Clinical Fellowship – Veterans Legal Clinic – Univ. Michigan Law School

April 3, 2015

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its new “full-service” Veterans Legal Clinic. This is a two year appointment with a contemplated 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 Veterans Legal Clinic will handle legal matters for veterans and, in some instances, their immediate families. The Clinic was designed and funded based on a holistic approach to veterans’ legal and social needs. Students will represent veterans in a wide array of civil matters in addition to the more service related ones (e.g., disability benefits and discharge status challenges). In the inaugural fall 2015 semester we will focus on crafting the curriculum, strengthening relationships with other veterans service organizations, growing our referral base, and providing representation to clients.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in civil litigation, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience with the veterans community and/or issues is a plus. 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 2015.

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications on April 24th and will accept them until the position is filled. 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

jwlemmer@umich.edu

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