See the March 2018 issue here.


The Business Law Transactions Clinic of New York University School of Law is searching for up to two teaching fellows to begin as early as July 2018 for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years.  See the full announcement here.

The Legal Clinic seeks to hire an attorney for our a two-year housing advocacy fellowship  to tackle local housing issues from a policy/systemic advocacy perspective.

The Legal Clinic’s Spitzer Affordable Housing Advocacy Fellowship is a two-year opportunity for an attorney who has between two and six years of practice experience and who is committed to housing justice in the District of Columbia. The Fellow will work on promoting policy, budget and programmatic solutions that will lead to a greater quantity and improved quality of housing that is truly affordable to DC’s lowest income residents. The Fellow’s focus primarily will be on housing that is locally or federally
publicly-funded or supported. The Fellow also will participate in our Attorney of the Day program to field emergency calls and maintain a small caseload of housing cases, so that her or his advocacy will be informed by client experiences.

Interns will work primarily at Harvard during the summer months on Clinic cases of individuals seeking asylum and other humanitarian protections, as well as on policy advocacy and appellate litigation.  See the full announcement here.

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials to Jordana Arias:

  • Résumé
  • Short cover letter detailing any prior relevant experience (including any immigration, asylum or clinical education experiences) and explaining their interest in the Clinic
  • Informal transcript
  • The contact information of two references

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Yale Law School’s Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic has two openings for legal fellows to work as supervising attorneys, starting July 1.  More information regarding the positions is available here:  The deadline to apply has been extended until February 20.

Howard University School of Law’s Thurgood Marshall Center for Civil Rights offers 2 Fellowships to support the research and professional development of candidates pursuing a career in law teaching.  Launching in 2018, the Thurgood Marshall Center (“TMC”) will be Howard University’s flagship institutional setting for the study and practice of civil rights, human rights, racial justice and the law. The law school supports a unique intellectual community for faculty and students seeking to use the law to become social engineers on both a national and international scale.

Eligibility and Qualifications

Candidates should possess (or expect to possess by June 30, 2018) a JD, LLM, or equivalent legal training; a strong academic record; a high degree of scholarly writing ability; and demonstrated interest and background in using the law to promote civil rights, human rights, and/or racial justice.  We welcome candidates who, in addition, possess graduate training in other disciplines, community organizing experience, or other professional qualifications that will inform their research, teaching, and advocacy interests. We especially welcome candidates who plan to pursue work related to issues that concern the broader Black Lives Matter movement.  And finally, we welcome applications from graduates of any law school, though Howard Law graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Terms of the Fellowship

The fellow will be appointed for the year beginning July 1, 2018 until July 1, 2019. The fellowship is intended to be renewable for a second year. The fellowship offers a competitive salary and full benefits.

The fellowship responsibilities are as follows:

  • completing at least one substantial scholarly research project, presenting it as a work-in-progress to the school of law faculty, and submitting it for publication;
  • where appropriate, teaching one course at the law school during each year of the fellowship;
  • spearheading one community advocacy project with the TMC and/or the civil and human rights clinic each year of the fellowship;
  • assisting with the administration of the TMC; including coordinating events, meetings, and community outreach projects;
  • Formally and informally mentoring students in the civil and human rights clinic and TMC student volunteers

Application Process

Applications should be submitted by March 23, 2018 at the latest.

To apply for the fellowship, you must submit the following materials:

  • cover letter summarizing your qualifications, including any past and/or potential contributions to civil rights, human rights, and/or racial justice movements through research, teaching, and/or service;
  • scholarly research proposal, no longer than 800 words in length;
  • resume/CV;
  • law school transcript;
  • a writing sample;
  • names and contact information of two references prepared to write a letter of recommendation upon request. At least one should be a law professor familiar with your scholarly potential.

Visit the Howard University School of Law website  for more information about our institution.  Please submit applications and questions to and address all correspondence to Justin Hansford, Executive Director of the center. No phone calls please.

The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide is seeking applications for a clinical teaching fellow.   The full job posting is here:—Cornell-Center-on-the-Death-Penalty-Worldwide–Cornell-Law-School_WDR-00013668.

Cornell Law School is seeking applications for the position of Clinical Teaching Fellow for a two-year appointment beginning in summer 2018. The fellow will work primarily with Professor Sandra Babcock and staff at the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide. The Fellow will help teach and supervise clinic students on projects relating to the rights of prisoners facing the death penalty around the world, self-determination in Western Sahara and the Occupied Golan, representation of persons on death row in the United States, and other human rights projects. The Fellow will also be involved in an annual training institute for African capital defense lawyers.

Substantial international travel is required. Ideal candidates will have at least two years of experience in the field of capital litigation or criminal defense, as well as experience in the field of international human rights. Candidates with strong foreign language skills (French, Spanish, or Arabic) are especially encouraged to apply. A law degree (JD or foreign equivalent) plus US bar admission is required.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest by February 20 via: