Practitioner-In-Residence for the Community Economic and Equity Development Law Clinic

Location
District of Columbia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic year 2021-22 in the Community Economic and Equity Development Law Clinic and in the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising eleven (11) in-house clinics and serving approximately 200 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.

The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their scholarship.

Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000. American University is an EEOAA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via the InterFolio portal.

Please contact Jessica Hodgdon, Special Assistant to the Dean, at hodgdon@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4003 if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Jayesh Rathod, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, jrathod@wcl.american.edu for any other questions about the position. The positions will remain open until filled.

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