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  • 01 May 2015 9:42 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Visiting Professor position to teach in its Clinic & Justice Center during the fall 2015 through spring 2016 semesters.  The position involves teaching a Family Violence Litigation clinic through which second- and third-year law students learn about domestic violence dynamics, the substantive law and procedure of Family Court, and represent domestic violence survivors.  Candidates should have a strong academic and practice background, with experience in or capacity for teaching in a law school clinical setting. 

    Albany Law School is a small, independent private school in New York State’s capital.  Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State.  The school’s Clinic and Justice has a national reputation for excellence in clinical teaching and public service.

    Applications (electronic preferred) will be accepted until the position is filled.  They should include a cover letter, resume, list of publications (if applicable), and three references, and should be sent to:

    Albany Law School

    Attn:  Sherri Donnelly, Director of Human Resources

    80 New Scotland Avenue

    Albany, NY 12208-3494

    Fax: (518) 445-3262

    E-mail: hr@albanylaw.edu

    We will also be scheduling informal interviews with candidates at the AALS Clinical Conference on Clinical Legal Education from May 4 – May 7, 2015. Individuals interested in the position may inquire directly about setting up an interview at the Conference by submitting application materials directly to Faculty Recruitment Committee Chair, Professor Sarah Rogerson at sroge@albanylaw.edu.

    Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 28 Apr 2015 1:54 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC GRADUATE FELLOW/STAFF ATTORNEY VOTING RIGHTS POSITION (2015 - 2017)

    The Civil Rights/Public Interest section of the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) invites applications for a two-year graduate fellow/staff attorney position to start in August 2015. This is a new position that will focus on voting rights litigation.

    What is IPR?

    IPR is a public interest law firm and law school clinic founded by Georgetown University Law Center in 1971. IPR serves as counsel for groups and individuals who are unable to obtain effective legal representation on issues of broad public importance. IPR provides third-year law students an opportunity to develop a wide range of lawyering skills by working on real cases under the supervision of faculty members and fellows (also referred to as staff attorneys). IPR’s work is divided into three sections: civil rights/public interest law, environmental law, and communications law and policy. Each section is directed by a faculty member with the assistance of graduate fellows.

    Beginning in the Fall of 2015, the civil rights/public interest section of IPR will expand into the area of voting rights. We are recruiting for a fellow position that will focus on voting rights litigation for the 2015-2017 term.

    IPR’s Civil Rights/Public Interest Section

    The faculty member responsible for the civil rights/public interest section of IPR is Visiting Professor Michael Kirkpatrick. Professor Kirkpatrick joined the faculty in 2014 after a 23-year career in public interest law, most recently as an attorney with Public Citizen Litigation Group (PCLG). Before joining PCLG, Professor Kirkpatrick was a senior trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, he was a staff attorney with the Farm Worker Division of Texas Rural Legal Aid.

    IPR’s civil rights/public interest section operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of workplace fairness, consumer protection, and open government. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, the section will expand its work into the area of voting rights. Students interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases. Recent projects include:

    • litigating a complex federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Department of Defense and the CIA on behalf of researchers seeking records on “enhanced interrogation” used in the War on Terror;
    • litigating wage theft claims against private entities and government contractors on behalf of employees denied fair wages or overtime;
    • litigating retaliation claims on behalf of employees terminated for asserting their rights under FLSA and DC Wage and Hour law;
    • litigating on behalf of an individual improperly assessed a deficiency under Maryland consumer protection statutes;
    • litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her the lactation breaks she was entitled to under state and federal law;
    • litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her disability and pregnancy accommodations, discriminated against her on account of her national origin, and illegally assessed fees against her in connection with her resignation;
    • Filing amicus briefs in four appellate cases – two pending before the United States Supreme Court, one in the DC Circuit, and one in the New York Court of Appeals;
    • Filing FOIA requests and using the responsive documents to prepare reports exposing government misconduct;
    • Preparing and arguing two appeals in federal court, one in the DC Circuit and one in the Fifth Circuit; and
    • On behalf of a public interest organization, analyzing potential APA claims related to the recall of exploding airbags and other automobile defects.

    For more detailed information about our work, applicants should review our annual  reports.

    What do the Graduate Fellows/Staff Attorneys do?

    Fellows are responsible for day-to-day supervision of the students and work closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal writing. In the civil rights/public interest section, the voting rights fellow will have responsibility for about half of the docket and will supervise all facets of our voting rights cases, and will supervise other cases as time permits. The voting rights fellow will also serve as a liaison with the Campaign Legal Center and help with a national training for voting rights lawyers during the summer. Much of the fellow’s time will be spent guiding students in legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. In recent years, fellows have worked on all phases of litigation, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellows also play a key role in case development and in planning other IPR activities. Fellows participate in case rounds and assist in teaching seminars on litigation practice and substantive law.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual stipend for the position will be approximately $53,000, plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits, including unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. The fellowship will start in August 2015 and end in August 2017. Fellows are awarded an L.L.M. in Advocacy at the completion of the fellowship. Fellows are considered full-time students and may qualify for deferment of student loans.

    What qualifications are we looking for?

    Typically, IPR fellows have had substantial experience as practicing lawyers. On occasion, we have hired recent law school graduates or graduates just completing a judicial clerkship. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate

    ● a commitment to public interest law

    ● excellent writing and communication skills

    ● an interest in clinical legal education

    ● experience or strong interest in voting rights litigation

    Fellows must be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar or take immediate steps to apply for membership (through examination or reciprocity) after being accepted for the position.

     How to apply

    Applicants should submit

    ● a résumé

    ● a law school transcript

    ● a list of references, including contact information

    ● a recent legal writing sample of any length that represents the applicant’s most challenging legal work (The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or a piece significantly edited by someone else.)

    ● a brief statement (no longer than one page, single-spaced) explaining the applicant=s interest in the position

    Send your application materials in a PDF file attached to an email to IPR’s Administrator, Niko Perazich, at nwp2@law.georgetown.edu.

    We will consider applications on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed at our office. Although IPR will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.


  • 28 Apr 2015 1:37 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The SMU Dedman School of Law is seeking a full-time Director to establish and operate its new VanSickle Family Law Clinic. This is a non-tenure track position. This Clinic will provide legal assistance for low-income North Texas residents in matters such as divorce, annulment, paternity actions, custody and visitation, as well as child and spousal support. The initial contract term is one year, renewable for additional one to three year terms.

    QUALIFICATIONS: J.D. degree required. Candidates must have an excellent academic record, at least five (5) years of family law legal experience, and must be licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas by the end of 2015.  Board certification in family law is preferred. Prior teaching experience and prior experience in running a legal clinic are also preferred. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Among other things, the Clinic Director will 1) establish policies, protocols, and procedures that govern the operation of the Clinic, 2) develop and teach a graded Clinic seminar that focuses on core practice issues relevant to family law, applicable federal and state law, procedural and ethical issues involved in the legal representation of parties in family law matters, and attendant litigation skills; 3) supervise and evaluate approximately eight students per semester as they represent clients in family law matters, and, 4) ensure compliance with the requirements of any applicable endowment agreements.  Involvement in the community and in relevant local, state, and national Bar groups will be beneficial in advancing the mission of the Clinic and will be encouraged. The Clinic Director will be the lead attorney on all VanSickle Family Law Clinic cases. During school vacations and summer months, the Clinic Director will be fully responsible for maintaining the Clinic’s docket, i.e., handling field work, correspondence, mediations, hearings, trials, etc.

    SALARY:  Paid monthly on a 12-month contract.  Full faculty benefits; salary commensurate with experience.

    APPLICATIONS: Please send a cover letter and resume to:

    SMU Dedman School of Law – Dean’s Office

    Contact: Betty Alexander

    P. O. Box 750116

    Dallas, Texas 75275-0116

    REF: Position Number – 00053687

    SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Access and Equity, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


  • 21 Apr 2015 3:03 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, located in Columbus, Ohio, invites applicants to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law to teach the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic for the Spring 2016 semester.  This is a transactional clinic working primarily with small, start-up businesses. The Visiting Assistant Professor will be responsible for all case supervision, the training and mentoring of students, and teaching the class component that meets twice each week for two hours each session.

    Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

    • Direct and teach a 4 credit law clinic;

    • Supervise up to 12 students as they work with clients to determine and serve their legal needs;

    • Provide feedback and coaching to students as they prepare appropriate client work products;

    • Maintain existing network of relationships that provide referrals and a client base for the clinic;

    • Coordinate with permanent faculty member on leave who ordinarily directs this clinic to ensure seamless transitions with surrounding semesters.

    This is a full-time (40 hours per week), short-term (spring 2016 semester) appointment.  In addition, the Visiting Assistant Professor may attend and participate in events at the College of Law which could include workshops, conferences, commencement, faculty meetings, etc.

    Please note recently retired law faculty, seeking to serve as Visiting Professors are also encouraged to apply.

    Requirements:

    A J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school is required as well as a minimum of 3 years of transactional legal experience.  The chosen candidate must be (1) a member in good standing of the Ohio bar or (2) have passed a bar examination and be a member in good standing of the bar in another state.

    Application Instructions:

    Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of two (2) professional references to Associate Dean Garry Jenkins via electronic mail at jenkins.434@osu.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately.

    The Ohio State University is committed to non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action. This commitment is both a matter of law and moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community in which individual differences and diversity are celebrated. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 


  • 20 Apr 2015 6:34 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Berkeley Law School’s Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic is seeking a teaching fellow to begin on July 1, 2015.

    The fellow will have the opportunity to gain experience teaching and supervising law students while also providing representation to a variety of public interest clients in the law and technology arena.

    The official posting and instructions on how to apply are here: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/humanresources/FINAL_Clinical_Teaching_Fellow_Job_Posting_040915_long.pdf

    Please email any questions to Catherine Crump, who is associate director of the clinic (ccrump@law.berkeley.edu).

  • 20 Apr 2015 4:38 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Texas A&M is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Support.  The person hired will assist in developing and managing of all aspects of the First-Year, Peer Tutoring and Upper-Level Academic Support Program, in conjunction with the Faculty Director and the other Assistant Director of Academic Support. In addition, the Assistant Director contributes to developing and managing the “Preparing for Bar” Course, Bar Mentoring Program, Bar Scholarships, and other Bar Exam preparation materials and services.

    Candidates must have a JD, and should have some experience in legal education. Texas A&M University School of Law is located in vibrant downtown Fort Worth. The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living and a strong economy.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M University welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the law school’s academic community. Applicants can apply directly online at: https://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/82340.  Please also send your résumé or cv directly to Professor James McGrath, Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support - jmcgrath@law.tamu.edu.  Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor McGrath at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.


  • 20 Apr 2015 2:50 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following clinics:

    Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic

    Took Crowell Institute for Youth

    Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

    Housing & Consumer Law Clinic

    Legislation Clinic

    General Practice Clinic

    LL.M. Program Description

    The U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent and nationally ranked clinical education program.   Each law student (J.D. candidate) must complete at least two seven-credit clinics (a minimum of 700 hours of clinical work) to graduate.   Each LL.M. candidate will work closely with an experienced faculty member in a clinic to teach and supervise J.D. candidates in substantive law and practice skills.  In addition, over the course of the two-year program, Fellows in the LL.M. program will complete a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or a project designed to stimulate systems change.   

    The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, legal scholarship, public interest law, and systems change.  The focus of the program is to provide the Fellows with a foundation in clinical education practices and to strengthen their lawyering and advocacy skills.

    L.L.M. candidates will receive an annual stipend of $51,157 plus benefits.

    The program begins on August 1, 2015.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

    Specific clinic descriptions are at:  http://www.law.udc.edu/?page=ClinicIntro

    Admissions Process

    Please submit the following:

    1. A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages):

    In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified?  How do you envision using the law to transform the system?

    2. Resume

    3. Writing Sample

    4. Law School Transcript (official)

    5. Two letters of recommendation from persons with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.

    Please send materials, except transcript, electronically to Jordana Arias, Clinic Staff Assistant, jarias@udc.edu.  (Please enter “LL.M. Application” in the subject line.)

    Mail transcript to:

    Jonathan Smith, Associate Dean

    Clinical and Experiential Programs 

    University of the District of Columbia

    David A. Clarke School of Law

    4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

    Building 52

    Washington, DC  20008

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

    Questions?  Please contact Jonathan Smith:  jonathan.smith2@udc.edu.

    Candidates should have a minimum of two years relevant practice experience and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  A person chosen to enter the LL.M. program who is not a member of the D.C. Bar will have to apply to waive into the D.C. Bar or otherwise apply for membership in the D.C. Bar.


  • 20 Apr 2015 2:44 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Director of its incubator program, the Access to Law Initiative (ALI).  The law school seeks an innovative Director to help manage and build the ALI program. Founded in 1924, California Western is fully accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS. 

    The foundation of ALI is its goals:  to help provide access to law to underserved segments of the community (and help reduce the widely acknowledged gap in access to justice), and to support CWSL alumni who wish to embark on careers in solo, small firm, or non-profit entity practice.  Numerous constituencies are served by ALI:  alumni participants in ALI, needy potential consumers of legal services, the law school, and the community.

    The specific duties of the Program Director include:  

    • Internal Management--recruit, select, nurture, and encourage ALI participants.
    • Develop and coordinate training and mentoring for ALI participants in conjunction with faculty, community organizations, and the legal and professional communities.
    • Publicize and market ALI--collaborate with other community organizations.
    • Fund raising—includes management of activities supported by City Council and other grantors.
    • Collaborate with other departments at CWSL, including the Community Law Projects, Alumni Affairs, Admissions, and others.
    • Coordinate with External relations, including the Consortium for Incubator programs, the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, and other informal consultations.
    • Program evaluation—collect data and establish criteria for evaluation.

    The successful candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; at least 3 years (and preferably more) of law practice or other supervisory experience; with an additional preference for experience in teaching, solo-firm practice, or law-firm management.

    This position may be staffed as a part-time position (minimum of 20 hours per week) or as a full-time position.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.  

    Please send a letter of application, which should include your preference for a part- or full-time position and your salary requirements, and a resume to HR@cwsl.edu.  Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015.  


  • 15 Apr 2015 4:39 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of South Dakota School of Law is happy to announce the Fall opening of South Dakota’s only Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).  The LITC seeks a director to begin July 1, who will continue developing the clinic for Fall semester.  The director will teach, supervise and mentor students in the clinic.  Application materials should be submitted electronically at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Inquiries about applying should be directed to Tiffany Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, at tiffany.graham@usd.edu.  Questions about the clinic itself should be directed to Professor Allen Madison at allen.madison@usd.edu.

  • 15 Apr 2015 3:22 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start in mid-June, 2015 in the Community Development Clinic (CDC). This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching. The CDC provides transactional, regulatory, and other non-litigation advice to community-based nonprofit groups, to small businesses headed by low-income entrepreneurs, and to social enterprises, cooperatives, and other clients with challenging and unmet legal needs.

    The Fellow's duties include supervising law students as they engage in client service for the first time, co-teaching the weekly clinical seminar with other CDC faculty, including CDC Director Jaime Lee, and engaging with the local community to learn about its legal needs. The Fellow will also cover emergency client matters during winter and summer breaks in the academic calendar.

    The Fellow will have opportunities to engage in academic scholarship and to explore teaching as a long-term profession, and will join UB's community of other law teachers and Fellows within our larger Clinical Program. This position is a full-time, year-round contractual appointment for up to two years. The position can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances. Because the CDC serves
    evening students, the Fellow will work one or more evenings each week during the fall and spring semesters, with daytime hours adjusted accordingly.

    Qualifications: Two years or more years of legal practice in transactional, small business, nonprofit, regulatory, employment, legislative, and/or community lawyering; exceptional listening skills; a demonstrated interest in working for low-income clients and communities; and an interest in mentoring and/or teaching. Fellows must be or be willing to become members of the Maryland Bar. If the person hired as the Fellow is not admitted in Maryland when hired, s/he should take the bar exam in July of 2015 if possible, or in February 2016.

    Salary: The compensation for the first year of the fellowship is $50,000 and for the second year and (if the term is extended) for the third year is $53,000, with additional support for scholarship, including travel to conferences and assistance with research.

    Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for letters of interest and resumes is May 3, 2015.

    For more details about the Fellows' Program, please view our website at
    http://law.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=541.
    To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae by mail or email to:
    Melanie Hanson
    University of Baltimore School of Law
    Clinical Law Offices
    1420 N. Charles Street,
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Phone: 410-837-5653; Fax: 410-837-4776
    If by email: mhanson@ubalt.edu

    The University of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.
    Web: http://www.ubalt.edu/hr

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