January 16, 2013
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Clinic Faculty Fellow
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for its Clinic Faculty Fellows program. The fellowship is designed to train talented lawyers to obtain an academic teaching post, ideally including clinical teaching, and to help provide teaching coverage in the School’s Clinical Education Program. The fellowship will provide mentoring to help the fellow develop clinical pedagogical skills and produce academic scholarship.
The fellow’s teaching assignment will be in the Criminal Justice Clinic (with Professor Peter Joy) and may include a course outside the clinic. In the Clinic, the Fellow will supervise students providing trial-level representation to persons charged with misdemeanors and felonies and teach a classroom component. Candidates should have significant experience practicing criminal law, demonstrate promise as a legal scholar and teacher, and have a commitment to pursuing a career in legal academia. Candidates must be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13.06). Fellows receive a competitive salary along with employee benefits and support for research.
The fellow will be appointed for two academic years beginning July 1, 2013. The fellow is expected to participate in the entry-level teaching market beginning in fall 2014. The School’s prior fellows have obtained tenure-track positions at other schools.
Applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, references, and brief description of the candidate’s scholarly agenda or interest in entering academia.
Washington University School of Law is committed to diversity and encourages applications from racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and other under-represented groups.
Submit application to: Professor Robert Kuehn, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899; firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed in 1932 to “provide legal aid and counsel to indigent persons in civil law matters and to encourage measures by which the law may better protect and serve their needs.” Over the last 80 years, tens of thousands of the District’s neediest residents have been served by Legal Aid staff and volunteers. We currently work in the following four priority areas: housing, family/domestic violence law, public benefits, and consumer law. Legal Aid also has a nationally recognized appellate advocacy project.
Legal Aid has successfully sponsored both EJW and Skadden Fellows in the past and currently has several fellows and former fellows on staff. If selected by Legal Aid, the applicant will be assisted in formulating a project to present to the fellowship programs. This year, Legal Aid is considering sponsoring a fellow in its housing unit to represent tenants living with poor housing conditions in affirmative litigation against their landlords.
Ideal candidates will be law students entering their third year or recent graduates who expect to complete a judicial clerkship in the summer of 2013. The successful candidate must have a commitment to public interest and a desire to work in a collaborative work environment. All persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability are encouraged to apply. Fluency in a second language spoken by Legal Aid’s client community, such as Spanish or Amharic, is a plus.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Fellowship applications must be submitted in the fall of 2012. The fellowship, if awarded, begin in the fall of 2013 and last for one year, with the expectation of a one-year renewal.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email to:
Attn: Fellowship Candidate Search Committee
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Additional information, such as writing samples, transcripts, and references, will be sought from those selected to interview with Legal Aid.
Laura Leche Bailey | Operations Associate | Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, N.W | Suite 350 | Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 386-6684 | Fax: (202) 727-2132 | <www.legalaiddc.orghttp://www.legalaiddc.org/>
June 25, 2012
Auto req ID: 27065BR
Business Title: Food Law and Policy Fellow
School/Unit: Harvard Law School
Time Status: Full-time
Department: Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Duties & Responsibilities: The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School is seeking a Fellow to work as part of the Center’s Food Law and Policy Division. Reporting to the Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Food Law and Policy Division, the Fellow will work independently and with the Director, staff and students on a broad range of federal, state, and local policy projects aiming to increase access to nutritious food for poor and low-income individuals and families, reduce diet-related diseases, and maximize small farmers’ access to food markets. Among others, projects include assisting with the development and research needs of state and local food policy councils; assessing food safety rules to inform law and policy changes that would increase economic opportunities for small local producers; analyzing and recommending ways to increase access to healthy produce for low-income individuals and those living in “food deserts;” and identifying and breaking down legal and non-legal barriers inhibiting small producers from going beyond direct farm-to-consumer sales to sell at grocery stores, restaurants, and farm to institution programs. The clinic’s work is primarily focused at the state and local level with some national level policy work, and we work with clients and partners located in different parts of the country.
The Fellow’s work will focus broadly on initiatives that will increase access to nutritious food for poor and low-income individuals and families and work to forge at better food system that is more accessible to small producers and fosters improved environmental and health outcomes. The Fellow will work with staff and students to inform cutting-edge policy recommendations at the state and national levels in both the legislative and regulatory arenas. The Fellow will also conduct regular outreach and training for state and national government officials and community groups.
Qualifications: JD required. Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in demanding and periodically high stress circumstances. Outstanding oral and written communication and organizational skills required, as well as demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals. Candidate should exhibit strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills. Relevant food law and policy experience preferred.
Additional Information: The Food Law and Policy Division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation was established in 2010 to link Harvard Law students with opportunities to work with clients and communities on various food law and policy issues. The Clinic aims to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small farmers and producers in participating in food markets. The Food Law and Policy Clinic has focused much of its work in the Delta region, with projects underway in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee; however, starting in fall 2011 the Clinic began to replicate its work in other regions and communities, using its expertise in food law and policy to build similar federal, state, and local advocacy infrastructure around access to food and assisting small producers. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (formerly the Health Law & Policy Clinic) has long been a leading health care access law and policy research and advocacy program. Starting in 1987, in response to the emerging AIDS epidemic, the Clinic was the first law school-based legal clinic in the country to represent poor and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS. Today, the Clinic works to reduce barriers to access to care for all uninsured, low-income individuals, with an emphasis on those living with chronic medical conditions.
How to Apply: The posting is available online at https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^/PeUXjlnRLpleELzDng8ZaqyJl_slp_rhc_oabVYF_slp_rhc_/3B3RyzS7ZEApueIXZAlQAmr7SoPZM&jobId=885950&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5341&JobSiteInfo=885950_5341&GQId=0
Applicants need to apply through the HR office and should be able to do that through the link above, or by going to the Harvard ASPIRE site and searching for the Auto Req ID 27065BR.
Emily Broad Leib
Food Law and Policy Clinic,Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School Legal Services Center
122 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
June 21, 2012
Due to high demand, the location of the Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships program has been changed and registration reopened until space in the new venue is filled.
Washington Council of Lawyers/NALP Panel
Thursday, July 12
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Pathways to Postgraduate Legal Fellowships
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
This interactive panel discussion will cover the ins and outs of project-based fellowship programs, including Equal Justice Works, the Presidential Management Fellows Program and the Skadden Fellowship Program. Panelists will offer tips and insights about how to craft the best fellowship proposals while in law school.
Steve Grumm (Moderator) Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP
Chinh Le Legal Director, The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Nita Mazumder Program Manager, Law School Relations, Equal Justice Works
Tim McManus Vice President, Education and Outreach, Partnership for Public Service
The panel is free, but you must register(http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e60wh3an3986fb4e&llr=eca9oegab) to reserve space. There was a waitlist for last year’s panel, so if you’re interested, register asap.
February 17, 2012
Equal Justice Works Summer Corps provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization or public defender office of their choosing. Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country on a broad range of issue areas. Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that in 2012 will provide 711 law students with the opportunity to earn a $1,175 education award voucher for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.
Summer Corps will begin accepting online applications for the 2012 program on March 1, 2012. The deadline to apply is March 23, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information visit http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/law-school/summercorps
January 4, 2012
This two-year fellowship provides a wonderful opportunity for a public interest-minded law graduate who also has an interest in education and diversity in the legal profession.
The NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, a joint initiative undertaken by both organizations in 2008, is designed to provide information about the law and the legal profession to high school students and encourage them to pursue legal careers.
In particular, the program targets students from minority groups that are underrepresented in the practice of law. Law firms that participate in the program are matched with local high schools where volunteer lawyers teach substantive law classes in the high school setting as well as host programs for participating high school students at the law firm. Additionally, law firm and high school partners are encouraged to work with a law school and to facilitate additional enhancement activities for the most interested students. The Fellow will administer this program and support its growth. The fellow will have responsibility for providing training, curriculum development assistance, and planning support to participating law firms, law schools, and high schools. (To learn more about the program and current participants, view ttp://www.nalp.org/streetlaw.)
NALP and Street Law have tailored the Legal Diversity Pipeline Program to match with research suggesting that several factors play a role in encouraging young people to follow career paths: education about that specific path, career role models, social support and persuasion, and a chance to experience career-related tasks. The Fellow will play a role in all of these program dimensions, both in their implementation and in assessing effectiveness.
The Fellow will report directly to NALP’s Director of Public Service Initiatives, and will be employed by NALP, but will work closely with Street Law, Inc.
Performance Expectations — Content and Responsibilities of the Position:
With guidance from senior staff at both NALP and Street Law, Inc., the Fellow takes primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the pipeline program:
• develops original lesson plans and teaching materials, as well as supports law firm
personnel in developing their own original materials;
• supports participating law firms, high schools, and law schools in their
implementation and growth of their local programs;
• trains participating lawyers and legal career professionals on an annual basis;
• coordinates all communications among NALP, Street Law, participating law firms, law schools, and high schools
• maintains online resources for participating law firms, law schools and high schools;
• works with senior staff at NALP and Street Law to recruit additional law firm participants;
• provides routine customer service and support to participating law firms, law schools, and high schools;
• designs and implements, with the help of Street Law, a program evaluation to help NALP and Street Law better understand the program’s impact on students;
• delivers presentations to lawyers, law school administrators, high school teachers, law students, and high school students, as required;
• delivers presentations to a variety of audiences at NALP educational programming events and in other settings;
• supports NALP’s diversity efforts through work with section members, including communicating with the group using social media platforms (NALPComments! Blog and Twitter), attending Diversity events, and participating in diversity section projects and initiatives;
• assists NALP and Street Law with near, mid, and long term strategic planning for this pipeline program; and
• takes on other duties as assigned.
The fellow will be housed in NALP’s Washington, DC office. Travel is required.
The fellowship candidate will be a law school graduate with a demonstrated interest in legal education and diversity and should have:
highly developed organizational and writing skills;
strong communication skills;
teaching experience (ideally at the late elementary or secondary level);
the ability to relate well to lawyers and other professionals at law firms and law schools, and the ability to interact with confidence with high school students and high school teachers;
public speaking experience;
familiarity with Street Law, Inc. and its programs (and ideally some experience as a volunteer with a Street Law program).
S/he should also have demonstrated abilities to:
work independently and be self-directed;
pay very close attention to detail;
handle multiple tasks and deadlines;
carry out delegated assignments;
maintain friendly working relationships with colleagues.
The salary range for the fellowship position is $49-52,000 for the first year, depending on qualifications. Benefits include medical and dental coverage, paid holidays and vacation. This two-year fellowship will run from August 2012 through August 2014, with a possible option to renew. Only candidates who can commit to two full years should apply.
Application Deadline: 2/8/12
Applicants should submit resume and cover letter by email only to Steve Grumm at email@example.com. (Please designate “ATTN: NALP/Street Law Fellow Search” in subject line). Feel free to contact Mr. Grumm with questions about the position: 202-296-0057. Candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to submit a writing sample and at least two professional references.
Founded in 1971 as the National Association for Law Placement, NALP is a nonprofit educational association of law schools and legal employers. NALP is dedicated to continuously improving career counseling and planning, recruitment and retention, and the professional development of law students, lawyers, and its members.
NALP is a leading advocate for diversity in the legal profession and an organization committed to the diversity of its membership and staff. NALP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of diverse groups and persons of varied backgrounds.
About Street Law, Inc.
Street Law, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been creating classroom and community programs about law and democracy for 40 years. Most of Street Law’s efforts are focused on providing teachers, law students, lawyers, and other volunteers with the curricula, resources, and support they need to become effective Street Law educators. Since 2001, Street Law has been engaged in the development of diversity pipeline initiatives for the legal industry.
November 16, 2011
AUL is seeking fellows for summer 2012 to work with AUL on a full range of legal work, including amicus briefs, model legislation, public policy development at AUL’s DC office. This is a paid fellowship. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to Fellows@AUL.org or by mail to: Fellowship Applications, Americans United for Life, 644 15th St., NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20005. Applications must be received by January 15, 2012. For more information, call 202-741-4907 or email Fellows@AUL.org.
Alexandria Public Defender Office Now Accepting Applications for Part-time Howard Fellowship Positions
October 19, 2011
The Alexandria Public Defender Office is accepting applications for two, paid, part-time Howard Fellowship positions for spring 2012. Fellows must work a minimum of 15 hours per week. Preference will be given to students with an interest in indigent defense and public interest work. To apply submit your résumé and cover letter to Melinda Douglas, Public Defender for the City of Alexandria at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 11, 2011. For more information, visit the Clinical Programs Office in room 312.
The Pathway to Postgraduate Public Interest Legal Fellowships
Thursday July 14 , 2011
- By: The Washington Council of Lawyers, NALP
- Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP1333 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DCMap: maps.google.com
Nancy LopezThe Washington Council of Lawyers202.942.5063
- Website: www.washingtoncounciloflawyers.org
Are you interested in securing a public interest fellowship through highly regarded programs like Equal Justice Works and the Skadden Foundation?
Join The Washington Council of Lawyers for an interactive panel discussion – including Q&A – which will provide background on fellowship programs, and offer expert tips and insights about how to craft the best fellowship proposals while in law school. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception offering beer, wine, soda, coffee, and light refreshments.
Our panelists will be:
Lauren Dubin, Director for Public Interest and Government Careers, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)
Patty Mullahy Fugere,Executive Director, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
Jennifer Tschirch, Senior Program Manager for Fellowships, Equal Justice Works
Kati Daffan, Federal Trade Commission & former Skadden Fellow
- Attachment(s): Postgraduate Fellowship Program 7.14.11.pdf