Check out local and far-flung public-interest jobs for both recent graduates and experienced practitioners in the June edition of the WCL Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse.

  • When: 22 June 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Georgetown University Law Center – Gewirz Center, 12th Floor (120 F Street NW)
  • Cost: Free for WCL Members; $8 for non-members

Fellowships 101 introduces law students to post-graduate public-interest fellowships. It has three parts:

First, the evening starts with a casual reception, where you’ll meet current and past fellows.

Next, NALP fellow Delisa Morris will discuss PSJD and other online resources for finding fellowships.

Finally, our expert panelists will explain how to maximize your chances of landing the fellowship of your dreams, and they’ll take audience questions as well. The panel includes:

  • Adina Appelbaum (Equal Justice Works Fellow, CAIR Coalition);
  • Connor Cory (Skadden Fellow, Whitman-Walker Clinic);
  • Matthew Hendley (Director of Litigation, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs); and
  • A to-be-announced representative from the Partnership for Public Service.

Our moderator will be Sterling Morriss from Equal Justice Works.

Fellowships 101 is free for Washington Council of Lawyers members (join) and $8 for non-members.

Thanks to our co-sponsors: Georgetown University Law Center and NALP.

Litigation Attorney:

In the last decade, Justice in Aging’s litigation team has returned or preserved more than two billion dollars in safety net benefits for seniors and people with disabilities living in poverty. This position presents an excellent opportunity to contribute to this impactful work in a time when the challenges to the safety net seniors rely on could not be greater. This position will be located in our Washington, DC office, and will report to our new litigation director, Regan Bailey, while working closely with other staff members. Read the full job description

Fellows:

We are also currently accepting applications for Post-Graduate Law School Fellows in any of our three offices (Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA or Oakland, CA).

Michigan Law School is hiring three fellows for the coming academic year. The fellows are for the 1L Unemployment Insurance Clinic; the Community & Economic Development Clinic; and the Pediatric Advocacy Clinic.

The full announcements can be found here, here, and here.

New Solicitation: Visiting Fellows Program

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks policy and practitioner fellows to bring innovative, strategic approaches for addressing high-priority criminal justice issues, and advancing the thinking at NIJ around research and policy portfolios.

NIJ is particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals committed to advancing the criminal justice system in the following areas:

  • Race, crime, and justice
  • Policing and law enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Wellness and safety

The deadline for applications under this funding opportunity is March 27, 2017.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp. See also NIJ.gov’s solicitation FAQ page.

The new WCL Public Interest Jobs (fellowships and internships) Clearinghouse Newsletter is now available here: Public Interest Jobs Clearinghouse

 

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.