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  • 09 Dec 2021 3:20 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA is hiring for a Managing Attorney in their Clinical Program. 

    University of the District of Columbia

    Job Description

    Job Title:   Managing Attorney

     Occupational Series: 905/Pay Plan: DS /Grade: 05

    FLSA:  Exempt

    Union Status:  Non-union

    Job Code: 


    The Managing Attorney of Clinical and Experiential Programs assists in oversight of the high-quality legal services provided by the clinical and experiential programs. The Managing Attorney has supervisory authority over administrative matters related to the experiential programs, which includes responding to the needs of faculty and students. The Managing Attorney is expected to use his/her/their expertise in client service, case management, and law office administration to ensure the highest level of client service is delivered by the programs. The Managing Attorney reports to the Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

     1.     Develops, implements and leads the administrative operations and professional infrastructure for the School of Law’s full range of clinical and experiential programs in keeping with ABA and other professional standards and best practices

    2.     Supervises administrative staff for the experiential and clinical programs.

    3.       Drives the marketing work of the clinical and experiential programs, including the website and social media accounts. In conjunction with the faculty and marketing team, produces materials about the experiential and clinical programs for applicants, marketing, fundraising activities, events, and other stakeholders.

    4.       Develops and maintains network of supporters and case-referral sources for both clinic intake needs as well as referrals when the clinical program is unable to take a case.

    5.     Leads the clinic recruitment and enrollment process; oversees student practice applications.

    6.     Oversees the client information management systems (paper and electronic) to include training and records retention activities.

    7.     In consultation with the Development Director, manages the grant process (pre- and post-award) for all experiential grants.

    8.     Manages the budget of the Clinical Law Program in collaboration with the Associate Dean; and manages program budgetary needs and procurement of supplies, services and equipment with appropriate personnel.

    9.       Develops appropriate reporting materials for program evaluation annually. This includes the collection of data about externship placements, clinic caseloads, and other relevant data.  

    10.  Responds to non-substantive management of clinic client and admin work during breaks in the academic calendar. With adequate notice, may be asked to provide substantive oversight of clinic client work during breaks in the academic calendar and as needed during the semester.

    11.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

     

    REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:   

     Familiarity with law office management including computer-based case/project record keeping systems. 

    • Knowledge of non-profit, governmental (including judicial and legislative), and public interest communities highly desirable.
    • Facility with basic software for collecting and interpreting data (e.g., Excel).
    • Comfortable working and traveling to a variety of professional and community settings.

       

    MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

     Juris Doctor degree and at least three years of relevant experience.

    • Examples of relevant experience include, but are not limited to, professional administrative and/or program/practice management, delivery of legal services to low-income or otherwise marginalized populations, non-profit programming, government systems, supervision of staff, and project management.
    • Must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the D.C. Bar.

     

    STANDARDS & EXPECTATIONS:

    1.     Expectations of the Job:

    Work consists of a variety of complex inter-related tasks. The incumbent is expected to function with considerable independence on all assignments and to use initiative and seasoned judgment in arriving at sound conclusions and recommendations. Recurring contacts are made with students, staff members, faculty members, administrators and the general public, as well as with staff of institutions which are University partners. Contacts are established to open channels of communication and acquire information for decision making and dissemination to others. The work is generally performed in an office setting.

    2. Development and Counseling:

    Employee is expected to participate in activities that will help in the development of his/her/their career and help in the performance of the job. Employee may seek counseling from the immediate supervisor.

     3.Training: 

    Training is available to help improve the skill and knowledge level, and for updates on the latest techniques, methods and theories that are being used in the industry.

    4. Knowledge of UDC Rules and Regulations:

    The position requires a solid understanding of the policies and procedures of the Board of Trustees and the University, as well as applicable Federal and D.C. government laws and regulations. The University provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

    Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

     


  • 07 Dec 2021 1:09 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic is seeking a Clinical Legal Fellow beginning September 1, 2022. 

    The CEASE Clinic provides legal representation to survivors of child sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking in a variety of civil legal proceedings, including civil lawsuits, juvenile dependency proceedings, and post-conviction relief matters. Under the supervision of the Clinic Director, the Fellow will provide direct representation to survivors, assist in clinic community outreach and education efforts, engage in research and legal writing on behalf of the clinic, assist with curriculum development, and help supervise student clinic work. The individual selected for the position will receive mentorship in teaching, scholarship, and legal practice, and will have an opportunity to work with other faculty affiliated with CEASE.

    The Fellow position is a one-year appointment. Candidates must have  J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia, eligible to practice in the State of Georgia, or sitting for July 2022 Georgia Bar Exam.

    This position will serve in a support role for both the Director and Staff Attorney of CEASE. Strong organizational and time management skills are expected, including ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently, and seek guidance when appropriate. Candidates should have strong advocacy skills, excellent writing skills, and experience working with diverse and vulnerable clients.

    Salary is commensurate with experience. A background check is required for this position.

    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

    All applicants must apply via the University of Georgia's Human Resources website at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/233089

    Application required documents include:

    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Unofficial Transcripts
    4. List of References with Contact Information


  • 01 Dec 2021 10:52 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    MANAGEMENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE, a national nonprofit supporting legal aid managers, is hiring an Executive Director.

    Management Information Exchange (MIE) seeks its next dynamic Executive Director.  MIE is a nonprofit organization that supports leaders, managers, supervisors, administrators, and fundraisers in legal aid programs.  MIE’s mission is to promote excellence in management to ensure high quality civil legal advocacy on behalf of low-income people across the United States. MIE advances best practices and innovation in leadership, management, supervision and fundraising by supporting a full and free exchange of ideas and providing training, and consulting, an online resource library, and a flagship journal for the legal aid community.

    This position is an exciting opportunity for an organized, energetic, experienced leader and manager who has an entrepreneurial streak and is passionate about supporting the legal aid programs that expand access to justice across the United States.  The Executive Director can be located anywhere with excellent internet service and from which there is the ability to travel to MIE events without exorbitant cost.

    About MIE

    MIE was established in 1985 to provide training for Executive Directors of legal aid programs, and to share expertise and cutting-edge ideas through its Journal and national meetings.  Over the years, MIE has expanded both its training and its Journal articles to include content that supports middle managers, fiscal directors and development professionals working in legal aid programs and has developed an online library of information and affinity listservs useful to legal aid managers.  It sponsors regular national conferences and provides consulting and technical assistance to the legal aid field.  It is an important member of the national legal aid support community, maintaining relationships and collaborations with other national legal aid and bar organizations. MIE has also become the preeminent hiring consultant for legal aid programs engaged in Executive Director transition.

    MIE has a small staff and consulting team – the Executive Director, the Director of Programs, the Administrative Assistant, and the Resource Development Support Services Consultant, assisted by other project-specific consultants.  MIE’s work is heavily supported by and dependent upon the work of its very active Board of Directors and other volunteers committed to the delivery of legal aid to low-income communities.  For example, Journal articles are written by MIE’s readers - legal aid managers and staff – and trainings are planned and led by MIE staff, with training delivered by legal aid managers.  MIE’s Board is comprised of leaders in legal aid programs who bring a high level of experience and commitment to their support for MIE.

    MIE’s small budget is reliably achieved through subscription, training, and consulting revenues.

    Responsibilities

    Areas of responsibility of the Executive Director include:

    • Planning and strategy:  working with the Board and staff to plan and carry out the established core work of the organization, including both the services to be delivered and the revenue structure required to sustain MIE.
    • Identifying and anticipating developing trends and issues in the delivery of legal aid so as to inform MIE’s work and develop new programs and business opportunities.
    • Budget and finance:  working with MIE’s CPA, accountant and the Board Treasurer, planning and carrying out the annual budget and ongoing accounting and financial oversight.
    • With the volunteer MIE Journal Committee and its Chair, quarterly production of the MIE Journal.
    • With the Director of Programs, other MIE team members and volunteer committees, design and implementation of MIE’s conferences and training programs.
    • With MIE’s consultant network, meeting the need for executive transition services in the legal aid community.
    • Recruiting and engaging volunteers for all aspects of MIE’s work.
    • Maintaining subscribers and attracting attendees to MIE events.
    • Hiring and supervision of staff and consultants.
    • Collaborating with the Board of Directors and facilitating its work.
    • Expanding MIE’s capacity and role in the legal aid community’s efforts to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion and racial justice.
    • Maintaining relationships and collaborations with other national legal aid and bar organizations working on access to justice.

    Qualifications

    While all applications are welcome, the ideal candidate will have many of these experiences and skills:

    Required Skills Attributes and Experience:

    • J.D. or other graduate level degree or equivalent experience.
    • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in management, with a keen understanding of the role of management in building and sustaining organizations that deliver great advocacy.
    • Proven leadership and management experience in the non-profit private or public sector including oversight or hands-on experience with finance and budgeting, and business plans and operations.
    • Experience in managing staff and/or consultants with an inclusive, collaborative and transparent style.
    • Exceptional communications skills, including experience writing, speaking, and presenting to a wide variety of audiences.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to rapidly build and maintain meaningful relationships with staff, partner organizations, Board Members, member organizations and volunteers.
    • Creative, entrepreneurial and visionary approach to organizational goal setting and performance.
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills that enable sound, strategic decision-making.
    • Willingness to engage in the broad range of activities required to maintain a small organization (from paperclips to presentations!).
    • A demonstrated commitment to promoting racial justice and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, including race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, family status, and disability.

    Other desired and valuable experience (candidates are likely to ha some but not all of these experiences):

    • Experience as Executive Director or Deputy Director of a legal aid program.
    • Demonstrated experience with, commitment to, and expertise in the provision of legal assistance to indigent and vulnerable communities.
    • Executive experience in legal aid or other nonprofit advocacy organizations.
    • Familiarity with the national legal aid system.
    • Experience with nonprofit fundraising.
    • Experience with inspiring, recruiting and managing volunteers.
    • Experience with producing and publishing newsletters or journals.
    • Facility with technology tools useful in organizational management.
    • Experience in serving as an organizational consultant.
    • Experience in planning and implementing training and conference events.
    • Experience using both traditional media and social media platforms for organizational messaging.
    • Experience working with a non-profit board.

    Compensation

    Compensation appropriate to the applicant’s experience and the demands of this position.

    To Apply

    Applicants should e-mail a cover letter explaining their interest, along with a resume, to ExecutiveHiring@MIELegalAid.org .  MIE also welcomes nominations for the position.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but interested applicants are strongly urged to apply by January 7, 2022.  It is hoped the new Executive Director will start by April 1, 2022.

    MIE is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek to build diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization, through our work, and in partnership and allyship with the legal aid organizations we serve.

  • 23 Nov 2021 11:26 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring an Assistant Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Non-Tenure Track.

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for a full-time clinical professor of law to serve as the Assistant Dean for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. Loyola Law is a social and racial justice leader. In 2020, the School of Law revised its mission to prioritize its commitment to addressing issues of systemic racism and other forms of oppression. The Assistant Dean provides vital support to this mission as a member of the School of Law senior leadership team who reports to the Dean of the School of Law. The Assistant Dean is primarily responsible for ensuring that the School builds, navigates and sustains a culture and climate of belonging for all students, with a particular focus on the experiences of students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. The Assistant Dean develops student-focused educational programming and services. The Assistant Dean also serves a key role in the development of criteria and the implementation of accountability metrics to measure the progress of the School of Law towards the University’s goal of becoming an anti-racist institution. This clinical faculty position provides for a 3-year presumptively renewable contract on a 12-month appointment. 

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

    STRATEGIC PLANNING RESPONSIBILITIES: Development of an operational plan for the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity; contributing to the publication of an annual School of Law Diversity Report; provision of operational support in furtherance of the law school mission to become an anti- racist institution as detailed in the  School of Law’s strategic plan and mission;  provision of strategic leadership on matters related to inclusion, diversity and equity within the law school;

    STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: Provides guidance, mentoring and support to students on issues involving inclusion, diversity and equity; support and development of the DEI Ambassadors program; provide advice, support and mentoring for student affinity groups.

    STUDENT-FACING PROGRAMMING: Develops and sponsors student-facing, non-curricular, educational programs, workshops and other community-wide initiatives to support a more inclusive environment for students; supports diversity initiatives offered through the Office of Admissions, Student Organizations, Career Services, Alumni Relations, and the Associate Dean of Mission Innovation; support for pre-law mentoring and pipeline programs; supports pipeline programs between the School of Law and undergraduate institutions that serve historically disadvantaged communities including Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions.

    LIAISON RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as the primary liaison for the School of Law with the central University on matters related to diversity, equity and inclusion including, but not limited to the Office of Compliance and Equity, the Institute for Racial Justice, and the Office of the Vice President of Institutional Diversity Equity and Inclusion; serves as the primary liaison for the School of Law with outside consultants that provide diversity, equity and including related services to students; serves upon request of the Dean of the School of Law on faculty governance committees, alumni and advisory boards, and University-level committees addressing issues of inclusion, diversity and equity;

    ADMINISTRATION:  Assists the Associate Dean of Mission Innovation, as needed, on issues of inclusion, diversity and equity as it relates to faculty; Participates and presents at conferences and Continuing Legal Education workshops on issues of inclusion, diversity and equity; Partners with the Assistant Director of Academic Business Operations and the Associate Dean of Advancement to secure and manage funding needs for the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity; and Other duties as relates to student-facing inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives as assigned by the Dean of the School of Law.

    Qualifications:

    J.D. from an accredited institution, at least five years of legal practice, higher education or consulting experience, with substantial relevant experience working in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in a law school or legal practice strongly preferred. Ability to build positive relationships with diverse stakeholders in a higher education community, including faculty, staff, students, and program graduates. Superior communication skills with demonstrated ability to convey complex issues and objectives clearly and plainly, orally and in writing. Strong problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks independently; proven successful project management and supervisory skills; and ability to work collaboratively in teams. Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact. Familiarity with relevant federal and state legal frameworks surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

    Instructions:

    Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of interest, a current Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position to www.careers.luc.edu. All applicants should also specifically address in their statement of interest how they will contribute to the law school’s mission statement, available at https://www.luc.edu/law/about/mission/index.cfm

    Application materials may also be emailed directly to Prof. John Dehn at jdehn@luc.edu. However, all applicants selected for interviews will need to submit materials to the Loyola website above for university processing.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is negotiable, but must be no earlier than April 1, 2022 and no later than July 1, 2022.

    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. For more information on the law school and our mission, please visit: https://www.luc.edu

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Candidates should consult our website at https://www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability status, or veteran status.

  • 12 Nov 2021 11:40 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinic Director for its Health Justice Clinic.

    Duke University’s Law School seeks a dynamic and proven lawyer-advocate to lead its oldest law clinic, the Health Justice Clinic. The Health Justice Clinic has a proud and significant history within the Law School and is a well-recognized and valuable resource for the community.  The Director will be considered for an appointment to clinical faculty.  This appointment offers a rare opportunity to join a law school with deep faculty, student and institutional engagement in health law and policy and a strong and well-resourced Clinical Program.  

    The Health Justice Clinic is the oldest of Duke Law School’s current clinics.  Twenty- five years ago, clinical faculty and law students began providing legal services to clients suffering from HIV/AIDS through the Duke Legal Assistance Project. The Project evolved over the years, first spinning off the AIDS Policy Clinic, adding a Cancer Initiative, and ultimately developing into the Health Justice Clinic that we have today.  In its current iteration, the Health Justice Clinic is dedicated to advancing issues of access, equity and justice for low-income individuals and communities within the health care system.  It enjoys strong student interest and achieves significant impacts through its direct service and policy advocacy.  The Health Justice Clinic is staffed by a Director and Supervising Attorney and supported by a shared Office Manager and Director of Clinical Programs.

    The precise contours of the Director position and future direction of the Clinic will reflect the strengths and interests of the successful applicant.  We seek a clinical leader to establish and implement a compelling vision for the Clinic while continuing to provide the highest quality learning opportunities for students and responding to the essential legal needs of the community.  In addition to a strong record of clinical teaching, intellectual engagement, and leadership in the field, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of public interest lawyering in areas of health law, health equity, and the social determinants of health. At Duke Law, clinical faculty teach other courses or seminars in addition to clinics. 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 doctrinal faculty.

    This is an exciting time for clinical and experiential education at Duke Law School.  The Clinical Program, which currently consists of 11 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.  Opportunities for interdisciplinary engagement are extensive, as Duke Law School is part of a top research university that includes a world-renowned School of Medicine.

    The position of Director of the Health Justice Clinic at Duke Law is open for the 2021-22 academic year and beyond. We would expect the Director to join the Duke Law faculty in the summer of 2022.  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), and at least seven years combined experience practicing and/or teaching in a related area of law. Specific academic title and terms of employment will be determined based upon successful applicant’s qualifications.

    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/20477).  Applicants should also submit a letter of interest and résumé via email to Cynthia Cammarn at cynthia.cammarn@law.duke.edu. Please submit your materials as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we anticipate interviewing finalists on campus in February 2022.

    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.

  • 05 Nov 2021 12:46 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Staff Attorney for the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (CESEC).

    UIC School of Law (formerly John Marshall Law School) is Chicago's only public law school. The CESEC represents worker-owned cooperative business, non-profit, or small business that operate for the benefit of underserved communities. CESEC clients often promote equity, practice democratic decision-making, and build sustainability in their neighborhoods.

    The Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in transactional and regulatory matters, creating informational materials, as well as conducting community workshops and education on topics related to business law or industry regulations with a focus of Social Equity Cannabis businesses and start-ups. The Staff Attorney will also supervise law students in the representation of clients.

    The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community and will also have a strong commitment to economic justice, racial justice, and client-centered lawyering.

    A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. A minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in transactional law, non-profit law, community development law, economic development or community lawyering; and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral) are highly preferred.

    All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

    For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by January 14, 2022 to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=148376 .

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

  • 28 Oct 2021 4:23 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking new or experienced clinical teachers for tenure-track positions on its clinical faculty.

    Applicants in any field of practice are welcome to apply. We seek to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience that engages students actively in working collaboratively with underserved individuals and communities as they look to gain access to justice. Our preference is to hire faculty who will create clinics or teach in an existing clinic where students serve as the primary providers of legal services under close faculty supervision.

    Applicants should have practice experience and an academic record that demonstrate the potential for high-quality clinical teaching and scholarly achievement.

    NYU Law School is strongly committed to diversity. We welcome all applications, especially from applicants who would contribute to the diversity of the law school community in any way, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.

    A description of our clinical program is available at: https://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/clinics.

    If you wish to apply, please send a statement of interest and a résumé to Randy Hertz, the chair of the law school’s clinical hiring committee, by no later than November 15, 2021, at randy.hertz@nyu.edu.

    If you have questions, please e-mail Randy and/or hiring committee members Deborah Archer (deborah.archer@nyu.edu) or Alina Das (alina.das@nyu.edu).

  • 27 Oct 2021 6:46 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    STANFORD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Director of its International Human Rights Clinic

    Stanford Law School invites applications for the position on its clinical faculty of Director of its International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). The appointment will begin in the 2022-2023 academic year.

    The IHRC is one of ten clinical programs making up the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School. The IHRC will provide students opportunities to work as lawyers, on behalf of the clinic’s clients, on human rights projects such as investigation, advocacy, and litigation. We anticipate that the IHRC’s work will mirror the approach of practicing human rights attorneys, employ a range of lawyering methods, and reflect a thoughtful engagement with best practices of international human rights lawyering.

    The IHRC Director will have the opportunity to develop a vision for the direction of the clinic, and the particular matters to be handled by the IHRC will be determined by the Clinic Director. Decisions about the overall direction of the IHRC’s work will be made in consultation with the Law School’s Director of Clinical Education and the Law School’s clinical faculty.

    All of the clinics at Stanford Law School operate on a full-time basis, with the expectation that each clinic is offered full-time in two out of three quarters that make up the academic year. Students enrolled in the IHRC (typically 8-10 students) will devote a full quarter (approximately 12 weeks) to the work of the Clinic on a full-time basis (i.e., enrolled in no other classes). At the director’s discretion, some students may continue on as Advanced Clinic students, depending on the circumstances.

    Duties of the Director of the IHRC include:

    • Developing the clinic’s operating plan;
    • Directly supervising Stanford law students;
    • Identifying and developing clients;
    • Managing all projects and clients;
    • Developing the curriculum for the IHRC;
    • Hiring, supervising and collaborating with a Clinical Supervising Attorney;
    • Supervising and collaborating with Clinic support staff;
    • Teaching the clinical seminar during the two quarters each academic year that the clinic is working with sets of new students;
    • Collaborating with clinical and other faculty at the Law School;
    • Attending conferences and interacting with faculty at other institutions;
    • Participating in faculty governance at the Law School (depending on the status of the appointment, as discussed below);
    • Participating with other clinical faculty in the governance of the Mills Legal Clinic; and
    • Acting as liaison with the public and the Law School community.

    We expect that the appointment as Director of the IHRC will be accompanied, depending on experience, by either an appointment as a Professor of Law within the Law School’s clinical-tenure structure or by an appointment on track to clinical tenure.

    We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

    • Distinguished practice experience for at least five years as an international human rights lawyer;
    • Demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching (or the supervision of law students) or demonstrated potential for such excellence in teaching or supervision;
    • Strong commitment to clinical education;
    • An academic record that demonstrates the capacity to be an active participant in the Law School’s academic community as well as the international human rights and clinical education communities;
    • Membership in the California State Bar, or a willingness to take the examination necessary for admission as soon as possible (prior to supervision of students);
    • Excellent writing and analytic skills;
    • Experience and ability to direct complex projects;
    • Ability to work in a self-directed and entrepreneurial environment; and
    • A track record of working well in a collegial environment.

    Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (with at least three references) to Jayashri Srikantiah, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Stanford Law School, via the following email address: millsclinic@law.stanford.edu.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials by December 3, 2021.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. 

  • 27 Oct 2021 2:32 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW seeks a Graduate Teaching Fellow for its 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, worker cooperatives, 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. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive organizations.

    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 public interest. 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 July 1, 2022, and the fellowship is for two years, ending June 30, 2024.

    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 15, 2022. 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.


  • 22 Oct 2021 2:15 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    THE WESTERN NEW YORK LAW CENTER is hiring an Executive Drector.

    For more than 25 years, the Western New York Law Center (Law Center) located in Buffalo, NY has been providing free, high-quality legal counsel and representation in civil matters when basic human needs are at stake, including foreclosure prevention, income maintenance, representation of consumers, addressing vacant and abandoned properties, representing low-income entrepreneurs, engaging in work around the Community Reinvestment Act, supporting technology for legal services providers in New York State, and engaging in policy work for our clients. Our services support thousands of poor and low-income families and individuals who cannot afford an attorney. With the gap separating those who can and cannot afford legal representation widening each day, we work to ensure that everyone has equal access to justice, regardless of their ability to pay.  The Law Center has a budget with revenues of more than $2.5 million with over 15 funding sources, including the NYS Office of Court Administration and the IOLA Fund of the State of New York.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Law Center is seeking an experienced leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Building on a strong foundation, the next leader will be responsible for leading the Law Center’s strategic direction, ensuring its long-term financial sustainability and operational efficiency, and overseeing the organization’s programs and staff. 

    The ideal candidate brings a deep passion for, and holistic approach to, serving the Law Center’s mission and the ability to develop strong relationships with various audiences, including funders, partners and policymakers.  The ideal applicant is also a dedicated team builder, committed to fostering a positive, supportive, and collaborative culture. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES 

    Financial Management and Administration:

    ● Oversee the successful execution of the Law Center’s day-to-day operations, including effective strategic financial decision-making, budgeting and management, reporting, and compliance

    Strategic Leadership and Vision:

    ● Lead in the updating and formulating a strategic plan for the Law Center; collaborate with staff, the Board, and key stakeholders to develop innovative strategies to fulfill the organization’s mission

    ● Maintain active engagement and knowledge of current issues and trends to inform cutting edge programs and strategies to advance the Law Center’s mission

    ● Ensure and enhance the Law Center’s reputation as a leading voice and authority on legal issues involving low-income people in Western New York 

    ● Engage with decision makers in State, County and local government to advocate for policies that benefit low-income people in Western New York 

    Team Leadership and Culture:

    ● Actively champion equity, diversity and inclusion, and promote a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a talented, dedicated, and diverse staff

    ● Promote a respectful workplace that encourages teamwork

    ● Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing team and foster positive organizational culture

    Fundraising:

    ● Oversee and work with the Board of Directors and staff to implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy with multiple sources of revenue (including foundation, individual, law firm, and corporate).

    ● Cultivate and maintain relationships with current and prospective funders and encourage active engagement in donor cultivation

    Program Management:

    ● Develop and oversee major strategic initiatives including advocacy and litigation

    ● Support and expand the Law Center’s network of community partners and volunteers to supplement and amplify program capacity

    ● Build, lead, and work as part of coalitions, and local, state, and national organizations, ensuring that the Law Center’s programs reflect the goals and needs of people with lived experience 

    Board Engagement and Partnerships:

    ● Actively recruit, engage, support, and maintain effective communications with a strong and diverse Board of Directors; lead the Board in developing its own capacity to support the organization’s strategic priorities and financial sustainability

    ● Maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholders and partners, including policymakers, key allied organizations, media, law firms and corporate legal departments, and volunteers 

    Communications:

    ● Serve as lead spokesperson for the organization’s mission and goals, including with the media, partner organizations, and policymakers

    ● Oversee the organization’s communications strategy to advance and support program goals, ensuring that key messages are communicated effectively 

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    ● Juris Doctorate degree and current license (any state or jurisdiction) required; if not licensed in New York, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a license to practice in New York

    ● Passion for the Law Center’s mission

    ● Minimum of 5 years relevant experience including management and supervisory experience

    ● Strong legal skills with a proven track record of high-quality lawyering

    ● Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

    ● Proven ability to lead and develop creative, thoughtful, and effective strategies to make systemic change

    ● Demonstrated aptitude for cultivating and stewarding funding relationships, including experience diversifying funding streams

    ● Engaging leadership style

    ● Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

    ● Ability to partner effectively with external stakeholders

    ● Strong professional ethics, transparency, integrity, and accountability 

    SALARY 

    Salary is commensurate with experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale.  Available benefits include medical, dental, term life, short and long term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid time off and holidays. 

    HOW TO APPLY 

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials electronically to jobs@wnylc.net by October 1, 2021.  Please include a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position; your qualifications and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current résumé; and the names and contact information for three professional references.  

    The Law Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  People of color and people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.


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