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  • 16 May 2022 9:15 AM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinical Teaching Fellow for its Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic in the School of Law.

    The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Berkeley Law seeks applications for a Clinical Teaching Fellow focused on racial justice in technology law and policy. We are looking for people committed to building and working in a multicultural and antiracist environment. This position is open until filled and we will begin reviewing applications on May 25.

    For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03471. If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu. 

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

  • 13 May 2022 10:42 AM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinic Supervising Staff Attorney for its International Human Rights Law Clinic in the School of Law.

    The International Human Rights Law Clinic (IHRLC) is seeking to hire a Clinic Supervising Staff Attorney for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2022, with eligibility for renewal. This position is open until filled. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03469

    If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


  • 12 May 2022 5:05 PM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Staff Attorney for its Veterans Legal Clinic in the School of Law.

    STAFF ATTORNEY

    (Full-Time/ Benefits Eligible)

    Veterans Legal Clinic - School of Law

    University of Illinois Chicago

    The UIC School of Law, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney for the Veterans Legal Clinic. Salary = $75,000.

    The Veterans Legal Clinic is committed to effective advocacy on behalf of veterans and their family members. It advocates for veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs and various military boards to enable veterans to access healthcare and disability benefits.

    The Staff Attorney will supervise law students in their representation of clients in hearings and appellate proceedings to help clients obtain veterans benefits and military discharge upgrades. Staff attorney will perform intakes, manage cases, deadlines, and work with the Director to create a supportive learning environment.

    The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community.

    Key Duties:

    • Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate, and structure the practice work of law students.
    • Represent clients in cases and projects in the clinic’s subject matter areas.
    • Develop relationships with client communities, organizations, and client populations.
    • Conduct community outreach and develop marketing and outreach materials.
    • Conduct and supervise community legal education.
    • Teach in the clinic seminar, alone or with the Director of the Clinic or other clinic attorneys.
    • Manage, in collaboration with the Clinic Director and other clinic attorneys, and supervise students in the administrative aspects of the management of a law office.
    • Manage grant reporting in coordination with the Clinic Director and administrative staff.
    • Handle clinic’s cases and projects during breaks in the academic calendar. 
    • Participate in special project as assigned.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois License, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; and experience in handling veterans’ benefits or discharge upgrade cases, and knowledge of the U.S. military justice system.

    Preferred qualifications include: experience mentoring, supervising, or teaching law students; strong oral and written communication, organization skills, time management, and case management; a commitment to racial justice and client-centered lawyering; and experience utilizing trauma informed interviewing for at-risk or in-crisis clients.

    All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

    For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by June 24, 2022 to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=162252

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran, or disability status.

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

    University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.


  • 12 May 2022 10:56 AM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL is hiring an Adjunct Clinical Professor for its Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic in the Law School.

    New York Law School (NYLS), located in the heart of Tribeca, seeks an adjunct clinical professor to teach and supervise students in its Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic for the 2022–23 academic year. This is a part-time position beginning on July 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible. The adjunct professor will teach and supervise alongside the Clinic’s Director to help expand the Clinic’s capacity.

    Course Description

    Students in the yearlong clinic provide transactional legal assistance to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. The clinic helps prepare students for work with organizational clients and introduces them to opportunities for transactional lawyers to further economic, environmental, racial, and social justice. The adjunct professor will provide close supervision of students as they interview and counsel clients; plan and strategize on matters; research relevant questions of law; draft correspondence, incorporation documents, memos, and other legal documents; manage client relationships; review employment and other policies; and negotiate agreements. Client matters may include entity formation, governance, contracts, intellectual property, and regulatory compliance.

    The adjunct professor is welcome, but not required, to lead weekly seminar sessions focusing on substantive areas of law, ethics, and lawyering skills. The adjunct professor will be responsible for directly supervising a number of students and will meet with those students in weekly sessions to review their client work. NYLS particularly welcomes candidates with ideas and contacts in the area of veteran-owned small businesses. 

    Requirements

    • J.D. and a minimum of three years of experience in transactional practice or clinical teaching
    • Admission to the New York Bar

    Salary

    Highly competitive

    How to Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae, including references, to teaching@nyls.edu by June 1, 2022.

    About New York Law School

    Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in Tribeca, the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the city as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since opening its doors, NYLS has produced graduates who have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the city, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Its renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in key areas of the law, including business and financial services, intellectual property and privacy, and government and public interest law. NYLS has more than 18,000 graduates and currently enrolls around 1,100 students in its full-time and part-time J.D. programs. The School also offers an advanced-degree program in Tax Law.

    New York Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer Since 1891 


  • 11 May 2022 3:49 PM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinical Supervisor for its Policy Advocacy Clinic in the School of Law.

    The Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC) is seeking to hire a Clinical Supervisor for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2022, with eligibility for renewal. This position is open until filled. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03461. If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


  • 11 May 2022 3:40 PM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring an Assistant Clinical Professor & Associate Director for its Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law.

    The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to serve as the Associate Director of Berkeley Law’s Environmental Law Clinic (ELC), to begin July 1, 2022. 

    Berkeley Law seeks candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in all facets of higher education. ELC is committed to building an equitable and inclusive staff to teach and work in a multicultural and antiracist learning environment. Qualified members of historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants need not have attended an elite institution; need not have published academic scholarship to date; and need not have a formal academic research agenda. Preferred candidates must have the skills and interest to produce original creative work (such as law review articles, peer-reviewed articles, or advocacy reports) in addition to clinic work product.  For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please see: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03252.

    Early applications are encouraged. Additional materials may be required of finalists. Further information about ELC and Berkeley Law’s clinical program is available at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/ and https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. 

    Candidates can see a fuller position description and apply at this link.


  • 04 May 2022 10:45 PM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Staff Attorney for its Veterans Legal Clinic in the School of Law.

    Clinic Background

    The UCLA School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic provides legal assistance to former service members and their families. The Clinic is located at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles campus, which is being redeveloped to provide additional housing opportunities to unhoused former service members. Many of the Clinic’s clients are people that are unhoused and stay on the VA campus and those who are aging, disabled, or system-involved or returning from incarceration.

    The Clinic represents clients in an array of issues, including disability benefits (both VA benefits and Social Security), record clearing, and housing. In addition to providing direct legal representation to individuals, the Clinic seeks to provide an interdisciplinary approach to client engagement by collaborating with other advocates, such as social workers and community organizers. The Clinic also engages in policy advocacy in collaboration with community partners and may participate in impact litigation projects. 

    Position Description

    The UCLA School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic is seeking a staff attorney to join its team serving the veteran community. The Clinic is a small law office and the Staff Attorney has the opportunity to make a significant contribution in determining how services are provided. The Staff Attorney will be primarily located at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Campus.

    Please note: The Clinic operates as both a small pro bono law firm and an experiential learning course for UCLA law students. Though law students will be providing legal assistance as part of their coursework throughout the school year, the Staff Attorney will not be responsible for teaching these students but may work closely with clinical supervisors and student teams.

    Qualifications:

    • 0-5 years experience practicing law, 3+ years preferred;
    • Admitted to practice law in the State of California or ability to practice as a Registered Legal Aid Attorney pursuant to California Court Rule 9.45 preferred;
    • Demonstrated commitment to working to address the needs of low-income communities, former service members, disabled, justice-involved individuals, and/or racial justice;
    • Familiarity or experience with issues facing former service members and their families, unhoused individuals, mass incarceration, and/or low-income communities;
    • Demonstrated excellent legal research and writing skills;
    • Strong communications skills to interact effectively with clients, faculty, staff, students, court and agency staff, and the public;
    • Ability to independently manage a caseload and quickly assume responsibilities;
    • Veterans or service-connected individuals, women, and individuals from historically disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To Apply: Please submit your application through the UCLA Careers portal. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to send in materials as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Faculty Director Sunita Patel, patel@law.ucla.edu, or Associate Director Jeanne Nishimoto, nishimoto@law.ucla.edu.


  • 27 Apr 2022 3:37 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    VERMONT LAW SCHOOL is seeking a Director for its Environmental Justice Law Center. 

    Vermont Law School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We grow and learn better together with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. In recruiting for faculty and staff, we seek unique backgrounds to enrich and challenge our community. As part of our commitment to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, candidates who meet the qualifications for this position and who require accommodations to apply should contact Human Resources at jobs@vermontlaw.edu. Vermont Law School strives to raise the bar for being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, place of birth, marital status, disability, veteran's status, HIV status, pregnancy, genetic information, health insurance status, and crime victim status. 

    Summary of Responsibilities:

    This new administrative faculty position will direct all aspects of the new Environmental and Climate Justice Center (EJ Center) at the law and graduate school. (The “Environmental and Climate Justice Center” is a placeholder name, with the official name to be chosen in collaboration with the new Director). The new Director will take the lead in establishing and overseeing the new EJ Center. In addition to new programming to be developed by the Director, the new EJ Center will serve as the umbrella for VLS’s existing Environmental Justice Clinic (EJ Clinic), multi-disciplinary Climate Justice Practicum (CJP), and other EJ curriculum. The position includes a two course per year teaching load. Applicants holding a JD or other advanced degree are welcome.

    Environmental and Climate Justice at VLS

    For nearly 50 years, VLS has had one of the preeminent environmental law programs in the world. VLS was among the first schools to offer an environmental justice law class, created by Barry Hill (former Director of the Office of Environmental Justice at the EPA), and offered continuously for 26 years.

    In 2019, VLS launched its Environmental Justice Clinic (EJC) under the direction of Marianne Engelman Lado, former VLS professor and current Deputy General Counsel of Environmental Initiatives at the U.S. EPA. The clinic’s docket focuses on representing overburdened communities who are fighting for a voice while facing racial and economic disparities in the distribution of polluting sources. The addition of the EJC to VLS’s robust experiential program provided student training in an additional and necessary skillset: community lawyering. Also launched in 2019 was the Climate Justice Practicum (CJP). The CJP is a collaboration between VLS, Yale School of Public Health, and Yale School of the Environment where students work in interdisciplinary teams on applied projects involving law, policy, and public health that address a full range of climate justice issues. In addition to these offerings, a commitment to environmental and climate justice is integrated into VLS’s other environmental programs, particularly in research and direct services related to energy and food and agriculture. VLS is also home to the first-in-the-nation student-run Environmental Justice Law Society (EJLS).

    In August 2021, the VLS Board of Trustees approved a new Strategic Plan for VLS, initiating several transformational changes. The new EJ Center will play a central role in the reimagining of our expansive environmental programs and new educational structure.

    Essential Functions and Principal Accountabilities:

    • Develop a strategic plan for launching the new EJ Center.
    • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Environmental Programs on incorporation of environmental justice principles and subject matter throughout VLS’s environmental programs and courses.
    • Once the EJ Center is launched, oversee all aspects of the EJ Center and its programs.
    • Teach a total of two courses over the course of one calendar year (in the fall, spring, or summer terms), possibly including a core course as determined by the Dean of Faculty.
    • Supervise direct reports, including the Director of the EJ Clinic, and the director of any new programs within the EJ Center.
    • Collaborate and coordinate with other faculty teaching courses in or related to environmental justice.
    • Engage and collaborate with students in the development and direction of the EJ Center.
    • Engage with prospective students.
    • Develop and execute media strategies, including acting as a spokesperson for the EJ Center.
    • Raise funds to support the EJ Center and its programs, in collaboration with the VLS grants office.
    • Be an active participant in a dynamic graduate school environment, including collaboration with other programs and educational and other committee assignments and meetings.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of inclusive teaching practices.
    • Administer the EJ Center, such as management of the EJ Center’s budget; participation in EJ Center personnel decisions along with the appropriate members of the VLS Administration; participation in Environmental Law Center Program Director Meetings.

    Requirements

    Required Education, Skills and Experience:

    • Juris Doctorate (JD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) preferred. Possibly Master’s depending on other qualifications.
    • Admission to the bar (in any jurisdiction) preferred, but not required.
    • At least 10 years of relevant experience.
    • At least 5 years of management experience.
    • A track record of academic or practice-based engagement on environmental justice, just transition, and structural inequality.
    • Experience directly engaging with communities most impacted by structural inequality.
    • Understanding of and appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints.
    • Enthusiasm for working with law and graduate students who are eager to learn practical skills.
    • Fundraising and/or grant writing experience in an academic or nonprofit setting.
    • Communications and/or marketing experience.
    • Law or graduate school teaching experience preferred.

    Other Requirements:

    • Willingness to participate with the Vermont Law School faculty and student community and follow Covid19 safety policies and guidelines as laid out by the One VLS Action Team based on the changing landscape of the Covid19 pandemic.
    • Must be able to work legally within the United States without sponsorship.
    • Physical ability to perform all essential functions of the job with or without basic accommodations.

    Application Instructions:

    Submit your application here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1051626/Vermont-Law-School/Environmental-Justice-Center-Director

    Note: All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. Employees may be required, from time to time, to follow other job- related duties as requested by their Department Head, Supervisor, Dean, or as outlined in the Faculty Handbook (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.


  • 25 Apr 2022 5:09 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking a 1-Year Lecturer in the Global Human Rights Clinic.

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position teaching, training and supervising law students as a Lecturer in the Law School's Global Human Rights (GHR) Clinic. This position is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. The appointment is for one year.

    The GHR Clinic works for the promotion of global justice. The GHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. In collaboration with partners, GHR Clinic designs and implements projects that advance human rights through adjudication in domestic and international fora and other forms of advocacy including fact-finding and documentation, research, legislation and policy development, and public awareness raising. 

    The Lecturer will work under the supervision of the Director of the GHR Clinic
      and the GHR Clinical Fellow, and will participate in all aspects of the Clinic, including assisting with teaching and design of the clinic curriculum and management of clinic projects. The Lecturer will perform the following duties at the direction of the GHR Clinic Director and the GHR Clinical Fellow: participating in the supervision of clinic students; development of clinic work-product through research and drafting, editing and revising written work; participating in the development of teaching materials and teaching in the clinic; participating in identifying and selecting clients; conducting factual investigations; managing GHR Clinic communications and social media outlets, and organizing and coordinating events, such as conferences and lectures, and other clinic activities. The position will likely require international travel.    

     Qualifications

    Candidates must have an LLM degree from a US based law school and a JD or equivalent international degree and at least two years of relevant work experience. Relevant work experience can include experience in international law, international human rights, public law and policy advocacy and public interest law practice. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated interest and/or knowledge in international human rights issues, prior teaching experience, experience in international human rights lawyering, demonstrated skills in research, writing and oral advocacy, ability to work with technology and communications, and organizational and planning skills. Fluency in English is required and fluency in another language is strongly desired.

    Application Instructions

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, a law school transcript, a list of references, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago academic recruitment site: https://apply.interfolio.com/105956.

    Applications will be considered until the position is filled or until May 31, 2022, whichever is sooner.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


  • 21 Apr 2022 9:26 AM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking a one-year Clinical Teaching Fellow for the Criminal Defense Clinic. 

    Position Summary

    The Cardozo School of Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic is interested in hiring an attorney as a one-year Clinical Teaching Fellow to begin on July 1, 2022 and end on June 30, 2023.

    Position Responsibilities

    The fellow’s core responsibilities would include a combination of the following:

    • Substantive casework on misdemeanor criminal cases, preparation for upcoming parole hearings, and strategic litigation
    • Primary responsibility for the clinic’s summer docket during term of employment
    • Supervision of clinic students on all aspects of misdemeanor practice, litigation and advocacy projects
    • Supervision of clinic students in court
    • Assistance in teaching and administering the clinic seminar, which includes classes on doctrine, core lawyering skills, ethical obligations, and the history of the criminal legal system as a mechanism of racial subordination
    • Administrative work including preparation of student evaluations and preparation/maintenance of materials related to clinic’s institutional knowledge

    In addition, the fellow would have support to engage in academic writing, if desired, and to take part in the academic life of the law school. This position is ideal for candidates interested in the substantive areas of criminal law, candidates seeking supervisory experience, and/or candidates interested in exploring careers in clinical teaching.

    Experience & Educational Background

    J.D required

    New York defense experience preferred

    Past fellows have generally had at least 5 years of practice experience prior to coming to the clinic

    Skills & Competencies

    The Criminal Defense Clinic (CDC) is an intensive, year-long, in-house, live-client clinic in which students represent people charged with misdemeanors in Manhattan Criminal Court.  In addition, students are placed with experienced attorneys at the Legal Aid Society (LAS) Criminal Defense Practice (CDP) and work with them on their felony cases. The CDC offers students the opportunity to engage in an intensive study of New York criminal law, criminal procedure, and the ethical issues that define indigent criminal practice, and hone the practical skills that are necessary to become intentional, thoughtful, and strategic practitioners.

    The Clinic also requires students to locate and consider issues relating to indigent criminal defense practice in a broader social/political/historical context that takes account of the ways in which the current criminal legal system represents the most recent iteration of American slavery and white supremacy, disproportionately punishing those who live at the intersection or race and economic marginalization.  We examine issues, teach, and train through a race-conscious frame that recognizes in the first instance how the criminal legal system functions to subordinate individuals and communities of color.

    The Clinic consists of a number of components: (1) two, two-hour seminar sessions weekly; (2) ongoing primary case responsibility on misdemeanor cases in Manhattan Criminal Court directly though the Clinic and in conjunction with a mentoring attorney in the Manhattan office of the Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Practice; (3) work on felony cases (including homicides) of mentor attorneys in LAS’ CDP and Homicide Defense Task Force (HDTF)  and (4) preparation of clients for upcoming parole hearings. 

    Seminar sessions in the fall (structured around discussion of case law, statutes, historical and journal literature, as well as simulated exercises) prepare students to conduct initial client interviews, argue bail applications, engage in dispositional advocacy and, in every other way, assume primary responsibility for a client charged with misdemeanor crimes. Through individual and collective case conferences students learn to develop a unifying case theory that shapes their factual investigation and legal development of the case. Thus, for example, students are responsible for conducting in-depth fact investigation of their cases, that may include locating and interviewing witnesses, acquiring videotape, documents, reports, and other information by way of subpoena and the discovery process; and drafting any legal motions and memoranda that may be required.

    The focus in the spring semester is case and topic driven. The seminar is devoted to a) in-depth examination, through readings and classroom simulations, of the most frequently litigated areas of criminal procedure, focusing on Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment issues; b) preparing students to litigate the various issues posed by their respective, and their mentoring attorneys’ cases; and c) presentations by visiting faculty on topics of critical import to defense practice.

    You can learn more about the clinic under the “Learn About Our Work” link at

    https://cardozo.yu.edu/criminal-defense-clinic

    Application Instructions

    Include a cover letter, resume and list of at least three references (Ideally academic and professional). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until May 20, 2022.  Please email all materials to Kathryn Miller (Kathryn.miller@yu.edu) and Jonathan Oberman (joberman3@gmail.com).

    Salary correlated to NYC Public Defender pay scale and commensurate with years of experience. The position brings with it enrollment in a health plan selected from among a number of alternative plans.


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