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Friday, November 18, 2005

Clinical Jobs at Emory

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Juvenile Justice Clinical Instructor

Emory University School of Law invites applications for the position of Juvenile Justice Clinical Instructor. The responsibilities include developing the Juvenile Justice course, teaching fundamentals of juvenile law and litigation, interviewing and representing children, and supervising certified legal interns who represent children in delinquency and other proceedings - providing advocacy in the areas of school discipline, special education, mental health, and public benefits. The instructor is counsel of record in cases handled by the Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University. The instructor will also perform duties related to the mission of the law school or the clinic. Teaching experience is desirable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A J.D degree and several years of related legal experience are required. The candidate must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia by July 31, 2006. Experience working with juvenile court systems and child welfare systems is required.

COMPENSATION: The position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. The appointment is for two years, beginning in early 2006. Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000 plus benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter discussing their qualifications for the position and reasons for applying; 2) a resume; 3) telephone numbers and addresses of three references. Applications must be received by December 16, 2005.

Applications and materials should be sent to:  CONTACT:
Professor Frank Vandall
Juvenile Justice Clinical Committee
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322

Clinical Instructor for Criminal Defense Clinic

Emory University School of Law invites applications for the position of Clinical Instructor for the law school's new Indigent Defense Clinic. The Indigent Defense Clinic offers third year Emory law students the opportunity to represent criminal defendants, primarily in misdemeanor cases, in DeKalb County, Georgia. The Instructor's responsibilities include selecting cases appropriate for student involvement and supervising students in their handling of clients and cases. The Instructor also will teach a course for students enrolled in the clinic, covering legal and ethical issues that arise in the context of criminal representation and broader perspectives on the criminal justice system. In addition, the Instructor will engage in policy work on criminal justice issues at the local, regional, or national level.

The Clinic is a joint project with the Office of the Public Defender for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. The Instructor will have the option to continue to work for the Public Defender's Office as a regular employee at the conclusion of the Instructor's service with the clinic.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, several years of criminal defense experience, and prior teaching experience are required. The candidate must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia by June 1, 2006.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  The position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal. The preferred starting date for the position is early 2006. The Clinic will begin representing clients in August 2006. Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000 plus benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter discussing their qualifications for the position and reasons for applying; 2) a resume; 3) telephone numbers and addresses of three references. Applications must be received by December 16, 2005.

Application materials should be sent to:

CONTACT: Professor Robert Schapiro Indigent Defense Clinic Committee Emory University School of Law 1301 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30322 Questions also may be directed to: CONTACT: Robert Schapiro Email:

MAILTO:rschapir@law.emory.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Emory University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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