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)