The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will work in the Accelerator Practice, which is a part of our nationally ranked Clinical Programs. The primary responsibility of the Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will be to help supervise student attorneys in the Accelerator Practice in handling their cases. The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will supervise student attorneys working on a range of fee shifting matters, with a focus on housing and landlord/tenant practice. The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will be expected to embrace best practices in clinical education in supervising the student attorneys, including working to ensure the students are successful in their roles as lead attorneys on their cases. Supervision will include regular supervision meetings with the students, editing and reviewing all work product, and attending court with students and other important case-related events. The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will also help assess the students mid-year and at the end of the year. The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will work closely with the other teaching faculty and staff within the Accelerator Practice.
Must be a member in good standing of a state bar (preferably MA) and qualified to represent clients in Massachusetts courts. Three to five years of civil litigation experience and/or legal services work is required, including experience in housing discrimination and landlord/tenant law. Clinical teaching and/or student mentoring experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to work creatively and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting.
The Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney will report directly to Professor Sarah Boonin, Director of Clinical Programs.
Duration: This position will begin as soon as possible and will be for a term of one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Renewal will be subject to curricular needs, financial considerations, performance in carrying out the position responsibilities, and adherence to the relevant terms of employment of the University and Law School.
Required Application Documents: Cover letter,Resume andList of three references
Hours: Part-time contract, up to 20 hours per week.
Equal Opportunity: Suffolk Law is an equal opportunity employer and will give careful consideration to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Suffolk Law is committed to a diverse faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants from historically under-represented groups. For more information on Suffolk Law's commitment to diversity, please see https://www.suffolk.edu/about/mission-history/diversity-inclusion . As part of our commitment, we encourage applicants to complete the demographic portion of the application.
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Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.