The George Washington University Law School-Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow- Family Justice Litigation Clinic

07 Feb 2024 2:18 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

THE 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 12-month contract and will be eligible for renewal after the first year. 

Minimum Qualifications:

J.D.; at least two 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 February 24, 2024, 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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