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Street Law Graduate Teaching Fellowships

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. Please email streetlaw@law.georgetown.edu

Starting in November, 2017, the Georgetown Street Law program will seek applications for the Georgetown Street Law Fellowship for the 2018-2020 academic year. 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. 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 fellows and the faculty jointly teach the weekly seminar, exploring many aspects of teaching, learning and law.  

The fellowship provides an opportunity to prepare the candidate for a career in teaching, the practice of law, or both. Upon completion of this two-year fellowship, the fellow will be awarded the degree of Master of Laws in Advocacy. 

The ideal candidate would have significant classroom or alternative teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in teaching and supervision.  Preference will be given to applicants for the 2016-18 fellowship who submit all application materials by COB January 31, 2018 EST. 

Applications submitted after January 31, 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 streetlaw@law.georgetown.edu. Please address all materials to Professor Roe.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supervise law students who teach year-long courses in practical law in DC high schools and various community placements
  • 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
  • Meet regularly with high school administrators to coordinate Street Law classes
  • Perform other instructional and administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Benefits:

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.


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