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  • 09 Dec 2022 11:25 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    Duke University’s Law School seeks a dynamic and proven lawyer-advocate-teacher to design and lead an appellate practice clinic. Our goal is for this clinic to provide students with extensive experience in appellate practice on behalf of clients who lack representation needed to effectively advocate their case. 

    The Appellate Litigation Clinic complements the law school’s other clinical offerings by offering students the skills development specific to the appellate process. It also increases the reach of the clinics in providing access to justice for those unable to obtain counsel.

    The precise contours of the position and the clinic itself will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant. In addition to a strong record of or demonstrated potential for clinical teaching, intellectual engagement, and leadership in the field, the ideal candidate will offer:

    1.      Substantial legal experience in representing clients in appellate litigation;

    2.      A commitment to combatting injustice in the legal system on behalf of persons who cannot afford the representation they need;

    3.      Excellent teaching and mentoring skills;

    4.      The ability and willingness to build connections locally, and at the state and national levels, to enhance the work and profile of the clinic.

    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.    The candidate should also meet or be able to obtain all necessary qualifications for admission to practice before the courts in which the clinic is likely to appear.

    The position of Director of the Appellate Practice Clinic at Duke Law is open for the 2023-24 academic year and beyond. Specific academic title and terms of employment will be determined based upon the successful applicant’s qualifications. We would expect the Director to join the Duke Law faculty in the summer of 2023.

    Clinical faculty at Duke Law who direct clinics often teach other courses or seminars in addition to clinics. Clinical 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 faculty across the University.

    This is an exciting time for clinical and experiential education at Duke Law School. The Clinical Program, which currently consists in a total of 12 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.

    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/23933). Applicants should also submit a letter of interest, résumé, and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion via email to Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.eduPlease submit your materials as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final deadline of January 20, 2023. We anticipate interviewing finalists on campus through March of 2023.

    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.

  • 09 Dec 2022 11:15 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    The Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Georgetown Law announces that it is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program in clinical legal education. CALS will offer one lawyer a two-year teaching fellowship (July 2023-June 2025), providing a unique opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting.

    At CALS, our two fellows and faculty members work as colleagues, sharing responsibilities for designing and teaching classes, supervising law students in their representation of clients, selecting and grading students, administering the clinic, and all other matters. In addition, the fellow will undertake independent legal scholarship, conducting the research and writing to produce a law review article of publishable quality.

    This fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers with some degree of practice experience who now want to embark upon careers in law teaching. Most of our previous fellows are now teaching law or have done so for substantial portions of their careers.

    Since 1995, CALS has specialized in immigration law, specifically in asylum practice, and in immigration court and in asylum adjudications by the Department of Homeland Security. Applicants with experience in U.S. immigration law will therefore be given preference. The fellow must be a member of a bar at the start of the fellowship period.

    The fellow will receive full tuition and fees in the LL.M. program at Georgetown University, and a stipend during each year of the fellowship. On successful completion of the requirements, the Fellow will be granted the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy) with distinction.

    Former holders of this fellowship include Mary Brittingham (1995-97), Andrea Goodman (1996-98), Michele Pistone (1997-99), Rebecca Story (1998-2000), Virgil Wiebe (1999-2001), Anna Marie Gallagher (2000-02), Regina Germain (2001-2003), Dina Francesca Haynes (2002-2004), Diane Uchimiya (2003-2005), Jaya Ramji-Nogales (2004-2006), Denise Gilman(2005-2007), Susan Benesch (2006-2008), Kate Aschenbrenner (2007-2009), Anjum Gupta (2008-2010), Alice Clapman (2009-2011) Geoffrey Heeren (2010-2012), Heidi Altman (2011-2013), Laila Hlass (2012-2014), Lindsay Harris (2013-2015), Jean C. Han (2014-2016), Rebecca Feldmann (2015-2017), Pooja Dadhania (2016-2018), Karen Baker (2017-2019), Faiza Sayed (2018-2020), Deena Sharuk (2019 -2021), and Alison Coutifaris (2020-2022).  The current fellows are  Jocelyn B. Cazares and Iman Saad. The faculty members directing CALS are Andrew Schoenholtz and Philip Schrag.

    To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, a writing sample, and a detailed statement of interest (approximately 5 pages). The materials must arrive by February 1, 2023. The statement should address: a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with asylum and other immigration cases; d) your professional or career goals for the next five or ten years; e) your reactions to the Clinic’s goals and teaching methods as described on its website anything else that you consider pertinent. Address your application to Directors, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 332, Washington, D.C. 20001, or electronically to lawcalsclinic@georgetown.edu.

    Georgetown University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. We are committed to diversity in the workplace. If you have any questions, call CALS at (202) 662-9565 or email to lawcalsclinic@georgetown.edu 
  • 02 Dec 2022 10:10 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. This is a full-time, academic general faculty position on the teaching track.

    The University of Virginia School of Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic is a year-long clinic that introduces a select group of third-year law students to all aspects of U.S. Supreme Court practice through live cases. Since its launch in 2006, the clinic has represented parties in 18 United States Supreme Court cases, winning over half of them. The clinic has also filed 108 amicus curiae briefs and petitions for certiorari and briefs in opposition in the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Working in teams and under the supervision of the Director and a small team of experienced appellate attorneys, students work on all aspects of live cases. Through classroom instruction and hands-on work, they learn how to review cases and identify good candidates for Supreme Court review, and how to skillfully structure and write effective certiorari petitions, briefs in opposition to certiorari, merits briefs, and amicus briefs. Students also have the opportunity to assist with and attend moots for oral arguments as well as attend Supreme Court arguments.

    The Director is responsible for managing the curriculum and operation for the year-long clinic, including its classroom component. The Director will teach, supervise, and provide feedback to clinic students in all phases of legal advocacy. The Director will serve as counsel of record and argue some Clinic cases. Usually the Director collaborates with appellate attorneys outside of the Law School, with them serving as counsel of record and arguing other Clinic cases, and the Director may also collaborate with the Law School’s Appellate Litigation Clinic. The Director may be asked to teach non-clinical courses at the Law School as well. All duties will be performed within the broader and evolving experiential learning program at the Law School, in coordination with the Dean, Vice Dean, and Director of Clinical Programs.

    For more information about the current Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, see Supreme Court Litigation Clinic | University of Virginia School of Law.

    Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or a foreign equivalent, with at least six years of appellate practice experience, including substantial experience in briefing cases before the United States Supreme Court. A commitment to teaching and student mentorship as well as excellent writing, editing, supervision, and advocacy skills are required. The ideal candidate will have significant advocacy experience in federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, involving a range of complex cases; previous law school teaching experience; and demonstrated professional engagement.

    Candidates must also have an active law license in a U.S. jurisdiction; they must also be an active member of the Supreme Court Bar or be admitted by the start of the position. Candidates who are not licensed to practice in Virginia should be willing to seek admission, presumably by waiver, to the Virginia bar.

    The expectation is that the Director would start in summer 2023 to begin teaching the clinic in the fall 2023 semester. Application review will begin December 5, 2022.

    TO APPLY:

    Upload the following materials at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs (Requisition number R0042016: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, a detailed description of relevant law practice, teaching, and supervision experience, and contact information for three references.


  • 01 Dec 2022 9:29 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    CARDOZO LAW SCHOOL is hiring a clinical fellow for the Filmakers Legal Clinic. The primary mission of the Filmmakers Legal Clinic is to provide pro bono legal services to filmmakers and video journalists who seek to use visual advocacy to move the social justice needle. The Clinic trains the next generation of transactional and intellectual property lawyers working in the public interest and to empower filmmakers and video journalists by increasing access to legal resources.

    The Clinic is uniquely situated at the intersection of several different areas of legal education. Through the Clinic’s inter-disciplinary approach, students gain experience in a combination of transactional work, intellectual property issues, first amendment issues, and social justice issues and the arts. Future attorneys leave empowered to practice in these areas, and more broadly, to serve as agents of change in the legal profession.

    In addition to individual client representation, the Clinic works to empower communities through teaching workshops, educational programs and building online resources together with our community partners.

    Position Responsibilities:

    The Clinical Fellow, reporting to the Director of the Clinic, will provide support for the Filmmakers Legal Clinic’s client work by supervising the clinic students in their client work, helping to manage the Clinic’s caseload over the summer, supervise student work on educational programs, and providing training to our community partners. The Clinical Fellow will also assist in helping with various programmatic and administrative matters for the Clinic and the related Center for Visual Advocacy, as requested by the Director.

    Experience & Educational Background:

    • A J.D. and an active New York bar membership
    • At minimum of two years of legal experience

    Skills & Competencies:

    • Knowledge of transactional and intellectual property lawyering;
    • Ability and disposition to supervise law students and/or experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning lawyers or other professionals;
    • Excellent research, analytical, communication, case management and writing skills;
    • Strong collaboration, mentoring, and facilitation skills;
    • Sense of humor and positive attitude

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please submit a statement of interest, a C.V., law school transcript and contact information for at least three references.  Applications can be submitted to Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin at mgk@yu.edu.

  • 29 Nov 2022 1:43 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW'S Center’s Racial Equity in Education Law & Policy Clinic (“REEL Policy Clinic”), opened its doors in the Spring of 2022. The REEL Policy Clinic engages law students in legislative and policy advocacy on behalf of clients to promote racial equity within the public education system. This work entails leveraging policy advocacy to address issues that disproportionately impact the educational experiences and outcomes of students of color, including discriminatory school discipline practices, school segregation, and school finance and resource inequities, among others. Clinic students engage in legislative lawyering on behalf of clients and participate in a twice-weekly seminar that examines substantive issues of education, civil rights, and administrative law. The Clinic employs a client-centered approach to lawyering and students collaborate with clients to develop policy solutions. Clinic clients include non-profit educational advocacy organizations, student-led groups, parent-led groups, coalitions, and governmental entities, among others. The Clinic employs a Critical Race Theory (CRT) approach to interrogate the role of the law and public policy in reproducing racial inequities in education and the promise of law and policy to help eliminate them. Clinic students seek legislative, policy, and practice interventions that help to eliminate racial inequality in public education.

    Students learn the art of legislative lawyering by employing a range of legislative and administrative tools to further clients’ goals, including oral and written advocacy (such as delivering testimony before a policymaking body or drafting comment letters in response to a proposed administrative change), interfacing with policymakers and legislative staff, legal research and writing, analyzing and drafting legislative language, and building relationships through partnerships and coalition participation. Through legislative advocacy, students strengthen core lawyering competencies, including creative problem-solving, statutory interpretation, interdisciplinary research, self-reflective lawyering, teamwork and collaboration, prioritization, and culturally responsive lawyering.

    Clinic students can expect to spend an average of 35 hours per week on Clinic matters, including client work and related events, seminar, and other Clinic responsibilities.

    Description of the Fellowship

    The REEL Policy Clinic is hiring a lawyer to serve as a Clinical Teaching Fellow and Supervising Attorney for a two-year term, beginning in Summer 2023. The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for former educators, organizers, policy advocates, and legislative lawyers interested in transitioning into legal academia and developing their supervisory skills. 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, work closely with students on improving their legislative lawyering skills, including written and oral advocacy, management of responsibilities, 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 and client partners, 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, opportunities to develop scholarship and participate in conferences, and to develop as legal educators, including support in developing and refining a teaching philosophy and gaining experience in planning and delivering lectures.

    Qualifications

    A demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of racial justice and educational equity, including an understanding of how the social consequences of actual or perceived identities may impact educational experiences or outcomes.

    ● Preferred (but not required):

    o Interest and experience in education law and public policy;

    o An understanding of the legislative landscape of the District of Columbia;

    o An understanding of how to discuss difficult topics of racism, racial inequality, and how to support students in developing as culturally competent lawyers;

    o Two to three years (aggregate) of experience in education, policy/legislative advocacy, or racial justice work; and

    o Admission to or willingness to seek admission to or waive into the District of Columbia Bar.

    Applicants need not demonstrate all of the preferred qualifications. The Clinic encourages applications from candidates who are women, disabled, LGBTQIA2S+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), as these groups are historically minoritized and underrepresented throughout the legal profession. We are committed to having a team that is made up of a diversity of skills, lived experiences, and voices.

    Pay and Other Benefits

    The annual stipend for the position is $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 2023 and end in the summer of 2025.

    Application Instructions

    Please submit a cover letter, résumé/CV, two references, a writing sample (no longer than 5 pages), and transcript to Daniella Blake-Aranbayeva at db1571@georgetown.edu. Interviews will begin in the new year.

  • 28 Nov 2022 12:34 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School's Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. The appointment is expected to begin in the 2022-2023 academic year and to end on June 30, 2024; re-appointment for an additional academic year may be possible. The salary for the position is approximately $70,000.

    Representing environmental organizations and affected persons, the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic teaches law students about the practice of law through suing those who pollute illegally, fighting for stricter permits, advocating for changes to regulations and laws, and promoting innovative approaches for improving the environment. In addition, the clinic’s faculty are some of the primary resources for law student organizations and law students interested in environmental and energy issues, and clinic faculty have helped to organize panels, events and conferences on these topics.

    Under supervision of the Clinic’s Director, the successful candidate will help to train and supervise students, teach the clinic’s seminar component, develop potential projects, assist in publicizing the clinic’s cases and activities, and organize and coordinating relevant events, lectures and other clinic activities. One goal of this Fellowship is to train aspiring clinical teachers and public interest environmental attorneys.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two years of work experience as a practicing lawyer, with a preference for those who have worked for an environmental non-profit organization or government agency using litigation and similar enforcement tools. Must be a member in good standing of at least one bar and must be able to secure admission to the Illinois bar through waiver or examination promptly upon joining the clinic. Excellent writing, editing, advocacy, and supervision skills are required. Experience clerking at the trial court level is strongly desired, but not required. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required.

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate's relevant practice experience and teaching/supervision experience, resume or curriculum vita, a law school transcript, a list of 2-3 references, course evaluations from prior teaching experience, if any, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Other material relevant to a candidacy may be included. Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic website: http://apply.interfolio.com/118158  Review of applications will begin on December 29, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled or the search has closed.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

    We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity .

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination .

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

    Position

    Abrams Environmental Law Clinic Fellow

    Employer

    The University of Chicago Law School

    Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    Salary

    Approximately $70,000 plus benefits.

    Posted Date

    Nov 27, 2022

    Website

    https://www.law.uchicago.edu/

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    Position Type

    Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies

    Employment Level

    Fellowship

    Employment Type

    Full Time




  • 23 Nov 2022 9:29 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, https://www.ua.edu/ , (UA) seeks a strategic and collaborative leader with a distinguished scholarly profile to serve as the next Dean of the https://www.law.ua.edu/. The Dean will develop a vision for the school and provide leadership in matters related to planning, curriculum, research and scholarship, and the law school’s budget. The Dean will also engage with faculty, students, alumni, the legal community, and state and federal governmental officials to advance the goals of the School of Law and University. The successful candidate must possess a J.D. and/or a Ph.D. in a field related to law and qualify for appointment at the rank of tenured full professor in the School of Law. The candidate must also possess a significant and progressive record of leadership in a professional setting, including but not limited to higher education, government, public interest, or business. They will also demonstrate a commitment and ability to advance the University’s philosophy and practice relative to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who possess leadership experience in the legal academy and a sustained record of excellence in research and scholarship, service, and teaching commensurate with a comprehensive research university. Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a readiness to advance the School of Law through fundraising and building external partnerships.

    Located in the heart of https://www.tuscaloosa.com/live-play/things-to-do, The University of Alabama is one of the nation’s premier universities, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nearly 200 fields of study. With more than 1,200 acres of tree-lined campus and state-of-the art facilities, UA has been ranked among the most beautiful and most inspiring college campuses in the nation. In Fall 2022, the University set https://news.ua.edu/2022/09/records-broken-ua-sees-highest-enrollment-national-merit-scholars/, including record enrollment of National Merit Scholars and racially and ethnically diverse students. As the state’s flagship university, UA is also designated among the Carnegie classification’s top doctoral research universities. With a growing number of industry and state/federal agency partnerships, UA’s research enterprise continues to surge. In fiscal year 2021, 38% of the 2,025 members of UA’s faculty engaged in externally funded research, the eighth straight year of increased externally sponsored awards. In the same period, faculty received a record 553 lifetime honorific awards from national and international award-granting associations or agencies. In all, sponsored awards brought $171 million to the University in fiscal year 2021, and research and development expenditures, a measure of output on previously funded awards, jumped 36% to $129.5 million. More details about the University, the physical campus, and the surrounding community are available in the latest https://stories.ua.edu/opportunity-profile/.

    The School of Law is among the most distinguished academic units in the state’s flagship university. It is consistently ranked among the Top 30 law schools in the nation and in the Top 10 among public law schools. For three of the past four years, Alabama Law has ranked in the Top 25 nationally. With a dynamic and nationally recognized faculty, the school regularly recruits a diverse student body that is among the most talented in the nation. Students in the most recent entering class come from 24 states and studied at 65 colleges and universities. The median LSAT score of the class is 166, and the median undergraduate GPA is a 3.95. Thanks to excellent academic programs and a capable Career Services Office, the school has maintained impressive numbers for bar passage and employment after graduation. Its judicial clerkship program is outstanding; according to data reported to the ABA, the program places Alabama Law among the top ten per capita among all law schools in the nation. And the value of an Alabama Law degree is exceptional, as Alabama Law is ranked #2 for lowest average graduate debt among law schools in the Top 40. The School of Law is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  To support these commitments, for the last five years the school has operated a Summer Scholars Program for diverse college students to provide pathways into law school for students from groups that are historically under-represented in the legal profession.

    Alabama Law faculty members are highly regarded and frequently cited experts. They hold and express a diverse range of opinions on the law, its purpose, and its function in society. Their books have been published by Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, Cambridge University Press, Princeton University Press, University of Chicago Press, and Harvard University Press, among others.  Their articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the Georgetown Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review, among many others. This scholarship is central to the Law School's mission of excellence. 

    Alabama Law recently completed a multi-year strategic planning process, which drew upon the efforts of faculty, alumni, students, staff, and executive administrators. As that plan highlights, strong scholarship and excellent teaching within a broad curriculum are central to the culture of the school. The 1L curriculum includes an Introduction to the Study of Law, which ensures that all who enter do so on a relatively equal preparatory footing, and a course in Legislation and Regulation, which adds coverage of statutory and regulatory interpretation to the traditional common-law curriculum. Pedagogic offerings also include a strong legal writing program; nationally competitive teams in moot court, trial advocacy, and negotiation; a first-rate semester-long externship program in the District of Columbia; a Finch Fellows Program that provides students hands-on experience in small-town practice; and a variety of additional externships and internships across the country, including with organizations such as the Department of Justice and the Equal Justice Initiative.

    The School of Law is home to four student-edited journals: the flagship general-interest journal, the Alabama Law Review; the Journal of the Legal Profession; the Law & Psychology Review; and the Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review. The school also offers guaranteed enrollment in one of six rigorous in-house legal clinics directed by the clinical faculty: the Civil Law Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Children’s Rights Clinic, the Domestic Violence Law Clinic, the Mediation Law Clinic, and the Entrepreneurship and Non-Profit Clinic.  Students may earn certificates in Public Interest Law, Governmental Affairs, and International and Comparative Law. The Law School also offers dual enrollment programs, including, among others, the JD/PhD, JD/LLM in Taxation, JD/LLM Concentration in Business Transactions, JD/MBA, and JD/MSW in Social Work.

    The School of Law enjoys accomplished and engaged alumni. Graduates are located in all 50 states, and graduates from the past five years are working in 41 states across the nation. The Alabama Law School Foundation recently restructured and re-incorporated to more effectively manage and deploy the school’s endowment. The Foundation is a ready partner for addressing present needs and future opportunities. The School of Law also recently restructured the Alabama Law Alumni Society in ways that make it more diverse and vigorous. The Society’s Leadership Council now actively recruits incoming students and assists current students and recent graduates through mentoring, networking, and advising.

    Find out more about the Dean search https://www.wittkieffer.com/position/24197-dean-school-of-law/.  

    Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of five professional references with full contact information, and a request for confidentiality if desired. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to the https://apptrkr.com/3656838. Applications submitted by January 30, 2023, will receive full consideration.

    Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Werner Boel or Ashlee Winters Musser at AlabamaLawDean@wittkieffer.com

    The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.


  • 14 Nov 2022 3:29 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position leading its Global Human Rights Law Clinic. The position would begin during the 2023-2024 academic year. The position would be on the Law School’s clinical professor track, which culminates in long-term renewable contracts. The attorney who fills the position will direct the Global Human Rights Law Clinic: engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic’s mission and goals; supervising students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; and teaching a related seminar and/or clinical skills courses.

    Candidates must have a J.D., must have at least three years of relevant experience, and be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic or who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students or other attorneys are strongly preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and supervision skills are required.

    Each candidate should submit a Curriculum Vitae or résumé, a list of references, a legal writing sample, a law school transcript, a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate’s relevant practice and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply online and upload application material at: http://apply.interfolio.com/116637  Review of applications will begin on December 28, 2022, and continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed.

    All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

    We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

     

    Position

    Global Human Rights Law Clinic Director

    Employer

    The University of Chicago Law School

    Location

    Chicago, Illinois

    Salary

    salary + benefits

    Posted Date

    Oct 28, 2022

    Position Type

    Faculty PositionsProfessional Fields, Law & Legal Studies

    Employment Level

    Non-Tenured Track

    Employment Type

    Full Time


  • 04 Nov 2022 10:36 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)
    • 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, American University Washington College of Law, and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School 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.  

    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, Interim Director of Operations, 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 Nov 2022 10:21 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    VERMONT LAW AND GRADUATE SCHOOL-Director of the Food and Agriculture Clinic, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS)/Assistant or Associate Professor

    Vermont Law and Graduate school is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We grow and learn better together with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. In recruiting for faculty and staff, we seek unique backgrounds to enrich and challenge our community. As part of our commitment to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, candidates who meet the qualifications for this position and who require accommodations to apply should contact Human Resources at jobs@vermontlaw.edu. Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS) strives to raise the bar for being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, place of birth, marital status, disability, veteran’s status, HIV status, pregnancy, genetic information, health insurance status, and crime victim status.

    Summary of Responsibilities: 

    Housed within the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), the Food and Agricultural Law and Policy Clinic provides an experiential offering for students to work alongside and provide assistance to our food system partners. The Clinic is one of a handful of law and policy clinics in the country exclusively devoted to providing expertise and assistance to food system stakeholders across the globe. This position leads the Clinic and reports directly to the CAFS Director. In the Clinic, the Director and Professor identifies, connects with, and collaborates with project partners in need of law and policy assistance, and trains and guides students to provide this assistance. As an integral member of the CAFS team, the Director and Professor works closely with the other team members to help identify, oversee, and implement grant-funded law and policy projects focused on the food system. Applicants should have enthusiasm for working with law and masters’ students who are eager to learn practical skills.

    Essential Functions and Principal Accountabilities: 

    • Supervise and teach students on cases/projects in a clinical learning environment.
    • Manage grant-funded projects to develop innovative legal tools to improve food and agriculture in response to client/partner needs and funder deliverables and translate those tools for broad use; such tools include but are not limited to legal reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, and online toolkits.
    • Provide direct representation to clinic clients/partners, and maintain responsibility for case/project management and completion during transitions between semesters.
    • Manage the clinic, including identifying potential clients and project partners and stewarding those relationships, overseeing Clinic case/project intake and docket, handling Clinic case/project work, and supporting and ensuring cohesion for Clinic projects led by other CAFS faculty and staff.
    • Administer the Clinic, including: overseeing appropriate management of files including potentially sensitive and/or confidential information, overseeing related curriculum and student enrollment, and participating in personnel decisions with the CAFS Director, Vice Dean of Faculty, Associate Dean of Environmental Programs, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, and Human Resources as they deem appropriate.
    • Oversee the activities and operations of the Vermont Legal Food Hub, a collaboration between CAFS and Conservation Law Foundation, and represent the Vermont Legal Food Hub to the community.
    • Actively participate in a dynamic law school environment, including collaboration with other law school clinics and programs, and meet other faculty service expectations.
    • Mentor students, including advising student groups.
    • Assist with development and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic.
    • Deliver talks and trainings to food policy groups and government officials, and present on the Clinic’s and CAFS work at conferences and other events.
    • Work with the CAFS Communications Manager to develop and execute media strategies for Clinic work, including being a spokesperson for the Clinic and CAFS.
    • Develop and teach the Clinic seminar.
    • Support efforts to secure and maintain funding for the Clinic, including providing information for grant proposals, budgets, and grant reports.
    • Collaborate and work with technical experts as needed.

    Requirements

    Required Education, Skills, and Experience: 

    • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA-approved law school.
    • Understanding of and appreciation for inclusion, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints.
    • Admission to the bar in any jurisdiction, and admission or willingness to apply for admission to the Vermont bar upon acceptance of the position.
    • Demonstrated leadership experience.
    • At least 3 years of management experience.
    • Demonstrated experience and interest in mentoring and supervising students.
    • Strong research, writing, and communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience writing policy papers, issue briefs, draft legislation, and various legal documents.
    • Strong organizational, time and project management skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
    • High degree of professionalism.
    • Strong academic credentials.
    • Communications and/or marketing experience, or the willingness to learn, apply, and teach these skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    Preferred Education, Skills, and Expertise:

    • A minimum of 8-10 years of relevant legal and policy advocacy experience, with significant weight given to food and agricultural law and policy or related fields experience.
    • Law school teaching experience with significant weight given to clinical teaching experience. 

    Other Requirements: 

    • Respect – Understanding and interest in incorporating VLGS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion values into the classroom and workspace.
    • Adaptability and Flexibility – Must be able to adapt to new and emerging technology as established and communicated by the school to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching. Willingness and ability to work remotely in emergency situations. Ability to work the occasional after-hours and weekend hours required to support students in this position. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines and reorganize under pressure.
    • Communication – talk and/or listen to convey or exchange information; communicate effectively and efficiently in written correspondence and technical correspondence in English; process and comprehend written material; exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or jointly arrive at conclusions, solutions, or dispute resolution.
    • Professional Discretion – exercise thoughtful judgment and meet deadlines; develop and maintain effective professional relationships with others; function effectively under stress; adapt to changing environments; display flexibility; and function in the face of uncertainties and ambiguities.
    • Collaboration – This position requires collaboration with peers and colleagues as well as students, and ability to independently manage deadlines and multiple projects.
    • Service – Faculty and staff at VLGS provide service to students, the community, and one another through service on committees and appropriate volunteer opportunities both on- and off-campus.
    • Scholarship – Faculty at VLGS are encouraged to pursue research and scholarship opportunities as a critical part of their own continuous learning process.
    • Safety – Willingness to participate with the VLGS faculty and student community and follow Covid19 safety policies and guidelines as laid out by the One VLGS Action Team based on the changing landscape.
    • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work – a background in food and agriculture is desirable but not required.
    • Must be able to work legally within the United States without sponsorship.
    • Physical ability to perform all essential functions of the job with or without basic accommodations.

    Note: All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. Employees may be required, from time to time, to follow other job-related duties as requested by their Department Head, Supervisor, Dean, President, or as outlined in the Faculty Handbook (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

    Apply here.


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