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  • 20 May 2015 10:05 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

     
    Willamette is seeking a part-time externship director to both administer the externship program and to teach the externship course.  The position is listed as .5.  I know that’s a hard positon to fill for someone who is not local and would not otherwise be considering moving to the area.  It is possible, but certainly not guaranteed, that for the right person, this could possibly be combined with another position (administrative or teaching) at Willamette to the degree such a position is or becomes available and the person is well qualified for it.  But no one should count on that. 

    The ideal start date would be August 3.  It is open until filled.  We hope to conduct interviews during June and possibly July.  Please forward to those you might be interested.  The ideal candidate will have had practice experience in more than 2 settings, be familiar with the pedagogical nature of externship teaching, and have experience teaching students, ideally in a comparatively pedagogical manner.

    Here’s the website where one can apply.  You’ll also see a .75 position for an LLM coordinator to work with foreign students, fyi, if you know anyone interested in that as well.

    https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=&query_v0_posted_at_date=week&315=&query_organizational_tier_3_id=any&317=&query_position_type_id=&commit=Search

    If interested, please visit the website and apply through the website. 

  • 20 May 2015 10:01 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Brooklyn Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of the Legal Writing Program, one of the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded legal writing programs.  The duties of the Director will include 1) hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the legal writing faculty; 2) coordinating the first-year legal writing curriculum; 3) enriching the writing program in the upperclass years; 4) overseeing pedagogical and curricular innovation; 5) teaching the first-year legal writing course (other courses optional); and 6) promoting the Legal Writing Program externally.  The Director is expected to participate fully in the life of the law school and in the larger legal writing community.  

    Qualified applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, considerable experience in teaching legal writing, and demonstrated administrative, leadership, and interpersonal skills.  The Director will be eligible for renewable long-term contracts or tenure, depending upon interest and qualifications.

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., and contact information for three references to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Maryellen Fullerton, via email to maryellen.fullerton@brooklaw.edu.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and plans to conduct a substantial number of preliminary interviews in person and by videoconference during June and July 2015.  The search committee will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

    Brooklyn Law School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the principle of diversity.  It is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of applicants, including minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

  • 13 May 2015 4:58 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Howard Law School in Washington DC is inviting applications for a two-year visiting faculty position in its Criminal Justice Clinic starting in August 2015.  The year-long defender clinic represents adults charged with misdemeanor offenses in the District of Columbia Superior Court, and emphasizes a holistic approach to advocacy with a focus on treatment options, mental health support, and reentry concerns.  The visitor will have the title of Visiting Assistant (or Associate depending on experience) Professor of Law and will supervise students in the clinic for the year. Because at Howard all clinicians also teach doctrinal courses in their area of expertise, the visitor may be asked to teach a seminar or other course during the time at Howard.  Candidates should have a strong academic and practice background, with experience in, or capacity for, teaching in a law school clinical setting.  We are looking to make a decision fairly quickly, so applications will be accepted now and continuing until the position is filled.  Please send a cover letter, resume or CV or any other inquiries to:

    Tamar Meekins

    Associate Professor and Clinical Director

    Howard University School of Law

    2900 Van Ness Street, NW

    Washington, DC  20008

    (202) 806-8082 Office

    (202) 379-6061 Cellphone

    tmeekins@law.howard.edu

     Howard University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 13 May 2015 4:47 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, through its Education and Health Law Clinic, is seeking an attorney to serve as a Clinical Law Fellow in our medical-legal-social work partnership with the Outpatient Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics at Rutgers-N.J. Medical School. The partnership, known as H.E.A.L. Collaborative (Health, Education, Advocacy & Law), aims to reduce the adverse effects of poverty on child and family health and well-being in Greater Newark by: (1) Providing free legal and social work case management services to indigent families of children with disabilities to address their educational, developmental and health needs; (2) educating front-line health and medical professionals on identification of social issues that adversely affect child health and family well-being and methods for resolving these issues without resort to legal involvement; and (3) enhancing the educational experiences, professional development, knowledge and skills of those studying and/or working in the fields of law, medicine and social work through collaboration in a multi-disciplinary setting.

    The fellowship is for a two-year period. The Fellow will be directly supervised by H.E.A.L.'s Legal Director, and will work collaboratively with the Legal and Medical Directors and medical/health/law/social work professionals and students. Responsibilities include:

    • Interviewing parents/caregivers of children with disabilities who are experiencing social and legal problems and triaging the issues presented;
    • Providing advice, consultation and direct legal representation to parents/caregivers on behalf of their children in the areas of special education, guardianship, and public benefits;
    • Collaborating and consulting with medical staff on cases, as appropriate, and overall program development;
    • Organizing and conducting/participating in cross-training sessions on topics relevant to the collaborative work; and
    • Assisting in all aspects of program implementation, development and networking.

    The Fellow will be based half-time at the medical school and half-time at the law school. The ideal candidate will have a J.D. degree and be licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey; 1-3 years relevant legal experience; excellent oral and written advocacy skills; a background in and/or knowledge of New Jersey’s special education and/or public benefits systems, relevant laws and regulations, and the administrative law process; and an interest in and demonstrated commitment to advocating on behalf of low-income children and families.  The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and team player. Prior interdisciplinary work experience, joint degree in a related field, and/or Spanish language proficiency are a plus but not required.

    Salary will be commensurate with other post-graduate public interest fellowships and will include benefits.  Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Rosen Valverde, Clinical Professor of Law and Legal Director, H.E.A.L. Collaborative, at jvalverde@kinoy.rutgers.edu by no later than June 15, 2015.

    Rutgers University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged.  Rutgers is an EEO/AA employer.


  • 06 May 2015 12:15 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Bluhm Legal Clinic - Center for International Human Rights / Northwestern Access to Health Project

    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, beginning in mid-August 2015 in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights, with a particular focus on the work of the Northwestern Access to Health Project.  The Michael and Mary Schuette Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in global health, human rights law and economic development, as well as clinical legal teaching.

    The Schuette Fellow will work on issues related to global health, human rights and development as they pertain to ongoing community global health work in Mali, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan, as well as other potential sites.  A demonstrated interest in global health law and fluency in French and/or Spanish is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Center for International Human Rights (j-sorensen@law.northwestern.edu).  The deadline for applications is July 16, 2015. It is anticipated that the fellowship will begin in mid – late August 2015 and end December 31, 2016.  Salary and benefits will be competitive.

    The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions,  and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation (predatory lending cases, civil suits arising from wrongful convictions, an landlord tenant cases), externship, negotiations and trial advocacy.

    Northwestern University School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minority candidates.


  • 04 May 2015 1:01 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Housing Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to join its 6-person Housing Practice to represent low-income tenants in unlawful detainer cases, advocate for tenants in a broad range of housing-related legal problems, and contribute to the creation of more just and humane housing policies for Alameda County tenants. The ideal candidate is an excellent advocate with strong writing and organizational skills who has the ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-volume litigation setting, and experience in providing direct legal services to low-income people.

    EBCLC is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high quality legal services to low income  clients and educational opportunities for law students and community volunteers. As UC Berkeley Law School's community-based clinic, EBCLC is currently the largest provider of free legal services for low-income residents in the East Bay, with a staff of 40 and an annual roster of 150 law student interns providing services to 5,000 clients each year.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Represent low-income tenants in unlawful detainer cases
    • Help supervise weekly Tenants’ Rights Workshops, advising and advocating for tenants regarding a broad range of housing-related legal problems, including eviction defense, code enforcement, rent control, public housing (conventional and §8) and fair housing
    • Conduct outreach and provide pro per assistance to tenants at self-help and community sites
    • Teach, train, and supervise law students as part of Berkeley Law School’s clinical program
    • Work collaboratively with other attorneys at EBCLC to provide holistic, wrap-around services addressing the root issues of poverty
    • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • J.D. required, member of the California State Bar in good standing
    • Ability to manage a demanding case load; excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills
    • Excellent written advocacy skills
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including low-income clients, clients with mental disabilities, students, service providers and law school faculty
    • Friendly, independent self-starter and outstanding team player
    • Flexible and able to work in a high-volume, dynamic environment
    • Unlawful detainer experience preferred
    • Spanish-speaking ability required; applicants should be comfortable speaking Spanish with clients in person and on the phone.

    Salary:

    This is a full-time regular salaried position starting as soon as possible. Starting salary between $50,000 and $57,000 commensurate with experience; generous benefits package including 100% employer-funded medical, dental, and vision plans, and paid time off.

    Application Procedure:

    Submit applications by email to jobs@ebclc.org; by mail to East Bay Community Law Center, 2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703; or by fax to (510) 548-2566. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for two professional references. Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, May 18, 2015.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interviews may take place prior to the application closing date.

    EBCLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • 04 May 2015 12:49 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Harvard Law School Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) is seeking a clinical instructor for the upcoming academic year. Below is an excerpt of the job description, more fully described here: http://bit.ly/1QUHweO

    The Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) consists of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Entertainment Law Clinic, Community Enterprise Project, and Real Estate Clinic. TLC seeks a Clinical Instructor who has background as a transactional attorney in one or more of the aforementioned practice areas and the ability and interest to learn new practice areas in one or more of the areas not already possessed. The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and will represent clients of the TLC clinics. Clinical students consist of second and third year law school students. The Clinical Instructor may also be requested to assist with a student practice organizations existing under the TLC (namely, Harvard Law Entrepreneurs Project or the Recording Artist Project). TLC clients consist of individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations and groups engaged in transactional activities. The Clinical Instructor also will be involved in assisting with the development of clinic and class curriculum and the overall learning experience of the students, their clinical practice and training.

    The Clinical Instructor will assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC by supporting the clinics’ endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with client communities and community-based organizations and client populations, adding to the clinic’s visible presence in such areas through meeting attendance, organization of workshops, and periodic on-sight availability at community-based locations to conduct new client intake and interface with clients and community partners.  The Clinical Instructor also works with the Director to identify new opportunities for enhancement of prospective client and community connections, as well as to develop, manage and document outreach campaigns for the clinics, including through the use of available technologies to create public speaking presentations on transactional legal issues. 

    Basic Qualifications: JD Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience.  Similar years experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students or junior attorneys. Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.  

  • 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.


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