American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for a Practitioner-in-Residence for academic year 2017-18 in the Civil Advocacy Clinic. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising ten (10) in-house clinics and serving approximately 220 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.
The Practitioner-in-Residence Program, created in 1998, is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program (over 25) have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools.
Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic's tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.
Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years' experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. The salary for the position is $90,000.
Applications that include a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be submitted online via Please contact Brian Cofilll, Faculty Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202-274-4139) if you have any general questions regarding the application process and Professor Robert Dinerstein, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, email@example.com for any other questions about the positions. The positions will remain open until filled.
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