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  • 17 Sep 2017 6:44 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Communications and Technology Law Practice Group of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown Law is now accepting applications for a two-year position as a staff attorney and clinical teaching fellow starting in August 2018. The Fellow will represent non-profit organizations in high profile, cutting-edge cases before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and federal appellate courts. The Fellow will gain valuable teaching credentials by supervising law students who work on these cases and by participating in the classroom component of the clinic. The position provides a generous stipend and benefits. The Fellow will receive an LL.M. degree in Advocacy at the conclusion of the Fellowship. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis through December 15, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

    About the Clinic

    The Institute for Public Representation (IPR) is a clinical program offering Georgetown Law students the opportunity to spend an entire semester working on real-world cases under the supervision of the faculty and clinical teaching fellows. IPR has two practice groups: The Communications and Technology Law Practice Group (C&T) and the Environmental Practice Group.

    The C&T Practice Group is the country’s oldest and most respected legal organization representing public interest clients in communications law and policy. Founded in 1969 as the Citizens Communications Center, the practice became part of IPR in 1980. The C&T Practice Group provides pro bono legal representation to nonprofit organizations concerned with communications law and policy. Clients include the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Center for Digital Democracy, Common Cause, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute Prometheus Radio Project, and Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

    Our Cases

    Although the C&T Practice Group cases vary from year to year, they are generally concerned with promoting diverse viewpoints, ensuring access to communications services, protecting consumers from unfair or deceptive practices, protecting children’s online privacy, and promoting opportunities for women and people of color to participate more fully in the media.

    Some current or recent projects include:

    • an appeal in the D.C. Circuit of an FCC order relaxing the national limits on television station ownership, which would permit a few large companies to acquire even more television stations;

    • filing a request with the FTC asking it to investigate whether YouTube Kids, Google’s app for children, is engaging in unfair and deceptive practices;

    • representing prisoners and their families in reducing the high cost of making prison phone calls;

    • filing complaints at the FCC against television stations that failed to disclose the true identity of the sponsors of political ads;

    • assisting non-profit community groups in promoting the creation and implementation of policies expanding availability of low power FM radio licenses;

    • representing universal service advocates in expanding the FCC’s Lifeline program to include access to broadband services;

    • asking the FTC to investigate whether certain children’s websites and apps are collecting personal information from children without first obtaining parental consent as require by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act; and

    • ensuring that consumers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have access to media and telecommunications service.

    About the Fellowship

    The C&T practice has two Fellows serving staggered two-year terms. The Fellows work closely with Professor Angela Campbell and Benton Senior Counselor Andrew Jay Schwartzman.

    The Fellows exercise a great deal of responsibility for the clinic’s cases. They work with clients and coalitions to develop strategy; meet with Commissioners, agency staff, and Congressional staff; and draft briefs, comments, and other legal documents. Because we are located in Washington, D.C., the Fellows get to experience firsthand the interplay between Congress, federal agencies, and federal courts in developing communications and technology policy. They also have many opportunities to network with others working in this area.

    Each Fellow typically supervises four second-year or third-year law students per semester. Working with students individually or in partnerships, Fellows assist students in developing their lawyering skills. For example, Fellows help students develop a research plan, review and comment on student drafts, and prepare for meetings and oral presentations. Fellows also help to plan and teach the classroom components of the clinic. The C&T Fellows, along with the fellows from other Georgetown clinics, receive training in clinical teaching at a two-day orientation and in a Clinical Pedagogy course that meets throughout the first year of the Fellowship.

    The Fellowship provides an excellent entry into technology law, public interest practice, and academia. Because the program is widely respected by both the communications bar and the academy, Fellows typically have considerable success obtaining full-time teaching or advocacy positions after the completion of the Fellowship. Alumni have gone to the FCC, FTC, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Common Sense Media, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and Public Knowledge, as well to teaching positions in several law schools.

    The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year. Georgetown Law provides generous benefits, including full tuition for the LL.M. program, group health insurance, a 403(c) retirement plan, and unlimited access to Georgetown Law's state-of-the-art fitness center. The Fellowship starts in August 2018 and ends in August 2020, with the exact dates to be determined.

    Qualifications

    Applicants should have a law degree and have been admitted to the District of Columbia or another state bar. We will also give consideration to very strong candidates who will graduate from law school in 2018 and take the bar during that summer. The qualifications that we look for include:

    • a demonstrated interest in media, telecommunications, privacy, freedom of speech, or related legal fields;

    • practice experience in a law school clinic, a public interest organization, government, a law firm, or as a judicial clerk;

    • strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written;

    • experience in supervision;

    • an interest in teaching law students in a clinical setting; and

    • a commitment to serving the public interest.

    How to apply?

    Persons interested in applying should submit the following information:

    • a personal statement (not longer than two double-spaced pages) setting forth the reasons for seeking the Fellowship;

    • a résumé

    • a current law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable);

    • a list of references, including contact information; and

    • one or two recent writing samples that best represent the applicant’s analytical and writing abilities.

    Please save all application items in PDF format and email them to IPR’s Administrator, Niko Perazich, at nwp2@law.georgetown.edu. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than December 15, 2017. The clinic will invite selected candidates to interview either in person at Georgetown Law or via Skype. Regretfully, the clinic cannot pay candidates’ travel expenses, but clinic staff will work to arrange interviews on dates that are convenient for out-of-town candidates.

  • 17 Sep 2017 6:38 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for a newly created position in support of its students:  Director of Bar Success and Academic Support.   The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information about the application process, can be found at: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5768. 

    The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive programming to support our students’ success throughout law school and the bar exam.  This position includes teaching classes and workshops, meeting individually with students, administering academic support programming, and tracking student performance and bar exam data to continually reassess the program and our students’ needs. 

    Loyola is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others.  The Director of Bar Success and Academic Support will be a vital part of the School of Law's curriculum and mission.

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

  • 10 Sep 2017 7:40 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Gonzaga University School of Law seeks a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (AY 2018-2019), a Visitor for a 1 year position (AY 2018-2019), and a Visiting Assistant Professor for a 1 to 2 year position (AY 2018-2019).

    Full-time assistant professor in its Elder Law Clinic, with flexibility to serve in other areas of the Clinic. Teaching responsibilities for 12-month position include supervision of students in client representation, case selection, and client communication and administrative duties for case management and record keeping. This multi-year, long-term contract track position, with faculty status, and scholarship or professional engagement expectations, could transition to tenure-track. Depending on qualifications and interest, there may be the opportunity for doctrinal teaching and scholarship support. Clinical faculty are encouraged to participate in developing teaching materials and working with colleagues.

    Full-time visiting professor for the 2018-19 academic year. The position is a 9-month, non-renewable visiting position beginning in August 2018. The Law School anticipates the visitor will teach up to two courses each semester and may teach in one or more of the following areas: Property, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law. Visiting faculty provide instruction to law students, service to the law school and University and engage with other professionals and the public to contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas, to improve the law, and to educate the profession about the law.

    Inaugural visiting assistant professor (VAP) for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights. Persons with strong academic records, a dedicated commitment to civil and human rights, and the potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship are encouraged to apply. The position is a 9-month, terminal visiting position beginning in August 2018, with the potential to renew for one additional year. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester in areas related to the Center and its mission, including at least one upper level Constitutional Law elective. The candidate will work closely with the Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights to plan and participate in activities related to the Center’s goals and mission. The VAP will be invited to participate in faculty workshops and offered a budget for scholarship and travel.

    For further descriptions of the qualifications required and to apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application. Inquiries can be directed to the Appointments Chair, Associate Professor, Kim H. Pearson, School of Law, pearsonk@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on December 1, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

    Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.


  • 06 Sep 2017 8:04 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for a tenured or tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

    Areas of particular interest include one or more of the following required courses: Criminal Law; Torts; Business Courses (including Contracts, Business Associations, UCC); Constitutional Law (especially Liberty, Equality, and Due Process); Evidence; and Lawyering (skills-based experiential learning courses). The Law School also is seeking faculty who would bring expertise and who would teach courses in one or more of the following elective areas: Labor Law; Immigration Law; International Law; Health Law; Housing Law; Technology and Legal Services Delivery; Poverty Law; Juvenile Rights; Disability Law; and Elder Law.

    The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

    CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked in the top 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law. To further its access mission, CUNY School of Law also incorporates academic skills-based instruction across the curriculum for the benefit of diverse learners and non-traditional students.

    CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. As part of its mission, the law school prepares students to practice “Law in the Service of Human Needs.” The basic premise of the law school’s program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, lawyering skills, and professional experience. Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

    This position requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs, and to counsel and provide academic mentoring to students. This may include weekend and evening hours.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline required. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

    Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience; availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs and Lawyering seminar and in all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching, including experiential and collaborative teaching and learning and other student- centered pedagogy effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and law practice experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of need. The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

    HOW TO APPLY

    The full Job Vacancy Notice with additional details and application directions can be found at:

    http://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/assistant-associate-or-full-professor-law-cuny-school-of-law/E066DCB3F3F0486D9412240A7286545C/job/

    Contact Julie Goldscheid, goldscheid@law.cuny.edu or Natalie Gomez-Velez, gomez-velez@law.cuny.edu, if you have questions.

  • 06 Sep 2017 6:07 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The  LSU Law Center is seeking to hire a juvenile justice specialist to teach and direct our Juvenile Defense Clinic.  See link for more details about the Clinic: https://experiential.law.lsu.edu/juvenile-defense/.  The official announcement is below. 

    “LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members.  Areas of particular interest to us include the following: business & transactional law; civil procedure; criminal law & procedure; environmental law; energy law; ethics and professionalism; evidence; family law and juvenile justice clinical teaching. We may consider applications who specialize in areas other than those listed. We also seek applications for the position of Director of the John P. Laborde Energy Law Center.

    Applicants should have superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship.  Contact:  Melissa T. Lonegrass, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, c/o Pam Hancock, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 1 East Campus Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106.  The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and encourages applications from female and minority candidates.”  

    Please feel free to contact Lauren Aronson: laronson@lsu.edu with any questions about working in the LSU Law Center Clinical program or living in Baton Rouge.   

  • 28 Aug 2017 10:29 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, with the support of a $200,000 grant from Google, is launching “The Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity” with the goal of becoming the go-to destination for female and underrepresented entrepreneurs to secure patent rights. Cardozo Law School invites applicants to apply to serve as The Cardozo/Google Patent Project’s inaugural Director.

    The U.S. has a “patent gap.” Roughly one-third of all business in the U.S. are women owned, and a greater number of women are receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in STEM fields. Yet, the percentage of female-owned patent remains stubbornly low. Today 81% of all patents do not involve women inventors, and even among filings that include women, fewer than 8% of patents list women as the primary inventor. Although these numbers have been slowly improving, at current rates, women will not hold as many patents as men for nearly a century—until 2092.

    The story for U.S.-born minority groups, (including Asians, African Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, and other ethnicities) is largely the same. These groups make up just 8% of U.S.-born patent holders, despite constituting 32 percent of the total U.S.-born population.

    The Cardozo/Google Project for Patent Diversity--which will be overseen by Associate Clinical Professor Aaron Wright, Director of Cardozo’s Tech Startup Clinic—is looking for a Director to help build and maintain a network of in-house counsel, private law firms, and pro bono legal clinics to help provide patent assistance to female and minority groups in need. The Director will help build and manage the network, develop guides and other self-help materials, supervise students in the Tech Startup Clinic working with clients on patent-related matters, and will be responsible for helping to secure funding for the Project.

    Applicants should have a JD degree, at least two years of relevant patent experience, and an outstanding record of professional achievement. Experience in clinical education is preferred, but not required. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Aaron Wright, aaron.wright@yu.edu.

  • 23 Aug 2017 10:10 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is inviting applications for an additional Clinical Instructor position. CJI is a public defender clinic that provides zealous defense to indigent adults and juvenile clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Boston area criminal courts. Student practice includes case investigation, trial court work from arraignment to disposition, and interlocutory appellate representation in the Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court. CJI students learn to provide client-centered representation, developing their advocacy skills to help their clients both in and out of the court room. Reporting to the Director and the Deputy Director of the Institute, the Clinical Instructor provides law students with a rigorous educational experience while also ensuring that clients accused or convicted of crime and/or delinquency are provided with high quality legal representation. The Clinical Instructor will directly supervise law students each semester in all aspects of client representation, assist in classroom teaching and curriculum development, provide written evaluations for students, cover student cases when necessary, serve as lead counsel in some cases, and assist in a variety of Institute initiatives, including conferences and other educational programs, research, amicus briefs on criminal justice issues, and other written projects. This position requires a great deal of local travel and the instructor must be able to provide own transportation to and from work related appointments. The Clinical Instructor will also participate in the three-week Trial Advocacy Workshop critiquing student performances and giving demonstrations of trial components.

    Basic Qualifications

    JD at least 5 years prior, eligibility to be admitted to Massachusetts Bar and at least five years of criminal defense trial practice and/or juvenile defense law experience

    Additional Qualifications

    Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Motivation, initiative and commitment to meeting the legal needs of indigent persons charged with, or convicted of, crimes or delinquency; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and in demanding, high-stress circumstances. Experience with training, supervising, teaching, or mentoring law students, beginning attorneys, and familiarity with clinical pedagogy is preferred.

    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 6/30/2022, subject to funding and departmental need. Deadline to Apply is 8/1/2017.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. To apply and view the complete posting, please visit http://bit.ly/2wyk84S

  • 23 Aug 2017 9:51 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Howard University School of Law invites applications for two faculty positions to begin fall semester 2018. The first faculty position is a tenure-track or tenured position for a professor to supervise the Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC). Additional teaching responsibilities for this position will likely include other criminal law courses. The CJC provides actual client representation of indigent adults charged with criminal misdemeanors in the District of Columbia Superior Court.

    The second faculty position is a tenure-track position in environmental law courses and property law, additional legislation and regulation.

    Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, applicants should have distinguished academic credentials, a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding scholar and teacher in the classroom. Applicants should also be prepared to spend significant time outside the classroom working with students. Interested persons should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and subject area preferences to Professor Josephine Ross, Chair of the Initial Appointments Subcommittee, c/o Donnice Butler, 2900 Van Ness Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 or, by email, to jross.howardlaw@gmail.com and donnice.butler@law.howard.edu (electronic submissions preferred).

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, but for best consideration, please email materials by October 1, 2017.

    Howard University School of Law is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints contribute to the diversity of our institution.

  • 21 Aug 2017 7:02 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a tenure-track clinical faculty member to direct its dynamic Prosecutors Program starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. We seek candidates with strong academic records and a commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. Prior experience in clinical teaching is preferred, though not required. At least five years of criminal prosecution experience and either admission to the Massachusetts bar, or eligibility to gain admission, are required.

    The Prosecutors Program is a clinic hybrid in which students are embedded in local District Attorney Offices, but closely supervised and taught by clinical faculty.

    The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual who will maintain and cultivate relationships with several District Attorney Offices. In addition to teaching a full-year clinic that includes a weekly seminar, all clinical faculty teach one non-clinical course in a related field.

    The Prosecutors Program is one of many experiential educational offerings at Suffolk Law School and is part of two nationally ranked programs at Suffolk - the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration, which was ranked 16th among such programs last year and the Clinical Programs, which was ranked 17th last year among its peers.

    Suffolk Law is an equal opportunity employer and will give careful consideration to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Suffolk Law is committed to a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applicants from historically under-represented groups, such as those historically under-represented because of race, color, gender, religion, disability, national origin, or LGBTQ status.

    Please apply online: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=orDP5fwI&s=aals


  • 21 Aug 2017 6:51 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    DRAKE LEGAL CLINIC: ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) AND PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW

    DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Drake Legal Clinic (or Associate Dean of Experiential Learning) and Professor/Associate Professor of Law. The precise level will depend on the candidate’s qualifications. This is a twelve-month position, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. This position will be tenure-track or long-term contract, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences. The Director/Associate Dean’s duties will include the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and administration of all clinical programs. The position will also involve directly supervising and assessing students in at least one clinic, and providing support, when needed, for other clinicians. The position may include coordinating experiential programs such as internships, the annual Drake Law Trial Practicum, and advocacy programs. Teaching a doctrinal course may also be possible.

    Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted to, or able to, satisfy the requirements for admission to the Iowa Bar. A distinguished record of clinical teaching or extensive practice-related experience, including litigation, with a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, scholarship, supervision, and assessment is preferred. At least three years of experience is also preferred, and a collaborative leadership style.

    Drake has long excelled in clinical education and is a pioneer in the area. Our six clinics provide students with an outstanding legal experience in Entrepreneurial/Transactional Law, Children’s Rights Law, Delinquency Law, Elder Law, General Civil Law, and Criminal Law. Housed in the state-of-the-art Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, the Legal Clinic is an integral part of the Law School Program and is supported by a multi-million dollar endowment. The Law School is located in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, which provides students with a rich variety of internships, including at government agencies, the legislature, state and federal courts, and public interest groups. Drake’s first-in-the-nation Trial Practicum enables first-year students to watch a real trial and to interact with and learn from highly-skilled attorneys and judges. A thriving metropolitan area of more than 600,000 people, Des Moines is consistently ranked in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the United States.

    The ideal candidate will possess creativity and a clear vision for integrating experiential skills and clinical courses into the traditional law school curriculum. Establishing strong relationships with the bench and bar, grant funders, and university officials will also be critical to success in the position.

    Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to:

    Professor Mark Kende

    Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee

    Drake University Law School

    2507 University Ave.

    Des Moines, Iowa 50311

    mark.kende@drake.edu

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