18 Jul 2018 2:29 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in the Human Trafficking Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year.

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with an experienced clinical professor, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach.  Support is provided for professional development and scholarship.

The Human Trafficking Clinic (HTC) provides legal services to victims of human trafficking regardless of age, gender, or national origin. Students gain core knowledge and foundational skills through client representation and advocacy. The HTC works to advance anti-trafficking policy through interdisciplinary collaboration at the local, national and international levels.  The caseload consists primarily of immigration cases, family law cases, and victim advocacy.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 2 years of experience representing human trafficking survivors in one of HTC’s core practice areas, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to serving the underserved, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience working in multidisciplinary professional teams and Spanish language skills are a plus. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship will begin during the late summer or fall of 2018, depending on the availability of the successful candidate. 

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948. We will begin reviewing applications on July 26th and will accept them until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

John W. Lemmer

Experiential Education Business Administrator

The University of Michigan Law School

701 S. State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215


The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


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