The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applicants for an opening as a Clinical Instructor of Law serving as the William R. Davis Clinical Fellow, beginning in the summer of 2018. This position will offer a practicing attorney with an interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to refine his or her teaching and supervisory skills while working together with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The Davis Fellow will work primarily in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, which represents clients who have suffered or fear persecution in their home countries and are seeking asylum in the United States. Work may also involve other immigration-related clinical projects.
The Fellow's duties will include planning and teaching clinic classes, supervision of clinic students’ casework, and some direct client representation. The Fellow will work closely with the Clinic’s faculty director, and will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students in the Law School’s other clinics, including clinics focusing on criminal defense, mediation, tax, and intellectual property. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to work on scholarship and pursue other learning goals.
Candidates should have a J.D. degree and at least three years of experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent experience; strong written and oral communication skills; an interest in, and aptitude for supervision and teaching; a demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Prior experience in the field of immigration or refugee law.
This is a 3-year, end-date appointment, subject to annual review. This is a non-tenure track position, on an 11-month basis. Salary is $60,000 - 65,000, depending upon experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities and research support.
Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to submit a letter of interest that includes discussion of why you are seeking the position and your relevant qualifications and experience; a resume; a writing sample; and the names of and contact information for three professional references. Applicants with less than five years of post-law school practice experience should also submit an informal or official law school transcript. Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for submitting an application is December 1, 2017.
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