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Clinical Teaching Fellowship, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 26, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Clinical Teaching Fellowship, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

College/School/Unit: School of Law
Posted: Oct 16, 2023
Apply By: Mar 1, 2024


The University of Texas School of Law's Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC) seeks applicants for a clinical fellowship. The Clinical Fellowship is designed for a transactional lawyer who is considering a career in clinical teaching or who wants to advance their professional skills in an educational setting. The Clinical Fellowship will offer experience and mentoring in clinical teaching and pedagogy. Working with ECDC faculty, Frances Leos Martinez and Heather Way, the Fellow will supervise students in representing clients, assist with teaching the clinic seminar, and help support the operation of the ECDC. The Fellow will also be expected to engage in scholarship, participate in service activities, or to complete a significant project on behalf of ECDC and will receive mentoring in this endeavor.

The fellowship is for two years and the position is a twelve-month full-time appointment. The fellowship will begin in July 2024. The Fellow will receive an annual salary of $80,000 , an upward adjustment may be made depending on years in practice, and a generous benefits package through the University of Texas at Austin.

About the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC) provides public interest pro bono transactional business law representation to small businesses, social enterprises, creatives, nonprofit organizations, collectives, cooperatives, and community groups in Texas. Our clients are community enterprises — strengthening their communities through job creation, the production and preservation of affordable housing, asset-building strategies for low-income individuals, and the provision of innovative and valuable goods and services for their communities. The ECDC has a dual mission of educating law students and serving the community through the practice of transactional law.


Applicants must have at least three years of post-J.D. legal experience in a transactional law area of practice such as corporate, nonprofit tax, community economic development, intellectual property, or real estate. Applicants with a strong interest in clinical teaching and commitment to economic and social justice are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to apply for admission to the State Bar of Texas.

Application Instructions

The letter of interest should address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the ECDC; c) your experience with nonprofit law, community economic development, transactional matters, or corporate law; d) anything else that you feel is relevant to your application.

The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2024.

Questions about this position should be addressed to Professor Frances Leos Martinez, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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