ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Fellow - First Amendment Clinic

23 Apr 2020 9:20 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

THE ASU COLLEGE OF LAW is hiring a fellow for its First Amendment Clinic.

The ASU College of Law, located in Phoenix, AZ, launched a First Amendment Clinic in 2018, thanks to a generous gift from the Stanton Foundation. The Clinic trains law students to promote and defend free speech interests, by taking both ordinary cases that will help students develop their skills and impact litigation that aims to extend First Amendment precedent in the courts. The Clinic takes on a wide array of cases and controversies, including defense against libel claims, access to courts, access to government documents, opposing prior restraints and subpoenas of journalists, and defending the civil rights of those who are censored by the government.

The First Amendment Clinic is now hiring a First Amendment Fellow. This is a year-to-year lecturer rank position, starting August 15, 2020, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position is grant-funded. The purpose of the fellowship is to enable an experienced litigator to shift gears and develop a new expertise in First Amendment litigation.

Required Qualifications

  • A J.D. and an active Arizona bar membership,
  • At least three years litigation experience, and
  • Experience in docket management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in developing First Amendment litigation experience,
  • Ability to manage clinic students, and
  • Capacity to work in a collaborative law clinic.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a C.V., and at least three references. Please contact Ms. Lauren Balconi, Coordinator for Appointments Committee, with any questions:

The application deadline is May 15, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received, until the position is filled.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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