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Instructor
Summary
Title:Instructor
ID:334
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:All Locations
Description

Number of Vacancies: 1
Position Status: full-time, temporary
Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 04, Step 1
Salary Range: $51, 157.00
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law—well known for its leadership in clinical legal education and for its public interest mission—is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities in the following clinics:

Community Development Legal Clinic
Immigration & Human Rights Clinic
HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic
Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic
Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

The two-year LL.M. program includes coursework in clinical pedagogy, public interest law, and systems change. LL.M. candidates will work under the supervision of the Law School’s experienced faculty to supervise and teach J.D. students enrolled in our clinics.

By the end of the second academic year each LL.M. candidate will produce a culminating project in the form of a scholarly work of publishable quality or project designed to impact systems change.

The program begins on August 1, 2014.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Specific clinic descriptions begin below the Admissions Process.

Admissions Process

Please submit the following materials:

1. A response to the following questions in no more than 1,000 words (two pages):

  • In your area of concentration, what systemic problems have you identified?
  • How do you envision using the law to transform the system?

2. Resume

3. Writing Sample

4. Law School Transcript (official)

5. Two letters of recommendation from persons with personal knowledge of your capabilities and commitment to social justice.

Please send materials, except transcript, electronically to kforman@udc.edu.

Please enter LL.M. Application in the subject line.

Mail transcript to:

Karen Forman, Associate Dean
Public Interest, Clinical and Graduate Programs
University of the District of Columbia
David A. Clarke School of Law
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Building 52
Washington, DC 20008

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Questions? Please contact:

Karen Forman
Associate Dean
Public Interest, Clinical and Graduate Programs
kforman@udc.edu

Clinic Descriptions

Community Development Legal Clinic

The Community Development Law Clinic endeavors to improve the economic, living, and social conditions in the low – wealth community by providing legal assistance to non-profit organizations, housing cooperatives, social entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Students enrolled in the clinic learn transactional and business lawyering skills while helping clients establish and operate their businesses and programs. There are no set limits to the nature of our practice, since assisting clients with organizational, and resource development encompasses a broad range of substantive law knowledge and practice skills. In order to provide clients with comprehensive professional consulting

and advocacy services, the clinic often collaborates with other community based organizations and professionals and co-counsels with law firms and other legal service providers.

Candidates should be a member of the DC Bar or be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, and qualify to waive into the D.C. Bar. Candidates should have two years relevant practice experience.

Immigration & Human Rights Clinic

The Immigration and Human Rights Clinic represents immigrants held in detention. It also works on policy issues and systems change initiatives to improve the treatment of immigrants in the courts, in the community, and in the workplace. Depending on the scope of representation, students may represent clients at interviews with immigration officials and/or litigate in Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, state court, United States District Court or the United States Court of Appeals.

Candidates must have a minimum of two years relevant practice experience and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic

The HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic provides comprehensive, general legal services to people infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. Students represent clients in housing, public benefits, and family law and other litigation matters, and draft last wills and testaments, powers of attorney and other advanced directives. Students also work on legislative and policy projects designed to effect system change.

Candidates with at least two years of law practice or teaching experience preferred. Candidates should be a member of the DC Bar or willing to seek admission.

For additional information, please contact Professor Matt Fraidin at matthew.fraidin@gmail.com .

Juvenile and Special Education Law Clinic

Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth

Clinic faculty and law students represent children and parents/guardians primarily in special education matters, with a focus on children with unmet special education needs who are facing school discipline, delinquency, or criminal sanctions. The Institute engages in system reform projects aimed at reversing the school-to-prison pipeline.

Candidates should be a member of the DC Bar, or eligible to waive in. At least two years of experience representing children charged in delinquency matters preferred. Experience handling school discipline and special education matters is desirable.

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Clinic represents taxpayers who have active tax controversies pending with the IRS, in U.S. Tax Court or state and local tax jurisdictions. Student attorneys learn to use a client-centered approach to protect taxpayer rights, reduce or prevent taxpayer burden, ensure equitable treatment of taxpayers and develop strategies leading to systemic change.

Candidates should have a minimum of two years relevant practice experience and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.


Required Qualifications

1. An earned Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state. The Dean may waive the requirement that an Instructor of Law shall be a member of the bar or posses a Juris Doctor degree.

2. Evidence of teaching experience or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health insurance only.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

The Instructor of Law will be responsible for supervising students, co-teaching a classroom seminar and case rounds, course planning and preparation with the Director of the clinic, and working with students to develop local or federal legislative, appellate, or other projects consistent with the mission of the clinic.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 04, Step 1

Salary Range: $40,976.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Required Qualifications

1. An earned Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state. The Dean may waive the requirement that an Instructor of Law shall be a member of the bar or posses a Juris Doctor degree.

2. Evidence of teaching experience or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.


Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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