Case Western Reserve University School of Law - Lecturer/Staff Attorney - Second Chance Reentry Law Clinic

12 Jun 2024 5:54 PM | Mike Murphy (Administrator)

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Staff Attorney position beginning July 2024. This is a 12-month grant-funded position with a 12-month renewal possibility. 

Case Western Reserve University School of Law has a dynamic and nationally recognized Experiential Education curriculum. The highly regarded Milton and Charlotte Kramer Law Clinic forms part of this curriculum. The Second Chance Reentry Clinic represents individuals facing legal barriers as a result of their criminal records. The Clinic’s cases sit at the intersection of the civil and criminal justice systems and tackle issues related to mass incarceration, prisoner reentry, and the collateral consequences of criminal convictions. The successful candidate can expect to handle cases in a variety of legal settings, including state court and administrative agencies and may participate in policy advocacy. 

We seek candidates with distinguished academic records, extensive practice experience and experience teaching or supervising students in a legal setting. Successful candidates should have a strong commitment to representing formerly incarcerated individuals and a strong commitment to teaching.  The Second Chance Reentry Law Clinic was created by a partnership between the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry. The project was designed to help remove barriers to individuals returning from incarceration. The primary role of the Staff Attorney/Lecturer is to engage in direct client representation and to provide supervision and training for law students who will directly represent clients referred to the Clinic from the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, among other locations. The successful candidate will engage in activities that include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Provide direct representation to qualified clients referred through the Office of Reentry and other agencies in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings. Areas of representation include but are not limited to: Expungement – Criminal and Evictions, CQE & CAE, Outstanding Warrants, Driver’s License Reinstatements, Court Debt, Child Support Modification, Consumer Credit & Debit, and Public Benefits. 

·         Create and deliver Brief Advice Expungement Clinics in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area. 

·         Provide supervision and training for law students enrolled in the Second Chance Reentry Clinic.

The Lecturer/Staff Attorney will join the Kramer Law Clinic faculty and will work with the Director of the Kramer Law Clinic and the Kramer Law Clinic Managing Attorney.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis. Further information about the law school is available at


Required qualifications:

·         A J.D. degree from an approved, ABA accredited school, with a record of strong academic achievement;

·         Admission to the bar in Ohio or ability to waive into the jurisdiction;

·         Three years of practice experience in the relevant legal areas; law school teaching experience preferred;

·         Experience supervising and/or training law students.

·         Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred qualifications:

·         Experience in a clinical teaching setting.

Application Instructions

Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample (such as a memo, brief, motion, or other legal document that you primarily authored).  Please apply here:


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