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  • 30 Nov 2020 12:59 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL, through The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale and the Yale Law School Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO), seeks a Fellow for a position beginning in July of 2021. This newly-created fellowship is supported by a gift from Alan Bersin, YLS ’74, and Lisa Foster, and it honors Dennis Curtis, one of the founders of Yale’s clinical program.

    The fellowship provides for a law school graduate to spend a year working with members of the Yale clinical faculty and with the Liman Center and affiliated faculty. The Fellow will work on behalf of individuals and groups to further projects and policy reform through litigation and administrative and legislative initiatives related to criminal law and immigration reform. The Fellow will be based at Yale Law School; depending on the projects that unfold, the Fellow may spend time elsewhere, including with immigration policy experts in Washington, D.C.

    The Fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Fiona Doherty and other clinical professors who teach two clinics, the Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC) and the Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic (CJAC), as well as with Professor Lucas Guttentag, who teaches immigration law and regularly visits at Yale Law School. Students in the CJC represent defendants in criminal cases in the Geographical Area #23 courthouse on Elm Street in New Haven. Students in CJAC represent individuals and organizations affected by the criminal legal system. The clinic docket consists of a mix of policy and community advocacy, direct representation, and impact litigation. In both clinics, students manage all aspects of their clients’ cases under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. The Fellow will also work with Professor Guttentag on furthering administrative and executive immigration reform, analyzing the policies of recent years, maintaining and enhancing a website that comprehensively catalogues recent policies, and identifying needed policy reforms.  

    The Curtis-Liman Clinical Fellow will also participate in the work of the Liman Center, which promotes access to justice and the fair treatment of individuals and groups seeking to participate in the legal system. Recent projects have included access to voting for people in detention, solitary confinement, excessive fines and fees, and the harms of COVID for incarcerated individuals. Through research projects, teaching, fellowship funding, and colloquia, the Liman Center supports efforts to bring about a more just legal system, even as that aspiration remains elusive. The Liman Center has funded 153 Liman Law Fellows at more than 100 host organizations, and more than 450 Liman Summer Fellows from eight colleges and universities. The Liman Center includes Professor Judith Resnik, Liman Director Anna VanCleave, Senior Liman Fellows in Residence, affiliated researchers, Liz Acas, the Liman Center Director of Communications, and Elizabeth Keane, the Liman Center Coordinator.

    The Liman Center and Yale’s LSO seek candidates who are able to work independently and as part of a team and who possess excellent legal skills and a deep commitment to social justice. Qualifications include a J.D. degree and, before the fellowship starts, admission to a bar and a plan to be admitted to the Connecticut Bar. The salary range is from $47,500 to $55,000 or more, depending on experience. Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  The fellowship is a one-year position with the potential for renewal for a second year.

    To apply, submit by email a resume, a cover letter explaining your background and how this work relates to your longer-term plans, a writing sample, a law school transcript, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references (of whom at least one should be a law school professor) to elizabeth.keane@yale.edu.  If letters of reference are readily available, ask that individuals forward them directly; otherwise, when appropriate, we will contact references by email or phone.  Absent special circumstances, applications should be sent by December 15, 2020.

    Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.


  • 12 Nov 2020 4:26 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE GEORGETOWN HEALTH JUSTICE ALLIANCE CLINIC seeks a two year clinical teaching fellow to begin in summer 2021 to teach and supervise law clinic students providing civil legal services through an innovating medical-legal partnership.  Georgetown Law and the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic are committed to diversity in hiring.

    Clinic Description

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is part of a medical-legal partnership between Georgetown University’s Law and Medical Centers. Launched in August 2017, the Law Clinic integrates law students directly into Georgetown community-based health clinics serving children and families living in poverty in Washington, D.C. Law students provide civil legal services to address barriers that affect patient health and well-being in collaboration with medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

    Patients at these clinics face complex, civil legal needs, many of which negatively impact their health and well-being. Among the needs currently being served are those related to housing, public benefits, education, and family law. By partnering directly with medical providers who provide low barrier access to healthcare to high needs families in Washington, D.C., the HJA Law Clinic offers a unique and especially effective method for reducing the barriers to justice that often confront people living in poverty and that contribute to racial and economic health disparities.  Medical students rotate into the law clinic and collaborate with law students and clinical teaching fellows in providing holistic advocacy to client families. 

    Description of the Fellowship

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is hiring an individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for two years beginning in summer 2021 and ending in summer 2023. The fellowship is ideal for a legal services attorney interested in transition into legal academia and developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and poverty lawyering—in the context of an interdisciplinary medical-legal partnership in furtherance of health equity and social justice. The fellow will (i) supervise law students in casework and clinic projects and serve as a mentor and role model to law students in the clinic, including students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, (ii) share responsibility for designing and teaching law clinic seminar classes and facilitating case rounds, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Law Clinic and its medical-legal partnership. The teaching team is highly collaborative and uses a team-based approach to pedagogy planning and problem solving. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University.

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $57,000 in the first year and $60,000 in the second year, health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program.  In addition to training in clinical pedagogy, fellows have access to programming and support around scholarship and entry into the legal teaching market and professional development opportunities.  As full-time students, teaching fellows may qualify for deferment of their student loans and/or may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools. 

    Fellows also benefit from their affiliation with the clinical program at Georgetown Law, the broader Health Justice Alliance cross-campus initiative, the law school and university’s health law and policy programs, and the Georgetown Law and Georgetown University communities. Georgetown is a vibrant institution with a deep commitment to public service and social justice. Georgetown Law is widely recognized as having the country’s top ranked clinical program, with 18 law school clinics—which have clinical teaching Fellows who convene regularly for educational, professional, and social events.  Because the program is widely respected by both the public interest bar and the academy, Fellows have enjoyed considerable success obtaining full-time teaching or advocacy positions after the completion of the Fellowship.

    Qualifications

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic seeks a prospective fellow with:

    • Experience providing civil legal services to low-income clients (housing, public benefits, and/or special education law are areas of particular need);
    • Minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience;
    • Membership in the District of Columbia Bar (if not a member of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer);
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching; and
    • Prior medical, health-related, or mental health-related experience a plus.

    Application Instructions:

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible but no later than Monday, December 14, 2020. Please submit a letter of interest, résumé/CV, complete law school transcript, a list of at least three references, and a writing sample (max. 10 pages) to HealthJusticeAlliance@georgetown.edu. If you have any questions please contact Eugenia Alvarez, Office Manager for the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, at ea661@georgetown.edu.  

    Note: Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


  • 11 Nov 2020 1:28 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member whose vision includes a legal clinic representing indigent clients in the criminal legal system. BC Law houses nationally-ranked clinical programs. The criminal legal offerings currently include the BC Law Prosecution Program; the BC Defender Program (including a criminal defense clinic, a parole and compassionate release clinic, and a prisoner’s rights/prison discipline clinic), and the BC Innocence Program. This panoply of clinical offerings use dynamic interdisciplinary models and relationships with community partners to engage in direct client representation as well as law/policy reforms. Candidates are encouraged to present their vision for a direct client representation clinic/program that would enrich BC Law’s offerings relating to the criminal legal system.

    The current opening follows the retirement of a tenured faculty member who directed the criminal defense trial clinic while also teaching substantive law courses such as criminal law and evidence. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences, this faculty position may be on the University’s tenure track or the law school’s clinical track, which provides for a long-term contract that may be renewed indefinitely. The position requires a JD or equivalent law degree and significant experience in criminal practice. Clinical teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must be or become a member of the Massachusetts bar.

    Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

    Boston College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage candidates of color and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter to: Paul Tremblay, Chair, Clinic Appointments Committee at paul.tremblay@bc.edu or at Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459.


  • 04 Nov 2020 11:01 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER is hiring for a graduate teaching fellowship at their Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic.

    Description of the Clinic

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

    • Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, and methods of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.

    • Represent organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.

    • Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. area.

    The Clinic’s local focus not only allows the Clinic to give back to the community it calls home, but also gives students an opportunity to explore and understand the challenges and strengths of the D.C. community beyond the Georgetown Law campus. As D.C. experiences increasing income inequality, it becomes increasingly important for the Clinic to provide legal assistance to organizations that serve and empower vulnerable D.C. communities. For the foreseeable future, the Clinic will center client matters that are responsive to the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic recession, and our national reckoning of anti-Black racism by assisting organizational clients working within those affected communities.

    Description of Fellowship

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in transitioning into legal academia and developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and transactional law employed in the interest of social and economic justice. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. The fellowship start date is August 1, 2021, and the fellowship is for two years, ending July 31, 2023.

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

    Qualifications

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

    Application Process

    Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a detailed letter of interest as soon as possible but no later than January 1st, 2021. The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 352, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to Clinic Office Manager, Maria Islam, mi368@georgetown.edu. Emailed applications are preferred.


  • 21 Oct 2020 12:15 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)
    GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY’S Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics are seeking fellows for three clinics for academic years 2021-2023.  We seek applicants for positions in our International Human Rights Clinic, Family Justice Litigation Clinic, and the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.  We seek applications from candidates with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience.  Applicants who have an interest in receiving training in clinical and/or law school teaching will be preferred.

    The Friedman Fellowship program affords every fellow the opportunity to learn about 1) clinical education and public interest lawyering; and 2) teaching and supervising law students engaged in these activities.  Throughout their two years in residence, fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students and in writing scholarship for publication.  The program provides fellows with mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration.

    Fellows receive an annual stipend and are eligible for University employment benefits, such as health insurance, tuition assistance, and other benefits related to law school affiliation.  Fellows must be members of a state bar. Candidates who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver into the D.C. Bar.

    By October 30, 2020, applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of references, and a complete law school transcript to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu.  Questions can also be submitted to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu.  The George Washington University Law School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.



  • 19 Oct 2020 12:36 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL's Communications & Technology Law Clinic is accepting applications for a two-year paid position as a Clinical Teaching Fellow starting in August 2021. The person hired for this position will work closely with Professor Laura Moy to supervise the work of second- and third-year law students on high profile, cutting edge cases before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, other federal agencies, and courts. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis through December 10, 2020.

    Fellow Responsibilities

    The Communications & Technology Law Clinic has two Fellows serving staggered two-year terms. The Fellows exercise a great deal of responsibility for the clinic’s cases. They work with clients and coalitions to develop strategy; meet with Commissioners, agency staff, and Congressional staff; and draft briefs, comments, and other legal documents. Because we are located in Washington, D.C., the Fellows get to experience firsthand the interplay between Congress, federal agencies, and federal courts in developing communications and technology policy. They also have many opportunities to network with others working in this area.

    Each Fellow typically supervises four students each semester. Fellows assist students in developing their lawyering skills. For example, Fellows help students develop a research plan, review student drafts, and prepare students for meetings and oral presentations. Fellows also help plan and teach the clinic seminar.

    The new Fellow will receive training in clinical teaching alongside Fellows in Georgetown Law’s 17 other clinics at an orientation that takes place in August and in a Clinical Pedagogy course that meets throughout the first year of the Fellowship.

    Qualifications

    Applicants should have a law degree and already be admitted to the District of Columbia or another state bar. We will also consider very strong candidates who will graduate from law school in 2021 and be eligible to join the bar shortly thereafter. The qualifications that we look for include:

    · Demonstrated interest in technology, media, communications, privacy, surveillance, and related fields;

    · Practical experience in a law school clinic, a public interest organization, government, a law firm, or a judicial clerkship;

    · Strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written;

    · Experience in management and supervision;

    · An interest in teaching law students in a clinical setting; and

    · A commitment to serving the public interest.

    Application Process

    Please follow the application instructions carefully. Applicants who fail to follow these instructions will not be considered for the Fellowship.

    Create a single PDF (filename: lastname_firstname.pdf) that includes—in order:

    · Brief cover letter (addressed to Professor Laura Moy);

    · Personal statement (approximately 500–800 words) setting forth the reasons for seeking the Fellowship;

    · Résumé or C.V.;

    · Current law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable);

    · List of at least three references, including contact information; and

    · One or two writing samples (we invite both short and long pieces), each accompanied by a statement detailing whether and to what extent it has been edited by others.

    Submit your application PDF as an attachment by email to CTLC_Fe.1llfpy9fyf76a8gf@u.box.com. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than December 10, 2020.

    The clinic will invite selected candidates to interview via Zoom or Skype. We may also ask candidates who advance to the next round after initial interviews to participate in a test designed to assess writing and reviewing skills.

  • 08 Oct 2020 1:48 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE LAW SCHOOL, in conjunction with the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD), is hiring a Director of the Innocence Project Clinic (IPC).  The IPC Director is a unique and collaborative position within OPD and the legal academy. Within UB, the IPC Director will have the rank of Professor of the Practice, a non-tenured faculty position, and will run the Innocence Project Clinic, teaching and supervising student attorneys who handle cases and advocate for reform within UB’s clinical law program. With respect to OPD, the IPC Director will report directly to the Public Defender and will provide Agency-wide support and strategic vision to innocence litigation. The IPC Director will work with OPD’s attorneys and staff both on individual cases as well as on broad reform goals. In collaboration with the Forensics Division, the IPC Director will serve as a resource and provide trainings to OPD attorneys and staff on relevant social science research (including coercive interrogation tactics,unreliable eyewitness identification practices), incorporating scientific research (including DNA testing) into legal arguments, and strategic ways to address newly discovered evidence. This position will be located in Baltimore, Maryland but may require local travel.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Oversees screening and intake of cases with claims of actual innocence that are referred to the IPC by OPD, the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP), private counsel or other organizations as well as pro sepetitions.
    • Identify from intake those cases that present valid factual innocence claims and review court files, trial, appellate and post-conviction proceedings, file and litigate Maryland Public Information Act Requests for law enforcement records and conduct any additional factual investigation that may be required to fully develop the claim. In appropriate cases, file pleadings and litigate cases.
    • Create and teach the Innocence Project Clinic, which entails teaching a weekly seminar, supervision meetings for each pairing of student attorneys, structuring student attorney self-reflection and evaluation, and providing supervision, feedback and evaluation to the student attorneys.
    • Supervise retained investigators and students who are conducting witness interviews and document collection.
    • Participate in law school activities including weekly clinical meetings, faculty meetings, faculty workshops, and other school events.
    • Retain forensic experts when necessary to develop and litigate claims.
    • Collaborate and consult with OPD’s Post Conviction Defenders Division to identify possible innocence cases, develop comprehensive litigation strategies on pending post conviction matters, and provide professional development opportunities to OPD staff.
    • Engage in legislative advocacy, consult with the Maryland Rules committee, file amicus briefs in connection with innocence issues.
    • Write grant proposals for federal and private foundation grants and manage existing federal and private foundation grants.
    • In collaboration with OPD and UB, manage press relationships in connection with exonerations, relevant legislative initiatives and related policy issues.
    • Keep abreast of legal and scientific developments that impact innocence cases and collaborate with OPD’s Forensics Division to identify emerging trends to strategically litigate new evidence of innocence.
    • Maintain case information and updates in both UB’s and OPD’s case management system.
    • Maintain and office and regular presence at OPD including regular office hours to foster a collaborative environmentand serve as an available resource and partner to OPD attorneys and staff.
    • Report directly and regularly to the Public Defender and maintain consistent communicationwith OPD regarding pending cases, litigation strategies and the development of in-house training programs.
    • Serve as a resource to OPD attorneys and staff on emerging scientific discoveries and social science research with implications on innocence litigation.

    TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • Minimum of three-years’ experience as a criminal defense attorney with expertise in DNA and other forms of scientific evidence as well as post-conviction innocence claims.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Experience or potential to be an excellent clinical law teacher; enthusiasm to work with law students; and an excellent academic record.
    • Demonstrated training and development skills.
    • The ability to build trusting, productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
    • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school.
    • Active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another state. (If the selected candidate is a member of the Bar of another State, the candidate must commit to becoming admitted to the Maryland Bar within 18 months of their start date.)

    HOW TO APPLY:  If you wish to be considered for this position please click hereto fill out the application and please submit the following materials in one email to opd-jobs.law@maryland.gov: (1) current resume or CV, (2) cover letter indicating your specific interest in the position and outlining the skills and experience that directly related to the position and the above qualifications, (3) list of a minimum of three references, and (4) any law school teaching evaluations. In the subject line of the email please indicate “Innocence Project Director.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    CLOSING DATE: OCTOBER 28,2020

    The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) advocates statewide for securing justice, protecting civil rights, andpreserving liberty. We are 900+ employees strong and have been the voice of the voiceless across Maryland since 1972. OPD operates the Innocence Project Clinic in collaboration with the University of Baltimore School of Law (UB). The Innocence Project Clinic (IPC) works to exonerate the innocent, provide resources and holistic support to the exonerated, and prevent future wrongful convictions through education and policy reform. The Innocence Project Clinic screens over 200 cases annually to assess whether an innocence claim may have a viable wrongful conviction claim. OPD’s vision is for Justice, Fairness, and Dignity for All. Employees are committed to the core values of a culture ofexcellence, client-centered representation, tenacious advocacy, and are united as a team in achieving OPD’s mission.

    The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply. Attorneys are full-time employees who serve at the pleasure of the Public Defender. Criminal Procedure Art., Section 16-203(d). Attorneys cannot engage in the private practice of law while in this position.


    The University of Baltimore School of Law (UB),with its nationally-ranked clinical law program, educates students tobecome exceptional and principled lawyers; to contribute to local, national and international discourse about the law andlegal institutions; and to promote efforts to achieve justice in local, national, and international communities. As an urbanlaw school, we value diversity, academic excellence, and public service, and seek to improve the legal system and the qualityof people’s lives.



  • 08 Oct 2020 11:54 AM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking exceptionally qualified and experienced candidates for a full-time Clinical Associate Professor position to serve as the Director of its Technology Law Clinic (the “Clinic”). This opening is for a non-tenure track clinical faculty position with a projected start date of July 1, 2021. The Clinic is part of a unique collaboration between BU Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is part of BU Law’s Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, and Cyberlaw Program. The School of Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community. 

    BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, a top-tier law school with an international reputation, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students, and alumni, dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. Since our doors opened in 1872, we have admitted qualified men and women, without regard to race, sex, or religion. The breadth and depth of our curriculum, especially our clinical program, as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in American legal education.  

    The Clinic represents current students at MIT and BU on matters related to their technology-related research, advocacy, and innovation. The Clinic frequently advises clients in the areas of data privacy, intellectual property, computer access laws, media law, and technology regulatory compliance. Clinic faculty help law students assist clients in counseling, pre-litigation, and transactional settings, and possibly also in litigation matters, including response to cease-and-desist letters and litigation under open records laws. Clients often present novel questions of law in emerging areas of technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, encryption and cryptography, and novel methods of online platform scrutiny and analysis. 

    The Clinic Director will be responsible for clinical teaching as well as coordination and oversight of all aspects of the operation and development of the program. Their primary responsibilities include: supervision and training of law students with client matters; teaching and developing curricular materials for the Clinic’s year-long seminar; managing the Clinic’s reporting to the oversight board and the senior leadership at both BU and MIT; planning the strategic growth and development of the Clinic; and collaborating with partners in Computing and Data Sciences, Computer Science, and other departments at BU and MIT on interdisciplinary initiatives in law and technology. 

    The ideal candidate is a member of the Massachusetts bar or is eligible for membership via admission by motion, with at least six years of experience in data privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and/or media law settings. Experience with clinical legal education, technology or media litigation, or sectoral data privacy regulation, is considered a plus. Exceptional writing, editing, organizational, and managerial skills are required. 

    Since we opened our doors in 1872, Boston University School of Law has been committed to admitting and building our classes without regard to race, gender, or religion. We are dedicated to building a just, inclusive, and engaged community of faculty and students. We have more work to do to make our environment more just. Boston University School of Law is committed not only to the ideals of faculty diversity and inclusion but also to the work of creating and implementing practices that combat exclusion and inequity by race, gender, gender identity, disability status, religion, or other identities subject to historical subordination. We strive to foster a more inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants of all identities, intellectual traditions, and perspectives.  

    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, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

    How to Apply: 

    Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume before December 15, 2020, to the Faculty Appointments Committee at Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to lawappts@bu.edu. All open faculty positions are pending budgetary approval. 

     To learn more about the law school, visit our website at www.bu.edu/law.

  • 01 Oct 2020 6:03 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL (NYLS), located in the heart of Tribeca, seeks a clinical faculty member to design and direct a Civil Rights Clinic, to begin in fall 2021. NYLS is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community. The School is an equal opportunity employer. We warmly welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and all other candidates whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our school. To view NYLS’s Strategic Plan, visit www.nyls.edu/strategy, and for information on the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, see www.nyls.edu/diversity.

    The selected candidate will design a clinic in which students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision. The clinic may involve students in civil rights and racial, economic, and social justice matters, which could encompass employment and housing discrimination, educational equity, voting rights, and other issues.

    While this position includes responsibility for all aspects of the clinic, including curriculum design, seminar instruction, supervision of and responsibility for student casework, and selection of clients, the selected candidate will join a team of committed clinical faculty members who collaborate on the design and development of the clinical and skills curriculum. Clinical faculty members at NYLS participate fully in the governance and life of the law school and may also have the opportunity to teach other skills and doctrinal courses. Although scholarly writing is not a requirement of the position, NYLS’s clinical faculty engages in a variety of writing projects, including traditional and clinical scholarship, and advocacy and practitioner-oriented projects, which the School encourages and supports.

    The selected candidate will be on a long-term contract track or will receive a long-term contract, as appropriate, based on experience.

    Requirements

    • J.D. and a minimum of five years of experience in civil rights practice or clinical teaching

    • Admission to the New York bar (or eligible for admission to the New York bar upon joining NYLS’s faculty)

    Salary: Highly competitive

    How to Apply: Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae listing relevant legal practice and law school experience, a cover letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, and a list of references, to William P. LaPiana, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at associate.dean@nyls.edu.


  • 04 Sep 2020 12:49 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)
    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER'S Domestic Violence Clinic hires one person to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney each year, for a two-year term. Fellows have several areas of responsibility, including: representing survivors of family abuse in CPO cases; designing and teaching Clinic seminar classes; and supervising third-year law students in their representation of clients. Throughout the program, fellows receive extensive supervision and training on their litigation skills, providing them with a substantial opportunity to improve as litigators. The fellowship experience is also designed to develop fellows’ skills as clinical law professors and launch them on a career in clinical law teaching; all of our fellows who have sought teaching jobs over the past decade or more have successfully obtained a teaching position.

    Clinic fellows also pursue a program of graduate study, through a seminar course on clinical pedagogy, taught collectively by the Georgetown clinical faculty. (Fellows also may audit regular law school courses). In addition, during the first year of the program, fellows are members of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, where they have an opportunity to collaborate with lawyers doing a variety of women’s rights legal work in Washington, D.C., and to meet with justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and other long-time leaders in the feminist legal community. 

    Preference will be given to applicants who have a background or demonstrated interest in family law, domestic violence, or poverty law and who have some trial practice experience. Applicants must have excellent oral and written advocacy skills, and must be admitted to a Bar at the time of submitting their application. Any fellow who is offered the position and is not a member of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver immediately following acceptance.

    Description of the Clinic

    Students in the Domestic Violence Clinic represent victims of all forms of domestic abuse in civil protection order (“CPO”) cases in D.C. Superior Court. The Clinic provides students with an intensive, challenging education in the art of trial advocacy, extensive hands-on experience with family law and poverty lawyering, and the opportunity to alleviate a crucial community need for legal representation. Through course work and client representation, students are exposed to every phase of expedited civil litigation. Students also learn to navigate the criminal justice system by working, in cases where it is consistent with their client’s wishes, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in prosecutions against those accused of abusing Clinic clients.

    Students litigate to obtain CPOs that last for up to one year and can include a broad spectrum of relief designed to effectively end the violence in a family or dating relationship. For example, a judge may direct a person causing harm to cease assaulting and threatening the victim; to stay away from the victim’s home, person and workplace; and not to contact the victim in any manner. The judge may award temporary custody of the parties’ minor children, with visitation rights for the non-custodial parent, and award child and/or spousal support. Finally, each semester students develop a group project focused on improving law, policy, or community education, that is designed to expose them to alternatives beyond direct client litigation for pursuing social justice for their client base.

    In the Clinic seminar, faculty and fellows provide intensive instruction to Clinic students on a wide variety of topics, including the civil, family, criminal, evidentiary and ethical laws and rules applicable to domestic violence litigation, the psychological dynamics of intimate partner violence, trauma-informed lawyering, storytelling, and the importance of empathy. In class, students participate in exercises designed to develop and refine essential litigation skills such as conducting direct and cross examinations, delivering opening statements and closing arguments, introducing exhibits into evidence, and conducting negotiations.

    Application Process

    Please complete the application, available at:

    https://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/wlppfp-us-fellowships/application/

    and submit it to BOTH the Domestic Violence Clinic (dvclinic@law.georgetown.edu), and to the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu).

    Please be sure to indicate your interest in the Domestic Violence Clinic on your application.

    Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 6, 2020. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews in December, and selection will occur shortly thereafter. The fellowship begins in early July 2021, and, following a two-year term, terminates in June 2023.

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