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  • 10 Jul 2019 11:41 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, beginning September 1, 2019, in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rightswith a particular focus on the work of the Northwestern Access to Health ProjectThe Michael and Mary Schuette Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in global health, human rights law and economic development, as well as clinical legal teaching.

    The Schuette Fellow will work on issues related to global health, human rights and development as they pertain to ongoing community global health work in Nigeria, Botswana, China, India and Lebanon, as well as other potential sites.  A demonstrated interest in global health law, international human rights, and fluency in French and/or Spanish is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Juliet Sorensen, Bluhm Legal Clinic (j-sorensen@law.northwestern.edu). 

    The deadline for applications is July 31, 2019. It is anticipated that the fellowship will end August 31, 2020.  Salary and benefits will be competitive with other public interest post-graduate fellowships.

    The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center on International Human Rights, the Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Advocacy Center, Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions, and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation, externships, negotiations and trial advocacy.

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

  • 10 Jul 2019 11:40 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW (CWSL) seeks to hire a full-time Program Director for its Competitive Advocacy Program. CWSL has earned a national reputation for the successes of its competition teams and also for its commitment to developing law students into practice-ready lawyers. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead a program that has an established foundation of excellence.

    The Program Director will advise and oversee the administration of CWSL’s student-run Moot Court Honors Board (MCHB), oversee the teaching of CWSL’s competitive advocacy courses, assist in managing and providing logistical support for all of CWSL’s trial, appellate, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) teams, and administer and manage all budgets associated with the Competitive Advocacy Program. The Program Director may also have the opportunity to teach courses in their area of expertise as an Adjunct Professor.

    Applicants must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, and significant experience in trial practice, appellate practice, or ADR. Experience in administering and developing competitive advocacy programs is highly desirable. Teaching experience is also valuable.

    Established in 1924, CWSL is an ABA accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school located in downtown San Diego, California. CWSL has the distinction of being San Diego’s oldest law school. CWSL is the recipient of numerous community service awards, including the State Bar of California President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and the federal government’s President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The law school is also home to numerous outstanding programs, including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, and New Media Rights Program. The faculty are dedicated to teaching, research, and service to the community.

    A substantial percentage of CWSL students come from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and we are therefore interested in applicants who are committed to working with a diverse student body. All applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their commitment to diversity and how they can contribute to the educational experience of our students.

     

    Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department at HR@cwsl.edu. The application deadline is August 15, 2019. While the preferred start date for this position is November 1, 2019, there is some flexibility to accommodate outstanding candidates.

    CWSL offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

  • 02 Jul 2019 9:59 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL seeks a Staff Attorney to join the Community Development Clinic. The Community Development Clinic delivers a clinical experience for law students interested in business and transactional practice, exposing them to the legal needs of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

    The Community Development Clinic provides brief advice, advocacy assistance, popular education, and full legal representation to start-up entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations from underrepresented and excluded communities in isolated urban and rural areas.  The Clinic provides assistance on a broad range of transactional and business law matters related to small business development including entity formation, contracts, commercial leases, real estate transactions, securities, tax, and intellectual property.

    In addition to representing clients, students in the Clinic participate in a weekly seminar addressing substantive legal issues related to fieldwork projects.  The seminar involves skills development components including interviewing, client counseling, and transactional lawyering-focused skills, such as negotiation, and drafting contracts, leases, and other business-related documents.

    The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities include representing clients, engaging in community outreach, supervising students, collaborating with community partners, assisting with the Clinic seminar and simulated learning activities, and other tasks related to carrying out the Clinic’s mission. 

    Qualification Standards:

    ·        Candidates must be admitted to practice in New York prior to employment.

    ·        Qualified candidates will possess at least four (4) years, or the equivalent, of experience representing and counseling small businesses/ nonprofits.

    ·        Experience in a particular area of business law, such as securities, tax, intellectual property, or a related area, as well as with business planning a plus.

    All work will be conducted with the support of full-time clinical faculty director (s). 

    Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

    Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    https://www.albanylaw.edu/about/employment

  • 02 Jul 2019 9:55 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Co-Director and entry-level Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Community Development Clinic.  The Community Development Clinic delivers a clinical experience for law students interested in business and transactional practice exposing them to the legal needs of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. 

    The Community Development Clinic provides brief advice, advocacy assistance, popular education, and full legal representation to start-up entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations from underrepresented and excluded communities in isolated urban and rural areas.  The Clinic provides assistance on a broad range of transactional and business law matters related to small business development including entity formation, contracts, commercial leases, real estate transactions, securities, tax, and intellectual property.

    In addition to representing clients, students in the Clinic participate in a weekly seminar addressing substantive legal issues related to fieldwork projects.  The seminar involves skills development components including interviewing, client counseling, and transactional lawyering-focused skills, such as negotiation, and drafting contracts, leases, and other business-related documents.

    The successful candidate will have teaching and caseload responsibilities based on a model of clinical teaching concentrating upon the education of participating students through the representation of real clients.  Appointment will be made at the entry-level position of Assistant Professor.  Candidates must demonstrate 1) a strong academic background, 2) a strong practice background; 3) a capacity for and a commitment to producing scholarship, and 4) a capacity for and a commitment to be an effective teacher in the classroom and to spend significant time outside of class working with students.  

    Candidates are required to possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience. Candidates with a JD/MBA, or other related graduate degree, a plus.  Must be admitted to practice in New York or eligible to be admitted to practice in New York. Experience with clinical pedagogy and/or in training, supervising, teaching and mentoring law students is a plus. Also required: Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion and building community; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and strong organizational skills. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Faculty Recruitment Committee will interview candidates in the New York State area, as well as at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in October 2019 in Washington, D.C.

    Application should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the contact information for three references.

    https://www.albanylaw.edu/about/employment

  • 02 Jul 2019 9:47 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a Clinical Instructor for the Cyberlaw Clinic based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a Clinical Instructor to join our Cyberlaw Clinic team. The position reports to the Managing Director of the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, which is based at the Berkman Klein Center.

    The Clinical Instructor's primary responsibility will be to supervise, manage, mentor, and teach Harvard Law School students enrolled in the Clinic as they represent clients in a variety of challenging matters, including in the areas of intellectual property, digital civil liberties, privacy and security, new media and online speech, government innovation, and online safety.

    The substance of the Clinical Instructor's work will vary from matter to matter, but may include overseeing students in their counselling of clients, drafting of contracts, licenses and other transactional documents, preparation of amicus briefs, comments and other filings, and support for policy advocacy efforts.

    The Clinical Instructor will meet regularly with students to direct and supervise their work, observe students in client interactions, review students' written and other work product, provide regular and detailed feedback to students on their projects and performance, deliver instruction in basic legal skills and Internet-related practice, and ensure professional, high-quality representation of Clinic clients.

    The Clinical Instructor will help develop new Cyberlaw Clinic cases and clients consistent with the Instructor's own areas of interest and expertise, and maintain relationships with the Clinic's existing clients and external partners. They will also assist the Managing Director and Assistant Director with the administration of the Clinic's practice and teaching operations, and the alignment of the Clinic's work with its core values, including promotion of a robust and inclusive online ecosystem for free expression the advancement of diversity and mitigation of the impact of bias in tech development and tech policy advocacy for open government and support for cultural production through balanced regulatory and enforcement regimes.

    The Clinical Instructor will be part of the intellectual community at the Berkman Center and will have the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences at the Center and at Harvard Law School and will have frequent opportunities to expand their knowledge of technology and law.

    The position is a great opportunity for experienced technology, IP, media, civil rights, or startup law practitioners who want to serve the public interest, transition to academic pursuits, or work in a cutting-edge and intellectually invigorating environment.

    Basic Qualifications
    Juris Doctor degree with (a) admission to the Massachusetts bar or (b) admission to and active status in at least one U.S. state bar and immediate eligibility for admission on motion to the Massachusetts bar. A minimum of 3 years legal-practice experience in one or more of the Clinic's areas of focus is required.

    Additional Qualifications
    Candidates should be energetic and passionate about working on a variety of technology law and policy issues. Top academic credentials, superior writing and verbal skills, sound judgment, exceptional ethical standards, and proven abilities in interpersonal communication, supervision, and team building are required.

    Additional Information

    This is a term position expected to extend one year from start date, with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon continued funding and business needs.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Harvard University is 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 or pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The work and wellbeing of the cyberlaw Clinic community is strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation an much more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities.

    Time Status
    Full-time

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

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/kk2d4gh7q32f36wn

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  • 20 Jun 2019 8:12 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for tenured or tenure-track positions to begin fall semester 2020. Candidates should have a juris doctorate or equivalent degree. Additionally, a successful applicant should have a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding teacher, and demonstrable scholarly promise. The School of Law is interested in candidates who are qualified to teach in the area of commercial law. We are also looking for clinical faculty, with a preference for candidates who are qualified to teach a clinic in the area of criminal law.

    The University of South Carolina is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  We encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints contribute to the diversity of our institution.  Interested persons should apply as follows:

    1.         Go to:        

    2.         Enter the posting number for the position for which you are applying, as follows:       

    • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Commercial Law)—FAC00061PO19 
    • Assistant, Associate Professor (Clinics)—FAC00062PO19

    3.         Click the link for the position and complete the application.

    Although a formal application is required in order to be considered, candidates are welcome to contact the hiring committee with any questions regarding the application process at hiring@law.sc.edu.

    The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

  • 19 Jun 2019 11:13 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW is seeking a visiting professor to teach its Immigrant Rights Project for the 2019-2020 academic year. Our Immigrant Rights Project is a one-semester clinic in which students represent noncitizens in immigration matters, conduct legal consultations with ICE detainees in our local jail and participate in local and national advocacy projects. The visiting professor would teach the seminar component of the Immigrant Rights Project and supervise participating law students. More information about TU’s Clinical Education Program can be found at https://law.utulsa.edu/legal-clinics/immigrant-rights-project/.

    Interested applicants must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, be admitted and in good standing in a United States jurisdiction, and have clinical teaching -- including participation in a clinical teaching fellowship -- and immigration law practice experience. This is a full-time position, not suitable for those intending to simultaneously engage in full-time law practice.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, including references, and a writing sample to Prof. Mimi Marton, mimi-marton@utulsa.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting documents should be received no later than June 30, 2019.

    TU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

  • 13 Jun 2019 2:57 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking to hire a Director of Externship Programs & Assistant Professor of Law.  This is a full-time non-tenure track, term academic position.  The Director oversees and administers the operation of the Externship Programs in accordance with academic policies determined by the School of Law faculty.The Externship Programs include the Civil and Criminal Law Externship Program and the Judicial Externship Program.

    Job Responsibilities

    Clinical Teaching and Supervision

    The Director is responsible for teaching and leading the academic course for students enrolled in Externship Programs, including students externing outside of the Bay Area who are unable to attend class sessions.  The courses focus on lawyering skills, professionalism and ethics relevant to student externship assignments and legal practice.  The Director will provide supplemental curricula for externship programs and clinics for specific practice areas and, when appropriate, supervise faculty teaching those courses.

    Program Policy Evaluation and Development

    The Director is responsible for:

    • approving and monitoring externship placements, including conducting site visits, training supervisors and identifying and addressing issues that arise during an externship;
    • counseling students considering enrollment in an externship;
    • creating and supervising new externship programs and clinics for specific practice areas;
    • creating, supervising, and developing curricula for full-time externships and externships outside of the Bay Area (including students externing internationally through this program);
    • serving as a contact person for students and the public at-large for the Externship Programs;
    • collaborating with and supervising other faculty and administrators on the development and promotion of the law school’s clinical legal education curriculum;
    • and participating in national academic discourse regarding externship programs through conferences, on-line discussions, scholarship, and the Bay Area Consortium of Externships (BACE);
    • preparing memoranda, collecting data and other material, and maintaining records about specific externship sites, student performance, and the Externship Programs in general; and is charged with ensuring that all the School of Law Externship Programs comply with ABA Standards and AALS Bylaws.

    Minimum Requirements

    J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar. Excellent organizational, communication and collaborative skills. Ability to work effectively with both internal and external constituents. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and ability to work with diverse populations. Understanding of, and ability to work for, the mission and goals of the University of San Francisco School of Law. Demonstrated good judgment and common sense. A professional demeanor and demonstrated energetic creativity, integrity, reliability, initiative, diligence, and respect for others. Experience working with law students preferred. Experience practicing law (preferably litigation) and/or administrative/teaching experience in a law school totaling a minimum of 5 years, is required.

    Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    Other Responsibilities 

    The Director prepares the budget and monitors the expenses for the Externship Programs and the accompanying administrative support; assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of the Externship Programs Assistant; and assumes such other duties as may be designated by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or their delegate.

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time

    Pay Rate:  Salary

    Apply herehttps://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Full-Time_Faculty/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Director--Externship-Programs---Assistant-Professor_R0001374


  • 13 Jun 2019 11:39 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL (HLS) seeks to hire a Clinical Instructor to serve as the founding director of our new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    The new LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic will provide students with opportunities to develop practical lawyering skills that respond to the unmet needs of the LGBTQ+ communities. The Clinic can be structured as a traditional externship program or as a hybrid program that offers both an in-house clinical component and externship placements. The precise shape of the Clinic and its docket will be based on the skills and interests of the Clinical Instructor, an assessment of community priorities, student lawyering opportunities, and on-going feedback from clinic students, the community stakeholders and others. Under the Clinical Instructor's leadership, the structure of the Clinic may evolve over time to ensure the best fit among community need, student practice interests and pedagogical goals.

    Candidates should have extensive experience advocating on behalf of LGBTQ+ communities and a commitment to expanding educational opportunities for law students in this area. Candidates should have the ability to form relationships with LGBTQ+ organizations, to develop externships placements and to pursue collaborative projects with community organizations, service providers, HLS in-house clinics, the pro bono private bar, etc. The Clinical Instructor will direct the Clinic, manage its day-to-day operation, supervise and mentor Clinic students. Pending nomination and faculty review, the Clinical Instructor will serve as a Lecturer on Law, teaching an accompanying clinical seminar on LGBTQ+ Advocacy.

    The Clinical Instructor will join HLS's vibrant clinical community. HLS offers over 30 separate clinics through which over 1000 students per year provide high-quality, free legal services to thousands of people each year. HLS clinics also work on cutting edge law reform efforts across the United states and the world. This large and diverse clinical legal education program provides numerous opportunities for connection, collaboration and pedagogical innovation.

    • Serve as Founding Director of the Clinic
    • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external organizations working on LGBTQ+ advocacy;
    • Develop collaborative projects with external LGBTQ+ organizations
    • Cultivate collaborative projects across HLS in-house clinics working on LGBTQ+ advocacy;
    • Lead and manage the day-to-day operational and administrative tasks of the Clinic, including student outreach, communications, clinical policy compliance with internal and external requirements, and other tasks that arise;
    • Match students to clinical projects
    • Supervise clinical students on projects and train students on broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
    • Mentor HLS students and build an inclusive community
    • Teach Clinical seminar, pending faculty committee review
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice Dean concerning the work of the Clinic


    Basic Qualifications
    J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school earned at least three years ago, and a minimum of 3 years of related work experience. Active membership in at least one Bar with eligibility to be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.

    Additional Qualifications

    Clinical teaching experience preferred demonstrated commitment to protect and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion and building community experience with clinical pedagogy and in training, supervising, teaching and mentoring law students preferred excellent interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills.

    Additional Information

    The position is available as of July 1, 2019. However, we have flexibility as to the start date. It is anticipated that the Clinic will enroll its first students in Spring semester 2020. The position is for an initial two-year appointment, with the potential for renewal.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Time Status

    Full-time

    EEO Statement

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

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/v4ftdj299q2t86n9


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  • 13 Jun 2019 10:51 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’s Legal Services Center has an immediate opening for a Clinical Instructor within its Housing Law Clinic.

    Duties & Responsibilities

     The Housing Law Clinic-through which Harvard Law students receive hands-on training in lawyering skills-provides free legal representation to low income tenant on matters such as eviction defense and enforcing the State Sanitary Code so as to maintain decent, affordable, healthy and safe homes for Boston families. The Clinical Instructor, who will work in close collaboration with the Director of the Housing Clinic, will oversee the Clinic's docket, maintain community and pro bono partnerships, represent clients, and train and supervise law students who enroll in the Clinic and who seek to develop lawyering skills, and assist with teaching a weekly Housing Law seminar at Harvard Law School. The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School's clinical program.

    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

    Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy. Prior experience in housing advocacy required. Prior experience in clinical education and/or the intersection of housing instability/domestic violence considered a plus

    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend one year from start date, subject to funding and departmental need. The possibility of reappointment for one additional year depends on project requirements.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Time Status

    Full-time

    EEO Statement

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

    Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ffkmmndpjwp9csj3

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