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  • 18 Jan 2019 11:25 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    LEWIS AND CLARK LAW SCHOOL is hiring an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.   Job posting is at https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/27427-litc-announcment-finalpdf.

    Lewis and Clark Law School is also hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Lawyering program.  The job posting is https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/27428-vap-announcement-2019-2021-finalpdf.


  • 18 Jan 2019 11:24 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    ELON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a creative and dynamic faculty member to serve as Director of Residencies with rank and status to be determined based on qualifications and experience.  The Director will play a central role in the experiential learning focus of Elon Law, leading its unique, signature residency-in-practice program with responsibility for envisioning, developing, managing, supervising, implementing and overseeing the next phases of its development.  All JD students are required to complete a residency, which is a full-time, semester long placement under the supervision of a judge or lawyer for academic credit.  Elon Law now is completing its third year operating the Residency Program.  

    Additional duties include teaching within the Residency program, and possibly teaching doctrinal courses, depending on experience and interest.  The director will oversee other experiential courses as well, such as specialized externships. The director reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  Experience leading and working with clinics, externships, field placements and other experiential pedagogies in law is preferred but not required.  A JD or equivalent degree is required, teaching experience in a law school is preferred.  Inquiries and applications to Professor Steve Friedland at sfriedland2@elon.edu 

    Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC, aspires to be the preeminent school for engaged and experiential learning in law. With a focus on learning by doing, Elon Law integrates traditional classroom instruction with course-connected, full-time residencies-in-practice in a logically sequenced program of transformational professional preparation. Elon Law’s groundbreaking approach has been recognized by the Clinical Legal Education Association, which recently listed Elon Law in the top 10% of law schools for its number of required experiential credits. Students complete their studies in 2.5 years – a distinctive value that lowers tuition and permits early entry into the profession.


  • 18 Jan 2019 11:24 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a faculty director for the Jeanette Lipman Legal Clinic for Families and Children.  Created in 2009, this endowed clinic provides a broad range of legal services to economically challenged families and children in the areas of divorce, custody, and child welfare.  It is one of four in-house clinics, staffed by full-time faculty at the University of Richmond.  The faculty director will have a significant role in determining the clinic’s areas of emphasis and operation. 

    Required qualifications for this position include a law degree, a license to practice in Virginia (or a willingness to become licensed), experience in litigation involving families and children and/or clinical teaching with underserved populations.

    This is a renewable contract position.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and scope of responsibilities assumed. Starting date is flexible, but position would ideally be filled for the 2019-2020 academic year. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to 
    jemcconnell@richmond.edu.

    The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to supporting an inclusive campus community.


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

    GEORGETOWN LAW's Environmental Law and Justice Clinic in the Institute for Public Representation (IPR) invites applications for a two-year clinical fellow/staff attorney position to start in August 2019.

    What is IPR?

    IPR is a public interest law firm and law school clinic founded by Georgetown University Law Center in 1971.  IPR serves as counsel for groups and individuals who are unable to obtain effective legal representation on issues of broad public importance.  IPR’s work is currently focused in two areas: environmental law and communications law and policy.  IPR provides third-year and second semester  second-year law students an opportunity to develop a wide range of lawyering skills by working on real cases under the supervision of faculty members and fellows (also referred to as staff attorneys).

    There are four fellow positions at IPR, and we are now recruiting for two fellows for the Environmental Law and Justice clinic in IPR.

    IPR’s Environmental Law and Justice Clinic

    IPR’s work in environmental law primarily focuses on individuals and communities, many of whom are in the Washington metropolitan area, who suffer a disproportionate share of environmental harms and enjoy fewer environmental amenities than other parts of the area in question.  Our clients have included neighborhood associations, regional, local, and tribal environmental organizations, community activists, and Indian tribes.  The Environmental Law and Justice Clinic also represents national organizations on environmental issues of national importance arising under the federal environmental laws.  We have worked on litigation involving the full array of federal, state, and local environmental laws as well as civil rights and administrative law, and have appeared in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and various state supreme courts, and before local zoning boards, public service commissions, and agency hearing examiners.  In addition to litigation, our environmental advocacy extends to federal and regional state agency rule-making and permitting processes, and frequently involves working to support coalitions of groups concerned with these issues. 

    The nature of the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic’s environmental projects varies from year to year depending on client need, attorney interest, and resource availability.  Because IPR conducts a clinical legal education program for sixteen Georgetown law students each semester, half of whom work on environmental projects, another key factor in selecting projects is their appropriateness for clinical teaching. 

    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/staff attorney and faculty member.  The students and clinical fellow/staff attorneys 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.  Fellows/staff attorneys are offered an opportunity to co-teach seminars with a faculty member.  Under the guidance of environmental fellows/staff attorneys and the environmental clinical director, students have the chance to develop a wide range of lawyering skills as well as to consider how their personal values relate to their professional careers.

    In addition to the clinical fellow/staff attorneys, the professional staff of IPR includes two full-time members of the law school faculty.  The faculty members oversee work on projects and are responsible for teaching the seminars and grading.  The faculty member who directs the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic is Professor Hope M. Babcock.  Professor Babcock has directed IPR’s environmental program for twenty-seven years and has over forty years of experience in environmental law.  She was formerly general counsel of the National Audubon Society and served in the Carter Administration in the U.S. Department of the Interior. She also teaches environmental and natural resources law at Georgetown.

    What Do the Clinical Fellow/Staff Attorneys Do?

    The clinical fellow/staff attorneys are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the students, and work closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal research, writing, and analysis.  Much of the staff attorneys' 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.  The staff attorneys have their own opportunities to engage in oral and written advocacy on their projects, including the chance to argue before federal, state, or administrative judges.  They take an active role in project development and in planning other IPR activities.

    Past clinical fellow/staff attorneys have emphasized that the IPR experience is unique in several respects: 

    First, the fellowship program offers an opportunity to work on interesting, often cutting-edge projects.  Because all of our projects are handled on a pro bono basis, we have leeway to choose projects that are important, interesting, and present educational opportunities for both students and graduate fellow/staff attorneys.

    Second, graduate fellow/staff attorneys 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.  Graduate fellow/staff attorneys 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.

    Third, clinical fellow/staff attorneys acquire a good practical working knowledge of both specific subject matter areas and of the federal, state, and local administrative and judicial process.

    Fourth, clinical fellow/staff attorneys have an opportunity to work closely with experienced, full time faculty members, who have substantial litigation and substantive expertise.  For those with an interest in clinical teaching, graduate fellow/staff attorneys get first-hand experience in clinical supervision, and also participate in, and often co-teach, seminars.  As part of the Law Center community, graduate fellow/staff attorneys are urged to attend faculty workshops and other programs, and to participate in a variety of on- and off-campus activities.  They are also encourage to attend workshops that will support their academic writing, if they want to pursue an academic career.

    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.  The fellowship will start in August 2019 and end in August 2021.  Georgetown University Law Center awards an LL.M in Advocacy to each fellow upon completion of their two-year term.

    What Qualifications Are We Looking For?

    • We are looking for applicants who demonstrate the following:
    • a commitment to public interest law
    • at least two years of relevant prior work experience in environmental law, a fellowship with an environmental organization, or a judicial clerkship
    • strong legal writing and communications skills and experience and/or interest in helping others improve their legal writing, research, and analytical skills
    • an interest in (and aptitude for) clinical legal education

    Clinical fellow/staff attorneys must be members of the D.C. Bar or take steps to apply for membership in the D.C. Bar (through examination or reciprocity) upon being accepted for the position.

    How to Apply?

    Applicants for the fellowship should submit the following:

    • a resume and law school transcript
    • a list of references, including contact information
    • a recent legal writing sample of any length that represents the applicant’s most challenging legal work (The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or a piece significantly edited by someone else.)
    • a brief statement (not longer than one single-spaced page) explaining the applicant’s interest in the position. 

    Send your application materials in a PDF file attached to an email to IPR’s Administrator, Niko Perazich, at nwp2@georgetown.edu.  The application deadline is Monday February 18th 2019.

    After reviewing the application materials, we will select a small number of applicants to be interviewed at our office.  While IPR cannot pay applicants’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time most convenient for the applicant.

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

    GEORGETOWN LAW is accepting applications for a 2-year clinical teaching fellowship with the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic.

    Clinic Description

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is part of a new medical-legal partnership between Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Launched in August 2017, the Law Clinic integrates law students directly into Georgetown community-based health clinics serving children and families living in poverty in Washington, D.C. Law students provide civil legal services to address barriers that affect patient health and well-being in collaboration with medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

    Patients at these clinics face multi-generational, complex, civil legal needs, many of which negatively impact their health and well-being. Among the needs currently being served are those related to education, housing, family law, and public benefits, including access to health insurance. By partnering directly with healthcare providers, who help identify when patients have unmet legal needs, the Law Clinic is implementing an upstream legal services approach that fills an important access to justice gap in D.C. and works to treat legal issues before they escalate into more serious legal crises. By meeting patients’ medical and legal needs in places where they already have trusted relationships, the HJA Law Clinic offers a unique and especially effective method for reducing the barriers to justice that often confront people living in poverty. 

    Description of the Fellowship

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is hiring an individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for two years. The fellowship starts in the summer of 2019 and ends in the summer of 2021. The two-year fellowship is designed for a lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and poverty lawyering in the context of a medical-legal partnership and in the areas of civil legal aid identified above.  The fellow will supervise law students providing civil legal services to families living in poverty and serve as a mentor and role model to law students in the clinic, which has a track record of attracting students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  The fellow will join the clinical teaching team, which consists of a senior teaching fellow and clinic director. The teaching team is highly collaborative and uses a team-based approach to pedagogy planning and problem solving. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University.

     

    Fellows have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the clinic and student supervision as the fellowship progresses.  Over the course of the two years, the fellow will:

    • Directly represent clients that are referred by our health care partners;
    • Supervise students in casework and clinic projects;
    • Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions;
    • Assist with administrative and case handling responsibilities of the clinic;
    • Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities for the L.L.M., which is designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education;
    • Collaborate with law and medical students and faculty on research, policy, education, advocacy, and/or other projects designed to increase access to justice and health for underserved D.C. residents.

    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 may qualify for deferment of their student loans and/or may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    Qualifications

    The Health Justice Alliance seeks a prospective fellow with:

    • Experience providing civil legal services to low-income clients (special education law and/or public benefits are areas of particular need);
    • Minimum of 3 years of post-J.D. legal experience;
    • Membership in the District of Columbia Bar (if not a member of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer);
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching; and
    • Prior medical, health-related, or mental health-related experience a plus.

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit a letter of interest, résumé/CV, complete law school transcript, a list of at least three references, and a writing sample (max. 10 pages) to HealthJusticeAlliance@georgetown.edu by Friday, February 8, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Yael Cannon, Director of the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, at yc708@georgetown.edu.  

    Note: Georgetown Law Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.

  • 18 Jan 2019 11:08 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    BERKELEY LAW is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors should openings arise. Openings are generally part-time.

    Berkeley Law is one of the premier law schools in the United States. Our programs are demanding, engaging, hands-on, and selective. We expect our faculty and lecturers to demonstrate a strong commitment to academic rigor and intellectual diversity.

    The J.D. and LL.M. programs are host to a diverse and constantly evolving curriculum. Hundreds of courses are offered, including dozens in our top-ranked Law and Technology, International Law, Social Justice, and Environmental Law programs.

    Within the Experiential Education curriculum, instructors teach courses in litigation and transactional lawyering skills, including negotiation, pre-trial practice, civil trial practice, criminal trial practice, appellate advocacy, legal writing, drafting, legal research, alternative dispute resolution, oral advocacy, mediation, and other related professional practice education. These courses are taught experientially, using extensive simulation, video, and other “learning by doing” pedagogies.

    Please see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php for curricular details.

    General Duties: In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assessing student work and assigning grades, advising students, identifying and preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

    Basic Qualifications: J.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. or Master’s degree, or equivalent international degree, is required at the time of application.

    Preferred Qualifications: Legal practice experience in the area in which the applicant seeks to teach and experience teaching law school courses, with outstanding student and peer evaluations. If applicant applies with a degree other than a J.D., a degree in an area of curricular need and law-related experience is preferred.

    Salary: Starting annual full-time salary is currently $54,738, prorated according to teaching workload. The starting salary for an instructor teaching one course for a semester at the law school ranges from $4,653 to $9,032 depending on the associated workload.

    Application Procedure: To apply, please visit the following link:

    http://apptrkr.com/1355855

    Applicants must submit three (3) documents: (a) a cover letter describing their interest in teaching and identifying the course(s) they propose to teach; (b) a curriculum vitae or bio; and (c) a short (1-2 paragraph) description of the course(s). Applicants may also submit an optional statement of contributions to diversity (guidance can be found here: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates). Additional materials may be required of finalists.

    To receive full consideration for any openings please submit a complete application. Completed applications will be reviewed when openings arise. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in January and for spring semester in July.

    The applicant pool will close on December 9, 2019; candidates who are interested in remaining in the pool after that time will need to submit a new application.

    Please direct questions to: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

    The University of California 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

  • 09 Jan 2019 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    UCI SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOOL SEEKING VISITING CLINICAL PROFESSORS FOR 2019-2020

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW  invites applications for full-time Visiting Clinical Professors interested in teaching in one of the following four clinics: 

                (1) Community & Economic Development Clinic ( Fall 2019 semester);

                (2) Immigrant Rights Clinic (Spring 2020 semester);

                (3) Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic ( Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters); and 

                (4) Startup and Small Business Clinic ( Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters).

    Visiting Professors in any of the four clinics listed above would co-teach for one or two semesters in a one-semester, six credit course that satisfies the Law School’s clinical course requirement for graduation. Applicants for these positions should have at least 7-10 years of legal practice and/or teaching experience in the relevant practice area. They must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and be a member of a state bar. In addition, they must have demonstrated potential for excellence in clinical teaching.  For the Immigrant Rights Clinic position, Spanish proficiency is helpful, and some federal litigation and/or post-conviction experience is preferred. The persons selected will be appointed as Visiting Clinical Professors or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professors, depending on experience.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    A brief description of each of the clinics is provided below; more information is available on the Law School’s website. 

    The Community & Economic Development Clinic focuses on issues of community and economic development  in low-and moderate-income populations, emphasizing non-adversarial, transactional approaches to advocacy.  Because the clinic’s primary goal is to solve its clients problems  by the most effective means available, the clinic also represents clients in some litigation matters.  Clinic students primarily represents organizational clients, including resident organizations in mobile home parks, non-profits and small businesses.

    In the Immigrant Rights Clinic, students provide direct representation to immigrants on matters ranging from bond, complex removal defense and post-conviction motions to combatting workplace exploitation and protecting the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants. The clinic also provides legal support to grassroots organizations on policy initiatives and campaigns. The clinic strives for and models high quality, holistic and transformative lawyering. It acts in accordance with the foundational insight that the community is best served when lawyers can help empower individuals and marginalized groups to advocate for themselves. 

    In the Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic, law students work to protect civil liberties and support innovation in the digital age by advising and representing clients on a range of matters dealing with copyright, patent, privacy, First Amendment, and media law, among other areas. The nature of the Clinic's projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora. 

    The Startup and Small Business Clinic is designed to train law students to serve small business owners and entrepreneurs of startups with formation, capitalization, corporate governance, intellectual property matters, contract drafting/negotiation, debt/equity financing and ongoing business operations.  Law students represent clients on every aspect of Startup/small business law from formation to buy-sell agreements. Students will work to prepare material for informational and educational workshops for startup companies and small businesses to help owners of such businesses with common legal issues and questions.

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    GENERAL INFORMATION 

    Founded just ten years ago, the UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary new law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. In keeping with this mission, the Law School has a dynamic and innovative clinical program. The cornerstone of the clinical program is a core clinical course required of every student. Students may enroll in their core clinic for additional semesters. In the seven years since the creation of the first core clinics, the number has grown from three to the current nine: Appellate Litigation; Community and Economic Development; Consumer Law; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Environmental Law; Immigrant Rights; Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology; and International Justice.  Each core clinic is taught by one or more full-time faculty and one or more adjunct faculty. The Law School also currently has six elective clinics in the areas of Appellate Advocacy for Veterans, Fair Employment and Housing; Civil Rights Litigation; International Human Rights; Reproductive Justice; and Startup and Small Business.

    The UC Irvine School of Law is the newest public law school in California in nearly 50 years and currently is ranked 21st nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The clinical training program is ranked 13th.  The School of Law also ranks in the top 13 for student diversity and has the 5th best student/faculty ratio among the top 25 law schools. The School of Law aims to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession, combining the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive and friendly environment. For more information, visit www.law.uci.edu. 

    Inquiries regarding these positions should be directed to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning at UC Irvine School of Law: chempel@law.uci.edu.

    Candidates who wish to be considered for a Visiting Professor position should send a cover letter and updated CV, a list of references and a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity (see UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence) by e-mail to mdeyoung@law.uci.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by January 15, 2019.

    The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

  • 21 Dec 2018 11:04 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW has an immediate opening for a clinical fellow who will work in its expanding Immigration Law Clinic. The clinic developed as an offshoot of the work of our Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC), with funding from the Florida Bar Foundation. Students enrolled in the Immigration Law Clinic receive instruction and supervision related to individual representation of immigrant clients with U-Visas, VAWA self-petitions, adjustments of status, Employment Authorizations, Federal Benefits, Drivers’ Licenses or IDs, and FOIA requests. Additionally, the clinic provides assistance to the US-born children of immigrants.

    The clinical fellow will work directly with IPVAC Professor Teresa Drake, clinic students, and clients, and will conduct outreach to immigrants in 15 rural counties in North Florida. The clinical fellow will be instrumental in continuing and expanding on the clinic’s mission, and will help teach our clinic course, which is taught in cooperation with the immigration law clinic at Florida State University Law School.

    This is a new position that reflects the College of Law’s commitment to increasing and enriching the clinical offerings for our students. This position is time limited position for 18 months, with the possibility of a one-year extension and carries the official classification of visiting assistant professor. The College of Law currently has 8 live client clinics and 2 criminal placement clinics.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have a JD from an ABA accredited law school, a bar membership in any state, 1-3 years of work experience, a demonstrated interest in immigration law and policy, and an interest in ultimately going on the clinical teaching market. Spanish language fluency is preferred but not required. 

    Application Instructions

    In order to be considered, applicants must upload a CV, references and a cover letter. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

    If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD).  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.  Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

    Apply at: https://dossier.interfolio.com/apply/58635


  • 20 Dec 2018 8:32 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE JOHN MARSHALL LAW SCHOOL in Chicago seeks a faculty member to serve as Director of the law school’s Intellectual Property Clinic. The clinic provides pro bono services to individuals or qualified groups in the areas of Patents and Trademarks, and is part of the law school’s Community Legal Clinics.  The candidate will also teach related courses as arranged with the academic deans. This is a tenure-line position, at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher.

    We seek an individual who is, or demonstrates the potential to be, an exceptional teacher, clinician, and scholar, and to work with entrepreneurs and emerging technologies. Required qualifications include a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school or foreign equivalent; evidence that the candidate is a member in good standing of the bar of a court of the United States, or of the highest court of a state of the United States; and registration to practice in patent (and preferably also trademark) matters before the USPTO. Illinois bar membership (or eligibility for it) is preferred but not required.

    The law school’s current intellectual property clinics in Patents and Trademarks are certified law school clinics under the rules of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. To meet certification requirements, the candidate must:

    • For patents, be a registered patent attorney or patent agent in good standing with the OED of the USPTO and have three years of experience in prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO within the last five years;
    • For trademarks, be a licensed attorney with at least three years of experience in prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO within the last five years. 

    It is anticipated that the successful candidate will teach at least one course per academic year outside the clinic, based on background and interest. The candidate is expected to possess excellent research, writing, and communication skills.  

    JMLS is committed to diversity, access, and opportunity. Subject to the approval of our accreditors, JMLS is in the process of being acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago, with an anticipated closing date in August 2019. For more information, visit www.jmls.edu and jmls.uic.edu. The successful candidate should be available to start no later than July 16, 2019.

    Reports to: Associate Dean for Experiential Education

    Other information: This is an 11- or 12-month appointment.

    To Apply:

    Submit a current CV and cover letter indicating compliance with the relevant USPTO requirements above to Professor Art Acevedo, Chair, Selection and Appointments Committee, at 7Acevedo@jmls.edu. The Committee will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis in January and will conduct initial screening interviews via Skype or a similar platform. Individuals invited to interview for the position should be prepared to submit teaching evaluations, professional references, copies of or links to published scholarship, and, where applicable, copies of promotion and tenure reports from current or past law schools.

    The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

  • 05 Dec 2018 1:21 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School's International Human Rights (IHR) Clinic. This position is for the 2019-20 academic year and is expected to begin on August 1, 2019. The appointment is for 12 months.

    The IHR Clinic works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally, including in the United States. The IHR Clinic uses international human rights laws and norms as well as other substantive law and strategies to draw attention to human rights violations, develop practical solutions to those problems using interdisciplinary methodologies, and promote accountability on the part of state and non-state actors. IHR Clinic projects include litigation in domestic, foreign, and international tribunals, as well as non-litigation projects, such as documenting violations, legislative reform, drafting reports, and training manuals. 

    Reporting to the Director of the IHR Clinic, the successful candidate will participate in all aspects of the IHR Clinic and job responsibilities will include supervising student projects including providing feedback on written work, participating in team meetings, working with the Director to develop teaching materials and teaching in the clinic, developing and selecting clients, managing aspects of a blog and website relating to international law and the IHR Clinic, organizing and coordinating relevant events, lectures and other clinic activities, and may include international travel. 

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two to four years of work experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably including experience with an international clerkship or other international human rights litigation or advocacy position. Must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required. Prior experience organizing and facilitating conferences and speaker events is preferred. Fluency in English is required, and another language, preferably Spanish, is strongly desired. Demonstrated editorial skills and ability to work with technology, including posting to a blog and website. 

    Each candidate should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, a law school transcript, a list of references, and a legal writing sample (not edited by anyone else). Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55913.  

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or until July 31, 2019, whichever is sooner.

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