The Civil Litigation Clinic is hiring a clinical teaching fellow for the 2021-2023 academic years. Please see the job announcement below. Applications will be accepted through April 26, 2021.
Civil Litigation Clinic
Clinical Teaching Fellowship, 2021-23
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 Stephanie Glaberson, who will be assisted by Professor David Vladeck (Of Counsel).
Professor Glaberson returns to the Clinic as its Director after previously serving as its founding Fellow from 2017-2019. Outside of her prior work at Georgetown, Professor Glaberson has practiced in state and federal courts across the country, as a family defense attorney with Brooklyn Defender Services and a staff attorney with Public Justice.
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 2021. 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
Pay and Other Benefits
The annual stipend for the position will be $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 2021 and end in the summer of 2023.
Please submit a single PDF file with the following documents in this order: cover letter, résumé/CV, unofficial law school transcript, two references, and a writing sample (no longer than 10 pages) to Niko Perazich at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 26, 2021.