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  • 06 Jul 2021 3:09 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a clinical instructor for its Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI).

    TLPI is an internationally recognized collaboration between Harvard Law School and Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) that advocates to ensure children traumatized by exposure to adversity, including trauma arising from racism and other structural inequities, succeed in school. In pursuit of this mission, TLPI 1) works directly with impacted students and families through legal representation and organizing strategies; 2) partners with educators and school leaders to create and sustain trauma-sensitive schools; and 3) engages in reform advocacy at the legislative and policy level to set systemic conditions that promote trauma-sensitive school culture transformation.

    As part of its work, TLPI operates Harvard Law School’s Education Law Clinic, in which law students provide direct legal representation to families in the special education system and practice the skills of legislative and administrative lawyering to advance the project’s education reform agenda.

    TLPI consists of a small, close-knit, interdisciplinary team of lawyers, educators, and social workers, each deeply committed to ensuring that all children have access to safe, supportive, equitable and inclusive learning environments where they experience a genuine sense of belonging and connectedness. The team embraces an organizational culture that prioritizes curiosity, humility, and a spirit of perpetual learning and inquiry.

    The Clinical Instructor (CI) is a lawyer who is responsible for working with the Faculty Director (and other team members of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative) to operate the project, including, but not limited to, activities related to client representation, clinical teaching, classroom teaching, and systemic change advocacy in public K-12 education. 

    • Job-Specific Responsibilities

      As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

      ·       Assist in the management of the Clinic’s day-to-day work, ranging from big-picture strategic planning to leadership of discrete projects to basic administrative tasks;

      ·       Maintain an active caseload representing low-income clients in special education matters (at IEP meetings and in due process hearings), with an emphasis on providing legal services to clients from communities of color, clients who are non-English speakers, and clients with disabilities;

      ·       Mentor, teach and supervise law students enrolled in the Clinic and its related seminars, helping to foster each student’s growth as a lawyer and child advocate;

      ·       Help to operate TLPI’s statewide Help Line, providing intake, referral, consultation, brief advice and limited representation to parents seeking legal assistance on behalf of their public school students;

      ·       Engage in community outreach, including forging organizational partnerships, participating in coalitions and advocacy initiatives, and providing legal trainings and workshops;

      ·       Contribute as a full member of TLPI’s interdisciplinary team, supporting the work of (and receiving support from) other team members as necessary and appropriate (including collaborating closely with colleagues at our organizational partner, Massachusetts Advocates for Children); and

      ·       Participate fully in TLPI’s multi-strategic systemic advocacy for trauma-sensitive, safe and supportive schools in Massachusetts and beyond.

      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 be willing to apply for admission within the first year of employment.

      Additional Qualifications

      We are looking for a colleague who has:

    • ·       experience in special education law (as well as other areas of education law and policy reform and advocacy);

    • ·       lived experience with and/or a history of significant professional/educational attention devoted to understanding the impacts of structural inequities, including racism;

    • ·       experience with lawyering strategies beyond individual client representation is desirable (e.g., legislative advocacy, impact or class action litigation, grassroots community organizing, appellate advocacy, communications and media work, and other forms of activism)

    • ·       a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment;

    • ·       the ability to work independently as well as part of a close-knit team;

    • ·       experience with or a strong interest in supervising law students (or similar supervisory experience), as well as developing the skill of classroom teaching

    • ·       a long-term commitment to social justice advocacy, public interest lawyering and/or clinical teaching.

    • ·       Proficiency or fluency with one or more languages commonly spoken in the Greater Boston area is desirable (e.g., Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese).

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      Additional Information

      This is a term appointment, with the initial term expected to extend through June 30, 2024, subject to departmental funding and need. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are able to start as soon as possible and no later than August 30, 2021. Assistance with relocation to the Boston area may be available as necessary. Candidates are invited to share any reasonable accommodations they may need in order to engage in the application and hiring process and/or as part of employment. Candidates can learn more about TLPI and its work at https://traumasensitiveschools.org.

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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    FOR HR USE:

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    167058

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    6/11/2021

    Required Background Checks: Identity, Education, License

  • 22 Jun 2021 12:46 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental justice with mentorship to help the attorney to launch a career in clinical teaching, or serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental justice work.

    UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program, ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of the ELC’s environmental justice projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora.

    Working alongside the ELC Director, the Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of disenfranchised and marginalized communities, and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar.

    The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law school’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidates for the position must have:
    (1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school, (3+ years of experience preferred);
    (2) a strong interest in working on environmental justice issues;
    (3) strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with people from diverse backgrounds ;
    (4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental justice problems;
    (5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators;
    (6) the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, environmental justice communities, and environmental justice organizations;
    (7) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and;
    (8) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

    NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT

    The position is a full time, twelve-month staff appointment, with the possibility of extension for an additional year, but not to exceed 2 years total. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will report to the ELC Director.
    Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE

    All applicants must submit a cover letter, a statement of interest describing their background and specific interest in the Fellowship, Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence, a list of three references, a writing sample, and a resume or curriculum vitae using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06893

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

    Reference requirements

    • 3 required (contact information only)

    Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06893

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


  • 22 Jun 2021 12:39 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the position of Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental law with mentorship and experience to help the attorney launch a career in clinical teaching, or to serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental law.

    UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program that is ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. Under close supervision, ELC students advise and represent organizational clients on a wide range of environmental justice and environmental law issues focused on the protection and conservation of human health and ecosystems. The nature of the ELC’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora.

    Working with the Director, the ELC Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of ELC clients and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The ELC Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar. The current ELC Fellow’s work has been divided roughly evenly between environmental justice and natural resource matters.

    The ELC Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law faculty’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the ELC Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidates for the position must have:
    (1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school (3+ years’ experience preferred);
    (2) a strong interest in working on environmental law and/or environmental justice matters;
    (3) superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
    (4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental law and/or environmental justice problems;
    (5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff;
    (6) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and
    (7) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.
    Additionally, the candidate should possess a record of exceptional academic success in law school.

    NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT
    The ELC Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director, and work closely ELC students, and another clinical Fellow. The position is a full time and may be extended to a period not to exceed 2 years.
    Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The ELC Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06894

    Document requirements

    Reference requirements

    • 3 required (contact information only)

    Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06894

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  • 18 Jun 2021 4:14 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    The EAST BAY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, is seeking to hire an Individual Giving Manager.  

    As an integral part of EBCLC’s Development and Communications Department, the Individual Giving Manager will manage a growing annual individual giving program of ~$625,000. S/he or they will be responsible for overseeing the solicitation of donors through seasonal campaigns, as well as our alumni engagement strategy and managing day-to-day operations of EBCLC’s individual giving program.

    The Individual Giving Manager will be instrumental in planning and implementing two seasonal campaigns (November-December; late April-June). In addition, the Individual Giving Manager will oversee year-round engagement with graduates of EBCLC’s clinical education program. With the support of the Development Assistant, the Individual Giving Manager will lead the management of our Donor Perfect and Constant Contact platforms. S/he or they will guide overall communications strategies related to donors and media relations, including shaping social media, website, newsletters, email alerts, and funder communications, to effectively articulate EBCLC’s mission and lift up our key programmatic work and initiatives to our diverse community stakeholders. Our successful candidate is organized, collaborative, and a skilled writer, with the ability to create powerful communications and campaigns that engage our donors and drive action for them to give. S/he or they will also write with a voice that reflects a strong and nuanced racial justice lens.

    The Individual Giving Manager will work in close collaboration with the rest of the Development, Communications, and Data and Evaluation team, as well as the Executive Director, in implementing multi-prong strategies for sustaining and expanding EBCLC’s individual giving program. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications (DDC).

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Under the direction of the DDC, and with the administrative support from the Development Assistant, the Individual Giving Manager, lead the successful creation and production of EBCLC’s two seasonal individual giving campaigns and alumni engagement strategy.
    • Manage the annual communication, cultivation, and solicitations plans for EBCLC’s individual donor base.
    • Create and execute effective digital strategies (email, social media, digital events) to supplement seasonal appeals and increase participation/engagement with donors year-round.
    • With support from the Development Assistant, manage Donor Perfect and Constant Contact databases and oversee gift administration.
    • Manage acknowledgement process for individual donors.
    • Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure smooth and accurate gift processing.
    • Research new prospects for individual donor support.
    • Create profile briefs on major donors, when requested, and debrief the DDC and the ED on key findings.
    • Support the production of public relations materials, including annual report and quarterly newsletters.
    • Engage the Executive Team and Board members in major donor outreach, as needed.
    • Implement, test, and evaluate new strategies to increase donor retention, upgrades, and acquisition, and develop key performance indicators to ensure all goals are reached.  
    • Maintain EBCLC’s programs client story bank, which will be used for quarterly/annual updates to individual donors.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Commitment to EBCLC’s racial justice-focused mission
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent communications skills, including written communications
    • Works effectively with a diverse range of people, including Board members, funders, donors, attorneys, and community clients
    • Three years of fundraising experience with a focus on individual giving
    • Deep donor database experience
    • Experience executing annual giving campaigns, special events, and direct/personal solicitation
    • Experience with the following social media applications: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Friendly, independent self-starter and outstanding team player
    • Flexible and able to work in a fast-changing environment

    Salary and Benefits

    The starting salary for this exempt position is $77,000. Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options. Professional development support includes an annual professional development stipend and the opportunity to participate in relevant local, statewide and/or national conferences, as determined by EBCLC’s professional development policy and budget.

    Workplace Expectations

    Due to COVID-19, all EBCLC employees are currently working remotely. The Individual Giving Manager and all EBCLC employees will continue to work remotely as long as California’s Shelter in Place remains in effect. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

    Application Process

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter at: https://easyapply.co/a/74b009df-36c9-4ff0-afc7-f4ce3a16fb8a                 

    Please note we will review applications on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

    Working At EBCLC

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.  With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider and legal clinic of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

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

    Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. To achieve this goal, EBCLC works

    actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued.  In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

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


  • 11 Jun 2021 3:01 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a teaching fellowship in its Workers’ Rights Clinic. The WRC is an innovative live-client clinic that provides first-, second-, and third-year law students with live-client learning experiences. It is one of the only legal clinics in the country providing advocacy opportunities to first-year students. WRC students take first-chair responsibility for representing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants at every stage of the administrative appeal process, including administrative trials and commission appeals. 2L and 3L students may also handle appeals to the state circuit courts and Michigan Court of Appeals. The WRC teaching fellow will teach and supervise in the clinic and represent clients. This is a 2-year appointment.

    The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore and prepare for a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach.  Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.

    Michigan's Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. This fellowship begins in summer 2021.

    How to Apply

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Click here for a link to this posting on the University of Michigan Careers site. 

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

    Required Qualifications*

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant advocacy experience, including experience in Unemployment Insurance law, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  

    Contact Information

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948

    Application Deadline

    The review and selection process may begin as early as the June 10, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • 04 Jun 2021 12:02 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is hiring for a two-year fellowship sponsored by First Presbyterian and First Baptist Churches of Cooperstown designed to foster child and youth security through the provision of immigration and family legal services.

    The selected fellow will be based in the First Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, working for the Cornell Law School Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, a clinical course in which law students and attorneys handle immigration and employment matters on behalf of farmworkers in the region. The Farmworker Clinic also works on research and writing projects with civil rights, environmental protection, and farmworker rights organizations, and sometimes offers brief advice and referral outreach sessions in farmworker communities.

    The Legal Fellow will:

    • Work closely with the Clinic Supervisor, conduct outreach to community partners and develop a needs assessment and immigration access to justice plan for undocumented children and youth living and working on farms and in other settings in Otsego and surrounding counties.
    • Represent selected clients in Immigration Court and before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    • Represent selected clients in family court in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.
    • Provide screening, intake, brief legal advice and referral services.
    • Educate the community on the impact of evolving immigration law and policy.
    • Engage, train, and mentor pro bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to immigrants and their families.
    • Develop resources for the community to identify pro bono attorneys.
    • Develop pro se resources for community members.
    • Supervise volunteer law students, undergraduate interns, and church volunteers, as appropriate and helpful for the project.
    • A demonstrated commitment to public interest work and strong desire to assist indigent clients.
    • Strong legal, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • The ability to work collaboratively in a variety of contexts, and to share an office.
    • Ability and willingness to make frequent drives and stay overnight as needed for casework and/or training and in-person meetings onsite at Cornell.
    • Prior experience in managing independent projects or assignments.
    • Law school clinic, externship, summer or other relevant practice experience a plus. 
    • Proficiency in Spanish preferred, willingness to recruit and work with interpreters required.
    • The ability to undergo and pass a New York State child protective services background clearance, and routine child safety background checks to qualify for an office on the First Presbyterian and First Baptist church campuses.
    • Those with immigration law and/or family law experience strongly encouraged to apply.
    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

    This is a full-time position for a period of two-years and is benefits eligible. It is an in-person position working from Cooperstown, NY. The start date is flexible, but August 2021 is preferred. Cornell Law School will also provide the fellow with position related travel reimbursement and bar dues, as well as opportunities to participate in national substantive training on immigration law legal issues and in a variety of local and regional skills based and substantive trainings.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will have the following:

    The selected candidate must either be admitted to the practice of law in New York, prepared to take the New York bar exam prior to beginning the Fellowship, or be admitted on written motion after hiring.

    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and other significant supporting materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18730. To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by June 25, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

    Questions may be referred to Liz Flint (liz.flint@cornell.edu).

    About Us:

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

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


  • 01 Jun 2021 4:48 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Fellow for its Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation.

    The Clinical Fellow will work under the supervision of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) Director of Litigation to advocate for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to expand access to high-quality healthcare; to reduce health disparities; and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems. This position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School's clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy clinic, and practice in burgeoning areas of state and national importance.

    As a clinical fellow, you will:
    • Work with the Director of Litigation to design and execute health care rights enforcement projects, including those employing formal litigation, administrative complaints and appeals, or other adversarial processes.
    • Manage and direct the day-to-day work of one or more of the Health Law and Policy Clinic's (HLPC) impact litigation cases, including the work necessary to design, administer and prosecute a successful lawsuit.
    • Collaborate with other attorneys across the country on various litigation projects including amicus briefing, cocounseling, and litigation consultation.
    • Ensure our rights enforcement work is fully integrated into our portfolio of work to improve the health of vulnerable populations living with HIV, HCV and other chronic health conditions, and to increase access to health care and the quality of health care for low-income individuals and families, explicitly working toward racial justice and equality goals.
    • Collaborate as a team member on HLPC projects with clinical staff and students on policy development and advocacy, building upon and extending CHLPI's innovative work in health and public health law and policy.
    • Work closely with students on the projects that the Fellow oversees and support student development in skills including litigation execution, research and writing, oral communication, time and project management, problem-solving, law and policy analysis, and leadership.
    • Participate in office-wide projects and in the Center's program as a laboratory for innovation in legal practice and clinical legal education.
    • Help to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the Clinic.

    Basic Qualifications: J.D. earned within the last three years. Bar admission in any state strongly preferred; applicants in the process of applying for the bar in the coming months may be considered.

    Additional Qualifications: We are looking for people who have:
    • A track record of working in the public interest, especially in roles that involved litigation preferred.
    • Experience in the fields of public health, health law, and/or community organizing and outreach preferred.
    • An interest in working with clients, colleagues, and students of diverse backgrounds. Those interested in developing the skills necessary to embark on a career in clinical legal teaching are encouraged to apply.
    • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
    • Exceptional research and analytical skills, and a strong ability to convey information orally and in writing.

    Additional Information:
    • Some travel may be required (once safe travel is resumed)
    • The clinical fellow is a two-year appointment from start date. The fellowship is expected to start in the summer of 2021.
    • Compensation for fellowship (salary and benefits) is competitive with other public interest fellowships.

    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.

    HOW TO APPLY: A Cover Letter and Résumé/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,
    ljohnston@law.harvard.edu

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/nVKwrMhkax8ete4jS4lWP

    PI138255039


  • 23 May 2021 3:36 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Visitor for its Immigration Clinic.

    The University of Arkansas School of Law is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a visitor for the 2021-22 year to teach the Immigration Law Clinic and Immigration Law and Policy in the law school curriculum. The University of Arkansas School of Law anticipates being face-to-face in the 2021-2022 academic year. A successful applicant must be willing to teach in person for the designated period.

    A visitor will be expected to teach the Immigration Clinic in each semester. The visitor will be responsible for all aspects of the Immigration Clinic, including supervision of student work, teaching the weekly clinic seminar, and responsibility for the clinic’s docket. The Immigration Clinic’s docket is primarily comprised of humanitarian applications for relief, including asylum, U visas, and VAWA.  The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of immigration practice experience, including significant experience representing asylum seekers and survivors of domestic violence in immigration proceedings. At least one (1) year of clinical teaching experience is strongly preferred. Must be a licensed attorney eligible to practice law before the immigration agencies.

    A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, be licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction, and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. 

    The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas School of Law is committed to attracting a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We welcome applications without regard to age, race/color, gender, pregnancy, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references (including individuals that can speak to practice experience and teaching experience) to Tiffany Murphy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at tiffanym@uark.edu.

  • 19 May 2021 11:10 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    SCHULICH SCHOOL OF LAW, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, is hiring an Executive Director of the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service.

    The Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, invites applications for the Executive Director of the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service (DLAS).  This is a three-year limited-term position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The position is expected to commence October 1, 2021 and is eligible for renewal.

    Reporting to the Dean, Schulich School of Law and the DLAS Board of Trustees, the Executive Director provides strategic leadership and oversight of clinic operations including budgetary and personnel management, clinical education, client services, partnership development, community outreach, and law reform.  This is an academic administration position, encompassing leadership, administration, strategic advocacy where appropriate, and teaching.

    The Executive Director builds and maintains positive working relationships with members of the clinic team, the Dean of Law, Schulich Law faculty and staff, DLAS Board of Trustees, central administration of Dalhousie University, and key partners including Nova Scotia Legal Aid and the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia.  In collaboration with the Dean of Law, the Board of Trustees and other key stakeholders, the Executive Director implements strategic planning processes, monitoring and reporting on progress of strategic priorities.

    The Executive Director oversees the clinical education program, and in collaboration with the DLAS Staff Lawyers and Community Legal Workers provides supervision to students in the conduct of cases on behalf of low-income and marginalized clients and conducts cases before tribunals and courts on behalf of clients.  As part of both the clinical education of students and in service to the community, the Executive Director collaborates with staff, students, and community partners to pursue law reform activities, deliver community outreach and public legal education initiatives, and identify the need for changes to existing legal aid/poverty law.

    As the administrative head of the DLAS, the Executive Director provides leadership for the full scope of human resource functions for DLAS staff in keeping with University policies and practices and, with the assistance of the Office Manager, oversees the annual budget, ensuring that operating, grant, and donor funding is appropriately allocated according to the DLAS strategic priorities.  The Executive Director works with the Office Manager, the Dean of Law and staff, and Dalhousie Facilities Management to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to deliver a community embedded legal aid service.

    The ideal candidate will be an outstanding communicator, relationship and community builder with the ability and experience to work effectively with under-represented communities.  Demonstrated experience in team leadership and partnership development is required.  The successful candidate must hold a LLB or JD degree and be a practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society or be in the position to become such a member within a short period of time. A Master’s degree would be considered an asset.

    About the Schulich School of Law

    The Schulich School of Law plays an extraordinary role in the fabric of Canadian legal education. We are a national law school, with our students coming from and returning to every region.  We graduate leaders. Our alumni hold every form of government office, teach in Canadian law schools, innovate in the provision of private and public sector legal services and in business, advance policy in the executive branch of government, render decisions on courts across the country, and offer service to non-governmental bodies and non-profit and community organizations.  We have always been known for and proud of our commitment to unselfish public service, in the Weldon tradition.

    We embrace the interdisciplinary opportunity of working in a university, we value the creation and dissemination of new knowledge, and we are firmly committed to students and to teaching and learning excellence.  We are conscious of the difference we make to law reform, adjudication, legal service, and community engagement at home and around the world.  We value the contributions of the founding communities in this province, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Acadians, African Nova Scotians, and British, and we open our doors to the world.

    For more information, see the Schulich School of Law Strategic Plan at https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law.html.

    About the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service

    Dalhousie Legal Aid Service is a community-based office in the north-central neighbourhood of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  It also is a clinical program for law students and is operated by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.  Funding is provided by the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission, the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia, special events, and the friends and clinic alumni of Dalhousie Legal Aid Service.

    In 2020, DLAS celebrated 50 years of serving the community and educating future lawyers.  In 1970, DLAS began as a summer project out of the former Halifax Neighbourhood Centre.  It was the first legal service for low-income communities in Nova Scotia.  It is the oldest clinical law program in Canada and the only community law clinic in Nova Scotia.  DLAS is a unique partnership of community groups, law students, community legal workers and lawyers working together.

    Today DLAS has a three-part mandate to:  (1) provide legal aid services for persons who would not otherwise be able to obtain legal advice and assistance;  (2) conduct research, provide information, make recommendations, and engage in programs relating to legal aid and law reform in the Province of Nova Scotia;  and (3) provide an educational experience for students enrolled at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, who participate in the work of the service.

    How to Apply

    Applications for the position must include (i) a statement of the applicant’s strengths and suitability for the position (approximately 1000 words), (ii) an overview of their vision for DLAS under their leadership for the foreseeable future (approximately 500 words), (iii) a full curriculum vitae, and (iv) the names of three referees.

    Applications should be submitted online at:  https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/6116.

    The deadline for applications is June 20, 2021.

     Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.  For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

  • 14 May 2021 10:15 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Legal Research & Writing Instructor.

    UCLA School of Law is seeking a full-time instructor to teach two sections of the first-year J.D. course in Legal Research and Writing. The opening is for the 2021-22 academic year.  The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as practical after July 1, 2021.

    Each section of the Legal Research and Writing is a year-long five-credit course, designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of legal reasoning, the structure of objective and persuasive arguments, legal research methods, statutory interpretation, and additional skills, such as oral advocacy, fact investigation, and client counseling. Students complete a variety of written assignments, both graded and ungraded, designed to reinforce the overarching lessons of the course.  The candidate will also engage in other teaching duties such as assisting in a clinical course and in supervising student externships.

    This is a full-time academic, non-tenure track appointment as a Lecturer in Law.  The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $90,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

    Application information can be found here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06427


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