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  • 19 Jul 2022 4:38 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY is hiring a Supervising Clinical Attorney in its C-K Law Group.

    The C-K Law Group of Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, is now accepting applications for one or more full-time in-house clinical faculty members from established attorneys who are interested in combining their practices with a teaching career.  We are specifically, but not limited to, considering attorneys who practice in the following areas:    Business Transactions, Real Estate, Probate and Estate Planning, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Technology, Environmental Law, and Human Rights.

    The successful candidate already has a robust and transferable client base. As a clinical professor, primary duties include teaching lawyering skills to enrolled student interns, supervising their assigned client case work, and mentoring them through the myriad associated professional issues.  

    The attorney’s salary is negotiable and based on experience, but will be primarily determined by the amount of fees the attorney is able to generate from the clients he or she represents. 

    For more information, see the posting:  https://iit7.peopleadmin.com/postings/7764

  • 19 Jul 2022 10:43 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    STANFORD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a clinical supervising attorney and lecturer-in-law in its International Human Rights Clinic.

    The Mills Legal Clinic of the Stanford Law School invites applicants for a clinical supervising attorney and lecturer-in-law position with its International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC). The clinical supervising attorney (CSA) will join the thriving clinical community at the Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, they will represent clients, work alongside project partners, and train law students at one of the country’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education.

    The Mills Legal Clinic
    IHRC is one of eleven clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic. The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. Students work in the clinic space each business day, and they focus exclusively and intensively on their clients, cases, and projects. This model allows for highly intentional, reflective, and iterative project work and the ability to provide deep supervision and mentoring to students. The Mills Legal Clinic is also committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its office and practice management, advocacy, and teaching and learning efforts. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning, central-campus building opened in summer 2011.

    International Human Rights Clinic
    IHRC is inviting applications for a clinical supervising attorney and lecturer-in-law position. The Clinic engages students in innovative and interdisciplinary advocacy to advance human rights and foster just and lasting peace globally. Students divide their time between an intensive clinical seminar and clinical advocacy projects. The projects are designed and implemented in partnership with impacted communities and civil society groups around the world, and community agency and power are values that underlie all the work of the Clinic.  Clinic projects adopt a range of methodologies from the human rights and peacebuilding fields which may include fact-finding investigations and advocacy efforts, human rights reporting, legislative and policy drafting, engagement with judicial and quasi-judicial processes, advocacy to the UN, media or governments, coalition building across regions and disciplines, conflict analysis, and designing and facilitating dialogues in conflict-affected regions or across identity groups. In the upcoming academic year, some of these projects will focus on addressing identity-based discrimination and fostering peace in diverse regions around the world using strategies from both the human rights and peacebuilding fields.

    The Clinic is also a space for students to examine key critiques of the human rights and peacebuilding fields, reflect on how to mitigate these critiques, and brainstorm how to engage in transformative and rights-based work. Additionally, students will reflect on their own identity as advocates and its implications for their work, and how to work collaboratively in teams and with project partners to advance change. Through the seminar and projects, students will develop the skills to become thoughtful, critical, adaptive, strategic, and creative advocates.

    The Clinical Staff Attorney Position and Candidate Qualifications
    The CSA will play an important role in designing and implementing all aspects of the Clinic, including setting up and leading clinic projects in partnership with impacted communities and civil society organizations, co-creating the syllabus with the Director of the Clinic, leading and participating in seminar and case rounds discussions, fostering a sense of deep and supportive community within the Clinic, and supervising SLS students in all aspects of their work, including through individualized coaching and mentoring. The CSA may also need to supervise students during travel that takes place during the quarter. The CSA will be involved with human rights programming at the Law School and university, and will have the opportunity to engage in scholarly research and writing.

    Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large.  The clinic provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and any other professional development/training/mentorship activities that support the CSA’s individual learning goals. Finally, the CSA will be a part of the Mills Legal Clinic’s efforts to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in our teaching, practice management, and advocacy work.

    Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications

    • Strong academic credentials;
    • J.D. or equivalent legal degree;
    • A minimum of five years of human rights experience, including experience training, teaching, or mentoring law students or advocates, and a strong interest in teaching and clinical pedagogy; and
    • Admission to practice in California or eligibility and willingness to sit for the next California Bar exam.

    Preferred qualifications

    • Demonstrated commitment to rigorous, innovative, strategic, and self-reflective social justice work;
    • Significant experience implementing a wide range of tactics and tools employed in the human rights field;
    • Substantive legal and practical knowledge of human rights issues, including related to identity-based discrimination;
    • Experience and ability to design and direct complex, innovative, and interdisciplinary projects that attempt to prevent, redress, and transform human rights issues;
    • Deep commitment and demonstrated ability to work in strong, collaborative, and rights-respecting partnerships, including in particular with clients, impacted communities, and civil society organizations;
    • An understanding of and engagement with critiques of human rights and peacebuilding fields, as well as experience with responding to and overcoming those critiques in practice;
    • Excellent teamwork, collaboration, and interpersonal skills;
    • Strong organizational / management skills and attention to detail;
    • Ability to work in a self-directed and entrepreneurial environment; and
    • Second language abilities.

    The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions.

    The Application Process
    Applicants should submit resumes and other materials through http://jobs.stanford.edu, referencing job number 95365. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials by August 12, 2022. The CSA will ideally begin work with IHRC on or before October 1, 2022.

    The following materials should be submitted:

    • A cover letter no longer than two pages describing the applicant’s interest in the position;
    • a one-page statement of the applicant’s vision of clinical education, and any clinical project the applicant would propose to develop at Stanford. Ideally, the project will involve some element of addressing identity-based harms;
    • a resume;
    • a list of at least three references; and
    • a complete law school transcript.
    • The candidate may also submit a writing sample of no longer than 15 pages.

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    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires an accommodation to perform essential functions of the job.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

  • 15 Jul 2022 12:53 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UC-BERKELEY LAW is hiring a Policy Research Fellow for its Policy Advocacy Clinic

    The Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC) is seeking to hire a Policy Research Fellow to support the national Debt-Free Justice (DFJ) campaign for a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal. This position is open until filled. 

    For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF03543. If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions-law@berkeley.edu. 

    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.


  • 15 Jul 2022 11:37 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinic Faculty Position for its Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty member in the Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. The faculty appointment may be a Clinical Professor of Law, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, depending on the candidate’s extent and type of experience.

    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

    The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (“HIRC”) seeks to advance immigrants’ rights through clinical education. Working closely with clinical supervisors, law students take the lead in representing low-income immigrants who are fighting deportation and seeking immigration status in the United States. Students utilize a range of legal advocacy tools on behalf of their clients, including direct representation, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and community outreach.

    HIRC has four primary components. First, the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic represents individuals seeking humanitarian protection and advocates for immigrants’ rights. Second, the Crimmigration Clinic focuses on the intersection of criminal law and immigration law and advocates for the decriminalization of immigration status. Third, the HLS Immigration Project, a student-run practice organization, engages in limited direct representation, community outreach, and policy advocacy. Finally, the Harvard Representation Initiative serves as an in-house counsel for members of the Harvard community whose immigration status is at risk.

    HIRC offers students the opportunity to practice immigration and refugee law through work on a variety of litigation, administrative, and policy projects. This includes work with community groups, medical professionals, and nonprofit and public interest organizations at the federal, state, and local levels. HIRC also collaborates with other clinics and student-practice organizations at the Law School, including the Criminal Justice Institute, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Defenders, among others. 

    HIRC’s team is interdisciplinary. A licensed clinical social worker and social work interns work closely with clinical law students, staff, faculty, and clients to ensure that HIRC’s approach is holistic and trauma-sensitive.

    Through HIRC, students gain legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Past and current projects include direct appeals and amicus support before the Board of Immigration Appeals, federal courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as district court litigation, including habeas petitions, Freedom of Information Act, mandamus, and other lawsuits. Students also engage in policy advocacy at the local, state, and national levels, drafting reports and white papers, as well as model regulations and legislation.

    Role and Responsibilities

    The clinical faculty member will work with clinic staff and students to manage the legal work and operations of HIRC in conjunction with the Director and Managing Attorney, will supervise clinical instructional fellows and/or clinical instructors and administrative staff, and will have responsibility for identifying and leading various projects and initiatives. The clinical faculty member will also teach or co-teach clinical courses relating to HIRC’s work and may have the opportunity to teach additional courses at the Law School, as proposed and approved through regular curricular planning and approval processes.

    Beyond HIRC, the clinical faculty member will have access to the many opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and community through the wider clinical program and intellectual life of Harvard Law School.  As a faculty member, the successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in various faculty programs, initiatives, and (unless the appointment is to a visiting position) governance.

    Qualifications

    All applicants must have:

    ·       A minimum of five years of practice experience in immigration law and policy.

    ·       A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

    ·       Admission to the Massachusetts bar, OR

    ·       Eligibility to practice and supervise students under Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04 while pursuing admission.

    Qualified candidates will have:

    Legal Qualifications

    ·       Expertise and substantial lawyering experience with public interest lawyering, in particular, with issues relating to immigrants’ rights and the intersection between immigration and criminal law. 

    ·       A commitment to community-based legal advocacy. This commitment can take many forms but requires a demonstrated record of public interest lawyering that is responsive, adaptive, and creative. 

    Teaching Qualifications

    ·       A track record of successful clinical teaching as demonstrated by student engagement, learning and evaluation, OR

    ·       Significant experience teaching and mentoring law students or junior lawyers in non-clinical education contexts. 

    ·       A record of contributing to scholarship, and/or legal training programming and materials, and/or other types of writing in service of the profession. 

    Management and Strategy Skills

    ·       Ability to set vision and direction for clinical law practice and pedagogy.

    ·       A record of effective supervision of team members and support for individual practitioner growth and development.

    ·       Meaningful experience in program or project leadership.

    ·       Demonstrated practice and commitment to building an inclusive working and learning environment.  

    Other Skillsets and Values

    ·       Superior oral and written communication skills.

    ·       Superior interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. 

    ·       Collaboration and teamwork ability.

    ·       A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and racial justice.

    Apply via https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11428

    Please include a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three or more references. If applicable, please feel free to submit teaching evaluations for the last three years and/or up to three publications.

    The application period will be open until September 6, 2022. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The successful candidate will be expected to begin work no later than January 1, 2023.

    Harvard Law School is 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.

  • 15 Jul 2022 11:33 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinic Faculty Position for its WilmerHale Legal Services Center

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty member to join its WilmerHale Legal Services Center, a community-based legal services program that is home to six in-house Harvard Law School clinics. The faculty appointment may be a Clinical Professor of Law, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Visiting Clinical Professor, or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, depending on the extent and type of the candidate’s experience.

    The WilmerHale Legal Services Center

    Founded in 1979 by the trailblazing clinicians Gary Bellow and Jeanne Charn, the WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School is located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston.  LSC’s longstanding twin mission is to pursue justice for community members of limited means while educating Harvard Law Students for practice and professional service.  Through six clinics—Consumer Protection, Family Law/Domestic Violence, Low-Income Taxpayer, Housing, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, and Veterans Law and Disability Benefits—and numerous projects and pro bono initiatives, LSC advocates and student attorneys provide essential legal services to community members from nearby neighborhoods in Boston, to residents of Greater Boston and Massachusetts, and in some instances, where cases present unique law reform opportunities, to clients from across the country.  

    Across its many practice areas, LSC works to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities it serves, and to provide clinical law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within an immersive and community-based, legal services practice setting. LSC’s clinics use a variety of advocacy tools—including high-volume civil legal services, cutting-edge litigation and policy advocacy, and innovative outreach and community legal education strategies.  Central to LSC’s model of legal advocacy and clinical education is an understanding that legal crises do not arise in isolation, that many clients face multiple and intersecting legal and non-legal needs, and that a holistic approach to lawyering best serves client and community interests.  LSC actively partners with a diverse array of community groups, prioritizes cooperation and inter-disciplinary work, including through two medical-legal partnerships, and regularly adapts its practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of client communities. To learn more about LSC and its individual clinics, projects, and initiatives, please visit here.

    Role and Responsibilities

    Harvard Law School welcomes applicants who have an interest in any one of LSC’s six clinical areas of practice. We also welcome applicants who may have an interest in building new practice areas that are connected to one or more of LSC’s existing clinics, projects, or initiatives.

    The clinical faculty member will teach or co-teach a clinical seminar, supervise law students, maintain and manage a docket, facilitate community outreach and engagement, and foster organizational partnerships as needed. The clinical faculty member will also collaborate as appropriate across LSC clinics and projects, serve as a member of LSC’s leadership team, and contribute to LSC-wide initiatives. In addition, the clinical faculty member will provide leadership and direction for the clinic and, as applicable, supervise clinic team members.  

    Beyond LSC, the clinical faculty member will have access to the many opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and community through the wider clinical program and intellectual life of Harvard Law School.  As a faculty member, the successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in various faculty programs, initiatives, and (unless the appointment is to a visiting position) governance.  The clinical faculty member may also have opportunities to teach additional courses as proposed and approved through regular curricular planning and approval processes. 

    Qualifications

    All applicants must have:

    ·       A minimum of five years of practice experience in the area(s) of law relevant to one or more of LSC’s clinics

    ·       A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

    ·       Admission to the Massachusetts bar, OR

    ·       Eligibility to practice and supervise students under Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04 while pursuing admission.

    Qualified candidates will have:

    Legal Qualifications

    ·       Expertise and substantial public interest lawyering experience in the practice area or areas upon which they propose to focus their clinical work and teaching at LSC.  This includes a minimum of five years of practice experience in the area(s) of law relevant to one or more of LSC’s clinics.

    ·       A commitment to community-based legal advocacy. This commitment can take many forms but requires a demonstrated record of public interest lawyering that is responsive, adaptive, and creative. 

    Teaching Qualifications

    ·       A track record of successful clinical teaching as demonstrated by student engagement, learning and evaluation, or

    ·       Significant experience teaching and mentoring law students or junior lawyers in non-clinical education contexts. 

    ·       A record of contributing to scholarship, and/or legal training programming and materials, and/or other types of writing in service of the profession. 

    Management and Strategy Skills

    ·       Ability to set vision and direction for clinical law practice and pedagogy

    ·       A record of effective supervision of team members and support for individual practitioner growth and development

    ·       Meaningful experience in program or project leadership

    ·       Demonstrated practice and commitment to building an inclusive working and learning environment.   

    Other Skillsets and Values

    ·       Superior oral and written communication skills

    ·       Superior interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. 

    ·       Collaboration and teamwork ability

    ·       A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and racial justice

    Apply via https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11429

    Please include a letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three or more references. If applicable, please feel free to submit teaching evaluations for the last three years and/or up to three publications. The letter of interest should specify in which LSC clinic(s) the applicant proposes to teach and work. The letter of interest should also explain the extent to which the applicant proposes to contribute to an existing practice area within an LSC clinic or to build a new practice area that is connected to one or more of LSC’s practice areas.

    The application period will remain open until September 6, 2022. The Law School will consider candidates who seek a July 2023 start date, as well as those who would prefer or are open to a January 2023 start date.  Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

    Harvard Law School is 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.


  • 14 Jul 2022 3:19 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY LAW is hiring a Director of Clinical Programs.

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    Position title: Director of Clinical Programs

    Salary range: The anticipated salary range is $125,000-$155,000, though the successful candidate could be hired above or below this range depending on qualifications.

    Percent time: 100%

    Anticipated start: August 1, 2022 or later

    Position duration: One-year term position, with the possibility of renewal

    APPLICATION WINDOW

    Open date: July 5th, 2022

    Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Wednesday, Sep 7, 2022 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

    Berkeley Law's Clinical Programs is seeking to hire a Director (payroll title Academic Coordinator II). This an academic administrative (non-teaching) position that includes management and supervisory responsibilities.

    The Clinical Program is an academic program and component of the core curriculum of the law school. Law students have an experiential education graduation requirement, which may be satisfied through participation in the clinical program.

    Each year, the program trains more than 300 students in one of our six in-house clinics (Death Penalty Clinic; Environmental Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Policy Advocacy Clinic, New Business Community Law Clinic, and Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic), or in one of our eight community-based clinics housed at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC).

    The in-house clinics are directed by nine (9) Clinical Faculty Directors. There are fellows and staff attorneys who also provide direct supervision of students. The in-house clinical program is expanding. It will add at least three (3) new clinics in the next five (5) years. In addition, students at the community-based clinics at East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) are supervised by approximately 40 staff attorneys and fellows who hold lecturer appointments at the law school. Nearly two-thirds of Berkeley Law students participate in one or more clinics.

    The Director is the administrative head of the Clinical Program and will lead, develop, and manage the full operations for an expanding academic program. This position will be an integral member of the Clinical Program’s executive team and will be responsible for the development of the Clinical Program’s management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals.

    The Director will have substantive expertise in legal education and the administrative skills to conduct key high-level planning. This would include strategic planning for operations (i.e. space, administrative staffing, etc.), development of policies to improve efficiencies, ensure equity, and promote our educational mission (these policies include, but are not limited to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) across our operations), design professional and substantive programming on clinical education, spearhead budgeting, forecasting, communications, and development. In sum, the core responsibilities of this position are critical to support the development and administration of the educational mission of the program.

    Primary Responsibilities

    The Director will develop and run several programs, and will be responsible for identifying additional programming, as needed to support the mission of the Clinical Program: (1) training program for fellows and staff attorneys; the Director will upgrade, update, and strengthen our professional support and training program for in-house fellows and staff attorneys; (2) continuing education for Senate and non-Senate teaching faculty: in-house and EBCLC clinical faculty desire curated continuing education programs on best practices in clinical pedagogy, including but not limited to promoting DEIB values; (3) developing mentoring and review for in-house clinical program fellows and staff attorneys. We anticipate there will be more frequent review of Unit 18 represented fellows and staff attorneys and the clinical program will need the Director to rationalize this process for the more than one (1) dozen Unit 18 faculty in the program. While clinical faculty will play a critical role in providing substantive input in shaping such programs, the teaching and lawyering demands of our practices means that we are not able to keep up with the demands from students and clinical faculty for programming. The Director serves as the intellectual catalyst to design and implement ongoing professional development trainings for clinical faculty. The position will shape, deepen, and steward the institutional culture and climate to advance DEIB for the program by developing hiring, mentoring, and review practices that Clinical Faculty Directors will adopt vis-à-vis non-Senate teaching faculty and staff. Across these programs, the Director will shape the academic content and delivery to students.

    With the planned expansion of the in-house clinics, the Director will spear-head strategic planning to support the increased demands of administering a growing program including but not limited to identifying space, appropriate staffing levels, IT, compliance policies with the rules of legal ethics, risk management strategies, etc.

    Additional materials or contact information for references may be requested of candidates.

    Schoolhttps://www.law.berkeley.edu/

    Health & Retirement Benefitshttp://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Candidates must hold an advanced degree at time of application, such as an M.A., J.D., M.B.A., Ph.D. or equivalent international degree.

    Preferred qualifications

    • 5-years of experience administering the provision of social services, such as legal, healthcare, or education services to marginalized communities, or 5-years of legal practice experience in the public sector.
    • At least 5 years in a senior leadership position or equivalent experience, with specific experience in leading through growth, infrastructure building and/or change.
    • Passion for clinical program’s teaching and service mission and demonstrated commitment to social justice through prior professional experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing diverse teams in a consensus-driven, collegial and collaborative work environment.
    • Ability to prioritize building authentic and respectful relationships with all colleagues and steward organizational culture through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
    • Direct experience leading internal administrative aspects of an organization,
    including budgeting, IT, finance, professional development, human resources, facilities, workplace culture
    • Experience leading a strategic planning process, and articulating strategic plans into work streams and tactics
    • Effective and persuasive communicator, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate and collaborate with a broad and diverse range of audiences
    • Action-oriented, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management with experience navigating complex and complicated bureaucracies.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    Document requirements

    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity). 
    Reference requirements Finalists may be asked to provide contact information for references.
    Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03505 
    Help contact: marva@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.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

    Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contractPostdoctoral contractResearch Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

    JOB LOCATION

    Berkeley, CA

  • 10 Jul 2022 2:09 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-LAS VEGAS seeks entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position on the Clinic Faculty.

    The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions expected to begin July 1, 2023. For these two positions, we seek creative and productive scholars: one with relevant expertise in teaching Legal Writing and one with experience teaching a live-client Clinic. Our faculty who teach legal writing or clinical courses are full members of our unified tenure system with all of the privileges and scholarly expectations associated with tenure; faculty who teach legal writing or clinical courses may teach a podium course as part of our standard 3-course teaching load. Subject matter needs for podium courses are broad and include, but are not limited to, business and commercial law, criminal law, evidence, and property.

    The William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV is a leading public law school founded on a commitment to public service and community engagement. With its nationally ranked Lawyering Process Program, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, and the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic, Boyd offers a dynamic curriculum designed to teach students critical thinking and lawyering skills. Boyd has an LL.M. in Gaming Law and Regulation and a variety of distinctive Programs in Health Law; Indian Nations Gaming and Governance; International, Transnational, and Comparative Law; and Race, Gender & Policing. Through its J.D. curriculum, students can pursue academic concentrations in Business and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Workplace and Employment Law. The law school is located at the heart of the UNLV campus. UNLV is an R1 research university that is among the most diverse campuses in the nation and is also the state’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution with Schools of Business, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Hospitality, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, among many others.

    Applicants for law school faculty positions should submit a letter of interest describing teaching interests and experience and providing a scholarly research agenda, along with a detailed resume, at least three professional references, and cites or links to published works. The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin interviewing candidates in August; candidates who submit applications by August 18 will be given priority.  Interested candidates should send their materials to:

    Faculty Appointments Committee
    c/o Ms. Alicia Portillo, Appointments Committee Coordinator
    William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV
    4505 South Maryland Parkway, Campus Box 451003
    Las Vegas, NV  89154-1003
    or by email at alicia.portillo@unlv.edu

    Members of the Appointments Committee are Professors Thomas Main (chair), Mary Beth Beazley, Frank Rudy Cooper, Mary LaFrance, Lydia Nussbaum, and Jean Sternlight.  

    UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

    https://law.unlv.edu/faculty/faculty-hiring-announcement 

  • 06 Jul 2022 6:01 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring a Clinical Fellow for its Filmmakers Legal Clinic

    Position Summary: 

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

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

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

    Position Responsibilities:

    The Clinical Fellow, reporting to the Director of the Clinic, will provide support for the Filmmakers Legal Clinic’s client work by supervising the work of the clinic students in their client work, helping to manage the Clinic’s caseload over the summer, supervise student work on educational programs and providing training to our community partners. The Clinical Fellow will also assist in helping with various programmatic and administrative related matters, as requested by the Director.

    Experience & Educational Background:

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

    Skills & Competencies:

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

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please submit a statement of interest, a C.V., law school transcript and contact information for at least three references.  Applications can be submitted at and will be reviewed on a rolling basis at:   https://careers.pageuppeople.com/876/cw/en-us/job/496310/visiting-instructorclinical-fellow


  • 30 Jun 2022 5:58 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Tenants Advocacy Attorney for its Tenants Advocacy Practicum.

    Reporting to the Cornell Law School’s Director of Pro Bono Services and Externships, Michaela Rossettie Azemi, and the Tenants Advocacy Practicum Professor, William Niebel, the Tenants Advocacy Staff Attorney will have primary responsibility for supervising and managing the Tenants Legal Hotline dedicated to providing legal services to support indigent tenants. The Tenants Advocacy Staff Attorney will:

    • Focus on developing an expanded reach for the hotline, including across five counties.

    • Work independently to accept cases across Tompkins, Tioga, Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler counties, with a special focus on BIPOC tenants, tenants at or below the poverty line, and tenants unable to be served by Legal Assistance of Western New York (including people in the U.S. without status).
    • Deliver affirmative outreach to service providers across these five counties to build the hotline and expand the scope of representation. 
    • Provide expanded representation to hotline clients, including negotiation, drafting letters, and representation in eviction court.

    The attorney will also have a working and collaborative relationship with the Tenants Advocacy Fellow and the Tenants Advocacy Practicum students. The attorney will supervise pro bono students on the hotline and work closely with the Practicum professor to expand the number of cases the hotline accepts. Although the attorney will work closely with the Practicum professor, they will have no formal teaching responsibilities. When appropriate, the attorney will work with students from the Tenants Advocacy Practicum on active matters, to help these students become familiar with legal issues related to housing justice in upstate New York and to otherwise aid in their professional development.

    This position is ideal for a candidate who is eager to use their prior litigation and housing advocacy backgrounds to help prevent eviction and displacement in the upstate New York. It calls for someone entrepreneurial, who is willing to help shape a new model for the delivery of the Practicum and the Hotline’s important services.

    The appointment is for a one-year term and is benefits eligible. Reappointment for a second-year is possible based on performance and funding availability. Salary is based upon experience/qualifications and is within the following range: $75,000 - $90,000.

    The selected candidate may choose to work a hybrid schedule, with part of the work taking place remotely (pending university approval if working outside New York State) and part of the work taking place in person. The selected candidate must be available and willing to return to Ithaca for any and all court appearances in-person for housing cases.

    Responsibilities

    ·         Develop partnerships with service providers across five counties (Tompkins, Tioga, Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler) and with Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. to close the gap in services for tenants facing eviction and homelessness.

    ·         Collaborate with the Tenants Advocacy Fellow, local housing attorneys, and advocacy groups to enhance the impact of the Practicum work, researching legal and factual questions, drafting research memos, working with clients and witnesses, drafting legal papers, presenting oral argument and counseling and training pro bono students and attorneys.

    ·         Travel as required for litigation, conferences, speaking engagements and trips to each of the five counties the hotline covers.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent, be admitted to the New York bar, and have a minimum of three years of relevant experience as a lawyer. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent analytical skills; and the temperament to develop and work effectively with a network of tenants advocacy groups and legal aid organizations, private volunteer attorneys, and advocacy organizations. Applicants should also have the skills necessary to supervise and mentor law students and work collaboratively in a team-based environment. Applicants will need to have the ability to operate on their own, with light supervision.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in housing justice advocacy; supervising other lawyers or law students; and have strong relationships with organizations that the Practicum is likely to partner with, including local service providers, legal aid organizations, legal aid tech nonprofits, and tenants unions across the five counties. 

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including a description of any relevant life or work experience, your CV, two legal writing samples (either an unedited copy of a pre-filing brief or legal memorandum to a client), and a list of references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21985. Additional information may be requested during the application process.

    To ensure maximum consideration, please submit all application materials by Friday, August 5, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to early applicants.

    About Us

    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 about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 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 preeminence 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. 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 new Cornell Tech campus to be built 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, flexible work options.

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.

    As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

    New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

    For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.


  • 23 Jun 2022 3:07 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    EAST BAY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER (EBCLC) is hiring a Immigration Paralegal/DOJ-Partially Accredited Representative. 

    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 equity. 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.

    EBCLC’s Immigration team includes 7 attorneys, 5 paralegals/DOJ Accredited Representatives, 1 program coordinator, and 1 social worker. The team provides a full range of legal and social work services to low-income immigrants with a focus on the most vulnerable populations—people with disabilities and chronic illness, members of the LGBTQ community, youth, and existing EBCLC clients with other legal issues. Attorneys and advocates counsel and represent individuals in matters including adjustment of status, deportation defense, DACA, immigration effects of criminal convictions, naturalization, asylum, public benefits eligibility, waivers, T visas, and U visas. The practice represents clients before the asylum office, the United States Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration Court, and on appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

    The Immigration Paralegal/DOJ-Partially Accredited Representative assists with client intake and screening supports the application process for a wide variety of immigration remedies and provides administrative support to staff attorneys. The Immigration Paralegal/DOJ-Partially Accredited Representative enjoys substantial responsibilities in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with competing priorities and deadlines, enjoys both working with a team and independently, excels at time management, has strong interpersonal skills, and performs detail-oriented research and writing.

    Primary Responsibilities

            Work on a holistic-oriented legal team providing direct representation, screening, informational workshops, office hours, and outreach to the low-income community in the East Bay and students at UC Berkeley, local community colleges, and La Clínica de la Raza’s school-based health centers

            Provide administrative support to attorneys and law students with the preparation, serving, and filing of legal pleadings (including preparation of exhibits and materials) in immigration, state, and federal courts

            Screen individuals – over the phone, through email, in the office, and at off-site locations – for eligibility for immigration services, assess legal issues and provide or coordinate appropriate follow-up for assistance

            Initiate, coordinate, and organize outreach and trainings with community-based organizations and social service agencies

            Enter data into the client database to ensure accurate accounting of information and services disseminated to people seeking assistance as required for grant or project reporting

            Manage client documents and files, including reading, analyzing, and organizing case-related, time-sensitive records, and assessing conflicts

            Provide translation assistance by translating legal documents from Spanish into English, drafting correspondence (including records requests) in both English and Spanish, and interpreting for client meetings and USCIS interviews as needed

            Collaborate with internal and external service providers to link clients with housing, education, public benefits, and other social service resources

            If eligible to become a DOJ-Accredited Legal Representative, a caseload comprised of, but not limited to, document renewals (employment authorization documents, lawful permanent resident cards, etc.), and preliminary investigation matters (FOIA requests, criminal record requests, etc.)

            Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

    Minimum Qualifications

            AA degree and a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant client-facing experience in a social or legal services environment OR, if no AA degree, a minimum of four (4) years’ relevant client-facing experience in a social or legal services environment

            Fluency in Spanish with demonstrated ability to accurately and professionally translate legal documents and interpret between English and Spanish

            Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, case management, and legal forms software and databases. Able to pick up new computer skills quickly

            Ability to work under pressure and in an empathetic and professional manner

            Passion for the principles of racial justice, equity and for advancing the mission and work of EBCLC to increase justice through education and advocacy

            Strong verbal and written communication skills

            Excellent organizational skills; ability to be detail-oriented, multi-task, set priorities, and work independently, but in close coordination with other Immigration staff

            Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, people experiencing homelessness, immigrants, non-English speakers, people with mental disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, law students, service providers, government employees, community partners, elected officials, and law school faculty

    Desired Qualifications

            Prior experience working with low-income immigrants

            Paralegal experience is highly desirable

    Workplace Expectations

    Due to COVID-19, all EBCLC employees are primarily working remotely. Staff may work in the office if they wish to do so, subject to certain capacity limits and other safety protocols. Please note that the Immigration Paralegal/DOJ-Partially Accredited Representative may need to attend in-person court proceedings, interviews, and/or engage in in-person fieldwork to support our clients. EBCLC will provide the necessary equipment to fulfill the job responsibilities of working from home.

    Salary and Benefits

    Starting salary for this non-exempt position is $57,000 - $67,000 based on years of relevant experience 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.

    Working at EBCLC

    EBCLC is a unionized workplace and members of the bargaining unit are represented by the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, IFPTE.

    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/ until the position is filled. EBCLC will review applications on a rolling basis  and will only review complete applications. The anticipated start date is July or August 2022. 

     A complete application must include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names/contact information for two professional references. Please submit your complete application as one single pdf file by uploading it under “Upload Your Resume.”

    *If you need technical assistance to submit your application, please message us or email jobs@ebclc.org.

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