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  • 25 Sep 2012 6:24 AM | Anonymous
    The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington
    University Law School announce the availability of new graduate
    clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2013-15.  In
    recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are
    known as Friedman Fellows.  Friedman Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees
    while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public
    interest law.

    The 2013-15 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2013.  Each
    fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic.  Although
    the various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and
    experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach
    and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law
    students enrolled in the clinic.

    The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about
    clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice
    of engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in
    these endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which
    these are the primary topics of inquiry.  In the process, Fellows
    receive mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and
    administration, and the law school in general.

    Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and
    Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and
    other clinical faculty.  As part of this course sequence, Fellows
    receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising
    law students, and in writing a publishable thesis.  Fellows also
    enroll part-time in other law school classes, and receive an LL.M.
    degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the
    LL.M. program.

    We are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong
    academic, clinical, and lawyering experience.  We are especially
    interested in applications from lawyers with background and experience
    in the following areas: appellate advocacy, administrative advocacy,
    criminal defense, post-conviction re-entry, housing law, family law,
    domestic violence, public benefits, employment law, civil litigation, transactional law, and community economic development law.  Fellows receive an annual stipend
    between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program,
    health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan
    deferment.  Fellows must be members of a state bar.  Candidates who
    are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver
    into the D.C. Bar.

    Applicants should send letters of interest, resumes, a list of
    references, and a complete law school transcript by October 24, 2012
    to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb.  The preferred submission method
    is by email to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. In the alternative,
    applications can be mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics
    c/o Executive Assistant Norma Lamont, The George Washington University
    Law School, 2000 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.  The George
    Washington University Law School is an Affirmative Action/Equal
    Opportunity employer. The University undertakes special efforts to
    employ a diverse workforce.
  • 25 Sep 2012 6:11 AM | Anonymous
    The Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic will open in Fall 2013. The Clinic introduces and orients law students to the materials, expectations, disciplines, and vocabulary of corporate law practice while also challenging students to reflect on and innovate legal reforms that further the social enterprise movement. The Clinic embraces a focused and explicit use of clinical education to enhance law students' commitment to laws and business practices that promote triple-bottom line corporate sustainability, which in its most expansive meaning includes financial and environmental sustainability as well as the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals and communities.

    In the Clinic, law students learn about corporate governance and contexts, shareholders and stakeholders, business relationships and operations, and business documents. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative business lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive business organizations.

    The Clinic’s clients consist of (1) social enterprises, i.e., nonprofits and select for-profit businesses that employ innovative business techniques to accomplish social and environmental goals, and (2) middle-market and established nonprofit organizations and foundations working in a wide range of fields including social services, education, youth development, technology, health, sustainable agriculture, and civil rights.

    Description of Fellowship

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitmentundefinedclinical education of law students and the promotion of triple-bottom line corporate sustainability. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. The fellowship start date is July 1, 2013, and the fellowship is for two years, ending June 30, 2015.

    Qualifications

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

    Application Process

    To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, C.V., and a detailed letter of interest by December 1, 2012.  The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, or electronically to socialenterprise@law.georgetown.edu.
  • 12 Sep 2012 5:36 AM | Anonymous

    Boston College Law School seeks to hire two clinical professors.  One position is in Children/Juvenile Rights; the other is in Immigration Law.

    Immigration Clinic:  We seek a clinical professor to teach in our longstanding, well-known Immigration and Asylum Clinic, and to be engaged with our many immigration law-related courses and programs.   As currently structured, the Immigration and Asylum Clinic provides students with the opportunity to apply their substantive learning about immigration law in a hands-on, real-world setting.  Students advise or represent clients in a wide range of immigration matters including deportation defense, “crim/imm” matters, asylum, waivers, adjustment of status, bond, appellate litigation, “know your rights” presentations, and amicus briefing.  With much training and close faculty supervision, students interview clients, draft applications, prepare lay and expert witnesses, analyze criminal records, develop case tactics and strategies, and try cases in court. We fully support this model but we are open to considering new ideas and models that are consonant with other course offerings, our institutional commitment to the highest-quality experiential learning, and to social justice.   The clinical professor might also teach related courses, such as an Advanced Immigration Law Seminar. Applicants must demonstrate a superior substantive knowledge of the field and experience with--and dedication to--clinical teaching.  3-5 years of experience in the field and admission to a bar that will permit the applicant to practice immigration law in Massachusetts are strongly preferred.

     

    Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all interested persons to apply. Contact: Prof. Daniel Kanstroom, Chair, Appointments Committee, Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459 email: Daniel.Kanstroom@bc.edu or lawappts@bc.edu.
  • 12 Sep 2012 5:35 AM | Anonymous

    Boston College Law School seeks to hire two clinical professors.  One position is in Children/Juvenile Rights; the other is in Immigration Law.


    Children/Juvenile Rights:  We seek a clinical professor committed to both clinical pedagogy and the rights of children and juveniles.  The faculty member would direct the BCLS clinic currently dedicated to that under-served population.   As currently structured, our Juvenile Rights Advocacy Clinic provides representation for youth involved in the juvenile justice system on legal issues related to their delinquency or their status.  In addition, the clinic has also received court appointments as the Guardians ad litem for youth.   Case representation involves special education advocacy for delinquent youth, many of whom have been excluded from school. In addition, students may represent youth committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services through the post-disposition phase of their cases. Issues include a significant measure of education law, law of status offenses, delinquency, administrative advocacy, child abuse and neglect, and public benefits. JRAP works with the Youth Advocacy Department of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (YAD).  Cases are presently heard in Suffolk and Middlesex counties (including Boston, Cambridge and Lowell).  The Committee is open to candidates’ views on the existing model and other possible directions for a clinic dedicated to the rights of children and juveniles. Applicants must demonstrate a superior substantive knowledge of the field and experience with, and dedication to, clinical teaching.  3-5 years of experience in the field, and admission to the Massachusetts bar (or a willingness to become admitted) are strongly preferred.

    Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all interested persons to apply. Contact: Prof. Daniel Kanstroom, Chair, Appointments Committee, Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459 email: Daniel.Kanstroom@bc.edu or lawappts@bc.edu.
  • 12 Sep 2012 5:27 AM | Anonymous
    Washington and Lee University School of Law invites applications for several faculty positions.  Both entry-level and lateral candidates will be considered.  A clinical faculty member is sought to develop and teach a new Citizenship and Immigration Clinic (see below).  Other needs are Civil Procedure, Transnational Law, Torts, Property, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Real Estate Transactions, and Employment Law.  Candidates who contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.  Washington and Lee offers exceptional opportunities: a vibrant community of scholars; a nurturing atmosphere for tenure-track faculty, including pre-tenure leave and generous research support; institutional commitment to innovation in legal education, including experiential learning in the third year; superb, engaged students;  location in the beautiful setting of the Great Valley of Virginia. Appointments Committee members are: Erik Luna and Brian Murchison (co-chairs), Brant Hellwig, Michelle Drumbl, Ben Spencer, J.D. King, and Mark Drumbl.  Please direct applications/inquiries to Professor Luna or Professor Murchison either by email [lunae@wlu.edu or murchisonb@wlu.edu ] or by regular mail addressed to Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia 24450.

    Citizenship and Immigration Clinic

    Washington and Lee University School of Law invites applications for a clinical faculty position to direct its new Citizenship and Immigration Clinic.  This is a tenure-track position.  The clinic offers students the opportunity to engage in meaningful client work, providing direct representation to immigrants in south and central Virginia who cannot afford the services of private attorneys, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.  The clinic works with unaccompanied minors, victims of domestic violence, and refugees to obtain immigration benefits that allow them to fully pursue their lives in the United States.  The clinic handles U visas, VAWA self-petitions, Special Immigrant Juvenile cases, deportation defense, asylum claims, applications for permanent residence, BIA appeals, and other immigration cases.
    Applicants should have significant experience in immigration work.  In addition, they should have outstanding legal writing skills, high ethical standards, sound judgment, and the ability to motivate and train law students.  Other highly desirable attributes will be prior law school teaching experience and a track record of publication.  The clinic director is expected to become a member of the Virginia bar.  Interested candidates should contact Professor Brian Murchison at murchisonb@wlu.edu.  
  • 12 Sep 2012 12:01 AM | Anonymous
    The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in negotiating and structuring international transactions to teach in its International Transactions Clinic.

    The International Transactions Clinic, the first of its kind in the United States, was started in 2008.  It offers students the opportunity to acquire skills that are critically important to their professional development as they enter into practice areas that involve international transactions.
     
    The International Transactions Clinic currently has a diverse range of clients.  Clients of the International Transactions Clinic include for-profit and not-for-profit entities. They include start-up enterprises and well-established businesses.  They include financial institutions and microfinance institutions. They include investors (some of whom call themselves “impact investors”), and investees.  What all of the International Transactions Clinic clients hold in common, however, is an international focus and a willingness to tackle global challenges like poverty, education, housing, healthcare, clean water, environmental degradation, and climate change.

    The successful applicant will have significant (at least 7-10 years) international transactional expertise, particularly in structuring and negotiating transactions for enterprises and investors that operate in emerging markets, and some experience in negotiating and structuring cross-border investment transactions for social enterprises and/or familiarity  with policy and regulatory issues facing impact investors.  Demonstrable ability to attract clients that share the social justice values of the International Transactions Clinic, foreign language skills, international work experience, and clinical or other legal teaching experience are highly desirable qualifications.  Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure through the State Bar of Michigan.

    This is a contract position that can lead to Michigan’s equivalent of clinical tenure.  Members of the clinical faculty are initially appointed to a three-year contract that can be renewed for another three years.  Upon completion of the second three-year contract, clinicians are considered for promotion to a seven-year presumptively renewable contract.  Clinical faculty serve on nine-month academic year appointments and are eligible for summer financial support for case coverage, scholarship or special projects. Clinical faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

    Any questions should be directed to Associate Dean Bridget McCormack at bridgetm@umich.edu or 734-764-4533.

    The application deadline is October 15, 2012. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:
                         
                            John W. Lemmer
                            Clinical Administrator
                            The University of Michigan Law School
                           701 S. State Street
                           Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.
  • 11 Sep 2012 11:35 PM | Anonymous
    Vermont Law School invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Environmental Programs, a faculty position.  The Associate Dean sets the strategic direction for, and oversees the administration of, the Environmental Law Center (ELC), which houses the largest and deepest environmental law program in the country.  Candidates with appointments at other law schools, those who are currently in practice or doing significant policy work, and those who currently hold executive positions at NGOs or in business are all encouraged to apply.  The next ELC director replaces Marc Mihaly, who was promoted to President and Dean of Vermont Law School this year.
     
    Candidates must have a JD degree and be qualified to teach in the environmental program.  They must also possess excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, and team building/collaboration skills. Experience in administration and/or management is preferred along with either broad experience in different areas of legal practice in the environmental arena or a record of education development as well as a demonstrated ability to innovate and lead.  A detailed position description is posted here: http://www.vermontlaw.edu/About_VLS/Employment_at_VLS/Associate_Dean_for_Environmental_Programs.htm
     
    Faculty at Vermont Law School take seriously our mission to educate lawyers for the community and the world, and believe that our scholarship, teaching, and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities.  We embody the spirit of Vermont -- independence and diversity in people and in politics. We have the good fortune to be located in a state and region that offer numerous opportunities for engaged participation in civic life as well as a lifestyle found at few other law schools.
     
    Vermont Law School embraces diversity in its recruitment and hiring efforts.  Accordingly, candidates of color, women, and those from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.  Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume by October 1, 2012. Electronic applications are preferred and should be e-mailed to: facultysearch@vermontlaw.edu.
     
    Appointments Committee: Pat Parenteau (Chair), John Echeverria, Mark Latham, Stephanie Farrior, Cheryl Hanna, Michael Dworkin, Rebecca Purdom, Stephen Dycus.
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:57 PM | Anonymous
    The University of Virginia School of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of its Appellate Litigation Clinic. The Director will teach and supervise clinic students in all phases of legal advocacy, serve as counsel of record for the clinic's clients throughout the year, including summers, and manage the operation of the clinic. The Director also will be expected to teach an additional course outside of the clinic. This non-tenure-track position will begin in the fall 2013 semester.
     
    Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, at least four years of litigation practice experience, including appellate experience, and be licensed to practice law in Virginia or become licensed no later than July 2014. A commitment to teaching and excellent writing, editing, supervision and advocacy skills are required. A competitive candidate will have significant appellate advocacy experience, prior law school teaching experience and demonstrated professional engagement.
     
    Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.edu  (Posting Number 0610681). Include a resume, three references, and a detailed description of relevant law practice, teaching and supervision experience.
     
    Deadline for applications is October 15, 2012.
     
    The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:54 PM | Anonymous
    The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is seeking highly qualified applicants for clinical teaching positions at the level of Assistant, Associate or full Professor of Law, depending upon qualifications. One position is dedicated to an immigration practice. The other position is open to a range of possibilities to complement our existing clinical offerings. We welcome both entry level and lateral candidates.

    The Carey School of Law is committed to excellent teaching, scholarship and the performance of significant service. Clinical and non-clinical professors are on a unitary tenure track. There is an institutional preference for tenure track appointment. A long term contract appointment is also possible for clinical faculty depending upon qualifications and institutional needs. The newly-hired faculty members will teach in our clinical law program, engage in significant research and scholarship, and perform significant institutional service, including full and equal participation in faculty governance and committees.

    The minimum qualifications for the position are:

    • J.D. or LLM from an ABA-accredited law school
    • Bar Admission (in any state, and willingness to sit for Maryland Bar)
    • Proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) excellence in teaching and mentoring students and scholarship
    • Relevant practice experience
    • Candidates seeking a tenured position must satisfy the School of Law’s Standards for Tenure, which include “excellence in teaching, excellence in scholarship, and the performance of significant service, under circumstances that indicate a strong likelihood of continued performance at these levels throughout the candidate’s future law school career.”

    The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community and fostering a climate that promotes diversity and respect for all. Thus, people of color, women, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities and members of other historical disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    To Apply: Interested applicants should send (a) a cover letter; (b) a resume; and (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three references to:

    Professors Jana Singer and Deborah Weimer
    Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee
    University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law
    500 West Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201

    Candidates may also submit their materials electronically to: dweimer@law.umaryland.edu<mailto:dweimer@law.umaryland.edu>
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:50 PM | Anonymous
                   The University of California, Irvine School of Law, invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position, to begin in July 2013.   The Law School’s innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and public service.  To this end, the founding faculty adopted as a graduation requirement that each student participate in at least one semester of clinical education in which she assists real clients in solving actual legal problems.   The Law School has allocated 10 of its 55 faculty positions for the hiring of clinical faculty to develop six to ten clinics.  We intend to create both transactional and litigation clinics, and to provide students with a broad range of options tailored to differing career interests.  Thus far, we have hired five full-time clinical faculty, and as of Spring 2013 will offer six clinical courses that fulfill the clinical requirement: Appellate Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Consumer Protection, Environmental Law,  Immigrant Rights, and International Justice.
     
                    The person selected will either teach in one of the Law School’s  existing clinics, or create a new clinic, and will assist in the planning and development of the overall clinical program.   The Law School is most interested in applicants desiring to co-teach in the existing Immigrant Rights or CED clinic (perhaps with an emphasis on small or international business transactions) or to develop a clinic in another substantive area.  At least five years of practice experience and two years of clinical teaching experience are strongly preferred.  This position is available as an academic tenure, clinical tenure, or tenure-track (academic or clinical) position, depending on the candidate’s experience and interests. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
     
                    The University of California, Irvine School of Law is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.
     
                    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 1, 2012 .  Please note adjunct positions will be posted and filled separately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter identifying the subject area or areas of interest, and current curriculum vitae to UC Irvine’s on-line application system,  RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu, and/or to
     
    Professor Funmi Arewa
    Appointments Committee Chair
    University of California, Irvine School of Law
    401 E. Peltason Drive
    Irvine, CA 92697-800
    FAX: (909) 824-7336
    Email: oarewa@law.uci.edu
     
                    Applications submitted by email are encouraged.  Confidential inquiries are welcome.   Inquiries may be made to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning, by email: chempel@law.uci.edu  or phone (949) 824-3575. For more information about UCI Law School, visit our website:  www.law.uci.edu.

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