The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law- well known for its leadership in clinical legal education and for its public interest mission- is pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity in the Legislation Clinic.
The Legislation Clinic seeks to train students in the various skills necessary for effective legislative and regulatory advocacy. It does this by offering a graded seven-credit experiential learning experience that combines client representation, community work, and the study of legislative lawyering. The Clinic’s mission is two-fold:
1 – To provide UDC-DCSL students with the training, supervision, and field experience necessary to become effective and reflective lawyers.
2 – To undertake projects advancing the public interest and providing quality representation to organizations in need of legislative lawyering services.
This is accomplished by seminar instruction and field experience designed to teach UDC-DCSL law students how to excel when working with text, law, policy, and politics. The seminar contains an examination of the process of enacting legislation and regulations, the building and researching of legislative and regulatory history, the drafting of statutory and regulatory text, talking points, white papers and other policy materials, an introduction to statutory interpretation, and a variety of skills simulations and workshops related to these processes and representing clients in them such as interviewing, counseling, professional responsibility, research, and oral advocacy.
The field experience consists of supervised policy projects for non-profit and community organizations that are working to lift vulnerable populations out of poverty with improved economic security and workplace protections as well as access to other civil rights.We are looking to have the Clinical Instructor begin August 16, 2018.
The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change. LL.M. candidates will work under the supervision of the law school’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics. By the end of the second academic year, each LL.M. candidate must produce a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to impact systems change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervision of students’ client representation.
- Co-teaching a classroom seminar and case rounds.
- Course planning and preparation with the Director of the clinic.
- Working with students to develop local or federal legislative, appellate, or other projects consistent with the mission of the clinic.
Minimum Job Requirements
- A law degree from an accredited U.S. law school, active, good standing with a bar association in the U.S., and eligibility to become a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
- Evidence of teaching experience, or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.
- A minimum of two years relevant practice experience.
Please submit your application materials at this link: http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxh2fkfz