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: 

 

https://apply.interfolio.com/40714 - Practitioner-In-Residence for the Immigrant Justice Clinic

 

https://apply.interfolio.com/40715 - Practitioner-In-Residence for the Civil Advocacy Clinic

 

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

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