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  • 14 May 2021 10:12 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Deputy Director for its Center for Immigration Law and Policy. 

    The Center seeks a Deputy Director with sustained experience in the practice of immigration law to join the Center’s senior management team.

    The Deputy Director will play a leading role in building the Center’s strategic vision and developing and managing its work through close collaboration with the Center’s Faculty Co-Directors, Ahilan Arulanantham and Hiroshi Motomura. The Deputy Director will be responsible for a broad range of academic and administrative functions in the Center, including research and advocacy on immigration law and policy issues, teaching the Center’s and affiliated clinical programs, and the design and execution of conferences and an array of other scholarly engagements. The Deputy Director will also support the Faculty Co-Directors in marketing, fundraising and grant activities, and in planning and implementing strategies for generating resources for the Center. 

    This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track, academic position.

    More details and application information can be found here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06330

  • 11 May 2021 5:27 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is hiring an Associate Director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide

    The Associate Director will play a central role in the leadership of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, helping to direct the Center’s work and envision its future. The Associate Director’s tasks will include the organization of training programs for capital defenders; drafting of reports, factsheets, and training materials; oversight of research and technical development of the Center’s database on the death penalty around the world; liaising with the Center’s partners around the world; coordinating activities relating to World Day Against the Death Penalty and the Center’s Alice Project (which seeks to document and expose gender bias in the application of the death penalty);  representing the Center at meetings and conferences in the US and internationally; fundraising; and supervising research associates, law student researchers, undergraduate interns, and volunteers.

    This grant funded position is for a one-year term, with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding availability. The position is based in Ithaca, NY and candidates will be required to relocate if necessary.

    Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in a field connected to human rights and/or criminal law or equivalent. A demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights, particularly in the sphere of criminal law. Excellent writing and communication skills. Exceptional legal research skills, including creative problem-solving. Familiarity with the framework of international human rights law. A high degree of organization and attention to detail. Strong creative and strategic thinking abilities. Ability and enthusiasm for mentoring younger staff and volunteers. Patience and flexibility. Enthusiasm for working in a feminist and multicultural workspace, and highly developed cross-cultural communication skills. Willingness to travel internationally, if consistent with public health conditions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    A law degree from any country or jurisdiction. Fluency in French (reading, writing, and speaking). Experience in non-profit management, supervising a team, and organizing events and/or trainings. Experience as a human rights advocate and/or criminal defense lawyer. Experience in the field of gender rights.

    To apply:

    Please visit https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Associate-Director--Cornell-Center-on-the-Death-Penalty-Worldwide---Cornell-Law-School_WDR-00025834-1 to submit your application.

    Candidates are asked to submit the following application materials:

    1. Cover letter explaining their interest in the Center and its work, any relevant experience, and what they hope to gain from the position.
    2. CV or resume.
    3. Two (2) unedited writing samples in English, ideally on a topic relevant to law or policy; and one (1) writing sample in French if applicable.
    4. List of two (2) professional references.

    To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by June 1, 2021.

    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

    About Us:

    The mission of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide is to bridge critical gaps in advocacy around the death penalty through training, research, and litigation. The Center publishes reports and manuals on issues of practical relevance to defense lawyers, governments, courts, and organizations grappling with questions relating to the application of the death penalty. Its online database, which is continuously updated, provides comprehensive, transparent data on the death penalty laws and practices of all countries and territories that retain the death penalty. Through the Alice Project, the Center has spearheaded a global movement to document and expose gender bias in the application of the death penalty. More information is available at http://www.deathpenaltyworldwide.org.

    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

    Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.


  • 06 May 2021 9:03 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    JUSTICE CENTER HONG KONG IS HIRING A LEGAL OFFICER

    Terms of Reference:  Legal Officer  May/June 2021

    Purpose of position:

    The Legal Officer works under the legal supervision of the Head of Legal Services to ensure the highest standard of legal services are provided to our clients.

    Reporting relationships:

    The LO is managed by and reports to the Head of Legal Services and/or Senior Legal Advisor.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide support and assistance in the delivery of the Clinical Education programme where necessary;
    • Participate in the design and delivery of legal team trainings, internal training of staff and other trainings;
    • Manage a caseload of Individual Assistance Clients;
    • Support the Legal Team in developing the substance and quality of Justice Centre’s legal programme, including group and individual legal information and assistance services provided by staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows, and volunteers;
    • Review written legal work prepared by staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows and volunteers, provide detailed feedback and coach team members to continually improve the quality of work product;
    • Contribute to developing legal resources for staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows and volunteers, including templates, training materials and legal information;
    • Contribute to building the profile of Justice Centre, including attending speaking engagements with stakeholders within the legal and donor community;
    • Contribute to the support and development of relationships with pro bono partners
    • Contribute to direct delivery of legal services, including delivering legal information sessions and providing legal assistance to clients;
    • Contribute to proposals and reports to Board and donors, including annual reports;
    • Contribute to developing organisational strategy, networking with strategic partners, fundraising and whole-of-office initiatives;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Legal Services and other members of the Senior Management Team.

    Essential Requirements:

    • Law degree or law conversion: LL.B, JD, GDL.
    • Excellent writing ability and communication skills
    • Ability to work sensitively and compassionately with vulnerable people.

    Desirable:

    • Admission to practice law and post qualification experience including training contract/ pupillage;
    • Paid or volunteer experience in a legal and/or an NGO setting;
    • Experience in either immigration, asylum, family, criminal, general civil law or public law
    • Ability in relevant languages including Cantonese

    Salary dependent on experience plus employee benefits include MPF, medical and dental insurance, flexible working (where appropriate and following mutual agreement with direct supervisor) and generous annual leave.

    Please e-mail your CV and statement of interest to jobs@justicecentre.org.hk  with the subject line ‘Legal Officer’ –  by midnight Friday 6th June.

    Unfortunately, due to the high level of interest in our organisation, we are only able to reply to shortlisted applicants.

  • 23 Apr 2021 3:26 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a fellow for its Veterans Law Clinic.  

    DESCRIPTION:

    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applications for the newly established Detroit Mercy Law Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation Veterans Clinic Fellow, within Detroit Mercy Law's clinical program. This is a two-year position, with a third-year option, beginning no later than August 1, 2021, designed for a lawyer with one to five years of practice and a demonstrated interest in veterans benefits law, and who is considering a career in law school teaching. 

    The Veterans Law Clinic (VLC), one of the first Veterans Law Clinics in the U.S., was established in 2008. Currently, there are more than 80 active cases in the Clinic. The VLC is a one semester three-credit-hour in-house clinic. Students enrolled in the VLC represent lower income veterans, families and survivors in obtaining pension, disability compensation, and related benefits, as well as obtaining discharge upgrades and corrections of military records. Students also provide advice and limited representation in some civil and criminal matters. A Veterans Appellate Clinic and Advanced Veterans Law Clinic (for students who have successfully completed the VLC) also are offered. 

    The responsibilities of the Detroit Mercy Law Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation Veterans Clinic Fellow will include the representation of VLC clients, supervision of students, assistance in designing and teaching weekly sessions for the VLC and Veterans Appellate Clinic, and work on scholarship and/or policy issues. The Clinical Fellow also will participate in program development, including community lawyering and outreach. Candidates should be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be prepared to apply for admission to the Michigan bar. The principal supervisor for the position will be Professor Margaret Costello. 

    Detroit Mercy Law is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in creative advocacy also is desirable.

    Requirements: Candidates for the position must have: (1) J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school; (2) strong interest, and some experience, in working on veterans issues; (3) strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with people from diverse backgrounds; (4) understanding of the VA system, veterans' issues, and the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to veterans problems; (5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, administrators and staff, (6) the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, veterans organizations, the VA and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; (7) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules, and (8) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines. 

    Annual salary is $45,000 -- $50,000. Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.

    Application Procedure: Required documents and references listed below should be submitted electronically to Professor Margaret Costello by May 21, 2021. Applications will be considered as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    Documents Required: 1) Resume or Curriculum Vitae 2) Complete Law School Transcript 3) Writing Sample 4) Cover Letter/Statement of Interest in Veterans Issues and this Fellowship

    Reference Requirements: Three references required (contact information only)

    To apply: 

    Please submit documents required and contact information for references electronically to:

    Prof. Margaret A. Costello costelma@udmercy.edu

    Questions can be directed to Prof. Costello by e-mail or by calling her at 313-596-9854.

    Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds. 



  • 15 Apr 2021 6:18 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW is hiring a Clinical Teaching Fellow for its Environmental Law & Justice Clinic.  

    DESCRIPTION: 

    Clinic Description

    Georgetown’s Environmental Law & Justice Clinic (“ELJC” or the “Clinic”) conducts public interest legal work on behalf of underserved clients in the areas of environmental justice, pollution control, natural resources and wildlife, and climate. The Clinic is an immersive and multi-modal experience, exposing students to the broad range of work in which environmental attorneys engage. We teach students key lawyering and advocacy skills through work on live cases that are excellent learning vehicles.

    Our case load involves a mix of litigation matters, regulatory work, and other advisory projects. We select cases of national importance and/or local necessity in which we can protect and promote the health of marginalized communities, and the health of wild places and resources. The ELJC advocates on behalf of groups ranging in size from small community groups to tribes to large environmental or public justice organizations.

    The students, most of whom are in their third year of law school, work in the clinic full time and receive credit for an entire semester of law school work.  The students work on projects under the supervision of an environmental clinical fellow/supervising attorney and faculty member.  The students also participate in seminars dealing with issues of federal administrative and litigation practice, various substantive fields of law, and issues of professional responsibility as well as team project meetings in which students present some issue that has arisen in their project to their fellow students and supervisors. 

    The Clinic Director is Sara Colangelo, an alumna of the Clinic. For the last six years Professor Colangelo has served as the Director of Georgetown’s Environmental Law & Policy Program, and taught multiple environmental law courses. For many years prior to returning to Georgetown, she was a DOJ Trial Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment & Natural Resources Division. At DOJ, Professor Colangelo managed complex civil environmental enforcement cases and was selected to train and mentor new Honors Program attorneys and interns. She has won numerous awards for her trial work and advocacy, and recently won Georgetown’s Fahy Award for excellence in teaching.

    Description of the Fellowship

            The Clinic is hiring one lawyer to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for a two year term beginning in the summer of 2021. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the Clinic as the fellowship progresses. The fellow will:

    ·       Supervise students’ day-to-day clinical projects, working closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal research, writing, and analysis. Much of the supervising attorney's time is spent guiding students in conducting legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. Fellows are expected to give and receive formal and informal feedback in timely, constructive, respectful ways;

    ·       Take responsibility for his or her own case load, including various opportunities to engage in advocacy, including arguments before administrative, state, and federal judges;  

    ·       Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions;

    ·       Take an active role in project/case development and assist with administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic;

    ·       Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education.

    This fellowship offers an opportunity to work on interesting, often cutting-edge matters. Fellows assume substantial responsibility for projects at an early stage of their careers and generally play a more important role in the decision-making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They also have an opportunity to work on a variety of cases, at different stages of development, so they gain a broader understanding of how cases are developed and how the litigation process, in particular, works. Fellows work closely with a broad range of public interest organizations, meeting others who are involved in public interest law and seeing how their organizations function. For those with an interest in clinical teaching, fellows get first-hand experience in clinical supervision, and also participate in, and often co-teach, seminars.

    Qualifications              

    ·       At least two years post-J.D. work experience in environmental law or related fields; experience with public interest environmental litigation valuable but not necessary

    ·       Exceptional legal writing and communications skills, and experience and interest in helping others improve their legal writing, research, and analytical skills

    ·       Commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment and commitment to exhibiting emotional intelligence and awareness of the needs of individuals from different races, cultures, backgrounds, and orientations

    ·       Admission (or willing to be admitted as soon as possible) to the D.C. Bar

    Pay and Other Benefits

            The annual stipend for the position will be at least $57,000 the first year and $60,000 the second year plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits, including unlimited free access to a state-of-art, on-site fitness center.  Georgetown University Law Center awards an LL.M in Advocacy to each fellow upon completion of their two-year term.

    How to Apply?

    Please submit a single PDF file with the following documents in this order: cover letter, resume/CV, law school transcript, three references with contact information (we will only contact references following interviews), and a writing sample that is no longer than 10 pages and not significantly edited by someone else to Clinic Administrator, Niko Perazich, at nwp2@georgetown.edu by May 21, 2021.


  • 15 Apr 2021 3:37 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Instructor for its Transactional Law Clinic.  

    DESCRIPTION:  

    The Clinical Instructor (CI) is responsible for working with the Director and other staff members to operate the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), including the supervision of two Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) - Recording Artists Project (RAP) and Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP). The CI will guide students who are representing clients on a broad range of civil matters, including general business, corporate, community economic development, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, and other transactional legal areas.

    Job Code167058 Clinical Lawyer

    Job-Specific Responsibilities
    As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

    • Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and represent clients of the TLC and SPOs;
    • Participate in the classroom component of TLC and be involved in assisting with curriculum development;
    • Assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC and the SPOs by supporting the clinic's endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with various client communities, organizations, and client populations;
    • Participate in office wide projects such as administration and in the clinic's program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education;
    • Assist, as needed, in helping to guide the SPOs with various internal and external related matters, as requested by the Director; and
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications
    Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    We are looking for people who have:

    • Experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, or other professionals.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage clients and independently oversee a substantial case load.
    • Effective oral and written communication, organizational skills, time management, case management and documentation skills.
    • Motivation, initiative and ability to work creatively within broad program goals.
    • Motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.

    Additional Information
    Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.

    The position is for an initial three-year appointment, with the potential for renewal subject to department needs and funding availability. Candidates must be available to start as soon as possible (ideally by July).
    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    Job Function Faculty & Student Services
    Sub Unit------------
    Location USA - MA - Cambridge
    Department Transactional Law Clinics
    Time Status Full-time
    Union - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
    Salary Grade 058
    Pre-Employment Screening Education, Identity, License/Cert.

    EEO Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/Y762OnsJdEPYSDXoS8xNb

    PI134006117


  • 15 Apr 2021 2:03 AM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Visiting Professor for its Intellectual Property Clinic.  

    DESCRIPTION: 

    The University of North Carolina School of Law invites applications for a full-time, one-year position as a Visiting Professor of Law to direct its Intellectual Property Clinic during the 2021-2022 academic year.

    The Intellectual Property Clinic assists entrepreneurs, small businesses and for-profit and non-profit startups with the acquisition, protection, and management of intellectual property rights, primarily in the areas of trademark and copyright. It is one of ten live client clinics at UNC School of Law and one of three (along with Startup NC Law Clinic and the Community Development Law Clinic) housed within the UNC School of Law Institute for Innovation. The Institute’s mission is to provide one-stop shopping for the legal needs of North Carolina for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs. 

    Applicants must have a J.D. or its equivalent and a record of, or the promise of, achievement as a teacher. Applicants should send, as soon as possible, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references to Thomas Kelley, Professor and Director of the UNC School of Law Institute for Innovation, at takelley@email.unc.edu. Confidential inquiries are also welcome. 

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

     


  • 15 Apr 2021 1:29 AM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinical Teaching Fellow for its Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic). 

     DESCRIPTION: 

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    Position title: Clinical Teaching Fellow

    Salary range: $72,170

    Percent time: 100%

    Anticipated start: July 1, 2021

    Position duration: Two years with the possibility of renewal for an additional year

    APPLICATION WINDOW

    Open date: April 9th, 2021

    Next review date: Friday, Apr 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Monday, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    The Berkeley Law Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (Samuelson Clinic) is seeking to hire a Clinic Teaching Fellow.

    The position is designed for recent JD graduates (1-3 years of post-graduate experience) who are considering a career in the Clinic’s substantive practice area and/or law school clinical teaching. Under the supervision of the clinic directors, the teaching fellow’s general responsibilities include assisting in student supervision, client representation, and co-teaching the clinical companion seminar.

    The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic trains the next generation of lawyers to advance the public interest in a digital age marked by rapid technological change. We focus our work on three main areas: protecting civil liberties, ensuring a fair criminal justice system, and promoting balanced intellectual property laws and access to information. We look for strategic opportunities in litigation, regulatory and legislative processes, and policy analysis.

    The Samuelson Clinic is committed to building an equitable and inclusive faculty and staff to teach and work in a multicultural learning environment. The law school supports the professional development of fellows by offering workshops on matters related to clinical pedagogy and through close mentoring of their work. The school also provides support for fellows to attend conferences that advance their professional development goals and interests.

    DUTIES
    Under the supervision of the Samuelson Clinic directors, the teaching fellow will perform the following duties:

    Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (85%)
    • Assist in the training and supervision of clinical students on their cases and projects
    • Assist in planning and teaching the Samuelson Clinic companion seminar and/or case rounds
    • Participate in ongoing advocacy efforts, including travel and offsite meetings as needed
    • Assist in the identification and scoping of new cases and projects for the Samuelson Clinic
    • Help manage Samuelson Clinic’s work during the summer period

    Administrative Duties (10%)
    • Help organize programmatic events, such as conferences, workshops, and speaker series
    • Assist in media relations and development, including speaking at public events and with the press
    • Assist in outreach and education events to promote the Samuelson Clinic to prospective students and stakeholders
    • Participate in professional development, training, and networking activities

    Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
    • Perform other duties as needed

    UC Field Work Supervisors are academic appointees in an organized bargaining unit and are exclusively represented by American Federation of Teachers - Unit 18.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Candidates must hold a J.D. degree, or equivalent international degree, at the time of application

    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    • Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required, but must be willing to apply for admission)

    Preferred qualifications

    • Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, and planning skills
      Willingness to work on the Samuelson Clinic full range of cases and projects
      Demonstrated interest in pursuing an advocacy or clinical teaching career
      Proven commitment to public service in the Samuelson Clinic subject matter
      Substantive knowledge and experience in one or more relevant Clinic subjects (e.g., civil liberties, criminal justice policy, criminal law, intellectual property, telecommunications)
      Relevant teaching experience

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    Document requirements

    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Cover Letter

    • Legal Advocacy Writing Sample - A sample of written legal work no longer than 12 pages

    Reference requirements

    • 2 required (contact information only)
    Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02942

    Help contact: lmukha@law.berkeley.edu

    CAMPUS INFORMATION

    Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

    The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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

    In searches when letters of reference are required 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 third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

    JOB LOCATION

    Berkeley, CA


  • 15 Apr 2021 1:12 AM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinical Faculty for its Criminal Defense Clinic. 

    DESCRIPTION: 

    St. John’s University School of Law seeks candidates for a full-time clinical faculty position to design and implement an in-house Criminal Defense Clinic, beginning July 1, 2021.

    The Law School has a robust clinical program covering a wide array of practice areas, promoting social and economic justice for client communities.  All clinics engage in direct client representation as well as law/policy reform.  Candidates are encouraged to present their vision for a direct client representation criminal defense clinic with a policy component to complement the School’s anti-racism commitment.  The Clinic will also have a seminar component.  The position provides opportunities and support for scholarly research and writing, if desired, but this is not a requirement as clinical scholarship is defined more broadly (e.g., writing amicus briefs, op-eds, etc.).

    Qualifications include the following: a J.D. degree; a minimum of five years of experience as a practicing lawyer; membership in good standing in the NY bar; significant experience practicing criminal defense law; excellent written and oral communication skills and advocacy skills; a demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently; and a demonstrated commitment to indigent criminal defense and public interest law.  Clinical or other relevant teaching and mentoring experience and experience in program design and development are preferred.

    Clinical faculty are fully engaged members of the Law School community.  All faculty are able to hire research and teaching assistants, and to participate in faculty colloquia, and are eligible for summer research grants and publication awards.  They participate in committees, hold administrative positions, and engage in other aspects of shared governance.

    St. John’s Law School is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, recognized as one of the most diverse urban counties in the United States.  The Law School is committed to doing the work necessary to become an anti-racist institution, including examining and changing our policies, practices, curriculum, teaching, and mentoring.  The Law School is also committed to diversity of all kinds in its faculty, students, and staff, and we encourage applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of the St. John’s Law community.

    St. John’s Law School is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global institution with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris that is committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages.  St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.

    A candidate hired as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education will be given a one-year renewable contract that can ultimately lead to a nine-year presumptively renewable contract.

    Applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names of three references, (4) a writing sample, and (5) teaching evaluations (if available) to Professor Anna Roberts, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfac@stjohns.edu.  Please submit the documents as a single PDF file in the order indicated.  Later stages of the hiring process will require the submission of additional materials.  Review of applications will begin on April 21, 2021.  Feel free to reach out to Professor Roberts with any questions about this position.

     


  • 15 Apr 2021 12:44 AM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Staff Attorney and Legal Fellow for its Religious Liberty Clinic.

     DESCRIPTION: 

    Notre Dame Law School seeks both a Staff Attorney and a Legal Fellow to work in its new Religious Liberty Clinic directed by Professor Stephanie Barclay. More details and application information about the Legal Fellow position may be found here.  Details and application information about the Staff Attorney position may be found here.  The application deadline for both positions is April 22, 2021.

    The Religious Liberty Clinic offers students the opportunity to work on cutting-edge religious liberty litigation at both the trial and appellate level up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The clinic represents clients from all faith traditions in cases involving religious discrimination claims, religious accommodation requests by prisoners, and land use issues.The Clinic also represents religious ministries, including churches seeking to run religious schools, homeless shelters, or soup kitchens. 

    In addition, the clinic will engage in transactional matters, advising religious organizations about best practices and strategies for structuring their governance, property ownership, and other legal affairs so as to maximize their religious liberty and minimize their legal exposure. 

    This semester, students in our Religious Liberty Initiative filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court in Apache Stronghold vs. United States of America. Representing a Tribal Leader and Native American cultural heritage and rights organizations, the brief argues in favor of religious liberty protections for Oak Flat, a site in Arizona that is sacred to the Apache and that is being threatened with destruction. 

    In another case our students worked on—Agudath Israel of America v. Cuomo—the clinic demonstrated its commitment to religious pluralism by representing Muslim organizations and scholars defending Orthodox Jewish plaintiffs in a controversy over discriminatory restrictions on in-person attendance at worship services. The clinic’s brief highlighted ways in which religious minorities are often scapegoated during times of crisis or uncertainty. 


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