The Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Georgetown Law has announced that it is now accepting applications for its annual fellowship program in clinical legal education. CALS will offer one lawyer a two‑year teaching fellowship (July 2017‑June 2019), providing a unique opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting.
At CALS, our two fellows and faculty members work as colleagues, sharing responsibilities for designing and teaching classes, supervising law students in their representation of clients, selecting and grading students, administering the clinic, and all other matters. In addition, the fellow will undertake independent legal scholarship, conducting the research and writing to produce a law review article of publishable quality.
This fellowship is particularly suitable for lawyers with some degree of practice experience who now want to embark upon careers in law teaching. Most of our previous fellows are now teaching law or have done so for substantial portions of their careers.
Since 1995, CALS has specialized in immigration law, specifically in asylum practice, and our docket focuses on presenting asylum claims in immigration court. Applicants with experience in U.S. immigration law will therefore be given preference. The fellow must be a member of a bar at the start of the fellowship period.
The fellow will receive full tuition and fees in the LL.M. program at Georgetown University, and a stipend of at least $53,500 in each of the two years. On successful completion of the requirements, the Fellow will be granted the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy) with distinction.
TO APPLY: Send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, a writing sample, and a detailed statement of interest (approximately 5 pages).
The materials must arrive by December 1, 2016. The statement should address: a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with asylum and other immigration cases; d) your professional or career goals for the next five or ten years; e) your reactions to the Clinic's goals and teaching methods as described on its website; and f) anything else that you consider pertinent.
Address your application to Directors, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 332, Washington, D.C. 20001, or electronically firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown University is an equal oportunity affirmative action employer. We are committed to diversity in the workplace. If you have any questions, call CALS at (202) 662-9565 or email to email@example.com.
The Office of the New York State Attorney General is seeking an experienced criminal investigative prosecutorial attorney to serve as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF), located in White Plains, NY. OCTF conducts long term criminal investigations related to drug trafficking, firearm trafficking, traditional Organized Crime, and other organized criminal activity. OCTF is comprised of dedicated attorneys, analysts, and investigators who are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of a myriad of criminal offenses.
We are seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years of criminal prosecution experience, including criminal investigative prosecutorial experience. Applicants must have experience handling long term criminal investigations and will be expected to perform detailed oversight of investigations, meet strict deadlines and work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement partners. Extensive writing experience is required and the ideal candidate will also have experience with electronic surveillance.
Attorneys in the Office must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States.
TO APPLY: Applications must be received online. To apply, please click on this link: OCTF_WPL_ADAG_3056; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
Reference No. OCTF_WPL_ADAG_3056
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov.
The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney with experience in real estate litigation to serve as an enforcement attorney for the Real Estate Finance Bureau (REF). REF is charged with the enforcement of Article 23-A of the New York General Business Law (the “Martin Act”) and governing regulations that relate to real estate securities, including syndications and cooperative interests in realty such as cooperatives, condominiums, timeshares, homeowner associations, and syndications. REF will also be addressing complaints of civil frauds in real estate such as tenant harassment.
The Assistant Attorney General will represent the State in investigations and litigation to protect tenants and investors in real estate securities. The ideal candidate will be an attorney with excellent analytical, writing and communication skills. The candidate will also have strong organization skills and the ability to handle a diverse, fast paced, and high volume case load comprising investigations and affirmative litigation. In addition to the qualities above, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated ability to jump-start investigations and litigation through identifying issues that lead to either settlement or prosecution of the claims. An understanding of the Martin Act and governing regulations and/or housing or real property litigation is preferred. We are also interested in considering applicants with experience working for/with any of the stakeholders in the real estate industry, including shareholder and tenant advocacy. The ideal candidate will also have between three (3) to seven (7) years of post-admission legal experience including a minimum of three (3) years of litigation experience.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
TO APPLY: Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: REF_NYC_AAG_3063; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position. Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
Reference No. REF_NYC_AAG_3063
The Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Litigation Bureau in Albany is seeking experienced attorneys capable of handling significant and complex litigation. The Litigation Bureau represents the State of New York and its agencies and officers in state and federal courts in proceedings relating to civil rights, education, social services, public employment, public health, law enforcement, corrections, state finance, insurance, taxation, and other litigated matters arising out of state operations and legislation. Cases in the Bureau frequently present questions of administrative law, federal and state constitutional law, and statutory interpretation. Attorneys handle all phases of litigation, including trials.
Suitable candidates must possess superior lawyering skills, including research, writing, and legal analysis. Trial experience is preferred. Some travel is required.
Applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years civil ligation experience and be admitted to the New York State bar. Attorneys in the Office must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States.
TO APPLY: Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on this link: LIT_AAG_ALB_3017; applicants will be taken to the online application page for this position.
Reference No. LIT_AAG_ALB_3017
The Lawyering Program at Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position commencing in the 2017-18 academic year. Lawyering faculty teach a section of the Lawyering course and after two years, also teach an upper-level, skills-related course.
See full job post here. Applications are due September 30, 2016.
Assistant Law Clerks are appointed in the Civil Term by Justices of the Supreme Court, are assigned to Judges designated as Acting Supreme Court Justices for one or more full terms, or are appointed by Justices in the Appellate Divisions, Court of Appeals, and NYC Surrogate’s Courts.1 They research and analyze legal issues raised in complex civil term motions and are responsible for preparing memorandums, drafting orders, opinions and verifying citations. Assistant Law Clerks are appointed to a one year clerkship, renewable twice, and are personally appointed by the Justice for whom they work and serve at their pleasure.
This position is assigned to Justice Ellen Gesmer. Duties include but are not limited to: researching and analyzing legal issues; drafting opinions and memoranda; and various administrative/clerical duties.
See full job post here.
Court Attorneys research and analyze legal issues and questions raised in civil and criminal cases heard in trial courts or on appeal to certain County Courts. They also perform other related duties. Court Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and work for the court under supervision in units located in special parts of the Supreme Court or in County and Surrogate's Courts in counties entirely within cities or in counties that have populations exceeding 400,000.
Preference will be given to candidates with Surrogate’s Court experience.
Chief Court Attorneys serve in a confidential capacity and are responsible for supervising a law department consisting of eight (8) or more subordinate court attorneys, including Principal Court Attorneys and/or Court Attorneys-Referee, in courts with a service population exceeding 400,000. They make assignments, review work product, develop policy, oversee all law department operations, research and analyze complex legal issues and questions for the court and perform other related duties.
Responds to regulatory inquiries and conducts internal investigations primarily for the Global Wealth and Investment Management businesses.
Individuals in this position typically have five plus years of experience since admission to the Bar.
- Respond to inquiries from Federal and State regulators, including conducting factual investigation, analysis and legal research, drafting responses, preparing and representing employees at testimony before regulators, negotiating regulatory matters on behalf of the firm, managing outside counsel, and interfacing with the business.
- Conduct internal investigations, including performing factual investigation, analysis and legal research, interviewing employees, recommending employment decisions, identifying risks to the firm and swiftly proposing and implementing remedial measures, managing outside counsel, and interfacing with the business.
- Analyze and advise the business on pertinent laws, regulations and firm’s policies, procedures and systems in order to minimize risk to the firm and to drive profitable and sustainable business growth.
- Provide advice and collaborate with support partners such as Compliance, Risk, Legal, Audit, Media Relations, Registration, and Human Resources.
Provides general legal counsel on litigation activities, excluding GBAM, as well as specific advice on products, services and certain legal actions. Reviews legal contracts and documents. Directly, or through staff, conducts legal research. May represent the bank in legal actions. Individuals in this position must be a member of the Bar.
Katharine Parker, chair of the City Bar’s Disability Law Committee and partner at Proskauer Rose, has been appointed to be a federal magistrate judge in the SDNY (pending completion of the background check). She will be hiring two law clerks probably to start in late October or early November. As part of her effort to attract the most diverse pool of applicants, we wanted to share this information with the affinity bar groups.
Specifically, Ms. Parker believes that good candidates may be litigation attorneys who have been practicing at a firm for a year or two (not right out of law school) and are looking to get the experience of being a law clerk for a year.
Interested attorneys can reach out to her directly at email@example.com.
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