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.
December 12, 2012
EJC seeks two full-time law clerks to work for ten weeks over the summer.
The D.C. Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment in the workplace, the EJC uses experienced employment law attorneys and policy advocates to provide high-quality, free legal advice and assistance to low-wage workers and to push for changes in workplace fairness laws.
The law clerks will support the EJC attorneys in any ongoing litigation in which they are engaged, interview clients, conduct legal research, and prepare legal memoranda on novel issues of law. Law clerks will also participate in the EJC’s weekly Workers’ Rights Clinics, in which they will interview workers regarding their individual workplace legal problems, discuss these issues with experienced employment lawyers, convey legal advice to the client from the attorneys, and, under the supervision of the attorneys, assist clients in drafting letters and/or any other legal documents necessary for them to pursue their claims.
Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
The law clerks will be supervised by one or more of the EJC attorneys and will receive one week of formal orientation and training.
EJC will cooperate with each student to secure funding in the amount of $5000 for the summer.
Interested students may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Laura Brown, EJC Director of Legal Services, at email@example.com. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
July 18, 2012
This position is open now and applications will be reviewed as received. It is open only to applications who have earned a JD or other relevant graduate degree within the past three years. See
July 9, 2012
This is not an exhaustive list and all interested applicants are encouraged to visit USAJobs.gov to view all current opportunities in the Federal government and begin building their profile.
Potential applicants are encouraged to view tutorials on building a Federal resume, conducting advanced searches on USA Jobs, and tips on applying and using keywords available at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Tutorial#icc
Please review the specific requirements for each position. For the most part, to qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the United States; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated below for each grade level. To qualify for a position at the GS-12 grade, applicants must possess at least two (2) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature and more experience for each progressive grade increase.
Opportunities are Open at the U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation
Apply by July 10, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0991-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/319919700
Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC)
Apply by July 13, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-12
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320199300
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Division of Fair Labor Standards
Apply by July 18, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320613900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Benefit Advisor
Apply by July 19, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0301-09/11
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320620400
*Fluency in Spanish and English required.
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Division of Enforcement Support
Apply by July 23, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0343-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320888000
Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)
Apply by July 25, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-0905-12/14
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320588900
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Pensions Investigator
Apply by September 3, 2012
Series and Grade: GS-1801-09
More information available at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/320568400
July 9, 2012
D.C. Law Students in Court Program seeks an experienced attorney, licensed in the District of Columbia, as a full time student supervisor in its Civil Division. Start date: August 1. For details, see the attached file.LSIC Civil Supervisor Job Posting (2)
June 26, 2012
Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for a clinical fellow position beginning in mid-August 2012 in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center. The Fellow will represent youth in juvenile prison at their parole revocation hearings and participate in post dispositional policy reform and advocacy. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Julie Biehl, Director, Children and Family Justice Center (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for applications is July 16, 2012 and it is anticipated that the fellowship will begin in mid-August 2012 and end December 31, 2013. Salary and benefits will be competitive.
The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Children and Family Justice Center, The Center on Wrongful Convictions, The Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation (predatory lending cases, civil suits arising from wrongful convictions, an landlord tenant cases), externship, negotiations and trial advocacy.
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 12, 2012
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia seeks an experienced Staff Attorney for its housing law unit. Legal Aid 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.” Legal Aid is the oldest general civil legal services program in the District of Columbia.
Tasks and Duties: Legal Aid has a broad and energetic housing practice. We give priority to cases that involve the prevention of an avoidable eviction, efforts to address dangerous or unhealthful housing conditions, and the preservation of affordable housing and public and assisted housing. In addition to an active litigation docket, we engage in significant efforts to address issues of public policy. Our unit is staffed by three supervising attorneys, six staff attorneys, three “loaned associates” from law firms, and a legal assistant.
Housing attorneys work at Legal Aid’s central office, its community office in Southeast DC, and its court-based office inside Landlord-Tenant Court. The Staff Attorney would be expected to handle a caseload of housing cases, perform intakes, and engage in community outreach, policy advocacy and systemic reform efforts. An experienced attorney also might assist in supervising volunteer interns and law firm loaned associates.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following:
* Two to three years of practice in legal services, preferably with a background in housing law;
* Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;
* The ability to work collaboratively with other staff;
* A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
* Bilingual skills strongly preferred but not required.
Membership or eligibility for membership in the DC bar is required.
Salary and Benefits: The attorney will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid also offers a competitive benefits package.
To Apply: Legal Aid encourages all interested persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disability to apply. Interested persons should email a letter of interest and resume to <mailto:email@example.com>. Interested persons are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.
Katherine L. Hays
Chief Operations Officer
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
1331 H Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 727-2132 (fax)
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty <http://www.nlchp.org/index.cfm> is seeking a Staff Attorney for Domestic Violence and Education Projects. The Staff Attorney will be the Law Center’s lead attorney in its Domestic Violence initiatives and also will work within its Education Program. The role will involve litigation, policy, and public education work and the ideal candidate will have an interest and some experience in each of these areas. The Staff Attorney reports to the Legal Director, but also will receive some supervision from the Education Program Director.
Send cover letter, resume, three references, and short legal writing sample with “Staff Attorney” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls, please.
May 31, 2012
TASSC – http://tassc.org/blog/, is located within walking distance of the law school at 4121 Harewood Road, NE; it is the only U.S. organization founded by survivors of torture for survivors, to oppose torture and to empower a community of survivors. Most TASSC members arrive in the U.S. seeking political asylum based on the torture and persecution they experienced in the home countries they fled. TASSC provides pro bono legal representation.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy, but their primary focus will be on asylum representation. Students will take lead responsibility, under the supervision of TASSC pro bono attorneys, for initial screening of cases and for developing the case once members are accepted for asylum representation, from drafting documents and gathering evidence to preparing the client for interviews and hearings at Immigration Court (Arlington, Baltimore) and the DHS Asylum Office (Arlington). To the extent possible, students will be authorized to act as counsel in those venues in the presence of the attorney of record.
Students must work at TASSC for the bulk of their hours. They will be given a desk, a computer and telephone access; as well as orientation and ongoing guidance at least once a week, including overviews of substantive legal principles and processes.
To apply, send a cover email and resume to Steve France, Esq., Asylum Coordinator (email@example.com) and cc Demissie Abebe, Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 8. TASSC is likely to ask for a writing sample and will interview applicants before accepting them into the program.