Fellow – Hofstra

June 16, 2010


Hofstra University School of Law seeks to appoint a Fellow for its Law Reform Advocacy Clinic for a two-year term.  In this Clinic, students handle a wide variety of housing, community development, and public interest cases for low-income individuals and community organizations in areas such as fair housing and exclusionary zoning, housing rehabilitation, predatory lending, and rent gouging.  The Clinic selects cases that will have an impact for low-income individuals on Long Island, especially new immigrants and may also work with the other clinical programs on law reform issues that arise out of their caseloads and affect the community.   The Clinic works with community organizations in developing alternative law reform strategies to address problems in their neighborhoods, using traditional litigation as well as advocacy in administrative agencies and legislatures.

The Fellow will work with the Clinic’s director on supervising students and will participate in teaching the clinic seminar.  The Fellowship will begin on August 1, 2010.  The fellowship is an opportunity to develop a career in public interest law or clinical or other skills teaching. The fellow will receive support for research and professional development.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the fellowship should have a minimum of two years of experience and a demonstrated interest in clinical teaching and public interest advocacy.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants should submit a one page statement explaining their interest in the position together with a resume, transcript, and writing sample to Yvonne Aktinson, Hofstra Law Clinic, 108 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549. Applications accepted until the position is filled.


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