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  • 09 Dec 2019 1:17 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW is hiring two Resident Fellows to serve as the faculty of the new IIJ Academic Unit, responsible for developing and delivering the Unit’s practitioner courses. Fellows will work closely with the Academic Unit Director and other Unit and IIJ staff to ensure an overall curriculum that best addresses practitioner needs and fills critical knowledge gaps relevant to the specific challenges of countering terrorism and transnational crime. The Resident Fellows will innovate on approaches and learning methods and collaborate with leading international specialists to create truly world-class learning experiences. The Academic Unit will deliver in-depth courses to criminal justice practitioners aimed at filling critical knowledge gaps necessary for successfully countering terrorism and transnational crime within a rule of law framework. 

    For more information on the position and requirements, please see the IIJ website ( All interested applicants meeting the qualifications listed therein should submit a cover letter and resume/CV to the IIJ Executive Secretariat at no later than11 January 2020, including “RF_AU2019” in the subject line.

  • 03 Dec 2019 4:08 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER is seeking to hire a Graduate Teaching Fellow. This position is a full-time, two-year appointment that will begin in the summer of 2020. The deadline for applications has been extended to December 31, 2019. For more information about the position, including qualifications and application materials, please visit

  • 25 Nov 2019 3:42 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Clinical Programs. This position is tenured or tenure eligible.  Creighton University is a Jesuit university, and as such is committed to the training of students in service to others, and recognizes the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual and values ethnic and cultural diversity as core values. In keeping with Creighton’s Ignatian tradition of inclusivity and compassion, we seek a caring, hospitable environment for everyone, regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, immigrant status, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, physical appearance, physical ability or social class.

    Interviews begin by January 20, 2020.

    For full details, and to make an application, go to:
  • 22 Nov 2019 3:46 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW’s Barton Child Law and Policy ("Barton Center") is seeking applications for its 2020-2021 Post-Graduate Child Law and Policy Fellowship.  The Fellowship is offered as a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for an additional one-year term, to commence in August of 2020.  The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in policy development, legislative advocacy, and clinical law teaching in the field of child law.  The Fellow will work closely with Barton Center faculty and will report directly to the Executive Director of the Barton Center, assisting with research, policy development, capacity-building through organizational partnerships, skills teaching and supervision of clinical students, and leadership of advocacy strategies in furtherance of the Barton Center's mission.

    About the Barton Center:  The Barton Center is a multi-disciplinary child law program whose mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of children who are involved with the courts, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems.  The Center’s work is directed by Emory Law faculty who are leading experts in juvenile law in Georgia, and is performed by law and other graduate students enrolled in the Center’s four legal clinics.  Under faculty supervision, students provide holistic client representation in trial and appellate courts and in administrative proceedings, and collaborate with state leaders to improve child-serving systems through research-based, data-informed policies and well-crafted laws.  In these ways, the Barton Center is meeting the urgent unmet legal needs of individual child-clients while concurrently working to improve the systemic context for state intervention in families, and preparing the next generation of child advocacy professionals.

    Fellowship Responsibilities

    The responsibilities of the Fellow will include, at a minimum:

    • Supervising students and skills training in the Center’s Policy and Legislative Advocacy Clinics and occasional teaching in related classes
    • Researching and writing articles, policy papers, or other approved writing projects of publishable quality on topics relating to children involved with the juvenile court, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems
    • Providing legal, legislative, and social science research support for Center projects, trainings, and technical assistance
    • Leading and participating in ongoing advocacy efforts involving the Georgia General Assembly, state agencies, and organizational partners
    • Representing the Barton Center in advocacy coalitions, strategic partnerships, and community engagement events and activities
    • Developing independent areas of interest, consistent with the mission of the Barton Center

    Qualifications: Priority will be given to law school graduates within three years of law school graduation who have a demonstrated interest in the field of child and family law, strong research and writing skills, and advocacy experience.  Candidates must be able to exercise independent judgment about the priority issues and critical relationships of central concern to the Barton Center; effectively manage multiple projects; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and complete assignments with minimal supervision.

    This position is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Salary is competitive with other public interest fellowship opportunities. Emory University offers a competitive benefits package.

    Selection Process: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin on August 3, 2020.

    Applicants are asked to submit

    (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s reasons for applying for the fellowship,

    (2) a curriculum vitae,

    (3) a sample of scholarly or other written work,

    (4) a law school transcript,

    (5) two letters of recommendation, and

    (6) the names and contact information of individuals prepared to provide professional references.

    To apply:

    Navigate to Emory Careers link to job posting #46416. All applications must be submitted through this portal.

  • 13 Nov 2019 3:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO’s Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track position in Legal Studies at the Assistant Professor level. The position begins August 18, 2020.

    Initial Review Date:  12/6/2019; complete applications received after that date will be considered until position is filled.

    How to Apply:   All applicants must apply online at:

    Applicants must provide a cover letter to include, a statement of views on teaching, promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of diverse backgrounds, a CV, and student evaluations of teaching, if available. Three professional references with contact information should be sent directly to: Professor Sally Anderson at

    Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

    Qualification Details:

    Minimum Qualifications: The minimum requirements for appointment to this position are: a Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school, current membership in the State of California Bar or membership within two years of the start of employment, ability to teach courses in clinical legal education (i.e., Community Legal Information Clinic) and legal research and writing, and the capacity to engage in publishable academic and/or legal/professional research. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants with any of the following: legal clinical experience, paralegal supervision, experience in practicing law, teaching experience, and/or additional degrees, such as a L.L.M. or Ph.D. In addition to teaching courses in clinical legal education and legal research and writing, the ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in any one of the following areas: Legal Studies Senior Seminar, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Legal Studies, and other elective courses. Please see our current course catalog for a list of the department’s course offerings: Course offerings. Ideal candidates will demonstrate evidence of a research agenda that will lead to publishable academic and/or legal/professional research.

    Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service to the Department and the University. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

    The Department:  The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice offers undergraduate degrees in political science (including an option in legal studies), criminal justice, international relations, and public administration, as well as Masters degrees in political science and public administration. We have an exciting curriculum, with numerous options to meet a host of academic interests, and an active and productive faculty committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Over 1,000 students major in our department’s programs. Additional information about our Department is available at Political Science/. Additional information about the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is available at College of BSS. CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

    The Legal Studies Program: The Legal Studies Program within the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice includes an active moot court program, a paralegal certificate program, and the Community Legal Information Clinic (CLIC). Founded in 1970, CLIC is an extensive undergraduate law clinic designed to benefit participating students by providing hands-on legal training and active learning experiences. CLIC also provides a unique civic engagement program that helps serve the legal service needs of Northern California. Additional information about the Legal Studies Program is available at: Legal Studies program.

    Job-related questions should be directed to:

    Professor Sally Anderson, Search Committee Chair

    CSU, Chico

    400 W. First Street

    Chico, CA 95929-0455


  • 05 Nov 2019 2:06 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER’S Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic is seeking to hire a Graduate Teaching Fellow.

    Description of the Clinic

    The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses headquartered in Washington, D.C. and working locally or internationally. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate legal theory into legal practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University's long tradition of public service. The Clinic’s goals are to:

    • Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, and methods of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.
    • Represent organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.
    • Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. area.

    The Clinic’s local focus not only allows the Clinic to give back to the community it calls home, but also gives students an opportunity to explore and understand the challenges and strengths of the D.C. community beyond the Georgetown Law campus. As D.C. experiences increasing income inequality, it becomes increasingly important for the Clinic to provide legal assistance to organizations that serve and empower vulnerable D.C. communities. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive organizations.

    Description of Fellowship

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in transitioning into legal academia and developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and transactional law employed in the public interest. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. The fellowship start date is August 1, 2020, and the fellowship is for two years, ending July 31, 2022.

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $57,000 in the first year and $60,000 in the second year, health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.


    Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, community economic development law, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, and finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

    Application Process

    Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a detailed letter of interest as soon as possible but no later than January 15, 2020. The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 352, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to Emailed applications are preferred.

  • 05 Nov 2019 2:01 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW (IIJ) is hiring a Director to lead its newly established Academic Unit. The Academic Unit will provide in-depth courses to criminal justice practitioners aimed at filling critical knowledge gaps necessary for successfully countering terrorism and transnational crime within a rule of law framework. This is an exciting opportunity to become the Unit’s first Director, shaping its direction during its formative years and being at the forefront of practitioner education and scholarship. For more information on the position and requirements, please see the IIJ website ( Candidates are encouraged to submit their application material as soon as possible, and no later than 15 November 2019.

  • 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:


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