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  • 13 Sep 2018 8:50 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

     THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL is seeking candidates for four open positions in its clinical program. 

    See below for links to the positions (with application instructions):

    http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162361/clinical_asst_prof_-_entrepreneurship_clinic

    http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162354/clinical_asst_prof_-_community_and_economic_development_clinic 

    http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162363/clinical_asst_prof_-_human_trafficking_clinic 

    http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162364/clinical_asst_prof_-_civil-criminal_litigation 

    The University of Michigan is dedicated to academic excellence for the public good, which is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • 13 Sep 2018 8:41 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL is seeking an attorney or clinician experienced in veterans law to serve as a Professor of Practice (POP) in the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic.  This is a non-tenure eligible position with a presumption of continuation.

    William & Mary Law School, the oldest law school in the nation, prides itself on delivering quality legal education to high-achieving students. The curriculum is challenging, varied, and designed to prepare students to excel in the profession of law. The law school has a vibrant clinical program, offering more than 200 students annually an opportunity to hone their lawyering skills through live-client representation.

    The Puller Clinic started in 2008 and includes a beginning and advanced clinical experience for second- and third-year students in the representation of veterans in their disability compensation claims at the administrative agency, Board of Veterans Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, the Puller Clinic engages in informal advice, counsel and outreach, and offers an online certificate program for those interested in veterans advocacy. The Clinic operates in partnership with graduate psychology clinics and additional medical professionals in order to address both the legal and medical needs of veteran clients.

    The POP will work with clinical professors in clinical teaching and supervision, as well as case work and client representation in the area of disability compensation claims. The POP will also assist in maintaining relationships with partner institutions of higher education and community partners, and will supervise Military Mondays, the outreach advice and counsel sessions held at a local Starbucks.

    The successful candidate will have a JD and be in good standing as a member of a state Bar, with either currently active status or the ability to become an active member upon beginning employment. William & Mary seeks a candidate with at least two years of experience in veterans law, with client-based advocacy experience and superior research and writing skills. Applicants must possess strong academic credentials, and organizational and collaboration skills that will contribute to the Puller Clinic’s continued success.

    Successful teaching or supervision experience in clinics, or the demonstrated potential to succeed in such areas, is desirable.

    You may find the advertisement and application details here: Puller Clinic position (F0865W); applications being accepted through October 14th.


  • 13 Sep 2018 8:39 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to commence in the 2019 Fall Semester. Candidates should have a particular interest in teaching in our Advocacy Clinic, an in-house, direct legal services clinic. The Advocacy Clinic is taught by multiple faculty members and covers a range of civil, juvenile, and criminal practice areas.  The University of Tennessee Legal Clinic is the longest continuously operating clinic in the country with nine in-house clinics: Advocacy Clinic, Appellate Clinic, Business Clinic, Community Economic Development Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, Expungement Clinic, Family Medication Clinic, Mediation Clinic, and Wills Clinic.

    A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required. Successful applicants must have a strong academic background, expertise and experience relevant to the position, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

    In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity among our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to a diverse law school environment.

    The Faculty Appointments Committee will interview applicants who are registered in the 2018 Faculty Appointments Register of the Association of American Law Schools at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are not registered in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register are advised to send a letter of intent, resume, and the names and contact information of three references by September 21, 2018 to:

    Tammy Neff
    On behalf of Michael Higdon and Michelle Kwon, Co-chairs

    Faculty Appointments Committee

    The University of Tennessee College of Law
    1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37996-1810

    Email: tneff@tennessee.edu

    All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non- discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

  • 07 Sep 2018 11:09 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for tenured or tenure-track faculty appointments for the 2019-20 academic year.

    CUNY Law faculty perform teaching, research, writing, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in their area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Faculty members share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

    Areas of particular interest include: Clinical teaching in CUNY’s elder law clinic (which may include disability and health law practice), welfare rights clinic (CUNY’s “Economic Justice Project”), family law clinic (with a focus on juvenile rights and school suspension), and immigration clinic (CUNY’s “Immigrant and Non Citizen Rights Clinic”). An ability to teach in both a clinical setting and a regular classroom 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 number 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law.

    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. The law school is one of the most diverse law schools in the country with one of the most diverse faculties in the country. A central component of the law school’s mission is to prepare 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, practical skill, professional experience or the social, cultural, and economic contexts of law and lawyering.  Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

    First-year students engage in experiential learning through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar. Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn an additional 10-16 credits in one of the Law School’s capstone clinical programs.

    This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in the history of our unique social justice institution. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international relations (JD/MIA) with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York. Also in 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Student enrollment in both the day and evening programs is strong, and has created the need to expand the clinical opportunities offered at CUNY.

    CUNY Law School is centrally located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood minutes from Manhattan on several subway lines, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

    This position requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs. This will include weekend and evening hours on a rotating basis.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    J.D. or L.L.B. Also required are demonstrated or evidence or clear promise of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship and/or law-related work; ability to teach successfully;and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Applicants must be admitted to law practice and bring public interest oriented law practice experience to their teaching.

    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, the first-year lawyering program, and all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and law practice experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of need.

    COMPENSATION

    CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

    Commensurate with education and experience:

    Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135

    Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467

    Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209

    HOW TO APPLY

    From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site (www.cuny.edu) and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

    Candidates should provide a CV/resume and a cover letter including a statement of teaching/scholarly interests and areas of expertise.

    CLOSING DATE

    Resumes will be accepted until October 15, 2018.

    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

    CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

  • 07 Sep 2018 11:06 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a highly-qualified candidate for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment for the 2019-20 academic year.  The principal responsibility of this faculty member will be to serve as Director of the Lawyering Program.

    CUNY Law faculty perform teaching, research, writing, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in their area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Faculty members share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

    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 number 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law.

    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. The law school is one of the most diverse law schools in the country with one of the most diverse faculties in the country. A central component of the law school’s mission is to prepare 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, practical skill, professional experience and the social, cultural, and economic context of law.  Therefore the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

    CUNY’s dynamic lawyering program applies experiential learning principles in simulation-based contexts. The writing-intensive First-Year Lawyering curriculum consists of two four-credit lawyering seminars.  Small cohorts of students assume a variety of lawyering roles in a range of doctrinal and practice contexts to engage with the analytic, advocacy, problem-solving, and interactive work that lawyers must undertake with skill and sensitivity.

    Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles, including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn 10-16 credits in either a live-client clinic onsite at the Law School or a practice clinic, a unique seminar and field placement program.  Over the course of the program, each law student earns 18-24 experiential credits.

    Responsibilities of the Director of the Lawyering Program include: designing and implementing the curriculum for the First-Year Lawyering Program; developing simulations; supporting and coordinating faculty teaching throughout all semesters of the lawyering program; supervising the Legal Writing Center and overseeing the design of other courses and workshops sponsored by the Legal Writing Center; managing the CUNY Writing Fellows program; teaching lawyering and related courses as needed.

    This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in the history of our unique social justice institution. In 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international relations (JD/MIA) with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York.  Student enrollment at CUNY Law School is strong and the law school is engaged in robust faculty hiring.

    CUNY Law School is centrally located at Two Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood minutes away from Manhattan on several subway lines, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

    This position will include weekend and evening hours on a rotating basis and requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    J.D. or L.L.B.  Also required are demonstrated evidence of success as a faculty member; ability to develop, innovate and lead CUNY’s unique lawyering program; interest in productive scholarship or law- related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Admission to law practice and law practice experience required.

    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 program and all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching. Preferred qualifications include an established scholarly record and experience teaching legal writing.

    COMPENSATION

    CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

    Commensurate with experience;

    Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135

    Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467

    Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209

    HOW TO APPLY

    From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site (www.cuny.edu) and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

    Candidates should provide a CV/resume and a cover letter including a statement of teaching/scholarly interests and areas of expertise.

    CLOSING DATE

    Accepting resumes through October 15, 2018.

    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

    CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

  • 07 Sep 2018 10:30 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, community engagement, social justice, and service.  Located in the city of St. Louis, the School of Law has a nationally recognized and award-winning clinical program through which students represent both individual and group clients in litigation, administrative, advocacy, and transactional matters.  The School of Law is looking for someone to join the clinical program in a full-time clinical law faculty position.  More information about the clinical program is available here: https://www.slu.edu/law/experiential-learning/legal-clinics

    The successful candidate will direct all aspects of an in-house law clinic (including the classroom component, student supervision, and client selection) and may teach one or more additional courses.  Candidates should have appropriate expertise and relevant practice experience in the area of law they propose to be the focus of the clinic.  In their application materials, candidates should include a one-page description of the clinic they propose to teach as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community.       

    We welcome entry-level and lateral candidates. Candidates should have distinguished academic and practice records, as well as an understanding of clinical teaching methods.  A J.D. is required.  Qualifications also include admission to the Missouri Bar, eligibility for reciprocity, or a willingness to sit for the first Missouri bar examination after being hired.  The successful candidate should have at least three years of recent law practice experience.  Ideally, candidates will also have experience and training in clinical teaching methods, either through prior experience as a clinical faculty member or through supervision of law students in other settings.

    Please apply online at https://jobs.slu.edu/.

    Inquiries should be addressed to:

    Dana Malkus, Associate Dean for Experiential Education

    Chair, Clinical Faculty Appointments Committee

    Saint Louis University School of Law

    100 North Tucker Boulevard

    St. Louis, MO 63101

    dana.malkus@slu.edu                

                      

     Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.  We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).  If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.


  • 07 Sep 2018 10:25 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the position of Director of the Entrepreneurial/Transactional Law Clinic. The position will begin in the 2019-2020 school year, and will be a twelve-month position. The directorship could be annual or long-term contract, or tenure-track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences. Duties will include supervising and assessing Clinic students representing nonprofit organizations and emerging entrepreneurs.   The Clinic primarily focuses on assisting startup businesses and nonprofits in underserved communities in Polk County, Iowa that are not able to afford retained counsel.   In addition, graduate students and other researchers at Iowa State University provide another source of Clinical transactional cases, many of which include advanced issues involving tech transfers, capital structures, and software licensing. The Director will have the opportunity to build on the success of the existing clinic, which serves a vibrant, diverse community of innovators.  In addition, there may be opportunities to teach doctrinal and experiential-learning courses depending on the law school’s curricular needs.

    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, with a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, supervision and assessment, scholarship, and service is preferred. At least three years of teaching and/or practice experience is also preferred.

    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 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, a thriving metropolitan area of more than 700,000 people. Des Moines is consistently ranked in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the United States. 

    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. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds.

    Confidential review of applications will begin in August 2018. 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 Ellen Yee, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: ellen.yee@drake.edu.


  • 07 Sep 2018 10:23 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Clinical Professor to begin in July 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position leading to the possibility of a presumptively renewable multi-year appointment. Depending on experience, the individual will be hired on the College’s clinical faculty track as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor. 

    The person hired will be responsible for developing and directing a new clinic. The College will consider applicants from all clinical subject-matter areas. Applicants must have a J.D., be licensed in Illinois within one year of hire, and have substantial experience as a practicing lawyer with experience or interest in supervising law students. Clinical teaching experience is preferred. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

    The College welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background may further diversify the intellectual community at the College of Law. 

    To apply, please submit your application and supplemental materials by November 1, 2018 at https://jobs.illinois.edu. Application materials must include a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter identifying the subject-matter area of the clinic the candidate proposes to create, evidence of past teaching success (if applicable), and contact information of at least three professional references (name, telephone number and email address). References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening and candidates will receive prior notification. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Patrick Rietz at rietz@illinois.edu. For more information about the College of Law, visit our website:  https://law.illinois.edu/


  • 07 Sep 2018 10:15 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON LAW SCHOOL is hiring 1 tenured professor and up to three assistant professors, open to all areas of teaching and research.  The application details can be found at the links below, and the text below, but please feel free to contact the chair of our committee, Tracy Reilly treilly1(at)udayton.edu.

    Assistant Professor - http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/26764

    Tenured Professor - http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/26768

    The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Applications must be received by October 12, 2018. Applications must be submitted through the University of Dayton electronic employment site.


  • 16 Aug 2018 1:33 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Qualifications: Must be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar and qualified to represent clients in Massachusetts State Courts, or able to waive into the Massachusetts Bar prior to the commencement of the Fellowship. Must be qualified to represent clients in state and federal administrative agencies such, as the United States Social Security Administration. Admission to the bar of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts is a plus. At least two to three years of experience with mental health and disability and/or probate/family litigation is required (especially adult guardianships, Social Security disability, and/or health insurance appeals). Teaching experience is preferred but not required, as is experience participating in a law school clinic. This position is designed for someone who wishes to launch a career in clinical education under the mentorship of a talented and experienced team of Clinicians.

    Hours: Full Time

    Fellowship Program: The Health Law Clinic Fellow will be among a group of several clinical fellows at SULS developing their clinical teaching skills through teaching and supervision in the SULS clinics. During this fellowship, the Fellow may have the opportunity to co-teach clinical seminar modules alongside full-time faculty. The Fellow will gain experience with clinical supervision and familiarization with clinical pedagogy. The Fellow will work with members of the clinical faculty to develop clinical teaching skills and will be afforded opportunities to work with the Suffolk University Center for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence to develop teaching, course design skills, and scholarship. The Clinical Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly workshops led by Suffolk faculty and outside academics, including academic paper presentations. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to attend workshops on the topics of: teaching, course design, scholarship and publication, the job market, using research assistants, and/or other topics. Depending on the duration of the appointment, the Fellow may be supported in her/his scholarship, including being given time during a summer to write and the opportunity to present draft papers at one or more legal conferences or workshops. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the Fellow should be prepared to enter the market for full-time clinical faculty positions.

    Health Law Clinic Position Summary: The Health Law Clinic was launched in 2010 to augment Suffolk Law’s clinical offerings and complement Suffolk’s Health Law Concentration. For the past several years, Suffolk’s Clinical Programs have been nationally ranked as some of the leading programs of their type in the country. The Health Law Clinic (HLC) represents low-income, chronic users of the healthcare system in a diverse range of legal matters aimed at stabilizing patients’ lives and improving overall healthcare access and outcomes. In years past, the Clinical practice has had a particular focus on mental health and disability law. Student Attorneys enrolled in the Clinic have represented individuals with mental and physical disabilities and their family members in both litigation and administrative matters such as adult guardianship cases in the Probate Court, appeals of denials of disability benefits before the Social Security Administration, and denials of public and private health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use treatment. Students have also assisted clients with other health-related legal issues such as drafting health care proxies. Through student supervision and the tools of clinical pedagogy, the Fellow will help students develop essential lawyering skills, such as client interviewing and counseling, case theory development, fact investigation, drafting, advocacy, and resolving ethical dilemmas in practice.

    The HLC Fellow will directly supervise a team of 8 full-year clinical student attorneys in their casework. The Fellow will be responsible for managing and overseeing the caseload of the Clinic, including intake, case opening and closing procedures, case assignment and appearing in Court and at case-related events with students. The Fellow will have the opportunity to foster partnerships with healthcare providers, government officials and/or advocates in the non-profit sector to advance the work of the HLC and benefit its students. The Fellow may work with the Assistant Director of Clinical Programs to adjust the case load of the Clinic to meet her/his interests and expertise, provided there are pedagogical advantages and service needs to be addressed by the changes. In addition to supervising students, the Fellow will assist in student training and may assist in teaching some weekly seminar class sessions covering substantive areas of mental health and disability law, basic lawyering skills, and professional ethics and identity.

    Timing: This is a one-year appointment available to begin immediately. There may be an opportunity to renew the appointment for an additional year upon mutual agreement of the parties. The Fellow will be directly supervised by the Associate Director of Clinical Programs.

    We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

    How to apply: Please apply online through the Suffolk University Law School employment website.

    Required Application Documents:

    Cover letter

    Resume or CV

    Writing Sample (scholarly or practice-oriented)

    List of three references (preferably one clinician)

    Optional Application Documents:

    Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)

    Scholarship (if applicable)

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