The University of Washington Clinical Law Program is excited to announce that we will be hiring a clinical teaching fellow to work in our Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic (CAYAC) this year, with the likely possibility of an extension for a second year. This unique interdisciplinary opportunity is being made possible by special funding from the Washington legislature to craft a University-wide response to youth homelessness in our community. The CAYAC and the School of Nursing have been selected as the leads on this project, which will collaborate with other disciplines across campus.

Here is an excerpt of the position announcement. We appreciate your help in getting the word out:

The Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic (CAYAC) Clinical Teaching Fellowship, at the University of Washington School of Law, provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to engage in direct client work with homeless youth, craft policy recommendations based on youth voice, supervise law students in the Clinical Program, teach law students in a small seminar, and draft policy and academic materials for potential publication.

The position will involve intensive interviewing and interaction with homeless youth in the University District of Seattle, Washington through a multidisciplinary participatory research project at the University of Washington. The CAYAC Fellow, with the support and under the supervision of the Bobbed and Jon Bridge Professor of Child Advocacy, Lisa Kelly, will coordinate the law school’s involvement in this multidisciplinary effort. The CAYAC Fellow will also spearhead the drafting of a policy report to include legal reform recommendations that incorporate the homeless youth voice and perspective.

The CAYAC Fellow will have an opportunity to participate in CAYAC courses and will progressively take on teaching and supervision duties as well as leadership in the research project throughout the course of the fellowship. The CAYAC Fellow will also have the opportunity to frame and develop a scholarly project under the guidance of experienced clinical faculty.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a JD at an accredited law school. An ideal candidate has experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically homeless youth, and has demonstrated a commitment to public interest lawyering. An ideal candidate will be prepared to start the position on at the beginning of Autumn Quarter 2017.

Recent law school graduates may apply, but preference will be given to candidates with 1-5 years of experience and candidates who have passed the Washington State Bar Exam and/or are members of, or eligible for membership in, of the Washington State Bar Association, or are eligible for membership within the first contract year.

Application Requirements:

Applications should be sent in electronic form to lawjobs@uw.edu and should include:

–          A statement describing applicant’s interest in the position, relevant practical experience and career goals (may be included in a cover letter)

–          A copy of the Applicant’s Resume

–          A law school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

–          Contact information for three references

–          A writing sample (15 pages or less)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by or before September 15, 2017.

 

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Duke University School of Law has an opening for a Clinical Teaching Fellow in our new Clinical Teaching Fellows Program. This may be either a two or three year appointment and is intended to provide training, support and professional development for young lawyers with a demonstrated interest in exploring a career in clinical teaching.   The relevant information is set out below.

We will consider candidates with an interest in teaching in any of our existing clinics, but particular areas of opportunity exist within our two transactional clinics, the Community Enterprise Clinic and the Start-Up Ventures Clinic. The ideal candidate will have at least two-years of practice experience, a demonstrated interest in clinical teaching and practice, and be prepared to work with our current clinical faculty to supervise students, help teach the applicable clinic seminar, and be engaged in other aspects of the Clinical Program.

In addition to their clinical teaching and broader responsibilities within the Clinical Program, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue other interests, such as non-clinical teaching, as well as other activities appropriate to their professional goals, including traditional legal or clinical scholarship. The precise contours of the position will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant and formalized with his or her input. In addition to a strong commitment to clinical legal education, the ideal candidate will offer:

(1) Relevant legal experience and a strategy for how to translate that into the Clinical Program for the benefit of our clients/partner organizations and students;

(2) A deep commitment to access to justice that is consistent with the ethos of the Duke Law clinics, as well as a creativity to deploy legal skills toward this end;

(3) Demonstrated potential for excellence in clinical teaching and mentoring; and

(4) A clear and articulated vision for how this Fellowship will advance his or her future professional goals.  

Most, but not all, of our clinics will require that Clinical Teaching Fellows either be a member 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, women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest that, among other things, specifies the Clinic in which the candidate would propose to conduct her or his Fellowship, and résumé via email to Sandra Pettiford at pettiford@law.duke.edu.

All applications must be received no later than midnight on Friday, September 29, 2017.

The Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic hires one person to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney each year, for a two-year term. Fellows have several areas of responsibility, including: representing victims of family abuse in CPO cases; designing and teaching Clinic seminar classes; and supervising third-year law students in their representation of clients. The fellowship experience is designed to develop fellows’ skills as clinical law professors and launch them on a career in clinical law teaching; all of our fellows who have sought teaching jobs over the past decade or more have successfully obtained a position. Throughout the program, fellows also receive extensive supervision and training on their litigation skills, providing them with a substantial opportunity to improve as public interest lawyers.

Clinic fellows also pursue a program of graduate study, through a seminar titled Introduction to Clinical Pedagogy, taught collectively by the Georgetown clinical faculty.  Fellows also may audit regular law school courses. Finally, during the first year, fellows also are members of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, where they have an opportunity to collaborate with lawyers doing a variety of women’s rights legal work in Washington, D.C.

 

The Clinic prefers, but does not require, applications who have a background in family law, domestic violence, or poverty law and who have some trial practice experience. Fellows must have excellent oral and written advocacy skills, and must be admitted to a Bar prior to being offered a position in the program. Those fellows who are not members of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer.

 

Description of the Clinic

Students in the Domestic Violence Clinic represent victims of intimate abuse in civil protection order (“CPO”) cases in D.C. Superior Court. The Clinic provides students with an intensive, challenging education in the art of trial advocacy, extensive hands-on experience with family law and poverty lawyering, and the opportunity to alleviate a crucial community need for legal representation. Through course work and client representation, students are exposed to every phase of expedited civil litigation. Students also learn to navigate the criminal justice system by working, in cases where it is consistent with their client’s wishes, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in prosecutions against those accused of abusing Clinic clients.

 

Students litigate to obtain Civil Protection Orders (“CPOs”) that last for up to one year and can include a broad spectrum of relief designed to effectively end the violence in a family or dating relationship. For example, in a CPO, a judge may direct a batterer to cease assaulting and threatening the victim; to stay away from the victim’s home, person and workplace; and not to contact the victim in any manner. The judge may award temporary custody of the parties’ minor children, with visitation rights for the non-custodial parent, and award child and/or spousal support, so that a victim is not forced to return to a batterer due to economic necessity. Finally, each semester students develop a group project focused on improving law, policy, or community education, that is designed to expose them to bigger picture ways to pursue social justice for their chosen client base.

 

To prepare students to appear in court, Clinic faculty provide intensive instruction in evidence, civil procedure, and legal ethics, as well as the civil, family, and criminal law applicable to domestic violence litigation. In the seminar class, students participate in exercises designed to develop and refine essential litigation skills such as conducting direct and cross examination, delivering opening statements and closing arguments, introducing exhibits into evidence, and conducting negotiations. In addition, students hear from expert guest speakers on topics such as the psychological dynamics of battering and victimization, immigration and domestic violence, and counseling programs designed for the perpetrator community.

 

Application Process

Please complete an application (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/wlppfp/us/USapplication.cfm), and submit it both to the Domestic Violence Clinic, c/o Briana Hauser (dvclinic@law.georgetown.edu), and to the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu). Please be sure to indicate your interest in the Domestic Violence Clinic on your application. Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 13, 2017. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews in December or January, and selection will occur shortly thereafter. Start date is in early July 2018, and the fellowship lasts for two years, terminating in June 2020.

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is very pleased to announce two new fellowship positions, in our Environmental Law and Immigrant Rights Clinics. These fellowships are designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in the field with mentorship and  to help the attorney to advance a career in public interest law or to launch a career in clinical teaching.

More information about these fellowships and online applications can be accessed through the following links:

Environmental Law Clinic Fellow:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04153

Immigrant Rights Clinic Fellow: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04253

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in the Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic to start on or about August 1, 2017. This public interest fellowship program offers attorneys who are interested in pursuing a law school teaching career exposure to law school clinical teaching.
The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals in veterans law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include VA disability claims and appeals, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims appeals, discharge upgrade applications, and veterans treatment court cases. The Clinic Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. Fellows also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his/her clinic director, including scholarly research and writing. This Fellowship is a full-time, 12-month position, and Fellows are responsible for case coverage during summer, winter, and other school breaks. 
This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.
Qualifications: excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in veterans law; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients and a strong interest in teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.
Salary: The current salary is $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance. 
Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by June 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website athttp://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=1234 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. Hugh McClean at hmcclean@ubalt.edu

Penn State Law is seeking applications for a Supervising Attorney in the Family Law Clinic.  The Clinic is an “in-house” clinic that functions as a small pro bono law firm representing low-income Pennsylvanians in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, custody, protection from abuse, child support and adoption.

This position is involved in the Clinic’s direct legal services to clients and helping supervise the law students who represent those clients.

The Supervising Attorney (SA) will work directly on these cases.  The SA may also assist with running Legal Advice workshops on family law issue; and assist the Director with simulations and other skill-building exercises during the Clinic seminar class. The SA will also cover the Clinic docket during the summer session and other academic year breaks, which may include supervising student work on client matters. The SA is responsible for working together with the Faculty Director to ensure the effective management of the Clinic. During periods of student absence, the SA is entirely or partially responsible for direct casework, including communication with clients, motions and trials.

Vacations will be scheduled around the requirement of maintaining effective case coverage. Some evening and occasional weekend hours will be expected.

In-depth knowledge of Pennsylvania family law and domestic violence required, with preference for those with experience in VAWA work and/or in certain other Clinic practice areas — specifically, divorce economic relief, child custody and support, and campus sexual assault.  Must have a desire to mentor, supervise and train law students in an “in-house” clinical program; a demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities; excellent writing, communication and organizational skills; and the ability to work effectively within diverse stakeholder communities.  Areas of expertise among current staff, as compared to candidates may influence selection criteria. The successful candidate will display excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated knowledge and experience with client-centered lawyering, and outstanding legal practice skills. We seek a candidate who is creative, curious and self-motivated with an ability to anticipate issues and follow-up independently; is an exceptional strategist who can thrive in a collaborative, collegial environment and enjoys thinking through complex legal issues; and exhibits professionalism, drive and tenacity.

This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a J.D. or L.L.B. from an ABA-accredited law school or higher or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

A J.D., admission to Pennsylvania Bar or eligibility to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and minimum four years of family law practice experience with substantial trial work preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.  Preferred start date is July 1, 2017.

 Candidates are to apply directly online at: https://psu.jobs/job/70831.

Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the Michael and Mary Schuette Clinical Fellowship in Health and Human Rights, beginning September 1, 2017, in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for International Human Rights, with a particular focus on the work of the Northwestern Access to Health Project. The Michael and Mary Schuette Fellow will have a unique opportunity to gain extensive training and experience in global health, human rights law and economic development, as well as clinical legal teaching.

The Schuette Fellow will work on issues related to global health, human rights and development as they pertain to ongoing community global health work in Mali, Nigeria, Congo and Lebanon, as well as other potential sites.  A demonstrated interest in global health law and fluency in French and/or Spanish is preferred. Applicants should send letters of interest and resumes to Juliet Sorensen, Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law, Center for International Human Rights (j-sorensen@law.northwestern.edu).

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2017. It is anticipated that the fellowship will end August 31, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for a second year to be decided by the Bluhm Legal Clinic.  Salary and benefits will be competitive.

The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Center on International Human Rights, the Entrepreneurship Law Center, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, the Environmental Law Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center, the Center on Wrongful Convictions, and other clinical programs that include appellate advocacy, criminal defense, civil litigation, externships, negotiations and trial advocacy.