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Instructor, Legislation Clinic
Title:Instructor, Legislation Clinic
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to student in LL.M. program

Employment Status: Full Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade:

Salary Range:  $42,196.01 -  $52,712.83

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia 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 a fellowship opportunity in Legislation Clinic. We are looking to have someone begin August 16, 2018.

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 must produce a scholarly work of publishable quality, or a project designed to impact systems change.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervision of students’ client representation.
  2. Co-teaching a classroom seminar and case rounds.
  3. Course planning and preparation with the Director of the clinic.
  4. Working with students to develop local or federal legislative, appellate, or other projects consistent with the mission of the clinic.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. A law degree from an accredited U.S. law school, active, good standing with a bar association in the U.S., and eligibility to become a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
  2. Evidence of teaching experience, or demonstrated potential for effective teaching.
  3. A minimum of two years relevant practice experience.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:  This is a sponsored program appointment. The duration of this appointment is subject to grant fund availability.   

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

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as 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: The District of Columbia Government is an 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, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, 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 actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. 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 veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

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 may 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) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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