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  • 10 Dec 2019 6:14 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position teaching, training and supervising law students as a Clinical Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer. This position is is expected to begin on August 1, 2020. The appointment is for two years with the possibility of a third year re-appointment. The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of global justice. The IHR 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, IHR 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 Clinical Fellow will work under the supervision of the Director of the IHR Clinic, and will participate in all aspects of the Clinic, including teaching and design of the clinic curriculum and management of clinic projects. The Clinical Fellow will perform the following duties at the direction of the IHR Clinic Director: supervision of clinic students; development of clinic work-product through research and drafting, editing and revising written work; development of teaching materials and teaching in the clinic; identifying and selecting clients; conducting factual investigations; managing IHR Clinic communications and social media outlets, and organizing and coordinating events, such as conferences and lectures, and other clinic activities. Position will likely require international travel. Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent international degree and at least two to five 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. Must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably Spanish, is strongly desired.

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/72260.

    Review of completed applications will begin on January 9, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled or until February 29, 2020, whichever is sooner.

    We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

    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 at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

  • 10 Dec 2019 6:02 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER'S ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & JUSTICE PROJECT (IPR) seeks applications for a Visiting Associate Professor during the 2020-21 academic year. The Environmental Law & Justice Clinic at the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) is a public interest law firm and clinical education program founded at Georgetown Law in 1971. The Clinic gives students the opportunity to engage in complex, cutting-edge litigation before appellate courts and administrative agencies in matters that have a significant impact on issues of broad public importance.

    The clinic is a significant time commitment for students (32 hrs./week) for which they receive 12 credits and participate in a weekly seminar taught by the director and fellows.

    The Clinic allows students to work as counsel on unique, large-scale projects for groups and individuals who are unable to obtain effective legal representation. Under the supervision of the Clinic’s faculty and teaching fellows, students have prepared comments and petitions for rulemaking to be filed with administrative agencies; drafted briefs and pleadings for use in court or in administrative agency proceedings; and drafted testimony and comments on proposed legislation and proposed agency rules.

    The Clinic works in the area of environmental law and has covered a wide range of issues, including air and water pollution, hazardous waste disposal, renewable energy, wildlife protection, resource extraction, food law, and Indian tribal matters. Recent examples include filing an amicus brief on behalf of 24 environmental law professors in the Fifth Circuit arguing that the Endangered Species Act’s protections for endangered intrastate species are valid under the Commerce Clause and litigating a Clean Water Act enforcement suit to compel a coal-fired power plant to comply with pollution limits in its NPDES permit.

    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, and references to Patrick Griffith, Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs, at patrick.griffith@georgetown.edu. 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.

  • 09 Dec 2019 1:17 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW is hiring two Resident Fellows to serve as the faculty of the new IIJ Academic Unit, responsible for developing and delivering the Unit’s practitioner courses. Fellows will work closely with the Academic Unit Director and other Unit and IIJ staff to ensure an overall curriculum that best addresses practitioner needs and fills critical knowledge gaps relevant to the specific challenges of countering terrorism and transnational crime. The Resident Fellows will innovate on approaches and learning methods and collaborate with leading international specialists to create truly world-class learning experiences. The Academic Unit will deliver in-depth courses to criminal justice practitioners aimed at filling critical knowledge gaps necessary for successfully countering terrorism and transnational crime within a rule of law framework. 

    For more information on the position and requirements, please see the IIJ website (https://theiij.org/wp-content/uploads/IIJ-AU-Resident-Fellow-Profile-FINAL.pdf). All interested applicants meeting the qualifications listed therein should submit a cover letter and resume/CV to the IIJ Executive Secretariat at bunyanm@theiij.org no later than11 January 2020, including “RF_AU2019” in the subject line.


  • 03 Dec 2019 4:08 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER is seeking to hire a Graduate Teaching Fellow. This position is a full-time, two-year appointment that will begin in the summer of 2020. The deadline for applications has been extended to December 31, 2019. For more information about the position, including qualifications and application materials, please visit https://www.law.georgetown.edu/experiential-learning/clinics/international-womens-human-rights-clinic/graduate-teaching-fellowships/.


  • 25 Nov 2019 3:42 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Clinical Programs. This position is tenured or tenure eligible.  Creighton University is a Jesuit university, and as such is committed to the training of students in service to others, and recognizes the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual and values ethnic and cultural diversity as core values. In keeping with Creighton’s Ignatian tradition of inclusivity and compassion, we seek a caring, hospitable environment for everyone, regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, immigrant status, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, physical appearance, physical ability or social class.

    Interviews begin by January 20, 2020.

    For full details, and to make an application, go to:

    https://creighton.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/law-professor-director-of-clinical-programs-tenure-or-tenure-eligible-track-1441
  • 22 Nov 2019 3:46 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW’s Barton Child Law and Policy ("Barton Center") is seeking applications for its 2020-2021 Post-Graduate Child Law and Policy Fellowship.  The Fellowship is offered as a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for an additional one-year term, to commence in August of 2020.  The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in policy development, legislative advocacy, and clinical law teaching in the field of child law.  The Fellow will work closely with Barton Center faculty and will report directly to the Executive Director of the Barton Center, assisting with research, policy development, capacity-building through organizational partnerships, skills teaching and supervision of clinical students, and leadership of advocacy strategies in furtherance of the Barton Center's mission.

    About the Barton Center:  The Barton Center is a multi-disciplinary child law program whose mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of children who are involved with the courts, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems.  The Center’s work is directed by Emory Law faculty who are leading experts in juvenile law in Georgia, and is performed by law and other graduate students enrolled in the Center’s four legal clinics.  Under faculty supervision, students provide holistic client representation in trial and appellate courts and in administrative proceedings, and collaborate with state leaders to improve child-serving systems through research-based, data-informed policies and well-crafted laws.  In these ways, the Barton Center is meeting the urgent unmet legal needs of individual child-clients while concurrently working to improve the systemic context for state intervention in families, and preparing the next generation of child advocacy professionals.

    Fellowship Responsibilities

    The responsibilities of the Fellow will include, at a minimum:

    • Supervising students and skills training in the Center’s Policy and Legislative Advocacy Clinics and occasional teaching in related classes
    • Researching and writing articles, policy papers, or other approved writing projects of publishable quality on topics relating to children involved with the juvenile court, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems
    • Providing legal, legislative, and social science research support for Center projects, trainings, and technical assistance
    • Leading and participating in ongoing advocacy efforts involving the Georgia General Assembly, state agencies, and organizational partners
    • Representing the Barton Center in advocacy coalitions, strategic partnerships, and community engagement events and activities
    • Developing independent areas of interest, consistent with the mission of the Barton Center

    Qualifications: Priority will be given to law school graduates within three years of law school graduation who have a demonstrated interest in the field of child and family law, strong research and writing skills, and advocacy experience.  Candidates must be able to exercise independent judgment about the priority issues and critical relationships of central concern to the Barton Center; effectively manage multiple projects; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and complete assignments with minimal supervision.

    This position is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Salary is competitive with other public interest fellowship opportunities. Emory University offers a competitive benefits package.

    Selection Process: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin on August 3, 2020.

    Applicants are asked to submit

    (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s reasons for applying for the fellowship,

    (2) a curriculum vitae,

    (3) a sample of scholarly or other written work,

    (4) a law school transcript,

    (5) two letters of recommendation, and

    (6) the names and contact information of individuals prepared to provide professional references.

    To apply:

    Navigate to Emory Careers link to job posting #46416. All applications must be submitted through this portal.

  • 13 Nov 2019 3:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO’s Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track position in Legal Studies at the Assistant Professor level. The position begins August 18, 2020.

    Initial Review Date:  12/6/2019; complete applications received after that date will be considered until position is filled.

    How to Apply:   All applicants must apply online at:  http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/5836.

    Applicants must provide a cover letter to include, a statement of views on teaching, promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of diverse backgrounds, a CV, and student evaluations of teaching, if available. Three professional references with contact information should be sent directly to: Professor Sally Anderson at ssanderson@csuchico.edu.

    Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

    Qualification Details:

    Minimum Qualifications: The minimum requirements for appointment to this position are: a Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school, current membership in the State of California Bar or membership within two years of the start of employment, ability to teach courses in clinical legal education (i.e., Community Legal Information Clinic) and legal research and writing, and the capacity to engage in publishable academic and/or legal/professional research. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants with any of the following: legal clinical experience, paralegal supervision, experience in practicing law, teaching experience, and/or additional degrees, such as a L.L.M. or Ph.D. In addition to teaching courses in clinical legal education and legal research and writing, the ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in any one of the following areas: Legal Studies Senior Seminar, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Legal Studies, and other elective courses. Please see our current course catalog for a list of the department’s course offerings: Course offerings. Ideal candidates will demonstrate evidence of a research agenda that will lead to publishable academic and/or legal/professional research.

    Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service to the Department and the University. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

    The Department:  The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice offers undergraduate degrees in political science (including an option in legal studies), criminal justice, international relations, and public administration, as well as Masters degrees in political science and public administration. We have an exciting curriculum, with numerous options to meet a host of academic interests, and an active and productive faculty committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Over 1,000 students major in our department’s programs. Additional information about our Department is available at Political Science/. Additional information about the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is available at College of BSS. CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

    The Legal Studies Program: The Legal Studies Program within the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice includes an active moot court program, a paralegal certificate program, and the Community Legal Information Clinic (CLIC). Founded in 1970, CLIC is an extensive undergraduate law clinic designed to benefit participating students by providing hands-on legal training and active learning experiences. CLIC also provides a unique civic engagement program that helps serve the legal service needs of Northern California. Additional information about the Legal Studies Program is available at: Legal Studies program.

    Job-related questions should be directed to:

    Professor Sally Anderson, Search Committee Chair

    CSU, Chico

    400 W. First Street

    Chico, CA 95929-0455

    530-898-6478

    saanderson@csuchico.edu  

  • 05 Nov 2019 2:06 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER’S Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic is seeking to hire a Graduate Teaching Fellow.

    Description of the Clinic

    The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses headquartered in Washington, D.C. and working locally or internationally. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate legal theory into legal practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University's long tradition of public service. The Clinic’s goals are to:

    • Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, and methods of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.
    • Represent organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.
    • Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. area.

    The Clinic’s local focus not only allows the Clinic to give back to the community it calls home, but also gives students an opportunity to explore and understand the challenges and strengths of the D.C. community beyond the Georgetown Law campus. As D.C. experiences increasing income inequality, it becomes increasingly important for the Clinic to provide legal assistance to organizations that serve and empower vulnerable D.C. communities. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive organizations.

    Description of Fellowship

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in transitioning into legal academia and developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and transactional law employed in the public interest. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. The fellowship start date is August 1, 2020, and the fellowship is for two years, ending July 31, 2022.

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $57,000 in the first year and $60,000 in the second year, health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, community economic development law, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, and finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

    Application Process

    Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a detailed letter of interest as soon as possible but no later than January 15, 2020. The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 352, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to aep65@law.georgetown.edu. Emailed applications are preferred.

  • 05 Nov 2019 2:01 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW (IIJ) is hiring a Director to lead its newly established Academic Unit. The Academic Unit will provide in-depth courses to criminal justice practitioners aimed at filling critical knowledge gaps necessary for successfully countering terrorism and transnational crime within a rule of law framework. This is an exciting opportunity to become the Unit’s first Director, shaping its direction during its formative years and being at the forefront of practitioner education and scholarship. For more information on the position and requirements, please see the IIJ website (https://theiij.org/about-us/iij-position-vacancies/). Candidates are encouraged to submit their application material as soon as possible, and no later than 15 November 2019.

  • 01 Nov 2019 12:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    TULANE LAW SCHOOL is seeking two full-time Clinic Instructors for its Women’s Prison Project (WPP).  WPP is a collaboration between two of the law school’s nationally recognized clinics, the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic. The Project represents Louisiana women who are unjustly incarcerated for killing an abusive partner or for participating in crimes under the duress of an abusive partner.  It focuses on domestic violence and trauma as a pathway to prison for women, reaching a marginalized population mostly ignored by the mainstream criminal justice reform movement.  The Project’s work also focuses on developing a statewide plan for the comprehensive decarceration of domestic violence survivors, and challenging laws that continue to result in the unjust convictions of abuse survivors in Louisiana.

    For more information and to submit an application please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/70660 Inquiries should be made to Profs. Katherine Mattes kmattes@tulane.edu and Becki Kondkar bkondkar@tulane.edu.

    Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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