The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent and nationally ranked clinical education program.   (Specific clinic descriptions are at:  LL.M. candidates will work in the clinical program with experienced faculty to acquire clinical teaching skills.  The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change.   By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate will produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change.

In addition to admission to the LL.M. program, candidates will be employed as clinical instructors and will receive an annual stipend of $51,157 plus benefits.

The program begins on August 1, 2016.

Candidates should have a minimum of two years relevant practice experience and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  A person chosen to enter the LL.M. program who is not a member of the D.C. Bar will have to apply to waive into the D.C. Bar or otherwise apply for membership in the D.C. Bar.

Applications will be considered for the following clinical areas.  The School of Law may select candidates in only some of the listed subject area.

Immigration and Human Rights


Juvenile and Special Education

General Practice

Community Development


The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a well-respected and facility.   Faculty members are actively engaged in cutting edge scholarship and are leaders in their fields.   The Law School faculty is committed to scholarship but grounded in real world experience which creates a lively and energetic intellectual atmosphere.

Admissions Process

Please submit the following:

A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages):

In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified?  How do you envision using the law to transform the system?


Writing Sample

Law School Transcript (official)

Two letters of recommendation from persons with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with selections expected to be made by late Spring or early summer.

Materials should be sent to:

or to:

Ms. Jordana Arias

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

4200 Connecticut Ave.  NW, Building 52

Washington DC  20008

If you have questions, please contact Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs Jonathan Smith:

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Unemployment Insurance Clinic (UIC). This is a two year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year.

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for professional development and scholarship.

The UIC is an innovative clinic designed to provide first year law students live client learning experiences earlier.  UIC students take first-chair responsibility for representing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants at every stage of the administrative appeal process including administrative trials. The UIC fellow will teach and supervise in the clinic, represent clients at every stage of the administrative appeal process, staff the UIC office and develop impact projects that engage advanced clinic students to strengthen the UI safety net.
The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant advocacy experience, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher.  Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins on a date to be determined sometime mid to late summer 2016.

Questions may be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at or734-763-4319. We will accept applications until Friday March 4, 2016.  Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

John W. Lemmer

Experiential Education Business Administrator

The University of Michigan Law School

701 S. State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

Michigan State University College of Law invites applications for a two-year position in its Immigration Law Clinic. Applications are accepted immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

MSU’s Immigration Law Clinic provides opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. The direct representation of clients is the core of the students’ experience in the clinic, and the clinic seeks to maintain a diverse and challenging docket. Though a core of immigration law content is always present, the clinic selects cases with attention to pedagogical concerns, community need, and impact to provide students with opportunities to engage as attorneys in a variety of contexts. Now in its sixth year, the Immigration Law Clinic has represented clients from 76 different countries. The docket includes removal defense, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U-visas, VAWA, asylum, refugee adjustments, naturalization and appellate matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Since Fall 2013, the Clinic has been under contract to represent all unaccompanied children in ORR custody in Michigan and to provide legal screenings and Know Your Rights presentations to children in temporary care in Michigan. The current docket includes approximately 100 children in removal proceedings and an approximately equal number of clients seeking other forms of relief. Through this varied casework, students build not only knowledge and skills, but also the exercise of judgment, the formation of professional identity and the development of a critical and reflective perspective on legal systems.

The Immigration Fellow will work in coordination with Immigration Law Clinic faculty and Supervising Attorneys, on all aspects of the program. The fellow will receive an annual salary of $50,000.00, together with generous benefits.

Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. Strong preference also will be given to candidates who are fluent in Spanish. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, please submit a law school transcript, curriculum vitae and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:

Veronica T. Thronson

Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Immigration Law Clinic

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Higher education faculty and administrators as well as professionals, independent scholars, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and accomplished scholars from other professions are encouraged to apply.

In order to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright continues to offer Flex Awards, which allow grantees to complete a grant in two or three shorter segments. Fulbright also offers opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards, including the Fulbright Global Scholar Award.

View the nearly 500 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards by visiting the onlineCatalog of Awards and learn more by participating in one of our webinars.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2016. Please contact uswith any questions. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process!

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Whether you’re a current law student, recent graduate, or longtime lawyer, our February 17 happy hour will help you learn more about our organization and our upcoming programs. We’ll also have free copies of our most recent Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse — one of the benefits of membership — which provides job listings from public-interest organizations across the country.
The happy hour takes place on Wednesday, February 17th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Science Club (1136 19th Street, NW). RSVP by clicking here or on the graphic below:



Leave behind the stress of being a lawyer or law student for a few hours, and stop by to unwind, and meet other public-interest-minded lawyers and law students in an informal setting. We’ll also have drink specials (cash bar) and free snacks.

Feel free to bring a friend, and I hope to see you on the 17th!

Jaya Saxena (@thezenlegalmama)
Co-Chair, Membership Committee
Washington Council of Lawyers

Summer 2016 — Equal Justice Works is excited to announce the Rural Summer Legal Corps program which connects public interest law students with civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities.

This new program will be a great way to gain valuable first-hand experience which can ultimately lead to a public interest legal career. The 31 positions will allow students to build their legal skills in various areas, such as direct legal services, outreach and education, and capacity building at LSC-funded organizations nationwide.

Applications for the open positions are due by February 29. Participants are required to complete 300 hours of service by August 31, 2016 to receive a $4,000 stipend.

More information can be found at

Spanish speakers of all levels are invited to Washington Council of Lawyers monthly Spanish Language Exchanges.
This Friday, February 5, we will be joined by David Steib, Language Access Program Director and coordinator of the Community Legal Interpreter Bank at Ayuda. David will discuss tips for using a legal interpreter, and language access issues in DC.
We will also have lots of time for casual Spanish language conversation so that everyone will have the opportunity to speak Spanish – no matter how rusty or fluid your Spanish may be.
Bring your lunch – drinks and desserts are provided thanks to Mayer Brown LLP.
Washington Council of Lawyers Spanish Language Exchange
Friday, February 5 from 12:001:30 pm
Mayer Brown (1999 K Street NW)
Free; brown bag lunch.
RSVP here or at

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