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Community Development Clinic Fellowship

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start in mid-June, 2015 in the Community Development Clinic (CDC). This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching.

The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start in mid-June, 2015 in the Community Development Clinic (CDC). This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching. The CDC provides transactional, regulatory, and other non-litigation advice to community-based nonprofit groups, to small businesses headed by low-income entrepreneurs, and to social enterprises, cooperatives, and other clients with challenging and unmet legal needs.

The Fellow's duties include supervising law students as they engage in client service for the first time, co-teaching the weekly clinical seminar with other CDC faculty, including CDC Director Jaime Lee, and engaging with the local community to learn about its legal needs. The Fellow will also cover emergency client matters during winter and summer breaks in the academic calendar.  

The Fellow will have opportunities to engage in academic scholarship and to explore teaching as a long-term profession, and will join UB’s community of other law teachers and Fellows within our larger Clinical Program.

This position is a full-time, year-round contractual appointment for up to two years. The position can be extended for a third year under certain circumstances. Because the CDC serves evening students, the Fellow will work one or more evenings each week during the fall and spring semesters, with daytime hours adjusted accordingly.

Qualifications: Two years or more years of legal practice in transactional, small business, nonprofit, regulatory, employment, legislative, and/or community lawyering; exceptional listening skills; a demonstrated interest in working for low-income clients and communities; and an interest in mentoring and/or teaching. Fellows must be or be willing to become members of the Maryland Bar. If the person hired as the Fellow is not admitted in Maryland when hired, s/he should take the bar exam in July of 2015 if possible, or in February 2016.

Salary: The compensation for the first year of the fellowship is $50,000 and for the second year and (if the term is extended) for the third year is $53,000, with additional support for scholarship, including travel to conferences and assistance with research.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 May 3, 2015.

For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=541.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae by mail or email to:

Melanie Hanson
University of Baltimore School of Law
Clinical Law Offices
1420 N. Charles Street,
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-837-5653; Fax: 410-837-4776
If by email: mhanson@ubalt.edu

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