American Univ. Law – Pract. in Residence

March 8, 2016

American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2016-17 in five of our in-house clinics: Janet R. Spragens Federal Taxation Clinic, Immigrant Justice Clinic, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic, and the Women and the Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (approximately 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via: contact Michael Finazzo, Faculty Coordinator, at (202-274-4002) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.


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