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  • 26 Feb 2015 4:35 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2015-16 in the following in-house clinics: Disability Rights Law Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, and International Human Rights Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

    The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 20) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the following links:

    For the Disability Rights Clinic: http://apply.interfolio.com/28893

    For the Domestic Violence Clinic: http://apply.interfolio.com/28914

    For the International Human Rights Clinic: http://apply.interfolio.com/28913

    Please contact Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, at swarren@wcl.american.edu (202-274-4002) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu for any other questions about the position.

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

  • 26 Feb 2015 4:34 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for a Visiting Professor for Academic Year 2015-2016 in the International Human Rights Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

    The Visiting Professor will supervise casework, co-teach the weekly seminar and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation. The Visiting Professor will also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. 

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/28919. Please contact Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, at swarren@wcl.american.edu (202-274-4002) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu for any other questions about the position.

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.


  • 26 Feb 2015 4:30 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Federal Judicial Center is the federal courts' agency for research and continuing education. A nine-member board, chaired by the Chief Justice of the United States, determines the Center’s basic policies.

    The Education Division designs and develops curricula to impart and enhance critical competencies tailored for federal court of appeals, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges and for federal judicial branch employees, including persons serving in clerk of court, probation, and pretrial services offices. Subject areas for judges include substantive and procedural legal topics, case and calendar management, ethics, and leadership and management.  Subject areas for other court personnel include selected technical skills, ethics, and leadership and management. The division delivers education through a variety of means including: in-person programs to which participants travel; in-person programs conducted in courthouses for local participants; audio-, video-, and web conferences; programs and materials delivered over the courts’ intranet; and in printed publications.

    The Center’s Education Division has an opening for one or more education specialists to develop in-person and web-based continuing education programs for judges, court managers and support staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Design and develop curricula, based on identified competencies tailored to specific types of judges and court staff.

    • Implement, manage, and evaluate in-person and web-based continuing education programs for federal court judges and staff, integrating technology as appropriate. As used here, “web-based continuing education” means synchronous and stand alone asynchronous training and education programs delivered on the federal courts’ intranet.

    • Work collaboratively with judges, senior managers, advisory groups, academics, and Center professional staff members to produce and maintain continuing education programs.

    • Train and assist persons selected to serve as faculty at Center programs in effective teaching methods appropriate to an audience of highly-educated professionals.

    • Monitor and, in consultation with the assistant division director, direct the work of assigned staff members.

    Mandatory Qualifications:

    • An advanced degree in education, instructional design, or a related field; or a bachelor’s degree and at least seven years experience in adult workplace education;

    • Substantial experience with techniques of needs assessment and curriculum development;

    • Substantial experience in developing in-person and web-based continuing education programs (as defined above) using instructional design expertise; and

    • Excellent project-management, interpersonal, verbal, writing, presentation, and computer skills.

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • A Juris Doctor degree.

    • Experience working in or with the federal or a state judiciary.

    • Familiarity or experience with leadership and management program development or continuing legal education program development.

    • Demonstrated expertise in planning, designing, and developing e-learning programs.

    • Working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Flash.
     
    Salary and Benefits:

    The starting salary is set at $113,574.  For the successful candidate who is not currently a member of the Center staff, a higher starting salary, but not to exceed $119,253, may be considered based upon the successful candidate's current salary. The FJC uses a payband compensation system. This position falls in the Center's payband VI which has a salary range up to $179,322, although not all incumbents in payband VI positions can expect to reach the top of the range. For the successful internal candidate whose current salary is below the payband base of $113,574, that person’s salary will be brought up to the base.  If the successful internal candidate’s current salary is above the base, his/her salary will be matched up to the top of payband VI. 

    A civil service rating is not required. The position does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive civil service. Federal government benefits are applicable. An array of supplemental benefits are also offered including a transportation subsidy and a flexible benefit program allowing for pre-tax deductions for health insurance, health care, dependent care, and commuter expenses. The Center will consider flexible work arrangements for its employees including flextime and compressed schedules; partial telecommuting is also available on a case-by-case basis. The Federal Judicial Center is located in the Thurgood Marshall Building, conveniently situated to public transportation directly beside Union Station. The Marshall Building houses a child development center and a health fitness facility for its tenants.

    All new employees with the Federal Judicial Center will be subject to an FBI/OPM background check.  All hiring decisions are provisional based on a favorable outcome.  Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity.

    Application Procedures:

    Submit a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position and a resume that specifies dates of employment, salaries, and responsibilities for all related positions, and a sample lesson plan with supporting materials from an education or training program you have developed (all mandatory) to:

                Federal Judicial Center
                ATTN:  Human Resources Office, Room 6-190
                Announcement #15-01
                Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
                One Columbus Circle, NE
                Washington, DC  20002-8003

    To receive full consideration for this position, applications must be received by close of business March 25, 2015; however, this vacancy will remain open until filled.  Please refer to Announcement #15-01 on your application.

    THE FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • 26 Feb 2015 4:25 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Staff Attorney/Manager of Litigation Initiatives in the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) leads CHLPI’s efforts to use administrative advocacy and impact litigation to expand access to healthcare for low-income populations and to promote more equitable and effective health care systems.

    The staff attorney position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy office, and practice in a burgeoning area of state and national importance. The position is for a one-year term appointment, with ongoing terms dependent on the availability of funding and project needs.

    Collaborating with CHLPI’s team of experienced attorneys and dedicated law student interns, the staff attorney advocates for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations, with a focus on the needs of low-income people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. The attorney helps to build upon and extend CHLPI’s innovative work in health and public health law and policy by developing and implementing litigation strategies to ensure access to high-quality healthcare and reduce health disparities. As part of these efforts, the staff attorney works with local partners to file complaints with relevant state and federal agencies as well as engage in impact litigation at the state and federal levels. Areas of litigation practice will likely include efforts to enforce Affordable Care Act anti-discrimination provisions through the filing of complaints with Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state insurance regulators, as well as potential lawsuits directly against health insurers.

    Qualifications

    JD Degree earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience. Ability to work independently, as well as in teams; ability to thrive in a high-volume practice; strong oral and written communication skills; strong motivation and initiative and the ability to work creatively within broad program goals; ability to learn and achieve superior professional practice; and strong organization, time management, case management and documentation skills.

    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend one year from date of hire with renewal subject to continued funding from ongoing grant support and program needs.

    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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To Apply: http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/; Requisition #34731BR

  • 26 Feb 2015 4:22 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, the Fellow will work on a broad range of health law and policy initiatives ranging from state-level legislation to national health law and policy reform.  The Fellow will work with CHLPI attorneys and students as well as consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials, and others to expand access to high-quality healthcare; to reduce health disparities; and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems.

    Working at both the federal and state levels, the Fellow’s projects will include: policy development and advocacy to increase access to comprehensive care, treatment, and services; monitoring, documenting, and reporting problems with Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation and other access to care issues; and research, analysis, and development of strategies to support enforcement of ACA provisions and other health law and policy reforms to improve access to care.  All of the above projects will focus on the care and treatment needs of low-income people living with chronic health conditions, including hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV. The Fellow will also develop advocacy training presentations and supplemental materials to help state advocates participate in important initiatives with regard to the future of Medicaid, Medicare and other federal and state health programs.

    The Fellow’s Clinic work will focus broadly on initiatives that will increase access to quality, comprehensive health care. The Fellow will work with staff and students to inform cutting-edge policy recommendations at the state and national levels in both the legislative and regulatory arenas. The Fellow will also conduct regular outreach and training for state and national service providers and consumer groups, help support community partners’ advocacy coalitions, and present at various meetings and conferences.

    Qualifications

    JD Degree and/or equivalent (e.g. MPH, MPP.) earned within the last three years. Extremely strong oral and written communication and organizational skills required; Interest in health law and policy required. Relevant health law/policy, community outreach/organizing, and public speaking experience preferred.  Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in demanding and periodically high stress circumstances. Strong motivation, initiative, and demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals.  Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills. Strong organization, time management, project management and documentation skills.

    Note: This is a one-year fellowship, with the potential of continued funding dependent upon ongoing grant support and program needs. 

    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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To Apply: http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/; Requisition #34729BR

  • 22 Feb 2015 9:57 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Georgia State University’s College of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Clinical Professor in its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (Tax Clinic). The Clinical Faculty position has faculty status, voting rights, research and service expectations, as well as a renewable contract and job security commensurate with tenured faculty, although it is a non-tenure track position.  Dependent upon an applicant’s qualifications and interest, the position may be filled as the Clinic Director and/or include doctrinal teaching. The start date is flexible, dependent upon date of hire.

    The Clinical Professor will be responsible for clinical teaching as well as oversight of the Tax Clinic. Responsibilities will include the supervision of students in all aspects of client representation, case selection, and client communication as well as developing and teaching related course work. Applicants should have a strong background in tax as well as a record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful clinical teaching, professional engagement, and service.

    Part of a comprehensive research university, and about to move into a state-of-the art new law facility in the summer of 2015, Georgia State University College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with 650 full- and part-time law students.  The Tax Clinic provides controversy resolution services to low-income individuals who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Clinic, founded 22 years ago, operates as an important component of the College of Law’s experiential learning program. For more information about the Tax Clinic, visit our website: http://taxclinic.law.gsu.edu/

    Applications are encouraged from candidates who would diversify the faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educational institution and employer.  As Georgia State University requires, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

    This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please direct all applications and inquiries to:

    Professor Anne Tucker

    Associate Professor of Law

    Georgia State University College of Law

    P.O. Box 4037

    Atlanta, GA 30302-4037

    404.413.9179

               amtucker@gsu.edu

  • 22 Feb 2015 9:12 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic is one of the few clinics nationwide engaged in the defense of indigent clients facing the death penalty. Under the direct supervision of clinical faculty, clinic students learn first-hand the responsibility and skills required to defend individuals in capital cases. Students gather life history documents, conduct fact investigation, interview witnesses, and collaborate with experienced capital investigators and a variety of forensic experts. They research and draft legal pleadings, and assist in hearings and trials in courts ranging from state trial courts to the United States Supreme Court and in jurisdictions as diverse as Alabama, California, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana.

    Students are enrolled in the Death Penalty Clinic for the entire academic year. They also take a required companion seminar taught by the Clinic faculty.

    The Death Penalty Clinic offers a two year full-time fellowship for a criminal defense attorney interested in clinical teaching. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide assistance to capital defendants in the South, as well as an opportunity for the Clinical Teaching Fellow to gain experience teaching and supervising law students in a clinical setting. The majority of the Clinical Teaching Fellow’s docket will be capital cases in which the Clinic partners with lawyers in the South and non-profits, such as the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Georgia Capital Defender Office, and the Texas Defender Service, among others. If time and case load permit, the Clinical Teaching Fellow can also engage in his or her own academic research and writing. The Clinical Teaching Fellow must have the ability to travel frequently (multiple times a year).

    The fellowship is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2015 and continue through June 30, 2017.

    The Clinical Teaching Fellow will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty in the following ways: Clinical Supervision (90% time):
    • Supervise four to six clinic students and their caseloads per semester;
    • Train, develop and facilitate educational experience and ensure expected competencies of clinical students;
    • Assist in litigating capital cases, mostly in the South, at trial, on appeal and/or in post-conviction (state and federal);
    • Assist in planning and teaching the clinic companion seminar and/or case rounds;
    • Engage in academic writing, if time and case load permit;
    • Travel, often with students, to visit clients, conduct investigation, attend court proceedings and meet with co-counsel; and

    Administrative Duties (5%):

    • Review and complete all required paperwork in a timely manner.
    • Work with other clinical faculty to evaluate and improve the clinical curriculum;
    • Assist in organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops and speaker series.

    Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

    Salary and Benefits: The salary range is $67,563 to $70,985, depending on experience. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

    Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):
    • Candidate must hold a JD degree or equivalent by the date of application;
    • Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required).

    Additional Qualifications:
    • At least three years of criminal defense experience, including some experience defending capital clients at trial, on appeal, or in post-conviction;
    • Excellent legal research and writing skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience litigating in the Southern United States;
    • Substantive knowledge in the areas of capital punishment, evidence, and criminal procedure.

    The final deadline for applications is April 2, 2015.

    Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

    For more information about the Death Penalty Clinic visit our website at http://www.deathpenaltyclinic.org.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    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.

    For the full position description and information about applying please go to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00670

  • 16 Feb 2015 1:49 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Bauer Fellowship, Northwestern University School of Law
    Center on Negotiation and Mediation
    Bluhm Legal Clinic


    Announcement/Job Description

    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Bauer Fellow, a two-year, renewable, clinical fellowship.  The fellowship will commence on August 1, 2015 and is expected to end July 31, 2017.

    The Center on Negotiation and Mediation (CNM) at Northwestern Law is a national leader in negotiation and mediation and was named a Top Ten Dispute Resolution Program by U.S. News & World Report (2014). The CNM provides a host of opportunities for students to explore concepts in dispute resolution. The CNM offers a minimum of 13 sections of the basic negotiation workshop each year.  In addition, the CNM teaches on topics including Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, International Business Negotiation, Dispute Resolution Survey, Dispute Resolution in Sports, Conflict Management in Legal Practice, Restorative Justice, and Advanced Negotiation.  The CNM provides unparalleled depth and breadth in its curricular choices for students.

    The CNM seeks a compassionate and entrepreneurial individual who will design and teach a restorative justice curriculum that includes a collaboration with partners to develop and provide restorative justice services. Tasks will include identifying partnerships in the Chicago area, as well as other administrative aspects of managing projects.

    The Bauer Fellow will be trained to teach the basic negotiation workshop and will provide support for other CNM initiatives - including the 1L Lawyer as Problem Solver curriculum and coaching ADR competition teams.

    Ideal candidates must have a J.D and significant experience in restorative justice.  Preferably, applicants will also have training and experience in negotiation and mediation and be licensed to practice law in Illinois. The applicant must be comfortable supervising, mentoring and teaching law students. A willingness to engage in academic writing and research is desirable.

    The Fellowship comes with an annual salary of $60,000 and benefits package.

    Applicants should email letters of interest and resumes to the CNM Administrative Coordinator Nancy Flowers at n-flowers@law.northwestern.edu.  No letters of recommendation are required, but up to three letters will be accepted. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2015.

    Northwestern University School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minority candidates.
  • 16 Feb 2015 1:17 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Center for Patient Partnerships' Director of Education

    At this exciting time of great change in our healthcare system, the Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP) remains dedicated to keeping patients front and center. For the past fifteen years, we have been an international leader in patient advocacy education.  We are also at the forefront of developing curriculum about patients' experiences with health and health care; providing no-cost advocacy services to patient and caregivers in need; and engaging in a range of research and applied projects designed to maximize the influence of patients on policy change.

    CPP is now seeking a Director of Education.  This Director will lead our educational program-building, curriculum development, and course offerings. She or he will also oversee existing and emerging online courses, educational programs and advocacy services; lead the continued transformation of our face-to-face curriculum into a distance format; and ensure maximum impact for our model through dissemination and publication.  Direct teaching and mentoring of a diverse group of graduate and professional students is another crucial aspect of the position.  Experience and skills we are seeking in potential applicants include teaching, curriculum development, strategic planning, supervision, grant-writing, and project management.  Ideally candidates will also have a history of leadership; a background in interdisciplinary and/or inter-professional education; and a spirit of adventure.

    CPP is an interdisciplinary center of the Schools of Law, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a four-pronged mission that includes education, advocacy, research, and policy.  Our curriculum offerings include an on-site clinic-based advocacy intensive, and a 12-credit Certificate program, available face-to-face, online, and in a blended format. 

    Details about the position and how to apply can be found here: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=81927

    Learn more about the Center for Patient Partnerships at http://www.patientpartnerships.org/

    For more information contact CPP Associate Director Sarah Davis at sarah.davis@wisc.edu

  • 06 Feb 2015 8:27 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Acting Clinical Professor of Law to serve as the Director of a new Environmental Law Clinic. The application deadline is March 9th and the expected start date is July 1, 2015. The full job description with required and preferred qualifications can be found here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00660.

    The clinic will engage a diverse range of students in a variety of legal activities such as administrative practice, litigation and policy analysis to address pressing environmental challenges, including in underserved communities. The focus of the clinic’s work will depend on the interest and expertise of the Director, but in order to maximize synergies with other faculty and school resources it could include issues such as climate change, water resources, biodiversity conservation, natural resources, air quality, and environmental justice, on a domestic to global scale. The clinic will build upon UC Berkeley’s signature strengths as a top-ranked environmental law program, a leading environmental research center, a nationally-recognized clinical program, and a world-class public university.

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