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  • 26 Feb 2019 3:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW is seeking applicants with a desire to mentor, supervise and teach law students to fill an adjunct lecturer position for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will teach a seminar and supervise the newly created Washington DC Field Placement Program.

    Field Placements, also referred to as externships, are one of the College of Law's experiential learning programs. Students in the Field Placement Program earn academic credit while working closely with attorneys in government or non-profit law offices. Field placements are designed so that students are directly involved in activities characteristically performed by attorneys in a real-world setting. At the same time, students are enrolled in a seminar course designed to complement their work in the field placement.

    This position is based in the Washington, DC area, and will require residence in the DC area during the Iowa College of Law fall semester.

    Qualifications:

    • JD from an accredited US law school;
    • Admitted to the practice of law with at least three (3) years of legal experience;
    • Strong communication and organizational skills; and
    • Ability to work effectively within diverse communities.

    Highly Desirable Qualifications:

    • Prior experience in teaching legal subjects at the graduate or professional level or through continuing legal education;
    • Demonstrated experience with clinical teaching or with supervising students in externships;
    • Five years legal work experience;
    • Knowledge of and work experience in federal government or non-profit sectors in the DC area; and
    • Project management experience.

    To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, CV, law school transcript, and copies of previous teaching or CLE evaluations to: Jill Soppe at jill-soppe@uiowa.edu (mailto:jill-soppe@uiowa.edu).

    For a complete job description or to seek more information, contact June Tai, Director of Field Placement Program at june-tai@uiowa.edu (mailto:june-tai@uiowa.edu).

  • 26 Feb 2019 3:38 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    PENN STATE LAW in University Park seeks to hire a 2-year clinical law VAP to direct my family law clinic while I serve as our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs starting July 1, 2019.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in preparing for the academic market to be mentored, for those interested in clinical teaching, and for victim/survivor advocates.

    Penn State Law, based in University Park, PA, is seeking to hire an experienced legal professional to serve as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Interim Director of the Family Law Clinic. The successful candidate will have law school teaching experience, and a background in representing clients in family law matters, particularly in cases involving domestic and sexual violence, and/or supervising law students in clinical casework. The Clinic is an “in-house” clinic that functions as a small pro bono law firm representing low-income Pennsylvanians in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, custody, protection from abuse, child support and adoption. The Interim Director will manage the Clinic’s direct legal services to clients, and, along with the Clinic’s Supervising Attorney, supervises the law students who represent those clients. Situated at Penn State’s largest campus in University Park, Pennsylvania, the Family Law Clinic is an integral part of Penn State Law’s work as a land grant university serving rural Pennsylvanians while competing on a global scale with scholarship and public policy work. Examples of Family Law Clinic cases and projects include protective orders for victims of domestic violence, securing financial support and property for indigent clients in divorces, asserting custodial rights for parents, and conducting Brief Legal Advice workshops on family law issues. The Interim Director will also teach the weekly Clinic seminar class, including simulations and other skill-building exercises, doctrinal law instruction, and case rounds. The Interim Director may also teach another law school course, which will be determined in consultation with the Associate Dean of Clinics and Experiential Learning and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This is not a tenure-track position, nor is it designed to lead to permanent employment at Penn State Law. Rather, this is an opportunity for an experienced practitioner who is interested in exploring a career in clinical teaching, or a new clinical teacher who hopes to enter the market for a clinic director position in the future. This position has year-round case management responsibilities, with no teaching obligations in the summer, leaving some time to pursue a scholarly agenda. In-depth knowledge of family law and domestic violence required, with preference for those with experience in VAWA work and/or in certain other Clinic practice areas - specifically, divorce economic relief, child custody and support, and campus sexual assault. The Interim Director will also manage Penn State Law’s Public Interest programs, which include a large grant that partly funds the Clinic’s operations. The Public Interest programs job duties include collaborating with numerous student initiatives like the Family Law Society; Public Interest Law Fund and Alternative Spring Break; chairing the Public Interest Law Placements faculty committee; working with Career Services staff to maximize student matching with public interest opportunities; cultivating and publicizing pro bono opportunities for students; representing Penn State Law on public interest law boards and committees such as Student Legal Services, Mid-Penn Legal Services, the PA-IOLTA Board; and the AALS, ABA, and other national groups’ Public Interest/Pro Bono networks. Must have a desire to mentor, supervise and train law students in an “in-house” clinical program; a demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities; excellent writing, communication and organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively within diverse stakeholder communities. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience with client-centered lawyering, and outstanding legal practice skills. We seek a candidate who is creative, curious and self-motivated with an ability to anticipate issues and follow-up independently; is an exceptional strategist who can thrive in a collaborative, collegial environment and enjoys thinking through complex legal issues; and exhibits professionalism, drive and tenacity. This position is a benefits-eligible, fixed-term academic appointment beginning in summer 2019 and funded for two years from date of hire. Starting rank is negotiable depending on the applicant’s experience. A J.D., admission to the Pennsylvania Bar or eligibility to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and minimum four years of family law practice experience with substantial trial work preferred. Preferred start date is July 1, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    To learn more and apply: https://psu.jobs/job/85700

  • 26 Feb 2019 3:31 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW’s Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) seeks to hire a full-time Clinical Teaching Fellow for a two years term(anticipated start date: July 1, 2019), potentially renewable.  The ELC  is a legal and policy clinic designed to train law students in creative and effective environmental advocacy, make a real world environmental difference through high-impact projects, and address the environmental legal needs of underserved communities. The Clinic undertakes projects local to global in scale, working on such diverse issues as climate justice; reducing human exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation; realizing a universal right to safe drinking water; increasing access to nature for communities often excluded from beaches and green spaces; and supporting green job development.

    Our docket is diverse in clients and advocacy method—we litigate, draft legislation, file rulemaking petitions, and write legal strategy memos, on behalf of nonprofits, community groups, individuals, and government agencies. But our twin themes are focused, and intertwined: enhancing environmental health and promoting environmental justice. The Clinic’s work is collaborative and multidisciplinary, and involves partnerships with faculty and research staff both in the law school and across the U.C. Berkeley campus. To date we have worked closely with the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment; the School of Public Health; the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry; the Berkeley Food Institute; and the UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability and Office of Environment, Health and Safety.

    Students in the Environmental Law Clinic enroll concurrently for four units of clinical fieldwork and a two-unit companion seminar; this represents roughly half their academic load for the semester. The Clinic’s classroom component involves a variety of teaching methods, and combines substantive law instruction with skills training (e.g., oral advocacy, legislative strategy, persuasive writing) that is relevant to students' Clinic projects.

    The Clinical Teaching Fellow will develop and supervise a docket of advocacy and research matters designed to promote environmental health and environmental justice in California and beyond. The Fellow position requires (a) significant environmental, environmental justice, or public health issue knowledge; (b) the soft skills and cultural competence to work in partnership with affected individuals and communities; (c) comfort working with technical material (e.g., scientific or economic literature) outside of one’s own subject area; and (d) the ability to work independently.

    The Clinical Teaching Fellow will work under the day to day supervision of the Clinic Director, and will often partner with the Director or the Clinic's Staff Attorney in supervising student work on cases and projects. During the summer, when students are not enrolled in the Clinic, the Fellow will maintain and advance the Clinic's docket, and develop new projects for the Fall semester.

    For more information about the Environmental Law Clinic, please visit our website at https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/.

    The Fellow will perform the following duties under the primary direction of the Clinic Director:

    Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (85%)

    • In collaboration with other Clinic staff, supervise 2 to 3 clinical student teams on their projects per semester;
    • Draft briefs, rulemaking comments, policy memoranda, legislative proposals, and issue reports as needed;
    • Manage the Clinic docket during summers;
    • Assist in designing/ teaching select components of the Clinic seminar;
    • Assist in the identification and scoping of new Clinic matters and clients;
    • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with Clinic clients and co-counsel; and
    • If time permits, and the Fellow is so inclined, engage in academic research and writing.

    Administrative Duties (10%):

    • Assist in day to day management of the Clinic;
    • Promote the Clinic to students and other constituencies, and organize Clinic-related events;
    • Assist in alumni, foundation, and other fundraising activities as needed;
    • Participate in professional training and networking activities.

    Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

    Minimum Qualifications (at time of application):

    • J.D. degree or equivalent international degree

    Additional Qualifications (by start date):

    • Three years of civil practice and/or clerkship experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • At least one year of litigation experience in California courts;
    • Willingness to take California July 2019 bar exam if not already admitted;
    • Demonstrated research, writing, and oral advocacy skills;
    • Strong organizational and planning skills, and ability to work independently;
    • Demonstrated interest in environmental justice and/or environmental health issues;
    • Career intention to practice in public interest, public sector, or clinical setting;
    • Experience in clinical teaching/supervision, or other relevant teaching experience;
    • Experience or interest in environmental justice and/or community-based lawyering; and
    • Spanish proficiency (a plus, but not required).

    Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply:  http://apptrkr.com/1389352

    Applicants must provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. This position is open until filled.

    Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

    Salary: $63,479 – 73,615 + benefits (100% time position)

    The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions-law@berkeley.edu.

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The University of California, Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


  • 14 Feb 2019 10:13 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications to fill two visiting law professor positions at the assistant or associate professor level.  We are interested in candidates desiring to teach in our clinical program who can also teach Contracts II and/or Criminal Law.  We are also particularly interested in candidates who are willing to teach in our evening program. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Relevant experience and a demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching is expected.  The position begins August 16, 2019.  

    UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university. 

    UDC-DCSL has a three-part statutory mission:

    • to recruit and enroll students from groups 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.

    The School of Law has been a leader in experiential and clinical education for more than 40 years beginning with its predecessor Antioch School of Law.  Every student completes two 300 hour clinical courses, as well as forty hours of community service.  UDC-DCSL offers nine legal clinics in the following areas: juvenile and special education; housing and consumer; general practice; community development; legislation; low-income taxpayer; government accountability; immigration and human rights and criminal defense. 

    UDC-DCSL consistently earns high rankings for its diversity, clinical program, and public interest mission. This commitment – and the excellence with which it is

    pursued – has led to a No. 2 ranking by the National Law Journal (2018) for government and public interest job placement; No. 2 for Most Chosen by Older Students, No. 3 for Best Environment for Minority Students, and No. 7 for Most Diverse Faculty in the nation by Princeton Review (2018); and No. 8 for Best Clinical Training Program by U.S. News & World Report (2019). As former Attorney General Eric Holder said at the first UDC Law Gala in 2017, “We need lawyers trained in the UDC Law clinical model now more than ever.”

    Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications immediately. Interested candidates should submit their application https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhz9yma


  • 14 Feb 2019 10:11 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW's Turner Environmental Law Clinic offers a two-year fellowship to provide a recent law school graduate the opportunity to grow as an effective environmental advocate while working with the Clinic to address some of the most difficult and cutting-edge environmental issues of the day, including: sustainable energy and climate change, sustainable agriculture and urban farming, water resource protection, conservation and land use, and citizen enforcement and participation in regulatory and judicial proceedings.  The fellowship focuses on building the next generation of influential attorneys and academics specializing in public interest environmental law. It also provides intensive opportunities to develop clinical education skills.  The next Turner Environmental Law Clinic fellowship will begin August 1, 2019.

    The Turner Environmental Law Clinic fellow will work under the supervision of Clinic faculty on a variety of matters that will include, at a minimum, the following:

    • Supervise students in the Turner Environmental Law Clinic and assist with teaching in the Clinic’s seminar class.
    • Represent the Clinic’s clients in complex civil litigation, transactional, and policy matters, while working closely with co-counsel, expert witnesses, and government officials.
    • Collaborate with Clinic faculty on environmental law and research projects.
    • The fellow may also choose to research and write at least one article, policy paper, or other approved project of publishable quality on a topic relating to environmental law.

    Qualifications:  Law school graduate within three (3) years of graduation, excellent research and writing skills, and proven commitment to public service in the area of environmental law.

    Salary:  Salary is competitive with other public interest fellowship opportunities. Emory University offers a generous benefits package.   

    To apply:  Submit a resume, statement of interest, transcript, list of three (3) references, and writing sample – https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/32736/job.

    Deadline:  Applications are due by March 15, 2019.

    For additional information, contact:

    Melinda Banks

    Administrative Assistant

    Turner Environmental Law Clinic

    1301 Clifton Road

    Atlanta, Georgia 30322

    melinda.banks@emory.edu


    About the Turner Environmental Law Clinic:

    The Turner Environmental Law Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to individuals, community groups, and nonprofit organizations seeking to protect and restore the natural environment for the benefit of the public. Through its work, the Clinic offers students an intense, hands-on introduction to environmental law and trains the next generation of environmental attorneys. 

    For more information, visit our website at: http://law.emory.edu/turner

      


  • 01 Feb 2019 2:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF LAW seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time clinical faculty position for an Immigration Clinic. This is a new clinic reflecting the College of Law’s commitment to clinical offerings that meet the interests of students and the needs of the community. Appointment could begin as early as fall 2019. The position is a twelve-month clinical faculty track appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty. Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law. Clinical faculty also teach non-clinic courses consistent with their expertise and interests.

    Responsibilities of the position include:

    • Designing and teaching in the new clinic;
    • Supervising law students in casework and clinic projects;
    • Performing responsibilities related to the administration of the clinic;
    • Teaching a non-clinic course after the first year.
    Qualifications for the position include:
    • A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;
    • Excellent experience in legal practice and lawyering skills;
    • Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states;  
    • 5 plus years of post-J.D. legal experience;
    • Experience in immigration matters;
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching;
    • A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement.

    Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students. The clinic is located in the Center for Clinical Programs, an in-house suite of clinic offices located in the new college of law building.

    We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, implements affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, veteran status or disability. As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Required Documents:

    • Letter of interest
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Complete law school transcript
    • Three letters of professional reference
    • Sample of Written Work (max. 10 pages)

    Please submit applications to:

    Professor Lisa R. Bliss

    Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Clinical Programs

    Chair, Clinical Faculty Recruitment Committee

    College of Law, Georgia State University

    P.O. Box 4037

    Atlanta, GA 30302-4037

    Telephone: 404-413-9131

    E-mail: lbliss@gsu.edu


  • 25 Jan 2019 12:20 PM | Elizabeth McCormick (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Terry West Civil Legal Clinic beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. The Terry West Civil Legal Clinic is a new addition to the University of Tulsa College of Law in-house clinical education programs. The successful candidate will create, direct, teach, and oversee all aspects of the Clinic, including teaching a bi-weekly seminar, supervision of and responsibility for student casework, client selection, and day-to-day administration of the Clinic. The successful candidate will receive mentoring and support for professional development as a teacher, practitioner and scholar, including participation in clinical legal education conferences. This full-time contract appointment is annually renewable, dependent upon continued funding.

    Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted to, or able to satisfy the requirements for admission to the Oklahoma Bar. A distinguished record of clinical teaching or practice- related experience, and a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, supervision and assessment is required.

    Please submit letters of interest and résumés to Prof. Robert Butkin, Chair, Appointments Committee, The University of Tulsa College of Law, 3120 E. 4th Place, Tulsa, OK 74104, or by email to robert-butkin@utulsa.edu.

    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 characteristics 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.


  • 22 Jan 2019 11:28 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position leading its newly created Immigration Law Clinic. The position would begin during the 2019-20 academic year and would be on the Law School's clinical professor track, which culminates in long-term renewable contracts. The attorney who fills the position will have primary responsibility for developing the new Immigration Law Clinic; engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the Immigration Law Clinic's mission and goals; supervising clinic students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; and teaching a related seminar and/or clinical skills courses.

    Candidates must have a J.D., must have at least three years of relevant experience, and must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. 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 performing immigration work are strongly preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and supervision skills are required.

    Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a list of references, a legal writing sample, a law school transcript, a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate's relevant practice and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply on line and upload application material at:  http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55971 Application materials will be accepted until May 31, 2019, or until the position is filled, whichever occurs first.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.  Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

  • 18 Jan 2019 11:31 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’s Food Law and Policy Clinic is seeking to hire a Clinical Instructor.  

    Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), the Clinical Instructor will work independently and with Clinic staff and students on a broad range of international, federal, state, and local food policy projects. Founded in 2010, FLPC is at the forefront of utilizing creative teaching, scholarship, and student engagement to tackle complex food law and policy issues. FLPC serves partner organizations and communities by providing guidance on cutting-edge food system challenges, while teaching law students about substantive food law and providing them with skills around problem-solving, policy development, community organizing, and systemic change. FLPC focuses its efforts on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable production and regional food systems, and reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food.

    The Clinical Instructor will be an integral part of the Food Law and Policy Clinic team, providing leadership on projects, vision for future initiatives, and hands-on teaching with clinical students. The Clinical Instructor’s work will entail:

    • Developing and overseeing the work on one or several FLPC initiatives, which includes developing specific projects within the initiative and directing the project work within that initiative, managing relationships with clients and partners, staying abreast of relevant developments in the field, and developing long-term strategic goals for the initiative;
    • Supervising clinical students and training these students on lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
    • Assisting with development and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;
    • Delivering talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers, and representing FLPC at local and national conferences and events;
    • Leading and supporting the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise;
    • Working with the Director, helping to develop and implement the vision for the future success of the innovative food law and policy work conducted by FLPC.

    JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience.

    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.

    For additional information and to apply: http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/

    Requisition # 48082BR, Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy Clinic


  • 18 Jan 2019 11:28 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic (the “Clinic”), is inviting applications for a full-time Clinical Instructor. 
     
    The new Animal Law & Policy Clinic is part of the existing Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program (the “Program”), whose policy work has been cited in U.S. Congressional hearings and covered in major media outlets.  The Clinic will benefit from and be able to take advantage of the experience and reputation of the Program and its personnel, and the Clinic and Program will work collaboratively toward shared goals.  The Clinic will undertake work in the area of animal law and policy, both domestically and internationally.  It will focus on high impact opportunities to improve the treatment of animals, which might include litigation, policy analysis, or applied academic research. 
     
    The Animal Law & Policy Clinic will join the 40 different programs that make up the HLS Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, through which students provide high-quality, free legal services to thousands of people each year and work on innovative law reform efforts across the United States and the world.  The vast majority of HLS students enroll in at least one clinic.  This large and diverse clinical legal education program will provide numerous opportunities for connection and collaboration.
     
    Duties & Responsibilities:

    During the academic year, the Clinical Instructor will supervise and assess the work of up to eight Harvard Law School students per semester, which will involve meeting regularly with students to discuss case strategy; reviewing and editing students’ written work; accompanying students to any court, legislative or administrative hearings; and providing regular feedback, both written and oral, on their performance.  The Clinical Instructor will meet regularly with other teaching staff to share information and strategies, and will be expected to collaborate on and participate in initiatives of the entire Clinical Program, including orientation, trainings, and retreats. 

    During the summer recess, the Clinic will operate a summer program in which the Clinical Instructor will supervise students.  During periods of transition between the academic year and summer programs, the Clinical Instructor will be responsible for direct project handling. 
     
    The Clinical Instructor’s direct duties will entail, but are not limited to:

    • Developing and leading the work on one or more Clinic projects, which includes managing and directing the day-to-day project work, managing relationships with clients and partners, and developing and implementing long-term strategic goals for the project;
    • Supervising clinical students on projects and training these students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
    • Helping students to improve their substantive knowledge of the law in the areas presented by the projects;
    • Delivering talks and trainings to NGOs and government officials, and presenting on the Clinic’s work at national conferences and events;
    • Leading and supporting the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise;
    • Engaging in outreach that highlights the Clinic’s work to promote a deeper understanding of how animal protection issues affect other public interest fields, and fostering collaboration across traditional public interest disciplines;
    • Helping develop strategies for the ongoing growth and success of the innovative work of the Clinic and the Program; and,
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Faculty Director or Clinical Professor concerning the work of the Clinic.

    Basic Qualifications

    J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school earned at least three years ago, minimum of three years of relevant legal practice experience, active membership in at least one state bar, and eligibility to be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.

    Additional Qualifications

    5 years of relevant legal practice experience, and a minimum 2 years clinical teaching experience, preferred.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Experience with clinical pedagogy and in the training, supervising, teaching, and mentoring of junior lawyers or law students.  Motivation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills.  The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in teams.  Willingness to work with patience and flexibility within a student-run law clinic.  A commitment to pursuing excellence in all facets of work.
     
    Experience in animal law is preferred, though candidates with experience in related practice areas (such as food law, environmental law, labor law, administrative law, or human rights) will be considered so long as they demonstrate a willingness to quickly expand their knowledge in the realm of animal law and policy. 

    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment currently expected to begin July 1, 2019 and extend for two years with the possibility of renewal based on performance, continued funding, and departmental need.

    Harvard Law School is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

     


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