Univ. Mich. Law -2nd clinical fellowship

January 15, 2016

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Entrepreneurship Clinic (EC). 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 EC represents University of Michigan student ventures on transactional matters.  The University of Michigan students creating the startups come from a number of the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges including the Ross School of Business, the Engineering School, the School of Public Health and the School of Information.  The EC primarily works in the areas of corporate, tax, securities, intellectual property, contracts and employment law.  The EC forms legal entities; drafts bylaws, operating agreements, and other governance documents; advises on intellectual property matters; drafts and negotiates contracts; drafts and advises on financing and employment matters and helps the ventures understand the laws that affect them.

The successful candidate will teach and supervise law students, advise clients, staff the EC office hours at various locations around the Ann Arbor campus and work with other schools and colleges at the University of Michigan and other organizations assisting startups, to effectively represent startups.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of experience representing startup companies in at least one of the EC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to entrepreneurship and to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work 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 during the summer of 2016.

Questions may be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. We will accept applications until February 15, 2016.  Applicants should send a letterof 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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