinical Programs provides second and third-year law students the opportunity to refine their lawyering skills while providing quality representation to indigent clients. The University of Denver’s Clinical Programs includes five in-house clinics: criminal defense, civil litigation, civil rights, community economic development and environmental law. Clinic students are responsible for their client matters and handle all aspects of client representation under faculty supervision. Our goal is to graduate compassionate and rigorous attorneys who are committed to resolving legal problems effectively and responsibly.

    Position Summary

    The University of Denver, Sturm College of Law seeks to hire a visiting professor to teach in our Civil Rights Clinic for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Civil Rights Clinic is an intensive, year-long litigation program in which students represent clients in civil rights cases in federal court under the supervision of clinic faculty. Currently, the focus of the CRC is on the constitutionality of the conditions in which federal and state prisoners are held, including issues such as indefinite solitary confinement, inadequate medical care, freedom of expression, the free exercise of religion, and due process, although any kind of civil rights or civil liberties matter may be on our docket. Students also participate in a seminar designed to help develop their litigation skills and understanding of the law, as well as the political and social contexts of civil rights litigation. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in federal litigation who is a member of the Colorado Bar or able to gain admission by July 1, 2016 (Colorado permits faculty teaching in a clinical program to waive into the bar). This position begins on July 1, 2016 and will end on June 30, 2017. This is a 12 month, non-renewable, appointment. The clinic visitor will be integrated into the intellectual life of the law school and the larger University. Visitors are invited to attend faculty workshops, at which works in progress will be presented, and to attend mentoring sessions for faculty.

    Essential Functions

    • Supervise second and third-year students as they represent clients.
    • Joint classroom teaching and curriculum development.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
    • Outstanding teaching skills.
    • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.

    Required Qualifications

    • JD degree from an ABA-accredited institution.

    Assistant Professor Candidates

    Minimum of one year of teaching experience and a minimum of one year of civil rights/constitutional litigation experience in federal court.

    Associate Professor Candidates

    Two to six years of excellent teaching experience and a minimum of one year of civil rights/constitutional litigation experience in federal court.

    Full Professor Candidates

    Over seven years of outstanding teaching experience and a minimum of one year of civil rights/constitutional litigation experience in federal court.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Teaching, training or supervision of law students/new lawyers.
    • Experience with prisoner’s rights litigation and/or working with incarcerated clients.

    Work Schedule

    To be determined by Director of the Student Law Office.

    Special Instructions

    In order to be considered for this position, you will need to apply online and include a cover letter and resume. Candidates must apply online through https://dujobs.silkroad.com/ (or via the link below) to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact the chair of the Appointments Committee, Prof. Michael R. Siebecker (msiebecker@law.du.edu). Applications received by May 20, 2016 will be given preference.

    DU and its Sturm College of Law are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. You can view DU's comprehensive benefits summary at www.du.edu/hr/benefits/benefits_summary.html.


  • 29 Apr 2016 2:00 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    ABOUT US:

    Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, founded in 1976 and named for an eminent Supreme Court Justice, is now firmly established as an international and national leader in legal education. The School’s curriculum balances rigorous scholarship and research with experiential learning opportunities which include extensive clinical programs. Given its prime location in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village, Cardozo also offers a vibrant learning environment, with significant opportunities for students to gain legal experience through internships and summer positions with a broad array of legal employers.

    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year.

    The Position:

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Externships. The position will manage and continue to develop the law school’s strong externship program. The position calls for a dynamic, creative, and highly motivated individual to manage an integrated and comprehensive program of supervised field placements that provide students with significant and academically rewarding legal experiences. The Externship Director must have excellent communication skills to interact effectively with members of the legal community, law school faculty, and students and must have excellent organizational skills.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Responsible for the creation and oversight of credited placements for law students in public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, the private sector and other appropriate organizations
    • Conduct ongoing outreach to apprise appropriate lawyers and organizations about the externship program and create student opportunities by conducting site visits, developing agreements with placement sites, attending relevant legal community events, and developing other networking opportunities
    • Meet with and advise students on externship placements
    • Work with fieldwork supervisors at the placement sites to assure adequacy of supervision of the students. The Director will develop informational materials and training sessions for supervising attorneys and judges
    • Administer the externship program, including creating and maintaining data related to registration, credit requirements, and grade processing for participating J.D. and L.L.M. students. The Director will manage an application and assessment process and materials in compliance with ABA requirements, coordinating the processing and preserving of information using Word, Excel, Symplicity, Angel, and Banner
    • Manage a program of “field clinics,” or group externships based in one practice area or organization, supplementing the law school’s offerings by creating practical work experiences in areas to complement other clinical or doctrinal course offerings. In consultation with the administration, the Director will identify critical practice areas and highly qualified practitioners to hire as adjunct faculty, work with outside agencies to build educational placements, create a selection system in conjunction with the Clinical Director, and establish processes to assess field clinics
    • Oversee an academic program of seminar classes and training sessions for externship students that will be taught by law school faculty and outside practitioners on topics including ethical issues and substantive law that students confront in their externships, as well as how to reflect upon and learn from the externship experience. The Director will identify and participate in the hiring of these instructors as adjunct faculty
    • Manage a training and oversight program to ensure quality clinical teaching for externs, including designing and teaching Master Classes on clinical teaching techniques for practitioner-adjuncts teaching field clinic and externship seminars, assist in the development of course syllabi, and conduct selected class observation
    • Liaise with other departments and units in the law school and University as needed on student issues, including the Dean’s Office, Communications, Student Services, Student Finance, Admissions, LLM Program, and YU’s General Counsel
    • Represent the law school in the local and national clinical legal education arenas, including participating in conferences, issue advocacy regarding ABA changes affecting externship programs, and special projects involving the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), the ABA, the AALS, and the New York Consortium on Externships (NYCE)
    • The Externship Director may also have the opportunity to design and teach seminar classes
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience and Educational Background:

    • JD required
    • Five years of prior related experience

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Must possess excellent communication skills
    • Must possess excellent organizational skills
  • 29 Apr 2016 1:50 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Posting Summary

    The TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW and the Tulane Civil Litigation Clinic are seeking applicants for a Clinical Instructor.  Responsibilities will include a full time commitment to supervising students representing clients primarily in civil rights and civil liberties cases in federal court.  


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Significant civil litigation experience in federal court, including experience in civil rights litigation, a strong academic record, and be admitted to the Louisiana bar
    Minimum Education

    • Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate



    How To Apply

    Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and law school transcript, list of three references, a writing sample, and a brief explanation of the applicant’s interest in clinical supervision.

    All applicants should apply electronically via the following link: apply.interfolio.com/34924

    Materials submitted through this Tulane Jobs portal will not be considered.

    This posting will remain open until filled.

    Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

  • 29 Apr 2016 1:45 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Rutgers Law School is seeking an exemplary candidate for the role of Director of Externship Programs at the Camden location. The successful candidate will be appointed as a non-tenure track member of the faculty. The Director of Externship Programs is primarily responsible for coordinating all aspects of the school's externship programs, including assisting students in finding appropriate placements, ensuring the quality of student placements, designing and teaching a class component for Practice Externship, and coordinating with the career federal law clerks who teach Judicial Externship. The Director’s job includes:

    • Assisting students in finding placements, supervising students in those placements, ensuring the quality of placements, identifying and recruiting new placements;
    • Teaching the Practice Externship course, including designing the course, creating materials, and evaluating student performance.
    • Teaching other courses or supervising other programs at the law school at the discretion of the Dean;
    • Coordinating with the career federal law clerks who teach Judicial Externship to ensure the quality of the program;
    • Participating on relevant law school, campus, and university committees; and
    • Completing other duties as assigned.

    This position requires:

    • a Juris Doctor degree and background in legal teaching or legal practice; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience and a minimum of five years experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of law school externship programs;
    • General knowledge of areas of law and the law student experience;
    • Excellent judgement and excellent writing, organizational, and problem solving skills; and
    • High caliber communication skills, including verbal, written, and listening skills, as well as computer literacy.

    Rutgers Law school has a deep commitment to diversity among its faculty, staff, administration, and students. We encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups including, but not limited to, people of color, women, LGBT individuals, and people living with disabilities.

    We will accept applications immediately and aim to complete the hiring process in the early summer. Please send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 professional references to:

    Director of Externship Programs Search Committee

    c/o Kimberly Mutcherson, Vice Dean & Professor of Law

    Rutgers Law School

    217 n.5th Street

    Camden, NJ 08102

    Materials may also be sent electronically to mutchers@rutgers.edu.

  • 29 Apr 2016 1:26 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    We are hiring a Director for the Food Law and Policy Clinic.  The Food Law and Policy Clinic will be a new clinic at UCLA that will be aimed at both student development and creating on the ground impacts.  The clinic’s programmatic mission will be to facilitate sufficient access to socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable food and to improve food environments particularly for low income populations and marginalized communities.  The Clinic will train students to focus on developing lawyering skills, creative problem solving, professional responsibility, and an understanding of local government law and food law and policy issues.  

    The position of Clinical Director requires a talented and enthusiastic individual with significant legal practice experience.  The Clinical Director will be primarily expected to teach, develop, and manage a Food Law and Policy Clinic.  In addition, the Clinical Director will work with faculty and administrators to develop and implement other food law and policy related experiential opportunities for students.  The Clinical Director may also be asked to assist with other parts of the experiential curriculum, including teaching in the first-year Introduction to the Client Relationship course and supervising students in externships, field placements, and other pro bono activities, as needed.  The Clinical Director will manage clinic development for the Resnick Program, including client outreach and project fundraising.  As needed, the Clinical Director will act as a case manager for clinical program, serving as the attorney of record, and managing selected matters, including at times when the law school is not in session.  

    The Clinical Director will have responsibility for working with administrators and faculty to develop and manage a variety of experiential and public interest projects that ensure students receive high-quality educational experiences.  In particular, the Clinical Director will be responsible for developing the curriculum for and teaching the Food Law and Policy Clinic, including a weekly clinic seminar.  The seminar will provide students basic skills and information necessary for successful participation in clinic projects (including interviewing skills, navigating professional responsibility issues, fact-finding, and issue identification); provide students with an overview of the local food law and policy field, and provide students an opportunity to develop presentation and public speaking skills.  The Clinical Director will also supervise students in their execution of client projects, assign students to projects, oversee the progress of their work, and provide regular feedback.  Student skill development is a central goal of the clinic, and it will be the Clinical Director’s responsibility to ensure skill development without compromising client services.  The Clinical Director will have the primary responsibility, with assistance from the Resnick Program, for client development and project selection for the Food Law and Policy Clinic.

    The Clinical Director will also assist with development and management of a network of pro bono attorneys who will provide services to food-related small businesses and non-profits with business and transactional needs that fall outside the scope of the clinic’s activities.  The network will operate independently of the clinic, but, in collaboration with UCLA Law’s other experiential programs, the Clinical Director will assist with attorney recruitment, community outreach, and client intake and referrals.  The Clinical Director will work under the general direction of Executive Director of the Resnick Program, and will report to both the Executive Director of the Resnick Program and the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, and Public Service. 

    Required Qualifications

    • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school.
    • Bar admission (if candidate is admitted in a state other than California, must be willing to sit for the California bar exam at the first possible sitting after being hired).
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills and demonstrated success in advocacy and client management.
    • A demonstrated record of excellence in project management, including project development, implementation, and development of administrative procedures such as recordkeeping and reporting.
    • A demonstrated record of excellence with supervision of employees (or students in a teaching context), particularly with delegation of work, oversight of work quality, and provision of feedback.
    • An existing network of contacts to facilitate client development or a demonstrated record of ability to develop such a network.
    • A strong interest in food law and policy and a commitment to the Resnick Program mission and the clinic mission.

    Recommended Qualifications 

    • 4+ years’ experience with policy advocacy in food policy, public health, community development, and/or environmental policy.
    • An interest in legal scholarship and a record of publication of scholarly work.
    • Fundraising experience.
    • 2+ years’ teaching experience.

    The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track position.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)  UCLA School of Law seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. 

    Application Instructions and Deadline

    Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, statement of research interest, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, and a list of three references to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02172.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, May 19, 2016, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.  Start date will be July 1, 2016.  Relocation to the Los Angeles area is required.

    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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

  • 27 Apr 2016 10:39 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Tulane Law School is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Experiential Learning. This is a faculty position with responsibility for overseeing the law school's experiential academic programs and activities. The Director will report to the Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and have particular oversight in the area of externship programs serving approximately 140 students per year. The Director will assist in overseeing the transition from a 30-hour minimum pro bono requirement to a 50-hour minimum pro bono requirement for graduation. The Director will assist in maintaining the academic quality of the skills boot camp, Trial Advocacy, and Moot Court programs and ensuring compliance with ABA and other regulations. The Director will also be expected to teach as a professor of the practice in the experiential curriculum, assist in the development of new experiential learning courses and opportunities, and participate in professional conferences and professional associations. 

    Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, outstanding academic credentials, and law-related practice experience.

    Please send a CV identifying at least three references, a law school transcript, and a letter explaining your interest and background in experiential teaching. The law school aims to fill this position by July 2016.

    Interested candidates should apply through Interfolio using the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/34756. Inquires may be directed to Stacy Seicshnaydre, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.  sseicshn@tulane.edu(504)865-5158.

  • 27 Apr 2016 9:47 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Duties & Responsibilities Reports to Director of Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. Will work closely with the Director to support expansion of the school's innovative program in negotiation, mediation, facilitation, and dispute systems design.  

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

    Will work closely with the Director to support HNMCP program innovation. This will include creative projects such as research and writing projects related to facilitation, dispute resolution systems design, negotiation, and mediation. Will help develop new teaching materials for use in the clinic’s teaching and executive education programs; these materials will include simulations, case studies, and materials for use with new technologies. As needed will also assist the Director, Assistant Director and the clinical instructors in project management, clinic development, and outreach efforts.
    Will also have special responsibility for providing regular oversight, supervision, and coaching to students involved in Harvard Negotiators, a student practice organization of Harvard Law School. Responsible for providing strategic leadership for growth and developing projects for Harvard Negotiators. Will also provide additional oversight to the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR) and help coordinate joint activities and initiatives of HNLR, Harvard Negotiators, and the Harvard Mediation Program. This is a term position through June 30, 2019.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    •    Performs other duties as necessary
    Basic Qualifications J.D. or other advanced/graduate degree related to dispute resolution; experience with theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, dispute systems design, or alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Must be a member of the bar in good standing. Hiring will be subject to a conflict check.

    Please note: To qualify for a Fellowship, candidates must have earned their J.D. or other advanced/graduate degree within the last three years.

     
    Additional Qualifications Should be passionate about developing field of negotiation and dispute resolution, and have long term interest in pursuing career in negotiation and dispute resolution. Superior interpersonal skills, proven capacity to work as a trustworthy and collaborative team member, sound judgment, an entrepreneurial attitude, exceptional ethical standards, strong mentoring ability, deft management skills, professional and responsible demeanor, and outstanding writing and verbal skills required.
    Additional Information This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2019, subject to funding and departmental need.
    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

     
    Pre-Employment Screening Criminal
    Education
    Identity
    License/Cert.
    Appointment End Date 30-Jun-2019
    EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • 07 Apr 2016 11:56 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    University of Minnesota Law Clinics, the clinical program of the University of Minnesota Law School, welcomes applicants for the Adjunct Clinical Supervising Attorney-Qualified Tax Expert position in its Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic. The Tax Clinic is an in-house clinic partially subsidized with a grant from the I.R.S. Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program.

    The position is a 12-month, part-time (40% time) position. The Tax Clinic is a 7-credit course that runs Fall through Spring. In addition to teaching the course and supervising certified student attorneys on active cases, the adjunct will assist with grant reporting and grant renewal. The adjunct will receive the benefit of a part-time office within the law clinic, working with a teaching fellow who has experience in the Tax Clinic, and the support of an administrative assistant.

    Experience in a clinical environmenteither as a law student or as teacher and working with low income individuals is strongly preferred, but not required. Responsibilities of the Ronald M. Mankoff Adjunct Tax Clinic Professor will include:

    Provide law students with closely supervised agency and courtroom experience on behalf of Minnesota residents on personal federal and state income tax matters

    Provide law students with practical instruction on federal and state income tax law, Internal Revenue Service regulations and procedures, and United States Tax Court procedures

    Expose law students to the opportunities of providing pro bono services to needy individuals in Minnesota

    Assist the teaching fellow in developing and conducting community education outreach programs for Minnesotans with low-income and limited proficiency in English

    Provide low-income Minnesota residents with direct case representation before the United States Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service, and state tax authorities

    Work with the Law School Finance Department and the LITC Administrative Coordinator to prepare and submit the Mid-Year (July) and Annual (March) LITC required grant reports and funding requests. Continuation of the Tax Clinic is based on LITC grant funding

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

    Juris Doctor degree
    • License to practice law and in good standing with the licensing authority in any jurisdiction with the ability to waive into the Minnesota bar
    Commitment to instructing and supervising law students
    • Working knowledge of personal federal income tax law
    • Mature, self-starter, with an ability to work independently
    Ability to work collaboratively with others

    Minimum qualifications: A qualified tax expert (QTE), and at least five years’ experience

    practicing law.

    Compensation: The position is part-time (40%) with a $25,000 adjunct salary, subject to a $3,000 increase if the candidate can also teach Federal Tax Procedure (2 credits) in Fall 2016. Because the position is less than 20 hours per week, it does not offer medical insurance or other benefits.

    Term: The anticipated term is May 14, 2016, through June 11, 2017.
    How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, proof of licensure and QTE status, and list of three professional references to Laura M. Thomas, Clinic Director, by mail at University of Minnesota Law Clinics, 229 19th Ave. S., Room 190, Minneapolis MN 55455 or at thom0800@umn.edu. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting April 1, 2016 until the position is filled. If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Thomas at thom0800@umn.edu. 

  • 07 Apr 2016 11:49 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Qualifications:  Must be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar and qualified to represent clients in Massachusetts State Courts, or able to waive or test into the Massachusetts Bar prior to the commencement of the Fellowship.  At least two to three years of juvenile and/or criminal litigation experience is required. Experience working with adolescents within the juvenile justice system and related systems (child welfare, education, mental health) is strongly preferred. Teaching experience is preferred but not required, as is experience participating in a law school clinic.  This position is designed for someone who wishes to launch a career in clinical education under the mentorship of a talented and experienced team of Clinicians.

    Hours: Full Time

    Fellowship Description:  The Juvenile Defender Clinic Fellow will be among a group of several clinical fellows at SULS developing their clinical teaching skills through teaching and supervision in the SULS clinics. During the fellowship, the Fellow will gain experience with clinical supervision and familiarization with clinical pedagogy.  The Fellow will work with members of the clinical faculty to develop clinical teaching skills and will be afforded opportunities to work with the Suffolk University Center for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence to develop teaching, course design skills, and scholarship.   The Fellow will be mentored in the area of teaching, course design, scholarship, the job market, using research assistants, and other topics.  The Fellow will be supported in her/his scholarship, including being given the opportunity to present draft papers at one or more legal conferences and before the Suffolk faculty.  The Fellow will observe faculty teaching their clinical seminars and have the opportunity to teach some class sessions alongside the full-time faculty in the Fellow’s area of discipline.  The initial appointment will be for a period of one year with the opportunity to renew for a second year by mutual agreement between the Fellow and Suffolk.  At the conclusion of the fellowship, the Fellow should be prepared to enter the market for full-time clinical faculty positions.

    Juvenile Defender Clinic Position Summary: For the past several years, Suffolk’s Clinical Programs have been nationally ranked as some of the leading programs of their type in the country.  The Juvenile Defender Clinic (JDC) is assigned to represent children, ages seven to eighteen who are involved in the juvenile justice system. While Boston Juvenile Court is where most JDC cases are heard, student attorneys and supervising faculty have appeared on behalf of clients in juvenile courts and in administrative proceedings throughout Massachusetts. Under the supervision of faculty or a fellow student attorneys are assigned duty days in Boston Juvenile Court and are assigned to represent clients from arraignment through final disposition and beyond if client needs dictate. This practice includes administrative proceedings within the educational, mental health, and juvenile detention systems. Through student supervision and using the tools of clinical pedagogy, the JDC Fellow will help students develop essential lawyering skills, such as client interviewing and counseling, case theory development, fact investigation, drafting, advocacy, and resolving ethical dilemmas in practice. 

    The Fellow will directly supervise a team of 8 full-year clinical student attorneys in their casework.  The Fellow will be responsible for managing and overseeing the caseload of the Clinic, including intake, case opening and closing procedures, case assignment and appearing in Court and at case-related events with students.  The Fellow will have the opportunity to foster partnerships throughout the juvenile and criminal justice systems, including with education officials, government officials and/or advocates in the non-profit sector to advance the work of the JDC and benefit its students.  The Fellow may work with the Associate Director of Clinical Programs to adjust the caseload of the Clinic to meet her/his interests and expertise, provided there are pedagogical advantages and service needs to be addressed by the changes.  In addition to supervising students, the Fellow will assist in student trainings and teach some of the a weekly seminar classes covering substantive areas of criminal law and procedure, litigation skills, basic lawyering skills, and professional ethics and identity.

    Timing: This is a one-year appointment available to begin July 1, 2016 or soon thereafter, with the opportunity to renew for a second year by agreement of the Fellow and Suffolk. The Fellow will be directly supervised by the Associate Director of Clinical Programs.  The Law School particularly encourages applications from women, minorities, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. 

    Required Application Documents:             

    Cover letter

    Resume or CV

    Writing Sample (scholarly or practice-oriented)

    List of three references (preferably one clinician)

    Optional Application Documents:             

    Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)

    Scholarship (if applicable)

  • 07 Apr 2016 11:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Qualifications:  Must be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar and qualified to represent clients in Massachusetts State Courts, or able to waive or test into the Massachusetts Bar prior to the commencement of the Fellowship.  Must be qualified to represent clients in state and federal administrative agencies such, as the United States Social Security Administration.  Admission to the bar of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts is a plus. At least two to three years of experience with mental health and disability and/or probate/family litigation is required. Teaching experience is preferred but not required, as is experience participating in a law school clinic.  This position is designed for someone who wishes to launch a career in clinical education under the mentorship of a talented and experienced team of Clinicians.

    Hours: Full Time

    Fellowship Description:  The Health Law Clinic Fellow will be among a group of several clinical fellows at SULS developing their clinical teaching skills through teaching and supervision in the SULS clinics.  During the fellowship, the Fellow will gain experience with clinical supervision and familiarization with clinical pedagogy.  The Fellow will work with members of the clinical faculty to develop clinical teaching skills and will be afforded opportunities to work with the Suffolk University Center for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence to develop teaching, course design skills, and scholarship.   The Fellow will be mentored in the area of teaching, course design, scholarship, the job market, using research assistants, and other topics.  The Fellow will be supported in her/his scholarship, including being given the opportunity to present draft papers at one or more legal conferences and before the Suffolk faculty.  The Fellow will observe faculty teaching their clinical seminars and have the opportunity to teach some class sessions alongside the full-time faculty in the Fellow’s area of discipline.  The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with the opportunity to renew for a second year by mutual agreement between the Fellow and Suffolk.  At the conclusion of the fellowship, the Fellow should be prepared to enter the market for full-time clinical faculty positions.

    Health Law Clinic Position Summary: The Health Law Clinicwas launched in 2010 to augment Suffolk Law’s clinical offerings and complement Suffolk’s Health Law Concentration. For the past several years, Suffolk’s Clinical Programs have been nationally ranked as some of the leading programs of their type in the country.  The Health Law Clinic (HLC) represents low-income, chronic users of the healthcare system in a diverse range of legal matters aimed at stabilizing patients’ lives and improving overall healthcare access and outcomes.  In years past, the Clinical practice has had a particular focus on mental health and disability law.  Student Attorneys enrolled in the Clinic have represented individuals with mental and physical disabilities and their family members in both litigation and administrative matters such as adult guardianship cases in the Probate Court, appeals of denials of disability benefits before the Social Security Administration, and denials of public and private health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use treatment.  Students have also assisted clients with other health-related legal issues such as drafting health care proxies.  Through student supervision and the tools of clinical pedagogy, the Fellow will help students develop essential lawyering skills, such as client interviewing and counseling, case theory development, fact investigation, drafting, advocacy, and resolving ethical dilemmas in practice. 

    The Fellow will directly supervise a team of 8 full-year clinical student attorneys in their casework.  The Fellow will be responsible for managing and overseeing the caseload of the Clinic, including intake, case opening and closing procedures, case assignment and appearing in Court and at case-related events with students.  The Fellow will have the opportunity to foster partnerships with healthcare providers, government officials and/or advocates in the non-profit sector to advance the work of the HLC and benefit its students.  The Fellow may work with the Assistant Director of Clinical Programs to adjust the case load of the Clinic to meet her/his interests and expertise, provided there are pedagogical advantages and service needs to be addressed by the changes.  In addition to supervising students, the Fellow will assist in student trainings and teach some of the weekly seminar classes covering substantive areas of mental health and disability law, basic lawyering skills, and professional ethics and identity.

    Timing: This is a one-year appointment available to begin July 1, 2016 or soon thereafter, with the opportunity to renew for a second year by agreement of the Fellow and Suffolk. The Fellow will be directly supervised by the Associate Director of Clinical Programs.  The Law School particularly encourages applications from women, minorities, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. 

    Required Application Documents:             Cover letter

                                                                            Resume or CV

                                                                            Writing Sample (scholarly or practice-oriented)

                                                                            List of three references (preferably one clinician)

    Optional Application Documents:             Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)

                                                                            Scholarship (if applicable)

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