Community Development Clinic Fellowship

October 18, 2016

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start on or about January 3, 2017 in the Community Development Clinic (CDC).  This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching.

The CDC provides transactional, regulatory, and other non-litigation advice to community-based nonprofit groups, to small businesses headed by low-income entrepreneurs, and to social enterprises, cooperatives, and other clients with challenging and unmet legal needs.  Students serve as first-chair attorneys under the guidance and support of law school faculty, including the CDC Fellow.  We look forward to receiving your required electronic application, letter of interest, and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.

The Fellow’s duties include supervising law students as they engage in client service for the first time, co-teaching the weekly clinical seminar with other CDC faculty, including CDC Director Jaime Lee, and engaging with the local community to learn about its legal needs.  The Fellow will also cover emergency client matters during winter and summer breaks in the academic calendar.

The CDC Fellow will have opportunities to engage in academic scholarship and to explore teaching as a long-term profession, and will receive close mentoring and support from UB’s community of other clinical law teachers and Fellows.

This position is a full-time, year-round contractual appointment for two years.  The position can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.  Because the CDC serves evening students, the Fellow will work one or more evenings each week during the fall and spring semesters, with daytime hours adjusted accordingly.

Qualifications:  Two years or more years of legal practice in transactional, small business, nonprofit, regulatory, employment, legislative, and/or community lawyering; exceptional listening skills; a demonstrated interest in working for low-income clients and communities; and an interest in mentoring and/or teaching.  Fellows must be or be willing to become members of the Maryland Bar.  If the person hired as the Fellow is not admitted in Maryland when hired, s/he should take the bar exam in February of 2017 if possible.

Salary The current salary is $55,000.  The position includes full available benefits, including retirement plan, research support, and travel allowance.

Applications are now being accepted.  Electronic applications with letters of interest and resumes attached will be given priority if submitted by October 24, 2016.

For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/

We appreciate your interest in our recruitment. Please review the information at the bottom of the Job Posting here http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1147 before you visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html to apply.

We need to receive your electronic application in our system by the vacancy closing date in order to consider you for the vacancy.

If you have any questions about the position, please email Prof. Jaime Lee at jlee@ubalt.edu.

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