December 20, 2008
George Washington Law School - Clinical Fellowship Program
George Washington Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Phyllis Goldfarb has issued the following announcement:
The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School have established a two-year graduate clinical fellowship program. In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows. We have five inaugural Friedman Fellows for 2008-2010, and we are pleased to announce the availability of two additional two-year clinical fellowships to begin in the summer of 2009. These fellowships allow both new and experienced attorneys to obtain an LLM degree while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law.
Each fellowship is connected to a law school clinic. Although the clinics provide varying kinds of responsibilities and experiences, each allows the Fellow to co-teach and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic. Every Fellow is provided the opportunity to learn about clinical teaching and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in it, studying it, receiving mentorship and support, and assisting clinical students in their lawyering work.
The fellowships begin with an orientation to clinical teaching, followed by two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching, supervising, and writing a publishable thesis. Fellows also enroll part-time in other classes, and receive an LLM degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LLM program.
We are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience for the 2009-2011 Friedman Fellowships, with a preference for applicants who have interest and experience in the following areas: family law, employment law, federal litigation, and administrative advocacy. Fellows receive an annual stipend between $40,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LLM program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment. Fellows must be members of a state bar.
Applicants should send letters of interest, resumes, a list of references, and a complete law school transcript by February 15, 2009. These materials should be sent to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb or by mail to Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052. The George Washington University Law School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. -jl
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