October 20, 2008
Fellowship Opportunity: Harvard Legal Aid Bureau - Housing Law Group
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (Bureau) seeks a Clinical Fellow for an 18-month appointment commencing January 2009, with expectation of renewal based on performance and program needs. The Fellow will play an active role in supervising practicing law students within the Bureau’s housing (landlord/tenant law) concentration group. Under the supervision of the Bureau’s Faculty Director, the Fellow will learn clinical teaching methodology, while developing and refining teaching and practice approaches and improving data collection and outcome measures in the Bureau’s practice areas. Candidates should be recent (two to five years) law school graduates who are interested in transitioning from a full-time law practice to a career in legal education. Please apply on-line using requisition #35388.
The Bureau is a curriculum-based poverty law clinic with a long-standing tradition of student leadership and governance. Clinical Instructors and Fellows supervise, assess, and structure the practice work of second- and third-year law students on all aspects of advocacy, including interviewing and counseling, factual investigation and discovery, case analysis and strategy development, motion practice, negotiation, and trial and hearing work. They utilize the students’ casework to teach the fundamentals of lawyering while acting as attorneys of record with ultimate authority for all cases conducted under their supervision.
• J.D., admission to the MA Bar, and 2-5 years of practice and trial experience required.
• In-depth knowledge of landlord-tenant law and experience in poverty law required.
• Experience in clinical legal education and or supervision of students highly desirable.
• Bi-cultural and/or bi-lingual candidates encouraged to apply.
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Application is available on-line, please use requisition #35388. -jl
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