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  • 01 Jun 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. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    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.

  • 26 May 2015 2:59 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Charlotte School of Law, an ABA-accredited law school, invites applications for a full-time, clinical fellow teaching position, beginning August 1, 2015, in the Charlotte School of Law Civil Rights Clinic (CRC).  The CRC provides opportunities for students to engage in litigation and public policy advocacy concerning a variety of civil rights and public interest issues in a rigorous and well supervised program.   The CRC’s recent work focuses on assisting individuals with criminal convictions obtain Certificates of Relief (judicial declarations that a person is rehabilitated) and Ban the Box policy advocacy, both in the public and private sector.   The CRC is a national, award winning clinic that is part of Charlotte School of Law’s diverse clinical and experiential education opportunities.  Potential applicants can read about the CRC’s work at www.cslcivilrights.com.

    Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be currently licensed and engaged in the practice of law for the past two years in North Carolina.  Preference will be given to applicants who have a desire to pursue a clinical teaching career, strong academic records and writing ability, a demonstrated commitment to public interest law, and potential success as teacher. Salary is commensurate with experience. Charlotte School of Law offers a full benefits package. For more information about Charlotte School of Law, please visit www.charlottelaw.edu .  The successful candidate will have a one year appointment, renewable for a second, depending on performance.

    Application Instructions:

    To submit a job application for this opening, please visit www.charlottelaw.edu , select the  "About" dropdown, click the “Join Our Team” link, enter 3561 into the Requisition Number field or search by job title (Keywords section), and click the “View Jobs” button.  Single click on the job title and click the “Apply” button. Follow application prompts.

    Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and contact information for two references.  In order to receive priority consideration interested individuals must submit their application by June 22, 2015.

    The Charlotte School of Law is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

  • 26 May 2015 2:37 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center seeks a Fellow to provide legal advocacy services and direct representation to clients in its new Immigration Law Clinic and to perform other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. The Immigration Law Clinic teaches law students practical lawyering skills in the context of Family Court and immigration proceedings at which students represent individuals who are seeking to regularize their immigration status. Additionally, the Fellow will assist the Director with research and analysis on long-term projects. At the Director’s discretion, the Fellow may have limited opportunities for participating in trainings, supervising in-class activities, assisting in program design and leading case rounds. This position begins July 1, 2015 and lasts for one year.

    Qualified candidates will possess a JD degree and admission to the New York State bar. Practical legal experience in immigration and family law is preferred. Spanish language skills are desirable, but not required.

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, by June 12, 2015, to:

    Albany Law School

    Director of Human Resources

    80 New Scotland Avenue

    Albany, NY 12208-3494

    Fax: (518) 445-3262

    E-mail: humanresources@albanylaw.edu


    Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 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:

     

    Dean Danielle Holley-Walker

    Howard University School of Law

    2900 Van Ness Street, NW

    Washington, DC  20008

    dhwalker@law.howard.edu

  • 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 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

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