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  • 23 Jan 2021 2:23 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow for its Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law.

    To apply: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06560

    DESCRIPTION

    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 already 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.

    The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the ELC director. Working with the 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.

    Requirements
    Candidates for the position must have:
    (1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school;
    (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 Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director, and work closely ELC students. 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.
    Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The ELC Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.

    Application Procedure

    All applicants must submit a cover letter describing their background and specific interest in the Fellowship, a list of three references, an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement, and a resume or curriculum vitae using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06560

    UCI Law is currently working from remotely, and will conduct its interviews remotely.

    “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.”

    Document Requirements

    1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    2. Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
    3. Complete Law School Transcript
    4. Writing Sample
    5. Cover Letter/Statement of Interest in Environmental Justice Issues and this Fellowship

    Reference requirements

    1. 3 required (contact information only)

    To apply: UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06560

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  • 20 Jan 2021 6:54 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA (TU) seeks a candidate beginning July 1, 2021, to serve as the Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law. The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College and provides strategic vision and operational leadership for all aspects of the academic enterprise; supports and promotes excellence in faculty scholarship and teaching; and preserves a collaborative and transparent environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni. The Dean supports the College's fundraising and development efforts, develops, and promotes strategic plans for the College, and works with law school faculty, administrators, and other program directors in advancing the broad interests of the College. The Dean must work collegially with faculty, staff, and fellow members of the President’s Leadership Team and Deans' Council, other colleges, alumni, and community members to advance the academic mission of the College and the University. 

    We seek an intellectually curious, thoughtful, and forward-looking person who can lead a complex institution, raise funds, and identify opportunities in the challenges presently facing legal education.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent; academic and professional credentials necessary for eligibility for a tenured faculty appointment

    A more detailed position description can be found here:  https://utulsa.edu/jobs/ 

    The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

    Please submit a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience, qualifications, education, and vision for the future of the College of Law, and a CV to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or submit online at utulsa.edu/job-application.  

    Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide five references, accompanying letters of recommendation, a diversity statement, and official transcripts.  Application review will begin on February 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

    Confidential inquiries and expressions of interest may be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Elizabeth McCormick, at LAWsearchchair@utulsa.edu


  • 14 Jan 2021 10:55 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills to direct its Homeless Advocacy Clinic. The clinic will join the three other clinics that form Community Legal Services (CLS): Bankruptcy, Immigration, and Elder & Health Law. CLS has been providing pro bono services to our Sacramento community for over 40 years. CLS has been providing “socially distanced”  in-person services to vulnerable populations during the pandemic, as it has been deemed an essential service.

    The Homeless Advocacy Clinic has been operating for the last two years as part of the Elder & Health Law Clinic.  CLS has received a grant to now enable it to spin off the Homeless Advocacy Clinic as a stand-alone clinic.  Please see an application link below, and contact Molly Stafford at mstafford@pacific.edu for additional information. 

    https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/18272.


  • 30 Dec 2020 11:42 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER invites applications for a two-year graduate fellow/staff attorney position in its Civil Rights Clinic, to start in August 2021.

    Civil Rights Clinic

    The faculty member responsible for the Civil Rights Clinic and Voting Rights Institute is Professor Aderson Francois. Professor Francois joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Francois directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law, where he also taught Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Rights, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence.

    CRC operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of discrimination and constitutional rights, workplace fairness, and open government. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the section expanded its work into the area of voting rights. Students interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases. Recent projects include:

    • Litigating a complex federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Department of Defense and the CIA on behalf of researchers seeking records on “enhanced interrogation” used in the War on Terror;
    • Litigating wage theft claims against private entities and government contractors on behalf of employees denied fair wages or overtime;
    • Litigating retaliation claims on behalf of employees terminated for asserting their rights under FLSA and DC Wage and Hour law;
    • Litigating on behalf of an individual improperly assessed a deficiency under Maryland consumer protection statutes;
    • Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her the lactation breaks she was entitled to under state and federal law;
    • Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her disability and pregnancy accommodations, discriminated against her on account of her national origin, and illegally assessed fees against her in connection with her resignation;
    • Filing amicus briefs in four appellate cases – two pending before the United States Supreme Court, one in the DC Circuit, and one in the New York Court of Appeals;
    • Filing FOIA requests and using the responsive documents to prepare reports exposing government misconduct;
    • Preparing and arguing two appeals in federal court, one in the DC Circuit and one in the Fifth Circuit; and
    • On behalf of a public interest organization, analyzing potential APA claims related to the recall of exploding airbags and other automobile defects.

    For more detailed information about our work, applicants should review our annual reports.

    What do the Graduate Fellows/Staff Attorneys do?

    Fellows are responsible for day-to-day supervision of the students and work closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal writing. In the civil rights section, the fellow has principal responsibility for about half of the docket and supervises all facets of the litigation. Much of the fellow’s time is spent guiding students in legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. In recent years, fellows have worked on all phases of litigation, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellows also play a key role in case development and in planning other CRC activities. Fellows participate in case rounds and assist in teaching seminars on litigation practice and substantive law.

    Past fellows have emphasized that the CRC experience is unique in several respects:

    First, the fellows work on interesting, often cutting-edge litigation. In light of our broad agenda, we have leeway to develop cases that present unique educational opportunities for students and fellows and have a significant impact on the law.

    Second, fellows assume substantial responsibility and generally play a more important role in the decision making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They work on a variety of cases in different stages of the litigation process and gain a broad understanding of how litigation works, from interviewing a potential client through appealing to the Supreme Court. Fellows also work closely with other CRC fellows and other public interest organizations, meeting other lawyers involved in public interest law and seeing how their organizations function.

    Third, fellows work closely with a full-time faculty member who has substantial litigation experience and expertise. As part of the Georgetown Law community, fellows are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, and programs both on and off campus. Georgetown provides substantial support and guidance for fellows interested in pursuing academic scholarship or careers.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual salary is $57,000 for the first year of the fellowship and $60,000 for the second year. The fellow also receives health and dental benefits and all tuition and fees in the L.L.M. program. Fellows also have unlimited free access to a state-of- the-art, on-site fitness center. As full-time students, fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. Fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    How to apply

    Applicants should submit

    • A brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position résumé
    • Law school transcript
    • List of references, including contact information
    • Recent legal writing sample of any length representing the applicant’s most challenging legal work. Please do not send an excerpt. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or significantly edited by someone else.

    The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached to an email to Maria Islam at mi368@georgetown.edu.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed via zoom.


  • 23 Dec 2020 5:36 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Director for the Loyola Victim Rights Enforcement Clinic.

    Background: The Loyola Victim Rights Enforcement Clinic (LoVE Clinic) is a new addition to Loyola’s robust clinical programs, made possible through a grant from the Office of Victims of Crime.

    The LoVE Clinic will be housed under the umbrella of the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic (LSJLC), an impressive aggregation of Loyola’s full-time clinics including: the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP), which includes the Juvenile Justice Clinic (JJC), the Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic (JIFS), and the Youth Justice Education Clinic (YJEC); the Loyola Project for the Innocent (LPI); the Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic; the Post-Conviction Relief Clinic; the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC); the International Genocide Justice Clinic; and the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. The LoVE Clinic will provide direct legal representation to crime victims, in particular, victims of violent crimes caught up in the criminal and/or immigration enforcement systems, with a focus on youth, those with disabilities, the LGBTQ population, homeless individuals, and immigrants. The LoVE Clinic will also conduct trainings with relevant stakeholders including law enforcement agencies, pro bono firms, social service providers and community-based organizations to encourage a holistic understanding of the victims’ rights legal framework.

    Responsibilities: The LoVE Clinic Director (Director) will teach and supervise law students enrolled in the LoVE clinical course and related projects. The Director will develop the clinical curriculum for crime victims’ rights advocacy, teach and supervise law students providing direct representation to crime victims to assert their rights in criminal proceedings, and supervise a full-time case manager assigned to the project. The Director will serve as the primary liaison to law enforcement agencies, pro bono law firms and social service and community-based providers engaged with the LoVE Clinic. The Director will leverage the LoVE Clinic’s academic resources, clinical students and relationships with key stakeholders to build a crime victims’ rights network in Los Angeles that can be replicated in other regions. The Director will be responsible for ensuring proper stewardship and managing the reporting requirements of the grant supporting the LoVE Clinic. The Director will collaborate with the LoVE Clinic’s Faculty Advisor and the LSJLC Executive Director to integrate the LoVE Clinic’s activities within the broader LLS community and mission.

    The LoVE Clinic Director will be a full-time exempt Visiting Clinical Professor, with an initial two-year contract, extendable upon successful performance review and sustained funding.

    Qualifications for the Ideal Candidate:

    · Juris Doctor Degree with California Bar Membership

    · A minimum of 7 years of experience representing crime victims’ rights in criminal proceedings or related legal practice

    · A minimum of 10 years of experience in program design and management, preferably in a law school clinic or nonprofit setting

    · Training on trauma-informed service provision including interviewing and representing trauma survivors with legal matters

    · Strong case management, legal research, and writing skills

    · Ability to coordinate a large caseload while supervising and teaching law students to provide direct legal services to the clinic’s crime victim client population

    · Prior experience working with pro bono firms and law enforcement agencies

    · Competence in and dedication to working with others of diverse racial, cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds, including individuals with criminal histories and history of severe trauma

    · Experience with and/or understanding of law school clinical pedagogy

    · Commitment to victims’ rights work and Loyola’s social justice mission

    · Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple demands in a busy work environment

    · Fluency in Spanish is desirable

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary commensurate with experience. Loyola offers competitive benefits packages.

    Application Deadline:

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but no later than January 8, 2021. We encourage interested candidates to apply early since we anticipate hiring as soon as possible.

    To Apply:

    Please email cover letter, CV, writing sample and three references to LoVE@lls.edu with “LoVE Clinic Director” in the subject line. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

    As part of Loyola Marymount University, a Jesuit, Carnegie-classified R2 institution, LLS seeks outstanding applicants who share its commitment to inclusive excellence and the promotion of justice. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We welcome and invite all persons of diverse and intersectional identities, life experiences, and beliefs to apply.

    The Victims’ Rights Enforcement Project–also known as Rights In Systems Enforced Project (“RISE Project”) is a project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI). Funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), award number 2018-V3-GX-K018, the RISE Project funds legal Clinics to provide crime victims with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their rights throughout criminal justice processes, increase awareness of victims’ rights and increase victim access to no cost legal services through an expanded body of attorneys knowledgeable about rights assertion and enforcement in criminal trial and appellate courts.

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    The Victims’ Rights Enforcement Project–also known as Rights In Systems Enforced Project (“RISE Project”) is a project of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI). Funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), award number 2018-V3-GX-K018, the RISE Project funds legal Clinics to provide crime victims with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their rights throughout criminal justice processes, increase awareness of victims’ rights and increase victim access to no cost legal services through an expanded body of attorneys knowledgeable about rights assertion and enforcement in criminal trial and appellate courts.

  • 23 Dec 2020 12:25 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Fellow for its Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.

    SUMMARY:

    The fellowship will provide an opportunity for an attorney to work at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. The Fellow's docket will include cases and clients for both clinics housed within the program: the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic and the Crimmigration Clinic. The fellow will engage in direct representation of individuals seeking immigration relief, defense against deportation, and release from immigration detention, as well as district court and appellate litigation and policy advocacy. Starting in the summer of 2021, the Fellow will assist with the supervision of clinical students and teaching of courses in close collaboration with experienced attorneys and clinicians at Harvard Law School and Greater Boston Legal Services.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    The Fellow's responsibilities will include supervision of clinical students and development of teaching and training materials for courses on Crimmigration, Immigration and Refugee Advocacy, Strategic Litigation, Immigration Policy and Social Change, Child Asylum, and other potential immigration-related courses. The position will offer opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law, as well as crimmigration. The Fellow will be based at Harvard Law School and may collaborate with other programs in Harvard's vibrant clinical community.

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Basic Qualifications:

    J.D. earned within three years of hire date. Admission to the bar of any state required.

    Additional Qualifications:

    Candidates with experience in direct immigration representation, as well as district court and/or appellate litigation strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, and a strong commitment to public interest lawyering. Outstanding interpersonal skills, along with flexibility, a sense of humor and a passion for direct service work, and, particularly, immigration and asylum work required. Candidates should also have an interest in and demonstrated aptitude for supervising and advising students, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching and proven capacity to work as a team member. Ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential.

    Second language capability and MA bar license preferred. Admission to a state bar required.

    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2022, with the possibility of renewal for one year until June 30, 2023 contingent on resources and need.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    To apply, please email the following to hirc@law.harvard.edu:

    • Current resume or CV
    • A statement of interest (approx. 750 words) that addresses your potential for clinical teaching and advocacy, your relevant prior experience, and any other information you believe will help the hiring committee evaluate your candidacy
    • At least three references (please include email and phone contact information) The deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/E5N2JRCpWlM8ixNns6nbY

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  • 22 Dec 2020 5:56 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

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

    The Clinical Fellow works under the supervision of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) clinical instructors 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.

    • Serve as the lead attorney on one or more Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) projects 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.
    • Focus on the role of law and policy in enabling the healthcare system to (1) effectively address the structural and social determinants of health and (2) respond to health-related needs of individuals and communities across the health care continuum, from prevention to treatment and beyond.
    • 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.
    • Participate in office-wide projects and in the Center's program as a laboratory for innovation in legal practice and clinical legal education.
    • Manage client and partner relationships on the projects that the Fellow oversees.
    • Work 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.
    • Help to set and implement the vision for the ongoing development and success of the Clinic.

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/JBNloycEQq8LsQBeC2e1y


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  • 22 Dec 2020 5:52 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring for an open position of Racial Justice Senior Staff Attorney.

    Job Summary

    The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) advocates for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations. Our work on behalf of low-income people focuses on improving access to high quality health care, reducing health disparities, and promoting more equitable and effective health care and public health systems. The racial justice senior staff attorney ("staff attorney") will identify and advance issues of racial justice and equity across the broad spectrum of CHLPI's advocacy portfolio, including federal and state health policy reform, administrative and legislative advocacy and impact litigation. The staff attorney will also be afforded some discretion to identify new matters within CHLPI's areas of expertise, with an eye toward adding an explicit and focused racial justice component to our law practice. To meet these goals, the staff attorney will work with diverse stakeholders, including consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials and others, as well as with CHLPI's staff and students.


    Job Code
    365058 Legal Professional

    Job-Specific Responsibilities

    As a Racial Justice Senior Staff Attorney, you will:

    • Serve as the lead attorney on one or more CHLPI projects 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.

    • Develop new and support existing policy reform, administrative advocacy and/or impact litigation projects with a general goal of reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities in health and public health systems.

    • Liaise with other CHLPI attorneys to enhance the focus on pursuing goals related to racial equity across the organization's initiatives.

    • Supervise and mentor students on a broad range of relevant skills.

    • Review government and government-funded health care policies for racially disparate impacts subject to antidiscrimination law.
    • Audit and address health insurance policies that further entrench systemic racism.

    • Work with state-based advocates to develop progressive health care policy reforms targeted at increasing access to care for communities of color.

    Basic Qualifications

    J.D., admission to a state bar, and five or more years of related experience.

    Certificates and Licenses
    Bar admission required
    Working Conditions
    Some travel may be required (once safe travel is resumed).

    Job Function
    General Administration

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    Location
    USA - MA - Cambridge

    Department
    Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

    Time Status
    Full-time

    Union
    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Salary Grade
    058

    Pre-Employment Screening
    Education, Identity, License/Cert.

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

    Apply Here:
    https://www.click2apply.net/W7RXYAhx78qYIm1Bi7LQK


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  • 17 Dec 2020 8:57 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE GEORGETOWN HEALTH JUSTICE ALLIANCE CLINIC seeks a two year clinical teaching fellow to begin in summer 2021 to teach and supervise law clinic students providing civil legal services through an innovating medical-legal partnership.  Georgetown Law and the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic are committed to diversity in hiring.

    Clinic Description

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is part of a medical-legal partnership between Georgetown University’s Law and Medical Centers. Launched in August 2017, the Law Clinic integrates law students directly into Georgetown community-based health clinics serving children and families living in poverty in Washington, D.C. Law students provide civil legal services to address barriers that affect patient health and well-being in collaboration with medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

    Patients at these clinics face complex, civil legal needs, many of which negatively impact their health and well-being. Among the needs currently being served are those related to housing, public benefits, education, and family law. By partnering directly with medical providers who provide low barrier access to healthcare to high needs families in Washington, D.C., the HJA Law Clinic offers a unique and especially effective method for reducing the barriers to justice that often confront people living in poverty and that contribute to racial and economic health disparities.  Medical students rotate into the law clinic and collaborate with law students and clinical teaching fellows in providing holistic advocacy to client families. 

    Description of the Fellowship

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is hiring an individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for two years beginning in summer 2021 and ending in summer 2023. The fellowship is ideal for a legal services attorney interested in transition into legal academia and developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and poverty lawyering—in the context of an interdisciplinary medical-legal partnership in furtherance of health equity and social justice. The fellow will (i) supervise law students in casework and clinic projects and serve as a mentor and role model to law students in the clinic, including students from historically underrepresented backgrounds, (ii) share responsibility for designing and teaching law clinic seminar classes and facilitating case rounds, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Law Clinic and its medical-legal partnership. The teaching team is highly collaborative and uses a team-based approach to pedagogy planning and problem solving. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University.

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $57,000 in the first year and $60,000 in the second year, health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program.  In addition to training in clinical pedagogy, fellows have access to programming and support around scholarship and entry into the legal teaching market and professional development opportunities.  As full-time students, teaching fellows may qualify for deferment of their student loans and/or may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools. 

    Fellows also benefit from their affiliation with the clinical program at Georgetown Law, the broader Health Justice Alliance cross-campus initiative, the law school and university’s health law and policy programs, and the Georgetown Law and Georgetown University communities. Georgetown is a vibrant institution with a deep commitment to public service and social justice. Georgetown Law is widely recognized as having the country’s top ranked clinical program, with 18 law school clinics—which have clinical teaching Fellows who convene regularly for educational, professional, and social events.  Because the program is widely respected by both the public interest bar and the academy, Fellows have enjoyed considerable success obtaining full-time teaching or advocacy positions after the completion of the Fellowship.

    Qualifications

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic seeks a prospective fellow with:

    • Experience providing civil legal services to low-income clients (housing, public benefits, and/or special education law are areas of particular need);
    • Minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience;
    • Membership in the District of Columbia Bar (if not a member of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer);
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching; and
    • Prior medical, health-related, or mental health-related experience a plus.

    Application Instructions:

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible but no later than Monday, Friday, January 15, 2021. Please submit a letter of interest, résumé/CV, complete law school transcript, a list of at least three references, and a writing sample (max. 10 pages) to HealthJusticeAlliance@georgetown.edu. If you have any questions please contact Eugenia Alvarez, Office Manager for the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, at ea661@georgetown.edu.  

    Note: Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


  • 12 Dec 2020 12:35 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Supervising Attorney for its  Innocence Clinic. 

    The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) is dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people. It was founded at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law (UMKC) in 2000. Today, MIP operates as an independent 501(c)(3) organization in partnership with UMKC Law, University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Kansas Law Schools, among others across the five-state region (Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa, and Nebraska).

    The UMKC Innocence Clinic is part of a vibrant criminal justice clinical program, with a Death Penalty Clinic and a Sentencing Mitigation Clinic, as well as a robust externship program with the Public Defender’s Office. In the last two years, UMKC Innocence and Death Penalty Clinics have freed Lamonte McIntyre and Ricky Kidd. One of the most active student organizations on campus is Innocence Project student group, which dedicates many pro bono volunteer hours to MIP work. 

    The Midwest Innocence Project seeks a candidate who will serve as a full member of the legal team participating in case intake, investigation, and litigation, and serve as the Director for UMKC Law Innocence Clinic, here in Kansas City, MO.

     

    Position details:

    ·       This is a full-time grant-funded position with a two-year term, reporting directly to MIP’s Executive Director.

    ·       The Clinic Director will hold adjunct faculty status at UMKC School of Law.

    ·       The Director will direct the clinic as well as teach the Wrongful Conviction seminar.

     

    Hiring criteria

    ·       Bar license from Missouri, or the ability to become licensed.

    ·       Experience with teaching, coaching, or the development of skills in others.

    ·       Preference for three or more years of experience working in criminal defense, post-conviction/habeas corpus litigation.

    ·       Experience and knowledge with issues surrounding forensic science is especially useful.

     

    Application Instructions:

    ·       Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of references to Tricia Rojo Bushnell, Executive Director, at tbushnell@themip.org.

    ·       Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

     

    The Midwest Innocence Project is an equal opportunity employer and strives for diversity among its applicant pool as well as within its staff and board. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, especially racial, ethnic, gender and sexual orientation minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, and smart people with non-linear/nontraditional experience and educational backgrounds to apply for this position. Most importantly, no matter their background, the person selected for this position must embrace, advocate for, and deeply value equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

    Anyone who wants to understand the position more, feel free to reach out to Tricia Bushnell, the Midwest Innocence, tbushnell@themip.org

    Anyone who wants to know about UMKC, our faculty,  our students, Kansas City, etc., feel free to reach out the Meg Reuter, reuterm@umkc.edu


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