Denver Law is accepting applications for our Christopher N.
Lasch Clinical Teaching Fellowship Program in three of our clinics:
Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, and Community Economic
Development. A fierce advocate for social justice, a
nurturing teacher and mentor, and a scholar of immense range and
significance, Professor Lasch held the training of future lawyers
and clinical law teachers in the highest esteem. This
fellowship prepares talented and dedicated individuals to serve as
future full-time clinical faculty members at U.S. law schools.
Christopher N. Lasch Clinical Teaching Fellows (“Lasch Fellows”)
undertake a rigorous clinical training program that includes an
associated three-year course of teaching, research, and study
culminating in a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. This graduate
fellowship program in clinical legal education offers attorneys the
opportunity to gain extensive practice in law school clinical
teaching under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty.
Fellows also complete coursework on clinical teaching methods,
learn about academic legal scholarship and, with the assistance of
a faculty mentor, produce publishable-quality scholarship during
their residence. Fellows receive an annual stipend and are awarded
an LL.M. upon their successful completion of the fellowship.
It is the explicit goal of the fellowship to prepare fellows for a
career in clinical teaching.
We seek Lasch Fellows to commence in fall 2022, one to serve in
each of the following three clinics: (1) the
Civil Litigation Clinic (CLC), which represents low-income
clients in a range of civil matters, including housing (e.g.
eviction defense and termination of subsidies); domestic violence
(e.g., civil protections orders); and employment (e.g., wage/hour
litigation); (2) the
Civil Rights Clinic (CRC), which represents incarcerated people
in impact litigation challenging unconstitutional prison
conditions; and (3) the
Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC), which represents
nonprofit organizations, community-based associations, and small
businesses on matters advancing economic development, community
revitalization, and small business growth.
- Supervision of second- and third-year law students, with the
goals of training students to become ethical, effective, and
compassionate advocates and of delivering outstanding client
- Classroom teaching and curriculum development, in collaboration
with the Directors of the respective clinics
- These fellowships will commence in the summer of 2022. The
fellows will directly supervise J.D. students enrolled in one of
these clinics, first as a co-supervisor with clinic faculty and
then on their own. The fellow also assists in teaching clinic
seminars and performs work on their own client matters.
Additionally, fellows enroll in a clinical pedagogy seminar and
other activities designed to support an interest in clinical
teaching and legal education. In addition to the above
requirements, to complete the degree, the fellow must write a law
review article of publishable quality.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- JD or equivalent degree
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- At least three (3) years of practice experience in relevant
areas of law
- Strong interest in clinical teaching, with a commitment to
inclusive teaching methods designed to effectively engage a diverse
- Membership in the Colorado Bar or willingness to petition for
admission prior to the start date of the fellowship
- Note: Colorado permits lawyers teaching in a law school
clinical program to waive into the bar.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- Teaching, training, or supervision of law students or
- Experience with relevant civil matters (in the case of the
- Experience with federal civil rights litigation (in the case of
- Experience with relevant transactional matters (in the case of
The salary for this position is $57,500 in Year 1, $60,000 in Year
2, and $62,500 in Year 3. The University of Denver has
provided a compensation range that represents its good faith
estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the
time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less
than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the
selected candidates will be determined based on factors such as the
qualifications of the selected candidates, departmental budget
availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available
market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other
Lasch Fellows are eligible for the University of Denver’s
comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, paid
time off, tuition benefit, and ECO pass. Lasch Fellows receive a
waiver of all tuition and fees associated with the LL.M. program in
which they are enrolled, as well as a professional development
budget. As full-time students, Lasch Fellows also may qualify for
deferment of their student loans and/or loan repayment assistance
from their law schools.
How to apply: To apply, please email the
following application materials to Laurie Saraceno (Administrative
Director, Clinical Programs) at firstname.lastname@example.org, using as
the as subject line for the respective clinic, “Lasch Fellow/CLC”,
“Lasch Fellow/CRC”, or “Lasch Fellow/CEDC”.
- List of at least three (3) references
- Statement of interest of no more than two pages addressing (a)
why you are interested in the fellowship; (b) what you can
contribute to the clinic in which you are interested; (c) your
experience with the area(s) of law in which the clinic practices
and with public interest/social justice work; (d) your future
professional goals; and
(e) anything else you consider pertinent.
- If applying to the Civil Rights Clinic, a writing sample that
represents recent, challenging legal work. The writing sample
should not be a collaborative work or a document significantly
edited by someone else.
Deadline: Open until filled, with preference
given to applications received before May 29,