Clinical Teaching Fellowship – Univ. of Denver College of Law

March 8, 2013

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law invites applications for one-year clinical teaching fellowships that include one in our Civil Rights Clinic and one in our Community Economic Development Clinic. The fellowship is designed for experienced lawyers who are interested in exploring the possibility of a career in law school clinical teaching.

The Civil Rights Clinic is a year-long litigation program in which students represent clients in civil rights cases in federal court, primarily in matters involving the constitutionality of the conditions in which federal and state prisoners are held, although any kind of civil rights or civil liberties matter may be on our docket.  For more information about the Civil Rights Clinic, including representative cases, please see

The Community Economic Development Clinic is a transactional clinic that provides a diverse range of community development and business legal services to nonprofit corporations, community organizations and enterprises, and small business owners. For more information about the Community Economic Development Clinic, please see

These one-year fellowships will provide the fellows the opportunity to supervise and train law students who are representing clients. The fellows will also teach classes, attend workshops designed to train the fellow as a clinical teacher and pursue a scholarly agenda. Fellows in the Clinic will be integrated into the intellectual life of the law school and the larger University and are invited to attend faculty scholarly workshops and mentoring sessions.
These are one year, twelve month appointment that begins no later than August 1, 2013.
Applications received by April 1st will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Minimum qualifications:

  • JD or equivalent
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of legal experience in the relevant practice areas
  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Member of the Colorado Bar or able to gain admission by August 1, 2013 (Colorado permits faculty teaching in a clinical program to waive into the bar). 

Preferred qualifications: 

• Exposure to clinical teaching 

Application Process and Contact Information:

You can apply by going directly to our quick link: Fellows posting.  You can also visit directly. Applications received by April 1st will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions can be addressed to Professor Laura Rovner,


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