LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking applications for a fellow to lead a legal and advocacy project to address school bullying. Loyola’s ChildLaw program is offering this two-year fellowship to commence in July of 2020. The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for an attorney to lead a comprehensive statewide initiative seeking to reduce and ultimately eliminate bullying at public and private schools. The Fellow will work closely with the ChildLaw Center faculty on the design and implementation of a program designed to expand and enhance the implementation and enforcement of bullying laws and protections.
The goals of the fellowship will be to:
- Develop an advocacy program that will train and mobilize law students and pro bono attorneys to advocate on behalf of K-12 students in bullying proceedings and empower parents and guardians to enforce rights and protections for targets of bullying;
- Collaborate and liaise with States’ Attorneys, Public Guardians, educational officials and other stakeholders to actively implement and enforce anti-bullying laws, rules, regulations and policies;
- Develop and enforce shield protections, so that targets of bullying and their advocates, parents, and guardians can pursue enforcement of anti-bullying laws and strategies and seek available remedies;
- Develop and advocate for educational and training programs designed to increase awareness of the impact of bullying, existing protections related to school bullying, and best practices in redressing bullying, developing a positive school climate, and supporting students’ social and emotional learning needs; and
- Advocate for new laws and policies to address the reduction and elimination of school bullying and improve school climate.
The Fellow will also support reporting on the processes and outcomes related to the goals of the Fellowship.
For more details and to apply, visit here.