THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for a Visiting Clinical Professor in its Civil/Criminal Litigation Clinic (CCLC). This is a one-semester appointment that will begin in the summer of 2022 and end on 12/31/2022.
Responsibilities include co-teaching and student supervision in the Civil/Criminal Litigation Clinic, and participation in all activities related to clinic operation. The visiting professor will also have the opportunity to participate in the broader clinical community at Michigan.
The CCLC is Michigan Law’s oldest clinic. The CCLC represents low-income clients at trial and appellate levels across many substantive areas of practice. Housing and consumer contracts are chief among them, with other areas including civil rights, discrimination, public benefits, and insurance. On the criminal side, the CCLC represents clients charged with misdemeanors from arraignment through trial, handles post-judgment issues in serious felony cases, and also assists clients with criminal record expungements.
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.
At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.
The successful applicant will have at least 5 years of experience in civil or criminal practice, experience in clinical teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to serving the under-served. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.
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