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  • 23 Jun 2023 3:41 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

    THE WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring  a tenure-track or tenured faculty member to direct a clinic focusing on civil rights and racial justice. Details below: 

    Tenure-Track Clinical Professor of Law - open rank

    Lexington, Virginia

    Position Description

    The Washington and Lee University School of Law is excited to announce a search for a tenure-track or tenured faculty member to direct a clinic focusing on civil rights and racial justice. A long-time leader in experiential legal education, W&L Law has invested significantly in clinics, externships, and practicum courses, and requires students to complete a number of experiential credits that significantly exceeds the minimum required for accreditation. We seek a legal education professional who will embrace and meaningfully contribute to our close-knit, collegial, and intellectually vibrant community. To that end, clinical faculty at W&L have full voting and governance rights.

    Consistent with the desire to address the pressing needs of racial justice in the country, the law school seeks a director to lead a clinic dedicated to the cause of civil rights and racial justice. To complement the work being done by the law school’s human rights and critical theory experts, the law school’s Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and the University’s Shepherd Program and Delaney Center, the law faculty created a clinic to foster civil rights and racial justice. We invite interested candidates to imagine this clinic with any substantive focus that will advance the goals of civil rights and racial justice. The clinical curriculum at W&L prioritizes a client-centered approach to clinical advocacy and teaching, but the precise focus of the clinic’s civil rights and racial justice advocacy will depend on the experience and vision of the next director.   

    We invite applications for a position as Assistant Clinical, Associate Clinical, or Clinical Professor of Law to begin July 1, 2024, or sooner. The ideal candidate will have several years of practice experience in the field of civil rights and racial justice; a demonstrated commitment to fostering inclusive educational or work environments; experience in clinical pedagogy and excellence in the teaching and supervision of law students; and an interest in contributing to practical and scholarly conversations concerning civil rights and racial justice.

    Statement of Commitment to Diversity

    A central aspect of the Law School’s mission is to promote a diverse, equitable, and collaborative intellectual community. Our mission statement is at https://law.wlu.edu/about-wandl-law. We continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. To further our mission, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and student body. In that regard, we especially welcome candidates from members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.

    Qualifications

    A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent is required. Candidates for the position must demonstrate a record of academic excellence and substantial teaching or legal practice experience.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should submit the following materials through the W&L application portal at https://apply.interfolio.com/126036: (1) a letter describing their interest in the position (including a short summary of the applicant’s vision or proposed model for the clinic, their experience promoting the justice issues involved in the clinic’s mandate, and their strategies for promoting inclusiveness in their teaching and service), and (2) a current curriculum vitae (including a list of references). Additionally, although traditional scholarship is not mandatory for clinical tenure at W&L, it is encouraged and supported. As such, applicants who have scholarly aspirations should submit a research agenda.

    Please address these materials to Elizabeth Belmont, chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee. Additionally, please feel free to reach out to her with any questions you may have at:

    Elizabeth Belmont
    Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Community Legal Practice Center
    Washington and Lee University School of Law
    Sydney Lewis Hall 234
    Lexington, VA 24450
    (540) 458-8561
    belmontb@wlu.edu

    All inquiries will be treated as confidential. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


  • 13 Jun 2023 2:34 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

    TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow in the Family Law Litigation Clinic. Details below:

    Temple University Beasley School of Law (“Temple Law”) is committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. The faculty is dedicated to preparing students to enter and continue in the legal profession with the highest level of skill possible, with a firm commitment to principles of professional responsibility, and with a sense of personal obligation to lead and to serve the communities in which they live and practice.

    Temple Law has long been recognized – locally and nationally – as one of the nation’s leading institutions in Public Interest and Social Justice legal education.  Offering a comprehensive, diverse, and supportive learning environment for civically minded attorneys in training, Temple’s longstanding commitment to public service and equal access to justice is as evident outside of the classroom as it is within it.

    The Temple Legal Aid Office provides free legal representation to low-income individuals in a variety of civil legal matters.  The Family Law Litigation Clinic provides direct legal representation to low-income litigants in child custody, child and spousal support, adoption and other family law matters.

    Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow

    The Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow in the Family Law Litigation Clinic will be primarily responsible for all aspects of case handling and case supervision in the Clinic, with support and supervision from the Clinical Professor. The fellow will be the attorney of record for a caseload of approximately 50-75 cases at a time, supervising the work of law students on many of the cases, and handling a small caseload on their own.  Clinic law students are certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to represent clients in court, and are responsible for all aspects of case handling, including client interviewing and counseling, drafting of pleadings, legal research and writing, negotiations with opposing counsel or parties, trial preparation, and court appearances. 

    The Fellow will assist the Clinical Professor in teaching the two-credit Clinic seminar in both the Fall and Spring semesters.  The fellow will meet weekly for supervision meetings with Clinic students, as well as provide ongoing supervision and feedback to Clinic students on their case work.  The fellow will attend all scheduled court appearances with Clinic students.  The Fellow will be responsible for all aspects of case handling during times when Clinic students are not available, including Winter break, Spring break, and Summer.  

    Essential functions of the position include serving as attorney of record for Clinic caseload; supervising law student work on cases; co-teach Clinic seminar with Clinic Professor; and participating in the activities of the Law School, as appropriate.

    Fellowship Details

    Education and experience

    Candidates must have earned J.D. and be admitted to Pennsylvania Bar.  Otherwise, timely waiver into the Pennsylvania Bar is required.

    Candidate must have a minimum of two years’ experience interviewing and counseling clients; drafting pleadings; negotiating settlements; conducting legal research and writing, trial preparation; trials and other court appearances. 

    Required skills and abilities:

    • ·         Experience interviewing and counseling clients.
    • ·         Experience drafting pleadings.
    • ·         Experience conducting legal research and writing.
    • ·         Experience negotiating settlements.  
    • ·         Experience with trials and other court appearances in state court.

    Preferred education and experience:

    • ·         Experience representing low-income litigants.
    • ·         Experience with Philadelphia/Pennsylvania domestic relations/family law practice.
    • ·         Experience supervising attorneys and/or paralegals.
    • ·         Experience in clinical law teaching or interest in clinical law teaching. 

    Other requirements:

    • ·         The clinical fellow will commute between on-campus office and off-campus locations for business.
    • ·         The incumbent must be able to work evenings and early mornings, as need.

    Appointment Details:

    This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.  Is a one-year appointment that may be renewed annually for up to three (3) years.

    Application instructions:

    For full consideration, apply by Friday, June 23, 2023. Review of applications begins upon receipt and continues until the position is filled.

    Applicants, please send an email with the subject line “Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow, Family Law Litigation Clinic” with the following attachments:  1) a cover letter, 2) current resume, and 3) list of three (3) references with contact information.

    Send application materials to Assistant Dean for Administration Beth Shepard-Rabadam at elizabeth.shepard.rabadam@temple.edu.

    Temple University Beasley School of Law is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community (AA, EOE, m/f/d/v).


  • 12 Jun 2023 7:58 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

    TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time Academic Professional Track (non-tenure) position with a 11-month academic appointment beginning June 1, 2023. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Lecturer, depending of qualifications.

    The lecturer will assist the Director of the Low Income Tax Clinic with all aspects of the Tax Clinic, including client representation, law student supervision, classroom instruction, community outreach and education, grant administration/reporting and IRS compliance. The Tax Clinic will be part of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

    Responsibilities - STUDENT INSTRUCTION/TRAINING: Provide law students with practical instruction in federal income tax law, Internal Revenue Service regulations and procedures, and United States Tax Court rules and procedures. Provide law students with training in core lawyering skills necessary to carry out client representation, including interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, negotiation, drafting pleadings and agreements, and oral advocacy. Train and supervise approximately 5 law students per semester, and approximately 5 law students each summer, in direct client representation in such matters. Represent clients when students not in the clinic- COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Develop and conduct community education and outreach programs for Texas organizations, their members, and fellow practitioners on a range of personal federal income tax matters. Recruit and refer cases to pro bono attorneys. Provide training and oversight for prospective pro bono attorneys. - TAX CLINIC INFRASTRUCTURE: Assist the director with Tax Clinic infrastructure including a curriculum, a case management system, and relationships with community partner organizations. Provide low income residents of north Texas with direct case representation before the United States Tax Court and the Internal Revenue Service. - IRS/FINANCIAL REPORTING: With assistance from the law school, comply with all requirements of the Internal Revenue Service for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics, including reporting on financial and service activity, preparing grant renewal applications, and attending an annual national conference for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics - OTHER: Performs other duties as assigned. - - - - - - - - - -

    Qualifications

    Required Education and Experience - Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

    PREFERRED: Prior law school teaching and particularly clinical teaching. - Three-Five- years of practice experience including both litigation experience and tax practice. Knowledge
    and Skills - - A working knowledge of federal income tax law. - A demonstrated commitment to work with low-income individuals and those for whom English is a second language. -
    Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Licenses, Certifications and Registrations - A member in good standing of the bar of any US state possession. territory/
    commonwealth, or the District of Columbia..

    PREFERRED: Admission to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court, or be eligible and willing to
    attain admission.

    Other Requirements - Position will only last for the duration of the Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC) grant.

    PREFERRED: - An excellent academic record. - A commitment to instructing and supervising law students.
    Note: We will consider recent graduates who have the ability to gain standing with the State Bar of Texas within a year.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants may submit the following at apply.interfolio.com/124825 

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching and service, as applicable
    • Names and contact information of 3 professional references

    Questions regarding this position should be sent to Lori Rogde, Director of Texas A&M School of Law Legal Clinics, at lrogde@law.tamu.edu

  • 12 Jun 2023 3:09 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

    SETON HALL LAW SCHOOL has an opening for an Assistant Clinical Professor to teach the Health Law Clinic as part of the Housing Justice Project. 

    Assistant Clinical Professor

    Job No: 495819

    Full Time/Part Time: Full-time

    Location: Newark

    Categories: Faculty

    The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) has an opening for an Assistant Clinical Professor to teach the Health Law Clinic as part of the Housing Justice Project. The CSJ is home to Seton Hall Law School's vibrant clinical program including the Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic; Criminal Defense and Community Advocacy Clinic; Equal Justice Clinic; Family Law Clinic; Housing Justice and Legal Design Clinic; Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic; Impact Litigation Clinic; and Health Justice Clinic. The CSJ also houses the Pro Bono Service Program, the Housing Justice Project, and the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The CSJ has an opening for a full-time Assistant Clinical Professor to direct the Health Justice Clinic and collaborate with fellow faculty and attorneys in the Housing Justice Project. This position is for a one-year term with the potential for renewal subject to funding availability. Seton Hall Law School leads a State of New Jersey initiative aimed at providing legal representation to low- and moderate-income tenants impacted by the COVID crisis, as well as individuals facing eviction or other housing insecurity. The Assistant Clinical Professor will teach the two-hour weekly seminar for the Health Justice Clinic and supervise up to eight (8) students per semester, overseeing a diverse range of cases that intersect housing and health justice. These cases will focus on landlord/tenant litigation and may also include Social Security disability cases and benefits work as they relate to housing justice. In addition, the students work on policy projects and community education. The Assistant Clinical Professor will be responsible for the Health Justice Clinic docket year-round and will work with legal interns during the summer.

    Reduced schedules may be considered.

    Required Qualifications:

    1. J.D. degree

    2. At least 5 years of practice in health law, housing, disability rights, government benefits, and/or poverty law

    3. Strong academic record

    4. Excellent writing and oral communication skills

    5. Commitment to public interest law

    Desired Qualifications:

    Preference for bar admission in New Jersey

    Teaching experience a plus

    Licenses and Certificates:

    Admission to the New Jersey Bar, or at least one other state bar with ability to seek waiver to practice in New Jersey, and in good standing

    Salary Grade:

    FA01 - Faculty

    Exempt/Nonexempt:

    Exempt

    Physical Demands:

    General Office Environment

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please include a list of at least three references with your application materials and indicate how you know each reference, and for what period of time.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, as this individual will begin teaching in the Fall 2023 semester. Start date as early as July 1, 2023.

    Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

    Advertised: 05 Jun 2023

    Application Closes:

    To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4251984

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  • 12 Jun 2023 1:14 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

    VERMONT LAW AND GRADUATE SCHOOL is hiring an Assistant/Associate Professor of Law to supervise and teach clinic students working on litigation and advocacy matters addressing important environmental and natural resources issues in the Environmental Advocacy Clinic. An applicant should have an enthusiasm for working with law students who are eager to learn and practice skills.

    Essential Functions and Principal Accountabilities:

    • Collaborate with clients, prospective clients, and Clinic Director to develop and maintain docket of student-centered litigation and advocacy matters addressing important environmental and natural resources issues.
    • Take primary responsibility for all aspects of their EAC matters, including litigation and administrative proceedings.
    • Collaborate with and mentor more junior attorneys (when requested).
    • Work with other professors to develop and teach practical legal skills to student clinicians.
    • Develop, update, and teach seminars.
    • Facilitate case reviews.
    • Supervise multiple student clinicians each semester (fall, spring, and summer).
    • Collaborate and work with technical experts as needed.
    • Manage positive relationships with co-counsel, clients, and partners.
    • Work with the press and help develop communication strategies where appropriate.
    • Attend and present at relevant conferences.
    • Attend and participate in faculty, e-faculty, and clinical faculty meetings.
    • Participate actively in the dynamic VLGS law school environment, including collaboration with other law school programs.
    • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree.
    • Must be a licensed attorney who is active and a member in good standing in Vermont or has the ability to waive into Vermont for bar licensing purposes.
    • 5-10 years or more of relevant legal advocacy experience, with substantial weight given to environmental litigation and administrative proceeding experience.
    • Understanding of and appreciation for inclusion, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints.
    • Excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple complex legal matters, including litigation, and manage partners, students, and co-counsel effectively without extensive supervision.
    • Understanding of and ability to navigate within a Windows/Microsoft Office platform, primarily using Outlook, Calendar, and Microsoft Teams. Willingness to learn and use VLGS-specific learning management systems such as ExamSoft, Canvas, and others.
    • Ability to maintain relationships with diverse partners.
    • Ability to supervise students.
    • Clinical or teaching experience preferred.
    • Understanding of and appreciation of environmental justice considerations in environmental litigation and advocacy preferred. Good team member, interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.
    • Respect – Understanding and interest in incorporating VLGS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values into the classroom and workspace.
    • Adaptability and Flexibility - Must be able to adapt to new and emerging technology as established and communicated by the law school to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching. Willingness and ability to work remotely in emergency situations. Ability to work the occasional after-hours and weekend hours required to support students in this position. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines and reorganize under pressure.
    • Communication - talk and/or listen to convey or exchange information; communicate effectively and efficiently in written correspondence and technical correspondence in English; process and comprehend written material; exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or jointly arrive at conclusions, solutions, or dispute resolution.
    • Professional Discretion - exercise thoughtful judgment and meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective professional relationships with others; function effectively under stress; adapt to changing environments; display flexibility; and function in the face of uncertainties and ambiguities.
    • Collaboration - This position requires collaboration with peers and colleagues as well as students, and ability to independently manage deadlines and multiple projects.
    • Service - Faculty and staff at Vermont Law and Graduate School provide service to students, the community, and one another through service on committees and appropriate volunteer opportunities both on-and off-campus.
    • Scholarship – Faculty at Vermont Law and Graduate School are encouraged to pursue research and scholarship opportunities as a critical part of their own continuous learning process.
    • 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.

    Requirements

    Required Education, Skills and Experience:

    Other Requirements:

    Application Requirements:

    Please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration. If you are applying from a third party website (Indeed, etc.) and are unable to attach additional materials to your online application, please apply directly at https://www.vermontlaw.edu/community/about-vls/employment-opportunities or email required documents to Christine Moyer, cmoyer@vermontlaw.edu.

    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.  

    Salary Description

    $85,000-$100,000

  • 31 May 2023 5:55 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Supervising Attorney and Adjunct Professor position to launch a new Estate Planning and Heirs’ Property Clinic to begin in August 2023.  This is a grant-funded position that can be either full or part time, depending on the desires of the successful candidate.  The successful candidate will have extensive experience drafting a variety of estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, healthcare directives, and powers of attorney as well as an interest in the legal issues created by heirs’ property.  Additionally, the successful candidate will have a passion for teaching aspiring attorneys in a dynamic, diverse environment and should be prepared to spend considerable time outside the classroom working with students.  Bar admission in the District of Columbia is preferred, but not required.

    Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students.

    Please send a CV and cover letter to the Director of the Clinical Law Center, Valerie Schneider (vschneider@law.howard.edu) and Assistant Director of the Clinical Law Center, Bernice Ines (bernice.ines@law.howard.edu).  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


  • 23 May 2023 12:16 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a clinical teaching fellow to support the work of the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Clinic and the Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System Clinic. The position is a 2-year fellowship beginning this fall. Interested applicants can find the posting and application here: https://apply.interfolio.com/125819 and below: 

    New York University School of Law seeks applicants for a two-year clinical teaching fellowship. This Fellowship commences during the summer of 2023 and ends during the summer of 2025. It is designed for lawyers with at least three years of practice who are considering a career in law school teaching. The fellow will work with the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Clinic and the Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System Clinic. Responsibilities include (i) supervising law students in civil rights cases and serving as a mentor and role model to law students in the clinics; (ii) helping to design and teach clinic seminar classes and facilitating case rounds; and (iii) sharing in the administrative responsibilities of the clinics. All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income civil rights clients. 

    Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. 

    In compliance with New York City's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $90,000 - $140,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

    This position comes with a competitive salary and a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here: http://www.nyu.edu/employees/benefit/full-time/Professional-Research-Staff-Code-103.html.

    Description of the Clinics

    The Civil Rights in the Criminal Legal System Clinic represents people who have suffered civil rights violations while incarcerated or under criminal justice supervision. The Civil Rights and Racial Justice Clinic represents individuals fighting discrimination and injustice and works to promote and protect civil rights and community equity; challenge issues of economic and political inequality, poverty, and racial injustice; and help empower traditionally marginalized communities.

    Qualifications

    The successful fellowship candidate will have:

    • Experience providing civil legal services to low-income clients;

    • Minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience;

    • Membership in the New York Bar (if not already a member of the New York Bar, must apply for admission by waiver or take the New York Bar exam);

    • Demonstrated commitment to economic and racial justice; and

    • An interest in clinical teaching.

    Application Instructions

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Early application is encouraged. Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in this fellowship and in clinical teaching, résumé/CV, complete law school transcript, a list of at least three references, and a writing sample via Interfolio.

    If you have any questions, please contact Damaris Marrero at Damaris.Marrero@nyu.edu.


  • 23 May 2023 11:46 AM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, twelve-month position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School's Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. The appointment is for the 2023-24 academic year and is expected to begin between August and September 2023, and to end one year later; re-appointment for an additional term may be possible. The salary for the position is $70,000.

    Representing environmental organizations and affected persons, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic teaches law students about the practice of law through suing those who pollute illegally, fighting for stricter permits, advocating for changes to regulations and laws, and promoting innovative approaches for improving the environment. In addition, the clinic’s faculty are some of the primary resources for law student organizations and law students interested in environmental and energy issues, and clinic faculty have helped to organize panels, events and conferences on these topics.

    Under supervision of the Clinic’s Director, the successful candidate will help to train and supervise students, teach the clinic’s seminar component, develop potential projects, assist in publicizing the clinic’s cases and activities, and organize and coordinating relevant events, lectures and other clinic activities. One goal of this Fellowship is to train aspiring clinical teachers and public interest environmental attorneys.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two years of work experience as a practicing lawyer, with a preference for those who have worked for an environmental non-profit organization or government agency using litigation and similar enforcement tools. Must be a member in good standing of at least one bar and must be able to secure admission to the Illinois bar through waiver or examination promptly upon joining the clinic. Excellent writing, editing, advocacy, and supervision skills are required. Experience clerking at the trial court level is strongly desired, but not required. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required.

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate's relevant practice experience and teaching/supervision experience, resume or curriculum vita, a law school transcript, a list of 2-3 references, course evaluations from prior teaching experience, if any, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Other material relevant to a candidacy may be included. Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic website: http://apply.interfolio.com/125619 . Review of applications will begin on June 19, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled or the search has closed.

    All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

    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 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


  • 17 May 2023 2:21 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking a staff attorney for the Veterans Legal Clinic.

    The 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 justice-involved or returning from incarceration.

    The Clinic primarily represents clients in an array of issues, including disability benefits (both VA benefits and Social Security), citation defense, 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 organizers. The Clinic also engages in policy advocacy in collaboration with community partners and may participate in impact litigation projects.

    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.

    Position Description

    The UCLA School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic is seeking a staff attorney to expand its services through client representation, community engagement and Clinic management. 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. Job duties will vary, based on client and community need, but may include:

    • Representing clients in administrative hearings, court proceedings, and appeals on legal issues such as VA benefits, quality of life citations, and housing matters;
    • Conducting intake or initial interviews with potential clients to provide legal advice and assess cases for possible representation;
    • Providing limited assistance and referrals for legal issues as appropriate;
    • Coordinating outreach events, such as the annual Veterans Stand Down, conducting Know Your Rights workshops, and developing community clinics;
    • Working with the Clinic’s Directors on policy and litigation matters, subject to time and interest of the Staff Attorney.

    Qualifications

    • 0-5 years experience practicing law in advocacy or policy issues;
    • Admitted to practice law in the State of California (preferred) or ability to practice as a Registered Legal Services Attorney (See California Rules of Court Rule 9.45);
    • Demonstrated excellent legal research and writing skills;
    • Strong communication skills and ability to interact effectively with various audiences, including clients, faculty, staff, students, court and agency staff, and the public;
    • Ability to independently manage a caseload and quickly assume responsibilities;
    • Ability to travel throughout LA County;
    • Demonstrated commitment to working to address the needs of low-income communities, former service members, system-involved individuals, and/or racial equity preferred;
    • Familiarity or experience with issues facing former service members and their families, unhoused individuals, mass incarceration, and/or low-income communities preferred.

    Veterans or service-connected individuals, women, and individuals from historically disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Salary: $4,692-$10,075 monthly

    For additional details and to apply, visit the UCLA career portal: https://tinyurl.com/3w5auxpz

    Questions about the position? Please contact Executive Director Jeanne Nishimoto, nishimoto@law.ucla.edu or Faculty Director Sunita Patel, patel@law.ucla.edu


  • 17 May 2023 2:18 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is hiring a staff attorney for its Community Economic Development Clinic:

    Employment at Albany Law School | Albany Law School

    Albany Law School seeks a staff attorney to work in The Edward P. Swyer Justice Center providing legal advocacy services and direct representation to clients in its Community Economic Development Clinic and performing other related duties. Appointment will be as Associate Staff Attorney, Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney, depending on experience. We value diversity and seek applicants from backgrounds that add to a community that aims to foster respect and inclusion.

     

    Essential Job Functions:

    ·         Provides direct client representation or technical assistance to clinic clients and partner agencies, as necessary.

    ·         At the Director’s discretion, assists in direct supervision of clinic students in providing representation, counseling, technical assistance, referrals, and advice to Clinic clients and partner agencies.

    ·         May assist Director in the selection of clients and development of legal matters.

    ·         Conducts community outreach as directed.

    ·         May assist Director in meeting donor/major gift/grant objectives, including attending meetings, drafting reports and contributing to matters impacting Clinic policy.

    ·         Assists Director with organizational tasks for classroom (student manuals, syllabi, readings, and guest speakers).

    ·         Performs legal research as needed, particularly with regard to student legal representation issues and long-term scholarship projects of the Director.

    ·         Provides limited instruction in classroom, at the discretion of and under the supervision of the Director.

    ·         Handles client representation during breaks and summer.

     

    Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

    ·         Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

    ·         Excellent lawyering and litigation 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.

    ·         Two or more years of practical legal experience in the area of community economic development/ entrepreneurship & start-ups preferred.  Recent law school graduate with clinical legal experience or coursework in business organizations or real estate issues will be considered.

    ·         Valid driver’s license.


    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three references. Questions should be addressed to Professors Fermin Mendez (fmend@albanylaw.edu) and Ted De Barbieri (edeba@albanylaw.edu).

     

    Compensation:

    The estimated salary range for this position is $55,000-$75,000 per year, plus comprehensive benefits package. Salary offered will be based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, and in consideration of internal equity. 

    Established in 1851, Albany Law School is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State. Located in New York’s capital city, the law school offers an attractive and affordable live-work environment in between the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains, as well as the entire Hudson River Valley. Our faculty are productive, collaborative, and growth-oriented. Our students—23% of whom come from a diverse background—are among the best in the nation.

    Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of our student body, and community. We encourage applicants including first-gen professionals, women, applicants of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and other members of systemically marginalized groups.

     

     


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