Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Midwest Clinical Conference (Nov. 5-7, 2021) and CFP for the Drake Law Review Symposium Issue on Clinical Legal Education

Via Prof. Suzan M. Pritchett:

While it was wonderful to see many of you virtually at the AALS Clinical Conference last week, we are excited to extend an invitation to you to attend the Midwest Clinical Conference in person this fall (circumstances permitting) at Drake Law School. We hope you can join us.

The Midwest Clinical Conference will be held on November 5-7, 2021 in Des Moines Iowa.  Additional information regarding the conference theme and a request for proposals will be circulated early this summer.

In addition, 2021 marks the Drake Legal Clinic’s 50th anniversary. The Drake Law Review is sponsoring a symposium issue celebrating clinical legal education and invites submissions for its Spring 2022 volume. Please see the attached Call for Papers for additional details. Authors will be invited to present at the Midwest Clinicians Conference in November.

Please contact Suzie Pritchett, Director of Clinics and Experiential Education, (suzan.pritchett@drake.edu) with any questions, and we hope to see you in November.

May 5, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings, Scholarship | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 3, 2021

Next GAJE/ IJCLE/ ACCLE Conference: June 16-18, 2021 (Virtual)

GAJE/IJCLE/ACCLE

Global Alliance for Justice Education

International Journal of Clinical Legal Education

Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education

 

Worldwide Online Conference

Hosted by Northumbria University

 

16th-18th June 2021 

"Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Justice Education in Times of Crises"

 
A reminder of the GAJE/IJCLE/ACCLE Worldwide Online Conference which will take place on 16th, 17th and 18th June 2021. The conference is hosted and organized with the technical support of Northumbria University (UK).  
 
Information about the conference is attached and available here: https://gaje.org/Upcoming-Conferences or https://northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/turning-challenges-into-opportunities
 
If you wish to make a proposal (using the new symposia or our usual interactive workshops format), please click here: https://northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/turning-challenges-into-opportunities/taking-part
à Proposal Deadline: 7th May 2021
 
If you wish to register, please click here: https://northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/turning-challenges-into-opportunities/fees-and-registration 
à Registration Deadline: 21st May 2021
 
The conference will offer – amongst others – the following highlights: 

International Clinicians’ Café: Sharing and Reflecting on Stories of Transformation and Resilience Susan L. Brooks, Associate Dean and Professor, Drexel University Kline School of Law; Neil Gold, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor.  This interactive workshop will provide a lively and enjoyable forum for our international clinical community to share and reflect on our stories of transformation. An opportunity to bring along the beverage of your choice and meet clinicians in small groups. By listening deeply to each other’s stories of transformation and resilience we will identify common themes and threads. These will lead us to more tools and strategies for continuing to thrive as we face ongoing conditions of uncertainty.
 
Lightning Talks
The conference will offer rooms for “Lightning Talks”. Here anyone can book a space/time for a maximum 5 minutes presentation in order to give others a quick glimpse at a work in progress in your clinic, or seek out for fellow campaigners to join you in an access to justice project, or share an innovative legal education method etc. It will be the ideal space to share ideas, projects, funny moments and of course to get in contact with other legal educators/justice activists from all over the world. 
 
e-TOT
At this conference, an e-TOT course program including three 90-minute interactive sessions will be held with experienced instructors and facilitators. The titles of these three sessions are:1- Designing a Clinic; 2- Lesson Plans and Interactive methods; 3- Supervision and Student Assessment.
 
Newcomer’s rooms
GAJE and IJCLE conferences have always been important meeting points in order to connect and to get engaged with other justice educators around the world. Albeit online, we are planning to create specific rooms/spaces at the conference, where “newcomers" can connect to each other and to already connected clinicians/educators/justice activists from all over the world.

GET INVOLVED - YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE CONFERENCE: 
- SHARE INFORMATION OF THE CONFERENCE: Please help us spreading the information about the conference around!
- GET INVOLVED: GAJE conferences have always been ideal occasions of GAJE members to get involved. We are still looking for persons who would be available to support the conference planning, in particular linked to the “Conference Program - Stream Coordination”. If you are interested, please send a us a message (email to program@gaje.org)!
- SEEKING OUT FOR CONFERENCE SUPPORT: Inspired by the experiences of the prior successful GAJE conferences, we believe that GAJE conferences - also the upcoming online edition - are ideal occasions to create collaborative opportunities with interested institutions and organizations. Support could include but are not limited to: (1) Undertaking part of the technical costs of holding the Conference online, (2) Supporting the registration fees of some participants, who are otherwise unable to attend, etc. Please contact us, if you have any idea related to potential supporters (email to program@gaje.org).

 

May 3, 2021 in Conferences and Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Anita Sinha Receives 2021 M. Shanara Gilbert Award

Via Profs. Fatma Marouf and Liz Keyes

On behalf of the AALS Clinical Section Executive Committee, we are delighted to announce that the recipient of the 2021 M. Shanara Gilbert Award is Professor Anita Sinha who directs the International Human Rights Clinic at American University. We will celebrate Anita on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 pm (EST), during the upcoming Clinical Conference, alongside the recently-announced Ellman Award winners. 

Designed to honor an "emerging clinician," this award honors a clinical professor with ten or fewer years of experience who has (1) a commitment to teaching and achieving social justice, particularly in the areas of race and the criminal justice system; (2) a passion for providing legal services and access to justice to individuals and groups most in need; (3) service to the cause of clinical legal education or to the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education; (4) an interest in international clinical legal education; and (5) an interest in the beauty of nature (which is desirable, but not required). We are so grateful to the Awards Committee members for thoughtfully reviewing all the inspiring nominations that came in this year: Donna Lee (CUNY, Chair), Kinda Abdus-Saboor (Georgia State), Brittany Glidden (UC-Hastings), and Laura Rovner (Denver). 

A few highlights from Anita’s nomination: 

  • “As Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic (IHRLC), Anita has prioritized cases and projects that focus on the rights of noncitizens, racial minorities, LGBT communities, and other disadvantaged groups.” Her clinical work includes litigation of Federal Tort Claims Act suits on behalf of Central American families that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, and documenting human rights abuses facing LGBT Afrodescendants in South America. 
  • Her students describe how her teaching “incorporates the importance 
  • of applying an intersectional lens to the law into her teaching curriculum for the seminar classes of IHRLC and leads supervision with her students with this in mind. She provides the space and environment for student attorneys to grow as advocates and ensures we incorporate the importance of racial, immigrant, and gender justice in our legal representation.”  
  • Her scholarship has focused on “civil and human rights implications of policies affecting noncitizens, including the use of immigrant detainee labor and the practice of immigration detention generally” with pieces connecting immigrant rights and race placed in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.  

And as Professor Bill Quigley concluded, “Brilliant, passionate, dedicated to people and communities on the ground, what more can any of us ask for in a partner?” 

Please join us in congratulating Professor Sinha on this wonderful recognition! 

April 28, 2021 in Promotions, Honors & Awards | Permalink | Comments (0)

AALS Clinical Section Spring 2021 Newsletter

The AALS Clinical Section has published the Spring 2021 Newsletter, via co-editors Profs. Keeshea Turner Roberts and Dena Bauman:

On this first day of the annual AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, may you enjoy reading about the program news and announcements from our wonderful community from what was a challenging and unprecedented academic year. 

Download the Spring 2021 AALS Clinical Section Newsletter right here. 

April 28, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Announcing the Recipients of the 2021 CLEA Awards

The CLEA Awards Committee is thrilled to announce that Bob Kuehn, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, is the recipient of the 2021 CLEA Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers. CLEA is equally thrilled to announce that the Irwin County Detention Center Project (a collaboration of six schools’ clinics) is the recipient of the 2021 CLEA Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project. 

Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers: 

Bob Kuehn’s many contributions to clinical legal education and his tireless advocacy for and on behalf of clinical teachers makes him more than deserving of this award. Organizationally, Bob has been on the Board of CLEA, serving as its president in 2011; he is the co-founder and vice president of the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (CSALE); and he has served on several AALS committees advancing clinical education and the status of clinical faculty. Bob is also very well known for advocating for the protection of the academic freedom rights of clinical faculty through his work on the AALS Clinical Section’s Political Interference Group and many journal articles and essays. In addition, Bob has authored articles debunking myths about clinical legal education including empirical evidence that: taking clinical courses does not negatively affect bar exam outcomes; universal clinical legal education is feasible and affordable; and clinical education is not responsible for high law school tuition. Bob has also been an active participant in planning conferences and speaking at national and regional conferences, especially about CSALE data.  

For over thirty years, Bob has been dedicated to the field of clinical legal education through his teaching and service. Bob started teaching in the clinical legal education program at Tulane University School of Law in 1989, where he taught in and directed the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic until 1999. After visiting at the law schools of Washington University, University of Michigan, and University of Utah, Bob joined the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Law in 2001, where he was the Associate Dean for Skills Programs and taught both in-house clinical and externship courses. Bob then joined the faculty at Washington University School of Law in 2009, where he has taught in-house clinical and externship courses and has been the Associate Dean for Clinical Education.  

Through his work, Bob has made invaluable contributions advancing clinical pedagogy, teaching, and the implementation of effective clinic and externship courses. On almost every issue affecting clinical legal education, Bob has been a spokesperson through his organizational work, scholarship, and speaking. 

Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project: 

The Irwin County Detention Center Project addresses the welfare and legal rights of women detained by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia. These women were subjected to non-consensual, medically unindicated, or invasive gynecological procedures at ICDC, many of which amounted to sexual assaults. They suffered severe retaliation when they tried to speak out about these procedures, including actual or attempted accelerated deportation.  

A group of six law school clinicians and clinics formed to help these women: Professors Sabi Ardalan (Harvard Law School); Jason Cade (University of Georgia School of Law); Fatma Marouf (Texas A&M School of Law); Elora Mukherjee (Columbia Law School); Clare Norins (University of Georgia School of Law); and Sarah Sherman-Stokes (Boston University School of Law). Aware of the magnitude of the challenge, they elicited collaborators that included non-profits, private firms, legislative advocates, and community organizers.  

The Project’s advocacy includes a federal class action on behalf of 14 of the women and others similarly situated, immigration proceedings, administrative complaints, and legislative advocacy. The clinics have won stays of deportation for most of the plaintiffs. The Project’s efforts have resulted in the release of nearly all 80 women in ICDC, as well as over 200 men. The work has generated national media coverage and elicited a crucial intervention from 100 members of Congress. Overcoming barriers of geography, access, and the pandemic, the clinics’ work exemplifies the use of multi-faceted strategy and collaborative practice to address a shocking injustice. 

Honorable Mentions

The CLEA Awards Committee received numerous outstanding nominations and determined that the following nominations merited an honorable mention. 

University of Alabama Domestic Violence Clinic 

Between 2017 and 2020, the University of Alabama School of Law Domestic Violence (DV) Clinic, under the supervision of Professor Courtney Cross, represented Geneva Cooley, an elderly survivor of domestic violence, who had been sentenced to life without parole for drug trafficking in 2002. As a result of the DV Clinic’s advocacy, Ms. Cooley was resentenced from life without parole to life with the possibility of parole in 2019. The case was the first of its kind and paved the way for several other prisoners to be released. Following resentencing, the DV Clinic successfully represented Ms. Cooley at her parole hearing, and she was released to a transitional home in Alabama. Though Ms. Cooley lived in Alabama, her entire family lived in New York. Through a collaboration with St. John Law School’s Consumer Justice for the Elderly Clinic, Ms. Cooley was able to regain ownership of a family property in New York City and finally returned home to New York in Fall 2020. 

University of Detroit Mercy Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic  

The University of Detroit Mercy Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic provides limited scope representation to low-income non-prisoner pro se litigants who have civil cases pending or to be filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. The Clinic operates under Administrative Order of the Court, and prior to its opening on January 18, 2018, low-income pro se litigants were without free legal assistance options. The Clinic has assisted over 500 individuals and provided more than 10,000 hours of free legal services to date. The Clinic is housed at the Eastern District’s courthouse in downtown Detroit but has operated remotely since March 2020, due to the Court’s pandemic restrictions.  

Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic 

Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic helped secure the release of Ronnie Long, who had spent 44 years in North Carolina prisons for a rape he did not commit. The State convicted Mr. Long by suppressing favorable evidence, including results of tests on evidence from the crime scene that did not implicate him, evidence that ultimately exonerated him. Numerous students worked with clinic faculty on the case over the course of five years, culminating in a hearing before the entire Fourth Circuit that was argued virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case attracted significant national and regional media attention and helped to further highlight the many persistent injustices of our system of criminal law, particularly those suffered by Black men. Mr. Long was the ninth client exonerated through the work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic since it was founded in 2008. 

Florida State University College of Law Forced Child Labor Project

In response to the UN declaring 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor, Florida State University College of Law created the Forced Child Labor Project, which advocates against forced child labor in international supply chains. The goal of the Project is two-fold: 1) to educate the legal community of the pervasive practice of forced child labor in goods we consume; and 2) to enforce Section 307 of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 which prohibits the importation into the United States of forced child labor goods. Please view: Cocoa and Valentine’s Day Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC0BtL6BwYE&t=3s

University of Nebraska College of Law Tenant Assistance Project 

The Tenants Assistance Project (TAP) was developed to change and improve the representation paradigm that exists in landlord-tenant cases. Since the Project began a year ago, more than 60 Lincoln-area attorneys and several dozen senior-certified law students from the University of Nebraska College of Law have ensured that every tenant that appears for an eviction hearing and seeks assistance is provided legal representation. Law students Alan Dugger, Tessa Lengeling, Sarah O’Neill, and Amy Sonnenfeld have all made significant contributions to the Project, and in doing so have helped many low-income families in the Lincoln community. 

West Virginia University College of Law Immigration Clinic 

The West Virginia University College of Law Immigration Clinic is fighting to represent and empower a long-underserved immigrant population. There is only one other full-time immigration practitioner for a statewide community of 30,000 foreign-born residents and their families, so the Immigration Clinic is bridging the gap through a uniquely holistic legal practice, community education and resources, and systemic advocacy. The clinic is also working to build a local immigration bar from the group up, by facilitating attorney mentorship, developing a CLE certificate program, and recruiting law students who will commit to local immigration practice. 

The 2021 CLEA Awards will be presented at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education on Friday, April 30, 12:00-1:00 Eastern. We look forward to celebrating our clinical community! 

The CLEA Awards Committee

Anju Gupta (Rutgers-Newark) 

D’lorah Hughes (Irvine) 

Praveen Kosuri (Pennsylvania)

Perry Moriearty (Minnesota)

Kele Stewart, Co-Chair (Miami)

Jane Stoever, Co-Chair (Irvine) 

April 22, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

CLEA 2021 Awards for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers and Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project

From the CLEA Awards Committee, announcing the 2021 CLEA Awards for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers and for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project, plus those receiving honorable mention:

The CLEA Awards Committee is thrilled to announce that Bob Kuehn, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, is the recipient of the 2021 CLEA Award for Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers. CLEA is equally thrilled to announce that the Irwin County Detention Center Project (a collaboration of six schools’ clinics) is the recipient of the 2021 CLEA Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project. 

Outstanding Advocate for Clinical Teachers: 

Bob Kuehn’s many contributions to clinical legal education and his tireless advocacy for and on behalf of clinical teachers makes him more than deserving of this award. Organizationally, Bob has been on the Board of CLEA, serving as its president in 2011; he is the co-founder and vice president of the Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (CSALE); and he has served on several AALS committees advancing clinical education and the status of clinical faculty. Bob is also very well known for advocating for the protection of the academic freedom rights of clinical faculty through his work on the AALS Clinical Section’s Political Interference Group and many journal articles and essays. In addition, Bob has authored articles debunking myths about clinical legal education including empirical evidence that: taking clinical courses does not negatively affect bar exam outcomes; universal clinical legal education is feasible and affordable; and clinical education is not responsible for high law school tuition. Bob has also been an active participant in planning conferences and speaking at national and regional conferences, especially about CSALE data.  

For over thirty years, Bob has been dedicated to the field of clinical legal education through his teaching and service. Bob started teaching in the clinical legal education program at Tulane University School of Law in 1989, where he taught in and directed the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic until 1999. After visiting at the law schools of Washington University, University of Michigan, and University of Utah, Bob joined the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Law in 2001, where he was the Associate Dean for Skills Programs and taught both in-house clinical and externship courses. Bob then joined the faculty at Washington University School of Law in 2009, where he has taught in-house clinical and externship courses and has been the Associate Dean for Clinical Education.  

Through his work, Bob has made invaluable contributions advancing clinical pedagogy, teaching, and the implementation of effective clinic and externship courses. On almost every issue affecting clinical legal education, Bob has been a spokesperson through his organizational work, scholarship, and speaking. 

Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project: 

The Irwin County Detention Center Project addresses the welfare and legal rights of women detained by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, Georgia. These women were subjected to non-consensual, medically unindicated, or invasive gynecological procedures at ICDC, many of which amounted to sexual assaults. They suffered severe retaliation when they tried to speak out about these procedures, including actual or attempted accelerated deportation.  

A group of six law school clinicians and clinics formed to help these women: Professors Sabi Ardalan (Harvard Law School); Jason Cade (University of Georgia School of Law); Fatma Marouf (Texas A&M School of Law); Elora Mukherjee (Columbia Law School); Clare Norins (University of Georgia School of Law); and Sarah Sherman-Stokes (Boston University School of Law). Aware of the magnitude of the challenge, they elicited collaborators that included non-profits, private firms, legislative advocates, and community organizers.  

The Project’s advocacy includes a federal class action on behalf of 14 of the women and others similarly situated, immigration proceedings, administrative complaints, and legislative advocacy. The clinics have won stays of deportation for most of the plaintiffs. The Project’s efforts have resulted in the release of nearly all 80 women in ICDC, as well as over 200 men. The work has generated national media coverage and elicited a crucial intervention from 100 members of Congress. Overcoming barriers of geography, access, and the pandemic, the clinics’ work exemplifies the use of multi-faceted strategy and collaborative practice to address a shocking injustice. 

Honorable Mentions

The CLEA Awards Committee received numerous outstanding nominations and determined that the following nominations merited an honorable mention. 

University of Alabama Domestic Violence Clinic 

Between 2017 and 2020, the University of Alabama School of Law Domestic Violence (DV) Clinic, under the supervision of Professor Courtney Cross, represented Geneva Cooley, an elderly survivor of domestic violence, who had been sentenced to life without parole for drug trafficking in 2002. As a result of the DV Clinic’s advocacy, Ms. Cooley was resentenced from life without parole to life with the possibility of parole in 2019. The case was the first of its kind and paved the way for several other prisoners to be released. Following resentencing, the DV Clinic successfully represented Ms. Cooley at her parole hearing, and she was released to a transitional home in Alabama. Though Ms. Cooley lived in Alabama, her entire family lived in New York. Through a collaboration with St. John Law School’s Consumer Justice for the Elderly Clinic, Ms. Cooley was able to regain ownership of a family property in New York City and finally returned home to New York in Fall 2020. 

University of Detroit Mercy Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic  

The University of Detroit Mercy Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic provides limited scope representation to low-income non-prisoner pro se litigants who have civil cases pending or to be filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division. The Clinic operates under Administrative Order of the Court, and prior to its opening on January 18, 2018, low-income pro se litigants were without free legal assistance options. The Clinic has assisted over 500 individuals and provided more than 10,000 hours of free legal services to date. The Clinic is housed at the Eastern District’s courthouse in downtown Detroit but has operated remotely since March 2020, due to the Court’s pandemic restrictions.  

Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic 

Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic helped secure the release of Ronnie Long, who had spent 44 years in North Carolina prisons for a rape he did not commit. The State convicted Mr. Long by suppressing favorable evidence, including results of tests on evidence from the crime scene that did not implicate him, evidence that ultimately exonerated him. Numerous students worked with clinic faculty on the case over the course of five years, culminating in a hearing before the entire Fourth Circuit that was argued virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case attracted significant national and regional media attention and helped to further highlight the many persistent injustices of our system of criminal law, particularly those suffered by Black men. Mr. Long was the ninth client exonerated through the work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic since it was founded in 2008. 

Florida State University College of Law Forced Child Labor Project

In response to the UN declaring 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor, Florida State University College of Law created the Forced Child Labor Project, which advocates against forced child labor in international supply chains. The goal of the Project is two-fold: 1) to educate the legal community of the pervasive practice of forced child labor in goods we consume; and 2) to enforce Section 307 of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 which prohibits the importation into the United States of forced child labor goods. Please view: Cocoa and Valentine’s Day Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC0BtL6BwYE&t=3s

University of Nebraska College of Law Tenant Assistance Project 

The Tenants Assistance Project (TAP) was developed to change and improve the representation paradigm that exists in landlord-tenant cases. Since the Project began a year ago, more than 60 Lincoln-area attorneys and several dozen senior-certified law students from the University of Nebraska College of Law have ensured that every tenant that appears for an eviction hearing and seeks assistance is provided legal representation. Law students Alan Dugger, Tessa Lengeling, Sarah O’Neill, and Amy Sonnenfeld have all made significant contributions to the Project, and in doing so have helped many low-income families in the Lincoln community. 

West Virginia University College of Law Immigration Clinic 

The West Virginia University College of Law Immigration Clinic is fighting to represent and empower a long-underserved immigrant population. There is only one other full-time immigration practitioner for a statewide community of 30,000 foreign-born residents and their families, so the Immigration Clinic is bridging the gap through a uniquely holistic legal practice, community education and resources, and systemic advocacy. The clinic is also working to build a local immigration bar from the group up, by facilitating attorney mentorship, developing a CLE certificate program, and recruiting law students who will commit to local immigration practice. 

The 2021 CLEA Awards will be presented at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education on Friday, April 30, 12:00-1:00 Eastern. We look forward to celebrating our clinical community! 


The CLEA Awards Committee

Anju Gupta (Rutgers-Newark) 

D’lorah Hughes (Irvine) 

Praveen Kosuri (Pennsylvania)
Perry Moriearty (Minnesota)
Kele Stewart, Co-Chair (Miami)
Jane Stoever, Co-Chair (Irvine) 



April 22, 2021 in Promotions, Honors & Awards | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

CLEA Virtual Trivia Night Part 2 - Wednesday, May 19th!

Dear Friends,

Following the success of CLEA's first ever virtual Trivia Night, we are inviting you all to join us for another round of trivia fun. The next Trivia Night will take place on Wednesday, May 19th, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, via Zoom. We estimate the trivia portion will take approximately one hour, during which you will be able to socialize with your team members and with other teams, and there will be additional time to socialize afterward.

We encourage you all to form teams now. The deadline to sign your team up is May 7, 2021. Team captains: sign up here. Some information about teams and the event:

  • Teams may have anywhere from 4-12 members (we recommend 6-10), and team members can be anywhere in the country (or world, really). Each team member will be on Zoom on their own device; no need to meet up in person! During the event, one member from each team will have to input the team's answers using a separate device (a smart phone is great for this). You will be conferring about, and answering, questions as a team, and your team will be competing against a number of other teams (no one person will be put on the spot).
  • Teams can include anyone you know. Do you have a group of "conference peeps" you normally meet up with at conferences? Form a team! Looking for a bonding event for your outgoing or incoming clinic students? Form a team! Want to do a social event for clinic faculty at your own school? Form some teams!
  • There is no theme for the questions; they could be about anything from 90s pop music to flags of the world to astrophysics. The only rule is that you not cheat by looking up the answers. Use your noodle, not your google!
  • The winning team(s) will receive a prize. And this time, to continue the hilarious tradition started by the participants of our first Trivia Night, a special prize will also go to the team that tells the best story of how they met (truthfulness optional).
  • The event is free to attend and open to the clinical/experiential community (and your teammates). In lieu of charging for the event, CLEA is accepting donations to help defray event costs here. While we wish we could DoorDash refreshments to all of you, the event sadly will be BYOB.
  • Once you have formed a team and decided on a team name, the team captain should sign your team up using this form, no later than May 7, 2021. (Small changes to the makeup of the team will be permitted after that date.)
  • If you don't have a team but would like to participate, you may also fill out this form no later than May 7, and we will match you with others looking for a team.
  • Closer to the date of the event, team captains will receive a Zoom link for the event, which they can then share with their team members.

We hope to see you there, and don't forget to attend the upcoming CLEA Membership Meeting during the AALS Clinical Conference on April 28 at 10am ET / 7am PT!

The CLEA Board 

April 20, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 19, 2021

Promotion of Brittany Stringfellow Otey to full Clinical Professor of Law

We’re grateful and excited to announce that Brittany Stringfellow Otey has received her promotion to full Clinical Professor Law. She has directed the Pepperdine Caruso Legal Aid Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles for eighteen years, essentially the entire history of our clinical program. Like most law schools, ours has been in a long evolution and growth in its recognition of clinicians’ roles, places, and value. Brittany began as a law student volunteer in the earliest version of our first volunteer clinics, and she has built, led, persevered, dreamed, worked, and thrived through nearly every iteration of clinical rank and status, from pro bono volunteer to full clinical professor.
 
She is a brilliant teacher and lawyer, and she has made truly important contributions to scholarship, learning, and manifesting resilience, wellness, and sustainable strength in the service of justice. She remains a wise, vibrant, empathetic, and effective lawyer after nearly two decades in one of the most demanding practices in the nation, and she imparts that spirit to our students, clients, colleagues, and communities.
 
We are grateful for her as a colleague, and I am grateful for my friend and law partner. This promotion and honor are fitting at long last.
 
Congratulations, Professor Otey!

April 19, 2021 in Promotions, Honors & Awards | Permalink | Comments (0)

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 events@cleaweb.org.


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 awards@cleaweb.org with the subject line: CLEA Awards. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF.

NOMINATION CRITERIA

1. CLEA AWARD TO AN OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR CLINICAL TEACHERS
 

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) 

2.    CLEA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN A PUBLIC INTEREST CASE OR PROJECT

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 awards@cleaweb.org with the subject line: CLEA Awards. All materials should be submitted as a single PDF.

A NOTE ABOUT CLEA’S STUDENT AWARDS: 


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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Instructions

  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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Title IX Notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

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 (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/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 (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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!  

Register: www.tinyurl.com/1tx6mx1v

Explore the event website at https://www.swlaw.edu/CalExWebinar

 

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 https://www.cleaweb.org/NCC2021/.  

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 https://www.law.lsu.edu/ljsjpsymposium/

 

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: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03989. In addition, as part of their application, candidates must include a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, as described at http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html. 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 http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. 

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 http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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).

Speakers

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 mainelawsearch@maine.edu. 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)