Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fellowship for practitioners interested in becoming a clinical prof

It's the Yale Law School Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law.

Here are the details:

Yale Law School seeks applications for the Robert M. Cover Fellowship in Public Interest Law, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2011 in the Yale Law School clinical program.  The Fellowship is designed for lawyers with at least five years of practice who are interested in preparing for a career in law school clinical teaching.  The 2011-2013 Fellow will work with one or more civil clinics, which include immigration, domestic violence, housing, transactional, legislative public policy, and general civil law.   Responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, teaching classes, and working on one's own scholarship.  Fellows will be allowed sufficient time, resources and assistance during the year to engage in research and writing. All work will be conducted with the assistance of the clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income clients and organizations.  Visit our website at to learn about the various specialty clinics we offer to first, second, and third-year law students.  Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills.  Connecticut Bar admission or willingness to take the July 2011 bar examination required.  In addition to a stipend in the range of $48,500 to $58,500 depending on experience, Fellows receive health benefits and access to university facilities.  Send (or email) a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by January 3, 2011 to: Kathryn Jannke, Office Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, P.O. Box 209090, New Haven, CT 06520-9090; telephone: (203) 432-4800; fax: (203) 432-1426; or email Kathryn Jannke:
Yale Law School is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX employer.


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Law schools do a disservice to their students if they do not step up in their teaching of practitioner skills. It's a cheap fix, too, because full-time faculty don't have the ability to do this work (generally speaking), so schools can hire adjuncts at a fraction of the cost.

Posted by: John Tarley | Nov 11, 2010 3:14:59 AM

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