Clinical Teaching Fellow for Veterans Advocacy Clinic
The BPVAC, housed within an urban law school, represents low-income individuals in veterans law litigation, legislative advocacy, and legal reform. The BPVAC handles a wide variety of cases, which include VA disability claims and appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims appeals, discharge upgrade petitions, and veterans treatment court cases. The Fellow's duties include direct supervision of case work by clinic students, clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty, and development of academic writing. During winter and summer breaks in the academic calendar, when students are not enrolled in the BPVAC, the Fellow also covers client matters, including matters for other clinics that are within the Fellow’s expertise; handles additional BPVAC and clinical program duties as assigned; and develops their academic writing. Because the BPVAC serves evening and day students, the Fellow will teach at least one evening each week during the fall and spring semesters, with daytime hours adjusted accordingly.
Qualifications: Two or more years of legal practice in veterans law; excellent oral and written communication skills; a demonstrated interest in working for low-income clients; and a strong interest in teaching. Be a member of the Maryland Bar or be licensed in another state and be willing to become administratively certified as a clinic supervising attorney under the Maryland Rules.
Salary: The current salary is $70,000. The position includes full benefits, including retirement. Benefits are listed here (see under “Faculty and Regular Employees”): https://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/benefits/index.cfm. This position also includes research support, and travel allowance to attend relevant conferences and workshops. Candidates may qualify for tuition remission, depending on individual circumstances. The position currently qualifies for the U.S. Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.
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