Lecturer/Practitioner-in-Residence Environmental Justice Clinic
University of Miami, School of Law
Miami Law invites applicants for the position of Practitioner-in-Residence and Lecturer in its Environmental Justice Clinic (EJC).
The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to join the vibrant and supportive clinical community at the School of Law. Together with the Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will help run the EJC, including assisting in the teaching of clinic classes, supervising students, managing cases/projects, and representing clients in litigation and transactional matters.
The position is designed for a lawyer with at least three to five years of practice experience who is interested in civil rights, poverty, and environmental law and advocacy at local, national, and international levels and has an interest in pursuing a career in law school clinical teaching.
The Environmental Justice Clinic includes an interdisciplinary seminar and a skills-based practicum on civil rights, poverty, and environmental law and practice, encompassing rights education, archival/historical research, public policy, litigation and transactional representation, and community outreach.
The Clinic is engaged in projects and cases before local, state, and federal administrative tribunals and courts, and other domestic and international fora, as well as other forms of advocacy including fact-finding investigations, report-writing, law reform and legislative initiatives, and community organizing campaigns with civic associations, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based groups and inner-city churches.
Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include: Developing, implementing, managing, and supervising all aspects of student work on Clinic
The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer may have the opportunity to develop new projects that are connected with the Clinic’s objectives. Co-teaching Clinic classes on civil rights, poverty, and environmental law and practice.
Assisting with administrative and operational aspects of the Clinic, including outreach activities to publicize the Clinic’s work; student recruitment and professional counseling; responses to public inquiries regarding the Clinic; participation in strategic planning; liaising with student groups; providing content for the Clinic’s website; assisting with the Clinic application process; and providing support for development activities, including grant writing and fundraising. Covering cases/projects during the summer and between semesters. The Clinic will likely run through the summer (depending on student interest and other needs), in which case the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer would be responsible for teaching and supervising students and cases/projects.
All work will be conducted with the support of the law school’s clinical faculty, and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and community-based clients and organizations. Because of the busy nature of the Clinic’s practice, the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer should not expect to have time for academic research and writing during business hours.
The principal supervisor for the position will be the Director of the Environmental Justice Clinic and Center for Ethics and Public Service, Professor Tony Alfieri.
The Practitioner-in- Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to participate in the academic life of the law school and in relevant academic and advocacy conferences.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment. Additional compensation is available for summer teaching.
Qualifications: Applicants must have at least three to five years of legal practice experience. Applicants should have significant experience in the area of civil rights, poverty, and environmental law and cross-cultural lawyering; enthusiasm for clinical teaching, student development and training; a demonstrated commitment to social justice and public interest law; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong academic credentials; excellent legal, analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; the ability to travel with and without students; and the potential for a being a successful teacher.
English fluency is required; high proficiency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole, while not necessary, is a strong plus.
Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy, clinical education, project management, and the supervision of student interns is also a strong plus.
A Florida Bar license is required.
To apply for this position, please submit the following materials to Professor Tony Altieri at firstname.lastname@example.org : (1) resume/CV; (2) statement of interest, including career goals and prior experience providing legal services, teaching, and other relevant experience; (3) two recent writing samples; (4) a list of at least three references and their contact information; and ( 5) a complete law school transcript.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, however applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position before June 26, 2017.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays, and much more.
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