Requirements:

J.D. and admitted to the Wisconsin Bar, or eligible for admission to the Wisconsin Bar by September 2022 (required for the position).

This position targets new law graduates or those within 0-12 months of law school graduation. Demonstrated interest in public service and clinical legal education is highly preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Job Duties:

The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks applicants for a post-graduate clinical fellowship position in the Frank J. Remington Center (FJRC), which trains and supervises students in providing legal services to incarcerated clients in the Legal Assistance to Incarcerated People Project, Wisconsin Innocence Project, Oxford Federal Project, Restorative Justice Project, Constitutional Litigation, Appeals and Sentencing Project, Federal Appeals Project, Criminal Appeals Project, and two externship programs. The fellowship is a training, public interest, and research opportunity for new or recent law graduates drawn to clinical law teaching and public-interest law. The Clinical Fellow (Research Associate) will work under the supervision of one or more members of the FJRC clinical faculty to instruct law students, manage case work, and potentially publish research in their area of interest. We recognize that potential for excellence comes from a variety of backgrounds and have created this position to develop the talents and abilities of future public-interest lawyers and clinical teachers. It is a one-year position, potentially renewable for a second year.

Principal duties:

The Clinical Fellow will work closely with FJRC clinic faculty and staff to develop their teaching and advocacy skills and managing the clinic’s legal work.  The Fellow will assist with the instruction, supervision, and mentoring of law students through the representation of clinic clients in conjunction with clinical faculty. Specific duties may include may include:

 a.  Assisting clinic faculty in the review and refinement of the clinic’s curriculum and courses, consistent with Law School needs and objectives;

 b.  Teaching or co-teaching clinical courses or classes, which may include:

· providing instruction in substantive law, procedure, and professional responsibility

· screening and assigning appropriate cases to clinic students

· participating in weekly 1:1 meetings with each clinic student

· reviewing, critiquing, and approving documents prepared by students in their cases before filing in court

· providing written evaluations of students' work;

c.  Appearing on behalf of clinic clients in court or administrative proceedings and managing the resolution of outstanding issues;

d.  Attending staff meetings and coordinating/collaborating with FJRC clinical faculty in areas of common interest among the Law School’s clinics;

e.  Developing and pursuing research interests, writing and publishing material on clinic activities or public-interest advocacy, and participating in outreach, conferences, or other events related to the clinic’s work.

Salary (full-time annual):

This is a fixed-term position, and a one-year period of evaluation will be required. The fellowship appointment may be extended for an additional year, depending upon performance and department need. Minimum salary $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Percent Time:

100%

Start Date:

August 1, 2022

Contact Name: 

Justin Boehm

Contact Address:

975 Bascom Mall Law Building

Madison, WI 53706-1399

Contact Phone:

608-890-4466

Contact Email:

justin.boehm@wisc.edu

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to Justin Boehm, HR Manager at justin.boehm@wisc.edu by the consideration date, April 29, 2022.

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