Loyola University Chicago School of Law - Clinical Fellowship - Child and Family Law

12 Jun 2024 5:51 PM | Mike Murphy (Administrator)

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking applications for the Salisbury Clinical Fellowship in Child and Family Law. Loyola’s ChildLaw program is offering this two-year Fellowship, to commence in July of 2024. The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in both clinical law teaching and litigation in the field of child law. The Clinical Fellow will work closely with the ChildLaw Clinic Faculty, assisting in the representation of clients, the supervision of students, and the development of course curriculum.

The Salisbury Fellow will share responsibility with the Clinic Director and Associate Director for the ChildLaw Clinic. The Clinic affords representation to child clients, primarily in the areas of child protection and child custody. The Fellow will assist with the supervision of law students in their representation of clinic clients. The Fellow will be expected to assist with all levels of client representation, including pre-trial, trial and appellate proceedings. The Fellow will also participate in the development of the course curriculum and the teaching of a weekly seminar, focused on ethical and substantive issues arising in the representation of child clients, skills training, and the discussion of current clinic cases. The Fellow will be encouraged to develop independent areas of interest, consistent with the mission of the ChildLaw Clinic.

Criteria for Selection: Priority will be given to recent law school graduates who have a demonstrated interest in the field of child and family law and an interest in pursuing a career in clinical law teaching. Candidates with at least two years of practice experience are preferred. Admission or eligibility for admission to the Illinois bar by July 1, 2024, is required. (Out-of-state applicants should review Illinois Supreme Court Rule 717 for special admission criteria applicable to legal service program lawyers.)

Selection Process: The position will begin on July 1, 2024, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s reasons for applying for the fellowship, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a sample of scholarly or other written work, (4) a law school transcript, (5) two letters of recommendation, and (6) the names and contact information of individuals prepared to provide professional references. Applications should be submitted through Loyola’s Careers website at https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/28254 Inquiries should be directed to Professor Bruce A. Boyer, Director of the Civitas ChildLaw Clinic, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson St., 11th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, bboyer@luc.edu.

Loyola is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. Loyola Law School’s mission statement was recently revised to emphasize the school’s focus on preparing graduates who will be ethical advocates for justice and equity, who will lead efforts to dismantle the legal, economic, political, and social structures that generate and sustain racism and all forms of oppression, and who will advance a rule of law that promotes social justice. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our mission and strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. Consistent with this goal, applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. Candidates are encouraged to consult our website to gain a clearer understanding of the missions of both the University (www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml) and the Law School (https://www.luc.edu/law/about/mission).


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