The University of Denver Sturm College of Law seeks to hire a visitor to teach in our Civil Rights Clinic for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Civil Rights Clinic is an intensive, year-long litigation program in which students represent clients in civil rights cases in federal court under the supervision of clinic faculty. Currently, the focus of the CRC is on the constitutionality of the conditions in which federal and state prisoners are held, including issues such as indefinite solitary confinement, inadequate medical care, freedom of expression, the free exercise of religion, and due process, although any kind of civil rights or civil liberties matter may be on our docket. Students also participate in a seminar designed to help them develop their litigation skills and understanding of the law, as well as the political and social contexts of civil rights litigation. The duties of faculty teaching in our clinics include direct supervision of second and third-year students as they represent clients and participate in community projects, as well as curriculum development and joint classroom teaching.
The clinic visitor will be integrated into the intellectual life of the law school and the larger University. Visitors are invited to attend faculty workshops, at which works in progress will be presented, and to attend mentoring sessions for faculty. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in federal litigation who is a member of the Colorado Bar or able to gain admission by August 1, 2012 (Colorado permits faculty teaching in a clinical program to waive into the bar). This position begins on August 1, 2012 and will end on July 31, 2013.
This is a 12 month, non-renewable, position.
Minimum qualifications include: JD or equivalent; 5 years of litigation experience in federal court; experience with civil rights law, constitutional law, and/or prisoners’ rights; excellent written and oral communication skills. We are seeking a candidate who is a member of the Colorado Bar or able to gain admission by August 1, 2012 (Colorado permits faculty teaching in a clinical program to waive into the bar).
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