University of Baltimore Law School - Clinical Teaching Fellow - Family Law Clinic

17 Jan 2020 3:14 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Clinical Teaching Fellowship in its Bronfein Family Law Clinic to start on or about July 1, 2020. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.  For more information about UB's clinical program and the Bronfein Family Law Clinic, please go here: http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/index.cfm.

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.  Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.

The Bronfein Family Law Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in domestic violence and family law litigation, legislative advocacy, legal reform and community education.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include civil protection order, divorce, custody, support, adoption, paternity, Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases and name changes.  The Family Law Clinic is dedicated to serving low income clients residing in Baltimore City, and places a special focus on persons subjected to abuse and the LGBTQ community.  In the clinic, law students are licensed to practice law under the supervision of faculty and serve as first-chair lawyers on their clients' matters and on community-based projects.

The Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of clinic students’ client, case, legislative advocacy and community education work, co-teaching a weekly clinic seminar, and engaging in course planning and preparation with the other faculty members in the Bronfein Family Law Clinic.  The Fellowship focuses its first year on the skills of teaching, from crafting and leading seminars, to facilitating supervision meetings with student-attorneys. The second year of the fellowship focuses on developing legal scholarship. The third year, we support the Fellow to go on the clinical teaching job market. In addition to teaching, supervision, and legal scholarship, the Fellow is responsible for case coverage during school vacations.  This position is a three-year contractual appointment.

Required Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills; a J.D. and at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer preferably in family law litigation; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high-performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients; and a strong interest in law school teaching and scholarship. Fellows must be members in good standing with the Maryland Bar or another State bar and willing to complete the necessary documentation to be permitted to supervise law practice by students.

Salary: The current salary is $55,500.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement, research support, and a travel allowance to attend relevant conferences and workshops.  

Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by April 17, 2020 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

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