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Civil Advocacy Clinical Fellowship

The Civil Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals and organizations in poverty law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform. The clinic handles a wide variety of cases, which include housing, public benefits, consumer, employment, and special education law. The

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in its Civil Advocacy Clinic to start on or about December 1, 2013. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.

Civil Advocacy Clinic Fellow's duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students and clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty. Fellows also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his or her clinic director, including opportunities for scholarship.

This position is a contractual appointment for up to two years and can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances.

Qualifications: excellent oral and written communication skills; at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in 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 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.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to lawclinic@ubalt.edu. The deadline for letters of interest and resumes is October 7, 2013.

Michele Gilman
Professor of Law and Director, Civil Advocacy Clinic
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410.837.5706; Fax: 410.837.4776

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