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  • 15 Oct 2019 3:04 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY LAW CLINIC AT GEORGETOWN LAW is accepting applications for a two-year paid position as a clinical teaching fellow starting in August 2020. The person hired for this position will work closely with the faculty to supervise the work of second- and third-year law students on high profile, cutting edge cases before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, other federal agencies, and courts Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis through December 10, 2019.

    Fellow Responsibilities

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

    The Fellows receive training in clinical teaching at a two-day orientation and in a Clinical Pedagogy course that meets throughout the first year of the Fellowship. In coordination with the faculty, each Fellow typically supervise three to five law students each semester. Fellows assist students in developing their lawyering skills. For example, Fellows help students develop a research plan, review and comment on student drafts, and prepare students for meetings and oral presentations. Fellows also help to plan and teach the classroom components of the clinic.

    Qualifications

    Applicants should have a law degree and have been admitted to the District of Columbia or another state bar. We will also consider very strong candidates who will graduate from law school in 2019 and take the bar during that summer. The qualifications that we look for include:

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

    •          Practical experience in a law school clinic, a public interest organization, government, a law firm, or as a judicial clerk;

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

    •          Experience in management and supervision;

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

    •          A commitment to serving the public interest.

    Application Process

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

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

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

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

    •          Résumé;

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

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

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

    Submit your application PDF as an attachment by email to C_T_Fel.fjwnky1gi69vuhy6@u.box.com. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than December 10, 2019.

    The clinic will invite selected candidates to interview either in person at Georgetown Law or via Skype. Regretfully, the clinic cannot pay candidates’ travel expenses, but clinic staff will work to arrange interviews on dates that are convenient for out-of-town candidates.

    Stipend & Benefits

    The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be awarded (tuition-free) an LL.M. degree in Advocacy. In addition, Georgetown Law provides group health insurance including dental and vision, a retirement plan, and unlimited access to its state-of-the-art fitness center. More information about benefits for fellows can be found at https://benefits.georgetown.edu/fellows/.

    The Fellowship provides an excellent entry into technology law, public interest practice, and academia. Because the program is widely respected by both the communications bar and the academy, Fellows typically have considerable success obtaining full-time teaching or advocacy positions after the completion of the Fellowship. Alumni have gone to the FCC, FTC, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Common Sense Media, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and Public Knowledge, as well to teaching positions in several law schools.

    Please direct any questions about this hiring announcement to clinic administrator Niko Perazich, Niko.Perazich@law.georgetown.edu. No phone calls please.


  • 09 Oct 2019 6:48 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW invites outstanding applicants for the Associate Dean of Clinical Education of its Bluhm Legal Clinic. The Law School is an innovative, top-ranked institution located on the lakefront just off Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The clinical program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is one of the most diverse and comprehensive among the country’s law schools. It is internationally recognized for its involvement in legal policy and reform. The 13 centers within the Bluhm Legal Clinic house more than 20 individual clinics. The Law School seeks an experienced, visionary leader to build on this record of success.

    The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the Law School and is responsible for strategic leadership, management, evaluation, assessment and quality. The Associate Dean will lead strategic planning efforts, in collaboration with the Dean and clinical faculty to enhance clinical education and promote experiential learning initiatives. The Associate Dean will also support the Dean in seeking external funding and philanthropic opportunities to further the Clinic’s curricular and programmatic innovation.

    As the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s leader, the Associate Dean will be active in the Law School and legal clinic communities, encourage and support Clinic faculty, and enhance the local and national profile of the clinical program. The Associate Dean will lead thirty-plus clinical faculty members who combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience for more than two hundred students who take clinical courses each year. The Associate Dean may teach one reduced clinic enrollment section each semester, and will oversee pedagogical planning and design, and ensure instructional excellence.

    The Associate Dean is expected to be, at a minimum, appointed to a long-term, renewable faculty contract at the rank of Clinical Professor. Candidates with proven publication records may also be considered for tenure.

    The successful candidate will hold a J.D. degree with distinguished academic credentials and have a track record of leadership in clinical education. We seek applicants with significant years of clinical teaching experience and legal practice experience. Requisite attributes include: demonstrated abilities to inspire others and to work collaboratively, creatively, and constructively with others. The candidate should be recognized as a respected member of the clinical community and professional community. This person should have a passion for clinical teaching and learning as well as for the development of students, staff members, faculty members, and academic programs.

    Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 25, 2019. The new Associate Dean is expected to begin his or her service in the late summer of 2020. The Law School’s fall term begins soon thereafter. Please contact Elizabeth Fritz (elizabeth.fritz@law.northwestern.edu), Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs, with any questions.

    Northwestern accepts applications through our Faculty Recruiting System. Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

    ·        Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. Required application materials include a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for at least four references.

    ·        All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.

    ·        Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

    ·        Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).

    Applications accepted here: Apply for Job (https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NTYw)

    Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


  • 07 Oct 2019 10:26 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY is inviting applications for the position of Clinical Instructor in the HARVARD IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE CLINICAL PROGRAM (HIRC). HIRC litigates issues at the forefront of national and international refugee and asylum law, as well as at the intersection of criminal law and immigration, while also engaging students in policy advocacy, community outreach, and direct representation.

    HIRC is comprised of four different initiatives: (1) the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, (2) the Crimmigration Clinic, (3) the Harvard Immigration Project, a student-practice organization, and (4) the Harvard Representation Initiative, a project funded by the University to provide representation to undocumented and DACAmented members of the Harvard community. HIRC supervises, trains, and mentors over 120 law students each year.

    HIRC's team, which includes seven attorneys, two administrators, a paralegal, and a social worker, meets regularly to strategize about and collaborate on various projects. In addition, the extensive HLS clinical program provides further opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

    In this role, the Clinical Instructor will work with the HIRC to supervise HLS clinical students on strategic litigation and policy advocacy to advance immigrants' rights. The precise shape of the Clinical Instructor's docket will be based on community priorities, student lawyering opportunities, and close consultation with community stakeholders and others. The Clinical Instructor will work closely with HIRC's assistant director, as well as with HIRC's managing attorney and with other members of HIRC's legal and social service team.

    Candidates should have extensive experience advocating on behalf of immigrants and asylum seekers. The Clinical Instructor will be responsible for:

    • Forming relationships and pursuing collaborative projects with community organizations, service providers, and advocacy groups, among others.
    • Supervising and mentoring law students and expanding the clinic's strategic litigation and advocacy projects, which could include developing litigation and advocacy strategies to combat harmful immigration enforcement and detention policies and discriminatory practices, among other initiatives.
    • Addressing the operational and administrative tasks involved in expanding the clinic's docket, including outreach to law students and potential partners and matching students to clinical projects.
    • Supervising clinical students on cases and projects and teaching students a broad range of lawyering skills including research and writing, legal and policy analysis, problem-solving, and oral advocacy.
    • Developing a work plan that incorporates goals for successfully launching and supporting an expanded strategic litigation docket.
    • Working in conjunction with the Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical program to ensure the quality of student work product.
    • Providing logistical support for other HIRC-related projects and initiatives, as needed.


    Harvard University

    Job Code
    167058 Clinical Lawyer

    Basic Qualifications
    JD and 3 or more years of related legal practice. Admission to a state bar (with eligibility to obtain MA Bar).

    Additional Qualifications

    • Experience advancing immigrants' rights and a strong understanding of its intersectionality with other areas of law, including criminal law, constitutional law, and administrative law.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills are required.
    • Experience in immigration removal and asylum practice is strongly preferred.
    • Clinical teaching experience is preferred.


    Additional Information
    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend 3 years from date of hire, with the potential for renewal.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources

    Job Function
    Faculty & Student Services

    Location
    USA - MA - Cambridge

    Department
    Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC)

    Time Status
    Full-time

    Union
    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Salary Grade
    058

    Pre-Employment Screening
    Education, Identity, License/Cert.

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


    Apply Here:
    http://www.Click2Apply.net/b8b5pswp7q3jk4bt

    PI114321249
     


  • 27 Sep 2019 2:11 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a Local Journalism Project Attorney in its First Amendment Clinic. Reporting to the Cornell Law School First Amendment Clinic’s Director and Associate Director, the attorney will have primary responsibility for overseeing the Clinic’s Local Journalism Project, a special initiative of the Clinic that provides legal support to local media outlets, journalists and researchers in often underserved communities in states such as New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, and surrounding geographies that provide a critical watchdog function.

    The attorney will help develop and pursue the Clinic’s litigation docket, including by supervising teams of students, researching legal and factual questions, drafting research memos, working with clients and witnesses, drafting legal papers, and when necessary, presenting oral argument.  The attorney will also contribute to the overall Clinic’s strategic planning, participate in teaching classes during the semester and as part of a pre-semester First Amendment “Bootcamp,” help develop and administer the Clinic’s media law conferences, and represent the Clinic in the media. An important aspect of the role will be to help build a network of media lawyers and free speech organizations, including other law school clinics, that will allow the Local Journalism Project to increase its effectiveness and substantive and geographic reach.

     

    This position is ideal for a candidate who is eager to use their prior litigation and press backgrounds to help grow the Local Journalism Project so that it serves even more media outlets and journalists performing important watchdog functions,  and to do so in an academic environment so that they can help train and inspire future attorneys in the field. The attorney will have significant experience in newsrooms and/or in litigating cases involving freedom of speech and the press. The attorney will spearhead lawsuits against intractable government actors who have refused to provide valuable information to newsgatherers under state freedom of information or open meetings laws and may also defend against government entities that have retaliated against newsgatherers on the basis of their protected expression.

     

    This is a full-time position for a term ending on July 31, 2021 and is benefits eligible. Reappointment is possible based on performance and funding availability. The successful candidate will be expected to start no later than January 2, 2020.

     

    Responsibilities

    ·       Help expand and develop the Local Journalism Project’s litigation docket, including by working with local media outlets to identify cases and issues that warrant the Clinic’s attention, supervising teams of students, researching legal and factual questions, drafting research memos, working with clients and witnesses, drafting legal papers, and when necessary, presenting oral argument.

    ·       Help set the Local Journalism Project’s strategic direction, organize an annual media law conference devoted to local journalism, and speak to the media on the Clinic’s behalf.

    ·       Play a meaningful role in the administration of the Clinic overall, including participating in the teaching of classes during the semester and in a pre-semester First Amendment “Bootcamp.”

    ·       Travel as required for litigation, conferences, and speaking engagements.

     

    Required Qualifications

    Applicants must have a JD or equivalent, be admitted to the New York bar (or be in a position to gain admission to the New York bar quickly), and have 3-6 years of relevant experience as a lawyer, including experience in cases involving freedom of speech and the press and government transparency. 

     

    Applicants should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent analytical skills; and the temperament and skills necessary to supervise law students and work collaboratively in a team-based environment.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to applicants who have experience dealing with the media, supervising other lawyers or law students, have strong relationships with organizations that the Clinic is likely to partner with, including media enterprises, journalists, and free speech and other civil liberties organizations.

     

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including a description of any relevant life or work experience, Curriculum Vitae, two writing samples, and a list of references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14623.

     

    Additional information may be requested during the application process.

     

    To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by October 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

     

  • 21 Sep 2019 8:31 PM | Anonymous

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC LAW) seeks to hire multiple tenure-track faculty members to join our dynamic and mission-driven community in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

    We are looking broadly for candidates, but welcome in particular applications from aspiring faculty and junior lateral candidates with an interest in teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and/or a desire to teach in our nationally ranked clinical law program. We are specifically interested in hiring faculty members to direct our Housing & Consumer Law Clinic or our Juvenile & Special Education Law Clinic. Each position will begin on August 16, 2020. Candidates must have a J.D. degree and must demonstrate high scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to teaching excellence. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community. 

    UDC LAW is the nation’s only public law school and is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. UDC LAW has a statutory mission to recruit and enroll students from groups traditionally underrepresented at the bar; to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates; and to represent the legal needs of low-income residents through the School’s legal clinics. Notably, UDC LAW is: 

    • • ranked 13th in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News & World Report, 2019); 
    • • ranked 7th in the nation for diversity (US News & World Report, 2018); 
    • • ranked 2nd most chosen law school by older students (Princeton Review, 2018); 
    • • ranked 3rd best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2018); 
    • • ranked 4th most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2018); and 
    • • top-ranked for its commitment to community service (PreLaw Magazine, 2017). 

    UDC LAW has been a leader in clinical and experiential education for more than forty years, beginning with its predecessor, Antioch School of Law. Every successful student completes two 300-hour clinical courses, as well as forty hours of community service. UDC LAW also has a robust evening program. 

    All candidates must apply through the Human Resources link located on the university website: 

    https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxh9runy?sort=1&sortdir=a 

    Interested candidates may also send a resume and cover letter to the Faculty Appointments Committee, with attention to Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke. Materials can be delivered by email to Ms. Khadijah Muhammad at khadijah.muhammad1@udc.edu. Although we will accept applications until the positions are filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by October 31, 2019 for complete consideration. 

  • 17 Sep 2019 5:46 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    TULANE LAW SCHOOL seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time position as Professor of the Practice of Law leading its newly created First Amendment Clinic. The position would begin during the 2020-21 academic year, starting on July 1, 2020, and would be on the non-tenured faculty track, with an initial appointment of three years. 

    The candidate who fills the position will have primary responsibility for developing the new First Amendment Clinic; engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic's mission and goals; supervising clinic students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; teaching a related subject-matter seminar or course; convening an advisory committee of First Amendment faculty experts; and managing development activities in support of the clinic. As a Professor of the Practice of Law, the successful candidate will participate in and vote at faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees within the School of Law.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications for the position include:

    •             A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;

    •             Experience in First Amendment and/or Constitutional matters;

    •             Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states; 

    •             5 years of post-J.D. legal experience; and

    •             A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement.

    Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic, who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students, or who have prior experience supervising attorneys in the area of First Amendment and/or Constitutional law matters are strongly preferred.

    Tulane Law School is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants. To learn more about the law school, visit our website at https://law.tulane.edu

    Applications

    To apply, please submit materials here: https://apply.interfolio.com/68076.  

    Inquiries about the clinic should be directed to Professor Catherine Hancock chancock@tulane.edu, the chair of the First Amendment appointments committee.

  • 17 Sep 2019 1:51 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL’s Transactional Law Clinics Program is seeking to hire two clinical professors: one in the Community Enterprise Clinic and one in the Entrepreneurship Clinic.   

    Link to Job Posting: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/177780/clinical_professors_-_community_enterprise_clinic_and_entrepreneurship_clinic



    Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC)

    The CEC provides transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based small businesses and entrepreneurs in Detroit and the metro Detroit area. The CEC works to support vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities and provide creative solutions to the transactional needs of clients in order to promote community and economic opportunity, and build and sustain effective community institutions in Detroit and in other underserved urban areas.

    The Clinic works with start-up and established clients. New organizations seek assistance in entity formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance. More established organizations seek the CEC’s assistance to support their growth: as such, the CEC might draft and negotiate contracts and leases; create worker cooperatives and social enterprises; counsel regarding land use, permits and other regulations; provide tax advice on income-generating activities; advise on employment issues; counsel on risk management; and research and advise on intellectual property issues.

    Entrepreneurship Clinic (EC)

    The EC represents entrepreneurial ventures led by University of Michigan (UM) students, recent UM alumni, and non-UM startups and existing ventures in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Southeastern Michigan. Typical matters include business entity formation, financing, intellectual property protection, contract drafting, employment law issues, and other common early-stage legal issues. The successful applicant will have a background in representing ventures, preferably startup ventures, on patent law and other intellectual property law matters. 

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work. 

    Required Qualifications*

    Candidates must have three years of experience in at least one of the CEC’s or EC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

    Additional Information

    This is a full-time contractual appointment that can lead to Michigan’s version of clinical tenure. Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for summer financial support for case coverage, special projects and writing. They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty. Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive. The University of Michigan Law School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and quality engagement for all.  

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    How to Apply

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948. The position is open until filled but it is advisable to apply by September 24, 2019.   Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to:  Robyn Grimes, Assistant to the Dean, 324 Hutchins Hall, 625 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109, rlgrimes@umich.edu.

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

     

     

  • 17 Sep 2019 1:42 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL is seeking to hire a clinical professor to teach in its Michigan Innocence Clinic (MIC) starting next academic year.  The MIC works to exonerate actually innocent criminal defendants who have been convicted in state or federal court in Michigan. The MIC primarily works on cases where there is no DNA to test, and so the work of the Clinic largely involves finding new witnesses, searching for suppressed evidence, and challenging discredited or outdated forensic science. The MIC opened in 2009 and has so far freed 19 men and 3 women who had collectively served over 300 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. 

    Link to job posting: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/177779/clinical_professor_-_michigan_innocence_clinic

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work. 

    Required Qualifications*

    Candidates must have three years of experience in criminal and/or appellate litigation, strong interest in clinical teaching, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience in post-conviction litigation and innocence work is a plus. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. 

    Additional Information

    This is a contractual appointment that can lead to Michigan’s version of clinical tenure. Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for leaves and financial support for summer case coverage, special projects, and scholarship. They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty.  Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive. The University of Michigan Law School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and quality engagement for all.  

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    How to Apply

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948. The position is open until filled but it is advisable to apply by September 24, 2019.  Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to:  Robyn Grimes, Assistant to the Dean, 324 Hutchins Hall, 625 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109, rlgrimes@umich.edu.

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

  • 16 Sep 2019 4:16 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    The UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS seeks highly motivated candidates with experience in human rights practice and a passion for working with students to join a small, dynamic, and growing team dedicated to promoting global social justice through supervised engagement of university students in the United States and abroad.  The University Network for Human Rights, on the campus of Wesleyan University, is looking for a Supervising Fellow/Senior Supervisor in Human Rights Practice

     

    About the University Network for Human Rights

    The University Network for Human Rights facilitates supervised undergraduate engagement in the practice of human rights at colleges and universities in the United States and across the globe. We  partner with advocacy organizations and communities affected or threatened by abusive state, corporate, or private conduct to advance human rights at home and abroad; train undergraduate students in interdisciplinary human rights protection and advocacy; and collaborate with academics and human rights practitioners in other parts of the world to foster the creation of practical, interdisciplinary programs in human rights. 

    Location and Structure

    The University Network is based in Middletown, Connecticut, on the campus of Wesleyan University. The organization, founded in 2018, has a small but growing staff. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will work closely with the executive directors, researchers, administrative staff, advisory board, interns and students participating with the University Network.

    Description

    The supervising fellow/senior supervisor position will be located at the headquarters of the University Network for Human Rights in Middletown, Connecticut. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will work closely with the founders and leaders of the University Network, James Cavallaro and Ruhan Nagra, as well as with junior fellows, administrative staff, and students. S/he will develop human rights projects, assist in ongoing project work, and manage small student teams. Projects generally involve close work with stakeholders to define representational and advocacy goals, research, fact-finding and documentation (often in difficult circumstances, frequently overseas) and development of advocacy strategies and products. Projects often require representation and advocacy before domestic and international fora, as well as through the production of short videos and/or other advocacy materials. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will oversee student work during field travel for periods of between several days and several weeks at a time. S/he should be available for such travel.

     

    Responsibilities/Elements of the Position

    The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will be an experienced professional with significant experience in human rights practice. S/he will be responsible for the development and implementation of human rights advocacy projects that involve undergraduates and students from non-law disciplines. These projects may involve travel within and outside the United States. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will oversee all phases of project development, design, implementation and follow-up. S/he will work closely with students, as well as communities affected by rights abuse and other stakeholders.

     

    Requirements/Preferences

    An advanced degree (M.A., Ph.D, J.D.) and significant experience in human rights and/or social justice advocacy and in supervision of students.

    Preferred Skills/Abilities:

    Fluency in English. Fluency in at least one other language highly desirable.

    Excellent writing and advocacy skills

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Flexibility and ability to respond to difficult situations and circumstances in the course of human rights factfinding and advocacy

     

    Compensation

    Salary commensurate with experience; minimum salary $60,000 per year, plus generous benefits ( Vacation Days  Sick Days,  Religious Holidays,  Institutional Holidays, and the option for Health Care Coverage).

     

    About Middletown, Connecticut

    Middletown is a city of nearly 50,000 residents with a thriving downtown area with that hosts over sixty restaurants, coffee shops and eateries. The offices of the University Network for Human Rights is located on the campus of Wesleyan University, which describes itself as “a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.”

     

    To Apply:

    Please submit the materials described below to:

    applications@humanrightsnetwork.org

    Please write, “Supervising Fellow/Senior Supervisor in Human Rights Practice” in the subject line.

     

    Application materials:

    • A statement/cover letter no longer than four (5) pages describing the applicant’s:

    • (i)            relevant background and experience;
    • (ii)        interest and potential for supervision of students in non-law disciplines; and
    • (iii)     one to four potential project ideas/concept notes (one to three paragraphs per idea/concept, explaining the overall nature of the project and the role of students in all phases of its implementation).

    • An updated c.v.

    • A list of three professional references (with relevant contact numbers, email addresses, etc.)

    • A brief non-legal writing sample, in English

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is October/November 2019, although a later start is possible. The initial term of the appointment is expected to be one year from the start date. The position is subject to renewal, extension, or modification after the initial one-year period.

     

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    THE UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ACTIVELY RECRUITS WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND LGBTQI AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE.

     

  • 09 Sep 2019 2:54 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, community engagement, social justice, and service.  Located in the city of St. Louis, the School of Law has a nationally recognized and award-winning clinical program through which students represent both individual and group clients in litigation, administrative, advocacy, and transactional matters.  The School of Law is looking for someone to join the clinical program in a full-time clinical law faculty position.  More information about the clinical program is available here: https://www.slu.edu/law/experiential-learning/legal-clinics

    The successful candidate will direct all aspects of an in-house law clinic (including the classroom component, student supervision, and client selection) and may teach one or more additional courses.  Candidates should have appropriate expertise and relevant practice experience in the area of law they propose to be the focus of the clinic.  In their application materials, candidates should include a one-page description of the clinic they propose to teach as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community.        

    We welcome entry-level and lateral candidates. Candidates should have distinguished academic and practice records, as well as an understanding of clinical teaching methods.  A J.D. is required.  Qualifications also include admission to the Missouri Bar, eligibility for reciprocity, or a willingness to sit for the first Missouri bar examination after being hired.  The successful candidate should have at least three years of recent law practice experience.  Ideally, candidates will also have experience and training in clinical teaching methods, either through prior experience as a clinical faculty member or through supervision of law students in other settings.

    Please apply online at https://jobs.slu.edu/.

    Inquiries should be addressed to:

    Brendan D. Roediger

    Chair, Clinical Faculty Appointments Committee

    Saint Louis University School of Law

    100 North Tucker Boulevard

    St. Louis, MO 63101

    Brendan.Roediger@slu.edu                          

    Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.  We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).  If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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