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  • 31 Jan 2018 6:20 PM | Anonymous


    Background: The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC) is a community-based collaboration of Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Homeboy Industries Inc., and Dolores Mission Church.  LIJC’s dual-pronged mission is to advance the rights of the indigent immigrant population in East Los Angeles through direct legal services, education, and community empowerment, while teaching law students effective immigrants’ rights lawyering skills in a real world setting. LIJC focuses on providing representation to individuals who are unable to obtain immigration legal services elsewhere with an emphasis on immigrants with certain immigration and criminal complications who reside in the East Los Angeles area. 

    LIJC has an immediate opening for a Clinical Teaching Fellow, made possible through a grant from the Los Angeles Justice Fund (LAJF). This position will be housed at Loyola Law School. The purpose of the Fellowship is to support the expansion of the LIJC’s capacity to respond to the urgent needs of the immigrant community, particularly those in removal or at immediate risk of being placed in removal, in light of recent developments, including the executive actions undertaken by the Trump administration. The position will also offer other opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law, which the Fellow is encouraged to pursue. A successful candidate will have significant legal training and hold an active bar license. This is a two-year, fixed term position, subject to an introductory period.

    • Responsibilities:
    • 1.    Develop programming for law students and pro bono attorneys, and coordinate, instruct and supervise a first of its kind program to bolster removal defense capacity for Los Angeles County residents.
    • 2.   Develop removal defense immigration law teaching and training materials.
    • 3.   Work closely with LIJC attorneys and clinicians, clinicians at Southwestern Law School, and other LAJF grantees.
    • 4.   Maintain a caseload and engage in direct representation in immigration court and before administrative bodies.
    • 5.   Work on research and writing projects for LIJC related to removal defense and the benefits of representation in removal proceedings.
    • 6.   Engage in opportunities for professional development and scholarship in the areas of immigration and refugee law.
    • 7.   Represent Loyola Law School within the community and at professional organizations or associations, serve on committees as required.
    • 8.   Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications for the Ideal Candidate:

    • ·      J.D. and admission to the bar required
    • ·      Minimum of 2 years of experience
    • ·      Experience in immigration removal and asylum practice strongly preferred.
    • ·      Should have excellent academic credentials, superior research and writing skills, and a strong commitment to public interest lawyering.
    • ·      Outstanding interpersonal skills, along with flexibility, a sense of humor and a passion for direct service work, and, particularly, immigration work required.
    • ·      Interest in and demonstrated aptitude for supervision, as well as a demonstrated interest in teaching and proven capacity to work as a team member.
    • ·      Second language capability in Spanish preferred.  
    • ·      CA bar license preferred.
    • ·      Strong technology and software skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, internet searches, legal research, etc.
    • ·      Ability to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail 
    • ·      Strong organization and communication skills
    • ·      Ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential. Competence in and dedication to working with others of diverse cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds, including individuals with criminal history and history of severe trauma
    • ·      Commitment to immigrants’ rights work and LIJC’s mission
    • ·      Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple demands in a busy work environment

    Salary and Benefits:

    Salary commensurate with experience. LLS offers a competitive benefits package. 

    Application Deadline:

    Deadline to apply is February 16, 2018 but applications will be considered on a rolling basis as we anticipate hiring as soon as possible.

    To Apply:

    Applicants must submit application materials through the online employment system (OES) at:

    Applicants will be asked to upload the following materials:

    ·      statement of interest describing prior experience in immigration law and policy

    ·      resume

    ·      writing sample

    ·      list of at least three professional references (ideally academic and professional)

    Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants must apply directly.

    Loyola Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation, condition of physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation, in accordance with requirement of Federal and State laws.

    About Loyola Law School:

    Located on an award winning Frank Gehry designed campus in downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting edge programs. The Law School strives to instill in students the knowledge they need to excel on their chosen paths. It dedicates itself to preparing students for the rigors of practice with an extensive portfolio of practical-training opportunities, a 17,000 strong alumni network and a focus on social justice. Learn more at

  • 30 Jan 2018 5:35 PM | Anonymous
    HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW: Thurgood Marshall Center Law Teaching Fellowship

    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.

  • 30 Jan 2018 1:28 PM | Anonymous


    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year J.D. program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LL.M. program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the Lawyering program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

    The Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide aims to bridge critical gaps in research and advocacy around the death penalty. Through its web-based database, it provides comprehensive, transparent data regarding death penalty laws and practices in the 87 countries and territories that retain capital punishment. The Center also publishes reports and manuals on issues of practical relevance to defense lawyers, governments, courts and organizations grappling with questions relating to the application of the death penalty, particularly in the global south. In collaboration with the Cornell International Human Rights and Capital Punishment Clinics, it engages in targeted litigation and advocacy focusing on the implementation of international fair trial standards and the rights of those who come into conflict with the law, including juveniles, women, and individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses. Another focus of the Center’s work is training: every summer, the Center hosts the Makwanyane Institute, which brings together lawyers from around the world for an intensive, 10-day training on capital case representation. Our work is collaborative in nature, and we partner with many individuals and organizations around the world to help build local capacity to protect the rights of those facing the death penalty.

    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:

  • 29 Jan 2018 12:31 PM | Anonymous

    THE ARTHUR LIMAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEREST LAW AT YALE LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a Senior Liman Fellow in Residence for a term beginning in July 2018. The Senior Liman Fellow in Residence participates in the work of the Liman Center, including developing the class materials; shaping the program for undergraduates attending the annual Colloquium and, in conjunction with faculty, teaching and supervising students. On-going research projects include solitary confinement, juvenile justice, prosecutorial misconduct, and gender in prison. The position of Senior Fellow includes time for individuals to work on their own research and writing; several who have held the position have gone on to full-time teaching, while others have focused on public interest law practices.

    The Liman Center, founded in 1997 as the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, has a long-standing commitment to public interest law ranging from criminal justice and prisons to fines, fees, bail, and the costs of courts. During its twenty-year history, the Liman Center has grown from a program that funded a single post-graduate fellowship, to one that annually supports several post-graduate fellows, as well as summer public interest fellows from Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, Stanford, and Yale. As of 2017, the Liman Center has funded 122 post-graduate fellows and about 400 summer fellows.

     In addition to its fellowship program, the Center teaches seminars, runs colloquia, and does targeted research on a variety of areas of public interest law. The Liman seminar in 2017 was Imprisoned, and in 2018, the class is Rationing Access to Justice: Fines, Fees, and Bail. Recent colloquium topics include Moving Criminal JusticeDetention on a Global ScalePunishment and BeyondIsolation and Reintegration; and Navigating Boundaries: Immigration and Criminal Law. Illustrative research reports include Time-In-Cell: The ASCA-Liman 2014 National Survey of Administrative Segregation in Prison (2015); Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell: Reports from Correctional Systems on the Numbers of Prisoners in Restricted Housing and on the Potential of Policy Changes to Bring About Reforms (2016); and Rethinking Death Row (2016). In addition, Liman Fellows have published many reports and articles on an array of issues ranging from the legal needs of veterans to children sentenced to life without parole.

    Applicants should have experience as a lawyer and at working at the intersection of law, practice, and policy. Applicants should also describe their engagement with public interest law, teaching, research, and scholarship. Skill in quantitative and qualitative research, including survey data collection, is a plus. The application should include a cover letter, a copy of a resume, writing samples (including articles, briefs, and papers), and a list of three references, including at least one and preferably two from people who teach law. If interested in applying, please contact Anna VanCleave, Liman Director,, 203-436-3520. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The position begins in July 2018.  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, 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:

  • 26 Jan 2018 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER. The Civil Rights clinic invites applications for a two-year graduate fellow/staff attorney position to start in August 2018.

    Civil Rights Clinic

    The faculty member responsible for the civil rights clinic and Voting Rights Institute is Professor Aderson Francois. Professor Francois joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Francois directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law, where he also taught Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Rights, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence.

    CRC operates as a public interest law firm, representing individual clients and other public interest organizations, primarily in the areas of discrimination and constitutional rights, workplace fairness, and open government. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the section expanded its work into the area of voting rights. Students interview clients, develop case theories, draft and file complaints in state and federal courts, conduct discovery, engage in motions practice, and prepare appeals. Students also file FOIA requests and analyze responsive documents, and work in coalition with other public interest organizations to develop impact cases. Recent projects include:

    o  Litigating a complex federal Freedom of Information Act suit against the Department of Defense and the CIA on behalf of researchers seeking records on “enhanced interrogation” used in the War on Terror;

    o  Litigating wage theft claims against private entities and government contractors on behalf of employees denied fair wages or overtime;

    o  Litigating retaliation claims on behalf of employees terminated for asserting their rights under FLSA and DC Wage and Hour law;

    o  Litigating on behalf of an individual improperly assessed a deficiency under Maryland consumer protection statutes;

    o  Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her the lactation breaks she was entitled to under state and federal law;

    o  Litigating on behalf of an individual whose employer improperly denied her disability and pregnancy accommodations, discriminated against her on account of her national origin, and illegally assessed fees against her in connection with her resignation;

    o  Filing amicus briefs in four appellate cases – two pending before the United States Supreme Court, one in the DC Circuit, and one in the New York Court of Appeals;

    o  Filing FOIA requests and using the responsive documents to prepare reports exposing government misconduct;

    o  Preparing and arguing two appeals in federal court, one in the DC Circuit and one in the Fifth Circuit; and

    o  On behalf of a public interest organization, analyzing potential APA claims related to the recall of exploding airbags and other automobile defects.

    For more detailed information about our work, applicants should review our annual reports.

    What do the Graduate Fellows/Staff Attorneys do?

    Fellows are responsible for day-to-day supervision of the students and work closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal writing. In the civil rights section, the fellow has principal responsibility for about half of the docket and supervises all facets of the litigation. Much of the fellow’s time is spent guiding students in legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. In recent years, fellows have worked on all phases of litigation, including taking depositions, handling evidentiary hearings, and briefing cases before federal district courts, courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Fellows also play a key role in case development and in planning other CRC activities. Fellows participate in case rounds and assist in teaching seminars on litigation practice and substantive law.

    Past fellows have emphasized that the CRC experience is unique in several respects:

    First, the fellows work on interesting, often cutting-edge litigation. In light of our broad agenda, we have leeway to develop cases that present unique educational opportunities for students and fellows and have a significant impact on the law.

    Second, fellows assume substantial responsibility and generally play a more important role in the decision making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They work on a variety of cases in different stages of the litigation process and gain a broad understanding of how litigation works, from interviewing a potential client through appealing to the Supreme Court. Fellows also work closely with other CRC fellows and other public interest organizations, meeting other lawyers involved in public interest law and seeing how their organizations function.

    Third, fellows work closely with a full-time faculty member who has substantial litigation experience and expertise. As part of the Georgetown Law community, fellows are encouraged to attend seminars, workshops, and programs both on and off campus. Georgetown provides substantial support and guidance for fellows interested in pursuing academic scholarship or careers.

    Pay and other benefits

    The annual salary is $57,000 for the first year of the fellowship and $60,000 for the second year. The fellow also receives health and dental benefits and all tuition and fees in the L.L.M. program. Fellows also have unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. As full-time students, fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. Fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    How to apply

    Applicants should submit

    ● a brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position

    · a résumé

    · a law school transcript

    · a list of references, including contact information

    · a recent legal writing sample of any length representing the applicant’s most challenging legal work. Please do not send an excerpt. The writing sample should not be a collaborative work or significantly edited by someone else.

      The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached to an email to Maia Tucker at

             Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed. Although we will not pay candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.


  • 19 Jan 2018 1:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking a new Lecturer in Law with extensive trial advocacy and legal practice experience to serve as Director for the A. Barry Cappello Program in Trial Advocacy. The Director will be responsible for teaching core trial advocacy courses, including teaching additional sections of the existing Civil Trial Advocacy and/or Criminal Trial Advocacy classes, as well as developing and teaching new trial advocacy classes, including one or more classes in advanced trial advocacy. The Director will also serve as the Faculty Advisor and Coach for UCLA School of Law’s Student Competitions Program. This is a full-time, nine-month, academic, non-tenure track appointment. The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2018.

    The majority of the Director’s annual workload will be to teach Trial Advocacy courses. The Director will teach Civil Trial Advocacy and/or Criminal Trial Advocacy, depending upon the Director’s background and experience. The Director will also develop and teach new course in trial advocacy, including one or more classes in advanced trial advocacy.

    In addition, the Director will serve as Faculty Advisor and Coach for UCLA School of Law’s Student Competitions Program, and provide curricular support and mentorship for part-time faculty teaching in the trial advocacy program. The UCLA Law Student Competitions Programs includes the Mock Trial Association and the Moot Court Honors Program, as well as other student competitions. The Director will be charged with increasing opportunities for students to participate in external competitions and managing hosting duties for regional tournaments. In addition, the Director will oversee student participants in extensive practice rounds, travel with students to external competitions, and provide support to and supervision of assistant coaches and volunteer judges. The Director will also work with senior administrators at the law school to support and mentor the part-time instructors who teach trial advocacy courses, including advising in the development of curriculum for trial advocacy courses.

    The ideal candidate will have significant legal practice experience, particularly in civil and/or criminal trial advocacy. Previous experience teaching law school skills courses and/or supervising moot court or mock trial competitions is preferred.

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, March 16, 2018.

    Please apply online at by submitting pdf copies of a cover letter, cv or resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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 the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at

  • 17 Jan 2018 4:30 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF LAW seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time clinical faculty position in its interdisciplinary Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic.  The successful candidate may also be appointed as Director of the Health Law Partnership.  Launched in 2004, HeLP is a community-based medical-legal collaboration among the law school, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society (see HeLP provides legal assistance to low-income families and their children who are patients at Children’s hospitals on civil matters that have the potential to improve children’s health and quality of life, such as laws related to public benefits, family welfare, housing, education, consumer rights, employment, disability, and permanency planning.  The HeLP Clinic, Launched in 2007, teaches interdisciplinary collaborative problem-solving to students of law, medicine, and graduate students of social work, bioethics, and public health (see

    Appointment could begin as early as spring 2018.    The position is a non-tenure track twelve-month clinical faculty appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty.  Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law.  Clinical faculty also teach non-clinic courses consistent with their expertise and interests. 

    Responsibilities of the position include:

    ·       Supervising law students in casework and clinic projects;

    ·       Supervising students from other professions and coordinating with other Georgia State University units and other academic institutions in Atlanta for the participation of non-law graduate students in the HeLP clinic;

    ·       Sharing responsibility for developing and teaching seminar sessions;

    ·       Performing administrative responsibilities associated with the HeLP and HeLP Clinic;

    ·       Overseeing HeLP and related functions, including coordinating with HeLP partners;

    ·       Collaborating with HeLP partners and others in the education of medical and other partners and constituents, and conducting research and policy advocacy consistent with the mission and components of HeLP.   

    Qualifications for the position include:

    ·       A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;

    ·       Excellent experience in legal practice and lawyering skills;

    ·       Membership in or ability to become a member of the State Bar of Georgia; 

    ·       5 plus years of post-J.D. legal experience;

    ·       Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching;

    ·       A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement;

    ·       Prior medical, health-related, or legislative and policy experience a plus.

    Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students.  The clinic is located in the Center for Clinical Programs, an in-house suite of clinic offices located in the new college of law building. 

    We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty.  Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

    Required Documents:

    • Letter of interest
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Complete law school transcript
    • At least two letters of reference
    • Sample of Written Work (max. 10 pages)

    Please submit applications to:

    Prof. Leslie Wolf
    Director, Center for Law, Health and Society, Center for Law, H
    Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
    College of Law, Georgia State University
    P.O. Box 4037
    Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
    Telephone:  404-413-9164


  • 21 Dec 2017 3:38 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for a two-year position in its Immigration Law Clinic, starting Summer 2018. In coordination with Immigration Law Clinic faculty, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients and in advocacy projects, teach clinic seminar classes, evaluate students and participate in the general development and functioning of the clinic. In anticipation that the Fellow will pursue opportunities to enter a career in law teaching, the law school will support the Fellow’s efforts at scholarly development including research and conference travel support.

    MSU’s Immigration Law Clinic provides opportunities for students to learn the practice of law in a well-supervised and academically rigorous program. The direct representation of clients is the core of the students’ experience in the clinic, and the clinic seeks to maintain a diverse and challenging docket. The clinic selects cases with attention to pedagogical concerns, community need, and impact to provide students with opportunities to engage as attorneys in a variety of contexts.

    Current cases include removal defense for non-detained and detained noncitizens, affirmative applications before USCIS, appellate matters before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and policy advocacy.

    Applicants must have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and membership in a state bar.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience representing noncitizens, strong academic records and writing ability, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The fellow will receive an annual salary of $50,000.00, together with generous benefits.

    Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by January 31, 2018. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, law school transcript, and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to:

    Veronica Tobar Thronson,
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, MSU Law Clinic and
    Director, Immigration Law Clinic 

    Questions can be directed to Veronica Thronson,, or David Thronson,

    Michigan State University College of Law is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, genetic information, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or familial status. The College of Law actively encourages applications from underrepresented ethnic populations, women, veterans, person defined under the ADA and the LGBT community.

  • 21 Dec 2017 3:33 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    CORNELL LAW SCHOOL is looking to hire a First Amendment Clinic Fellow for the fall semester of 2018.

    Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

    Reporting to the Director of the First Amendment Clinic at Cornell Law School, the First Amendment Clinic Fellow will collaborate with the Director to support the management and activities of our newest clinical initiative, which will launch in the fall semester of 2018. It is anticipated that the Clinic will focus on two core First Amendment objectives: (1) litigating and supporting cases and other legal proceedings that further the cause of free speech and aid the news-gathering process; and (2) cultivating a new group of diverse lawyers who are educated about the freedom of speech embodied in the First Amendment and prepared to pursue careers defending free speech principles.

    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Serve as the day-to-day manager of the clinic.
    • Provide supervision to students in the Clinic, including feedback, mentoring, and training.
    • Manage ongoing cases, ensuring that the work is done in a timely and professional manner.
    • Assist with the organization and teaching of the Clinic, focusing on substantive knowledge of First Amendment doctrine and the litigation process, as well as effective legal writing, advocacy, and client relations skills.
    • Help develop the focus of cases the Clinic will work on, such as access to information, protection of sources and the news-gathering process, general libel and privacy defense, and digital information rights.
    • Collaborate with the Director on programming to bring free speech issues to the broader Law School and University communities.
    • Support the research and writing of policy papers with the goal of influencing the public debate on free speech matters as well as amicus briefs in cases in which important free speech rights are at issue.
    • Help maintain relationships within the legal and journalism community, including regional (New York and surrounding states) news platforms and journalists, law firms and advocacy organizations that focus on free speech and related fields, and First Amendment clinics at other law schools.
    • Assist in managing the financial resources for the program, including monitoring financial activities and transactions.

    This is a full-time position for a period of two-years, and is benefits eligible. Reappointment for an additional one-year term is possible based on performance and funding availability.

    Requirements: The Fellow must be a law graduate, with practice experience and background in constitutional law.

    Interested candidates should apply via:

    Further Info:

    Liz Flint, 607-255-2101

    Cornell Law School

    G58A Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

    Employment Assistance:

    If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at

    Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

  • 18 Dec 2017 2:02 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE GEORGETOWN LAW CENTER is hiring an individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for two years for its Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic. 

    Clinic Description

    The Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is part of a new medical-legal partnership between Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Launched in August 2017, the Law Clinic integrates law students directly into Georgetown community-based health clinics serving children and families living in poverty in Washington, D.C. Law students provide civil legal services to address barriers that affect patient health and well-being in collaboration with medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers.

    Patients at these clinics face multi-generational, complex, civil legal needs, many of which negatively impact their health and well-being. Among the needs currently being served are those related to education, housing, family law, and public benefits, including access to health insurance. By partnering directly with healthcare providers, who help identify when patients have unmet legal needs, the Law Clinic is implementing an upstream legal services approach that fills an important access to justice gap in D.C. and works to treat legal issues before they escalate into more serious legal crises. By meeting patients’ medical and legal needs in places where they already have trusted relationships; the HJA Law Clinic offers a unique and especially effective method for reducing the barriers to justice that often confront people living in poverty.

     Description of the Fellowship

    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.

    Fellows have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the clinic and student supervision as the fellowship progresses.  Over the course of the two years, the fellow will:

    Directly represent clients that are referred by our health care partners;

    • Supervise students in casework and clinic projects;
    • Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions;
    • Assist with administrative and case handling responsibilities of the clinic;
    • Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities for the L.L.M., which is designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education;
    • Collaborate with law and medical students and faculty on research, policy, education, advocacy, and/or other projects designed to increase access to justice and health for underserved D.C. residents.

    Fellows receive an annual stipend, health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the L.L.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.


    The Health Justice Alliance seeks a prospective fellow with:

    • Experience representing low-income clients (preferably in the areas of legal need identified above);
    • Ideally 3-5 years of post-J.D. legal experience;
    • Membership to the District of Columbia Bar (Fellows who are not members of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer);
    • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in clinical teaching; and
    • Prior medical, health-related, or mental health-related experience a plus.

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit a letter of interest, résumé/CV, complete law school transcript, a list of at least three references, and a writing sample (max. 10 pages) to by Friday, January 19, 2018. If you have any questions please contact Vicki Girard at or Yael Cannon at

    Note: Georgetown Law Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.


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