Practitioner-In-Residence for the Community Economic and Equity Development Law Clinic
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 274-4003 if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Jayesh Rathod, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, email@example.com for any other questions about the position. The positions will remain open until filled.
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