U.D.C. Law School - HIV/AIDS Law Clinic - Fellow

15 Jun 2012 11:45 PM | Donna Lee

U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law, well known for its leadership in clinical legal education and for its public interest mission, is pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity in the HIV / AIDS Law Clinic

 The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change.  LL.M. candidates will work under the supervision of the Law School’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics.

By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate will produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change.  

 HIV / AIDS Clinic

The HIV / AIDS Law Clinic provide comprehensive, holistic legal services to families affected by HIV / AIDS. Under the supervision of clinical faculty, students assist families in accessing public benefits and in drafting and executing last wills and testaments, powers of attorney and advanced directives. The  Clinic also represents caregivers facing a wide variety of permanency issues, such as the need to plan for the future care of their children by transferring legal custody to another member of the family or to a family friend if and when that caregiver is no longer able to parent the children. 

Candidates with at least two years of law practice or teaching experience in the areas of family law, housing or public benefits preferred.  Experience representing people with HIV /AIDS and those affected by the epidemic is a plus.  Candidates should be a member of the DC Bar.


Admissions Process


Please submit the following:


  1. A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages):


      In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified?  How do you envision using the law to transform the system?


  1. Resume
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Law School Transcript (official)
  4. Two letters of recommendation from persons with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.


Please send materials, except transcript, electronically to kforman@udc.edu.

Please enter LL.M. Application in the subject line.


 L.L. M. candidates will receive a stipend of 49,667, plus health benefits.

The program will begin on August 1, 2012

The position will remain open until filled.



Questions? Please contact:


            Karen Forman

            Director, Public Interest and Clinical Programs



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