University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill--Clinic Staff Attorney

16 Nov 2011 9:03 AM | Deleted user

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law seeks an experienced, versatile legal practitioner with a passion for justice and teaching to contribute to the school’s dynamic Clinical Programs as a fixed-term faculty member (Clinic Staff Attorney). UNC-Law’s Clinical Programs have a long and proud history of providing high quality, free legal representation to under-resourced individuals, organizations and communities in North Carolina while training the state’s next generation of lawyers.

The Staff Attorney will report to the Director of Clinical Programs and the position’s responsibilities generally will include teaching and supervising law students representing clients in the Clinical Programs, as well as providing direct representation to clients when classes are not in session. These responsibilities will vary from year to year depending on the needs of the Clinical Programs. During the fall and spring semesters, the Staff Attorney will teach in a clinic of his or her own design, and/or supervise clinic students in one of the Law School’s existing clinics (Civil Legal Assistance, Immigration and Human Rights Policy, Juvenile Justice, Community Development) when needed to fill in for faculty members in those clinics. When classes are not in session, the Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing continuity of coverage for a broad range of clinical cases, ensuring high quality legal representation for the Clinical Programs’ clients.

Education Requirements, Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ practice experience and either experience or a demonstrated interest in teaching. S/he will have a background in or interest and ability to dive into representing under-resourced clients in various areas of legal practice, especially civil litigation, immigration, and criminal defense. The Staff Attorney must be, or become prior to starting the position, licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina. S/he will also be flexible and adaptable and able to work a as a member of a team in a fast-paced law clinic environment. Spanish language ability is a plus.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled. To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter to All questions should be directed to Thomas Kelley, Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, by email at (no phone calls, please). For more information about UNC School of Law, please visit our website at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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