Street Law Graduate Teaching Fellowships
The Street Law program of Georgetown University Law Center is seeking applications for the Street Law Fellowship for the 2016-2018 academic year. The Street Law Fellowship is a two-year position for a JD graduate to assist in the instruction, supervision and administration of the Street Law Program, leading to an LL.M in Advocacy.
Since 1972, the Street Law Program has provided law-related educational services in the District of Columbia public high schools, correctional facilities and other community centers. Street Law's purpose is to provide law-focused education to laypersons while also aiding in the professional development of the law students who teach the Street Law classes. The program 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. See www.georgetownstreetlaw.com.
The fellowship is an ideal position for someone interested in developing teaching, supervisory and research abilities in a setting that combines public education, teaching, and public interest work. The ideal candidate would have significant classroom or alternative teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in teaching and supervision. 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 study and implementation of interactive educational methodology, experiential 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.
Preference will be given to applicants for the 2016-18 fellowship who submit all application materials by Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8 PM EST. Applications submitted after June 6 will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.Please submit a current resume, cover letter, one letter of reference and the contact information for two additional references, as well as the 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. Candidates with classroom or alternative teaching experience 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.