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  • 09 Feb 2022 4:40 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE U.C. BERKELEY LAW SCHOOL's Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to provide representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and to assist with the training and supervision of law student interns. The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience in transactional legal work for business and nonprofit organizations, interest in training law students, and a demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice and community lawyering. 

    As EBCLC’s community-centered transactional law practice, CEJ’s mission is to advance people-oriented economic development and empower low-income communities of color to build long-term solutions to poverty in the East Bay through a racial justice and anti-displacement lens. CEJ currently provides free legal education, advice, and representation to underserved entrepreneurs, small businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits that align with CEJ’s mission, including groups seeking to create organizations that sustain and empower low-income communities and communities of color. The new staff attorney will contribute to deepening CEJ’s focus on its sustainable business development and community empowerment work and supporting grassroots coalitions and community partners on local and state level policy advocacy as informed by CEJ’s impacted clients and communities served.  

    Description of Organization:

    EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters. With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to building a culturally diverse workplace, centered on an internal Equity and Inclusion Roadmap that outlines the organization’s equity priorities. EBCLC is also an organized workplace, having reached its first collective bargaining agreement this summer. With about 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $10 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

    Primary Responsibilities:

          Provide advice, counsel, and limited scope representation to low-income entrepreneurs, small businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofit organizations in a variety of areas, including entity formation and structuring; nonprofit tax exemption; corporate governance and compliance; commercial lease and real estate issues; contract drafting and review; and local permitting and licensing.

          Help expand CEJ’s commercial lease and real estate transaction expertise and increase capacity to assist vulnerable commercial tenants.

          Recruit and support clients by developing and maintaining close relationships with business service providers, community based organizations and partners, and internal clinics; staff periodic legal clinics; and direct outreach and education to CEJ’s client communities, including individuals with barriers to traditional employment (e.g., undocumented workers and people with prior records) and minority-owned small businesses in low-income communities and communities of color. 

          Engage in policy advocacy related to small businesses, affordable housing, and/or anti-displacement at the local and state level.

          Supervise clinical law students in the performance of the above duties, including substantive law and skills training, weekly individual and group case reviews, and day-to-day student supervision and support tasks.

          Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to intake, grant management, and reporting.

          Participate in professional development to improve client services and student supervision.

          Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

    Minimum Qualifications:

          Licensed to practice law in California, preferably with at least three years of legal practice with transactional lawyering experience related to representing entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations on various legal needs, including entity formation, governance, tax-exemption, and compliance issues; and preferably with commercial lease and real estate transaction experience.

          Demonstrated commitment to integrating social justice, civil rights, and particularly racial justice into community economic development practice.

          Demonstrated commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with clients and community partners and applying community-centered lawyering.

          Demonstrated experience in developing and advocating for policy and legislative changes.

          Experience in or demonstrated commitment to clinical education.

          Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills.

          Ability to work under pressure in an empathetic, collegial, and professional manner.

          Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

          Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including low-income clients, women and clients of color, students, service providers, community groups, elected officials, foundations, non-profit organizations, and law school faculty.

          Bilingual skills in Spanish are highly desirable.

    Salary and Benefits:

    Starting salary for this exempt position is $68,000 – $90,000 based on law school graduation date, as dictated by the EBCLC salary scale.

    Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents, life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays); EBCLC also offers flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and retirement options.

    Workplace Expectations

    Due to COVID-19, all EBCLC employees are currently working remotely. Please note, however, that the Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor may need to attend in-person court proceedings when required by the court and/or engage in in-person field work to support our clients. Any necessary use of the office must be pre-approved. The expectation is that the Staff Attorney will work in our office in Berkeley, California when it is safe to do. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

    Working at EBCLC

    EBCLC is strongly committed to advancing justice through education and advocacy, and the need to transform legal services and legal education. Please take time to review EBCLC’s mission, vision, programs, and website, and ensure that your cover letter reflects how your background, experience, and expertise have prepared you to be successful in performing the responsibilities of the position.

    Additionally, EBCLC is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity and providing an inclusive, welcoming, and culturally responsive environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

    To achieve this goal, EBCLC works actively to improve our office climate, systems and structures, communications, and community engagement to create an inclusive and respectful workplace where differences are acknowledged and valued.  In your cover letter, please address how your personal background and experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural responsiveness and diversity amongst our staff.

    We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. EBCLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should submit an application by visiting https://eastbaycommunitylawcenter.easyapply.co/.  EBCLC will review applications on a rolling basis. Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for two professional references.

  • 04 Feb 2022 1:22 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Fellow for its Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic.

    Location: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (with potential flexibility for limited remote work between semesters, depending on the fellow’s circumstances)

    Time Status: Full-time

    Expected Start Date: Summer 2022, with some flexibility depending on the chosen candidate

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic typically works with scientists, medical professionals, nonprofit and public interest organizations, and state, municipal, and tribal government clients on environmental and energy issues at the federal, state, and local level. The work includes writing comments and briefs about federal and state regulations, drafting climate change mitigation and adaptation regulations and policies for municipalities, preparing guidance documents and manuals for non-lawyers, drafting model legislation, and preparing policy papers. The Clinic’s current core areas of work are:

    • Supporting the Transition to a Carbon-Free Energy System
    • Assisting Municipalities and Tribes in Developing Innovative Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies
    • Advocating for Strong, Science-based Federal Environmental Regulations
    • Advancing Access, Equity, and Environmental Justice

    Given the breadth of the Clinic’s work, the Fellow should be interested, and able, to dive deeply and relatively quickly into new areas of law.

    The Clinical Fellow will work with the Clinic Director and staff attorneys on a broad array of environmental, energy, and natural resource cases and projects and assist with the supervision of the students working in the Clinic. The Fellow’s work will involve a mix of litigation, administrative advocacy, policy work, legislative drafting, and client advising. The Fellow will typically have a portfolio of ongoing projects and tasks. Specifically, the Clinical Fellow will be expected to do some or all of the following:

    • Participate in researching, writing, and editing briefs, comment letters, petitions for rulemakings, complaints, legislation, and other case and project documents;
    • Investigate and develop new Clinic projects and follow up on inquiries for the Clinic’s assistance;
    • Assist in the development of educational materials (e.g., research guides), seminars, and webinars offered by the Clinic;
    • Work with students and engage in student outreach;
    • Promote the Clinic’s work, including via blog posts and website updates;
    • Assist with event planning and organizing; and
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    The fellowship offers ample opportunity for professional development through working closely with Clinic faculty, staff, students, clients, and partners; developing expertise in particular issue areas; gaining experience with a broad range of advocacy and client counseling strategies; and teaching and mentoring law students. The Clinic Fellow will be part of the intellectual community at Harvard Law School and will have opportunities to attend workshops and conferences.

    Qualifications:

    • J.D., with superior academic achievement;
    • 0–3 years of legal experience;
    • Some specialized knowledge and/or experience in environmental law, administrative law, energy law, and/or local government law;
    • Clerkships, litigation experience, legislative or policy experience, or advanced degrees in relevant disciplines are valued;
    • The ideal candidate will have strong legal research, writing, and editing skills, have strong interpersonal skills, good time management, and be comfortable working both independently and in teams.

    Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

    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.

    Terms of Employment:

    This is a one-year term appointment with the potential to be extended another year, subject to performance, funding, and departmental need. The fellowship position includes certain Harvard benefits and a salary commensurate with other public interest fellowship programs.

    To Apply:

    Please submit the following materials by email to Jacqueline Calahong (jcalahong@law.harvard.edu):

    • A cover letter describing your interest in the position and relevant experience;
    • Resume/CV;
    • Law school transcript;
    • One or two writing samples (preferably independently-authored articles, briefs, memoranda, comment letters, or white papers);
    • The names of three references.


  • 01 Feb 2022 5:57 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE GEORGETOWN LAW Human Rights Institute (HRI) is seeking a legal teaching fellow for a two-year appointment beginning in Summer 2022. The position is designed for a Georgetown Law J.D. or LL.M. graduate with human rights experience, an interest in teaching, and a commitment to pursuing a career in human rights.

    The Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow will work closely with HRI faculty to develop, teach, and supervise students in the year-long Human Rights Advocacy in Action Practicum. Practicum projects are co-designed with human rights NGOs and seek to advance human rights at the domestic or international level. The fellow, faculty, and students travel during Week One in January to conduct in-country fact-finding or other fieldwork.

    The fellow will also support HRI leadership with other Institute programs and events, including by: developing the Human Rights Associates Program; providing academic and career advice to students interested in human rights; organizing human rights conferences and events; supporting the campus human rights community; engaging with the Institute’s human rights alumni network; maintaining strong ties to human rights practitioners; and supporting the Institute’s efforts to create human rights fellowship opportunities for graduating students. Additional responsibilities may be determined based on the fellow’s specific background and interests, as well as the Institute’s needs.

    This fellowship is open to Georgetown Law graduates (J.D. and LL.M.) with at least two years of human rights experience. The annual salary is $57,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year; the fellow will also receive full LL.M. tuition and fees as well as health and dental benefits. During his/her first year, the fellow pursues a program of graduate study through a seminar course on clinical pedagogy, taught by the Georgetown clinical faculty. The fellow may also audit regular law school courses. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the fellow is awarded an LL.M. degree in Advocacy. For more information on fellowship benefits, please visit: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/experiential-learning/clinics/clinical-teaching-fellowships/fellowship-applications/.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • J.D. or LL.M. degree from Georgetown Law;
    • Human rights experience and a commitment to future work in this field;
    • Interest in legal teaching, especially an experiential course;
    • Case or project management experience;
    • Commitment to working closely with, and developing opportunities for, Georgetown students and alumni;
    • Sound judgment and a record of taking initiative;
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a small team;
    • Strong legal research, writing, and editing skills; and
    • Familiarity with Institutional Review Board processes or ethical human subjects research principles (preferred).

    Application Materials and Submission Deadline:

    Please send the following materials in one PDF to the Human Rights Institute at humanrightsinstitute@georgetown.edu with the subject line “[Your Name] — Dash-Muse Fellow Application” by February 27, 2022: Cover letter; resume; law school transcript and any other relevant graduate transcripts; and a short (6-10 page) unedited writing sample. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that you must have authorization to work in the United States to be eligible for this position.

    About the Human Rights Institute:

    The Human Rights Institute is the focal point of human rights at Georgetown Law and helps ensure the Law Center’s place as a center of excellence in human rights teaching and training and in producing policy-relevant and influential human rights ideas and research. HRI’s mission is to promote understanding of and respect for human rights and the practice of human rights law, and to develop Georgetown Law’s place as a global leader in preparing the next generation of human rights advocates. To carry out its mission, HRI works closely with the broad range of human rights faculty and staff experts at the Law Center as well as leaders in the global human rights movement and manages programs and projects to generate and advance the research, writing, and advocacy work of students, alumni, and faculty. You can learn more about HRI at http://humanrightsinstitute.net/.

    Questions about the Fellowship may be directed to the current Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute Senior Dash-Muse Teaching Fellow, Michelle Liu, at xml@georgetown.edu.


  • 27 Jan 2022 7:05 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a staff attorney for its Immigration Clinic. 

    Primary Purpose: The Staff Attorney I will work under the supervision of the Immigration Clinic Director and reports to the Director, Legal Clinics. The Immigration Clinic represents residents of Sacramento County in a variety of immigration matters, including ancillary family and probate law matters. The clinic is part of Community Legal Services at McGeorge School of Law.

    The Staff Attorney I will work directly with law students and assist in case management, direct representation, and program development to include expanding community lawyering and outreach in the area of Immigration Law.

    Essential Functions:  

    1.     Work closely with clinic students on client cases and matters, including pre-intake, intake, case management, client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, oral and written advocacy, supervision at court appearances, and other aspects of client representation. The Immigration Clinic generally represents low income residents of Sacramento County in a range of matters including U and T visas, VAWA applications, SIJS petitions, asylum, family based petitions and removal defense.

    2.   Mentor clinic students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, legal research and writing, oral communication, and leadership.

    3.    Direct representation: manage all aspects of administrative and civil litigation, case and file  management, legal research and writing, court appearances, and all other client-related services.

    4.   Along with the Immigration Clinic Director, responsible for case management during clinic student breaks and vacations.

    5.    Design and participate in community outreach activities and use a broad range of strategies, including public advocacy and policy-related research, to advance the interests of the clinic’s clients and mission. 

    6.   Prepare presentations on legal issues facing vulnerable and underserved residents of Sacramento County with the assistance of clinic students and under the supervision of the Legal Clinic Director and Clinic Directing Attorney. Outreach activities take place in diverse locations such as local community centers, service provider locations, and local faith groups such as Sacramento ACT. Outreach activities will be done with the active participation of students enrolled in the legal clinics.

    7.    Assist Clinic Directing Attorney in class planning.

    8.   Assist with and attend clinic seminars.

    9.   Assist with other experiential learning programs at McGeorge.

    10.  Assist in planning, development, and implementation of annual campus immigration fair.

    11.  Write and edit brochures, newsletters, website content and other community education, marketing and efforts.

    12.  Develop practice guides and other resources for use in the Legal Clinics.

    13.  Participate in other clinic projects including orientation, recruitment, trainings, and community events.

    14.  Assist with other experiential learning and pro bono programs at McGeorge.

    15.  Expand relationships with various government entities, bar associations and community partners to co-sponsor to educate service providers and the community. This will also lead to increased educational and job opportunities for our students by increasing our community involvement and image.

    16.    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree.
    • Admittance to the California Bar.
    • Two (2) years of experience as a practicing attorney in California.
    • Experience in immigration law.
    • Experience in public service and/or pro bono legal work.
    • Experience working both collaboratively and independently.
    • Legal research, writing, and editing experience.
    • Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and internet research experience.
    • Electronic case management system and computerized legal research experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    • Experience working with diverse populations.
    • Experience promoting diversity and inclusion.
    • Prior enrollment in a law school clinic for at least a semester.
    • Knowledge of a foreign Language such as Spanish fluently.

    Physical Requirements:    

    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Some lifting of materials (20 lbs or less). Bending, stretching, reaching required. Sitting for long periods of time.

    Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:

    Work performed during standard business hours.

    Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

    Hiring Range   Commensurate with experience, exempt

    Background Check Statement 

    All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

    AA/EEO Policy Statement

    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

  • 27 Jan 2022 3:22 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks applications for the Curtis-Liman Clinical Fellow in Residence for 2022-2023.

    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 2022. This fellowship is supported by a gift from Alan Bersin, YLS ’74, and Lisa Foster, and it honors Dennis Curtis, one of the founders of Yale’s clinical program.

    The fellowship provides for a law school graduate to spend at least one and possibly two years with members of the Yale clinical faculty and with the Liman Center and affiliated faculty. 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. The Fellow will be based at Yale Law School.

    The Fellowship includes work for one semester of the first year under the supervision of Professor Fiona Doherty on a project aimed at improving the integrity of convictions in Connecticut. The Fellow may also join Professor Lucas Guttentag on furthering administrative and executive immigration reform by analyzing the policies of recent years, maintaining and enhancing a website that comprehensively catalogues recent policies, and identifying needed policy change.

    The Curtis-Liman Fellow will participate in the Liman Center, which promotes access to justice and the fair treatment of individuals and groups seeking to participate in legal systems. Recent projects have included efforts to increase access to voting for people in detention, as well as research to document the use of solitary confinement, excessive fines and fees, and the harms of COVID for incarcerated individuals. Since its inception in 1997, the Liman Center has funded more than 160 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 Jenny Carroll, other Liman Fellows in Residence, affiliated researchers, and related staff.

    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 range is from $47,500 to $55,000 or more, depending on experience. Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities. The fellowship is for at least one year, with discussion of a one year extension to take place after the first semester.

    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 and preferably more should be a law school professor) to elizabeth.keane@yale.edu. If letters of reference are readily available, ask that individuals forward them directly; otherwise, when appropriate, we will contact references by email or phone. Absent special circumstances, applications should be sent by email to Elizabeth Keane, and if possible by February 21st, 2022.

    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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

  • 27 Jan 2022 2:50 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

    Job Summary

    The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (the "Bureau"), a curricular law clinic of Harvard Law School, is seeking a full-time Clinical Instructor ("CI") to supervise law students in their representation of low-income clients in civil legal matters. The Bureau was founded by Harvard Law School students in 1913 and remains student-run.  The Bureau’s mission is to provide excellent, free representation to low-income and historically excluded clients and communities in the Greater Boston area and to do so in a way that responds to the systemic racial, social, and economic inequalities that are the causes and consequences of poverty. Students also run the organization, setting policy, allocating resources among eligible clients, and managing the office on a day-to-day basis.

    Job Specific Responsibilities:

    As a Clinical Instructor you will:

    • Supervise and assess the legal work of approximately 8 second- and third-year Harvard Law School students.  HLAB students serve as primary counsel and are responsible for managing their own cases; each student maintains a caseload of around 3-5 active cases. 
    • Serve as a mentor to students, providing expertise and advice as students work to manage their own casework. 
    • Guide students’ case work by meeting regularly with them at least once a week to discuss case strategy, client relationships, review and edit their written work, prepare them for and accompany them to court and administrative hearings, and provide regular oral and written feedback. 
    • Identify, develop, and sustain productive community partnerships, including through periodic attendance at evening community meetings. 
    • Supervise students from other law schools as part of the Bureau’s summer program.  During periods of transition between the academic year and summer programs, CIs are responsible for direct case handling, including communication with clients, motions and trials.
    • Contribute to the Bureau’s team by meeting regularly to share information and strategies and collaborating on office-wide initiatives, including new-student orientation, trainings, and clinical seminars.

    Basic Qualifications

    JD Degree earned at least three years ago, a minimum of three years’ relevant experience, and  admission to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    Additional Qualifications

    We are looking for people who have:

          Ability to work with diverse groups of people, as well as an understanding of the daily challenges faced by low-income communities of color; previous experience working with historically excluded communities

          Teaching experience and/or strong interest in clinical legal education; experience in community lawyering; willingness to learn new areas of law and modes of practice; demonstrated ability to work successfully with and mentor students of diverse backgrounds

          Willingness to work in a regularly evolving environment, with policies and practices that adapt to changes in student leadership and interests; patience and flexibility working within a student-run law clinic and supportive of student leadership

          Strong writing and interpersonal skills

          Proficiency in one or more languages commonly spoken in the Bureau’s client communities (e.g., Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin)

          We are particularly interested in substantial experience in civil legal aid or related legal practice in one or more of the Bureau’s current practice areas: family (including divorce, custody and child support, guardianship, special immigrant juvenile status findings, and Hague Convention defense), and wage-and-hour (non-payment of wages, minimum wage and overtime violations; earned sick time, and retaliation). Other Bureau practice areas include housing (including eviction defense, foreclosure, and fair housing) and unemployment insurance.

    Working Conditions

    This position is based in Cambridge, MA and will be in-person, public health restrictions permitting. We are looking to fill this position in Spring of 2022 with a mid-May start date. Evening and weekend hours are periodically required to meet student, client or outreach needs.

    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment expected to extend through June 30, 2025, subject to departmental funding and need.

    HLAB is deeply committed towards building a clinical instructor staff that reflects the communities we serve, especially as the majority of our student attorneys and clients come from historically excluded backgrounds. Candidates from historically excluded backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply to this position. To learn more about us, visit our website

    Job Title, Department: Clinical Instructor

    Grade, FLSA Status: 58, exempt

    Reports to: Faculty Director


  • 26 Jan 2022 1:47 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a staff attorney for its new Homeless Advocacy Clinic. 

    Primary Purpose: The Staff Attorney I will work under the direct supervision of the Homeless Advocacy Clinic Director and reports to the Director, Legal Clinics. The Homeless Advocacy Clinic (HAC) addresses the Civil Legal Needs of those experiencing, homelessness. This project is part of Community Legal Services, at McGeorge School of Law. It is a twelve (12) month position with renewal based on identified funding and performance.

    The Staff Attorney I will work directly with law students and assist in case management, direct representation, and program development to include expanding community lawyering and outreach. 

    Essential Functions:

    1.     Work closely with clinic students on client cases and matters, including pre-intake, intake, case management, client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, oral and written advocacy, supervision at court appearances, and other aspects of client representation.

    2.   Mentor clinic students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, legal research and writing, oral communication, and leadership.

    3.    Direct representation: manage all aspects of administrative and civil litigation, case and file management, legal research and writing, court appearances, and all other client-related services.

    4.   Along with the HAC Clinic Director, responsible for case management during clinic student breaks and vacations. 

    5.    Design and participate in community outreach activities and use a broad range of strategies, including public advocacy and policy-related research, to advance the interests of the clinic’s clients and mission.  

    6.   Prepare presentations on legal issues facing vulnerable and underserved residents of Sacramento County with the assistance of clinic students and under the supervision of the Legal Clinic Director and Clinic Directing Attorneys. Outreach activities take place in diverse locations such as local community centers, service provider locations, and local faith groups. 

    7.    Assist Clinic Directing Attorney in class planning. 

    8.   Assist with and attend clinic seminars.

    9.   Write and edit brochures, newsletters, website content and other community education, marketing and efforts.

    10.                      Develop practice guides and other resources for use in the Legal Clinics.

    11.                        Participate in other clinic projects including orientation, recruitment, trainings, and community events.

    12.                       Assist with other experiential learning and pro bono programs at McGeorge.

    13.                       Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree.
    • Admittance to the California Bar.
    • Two (2) years of experience as a practicing attorney in California.
    • Experience in public service and/or pro bono legal work. 
    • Experience working both collaboratively and independently. 
    • Legal research, writing, and editing experience.  
    • Word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and internet research experience.  
    • Electronic case management system and computerized legal research experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working with underserved populations. 
    • Practice experience in Social Security/Supplemental Security Income Disability, criminal record expungement, assisting clients in the reduction of fines and fees, and child support modification.

    AA/EEO Policy Statement: University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

    To apply please visit: https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/21368.


  • 23 Jan 2022 3:44 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for a full-time, clinical tenure-track faculty position, beginning in Fall 2022, in which the successful applicant will serve as Director of our Appellate Litigation Clinic and as Moot Court Faculty Advisor.

    The Appellate Litigation Clinic follows a traditional clinical teaching model in a year-long course that awards six credits per semester. Clinic participation is typically limited to six students selected through a competitive application process. All must acquire Certified Legal Intern status. The Director teaches the weekly two-hour seminar component of the Clinic. 

    The Director is responsible for case selection. The Clinic’s appellate practice has historically focused on the representation of appellate matters before the Florida Third District Court of Appeal (“Third DCA”). The Director may choose to accept different types of appeals. Under supervision, students are responsible for all aspects of their docket of cases. In most years, at least one Clinic case is argued on the St. Thomas campus before a panel of Third DCA judges. The director will have additional duties including teaching a section of Appellate Advocacy, an upper level required course. 

    The Director will also serve as the Moot Court Faculty Advisor. The Moot Court Faculty Advisor selects competitions, assists the Moot Court Executive Board with the selection of competitors, and coaches St. Thomas’ teams in some of the selected competitions. During Fall and Spring Semesters, the Moot Court Faculty Advisor also teaches a one-credit class in brief-writing and presentation of oral arguments. 

    Candidates must hold a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school and possess both an excellent academic record and superior oral and written communication skills. Experience teaching in a clinical program is highly desired. Experience as a practicing attorney is required. The Director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic must be licensed to practice law in the State of Florida or gain admission to The Florida Bar within 12 months. St. Thomas encourages applications from women and minority candidates and from all other persons who would add to the diversity of our academic community. 

    Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and list of references to:  Cece Dykas, Associate Dean of Administration and Clinical Programs, cdykas@stu.edu; and Michael Vastine, Director of Clinical Programs, mvastine@stu.edu.

    St. Thomas University is a private diocesan institution, located on a beautiful campus in northern Miami-Dade County, Florida. The College of Law is consistently recognized in national publications for its diversity of students and faculty. We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at www.stu.edu/law.

    STU LAW is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.


  • 21 Jan 2022 5:50 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for a two-year term for a Clinical Visiting Assistant Professorship for academic years 2022-2024. The Visiting Assistant Professorship will allow the candidate to gain clinical teaching, research, and writing experience, and prepare for the law school teaching market. Candidates should indicate a desire to work alongside our clinical faculty in one of the Law School’s existing clinics.

    The Clinical VAP will teach in one of the Law School's existing clinics that best fits the clinician's research and teaching interests. In addition, the clinician will be assigned a primary senior faculty mentor to provide advice and support on teaching, scholarship, and preparation for the legal academic teaching market. Clinical VAPs participate fully in the life of BC Law, including but not limited to attendance at faculty workshops, opportunities to workshop papers and present at BC Law’s Junior Faculty Forum, and access to teaching support through Boston College’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

    This position requires in-person teaching and the Clinical VAP is expected to be in full-time residence at BC Law during the academic year. Boston College Law School prioritizes those whose clinical teaching includes issues relating to race and the law or whose work addresses causes of and solutions to structural racism.

    This Clinical VAP appointment is for two years. Scholars will be appointed at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. The salary, benefits and research support will be competitive with other well-regarded law fellowship and VAP programs.

    Qualifications

    Educational Qualifications:

    A JD or equivalent (including LLM or JSD)

    Admitted to and in good standing to a state bar

    Required Qualifications:

    Strong potential  for excellence in clinical legal teaching;

    Three years of relevant practice experience (excluding clerkship)

    Strong potential for excellence in legal scholarship or systemic law reform;

    Demonstrated contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and

    Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

    Application Instructions

    To apply, an applicant should submit the following through http://apply.interfolio.com/100773:

    Cover letter, including a statement of applicant's desire to supervise in one of the Law School's clinics

    CV

    Diversity statement

    Graduate and professional transcripts (including law school transcripts)

    Three letters of reference providing support for the applicant’s potential as a clinical teacher.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, please contact Mary Holper, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, at holper@bc.edu.


  • 21 Jan 2022 5:48 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for a Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor during the 2022-2023 academic year and fall 2023 semester, to teach and supervise in the law school’s Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC), and to gain clinical teaching, research, and writing experience, and prepare for the law school teaching market. In the CEC, students provide corporate, employment, intellectual property, tax, contract, and other legal services to local small businesses and nonprofits. Candidates will have the option of teaching a separate course as an adjunct professor during the spring 2024 semester.

    The clinician will be assigned a primary senior faculty mentor to provide advice and support on teaching, scholarship, and preparation for the legal academic teaching market. Clinical VAPs participate fully in the life of BC Law, including but not limited to attendance at faculty workshops, opportunities to workshop papers and present at BC Law’s Junior Faculty Forum, and access to teaching support through Boston College’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

    This position requires in-person teaching and the Clinical VAP is expected to be in full-time residence at BC Law during the academic year. Boston College Law School prioritizes those whose clinical teaching includes issues relating to race and the law or whose work addresses causes of and solutions to structural racism.

    Scholars will be appointed at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. The salary, benefits and research support will be competitive with other well-regarded law fellowship and VAP programs.

    Qualifications

    Educational Qualifications:

    A JD or equivalent (including LLM or JSD)

    Admitted to and in good standing to a state bar

    Required Qualifications:

    Strong potential  for excellence in clinical legal teaching;

    Three years of relevant practice experience (excluding clerkship)

    Strong potential for excellence in legal scholarship or systemic law reform;

    Demonstrated contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and

    Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

    Application Instructions

    To apply, an applicant should submit the following through http://apply.interfolio.com/100775:

    Cover letter, including a statement of applicant's desire to supervise in one of the Law School's clinics

    CV

    Diversity statement

    Graduate and professional transcripts (including law school transcripts)

    Three letters of reference providing support for the applicant’s potential as a clinical teacher.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, please contact Mary Holper, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, at holper@bc.edu.


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