Street Law Graduate Teaching Fellowships
Since 1972, the Street Law Clinic has provided law-related educational services in the District of Columbia public high schools and other community centers. The Clinic's purpose is to provide legal education to laypersons while also aiding in the professional development of the law students who teach the Street Law classes. The clinic seeks to provide a greater understanding of the law to those outside the legal profession and to promote the use of interactive educational methods to develop academic, critical thinking, and civic skills.
The fellowship is an ideal position for someone interested in developing teaching, supervisory and research abilities in a setting that combines public education, clinical teaching, and public interest work. The fellowship program combines seminar teaching, field supervision of second- and third-year law students, administration, curriculum development and scholarly research in the context of practical law affecting everyday life. The fellowship includes a study of educational methodology, clinical legal education, substantive legal topics, and supervisory techniques. Upon completion of this two-year fellowship, the fellow will be awarded the degree of Master of Laws in Advocacy.
Applicants for the 2014-16 fellowship must submit all application material by January 3, 2014 at 5PM (deadline extended).
In addition to a current resume, cover letter and two letters of reference, please submit the following supplemental application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address all materials to Professor Roe.
- Supervise law students who teach year-long courses in practical law in DC high schools
- Develop legal curriculum appropriate for high school students and other laypeople
- Execute district-wide mock trial competition
- Cultivate Street Law volunteer program and liaise with volunteers
- Teach Street Law class to adjudicated youth as part of court-ordered probation
- Meet regularly with high school administrators to coordinate Street Law classes
- Perform other instructional and administrative duties as needed
- Juris Doctorate degree
- Ability to communicate effectively with legal professionals, teenagers, and laypeople.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with community organizations and coalitions.
- Demonstrated interest and experience in education and youth issues is preferred.
Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows usually qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.