UDC Law School Clinical Fellowships

December 9, 2016

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following legal clinics: Community Development and Housing;  Immigration; Juvenile and Special Education Law, & Tax

LL.M. Program Description

The UDC David A. Clarke School of Law has an excellent, nationally ranked clinical education program where each J.D. candidate must complete two seven-credit clinics to graduate.   LL.M. candidates work closely with experienced faculty members to teach and supervise clinic students learning substantive law and practice skills.  In addition, over the course of the two-year program, fellows in the LL.M. program must complete a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to stimulate systems change.

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, legal scholarship, public interest law, and systems change.  The focus of the program is to provide fellows with a foundation in clinical education practices and to strengthen their lawyering and advocacy skills.

L.L.M. candidates will receive an annual stipend of $51,157 plus benefits.

The program begins on August 1, 2017.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Specific clinic descriptions are at:  http://www.law.udc.edu/?page=ClinicIntro

Admissions Process:

Please submit the following:

1.  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?

2.  Resume

3.  Writing Sample

4.  U.S. Law School Transcript (official)

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

Please send materials, except transcript, electronically to Loretta Young-Jones at loretta.youngjones@udc.edu  (Please enter “LL.M. Application” in the subject line.)

Mail transcript to:

Hannah Lieberman, Associate Dean
Clinical and Experiential Programs
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Building 52
Washington, DC  20008

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Questions?  Please contact Dean Lieberman: hannah.lieberman@udc.edu

Job Requirements:

1.  Candidates should have a law degree from an accredited U.S. law school, and active, good standing with a bar association in the U.S.  Eligibility to become a member of the District of Columbia Bar may be required depending on clinic placement.

2. Evidence of teaching experience, or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.

3. A minimum of two years relevant practice experience.

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