Univ. Mich. Clinical Teaching Fellowship

February 12, 2016

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Unemployment Insurance Clinic (UIC). 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 UIC is an innovative clinic designed to provide first year law students live client learning experiences earlier.  UIC students take first-chair responsibility for representing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants at every stage of the administrative appeal process including administrative trials. The UIC fellow will teach and supervise in the clinic, represent clients at every stage of the administrative appeal process, staff the UIC office and develop impact projects that engage advanced clinic students to strengthen the UI safety net.
The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant advocacy experience, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, 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 on a date to be determined sometime mid to late summer 2016.

Questions may be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or734-763-4319. We will accept applications until Friday March 4, 2016.  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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