Provide a brief summary of the job. Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Fellowship Program offers post-graduate fellowships to attorneys interested in clinical law teaching, or practice in criminal justice, civil rights, or public interest. Northeastern has long been a leader in clinical and experiential education. About the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project Founded by Professor Margaret Burnham in 2007, the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Program is an internationally-known program that engages lawyers, journalists and advocates in human rights, civil rights, and criminal justice by investigating racial violence in the mid-twentieth century. CRRJ compiles and analyzes data on racial violence, conducts research, and pursues legal proceedings and law reform. CRRJ houses the nation’s largest archive on racially-motivated homicides. It works with communities to create unique restorative programs. CRRJ’s docket includes cases from 1930 to 1970. CRRJ offers two clinics each year to students in law and journalism at Northeastern and law students at Southern University. The students investigate real cases under the supervision of faculty and the fellow. Students file FOIA requests and analyze documents, conduct field work, interview witnesses, and work with communities on restorative projects.
The Fellowship The Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project invites applications for a one-year full-time clinical fellowship, beginning July 1, 2019.The fellowship trains an aspiring clinical law teacher or social justice practitioner in teaching, scholarship, and lawyering.
The fellow will supervise students handling CRRJ cases on a day-to-day basis, helping them improve their lawyering skills, including legal research and writing, factual research, and interviewing. The fellow will review student drafts, prepare students for oral presentations, and assist them with case development. The fellow is an active participant in all clinic activities, including case rounds and seminars. The fellow develops appropriate cases for the clinic, and handles the caseload when the clinic is over. The fellow manages the CRRJ docket and other CRRJ projects. The fellow will work closely with CRRJ directors, professors Margaret Burnham and Rose Zoltek-Jick. As part of the Northeastern University community, the fellow is encouraged to take advantage of a range of academic seminars and programs, and to become fully integrated with the intellectual community of the Law School, attending faculty colloquia and similar events, and interacting with faculty and auditing courses.
Applicants must have a JD degree and be currently licensed and engaged in the practice of law. The successful applicant will have a strong academic record, excellent writing ability and oral communication, a demonstrated commitment to civil rights or public interest law, and the ability to supervise staff and teach students, and an interest in clinical legal education The fellow is expected to be in residence.
Requisition Number: STFR005369
Internal Number: 60624
About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.