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  • 18 Mar 2021 11:22 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring an Academic Administrator (who will have a working title of Assistant Dean of Academic Skills) to manage and oversee its Academic Skills Program.

    Position description

    The Academic Administrator (who will have a working title of Assistant Dean of Academic Skills) will manage and oversee the University of California, Irvine School of Law Academic Skills Program (ASP Program). The main goal of the ASP Program is to develop and deliver programs to promote the academic success of students from matriculation, throughout law school, and as they prepare to enter the legal profession. This includes programming and support for students during pre-orientation, orientation, the three years of law school, and bar prep. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Dean of Academic Skills will be to independently manage the ASP Program’s development and delivery of programming, working with students individually as well as in small and large group settings to improve various academic skills, such as written legal analysis, exam taking, and time management. The Assistant Dean of Academic Skills will also teach an ASP course or courses as needed, and provide feedback to students on practice exams, exercises, and other writing throughout their law school career. The Assistant Dean will also assist students with pre- and post-graduate study for bar examinations. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Assistant Dean of Academic Skills will report to the Vice Dean or the Dean.

    The responsibilities of the Assistant Dean of Academic Skills will include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing and implementing a cohesive ASP curriculum for students, which begins before the fall 1L semester and continues through students’ post-graduate study for bar examinations;
    • Researching and implementing the most current best practices for bar preparation and academic skills;
    • Providing individual academic counseling to all law students regarding course selection, bar and legal practice preparation, referrals to Disability Services for learning disabilities and accommodations, time management, learning styles, and overall student success;
    • Collaborating with the Vice Dean, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, the Associate Dean of Lawyering Skills, and the Assistant Dean for Student Services;
    • Developing and teaching one or more courses in the curriculum as needed to improve student legal analysis, writing, and/or bar taking skills;
    • Attending and participating in senior administration and faculty meetings;
    • Developing and delivering a comprehensive program for students on topics including class preparation, study habits, case briefing, outlining, written legal analysis, and exam taking, including a pre-orientation program, sessions during orientation, and workshops throughout each academic year;
    • Working closely with faculty members to design and administer exercises in doctrinal subjects, and to provide individual and group feedback;
    • Developing and teaching (as needed) 3L-year and post-graduation summer bar-exam preparation programs that include individual counseling, workshops, and feedback on practice exams;
    • Hiring, training, and managing ASP Program staff who effectively deliver of all of the above academic skills services and programs to students;
    • Managing the ASP Program budget;
    • Working closely with other departments in the Law School, including but not limited to the Career Development Office, Student Affairs, Alumni Relations, Admissions, Lawyering Skills Program, Clinical Program, and working closely with Senior Administrators;
    • Serving on committees as necessary that seek to advance the goals of the Law School; and
    • Collaborating with professionals within the department, within the Law School, and from other law schools across the country to research and present on topics relevant to the ASP industry.

    Requirements

    Candidates for the position must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school, and admission to a state bar, preferably California;

    At least five years of relevant professional experience (preferably including teaching), with a focus on legal writing and analysis, preferably with experience in law school academic skills or similar programs; familiarity with the format and subjects tested on the California Bar Exam;

    Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;

    The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve law students’ academic development, and to design, implement, and manage innovative programs to promote that development;

    The ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good judgment, and exemplify professionalism in working with students, faculty, and staff;

    The ability to initiate and forge partnerships within the law school, with the Orange County legal community, and nationally within the Legal Academic Skills Community;

    The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse and growing population of students and promote inclusive excellence; and

    The ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

    TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applicants should submit the following materials:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. Relevant Publications and/or writing samples
    4. Contact information for three references
    5. Statement of Contributions to Diversity
    6. Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement

    For more information about UCI Law, visit: www.law.uci.edu.
    Interested candidates should submit application materials using UC Irvine's online application system, AP Recruit: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06651

    The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

    Application requirements

    Document requirements

    Reference requirements

    • 3 required (contact information only)

    Recruitment period

    Open date: March 12th, 2021

    Next review date: Monday, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



  • 15 Mar 2021 7:30 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)
    • PENN LAW  is seeking faculty members to serve as Senior Lecturers in the Legal Practice Skills Program. Penn Law’s innovative Legal Practice Skills Program offers practical training in the writing and communication skills today’s lawyers need. The centerpiece of the program is a mandatory first-year course, which spans two semesters and carries six credits (four in the fall; two in the spring). While providing students with a solid foundation in legal research, analysis, and writing, Legal Practice Skills also introduces students to a range of other essential practice skills, including fact development, interviewing, negotiation, basic contract drafting, and informal oral and written communication. The course presents assignments as simulations to help students understand the context in which these skills are deployed in practice.

      More broadly, the Legal Practice Skills program seeks to encourage our students to recognize practice readiness and skill development as central to their Penn Law experience and offer opportunities for them to build those skills over the course of their three years here. To that end, the Legal Practice Skills program also functions as an umbrella organization for a range of other Law School activities and services, including upper-level course development, the Academic Support program, the summer legal writing course for LLM students, additional writing assistance and writing sample support, co-curricular skills development programming, and the intramural moot court competition. The persons hired for these positions may also be called upon to assist with one or more of these related programs.

      Senior Lecturers teach Legal Practice Skills to one section of approximately forty first-year students, assume substantial responsibility for one of the other Legal Practice Skills activities and services, and have the option of teaching an upper-level experiential writing or practical-skills course. Senior Lecturers are encouraged to engage in the larger Penn Law community as well as the national legal practice and writing communities, including by attending conferences, presentations, and symposia.

      In their role as teachers of the Legal Practice Skills course, Senior Lecturers are expected to:


      • collaborate with peers to design and execute a curriculum that is uniform across the first- year class;
      • teach first-year students in large lecture, small group, and one-on-one formats;
      • review and provide individualized feedback on student work; and
      • supervise third-year-student Littleton Fellows as they work with smaller cohorts of first- year students.

    Senior Lecturers are not expected to engage in academic research or publication as part of the Legal Practice Skills program.

    Penn Law seeks lawyers from varied professional backgrounds, including but not limited to litigation, public interest, government, and transactional practices, to join the Legal Practice Skills program for multiple Senior Lecturer faculty positions. Penn Law strongly encourages lawyers who would help our university continue to build a diverse, inclusive, and equitable academic community to apply.

    For these Senior Lecturer positions, the salary will be $100,000 per academic year. Senior Lecturers will be eligible for the full range of benefits described on the Benefits of Working at Penn

    website https://www.hr.upenn.edu/pennbenefits.

    The appointment will begin July 1, 2021 and is subject to an initial, one-year probationary term, with the possibility of renewal for two additional one-year terms. After three years, the Senior Lecturer will be eligible for promotion to a three-year renewable contract. There is no limit on the number of times a successive Senior Lecturer contract may be renewed.

    Candidates should have at least six years of recent, post-law school, professional experience; demonstrated ability in legal reasoning, writing, and other legal practice skills; and strong academic records. Prior teaching experience is not required.

    To apply, please go to the Penn Faculty Searches website: https://apply.interfolio.com/84967

    The materials required to apply are a one-page cover letter describing your interest, a resume, proof of law school graduation such as a transcript or state bar membership, a writing sample, and the names of three professional references.

    Please note: The Legal Practice Skills program is not intended as a gateway to entering the academic or clinical teaching markets and does not provide instructors with institutional support for entering those markets.  Penn Law encourages lawyers and scholars specifically interested in gateways to legal academia to consider applying to one of its academic fellowship programs. More information on those programs is available at https://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/fellowships.php.

  • 10 Mar 2021 7:49 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    U.C. BERKELEY LAW SCHOOL-East Bay Community Law Center- Director- Education Advocacy Clinic- 

    The Issue

    School push-out is an increasingly urgent crisis in light of the deepening inequities caused by COVID-19. Distance learning is now a long-term reality. A reliable internet connection and stable housing have become key determinants of whether students can access their fundamental right to an education. The challenges experienced by many students of color are compounded by systemic racism and the interdependence of the education and juvenile legal systems. Instead of being offered opportunities, resources and support, many students find that their learning needs are questioned, minimized, and even criminalized. 

    The Opportunity

    East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is excited to recruit a Director for its Education Advocacy Clinic who can lead the organization in advancing its explicitly racial justice focused policy solutions, developing legal strategy and managing an experienced team through this moment. EBCLC is looking for a leader who can support this Clinic’s critical work to promote police-free schools and end of the criminalization of youth of color. Working in close collaboration with EBCLC’s Youth Defender Clinic, Social Work Program and community partners, the Education Advocacy Clinic provides wrap-around legal and social work support to young people in school and the juvenile legal system. 

    Primary Responsibilities:

    ·      Manage the Education Advocacy Clinic, providing vision, planning and implementation of the work within the context of EBCLC’s larger racial justice mission;

    ·      Supervise a three-person team providing support on: cases, professional development, performance evaluation, workload management, and wellness; 

    ·      Teach, supervise, and mentor law students enrolled in the Clinic, including designing curriculum, providing highly interactive legal and skills training, and facilitating weekly individual and group supervision meetings;

    ·      Participate in ongoing professional development to improve management skills, client services and student supervision;

    ·      Manage a small caseload, providing education advocacy to system impacted youth;

    ·      Engage in policy advocacy addressing school policing, school push-out and the school-to-prison pipeline in close collaboration with community partners;

    ·      Work with Executive Director, Deputy Director and development team to attract financial support for the Clinic, oversee grants management, and provide general administrative oversight;

    ·      Serve on EBCLC’s management team, providing input and support for the broader organization;

    ·      Serve as the primary contact with the community and media, including responding to press and service provider inquiries, making presentations to the public, community and other professional groups, and overseeing staff to whom these tasks have been delegated; and

    ·      Other tasks as assigned by the Deputy Director.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    ·      JD preferred, however, non-JD candidates with significant lived and professional experience engaging with the juvenile and/or criminal legal system are encouraged to apply;

    ·      Significant experience providing education-related advocacy to youth;

    ·      Demonstrated commitment to racial justice;

    ·      Strong interest in law student supervision and clinical teaching;

    ·      Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing a team;

    ·      Excellent time management, priority-setting and organizational skills;

    ·      Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team;

    ·      Ability to provide supervision and guidance within a highly collaborative working environment;

    ·      Excellent written and oral advocacy skills; and

    ·      Ability to partner and work effectively with a diverse range of people, including but not limited to clients, law students, service providers, school staff, judges and other government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty.

    Salary and Benefits:

    Starting salary for this exempt position is $76,000-$100,000 based on number of years of prior legal experience, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

    Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

    Professional development support includes membership in the relevant local, statewide and/or national associations, attendance at relevant conferences, as determined by EBCLC’s professional development policy and budget.

    Workplace Expectations:

    Due to COVID19, all EBCLC employees are working remotely. The Education Advocacy Clinic Director and all EBCLC employees will continue to work remotely as long as California’s Shelter in Place remains in effect. The expectation is that the Clinic Director will work in our office in Berkeley, California when it is safe to do. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should submit application materials by email to jobs@ebclc.org (include “EAC Director” in the subject line). Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. Application materials should include a cover letter and resume.

    Working At EBCLC

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.  With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $9 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 8,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

    EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position. 

    Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued.  In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

    We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

     

  • 10 Mar 2021 11:16 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL-Clinical Instructor- LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

    The Harvard Law School LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (the "Clinic") seeks to hire a full-time Clinical Instructor to expand the Clinic's docket of impact cases and legislative and policy advocacy initiatives and grow the size of the clinical program. The LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic engages in cutting-edge impact litigation, legislative and policy advocacy, and public education on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. The Clinic aims to shape the future of LGBTQ+ advocacy by focusing on advancing the rights of LGBTQ+ people as whole persons embedded in the wider fabric of society and their local communities, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender, gender non-conforming/gender non-binary, and intersex people; LGBTQ+ people of color; and LGBTQ+ youth, families, and elders.


    Job Code
    167058 Clinical Lawyer

    Job-Specific Responsibilities

    As a Clinical Instructor, you will:


    • Carry a docket of impact cases, including writing pleadings and briefs, conducting discovery and motion practice, handling hearings and trials, and arguing appeals in both federal and state courts;

    • Identify and cultivate additional litigation opportunities;

    • Engage in multi-faceted legislative, regulatory, and policy work, including analysis, drafting, and tracking of legislative and regulatory proposals, providing testimony, and working with local, state, and national stakeholders to effectuate policy change;

    • Supervise clinical students assigned to litigation and policy projects and training students on broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and ethical, community-informed social justice advocacy;

    • Represent the Clinic with its partners, allied organizations, and members of the press and public;

    • Travel as required for litigation, advocacy, conferences, and public speaking; and

    • Collaborate with the Clinic Director on growing the Clinic and building the Clinic's portfolio of projects.



    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.


    Additional Qualifications and Skills


    We are looking for people who have:


    • Five or more years of legal experience, including managing other attorneys, and interest in cultivating litigation and advocacy docket, preferred

    • Significant litigation experience, including in federal court, preferred

    • Experience with constitutional issues, legislative advocacy, and community outreach preferred

    • Familiarity with LGBTQ+ rights, racial justice, and other civil liberties issues preferred

    • Applicants should be self-starters, be diligent, and have the proven ability to work with a wide range of people and to perform under pressure

    • Commitment to the mission of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office and a record of valuing all individuals and respecting differences with regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstances

    • Commitment to working collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts



    Additional Information

    Be a part of the excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it,
    Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.

    The position is available as of July 1, 2021. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their application is given full consideration. The position is for an initial two-year appointment, with the potential for renewal. For more information about the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, visit us at:
    http://clinics.law.harvard.edu/lgbtq. Please include a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than 10 pages) in your application.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.


    Job Function
    Faculty & Student Services

    Sub Unit
    ------------

    Location
    USA - MA - Jamaica Plain

    Department
    Legal Services Center

    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:
    https://www.click2apply.net/xWXMwXSrY4pZFWgmhGBPg


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  • 08 Mar 2021 5:24 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL-Stanton Fellow, First Amendment Clinic 

    Reporting to the Associate Director of the First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School, the Stanton Fellow will collaborate with the Director, Associate Director, and other staff attorneys to support the management and activities of our newest clinical initiative, which formally launched in the spring semester of 2019, and has already become one of the nation's leading clinics of its kind. The Clinic focuses on two core objectives: (1) litigating and supporting cases and other legal proceedings that further the cause of free speech, generally, and through its innovative Local Journalism Project, aid and defend journalists and media outlets in their news-gathering functions; and (2) cultivating diverse lawyers who are educated about the freedom of speech principles embodied in the First Amendment and prepared to pursue careers defending such principles.

      
    Responsibilities include the following: 

    • Provide supervision to students in the Clinic, including feedback, mentoring, and training.
    • Manage ongoing cases, ensuring that the work is done in a timely and professional manner.
    • Assist with the organization and teaching of the Clinic, focusing on substantive knowledge of First Amendment doctrine and the litigation process, as well as effective legal writing, advocacy, and client relations skills.
    • Help organize, and participate in the teaching of, each semester's First Amendment "Bootcamp".
    • Help develop the focus of cases the Clinic will work on, such as access to information, protection of sources and the news-gathering process, general libel and privacy defense, and digital information rights.
    • Help hire for and supervise Interns for the Clinic's annual summer program.
    • Collaborate with the Director, Associate Director and other staff attorneys on programming to bring free speech issues to the broader Law School and University communities.
    • Support the research and writing of policy papers with the goal of influencing the public debate on free speech matters as well as amicus briefs in cases in which important free speech rights are at issue.
    • Help maintain relationships within the legal and journalism community, including regional (New York and surrounding states) news platforms and journalists, law firms and advocacy organizations that focus on free speech and related fields, and First Amendment clinics at other law schools.
    • Assist in managing the financial resources for the program, including monitoring financial activities and transactions.

    This is a full-time position for a two-year term, and is benefits eligible. The successful candidate will be expected to start on July 1, 2021, although some flexibility may be available, through August 15, 2021.

     

    Requirements:

    The Stanton Fellow must be a law graduate, with practice experience and background in constitutional law, freedom of information laws or other access related work. A clerkship or clerkships are desirable, but not required. The Stanton Fellow must either be admitted to the practice of law in New York, prepared to take the New York bar exam prior to beginning the Fellowship, or be admitted on written motion after hiring.

     

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, a writing sample (should be an unedited or slightly edited brief or bench memo), and other significant supporting materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18256. To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by April 15, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

     

    About Us:

    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

     

    Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

     

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

  • 02 Mar 2021 2:11 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW equips students with the intellectual tools and hands-on legal experience in their journey to become practice-ready lawyers able to work in any field they choose through excellent doctrinal and experiential offerings. The University of Washington School of Law’s Clinical Program provides students with real-world legal experience assisting clients and communities working on real cases, transactions and projects for academic credit supervised by experienced faculty members. The Clinical law program currently has 9 in-house clinics and partners with the Washington Innocence Project

    The University of Washington School of Law is hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant professor on a 9-month basis with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021 to teach in the clinical law program and one or more of the law school’s core instruction areas.  Candidates are invited to propose a clinic in which they have appropriate expertise and relevant practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing the structure, case load, student supervision and project work of the proposed new 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. 

    The successful candidate will also teach other non-clinical courses in the JD program that fulfill a curricular need. Non-clinical areas of curricular need include business organizations, criminal law, criminal procedure, professional responsibility and/or perspectives on the law.  The perspectives course enriches the traditional first-year curriculum by exploring how the law reflects or perpetuates inequities based on race, gender, ability, class, sexual orientation, and other social justice issues.

    We invite applicants with interest across areas of practice. The successful applicant will be expected to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the School of Law. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate consistent scholarly excellence through regular scholarship production and participate in service to the law school, the larger university, and the community. In addition, the candidate will engage in the national clinical legal education community through regular attendance and participation in national and regional conferences.  Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to exceptional teaching experience and clinical teaching experience.

    All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

    Qualifications

    ·       Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or foreign equivalent

    ·       3 or more years of legal practice experience in relevant area of law

    ·       Demonstrated record of scholarship or scholarly interest

    ·       Admission to WA state bar or will obtain admission in the next year

    Instructions

    1. A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, professional experience, and teaching, research, and leadership expertise.

    2. Curriculum vitae

    3. A one-page description of the proposed clinic as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community.        

    4. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)

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    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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  • 25 Feb 2021 1:27 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    The Veterans Legal Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law seeks a staff attorney to start no later than August 1, 2021 for a full-time position.

    The Clinic represents veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Veterans Administration and other public benefits programs. The Clinic represents veterans throughout Georgia, with a particular focus on those in rural areas. The Clinic enrolls between 8 – 10 law students every semester and includes undergraduate veterans in the clinic’s work.

    The Staff Attorney will work with the Director of the Clinic to advocate for veterans and to build the Clinic’s practice. Work will include handling of claims from the VA, the military, and other agencies, discharge upgrades from the military, and other forms of relief from the VA and elsewhere. The Staff Attorney will help to supervise law students and undergraduates and will collaborate on outreach efforts into rural communities throughout Georgia.

    Candidates must possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and either admission to the Georgia Bar or the ability to gain admission to the Georgia Bar within 12 months of starting the position. Preference will be given to attorneys who are currently accredited as a veterans advocate with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Preference will also be given to individuals with experience: serving in the military; advocating on behalf of veterans, including certification with the VA; representing clients in administrative proceedings; supervising students in a clinical setting; or engaging in outreach to low-income and vulnerable populations, especially in rural areas. Applicants should possess exceptional writing skills, strong organizational ability, and a demonstrated commitment to serving the public.

    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. A background investigation will be required as part of the hiring process. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact UGA Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

    For further information, contact Professor Alex Scherr, Director of the Veterans Legal Clinic, at scherr@uga.edu.

    For full consideration, apply by Wednesday, April 1, 2021, using the following link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/186763.


  • 25 Feb 2021 1:21 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applications for a Visiting Clinician to oversee and teach the Immigration Clinic during the 2021-22 academic year.  The Immigration Clinic provides legal representation to indigent immigrants and refugees, while also providing students with invaluable hands-on lawyering experience.  In addition to direct representation, students engage in policy advocacy, community outreach, and community education. 

    Faculty and students in the clinic have represented immigrants in removal proceedings, detained immigrants with final orders of removal who are being held indefinitely in government custody, and assisted minors in removal proceedings seeking to adjust to lawful permanent resident status through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status(SIJS), including related representation before family courts. The clinic has also worked with people on complicated affirmative petitions for naturalization, including disability waivers and appeals of naturalization denials.

    Faculty and students represent immigrants before USCIS, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal District Courts and the 9th Cir. Court of Appeals.  The immigration clinic has a great collaborative working relationship with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the state’s primary provider of immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees, and has largely taken its case load from NWIRP referrals.

    The Immigration Clinic is one of UW’s eleven (11) in house clinics.  The clinical team includes 15 full-time faculty, 4 staff attorneys, 2 fellows, and 3 administrators.  The immigration clinic visitor will teach the seminar component of the clinic, supervise clinical students and together with students and community stakeholders, shape the docket. 

    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 docket.

    ·       Manage the operational and administrative tasks involved in case and community project work.

    ·       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.

    ·       Working in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Experiential Education to ensure the quality of student work product.

    Basic Qualifications
    JD and 3 or more years of related legal practice. Admission to a state bar and experience in Immigration Court.

    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 removal defense and asylum practice is strongly preferred.

    ·       Clinical teaching experience is preferred.

    Additional Information
    This is a term appointment currently expected to last 9 months from date of hire.

    Time Status
    Full-time

    EEO Statement
    Current EEO Statement set by University of Washington

    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Commitment to Diversity

    The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

    Application Process

    Applications should include:

    1.     A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience

    2. Curriculum vitae

    3. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)

    Please submit applications electronically at

    https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=70230. The committee will begin reviewing applications on February 26, 2021.  The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence on September 16, 2021. Please send queries about this position to Associate Dean Christine Cimini.


  • 23 Feb 2021 12:26 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School seeks a director to oversee the Center’s programs (including fellowships research, projects, and events) and to join in teaching its seminars.

    The Liman Center

    Founded in 1997, the Liman Center has grown substantially in the last two decades. At the outset, what was the “Liman Program” funded a single law school graduate to hold a one-year fellowship. As of 2020, the Liman Center supports eight to twelve Yale Law graduates each year to do a year or more of useful socially engaged work. As of 2020, the Liman Center has funded 153 post-graduate fellows.

    In addition, the Center is the umbrella for summer public interest fellowships at Barnard, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, Stanford, and Yale. More than 450 students have held such fellowships. Further, the Center currently has three Senior Fellows in Residence as well as affiliated Research Fellows.

    The Liman Center teaches seminars, runs colloquia, and does targeted research on a variety of areas to inform contemporary debates about inequality, law enforcement systems, and access to remedies through law. The law school classes (called the Liman Workshop) reflect those concerns; for example, in 2019 the seminar was on Poverty and the Courts: Fines, Fees, Bail, and Collective Redress (2019); in 2020, on Criminal Systems at a Crossroads (2020); and in the spring of 2021, Imprisoned: From Conception and Construction to Abolition.

    Ongoing research projects include the use of solitary confinement around the United States and the potential for legislative regulation; the intersection of public finance and court-based fines and fee systems; the economic and personal costs of incarceration; access to voting for people in detention in Connecticut; the impact of gender and race for people in detention; and the harms of COVID-19 for people held by the state. Much of this work is collaborative, as the Center joins other faculty at Yale Law School as well as with many people at other institutions. An overview of some of the Center’s research, publications, and testimony can be found here.

    Since its inception, the yearly Liman Colloquium has focused on important problems and brought together its Fellows (past and current), students, researchers, lawyers, judges, and others expert in the issues. Materials are generally circulated in advance so that the discussions are focused and interactive. In 2019, the topic was Economic Injustice: Courts, Law Schools, and Institutionalizing Reforms; this past year, the Colloquium’s title was After Ferguson: Money and Punishment, Circa 2020. A list of colloquium topics can be found here.

    The Liman Director

    The Center began in 1997 with the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at its helm. Soon thereafter, the position of the Liman Director was established. Working with the Liman Professor, the Director is responsible for overseeing, administering, and teaching in all aspects of the Center. This position as a research scholar includes a wide range of responsibilities:

    Managing the Yale Law School Fellowship program including recruiting and advising potential applicants, working with fellows and their host organizations by being in contact regularly throughout the fellowship year, and interacting with administrators at Yale Law School and Yale University. (Extensions are sometimes available and the Director is key in assessing such requests.)

    Developing curricula and course materials for the Liman Workshop and the Liman Projects, and co-teaching these courses with the Liman Professor and Senior Liman Fellows, as well as when desired, working with clinical faculty and co-teaching in some of their clinics;

    Working with faculty and program administrators at Yale University and at seven other colleges and universities to administer the Liman Summer Fellows program;

    Planning the annual Liman Colloquium, and other Liman Center events;

    Managing the drafting, production, and distribution of the annual Liman Reports, along with all other publicity and fundraising activities;

    Helping to write and distribute other books, reports, and collection of materials;

    Supervising the Liman Center Coordinator, the Liman Communications Director, and the Liman Student Directors;

    Managing the program budget, in consultation with the Liman Professor;

    Applicants must be law school graduates with a distinguished academic record; experience in public interest law; administrative skills; demonstrated research and writing ability; and an ability to work with students, alumni/ae; faculty, staff, and with lawyers and organizations around the United States. Prior experience teaching law or administering a nonprofit or other organization is useful but not required.

    The salary is competitive and based upon experience. For more information, please contact Anna VanCleave, Liman Director, anna.vancleave@yale.edu. To apply, please provide a resume, lists of references (including at least two academic references and at least one reference with whom the applicant has worked closely within the last two years); examples of written work (including copies of relevant publications, reports, research papers, essays or briefs); and a law school transcript.

    Please send your materials no later than March 10, 2021. Applications should be submitted to Anna VanCleave and Elizabeth Keane, Center Coordinator, elizabeth.keane@yale.edu.

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


  • 22 Feb 2021 4:44 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW solicits applications for a tenure-track faculty position to commence in fall 2021. This entry-level position constitutes part of a university-wide, cross-disciplinary cluster hire focused on anti-racism scholarship and teaching. The goal of the cluster hire is to enlarge and deepen the University's ongoing work in addressing societal and structural bias and disparities that impact Black, indigenous, Latinx, and other persons of color both domestically and internationally. In addition to joining the UConn Law faculty, this faculty member will benefit from engagement with a cohort of other new anti-racism scholarship hires from different UConn Schools and Colleges. The anti-racism cluster is consistent with several aspects of the University’s ongoing strategic planning, including a focus on diversity/equity/inclusion as one of the foundational UConn values.

    UConn School of Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. UConn Law is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The school has day and evening divisions, and offers the JD (juris doctor), LLM (master of laws) and SJD (doctor of laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.

    The successful candidate will teach one or two courses per semester; advise students on independent projects; complete research in the candidate’s academic area of interest; and publish scholarship. As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will participate in faculty governance via committee work; participate in national organizations related to their area of research/scholarship interest; attend and speak at national, regional, and local conferences and other events; and perform related duties as required.

    UConn Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented and diverse groups with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.

    Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A JD from an accredited institution or equivalent terminal degree in a related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable)
    • Demonstrated scholarly capacity and commitment
    • A well-defined research and teaching agenda that furthers anti-racist inquiry and practice
    • Demonstrated skills to be an effective teacher
    • A demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Law School

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • In addition to a well-defined research and teaching agenda that furthers anti-racist inquiry and practice, demonstrated expertise and ability to teach in one or more areas that include, but are not limited to, critical race theory, race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law and/or procedure, business/corporate law, consumer law, or banking law

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a full time 9-month position. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

    Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18112 and submit the following application materials:

    • A cover letter;
    • Curriculum vitae;
    • Research agenda (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of students, etc.);
    • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
    • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
    • Writing sample; and
    • Contact information for three (3) references.

    Review of applications will begin on March 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

    Any questions about application materials may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at susan.schmeiser@uconn.edu

    At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    Position ID: UConn-School of Law-495035 [#18112, 495035]

    Position Title: Associate Professor, Law

    Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

    Position Location: Hartford, Connecticut 06105-229, United States [map]

    Subject Area: Law

    Appl Deadline: none (posted 2021/02/11)

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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