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

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

    DESCRIPTION: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     


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

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

     DESCRIPTION: 

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

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

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

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

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


  • 13 Apr 2021 6:05 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    STANFORD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a full-time Legal Assistant to support the work of two of the ten clinics within the Mills Legal Clinic (MLC).

    Applications should be submitted directly on our careers site: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORDgwqE89

    DESCRIPTION:

    Stanford Law School seeks a full-time Legal Assistant to support the work of two of the ten clinics within the Mills Legal Clinic (MLC). The mission of all of the clinics within MLC is to provide law students with the practical experience of working with real clients and communities on real cases under the supervision of clinical faculty while offering superb pro bono representation to underserved individuals, communities and nonprofit organizations.

    PURPOSE

    The Legal Assistant will have substantial administrative responsibilities in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment involving competing priorities and deadlines. Applicants should have significant experience supporting litigation, preferably in both state and federal courts, and enjoy both team and independent work. In addition to supporting clinics’ litigation, the Legal Assistant will also provide overall administrative support to four attorneys and numerous law students who represent the clinics’ clients. Candidates should also have proven excellent time management and interpersonal skills, as well as exercise strong attention to detail. The Legal Assistant will contribute to the dual mission of the MLC and will become part of the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School. This position reports to the faculty directors of the assigned clinics and to the Director of Operations of the Mills Legal Clinic.

    ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description.

    • Perform litigation paralegal responsibilities including preparation, serving, and filing of legal pleadings (including preparation of exhibits and materials) in trial and appellate courts both in hard copy and electronically; conduct procedural research; provide formatting assistance; and assist with document production
    • Provide a full range of legal administrative support to both clinics including processing forms, copying and printing documents, processing expert or clinic expenditures, and preparing and distributing teaching materials, including on the university’s online course-management system (Canvas)
    • Manage the clinics’ litigation calendars, as well as coordinate and manage attorney schedules and activities, including all logistics and calendar management
    • Perform administrative duties associated with taking on new clients for representation, including compliance with MLC’s conflict of interest policies, creation of hard and electronic files, and other office systems
    • Maintain clinic’s web presence and program outreach on the MLC web page, in quarterly newsletters or via other web and social media sites
    • Coordinate travel arrangements for attorneys, students and guest speakers
    • Support and provide guidance to law student involvement in litigation and office procedures, including management of student State Bar certification and conflict of interest clearance processes as required
    • Organize and maintain complex filing systems, both electronic (via online case management system) and paper-based
    • Manage client/case information and instruct incoming students in the use of client case management database, time-keeping software, calendaring, and other clinic specific applications.
    • Triage mail, phone calls, emails and fax transmissions, processing and distributing time-sensitive documents effectively
    • Screen telephone calls from clients, responding independently to general inquiries when appropriate, and making swift and accurate judgments in forwarding inquiries and requests to attorneys or other offices
    • Prioritize and juggle multiple projects simultaneously and independently, often under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
    • Plan and organize clinic-specific and/or departmental events and activities
    • Participate in MLC teambuilding, projects and meetings
    • Assist with other projects as needed including administrative tasks for the larger clinical program

    MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    Associate's degree and at least three years of relevant professional experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Bachelor's degree and paralegal experience strongly preferred. Significant prior experience in a law office or legal non-profit environment is a plus.  

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Proven ability to independently exercise sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, take initiative, and be flexible and professional at all times
    • Ability to multitask effectively
    • Proficiency in computer applications and a good understanding of databases (systems used: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Best Authority, Google Mail, Skype, Westlaw/Lexis, Clio)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Proactive work style and history of collaborative teamwork
    • Ability to work well with Stanford colleagues, Mills Legal Clinic clients and with external organizations.

    PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE

    • Litigation and legal administrative experience with proven ability to perform in a fast-paced law office environment working with multiple supervisors, and interacting well with a variety of personalities
    • Knowledge of how to research legal codes, court procedures and rules
    • Ability to prioritize, problem solve and efficiently manage time to meet deadlines
    • Strong proofreading and writing skills
    • Commitment to public service strongly preferred

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

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    May work extended hours during peak business cycles.

    BENEFITS

    Stanford University offers a full range of benefits including medical, life, vision and dental insurance options.  View Stanford’s full staff benefit offerings here https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards/my-offerings/faculty-staff

    Why Stanford is for YOU? Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

    • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs,  tuition reimbursement, and the ability to audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
    • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
    • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
    • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. (When we can return to campus)
    • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

    HOW TO APPLY

    Does your experience differ but you know that you could do an outstanding job in this role? We want to hear from you!

    Applicants must:

    Submit a resume and cover letter via this link: http://m.rfer.us/STANFORD-VVDzL

    Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    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.

    Additional Information


  • 13 Apr 2021 1:18 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    GOLDEN STATE UNIVERSITY is hiring a Visiting Associate Professor and Clinical Staff Attorney for its Women's Employment Rights Clinic.  

    DESCRIPTION: 

    Golden Gate University School of Law invites applications for a Visiting Associate Professor and Clinical Staff Attorney for a one-year appointment to teach in the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law.

    This position will have primary responsibility for day-to-day supervision of student clinicians, will handle and develop clinic litigation, policy work and community collaboration, and will assist in teaching the clinic seminar. In addition, the staff attorney will assist in administrative responsibilities, including student outreach and recruitment and other duties as assigned by the Clinic Director. Finally, the staff attorney as a member of the faculty will perform regular faculty duties including participation at faculty meetings, participation on faculty committees, and support for law school recruitment efforts, and outreach.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Candidates must have a JD degree;

    Bar membership in California;

    Must have at least six years of litigation experience and be an experienced litigator, with skills and willingness to take primary responsibility in Clinic cases;

    Experience working with low-income communities, immigrant communities and vulnerable populations strongly preferred;

    Prior clinical teaching experience and/or experience in supervising law clerks strongly preferred;

    Excellent written and oral communication skills;

    High degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering, including in dealings with staff, colleagues, and opponents; and

    Strong organizational skills and work ethic.

    All applicants must present outstanding academic credentials, excellent teaching skills, and commitment to the institutional and Clinic mission. Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 30, 2021.

    To learn more about the Clinic, visit www.ggu.edu/law/werc.

    For a full job description: Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Clinical Staff Attorney (paycomonline.net). For questions, please contact Hina Shah at hshah@ggu.edu.


  • 12 Apr 2021 3:39 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

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

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/PdWRDLiJQl5lSnqQSgWO2

    DESCRIPTION: 

    Job Summary

    The Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring a passion for social justice and a strong interest in technology to their work with the Managing Director and clinical staff to operate the Cyberlaw Clinic. This will include activities related both to client representation and clinical teaching of HLS students: the CI will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, and teaching students enrolled in the Clinic as they represent clients in a variety of challenging matters, drawn from the CI's area of expertise and/or the Clinic's existing areas of practice (including digital civil liberties; privacy and security; new media and online speech; government innovation; intellectual property; tech and human rights; and online safety).

    Job Code
    167058 Clinical Lawyer

    Job-Specific Responsibilities

    As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

    • develop, alongside the Managing Director and other clinic staff, the Clinic's stable of clients and projects, relying both on the expertise and network you bring to the role as well as the Clinic's current and past representations and relationships
    • oversee students in their counselling of clients to ensure professional, high-quality representation, potentially including, depending on the project, such tasks as drafting of contracts, licenses and other transactional documents; preparation of amicus briefs, comments and other filings; and support for policy advocacy efforts
    • meet regularly with students to direct and supervise their work, build mentoring relationships, observe them in client interactions, review their written and other work product, and provide regular and detailed feedback on their projects and performance
    • deliver instruction in basic legal skills and practice, and assist in developing and updating the training curriculum, syllabus, and other instructional materials for students
    • help supervise administrative aspects of the program.


    Basic Qualifications
    Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience (including public interest law or technology-related practice), and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    We are looking for people who have:

    • a passion to work with students and to develop the field of technology and social justice
    • experience with or deep interest in the areas of digital civil liberties; privacy and security; new media and online speech; government innovation; intellectual property; tech and human rights; or online safety
    • an ability to thrive in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based work environment, with many opportunities to develop new areas of expertise and work on a variety of technology law and policy issues
    • direct supervision and mentoring experience of junior attorneys or professionals
    • strong interpersonal skills, a proven capacity to work as a team member, sound judgment, and an entrepreneurial attitude


    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment expected to extend three years from the start date, subject to departmental funding and need.

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

    Job Function
    Faculty & Student Services

    Sub Unit
    ------------
    Location
    USA - MA - Cambridge

    Department
    Cyberlaw Clinic

    Time Status
    Full-time

    Union
    00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

    Salary Grade
    058

    Pre-Employment Screening
    Education, Identity, License/Cert.

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

    Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience (including public interest law or technology-related practice), and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/PdWRDLiJQl5lSnqQSgWO2


    PI133754023


  • 12 Apr 2021 3:05 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking to hire two Clinical Teaching Fellows for the Berkeley Law Policy Advocacy Clinic (PAC), each to a one-year term beginning July 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. This position is open until filled. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02928.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

    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.


  • 05 Apr 2021 8:45 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    HARVARD LEGAL AID BUREAU is hiring a 2021-2022 Clinical Fellow 

    The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is a student-run civil legal aid organization committed to providing free representation to low-income and marginalized communities in the Greater Boston area. Students and staff aim to provide these services in a way that responds to the systemic racial, social, and economic inequalities that are the causes and consequences of poverty. To that end, the Bureau trains its student attorneys to advocate vigorously for their clients, create enduring community partnerships, and become socially conscious leaders.

    DESCRIPTION

    The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau seeks a Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fellow will represent clients, partner with Clinical Instructors (CIs) in supervising practicing law students, and work to develop and strengthen community lawyering partnerships in one or more of our three primary practice areas: Wage and Hour, Family, and Housing. More specifically the Fellow will:

    Maintain an active caseload and represent clients in matters pertaining to Wage and Hour, Family, and/or Housing law;

    ●Foster relationship with HLAB’s partners in the Greater Boston area by attending community meetings, communicating with leaders, and creating new community lawyering initiatives (depending on the interests and qualifications of the Fellow, community lawyering initiatives could include streamlining intakes, developing strategies for supporting the building of collective power, and advancing shared policy goals);

    ●Learn clinical teaching methodology, under the supervision of the Bureau’s CIs, while developing and refining teaching and practice approaches;

    Meet regularly with other teaching staff; assist in conducting case rounds and seminars on practice skills and substantive law; participate in other office-wide projects, including orientation, training, and outreach events;

    ●Assist the CIs in the supervision of students by meeting regularly with students, helping them to prepare and strategize for their casework, reviewing students' written work, providing regular, detailed feedback to students, and delivering instruction in basic legal skills; and,

    ●Bring creativity and initiative to develop projects that build on the Fellow’s talents and interests, while maintaining alignment with the Bureau's mission.

    The Fellow may be asked to:

    ●Help the Bureau refine and improve its data collection and outcome measures, in order to promote the Bureau’s racial and economic justice mission; and,

    ●Spearhead capacity-building initiatives (in the past, for example, two fellows worked with the Family practice to build the Bureau’s capacity to handle Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases).

    During summer months and other periods of student absence, the Fellow might be entirely or partially responsible for additional case coverage, including communication with clients, motions, and trials. Some evening and occasional weekend hours are expected. The Fellow will report to the Bureau’s Faculty Director and/or a Clinical Instructor in the Fellow’s primary practice area.

    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates must:

    ●At or shortly after the time of hiring, be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible to practice under Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03 or Rule 3:04. A candidate qualified only under Rule 3:03 must commit to taking the Massachusetts Bar exam (or another bar exam that will qualify the candidate for practice under Rule 3:04) and the MPRE as soon as possible;

    ●Have 0 - 5 years of legal experience; and,

    ●Have experience mentoring or exposure to a strong mentoring environment within a clinical legal setting

    ●Possess experience (as a lawyer, clinical law student, or summer intern) in at least one of the areas of law practiced at the Bureau.

    Candidates must also be able to thrive in a high-volume civil legal aid litigation practice and in a student- run organization. The ability to work sensitively with a diverse multicultural population of clients, students, and staff is essential.

    Additional Qualifications

    Superior motivation and initiative; ability to work creatively within broad program goals; ability to work independently, as well as in teams; an interest in and aptitude for clinical supervision and teaching; superior organization and time management skills; and, strong oral and written communication skills. Bi- cultural and/or bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Salary and Benefits

    The salary range for the position is $60-65,000, depending on experience, plus health insurance and benefits.

    To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and brief (5-10 page) self-edited writing sample to the Fellowship Committee at hlabrecruitment@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Additional Information

    The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is a curriculum-based poverty law clinic that represents low-income residents of the Boston area in civil matters, including landlord-tenant, domestic relations, wage and hour, and unemployment benefits. It is staffed by a Faculty Director, a Deputy Faculty Director, an Administrative Director, six Clinical Instructors, a Program Administrator, a part-time social worker, and 50 2L and 3L Harvard Law School students fulfilling a two-year commitment, with law student interns from around the country covering cases in the summer. Since 1913, the Bureau has functioned under a tradition of student leadership and governance, making it a unique and exciting institution in clinical legal education. This is a one-year appointment, without possibility of renewal.

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


  • 01 Apr 2021 5:17 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Instructor for its Frank J. Remington Center's Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP)

    For more information, including how to apply, please see the following link: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/508745/wi-innocence-project-clinical-instructor 

    Applications are due April 15, 2021.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to announce a search for a Clinical Instructor in the Frank J. Remington Center’s Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP).  The Remington Center is one of the largest and oldest clinical programs in the country, and is comprised of multiple prison-based and criminal law projects. The clinics include several calendar-year opportunities, along with school-year clinics and externship positions with prosecution and public defender offices.  

    WIP clinicians instruct and supervise students while providing postconviction innocence services. The work includes preparatory instruction and direct supervision of students in investigation and litigation of wrongful convictions. Students currently enroll full time in the summer, and have continuing clinical work during the fall and spring semesters. However, the clinic’s structure is flexible to best fit instructor interest and programmatic needs. 


  • 30 Mar 2021 7:29 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL is seeking to hire a Visiting Clinical Professor to teach in its Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC) during the Fall 2021 semester.

    Law students enrolled in the CEC provide transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based businesses in Detroit and the metro Detroit area. The CEC works to support vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities and provide creative solutions to the transactional needs of clients to promote racial, social, and economic justice.  The CEC represents organizations working to build and sustain neighborhoods in disinvested areas in Detroit and other disinvested urban areas of the region.

    The Clinic works with both start-up and established clients. New organizations seek assistance in entity formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance. More established organizations seek the CEC’s assistance to accommodate their organizations’ and programs’ growth: draft and negotiate contract and leases; create worker cooperatives and social enterprises; counsel regarding land use, permits and other regulations; provide tax advice on income-generating activities; advise on employment issues; counsel on risk management; and research and advise on intellectual property issues.  The visiting professor will co-teach the seminar component of the clinic and supervise law students on their client matters.

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the J.D. and 40 in the LL.M. program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

    At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

    Required Qualifications

    The successful applicant will have significant experience in at least one of the CEC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work in under-served communities. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

    How to Apply

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

    Additional Information

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948.

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


  • 30 Mar 2021 7:20 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL is seeking to hire a Visiting Clinical Professor to teach in its Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC) during the Fall 2021 semester. 

    Law students enrolled in the CEC provide transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based businesses in Detroit and the metro Detroit area. The CEC works to support vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities and provide creative solutions to the transactional needs of clients to promote racial, social, and economic justice.  The CEC represents organizations working to build and sustain neighborhoods in disinvested areas in Detroit and other disinvested urban areas of the region.

    The Clinic works with both start-up and established clients. New organizations seek assistance in entity formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance. More established organizations seek the CEC’s assistance to accommodate their organizations’ and programs’ growth: draft and negotiate contract and leases; create worker cooperatives and social enterprises; counsel regarding land use, permits and other regulations; provide tax advice on income-generating activities; advise on employment issues; counsel on risk management; and research and advise on intellectual property issues.  The visiting professor will co-teach the seminar component of the clinic and supervise law students on their client matters.

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the J.D. and 40 in the LL.M. program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

    At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

    Required Qualifications

    The successful applicant will have significant experience in at least one of the CEC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work in under-served communities. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

    How to Apply

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

    Additional Information

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948.

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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