GEORGETOWN LAW seeks applications for a tenure-track lateral or entry-level faculty to direct the Federal Legislation Clinic starting during the 2021-22 academic year.
One of seventeen in-house clinics, the Federal Legislation Clinic trains students in the art of “legislative lawyering” though their representation of non-profit organizations seeking to advance their policy agendas through Congress and administrative agencies. Our founding director, Chai Feldblum, wrote the pioneering scholarly piece in the field: The Art of Legislative Lawyering and the Six Circles Theory of Advocacy.
The Clinic does not have a specific subject matter mandate. Instead, the Clinic has worked with institutional clients selected by the Clinic's director and covering a wide array of issues, including immigrants’ rights, privacy and technology, criminal justice reform, and workplace fairness. Under the supervision of the Clinic’s director and two clinical teaching fellows, students have drafted op-eds, talking points, and strategy documents for legislative campaigns; prepared analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals, Congressional testimony, comments for regulatory agencies, and model legislation; accompanied clients to meetings in Congress and before regulatory agencies; and helped clients prepare for testimony before Congressional committees. Given the Clinic’s track record, the new faculty director will have a great deal of discretion to focus on any number of substantive subject matters.
Georgetown Law has operated its top-ranked clinical program for more than 50 years. Through this program, students learn the practical art of lawyering while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and a scholarly agenda to Professor Aderson François, c/o Maria Islam, Office Manager for the Civil Rights Clinic, at email@example.com. Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.