Sunday, January 30, 2011

A clinical fellowship opportunity for attorneys

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School has an opening for a clinical fellowship.  The two-year fellowship, which will commence in the summer of 2011, is connected to GW’s Public Justice Advocacy Clinic, which focuses on employment law and administrative advocacy, including wage and hour cases and unemployment appeals.  
The fellowship program is known as the Friedman Fellowship Program in honor of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, Esq.  Friedman Fellows are provided the opportunity to learn about clinical education and public interest lawyering through teaching and supervising law students, working closely with clinical faculty, and participating in a related program of study.  Each Fellow enrolls in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other clinical faculty.  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 LL.M. degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program. Friedman Fellows receive considerable mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration and are awarded an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment.    
The school is currently seeking applications from attorneys with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience, especially in the fields of civil litigation, employment law, administrative law, and poverty law. Spanish language ability is highly desirable. Fellows must be members of a state bar.   
Applicants should send a letter of interest, a resume, a list of references, a writing sample, and a complete law school transcript by February 17, 2011.  These materials should be sent to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb by email to 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. The University undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.

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