Since 1972, the Georgetown Street Law Program has provided law-related educational services in the District of Columbia public high schools, correctional facilities and other community locations. Georgetown Street Law’s purpose is to support the professional development of the Georgetown law students who teach the Street Law classes while also providing law-focused education to laypersons through the use of interactive educational methods that develop academic, critical thinking, and civic skills.

The Georgetown Street Law program is seeking applications for the Georgetown Street Law Fellowship starting in November 2018. This fellow position will end in July of 2019 with the potential to continue for the 2019-2021 academic year. The fellowship program combines experiential legal education, implementation of interactive educational methodology, seminar instruction, field supervision of second- and third-year law students, program administration, curriculum development and scholarly research.

The fellowship is an ideal position for someone interested in developing instructional, 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 the full two-year fellowship, the fellow will be awarded the degree of Master of Laws in Advocacy.

 

A demonstrated interest and experience in education and youth issues is preferred. The ideal candidate would have significant trial practice, classroom or alternative teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in teaching, learning and supervision.  

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. We will select candidates to be interviewed. Although we will not pay for candidates’ travel expenses, we will try to arrange interviews at a time convenient for the candidate.

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, youth, and laypeople.
  •      Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on a variety of projects with lawyers, other staff members, and with community organizations and coalitions.
  • Exceptional organizational and legal research and writing skills
  •     Candidates with trial, classroom or alternative teaching experience preferred.

Benefits:

Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of $57,000 for the first year of the fellowship and $60,000 for the second year. The fellow also receives health and dental benefits and all tuition and fees in the L.L.M program. Fellows also have unlimited free access to a state-of-the-art, on-site fitness center. As full-time students, fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans and may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A brief statement explaining the applicant’s interest in the position and indicating your availability
  • A resume.
  • A law school transcript
  • A list of references, including contact information

The application materials should be sent in a single PDF file attached to an email to streetlaw@georgetown.edu. Please address all materials to Professor Charisma Howell.