May 2, 2016
Neighborhood Legal Services Program (DC) has an opening for a Staff Attorney to provide advice and brief services at the NLSP office in Southeast DC. See the full announcement here.
April 28, 2016
Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic is seeking a full-time attorney with 0-3 years’ experience for our Housing Law practice. Specifically, the attorney will work in our Housing Right to Counsel Pilot Project, a joint initiative with two other local legal services providers. The project will focus on expanding access to representation to tenants in subsidized housing at risk of eviction. The attorney will work several days per week in a court-based office at the Landlord/Tenant Branch of D.C. Superior Court, providing representation to tenants referred for emergency matters and to tenants identified ahead of time through a targeted outreach effort. The attorney will also conduct advocacy, education and other outreach activities.
- Member of the D.C. Bar or eligible to waive in (no 2016 law school graduates will be considered);
- Strong organizational, research, and oral and written communication skills;
- Litigation experience;
- Ability to proceed effectively in court with little time for preparation;
- Adept at working collaboratively with other staff and interacting with a wide variety of people;
- Comfortable working in an open work environment, with no private offices for staff;
- High degree of flexibility;
- Sense of humor;
- Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
- Prior experience in a legal services or other public interest setting highly desirable;
- Some knowledge or experience in housing law a plus; and
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) skills preferred but not required;
- Ability to work with volunteers in a professional and collaborative manner;
- Familiarity with Google Organization & Productivity Tools (Gmail, Google Docs, Calendar) and/or ability to learn new technology systems;
- Willingness to learn and carry out Bread for the City’s commitments to social justice and racial equity.
Bread for the City offers competitive non-profit salaries based on experience and a generous benefits package.
Qualified candidates should submit a letter that speaks to your interest and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Housing Attorney” in the subject line. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
April 28, 2016
April 19, 2016
The Binder Clinical Teaching Fellowship offers opportunities for clinical teaching and research designed to prepare the fellow to seek a permanent clinical faculty position at a law school. The fellow will be expected to teach in clinics and/or experiential courses each semester, including the first year Introduction to the Lawyer Client Relationship. During the summer, the fellow will be fully engaged with a scholarly research project. The law school would provide research support and faculty mentoring on legal scholarship. In the second year, the fellow would be expected to complete the research project for publication, supervise externs, and teach or co-teach each semester.
Candidates should possess a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; an excellent academic record; at least two years of practice experience (more preferred); admission to the California bar; excellent analytical and writing skills; an aptitude for student supervision; a collegial style; and a demonstrated interest in or potential for scholarship, particularly in the area that informs experiential learning. In order to meet student interest and institutional need, preference may be given to candidates who are interested in teaching and writing in the areas of criminal or immigration law. UCLA School of Law seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
Applicants should apply online by submitting a cover letter discussing their qualifications and clinical teaching interests, a cv or resume, a law school transcript, contact information for three references, and a one-to two-page statement of research interests at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02160. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, May 16, 2016, but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.
April 19, 2016
The Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School is opening a position for a one-year fellowship. The Project is currently undertaking research on the role of the civil jury. In its first year, the Project held a conference at NYU on the current use of jury trials and hosted Justice Sotomayor for a discussion of that theme. This fall the Project will host a conference on the role of juries in patent disputes. The Project is also sponsoring empirical research on trial innovations and jury capabilities.
The Fellowship offers an opportunity for a year of research on topics related to civil jury trials. It pays competitively and all benefits. The Fellow is expected to assist in the work of the project and help oversee empirical and other research, as well as to help generate materials for the Project.
Ideally, fellows will be top graduates looking for a year between clerkships or before starting a clerkship. Any interested candidates should write to:
email@example.com and should include a cover letter and résumé. Please write Research Fellow for The Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law in the subject line of the email.
April 18, 2016
Equal Justice America has funding available again for this summer for Catholic University law students working with programs that provide civil legal assistance to the poor. If you are doing similar work again this summer, please send a cover letter, resume and employer confirmation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying students should include information in their cover letters about any funding they are already receiving. EJA can provide supplemental funding up to a total funding maximum of $7,500. Students not receiving funding could get an EJA grant of up to $4,000.