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  • 12 Apr 2012 7:31 PM | Anonymous
    Villanova University School of Law is seeking applications for a Clinical Teaching Fellow to work in our Clinical Program from July 1, 2012, or as soon as possible, through July 2013, with a possibility of extension to July 2014.

    The fellow will co-teach the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic with Professor Beth Lyon. The Farmworker Clinic provides civil legal services to migrant workers, specializing in employment and immigration litigation. More information about this clinic can be found at http://www.law.villanova.edu/Academics/Clinical%20Programs/Clinics/Farmworker%20Legal%20Aid%20Clinic.aspx while more information about Villanova’s dynamic Clinical Program is available at http://www.law.villanova.edu/Academics/Clinical%20Programs.aspx

    This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for individuals to learn about legal education in a clinical setting. The Fellow will work closely with the director of the clinic and share responsibility for designing and teaching classes, supervising students in their representation of clients, and other matters. The Fellow will also cover the Farmworker Clinic caseload over the summer and during school breaks and will conduct case intake for the clinic. The Fellow will work closely with all of our experienced clinicians and other fellows, and will interact with students in the law school’s other clinics, which focus on asylum, federal tax law, health law and a broad range of poverty related civil matters. The Fellow will also enjoy opportunities for external training and professional development. Resources and mentoring are available for scholarly research and writing.

    Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, a commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work, a minimum of three (3) years of relevant legal practice experience, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for student supervision and teaching. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing an academic career. Former fellows have moved on to positions at Chapman University School of Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden, the University of Cincinnati College of Law, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Spanish-speaking ability is highly desirable. Applicants must be qualified to be licensed in Pennsylvania.
    Please send by email or hard copy a resume, a letter of interest, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for at least 3 professional references to Patricia Brown, Paralegal and Clinic Office Administrator, Villanova School of Law, 299 N. Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA 19085, brown@law.villanova.edu. Inquiries about the position can also be sent to Professor Dveera Segal, Director of the Clinical Program, at 610-519-6417 or segal@law.villanova.edu.

    We will begin reviewing applications as soon as they are received and we will continue to review applications on a rolling basis.

    Villanova University is an Augustinian Catholic liberal arts institution with liberal arts and graduate programs in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. It is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all interested persons.
  • 12 Apr 2012 7:05 PM | Anonymous
    Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for a clinical assistant professor position beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Roderick MacArthur Justice Center and for the position of Staff Attorney at the Justice Center.  We seek applicants for this staff attorney and faculty position with distinguished academic records and a strong, demonstrated commitment to practicing in the area of civil rights and working on criminal justice policy issues.   
     
    The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, Children and Family Justice Center, The Center on Wrongful Convictions, The Center on International Human Rights, the Small Business Opportunity 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 School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minority candidates.
     
    Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2012. Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Locke Bowman at l-bowman@law.northwestern.edu.
  • 12 Apr 2012 6:42 PM | Anonymous
    Fordham’s Community Economic Development Clinic is offering a Teaching Fellowship starting August 2012.  The Fellow will work with experienced CED practitioner Brian Glick.  S/he will help supervise students in client representation and co-teach the CED Clinic seminar and is expected to participate actively in the life of our clinical program and law school.  We expect the Fellow to be with us for two years.
     
    Fordham’s CED Clinic represents New York City groups fighting for social justice in low-income communities of color and low-wage, predominantly immigrant workforces.  As their general counsel the clinic helps sustain effective organizations and build institutions--health clinics, childcare centers, worker-owned enterprises--that empower their participants while providing desperately needed services and opportunities.  The clinic supports neighborhood efforts to shape development, limit gentrification and win community benefits agreements.  It also assists small grassroots groups with incorporation, bylaws and tax exemption.   Students learn transactional business lawyering in a nonprofit social justice setting.
     
    We seek an attorney with at least two years’ experience, preferably more, who is interested in pursuing a career in clinical teaching.  Spanish fluency and transactional or social justice lawyering experience preferred.  Fordham is an equal opportunity employer.  Lawyers from the types of communities served by the CED Clinic are especially encouraged to apply.
     
    The Fellow will receive a competitive stipend with full benefits and research support.
     
    To apply, please e-mail a resume and letter of interest to cedfellowship@law.fordham.edu.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
     
    For further information, contact Candice Adams, caadams@law.fordham.edu, 212.636.7058.
  • 09 Apr 2012 8:07 PM | Anonymous

    North Carolina Central University School of Law invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law. 

    Established in 1939, the mission of the North Carolina Central University School of Law is to provide a challenging and broad-based educational program designed to stimulate intellectual inquiry of the highest order, and to foster in each student a deep sense of professional responsibility and personal integrity so as to produce competent and socially responsible members of the legal profession.  Currently, the school has approximately 36 full-time faculty members and a student body population of 534 students.

    The North Carolina Central University School of Law is fully accredited by the North Carolina State Bar Council and the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

    North Carolina Central University is a comprehensive university that offers programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels, with an enrollment of more than 8,500 students.  Over the next several years, the University expects to enhance the quantity of its master’s degree offerings and to establish a number of selected doctoral programs.  North Carolina Central University is one of sixteen constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina System.  U.S. News and World Report has rated NCCU as the best public HBCU in the country for the last two years and the Law School is rated as the ninth most popular law school nationally.

    The Dean of the Law School is expected to have the following:  expertise in legal education, understanding of pedagogy and a commitment to experiential education; strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills; proven experience in resource development; and knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the School of Law.  The Dean will report to the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and will serve as the chief academic, fiscal and administrative officer for the School of Law.

    Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit all nominations and applications to Carla Logan at carla.logan@divsearch.com.  Applications should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.

     North Carolina Central University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • 09 Apr 2012 7:34 PM | Anonymous
    The Civil Legal Clinic located at the Univ. of Miss. School of Law seeks to fill two legal counsel positions. These are professional positions, within a non-profit office and legal clinic, in which the incumbent manages and litigates civil cases, supervises and instructs law students in the practice of law, participates in policy research projects, and provides a variety of programmatic and administrative support in the Clinic. Please apply at jobs.olemiss.edu <http://jobs.olemiss.edu> if interested. Contact Desiree Hensley at 662-915-6896 if you need more information. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title IV/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
  • 05 Apr 2012 8:09 PM | Anonymous
    Tenure-Track Position: Clinical Professor of Law to be associated with the
    Community & Economic Development Clinic at Yale Law School

    Basic Description
    Yale Law School invites applications for a clinical professor of law to work in its Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic. The professorship will be a tenure-track position with the potential of clinical tenure.

    Nature of Position
    The CED Clinic offers students the opportunity to engage in meaningful economic development initiatives and transactional lawyering experiences across a range of practice areas under close faculty supervision. The clinic has been interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together students from the law, business, architecture, forestry, and divinity schools at Yale. Students represent community organizations, coalitions, nonprofits, community financial institutions, local government, and small businesses. They work in regulatory, transactional, business and strategic capacities. Projects often involve legislative advocacy and policy research and development and may expose
    students to: formation and governance of for-profit and not-for-profit entities; strategic planning and decision-making, negotiating and drafting contracts; developing employment and other policies; structuring real estate transactions; assessing the financial feasibility of proposed projects; securing funding from federal, state, local, and private sources; and resolving zoning and environmental issues. Current projects include efforts to promote community banking in New Haven, to combat foreclosure, and to encourage real estate development on behalf of community development corporations. The clinical professor will oversee development of clinic transactional projects, provide direct supervision of students in the clinic, work with other supervising attorneys in the clinic, and teach a seminar accompanying the clinical fieldwork.

    Basic Requirements
    Applicants should have significant experience in transactional legal work. This may include experience in some or all of the following: real estate development; entity formation; and banking law. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. Applicants should have outstanding legal writing skills, high ethical standards, sound judgment, and the ability to motivate and train law students and promote teamwork.

    Additional Requirements
    Highly desirable attributes that the appointments committee will consider
    include:
    (1) Prior law school teaching experience.
    (2) A track record of previous publications in community economic development law and practice, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarship.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and c.v. to Beth Barnes at beth.barnes@yale.edu
  • 05 Apr 2012 8:00 PM | Anonymous
    Tenured or Tenure-Track Position: Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the
    Community & Economic Development Clinic at Yale Law School

    Basic Description
    Yale Law School invites applications for a clinical professor of law to become the Director of its Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic.
    The professorship will be either a tenured or a tenure-track position with the potential of clinical tenure.

    Nature of Position
    The CED Clinic will offer students the opportunity to engage in applied policy making related to economic development in the New Haven area as well as potentially in other communities in the region. A major goal of the clinic will be to instruct students in the design, feasibility, implementation and evaluation of a variety of economic development interventions and initiatives. The clinic is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together students from the law, business, architecture, forestry, and divinity schools at Yale. Students represent community organizations, coalitions, nonprofits, community financial institutions, local government, and small businesses. They work in regulatory, transactional, business and strategic capacities. Projects often involve legislative advocacy and policy research and development and may expose
    students to: formation and governance of for-profit and not-for-profit entities; strategic planning and decision-making, negotiating and drafting contracts; developing employment and other policies; structuring real estate transactions; assessing the financial feasibility of proposed projects; securing funding from federal, state, local, and private sources; and resolving zoning and environmental issues. The clinical professor will direct the Ludwig Center for Community and Economic Development, which works at the intersection of law, policy, entrepreneurship, economics, and
    social innovation to research and design creative, testable, and scalable solutions to community development challenges at the local, national, and global levels. In addition, the clinical professor will oversee development of clinic projects, provide direct supervision of students in the clinic, work with other supervising attorneys in the clinic, and teach a seminar on economic development policy.

    Basic Requirements
    Applicants should have significant experience in policy experience related to economic
    development. This may include experience related the design, implementation or evaluation of government policies or private or NGO initiatives to stimulate economic development. It may include transactional experience in some or all of the following: real estate development; entity formation; and banking law. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. Applicants should have outstanding legal writing skills, high ethical standards, sound judgment, and the ability to motivate and train law students and promote teamwork.

    Additional Requirements
    Highly desirable attributes that the appointments committee will consider
    include:
    (1) Prior law school teaching experience.
    (2) A track record of previous publications in community economic development law and practice, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarship.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and c.v. to Beth Barnes at beth.barnes@yale.edu
  • 05 Apr 2012 7:53 PM | Anonymous
    The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for a full-time visiting clinical faculty position for a one-year period (with a possibility for renewal for a second year) beginning July 1, 2012 for a new Consumer Protection Clinic. The Consumer Protection Clinic will aid the California Monitor, appointed March 16, 2012, who provides advice and support to the California Attorney General in enforcing the landmark $25 billion national mortgage settlement. UCI Law Professor Katherine Porter serves as the California Monitor; she will co-teach the Consumer Protection Clinic with the visiting professor.
     
    The visiting clinical faculty member will have primary responsibility for clinical teaching and supervision of student work, which is anticipated to include improving implementation of the settlement relief, assessing bank compliance with the settlement, and responding to consumer complaints about bank conduct. Clinic students will be exposed to how lawyers design and execute compliance strategies, the challenges of aiding consumers in financial trouble, and the complex roles of a state Attorney General. Students will develop a range of legal skills, including investigation, client interviewing, negotiation, and legal analysis. The substantive law related to the Clinic’s work will likely include, in addition to consumer law, areas such as contract law, property law, banking law, accounting, and complex litigation.
     
    The School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree through an innovative curriculum that includes in-depth study of legal doctrine, emphasizes experiential learning and clinical experience, and provides the professional training in lawyering skills necessary for the practice of law at the highest level of the profession.  A hallmark of the School is that every student is required to have a clinical experience or equivalent in order to graduate.   For more information, visit www.law.uci.edu.
     
    Applicant Criteria:
     
    --Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, be an active member of the California bar in good standing by August 15, 2012, and have demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching. An outstanding academic background and relevant experience in practice are expected.
     
    --Applicants with at least five years practice experience and some clinical law teaching experience preferred.  Practice experience in the areas of consumer advocacy, financial institutions, mediation or negotiation, debt collection, poverty law, and/or community economic development desirable.  Applicants should be committed to an innovative curriculum that combines experiential learning with interdisciplinary and theoretical teaching.
     
    --We encourage applications from those committed to equal opportunity and diversity.
     
    --Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
     
     
    All applicants should submit a cover letter describing teaching and practice areas of interest and curriculum vitae, using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu
     
    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by April 18, 2012.
     
    The University of California, Irvine School of Law is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.
  • 05 Apr 2012 7:49 PM | Anonymous
    SALISBURY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP IN CHILD AND FAMILY LAW
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking applications for the Salisbury Clinical Fellowship in Child and Family Law.  Loyola's ChildLaw program is offering this two-year Fellowship, to commence in July of 2012.  The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in both clinical law teaching and litigation in the field of child law.  The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the ChildLaw Clinic Faculty, assisting in the representation of clients, the supervision of students, and the development of course curriculum.
     
    The Salisbury Fellow will share responsibility with the Clinic Director and Associate Director for the ChildLaw Clinic.  The Clinic affords representation primarily to child clients, in the areas of child protection, child custody, and juvenile delinquency.  The Fellow will assist with the supervision of law students in their representation of clinic clients.  The Fellow will be expected to assist with all levels of client representation, including pre-trial, trial and appellate proceedings.  The Fellow will also participate in the development of the course curriculum and the teaching of a weekly seminar, focused on ethical and substantive issues arising in the representation of child clients, skills training, and the discussion of current clinic cases.  The Fellow will be encouraged to develop independent areas of interest, consistent with the mission of the ChildLaw Clinic.
     
    Criteria for Selection: Priority will be given to recent law school graduates who have a demonstrated interest in the field of child and family law and an interest in pursuing a career in clinical law teaching.  Candidates with at least two years of practice experience are preferred.  Admission or eligibility for admission to the Illinois bar by July 1, 2012, is required.  (Out-of-state applicants should review Illinois Supreme Court Rule 717 for special admission criteria applicable to legal service program lawyers.)  Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Educator.
     
    Selection Process:  Application materials should be postmarked by May 1, 2012 and should be submitted to Griselda Sanchez, Loyola ChildLaw Center, 25 E. Pearson St., Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60611.  Applications should include a short statement describing the candidate's reasons for applying for the fellowship, a current resume, a law school transcript, three references, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.  A current resume must also be submitted through Loyola's career site (www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54797).
     
    For more information, contact Professor Bruce Boyer, Director of the Loyola ChildLaw Clinic, at (312) 915-7940, email bboyer@luc.edu.
  • 05 Apr 2012 7:30 PM | Anonymous
    Position:          Clinical Teaching Fellow, Death Penalty Clinic
    Location:        Berkeley, CA
    Salary:             $64,404 to $70,812 depending on experience
    Start Date:      July1, 2012

    The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic:

               The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic is one of the few clinics nationwide engaged in the defense of indigent clients facing the death penalty. Under the direct supervision of clinical faculty, clinic students learn first-hand the responsibility and skills required to defend individuals in capital cases.  Students gather life history documents, conduct fact investigation, interview witnesses, and collaborate with experienced capital investigators and a variety of forensic experts.  They research and draft legal pleadings, and assist in hearings and trials in courts ranging from state trial courts to the United States Supreme Court and in jurisdictions as diverse as Alabama, California, Georgia, Texas, and Virginia.

    Students are enrolled in the Death Penalty Clinic for the entire academic year.  They also take a required companion seminar taught by the Clinic faculty.  More information on the Death Penalty Clinic can be found here: www.deathpenaltyclinic.org<http://www.deathepenaltyclinic.org>.

    Job Description for Clinical Teaching Fellow:

    The Death Penalty Clinic offers a two-year post-graduate fellowship for a criminal defense attorney interested in clinical teaching.  The purpose of the fellowship is to provide assistance to capital defendants in the South, as well as an opportunity for the Fellow to gain experience teaching and supervising law students in a clinical setting.  The majority of the Fellow’s docket will be capital cases in which the Clinic partners with lawyers in the South and non-profits, such as the Southern Center for Human Rights, the Georgia Capital Defender Office, and the Texas Defender Service, among others.  If time and case load permit, the Fellow can also engage in his or her own academic research and writing.

    The fellowship will begin on July 1, 2012 and continue through June 30, 2014.

    The Fellow will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty in the following ways:

               1.         Supervise four to six clinic students per semester;
    2.         Assist in litigating capital cases, mostly in the South, at trial, on appeal and/or in post-conviction (state and federal);
    3.         Assist in planning and teaching the clinic companion seminar and/or case rounds;
    4.         Engage in academic writing, if time and case load permit;
    5.         Travel to the South, often with students, to visit clients, conduct investigation, attend court proceedings and meet with co-counsel; and
    6.         Assist in organizing programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops and speaker series.



    Qualifications:

    1.         J.D. degree and admitted to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required);
    2.         At least three years of criminal defense experience, preferably capital defense experience and/or trial experience;
    3.         Excellent legal research and writing skills;
    4.         Ability to work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team;
    5.         Ability to travel frequently (multiple times a year);
    5.         Experience litigating in the South preferred;
    6.         Experience investigating cases at the trial or post-conviction level preferred; and
    7.         Substantive knowledge in the areas of capital punishment, evidence, and criminal procedure.

    Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range is $64,404 to 70,812, depending on experience. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

    Application Procedure:

    E‐mail a cover letter, resume, legal advocacy writing sample (such as a brief, motion or equivalent) and a list of three (3) references to the address below:

    Sheri Showalter (academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu<mailto:academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu>)
    Director, Human Resources
    Room 315 Boalt Hall
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
    Berkeley, CA 94720‐7200

    Applications must be received no later than May 2, 2012.  We are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

    Inquiries may be addressed to HR Director Showalter at academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu<mailto:academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu>.

    Please refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

    The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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