Northeastern University School of Law invites applications for a grant-funded position, as a Clinical Specialist, to teach a new Community Business Law Clinic. The clinic will provide services to low-income and other underserved entrepreneurs in the Boston metropolitan area who need assistance with legal issues commonly encountered by start-up businesses, including negotiating licenses, permits and financial documents, protecting intellectual property rights, and responding to regulatory hurdles. The clinic also will focus on helping start-up businesses in new industries such as green construction and related technologies. The pedagogical goals of the clinic will be to teach transactional law practice as well as provide students with a rich experience in representing marginalized clients. The Clinician’s primary role will be to teach transactional skills to upper level law students in the new clinic and to supervise them in the provision of legal services to clinic clients.
The Law School expects to draw clients from a range of organizations in the community, including local universities, community development corporations, and non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide funding to start-up businesses. The Clinician will be expected to work with these organizations and to promote the work of the clinic in the community to maintain a sufficient base of clients and to provide excellent service to those clients.
The candidate must hold a J.D. or LL.B degree and be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar or become one within a year of beginning the position. The candidate also must have at least three years of transactional law practice experience. Teaching experience is preferred, and a passion for social justice is expected.
The position is available starting August 2012 and renewable annually for up to four years contingent upon funding by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. We will review applications until the position is filled. Resume and cover letters should be submitted in electronic form to: Patricia Voorhies, Managing Director, Office of Clinical and Experiential Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University is also an ADVANCE institution, particularly welcoming applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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