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  • 13 Jun 2019 2:57 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking to hire a Director of Externship Programs & Assistant Professor of Law.  This is a full-time non-tenure track, term academic position.  The Director oversees and administers the operation of the Externship Programs in accordance with academic policies determined by the School of Law faculty.The Externship Programs include the Civil and Criminal Law Externship Program and the Judicial Externship Program.

    Job Responsibilities

    Clinical Teaching and Supervision

    The Director is responsible for teaching and leading the academic course for students enrolled in Externship Programs, including students externing outside of the Bay Area who are unable to attend class sessions.  The courses focus on lawyering skills, professionalism and ethics relevant to student externship assignments and legal practice.  The Director will provide supplemental curricula for externship programs and clinics for specific practice areas and, when appropriate, supervise faculty teaching those courses.

    Program Policy Evaluation and Development

    The Director is responsible for:

    • approving and monitoring externship placements, including conducting site visits, training supervisors and identifying and addressing issues that arise during an externship;
    • counseling students considering enrollment in an externship;
    • creating and supervising new externship programs and clinics for specific practice areas;
    • creating, supervising, and developing curricula for full-time externships and externships outside of the Bay Area (including students externing internationally through this program);
    • serving as a contact person for students and the public at-large for the Externship Programs;
    • collaborating with and supervising other faculty and administrators on the development and promotion of the law school’s clinical legal education curriculum;
    • and participating in national academic discourse regarding externship programs through conferences, on-line discussions, scholarship, and the Bay Area Consortium of Externships (BACE);
    • preparing memoranda, collecting data and other material, and maintaining records about specific externship sites, student performance, and the Externship Programs in general; and is charged with ensuring that all the School of Law Externship Programs comply with ABA Standards and AALS Bylaws.

    Minimum Requirements

    J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar. Excellent organizational, communication and collaborative skills. Ability to work effectively with both internal and external constituents. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and ability to work with diverse populations. Understanding of, and ability to work for, the mission and goals of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Demonstrated good judgment and common sense. A professional demeanor and demonstrated energetic creativity, integrity, reliability, initiative, diligence, and respect for others. Experience working with law students preferred. Experience practicing law (preferably litigation) and/or administrative/teaching experience in a law school totaling a minimum of 5 years, is required.

    Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    Other Responsibilities 

    The Director prepares the budget and monitors the expenses for the Externship Programs and the accompanying administrative support; assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of the Externship Programs Assistant; and assumes such other duties as may be designated by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or their delegate.

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time

    Pay Rate:  Salary

    Apply herehttps://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Full-Time_Faculty/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Director--Externship-Programs---Assistant-Professor_R0001374


  • 13 Jun 2019 11:39 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL (HLS) seeks to hire a Clinical Instructor to serve as the founding director of our new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic will provide students with opportunities to develop practical lawyering skills that respond to the unmet needs of the LGBTQ+ communities. The Clinic can be structured as a traditional externship program or as a hybrid program that offers both an in-house clinical component and externship placements. The precise shape of the Clinic and its docket will be based on the skills and interests of the Clinical Instructor, an assessment of community priorities, student lawyering opportunities, and on-going feedback from clinic students, the community stakeholders and others. Under the Clinical Instructor's leadership, the structure of the Clinic may evolve over time to ensure the best fit among community need, student practice interests and pedagogical goals.

    Candidates should have extensive experience advocating on behalf of LGBTQ+ communities and a commitment to expanding educational opportunities for law students in this area. Candidates should have the ability to form relationships with LGBTQ+ organizations, to develop externships placements and to pursue collaborative projects with community organizations, service providers, HLS in-house clinics, the pro bono private bar, etc. The Clinical Instructor will direct the Clinic, manage its day-to-day operation, supervise and mentor Clinic students. Pending nomination and faculty review, the Clinical Instructor will serve as a Lecturer on Law, teaching an accompanying clinical seminar on LGBTQ+ Advocacy.

    The Clinical Instructor will join HLS's vibrant clinical community. HLS offers over 30 separate clinics through which over 1000 students per year provide high-quality, free legal services to thousands of people each year. HLS clinics also work on cutting edge law reform efforts across the United states and the world. This large and diverse clinical legal education program provides numerous opportunities for connection, collaboration and pedagogical innovation.

    • Serve as Founding Director of the Clinic
    • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external organizations working on LGBTQ+ advocacy;
    • Develop collaborative projects with external LGBTQ+ organizations
    • Cultivate collaborative projects across HLS in-house clinics working on LGBTQ+ advocacy;
    • Lead and manage the day-to-day operational and administrative tasks of the Clinic, including student outreach, communications, clinical policy compliance with internal and external requirements, and other tasks that arise;
    • Match students to clinical projects
    • Supervise clinical students on projects and train students on broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
    • Mentor HLS students and build an inclusive community
    • Teach Clinical seminar, pending faculty committee review
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice Dean concerning the work of the Clinic


    Basic Qualifications
    J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school earned at least three years ago, and a minimum of 3 years of related work experience. Active membership in at least one Bar with eligibility to be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.

    Additional Qualifications

    Clinical teaching experience preferred demonstrated commitment to protect and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion and building community experience with clinical pedagogy and in training, supervising, teaching and mentoring law students preferred excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills.

    Additional Information

    The position is available as of July 1, 2019. However, we have flexibility as to the start date. It is anticipated that the Clinic will enroll its first students in Spring semester 2020. The position is for an initial two-year appointment, with the potential for renewal.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Time Status

    Full-time

    EEO Statement

    We are 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.

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/v4ftdj299q2t86n9


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  • 13 Jun 2019 10:51 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’s Legal Services Center has an immediate opening for a Clinical Instructor within its Housing Law Clinic.

    Duties & Responsibilities

     The Housing Law Clinic-through which Harvard Law students receive hands-on training in lawyering skills-provides free legal representation to low income tenant on matters such as eviction defense and enforcing the State Sanitary Code so as to maintain decent, affordable, healthy and safe homes for Boston families. The Clinical Instructor, who will work in close collaboration with the Director of the Housing Clinic, will oversee the Clinic's docket, maintain community and pro bono partnerships, represent clients, and train and supervise law students who enroll in the Clinic and who seek to develop lawyering skills, and assist with teaching a weekly Housing Law seminar at Harvard Law School. The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School's clinical program.

    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of 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

    Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy. Prior experience in housing advocacy required. Prior experience in clinical education and/or the intersection of housing instability/domestic violence considered a plus

    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend one year from start date, subject to funding and departmental need. The possibility of reappointment for one additional year depends on project requirements.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Time Status

    Full-time

    EEO Statement

    We are 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.

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ffkmmndpjwp9csj3

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  • 21 May 2019 12:02 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL seeks a Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor to direct and teach in the Family Court Clinic (FCC), within the Law School's Economic Justice Institute. In the FCC, law students assist low-income citizens with a variety of family law matters, including divorce, paternity, child support, domestic violence, or post-judgment matters. The FCC director handles cases and teaches students how to represent clients. Students learn to draft documents, counsel clients, engage in strategic planning, negotiate with other parties, and appear in court under faculty supervision as permitted by student practice rules.

    Responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing the FCC's curriculum and mission; screening requests for assistance from community partners; substantive teaching in family law and lawyering skills; and regularly meeting with and supervising FCC students as they handle cases. There is an opportunity for research, writing, and advocacy relating to clinical education and the legal concerns of low-income persons.

    Specific duties may include:

    a. Developing the Family Court Clinic's curriculum, courses, and mission consistent with Law School needs and objectives.

    b. Teaching in, and directing, the FCC, e.g.:

    ·          providing substantive instruction in family law, lawyering skills, and related areas

    ·          screening and assigning appropriate cases to clinic students

    ·          holding individual conferences with FCC students as appropriate

    ·          reviewing, critiquing, and approving documents prepared by FCC students in their cases

    ·          providing regular written evaluations of students' work.

    c. Appearing on behalf of FCC clients in court and administrative proceedings (and managing the resolution of outstanding issues).

    d. Attending regular staff meetings and coordinating with other clinical faculty; collaborating and teaching in areas of common interest among the Law School's civil legal clinics.

    e. Assisting in legislative and administrative advocacy on issues of interest to the FCC and its students.

    f. Participating in Law School service and committee work.

    This is a full-time, ongoing/renewable appointment that is expected to begin August 1, 2019, with a minimum annual salary of $65,000 (depending on qualifications). A J.D. is required, and the successful applicant must be admitted to the Wisconsin Bar or eligible for prompt admission to the Wisconsin Bar.  Experience in representing individuals in family law cases and in addressing civil legal needs of low-income citizens is required. Experience in clinical legal education or other teaching experience is preferred (and required for the Associate Professor level).

    ***Please note: The Law School will comply with the AALS Statement of Good Practices relating to hiring full-time faculty members at other schools. That statement observes that offers for the upcoming academic year made after early spring may disrupt the educational program of the departing faculty member’s law school and provide inadequate notice to that employer. Thus, the University of Wisconsin Law School will not extend such offers. However, we welcome applications from applicants with clinical teaching experience who are in other circumstances or who are not scheduled to teach at their home institution for the coming year.

    INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:        

    Applicants must apply through the Jobs at UW website (www.jobs.wisc.edu) by the consideration date (May 27, 2019, at 11:55 p.m. CDT). Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.  For more information, consult the website posting.

    CONTACT:

    Justin Boehm

    justin.boehm@wisc.edu

    608-890-4466

  • 16 May 2019 4:16 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applications for the position of Supervising Attorney for its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, one of eighteen law clinic and externship courses offered by the Law School (see https://law.wustl.edu/academics/clinical-education-program/lowincome-taxpayer-clinic/).

    The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, through its second- and third-year law students, provides free legal assistance to low income taxpayers on income tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The Supervising Attorney is expected to assist the clinic’s director in supervising and monitoring the work of the students, handle matters relating to the day-to-day administration of the clinic law office and its cases, and assume primary responsibility for cases that begin outside of or are not concluded during the academic year. In addition to salary and benefits, the Supervising Attorney is eligible for tuition remission for classes in the LL.M. in Taxation program.

    Qualifications:

    Candidates must have a J.D. degree, be admitted or eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission on motion or as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rules 8.10 and 13.06), and be admitted or eligible for admission to the U.S. Tax Court. Candidates should have significant experience practicing tax law, outstanding legal research and writing skills, and promise as a mentor for law students.

    Applicant Special Instructions:

    Applicants must submit an online application by navigating to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and searching for job opening number 43920. For fullest consideration, apply by June 1.

    In addition to completing the online application, applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, and brief description of the candidate’s interest and qualifications to: Professor Robert Kuehn, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; rkuehn@wustl.edu.

  • 14 May 2019 2:38 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW has launched searches for four exciting positions within their experiential program. UCLA Law is looking for a new Director of Externship and Field Placement Programs; a Deputy Director of the Promise Institute, who will also develop a new semester-long Human Rights Clinic; a Director of the Tribal Legal Development Clinic; and, a new Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow. Hyperlinks will take you to the UCLA Recruit site, and more comprehensive job descriptions about each are noted below.  Applications will be reviewed beginning at the end of May.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Assistant Dean Allison Korn (korn@law.ucla.edu) or Vice Dean Sameer Ashar (ashar@law.ucla.edu).

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    The UCLA School of Law is seeking applications for the Director of Externship and Field Placement Programs.  The Director will develop, teach in, and manage the externship and field placements component of the Experiential Education Program at UCLA School of Law. The Director will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education to administer policies and programs that uplift UCLA School of Law’s excellent learning opportunities for students and its strong commitment to public service.

    The Promise Institute at UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly motivated Deputy Director with sustained experience in the practice of human rights to join the senior management team of the Promise Institute and develop a semester-long Human Rights Law Clinic. The clinic, which will have a domestic focus, will serve as the second human rights clinical course offered annually with the support of the Institute. The Institute is especially interested in a clinic that would support social justice and public interest work of communities and organization in Los Angeles with an interest in applying a human rights frame to their work.

    UCLA School of Law is seeking a visionary and highly motivated individual with significant Indian country legal practice experience to serve as the first San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Director of the UCLA Tribal Legal Development Clinic (Clinic). This non-litigation Clinic assists Native Nations, mainly in California but also nationwide, in enhancing their governmental and legal systems through the development of tribal constitutions, codes, regulations, rules, policies, protocols and justice systems. Clinic projects include on-site work with tribal clients in their own communities, and may continue during summer months through students hired to work under the Director’s supervision.

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking applications for the Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship is designed for experienced law graduates who intend to pursue a career in law school clinical teaching.  The two-year fellowship will commence in fall 2019. The fellowship offers opportunities for clinical teaching and research designed to prepare the fellow to seek a permanent or tenure-track clinical faculty position at a law school.  The fellow will be expected to teach in experiential courses while also engaging in a scholarly research project.  During the summer, the fellow would be fully engaged with a scholarly research project.  The law school will provide teaching mentorship, as well as research support and faculty guidance on legal scholarship.

  • 02 May 2019 4:18 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW invites  applications for the Thomas F. Geraghty Clinical Fellowship in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Civil Litigation Clinic. The Fellowship honors Tom’s four decades of service and commitment to the Bluhm Legal Clinic. The Fellowship is for one year beginning on August 1, 2019.

    The Civil Litigation Clinic takes referrals of cases involving indigent tenants, primarily in eviction cases in Cook County Circuit Court. The aim of the Clinic is to teach students the nuts and bolts of litigation, including interviewing clients and witnesses, taking and defending discovery, filing and responding to motions, arguing motions, and conducting trials and administrative hearings. Students handle all aspects of their cases under the supervision of the Clinic Director.

    The Geraghty Fellow will have several areas of responsibility including supervising the students with their cases, handling cases when students are unable or unavailable, sharing responsibility for designing and teaching weekly class sessions, assisting with administrative and case handling responsibilities, and cultivating ties with the tenant advocates community.

    The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently houses clinical programs in a variety of legal areas including civil, criminal, transactional, international, and immigration. Northwestern is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, and encourages applications from racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    The annual stipend for the position will be $60,000, plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits. Applicants should be admitted to practice in Illinois. A demonstrated interest in housing and poverty issues is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest with resumes to Laurie Mikva, Civil Litigation Clinic Director, Bluhm Legal Clinic, 375 E. Chicago Ave., 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019.

  • 29 Apr 2019 10:38 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the full-time position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

    The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

    The Legal Aid Bureau was founded by Harvard Law School students in 1913 and remains student-run.  Our mission is to provide excellent, free representation to low-income and marginalized 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.  The 50 students who win membership in the Bureau devote more than 20 hours a week throughout their second and third years of law school to representing clients in civil cases, appeals, policy initiatives, and community lawyering projects in a range of civil legal aid practice areas.  Students also run the organization, setting policy, allocating resources among eligible clients, and managing the office on a day-to-day basis.  With a staff of 8 supervising attorneys, two administrators, and a part-time social worker, the Bureau trains its student attorneys to advocate vigorously for their clients, create enduring community partnerships, and become socially conscious leaders.

    Deputy Director Role and Responsibilities

    The Deputy Director will report to the Faculty Director and work in concert with her, with the Administrative Director, and with the student leadership to manage the legal work and operations of the Bureau.  The Deputy Director will assist the Faculty Director in supervising the clinical instructors and administrative staff and will have primary responsibility for leading various office projects and initiatives as determined by the Faculty Director.  The Deputy Director will also teach or co-teach one or both of the clinic seminars in which all students are enrolled throughout their two years in the Legal Aid Bureau and may have the opportunity to teach additional courses at the Law School as approved through regular course approval processes.

    The Deputy Director will also supervise and assess the legal work of 4-5 HLAB student-members during the academic year.  HLAB members serve as primary counsel and are responsible for managing their own cases; each maintains a caseload of around 3-5 active cases.  The Deputy Director will supervise students' case work by meeting regularly with them to discuss case strategy and relationships, reviewing and editing their written work, preparing them for and accompanying them to court and administrative hearings, and providing regular oral and written feedback.  The Deputy Director will also be responsible for identifying, developing, and sustaining productive community partnerships, including through periodic attendance at evening community meetings.  There are ample opportunities to engage with students in legislative reform work and on amicus and other appellate advocacy projects. 

    During the summer recess, the Bureau operates a summer program in which the Deputy Director will supervise students from other law schools on cases and projects carried over from the academic year.  During brief periods of transition between the academic year and summer programs, the Deputy Director may be responsible for direct case handling, including communication with clients, motions and trials.  Vacations are scheduled around new-student orientations and the requirement of maintaining effective case coverage.  Evening and weekend hours are periodically required to meet client or outreach needs.

    The Bureau's staff works together as a close-knit team, meeting regularly to share information and strategies and collaborating on office-wide initiatives, including new-student orientation, trainings, and clinical seminars.  Harvard Law School's large and diverse clinical legal education program provides additional opportunities for professional connection and collaboration.  As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, the Deputy Director will also be a member of the Harvard faculty and invited to participate in many faculty initiatives and governance activities.  As a member of the clinical faculty, the Deputy Director will further be invited and expected to participate in and contribute to the clinical faculty's regular meetings and projects.  Following a period of service at the Assistant Clinical Professor rank, the successful candidate will be eligible for consideration for promotion to the rank of Clinical Professor of Law. 

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, admission to the Massachusetts bar or eligibility to practice and supervise students under S.J.C. Rule 3:04 while pursuing admission, a distinguished academic record, and a minimum of five years of practice experience in at least one of the Bureau's current practice areas: housing and foreclosure, family law (including divorce and custody, restraining orders and petitions for special immigrant juvenile status findings), wage-and-hour, and government benefits.  Applicants must also have substantial experience in the training, teaching, or mentoring of junior lawyers or law students, with significant clinical teaching experience strongly preferred.

    Applicants should have a track record of deep engagement with public interest lawyering and/or the clinical legal education community, whether through program or project leadership, contributions to scholarship or training materials, and/or other forms active participation in these communities.  Applicants should also have excellent oral and written communication skills and the patience and ability to explain complex material in a clear manner to students with little to no legal experience.  Because the Bureau is student-run, the Deputy Director must be flexible, adaptable, and open to (and ideally enthusiastic about) constant experimentation and change, and must be willing to cede power over most administrative decision-making to the student Board.  The role also requires exceptionally strong personal skills and an ability to guide students' leadership of the organization using non-directive techniques.  A demonstrated ability to develop and deliver effective courses in professional responsibility, lawyering, or other topics related to the Legal Aid Bureau's work is strongly preferred.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three or more references to Clinical Appointment Committee c/o Esme Caramello, Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, at ecaramello@law.harvard.edu, and copy Lisa Dealy, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (dealy@law.harvard.edu), and Daniel Nagin, Clinical Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Experiential and Clinical Education (dnagin@law.harvard.edu).  Please write Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Application in the subject line of the e-mail. The application period will be open until July 1, 2019.  The expected start date will be in 2020, and no later than July 1, 2020.

    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.  Consistent with our commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, persons from other underrepresented groups, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

  • 29 Apr 2019 10:36 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    DC LAW STUDENTS IN COURT (LSIC) invites applications for a full-time Supervising Attorney for its Criminal Defense Clinic to begin July, 2019. The Attorney will co-teach and supervise certified students in a clinical legal education program focused on misdemeanor criminal defense litigation.

    About DC Law Students in Court:

    Created in 1969, LSIC is the oldest and a highly regarded clinical program in the District of Columbia. LSIC is a nonprofit poverty law firm and clinical education program that draws students from area law schools in Washington, DC. Since our founding, LSIC has trained law students to provide free, high-quality legal services to the District’s low-income community. We are on a mission to empower individuals to stand up against injustice and inspire the next generation of social justice advocates.

    LSIC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as an organization depends on creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. 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 and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone.

    Position Responsibilities:

    Under the guidance and supervision of experienced criminal defense attorneys, students in the Criminal Defense Clinic are responsible for all aspects of client representation including interviewing clients, conducting fact investigation and legal research, writing and arguing motions, engaging in pretrial discovery, trying cases, negotiating plea agreements and assisting clients with probation revocations, where applicable. Through reading assignments, mock hearings, reflection, and actual representation, students learn how to develop a case theory and the skills needed for outstanding representation.

    The Criminal Defense Clinic offers a learning environment that focuses on case preparation, courtroom experience and one-on-one working relationships with experienced criminal defense attorneys. Supervision and instruction emphasize litigation strategy, the skills necessary for effective lawyering, and zealous client-centered representation.

    Responsibilities of a supervising attorney include: 1) supervising second- and third-year law students in their criminal misdemeanor cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; 2) planning and teaching classes in lawyering and advocacy skills and substantive criminal law and procedure, and professionalism; 3) providing direct client representation; 4) completing administrative and other clinical work such as recruiting students and possibly training and mentoring pro bono attorneys. Related duties include attending staff meetings, participating in agency fundraising and development opportunities and events, overseeing the accurate and complete input of data in the office’s case management system, and providing input and comment regarding student grades.

    Qualification Requirements:

    The Supervising Attorney must be a member of the D.C. Bar, have prior criminal defense experience, excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, and have a desire to teach and mentor. Preferred qualifications include at least five years’ criminal defense and/or clinical teaching experience, supervising experience, Spanish language skills, experience practicing criminal defense in federal court(s), and prior experience in poverty law.  LSIC alumni are encouraged to apply.

    Accountability: Reports to the Criminal Division Director

    Hours and Salary: This is a full-time position based on a 40-hour work week. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Benefits: We offer an excellent benefits package for this full-time position including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous sick leave, annual leave, and personal leave and paid federal holidays.

    To Apply: Each candidate should submit a cover letter and resume by email to Santha Sonenberg, Interim Director, Criminal Division at ssonenberg@dclawstudents.org. Please indicate “Supervising Attorney, [your full name]” in the subject of the email.

    Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • 17 Apr 2019 9:45 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a French Family First Amendment Clinic Fellow to report to the Assistant Director of the First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School.  The French Family First Amendment Fellow will collaborate with the Director, Mark Jackson, and Assistant Director, Cortelyou Kenney, to support the management and activities of our newest clinical initiative, which formally launched in the spring semester of 2019. The Clinic focuses on two core First Amendment objectives: (1) litigating and supporting cases and other legal proceedings that further the cause of free speech, freedom of information, and aid the news-gathering process; and (2) cultivating a new group of diverse lawyers who are educated about the freedom of speech embodied in the First Amendment and prepared to pursue careers defending free speech principles.

    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Provide supervision to students in the Clinic, including feedback, mentoring, and training.
    • Manage ongoing cases, ensuring that the work is done in a timely and professional manner.
    • Assist with the organization and teaching of the Clinic, focusing on substantive knowledge of First Amendment doctrine and the litigation process, as well as effective legal writing, advocacy, and client relations skills.
    • Help develop the focus of cases the Clinic will work on, such as access to information, protection of sources and the news-gathering process, general libel and privacy defense, and digital information rights.
    • Collaborate with the Director and Assistant Director on programming to bring free speech issues to the broader Law School and University communities.
    • Support the research and writing of policy papers with the goal of influencing the public debate on free speech matters as well as amicus briefs in cases in which important free speech rights are at issue.
    • Help maintain relationships within the legal and journalism community, including regional (New York and surrounding states) news platforms and journalists, law firms and advocacy organizations that focus on free speech and related fields, and First Amendment clinics at other law schools.
    • Assist in managing the financial resources for the program, including monitoring financial activities and transactions.

    This is a full-time position for a two-year term, and is benefits eligible. Reappointment for an additional one-year term is possible based on performance and funding availability. The successful candidate will be expected to start between August 1 and August 15, 2019.

    Requirements: The French Family Fellow must be a law graduate, with practice experience and background in constitutional law or freedom of information laws. A clerkship or clerkships are desirable, but not required.

    To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, a writing sample (should be an unedited or slightly edited brief or bench memo), and other significant supporting materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13544. To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by June 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

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