Boston College Law School - Children/Juvenile Rights - Clinical Professor

12 Sep 2012 5:35 AM | Donna Lee

Boston College Law School seeks to hire two clinical professors.  One position is in Children/Juvenile Rights; the other is in Immigration Law.

Children/Juvenile Rights:  We seek a clinical professor committed to both clinical pedagogy and the rights of children and juveniles.  The faculty member would direct the BCLS clinic currently dedicated to that under-served population.   As currently structured, our Juvenile Rights Advocacy Clinic provides representation for youth involved in the juvenile justice system on legal issues related to their delinquency or their status.  In addition, the clinic has also received court appointments as the Guardians ad litem for youth.   Case representation involves special education advocacy for delinquent youth, many of whom have been excluded from school. In addition, students may represent youth committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services through the post-disposition phase of their cases. Issues include a significant measure of education law, law of status offenses, delinquency, administrative advocacy, child abuse and neglect, and public benefits. JRAP works with the Youth Advocacy Department of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (YAD).  Cases are presently heard in Suffolk and Middlesex counties (including Boston, Cambridge and Lowell).  The Committee is open to candidates’ views on the existing model and other possible directions for a clinic dedicated to the rights of children and juveniles. Applicants must demonstrate a superior substantive knowledge of the field and experience with, and dedication to, clinical teaching.  3-5 years of experience in the field, and admission to the Massachusetts bar (or a willingness to become admitted) are strongly preferred.

Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all interested persons to apply. Contact: Prof. Daniel Kanstroom, Chair, Appointments Committee, Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459 email: or


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