Duke Law Fellowship – Civil Justice Clinic

December 12, 2016

Duke University School of Law seeks an attorney to supervise students, represent clients, and work on community-based access to justice projects in the Law School’s Civil Justice Clinic. The successful candidate will be appointed as Duke Law’s first Farrin Access to Justice Fellow, a two-year clinical fellowship. Qualified applicants may include both individuals currently teaching in a civil litigation clinic or practicing attorneys with relevant subject matter expertise.

The Civil Justice Clinic handles cases on its own and also partners with Legal Aid of North Carolina to jointly represent some clients. The Clinic works on a wide variety of civil litigation matters for low-income clients, with a particular focus on housing, discrimination, consumer transaction, and employment cases. The Civil Justice Clinic is one of Duke Law’s newest clinical courses, and it is directed by Professor Charles Holton. More information is available at: https://law.duke.edu/civiljustice/

This position is a two-year, clinical fellowship that will involve direct representation, teaching and case supervision, client and community outreach, as well as other responsibilities. The position offers a salary and benefits commensurate with comparable law school fellowship opportunities. This is a full-time position located in Durham, North Carolina. Some additional evening, weekend, and travel assignments may be required.

Applicants should have a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience, including a demonstrated interest in representing underserved populations and working with diverse communities. All applicants must either be members of the North Carolina Bar or be eligible for admission and willing to become a member.

Duke University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish is helpful.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume via email to Kristin Triebel at kristen.triebel@law.duke.edu.

Applications must be received no later than midnight on January 31, 2017

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