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  • 16 Sep 2019 4:16 PM | Rachel Settlage (Administrator)

    The UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS seeks highly motivated candidates with experience in human rights practice and a passion for working with students to join a small, dynamic, and growing team dedicated to promoting global social justice through supervised engagement of university students in the United States and abroad.  The University Network for Human Rights, on the campus of Wesleyan University, is looking for a Supervising Fellow/Senior Supervisor in Human Rights Practice

     

    About the University Network for Human Rights

    The University Network for Human Rights facilitates supervised undergraduate engagement in the practice of human rights at colleges and universities in the United States and across the globe. We  partner with advocacy organizations and communities affected or threatened by abusive state, corporate, or private conduct to advance human rights at home and abroad; train undergraduate students in interdisciplinary human rights protection and advocacy; and collaborate with academics and human rights practitioners in other parts of the world to foster the creation of practical, interdisciplinary programs in human rights. 

    Location and Structure

    The University Network is based in Middletown, Connecticut, on the campus of Wesleyan University. The organization, founded in 2018, has a small but growing staff. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will work closely with the executive directors, researchers, administrative staff, advisory board, interns and students participating with the University Network.

    Description

    The supervising fellow/senior supervisor position will be located at the headquarters of the University Network for Human Rights in Middletown, Connecticut. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will work closely with the founders and leaders of the University Network, James Cavallaro and Ruhan Nagra, as well as with junior fellows, administrative staff, and students. S/he will develop human rights projects, assist in ongoing project work, and manage small student teams. Projects generally involve close work with stakeholders to define representational and advocacy goals, research, fact-finding and documentation (often in difficult circumstances, frequently overseas) and development of advocacy strategies and products. Projects often require representation and advocacy before domestic and international fora, as well as through the production of short videos and/or other advocacy materials. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will oversee student work during field travel for periods of between several days and several weeks at a time. S/he should be available for such travel.

     

    Responsibilities/Elements of the Position

    The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will be an experienced professional with significant experience in human rights practice. S/he will be responsible for the development and implementation of human rights advocacy projects that involve undergraduates and students from non-law disciplines. These projects may involve travel within and outside the United States. The supervising fellow/senior supervisor will oversee all phases of project development, design, implementation and follow-up. S/he will work closely with students, as well as communities affected by rights abuse and other stakeholders.

     

    Requirements/Preferences

    An advanced degree (M.A., Ph.D, J.D.) and significant experience in human rights and/or social justice advocacy and in supervision of students.

    Preferred Skills/Abilities:

    Fluency in English. Fluency in at least one other language highly desirable.

    Excellent writing and advocacy skills

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Flexibility and ability to respond to difficult situations and circumstances in the course of human rights factfinding and advocacy

     

    Compensation

    Salary commensurate with experience; minimum salary $60,000 per year, plus generous benefits ( Vacation Days  Sick Days,  Religious Holidays,  Institutional Holidays, and the option for Health Care Coverage).

     

    About Middletown, Connecticut

    Middletown is a city of nearly 50,000 residents with a thriving downtown area with that hosts over sixty restaurants, coffee shops and eateries. The offices of the University Network for Human Rights is located on the campus of Wesleyan University, which describes itself as “a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.”

     

    To Apply:

    Please submit the materials described below to:

    applications@humanrightsnetwork.org

    Please write, “Supervising Fellow/Senior Supervisor in Human Rights Practice” in the subject line.

     

    Application materials:

    • A statement/cover letter no longer than four (5) pages describing the applicant’s:

    • (i)            relevant background and experience;
    • (ii)        interest and potential for supervision of students in non-law disciplines; and
    • (iii)     one to four potential project ideas/concept notes (one to three paragraphs per idea/concept, explaining the overall nature of the project and the role of students in all phases of its implementation).

    • An updated c.v.

    • A list of three professional references (with relevant contact numbers, email addresses, etc.)

    • A brief non-legal writing sample, in English

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is October/November 2019, although a later start is possible. The initial term of the appointment is expected to be one year from the start date. The position is subject to renewal, extension, or modification after the initial one-year period.

     

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    THE UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ACTIVELY RECRUITS WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND LGBTQI AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE.

     

  • 09 Sep 2019 10:42 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW’S full-time Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic is seeking applicants with significant appellate litigation experience for a two-year fellow/appellate litigator position to start in July or August 2020. Working with the Clinic director, the fellow will litigate and mentor students on complex public-interest appeals in federal courts of appeals nationwide and in the U.S. Supreme Court. The fellow’s responsibilities include arguing federal appeals.

    What is the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic?

    Under the supervision of the Clinic director (Brian Wolfman) and the Clinic fellow, Georgetown Law students represent parties to appeals. The Clinic occasionally represents amici as well. The Clinic handles cases involving a wide range of federal statutory and constitutional law. We handle all manner of civil appeals, including civil-rights, employment, consumer, environmental, tort, and education-law cases. We also handle immigration and criminal appeals. To date, about half of our work has been in federal courts of appeals and about half in the Supreme Court. 

    Students take a lead role in researching and writing complex appellate briefs in an intensive, collaborative learning environment. Teams of two to three students work directly with the fellow and Prof. Wolfman through multiple drafts of outlines and briefs. On each project, the student-to-instructor ratio will be no greater than three to one. Every aspect of appellate advocacy—argument choice, argument ordering, use of authority, writing style and tone, and word choice, to name a few—is discussed and debated within the team and with the instructors. The fellow must be committed to working with students to produce the finest product. No document is filed with a court unless it meets the highest standards. 

    Over the semester, each student—again, working in a team—generally will be principally responsible for at least two litigation projects (for instance, an opening appellate brief and a petition seeking discretionary appellate review in the Supreme Court or another appellate court). In addition to completing the work of “their” teams, each student will be required to study and critique drafts produced by other teams in clinic-wide collaborative reviews. These reviews bring fresh, critical eyes to each project and help create a mission-oriented, collaborative law-office atmosphere. 

    The Clinic also conducts weekly case “rounds” to discuss progress in pending litigation and potential new cases and to visit with special guests, such as appellate litigators and judges. 

    Students enroll in the Clinic full-time for one semester. Students take a mandatory two-credit, separately assessed appellate courts seminar covering the substantive law of the appellate courts, brief writing, and other aspects of appellate practice. They may not enroll in any other courses. 

    What does the fellow do? 

    The fellow is responsible for day-to-day mentoring of students and works closely with students on improving their lawyering skills. The fellow will have principal responsibility for about half of the docket and will supervise students in all facets of each appeal. The fellow is expected to argue cases before federal courts of appeals. With experience, the fellow may also help teach classes on appellate law and practice and play a key role in case development and in planning other clinic activities. 

    Clinic fellows are integral to the success of Georgetown Law’s clinical education program. Georgetown provides significant support and guidance for fellows interested in pursuing academic scholarship and careers. Fellows participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. As part of the Georgetown Law community, fellows are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, and programs both on and off campus. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. Over 100 former Georgetown Law clinical fellows are currently full-time legal academics, both as law-school clinicians and doctrinal faculty. Every year, fellows graduate our fellowship program and become law teachers. Other former fellows are prominent members of the public-interest bar. 

    The Clinic’s appellate litigation

    The Clinic litigates complex public-interest appeals nationwide. We’ve handled a wide range of matters in the Supreme Court, and though we’ve been around for only five semesters, we’ve already handled appeals in eight of the federal circuits (and a state appellate court as well). Our clients run the gamut—from employees seeking remedies for illegal discrimination to people harmed by vehicle defects to a national organization championing retirees’ pension rights to a criminal defendant maintaining (rightly, as it turned out) that his sentence was unlawful. And, as already noted, we’ve been tackling a wide range of legal issues: from the standards for avoiding deportation under the Convention Against Torture, to workers’ rights to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, to forum choice in a class action arising from the Flint water crisis, to the breadth of the current-drug-user exemption under the fair-employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to name just a few.

    Applicants should review the Clinic’s litigation on our website.

     The Clinic director

    The fellow will work closely with the Clinic’s faculty director, Brian Wolfman. Prof. Wolfman joined Georgetown Law’s permanent faculty in fall 2016 to design and direct the Appellate Courts Immersion Clinic. He came to Georgetown from Stanford Law School, where he was a Professor of the Practice of Law and co-Director of the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. After clerking for a federal appellate judge, he worked as a poverty lawyer in rural Arkansas. He then did trial and appellate litigation for nearly 20 years at Public Citizen Litigation Group, a national public-interest law firm, serving the last five years as the Group’s director. From 2009 to 2014, he was at Georgetown, directing the school’s Civil Rights clinic. In addition to extensive trial-court experience, Prof. Wolfman has litigated hundreds of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, and other appellate courts. 

    What qualifications are we looking for?

    We strongly prefer to hire someone with significant experience as a practicing appellate lawyer. Applicants must demonstrate 

    • commitment to public-interest law
    • excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills
    • interest in clinical legal education
    • experience or at least a strong interest in appellate litigation

    Fellows must be members of the District of Columbia Bar or take immediate steps to apply for membership (through examination or reciprocity) after taking the position.

    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 Georgetown Law’s 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 (in a cover letter or otherwise) explaining the applicant’s interest in the position
    • a résumé
    • a law-school transcript
    • a list of references, including contact information
    • a 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 sent to Niko Perazich at nwp2@georgetown.edu.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates for an interview. Although we do not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.

  • 09 Sep 2019 10:40 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in its Military and Veterans Law Clinic beginning Fall 2020. The Clinic provides free legal representation to low-income veterans, with a special focus on veterans who are currently excluded from VA health and disability benefits because of their discharge status. All applicants must have a J.D. or its equivalent; a distinguished academic record; and a record of, or the promise of, achievement as a teacher. A competitive candidate will have significant practice experience, prior law school teaching experience, and demonstrated professional engagement. Applicants should be enthusiastic about participating vigorously in the life of a vibrant public university law school community.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/165784.

    Click on this direct link URL from any browser to apply for this position. Be prepared to electronically submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references.  Confidential inquiries are welcome. Such inquiries may be made to

    Professor John Coyle, Faculty Appointments Committee Chair, by email: jfcoyle@email.unc.edu.

    For more information about the UNC-CH School of Law, please visit our website: www.law.unc.edu. The law school particularly encourages applications from groups traditionally under-represented in law school teaching.

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

  • 09 Sep 2019 10:36 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW is interested in hiring for a tenure-track or tenured clinical faculty position to begin in the fall semester of 2020. This faculty member will serve as the director for some of WVU Law’s nine legal clinics—including the Civil Litigation Clinic, Innocence Project, Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and Taxpayer Advocacy Clinic—and will supervise staff, staff attorneys, and adjunct faculty in those clinics. This faculty member also will collaborate with other faculty members who direct other clinics at WVU Law. While this position is a tenured or tenure-track position, candidates who are not currently in tenured or tenure-track faculty positions are encouraged to apply. Additional information about WVU Law’s clinical law program is available online at https://www.law.wvu.edu/clinical-law.

    Candidates for this position must have substantial professional experience, including practice experience in areas such as family law, public benefits law, property law, consumer law, bankruptcy law, and/or other fields of educational value. Candidates must have a track record of strong engagement with public interest lawyering and/or the clinical legal education community.

    Candidates also must have strong management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Candidates will be expected to collaborate in their work with other legal clinics and departments within WVU Law, other colleges and departments within West Virginia University, other nonprofit legal organizations in the region, and various state and federal agencies.

    WVU Law is committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and inclusive work force that includes diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, military service, disabilities, social background, and experience.

    Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    To apply, please submit an application, along with a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three or more references at: https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities (Job Number 12507).

  • 28 Aug 2019 4:00 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    LEWIS AND CLARK LAW SCHOOL'S Small Business Legal Clinic recently secured funding for a staff attorney who will spend have his or her time serving mostly Native entrepreneurs in rural Oregon.  The attorney will spend the rest of his or her time serving clients in our Fee for Service program. 

    Here is a link to the job posting:

    https://lewisandclark.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff/job/Downtown-Portland/Staff-Attorney---Small-Business-Legal-Clinic_R-000744

    Here is more information about the Small Business Legal Clinic: https://law.lclark.edu/centers/small_business_legal_clinic/

  • 22 Aug 2019 5:11 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW, SUNY invites applications from experienced clinical faculty who are successful scholars, for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on seniority. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of teaching a clinic, including curriculum development and provision or supervision of services to appropriate clients; as well as additional teaching with an experiential focus, continuing scholarly productivity and service.

    The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

    Please apply at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/21314.

    Inquiries may be directed to Appointments Chair, Professor Guyora Binder gbinder@buffalo.edu.

  • 22 Aug 2019 5:10 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW, SUNY invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of teaching a clinic in the general area of civil liberties and media law, including curriculum development and provision or supervision of services to appropriate clients; as well as additional teaching with an experiential focus and service. Three year contract, indefinitely renewable if appropriate progress is achieved, with advancement to ranks of Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professor in subsequent contract terms.

    The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Please apply at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/21311.

    Inquiries may be directed to Appointments Chair, Professor Guyora Binder gbinder@buffalo.edu.

  • 21 Aug 2019 3:43 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a Supervising Attorney for its Immigration Clinic. The Immigration Clinic, which launches in the spring of 2020, will provide direct representation to noncitizens facing deportation and in their applications for asylum and other forms of protection. The clinic will also engage in policy advocacy, impact litigation, and community education and outreach.

    The Supervising Attorney will assist the clinic’s director in supervising and monitoring the work of the students in direct representation and advocacy projects, co-teach the clinic seminar, handle matters relating to the day-to-day administration of the clinic law office and its cases, and assume primary responsibility for cases that begin outside of or are not concluded during the academic year.  In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to pursue other interests, such as non-clinical teaching in Duke Law’s curriculum and/or related research.

    We expect that the Supervising Attorney will be considered for a full-time, 12 month appointment.  The specific terms of this appointment will be based on the successful candidate’s experience and interests.  Dependent on qualifications and experience, the initial term for this appointment will be one to three years, with the possibility of renewal.

    Qualifications: J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school is required. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in at least one state (whether North Carolina or another state). Applicants must also have three or more years of practice experience in immigration law, including representation of noncitizens in removal proceedings. Preference will be given to applicants with:

    • eligibility for admission in state and federal court in North Carolina;
    • experience in federal court immigration litigation;
    • fluency in Spanish; and
    • a strong academic record, exceptional writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and clinical teaching.

    Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

    Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé and the contact information for three professional references at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13938. Please submit your materials as soon as possible; the initial review of applications will begin September 30, 2019.

    Please share this announcement with those who might be interested.  Questions about the position may be addressed to Kate Evans, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic: evans@law.duke.edu; (919) 613-7036.

  • 21 Aug 2019 3:35 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School’s Family Law Clinic. This position is part of a system of contracts progressing to presumptively renewable long-term contracts, separate from the University’s tenure stream. The position will begin on July 1, 2020.

    The Clinic’s primary mission is to provide an excellent experiential learning opportunity for our students, while also providing legal services to low-income individuals involved in family law disputes. As currently constituted, students enrolled in the Family Law Clinic provide assistance to persons appearing pro se in the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, a program sanctioned and valued by the judges sitting in that court. The candidate hired for the position will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Clinic.  Therefore, candidates should be prepared to share their thinking about how the Clinic might be adapted or reformed to best advance its dual missions in light of changes in legal education, the legal profession, and society. Duties of the Clinical Professor include classroom teaching, including the possibility of teaching doctrinal courses; supervision of second- and third-year law students as they advise pro se family court litigants and undertake related projects; administrative duties relating to the Family Law Clinic; community outreach and fundraising; and participation in faculty governance of the School of Law. 

    Qualifications include admission to practice in Pennsylvania or willingness to seek admission to the Pennsylvania bar; substantial experience in the field of family law and, preferably, clinical pedagogy; excellent supervisory and communication skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, clients, and other constituents; and an interest in developing clinical experiences for students in the Family Law Clinic within a community that supports interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative teaching opportunities.

    To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references addressed to Professor Mary Crossley, Chair, Appointments Committee, at law-appointments@pitt.edu. Write “Family Law Clinic Application” in the subject line of the email. The deadline for applications is September 3, 2019.

    The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO/M/F/Vets/ Disabled). In furtherance of our strong institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we particularly welcome applications from minorities, women, and others who would add diversity to our faculty.
  • 21 Aug 2019 3:32 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    VERMONT LAW SCHOOL seeks an Assistant Professor and Staff Attorney teach in the Family Law Project, housed within the South Royalton Legal Clinic (SRLC).  The SRLC is dedicated to providing access to justice for low-income and unemployed Vermont residents, while giving comprehensive training to the next generation of legal advocates. The Clinic provides no-cost legal representation in a wide range of civil proceedings to those who otherwise could not afford legal counsel. In the Family Law Project Staff Attorneys and Students work on a variety of family law matters, including divorce, paternity, child support, domestic violence, and post-judgment matters.

    The Family Law Program consists of two projects, Children First! and the Domestic Violence Project. Children First! provides legal representation to children involved in highly contentious family court cases (divorce, post-judgment, parentage, etc.) and probate court (guardianships), filling a widely recognized, but largely unmet, need in the Vermont Family Court system. Cases are referred to the Clinic by Family Courts and sometimes by other attorneys. The DV project is structured to provide comprehensive legal services to survivors in order to enhance safety and financial security and empower victims to take control of their lives.

    Responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing the Clinic’s curriculum and mission; screening requests for assistance from community partners; substantive teaching in family law and lawyering skills; and regularly meeting with and supervising students as they handle cases.

    Specific duties may include:

    1.       Working with the lead attorneys to develop the project’s curriculum, courses, and mission consistent with Law School needs and objectives.

    2.      Teaching in the SRLC, e.g.:

    a.       providing substantive instruction in family law, lawyering skills, and related areas

    b.      screening and assigning appropriate cases to clinic students

    c.       holding individual conferences with students as appropriate

    d.      reviewing, critiquing, and approving documents prepared by students in their cases

    3.      Appearing on behalf of SRLC clients in court and administrative proceedings (and managing the resolution of outstanding issues).

    4.      Attending regular staff meetings and coordinating with other clinical faculty; collaborating and teaching in areas of common interest among the SRLC.

    5.      Participating in Law School service and committee work.

    This is a year-round, grant-funded position with an initial three-year appointment, renewable for additional years contingent on funding. A J.D. is required, and the successful applicant must be admitted to the Vermont Bar or eligible for prompt admission to the Vermont Bar.  Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years experience as a practicing attorney. Experience in representing individuals in family law cases and in addressing civil legal needs of low-income citizens is preferred.

    To apply, visit: https://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114365

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