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  • 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

  • 14 Apr 2015 5:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law to direct and teach a new Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic to be created as part of the Memphis Children's Health Law Directive (Memphis CHiLD), an innovative alliance between the School of Law, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and Memphis Area Legal Services.

    The full-time, twelve-month position will begin on July 1, 2015 and will include doctrinal teaching responsibilities of one course per semester in addition to the teaching and supervisory duties related to the Medical-Legal Partnership. Subject to approval, funding is available to allow the position to be renewed on an annual basis for three years. Under the direction of the Visiting Assistant Professor, the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic will supervise students in providing legal services to Le Bonheur patients and their families; develop an interdisciplinary education curriculum focused on the social determinants of health and the legal, policy, and other issues affecting the well-being and healthcare access of low-income children; and engage in systemic advocacy that seeks to improve health outcomes for low-income children. The Visiting Assistant Professor will also partner with and draw on the assessment and research expertise of the Law School's Institute for Health Law and Policy (iHeLP), as well as Memphis community stakeholders, to evaluate the impact of the Medical-Legal Partnership in utilizing law and policy to advance children's health.

    Candidates should be prepared to present their comprehensive vision for teaching, administering, growing, and cultivating enduring support for the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic. In addition to directing and teaching the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, it is anticipated that the Visiting Assistant Professor will teach two additional courses based on the needs of the law school. For duties related to the Medical-Legal Partnership, the Visiting Assistant Professor will report directly to the Director of Experiential Learning, and will work closely with the Dean, Director of iHeLP, and Faculty on the development of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic.

    Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent law degree and must be admitted to practice in Tennessee or willing to seek admission to the Tennessee bar as soon as practically possible following appointment. See TN Supreme Court Rule 7, Section 10.02 (Attorneys in Clinical and Related Law School Programs). Among other qualifications, candidates should have a minimum of five (5) years of legal practice experience; a demonstrated interest in serving lower-income
    individuals and communities, substantial experience or interest in working with healthcare professionals and students; a strong desire to supervise and work with students; and a commitment to building community relationships and programs.

    Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to Professor Daniel Kiel, Chair, MLP Faculty Recruitment Committee, at dkiel@memphis.edu. Write "Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic Application" in the subject line of the email. Preference will be given to applications received by April 27, 2015, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The University of Memphis School of Law recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in its new building, the newly restored U.S. Customs House in downtown Memphis. A $48 million project, the structure offers a magnificent setting for learning and
    teaching and has been recognized as one of the finest law school facilities in the nation and the world. Memphis is a beautiful and diverse city with affordable real
    estate and an excellent quality of life. The city is known for its friendly  atmosphere, revitalized downtown, and attractions such as Graceland, Beale Street, Opera Memphis, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Zoo, NBA Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers basketball team, National Civil Rights Museum, and nationally recognized theatre companies. While the School of Law does not treat race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation as dispositive in hiring decisions, the School has a strong institutional commitment to hiring persons who will add to its diversity. The University of Memphis is an EEO/AA employer.

  • 03 Apr 2015 1:47 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL
    MICHIGAN CLINICAL LAW FELLOW OPENING:
    VETERANS LEGAL CLINIC


    The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its new "full-service" Veterans Legal Clinic. This is a two year appointment with a contemplated extension for a third year.

    The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for professional development and scholarship.

    The Veterans Legal Clinic will handle legal matters for veterans and, in some instances, their immediate families. The Clinic was designed and funded based on a holistic approach to veterans' legal and social needs. Students will represent veterans in a wide array of civil matters in addition to the more service related ones (e.g., disability benefits and discharge status challenges). In the inaugural fall 2015 semester we will focus on crafting the curriculum, strengthening relationships with other veterans service organizations, growing our referral base, and providing representation to clients.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in civil litigation, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience with the veterans community and/or issues is a plus. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Michigan's Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins on a date to be determined sometime mid to late summer 2015.

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications on April 24th and will accept them until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

    John W. Lemmer
    Experiential Education Business Administrator
    The University of Michigan Law School
    701 S. State Street
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
    jwlemmer@umich.edu

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 30 Mar 2015 11:08 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic
    Clinical Fellow


    Duties & Responsibilities:
    Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, the Fellow will work independently and with the Director, staff, and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local policy projects addressing the health, environmental, and economic impacts of our food system. FLPC projects make cutting-edge policy recommendations to increase access to nutritious food for individuals and families, reduce diet-related diseases, and assist small-scale and sustainable food producers in participating in markets.

    FLPC's projects fall into four main categories: Food Policy Councils and Food Systems Planning; Food Access and Obesity Prevention; Food Waste; and, Sustainable Food Production. Some current and past Clinic projects include:

    ·         Assisting with the development and research needs of state and local food policy councils;

    ·         Conducting training for food policy councils and other community coalitions to better understand the legal and policy context and achieve their food system goals;

    ·         Commenting on major federal regulations, such as the Food and Drug Administration rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act;

    ·         Identifying and promoting creative policies to reduce the 40% of food that goes to waste in the United States; and

    ·         Researching and recommending policies that all levels of government can use to improve the foods served in schools.

    As the FLPC is a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, the Fellow will also work closely will staff and students throughout the Center, including on projects at the intersection of health and food law and policy.

    The Fellow's work will entail, but is not limited to:

    ·         Serving as the lead attorney on one or several projects, which includes managing and directing the day-to-day project work;

    ·         Managing client and partner relationships on the projects the Fellow oversees;

    ·         Working closely with students on the projects the Fellow oversees;

    ·         Assisting with development of the classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;

    ·         Delivering presentations of our work to local and regional food policy groups and at national conferences;

    ·         Undertaking various administrative tasks within the Clinic, including event planning, communications, development, and other tasks that arise; and

    ·         Helping to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the Clinic.

    Qualifications:

    JD required, earned within the last three years. Successful candidates should possess the following skills and attributes: strong writing, research, and communication skills; keen motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring of students; creative problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to work innovatively within broad program goals; strong sense of self-motivation and entrepreneurial mindset; strong organizational, time management, and project management skills; demonstrated leadership experience; ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in demanding and periodically high stress circumstances; and relevant academic or professional experience.

    Note: This is an expected two-year fellowship, subject to funding and departmental needs.

    Additional Information:
    Established in 2010, the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic addresses the health, environmental, and economic consequences of the laws and policies that govern our food system. The FLPC utilizes substantive expertise in food law and policy and a robust policy skill set to assist nonprofit and governmental clients in a variety of local, state, federal, and international settings in understanding and improving the laws impacting the food system. As the oldest food law clinical program in the United States, the FLPC is a pioneer in the field of food law and policy, and serves as a counselor and model for lawyers and law schools entering this field. The FLPC is a division of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation.

    Law students enrolled in the Clinic get hands-on learning experience conducting legal and policy research for individuals, communities, and governments on a wide range of food law and policy issues. The FLPC has trained dozens of clinical students at HLS, as well as many interns, volunteers, and pro bono students from Harvard and other schools across the United States. Working in the FLPC allows students to provide public service as law students, while honing their legal skills in order to continue addressing food policy concerns and other pressing social issues post-graduation.

    FLPC projects have seen a high level of success, including passing new legislation, regulations, and ordinances at the state and local levels; providing legal and policy trainings to a broad range of community and advocacy groups; and participating in key dialogues about improving the food system at all levels of government.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To apply: http://hls.harvard.edu/dept/hr/jobs-at-hls/; Requisition #35181BR

  • 28 Mar 2015 12:32 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW is looking to hire a visiting professor to teach in its Family Law Clinic beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.  We invite applications from candidates who have experience in clinical teaching, and it is preferred, but not required, that candidates be licensed to practice law in Maryland. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  In keeping with its commitment to a diverse faculty, the School of Law welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages women and minorities to apply.  Contact (e-mail preferred):  Fred B. Brown, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5779, fbrown@ubalt.edu.

  • 21 Mar 2015 10:21 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    UC Davis School of Law is hiring a Director of Externships.  The position is posted here www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70193 

  • 19 Mar 2015 3:16 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for a clinical assistant professor position beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center. We seek applicants for this faculty position with distinguished academic records; a strong, demonstrated commitment to practicing in the area of civil rights and working on criminal justice policy issues; and one to two years’ experience in a judicial clerkship or other entry level position.

    The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center is focused on the litigation of complex civil rights cases and other advocacy projects relating to the improvement of the Illinois criminal justice system.   The work of the Center varies as its docket of cases changes and evolves.  Currently, the Center is litigating cases relating to prison reform, parole practices, and transparency in public government.  The Center also has cases involving the use of torture by police officers under the command of Jon Burge to extract confessions, as well as cases in which wrongfully accused persons are suing police for damages for the consequences of the false charges.   

    The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Roderick and Solagne MacArthur Justice Center, Children and Family Justice Center, The Center on Wrongful Convictions, The Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, 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 is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

    Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2015. Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Brianne Williams at brianne.williams@law.northwestern.edu.
  • 18 Mar 2015 6:02 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor, Supervising Attorney. The successful candidate will be appointed to a 12-month, renewable, 405(c), non-tenure-track, assistant clinical professor position.  The successful candidate will create, direct, and teach two law school clinics, one in the day and one in the evening. Both clinics must be eligible for IOLTA funding (see https://www.paiolta.org/grants/eligibility-applications/).

    Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law in Pennsylvania.  Ideal candidates will have clinical teaching experience. The selected candidate must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of constituents. The position will begin in August 2015.

    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to apply.interfolio.com/29164.  We especially encourage applications from racial minorities, women, and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community.

    Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.  Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission, and enriches our campus community.  As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA, and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

    Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Its Mission Statement commits the University to “serving God by serving students—through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world.”  Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

    The position will stay open until filled; however, the application period will close no later than March 31, 2015.

  • 18 Mar 2015 5:56 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The University of Florida Levin College of Law seeks applicants for a Lecturer position to teach courses in which the skills of interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, and mediation advocacy are taught.  This is a nine-month, non-tenured faculty position, which offers the opportunity for the award of long-term contracts. Applications must be submitted online.  Go to https://jobs.ufl.edu, requisition number 0907671.  A cover letter, resume, transcript(s) and three references must be included with your online application. ​  

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