Civil Litigation Clinic Fellowship
The Civil Litigation Clinic will begin taking applications for its 2021-2023 graduate fellowship in the fall of 2020. To get a sense of what the Clinic is looking for in a fellow and what the fellowship entails, read our job announcement below for the now-filled 2019-2021 fellowship.
The Civil Litigation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center opened its doors in September 2017. The Clinic’s aim is to teach students the nuts and bolts of litigation, including interviewing prospective clients and witnesses, evaluating potential cases, framing and drafting complaints, taking and defending discovery, filing and responding to motions, including dispositive motions, and handling appeals. The Clinic focuses on cases that are good teaching vehicles. The case load involves a mix of open government, administrative law, privacy, and civil liberties cases. At present, the Clinic represents, among other clients, the Natural Resources Defense Council in litigation against the EPA, Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology in litigation against the New York City Police Department, all of the minority members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a case against the General Services Administration, and members of an Indian Tribe in litigation against the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Clinic is directed by David Vladeck. Professor Vladeck has over forty years of litigation experience, having served as a staff lawyer and then director of Public Citizen Litigation Group, the Director of Georgetown Law’s civil rights clinic, and the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He also teaches courses in civil procedure, federal courts, privacy, and the First Amendment.
Description of the Fellowship
The Clinic is hiring one lawyer to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for a two year term beginning in the summer of 2019. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the clinic as the fellowship progresses. The fellow will:
- Supervise students in cases and take responsibility for his or her own case load, including conducting arguments in federal and state courts;
- Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions;
- Assist with administrative and case handling responsibilities of the clinic;
- Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education; and
- At the end of the fellowship, be awarded an LL.M. in Advocacy from the law school.
A minimum of 2 years of post-J.D. legal experience; and
- Admission (or willing to be admitted as soon as possible) to the District of Columbia Bar;
- Experience with federal court litigation preferred but not required
Pay and Other Benefits
The annual stipend for the position will be at least $57,000 the first year and $60,000 the second year plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits, including unlimited free access to a state-of-art, on-site fitness center. The fellowship will start in the summer of 2019 and end in the summer of 2021.
Please submit a cover letter, résumé/CV, two references, and a writing sample (no longer than 10 pages) to Niko Perazich at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10, 2018.