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  • 11 Jun 2021 3:01 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a teaching fellowship in its Workers’ Rights Clinic. The WRC is an innovative live-client clinic that provides first-, second-, and third-year law students with live-client learning experiences. It is one of the only legal clinics in the country providing advocacy opportunities to first-year students. WRC students take first-chair responsibility for representing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants at every stage of the administrative appeal process, including administrative trials and commission appeals. 2L and 3L students may also handle appeals to the state circuit courts and Michigan Court of Appeals. The WRC teaching fellow will teach and supervise in the clinic and represent clients. This is a 2-year appointment.

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

    Michigan's Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. This fellowship begins in summer 2021.

    How to Apply

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Click here for a link to this posting on the University of Michigan Careers site. 

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

    Required Qualifications*

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant advocacy experience, including experience in Unemployment Insurance law, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  

    Contact Information

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948

    Application Deadline

    The review and selection process may begin as early as the June 10, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


  • 04 Jun 2021 12:02 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is hiring for a two-year fellowship sponsored by First Presbyterian and First Baptist Churches of Cooperstown designed to foster child and youth security through the provision of immigration and family legal services.

    The selected fellow will be based in the First Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, working for the Cornell Law School Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, a clinical course in which law students and attorneys handle immigration and employment matters on behalf of farmworkers in the region. The Farmworker Clinic also works on research and writing projects with civil rights, environmental protection, and farmworker rights organizations, and sometimes offers brief advice and referral outreach sessions in farmworker communities.

    The Legal Fellow will:

    • Work closely with the Clinic Supervisor, conduct outreach to community partners and develop a needs assessment and immigration access to justice plan for undocumented children and youth living and working on farms and in other settings in Otsego and surrounding counties.
    • Represent selected clients in Immigration Court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    • Represent selected clients in family court in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.
    • Provide screening, intake, brief legal advice and referral services.
    • Educate the community on the impact of evolving immigration law and policy.
    • Engage, train, and mentor pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to immigrants and their families.
    • Develop resources for the community to identify pro bono attorneys.
    • Develop pro se resources for community members.
    • Supervise volunteer law students, undergraduate interns, and church volunteers, as appropriate and helpful for the project.
    • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and strong desire to assist indigent clients.
    • Strong legal, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • The ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, and to share an office.
    • Ability and willingness to make frequent drives and stay overnight as needed for casework and/or training and in-person meetings onsite at Cornell.
    • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments.
    • Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus. 
    • Proficiency in Spanish preferred, willingness to recruit and work with interpreters required.
    • The ability to undergo and pass a New York State child protective services background clearance, and routine child safety background checks to qualify for an office on the First Presbyterian and First Baptist church campuses.
    • Those with immigration law and/or family law experience strongly encouraged to apply.
    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.

    This is a full-time position for a period of two-years and is benefits eligible. It is an in-person position working from Cooperstown, NY. The start date is flexible, but August 2021 is preferred. Cornell Law School will also provide the fellow with position related travel reimbursement and bar dues, as well as opportunities to participate in national substantive training on immigration law legal issues and in a variety of local and regional skills based and substantive trainings.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    The selected candidate must either be admitted to the practice of law in New York, prepared to take the New York bar exam prior to beginning the Fellowship, or be admitted on written motion after hiring.

    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:

    Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and other significant supporting materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18730. To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by June 25, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

    Questions may be referred to Liz Flint (liz.flint@cornell.edu).

    About Us:

    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.


  • 01 Jun 2021 4:48 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Fellow for its Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation.

    The Clinical Fellow will work under the supervision of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) Director of Litigation to advocate for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to expand access to high-quality healthcare; to reduce health disparities; and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems. This position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School's clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy clinic, and practice in burgeoning areas of state and national importance.

    As a clinical fellow, you will:
    • Work with the Director of Litigation to design and execute health care rights enforcement projects, including those employing formal litigation, administrative complaints and appeals, or other adversarial processes.
    • Manage and direct the day-to-day work of one or more of the Health Law and Policy Clinic's (HLPC) impact litigation cases, including the work necessary to design, administer and prosecute a successful lawsuit.
    • Collaborate with other attorneys across the country on various litigation projects including amicus briefing, cocounseling, and litigation consultation.
    • Ensure our rights enforcement work is fully integrated into our portfolio of work to improve the health of vulnerable populations living with HIV, HCV and other chronic health conditions, and to increase access to health care and the quality of health care for low-income individuals and families, explicitly working toward racial justice and equality goals.
    • Collaborate as a team member on HLPC projects with clinical staff and students on policy development and advocacy, building upon and extending CHLPI's innovative work in health and public health law and policy.
    • Work closely with students on the projects that the Fellow oversees and support student development in skills including litigation execution, research and writing, oral communication, time and project management, problem-solving, law and policy analysis, and leadership.
    • Participate in office-wide projects and in the Center's program as a laboratory for innovation in legal practice and clinical legal education.
    • Help to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the Clinic.

    Basic Qualifications: J.D. earned within the last three years. Bar admission in any state strongly preferred; applicants in the process of applying for the bar in the coming months may be considered.

    Additional Qualifications: We are looking for people who have:
    • A track record of working in the public interest, especially in roles that involved litigation preferred.
    • Experience in the fields of public health, health law, and/or community organizing and outreach preferred.
    • An interest in working with clients, colleagues, and students of diverse backgrounds. Those interested in developing the skills necessary to embark on a career in clinical legal teaching are encouraged to apply.
    • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
    • Exceptional research and analytical skills, and a strong ability to convey information orally and in writing.

    Additional Information:
    • Some travel may be required (once safe travel is resumed)
    • The clinical fellow is a two-year appointment from start date. The fellowship is expected to start in the summer of 2021.
    • Compensation for fellowship (salary and benefits) is competitive with other public interest fellowships.

    EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    HOW TO APPLY: A Cover Letter and Résumé/CV are required for all applications. An application without a cover letter will not be considered. Applicants should be prepared to submit a writing sample upon request. Please send applications and inquiries to: Laura Johnston,
    ljohnston@law.harvard.edu

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/nVKwrMhkax8ete4jS4lWP

    PI138255039


  • 23 May 2021 3:36 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Visitor for its Immigration Clinic.

    The University of Arkansas School of Law is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a visitor for the 2021-22 year to teach the Immigration Law Clinic and Immigration Law and Policy in the law school curriculum. The University of Arkansas School of Law anticipates being face-to-face in the 2021-2022 academic year. A successful applicant must be willing to teach in person for the designated period.

    A visitor will be expected to teach the Immigration Clinic in each semester. The visitor will be responsible for all aspects of the Immigration Clinic, including supervision of student work, teaching the weekly clinic seminar, and responsibility for the clinic’s docket. The Immigration Clinic’s docket is primarily comprised of humanitarian applications for relief, including asylum, U visas, and VAWA.  The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of immigration practice experience, including significant experience representing asylum seekers and survivors of domestic violence in immigration proceedings. At least one (1) year of clinical teaching experience is strongly preferred. Must be a licensed attorney eligible to practice law before the immigration agencies.

    A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, be licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. 

    The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas School of Law is committed to attracting a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We welcome applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references (including individuals that can speak to practice experience and teaching experience) to Tiffany Murphy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at tiffanym@uark.edu.

  • 19 May 2021 11:10 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    SCHULICH SCHOOL OF LAW, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, is hiring an Executive Director of the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service.

    The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for the Executive Director of the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service (DLAS).  This is a three-year limited-term position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The position is expected to commence October 1, 2021 and is eligible for renewal.

    Reporting to the Dean, Schulich School of Law and the DLAS Board of Trustees, the Executive Director provides strategic leadership and oversight of clinic operations including budgetary and personnel management, clinical education, client services, partnership development, community outreach, and law reform.  This is an academic administration position, encompassing leadership, administration, strategic advocacy where appropriate, and teaching.

    The Executive Director builds and maintains positive working relationships with members of the clinic team, the Dean of Law, Schulich Law faculty and staff, DLAS Board of Trustees, central administration of Dalhousie University, and key partners including Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia.  In collaboration with the Dean of Law, the Board of Trustees and other key stakeholders, the Executive Director implements strategic planning processes, monitoring and reporting on progress of strategic priorities.

    The Executive Director oversees the clinical education program, and in collaboration with the DLAS Staff Lawyers and Community Legal Workers provides supervision to students in the conduct of cases on behalf of low-income and marginalized clients and conducts cases before tribunals and courts on behalf of clients.  As part of both the clinical education of students and in service to the community, the Executive Director collaborates with staff, students, and community partners to pursue law reform activities, deliver community outreach and public legal education initiatives, and identify the need for changes to existing legal aid/poverty law.

    As the administrative head of the DLAS, the Executive Director provides leadership for the full scope of human resource functions for DLAS staff in keeping with University policies and practices and, with the assistance of the Office Manager, oversees the annual budget, ensuring that operating, grant, and donor funding is appropriately allocated according to the DLAS strategic priorities.  The Executive Director works with the Office Manager, the Dean of Law and staff, and Dalhousie Facilities Management to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to deliver a community embedded legal aid service.

    The ideal candidate will be an outstanding communicator, relationship and community builder with the ability and experience to work effectively with under-represented communities.  Demonstrated experience in team leadership and partnership development is required.  The successful candidate must hold a LLB or JD degree and be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society or be in the position to become such a member within a short period of time. A Master’s degree would be considered an asset.

    About the Schulich School of Law

    The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in the fabric of Canadian legal education. We are a national law school, with our students coming from and returning to every region.  We graduate leaders. Our alumni hold every form of government office, teach in Canadian law schools, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of government, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations.  We have always been known for and proud of our commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition.

    We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence.  We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world.  We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world.

    For more information, see the Schulich School of Law Strategic Plan at https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law.html.

    About the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service

    Dalhousie Legal Aid Service is a community-based office in the north-central neighbourhood of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  It also is a clinical program for law students and is operated by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.  Funding is provided by the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission, the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, special events, and the friends and clinic alumni of Dalhousie Legal Aid Service.

    In 2020, DLAS celebrated 50 years of serving the community and educating future lawyers.  In 1970, DLAS began as a summer project out of the former Halifax Neighbourhood Centre.  It was the first legal service for low-income communities in Nova Scotia.  It is the oldest clinical law program in Canada and the only community law clinic in Nova Scotia.  DLAS is a unique partnership of community groups, law students, community legal workers and lawyers working together.

    Today DLAS has a three-part mandate to:  (1) provide legal aid services for persons who would not otherwise be able to obtain legal advice and assistance;  (2) conduct research, provide information, make recommendations, and engage in programs relating to legal aid and law reform in the Province of Nova Scotia;  and (3) provide an educational experience for students enrolled at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, who participate in the work of the service.

    How to Apply

    Applications for the position must include (i) a statement of the applicant’s strengths and suitability for the position (approximately 1000 words), (ii) an overview of their vision for DLAS under their leadership for the foreseeable future (approximately 500 words), (iii) a full curriculum vitae, and (iv) the names of three referees.

    Applications should be submitted online at:  https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/6116.

    The deadline for applications is June 20, 2021.

     Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.  For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

  • 14 May 2021 10:15 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Legal Research & Writing Instructor.

    UCLA School of Law is seeking a full-time instructor to teach two sections of the first-year J.D. course in Legal Research and Writing. The opening is for the 2021-22 academic year.  The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as practical after July 1, 2021.

    Each section of the Legal Research and Writing is a year-long five-credit course, designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of legal reasoning, the structure of objective and persuasive arguments, legal research methods, statutory interpretation, and additional skills, such as oral advocacy, fact investigation, and client counseling. Students complete a variety of written assignments, both graded and ungraded, designed to reinforce the overarching lessons of the course.  The candidate will also engage in other teaching duties such as assisting in a clinical course and in supervising student externships.

    This is a full-time academic, non-tenure track appointment as a Lecturer in Law.  The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $90,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Application information can be found here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06427


  • 14 May 2021 10:12 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Deputy Director for its Center for Immigration Law and Policy. 

    The Center seeks a Deputy Director with sustained experience in the practice of immigration law to join the Center’s senior management team.

    The Deputy Director will play a leading role in building the Center’s strategic vision and developing and managing its work through close collaboration with the Center’s Faculty Co-Directors, Ahilan Arulanantham and Hiroshi Motomura. The Deputy Director will be responsible for a broad range of academic and administrative functions in the Center, including research and advocacy on immigration law and policy issues, teaching the Center’s and affiliated clinical programs, and the design and execution of conferences and an array of other scholarly engagements. The Deputy Director will also support the Faculty Co-Directors in marketing, fundraising and grant activities, and in planning and implementing strategies for generating resources for the Center. 

    This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track, academic position.

    More details and application information can be found here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06330

  • 11 May 2021 5:27 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is hiring an Associate Director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide

    The Associate Director will play a central role in the leadership of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, helping to direct the Center’s work and envision its future. The Associate Director’s tasks will include the organization of training programs for capital defenders; drafting of reports, factsheets, and training materials; oversight of research and technical development of the Center’s database on the death penalty around the world; liaising with the Center’s partners around the world; coordinating activities relating to World Day Against the Death Penalty and the Center’s Alice Project (which seeks to document and expose gender bias in the application of the death penalty);  representing the Center at meetings and conferences in the US and internationally; fundraising; and supervising research associates, law student researchers, undergraduate interns, and volunteers.

    This grant funded position is for a one-year term, with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability. The position is based in Ithaca, NY and candidates will be required to relocate if necessary.

    Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in a field connected to human rights and/or criminal law or equivalent. A demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights, particularly in the sphere of criminal law. Excellent writing and communication skills. Exceptional legal research skills, including creative problem-solving. Familiarity with the framework of international human rights law. A high degree of organization and attention to detail. Strong creative and strategic thinking abilities. Ability and enthusiasm for mentoring younger staff and volunteers. Patience and flexibility. Enthusiasm for working in a feminist and multicultural workspace, and highly developed cross-cultural communication skills. Willingness to travel internationally, if consistent with public health conditions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    A law degree from any country or jurisdiction. Fluency in French (reading, writing, and speaking). Experience in non-profit management, supervising a team, and organizing events and/or trainings. Experience as a human rights advocate and/or criminal defense lawyer. Experience in the field of gender rights.

    To apply:

    Please visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Associate-Director--Cornell-Center-on-the-Death-Penalty-Worldwide---Cornell-Law-School_WDR-00025834-1 to submit your application.

    Candidates are asked to submit the following application materials:

    1. Cover letter explaining their interest in the Center and its work, any relevant experience, and what they hope to gain from the position.
    2. CV or resume.
    3. Two (2) unedited writing samples in English, ideally on a topic relevant to law or policy; and one (1) writing sample in French if applicable.
    4. List of two (2) professional references.

    To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by June 1, 2021.

    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.

    About Us:

    The mission of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide is to bridge critical gaps in advocacy around the death penalty through training, research, and litigation. The Center publishes reports and manuals on issues of practical relevance to defense lawyers, governments, courts, and organizations grappling with questions relating to the application of the death penalty. Its online database, which is continuously updated, provides comprehensive, transparent data on the death penalty laws and practices of all countries and territories that retain the death penalty. Through the Alice Project, the Center has spearheaded a global movement to document and expose gender bias in the application of the death penalty. More information is available at http://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org.

    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 over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 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. With our main campus 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 Cornell Tech campus located 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 and flexible work options.


  • 06 May 2021 9:03 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    JUSTICE CENTER HONG KONG IS HIRING A LEGAL OFFICER

    Terms of Reference:  Legal Officer  May/June 2021

    Purpose of position:

    The Legal Officer works under the legal supervision of the Head of Legal Services to ensure the highest standard of legal services are provided to our clients.

    Reporting relationships:

    The LO is managed by and reports to the Head of Legal Services and/or Senior Legal Advisor.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide support and assistance in the delivery of the Clinical Education programme where necessary;
    • Participate in the design and delivery of legal team trainings, internal training of staff and other trainings;
    • Manage a caseload of Individual Assistance Clients;
    • Support the Legal Team in developing the substance and quality of Justice Centre’s legal programme, including group and individual legal information and assistance services provided by staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows, and volunteers;
    • Review written legal work prepared by staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows and volunteers, provide detailed feedback and coach team members to continually improve the quality of work product;
    • Contribute to developing legal resources for staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows and volunteers, including templates, training materials and legal information;
    • Contribute to building the profile of Justice Centre, including attending speaking engagements with stakeholders within the legal and donor community;
    • Contribute to the support and development of relationships with pro bono partners
    • Contribute to direct delivery of legal services, including delivering legal information sessions and providing legal assistance to clients;
    • Contribute to proposals and reports to Board and donors, including annual reports;
    • Contribute to developing organisational strategy, networking with strategic partners, fundraising and whole-of-office initiatives;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Legal Services and other members of the Senior Management Team.

    Essential Requirements:

    • Law degree or law conversion: LL.B, JD, GDL.
    • Excellent writing ability and communication skills
    • Ability to work sensitively and compassionately with vulnerable people.

    Desirable:

    • Admission to practice law and post qualification experience including training contract/ pupillage;
    • Paid or volunteer experience in a legal and/or an NGO setting;
    • Experience in either immigration, asylum, family, criminal, general civil law or public law
    • Ability in relevant languages including Cantonese

    Salary dependent on experience plus employee benefits include MPF, medical and dental insurance, flexible working (where appropriate and following mutual agreement with direct supervisor) and generous annual leave.

    Please e-mail your CV and statement of interest to jobs@justicecentre.org.hk  with the subject line ‘Legal Officer’ –  by midnight Friday 6th June.

    Unfortunately, due to the high level of interest in our organisation, we are only able to reply to shortlisted applicants.

  • 23 Apr 2021 3:26 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a fellow for its Veterans Law Clinic.  

    DESCRIPTION:

    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applications for the newly established Detroit Mercy Law Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation Veterans Clinic Fellow, within Detroit Mercy Law's clinical program. This is a two-year position, with a third-year option, beginning no later than August 1, 2021, designed for a lawyer with one to five years of practice and a demonstrated interest in veterans benefits law, and who is considering a career in law school teaching. 

    The Veterans Law Clinic (VLC), one of the first Veterans Law Clinics in the U.S., was established in 2008. Currently, there are more than 80 active cases in the Clinic. The VLC is a one semester three-credit-hour in-house clinic. Students enrolled in the VLC represent lower income veterans, families and survivors in obtaining pension, disability compensation, and related benefits, as well as obtaining discharge upgrades and corrections of military records. Students also provide advice and limited representation in some civil and criminal matters. A Veterans Appellate Clinic and Advanced Veterans Law Clinic (for students who have successfully completed the VLC) also are offered. 

    The responsibilities of the Detroit Mercy Law Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation Veterans Clinic Fellow will include the representation of VLC clients, supervision of students, assistance in designing and teaching weekly sessions for the VLC and Veterans Appellate Clinic, and work on scholarship and/or policy issues. The Clinical Fellow also will participate in program development, including community lawyering and outreach. Candidates should be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be prepared to apply for admission to the Michigan bar. The principal supervisor for the position will be Professor Margaret Costello. 

    Detroit Mercy Law is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in creative advocacy also is desirable.

    Requirements: Candidates for the position must have: (1) J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school; (2) strong interest, and some experience, in working on veterans issues; (3) strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with people from diverse backgrounds; (4) understanding of the VA system, veterans' issues, and the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to veterans problems; (5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, administrators and staff, (6) the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, veterans organizations, the VA and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; (7) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules, and (8) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines. 

    Annual salary is $45,000 -- $50,000. Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.

    Application Procedure: Required documents and references listed below should be submitted electronically to Professor Margaret Costello by May 21, 2021. Applications will be considered as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    Documents Required: 1) Resume or Curriculum Vitae 2) Complete Law School Transcript 3) Writing Sample 4) Cover Letter/Statement of Interest in Veterans Issues and this Fellowship

    Reference Requirements: Three references required (contact information only)

    To apply: 

    Please submit documents required and contact information for references electronically to:

    Prof. Margaret A. Costello costelma@udmercy.edu

    Questions can be directed to Prof. Costello by e-mail or by calling her at 313-596-9854.

    Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. 



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