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  • 05 Apr 2022 4:33 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    RISING FOR JUSTICE (a Washington DC-area public interest law firm that draws student attorneys from Georgetown, George Washington and American) is seeking a full-time supervising attorney position in its Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic. 

    See information about the position and how to apply from Rising for Justice below: 

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

    About Rising for Justice

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

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

    The Tenant Justice Program

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

    The Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic

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

    Position Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include:

    1)     Curriculum development and delivery, including planning and teaching classes in lawyering and advocacy skills, substantive housing law, civil procedure, ethics and professionalism, and systemic advocacy;

    2)     Supervising second- and third-year law students in representation of clients in housing matters that range from long-term extended representation to same-day legal services;

    3)     Overseeing the student evaluation process;

    4)     Supervising staff attorneys in housing matters;

    5)     Planning and participating in community presentations, know-your-rights trainings, and other community outreach events;

    6)     Providing direct client representation as necessary and between semesters;

    7)     Serving as a liaison to area law schools in collaboration with RFJ management;

    8)     Participating in student recruitment activities; and

    9)     Participating in organizational fundraising and development opportunities.

    Qualifications

    The faculty supervisor must be a member of the D.C. Bar (preferred) or eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar.  The supervisor must have prior litigation experience, excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, a strong work ethic, a client-centered approach to advocacy, and a passion to teach and mentor law students.  The supervisor should ideally be able to start in late March or early April of 2022.

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

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

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

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


  • 04 Apr 2022 12:53 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER is hiring a two-year graduate fellow/staff attorney for its Civil Rights Clinic to start in August 2022.

    Civil Rights Clinic

    Professor Aderson Francois is the director of the Civil Rights Clinic and Voting Rights Institute (CRC). Professor Francois joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Francois directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law, where he also taught Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Rights, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence.

    CRC operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of discrimination and constitutional rights, workplace fairness, and open government. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the section expanded its work into the area of voting rights. Students interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases. Recent projects include:

    •  Litigating multiple Eighth Amendment claims against state and federal officials, and private medical providers on behalf of an incarcerated persons;
    • Litigating an employment discrimination claim against a federal agency on behalf of an employee using a novel theory of intersectionality on the basis of race, gender, and age;
    • Litigating First Amendment retaliation claims against municipal agencies on behalf of Black Lives Matter protestors;
    • Litigating employment discrimination action involving pay disparity on behalf of a woman faculty member at  a state higher education institution;
    • Litigating false arrest, wrongful death, and Fourth Amendment violation claims against the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department;
    • Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her the lactation breaks she was entitled to under state and federal law;
    • Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her disability and pregnancy accommodations, discriminated against her on account of her national origin, and illegally assessed fees against her in connection with her resignation;
    • Filing amicus briefs in multiple appellate cases before the United States Supreme Court, and the DC Circuit;
    • Filing FOIA requests and using the responsive documents to prepare reports exposing government misconduct;
    • Drafting national report on the use of criminal fines and fees to suppress voting rights;
    • Preparing and arguing multiple appeals in federal court, in the DC Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, and the Fifth Circuit. 

    What do the Graduate Fellows/Staff Attorneys do?

    Fellows are responsible for day-to-day supervision of the students and work closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal writing. In the civil rights section, the fellow has principal responsibility for about half of the docket and supervises all facets of the litigation. Much of the fellow’s time is spent guiding students in legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. In recent years, fellows have worked on all phases of litigation, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellows also play a key role in case development and in planning other CRC activities. Fellows participate in case rounds and assist in teaching seminars on litigation practice and substantive law.

    Past fellows have emphasized that the CRC experience is unique in several respects:

    First, the fellows work on interesting, often cutting-edge litigation. In light of our broad agenda, we have leeway to develop cases that present unique educational opportunities for students and fellows and have a significant impact on the law.

    Second, fellows assume substantial responsibility and generally play a more important role in the decision making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They work on a variety of cases in different stages of the litigation process and gain a broad understanding of how litigation works, from interviewing a potential client through appealing to the Supreme Court. Fellows also work closely with other CRC fellows and other public interest organizations, meeting other lawyers involved in public interest law and seeing how their organizations function.

    Third, fellows work closely with a full-time faculty member who has substantial litigation experience and expertise. As part of the Georgetown Law community, fellows are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, and programs both on and off campus. Georgetown provides substantial support and guidance for fellows interested in pursuing academic scholarship or careers.

    Fellows must be members of the District of Columbia Bar or take immediate steps to apply for membership (through reciprocity or examination) after taking the position.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual salary is $57,000 for the first year of the fellowship and $60,000 for the second year. The fellow also receives health and dental benefits and all tuition and fees in the L.L.M. program. Fellows also have unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. As full-time students, fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. Fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    How to apply

    Applicants should submit:

    • A brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position
    • A résumé
    • A law school transcript
    • A list of references, including contact information
    • A recent legal writing sample of any length representing the applicant’s most challenging legal work. Please do not send an excerpt. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or significantly edited by someone else.

    The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached to an email to Niko Perazich at Niko.Perazich@law.georgetown.edu.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed. Although we will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.


  • 04 Apr 2022 12:47 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    MIAMI LAW is hiring a Lecturer/Practitioner-in-Residence for its Center for Ethics and Public Service, Health Disparities Project. Please see their notice below:

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    Dear colleagues,

    We are excited to announce that we are hiring a Lecturer/Practitioner-in-Residence for Miami Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service, Health Disparities Project. This is a one-year appointment (with the possibility of renewal). For more information on how to join our dynamic team and on our cutting edge work, please go to: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer-Practitioner-in-Residence---Health-Disparities-Project_R100054989

    The deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.

    In May 2020, the Miami Law Community Equity Lab, housed within the Center for Ethics and Public Service, launched a new initiative to address health disparities in Miami-Dade County. The Center maintains a longstanding relationship with faith, non-profit, and civic leaders in communities of color.

    In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center’s community partners voiced serious concerns about the pandemic’s ongoing toll in their communities. The Center partnered with Miami’s Miller School of Medicine to begin tracking COVID-19 health disparities in communities of color. We envision a long-term collaboration, with both the medical school and our community partners, to address health equity. 



  • 30 Mar 2022 9:50 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    DUKE LAW SCHOOL seeks a Supervising Attorney for its First Amendment Clinic. 

    The Clinic advises and represents individuals and groups with First Amendment concerns, claims, or defenses, who cannot afford the assistance of lawyers with specialized First Amendment expertise. The clinic also provides commentary and legal analysis on pending or enacted legislation that implicates First Amendment freedoms, such as Anti-SLAPP laws. Funding for the First Amendment Clinic is provided by the Stanton Foundation, which serves to complete the philanthropic agenda of Frank Stanton in supporting the First Amendment and creating a more informed citizenry. (See more info at: https://law.duke.edu/firstamendment).

    Qualified applicants may be individuals currently teaching in a litigation clinic or practicing attorneys with relevant subject matter expertise.

    The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the Clinic’s Director and other faculty to supervise students, represent Clinic clients, and teach in the Clinic’s seminar. The ideal candidate will also be prepared to work collaboratively with the Clinic’s Director to administer the operations of the Clinic and to establish networks in North Carolina and the surrounding region with the goal of supporting local journalism. The precise contours of the position will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant and formalized with his or her input. In addition to a strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, the ideal candidate will offer:

    (1)Broad-based practice experience in the areas of media, libel, and First Amendment law, civil litigation, and appellate practice; 

    (2)A deep commitment to access to justice that is consistent with the ethos of the Duke Law clinics;

    (3)Excellent teaching and mentoring skills, and a commitment to bring the best practices of legal pedagogy to the FAC;

    (4)The ability and willingness to build connections with campus, local, regional, and statewide communities that seek to promote the values of free speech, press, assembly, and petition.

    We would expect the successful candidate 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 three years of combined experience practicing and/or teaching in a related area of law. Specific academic title and terms of employment will be determined based upon the successful applicant’s qualifications.

    Duke University vaccination policies, a condition of employment and required for access to Duke facilities, can be found at https://coronavirus.duke.edu/2021/08/covid-19-vaccination-a-condition-of-employment-for-university/ and https://flu.duke.edu/exemptions.

    Interested applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21363) no later than April 15, 2022. Applicants should also submit a letter of interest and résumé or CV also no later than April 15, 2022, via email to Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.edu. The letter of interest should include information about what diversity, equity, and inclusion have meant to you, including in your past and present teaching, research, work experience, community engagement, or lived experience.

    Please share this announcement with those who might be interested. Questions about this position may be addressed to Sarah Ludington, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Director of the First Amendment Clinic, ludington@law.duke.edu. 

    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.

  • 30 Mar 2022 9:45 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER seeks a Clinical Fellow for its Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy Clinic.

    The Clinic is hiring a lawyer to serve as a Clinical Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney for a two-year term, beginning in fall of 2022. The Fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the Clinic as the fellowship progresses. The Fellow will:

    •     Supervise students in day-to-day work related to Clinic projects, working closely with students on improving their legislative lawyering skills, including written and oral advocacy and legal and legislative analysis.

    •     Provide students with formal and informal feedback in timely, constructive, and respectful ways.

    •     Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions.

    •     Take  an  active role  in  project  development  and  assist  with the  administrative  and  project oversight responsibilities of the Clinic.

    •     Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar to strengthen clinical    teaching    

    skills and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education.

    •     At the end of the fellowship, be awarded an LL.M. in Advocacy from the Law Center.

    This fellowship offers an opportunity to work on timely issues of racial justice and education law. Fellows assume substantial responsibility  for projects  at an early  stage of  their  careers and generally play a more important role in the decision-making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They also have an opportunity to work on a variety of client matters, at different stages of development, so they gain a broader understanding of how laws and public policies are developed and how the legislative process works. Fellows work closely with a broad range of clients, meeting others who are involved in public interest law and seeing how the entities function. For those with an interest in clinical teaching, Fellows get first-hand experience in clinical supervision, and also participate in, and often co-teach, seminars.

    Qualifications:

    •     A demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of racial justice and social justice;

    •     Preferred:

    -  Experience in education, policy or legislative advocacy, or racial justice

    -  Admission to (or desire to waive into) the District of Columbia Bar.


    Pay and Other Benefits:

    The  annual  stipend for the  position  will  be $57,000 the first year and, $60,000 the second year, an LL.M. in Advocacy, plus group health insurance and other benefits. The fellowship will start in the summer of 2022 and end in the summer of 2024.


    Application Instructions:

    Please submit a cover letter, résumé/CV, two references, a writing sample (no longer than 5 pages) preferably by April 15, 2022 (open until filled), and transcript to Katrecia Banks at kb328@georgetown.edu.

  • 24 Mar 2022 12:59 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    Georgia State University College of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for a full­time clinical faculty position in its interdisciplinary Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic.

    Launched in 2004, HeLP is a community-based medical-legal collaboration among the law school, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (see www.healthlawpartnership.org). HeLP provides legal assistance to low-income families and their children who are patients at Children's hospitals on civil matters that have the potential to improve children's health and quality of life, such as laws related to public benefits, family welfare, housing, education, consumer rights, employment, disability, and permanency planning. The HeLP Clinic, launched in 2007, teaches interdisciplinary collaborative problem-solving to students of law, medicine, and graduate students of social work, bioethics, and public health (see http:// https://law.gsu.edu/student-experience/experiential-learning/clinics/health-law-partnership-legal-services-clinic/). 

    Appointment could begin as early as Summer 2022. The position is a non-tenure track twelve-month clinical faculty appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty. Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law. Clinical faculty also teach non-clinic courses consistent with their expertise and interests.  

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

    • Teaching and Supervising law students in casework and clinic projects;
    • Supervising students from other professions and coordinating with other Georgia State University units and other academic institutions in Atlanta for the participation of non-law graduate students in the HeLP clinic;
    • Sharing responsibility for developing and teaching seminar sessions;
    • Performing administrative responsibilities associated with the HeLP and HeLP Clinic;
    • Coordinating with HeLP and its partners;
    • Collaborating with HeLP partners and others in the education of medical and other partners and constituents, and conducting research and policy advocacy consistent with the mission and components of HeLP;
    • Engaging in research and service.

    Qualifications for the position include:

    • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;
    • Excellent experience in legal practice and lawyering skills;
    • Membership in or ability to become a member of the State Bar of Georgia;
    • 3-5 years relevant post-J.D. legal experience;
    • Demonstrated commitment to serving the legal needs of low-income individuals, and an interest in clinical teaching;
    • A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement;
    • Prior medical, health-related, or legislative and policy experience a plus.

    Applicants should apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, complete law school transcript, and sample of written work (max. 10 pages) at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21418.  Three letters of reference will be required of any candidates invited for final interview.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The appointment could begin as early as July 2022, or at a later time mutually agreed by the candidate and the College of Law. To ensure early consideration, please submit your application by April 15, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  For questions, you may contact: 

    Lisa Bliss 

    Clinical Professor

    Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Programs

    Co-Director, Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic

    Georgia State University College of Law

    P.O. Box 4037

    Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4037

    404-413-9131

    lbliss@gsu.edu

     

    Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part­time law students. The clinic is located in the Center for Clinical Programs, an in-house suite of clinic offices located in the College of Law building. 

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

  • 24 Mar 2022 12:56 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW seeks applicants for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.  The position is a twelve-month clinical faculty track appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty.  Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law.  Clinical faculty may also teach non-clinic courses consistent with their expertise and interests.  The appointment could begin at the outset of the fall 2022 semester or as early as May 2022.

    The Clinical Professor will be responsible for teaching and assisting in the administrative operations of the Clinic. Responsibilities will include the supervision of students in all aspects of client representation, case selection and client communication, and developing and teaching related course work. 

    Applicants will have a J.D. or foreign equivalent.  Applicants should have a strong academic background, practical tax and lawyering experience, and a record of (or demonstrated potential) for successful clinical teaching, professional engagement and service. Experience in an academic tax clinic as an attorney is strongly preferred, though not required.

    Applicants should apply with a statement of interest, full curriculum vitae, and list of professional references at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21326. Please note that applicants may be required to submit further documentation prior to a campus interview, including three written letters of recommendation.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by March 18, 2022. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Tax Clinic Recruitment Committee. For questions, you may contact

    Professor Ted Afield, Clinic Recruitment Chair

    Director, Philip C. Cook Low income Taxpayer Clinic

    Georgia State University College of Law

    85 Park Place NE

    Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

    404.413.9172

    wafield@gsu.edu 

    Part of a comprehensive research university, GSU Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with 650 full- and part-time law students.  The Tax Clinic provides controversy resolution services to low-income individuals who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The Clinic operates as an important component of the College of Law’s experiential learning program and has represented over 5000 low-income individuals since its founding 30 years ago. For more information about the Clinic, visit our website: http://law.gsu.edu/tax.

    Applications are encouraged from candidates who would diversify the faculty. GSU, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educational institution and employer.  As GSU requires, an appointment is contingent upon successful demonstration of degree attainment and completion of a criminal background investigation.

  • 24 Mar 2022 12:51 AM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2022-23 in the Criminal Justice Clinic, the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, and in the International Human Rights Law Clinic.

    American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising eleven (11) in-house clinics and serving approximately 200 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

    The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their scholarship.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the InterFolio portal at the links noted below.

    Criminal Justice Clinic: http://apply.interfolio.com/103611

    Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic: http://apply.interfolio.com/103612

    International Human Rights Law Clinic: http://apply.interfolio.com/103615

    Please contact Jessica Hodgdon, Special Assistant to the Dean, at hodgdon@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4003 if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Llezlie Green, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, llgreen@wcl.american.edu for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.

    American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

    American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

  • 23 Mar 2022 3:51 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW's Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic seeks a Deputy Director to join the teaching, supervisory, and management team of the law clinic, an innovative medical-legal partnership (MLP) through which law and medical students collaborate to address legal barriers to health for low- income D.C. families through civil legal advocacy.

    Job Overview

    The Deputy Director and Senior Staff Attorney will join the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, a medical-legal partnership (MLP) through which law and medical students collaborate to address legal barriers to health for low-income D.C. families. The Deputy Director will be an essential member of the Clinic’s teaching and management team – providing intensive supervision and instruction to students representing clinic clients in housing, public benefits, education, disability, and family law matters. The Deputy Director will collaborate with the Law Clinic’s Director and Clinical Teaching Fellow to support the development of students’ lawyering skills and identity using clinical pedagogy approaches. 

    Additionally, the Deputy Director will serve as a primary point of contact for the Law Clinic’s MLP, and will assist the Clinic’s Faculty Director in managing partnerships, case referrals, intakes, case management and reporting systems, medical student rotations, interdisciplinary collaboration, and legal advocacy. The Deputy Director will also assist clients directly through legal representation, brief service, and advice, as well as facilitation of referrals to other legal and social services providers. As a member of the Law Clinic’s senior management team, the Deputy Director will be involved in all aspects of the clinic’s operations throughout the year.

    Work Interactions

    The Law Clinic forms a core service arm of the HJA’s MLP between the Georgetown University’s Law and Medical Centers, which includes a range of inter-professional education, service, and research initiatives. Students in the Law Clinic represent low-income families who are patients of Georgetown University health clinics in poverty law matters as part of one-semester, ten-credit intensive (nearly full time) clinical experience under the close supervision of the clinic’s staff and clinical teaching fellows.

    The Deputy Director will coordinate closely with the Law Clinic’s Director, Clinical Teaching Fellow, and Office Manager and will supervise a team of students each semester. The Deputy Director will also take a leading role in representing the Law Clinic with other partners, engaging with lawyers and non-lawyers as the primary point of contact for the MLP and coordinating closely with staff at other legal nonprofits in the Washington area. As a member of the senior management team, the Deputy Director will also have regular contact with administrative offices within Georgetown – including within the Law Center and Medical Center – such as Finance, Human Resources, and the Clinical Administration Office. Coordinating closely with internal and external stakeholders will be a crucial part of supporting the Law Clinic’s mission of serving low-income clients and assisting potential clients referred to the Law Clinic.

    Qualifications

    J.D. from an accredited law school and membership or ability to waive into the District of Columbia Bar

    A minimum of seven to ten years of post-J.D. experience providing legal services to low-income clients (with experience serving low-income clients in two or more of the following areas: housing, public benefits, education, disability, and/or family law)

    Experience supervising attorneys and/or law students in the provision of civil legal services

    Experience collaborating with non-lawyers in support of legal advocacy

    Demonstrated commitment to social justice and client-centered legal services

    The ideal candidate will also have:

    Demonstrated ability to communicate with and listen to people from a wide variety of backgrounds

    Experience practicing law as part of a medical-legal partnership

    Experience managing an office, partnership, or program

    Experience teaching and/or supervising students in a law school clinic

    Demonstrated knowledge of or willingness and aptitude to learn about the legal and social services community and government entities providing support to low-income families in Washington, D.C.

    Experience advocating for law or policy reform to benefit low-income individuals

    Work Mode: Hybrid 2 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University.  Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation – please visit Georgetown University’s Work Mode Designation for staff and AAP positions for details.

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

    The application posting is here and the application link is here.

  • 09 Mar 2022 6:00 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL seeks a human rights lawyer with a strong interest in clinical teaching to join the Smith Family Human Rights Clinic as the Clinic's Associate Research Scholar / Supervising Staff Attorney, beginning in the summer of 2022. The application is online here.

    The Associate Research Scholar / Supervising Staff Attorney will hold the University title of Associate Research Scholar. They will also hold a secondary instructional appointment, pending faculty approval, as a Lecturer in Law for each semester in which they teach.

    The Associate Research Scholar / Supervising Staff Attorney will work in the Columbia Human Rights Clinic, with its directors, staff, and students to advance human rights and address global power imbalances around the world. They will do this through a range of activities including implementing clinical projects, syllabus development, teaching, scholarly research and writing, and human rights programming.

    The Associate Research Scholar / Supervising Staff Attorney will be an integral part of the Columbia human rights community, and will play a key role in fostering this community. Over the course of their appointment, they will undertake increasing responsibility for all aspects of the Clinic, including designing and teaching clinic seminars; building and leading clinic projects in partnership with civil society organizations and impacted communities; providing close supervision, guidance, and feedback to teams of students working on those projects; and conducting scholarly research and writing. Through this work, they will be equipping students with the skills necessary to be strategic and creative human rights advocates, critically analyze human rights, and advance innovative human rights methodologies. The Associate Research Scholar / Supervising Staff Attorney will be provided extensive professional, teaching, practice, and scholarship mentoring.

    The duration of the appointment is for a period of two years, which may be renewable for a third and/or fourth year based on performance. Like all of the clinical positions at Columbia Law School, this is a non-tenure track position.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    J.D. or equivalent legal degree

    Strong academic qualifications

    A minimum of five years of experience working as an international human rights advocate

    Preferred Qualifications:

    A deep commitment to rigorous, pragmatic, creative, and self reflective social justice and human rights work;

    A deep commitment to teaching and mentoring new generations of advocates, a passion for education, and a strong interest in pedagogy theory and practice;

    Strong interest and ability in challenging existing norms and methods in the human rights field, and an interest in pursuing new interdisciplinary and critical research and scholarship;

    A strong education in and awareness of critiques of human rights, and a commitment to integrating those critiques into human rights practice;

    Experience, initiative, and ability to undertake independent research;

    Substantive legal and practical knowledge across multiple human rights issues;

    Strong interest and commitment to fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and supportive environment within the clinic, as well as to empowering others to bring their full identities, backgrounds, and perspectives to seminars and projects;

    Knowledge of and exceptional ability to implement the wide range of tactics and tools employed in the human rights field, and commitment to the strategic use of these to challenge existing injustices and hierarchies, including within the human rights field itself;

    Project, team, and time management skills, and excellent interpersonal skills;

    Deep personal commitment and ability to work in mutually empowering, collaborative, and rights-respecting partnerships and coalitions, including in particular with communities affected by human rights violations; and

    Second language abilities.


    Application Instructions

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Applicants should submit: (a) a letter of interest, describing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position (Cover Letter); (b) a one page statement of the applicant’s vision of human rights clinical education, primary areas of interest in the development of human rights scholarship and practice, and any clinical project(s) the applicant would propose to develop in the first year of their appointment (Proposal); (c) a curriculum vitae; (d) a law school transcript; (e) two letters of recommendation; and (f) the names of no more than three additional references (Other Document).


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