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  • 17 Sep 2021 2:42 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    USC GOULD SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinical Professor of Law, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, or Clinical Assistant Professor of Law (Open Rank)

    REQ20106799

    USC Gould School of Law Faculty

    Los Angeles, California

    Apply Online: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/clinical-professor-of-law-clinical-associate- professor-of-law-clinicalassistant-professor-of-law-o/1209/14189984528

    DESCRIPTION

    The University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Assistant Professor, with responsibility for the Housing Clinic. This is a full-time, clinical position in the Law School’s Research Teaching, Practice, and Teaching (RTPC) track, to begin no later than Summer 2022.

    The Housing Clinic will be a new clinic for the law school in 2022-23; accordingly, candidates are invited to share in detail their vision for how such a clinic will best function. A significant part of the work of the clinic will be eviction defense, but other housing practice areas are also anticipated. Candidates should share their views on the appropriate portfolio for the clinic.

    The clinical professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Housing Clinic, including intensive supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients; course planning and teaching; curriculum development; individual case and project work; client selection; and clinic administration.

    Clinical faculty members also typically teach one non-clinical course per year in addition to the clinic. Candidates are invited to suggest courses they might be interested in teaching.

    The salary range is commensurate with experience; in addition, USC offers a competitive benefits package. USC Benefits information can be found here: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/

    The position will begin in Summer 2022 (or earlier if the candidate is available). Minimum Education: Juris Doctorate

    Experience:

    • Applicants should have:
    • an excellent academic record;
    • at least five years of relevant practice experience;
    • substantial experience in eviction defense and other housing practice;
    • a license to practice law in California;
    • excellent analytical and writing skills;
    • an aptitude for student supervision;
    • experience with, demonstrated commitment to, and cultural competence for working in a diverse client and student community

    Prior teaching experience and facility in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, or Tagalog are desirable.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM Pacific time on October 16, 2021.

    Applications should consist of a letter describing your relevant practice experience, teaching experience (if any) and outlining your vision for the Housing Clinic; a CV; and three references.

    Founded in 1896, the USC Gould School of Law has a distinguished past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the courage to break new ground. USC first introduced legal education in Southern California. Today, the law school continues to make history through its philosophy of innovation and through its dynamic faculty and engaged students. USC Gould cultivates analytical ability, ethical values, and a spirit of collegiality that prepare students for meaningful careers benefiting society. It was one of the first law schools to engage students in clinical programs and remains a leader in experiential education. We currently offer 6 clinics and are excited about this expansion. We anticipate significant student and community interest.

    Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

    REQ20106799

    Apply Online: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/clinical-professor-of-law-clinical-associate- professor-of-law-clinicalassistant-professor-of-law-o/1209/14189984528


  • 16 Sep 2021 5:41 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    COLUMBIA CENTER ON SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT (CCSI) is hiring a Legal or Policy Researcher.  

    To apply: https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#/77849

    DESCRIPTION

    CCSI is hiring a Legal or Policy Researcher to work on our Land, Agriculture & Food Systems portfolio of projects. This position will collaborate with CCSI’s Director and Research Staff to execute the Center’s applied research agenda on the laws, policies, and practices that shape international investment and its alignment with sustainable development and human rights. Specifically, the incumbent will contribute to ongoing projects and research related to trends and developments in international investment policy and legal frameworks, and alternative policies and practices related to international investment, particularly with respect to the Center’s focus on natural resource investments (e.g. land, agriculture and mining), the energy transition, human rights, and finance. This position also supports CCSI’s technical advisory work with select governments, companies, and civil society organizations. The incumbent will contribute to ongoing projects, including through project and advisory work, desk research, stakeholder consultations, organizing and facilitating events and trainings, maintaining contact with collaborators, and helping to develop materials for publications, among other possible activities. Requires a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. In addition to the specifications in the job description linked below, the following qualifications are preferred:

    • French or Spanish language
    • Interest in and knowledge of international investment law and policy, international human rights law, developments in the field of business and human rights, climate change, and/or land governance
    • Experience collaborating with Global South-based actors, governments, civil society, and/or UN agencies
    • Experience convening events

    For further details, and to apply, please see https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#/77849 

    (Please do not apply directly to CCSI's email account).


  • 16 Sep 2021 5:28 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER is hiring a Clinical Teaching Fellow for its Domestic Violence Clinic.  

    To apply: Please complete the Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program application (https://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/wlppfp-us-fellowships/application/) and submit it to BOTH the Domestic Violence Clinic (dvclinic@law.georgetown.edu) and the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu)

    DESCRIPTION

    The Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic hires one person to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney each year, for a two-year term. Fellows have several areas of responsibility, including: representing survivors of family abuse in CPO cases; designing and teaching Clinic seminar classes; and supervising third-year law students in their representation of clients. Throughout the program, fellows receive extensive supervision and training on their litigation skills, providing them with a substantial opportunity to improve as litigators. The fellowship experience is also designed to develop fellows’ skills as clinical law professors and launch them on a career in clinical law teaching; all of our fellows who have sought teaching jobs over the past decade or more have successfully obtained a teaching position.

    Clinic fellows also pursue a program of graduate study, through a seminar course on clinical pedagogy, taught collectively by the Georgetown clinical faculty. (Fellows also may audit regular law school courses). In addition, during the first year of the program, fellows are members of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, where they have an opportunity to collaborate with lawyers doing a variety of women’s rights legal work in Washington, D.C., and to meet with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and other long-time leaders in the feminist legal community.

    Preference will be given to applicants who have a background or demonstrated interest in family law, domestic violence, or poverty law and who have some trial practice experience. Applicants must have excellent oral and written advocacy skills, and must be admitted to a Bar at the time of submitting their application. Any fellow who is offered the position and is not a member of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver immediately following acceptance.

    Description of the Clinic

    Students in the Domestic Violence Clinic represent victims of all forms of domestic abuse in civil protection order (“CPO”) cases in D.C. Superior Court. The Clinic provides students with an intensive, challenging education in the art of trial advocacy, extensive hands-on experience with family law and poverty lawyering, and the opportunity to alleviate a crucial community need for legal representation. Through course work and client representation, students are exposed to every phase of expedited civil litigation. Students also learn to navigate the criminal justice system by working, in cases where it is consistent with their client’s wishes, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in prosecutions against those accused of abusing Clinic clients.

    Students litigate to obtain CPOs that last for up to one year and can include a broad spectrum of relief designed to effectively end the violence in a family or dating relationship. For example, a judge may direct a person causing harm to cease assaulting and threatening the victim; to stay away from the victim’s home, person and workplace; and not to contact the victim in any manner. The judge may award temporary custody of the parties’ minor children, with visitation rights for the non-custodial parent, and award child and/or spousal support. Finally, each semester students develop a group project focused on improving law, policy, or community education, that is designed to expose them to alternatives beyond direct client litigation for pursuing social justice for their client base.

    In the Clinic seminar, faculty and fellows provide intensive instruction to Clinic students on a wide variety of topics, including the civil, family, criminal, evidentiary and ethical laws and rules applicable to domestic violence litigation, the psychological dynamics of intimate partner violence, trauma-informed lawyering, storytelling, and the importance of empathy. In class, students participate in exercises designed to develop and refine essential litigation skills such as conducting direct and cross examinations, delivering opening statements and closing arguments, introducing exhibits into evidence, and conducting negotiations.

    Application Process

    Please complete the Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program   application (https://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/wlppfp-us-fellowships/application/)and submit it to BOTH the Domestic Violence Clinic (dvclinic@law.georgetown.edu) and the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu).

    Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 12, 2021.

    The fellowship begins in early July 2022, and, following a two-year term, terminates in June 2024.


  • 16 Sep 2021 5:17 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinical Fellow for its International Human Rights Clinic.  

    To apply: (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19568)

    DESCRIPTION

    Duke Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow position in its International Human Rights Clinic beginning in January 2022.

    Duke Law has deep faculty, student and institutional engagement in human rights and international law. The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the two faculty in the International Human Rights Clinic—its Director and Supervising Attorney/Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching). Working under the supervision of the Clinic’s faculty, they will help supervise student fieldwork in Clinic projects and participate in the planning and teaching of the Clinic seminar. They will also assist in coordinating elements of the human rights program at Duke Law, including its Human Rights in Practice series.

    The Clinical Fellow will also work closely with faculty and staff in the Clinic and the broader Law School to expand Duke Law’s experiential learning opportunities in human rights, including through student placements in competitive summer and semester fellowships and externships in human rights and related fields. In particular, the Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will work closely with the Director and other faculty to establish and facilitate a pro bono project in human rights designed to provide greater experiential opportunities to students from the beginning of their Law School experience.

    The individual selected for the position will receive mentorship in teaching, scholarship, and human rights lawyering and will have an opportunity to work with the faculty affiliated with the Center for International and Comparative Law.

    The term of the appointment is two and a half years, comprised of two one-year and one-six month contract. Spring 2022 is to provide coverage while the Director is on academic leave. While a start date of January 2022 is preferred, candidates available to start in Summer 2022 for a term of appointment of two years (comprised of two one-year contracts) are also strongly encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and competitive with similar fellowship positions at other top U.S. law schools. Please note that as Duke University is undertaking instruction in-person, this appointment similarly requires that the Clinical Fellow be in-residence (not remote).

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

     A J.D. degree, or equivalent international degree, at the time of application.

     A minimum of three years of relevant experience.

     A record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, advocacy, and intellectual engagement, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to working closely with students.

     Experience supervising students and/or junior colleagues.

     Career intention to practice in a human rights, public interest, and/or clinical setting.

     Excellent research, analytical, communication, organizational, and writing skills.

     Strong inter-personal skills, including cross-cultural communication.

     In-depth knowledge of, and practical engagement in, international human rights law and mechanisms.

     Ability to multi-task across several core components of human rights legal education, including clinical, externship, fellowship, and pro bono activities.

     Contributions and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including in classroom settings as well as experience working with diverse stakeholders.

     Ability to undertake domestic and international travel.

     Demonstrated experience in successful fundraising.

    Application requirements

    Applicants must apply through AcademicJobsOnline.org (position 19568) (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19568) no later than October 15; applications are considered on a rolling basis so early application is encouraged. The following materials are required for a complete application:

     CV.

     Cover letter/Statement of interest.

     A sample of written legal work no longer than 15 pages.

     List of 3 references (contact information only).

    Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


  • 16 Sep 2021 5:00 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    STANFORD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Supervising Attorney, Lecturer in Law for its Racial Justice Project in the Mills Legal Clinic.  

    To apply: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORD2LUFxk

    DESCRIPTION

    Clinical Supervising Attorney, Racial Justice Project, and Lecturer in Law

    School of Law, Stanford, California, United States

    Schedule: Full-time

    Job Code: 1322

    Employee Status: Fixed-Term

    Grade: H99

    Requisition ID: 91175

    The Mills Legal Clinic of the Stanford Law School invites applicants for a Racial Justice Project Clinical Supervising Attorney (CSA) position. The Racial Justice CSA will be responsible for developing a new racial justice clinical offering for law students within the Clinic. The CSA will serve as a Lecturer in Law, joining the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School. The position is a two-year fixed-term position, with a potential for extension to a third year. We seek candidates with deep experience in racial justice advocacy and policy making.

    The Racial Justice Project in the Mills Legal Clinic

    The Racial Justice Project is a new initiative of the Mills Legal Clinic, comprised of ten distinct clinics, many of which engage deeply in racial justice work. The Racial Justice CSA will build on the dockets and advocacy priorities of these clinics, including the Youth and Education Law Project, Community Law Clinic, Immigrants' Rights Clinic, and Criminal Defense Clinic. The Racial Justice CSA's focus will be on developing, managing, and executing a campaign-based advocacy strategy centering racial justice, engaging with the Clinic's existing community partners, and drawing on a range of advocacy modalities. While the Racial Justice CSA's project will spring from the ongoing work of our clinics, the CSA will have the flexibility and responsibility to build on that work and find synergies among our clinics to focus on a specific racial justice initiative that binds and transcends the work of the clinics. The Racial Justice CSA will identify how the work of two or preferably more of our clinics can be tied together to advance a specific substantive racial justice strategy.

    The Racial Justice Project within the Mills Legal Clinic will be open to advanced clinical students (students who have already completed a full-time clinical quarter). Stanford Law's clinical program is unique in that students first participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. After this full-time quarter, students may enroll in the clinic as advanced students.

    The Mills Legal Clinic is committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its office and practice management, advocacy, and teaching and learning efforts. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning, central-campus building opened in summer 2011.

    Candidate Qualifications

    The Racial Justice CSA will supervise law students, lead student group (rounds) discussions, and participate in various community collaborations. The Racial Justice CSA will have primary responsibility for the development and management of a campaign-based strategy centering racial justice. The CSA will supervise SLS students in all aspects of their clinic work, including coaching and mentoring students who have primary responsibility over their matters. Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large. The clinic provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities. Finally, the Racial Justice CSA will be a part of the Mills Legal Clinic's efforts to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in our teaching, practice management, and advocacy work. The Racial Justice CSA will report to Associate Dean Jayashri Srikantiah and the clinic director whose subject matter focus is closest to the campaign-based strategy developed by the CSA.

    Qualified applicants for the Racial Justice CSA position should have:

    • Significant experience in multi-modal advocacy work to advance racial justice, including policy analysis and advocacy; collaboration with community partners; and litigation.
    • Superior writing, editing, and verbal skills.
    • Strong academic credentials.
    • Sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards.
    • Excellent teamwork, collaboration, and teambuilding skills.
    • Strong interest in and demonstrated potential for successful teaching and student supervision, including previous experience in a clinical legal setting, the direct supervision and mentoring of junior attorneys, or similar experience.
    • Strong organizational / management skills, attention to detail and self-motivation, and an aptitude for law practice and clinic management.
    • Admission to practice in California or eligibility and willingness to sit for the next California Bar exam

    The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions.

    The Application Process

    Applicants should submit resumes and other materials through (http://m.rfer.us/STANFORD2LUFxk). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by October 1, 2021. The Racial Justice CSA will ideally begin work with the Mills Legal Clinic on or before January 3, 2022.

    The following materials should be submitted

    • a cover letter no longer than three pages describing: (i) prior experience in racial justice advocacy; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant's potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
    • a resume;
    • a list of at least three references; and
    • a complete law school transcript.
    • The candidate may also submit a writing sample of no longer than 15 pages.

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    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/2482590

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • 10 Sep 2021 2:00 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE OF LAW is hiring an Assistant Professor of Clinical Law, Director of the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic. 

    To apply: https://jobs.uc.edu

    DESCRIPTION

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from entry-level and junior lateral candidates for a non-tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Clinical Law, Director of the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic. The appointment will begin with a two-year contract. Upon successful completion of the two-year contract, the position may be renewed for three years, followed by a (presumptively) renewable five-year contract, with possible promotion upon each renewal. The Director will supervise students in the representation of survivors of domestic violence to secure civil protection orders. The Director will also be responsible for maintaining collaborative relationships with relevant on- and off-campus community organizations. In addition to litigation, the Clinic also works to achieve public policy goals consistent with the rights of domestic violence survivors. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Ohio or be immediately eligible for temporary certification to practice under Ohio Rule for the Government of the Bar IX and be willing to seek permanent licensure. Relevant experience in private practice, government service, or a law school clinic is strongly preferred.

    Questions about the hiring process should be directed to Professor Donald Caster, Chair of the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure of Clinical and Practice Faculty Committee (donald.caster@uc.edu). 

    Candidates must also apply online via the UC recruitment system https://jobs.uc.edu to be considered an applicant. The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

  • 09 Sep 2021 7:49 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Director of Field Placement and Pro Bono Programs.  

    To apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19072

    DESCRIPTION 

    The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates with energy and vision for a faculty position to serve as Director of Field Placement and Pro Bono Programs, commencing in fall of 2022. UConn Law’s field placement and pro bono programs offer students transformational opportunities to become competent, ethical, and reflective legal professionals and potential leaders. The programs encompass both general and specialized field placement courses as well as semester-in-residence programs in Washington D.C. and New York City.

    The Director identifies, cultivates, and publicizes field placement and pro bono opportunities; counsels students about experiential learning options; approves and monitors student placements and pro bono projects; designs and teaches reflective seminars, orientations, and supervisor trainings; works collaboratively with other faculty to ensure quality instruction and supervision; and ensures that the law school’s field placement and pro bono programs enhance our students’ legal education. Through innovation and collaboration, the successful candidate will expand and improve our programs to maximize students’ learning from practice in order to enhance their substantive knowledge, practice skills, and professional identity. Applicants should be deeply committed to teaching and counseling students, and to preparing them for success and fulfillment in legal practice, public service, and beyond.

    This is a non-tenure track position subject to the Law School’s long-term contract policy for clinical faculty which, in compliance with ABA Standard 405(c), provides for security of position and non-compensatory perquisites such as research support and participation in faculty governance similar to those enjoyed by tenure-track faculty. The person filling the position may be hired at the rank of assistant, associate, or full clinical professor, depending on prior law school teaching experience.

    The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from people of color and other underrepresented groups, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.

    The successful candidate will be an integral member of the law school’s clinical faculty. UConn Law School’s robust clinical program includes, in addition to the field placement program, in-house clinics that focus on asylum, criminal defense, tax, mediation, intellectual property, and animal law; and clinics operating in partnership with non-profit law firms that focus on child advocacy and transactional assistance to community organizations. UConn Law School also encourages student, faculty, and staff participation in pro bono projects, and has a “pro bono pledge” program through which students may obtain recognition on their transcripts for the pro bono work they perform. In addition, the successful candidate will be fully integrated into the academic life of the school, including by participating in faculty workshops, receiving support for scholarship, and having opportunities to collaborate on a collegial faculty.

    UConn Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. The Law School is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The school has both day and evening divisions, and offers the JD (juris doctor), LLM (master of laws) and SJD (doctor of laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A J.D. degree

    • A minimum of five years of experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent experience

    • Membership in good standing in the bar of at least one state

    • Experience and demonstrated skills in supervising law students or lawyers new to practice, and/or providing feedback and fostering critical reflection in comparable settings

    • A demonstrated commitment to pro bono legal work and/or public interest law

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    • Excellent organizational and/or administrative skills

    • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Clinical or other relevant teaching experience

    • Familiarity with ABA standards and best practices for experiential education

    • Engagement with legal scholarship

    • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    The position is at the Law School campus in Hartford. Salary and rank will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

    Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities and research support.

    TO APPLY

    Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19072. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, a writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and recent teaching evaluations, if any.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    Any questions about application materials may be directed to the appointments committee chair, Susan Schmeiser, at susan.schmeiser@uconn.edu. For questions about field placements, pro bono, and clinical programs at UConn Law, also feel free to contact Professor Jennifer Mailly at jennifer.mailly@uconn.edu, or Associate Dean Paul Chill at paul.chill@uconn.edu.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.dI


  • 09 Sep 2021 7:16 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring an Assistant Clinical Professor for its Legal Practice Program.  

    To apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19073

    DESCRIPTION

    The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach in its first-year Legal Practice Program (“LP Program”), commencing in fall of 2022. The LP Program at UConn Law is an integrated three-term, seven-credit program that provides experiential training in legal writing, legal research, negotiation, interviewing, counseling and oral advocacy.

    This position affords an opportunity to teach Legal Practice during the fall and spring semesters and interterms; to develop curriculum and assignments to advance students’ lawyering skills; to teach in a classroom setting; to teach through experiential, simulated lawyering exercises; and potentially to teach international students. Although LP professors work collaboratively, each LP professor has discretion over the organization and management of their section of the LP course.

    The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from people of color and other underrepresented groups, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.

    UConn Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. The Law School is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The school has both day and evening divisions, and offers the JD (juris doctor), LLM (master of laws) and SJD (doctor of laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school

    • Strong legal writing skills

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

    • Three years of legal practice experience

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience teaching legal research and writing

    • Experience teaching law in a clinical environment or in a classroom

    • Significant legal experience, including legal writing, client interviewing, client counseling and oral advocacy

    • Experience teaching international students

    • Enthusiasm for learning pedagogy and applying it to the LP Program

    • Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content

    • Demonstrated interest in and involvement with the legal writing community and/or professional organizations related to teaching legal writing, lawyering skills or law

    • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a full time appointment for a non-tenure-track, long-term-contract-eligible position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the potential for renewals based on performance. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.

    TO APPLY

    Applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19073. Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and recent teaching evaluations, if any.

    Any questions about application materials may be directed to the appointments committee chair, Susan Schmeiser, at susan.schmeiser@uconn.edu. For questions about the UConn Law Legal Practice program, feel free to contact the program’s director, Professor Jessica Rubin, at jessica.rubin@uconn.edu.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • 02 Sep 2021 9:05 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW is hiring a Graduate Fellow/Appellate Litigator for its Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic.  

    To apply: Application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached to an email sent to Niko Perazich at nwp2@georgetown.edu.

    DESCRIPTION

    Georgetown Law’s full-time Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic is seeking applicants with significant appellate litigation experience for a two-year fellow/appellate litigator position to start in July or August 2022. Working with the Clinic director, the fellow will litigate and mentor students on complex public-interest appeals in federal courts of appeals nationwide and in the U.S. Supreme Court. The fellow’s responsibilities include arguing federal appeals.

    What is the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic?

    Under the supervision of the Clinic director (Brian Wolfman) and the Clinic fellows (currently, Maddie Meth and Hannah Mullen), Georgetown Law students represent parties to appeals. The Clinic occasionally represents amici as well. The Clinic’s appeals involve a wide range of federal statutory and constitutional law. We handle all manner of civil appeals, including civil-rights, employment, consumer, environmental, tort, and education-law cases. We also handle immigration, criminal, and habeas appeals. To date, about two-thirds of our work has been in federal courts of appeals and about one-third in the Supreme Court.

    Students take a lead role in researching and writing complex appellate briefs in an intensive, collaborative learning environment. Teams of two to three students work directly with one of the fellows and Prof. Wolfman through multiple drafts of outlines and briefs. On each project, the student-to-instructor ratio will be no greater than three to one. Every aspect of appellate advocacy—argument choice, argument ordering, research methods, use of authority, writing style and tone, and word choice, to name a few—is discussed and debated within the team and with the instructors. The fellow must be committed to working with students so that they can jointly produce the finest product. No document is filed with a court unless it meets the highest standards.

    Over the semester, each student—again, working in a team—generally will be principally responsible for at least two significant litigation projects (for instance, an opening appellate brief and a petition seeking discretionary appellate review in the Supreme Court or another appellate court). In addition to completing the work with “their” teams, each student will be required to study and critique drafts produced by other teams in clinic-wide collaborative reviews. These reviews bring fresh, critical eyes to each project and help create a mission-oriented, collaborative law-office atmosphere.

    The Clinic also conducts weekly case “rounds” and classes. We might hold a traditional class on a relevant legal doctrine, discuss progress in pending litigation or potential new cases, or visit with special guests, such as appellate litigators and judges.

    The Clinic is a comprehensive educational experience. Students enroll in the Clinic full-time for one semester. In addition to the Clinic itself, students take a mandatory two-credit, separately assessed appellate courts seminar covering the substantive law of the appellate courts, brief writing, and other aspects of appellate practice. Students may not enroll in any other courses.

    What Clinic fellows do

    Fellows are responsible for day-to-day mentoring of students and work closely with students on improving their lawyering skills. Fellows have principal responsibility for about a third of the docket and will supervise students in all facets of each appeal. Fellows are expected to argue cases before federal courts of appeals. With experience, a fellow may also help teach classes on appellate law and practice and play a key role in case development and in planning other Clinic activities.

    Clinic fellows are integral to the success of Georgetown Law’s clinical education program. Georgetown provides significant support and guidance for fellows interested in pursuing academic scholarship and careers. In the first year of their fellowship, fellows participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. As part of the Georgetown Law community, fellows are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, and programs both on and off campus. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. Over 100 former Georgetown Law clinical fellows are currently full-time legal academics, both as law-school clinicians and doctrinal faculty. Every year, fellows graduate our fellowship program and become law teachers. Other former fellows are prominent members of the public-interest bar.

    The Clinic’s appellate litigation

    The Clinic litigates complex public-interest appeals nationwide. We’ve handled a wide range of matters in the Supreme Court, and though we’ve been around for only a few years, we’ve already handled appeals in ten of the federal circuits (and a state appellate court too). Our clients run the gamut—from employees seeking remedies for discrimination to people harmed by vehicle defects to a national organization championing retirees’ pension rights to a criminal defendant maintaining (rightly, as it turned out) that his sentence was unlawful. And, as already noted, we’ve been tackling a wide range of legal issues: from the standards for avoiding deportation under the Convention Against Torture, to workers’ rights to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, to forum choice in a class action arising from the Flint water crisis, to the “reasonable accommodation” requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to the breadth of protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act, to name just a few.

    Applicants should review the Clinic’s briefs on our website.

    The Clinic director

    Fellows work closely with the Clinic’s faculty director, Brian Wolfman. He joined Georgetown Law’s permanent faculty in fall 2016 to design and direct the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic. He came to Georgetown from Stanford Law School, where he was a Professor of the Practice of Law and co-Director of the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. After clerking for a federal appellate judge, he worked as a poverty lawyer in rural Arkansas. He then did trial and appellate litigation for nearly 20 years at Public Citizen Litigation Group, a national public-interest law firm, serving the last five years as the Group’s director. From 2009 to 2014, he was at Georgetown, directing the school’s Civil Rights clinic. In addition to extensive trial-court experience, Prof. Wolfman has litigated hundreds of cases in the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and other federal and state courts. For more information, go here.

    What qualifications are we looking for?

    We prefer to hire someone with significant experience as a practicing appellate lawyer. Applicants must demonstrate

    • commitment to public-interest law

    • excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills

    • interest in clinical legal education

    • experience or at least a strong interest in appellate litigation

    Fellows must be members of the District of Columbia Bar or take immediate steps to apply for membership (through reciprocity or examination) after taking the position.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual salary is $57,000 for the first year of the fellowship and $60,000 for the second year. The fellow also receives health and dental benefits and all tuition and fees in Georgetown Law’s L.L.M. program. Fellows also have unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. As full-time students, fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. Fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    How to apply

    Applicants should submit

    • a brief statement (in a cover letter or otherwise) explaining the applicant’s interest in the position

    • a résumé

    • a law-school transcript

    • a list of references, including contact information

    • a recent legal writing sample of any length representing the applicant’s most challenging legal work. Please do not send an excerpt. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or significantly edited by someone else.

    The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached to an email sent to Niko Perazich at nwp2@georgetown.edu.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates for an interview. Although we do not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate. Interviews may be conducted via Zoom, depending on the state of the pandemic and the candidate’s preference.


  • 02 Sep 2021 8:56 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is hiring an Associate Director for its First Amendment Clinic.  

    To apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18975

    DESCRIPTION

    Cornell Law School is soliciting applications for a Clinician to join the faculty and serve as Associate-Director, and ultimately Director, of its First Amendment Clinic.

    The First Amendment Clinic has an active and exciting docket of matters that includes both impact litigation on a national basis and, through its innovative Local Journalism Project, matters related to the defense and support of local media outlets and journalists and their critical newsgathering and watchdog functions. The Clinic provides students who care about free speech, assembly and petition, a free press and the value of government transparency with the opportunity to work on important cases in the field, while learning and developing a wide range of practical litigation and advocacy skills. The Clinic has also collaborated with other Cornell Law Clinics working on capital punishment, immigration, entrepreneurship and farmworker policy. In this role, the Clinician will supervise the staff attorneys of the Clinic, including currently: the Managing Attorney of the Local Journalism Project, a Stanton Foundation Fellow, and a NYC-based Local Journalism Attorney.

    The Clinician will report to the current Director of the Clinic, Mark Jackson, and will be part of a succession plan to become Director. In particular, the Clinician will be responsible for the following:

    • Co-teaching the Clinic Seminar for the introductory and advanced offerings of the Clinic and the Clinic Bootcamp at the start of each semester.
    • Supervising the work of the Staff Attorneys and students, and consulting with the Director of the Clinic on all Clinic matters.
    • Maintaining a vital docket of lawsuits and other matters for the Clinic, informed by client needs, the mission of the Clinic and the priorities of the Clinician.
    • Handling all of the administrative and operational aspects of the Clinic, and liaising with law school and university administration to run the Clinic effectively.
    • Conducting outreach to, and networking with, local media outlets, and journalists to inform the ongoing work of the Clinic and to train outlets on the legal issues related to their newsgathering and coverage.
    • Collaborating with other free expression clinics and other free speech and press organizations throughout the country, including the Free Expression Legal Network (FELN), to enhance and amplify the work of the Clinic.
    • Helping to raise funds for the Clinic’s ongoing operations from foundations, individuals and alumni and communicating regularly with those funders.

    Qualifications: JD and admission to the New York bar (or eligibility for admission on motion to the New York bar). The appointment level will depend on the successful applicant’s level of experience, but the appointment will be to a long-term, presumptively renewable, contract track. Five years of experience litigating cases in the First Amendment field, or on behalf of news, or other types of media outlets, is strongly preferred. Prior teaching experience is advantageous but not essential.

    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

    To apply: Interested candidates can apply via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18975. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, diversity statement, law school transcript, names of at least three references, a writing sample, and other significant supporting materials. Please note that references will be asked to submit their letters via the application portal.

    To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by September 30, 2021. We plan to interview candidates via Zoom in late October.

    Questions may be referred to Liz Flint, Director of Human Resources: liz.flint@cornell.edu.

    About Us:

    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

    Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper east Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.


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