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  • 17 Mar 2020 5:53 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is conducting a search to hire an Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Social Justice Initiatives.


    The Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Social Justice Initiatives advances public interest, pro bono engagement, and social justice initiatives at Fordham Law School (FLS), a law school with over 1400 students.  Reporting to the Dean of the Law School, the Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Social Justice Initiatives is a key member of the FLS senior management team, and the central point of contact for students and alumni regarding public interest endeavors. The Assistant Dean is responsible for creating and sustaining a dynamic culture of public service and a wide array of public interest programs at the law school in close collaboration with FLS students, alumni, faculty, centers and institutes, and administrative departments. The Assistant Dean encourages student commitment to social justice work and builds and sustains pathways to public interest and public sector employment and pro bono work for graduates.  The Assistant Dean is deeply engaged with public interest, public sector, pro bono and social justice communities both in New York and nationally, ensuring that Fordham is an active participant in the public interest realm beyond the walls of the law school.  The Assistant Dean is also a principal FLS representative to relevant professional associations and other organizations.


    The Assistant Dean provides overall vision and strategy for public interest and social justice programming at the law school across a diverse set of students, alumni, staff, and faculty stakeholders to actualize FLS’s motto “in the service of others.”  The Assistant Dean leads FLS’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC), a critical hub of student-centered public interest activities.  The Assistant Dean also engages external public interest networks and provides insight into developing public interest and public sector trends. To fulfil this role, the Assistant Dean will work collaboratively with the PIRC team and other colleagues and have major responsibilities in:


    -        Promotes law student participation in pro bono and community service work through PIRC’s 27 student-directed projects, FLS’s 17 centers and institutes, faculty pro bono projects and initiatives, and other collaborations inside and outside of FLS.

    -        Oversees the Stein Scholars Program in Public Interest Law, one of the oldest public interest scholars programs in the country.

    -        Coordinates public interest programming among FLS’s centers and institutes and the broader FLS community.

    -        Directs and builds on FLS’s extensive and vibrant public interest alumni network, including to support student and alumni public interest placements. 

    -        Manages PIRC’s extensive annual public interest career programming in coordination with FLS’s Career Planning Center (CPC).

    -        Represents FLS on public interest and public service related efforts with local, state, and national professional organizations. 

    Student and Alumni Counseling

    -        Develops and implements a strategic vision to inspire and prepare FLS students and graduates for careers in the broad array of public interest law--ranging from careers with nonprofit organizations, government, and public interest law firms to pro bono service.

    -        Coordinates with FLS’s CPC to counsel students and alumni on charting their public interest paths, advising on related coursework, internships and externships, post-graduate fellowships and jobs.

    -        Implements FLS’s programs for funding student summer and post graduate fellowships and collaborates with the Office of Institutional Advancement to expand funding opportunities for students and graduates.


    -        Collaborates with FLS’s Communications and Media Relations Department, to publicize and promote student and alumni public interest work.


    -        Supervises 3 full-time employees as well as student workers.

    -        Develops and maintains the systems for all aspects of the operations of PIRC and the Stein Scholars Program.

    -        Collaborates closely with FLS’s other administrative departments and with FLS’s academic centers and institutes.

    -        Manages and oversees budgets.


    ●       Demonstrated commitment to working with law students, particularly in connection to public service, access to justice, and social justice initiatives.

    ●       Deep knowledge of and connections to the public interest legal community, preferably nationally as well as in the NYC metro area.

    ●       Record of accomplishment in student public service/pro bono program development or closely related role.

    ●       Evidence of thoughtful, collaborative, creative, and strategic leadership.

    ●       Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

    ●       Strong program design, development, strategic planning, and management skills.

    ●       Advanced degree required with Juris Doctor preferred.

    ●       At least seven years of relevant experience, such as working in a law school and/or with a non-profit or government organization, required. Candidates with ten and more years of relevant experience are strongly preferred.

    SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.

    FLSA CATEGORY:  Exempt

    STARTING DATE:  Summer 2020

    Send Cover Letter and Resume, and optional Diversity Statement, in SINGLE PDF FILE to: 

    Subject Line:  LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Assistant Dean Search

    To the attention of Gemma Solimene, Chair, Search Committee


    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in early to mid-March.  Early applications are strongly encouraged. 


    Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

    Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

  • 17 Mar 2020 5:38 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    IE UNIVERSITY invites applications for the position as Professor of Practice of Law for the IE Law School´s Legal Clinic. The Professor will be in charge of developing and managing the IE Law School Legal Clinic.

    The IE Law School Legal Clinic has grown exponentially in its first few years of existence. It reached more than 70 agreements with law firms, foundations, professional associations, NGOs and social entrepreneurs. It provides cutting-edge legal assessment on issues related to diverse topics such as global migration, the use of technology to improve access to justice, data protection and taxation.

    We are looking for an outstanding individual to lead the Clinic in a new, exciting phase of development. The selected candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge and experience on how legal clinics work and the capacity to generate new clients and funding.  In particular, she/he will have to select cases, accompany our students in their entire clinical work, design and teach legal clinic courses, and interact with the Clinic's stakeholders.

    The post is at the level of Assistant Professor of Practice and it is a position for a professor who is committed to an academic legal career in an international and innovative environment.   

    Key duties and responsibilities:

    • Management and coordination of IE Law School Legal Clinic, according to the description of the position.
    • Development and delivery of undergraduate courses with an international and practice-oriented focus using innovative methodologies (including active methodology and online teaching), including the possibility to teach graduate courses.
    • Personal advisor to students.


    • Proven experience in clinical legal education.
    • Professional legal qualifications.
    • Specialist knowledge in a relevant area of law. Knowledge of both civil law and common law will be highly valued.
    • Ph.D in a relevant area of law will constitute  an advantage.
    • Academic Research in clinical legal education is an advantage.
    • Fluency in English.  Knowledge of Spanish will be highly valued.

    Salary range: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Start date:  September 2020

    Application process:   Apply by April 3, 2020 via INTERFOLIO at

    The following documents will be requested: Cover letter, Long CV (including publications and research projects) and 2 Letters of recommendation

    We may ask some applicants for a video interview.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to come to the IE University campus. For general enquiries, contact Sara Flores Faculty Recruitment Coordinator at

    About IE University: IE University holds a leading position in Europe among institutions of higher education for excellence in innovation and learning technologies. IE University is the number one Spanish university, the seventh in Europe and the 24th in the world in the Times Higher Education’s Global University Employability Ranking 2018.

    IE Law School is one of the top law schools in the world and has been listed among the best law schools worldwide in the Financial Times’ Global Legal Education report.

    IE University has campuses in Madrid and Segovia, Spain. Madrid is a vibrant, cosmopolitan capital city of 5+ million that offers an enormous range of professional and leisure opportunities. Segovia is a beautiful World-Heritage city that offers the pleasures of a small city environment and easy access (30 minutes by bullet train) to the heart of Madrid.

  • 14 Mar 2020 12:12 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY CHARLES WIDGER SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) or Visiting Professor to direct its Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) for the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position to lead our CARES clinic for a 12-month term, beginning this summer. Among other duties, the visiting professor will design and teach the clinic seminar and supervise all aspects of student practice, employing clinical teaching methodology. You can find more information about this position at this link.

  • 12 Feb 2020 4:31 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking applications for a fellow to lead a legal and advocacy project to address school bullying. Loyola’s ChildLaw program is offering this two-year fellowship to commence in July of 2020. The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for an attorney to lead a comprehensive statewide initiative seeking to reduce and ultimately eliminate bullying at public and private schools. The Fellow will work closely with the ChildLaw Center faculty on the design and implementation of a program designed to expand and enhance the implementation and enforcement of bullying laws and protections.

    The goals of the fellowship will be to:

    • Develop an advocacy program that will train and mobilize law students and pro bono attorneys to advocate on behalf of K-12 students in bullying proceedings and empower parents and guardians to enforce rights and protections for targets of bullying;
    • Collaborate and liaise with States’ Attorneys, Public Guardians, educational officials and other stakeholders to actively implement and enforce anti-bullying laws, rules, regulations and policies;
    • Develop and enforce shield protections, so that targets of bullying and their advocates, parents, and guardians can pursue enforcement of anti-bullying laws and strategies and seek available remedies;
    • Develop and advocate for educational and training programs designed to increase awareness of the impact of bullying, existing protections related to school bullying, and best practices in redressing bullying, developing a positive school climate, and supporting students’ social and emotional learning needs; and
    • Advocate for new laws and policies to address the reduction and elimination of school bullying and improve school climate.

    The Fellow will also support reporting on the processes and outcomes related to the goals of the Fellowship.

    For more details and to apply, visit here.

  • 10 Feb 2020 11:27 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for an Associate Professor of Law to serve as Director of its LLM Program as soon as practicable. This is a 12-month non-tenure track appointment with an annual renewable contract. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty known for its teaching excellence, service to the law school and the profession, and dedication to scholarship.

    Required Qualifications: 

    • Applicants must have a JD or LLM from an ABA-accredited law school.
    • Experience supporting and enhancing law school diversity.
    • Effective communication and administrative skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated interest in international legal education and innovation.
    • Experience working in an international or transnational law context.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Experience with online legal education.
    • Experience teaching with a proven record of excellence. 


    • Conduct overseas travel in support of recruitment efforts.
    • Develop a strong marketing plan for the program.
    • Supervise independent contractor recruiters in certain contracted regions of the world.
    • Assist in developing a budget and fundraising strategies for the program.
    • Prepare reports for the dean and for the ABA to ensure the program is operating in compliance with ABA.
    • Work with other faculty to develop academic rules governing the LLM program.
    • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with students, faculty, and administrators from diverse backgrounds.
    • May teach a maximum of six law credits each year.

    Application Procedures:

    Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Interested candidates may send a resume, listing three professional references, and a cover letter to: Kerri Pelton, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621, or email: The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to provide official transcripts upon hire. 

    The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol.  Topeka has been named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger’s magazine.  Topeka features affordable housing with beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks, and is the home of the Brown v. Board of Education historical site. Topeka is also conveniently located near Lawrence and Kansas City making Topeka an ideal place to live and work.  Washburn benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; and more.

    Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

    Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

  • 05 Feb 2020 4:56 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a Director to lead the Law School’s First Amendment Clinic.  The Clinic was launched in 2018 and already has established a presence in the region and nation.  We are looking for a dynamic and proven lawyer and advocate with serious interest or experience in teaching and mentoring law students and young lawyers.  The new Director will work with the Clinic’s Supervising Attorney to build on the Clinic’s existing work with the goal of being among the nation’s leading legal clinics devoted to the First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and petition.

    Like Duke’s other legal clinics, the First Amendment Clinic at Duke Law has both a public and a pedagogical purpose.  The First Amendment Clinic’s public purpose is primarily to provide legal advice and representation for persons who could not afford to pay for the kind and quality of legal work that the Clinic provides. The Clinic focuses primarily on serving individuals in the Southeast, and on directly representing them as clients or providing them with legal advice, rather than on filing amicus briefs in high-profile national cases. To date, the issues the Clinic has addressed on behalf of clients have included defamation, invasion of privacy, the validity of a judicial gag order, the appropriate means of publicly discussing an experience of sexual assault, and the lawfulness of restraints on free expression imposed by a major sports franchise. 

    The First Amendment Clinic’s pedagogical purpose is to provide an experiential learning opportunity for students with a special interest in freedom of expression. Duke’s robust clinical program reflects the Law School’s strong commitment to providing Duke Law students with a broad range of learning opportunities, and the Law faculty’s recognition that engaging in the actual practice of law can be an extremely valuable component of a student’s overall experience. In the First Amendment Clinic, the experiential learning focuses substantially on the direct representation of parties in litigation and pre-litigation. Students have engaged in drafting complaints, pre-trial discovery (including taking and defending depositions), writing briefs, and arguing motions, all under the supervision of the Clinic Director and other faculty.  In addition to providing direct legal services, the Clinic serves its public and pedagogical goals through public events to educate the bar and the public about the importance of the First Amendment and the central role that freedom of expression plays in our political system. Our hope is that the students who participate in the creation of these public events will develop a lifelong professional dedication to advancing First Amendment interests. 

    Although the new Director of the First Amendment Clinic will be ultimately responsible for all Clinic activities, the Director will have the assistance of a highly skilled Supervising Attorney, who is actively involved in the selection and handling of the Clinic’s cases, teaching the Clinic’s seminar, and planning for the Clinic’s development over time.  The First Amendment Clinic is also supported by an excellent Program Coordinator, who handles a wide range of administrative and paralegal tasks.  In addition to supervising students and teaching in the Clinic seminar, the Director will have the opportunity to pursue other interests, such as non-clinical teaching in Duke Law’s curriculum or related research and writing.

    In addition to a strong record of or demonstrated potential for litigation and clinical teaching, the ideal candidate will offer:

    1)     Broad-based substantive legal experience in issues involving the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of thought and expression;
    2)     A deep commitment to access to justice that is consistent with the ethos of the Duke Law clinics, as well as creativity to deploy various legal skills toward this end;
    3)     Excellent teaching and mentoring skills; 
    4)     The ability and willingness to build connections locally, regionally, and nationally to engage in activities that strengthen and protect First Amendment rights; and
    5)     A demonstrated record of effective collaboration with, and mentorship of, colleagues.

    The position of Director of the First Amendment Clinic at Duke Law is open for the 2020-21 academic year and beyond. Membership in the North Carolina Bar, or eligibility for admission and a willingness to become a member, is necessary.

    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.

    * * * * * * *

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé via email to Rachel Greeson at Please submit your materials as soon as possible; the initial review of applications will begin March 2, 2020.

    Please share this announcement with those who might be interested. Questions about the position may be addressed to Andrew Foster, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinics,; 919-613-7076.

  • 04 Feb 2020 9:36 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring for two clinical fellow positions in its Food Law and Policy Clinic. One position will start in winter/spring 2020 and one will start in late spring/summer 2020, with some flexibility for start date depending on the chosen candidates. The Fellowship is a term appointment expected to extend 2 years from anticipated from start date, subject to performance, funding and departmental.

    Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Fellow will work independently and with the Director, staff, and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local food policy projects. The Fellow position offers ample opportunity for professional development through working closely with leaders in the food law and policy field, developing expertise in particular issue areas, becoming familiar with a broad range of policy advocacy strategies, and educating and mentoring law students.

    Founded in 2010, FLPC is the oldest law school clinic of its kind and, since then, has been at the forefront of tackling a range of issues in the field of food law and policy while creating opportunities for interested law students to engage in action-based learning to gain a deeper understanding of the complex challenges facing our current food system. FLPC focuses its efforts on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable production and regional food systems, and reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food.

    The Clinical Fellow will play an important role in supporting FLPC's on-going and future projects. The Fellow's work will entail, but is not limited to:

    • Serving as the lead attorney on one or several FLPC projects, which includes managing and directing the day-to-day project work;

    • Managing client and partner relationships on the projects that the Fellow oversees;

    • Working closely with students on the projects that the Fellow oversees and supporting student development in skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, time and project management, and leadership;

    • Assisting with development of the classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;

    • Delivering talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers at local and national conferences and events;

    • Undertaking various administrative tasks within the Clinic, including event planning, communications, development, student outreach, and other tasks that arise;

    • Helping to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the Clinic; and

    • Performing other duties as assigned.

    To apply:
    A cover Letter and resumé/CV are required for all applications. An application without a cover letter will not be considered. Applicants should be prepared to submit a writing sample upon request. Please send applications and inquiries to: Laura Johnston,

    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.

    JD required, earned within the last three years. Applicants graduating with a JD in spring 2020 may be considered for the clinical fellow position starting in late spring/summer 2020.

    This position is best suited for an individual with strong interpersonal skills who is comfortable collaborating and working in teams. The ideal candidate will also exhibit strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, time management, and creative problem solving.

    Contact Us:


  • 28 Jan 2020 4:29 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Fellow for the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.

    Expected Start Date: Summer 2020, with some flexibility depending on the chosen candidate

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic typically works with scientists, medical professionals, nonprofit and public interest organizations, and government clients on environmental and energy issues at the federal, state and local level.  The work includes writing comments and briefs about federal and state regulations, drafting climate change mitigation and adaptation regulations and policies for municipalities, preparing guidance documents and manuals for non-lawyers, drafting model legislation, and preparing policy papers.  Working with students, the Clinic develops novel strategies to address thorny environmental problems; investigates new cases; works with scientific, economic, and policy experts to help them present their views about the impacts of legal reforms; builds and reviews administrative records; advises citizen scientists; convenes meetings of policy-makers and regulators; and hosts webinars.

    The Clinical Fellow will work with the Clinic Director and staff attorneys on a broad array of environmental and natural resource cases and projects and assist with the supervision of the students working in the Clinic.  The Fellow’s work will involve a mix of litigation, administrative advocacy, policy work, legislative drafting, and client advising.  Specifically, the Clinical Fellow will be expected to do some or all of the following:

    • Participate in researching, writing, and editing briefs, comment letters, petitions for rulemakings, complaints, legislation, and other case and project documents;
    • Investigate and develop new Clinic projects and follow up on inquiries for the Clinic’s assistance;
    •  Assist in the development of educational materials (e.g., research guides), seminars, and webinars offered by the Clinic;
    • Work with students and engage in student outreach;
    • Promote the Clinic’s work, including via blog posts and website updates;
    • Assist with event planning and organizing; and
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    The fellowship offers ample opportunity for professional development through working closely with Clinic faculty, staff, students, clients, and partners; developing expertise in particular issue areas; gaining experience with a broad range of advocacy and client counseling strategies; and teaching and mentoring law students.  The Clinic Fellow will be part of the intellectual community at Harvard Law School and will have opportunities to attend workshops and conferences.


    • J.D., with superior academic achievement;
    • 0–3 years of legal experience;
    • Some specialized knowledge and/or experience in environmental law, administrative law, energy law, and/or local government law;
    • Clerkships, litigation experience, legislative experience, or advanced degrees in relevant disciplines are valued;
    • The ideal candidate will have strong legal research, writing, and editing skills, have strong interpersonal skills, and be comfortable working both independently and in teams.

    Harvard Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category.  We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

    Terms of Employment:

    This is a one- to two-year term appointment, subject to performance, funding, and departmental need.  The fellowship position includes certain Harvard benefits and a salary commensurate with other public interest fellowship programs.

    To Apply:

    Please submit the following materials by email to Jacqueline Calahong (

    • A cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant experience;
    • Resume/CV;
    • Law school transcript;
    • One or two writing samples (preferably independently-authored articles, briefs, memoranda, comment letters, or white papers);
    • The names of three references.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

  • 21 Jan 2020 4:30 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

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

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

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

    Please apply online at

    Inquiries should be addressed to:

    Brendan D. Roediger

    Chair, Clinical Faculty Appointments Committee

    Saint Louis University School of Law

    100 North Tucker Boulevard

    St. Louis, MO 63101                          

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

  • 21 Jan 2020 3:16 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Health Justice Project (HJP) is a medical-legal partnership (MLP) clinic housed in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The HJP partners with Erie Family Health Centers (a large federally qualified health center), and Legal Aid Chicago (the largest provider of free civil legal services to people in poverty in cook county) to address the health harming legal needs of Erie patients. Students enrolled in the clinic engage in direct client representation and policy advocacy to improve access to health care, access to healthy housing, and to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities.

    The Clinical Teaching Fellow will work in collaboration with the Director of the Health Justice Project Clinic assisting with client representation, research and policy work, and supervision of law students, VISTA volunteers, and other staff.  The fellow will also assist with some teaching and engage in interprofessional collaborations with other university programs. This fellowship offers leadership development, experience collaborating on an interprofessional team, clinical teaching experience, and career growth for public interest attorneys. 

    The fellowship is particularly well suited to lawyers who are seeking a career in clinical law teaching or social justice advocacy. The ideal applicant has experience in an MLP, public interest, or law school clinic setting, is barred in Illinois by the start date (or bar eligible) and has experience in one or more of the case subject matters, including public benefits, disability, housing, advance care planning, immigration, guardianship, or family law. The Fellowship is for a term of two years with potential for an extension for a third year based on program and curricular needs.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

    1.     Engage in direct legal representation, research, and policy work to improve access to health care, access to healthy housing, and to advocate on behalf of clients with disabilities and chronic health challenges;

    2.     Assist the clinic director with strategic planning, management and administration of the HJP clinic;

    3.     Supervise students, volunteers, and staff, including overseeing intake, supporting case advocacy, reviewing drafts of emails, correspondence and pleadings, and attending hearings, court, and meetings with students;

    4.     Train students and healthcare and social work partners on poverty law, client counseling, and the social determinants of health;

    5.     Prepare and communicate information to partners, colleagues, students, and volunteers regarding legal and social resources;

    6.     Maintain frequent and professional communication with contacts at community health centers and other collaborating entities;

    7.     Support faculty research, develop materials for publication, and assist with event planning.

    8.     Other clinic and curricular duties as determined in collaboration with the clinic director.

    Minimum Education/Experience:

    Bachelor’s and J.D. degrees required. Demonstrated interest in public interest law and three of more years of public interest direct legal and/or policy experience.

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal sources (including regulations, statutes, case law, administrative decisions and legislative history), law periodicals, professional journals, and agency procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and legal manuals in a variety of subjects, including housing, public benefits, immigration, education, trusts and estates, guardianship, and/or health law. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from partners, health center staff, clients, students, and the public. 

    Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team. Detail oriented.  Flexible work attitude, ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a small staff and frequent student turnover (due to semester long courses and graduation).

    Ability to successfully interact with a variety of people of various socio-economic backgrounds and education levels and strong commitment to client-centered lawyering. Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to client needs, cultural nuances, and confidentiality. Interest in serving low-income people and addressing health disparities. Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is highly preferred.

    Computer Skills:

    Adept user of Internet, case management systems, e-mail, class management software and other office automation systems. Will be expected to oversee the installation and maintenance of case management and data collection system.

    Certificates and Licenses:

    Juris Doctor

    Admission/eligibility for admission to the Illinois Bar

    Special Instructions:

    Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Position to begin July 1, 2020. Applicants are asked to submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references. 

    Direct applications to: Make inquiries to: Kate Mitchell, Director, Health Justice Project, School of Law, Loyola University Chicago, by email

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Candidates should consult our website at to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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