Friday, April 9, 2021

CLEA Outstanding Clinic Student or Team and Outstanding Externship Student Award

The CLEA Awards Committee is once again soliciting nominations for its student awards. Beginning this year, in addition to the CLEA Outstanding Clinic Student or Outstanding Clinic Team Award, schools can honor students with the CLEA Outstanding Externship Student Award. The addition of the externship-focused award recognizes the valuable work for justice that law students do through externships and provides schools the opportunity to nominate an outstanding and self-reflective externship student for CLEA’s recognition. The awards are given annually at the completion of the academic year.

Criteria for the CLEA Outstanding Clinic Student or Team Award (One Award Per School) and the CLEA Outstanding Externship Student Award (One Award Per School):

For the clinic award, each school must select one student OR one team enrolled in a law school clinic course. A team may be recognized if students work together as a team and it would be impossible or unfair to single out one team member for recognition. Schools may select one student or one team, but may not submit more than one nomination for the clinic award. For the externship award, each school may select one student enrolled in an externship course.

The criteria for the Clinic Student/Team and Externship Awards are:

1.    Excellence in the field work component of the clinic/externship course determined by the quality of the student’s or team’s performance in assisting or representing individual or organizational clients or in undertaking advocacy or policy reform projects;
2.    Excellence in the seminar component of the clinic course or externship determined by the quality of the student’s or team’s thoughtfulness and self-reflection in exploring the legal, ethical, strategic, and other pertinent issues raised in the particular clinic or externship;
3.    For the Team award, the ability of the students to engage in effective collaboration; and
4.    The nature and extent of the student’s or team’s contribution to the clinical community at the law school, legal community, or broader community, if relevant.

Nomination & Selection Process:

Each law school may nominate one clinic award recipient and one externship award recipient. The full-time clinical faculty at each law school with faculty who are members of CLEA are asked to nominate a single student or a team of students from their law school for the clinic award and a single student for the externship award. Recipient students must graduate during or after the academic year in which the award is given. Each school then submits the nominations to the CLEA Awards Committee.

The nomination deadline is May 31, 2021. Please send nominations to the CLEA Awards Committee via this form.    `

In the form, the clinical faculty of each school will be asked to:

*Indicate whether you would like to give the Clinic Student award or the Clinic Team award.
*For the Clinic Student award and the Externship Student Award, indicate the name of the student as you would like it to appear on the certificate. For the Clinic Team award, indicate the names of the students as you would like them to appear on the certificate, separated by commas, or indicate the name of the team as you would like it to appear on the certificate. We appreciate formatting your response to this question in a manner that can easily be copied and pasted into the certificate.
*Indicate the name of the law school as you would like it to appear on the certificate.
*Provide a brief statement (no more than 250 words) of the reasons why each student or team meets the criteria for the award.

The CLEA Awards Committee will issue an electronic certificate, and the clinical faculty can print and present the award at the law school’s graduation ceremony or at some other appropriate time, including remotely, as determined by the clinical faculty. Note that, even for the Clinic Team award, each school will receive one electronic certificate (of which multiple copies can be printed for presentation to the students). Certificates will be issued on a rolling basis (please allow up to one week to receive the electronic certificate).

If you have photographs of the award recipients receiving the certificates, please feel free to send pictures for posting on the CLEA website to the CLEA Communications Committee at

CLEA Awards Committee
Anju Gupta
D’lorah Hughes
Praveen Kosuri
Perry Moriearty
Kele Stewart (Co-Chair)
Jane Stoever (Co-Chair)

April 9, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 15, 2021

CLEA Awards Committee Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers and Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project Awards

The CLEA Awards Committee is once again soliciting nominations for two awards that are given annually. This year’s awards will be presented during the virtual AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, and we look forward to this opportunity to recognize and celebrate our clinical community’s valuable and inspiring work. Please read this email carefully, as the CLEA Board has adopted new criteria for the Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers.  

The awards are:

(1) Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers; and
(2) Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project.  

Nominations should be in the form of a letter of no more than three single-spaced pages. Each nomination should be endorsed by at least three individuals. At least one of those individuals must be a full-time clinical faculty member at a law school and a member of CLEA. The other two individuals need not be CLEA members, nor clinical law professors. The nominating letter should clearly indicate which of the nominators are CLEA members. Letters of support in addition to the nomination letter are also welcome, and the letters of support may come from CLEA members or non-members. The letters of support must be submitted in the same email and pdf as the nominating letter (but need not fit within the three-page limit). Please find below the criteria for each award.
The nomination deadline for both awards is Monday, April 12. Please send nominations via email to with the subject line: CLEA Awards. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF.



This award recognizes an individual who has served as a voice for clinical teachers and who has contributed to the advancement of experiential legal education. The criteria for the award are: commitment to the field of experiential legal education; advancement of the field (e.g., by working within organizations that affect the contours of legal education, by writing and speaking about the field, or by serving as a spokesperson for the field in the litigation, legislative, administrative, political, or other arenas); commitment to advancing clinical pedagogy, teaching, and the design and implementation of effective clinic or externship courses; and fostering a spirit of community (e.g., by planning or leading conferences or initiatives). Clinical teachers include individuals who teach in-house clinics, externships, hybrid courses, and other forms of experience-based law courses. 

Individuals who currently are, or at any time during this academic year were, CLEA Board members or Executive Committee members are not eligible to receive the award this year.

Prior recipients of the award are:

  • 2002          Mark Heyrmann (Chicago) and Liz Ryan Cole (Vermont)
  • 2003          Nancy Cook and Robert Seibel (then at Cornell)
  • 2004          Paul Tremblay (Boston College)
  • 2005          Jay Pottenger (Yale)
  • 2006          Margaret Martin Barry (Catholic)
  • 2007          Roy Stuckey (South Carolina)
  • 2008          Karen Tokarz (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • 2009          Ann Shalleck (American)
  • 2010          Jane Barett (Maryland)
  • 2011          Deborah Epstein (Georgetown)
  • 2012          Phyllis Goldfarb (George Washington) 
  • 2014          Jon Dubin (Rutgers) 
  • 2015          Claudia Angelos (NYU)   
  • 2016          Gary Palm (posthumously)
  • 2017          Elliott Milstein (American)
  • 2019          Stephen J. Ellmann (posthumously) 


CLEA established this award to honor and recognize a case or project that truly contributes to the public good. The award may be given to an individual law student or law students in a clinical program or to a clinic or clinical program.

The criteria for the award are:

1.    The case or project either: 

  • effectively calls attention to and/or significantly redresses a high priority need of underserved or low income residents or communities; or 
  • makes a notable or meaningful contribution to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, legal services for the underrepresented, environmental protection, or consumer protection; and 

2.    The case or project has been carried out in conformity with the highest standards of professional conduct and competence; and 

3.    The case or project serves as an inspiring model for engaging in legal work under challenging conditions in furtherance of the common good. 

The nomination deadline for both awards is Monday, April 12. Please send nominations via email to with the subject line: CLEA Awards. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF.


During the fall, we announced that, beginning this year, schools have two student award nomination opportunities through CLEA. First, schools have the option to decide between the CLEA Outstanding Clinic Student or Outstanding Clinic Team Award. Second, schools can honor a student with the CLEA Outstanding Externship Student Award. The addition of the externship-focused award recognizes the valuable work for justice that law students do through externships and provides schools the opportunity to nominate an outstanding and self-reflective externship student for CLEA’s recognition. The call for nominations for the student awards will be sent separately in several weeks, and it will include further details on the nomination process for those awards. Schools will receive their certificates electronically on a rolling basis, and within one week of submitting a nomination. 

CLEA Awards Committee  

Anju Gupta 

D’lorah Hughes 

Praveen Kosuri 

Perry Moriearty   

Kele Stewart (Co-Chair) 

Jane Stoever (Co-Chair) 

March 15, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

JOBS: University of Washington School of Law - Tenure-Track Faculty Position with Primary Expertise in Clinical Teaching

Via Prof. Christine Cimini:

University of Washington School of Law

Tenure-Track Faculty Position with Primary Expertise in Clinical Teaching

Position Description

The University of Washington School of Law equips students with the with intellectual tools and hands-on legal experience in their journey to become practice-ready lawyers able to work in any field they choose through excellent doctrinal and experiential offerings. The University of Washington School of Law’s Clinical Program provides students with real-world legal experience assisting clients and communities working on real cases, transactions and projects for academic credit supervised by experienced faculty members. The Clinical law program currently has 9 in-house clinics and partners with the Washington Innocence Project

The University of Washington School of Law is hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant professor on a 9-month basis with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021 to teach in the clinical law program and one or more of the law school’s core instruction areas.  Candidates are invited to propose a clinic in which they have appropriate expertise and relevant practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing the structure, case load, student supervision and project work of the proposed new clinic. In their application materials, candidates should include a one-page description of the clinic they propose to teach as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community. 

The successful candidate will also teach other non-clinical courses in the JD program that fulfill a curricular need. Non-clinical areas of curricular need include business organizations, criminal law, criminal procedure, professional responsibility and/or perspectives on the law.  The perspectives course enriches the traditional first-year curriculum by exploring how the law reflects or perpetuates inequities based on race, gender, ability, class, sexual orientation, and other social justice issues.

We invite applicants with interest across areas of practice. The successful applicant will be expected to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the School of Law. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate consistent scholarly excellence through regular scholarship production and participate in service to the law school, the larger university, and the community. In addition, the candidate will engage in the national clinical legal education community through regular attendance and participation in national and regional conferences.  Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to exceptional teaching experience and clinical teaching experience.

All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or foreign equivalent
  • 3 or more years of legal practice experience in relevant area of law
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship or scholarly interest
  • Admission to WA state bar or will obtain admission in the next year


  1. A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, professional experience, and teaching, research, and leadership expertise.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A one-page description of the proposed clinic as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community.        
  4. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

March 3, 2021 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Beyond Recruitment: Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging in Externships - Webinar on March 25th, 2021

The Bay Area Consortium on Externships (BACE) and Southern California Externships (SoCalEx) invite you to a free one-hour CLE program on March 25th for attorneys and judges who supervise our students in field placements. BACE and SoCalEx have identified diversity and inclusion as a critical issue, and have chosen the Inclusion Design Group (IDG) for its expertise in training on these topics. Dr. Erin Conner, IDG’s co-founder, will deliver a keynote to deepen our awareness and understanding about power and privilege and social identity, and how to identify and remove obstacles that keep law students and lawyers from reaching their full potential. Attendees will receive written materials designed to help them identify issues and implement solutions at their organizations.

Please feel free to share – we hope to see you there!  


Explore the event website at


Beyond Recruitment Flyer

March 2, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0)

CLEA New Clinicians Conference - May 17-20, 2021 - Registration is now open

Via Profs. Danny Schaffzin and Lisa Martin

The CLEA New Clinicians Committees is excited to share that registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual New Clinicians Conference!  This year's Conference, which will again be FREE, will take place from Monday, May 17th to Thursday, May 20th.  
Like last year's conference, which brought together more than 250 attendees, the 2021 CLEA Virtual New Clinicians Conference will convene over four days.  Each day's program will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern and conclude at 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  Our varied conference format will include live and asynchronous webinar programming, concurrent sessions, and facilitated small group discussions.  We also expect to offer some fun networking opportunities, including an evening social event during the week of the conference.
Registrants can sign up to participate in all or some webinars and can choose whether to participate in small group discussions.  To build community and maximize the value of small group discussions, we ask participants who register for small groups to plan to join all four scheduled discussions.  To participate in a small group, please register by May 3.
To see the full conference schedule and program, and to register, please visit  

March 2, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 1, 2021

23d Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat (online March 12 at Pepperdine Caruso)

The Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat, now in its 23d year, is an annual event for California and Nevada law students, law professors, and public interest attorneys. It's usually a smaller weekend gathering, sponsored by several area law schools and SALT, to learn, develop friendships and mentorship, and to gain new energy for public interest and social justice work. This year, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law is hosting the event online, and the sponsoring schools have eagerly agreed to throw wide the doors and invite law students, profs, and lawyers from around the nation for a single day event on Friday, March 12. 

You can find more information on the program and registration here. 

The 2021 Consortium Schools: 

UC Hastings School of Law
UC Irvine School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
Southwestern Law School
UCLA School of Law
UC Berkeley School of Law
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
University of San Francisco School of Law
USC Gould School of Law

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March 1, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0)

LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy Symposium: Fighting White Supremacy in the 21st Century (March 19)

Via Prof. Clare Ryan

The LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy is hosting its inaugural symposium, “Fighting White Supremacy in the 21st Century,” on Friday, March 19, 2021 (3-5 PM CST). The panel will consist of five distinguished legal scholars. 

The virtual symposium is free and open to the public. To register – and learn more about the event, the journal, and the panelists – please visit


From the site: 

At its inaugural symposium on Friday, March 19, at 3 p.m. (CST), the LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy will host a panel of legal scholars from law schools across the country to discuss the fight against white supremacy in the 21st century, present their research, and submit their papers for publication in the journal’s first issue this spring. The event will be held virtually via Zoom and 1.3 CLE credit hours (Course #: 5170210319) are available for participants.

About the LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy

The LSU Law Journal for Social Justice & Policy is a student-edited, academic journal based at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The journal was spearheaded in Fall 2019 by a pair of students who were interested in promoting the discussion of issues relating to social justice and public policy at LSU Law. The mission of the journal is to reach current and future members of the legal profession with fresh perspectives on controversial issues relating to social justice and policy, and address a gap in the types of matters explored in the context of academic legal writing at LSU Law. Moreover, the journal hopes to provide students with an additional forum to express their views concerning this subject and develop their legal writing skills through journal membership. The journal is committed to elevating the voices of law students, practitioners, and academics of color in legal scholarship.

March 1, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 25, 2021

JOBS: UC Davis Recruiting 2 Legal Research & Writing Instructors

The School of Law at the University of California, Davis is recruiting for two Legal Research and Writing instructors. Positions are non-tenure track, one-year appointments with possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have a J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited school, bar admission, and law practice experience. 

All candidates must apply through the UC Recruit system at the following link: In addition, as part of their application, candidates must include a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, as described at Please submit a cover letter and C.V. Previous teaching experience and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching is preferred, but not required. If possible, please provide two different sets of teaching evaluations and contact information for three to five professional references. To ensure review of your application, please submit all materials by March 15, 2021, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible. 

Unit 18 Lecturers are governed under a collective bargaining agreement (American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - Non-Senate Instructional Unit). Under this contract, once a lecturer accumulates enough quarters of service, the lecturer can be reviewed for a Continuing Lecturer position. For more information about this contract, visit 

The School of Law is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of teaching excellence and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see

February 25, 2021 in Job Opportunities & Fellowships, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

JOBS: Willamette Clinical Professor of Law

Via Dean Karen Sandrik: 

Willamette University Hiring for Clinical Faculty Position 

Willamette University College of Law, located in Salem, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, year-round clinical faculty position for the 2021-2022 academic year. The structure of the clinical faculty position is flexible and may be tenure track, programmatic-tenure track, or non-tenure track with a long-term contract. The area of legal focus for the clinical hire will be primarily defined by the interest of the successful candidate joining our program. Primary responsibility of the faculty member will be to supervise and assist law students with direct client representation, case management, client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, legal research, and oral and written advocacy. Applicants must have a J.D., current admission to the Oregon bar or the ability to waive into the Oregon bar, and at least three years of relevant practice and/or teaching experience. 

In employment, as in education, WUCL is committed to achieving excellence through cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. WUCL believes this commitment to diversity is key to our success as a community. We are especially eager to receive applications from people of color and other underrepresented minorities, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, people with disabilities, and others with experience, backgrounds and viewpoints that will add to our collective goal of working towards a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community. 

For more information on the current clinical law program at WUCL, please see here
To apply: please click here to be redirected to Willamette’s Workday website. 

February 24, 2021 in Job Opportunities & Fellowships | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

JOBS: Fordham - Managing Director of the Clinical Programs

Via Prof. Paul Radvany: 

Fordham University School of Law

Managing Director of the Clinical Programs


The Managing Director of the Law School’s Clinical Program oversees the operations and administrative functions for the Law School’s nationally ranked Clinical Program that serves approximately 250 students each year. The Managing Director reports to and works with the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning (“Associate Dean”) and the Faculty Director of Clinical Programs (“Clinical Director”), in collaboration with the Senior Administrative Director, clinical faculty, support staff and clinical students, to deliver the highest quality legal services to the clients of Lincoln Square Legal Services, Inc., the Clinical Program’s incorporated non-profit law firm. The Clinical Program is committed to becoming an anti-racist program, and the Managing Director will help to ensure that the Clinical Program can achieve this goal. The Managing Director assists in creating and sustaining a dynamic culture within the Clinical Program of service to others, especially to LSLS clients and the Law School’s students. The Managing Director is deeply engaged in the educational and public interest mission of the Clinical Program.

Here is the complete position announcement.

February 23, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Event: Teaching Immigration Law: Law School Clinics in the US and UK (March 18, 2021)

Via Prof. Jennifer Lee Koh: 

Teaching Immigration Law: Law School Clinics in the US and UK, March 18, 2021

Please join us for a discussion on legal education, immigration law, and clinical law teaching. Hear our fantastic speakers who teach in immigration law clinics in US- and UK-based law schools discuss the rewards and challenges of clinical legal education, and participate in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. This event is being organised by Jennifer Koh (University of Irvine, California; University of Washington) and Devyani Prabhat (University of Bristol Law School).


Judith Carter, Liverpool Law School

Linus Chan, Director of the Detainee Rights Clinic at the University of Minnesota School of Law

Lindsay Harris, University of District Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Fatma Marouf, Texas A&M University School of Law

Sheona York, Kent Law School

Register at this link. 

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February 23, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 22, 2021

JOBS: Maine - Visiting Professors in Criminal Law and Property

Via Prof. Anna Welch

Visiting Professor of Law - 2 Positions
2021-2022 Academic Year

The University of Maine School of Law, in the coastal city of Portland, Maine, invites applications for two full-time Visiting Professor of Law positions to teach Criminal Law or Property Law for the 2021-2022 academic year. The visiting appointments may be at the Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for a tenured or tenure-track position starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Members of minority groups, women, and others whose background would contribute to the diversity of the Law School are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, we encourage you to submit materials by March 19, 2021. You may email any questions to Applications, however, must be submitted via HireTouch. Position(s) will remain open until successful candidates are hired.

See more information and instructions for applying here. 

February 22, 2021 in Job Opportunities & Fellowships, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 8, 2021

Secondary Trauma in the Legal Profession Symposium on Friday February 12, 2021

Please see the announcement below from the Wake Forest Law Review's 2021 Spring Symposium on Secondary Trauma in the Legal Profession. So many folks in the Clinical community have written on this important topic, including but certainly not limited to Deeya Haldar & Sarah Katz, Amy KimpelBrittany Stringfellow-Otey, and Ron Tyler.  This conference will bring together experts across disciplines to discuss secondary trauma in lawyering. Here is the conference agenda and announcement: 

"The Wake Forest Law Review 2021 Spring Symposium will address the traumas that lawyers as well as non-lawyers face as a direct result of the legal system, the enhanced impact of secondary trauma with regard to race, and how lawyers can take leadership to address the issues associated with secondary trauma in legal professions.

In the legal profession, we represent people who have been traumatized by crime, abuse, environment, or even the legal system itself. Lawyers, judges, and participants are at risk of suffering from “secondary trauma” as a result of the work. The effects can include burnout, fatigue, depression, family life disruptions, and substance abuse, among other things. The traumatic effects have almost certainly been exacerbated by the pandemic and the social and political unrest of the last year. There are ways out, ways to be resilient. Awareness of the risk of secondary trauma is the first step. 

Panel 1: The Risk of Secondary Trauma in the Legal Profession and Increasing Awareness (9:00 A.M.–10:00 A.M.)

This panel will start with an introduction to the program and will feature a description of secondary trauma and its significance as well as testimonials from individuals who have directly experienced the effects of secondary trauma, including lawyers and those on the periphery of the legal profession.  Testimonials will be given by Eilene Zimmerman, author of Smacked: A Story of White Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy; Robbie Grier, the jury foreman from a Charlotte death penalty case; and Lt. Col. Andrea Hall, a U.S. Air Force JAG who defended sex abuse cases. This panel will be moderated by Professor Mark Rabil from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Panel 2: Secondary Trauma Studies of Lawyers & Judges (10:05 A.M.–11:05 A.M.)

This panel will take an academic look at secondary trauma and introduce research studies demonstrating the impact of secondary trauma across different legal fields. Associate Professor Lindsay M. Harris from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law will discuss a study of secondary trauma focused on immigration attorneys. Professor Mark Rabil from the Wake Forest University School of Law, Dr. Stephannie Walker Seaton, from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Kimberly Wiseman, M.S. from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, will discuss another study of secondary trauma focused on capital defense attorneys. Finally, Dr. Dawn McQuiston from Wofford College will discuss a study in which students are interviewing judges in North and South Carolina about their experiences in the courtroom with different types of cases, sources of judicial stress, and stress management. Dr. McQuiston will also serve as the moderator of this discussion. 

Panel 3: Practices to Reduce the Risk of Secondary Trauma (11:10 A.M.–12:10 P.M.)

This panel will discuss practices that the legal profession can employ to reduce the risks of secondary trauma such as creating spaces for quiet time for meditation or contemplation, critical debriefing, physical activity, mindfulness practice, retreats, and structural reforms that foster self-care. This panel will also discuss the importance of beginning to increase awareness and teach practices to reduce risk during legal education. The speakers featured on this panel will include Katherine Porterfield, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture; Mark Godsey, a former prosecutor who is now the director of the Ohio Innocence Project and a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law; Donna Mayerson, Ph.D., who has worked alongside Professor Godsey, and Cheryl Niccum, a social worker who works with US Attorneys to prosecute sex abuse, pornography, and human trafficking cases. Professor Mark Rabil will serve as the moderator of this discussion.

Panel 4: The Intersection Between Secondary Traumatic Effects and Race (1:00 PM–2:30 P.M.)

Secondary trauma has an enhanced impact when race and the law intersect. The history of racial injustice in America has been highlighted by recent events, and it is important now more than ever to understand and appreciate the impact the legal system has on people of color. This panel will feature Christina Swarns, the Executive Director of the Innocence Project; Henderson Hill, a senior attorney on the ACLU Capital Punishment Project; the Honorable Judge Gregory Weeks, a retired Superior Court Judge in North Carolina who has served as chair of the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System; Satana Deberry, Durham’s District Attorney; and the Honorable Judge Karen Eady-Williams, a Charlotte Superior Court Judge. Seema Saifee, a former Innocence Project Attorney and now a Quattrone Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, will moderate this discussion.

Panel 5: Lawyers Taking Leadership (2:35 P.M.–3:35 P.M.)

The final panel of the Symposium will focus on the path forward toward addressing secondary trauma. The panel will focus on how the legal profession as a whole as well as individual lawyers can take steps to address these occupational hazards. This panel will feature the Honorable Carlton Reeves, a Federal Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi; the Honorable Cheri Beasley, former Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court; and Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. Professor Kenneth Townsend from the Wake Forest University School of Law will moderate this discussion."

Here is the link to register:

February 8, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 4, 2021

CLEA: 2021 New Clinicians Conference Online May 17-20

Via co-chairs Prof. Lisa Martin and Danny Schaffzin

We are excited to share that CLEA will again offer a FREE Virtual New Clinicians Conference on May 17-20, 2021.

Like last year's conference, which brought together more than 250 attendees, the 2021 CLEA Virtual New Clinicians Conference will convene over four days. Each day's program will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern and conclude at 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Our varied conference format will include live and asynchronous webinar programming, concurrent sessions, and facilitated small group discussions. We also expect to offer some fun networking opportunities, including an evening social event during the week of the conference. Session topics will include:

Foundations of Clinical Teaching: An Overview of Best Practices

Racial Justice in the Classroom and in Practice

Technology Innovations in Clinical Teaching and Practice

Teaching Movement Lawyering

Clinical Teaching and Practice During Crisis

Pedagogy Deep-Dive: Clinic Design

Pedagogy Deep-Dive: Externship Design

Plus: Case Rounds, Supervision, and More!

We will be back in touch later this month to share a detailed schedule and information for how you can register to attend the 2021 CLEA Virtual New Clinicians Conference. For now, please SAVE THE DATES (May 17-20, 2021) and do not hesitate to contact us or any of the CLEA New Clinicians Committee members identified below with questions.

We look forward to “seeing” you in May for the 2021 CLEA Virtual New Clinicians!

Best wishes,

Lisa Martin and Danny Schaffzin

On behalf of the CLEA New Clinicians Committee:

Lisa Martin (University of South Carolina) (Co-Chair)

Danny Schaffzin (University of Memphis) (Co-Chair)

Jeff Baker (Pepperdine)

Kathryn Banks (Washington University in St. Louis)

Lauren Bartlett (St. Louis University)

Christine Cerniglia (Stetson)

Crisanne Hazen (Harvard)

Rachael Kohl (Michigan)

Praveen Kosuri (Penn)

C. Benjie Louis (Hofstra)

Nickole Miller (University of Baltimore)

Sue Schechter (Berkeley)

Shonda Sibley (Temple University)

Anita Sinha (American University)

Kele Stewart (Miami)

Wendy Vaughn (Northern Illinois University)

February 4, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 25, 2021

JOBS: UC Irvine Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow (Environmental Justice)

Via Prof. Michael Robinson-Dorn:


UC Irvine School of Law: Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow (Environmental Justice)

Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow, Environmental Law Clinic in the School of Law: To apply:


The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for the position of Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow in its Environmental Law Clinic (ELC). The fellowship is designed to provide an attorney who has a strong interest in environmental justice with mentorship, to help the attorney to launch a career in clinical teaching, or serve as a bridge to a career in public interest environmental justice work. 

UCI Law enjoys a dynamic clinical program already ranked highly on nationwide surveys. The ELC is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of the ELC’s environmental justice projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, student and faculty interest, and resource availability, but projects will likely include a mix of advocacy, counseling, and policy matters in multiple fora.

The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the ELC director. Working with the Director, the Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will mentor and work closely with students in the representation of disenfranchised and marginalized communities, and will participate in program development including community lawyering and outreach. The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will also have opportunities for teaching within the ELC, including assisting with the teaching of the ELC seminar. 

The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow is expected to be a vital part not only of the ELC, but also of the UCI Clinical Law Program, and the law school’s intellectual life more generally. As such, the Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will receive mentoring, and can expect support in terms of career development.

Candidates for the position must have:
(1) a J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited law school;
(2) a strong interest in working on environmental justice issues;
(3) strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including experience working with people from diverse backgrounds ;
(4) the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to environmental justice problems;
(5) the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators; 
(6) the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, environmental justice communities, and environmental justice organizations; 
(7) a strong work ethic, and demonstrated understanding of the applicable ethical rules; and;
(8) the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines. 

Nature of the Appointment
The Mysun Foundation Clinical Fellow will report to the Environmental Law Clinic Director, and work closely ELC students. The position is a full time, twelve-month staff appointment, with the possibility of extension for an additional year, but not to exceed 2 years total.
Salary is up to $80,000/yr. depending on experience. The ELC Fellow will be eligible for UC benefits.

Application Procedure

All applicants must submit a cover letter describing their background and specific interest in the Fellowship, a list of three references, an Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement, and a resume or curriculum vitae using UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at:

UCI Law is currently working from remotely, and will conduct its interviews remotely.

“The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.”

Document Requirements

    1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  1. Cover Letter/Statement of Interest in Environmental Justice Issues and this Fellowship

Reference requirements

  1. 3 required (contact information only)

To apply: UC Irvine’s on-line application system, RECRUIT, located at:

January 25, 2021 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, January 21, 2021

JOBS: Dean at Tulsa

Via Prof. Elizabeth McCormick: 





The University of Tulsa (TU) seeks a candidate beginning July 1, 2021, to serve as the Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law. The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College and provides strategic vision and operational leadership for all aspects of the academic enterprise; supports and promotes excellence in faculty scholarship and teaching; and preserves a collaborative and transparent environment for students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni. The Dean supports the College's fundraising and development efforts, develops, and promotes strategic plans for the College, and works with law school faculty, administrators, and other program directors in advancing the broad interests of the College. The Dean must work collegially with faculty, staff, and fellow members of the President’s Leadership Team and Deans' Council, other colleges, alumni, and community members to advance the academic mission of the College and the University. 

We seek an intellectually curious, thoughtful, and forward-looking person who can lead a complex institution, raise funds, and identify opportunities in the challenges presently facing legal education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent; academic and professional credentials necessary for eligibility for a tenured faculty appointment

A more detailed position description can be found here: 

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience, qualifications, education, and vision for the future of the College of Law, and a CV to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or submit online at  

Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide five references, accompanying letters of recommendation, a diversity statement, and official transcripts.  Application review will begin on February 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

Confidential inquiries and expressions of interest may be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Elizabeth McCormick, at 

January 21, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, January 14, 2021

JOBS: Brooklyn's Immigration Clinic

Via Prof. Stacy Caplow:

Tenured or Tenure Track Position

Immigration Clinic

Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn Law School invites applications for the Director of our immigration clinic (now known as the Safe Harbor Project). The Law School is looking for an outstanding teacher, lawyer, scholar, and leader who will join our faculty and our clinical program.  We are seeking candidates who either currently meet or will soon meet our specialized tenure standard.

The Safe Harbor Project began in 1997. During that time, BLS students have represented hundreds of clients in a wide range of types of immigration matters, although its primary docket consists of applications for asylum and other humanitarian relief.  More than 350 students have participated in the clinic, many of whom now are leaders in the immigration lawyer’s community in New York or who continue to represent immigration clients pro bono. 

The Director will have full control over the direction, focus, design and priorities of the Clinic.  The Director will be responsible for overseeing every aspect of the Clinic’s work including developing the docket, supervising clinic students and teaching the required seminar. The Director also will also teach at least one non-clinical course per year.

The Director will join our accomplished group of clinical faculty members who teach in our eight in-house clinics and direct our externships. The Law School strongly supports, and is known for, its clinics, taking great pride in their accomplishments.  This year marked the 50th anniversary of clinic programs at BLS. 


The Law School’s commitment to public interest and public service is longstanding and deep so that the Director also will have opportunities to mentor student pro bono organizations and to participate in local, state and national projects relating to immigration.  The Law School supports and encourages the scholarship of all faculty through generous summer stipends, research assistance and pre-tenure leaves.

Brooklyn Law School, founded in 1901, is located in one of the most diverse and vibrant communities in New York.  In the heart of booming downtown Brooklyn, the Law School is within walking distance of all state and federal courts.  BLS students are hardworking, enterprising, always questioning and eager to participate in the “real world.” 


A candidate for this position must have a JD from an ABA-accredited institution, a strong academic record, a current license to practice law, at least five years’ experience in practice, with experience as a clinical teacher strongly preferred. The candidate should be admitted to or eligible for immediate admission to the New York State and/or federal bars.

We seek a new colleague who is creative, curious and self-motivated with an ability to thrive in an academic environment and who has a demonstrated passion for social justice advocacy.

Application Instructions

We hope to find a new Director to take over the clinic no later than fall 2021 but the position will remain open until our search is successful.

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Professor Julian Arato, with the subject line “Clinical Faculty Position.”

Applications are welcome, and will be considered on a rolling basis. We will begin considering applications on February 8, 2021, and can only guarantee full consideration of materials received before that date.

Salary, rank, and title will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Brooklyn Law School is an equal opportunity institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  BLS does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, personal appearance, income, veteran status,, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws in its programs and activities.


January 14, 2021 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

JOBS: Pacific McGeorge Homeless Advocacy Clinic

Via Dean Molly Stafford

[T]he University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, is hiring an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills to direct its Homeless Advocacy Clinic. The clinic will join the three other clinics that form Community Legal Services (CLS): Bankruptcy, Immigration, and Elder & Health Law. CLS has been providing pro bono services to our Sacramento community for over 40 years. CLS has been providing “socially distanced” in-person services to vulnerable populations during the pandemic, as it has been deemed an essential service.

The Homeless Advocacy Clinic has been operating for the last two years as part of the Elder & Health Law Clinic. CLS has received a grant to now enable it to spin off the Homeless Advocacy Clinic as a stand-alone clinic. If you are anyone you know is interested in applying, here is the link: []

January 13, 2021 in Job Opportunities & Fellowships, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 4, 2021

Newsletters from CLEA and the AALS Clinical Section [UPDATED with correct links.....]

Coinciding with the AALS Annual meeting, both CLEA and the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education have published their regular newsletters this week. The newsletters cover different, but complimentary, beats. CLEA focuses on individual clinicians, and the AALS newsletter focuses on programs. They both include important information from their respective leadership teams and insightful pieces from clinical law profs. 

Here is the CLEA Newsletter for Winter 2020-21.  

Here is the AALS Clinical Section Newsletter for Fall 2020.






January 4, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 17, 2020

JOBS: Georgetown Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic Fellowship

Via Prof. Yael Cannon

The Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic is seeking a clinical teaching fellow to teach and supervise law students through a medical-legal partnership between Georgetown University's Law and Medical Centers, which provides poverty law advocacy to low-income children and families in Washington, D.C.  We have extended the deadline for applications to Friday, January 15, 2021.
The fellowship runs from summer 2021-summer 2023, and the posting can be found at:
From the site: 

The Health Justice Alliance hires one individual to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney each year, for a two-year term.

Fellows have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. First, fellows supervise students in direct representation cases, as co-supervisors with experienced fellows and faculty and then on their own.

Second, fellows co-supervise one or more project teams of students.

Third, the fellows and faculty share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions. Fourth, fellows share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the clinic.

Finally, fellows participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education.

December 17, 2020 in Job Opportunities & Fellowships, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)