Lecturer, Civil Rights Clinic Fellow (003156)

University of Denver in Colorado

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted March 14, 2014
Type Fellowship
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Civil Rights Clinic is a year-long litigation program within The University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  In the clinic students represent clients in civil rights cases in federal court, primarily in matters involving the constitutionality of the conditions in which federal and state prisoners are held, although any kind of civil rights or civil liberties matter may be on our docket.  For more information about the Civil Rights Clinic, including representative cases, please see www.law.du.edu/index.php/law-school-clinical-program/civil-rights-clinic. The Sturm College of Law invites applications for a one-year clinical teaching fellowship in our Civil Rights Clinic.  The fellowship is designed for experienced lawyers who are interested in exploring the possibility of a career in law school clinical teaching.
The one-year fellowship will provide the fellow the opportunity to supervise and train law students who are representing clients.  The fellow will also teach classes, attend workshops designed to train the fellow as a clinical teacher and pursue a scholarly agenda.  Fellows in the Clinic are integrated into the intellectual life of the law school and the larger university and are invited to attend faculty scholarly workshops and mentoring sessions.  This is a one-year/12 month fellowship beginning August 1, 2014.
The duties of faculty teaching in our clinics include direct supervision of second and third-year students as they represent clients and participate in community projects, as well as curriculum development and joint classroom teaching.
Required Education and Qualifications: 

JD or equivalent
3 years of legal experience in the relevant practice areas
Demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering
Strong academic credentials
Must be a member of the Colorado Bar or able to gain admission by 08/01/2014 (Colorado permits faculty teaching in a clinical program to waive into the Bar)

Preferred Education and Qualifications: 

Experience in both civil rights and prisoners rights law
Experience supervising law students, law student interns, or lawyers
The salary range is competitive.


Instructions for Candidates:
To be considered for this position, you must apply online at www.dujobs.org.  Please include a cover letter and CV or resume.  Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin an application. Questions related to the position can be directed to Laura Rovner, Clinical Director and Associate Professor, lrovner@law.du.edu.  The salary range is competitive, please see the full range of DU benefits at www.du.edu/human-resources/benefits/index.html
Exempt positions at the University of Denver are posted for a minimum of 10 business days; however, applications are reviewed as submitted and it is in your best interest to complete your application as quickly as possible after the position is posted
DU and its Sturm College of Law are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status.  DU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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