George Washington Law - Friedman Fellow/VAP, Family Justice Litigation Clinic

02 Nov 2023 10:47 AM | Madalyn Wasilczuk (Administrator)

Academic Title: Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow     

Rank:  Visiting Associate Professor

Discipline: Law        

Contract Type: Visiting, Renewable Appointment (up to 2 years)         

Proposed Start Date: July 1, 2024

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time    


Position Description Summary:  

George Washington University Law School seeks   applications for a clinical fellowship in       the Family Justice Litigation        Clinic,  beginning on July 1, 2024. The Fellow will  have the title of Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law. Fellows receive an annual stipend, health insurance, tuition benefits, and other benefits associated with a full-time position at      GW.     


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:                 

The Fellow will be based in  the Family Justice Litigation Clinic but may also teach and           supervise in the Family Law Division of the Access to Justice Clinic. The Clinics         represent clients in domestic relations and domestic violence matters    and seek to     address and enhance access to justice generally. Friedman Fellows supervise law     students and  teach   in the  classroom alongside  experienced clinical faculty.                      


Throughout their time in residence, Fellows receive support and guidance in teaching and supervising law students and in producing scholarship for publication.         The program  provides Fellows with mentorship and support from the   faculty and administration and        resources to enter the full-time teaching market in clinical and        doctrinal positions. Fellows are also integrated into the   full-time faculty and invited     to attend all scholarly presentations, faculty meetings, and to join the faculty of GW’s award-winning first-year        Inns of Court Program which focuses on community-building, professional identity formation, and career development.                      


We currently seek applications from candidates with strong academic  and lawyering  experience. A competitive applicant will have relevant experience in family law,          domestic violence law, access to justice work; teaching; and/or related public        interest litigation and/or criminal law litigation. We particularly seek        applicants who took a clinic in law school  and who have an interest in law school teaching. Fellows will be hired on a 12month contract and will be eligible for renewal after the first year.





Minimum Qualifications:              

J.D.; at  least three years practice experience especially in legal services, litigation,       domestic violence law, family law,           criminal defense or prosecution; commitment to  serving individuals from under-represented communities; strong written and      oral      advocacy skills; excellent time management, priority-setting, and organizational skills;  strong interpersonal skills,   flexibility, and demonstrated ability  to work well both      independently and as part of a team. 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.                 


Special Instructions to Applicants:        

By November 17, 2023, applicants should  send a letter of interest addressed to Dean Laurie S. Kohn, a resume, a        list of references, a short writing sample, and a complete law school transcript to   Questions can also be submitted to              


Background  Screening:                

Successful completion of a background screening will be required as a condition of hire.       


Request Accommodations:                       

If you are a qualified  individual with a disability   or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation         if you are unable or limited in your ability  to access job   openings or to apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability.           You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting The Equal Employment Office and Employee  Relations by email at, by phone at 202-994-9656, or by fax at 202-994-9658.


EEO     Statement:               

The University and the Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from         members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.      The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative     Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs      or activities on the basis of race, color,        religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.               


Applicant Documents (Required Documents):

1)                 Cover Letter              

2)                 Curriculum Vita/Resume    

3)                 Contact Information  for References          

4)                 Complete Law School Transcript    


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