UDC School of Law – Clinical Teaching Fellowships

February 12, 2016

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent and nationally ranked clinical education program.   (Specific clinic descriptions are at:  http://www.law.udc.edu/?page=ClinicIntro.)  LL.M. candidates will work in the clinical program with experienced faculty to acquire clinical teaching skills.  The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change.   By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate will produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change.

In addition to admission to the LL.M. program, candidates will be employed as clinical instructors and will receive an annual stipend of $51,157 plus benefits.

The program begins on August 1, 2016.

Candidates should have a minimum of two years relevant practice experience and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  A person chosen to enter the LL.M. program who is not a member of the D.C. Bar will have to apply to waive into the D.C. Bar or otherwise apply for membership in the D.C. Bar.

Applications will be considered for the following clinical areas.  The School of Law may select candidates in only some of the listed subject area.

Immigration and Human Rights

Legislation

Juvenile and Special Education

General Practice

Community Development

 

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a well-respected and facility.   Faculty members are actively engaged in cutting edge scholarship and are leaders in their fields.   The Law School faculty is committed to scholarship but grounded in real world experience which creates a lively and energetic intellectual atmosphere.

Admissions Process

Please submit the following:

A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages):

In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified?  How do you envision using the law to transform the system?

Resume

Writing Sample

Law School Transcript (official)

Two letters of recommendation from persons with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with selections expected to be made by late Spring or early summer.

Materials should be sent to:

jarias@udc.edu

or to:

Ms. Jordana Arias

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

4200 Connecticut Ave.  NW, Building 52

Washington DC  20008

If you have questions, please contact Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs Jonathan Smith:  jonathan.smith2@udc.edu.

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