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  • 18 Jan 2022 2:17 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to direct the Immigrant Rights Clinic in our highly-ranked Clinical Law Program, and to teach a doctrinal course. We will consider candidates who are entry-level or pre-tenure lateral. Candidates must have a J.D. degree, with at least three years of relevant practice experience, and the potential to engage in excellent teaching and scholarship. Because we value the diversity of our faculty and student body, we welcome all qualified candidates including members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.

    The University of Baltimore School of Law is part of the University System of Maryland. Its mission is to educate students to become exceptional and principled lawyers; to contribute to local, national and international discourse about the law and legal institutions; and to promote efforts to achieve justice in local, national, and international communities. As an urban law school, we value diversity, academic excellence, and public service, and seek to improve the legal system and the quality of people’s lives. The School of Law prepares its students to assume leadership roles in the public and private sectors in the City of Baltimore, throughout the state of Maryland, across the United States, and around the world.

    To be considered, candidates must apply though our Candidate Gateway. Please submit one PDF that contains (1) a cover letter, (2) a C.V., (3) a copy of your scholarship agenda, and (4) a brief statement about how your candidacy would support the mission of the School of Law. Please attach the documents through our Candidate Gateway electronic application system.

    Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate that initial interviews will be held in early February.

    Please review the following information before you apply. Questions regarding the electronic application should be directed to ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu. Questions regarding the position itself can be direct to Chair of Faculty Appointments, Professor Elizabeth Keyes at ekeyes@ubalt.edu.

    Electronic applications are required. Before starting or submitting your application, save the following documents in PDF format; a single PDF that contains all four items is a welcome alternative.


    1.    C.V.
    2.    Cover letter
    3.    Scholarship/Research Agenda
    4.    Brief statement addressing how your teaching, scholarship, and service would support the mission of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

    The University of Baltimore ("UBalt" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UBalt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

    We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information below before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

    Information follows about submitting the electronic application and attaching your letter of interest and resume. 

    Applicant Instructions: Using Candidate Gateway to View and Apply for UB Vacancies

    The Candidate Gateway system serves as your connection to the University of Baltimore’s job application process. It is a free, safe and secure way for you to apply for the job you want, and it allows the Office of Human Resources to maintain accurate records. Your use of the system does not require you to surrender any of your rights to privacy or confidentiality during the application process. Only qualified members of UB’s Human Resources team and members of the relevant search committee can access your application information. The search committee will not have access to any information you provide to HR for affirmative action reporting purposes.

    Please read the following information before you apply, and refer to it as you enter your application.

    NAVIGATION

    COVER LETTER AND RESUME ATTACHMENT AND UPLOAD

    Before you apply:

    • Save one PDF or Word document with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered.  Short file names without spaces or special characters are helpful.

    When you apply:

    •In Candidate Gateway: Click “Browse” to access the Word or PDF document you saved with your required letter of interest and resume.
    •Then, click “Upload” to attach it.
    •Click “Continue” to continue the application process.

    The message “You have successfully submitted your job application.” confirms only that you entered that page of information into the system. You must click “Next” to continue and complete the entire application process.

    Online Questionnaire/Application Questionnaire: Answer the questions requiring a yes or no response. After you answer them, click “Submit.” This leads you to the Submit Online Application page.

    SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION

    To apply for your selected job: When you reach the “Submit Online Application” page shown below, you must click “I agree to these terms” and then click the “Submit” button at the end of the screen. After you click “Submit,” then you will see this information at the top of your screen:

    My Applications
    Thank you for your interest in employment at The University of Baltimore. HR will process your application documents for the search committee’s consideration.
    Note: This screen will also show additional information about the selection process and Office of Human Resources contact information.

    Questions/Help
    If you have trouble viewing our job postings or applying for the vacancy, contact 
    ubhrcareers@ubalt.edu for assistance.

    TO APPLY:

    External applicants: Review the vacancy announcement at http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and click the external applicant link to apply.

    Internal applicants (students and current employees with access to MyUBalt): use the internal applicant link, log into MyUBalt, then click the “View or Apply for Job Positions” link on the left.

    http://www.ubalt.edu/hr

    • Never use the Internet Explorer “Back” and “Forward” arrows to navigate. You will lose the information you have submitted.
    • To navigate between pages, use the “Next,” “Previous,” and “Return to Previous Page” buttons.
    • Use the “Save” button to save your information so you can return to it later and complete your application. Using “Save” does not complete the process to apply for a job opening.

    The University of Baltimore ("UBalt" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UBalt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.

    Professor of Law

    School of Law

    Vacancy number 301209

    Position Type: Faculty position with full, competitive benefits package
    Opens: 01/18/22     Closes: Open Until Filled

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

    Position is open until filled, and applications received by February 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration.


  • 13 Jan 2022 3:39 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    NORTHEASTERN UNVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for the Elizabeth Zitrin Justice Fellowship.

    About the Opportunity:

    The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ), housed at the Northeastern University School of Law, is the premier academic program in the country examining current racial inequities through the lens of history and seeking creative reparative justice. CRRJ investigates, publicizes, and remediates historical cases of racially motivated violence. It has built the most comprehensive archive in the country on these matters. Founded in 2007, CRRJ’s project is unique in its combination of rigorous research and community engagement. CRRJ’s mission is to: (1) develop an on-line archive on racial violence during the Jim Crow era; (2) train civil and human rights lawyers through curricular offerings and advising; (3) design national, state and local reparative projects and training materials; (4) serve as a clearinghouse for legislative and non-governmental policymakers in the field of historical injustice; and (5) support innovative research on historical racial violence, criminal justice reform, and reparative justice.

    The Elizabeth Zitrin Justice Fellow is a clinical fellowship that offers opportunities for professional development in the fields of civil rights, criminal justice, and restorative justice. The Fellow teaches and mentors law students, develops courses and course material and contributes to advocacy-oriented programs and projects.

    The Elizabeth Zitrin Clinical Fellow supports CRRJ’s on-going academic, governmental, and community-based projects. The work includes but is not limited to:

    - Teaching seminars

    - Working closely with students on research, law and policy analysis, and lawyering skills

    - Overseeing volunteers and interns

    - Organizing research colloquia, conferences, seminars

    - Training governmental employees, researchers, lawyers, and advocates in the field of racial justice, criminal justice, and historical injustice

    - Undertaking research for the CRRJ docket and archive

    - Developing and implementing advocacy strategies, including litigation

    - Conducting studies and producing reports

    - Representing CRRJ at conferences

    - Assisting in management of CRRJ’s web resources

    - Administrative tasks

    Under the supervision of Faculty Directors Margaret Burnham and Rose Zoltek-Jick, the Fellow helps to execute CRRJ’s program and expand its work. As part of the Northeastern University community, the Fellow is encouraged to take advantage of a range of academic seminars and programs, and to become fully integrated into the intellectual community of the School of Law, attending faculty colloquia and similar events, and interacting with faculty and auditing courses. The Fellow will also receive mentoring in the development of teaching skills and academic scholarship from both the Faculty Directors and the Director of Clinical Programs at the law school.

    This one-year appointment is renewable for a second year, subject to performance and CRRJ needs.

    Responsibilities:

    Manage CRRJ Clinic and Students:

    •Supervise students handling CRRJ cases on a day-to-day basis

    •Help improve students’ lawyering skills, legal research and writing, factual research and interviewing

    •Review student drafts, prepare students for oral presentations, and assist students with case development

    •An active participant in all clinic activities, including case rounds and seminars.

    •Develop appropriate cases for the clinic, and handle the caseload when the clinic is over.

    Managing CRRJ Docket and Programs: 

    •Conduct legal research and pursue appropriate legal remedies to respond to the needs of CRRJ constituents, including families and communities.

    •Work closely with lawyers and researchers on civil rights and criminal justice issues

    Qualifications:

    Required Qualifications:

    Licensed to practice law in a US jurisdiction with one to three years of experience working in civil rights or criminal justice, in litigation, government practice, or academic research.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will have outstanding academic credentials; a demonstrated interest in civil rights, racial justice, criminal justice, or restorative justice; strong oral and written communication skills; strong skills and appetite for research; excellent work ethic; time management skills; ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously in diverse legal areas. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to a participatory, collaborative, inclusive work environment with a proven ability to contribute to a workgroup of students, staff, volunteers, and faculty that is multi-racial, multi-generational, gender diverse, and includes people with disabilities. Experience supervising students is a plus.

    Additional Information

    Please provide a cover letter, list of references, CV, and writing sample in your application.

    To apply: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/cw/en-us/job/508683/elizabeth-zitrin-justice-fellow


    For more information:
    https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/cw/en-us/job/508683/elizabeth-zitrin-justice-fellow


  • 12 Jan 2022 1:14 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE CLEVELAND-MARSHALL COLLEGE OF LAW, CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, is seeking to hire a new or experienced Clinical Professor.  The position begins with annual appointments and, upon successful completion of five annual appointments, is followed by a presumptively renewable five-year contract. Clinical faculty may apply for promotion to Senior Clinical Professor three or more years after attaining the first five-year appointment.  Applicants must have professional experience and an academic record that demonstrates the potential for high-quality clinical teaching and civic engagement.  Applicants in any field of practice are welcome to apply.  

    Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution with nearly 16,000 students, 10 colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law welcomes applicants with diverse intellectual and academic viewpoints.  

    Duties:

    Teaching and supervising students’ work with clients; supervising and teaching in our externship program; service on law school and university committees. As appropriate to the candidate’s interest and the school’s needs, duties may also include teaching other courses.  

    Minimum Qualifications:

    J.D. from an accredited law school, licensed to practice in Ohio or be immediately eligible for temporary certification to practice under Ohio Rule for the Government of the Bar IX and be willing to seek permanent licensure, a minimum of three years practice experience, a distinguished academic record; and evidence of potential for significant teaching ability.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    J.D. or equivalent degree with 5 years or more of practice experience, outstanding academic record including law review, judicial clerkship, or other honors, and the ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the intellectual and academic diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the university community.  

    Salary Range: 

    Competitive

    To apply please submit the following: letter of interest, resume, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a separate statement explaining your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community.   For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such an experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to inclusion and mission as an urban serving university. Preference will be given to applications that are completed by February 1, 2022. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.  Applications must be submitted online at: https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/15843


    Note:  The successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before their contract can be prepared.

    Please direct inquiries to Prof. Carole Heyward, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, at (216) 687-5508 or c.heyward@csuohio.edu.

    Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials, and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

    It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

  • 12 Jan 2022 1:04 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL seeks a Housing Justice Staff Attorney. The Housing Justice Staff Attorney provides legal advocacy services, direct representation to clients, assists in the supervision of clinic students, and performs other related duties pursuant to grants and contracts. Specifically, conducts outreach and community education virtually and in-person to undocumented immigrants facing housing insecurity, including eviction. Once identified, works with Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to identify cases for representation, either through The Justice Center or with various partners. Represents individuals in eviction hearings and collaborates with the Immigration Law Clinic and the Community Economic Development Clinic to provide holistic representation.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Provides direct client representation or technical assistance to clinic clients and partner agencies in cases not assigned to students.
    • In consultation with the Director, provides independent, direct supervision of clinic students in providing representation, counseling, technical assistance, referrals, and advice to clinic clients and partner agencies.
    • Responsible for the selection of clients and development of legal matters.
    • Assists Director in meeting donor/major gift/grant objectives, attending donor/grantor meetings, drafting donor/grant reports, and contributes to matters impacting Clinic policy.
    • Conducts community outreach.
    • Assists Director with organizational tasks for classroom (student manuals, syllabi, readings, and guest speakers).
    • Provides instruction in classroom, at the discretion of and under the supervision of the Director.
    • Performs legal research as needed, particularly with regard to student legal representation issues and long-term scholarship projects of the Director.
    • Handles client representation during breaks and summer.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
    • Excellent lawyering skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent legal research skills and analysis.
    • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite products, Lexis and Westlaw.

    Qualification Standards:

    • Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school.
    • Admission to the New York State Bar.
    • Minimum of five years of experience in related area of law.
    • Valid driver's license.

    Direct Link to posting: Housing Justice Staff Attorney

    Albany Law School is committed to the health and safety of our community.  As such, we require that our employees and students be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.


  • 07 Jan 2022 6:14 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking to hire an experienced Managing Attorney who can lead the administrative and legal operations of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, an educational program of the Law School that also provides free legal aid to hundreds of Maine residents each year. The Managing Attorney will oversee the Clinic’s fiscal management, including budgeting and expenditures. The Managing Attorney will coordinate with Clinic and other Maine Law staff and faculty regarding the resources allocated for the Clinic; namely, education and general funding as well as external funding, including grant applications, compliance, and reporting. The Managing Attorney will supervise the Clinic’s administrative staff and collaborate with other Maine Law departments to promote and to ensure the smooth operation of the Clinic’s educational, public service, and law practice functions. In this position, the Managing Attorney will oversee the support of the Clinic’s law practice, in litigation, policy, and transactional settings. The Managing Attorney will work closely with the clinical faculty directors to support all aspects of the Clinic’s educational program, including curricular support and student relations. The Managing Attorney will represent the Clinic in external engagement with other legal aid organizations, Maine courts, the Maine legal community, the media, as well as nonprofit organizations and governmental entities. The Managing Attorney will report to the Director(s) of Clinical Programs. As a member of the Clinic’s management team, the Managing Attorney must be deeply committed to the social justice mission of the Clinic and promote a culture of collaboration, inclusion, excellence, and continual improvement. This is a 12-month non-faculty professional staff position.

    Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is $75,000-$80,000 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.

    The first review of applications will begin January 3, 2022.  The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.

    University of Maine System:

     Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals. The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM).  The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center. 

    University of Maine School of Law:

    The University of Maine School of Law is the state’s public and only law school, a vital resource serving our local, regional, national, and global community. Maine Law is an institutional public servant committed to providing an accessible and affordable student-focused program of legal education and achieving the highest standards of ethical behavior. Our rigorous doctrinal and experiential curriculum, influential scholarship, and signature programming prepare students to practice law, promote respect for the rule of law, and advance justice for all members of society.

    Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic:

    The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, established in 1970 as a program of the University of Maine School of Law, is the umbrella organization housing four distinct live-client clinics. The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic operates as a public interest law office within Maine Law in which clients are represented by “student attorneys,” law students specially licensed by the state and federal courts to provide legal services to low-income clients.  The student attorneys practice under the supervision of fully-licensed law faculty members.

    The Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic provides free legal aid to low-in­come individuals and families in Maine. The Clinic is a defining pro­gram of Maine Law, providing practical skills training for students, and helping fulfill the school’s long-standing commit­ment to social justice. The Clinic is divided into four programs: General Practice, Pris­oner Assistance, Juvenile Justice, and Refugee and Human Rights. Students in all of those areas also participate in the Protection from Abuse Program, representing victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking.

    For information about the University of Maine System's COVID-19 response and guidelines for employees, please visit: https://www.maine.edu/together/.

    Qualifications:

    Key Responsibilities:

    Supervise and direct the legal administrative staff and provide leadership to achieve the Clinic’s goals and vision. Responsible for staff hiring, retention, career coaching, and personal development.

    Manage, in collaboration with the Director(s) of Clinical Programs and the Administrative Manager, the Clinic’s annual operating budget cycle. Review and approve Clinic finances.

    Oversee grants, including applications, data collection, reporting and other compliance requirements.

    Identify and pursue new funding opportunities as they present themselves, including working with other legal aid providers for expanded state funding, such as through legislative campaigns.

    Manage external-facing communications and relations, in collaboration with the Director(s) of Clinical Programs, including, e.g., drafting of annual report, working with the Law School’s Communication Director on media relations; attending legal aid provider meetings; representing the Clinic at bar meetings, receptions, and other events.

    Ensure that the Clinic works effectively with other Maine Law departments such as facilities, human resources, events/communications, IT, and finance.

    Interface, as needed, with Clinic clients and nonprofit partners.

    Interpret, implement, and ensure compliance with university academic and administrative policies and procedures. Recommend new internal policies, guidelines and procedures.

    Promote the Clinic’s educational, client-facing, and public service missions within Maine Law.

     

    Minimum Requirements & Qualifications:

    JD required, with Maine bar license or eligibility to obtain one preferred;

    Law practice experience (5 or more years preferred), preferably in a non-profit or legal aid setting or providing indigent defense;

    Experience with non-profit organizations, as a volunteer, board member, or employee, preferred;

    Experience with management and supervision;

    Excellent writing and communication skills;

    Attention to detail and accuracy;

    Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills;

    Demonstrated commitment to experiential learning and access to justice; and

    Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of professional life.

    Other Information:

    Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application which includes contact information for three references and upload:

    1) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position

    2) a resume/curriculum vitae

     

    Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

    The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

    The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of  Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME  04469 207-581-1226.  TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

    Apply for the position at this link.


  • 06 Jan 2022 7:40 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW's Clinical Program is excited to announce openings for three post-graduate fellowships, to begin August 1, 2022. These fellowships offer a unique opportunity to grow as effective advocates, while developing clinical education skills.

    Barton Child Law and Policy Center: The 2022-2024 Child Law and Policy Fellow will assist with research, policy development, capacity-building, community partnerships, teaching and supervision of clinical students, and advocacy in furtherance of the Barton Center's mission. The fellow will work closely with Barton Center faculty and staff, and will report directly to the Executive Director of the Barton Center.

    For more information and to apply, navigate to Emory University’s Careers link. Job number 84623.

    Barton Child Law and Policy Center: The 2022-2024 Preventive Legal Advocacy Fellow will lead an initiative to increase awareness, coordinate and support existing and emerging preventive legal advocacy programs, and create a movement infrastructure to support efficient targeting of resources and program sustainability. The fellow will provide child welfare system leaders in states with access to research expertise, build a network of experts to bridge policy and practice, and work on policy reform efforts to improve the child welfare system. The fellow will report directly to the Executive Director of the Barton Center.

    For more information and to apply, navigate to Emory University’s Careers link. Job number 84621.

    Turner Environmental Law Clinic: The 2022-2024 Environmental Law and Justice Fellow will assist with legal research, litigation, transactional negotiations, policy development, capacity-building, community partnerships, teaching and supervision of clinical students, and advocacy in furtherance of the Turner Clinic’s mission of protecting and restoring the environment and promoting environmental justice. The fellow will work closely with Turner Clinic faculty, staff, and students, and will report directly to the Director of the Turner Clinic.

    For more information and to apply, navigate to Emory University’s Careers link. Job number 84616.


  • 06 Jan 2022 12:33 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for a Clinical Program Staff Attorney. This new position will support the work of Wayne’s Disability Law Clinic and Legal Aid for People with Cancer Clinic.   Current admission to the Michigan bar, eligibility for admission without examination through reciprocity, or eligibility to practice as a recent graduate under MCR 8.120 would be a plus factor.  The full job description and application can be found here:

    https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=575869

  • 05 Jan 2022 2:51 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for a visiting assistant professor for the 2022-23 academic year to teach in the Washburn Law Clinic and may assist in the Third Year Anywhere™ program, which allows students to increase their practice-readiness by externing in the geographic area where they plan to practice after graduation. We are particularly interested in applicants who wish to teach a transactional law clinic, but all subject areas will be considered, including criminal law. The position could convert to a tenure track position after the 2022-23 academic year. We seek engaging candidates who value and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices.

    Founded in 1970, Washburn University School of Law’s in-house, live client clinical program has been an integral part of the law school curriculum staffed by tenured and tenure-track positions. Our current clinical offerings include Family Justice & Immigration Law, Civil Litigation, and Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional (SBNT) Law. Washburn also hosts a Criminal Appeals Advocacy section of the Clinic administered in cooperation with the Appellate Defender Office. The SBNT Clinic was initiated in 2005 and continues to be the only law school clinic in Kansas that represents businesses and nonprofit organizations.

    The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the historic state capitol. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks; and a nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site.

    Washburn University School of Law is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

    Required Qualifications: 

    • A JD degree from an ABA accredited law school.
    • A demonstrated commitment to clinical legal education.
    • Must have a Kansas bar license or be eligible to apply for a restricted license to practice in a clinical setting for the length of the appointment, which does not require the taking of the Kansas state bar exam.
    • A demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

    Responsibilities:

    • This visitor will fulfill the teaching expectations associated with the appointment as a visiting assistant professor and as outlined in the faculty handbook. They will teach full-time in the clinic and/or part-time in the clinic with other courses as assigned.
    • If the position is converted to a tenure-track appointment, the incumbent is responsible for fulfilling teaching expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment. Teach a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook.
    • If the position is converted to a tenure-track appointment, the incumbent is responsible for fulfilling scholarship expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment. 
    • This visitor will fulfill service expectations by engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession.
    • If the position is converted to a tenure-track appointment, the incumbent is responsible for fulfilling service expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment.

    Application Procedures:

    • Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)
    • Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.edu and include “Visiting Assistant Professor, F2771221” on the subject line.
    • If you have questions about the position, please contact Professor Michelle Ewert, Chair, Clinic VAP Screening Committee, at michelle.ewert@washburn.edu.
    • The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. 
    • Official transcripts are required once hired. 

    Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

    Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.    

  • 05 Jan 2022 1:21 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (Fayetteville) invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure track teaching position. The law school is focused on hiring an individual to direct our existing and successful Immigration Clinic. This is a nine-month position and would begin in Summer 2022. 

    In furtherance of the law school’s fundamental commitment to experiential learning and equity, clinical professors have full tenure rights and equal voting privileges on all issues. They also have equal access to support for their scholarship, including research assistance and research grants.   

    All applicants for the position should ideally have meaningful practice experience in immigration or asylum law and some familiarity with supervising law students or new attorneys. Additionally, candidates should ideally have demonstrated scholarly promise, strong teaching or mentorship skills, a distinguished academic record, and a commitment to service within the law school, university, and broader community. Any successful applicant will be expected to gain admission to the Arkansas bar.

    The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas School of Law is committed to attracting a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We welcome applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Questions and applications should be directed to Steve Clowney, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at sclowney@uark.edu.


  • 04 Jan 2022 3:57 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for a Visiting Clinical Professor in its Civil/Criminal Litigation Clinic (CCLC). This is a one-semester appointment that will begin in the summer of 2022 and end on 12/31/2022.

    Responsibilities include co-teaching and student supervision in the Civil/Criminal Litigation Clinic, and participation in all activities related to clinic operation. The visiting professor will also have the opportunity to participate in the broader clinical community at Michigan.

    The CCLC is Michigan Law’s oldest clinic. The CCLC represents low-income clients at trial and appellate levels across many substantive areas of practice. Housing and consumer contracts are chief among them, with other areas including civil rights, discrimination, public benefits, and insurance. On the criminal side, the CCLC represents clients charged with misdemeanors from arraignment through trial, handles post-judgment issues in serious felony cases, and also assists clients with criminal record expungements.

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

    At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

    Required Qualifications

    The successful applicant will have at least 5 years of experience in civil or criminal practice, experience in clinical teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to serving the under-served. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

    LINK TO POSTING:

    HTTPS://CAREERS.UMICH.EDU/JOB_DETAIL/209604/VISITING-CLINICAL-ASSISTANT-PROFESSOR-CIVILCRIMINAL-LITIGATION-CLINIC 


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