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  • 09 Mar 2022 5:53 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time clinical assistant professorship with the Environmental Advocacy Center (EAC) within the Bluhm Legal Clinic with an expected start date of August 1, 2022.

    Founded in 2009, the EAC’s work is driven by critical environmental issues - clean air and water, cleanup of hazardous waste sites, safe drinking water, environmental justice, energy policy, and sustainability and climate change.

    Role & Responsibilities

    Teaching and co-teaching clinical courses relating to the environmental topics listed above

    Supervision of Montgomery Clinical Fellow

    Partnering with environmental organizations including the Environmental Law and Policy Center, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Elevate Energy

    Guiding students to pursue environmental solutions through a broad range of strategies: litigation, administrative proceedings, legislative and rule-making proceedings, public advocacy, and media

    Participating in Bluhm Legal Clinic and Law School meetings, events and committee work;

    Organizing and participating in conferences and meetings addressing key litigation issues and practice areas; and

    Traveling as required for court appearances, depositions, and meetings with clients.

     

    Experience and Qualifications:

    J.D. degree required, and at least three years of litigation and policy experience required;

    Exceptional research, writing, and editing skills

    Ability to collaborate, a commitment to creating a working environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming, and a willingness to honor the diverse experiences and perspectives of EAC staff, students, and clients;

    Self-motivated, diligent, and able to juggle multiple cases while meeting strict deadlines;

    Desire to engage in community lawyering, and a willingness to use the law creatively and strategically to seek justice for clients;

    Passion for teaching and enthusiasm for collaborating in departmental and law school committee work;

    Admission to the Illinois Bar, or willingness to obtain admission within one year of hiring.

     

    LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois

    COMPENSATION: The salary is competitive and includes an excellent benefits package through Northwestern University.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and based on years out of law school.

    TO APPLY:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references, and a recent legal writing sample through Northwestern’s online application system: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MTQ1Mw==. Applicants are also invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion through legal practice, teaching, persona experience and/or service. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible and highly encouraged to apply no later than April 1.

    A significant focus of the Center’s work involves fighting for environmental justice in low-income, communities of color, which frequently bear an undue burden of environmental pollution and industrial activities. All applicants must have and be committed to the cultural competence required to work with clients and colleagues who come from different backgrounds and experiences.

  • 05 Mar 2022 6:11 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL is looking to hire a full-time faculty member to direct, teach, and supervise its Business and Community Law Clinic

    The Business and Community Law Clinic is a six-credit clinic that provides transactional legal services to small businesses, social enterprises, and non-profit organizations in the Detroit metropolitan area.  The position may be clinical-track or tenure-track, depending on the candidate’s interest and experience.  Minimum qualifications for the position include a J.D. degree and three years of law-related employment after law school. Preferred qualifications include three or more years of transactional practice, one or more year of experience as a clinical teacher, fellow, or staff attorney, and membership in the State Bar of Michigan or eligibility for admission without examination.  

    Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities, preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

    Persons interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter via email to Professor David Moss, Chair, Clinical Programs Subcommittee, Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer Street, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (david.moss@wayne.edu).  We will review applications until the position is filled.  To receive full consideration, please apply by March 11, 2022. 

  • 05 Mar 2022 6:09 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for a Clinical Program Staff Attorney.  

    This position will support the work of Wayne Law School’s Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic and Business and Community Law Clinic.   Current admission to the Michigan bar, eligibility for admission without examination through reciprocity, or eligibility to practice as a recent graduate under MCR 8.120 would be a plus factor.  

    Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities, preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

    The full job description and application can be found here and the job posting number is 046085.


  • 05 Mar 2022 6:05 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking to hire a full-time Lecturer / Clinical Instructor to serve in its Startup Law Clinic (the “Clinic”).

    The Clinic is part of a unique collaboration between BU Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is part of BU Law’s Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, and Cyberlaw Program. The School of Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community.

    The Clinic’s clients are current students at MIT and BU which the Clinic represents on matters related to a wide range of legal issues faced by early-stage nonprofit and business ventures. The attorney would be expected to supervise law students as they counsel and represent these clients in transactional settings. Clients often present questions of law involving for-profit and nonprofit entity formation, allocations of equity, startup financing, employment and independent contractor issues, ownership of intellectual property, privacy policies, terms of service and other third-party contractual relationships, and trademark and copyright matters. Experience representing startup and early-stage nonprofit ventures is considered a plus. Experience with clinical legal education is also considered a plus.

    The Lecturer and Clinical Instructor will be part of a team, working with the other clinic faculty that oversee the operation and development of the program. Their primary responsibility will be to supervise and assist students with direct client representation matters, teach and develop curricular materials for the Clinic’s year-long seminar, and assist in the strategic growth and development of the Clinic. The position is a year-round position and the Lecturer and Clinical Instructor also would supervise student fellows hired to continue the work of the clinic during the summer. The Lecturer and Clinical Instructor would also work with the other clinic faculty to develop generalized legal resources and informational material to inform MIT and BU students on the legal aspects of forming and operating for-profit and nonprofit entities.  

    The ideal candidate is a member of the Massachusetts bar or is eligible for membership via admission by motion, with at least two years of experience advising clients in a transactional setting, and a willingness to support the work of creative and innovative young clients. Teaching experience or a strong interest in developing as a clinical faculty member is also considered a plus. Exceptional writing, editing, organizational, and managerial skills are required.

    The attorney will be hired as a Lecturer and Clinical Instructor to an approximate two-year contract expiring June 30, 2024, with opportunity for renewal, contingent on performance and ongoing funding. The ideal start date is July 1, 2022. 

    Since we opened our doors in 1872, Boston University School of Law has been committed to admitting and building our classes without regard to race, gender, or religion. We are dedicated to building a just, inclusive, and engaged community of faculty and students. We have more work to do to make our environment more just. Boston University School of Law is committed not only to the ideals of faculty diversity and inclusion but also to the work of creating and implementing practices that combat exclusion and inequity by race, gender, gender identity, disability status, religion, or other identities subject to historical subordination. We strive to foster a more inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants of all identities, intellectual traditions, and perspectives.  


    How to Apply:

    Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to Jim Wheaton, Director of the Startup Law Clinic. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to lclinic2@bu.edu. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applications received on or before March 25, 2022 will be given full consideration. 

    To learn more about the law school, visit our website at www.bu.edu/law, and to learn more about the Clinic, please visit https://sites.bu.edu/startuplaw/. If you have specific questions about the position, contact Jim Wheaton at jwheaton@bu.edu or Associate Dean for Experiential Education Karen Pita Loor at loork@bu.edu. 

  • 05 Mar 2022 6:03 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time Visiting Clinical Professor to co-teach in its Community & Economic Development Clinic (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semester).           

    A Visiting Clinical Professor would co-teach for two semesters in a one-semester, six-credit course that satisfies the Law School’s clinical course requirement for graduation. Applicants should have at least 7-10 years of legal practice and/or teaching experience in the relevant practice area. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and be a member of a state bar. In addition, they must have demonstrated potential for excellence in clinical teaching. The person selected will be appointed as a Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, depending on experience.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    A brief description of the Community & Economic Development Clinic is provided below; more information is available on the Law School’s website.

    The Community & Economic Development Clinic focuses on issues of community and economic development in low-and moderate-income populations, emphasizing non-adversarial, transactional approaches to advocacy. Because the clinic’s primary goal is to solve its clients problems by the most effective means available, the clinic also represents clients in some litigation matters. Clinic students primarily represent organizational clients, including resident organizations in mobile home parks, non-profits and small businesses.

    GENERAL INFORMATION 

    Founded just over a decade ago, the UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary new law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. In keeping with this mission, the Law School has a dynamic and innovative clinical program. The cornerstone of the clinical program is a 6-credit core clinical course required of every student. Students may enroll in their core clinic for additional semesters. In the years since the creation of the first core clinics, the number has grown from three to the current eleven: Appellate Litigation; Community and Economic Development; Civil Rights Litigation; Consumer Law, Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Environmental Law; Immigrant Rights; Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology; and International Justice; and Workers, Law, and Organizing.  Each core clinic is taught by one or more full-time faculty often joined by one or more adjunct faculty or lecturers. The Law School also currently has elective clinics in the areas of: Appellate Advocacy for Veterans; Appellate Tax; California State Tax; Civil Rights Litigation; and Startup and Small Business.

    The UC Irvine School of Law is the newest public law school in California and is highly ranked across a number of measures including clinical training, legal writing, faculty scholarship and academic impact, student diversity, and student/faculty ratio. The School of Law aims to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession, combining the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive and friendly environment. For more information, visit www.law.uci.edu.

    Founded in 1965, UC Irvine is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Times ranked UCI No. 1 among universities “doing the most for the American dream” in its 2017 and 2015 College Access Index, and U.S. News also put UCI at No. 2 for social mobility.  For more information, visit: https://uci.edu/university-facts/index.php

    HOW TO APPLY

    Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Professor Carrie Hempel, Co-Director of the CED Clinic chempel@law.uci.edu.

    Candidates who wish to be considered for a Visiting Professor position should send a cover letter and updated CV, a list of references and a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity (see UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence) by e-mail to chempel@law.uci.edu. 

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by March 19, 2022. 

  • 05 Mar 2022 5:54 PM | Gautam Hans (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for the position of Practitioner-in-Residence and Lecturer in its Health Disparities Project (HDP).

    The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to join the vibrant and supportive experiential learning community at the School of Law. Together with the Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will help run the HDP, including assisting in the teaching of classes, supervising students, managing cases/projects, and representing clients in litigation, transactional, and public policy matters. The position is designed for a JD, JD/MPH, JD/PhD, or JD/MD candidate with significant law school clinical experience or equivalent practice experience who is interested in civil rights, poverty, and health law advocacy at local, national, and international levels and has an interest in pursuing a career in law school experiential teaching.

    The Health Disparities Project includes an interdisciplinary seminar and a skills-based practicum on civil rights, poverty, and health law and practice, encompassing rights education, archival/historical research, public policy, litigation and transactional representation, and community outreach. The Project is engaged in projects and cases before local, state, and federal tribunals, and other domestic and international fora, as well as other forms of advocacy including fact-finding investigations, report-writing, health law reform and legislative initiatives, and community organizing campaigns with civic associations, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based groups and churches.

    Qualifications: Applicants must have significant law school clinical experience or equivalent practice experience; a JD is required. Applicants should have substantial experience in the area of civil rights, poverty, and public health law, and cross-cultural lawyering; strong interdisciplinary research skills; enthusiasm for experiential teaching, student professional development and training; a demonstrated commitment to social justice and public interest law; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong academic credentials; excellent legal, analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; the ability to travel with and without students; and the potential for being a successful teacher. English fluency is required; high proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole, while not necessary, is a strong plus. Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy, clinical education, project management, and the supervision of student interns is also a strong plus. A Florida Bar license and a passing score on the MPRE is required within the first year of employment.

    Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include:

    Developing, implementing, managing, and supervising all aspects of student work on the Project’s cases/projects.

    The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer may have the opportunity to develop new projects that are connected with the Project’s objectives.

    Co-teaching Clinic classes on civil rights, poverty, and health law and practice. Teaching load to include a fall and spring Public Health Law Practicum (JD/MD/MPH students) plus project supervision.

    Assisting with administrative and operational aspects of the Project, including outreach activities to publicize the Project’s work; student recruitment and mentoring; responses to public inquiries regarding the Project; participation in strategic planning; liaising with student groups; providing content for the Project’s website; assisting with the Project application process; and providing support for development activities, including grant writing and fundraising.

    No summer teaching, project (JD/MD/MPH students) supervision only.

    All work will be conducted with the support of the law school’s experiential faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and community-based clients and organizations. Because of the busy nature of the Project’s practice, the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer should not expect to have time for academic research and writing during business hours. The principal supervisor for the position will be the Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, Professor Anthony Alfieri. The Practitioner-in- Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to participate in the academic life of the law school and university and in relevant academic and advocacy conferences.

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

    Please apply online and include the following materials (1) resume/CV; (2) statement of interest, including career goals and prior experience providing legal services, teaching, and other relevant experience; (3) two recent writing samples; (4) a list of at least three references and their contact information;  and  (5)  a complete law school and, if applicable, graduate school, transcript. Please email any questions to Lauren Madigan at lmadigan@law.miami.edu

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, however applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position before May 31, 2022.

  • 01 Mar 2022 1:29 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY CARUSO SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants to serve as its Director of Externships and Pro Bono Programs.

    The Director will be responsible for teaching and administering the School of Law's JD externship program, offered every term with more than 200 field placements annually in California, the United States, and global sites. The duties include course and program design, teaching in the classroom and other modes, placement approval, supervisor training and engagement, intensive student advising, and managing enrollment and assessment systems. The Director works with the Clinical Program Manager for administrative and technical matters and with the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Global Programs to ensure compliance and educational excellence. The Director works with the Career Development Office to post and promote placements and with law faculty who serve as advisors. The Director will work with faculty and staff to facilitate externships in Washington DC, London, and other international sites. The Director works extensively with hundreds of field placements and supervisors to ensure the students’ work and experiences advance high academic and professional objectives. The Director will participate in local and national professional organizations dedicated to externship education.

    The Director will direct the School of Law's pro bono program. This includes opportunities for creative program design and renewed engagement with external and internal partners, student organizations, and communities in need. The School of Law encourages robust pro bono and volunteer work to advance the School of Law's missions of service and professional formation. The Director will have the opportunity to study, design, and implement volunteer pro bono programs and will participate actively in local, state, national, and international pro bono organizations.

    This is a twelve-month position with teaching and administrative responsibilities in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. The Director will also have an appointment as adjunct faculty.

    Duties

    Advise every student in an externship every semester to approve field placements and confirm student planning.

    Teach externship workshops and provide on-going, continuous, faculty-guided reflection in various forms and modes. Liaise and communicate regularly and effectively with field supervisors and field placements and other external partners and stakeholders.

    Develop and implement voluntary pro bono programs.

    Manage significant externship documentation and records with the Clinical Program Manager.

    Conduct regular orientations for students in externships and considering externships.

    Conduct periodic program reviews to improve learning outcomes and student experiences.

    Perform additional duties as necessary or required.

    Uphold University mission through work performed.

    The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Skills and Qualifications

    Required: JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school. At least three years of active law practice experience. License to practice law in good standing with a bar association in the United States. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume practice, with a wide range of constituents within the diverse law school community, including teaching fellows, program assistants, faculty members, and the law school administration. Ability to make consistent application of standards to evolving situations, and the ability to manage significant documentation, records, and correspondence with students and field placements.

    Preferred: At least five years of active law practice experience in diverse practice areas. Experience teaching in law school or other contexts. License to practice law in California in good standing.

    Ideal candidates will have diverse practice experience and demonstrable interest in different contexts, as well as a strong academic record and experience working in a higher education setting in the areas of teaching, academic assistance, academic counseling, or similar administrative, or practice experience.

    Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

    Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

    Salary

    Commensurate with experience.

    Apply and learn more at this link.


  • 25 Feb 2022 10:39 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    Rising for Justice (“RFJ”) invites applications for a full-time supervising attorney position in our Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic (“HALC”), a clinical education program for second- and third- year law students that is embedded in our Tenant Justice Program (“TJP”).  The supervising attorney works as part of a high-performing interdisciplinary team to educate law students from Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School and American University’s Washington College of Law who are enrolled in our clinical program.  We seek a dynamic and experienced educator and litigator with a passion for clinical teaching and tenant advocacy.

    About Rising for Justice

    Established in 1969, RFJ (formerly DC Law Students in Court) is the oldest clinical teaching program in the District of Columbia.  RFJ is both a public interest law firm and a clinical education program that draws students from area law schools in Washington, D.C.  Since our founding, RFJ has trained law students to provide free, high-quality legal services to the District’s indigent and low-income community.  A fundamental part of our mission is to provide law students with an exceptional clinical education that meets the highest standards of instruction and practice.

    RFJ embraces equal justice and diversity as core values.  We strive to maintain a workplace that is vibrant, welcoming, innovative, and collaborative.  We are committed to fostering the thoughtful exchange of ideas and to ensuring that all voices are heard and respected.  We seek a faculty supervisor who embraces our mission and values.  Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability, status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law or regulation.

    The Tenant Justice Program

    TJP seeks to prevent the displacement of low-income tenants in the District of Columbia and preserve tenants’ rights.  TJP attorneys and students represent tenants in eviction cases and housing conditions cases in D.C. Superior Court, administrative proceedings in the Office of Administrative Hearings related to rent stabilization, and in other matters related to enforcing tenants’ rights.

     The Housing Advocacy and Litigation Clinic

    Supervising attorneys in HALC are responsible for classroom instruction and training students in both fundamental and more advanced lawyering skills.  HALC supervisors guide students through all aspects of client representation, including interviews and counseling, investigation, negotiations, motions practice, evidentiary hearings, and trials. Supervising attorneys design and lead classes, conduct case rounds, and participate in the development and delivery of other parts of the curriculum.  Through seminars, simulations and moot exercises, guided reflection, individual and group instruction, and case work, supervisors help students derive lessons from their experiences and learn how to effectively represent clients.  In some instances, supervising attorneys also have responsibility for supervising casework performed by TJP’s staff attorneys.

    Position Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include:

     1)    Curriculum development and delivery, including planning and teaching classes in lawyering and advocacy skills, substantive housing law, civil procedure, ethics and professionalism, and systemic advocacy;

    2)  Supervising second- and third-year law students in representation of clients in housing matters that range from long-term extended representation to same-day legal services;

    3)  Overseeing the student evaluation process;

    4)  Supervising staff attorneys in housing matters;

    5)   Planning and participating in community presentations, know-your-rights trainings, and other community outreach events;

    6)  Providing direct client representation as necessary and between semesters;

    7)   Serving as a liaison to area law schools in collaboration with RFJ management;

    8)  Participating in student recruitment activities; and

    9)  Participating in organizational fundraising and development opportunities.

    Qualifications

    The faculty supervisor must be a member of the D.C. Bar (preferred) or eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar.  The supervisor must have prior litigation experience, excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, a strong work ethic, a client-centered approach to advocacy, and a passion to teach and mentor law students.  The supervisor should ideally be able to start in late March or early April of 2022.

    Preferred qualifications include clinical education experience or other teaching and supervisory experience, Spanish language skills, and experience advocating for low-income persons.  RFJ alumni are encouraged to apply.

    Hours, Salary and Benefits:  This is a full-time position based on a 40-hour work week.  Salary is commensurate with experience based on a salary scale for supervising attorneys.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous sick, annual and personal leave; life and disability insurance, and paid federal and local holidays.

    To Apply:  Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references by email to Julia Cade at hiring@risingforjustice.org.  Please indicate “HALC Faculty Supervisor, [your full name]” in the subject line of the email.

    Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


  • 25 Feb 2022 10:31 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL seeks a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law as a Legal Clinic Director to help design, launch, teach, and supervise its innovative multidisciplinary Medical Legal Partnership Clinic (MLPC).  The MLPC will join George Washington University Law Schools Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics. Launching in partnership with the George Washington University Equity Institute, the George Washington Medical School, and other entities within George Washington University and beyond, the MLPC will provide holistic services to clients presenting with a range of health conditions. Law School Clinic students will represent individual clients seeking legal remedies that address health conditions and advocate systemically for legal responses to entrenched inequities that have negative health impacts.

    This is a 2-year position that will begin as soon as possible.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The Legal Clinic Director will work closely with the Medical Champion to design and launch the MLPC between hiring and August 2022 when the MLPC will first enroll students. Design will include conducting a community needs assessment, developing an operations plan, collaborating with University and community partners to enhance the impact and services of the MLPC, and developing an academic curriculum. After launch, the Legal Clinic Director will continue to collaborate with partners in design and operation, co-teach the MLPC seminar class, and supervise students in their legal work. In the summers and between semesters, the Legal Clinic Director will be responsible for handling any pending legal matters. This MLPC has been generously funded by an alum for whom the Legal Clinic Director will prepare periodic status and budget reports.

    Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess an ABA-accredited J.D. degree or an equivalent degree and have relevant experience. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and demonstrated interest in teaching in a new and innovative program. Applicants must also have four or more years of experience in law practice in poverty law, housing law, and/or health policy and law. Applicants must have at least one year of teaching experience, experience practicing in the District of Columbia, or experience working in, designing, and/or launching medical legal partnerships. Candidates must be active Bar members in good standing of at least one jurisdiction and must be willing and able to gain admission to the Bar of the District of Columbia.

    Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience

    Special Instructions to Applicants:  To apply, please submit a single Word or PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and lists of references to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. Letters should not only summarize your qualifications but should address your specific interest in directing the MLPC, including any relevant interest in and/or experience teaching the broad range of skills and law that are a central part of the curriculum. Please address any questions to Associate Dean Laurie Kohn at clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. Review of applications will begin February 25, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications submitted either through email or GW’s online system will be considered.

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Background Screening: Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

    EEO Statement: The University and Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply for these positions. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

    Applicant Documents (Required Documents)

    • 1)    Cover Letter
    • 2)    Curriculum Vitae
    • 3)    Contact Information for References

    Academic Title: Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law

    Administrative Title: Medical Legal Partnership Clinic Director

    Rank: Visiting Professor

    Discipline: Law

    Contract Type: Visiting, Renewable Appointment

    Proposed Start Date: 03/21/2022

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time



  • 25 Feb 2022 10:25 AM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL seeks a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law to direct, launch, teach, and supervise the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic (“Clinic”). The Clinic will be the newest clinical program in the George Washington University Law Schools Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics. In the new Clinic, students will practice as intellectual property law counsel on behalf of individual inventors, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, and other clients needing IP legal assistance who would not otherwise be able to afford counsel. Students will learn to navigate the patent and trademark prosecution systems, the copyright registration process, and will also gain experience representing clients in copyright proceedings before the recently created Copyright Claims Board. The Clinic Director will manage a team that will likely include a clinical fellow and several part-time supervisors who are registered to practice before the USPTO.

    This 2-year position will begin as soon as possible. 

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities The Clinic Director will develop the curriculum and oversee certification by the appropriate administrative bodies. When the Clinic begins enrolling students in academic year 2022-2023, the Clinic Director will teach the Clinic seminar class, supervise students in their legal work, and oversee case work supervised by part-time faculty. In the summers and between semesters, the Clinic Director will be responsible for handling any pending legal matters either individually or in conjunction with the part-time supervisors.

    Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school or an equivalent degree and have relevant experience. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and prior experience practicing and/or teaching IP law. Applicants must have three or more years of practice experience in at least one area of intellectual property law. Experience in all intellectual property subject areas (copyright, patent, and trademark) is not required or expected. Applicants must be active Bar members in good standing of at least one U.S. state, and must be willing and able to gain admission to the Bar of the District of Columbia.

    Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience

    Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please submit a single Word or PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and lists of references to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. Letters should not only summarize your qualifications but should address your specific interest in directing the Clinic, including any relevant interest in and/or experience in teaching the broad range of legal skills and doctrine that are a central part of the curriculum, as well as your intellectual property law practice experience. If an applicant has a USPTO registration number, or has practiced patent or trademark law before the USPTO, they may wish to indicate this in their application. Please address any questions to Associate Dean Laurie Kohn at clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. Review of applications will begin February 25, 2022, and continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications submitted either through email or GW’s online system will be considered.

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Background Screening: Successful completion of a background screening will be required as a condition of hire.

    EEO Statement: The University and the Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply for these positions. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Applicant Documents (Required Documents)

    1)    Cover Letter

    2)    Curriculum Vita

    3)    Contact Information for References

     

    Academic Title: Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law

    Administrative Title: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic Director

    Rank: Visiting Professor

    Discipline: Law

    Contract Type: Visiting, Renewable Appointment

    Proposed Start Date: 04/01/2022

    Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time


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