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Family Law Clinic Fellowship

The Family Law Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in domestic violence and family law litigation, legislative advocacy, legal reform and community education.  The Clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include civil protection order, divorce, custody, support, adoption, paternity, Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases and name changes.  The Family Law Clinic is dedicated to serving low income clients residing in Baltimore City, and places a special focus on persons subjected to abuse and the LGBTQ community.

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Family Law Clinic to start on or about July 1, 2014. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.

The Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of clinic students’ client, case, legislative advocacy and community education work, co-teaching a weekly clinic seminar, and engaging in course planning and preparation with the other faculty members in the Family Law Clinic. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue other professional goals, including scholarship, during the Fellowship. Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations. This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances. Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue other professional goals, including scholarship, during the Fellowship. Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations.This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years with the possibility of a one-year renewal.

Qualifications

Excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer preferably in family law litigation; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients; and a strong interest in law school teaching. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar (currently licensed in Maryland or willing to take the next Maryland Bar exam) in order to supervise law practice by students.

Salary

The current salary is between $50,000 - $55,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and travel allowance. 

Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for letters of interest and resumes is January 17, 2014.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Margaret E. Johnson
Associate Professor
Director, Family Law Clinic
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
majohnson@ubalt.edu
Phone: 410-837-5706

The University of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.