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  • 23 Feb 2018 9:19 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL seeks a one-year visitor from the academy or from practice to co-teach (with Stacy Caplow) the Safe Harbor Clinic, our immigration clinic. The clinic is offered each semester and allows students to enroll for an additional semester to continue and complete case work.  The Safe Harbor Project generally handles a caseload of applications for humanitarian relief, including asylum U & T visas, and executive pardons but also can represent clients on bond hearings, appeals and other immigration matters.  

    The visitor will be a part of our vibrant group of clinical faculty members who teach in our eight in-house clinics and direct our externships.  See https://www.brooklaw.edu/academics/curriculum/clinicalofferings for a description of all of our programs.  The visitor will be welcomed into the general life of the law school, including supporting immigration-related student pro bono organizations and activities.

    The visit is for the 2018-2019 academic year but can begin as early as this spring/summer.  The ideal candidate will have at least five years of immigration practice experience.  Clinical teaching experience is a plus.

    We will begin accepting applications immediately.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to stacy.caplow@brooklaw.edu with the subject line Safe Harbor Visitor.  Feel free to spread this job announcement to all of your networks.  And apologies for cross-posting.

  • 22 Feb 2018 3:35 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    TULANE LAW SCHOOL invites applicants for the Forrester Fellowship. Forrester Fellows are promising legal academics who teach in the first-year legal writing program. Fellows teach legal writing to two sections of 25 to 30 first-year law students in a program coordinated by the Director of Legal Writing. 

    Fellows are invited to participate in all aspects of the intellectual life of the law school. Fellows are encouraged to present their work at faculty workshops and “brown bags,” and members of the full-time faculty serve as mentors to fellows. Fellows receive a stipend to support travel and research. 

    Fellows are appointed to a one-year term with the possibility of a single one-year renewal. Fellows are expected to enter the law-teaching market. The fellowship will not lead to a long-term teaching position at Tulane Law School. 

    The successful candidate has an outstanding record of academic and professional achievement. Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, outstanding academic credentials, and at least three years of law-related practice and/or clerkship experience. To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/48700

  • 22 Feb 2018 10:41 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

              UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN: The National Wildlife Foundation is seeking applications for a staff attorney position teaching and supervising in the University of Michigan Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic.  The position will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

             Since 1983, the NWF's Great Lakes Regional Center has been engaged in a highly effective partnership with the University of Michigan Law School. This partnership has provided hands-on, practice-based legal education to hundreds of Michigan Law students and spawned a generation of engaged lawyers and countless advances for resource protection in the courtroom and beyond.

             The NWF Great Lakes Regional Center staff attorney is responsible for pursuing NWF's mission while delivering a high quality clinical law experience to students. There are two primary areas of responsibility. First, developing, coordinating, and pursuing strategic legal theories and litigation in federal and state courts on the most pressing wildlife conservation and environmental issues in the Great Lakes region and beyond, in support of NWF's overall mission and its specific program areas.  In addition, the position will work directly with NWF policy staff to advocate for scientific wildlife conservation and environmental protection in the Great Lakes region and across the country.

             Second, the staff attorney position will direct and manage all aspects of the University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic. This includes: (i) responsibility for directing all aspects of Clinic operations; (ii) designing curriculum for and teaching the classroom component; (iii) clinically supervising students on their casework. The Clinic is a 7 credit, one semester course enrolling 8 to 10 students per term.

             More details including a link to the on-line application can be found here:  https://nwf.applicantpro.com/jobs/728141.html    We will begin reviewing applications on March 2nd

  • 21 Feb 2018 7:37 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW:

    American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2018-19 in one of our in-house clinics, Women and the Law Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 220 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

     

    The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the InterFolio portal for the position as follows:

    https://apply.interfolio.com/49073

    Please contact Brian Cofilll, Faculty Coordinator, at bcoffill@wcl.american.edu (202-274-4139) if you have any general questions regarding the application process or  Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, rdiners@wcl.american.edu for any other questions about the positions. The position will remain open until filled.

     American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

  • 21 Feb 2018 9:28 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL: The Legal Clinics at Southwestern Law School offer law students multiple opportunities to gain practical lawyering skills while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations.  The Legal Clinics are committed to training the next generation of lawyers while providing access to representation to those who otherwise would not have it. 

    The Legal Clinics include the Appellate Litigation Clinic, Children’s Rights Clinic, Community Lawyering Clinic, the Immigration Law Clinic, Street Law Clinic and the Youth Offender Parole Hearing Clinic.  

    Southwestern Law School is seeking applications for a Staff Attorney in the Legal Clinics in the newly created Immigration Removal Defense Program, which is supported by funding from the Los Angeles Justice Fund (LAJF).  The Staff Attorney will implement and manage a two-year program to build removal defense capacity amongst pro bono attorneys.  The program will recruit and train pro bono attorneys to represent Los Angeles residents in removal proceedings.  The staff attorney will also create and implement a Removal Defense Bootcamp to train LAJF summer law clerks.

    In coordination with the Southwestern Immigration and Community Lawyering Clinics, the Staff Attorney may represent immigrants in both affirmative and defensive immigration cases.  In addition, the Staff Attorney will also be afforded the unique opportunity to develop and teach certain curriculum skills through related Legal Clinics. 

    QUALIFICATIONS

    ·      J.D. required from an ABA accredited law school

    ·      Admission to California bar preferred (non-admitted candidates will be considered given DHS practice rules regarding law school graduates)

    ·      Knowledge of Immigration Law and Removal Defense

    ·      Immigration practice experience including U Visa, VAWA, T Visa, VAWA Cancellation, Removal proceedings, or detention experience (will consider experience obtained in clinical, externship setting, law school summer employment, or volunteer activities)

    ·      Excellent organization and time management skills

    ·      Ability to work collaboratively, but also work independently when necessary

    ·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    ·      Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly

    ·      Capacity for hard work

    ·      Ability to interact and engage with wide range of stakeholders, including fellow LAJF grantees, students, alumni, clients and advocacy organizations

    ·      Demonstrated commitment to serving immigrant communities and survivors of violence

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

    ·      Develop a two track MCLE series in removal defense for novice and expert immigration attorneys

    ·      Recruit expert MCLE faculty in removal defense; coordinate in the development of MCLE and program training materials

    ·      Build databases of attorneys who are new to immigration practice and one for those experienced immigration attorneys

    ·      Create and manage removal defense online resource bank for pro bono attorney and law clerks enrolled in our program

    ·      Outreach to immigration organizations, with preference to LAJF grantees, to build case list for pro bono placement

    ·      Develop a pro bono case pairing in conjunction with LAJF grantees.

    ·      Develop a mentor matching system to pair novice pro bono attorneys, who commit to a removal defense case, with an expert immigration attorney.

    ·      Design and implement a removal defense training program for LAJF summer law clerks prior to summer placements

    ·      Coordinate with other immigration organizations in the area through partner meetings to ensure appropriate and efficient coverage for trainings and assistance

    ·      Provide direct legal services for Immigration Law Clinic and Community Lawyering Clinic clients in removal proceedings

    ·      Comply with LAJF data and program reporting requirements

    POSITION:                                   Staff Attorney/Program Manager

    12 month position (Fixed-Term) with possible 1 year           renewal

    LOCATION:                                  Southwestern Law School

    SALARY:                            $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience + excellent benefits

    AVAILABILITY:                                    Immediately

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.  Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the deadline.

    HOW TO APPLY – Please submit a resume and cover letter to Julie Waterstone, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Southwestern Law School at clinicstaffattorney@swlaw.edu    

  • 20 Feb 2018 9:57 AM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time Visiting Clinical Professor to co-teach in the Immigrant Rights Clinic (IRC) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Immigrant Rights Clinic is a one-semester, six credit course in which students provide direct representation to individual and group clients on matters ranging from bond representation, complex removal defense and post-conviction advocacy to combatting workplace exploitation and protecting the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants. IRC also provides legal support to grassroots organizations on policy initiatives and campaigns. IRC acts in accordance with the foundational insight that the community is best served when lawyers can help empower individuals and marginalized groups to advocate for themselves. It models high quality, holistic and transformative lawyering.  

    Founded just nine years ago, the UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary new law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. In keeping with this mission, the Law School has a dynamic and innovative clinical program. The cornerstone of the clinical program is a core clinical course required of every student. Students may enroll in their core clinic for additional semesters. In the six years since the creation of the first core clinics, the number has grown from three to the current eight: Appellate Litigation; Community and Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Environmental Law; Immigrant Rights; Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology; and International Justice.  Each core clinic is taught by one or more full-time faculty and one or more adjunct faculty. The Law School also currently has six elective clinics in the areas of Fair Employment and Housing; Civil Rights Litigation; Cyber Victims Defense; International Human Rights; Reproductive Justice; and Startup and Small Business.

    The UC Irvine School of Law is the newest public law school in California in nearly 50 years and currently is ranked 28th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The clinical training program is ranked 15th.  The School of Law also ranks in the top 14 for student diversity and is tied with Yale at 3rd for best student/faculty ratio. The School of Law aims to prepare students for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession, combining the best of a large and renowned academic institution with a collegial, supportive and friendly environment. For more information, visit www.law.uci.edu.

    Applicants for this position should have at least 7-10 years of legal practice and/or teaching experience in Immigrant Rights. They must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and be a member of a state bar. In addition, they must have demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching. Spanish proficiency is helpful, though not required. The person selected will be appointed as a Visiting Clinical Professor or Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor, depending on experience.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

    Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning at UC Irvine School of Law: chempel@law.uci.edu.

    Candidates who wish to be considered for the position should send a cover letter and updated CV, a list of references and a statement of past and/or potential contributions to diversity (see UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence) by e-mail to mdeyoung@law.uci.edu.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by March 5, 2018. 

    The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

  • 16 Feb 2018 3:33 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW

    The Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) at UC Berkeley Law offers a full-time position as Clinical Supervising Attorney for a two-year term with possibility of renewal. We seek a creative environmental lawyer with substantial litigation and administrative agency practice experience who is eager to train and mentor law students engaged in real-world advocacy projects. The Supervising Attorney will select litigation and administrative projects for the Clinic, and supervise student teams in their execution. Because ELC has a significant (although non-exclusive) focus on environmental justice issues, experience working with grassroots advocacy groups and in environmental coalition-building will be a substantial asset. The Supervising Attorney will also work closely with the Director in shaping the Clinic’s approach to its docket and skills training of students, and will contribute to its companion seminar.

    ELC is a legal and policy clinic designed to train law students in innovative and effective environmental advocacy, make a real world environmental difference through high-impact projects, and address the environmental legal needs of underserved communities. The Clinic undertakes projects local to global in scale, working on such diverse issues as mitigating climate change, reducing the burden of environmentally induced disease, ensuring potable water and sanitation services for all, increasing children’s access to nature, and supporting green workforce development. The Clinic enrolls primarily JD students, but also some MPP and LLM students. The Clinic also includes and mentors a small number of undergraduate auditors in its seminar in an effort to diversify the pipeline of those practicing environmental law.

    The Clinic’s work is collaborative and multidisciplinary, and involves partnerships with faculty and research staff both in the law school and across the U.C. Berkeley campus, including the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment; the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry; and the School of Public Health. Students in the Environmental Law Clinic enroll concurrently for four units of clinical fieldwork and a two-unit companion seminar; this represents roughly half their academic load for the semester. The Clinic’s classroom component involves a variety of teaching methods, and combines substantive law instruction with skills training (e.g., oral advocacy, legislative strategy, persuasive writing) that is relevant to students' Clinic projects.

    The role of Clinical Supervising Attorney is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track position. The individual hired will operate with substantial autonomy, and as part of an interactive team of Director/Staff Attorney/Fellow(s) that often co-supervise projects. The ideal candidate will have both a strong track record of conducting legal work with minimal supervision, and an equally strong desire to teach, work with, and mentor students in a highly collaborative environment. This position requires significant environmental issue knowledge and professional networks, the cultural competence to work in partnership with affected individuals and communities, and the ability to work independently. Prior experience in clinical teaching, doctrinal teaching, or law student supervision is a plus but is not required.

    The Clinical Supervising Attorney will work under the day to day supervision of the Clinic Director, and may partner with the Director and/or Clinic Fellows in supervising student work on cases and projects. During the summer, when students are not enrolled in the Clinic, the Clinical Supervising Attorney will maintain and advance the Clinic's docket, and develop new projects for the Fall semester.

    For more information about the Environmental Law Clinic, please visit our website at https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/.

    The Clinical Supervising Attorney will perform the following duties under the primary direction of the Clinic Director:

    Clinical Supervision and Advocacy (70%)
    • Develop Clinic projects, with a focus on litigation and administrative projects; 
    • In collaboration with other Clinic staff, supervise several clinical student teams on their projects per semester; 
    • Draft briefs, rulemaking comments, policy memoranda, legislative proposals, and issue reports as needed; 
    • Manage the Clinic docket during summers;
    • Assist in designing/ teaching select components of the Clinic seminar; and
    • Assist in developing and maintaining relationships with clients and co-counsel.

    Administrative Duties (20%):
    • Participate in professional training and networking activities;
    • Assist in promoting the Clinic to students and other constituencies, and organizing Clinic-related events; 
    • Supervise volunteers as needed;
    • Assist in alumni, foundation, and other fundraising activities.

    Other Duties as Assigned (10%)

    Minimum Qualifications (at time of application):

    • J.D. degree or equivalent degree
    • Admission to California bar

    Additional Qualifications (by start date):
    • Five years of civil practice and/or clerkship experience, including practice in both federal and California courts; 
    • Demonstrated research, writing, and oral advocacy skills; and
    • Organizational and planning skills, and ability to work independently.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of environmental issues; 
    • Well networked with stakeholders in the environmental issue space; 
    • Career intention to practice in public interest, public sector, or clinical setting;
    • Experience in clinical teaching and supervision, or other teaching experience; 
    • Experience or interest in environmental justice and/or community-based lawyering; 
    • Comfort with technical and/or scientific material; and
    • Experience writing issue reports and/or working with the media.

    Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01644. Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter, a CV, and a legal advocacy writing sample (such as a brief, motion, or equivalent). Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information of three (3) references. The position is open until filled. 

    Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

    For more information about the Environmental Law Clinic, visit our website at: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/.

    The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

    Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The University of California, Berkeley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

    JOB LOCATION

    Berkeley, CA

    LEARN MORE

    More information about this recruitment: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/environmental-law-clinic/

    REQUIREMENTS

    DOCUMENTS

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Legal Advocacy Writing Sample - Such as a brief, motion, or equivalent

    REFERENCES

    3 references required (contact information only)

  • 15 Feb 2018 2:39 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: 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.  Under the close supervision of the Clinic faculty and teaching fellows, twelve third-year law students per semester in the Clinic provide business and transactional legal advice to nonprofit organizations and for-profit social enterprises typically in the New York area.  Through both client work and a weekly seminar, the students in the Clinic focus on the business lawyer’s multiple roles in assessing, planning, and managing transactional projects such as commercial and financing contracts and governance matters.   A representative list of projects and other information about the Clinic is available at: http://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/clinics/semester/business

              The Clinic staff is comprised of two adjunct faculty members, two teaching fellows and other senior supervising attorneys. The teaching fellows  work with the rest of the faculty and the students on the client work, which consists of drafting and reviewing contracts, structuring transactions, updating governance materials, advising on compliance matters and providing general corporate support to Clinic clients.  The adjunct faculty and other senior supervising attorneys work part time and are usually offsite.  The teaching fellows work full time at the Law School to supervise and manage the work on a day-to-day basis and serve as the first line of communication between the Clinic students and faculty, and the first line of supervising client work.  In between semesters and during breaks, the teaching fellows have direct responsibility for client representation. 

    The teaching fellows assist with researching and updating course materials, managing seminars and scheduling guest speakers, and client outreach.  The seminars are taught by the adjunct faculty and guest speakers, but there are opportunities for fellows interested in teaching to lead portions of certain seminars depending on their expertise and experience.

              The teaching fellowship is a full time position with a requested commitment of two academic years.

              Applicants for the teaching fellowship must have a J. D. degree, possess strong academic credentials and have a minimum of four years of practice experience in corporate and transactional law.  Interested candidates may apply electronically by sending a cover letter and resume to Nirva Beljour at LeadershipProgram@mercury.law.nyu.edu.

    NYU is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

     

  • 13 Feb 2018 4:21 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks applications for a Justice Catalyst - Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law, a two-year position beginning on or about July 1, 2018 in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, within Yale Law School’s clinical program. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching. The Fellow will work with the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (“WIRAC”).

    WIRAC is a year-long, in-house clinic whose students represent immigrants, workers, and their organizations in litigation under labor and employment, immigration, Freedom of Information Act, § 1983, and other civil rights laws; state and local legislative advocacy; and other non-litigation matters. Illustrative cases include class action litigation challenging the prolonged immigration detention of noncitizens with certain criminal convictions; representation of nail salon workers denied minimum wage and overtime; litigation on behalf of DREAMers challenging the termination of DACA; habeas litigation to obtain the return of a deported, longtime lawful permanent resident; representation of a community-based organization and individuals in East Haven challenging pervasive practices of anti-Latino police brutality through community organizing, litigation, and policy advocacy; representation in immigration court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal court on behalf of individuals resisting removal; representation of a national organization of immigrant youth advocating for federal administrative and legislative relief; and representation of community organizations, unions, and faith organizations on a range of employment, education, policing, and other immigrant rights matters.

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing WIRAC clients, supervising students assisting in teaching WIRAC classes, and working on one’s own scholarship.  In addition, the Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester experimental program for first-year students, Introduction to Legal Research and Writing. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar. (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations. The principal supervisors for the position will be Professors Muneer Ahmad, Marisol Orihuela, and Michael Wishnie.

    The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills.  Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus.  Annual salary is $63,000-68,000.  Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by February 28, 2018 (early applications encouraged) to: Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, P.O. Box 209090, New Haven, CT 06520-9090; telephone: (203) 432-4800; fax: (203) 432-1426; osikhena.awudu@yale.edu.

    Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.


  • 13 Feb 2018 4:17 PM | Lindsay Harris (Administrator)

    YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks applications for a Catalyst Fellow in the Robert M. Cover Public Interest Fellowship Program, a two-year position beginning on or about July 1, 2018 to teach, supervise students, and handle client matters in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic (“VLSC”) at Yale Law School. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer with at least two years of practice who is considering a career in law school clinical teaching.

    VLSC is a semester-long, in-house clinic whose students represent veterans and their organizations in disability compensation benefits, record correction, and civil rights litigation in administrative, state, and federal courts.  VLSC students also represent veterans’ organizations in regulatory and legislative advocacy, strategic planning, and public education campaigns. 

    Illustrative examples include representation of:

    ·         Individual veterans seeking disability compensation benefits for injuries incurred during military service, in initial applications, administrative appeals, and judicial review in federal court. Recent cases include representation of veterans suffering PTSD from combat or sexual assault, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and toxic exposure-related disabilities.

    ·         Former service members in individual applications to upgrade a less-than-honorable (“bad paper”) discharge before Department of Defense boards and on judicial review in federal court.  Recent cases include representation of veterans discharged for minor misconduct while suffering from undiagnosed PTSD or TBI; in retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment; and for “homosexual” conduct in the 1940s.

    ·         A New Haven veteran in a proposed nation-wide class action challenging extreme delays in VA adjudication of benefits applications and which resulted in a 2017 decision overturning nearly thirty years of precedent that had barred veterans from pursuing aggregate litigation via the Article I court that is the exclusive channel for review of VA benefits claims.

    ·         A woman raped while a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in federal civil rights litigation against the former leadership of West Point.

    ·         A proposed nation-wide class of more than 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Era Army veterans who were discharged with bad paper despite having PTSD or PTSD-related conditions attributable to their military service.

    ·         A proposed nation-wide class of U.S. Air Force veterans exposed to radiation after cleaning up two hydrogen bombs accidentally dropped on Spain in 1966, whose exposure the VA refuses to recognize.

    ·         Local and national veterans’ organizations in legislative and regulatory campaigns to address retaliation against service-members who report sexual harassment or assault; reform military boards responsible for adjudicating discharge upgrade requests; expand veteran eligibility for pre-trial diversionary programs and better credit military training and experience in state occupational and professional licensing schemes; identify and counsel Connecticut veterans with bad paper and PTSD; assist thousands of veterans and their families poisoned by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, NC; obtain information about the Department of Defense’s treatment of veterans exposed to radioactive testing sites, including in Freedom of Information Act litigation; and end discrimination in state programs and by employers against veterans with bad paper.

    The Fellow’s responsibilities include representing VLSC clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching VLSC classes, and working on one’s own scholarship. In addition, the Fellow may be asked to co-teach a section of a half-semester experimental program for first-year students, Introduction to Legal Research and Writing.  Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar.  (Candidates may qualify for admission without examination.) All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations.  The principal supervisor for the position will be Professor Michael Wishnie.

    The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills.  Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus. Annual salary is $63,000-68,000.  Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by February 28, 2018 (early applications encouraged) to: Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, P.O. Box 209090, New Haven, CT 06520-9090; telephone: (203) 432-4800; fax: (203) 432-1426; osikhena.awudu@yale.edu.

    Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities.



     

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