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Clinical Teaching Fellow- Innocence Clinic

Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

How to Apply A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.Cover letters may be addressed to:Debra Chopp, Associate Dean - Dept. of Experiential Education Summary The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Programseeks applicants for a fellowship in its Michigan Innocence Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility ofextension for a third year.The Michigan Innocence Clinic works to exonerate defendants who have been wrongfully convicted instate or federal court in Michigan. The Clinic primarily workson cases where there is no DNA to test, and so the work ofthe Clinic largely involves finding new witnesses, searchingfor suppressed evidence, and challenging discredited oroutdated forensic science. The Clinic opened in 2009 andhas so far freed 25 men and 4 women who had collectivelyserved over 300 years in prison for crimes they did notcommit. Responsibilities* The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneysto explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching andfully support them in that endeavor. Michigan ClinicalFellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinicalpedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Theirduties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with clinic directors, and participation in theoperation and development of the clinic in which they teach.Support is provided for professional development andscholarship. Required Qualifications* The successful applicant will have a strong interest in clinical teaching, experience in appellate advocacy and legal writing, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a JD degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Desired Qualifications* Experience with criminal litigation and/or innocence work isstrongly preferred. Additional Information Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world's leadinginstitutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academicexcellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity,and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top lawschools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectualrigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship,and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interestingstudents, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Ourcommitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, andto enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain whythe Law School has long been committed to diversity along manydimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public,non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every majormarket in the nation, as well as internationally.The University of Michigan Law School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all. We warmly welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and all other candidates whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of the school. Contact Information Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Choppat dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948. Application Deadline Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process maybegin as early as the eighth day after posting.Thisopening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. U-M EEO/AA Statement The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.U-M COVID-19 Vaccination PolicyCOVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites. PDN-94e710c8-6f43-4c35-9fb9-0663637ba88b

Keywords: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , Clinical Teaching Fellow- Innocence Clinic, Healthcare , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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