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  • 07 Jan 2023 2:41 PM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    RISING FOR JUSTICE is seeking a Faculty Supervisor for its Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic.

    Rising for Justice (“RFJ”) invites applications for a full-time supervising attorney position in our Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic (“HALC”), a clinical education program for second- and third-year law students that is embedded in our Tenant Justice Program (“TJP”).  The supervising attorney works as part of a high-performing interdisciplinary team to educate law students from Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School, American University Washington College of Law, and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law who are enrolled in our clinical program.  We seek a dynamic and experienced educator and litigator with a passion for clinical teaching and tenant advocacy.

    About Rising for Justice

    Established in 1969, RFJ (formerly DC Law Students in Court) is the oldest clinical teaching program in the District of Columbia.  RFJ is both a public interest law firm and a clinical education program that draws students from area law schools in Washington, D.C.  Since our founding, RFJ has trained law students to provide free, high-quality legal services to the District’s indigent and low-income community.  A fundamental part of our mission is to provide law students with an exceptional clinical education that meets the highest standards of instruction and practice.

    RFJ embraces equal justice and diversity as core values.  We strive to maintain a workplace that is vibrant, welcoming, innovative, and collaborative.  We are committed to fostering the thoughtful exchange of ideas and to ensuring that all voices are heard and respected.  We seek a faculty supervisor who embraces our mission and values.  Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability, status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law or regulation.

    The Tenant Justice Program

    TJP seeks to prevent the displacement of low-income tenants in the District of Columbia and preserve tenants’ rights.  TJP attorneys and students represent tenants in eviction cases and housing conditions cases in D.C. Superior Court, administrative proceedings in the Office of Administrative Hearings related to rent stabilization, and in other matters related to enforcing tenants’ rights.

    The Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic

    Supervising attorneys in HALC are responsible for classroom instruction and training students in both fundamental and more advanced lawyering skills.  HALC supervisors guide students through all aspects of client representation, including interviews and counseling, investigation, negotiations, motions practice, evidentiary hearings, and trials. Supervising attorneys design and lead classes, conduct case rounds, and participate in the development and delivery of other parts of the curriculum.  Through seminars, simulations and moot exercises, guided reflection, individual and group instruction, and case work, supervisors help students derive lessons from their experiences and learn how to effectively represent clients.  In some instances, supervising attorneys also have responsibility for supervising casework performed by TJP’s staff attorneys.

    Position Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include:

    • 1)    Curriculum development and delivery, including planning and teaching classes in lawyering and advocacy skills, substantive housing law, civil procedure, ethics and professionalism, and systemic advocacy;
    • 2)    Supervising second- and third-year law students in representation of clients in housing matters that range from long-term extended representation to same-day legal services;
    • 3)    Overseeing the student evaluation process;
    • 4)    Supervising staff attorneys in housing matters;
    • 5)    Planning and participating in community presentations, know-your-rights trainings, and other community outreach events;
    • 6)    Providing direct client representation as necessary and between semesters;
    • 7)    Serving as a liaison to area law schools in collaboration with RFJ management;
    • 8)    Participating in student recruitment activities; and
    • 9)    Participating in organizational fundraising and development opportunities.

    Qualifications

    The faculty supervisor must be a member of the D.C. Bar (preferred) or eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar.  The supervisor must have prior litigation experience, excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, a strong work ethic, a client-centered approach to advocacy, and a passion to teach and mentor law students.  

    Preferred qualifications include clinical education experience or other teaching and supervisory experience, Spanish language skills, and experience advocating for low-income persons.  RFJ alumni are encouraged to apply.

    Hours, Salary and Benefits:  This is a full-time position based on a 40-hour work week.  Salary is commensurate with experience based on a salary scale for supervising attorneys.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous sick, annual and personal leave; life and disability insurance, and paid federal and local holidays.

    To Apply:  Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references by email to Julia Cade, Interim Director of Operations, at hiring@risingforjustice.org.  Please indicate “HALC Faculty Supervisor, [your full name]” in the subject line of the email.

    Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


  • 06 Jan 2023 11:56 AM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI seeks an innovative and dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the College of Law.

    Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Law and a member of the Council of Deans, who actively participates in the governance of the university.

    Within the University, the College of Law, with an enrollment of more than 400 students, is the fourth oldest continually operating law school in the nation, and it is committed to educate leaders in the pursuit of justice and the advancement of the role of law in society. Housed in a newly-opened building in the heart of campus, the college is committed to maintaining a robust and collegial learning environment that blends theory and practice including programs and clinics that focus on social justice and public service (the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights; the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice, Ohio’s only Innocence Project; the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice; the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic; the Indigent Defense Clinic; the Legal Access Clinic); business and corporate law (the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic; the Patent and Trademark Clinic; the Corporate Law Center); trial, appellate and negotiation practice (the Sixth Circuit Clinic; the Center for Practice; and our Help Center for Hamilton County Municipal Court), and the Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry. To learn more about the renowned College of Law and its history, visit law.uc.edu.

    Although selective in its admissions, enrollment in the College of Law has increased over the last two years, as it has expanded its instruction and collaborative reaches into undergraduate and law-related fields. The faculty is highly productive and creative, and committed to: foster diverse and innovative ideas about law in society; build collaborative relationships; and impart the knowledge, values, and competencies needed to excel in a changing world. This mission is evident in the College of Law's curriculum, which blends theory and practice in its centers, programs, and clinics. The College of Law's J.D. and LL.M. graduates have distinguished careers in law firms, businesses, state, federal, and foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations, and international institutions, and as judges and elected officials.

    As the intellectual and administrative leader of the law school, the next Dean will play a key role in developing new ideas and forging consensus among stakeholders to build upon current and past successes and further strengthen the College in a changing legal market.

    The ideal candidate will have a distinguished professional background that reflects the candidate's potential for leadership in achieving and maintaining excellence and innovation in teaching, research, scholarship and service, as well as fundraising and superior communication skills. Candidates may demonstrate the capacity to fill the position by records of distinction in any of the following fields: legal education, the judiciary, the practice of law or government service. More information can be found at https://www.wittkieffer.com/position/24134-dean-of-the-college-of-law/.

    All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. In addition, the University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to provide a Contribution to Diversity of Inclusion statement. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 30, 2023.

    Application materials should be submitted through WittKieffer’s https://apptrkr.com/3722110.

    Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

    Werner Boel and Ashlee Winters Musser

    CincinnatiLawDean@wittkieffer.com

    The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Veteran/Disabled.


  • 26 Dec 2022 4:27 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    Brooklyn Law School invites applications for the Director of a new civil litigation clinic. The Law School is looking for an outstanding teacher, lawyer, scholar, and leader who will join our faculty and our clinical program in a tenured or tenure-track position. 

    We envisage a clinic that prioritizes social justice and fills gaps in access to legal resources for marginalized communities. While we are open to a variety of clinic visions, we offer the following as a non-exhaustive list of potential focus areas:

    • Family law
    • Housing law
    • Police misconduct/ prison conditions or other civil rights law
    • Poverty law (i.e., government benefits or consumer law)
    • Workers’ rights or employment law

    The Director will have full control over the direction, focus, design, and priorities of the Clinic.  The Director will oversee every aspect of the Clinic’s work, including developing the docket, supervising clinic students, and teaching the required seminar. The Director will also teach at least one non-clinical course per year.

    The Director will join our accomplished group of clinical faculty members who teach in our eight in-house clinics and direct our externships. The Law School strongly supports, and is known for, its experiential programs, and takes great pride in their accomplishments. Our public interest and public service commitment is longstanding and deep. We recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of clinical programs at BLS.  

    The Law School supports and encourages the scholarship of all faculty through generous summer stipends and research assistance, as well as sabbaticals for tenured and long-term contract faculty. We have also implemented pre-tenure leave to assist tenure-track faculty in their scholarship.

    Brooklyn Law School, founded in 1901, is located in one of the most diverse and vibrant communities in New York.  In the heart of downtown Brooklyn, the Law School is within walking distance of all state and federal courts.  BLS students are hardworking, enterprising, always questioning, and eager to participate in the “real world.” 

    Qualifications

    A candidate for this position must have a JD from an ABA-accredited institution, a strong academic record, a current license to practice law, and at least five years’ experience in practice. Experience in clinical teaching is not required but would be desirable. The candidate should be admitted to or eligible for immediate admission to the New York State bar.

    We seek a new colleague who is creative, curious, and self-motivated, with an ability to thrive in an academic environment and who has a demonstrated passion for social justice advocacy.

    Application Instructions

    We hope to find a new Director to begin teaching the clinic no later than Fall 2023 but the position will remain open until our search is successful.

    Please send a cover letter, resume, and scholarly or professional writing sample to Professor Anna Roberts, anna.roberts@brooklaw.edu, with the subject line “Clinical Faculty Position.” Please include in your cover letter your thoughts about how you might design this clinic, even if they are at an early stage.

    Applications are welcome, and will be considered on a rolling basis. We will begin considering applications on January 17, 2023, and can only guarantee full consideration of materials received before that date. 

    The salary range for this position, commensurate with experience and rank, is between $135,000-$175,000.

    Brooklyn Law School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected status.

  • 21 Dec 2022 4:55 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is inviting applications for the full-time position of Director of the Animal Law & Policy Clinic and Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, depending on level of experience. This a term appointment for a minimum of two years. A successful visit will lead to consideration for a clinical faculty position. 

    The Animal Law & Policy Clinic is part of the existing Brooks McCormick Jr Animal Law & Policy Program (the “Program”) and both work collaboratively toward shared goals. In the three years since the Clinic was launched it has engaged in a wide variety of projects to protect farmed animals, wild animals, animals used in research, and those in other forms of captivity or mistreatment.

    In the Clinic, the teaching staff introduce students to the broad range of substantive areas of law that animal law advocates use in their work. This includes covering major relevant legislation, such as the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Animal Welfare Act, the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Wild Horse and Burros Act, the Meat Products Inspection Act, and state animal cruelty codes. Students learn how to pursue animal advocacy using several law and policy vehicles, including litigation, legislative initiatives, administrative rule-making petitions, open-government laws, and organizing strategies. The Clinic currently enrolls between fifteen to twenty students per semester. 

    Through the 40 different programs that make up the HLS Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, students provide high-quality, free legal services to thousands of people each year and work on innovative law reform efforts across the United States and the world. Eighty-eight percent of HLS students participate in at least one clinic where they can fulfill their 50 hours of pro bono work graduation requirement. This large and diverse clinical legal education program provides abundant opportunities for connection and collaboration.e and Responsibilities: 

    The Director will work with a Clinical Instructor, a Clinical Fellow, and Clinical Research Fellow. Responsibilities include supervision of the Clinical Instructor and staff; development of proposals for clients, cases, and policy projects; the instruction of students; supervision of and responsibility for student casework; client communication; clinic administration; case management; and record keeping.

    The Director/Visiting Clinical Professor will meet regularly with other clinical teaching staff to share information and strategies and will be expected to collaborate on and participate in initiatives of the entire Clinical Program.  

    During the summer, the Director/Visiting Professor and Clinical Instructors will continue to be responsible for direct handling of the Clinic projects and the work of the Clinical Fellow and student Research Assistants.

     

    Qualifications 

    All applicants must have: 

    • A minimum of five years of practice experience in in animal law or a related field (such as food law, environmental law, labor law, administrative law, international law, or human rights).
    • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
    • Active membership in at least one state bar.
    • Willingness to pursue admission to the Massachusetts bar.

    Qualified candidates will have: 

    Legal Qualifications 

    • Expertise and substantial public interest lawyering experience, in particular, with issues relating to animal law and policy.
    • A commitment to community-based legal advocacy. This commitment can take many forms but requires a demonstrated record of public interest lawyering that is responsive, adaptive, and creative. 

    Teaching Qualifications  

    • A track record of successful clinical teaching as demonstrated by student engagement, learning, and evaluation, OR
    • Significant experience teaching and mentoring law students or junior lawyers in non- clinical education contexts.
    • A record of contributing to scholarship, and/or legal training programming and materials, and/or other types of writing in service of the profession.

    Management and Strategy Skills

    • Ability to set vision and direction for clinical law practice and pedagogy.
    • A record of effective supervision of team members and support for individual practitioner growth and development. 
    • Meaningful experience in program or project leadership.
    • Demonstrated practice and commitment to building an inclusive working and learninenvironment. 

    Other Skillsets and Values 

    • Superior oral and written communication skills.
    • Superior interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
    • Superior creative and problem-solving skills.
    • Collaboration and teamwork ability.
    • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and racial justice.

     

    Apply via: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11934

    Please include a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three or more references. If applicable, please feel free to submit teaching evaluations for the last three years and/or up to three publications. 

    The application period will be open until January 23, 2023. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The successful candidate will be expected to begin work on July 1, 2023.

    Harvard Law School is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.

  • 14 Dec 2022 12:07 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    The Temple University Beasley School of Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (the “Clinic”) was initially funded in 2021 and began accepting clients that summer. The Clinic is located at the Law School, on the University’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia and focuses on providing services to taxpayers who live in the surrounding communities, particularly taxpayers who speak English as a second language. It is also the only LITC that provides services to taxpayers who live in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Clinic is one of seven in-house clinics at Temple Law School, and is also part of the larger tax community at Temple, which includes a Graduate Tax Program (LL.M.) as well as a Masters in Tax Program (M.T.), various certificate programs, an elective course in Taxation for first-year students, and the Center for Tax Policy and Social Justice, which sponsors numerous tax-related events. Like all LITCs, the Clinic handles tax controversies with the IRS and generally does not provide tax return preparation services. Students take the lead on most Clinic cases, provide community and educational outreach, and, where appropriate, participate in Tax Court and IRS sponsored programs designed to assist low-income taxpayers. Students earn academic credit by attending a weekly seminar in addition to working in the Clinic for a semester. The Clinic is entering year two of its three-year grant from the IRS and is looking to hire a fulltime Director. That individual will be expected to continue to grow Clinic operations, perform and supervise casework, organize community and educational outreach, maintain the IRS grant, and submit appropriate applications for its extension or renewal. In addition, the Clinic Director will be expected to teach the Clinic seminar and provide guidance to students working in the Clinic. Other potential projects include developing a pro bono panel and applying for additional funding streams.

    Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an excellent academic record, a J.D. degree, and be a member in good standing of the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction. Candidates must also have sufficient tax law expertise to perform and oversee the substantive and procedural aspects of client representation in controversies with the IRS and either be admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court or eligible for such admission. Temple University is an AA/EO employer, values diversity, and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, marital status, parental status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

    To Apply: Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the selection committee’s Chair, Professor Alice Abreu, at litcdir@temple.edu with the following: 1) cover letter and/or statement of interest; 2) current resume or CV; 3) the names, affiliations, and contact information for at least three individuals who can serve as professional references. Candidates are welcome to submit any other material that demonstrates their ability to succeed in the position, such as a publication, brief, or similar document, but are not required to do so.

    Applications should be submitted as soon as possible; initial interviews, which will be conducted online, could begin as early as January 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

  • 14 Dec 2022 12:06 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School is now accepting applications for Fellows-in-Residence who join the Center’s research and teaching projects for one to two years. Graduates of law schools who have done work thereafter are eligible to apply. Individuals who have held other fellowships, including those sponsored by the Liman Center, are also eligible. 

    Fellows-in-Residence contribute to the Center by helping to shape its research and programs and supervise students.  Liman Center academic offerings include Liman Projects: Research for Reform, an experiential course that uses a variety of methods to inform significant changes in the law. In addition, each spring, the Liman Workshop is a two-hour seminar for law students. Topics vary, for example, in 2023, the workshop is Imprisoned: Construction, Abolition, Alternatives; other workshops have addressed other topics, including Rationing Access to Justice in Democracies: Fines, Fees, and Bail and Racial Justice and Immigrants' Rights: Debates and Dialogues. These fellowships generally begin in August before the start of the academic year. Compensation includes full benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. 

    In addition, such Fellows often work collaboratively with Yale Law School’s clinical program, other parts of the University, and entities such as public defenders and community organizations in Connecticut. The Curtis-Liman Fellowship – established in 2020 to honor Professor Dennis Curtis, a co-founder of Yale Law School’s clinical program— enables a law school graduate to spend one or two years working on innovative criminal law, immigration, or other advocacy. 

    Current and former Fellows-in-Residence have worked on prosecutorial misconduct, prison systems’ responses to COVID, the fiscal impact of the legal system, and alternatives to sentencing in conjunction with the Federal Defender’s Office in the District of Connecticut. A summary of the work of current and former Fellows-in-Residence is available on the Liman Center’s website. 

    Fellowship-in-Residence positions generally begin in August before the start of the academic year. Compensation includes full benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. Descriptions of current and former Fellows-in-Residence is enclosed, as well as available on the Liman Center’s website. 


    Selection Criteria

    Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law and Liman Center Founding Director, chairs the Liman Fellowship Selection Committee. Fellowship-in-Residence applications are reviewed for:


    • experience using law to further the public interest in a variety of settings, including public service organizations, government service, education (including law school clinics), or the private sector;
    • knowledge of topics related to the proposed research topics or projects;
    • ability to work with others, listen to communities, clients, colleagues, and potential adversaries, and work creatively;
    • demonstrated commitment to social justice and public service;
    • interest in being in relationship to YLS, the Liman Center, and clinical programs;
    • academic accomplishments, post-law school experience, and other qualifications; and
    • for Curtis-Liman Fellowship applicants: the proposed project’s connection to criminal law and/or immigration and, if applicable, the proposed collaboration with other centers, clinics, or outside organizations.

    How to Apply

    Applications for Fellowships-in-Residence are welcome as of the fall of 2022. Please apply no later than February 3, 2023. Applicants are expected to discuss their projects with the Liman Center Director Jennifer Taylor and reach out to former Fellows for advice before submitting an application. The Center has samples from past fellowship proposals. Visit the Liman Center’s website for details about application requirements and the submission process. 

    Explore the Liman Center’s Fellowships web page at https://law.yale.edu/liman/fellowships and contact Liman Center Director Jennifer Taylor at Jennifer.taylor@yale.edu


  • 13 Dec 2022 12:06 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    Georgia State University’s College of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for a full­time clinical faculty position as a Co-Director, along with a faculty Co-Director, of a new Community Development and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (“CDELC”) to be launched in the Fall of 2023. The CDELC will provide legal assistance to cooperative institutions, entrepreneurs, and grassroots coalitions organizing to build economies and communities rooted in solidarity in Atlanta, including efforts affiliated with Georgia State University. Clients will receive transactional law services, such as entity counseling and formation, contract drafting/negotiating (e.g., service contracts, financing agreements, commercial leases), limited labor law advice, limited intellectual property, and limited tax law advice, among others. In addition, employing a movement lawyering framework, the CDELC may provide research, policy analysis, advocacy, and popular community education to grassroots organizations and campaigns in Atlanta, building collective economic power.

    • Appointment could begin as early as Summer 2023. The position is a non-tenure track twelve-month clinical faculty appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty. Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law. Clinical faculty also teach non-clinic courses consistent with their expertise and interests. 

      Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

      • Co-developing and co-teaching a seminar designed to teach students substantive law and technical skills relevant for transactional and movement lawyering;
      • Supervising students in client work and clinic projects;
      • Managing administrative and operating responsibilities associated with the CDELC;
      • Co-coordinating with CDELC and its partners; and
      • Collaborating with CDELC partners and others in conducting research and policy advocacy consistent with the mission of CDELC.

      Qualifications for the position include:

      • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;
      • Excellent experience in legal practice and lawyering skills;
      • Membership in or ability to become a member of the State Bar of Georgia;
      • At least four (4) years relevant post-J.D. legal experience;
      • Demonstrated commitment to serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and an interest in clinical teaching;
      • A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement; and
      • Prior community organizing, advocacy, and policy experience and foreign language capability (e.g., Spanish) a plus.

      We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

      Applicants should submit (i) a statement of interest, (ii) full curriculum vitae, and (iii) list of professional references. Please note that applicants may be required to submit further documentation prior to a campus interview, including three written letters of recommendation. 

      For more information about the GSU Clinical Law Program, visit the webpage at: https://law.gsu.edu/student-experience/experiential-learning/clinics/. For questions about the position, please contact:

    • 1.     Julian M. Hill, Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty Co-Director, Community Development and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, Georgia State University College of Law, P.O. Box 4037 Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037, (404) 413-9183, jhill152@gsu.edu
    • 2.     Lisa Bliss, Director, Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic, Clinical Professor Georgia State University College of Law, P.O. Box 4037 Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037, (404) 413-9131, lbliss@gsu.edu.

    Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part­time law students.

    We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

  • 09 Dec 2022 11:44 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (the "Bureau"), a curricular law clinic of Harvard Law School, is seeking a temporary full-time Clinical Instructor ("CI") to supervise law students in their representation of low-income clients in civil legal matters. The Bureau was founded by Harvard Law School students in 1913 and remains student-run.  The Bureau’s mission is to provide excellent, free representation to low-income and historically excluded clients and communities in the Greater Boston area and to do so in a way that responds to the systemic racial, social, and economic inequalities that are the causes and consequences of poverty. Students also run the organization, setting policy, allocating resources among eligible clients, and managing the office on a day-to-day basis.

    • Job Specific Responsibilities: 

      As a Clinical Instructor you will:

    • ·      Supervise and assess the legal work of approximately -5 second- and third-year Harvard Law School students.  HLAB students serve as primary counsel and are responsible for managing their own cases; each student maintains a caseload of around 3-5 active cases.  
    • ·      Serve as a mentor to students, providing expertise and advice as students work to manage their own casework.  
    • ·      Guide students’ case work by meeting regularly with them at least once a week to discuss case strategy, client relationships, review and edit their written work, prepare them for and accompany them to court and administrative hearings, and provide regular oral and written feedback.  
    • ·      Identify, develop, and sustain productive community partnerships, including through periodic attendance at evening community meetings.  
    • ·      Supervise students from other law schools as part of the Bureau’s summer program.  During the period of transition between the academic year and summer programs, CIs are responsible for direct case handling, including communication with clients, motions and trials.
    • ·      Contribute to the Bureau’s team by meeting regularly to share information and strategies and collaborating on office-wide initiatives, including new-student orientation, trainings, and clinical seminars. 

    Basic Qualifications

    JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years’ relevant experience and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04. 

    Additional Qualifications

    We are looking for people who have:

          Ability to work with diverse groups of people, as well as an understanding of the daily challenges faced by low-income communities of color; previous experience working with historically excluded communities

          Teaching experience and/or strong interest in clinical legal education; experience in community lawyering; willingness to learn new areas of law and modes of practice; demonstrated ability to work successfully with and mentor students of diverse backgrounds

          Willingness to work in a regularly evolving environment, with policies and practices that adapt to changes in student leadership and interests; patience and flexibility working within a student-run law clinic and supportive of student leadership 

          Strong writing and interpersonal skills 

          Proficiency in one or more languages commonly spoken in the Bureau’s client communities (e.g., Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin) 

    •       We are particularly interested in substantial experience in civil legal aid or related legal practice in two of the Bureau’s current practice areas: family (including divorce, custody and child support, guardianship, special immigrant juvenile status findings, Hague Convention defense and early family defense), and wage-and-hour (non-payment of wages, minimum wage and overtime violations; earned sick time, and retaliation). 

    Working Conditions 

    This position is based in Cambridge, MA and will be in-person (4 days) and remote (1 day). Evening hours are periodically required to meet student, client or outreach needs.

    Additional Information 

    This is a temporary position expected to extend from mid-March through the end of August 2023 with no possibility of extension. 

    To apply please email cover letter and resume to: harvardlegalaidbureau@law.harvard.edu

  • 09 Dec 2022 11:42 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    The SMU Dedman School of Law is seeking a full-time Director of its transactional clinic currently known as the Small Business & Trademark Clinic (“SBT Clinic”), one of the Law School’s 9 in-house clinics, beginning in Fall 2023. The SMU Clinical Program will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2023, and the addition of the new Director will build upon SMU’s strong foundation of clinical legal education and further its commitment of service to the community. The position is a non-tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Clinical Professor, depending on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

                The SBT Clinic is a one-semester clinic in which students represent clients in a range of business matters. The trademark practice of the clinic is part of the Law Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent Office (USPTO). Participating students acquire practical skills and training in many areas used by business lawyers, including:

                    Start-up services for small for-profit businesses, including counseling on organizational structure and operations

                    Preparation of documents used in the formation of new businesses, including certificates of formation, bylaws, company agreements, and corporate resolutions

                    Legal advice, negotiation and drafting of legal contracts, licenses and other documents used by small businesses and non-profit organizations

                    Start-up services for non-profit organizations, including assisting in applying for tax-exempt status

                    Review of contracts presented to small businesses and non-profit organizations by third parties

                    Research or clearance search to determine availability of trademark for registration

                    Preparation of federal trademark applications with the United States Patent & Trademark Office and state trademark applications with the Texas Secretary of State

    Clinic Director Responsibilities

                    Develop a vision to take the SBT Clinic as it moves into its second decade;

                    Teach clinic seminar focusing on core practice issues relevant to a transactional practice, including topics on substantive business law and related procedural and ethical rules, as well as practical lawyering

                    Establish policies, protocols, and procedures that govern the operation of the SBT Clinic and manage all aspect of the Clinic’s practice;

                    Supervise and evaluate approximately 8 students per semester;

                    Serve as the attorney of record on all trademark applications filed with the USPTO through the clinic and ensure compliance with the Certification Program;

                    Contribute to the law school, legal profession and the community through leadership, collaboration or service.

    Qualifications

                    J.D. degree and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas (or eligible for licensing by Summer 2023) and in good standing:

                    At least 5 years practice experience with a focus on entrepreneurship, non-profits, business transactions and/or intellectual property including trademarks;

                    At least three years of experience in prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO within the last five years. See 37 C.F.R. §§ 11.16(c)(2)(i) and 11.16(c)(2)(ii).

                    Teaching experience or a passion for student development and training;

                    A demonstrated commitment to public service and a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University;

                    Strong oral and written communication skills;

                    Strong organizational skills;

                    Strong collaborative skills or experience in working with other professionals. 

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. SMU offers also offers a comprehensive benefits package that include tuition benefits, paid holidays and more.

                Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The priority consideration date is January 2, 2023. but the search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Candidates will also be required to submit applications electronically via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/117644. These materials should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample(s) and a list of references. Reference Position No. 53427.

                Additional information about the work of the SBT Clinic can be found here.

                SMU Dedman School of Law is committed to educating exceptional future attorneys. Key to their education is the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and students who represent different backgrounds and perspectives. To support our commitment, we encourage applicants from diverse and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply for open employment opportunities. The Law School values diversity, equity, and inclusion in both education and hiring and seeks out applicants who share and can enhance the Law School’s values and commitment.

                SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,  accessequity@smu.edu.

  • 09 Dec 2022 11:25 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    Duke University’s Law School seeks a dynamic and proven lawyer-advocate-teacher to design and lead an appellate practice clinic. Our goal is for this clinic to provide students with extensive experience in appellate practice on behalf of clients who lack representation needed to effectively advocate their case. 

    The Appellate Litigation Clinic complements the law school’s other clinical offerings by offering students the skills development specific to the appellate process. It also increases the reach of the clinics in providing access to justice for those unable to obtain counsel.

    The precise contours of the position and the clinic itself will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant. In addition to a strong record of or demonstrated potential for clinical teaching, intellectual engagement, and leadership in the field, the ideal candidate will offer:

    1.      Substantial legal experience in representing clients in appellate litigation;

    2.      A commitment to combatting injustice in the legal system on behalf of persons who cannot afford the representation they need;

    3.      Excellent teaching and mentoring skills;

    4.      The ability and willingness to build connections locally, and at the state and national levels, to enhance the work and profile of the clinic.

    Minimum requirements include a J.D. (or foreign equivalent), membership in the North Carolina Bar or eligibility for admission and a willingness to become a member.    The candidate should also meet or be able to obtain all necessary qualifications for admission to practice before the courts in which the clinic is likely to appear.

    The position of Director of the Appellate Practice Clinic at Duke Law is open for the 2023-24 academic year and beyond. Specific academic title and terms of employment will be determined based upon the successful applicant’s qualifications. We would expect the Director to join the Duke Law faculty in the summer of 2023.

    Clinical faculty at Duke Law who direct clinics often teach other courses or seminars in addition to clinics. Clinical faculty also have the opportunity and support to pursue other academic interests, including research and scholarship related to their areas of expertise, which can include collaboration with faculty across the University.

    This is an exciting time for clinical and experiential education at Duke Law School. The Clinical Program, which currently consists in a total of 12 individual clinics, is an integral component of the Law School’s curricular focus on professional development and problem solving. The successful candidate will actively engage with faculty from across the Law School and University to continue to grow and strengthen this key part of the curriculum.

    Information about Duke University’s requirements for COVID 19 vaccines for faculty, staff and students are published here: https://covidvaccine.duke.edu/.

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    Interested applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23933). Applicants should also submit a letter of interest, résumé, and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion via email to Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.eduPlease submit your materials as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of January 20, 2023. We anticipate interviewing finalists on campus through March of 2023.

    Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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