The Ohio Innocence Project at the College of Law, founded in 2003, harnesses the energy and intellect of law students to identify inmates in Ohio prisons who are actually innocent of the crimes they were convicted of committing. At Cincinnati Law, you can be a part of one of the national Innocence Network's most successful branches. Under the guidance and supervision of clinical professors, the Rosenthal Fellow will work on cases where individuals are claiming innocence of the crimes for which they were convicted.
The Fellow will handle a caseload of approximately 50 files and work on all aspects of those files from initial intake, investigation, and identifying cases that are appropriate for litigation. The Fellow will draft post-conviction documents and appear in court for hearings and arguments. The attorney will also supervise the work of law student fellows. Also, please note that this is a 25-month position to start August 3, 2020 and end in September 2022.
J.D. or J.D. expected by June 1, 2020
Experience with or coursework in innocence or post-conviction law and experience with or knowledge of forensic sciences. Prior experience working with an innocence organization as a law student preferred.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.