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  • 24 Aug 2020 6:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW seeks applications for a tenure-track lateral or entry-level faculty to direct the Environmental Law & Justice Clinic (IPR) starting during the 2021-22 academic year.

    The Environmental Law & Justice Clinic at the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) is a public interest law firm and clinical education program founded at Georgetown Law in 1971. Currently, the Clinic focuses in the areas of environmental law and environmental justice, covering a wide range of issues, including air and water pollution, hazardous waste disposal, renewable energy, wildlife protection, resource extraction, food law, and Indian tribal matters. Recent examples include filing an amicus brief on behalf of 24 environmental law professors in the Fifth Circuit arguing that the Endangered Species Act’s protections for endangered intrastate species are valid under the Commerce Clause and litigating a Clean Water Act enforcement suit to compel a coal-fired power plant to comply with pollution limits in its NPDES permit.

    The Clinic gives students the opportunity to engage in complex, cutting-edge litigation before appellate courts and administrative agencies in matters that have a significant impact on issues of broad public importance. The clinic is a significant time commitment for students (32 hrs./week) for which they receive 12 credits and participate in a weekly seminar taught by the director and fellows.  In keeping with the Clinic’s track record of covering a wide range of issues and engaging in litigation, administrative rulemaking, and legislative advocacy, the new faculty director will have the opportunity to shape both the nature of clinical work students undertake as well as the substantive contents of the seminars.  In short, we seek an intellectually diverse range of candidates who will articulate and implement a creative vision of the future of environmental law and environmental justice. 

    Georgetown Law has operated its top-ranked clinical program for more than 50 years. Through this program, students learn the practical art of lawyering while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and a scholarly agenda to Professor Aderson François c/o Maria Islam, Office Manager for the Civil Rights Clinic, at mi368@georgetown.edu. Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

  • 21 Aug 2020 4:35 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE MORITZ COLLEGE OF LAW AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY is hiring a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor to launch a new Immigration Clinic in January 2021. OSU is located in Columbus, Ohio, a thriving and growing city, named as “One of the 52 Places to Go in 2019,” by the New York Times.

    This opportunity will offer the VAP the chance to build a clinic from the ground up, with the support of Moritz’s other clinical programs faculty. The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will have responsibility to develop the immigration clinic, including conducting an assessment of immigration law needs in central Ohio, building ties to community partners, and creating opportunities for the law students to contribute to these activities and earn course credit through participation in the immigration clinic. The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will teach up to 8 students per semester in a 4-credit course offering, with responsibility for course design, classroom instruction, and student conferences. The Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor will have autonomy over both clinical pedagogy and selection and handling of all cases; serve as counsel of record in all cases; and be the primary supervisor of the clinic students.

    This is a one-year position, with hopes that the College will secure additional funding to continue the Clinic in the future. The position will begin late this calendar year in preparation to teach next January. The post is here: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/102958. Applicants can submit materials to Michelle Brown at brown.6846@osu.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2020.


  • 21 Aug 2020 2:56 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to hire at least two entry-level or lateral faculty members. We have needs in business law, commercial law, professional responsibility, sales, or a criminal practice clinic; however, outstanding candidates from other areas will be considered and are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina School of Law is deeply committed to an inclusive community. We are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, and others whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our institution. 

    Candidates should have a juris doctorate or equivalent degree. Additionally, a successful applicant should have a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding teacher, and demonstrable scholarly promise. 

    The University of South Carolina School of Law also invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position of Graduate Program Director. The Graduate Program Director is responsible for all aspects of the School of Law’s non-J.D. graduate programs, including program oversight, marketing and recruitment, admissions, student affairs and career services. The Graduate Program Director’s initial responsibilities will focus upon implementation of a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Health Systems Law and a Health Care Compliance Certificate program. Candidates should have a juris doctorate or equivalent degree. Additionally, a successful applicant will have program development experience in instruction, admissions, student affairs, online course development, or related area in higher education; and experience supervising faculty and/or staff. Interested persons should apply by clicking the link for the position for which you are interested and complete the application by selecting “Apply for this Job” at the top of the page.

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Criminal Practice Clinic)—FAC00071PO20 http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/85944

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Business Law, Commercial Law, Sales)—FAC00072PO20 http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/85860

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Professional Responsibility, Other)—FAC00073PO20 http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/85947

    Professor of Practice (Graduate Program Director)—FAC00074PO20 http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/85862

    Although a formal application is required in order to be considered, candidates are welcome to contact the hiring committee with any questions regarding the application process at hiring@law.sc.edu.

    The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. 


  • 21 Aug 2020 10:24 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UIC JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Visiting Staff Attorney for the Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (CESEC).

    The CESEC represents worker-owned cooperative business, non-profit, or small business that operate for the benefit of underserved communities. CESEC clients often promote equity, practice democratic decision-making, and build sustainability in their neighborhoods.

    The Visiting Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in transactional and regulatory matters, creating informational materials, as well as conducting community workshops and education on topics related to business law or industry regulations with a focus of Social Equity Cannabis businesses and start-ups. The Visiting Staff Attorney will also supervise law students in the representation of clients.

    The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community and will also have a strong commitment to economic justice, racial justice, and client-centered lawyering.

    A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar; excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. A minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in transactional law, non-profit law, community development law, economic development or community lawyering; and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral) are highly preferred.

    All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

    For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by September 7, 2020 to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=135151

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


  • 14 Aug 2020 10:21 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL invites interest in clinical faculty positions, across areas of practice and teaching experience. We are interested in candidates who will help us build the next generation of clinics at Columbia and welcome candidates to fill existing gaps in our curriculum and candidates who bring new ideas for clinical teaching. A non-exhaustive list of areas of interest includes environmental, business, criminal, and family and youth-focused legal clinics.

    We wish to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision. Creative and thoughtful teaching that focuses on student development, law reform and advancement of the profession are also central. Diversity – of life experience, perspectives and approaches to lawyering – is essential and a very high priority. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues who will help us re-imagine ourselves.

    Clinical faculty positions at Columbia Law School are non-tenure track positions that are or are expected to lead to a long term, renewable contract. Although some clinical faculty engage in scholarly writing, there is no separate scholarship requirement, either at the time of hiring or during their time at CLS.

    Although Columbia University is currently in a hiring freeze, we hope to engage candidates in the coming months so that we are able to hire quickly when we have authorization to do so. To apply for the position, please submit a C.V. and 1-2 page description of what you would hope to teach at Columbia to this posting. Materials will be considered on a rolling basis and we encourage candidates to submit by September 18th. Any questions can also be sent to committee chair Prof. Colleen Shanahan at clinicalappointments@law.columbia.edu.


  • 14 Aug 2020 10:18 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member to direct a clinic focusing in the area of civil rights and racial justice. A long-time leader in experiential legal education, W&L is excited to add to our array of in-house clinics. We look for an individual who will embrace and meaningfully contribute to our close-knit, collegial, and intellectually vibrant community. In this regard, clinical faculty at W&L have full voting and governance rights.

    More than 30 years ago, W&L faculty designed and staffed a trial-level death penalty clinic focusing on capital cases in Virginia. With the recent retirement of that clinic’s director, the faculty has decided to shift the focus of that clinic to more broadly encompass civil rights and racial justice. We invite interested candidates to reimagine this clinic and guide it to the next chapter. Consistent with a desire to address the pressing needs of racial justice in the country, we are open to various approaches, and the precise focus of the clinic’s racial justice advocacy will depend on the experience and vision of the next director. The clinical curriculum at W&L prioritizes a client-centered approach to clinical advocacy and teaching.  W&L has invested significantly in clinics, externships, and practicum courses and requires students to complete a substantial number of experiential credits to graduate. 

    We invite applications for a position as Assistant Clinical, Associate Clinical, or Clinical Professor of Law to begin July 1, 2021. The ideal candidate will have several years of practice experience in the field of civil rights and racial justice; a demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive educational or work environments; experience in clinical pedagogy and excellence in the teaching and supervision of law students; and an interest in contributing to practical and scholarly conversations concerning civil rights and racial justice.

    A central aspect of the mission of our Law School is to promote a diverse and collaborative intellectual community. To do so, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, one that celebrates people of all backgrounds and identities. To further our mission, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and student body. In that regard, we welcome candidates from members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.

    Qualifications

    A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent is required. Candidates for the position must demonstrate a record of academic excellence and substantial teaching or legal practice experience.

    Application Instructions

    Applicants should submit the following materials through the W&L application portal at http://apply.interfolio.com/77932: a letter describing their interest in the position, a current CV, a research agenda, and a list of references. Candidates who can contribute to the promotion of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community are encouraged to describe their strengths and demonstrated commitment to these goals as part of their letter of interest. Please address these materials to Professor J.D. King, chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee. Additionally, please feel free to reach out to him with any questions you may have at:

    J.D. King

    James P. Morefield

    Professor of Law Washington and Lee University School of Law

    Sydney Lewis Hall

    Lexington, VA 24450
    (540) 458-8518
    kingj@wlu.edu

    All inquiries will be treated as confidential. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    Statement of Commitment to Diversity

    Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 


  • 12 Aug 2020 10:32 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applicants for the position of clinical faculty and Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights. The position may begin as early as July 2021 and will be a twelve-month position. The faculty position will be annual or long-term contract or tenure-track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences.

    The Middleton Center for Children’s Rights works to advance children's rights and improve the child welfare system.  The Center has played an important role in improving the quality of representation of children and parents, which has been made possible through close working relationships with the juvenile courts and community partners. At the core of the Center’s activities is the Children’s Rights Clinic, which provides an opportunity for students interested in juvenile law to engage in direct representation of children under the supervision of the clinical faculty member. In addition, the Center through its faculty and students, engages in children’s rights advocacy projects, including providing trainings to relevant stakeholders, disseminating information on best practices in children’s representation, and identifying, drafting, and advocating for progressive children’s rights legislation.  

    The Director’s duties include case selection and clinic design, supervising direct representation and assessing Clinic students, teaching a weekly skills development seminar for Clinic students, engaging in community education, and directing system reform efforts. There may also be opportunities to teach non-clinical courses and engage in scholarship.

    Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted, or able to satisfy the requirements for admission, to the Iowa Bar. An exceptional academic record, distinguished record of clinical teaching or extensive practice-related experience, a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, supervision and assessment, and service is preferred. At least three years of teaching and/or practice experience is also preferred.

    Drake has long excelled in clinical education and is a pioneer in the area.  Housed in the state-of-the-art Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, the Legal Clinic is an integral part of the Law School program and is supported by a multi-million dollar endowment.

    The Law School is located in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 700,000 people. Des Moines is consistently ranked in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the United States. 

    Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.

    Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement, and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to Professor Ellen Yee, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: ellen.yee@drake.edu.


  • 10 Aug 2020 4:27 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL’S Clinical Fellows Program The seeks applicants for a fellowship in the Law School’s Veterans Legal Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with a possibility of extension for a third year.

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

    Who We Are

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

    Required Qualifications*

    The successful applicant will have a minimum three years of experience in civil litigation, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and the potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher.  Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

    Desired Qualifications*

    Experience with the veterans community and/or veterans issues is a plus but not a requirement. 

    Additional Information

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948. We will begin reviewing applications immediately on a rolling basis and will accept applications until the position is filled.

    Michigan’s Clinical Fellows Program salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins in August 2020. 

    At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. U-M is committed to recruiting, selecting, and retaining a diverse and highly engaged staff community.

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

    How to Apply

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Visit: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/187777/clinical_teaching_fellow_-_veterans_legal_clinic


  • 25 Jul 2020 1:15 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    CARDOZO LAW SCHOOL is seeking applicants for a clinical fellowship for its Indie Film Clinic.  A full job description and application can be found here.  

    Position Summary:
    The primary mission of the Indie Film Clinic is to provide pro bono legal services to filmmakers and video journalists who aim to use visual advocacy to move the social justice needle. The Clinic seeks to train the next generation of transactional and intellectual property lawyers working in the public interest and to empower filmmakers and video journalists by increasing access to legal resources.

    The Clinic is uniquely situated at an intersection of several different areas of legal education. Through the Clinic's inter-disciplinary approach, students gain experience in a combination of transactional work, intellectual property issues, first amendment issues, and social justice issues and the arts. Future attorneys leave empowered to practice in these areas, and more broadly, to serve as agents of change in the legal profession.

    In addition to individual client representation, the Clinic engages in making access to legal information broadly accessible, including teaching workshops, educational programs and building online resources together with our community partners.

    Position Responsibilities:
    The Clinical Fellow, reporting to the Director of the Clinic, will provide support for the Indie Film Clinic’s client work by supervising the work of the clinic students in their client work, helping to manage the Clinic’s caseload over the summer and supervise student work on educational programs and training. The Clinical Fellow will also assist, as needed, in helping with various programmatic and administrative related matters, as requested by the Director.

    Experience & Educational Background:

    • A J.D. and an active New York bar membership and
    • At minimum of three years of legal experience

    Skills & Competencies:

    • Knowledge of transactional and intellectual property lawyering;
    • Ability and disposition to supervise law students and/or experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning lawyers or other professionals;
    • Excellent research, analytical, communication, case management and writing skills;
    • Strong collaboration, mentoring, and facilitation skills;
    • Sense of humor and positive attitude.


  • 15 Jul 2020 4:57 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UIC JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL, Chicago’s only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC).

    The IHRC is dedicated to the protection of human rights in the U.S. and around the world. It advocates for human rights in international and domestic tribunals and other forums, as well as provide resources and research on human rights and engage in public education and outreach.

    The Staff Attorney is responsible for representing clients in asylum and human right cases, creating informational materials, and conducting community outreach. The Staff Attorney will also coordinate intakes and referrals, assist in case management, and supervise law students in the representation of clients and projects.

    The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-pace collaborative environment to serve clients and the community.

    A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois license, or ability to be admitted by motion to the Illinois Bar;  excellent time management and organization skills; and excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of two (2) years of practice experience; experience in immigration law, human rights law, civil rights, or relevant field, and ability to communicate fluently in Spanish (written and oral).

    All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

    For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by July 31, 2020 to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=131749

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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