A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Veterans Legal Clinic (VLC). This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year.
The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.
The VLC is a general civil litigation clinic that represents veterans and their immediate families in a broad array of civil legal matters. These matters include, but are not limited to, landlord-tenant cases, fraud actions, disability rights claims, family law matters, personal injury cases, contract disputes, employment discrimination claims, and military discharge upgrades. As with all Michigan Law clinics, VLC students take first-chair responsibility for VLC cases under the supervision of the VLC fellow and the VLC director.
The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in civil litigation, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and the potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience with the veterans community and/or veterans issues is a plus but not a requirement. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.
Questions may be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-763-1948. We will begin reviewing applications in April 2021, but will accept applications until the position is filled. The fellowship begins during the summer of 2021.
Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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