January 6, 2009
Northwestern Faculty Position - Children and Family Justice Center
Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for a clinical faculty position beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center. Candidates will be considered for appointment to the Clinical Faculty of the Bluhm Legal Clinic of the Northwestern Law School at a level commensurate with experience and qualifications. We seek applicants for this clinical faculty position with at least ten years of experience in representing juveniles charged with crimes in the juvenile and criminal courts and an interest in their right to an appropriate education and in administrative hearings involving school discipline. Experience in handling trials, appeals, post-conviction, class actions, school expulsion and suspension, special education, and other collateral legal matters involving juveniles is strongly preferred. We also seek candidates with distinguished academic records and practice experience, a strong commitment to clinical legal education and teaching, experience in advocacy work on juvenile justice-related policy issues, and an interest in publishing.
The Bluhm Legal Clinic currently includes clinical faculty teaching in its Children and Family Justice Center (juvenile justice delinquency and criminal cases involving adolescents, and the related civil legal matters such as education law, and immigration and asylum matters), The Center on Wrongful Convictions, The Center on International Human Rights, the Small Business Opportunity Center, and other clinical programs that include civil litigation (predatory lending cases, civil suits arising from wrongful convictions, an landlord tenant cases), and criminal defense.
Northwestern University School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minority candidates.
Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2009. Please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Julie Biehl .
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