Seattle Law School Clinical Teaching Fellowship

January 31, 2011

Seattle University School of Law is currently accepting applications for our Korematsu Clinical Teaching Fellow in our Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic. This fellowship is a two year appointment starting Fall 2011.
This two-year teaching fellowship will train an aspiring law teacher to become a teacher, scholar, and activist consistent with the vision of the Korematsu Center. Teaching fellows will be selected based on their strengths and abilities as a lawyer, supervisor, and teacher. A successful candidate will have the ability to conceive and effectuate broad-based advocacy strategies and to supervise effective student writing designed to carry out those strategies. In addition, a successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to produce cutting-edge scholarship in the area of law and inequality.  In addition to developing as a scholar, the fellow will learn effective law teaching by observing classes and consulting with experienced faculty. During the second year, in addition to continuing to focus on scholarship and teaching, the fellow is expected to go on the academic teaching market. The fellow is expected to be in residence during each academic year.
 For more information about Seattle University’s Korematsu Center, please visit
or contact Professor Robert Chang at
Consistent with the vision of the Korematsu Center and the goals of this fellowship, Seattle University is seeking candidates with a strong academic record, a demonstrated commitment to social justice, and strong potential for scholarship and teaching.
This position requires a JD degree, active bar membership, as well as significant appellate litigation experience. A clerkship and teaching experience are highly desirable.
Compensation for the academic appointment is an annual stipend of $50,000 and includes the University employee benefits package. Funding is also available for academic research and scholarly activities.
Individuals interested in the position should apply online at: with a letter of interest, a resume or vitae, a writing sample, a detailed scholarly agenda, and the names and contact information for three references. References should be able to comment on candidate’s appellate litigation experience and/or scholarly potential. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Robert Chang, at
The Korematsu Center will begin reviewing applications as it receives them. Applications received by February 1, 2011, will receive priority consideration. The position will close when it is filled.


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