Monday, February 27, 2017

American University College of Law seeking two "practitioners in residence" for its law clinics

The school is seeking two candidates for its "practitioner in residence" program - one for its Civil Advocacy Clinic and the other for its Immigrant Justice Clinic - for the 2017-18 academic year. Here are the details: 

American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2017-18 in two of our in-house clinics: Civil Advocacy Clinic and Immigrant Justice Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 220 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.


The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education.  Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.  The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.


Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.


Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the InterFolio platform to the following email addresses: - Practitioner-In-Residence for the Immigrant Justice Clinic - Practitioner-In-Residence for the Civil Advocacy Clinic


Please contact Brian Cofilll, Faculty Coordinator, at  or (202-274-4139) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.


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