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  • 01 Nov 2019 12:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    TULANE LAW SCHOOL is seeking two full-time Clinic Instructors for its Women’s Prison Project (WPP).  WPP is a collaboration between two of the law school’s nationally recognized clinics, the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Criminal Justice Clinic. The Project represents Louisiana women who are unjustly incarcerated for killing an abusive partner or for participating in crimes under the duress of an abusive partner.  It focuses on domestic violence and trauma as a pathway to prison for women, reaching a marginalized population mostly ignored by the mainstream criminal justice reform movement.  The Project’s work also focuses on developing a statewide plan for the comprehensive decarceration of domestic violence survivors, and challenging laws that continue to result in the unjust convictions of abuse survivors in Louisiana.

    For more information and to submit an application please go to Inquiries should be made to Profs. Katherine Mattes and Becki Kondkar

    Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • 31 Oct 2019 10:54 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    RISING FOR JUSTICE (“RFJ”) invites applications for a full-time Director for its Criminal Defense Clinic starting in December 2019.  The Clinic, which focuses primarily on misdemeanor criminal defense litigation in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, is part of RFJ’s long-established and highly regarded clinical legal education program.  We seek a dynamic educator and advocate with substantial experience in criminal defense practice.  Efforts are underway to evaluate and enhance the RFJ clinical teaching program and it is anticipated that the Criminal Defense Clinic’s Director will play a key role in collaborating with the Executive Director, expert consultants, and other staff on this exciting project.

    About Rising for Justice

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

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

    The Criminal Defense Clinic 

    Supervisors in RFJ’s criminal defense program are responsible for guiding students through all aspects of criminal defense representation, including interviewing and maintaining ongoing communication with clients, conducting fact investigations, legal research and writing, arguing motions, engaging in pretrial discovery, conducting evidentiary hearings, trying cases, negotiating plea agreements and assisting clients with probation revocations and related matters.  Through seminars, reading assignments, mock hearings, guided reflection, individual and group instruction, and actual representation, supervisors help students learn how to effectively represent clients and how to derive lawyering lessons from their experiences.

    Experienced clinicians with expertise in criminal defense create a learning environment that focuses on student growth and development through case preparation, constructive attorney-client interaction, courtroom advocacy, classroom instruction and individual supervision.  Instruction and supervision develop the students’ capacity for strategic judgment, problem-solving, and zealous client-centered representation. 

    Position Responsibilities

    Responsibilities of the Director include: 1) supervising and working collaboratively with a clinical supervising attorney; 2) co-planning and co-teaching seminar classes in lawyering and advocacy skills, substantive criminal law and procedure, evidence, ethics, and professionalism; 3) supervising second- and third-year law students in their misdemeanor cases; 4) providing direct client representation; 5) serving on the RFJ management team; 6) completing administrative and other clinical work such as recruiting students and possibly training and mentoring pro bono attorneys; and, in collaboration with RFJ management, 7) serving as a liaison with area law schools.  Related duties include participating in staff meetings and organizational fundraising and development opportunities; managing the thorough input of data in the office’s case management system; and, overseeing student evaluation processes and grades.  

    Qualification Requirements

    The Director of the Criminal Division must be a member of the D.C. Bar with prior criminal defense and teaching experience as well as excellent communication and management skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, a strong work ethic, a client-centered approach to criminal defense practice, and a passion to teach and mentor law students.  RFJ alumni are encouraged to apply.

    Accountability:  Reports to the Executive Director.

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

    To Apply:  Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references by email to Tegan Peterson at  Please indicate “Director of Criminal Defense Clinic, [your full name]” in the subject line of the email.

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

  • 30 Oct 2019 1:46 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE ARTHUR LIMAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEREST LAW AT YALE and THE YALE LAW SCHOOL JEROME N. FRANK LEGAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION (LSO) seek a Fellow for a  position beginning in July of 2020. This newly-created fellowship is supported by a gift from Alan Bersin, YLS ’74, and Lisa Foster and honors Dennis Curtis, one of the founders of Yale’s clinical program. 

    The fellowship provides for a law school graduate to spend a year working with members of the Yale clinical faculty and with the Liman Center. The Fellow will work on behalf of individuals and groups to further projects and policy reform through litigation, and administrative and legislative initiatives related to criminal law and immigration reform. The Fellow will be based at Yale Law School; depending on the projects that unfold, the Fellow may spend time elsewhere, including with immigration policy experts in Washington, D.C.

    The Fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Fiona Doherty and other clinical professors who teach two clinics, the Criminal Justice Clinic (CJC) and the Advanced Sentencing Clinic, as well as with Professor Lucas Guttentag, who teaches immigration law and regularly visits at Yale Law School. Students in the CJC represent defendants in criminal cases in the Geographical Area #23 courthouse on Elm Street in New Haven. Students in the Advanced Sentencing Clinic handle matters such as state parole reform projects and federal supervised release revocation hearings. In both clinics, students manage all aspects of their clients’ cases under the direct supervision of clinical faculty. The Fellow will also work with Professor Guttentag, who has developed a research project to catalogue administrative and executive immigration changes and identify needed reforms. 

    The Curtis-Liman Clinical Fellow will also participate in the work of the Liman Center, which promotes access to justice and the fair treatment of individuals and groups seeking to participate in the legal system. Through research projects, teaching, fellowship funding, and colloquia, the Liman Center supports efforts to bring about a more just legal system, even as that aspiration remains elusive. Ongoing projects involve income inequality and the courts, conditions in prison, and the treatment of women in the criminal justice system. As of 2019, the Liman Center has funded 143 Liman Law Fellows at more than 100 host organizations, and more than 450 Liman Summer Fellows from eight colleges and universities. The Liman Center includes Professor Judith Resnik, Liman Director Anna VanCleave, and Senior Liman Fellows in Residence (currently Laura Fernandez, Ali Harrington, and Jonathan Petkun) as well as Senior Liman Fellow Affiliate Jamelia Morgan, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and Elizabeth Keane, the Liman Center Coordinator.

    The Liman Center and Yale’s LSO seek candidates who are able to work independently and as part of a team and who possess excellent legal skills and a deep commitment to social justice. Qualifications include a J.D. degree and, before the fellowship starts, admission to a bar and a plan to be admitted to the Connecticut Bar. The salary for this position is $47,500. Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  The fellowship is a one-year position with the potential for renewal.

    To apply, submit by email a resume, a cover letter explaining your background and how this work relates to your longer-term plans, a writing sample, a law school transcript, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references (of whom at least one should be a law school professor) to Applications should be sent by December 10, 2019.

    Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

  • 21 Oct 2019 4:10 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE GEORGETOWN LAW JUVENILE JUSTICE CLINIC is hiring for a 2020-2022 position in its Racial Justice and Juvenile Defense Fellowship.

    About the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative

    As one of the first legal clinics of its kind, the Georgetown Law Juvenile Justice Clinic continues to be one of the premier law school clinics in the country. The Juvenile Justice Clinic is a law school program in which students represent youth charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes in the District of Columbia under close faculty supervision. The Clinic provides highly effective representation to their clients by protecting the youth's rights in the juvenile justice system and working to improve the youth's chances of becoming a productive citizen.

    In 2015, the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic expanded its outreach with the creation of the Juvenile Justice Initiative to tackle the most pressing issues in the juvenile justice system, including racial and socioeconomic disparities, the school-to-prison pipeline and the criminalization of normal adolescence. Together, both the Clinic & the Initiative aim to raise the quality and scope of juvenile defense practice in the District of Columbia, the Mid-Atlantic region, and nationally through continued direct representation, policy advocacy, and training for juvenile defenders during law school and beyond. 

    About the Racial Justice and Juvenile Defense Fellowship

    The Racial Justice and Juvenile Defense Fellowship was designed in 2018 to advance racial justice advocacy in the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative (GJJI). During the two-year fellowship, the Fellow works with GJJI staff to improve the systems youth encounter through policy reform and to develop strategies and resources to help juvenile defenders incorporate racial justice arguments into their youth advocacy.

    The Racial Justice and Juvenile Defense Fellowship combines elements of legal research and writing, project management, community outreach and policy advocacy. The Fellow will be supervised by Clinic Director Kristin Henning and Policy Director Eduardo Ferrer. The Fellow will be expected to begin the fellowship in August 2020, ending in August 2022 and must be able to commit to the two full years.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Work with GJJI and the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) to manage and maintain The Racial Justice Toolkit—an online repository of resources that equip juvenile defenders with empirical research, sample motions and other resources to raise racial justice arguments on behalf of their clients.

    • Work with GJJI and NJDC staff to operate and plan the Ambassadors for Racial Justice (ARJ), a program for defenders who are interested in challenging racial injustice in the juvenile justice system. ARJ was designed to inspire enthusiastic, dedicated frontline juvenile defenders to assume leadership roles in developing strategies to combat racial inequities in their respective jurisdictions and courthouses, and throughout the country.

    • Develop racial justice training curricula and materials for juvenile defenders.

    • Planning and hosting community listening sessions about race and juvenile justice, locally.

    • Legal research and writing projects about race and juvenile justice, as assigned by Kristin Henning and Eduardo Ferrer. For example, Professor Henning is currently authoring a book on race, adolescence, and policing, so there will be opportunities for research to assist with this  project.

    • Updating online systems such as the GJJI website and assist with social media outreach as needed and relevant to racial justice work.

    Additionally, the Racial Justice Fellow may:

    • Assist faculty in the Police for Tomorrow fellowship by researching best practices and proposing strategies for improving community-police relations for youth of color.

    • Implement a Police and Youth Engagement symposium that will bring together police, youth, community leaders, and stakeholders to discuss strategies and solutions to strengthen youth and police interactions within the District of Columbia.

    • Manage "Youth in Proximity Network", a program that connects our clinic clients with community volunteers who can meet their needs. Through the program, our clients gain access to resources and support, ranging from school supplies and clothing donations, to community service opportunities and job placement assistance.

    • Design and execute a project of his or her own that advances GJJI’s racial justice mission, during the second year of the fellowship. Fellows with clinical experience in criminal or juvenile defense may also have some opportunity to represent clients in delinquency proceedings during this final year.

    Skills and Qualifications:

      The Fellow will:

    • Possess a J.D. degree;

    • Possess strong writing, communication and public speaking skills, the ability to manage independently long-term projects from conception to completion, and a willingness to collaborate with other clinic colleagues and juvenile system stakeholders;

    • Be a strategic thinker;

    • Have a demonstrated interest in racial justice, juvenile justice, criminal law, civil rights, and/or social justice.  


    For the full application, please visit here:

  • 15 Oct 2019 3:04 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY LAW CLINIC AT GEORGETOWN LAW is accepting applications for a two-year paid position as a clinical teaching fellow starting in August 2020. The person hired for this position will work closely with the faculty to supervise the work of second- and third-year law students on high profile, cutting edge cases before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, other federal agencies, and courts Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis through December 10, 2019.

    Fellow Responsibilities

    The Communications and Technology Law Clinic has two Fellows serving staggered, two-year terms. The Fellows exercise a great deal of responsibility for the clinic’s cases. They work with clients and coalitions to develop strategy; meet with Commissioners, agency staff, and Congressional staff; and draft briefs, comments, and other legal documents. Because we are located in Washington, D.C., the Fellows get to experience firsthand the interplay between Congress, federal agencies, and federal courts in developing communications and technology policy. They also have many opportunities to network with others working in this area.

    The Fellows receive training in clinical teaching at a two-day orientation and in a Clinical Pedagogy course that meets throughout the first year of the Fellowship. In coordination with the faculty, each Fellow typically supervise three to five law students each semester. Fellows assist students in developing their lawyering skills. For example, Fellows help students develop a research plan, review and comment on student drafts, and prepare students for meetings and oral presentations. Fellows also help to plan and teach the classroom components of the clinic.


    Applicants should have a law degree and have been admitted to the District of Columbia or another state bar. We will also consider very strong candidates who will graduate from law school in 2019 and take the bar during that summer. The qualifications that we look for include:

    •          Demonstrated interest in technology, media, communications, privacy, surveillance, and related fields;

    •          Practical experience in a law school clinic, a public interest organization, government, a law firm, or as a judicial clerk;

    •          Strong analytical and communication skills, both oral and written;

    •          Experience in management and supervision;

    •          An interest in teaching law students in a clinical setting; and

    •          A commitment to serving the public interest.

    Application Process

    Please follow the application process instructions carefully. Applicants who fail to follow these instructions will not be considered for the fellowship.

    Create a single PDF (filename: lastname_firstname.pdf) that includes—in order:

    •          Brief cover letter (addressed to Professor Laura Moy);

    •          Personal statement (approximately 500–800 words) setting forth the reasons for seeking the fellowship;

    •          Résumé;

    •          Current law school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable);

    •          List of at least three references, including contact information; and

    •          One or two writing samples (we invite both short form and long form pieces), each accompanied by a statement detailing whether and to what extent it has been edited by others.

    Submit your application PDF as an attachment by email to Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than December 10, 2019.

    The clinic will invite selected candidates to interview either in person at Georgetown Law or via Skype. Regretfully, the clinic cannot pay candidates’ travel expenses, but clinic staff will work to arrange interviews on dates that are convenient for out-of-town candidates.

    Stipend & Benefits

    The Fellowship pays a stipend of $57,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be awarded (tuition-free) an LL.M. degree in Advocacy. In addition, Georgetown Law provides group health insurance including dental and vision, a retirement plan, and unlimited access to its state-of-the-art fitness center. More information about benefits for fellows can be found at

    The Fellowship provides an excellent entry into technology law, public interest practice, and academia. Because the program is widely respected by both the communications bar and the academy, Fellows typically have considerable success obtaining full-time teaching or advocacy positions after the completion of the Fellowship. Alumni have gone to the FCC, FTC, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Common Sense Media, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America’s Open Technology Institute, and Public Knowledge, as well to teaching positions in several law schools.

    Please direct any questions about this hiring announcement to clinic administrator Niko Perazich, No phone calls please.

  • 09 Oct 2019 6:48 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW invites outstanding applicants for the Associate Dean of Clinical Education of its Bluhm Legal Clinic. The Law School is an innovative, top-ranked institution located on the lakefront just off Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The clinical program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is one of the most diverse and comprehensive among the country’s law schools. It is internationally recognized for its involvement in legal policy and reform. The 13 centers within the Bluhm Legal Clinic house more than 20 individual clinics. The Law School seeks an experienced, visionary leader to build on this record of success.

    The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the Law School and is responsible for strategic leadership, management, evaluation, assessment and quality. The Associate Dean will lead strategic planning efforts, in collaboration with the Dean and clinical faculty to enhance clinical education and promote experiential learning initiatives. The Associate Dean will also support the Dean in seeking external funding and philanthropic opportunities to further the Clinic’s curricular and programmatic innovation.

    As the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s leader, the Associate Dean will be active in the Law School and legal clinic communities, encourage and support Clinic faculty, and enhance the local and national profile of the clinical program. The Associate Dean will lead thirty-plus clinical faculty members who combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience for more than two hundred students who take clinical courses each year. The Associate Dean may teach one reduced clinic enrollment section each semester, and will oversee pedagogical planning and design, and ensure instructional excellence.

    The Associate Dean is expected to be, at a minimum, appointed to a long-term, renewable faculty contract at the rank of Clinical Professor. Candidates with proven publication records may also be considered for tenure.

    The successful candidate will hold a J.D. degree with distinguished academic credentials and have a track record of leadership in clinical education. We seek applicants with significant years of clinical teaching experience and legal practice experience. Requisite attributes include: demonstrated abilities to inspire others and to work collaboratively, creatively, and constructively with others. The candidate should be recognized as a respected member of the clinical community and professional community. This person should have a passion for clinical teaching and learning as well as for the development of students, staff members, faculty members, and academic programs.

    Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 25, 2019. The new Associate Dean is expected to begin his or her service in the late summer of 2020. The Law School’s fall term begins soon thereafter. Please contact Elizabeth Fritz (, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs, with any questions.

    Northwestern accepts applications through our Faculty Recruiting System. Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:

    ·        Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. Required application materials include a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for at least four references.

    ·        All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.

    ·        Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

    ·        Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).

    Applications accepted here: Apply for Job (

    Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

  • 07 Oct 2019 10:26 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY is inviting applications for the position of Clinical Instructor in the HARVARD IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE CLINICAL PROGRAM (HIRC). HIRC litigates issues at the forefront of national and international refugee and asylum law, as well as at the intersection of criminal law and immigration, while also engaging students in policy advocacy, community outreach, and direct representation.

    HIRC is comprised of four different initiatives: (1) the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, (2) the Crimmigration Clinic, (3) the Harvard Immigration Project, a student-practice organization, and (4) the Harvard Representation Initiative, a project funded by the University to provide representation to undocumented and DACAmented members of the Harvard community. HIRC supervises, trains, and mentors over 120 law students each year.

    HIRC's team, which includes seven attorneys, two administrators, a paralegal, and a social worker, meets regularly to strategize about and collaborate on various projects. In addition, the extensive HLS clinical program provides further opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

    In this role, the Clinical Instructor will work with the HIRC to supervise HLS clinical students on strategic litigation and policy advocacy to advance immigrants' rights. The precise shape of the Clinical Instructor's docket will be based on community priorities, student lawyering opportunities, and close consultation with community stakeholders and others. The Clinical Instructor will work closely with HIRC's assistant director, as well as with HIRC's managing attorney and with other members of HIRC's legal and social service team.

    Candidates should have extensive experience advocating on behalf of immigrants and asylum seekers. The Clinical Instructor will be responsible for:

    • Forming relationships and pursuing collaborative projects with community organizations, service providers, and advocacy groups, among others.
    • Supervising and mentoring law students and expanding the clinic's strategic litigation and advocacy projects, which could include developing litigation and advocacy strategies to combat harmful immigration enforcement and detention policies and discriminatory practices, among other initiatives.
    • Addressing the operational and administrative tasks involved in expanding the clinic's docket, including outreach to law students and potential partners and matching students to clinical projects.
    • Supervising clinical students on cases and projects and teaching students a broad range of lawyering skills including research and writing, legal and policy analysis, problem-solving, and oral advocacy.
    • Developing a work plan that incorporates goals for successfully launching and supporting an expanded strategic litigation docket.
    • Working in conjunction with the Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical program to ensure the quality of student work product.
    • Providing logistical support for other HIRC-related projects and initiatives, as needed.

    Harvard University

    Job Code
    167058 Clinical Lawyer

    Basic Qualifications
    JD and 3 or more years of related legal practice. Admission to a state bar (with eligibility to obtain MA Bar).

    Additional Qualifications

    • Experience advancing immigrants' rights and a strong understanding of its intersectionality with other areas of law, including criminal law, constitutional law, and administrative law.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and organizational skills are required.
    • Experience in immigration removal and asylum practice is strongly preferred.
    • Clinical teaching experience is preferred.

    Additional Information
    This is a term appointment currently expected to extend 3 years from date of hire, with the potential for renewal.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources

    Job Function
    Faculty & Student Services

    USA - MA - Cambridge

    Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC)

    Time Status

    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Salary Grade

    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:


  • 27 Sep 2019 2:11 PM | Rachel Settlage

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a Local Journalism Project Attorney in its First Amendment Clinic. Reporting to the Cornell Law School First Amendment Clinic’s Director and Associate Director, the attorney will have primary responsibility for overseeing the Clinic’s Local Journalism Project, a special initiative of the Clinic that provides legal support to local media outlets, journalists and researchers in often underserved communities in states such as New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, and surrounding geographies that provide a critical watchdog function.

    The attorney will help develop and pursue the Clinic’s litigation docket, including by supervising teams of students, researching legal and factual questions, drafting research memos, working with clients and witnesses, drafting legal papers, and when necessary, presenting oral argument.  The attorney will also contribute to the overall Clinic’s strategic planning, participate in teaching classes during the semester and as part of a pre-semester First Amendment “Bootcamp,” help develop and administer the Clinic’s media law conferences, and represent the Clinic in the media. An important aspect of the role will be to help build a network of media lawyers and free speech organizations, including other law school clinics, that will allow the Local Journalism Project to increase its effectiveness and substantive and geographic reach.


    This position is ideal for a candidate who is eager to use their prior litigation and press backgrounds to help grow the Local Journalism Project so that it serves even more media outlets and journalists performing important watchdog functions,  and to do so in an academic environment so that they can help train and inspire future attorneys in the field. The attorney will have significant experience in newsrooms and/or in litigating cases involving freedom of speech and the press. The attorney will spearhead lawsuits against intractable government actors who have refused to provide valuable information to newsgatherers under state freedom of information or open meetings laws and may also defend against government entities that have retaliated against newsgatherers on the basis of their protected expression.


    This is a full-time position for a term ending on July 31, 2021 and is benefits eligible. Reappointment is possible based on performance and funding availability. The successful candidate will be expected to start no later than January 2, 2020.



    ·       Help expand and develop the Local Journalism Project’s litigation docket, including by working with local media outlets to identify cases and issues that warrant the Clinic’s attention, supervising teams of students, researching legal and factual questions, drafting research memos, working with clients and witnesses, drafting legal papers, and when necessary, presenting oral argument.

    ·       Help set the Local Journalism Project’s strategic direction, organize an annual media law conference devoted to local journalism, and speak to the media on the Clinic’s behalf.

    ·       Play a meaningful role in the administration of the Clinic overall, including participating in the teaching of classes during the semester and in a pre-semester First Amendment “Bootcamp.”

    ·       Travel as required for litigation, conferences, and speaking engagements.


    Required Qualifications

    Applicants must have a JD or equivalent, be admitted to the New York bar (or be in a position to gain admission to the New York bar quickly), and have 3-6 years of relevant experience as a lawyer, including experience in cases involving freedom of speech and the press and government transparency. 


    Applicants should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent analytical skills; and the temperament and skills necessary to supervise law students and work collaboratively in a team-based environment.


    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to applicants who have experience dealing with the media, supervising other lawyers or law students, have strong relationships with organizations that the Clinic is likely to partner with, including media enterprises, journalists, and free speech and other civil liberties organizations.


    To Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including a description of any relevant life or work experience, Curriculum Vitae, two writing samples, and a list of references to


    Additional information may be requested during the application process.


    To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by October 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.


  • 21 Sep 2019 8:31 PM | Deleted user

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC LAW) seeks to hire multiple tenure-track faculty members to join our dynamic and mission-driven community in the 2020-2021 academic year. 

    We are looking broadly for candidates, but welcome in particular applications from aspiring faculty and junior lateral candidates with an interest in teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and/or a desire to teach in our nationally ranked clinical law program. We are specifically interested in hiring faculty members to direct our Housing & Consumer Law Clinic or our Juvenile & Special Education Law Clinic. Each position will begin on August 16, 2020. Candidates must have a J.D. degree and must demonstrate high scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to teaching excellence. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community. 

    UDC LAW is the nation’s only public law school and is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. UDC LAW has a statutory mission to recruit and enroll students from groups traditionally underrepresented at the bar; to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates; and to represent the legal needs of low-income residents through the School’s legal clinics. Notably, UDC LAW is: 

    • • ranked 13th in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News & World Report, 2019); 
    • • ranked 7th in the nation for diversity (US News & World Report, 2018); 
    • • ranked 2nd most chosen law school by older students (Princeton Review, 2018); 
    • • ranked 3rd best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2018); 
    • • ranked 4th most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2018); and 
    • • top-ranked for its commitment to community service (PreLaw Magazine, 2017). 

    UDC LAW has been a leader in clinical and experiential education for more than forty years, beginning with its predecessor, Antioch School of Law. Every successful student completes two 300-hour clinical courses, as well as forty hours of community service. UDC LAW also has a robust evening program. 

    All candidates must apply through the Human Resources link located on the university website: 

    Interested candidates may also send a resume and cover letter to the Faculty Appointments Committee, with attention to Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke. Materials can be delivered by email to Ms. Khadijah Muhammad at Although we will accept applications until the positions are filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by October 31, 2019 for complete consideration. 

  • 17 Sep 2019 5:46 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    TULANE LAW SCHOOL seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time position as Professor of the Practice of Law leading its newly created First Amendment Clinic. The position would begin during the 2020-21 academic year, starting on July 1, 2020, and would be on the non-tenured faculty track, with an initial appointment of three years. 

    The candidate who fills the position will have primary responsibility for developing the new First Amendment Clinic; engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic's mission and goals; supervising clinic students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; teaching a related subject-matter seminar or course; convening an advisory committee of First Amendment faculty experts; and managing development activities in support of the clinic. As a Professor of the Practice of Law, the successful candidate will participate in and vote at faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees within the School of Law.


    Qualifications for the position include:

    •             A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;

    •             Experience in First Amendment and/or Constitutional matters;

    •             Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states; 

    •             5 years of post-J.D. legal experience; and

    •             A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement.

    Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic, who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students, or who have prior experience supervising attorneys in the area of First Amendment and/or Constitutional law matters are strongly preferred.

    Tulane Law School is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants. To learn more about the law school, visit our website at


    To apply, please submit materials here:  

    Inquiries about the clinic should be directed to Professor Catherine Hancock, the chair of the First Amendment appointments committee.


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