University of Baltimore School of Law - Fellowship - Criminal Defense & Advocacy Clinic

16 Sep 2022 9:06 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Fellowship to start on or about December 2, 2022, in the new Criminal Defense and Advocacy Clinic. 

School of Law

Vacancy number 301296

Position Type: Faculty position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 09/14/22     Closes: Open Until Filled

Salary: $67,000

This full-time, year-round, 3.5 years public interest fellowship program, offers superb mentorship and training as Fellows transition from law practice to law faculty, providing intensive support in areas of pedagogy, academic writing, and more. Many former Fellows are now in long-term teaching positions at other institutions. (https://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/docs/080421%20Fellow%20alumni%20for%20webpage.pdf).

The Criminal Defense and Advocacy Clinic represents indigent individuals on misdemeanors and low-level felonies in Baltimore City District Court. In addition, the clinic takes on post-conviction projects, which may include prison conditions litigation, second look act cases, and other related policy and advocacy initiatives. Students in the clinic are the primary counsel on these matters, acting under the close supervision of law faculty, including the Fellow.

The Fellow will not only supervise the student-attorneys but also co-teach and co-plan the seminar and have opportunities to engage in scholarship and with other facets of academia. The Fellowship focuses its first year and a half on the skills of teaching, from crafting and leading seminars, to facilitating supervision meetings with student-attorneys. The second year of the fellowship focuses on developing legal scholarship. The third year, we support the Fellow to go on the clinical teaching job market. In addition to teaching, supervision, and legal scholarship, the Fellow is responsible for case coverage over the summer and during the winter break.

This position is a 3.5 year contractual appointment.  

Qualifications: At least three years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in criminal defense, with a preference for indigent defense; excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high-performance ability; a commitment to work for low-income, justice involved individuals; and a strong interest in teaching and mentoring. Fellows must be members in good standing with the Maryland Bar or another State bar and willing to complete the necessary documentation to be permitted to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is $67,000 per year. The position includes full benefits, including retirement, research support, and a travel allowance to attend relevant conferences and workshops. Benefits are listed here (see under “Faculty and Regular Employees”): https://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/benefits/index.cfm.

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application, including a letter of interest, resume, and brief statement about how your candidacy would support traditionally underrepresented communities in the legal profession and academia.
 
The position is open until filled with a preference for applications submitted by October 1, 2022. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at
https://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

Before you apply, save your required materials as one PDF (preferred format) or Word document, and then attach it to your application in the resume location. Short file names without spaces or special characters are helpful.

The University of Baltimore ("UBalt" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UBalt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your letter of interest and resume. 

Applicant Instructions: Using Candidate Gateway to View and Apply for UBalt Vacancies

The Candidate Gateway system serves as your connection to the University of Baltimore’s job application process. It is a free, safe and secure way for you to apply for the job you want, and it allows the Office of Human Resources to maintain accurate records. Your use of the system does not require you to surrender any of your rights to privacy or confidentiality during the application process. Only qualified members of UBalt’s Human Resources team and members of the relevant search committee can access your application information. The search committee will not have access to any information you provide to HR for affirmative action reporting purposes.

Please read the following information before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

NAVIGATION

COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

Before you apply:

• Save one PDF or Word document with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.  Short file names without spaces or special characters are helpful.

When you apply:

•In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with your required letter of interest and resume.
•Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
•Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the entire application process.

Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer the questions requiring a yes or no response. After you answer them, click “Submit.” This leads you to the Submit Online Application page.

SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

To apply for your selected job: When you reach the “Submit Online Application” page shown below, you must click “I agree to these terms” and then click the “Submit” button at the end of the screen. After you click “Submit,” then you will see this information at the top of your screen:

My Applications
Thank you for your interest in employment at The University of Baltimore. HR will process your application documents for the search committee’s consideration.
Note: This screen will also show additional information about the selection process and Office of Human Resources contact information.

Questions/Help
If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact 
ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu for assistance.

TO APPLY:

External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

Internal applicants (students and current employees with access to MyUBalt): use the internal applicant link, log into MyUBalt, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

http://www.ubalt.edu/hr

  • Never use the Internet Explorer “Back” and “Forward” arrows to navigate. You will lose the information you have submitted.
  • To navigate between pages, use the “Next,” “Previous,” and “Return to Previous Page” buttons.
  • Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.

The University of Baltimore ("UBalt" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UBalt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.



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