THE TULANE LAW SCHOOL Domestic Violence Clinic focuses on gender-based violence and its far-reaching effects on families and communities. Clinic faculty introduce students to the complex legal problems survivors of abuse face, teach lawyering and trial-practice skills, and provide holistic, free legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Throughout the academic year, faculty guide students to explore intersections between domestic violence and other social problems, such as housing insecurity, incarceration, child abuse, and gender inequity. The Clinic’s work also includes advocacy for civil and criminal justice system reform in the legal responses to abuse, and a Women’s Prison Project that addresses connections between abuse and female incarceration.
This grant-funded Clinic Instructor/Project Attorney will provide civil legal services to domestic violence survivors in both trial and appellate courts. She/he will be primarily responsible for client representation and advocacy on civil legal matters including protective orders, custody, support, and other family law issues, but may also assist clients as needed regarding related criminal justice proceedings, public benefits, immigration, housing, or other poverty law issues. The Project attorney will work closely with the Clinic Director to help develop and coordinate Louisiana’s first Appellate Advocacy Project for domestic violence survivors.
§ Juris Doctorate
§ Three years or more of courtroom litigation experience (civil or criminal)
§ Demonstrable training and experience working with domestic violence survivors
§ Strong interpersonal skills
§ Strong academic record
§ Excellent legal research and writing skills
§ License to practice law in Louisiana, or the ability to take the Louisiana bar exam in 2018.
Additionally, ideal candidates will possess one or more of the following:
§ Experience with public speaking, teaching, and/or professional training
§ Appellate litigation experience (civil or criminal)
§ Experience working with low income and/or historically underserved client populations
§ Experience working with sexual assault, trafficking, and/or stalking survivors
§ Fluency in Spanish
Interested candidates should apply through Interfolio. https://apply.interfolio.com/48665
Inquiries may be directed to Becki Kondkar, Clinical Director and Professor of the Practice, Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118. email@example.com, (504) 865-5153.