George Washington University Law School - Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic - Clinical Fellow Teaching Position

14 Mar 2023 6:36 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL'S Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic seeks a clinical fellow for the 2023-2025 academic years.  In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the fellows are known as Friedman Fellows.   

The 2023-2025 Friedman Fellowships begin July 1, 2023.  The fellow will be based in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic.   The Clinic provides intellectual property support to people of color and clients from communities who have been historically and intentionally excluded from access to economic opportunity, as well as those that have the potential of positively impacting the social good. Friedman Fellows closely supervise law students in their legal work and teach in the classroom alongside experienced clinical faculty.

We currently seek applications from candidates with strong academic and lawyering experience.  Lawyers with background and experience in copyright law, including litigation or CCB practice, are preferred.  A competitive applicant will have relevant experience in copyright law; teaching; and/or related litigation or practice before the CCB.  We particularly seek applicants who took a clinic in law school and who have an interest in clinical and/or law school teaching. 

Minimum qualifications:  J.D.; at least three years practice experience in copyright law practice; commitment to serving individuals from under-represented communities; strong written and oral advocacy skills; excellent time management, priority-setting, and organizational skills; excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Throughout their two years in residence, fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students and in writing scholarship for publication.  The program provides fellows with mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration.

Fellows receive an annual stipend and are eligible for University employment benefits, such as health insurance, tuition assistance, and other benefits related to law school affiliation.  Fellows must be members in good standing of a state bar.  Candidates who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver into the D.C. Bar.

The deadline for applications is April 7, 2023.  Applicants should send a letter of interest addressed to Dean Laurie Kohn, a resume, a list of references, a writing sample, and a complete law school transcript to  Questions can also be submitted to  The George Washington University Law School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.


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