The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is hiring an individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for two years. The fellowship starts in the summer of 2018 and ends in the summer of 2020. The two-year fellowship is designed for a lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and poverty lawyering in the context of a medical-legal partnership and in the areas of civil legal aid identified above. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. See the full announcement here.

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The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is hiring an individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for two years. The fellowship starts in the summer of 2018 and ends in the summer of 2020. The two-year fellowship is designed for a lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitment—clinical education of law students and poverty lawyering in the context of a medical-legal partnership and in the areas of civil legal aid identified above. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University.  See the full announcement here.

The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, is hiring a fellow for its Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program to begin in May or June of 2018. The position is open to recent law graduates, with a preference for attorneys with at least two years of practice experience. The position is for one year, with a potential one-year extension.

November 29, 2017

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, D.C.’s oldest and largest general civil legal services program, seeks a highly qualified candidate for its Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow. The one year fellowship, made possible through the generous support of Sidley Austin LLP, will begin Fall 2018.

Legal Aid’s nationally-recognized Barbara McDowell Appellate Advocacy Project, which will house the fellow, has been called a “model of excellence” by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Named after its first Director, a renown appellate and U.S. Supreme Court advocate, the Project litigates precedent-setting appeals on behalf of Legal Aid clients and files “friend of the court” briefs in cases involving matters of importance to people living in poverty. Beyond litigation, the Project provides appellate instruction, consultation, and advice to the larger D.C. legal services community. Although most of the Project’s work involves cases before the District’s highest court – the D.C. Court of Appeals – the Project also gets involved in administrative appeals and cases before the D.C. Superior Court and the federal courts. For more information about Legal Aid and the Appellate Advocacy Project, please visit our website, www.legalaiddc.org, and our blog, www.MakingJusticeReal.Org.

The Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow will be responsible for conducting legal research and writing; drafting legal and factual memoranda and briefs; conducting applicant and client interviews and meetings; reviewing and analyzing court filings and records; assisting with the maintenance of Legal Aid’s appellate case files, records, and dockets; engaging in oral advocacy, as appropriate; and other tasks as assigned to him/her by the Appellate Project Director, the Legal Director, or the Executive Director.

Ideal applicants are recent law school graduates or individuals who have completed a judicial clerkship or will have completed a clerkship by the fall of 2018. The successful candidate will also have the following:

  • Exceptional legal research and writing skills;
  • Strong litigation, organizational, communication, and leadership skills;
  • An ability to multitask, juggle and complete assignments, and meet deadlines;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice;
  • An ability to work with Legal Aid’s diverse client community; and
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish or another language a plus.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the D.C. Bar is required.

The Sidley Austin Appellate Advocacy Fellow will be paid in accordance with Legal Aid’s attorney salary scale. Legal Aid offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Legal Aid values an inclusive, diverse workplace and encourages applications from interested persons of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage applications from people with personal experience with the criminal justice system and/or with lived experiences in the communities we serve. Please submit a resume and letter of interest here: https://legalaiddc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=5. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Position remains open until filled.

The Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Georgetown Law announces that it is now accepting applications for its annual fellowship program in clinical legal education. CALS will offer one lawyer a two year teaching fellowship (July 2018 June 2020), providing a unique opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting.

Read the full announcement here.

The November 2017 Edition of the Washington Council of Lawyers Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse has been published.  You can see the Newsletter here.

The Center for Ethics & Public Service (“CEPS”) of the University of Miami School of Law invites applicants for a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal) of Mysun Fellow, for its Environmental Justice Clinic to begin in Fall-Winter 2017.

Since its founding in 1996, CEPS has educated and inspired more than 1,250 law students to serve communities as citizen lawyers. Its key programs are the Historic Black Church Program and the Environmental Justice Clinic (‘EJC’). The EJC provides rights education, interdisciplinary research, public policy resources, and advocacy and transactional assistance to low- and moderate-income communities discriminated against by public and private actors in the contexts of the built and natural environment across the fields of civil rights, environmental protection, poverty law, and public health.

The Mysun Fellow will join the vibrant and supportive clinical community at the School of Law. Together with the current Clinic Director and the Practitioner-in-Residence, the Mysun Fellow will help run the EJC. The role includes the teaching of clinic classes, managing and supervising all aspects of student work on clinic cases/projects, liaising with community partners, assisting with administration and operations, and representing clients.

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit:  https://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5514514&user_id=&ViewAll= (Please note that we will consider strong candidates without a Florida Bar license).