Clinical Teaching Fellow for Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic - University of San Francisco

07 Oct 2012 9:06 PM | Laura McNally-Levine
The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic at the University Of San Francisco School of Law is seeking a Clinical Law Fellow to assist in the supervision and management of the Clinic. The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2013.

The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Law Clinic Fellow's duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. The Fellow will also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his or her clinic duties, including opportunities for scholarship.

A successor to our first in-house program, the criminal clinic remains a core component of the USF Law Clinics. Students enrolled in this clinic represent indigent defendants in all phases of criminal proceedings, from arraignment through trial and occasional interlocutory appeals. They also represent defendants in juvenile court delinquency proceedings. 

The Clinical Teaching Fellowship offers an opportunity for practicing attorneys to explore the possibility of embarking upon a full-time career in law school clinical education and to make the transition from the practice of law to legal education. The educational goals of the program are to provide an opportunity to strengthen legal practice skills, to reflect on legal practice, to learn clinical teaching methodology under the supervision of an experienced faculty member, and to develop scholarship interest. The program provides time for research and writing as well as representing clients, community outreach, trainings and classes, and supervising students.

Qualifications: commitment to public interest practice, two or more years of practice in criminal law or juvenile justice, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability, ability to work with a wide range of people, including students, clients, attorneys, and court officials, commitment to work with low income clients, a strong interest in teaching, interest in writing, and membership in the California Bar for three years.

Salary: $50,000 salary per year, plus all benefits available to a full-time University employee.  This is a two-year fellowship position and is not renewable.

Applications from minority group members, women, and others whose background or interests will enhance the diversity of the faculty are highly encouraged. 

Applications are due by November 1, 2012. To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including references), and writing sample electronically to:

If you are unable to submit materials electronically, please send hard copy items to:


Bill Ong Hing

Chair, Skills and Fellows Task Force
University of San Francisco School of Law
2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117


The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. 


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