NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the Thomas F. Geraghty Clinical Fellowship in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Civil Litigation Clinic. The Fellowship honors Tom’s four decades of service and commitment to the Bluhm Legal Clinic. The Fellowship is for one year beginning on August 1, 2019.
The Civil Litigation Clinic takes referrals of cases involving indigent tenants, primarily in eviction cases in Cook County Circuit Court. The aim of the Clinic is to teach students the nuts and bolts of litigation, including interviewing clients and witnesses, taking and defending discovery, filing and responding to motions, arguing motions, and conducting trials and administrative hearings. Students handle all aspects of their cases under the supervision of the Clinic Director.
The Geraghty Fellow will have several areas of responsibility including supervising the students with their cases, handling cases when students are unable or unavailable, sharing responsibility for designing and teaching weekly class sessions, assisting with administrative and case handling responsibilities, and cultivating ties with the tenant advocates community.
The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently houses clinical programs in a variety of legal areas including civil, criminal, transactional, international, and immigration. Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, and encourages applications from racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The annual stipend for the position will be $60,000, plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits. Applicants should be admitted to practice in Illinois. A demonstrated interest in housing and poverty issues is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest with resumes to Laurie Mikva, Civil Litigation Clinic Director, Bluhm Legal Clinic, 375 E. Chicago Ave., 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019.