Friday, October 4, 2013
The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applicants for an opening as an Clinical Instructor of Law serving in a three-year position as the William R. Davis Clinical Fellow, beginning in the summer of 2014. This position will offer a practicing attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program.
The Davis Fellow will work primarily in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, which represents clients seeking political asylum in proceedings before the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration Court. Prior experience in this area of practice is preferred, but not essential. The fellow will also have opportunities to interact with faculty and students in the law school's other clinics, including clinics focusing on criminal defense, mediation, tax, intellectual property and environmental law. The fellow's duties will include supervision of clinic students' casework, and, together with clinic faculty, planning and teaching classes and simulation exercises. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have at least three years of experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent experience; strong written and oral communication skills; an interest in and aptitude for supervision and teaching; a demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. This is a 3-year, end-date position. This is a non-tenure track position, on an 11-month basis. Salary is $55,000 to $60,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities and research support.
Please apply online using Husky Hire: to submit a letter of interest, resume, and three names of references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for submitting an application is December 1, 2013.
If you have questions about the Davis Fellowship, please feel free to contact Jon Bauer, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, Jon.Bauer@law.uconn.edu, 860-570-5165, or Miriam Marton, the current Davis Fellow, Miriam.Marton@law.uconn.edu, 860-570-5165.