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  • 18 Mar 2014 6:35 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW
    director of extern and field placement programs
    Available July 1, 2014

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic, experienced individual to manage and teach in a range of UCLA externship and field placements under the general direction of the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, and Public Service. The Director will have primary responsibility for ensuring that students receive a high-quality educational experience in the field and strong supervision by UCLA Law faculty in the wide array of experiential learning opportunities UCLA students enjoy: the full-time agency and judicial programs, the part-time externship program where students work in various public interest, government agency, in-house counsel and judicial settings in the Los Angeles area, and the UCDC Law Program where students work as externs in congressional offices, regulatory agencies and other government and nonprofit placements in the nation’s capital.

    The Director will also manage and teach a one-semester, one-unit first-year course, entitled “Introduction to the Lawyer-Client Relationship,” which is currently under development. The course includes both a classroom component and limited field placements. The Director, along with a program administrator, will develop and manage relationships with legal services providers who will partner with the law school to provide required field placements for this course.

    The Director will also take the lead in advising students on complying with new experiential learning admission requirements for the California State Bar and will assist in developing appropriate Law School responses to the proposed experiential learning requirements in the ABA standards.

    Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice in California, established relationships with local public interest legal service providers or professional organizations, and demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills. Also desirable is prior successful teaching experience. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, academic, non-tenure track position. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, April 21, 2014 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.

    Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00190 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least three professional references to the attention of:

    Edna Sasis
    Office of the Dean
    UCLA School of Law
    Box 951476
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

    The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
  • 17 Mar 2014 9:09 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Director and Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law for TIRN

    TU College of Law – Boesche Legal Clinic

    The University of Tulsa College of Law invites applicants for the position of Director and Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law for the Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network (TIRN).  This is a full-time, year-round contract position that is annually renewable, dependent upon continued funding, and includes a concurrent, non-tenure track faculty appointment.  The Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law has two primary responsibilities: managing the legal practice of TIRN and supervising the work of TIRN fellows and law students on behalf of clients.  The Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law will report to the Director of Clinical Education and is expected to engage in the life of the College of Law. 

    TIRN was initiated in May 2008, with the generous support of the George Kaiser Family Foundation.  It is a designed to reach broadly many members of the non-citizen community in the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood near The University of Tulsa, and beyond.  In doing so, TIRN complements the work of the Immigrant Rights Project, a clinical education program for second-and third-year students of TU College of Law, by:

    • Mentoring and training post-graduate fellows to provide them a competitive edge in the job market and the skills necessary for establishing successful law practices and shaping their responsibilities to serve the community.
    • Educating the community, especially the immigrant community, on legal rights and immigration remedies; and
    • Offering immigration-related legal services to low and moderate income clients in the Kendall-Whittier and surrounding neighborhoods.

    The Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law will work closely with the Director of Clinical Education.  Specific duties associated with this position include:

    • (1)   developing a training curriculum for post-graduate fellows, including substantive immigration law and practice, practice and case load management, and legal ethics;

    (2)  direct supervising of fellows’ client work and providing direct representation in client

    matters as necessary and appropriate;

    (3) preparing quarterly grant reports to TIRN funders;

    (4) collecting, assessing and reporting case data and information;

    (5) promoting community engagement and collaborations, including public speaking and

            written communications about TIRN’s work;

    (6) working with the Director of Clinical Education to establish/revise practices and

            protocols for TIRN; and

    (7) other administrative responsibilities such as maintaining case management systems and

            oversight of the TIRN budget.

    Additionally, the Director/Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will, in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Education, engage in direct supervision of case work by clinic students, clinic classroom teaching, and choosing cases that offer students a rich experiential opportunity in the practice of law. The Director/Visiting Assistant Professor would also pursue professional goals in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Education, including opportunities for scholarship. 

    Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in good standing in a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

    • ·         Five or more years of experience in immigration law practice
    • ·         Strong commitment to promoting access to justice, and a demonstrated interest in nurturing law graduate and student development
    • ·         Excellent organizational, communication, and advocacy skills
    • ·         An ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
    • ·         A record of strong academic achievement, commitment to improving society, and intellectual engagement with the law
    • ·         Experience managing a law practice and supervising attorneys or law students
    • ·         Teaching experience (or a passion for teaching), creativity, strategic thinking, and demonstrated ability to work with diverse and economically disadvantaged clients
    • ·         Spanish speaking

    Please refer questions to the Director of Clinical Education, Elizabeth McCormick, at elizabeth-mccormick@utulsa.edu.

    Please send VIA E-MAIL a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Gary Allison, Chair, Faculty Appointments, at gary-allison@utulsa.edu.

    The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

    Elizabeth McCormick
    Associate Clinical Professor of Law

    Director, Immigrant Rights Project
    Director, Clinical Education Programs
    University of Tulsa College of Law
    Tulsa, OK 74104
    Phone   918-631-5799
    Fax     918-631-5798
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  • 12 Mar 2014 8:57 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    American is seeking to hire two people for our practitioner-in-residence program in our Civil Advocacy Clinic (formerly General Practice Clinic) and Women and the Law Clinic, respectively.  The advertisement follows:

    American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2014-15 in two of our in-house clinics, Civil Advocacy Clinic (formerly called General Practice Clinic) and Women and the Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising nine (9) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

    The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (approximately 20) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. Salary and benefits are competitive for entry-level faculty positions. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be e-mailed to Sarah Warren, Faculty Coordinator, at clinicpositions@wcl.american.edu with copies to Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu Electronic submissions are preferred but you may submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to the following address:

    American University

    Washington College of Law

    Office of the Dean, Suite 366

    4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

    Washington, D.C. 20016

    American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

  • 08 Mar 2014 2:00 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    SUNY Buffalo Law School invites applications for three clinical teaching fellowships to commence on August 1, 2014, and expected to end on July 31, 2015, with the possibility of renewal. 

    The three fellowship substantive areas are:

    Housing & Economic Justice Law and Policy

    Elder, Health and Civil Justice Law and Policy

    Domestic Violence and International Women's Human Rights Law and Policy

    These positions will offer experienced attorneys with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The fellows will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the law school's other clinics. The fellows’ duties will include supervision of clinic students' work on client matters, and, together with clinic faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. Fellows will be enrolled in a course each semester to explore clinical teaching methodologies and develop as clinical instructors and student lawyer supervisors. Clients and matters from an existing clinic will be part of the fellows’ responsibility, but there will be opportunities for innovation and original design. The fellows will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.

    These are a non-tenure track positions, on a 12-month basis. Salary is $48,000 to $55,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Fellows also receive full benefits (including excellent health insurance), research support, and a moving stipend. Deadline for applications is March 28, 2014.

    Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have at least three years of relevant practice experience; strong written and oral communication skills; an interest in and aptitude for supervision and teaching; a demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Candidates who have taught and/or supervised clinics are encouraged to apply. Fellows must be members of the New York Bar (currently licensed in New York) or be eligible to be admitted on motion, without examination, (see Judiciary Law § 90 [i][b]; 22 NYCRR 520.10) in order to supervise law practice by students.  

    Fellows will be joining a clinical program committed to innovative teaching that helps graduate profession-ready students. The program has the following mission statement: "In the SUNY Buffalo Law School Clinical Legal Education Program, students and faculty engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving in experiential settings. Student lawyers work with skilled faculty, experiencing lawyers' unique and critical role as valued contributors to the legal profession and larger society." SUNY Buffalo Law is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The law school's clinical program is committed to offering our students rich experiences in teaching styles that acknowledge diversity in ways of knowing and learning. 

    Please use the links below to apply for these fellowships.

    Classification Title: Lecturer 12

    Position Title: Domestic Violence and International Women's Rights Law and Policy Fellowship Posting Number: 1400107 Quicklink for Posting: <https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56900>

     

    Posting Details:

    Classification Title: Lecturer 12

    Position Title: Housing & Economic Justice Law and Policy Fellowship Posting Number: 1400106 Quicklink for Posting: <https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56899>

     

    Posting Details:

    Classification Title: Lecturer 12

    Position Title: Elder, Health and Civil Justice Law and Policy Fellow Posting Number: 1400105 Quicklink for Posting: <https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56898>

  • 07 Mar 2014 5:00 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Idaho College of Law anticipates having a one year non-tenure track position teaching Immigration Law and an Immigration Clinic starting this summer. We expect final approval shortly.  If you know of anyone interested in the position, please encourage them to contact me. 

    The University of Idaho College of Law’s Immigrant Clinic represents low-income immigrants in a range of direct client representation matters including litigation of cases before the 9th Circuit, the BIA, and the Immigration Courts as well as preparation of a broad range of applications before USCIS.

    Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least five years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in immigration, including both defensive and affirmative work; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income and immigrant clients; and a strong interest in teaching.


    Maureen E. Laflin

    Professor of Law

    Director of Clinical Programs

    University of Idaho College of Law

    Moscow, ID 83844-2322

    (208) 885-6006 (work)

    (208) 885-4628 (fax)

  • 04 Mar 2014 4:03 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 – 2016

    LAND USE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW FELLOWSHIP

    Fellowship

    West Virginia University College of Law’s Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic is now accepting applications for the Land Use andSustainable Development Law Fellowship. The fellowship combines the opportunity to work with attorneys, planners and students at one of the leading Land Use Clinics in the United States with the opportunity to obtain the WVU Law LL.M. degree in Energy and Sustainable Development Law. The LL.M. program provides a uniquely deep and balanced curriculum in perhaps the nation’s richestnatural resource region.

    Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic

    The Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic (LUSD Law Clinic) provides legal services to local governments, landowners and non-profit organizations to develop land conservation strategies and practices. Legal services include, but are not limited to, title examinations, advising landowners and land trusts, drafting conservations easements, negotiating with mineral owners/lessees, working with communities to identify alternative wastewater solutions, drafting comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances, training local officials on land use issues, and facilitating public meetings.

    LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development Law

    The WVU College of Law LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development Law is the only LL.M. program in the United States that provides a balanced curriculum in both energy law and the law of sustainable development. Working with WVUCollege of Law’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, LL.M. students will develop the expertise to advise clients and provide leadership on matters covering the full range of energy, environmental and sustainable development law.

    The LL.M. in Energy and Sustainable Development Law provides a broad and deep offering of courses, experiential learning opportunities, and practical trainingfor every part of the energy sector. Our broad spectrum of courses allows our students to prepare to be lawyers serving energy companies, investors, environmental organizations, landowners, utilities, manufacturing companies, lawmakers, policymakers, regulators and land use professionals.

    Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Fellow

    This fellowship is a part-time (at least twenty hours per week), two-year position from August 2014 through July 2016. The Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $20,000 and tuition remission for the LL.M. program. The Fellow would take 6-7 credits per semester allowing time for part-time work at the Clinic.

    The position involves policy and legal research and writing; facilitating publicmeetings and workshops; supervising law students in the LUSD Law Clinic; and administrative responsibilities as needed. Many of our clients and partners work throughout the state and some travel is expected.

    The Fellow will support all aspects of the Clinic’s missions in the areas of land conservation, land use planning, alternative wastewater solutions and the education of law students in these areas. There is frequent overlap in the areas of energy and land use planning, including the reduction of vehicle miles travelled, energy siting, and energy efficient buildings. Efforts will be made to match project assignments with the Fellow’s interest.

    Fellowship Qualifications

    Candidates should possess a J.D.; a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; a demonstrated interest and background in land use and sustainable development law and policy; and admission to the LL.M. program at West Virginia University (application for LL.M. admission can occur concurrently with the fellowship application). Preference will be given to candidates who have relevant experience in law, land use, or sustainable development. Admittance to the West Virginia Bar is preferred.

    Applicants should apply to Samatha.Stefanov@mail.wvu.edu. Please submit a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a law school transcript, a recent writing sample and contact information for three references.

    We are now accepting applications. The application deadline is June 1, 2014 or until the post is filled.

    Visit our website at landuse.law.wvu.edu for more information about our programs.

    West Virginia University College of Law is an equal opportunity employer and has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented by its faculty and teaching staff.

  • 27 Feb 2014 3:53 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    SUNY Buffalo Law School invites applications for a clinical teaching fellowship in the area of Domestic Violence and International Women's Human Rights Law and Policy. The fellowship will commence on August 1, 2014, and it is expected to end on July 31, 2015, with the possibility of renewal.

    This position will offer an experienced attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The fellow will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the law school's other clinics, including Environmental Law & Policy, Mediation, Consumer Financial Advocacy, Community Economic Development, and Human Rights Appellate Advocacy. The fellow's duties will include supervision of clinic students' work on client matters, and, together with clinic faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. Fellows will be enrolled in a course each semester to explore clinical teaching methodologies and develop as clinical instructors and student lawyer supervisors. Clients and matters from an existing clinic will be part of the fellow's responsibility, but there will be opportunities for innovation and original design. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.

    This is a non-tenure track position, on a 12-month basis. Salary is $48,000 to $55,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Fellows also receive full benefits (including excellent health insurance), research support, and a moving stipend.

    Fellows will be joining a clinical program committed to innovative teaching that helps graduate profession-ready students. The program has the following mission statement: "In the SUNY Buffalo Law School Clinical Legal Education Program, students and faculty engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving in experiential settings. Student lawyers work with skilled faculty, experiencing lawyers' unique and critical role as valued contributors to the legal profession and larger society." SUNY Buffalo Law is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The law school's clinical program is committed to offering our students rich experiences in teaching styles that acknowledge diversity in ways of knowing and learning.  

    To apply for this position, please visit: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Click on “Search Posting” on the left hand toolbar and search for the position by Posting Number: 1400107  

  • 27 Feb 2014 3:52 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    SUNY Buffalo Law School invites applications for a clinical teaching fellowship in the area of Elder, Health and Civil Justice Law and Policy. The fellowship will commence on August 1, 2014, and it is expected to end on July 31, 2015, with the possibility of renewal.

    This position will offer an experienced attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The fellow will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the law school's other clinics, including Environmental Law & Policy, Mediation, Consumer Financial Advocacy, Community Economic Development, and Human Rights Appellate Advocacy. The fellow's duties will include supervision of clinic students' work on client matters, and, together with clinic faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. Fellows will be enrolled in a course each semester to explore clinical teaching methodologies and develop as clinical instructors and student lawyer supervisors. Clients and matters from an existing clinic will be part of the fellow's responsibility, but there will be opportunities for innovation and original design. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.

    This is a non-tenure track position, on a 12-month basis. Salary is $48,000 to $55,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Fellows also receive full benefits (including excellent health insurance), research support, and a moving stipend.

    Fellows will be joining a clinical program committed to innovative teaching that helps graduate profession-ready students. The program has the following mission statement: "In the SUNY Buffalo Law School Clinical Legal Education Program, students and faculty engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving in experiential settings. Student lawyers work with skilled faculty, experiencing lawyers' unique and critical role as valued contributors to the legal profession and larger society." SUNY Buffalo Law is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The law school's clinical program is committed to offering our students rich experiences in teaching styles that acknowledge diversity in ways of knowing and learning.  

    To apply for this position, please visit: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Click on “Search Posting” on the left hand toolbar and search for the position by Posting Number: 1400105

  • 27 Feb 2014 3:51 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    SUNY Buffalo Law School invites applications for a clinical teaching fellowship in the area of Housing & Economic Justice Law and Policy. The fellowship will commence on August 1, 2014, and it is expected to end on July 31, 2015, with the possibility of renewal.

    This position will offer an experienced attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The fellow will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the law school's other clinics, including Environmental Law & Policy, Mediation, Consumer Financial Advocacy, Community Economic Development, and Human Rights Appellate Advocacy. The fellow's duties will include supervision of clinic students' work on client matters, and, together with clinic faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. Fellows will be enrolled in a course each semester to explore clinical teaching methodologies and develop as clinical instructors and student lawyer supervisors. Clients and matters from an existing clinic will be part of the fellow's responsibility, but there will be opportunities for innovation and original design. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.

    This is a non-tenure track position, on a 12-month basis. Salary is $48,000 to $55,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Fellows also receive full benefits (including excellent health insurance), research support, and a moving stipend.

    Fellows will be joining a clinical program committed to innovative teaching that helps graduate profession-ready students. The program has the following mission statement: "In the SUNY Buffalo Law School Clinical Legal Education Program, students and faculty engage in practical legal thinking and ethical practice through client representation, policy development, and effective problem-solving in experiential settings. Student lawyers work with skilled faculty, experiencing lawyers' unique and critical role as valued contributors to the legal profession and larger society." SUNY Buffalo Law is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The law school's clinical program is committed to offering our students rich experiences in teaching styles that acknowledge diversity in ways of knowing and learning.  

    To apply for this position, please visit: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Click on “Search Posting” on the left hand toolbar and search for the position by Posting Number: 1400106

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