Friday, July 30, 2021

Fordham's Recipients of the 2021 CLEA Outstanding Clinic Team Award

Via Prof. Paul Radvany


Emily Entwistle, Estelle Georges, Jocelyn Ng and Zulkifl Zargar from the Securities Arbitration Clinic are the recipients of CLEA’s Outstanding Clinic Team at Fordham Law School.

The four students worked on a case that was scheduled for a 4 day arbitration during the Spring 2020 semester. Their clients’ broker had defrauded them by churning their account and trading on margin without their knowledge or approval. As a result, they had lost most of their life savings. Because of Covid the case was originally postponed to the Fall but their clients wanted to have the arbitration over the summer. Due to the pandemic, the only option was to have it virtually. However, their adversary objected to having a virtual hearing. The students drafted one of the first motions to compel a virtual hearing and won the motion. The students then prepared for much of the summer. Preparation involved drafting a pre-arbitration brief, an opening statement and closing argument, and direct examination outlines. The students also had numerous prep sessions with both of their expert witnesses and their clients to ready them to testify. They also prepared to cross-examine several witnesses for the respondent. The case settled on the eve of arbitration after the students advocated at an all-day mediation and obtained a very favorable settlement. During the Spring semester, Estelle, Jocelyn and Zulkifl presented at a conference sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding broader lessons learned from their representation.

 

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

JOBS: Columbia Law School Clinics

Via Prof. Colleen Shanahan

Columbia Law School invites applicants for clinical faculty positions, across areas of practice and teaching experience. We continue to be interested in candidates who will help us build the next generation of clinics at CLS and welcome candidates to fill existing gaps in our curriculum and candidates who bring new ideas for clinical teaching. One area of interest is environmental law and environmental justice. Another area of interest is business law, which may include transactional, real estate, or tax law. Another area of interest is clinics that represent individuals in litigation matters.

 

We wish to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision. Creative and thoughtful teaching that focuses on student development, law reform and advancement of the profession are also central. Diversity – of life experience, perspectives and approaches to lawyering – is essential and a very high priority. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues who will help us build our program.

 

Clinical faculty positions at Columbia Law School are non-tenure track positions that are or are expected to lead to a long term, renewable contract. Although some clinical faculty engage in scholarly writing, there is no separate scholarship requirement, either at the time of hiring or during their time at CLS. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

 

We intend to move quickly this hiring season, and while we will accept applications on a rolling basis, we encourage candidates to submit materials by August 20th. To express your interest, please submit a C.V. and 1-2 page description of the clinic you hope to teach at Columbia Law School to this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/91213. Any questions can be sent to committee chair Prof. Colleen Shanahan at clinicalappointments@law.columbia.edu.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

International Conference on Legal Clinics and Access to Justice - online August 4-6, 2021

Ibmec University law school and Mackenzie Presbyterian University law school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Universidad del Rosario law school in Bogota, Colombia, and Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Los Angeles, USA, are co-hosting the online (and free) International Conference on Legal Clinics and Access to Justice on August 4-6, 2021

This is a gathering of law school clinics and clinical professors from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other nations to discuss our work, build collaborations, and advance clinical legal education, access to justice, and the rule of law in our communities. 

See the schedule, speakers, panels, and more details in Portuguese, Spanish, and English below. 

The conference has space for 250, so please register here if you're interested in joining these conversations

Conference Flyer

Brochure Conference Cover

Conference Aug. 4 schedule

Conference Aug. 5 schedule

Conference Aug. 6 schedule

July 7, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings | Permalink | Comments (1)