South Texas College of Law Seeks Applicants for Fellowship in Clinical Legal Education and Public Interest Lawyering and Administration

South Texas College of Law seeks applicants for year one of a three-year Fellowship in Clinical Legal Education and Public Interest Lawyering and Administration.  Clinical practice areas are both transactional and litigation-based, in family law, probate, estate planning and guardianship. Year one responsibilities and training include direct client representation, introduction to clinical pedagogy, and preliminary student supervision and assessment.  In years two and three, Fellows receive additional training and have increasing responsibility in client representation, classroom teaching, student evaluation, and all aspects of program administration including grant writing and reporting, budgeting, and staff supervision. Successful Fellows will be employed under a series of one-year contracts, and at the close of their three-year Fellowship will have the training and skills to administer a non-profit organization or enter clinical teaching in the legal academy.

Qualified applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and be admitted to practice inTexas. Fluency in a second language is preferable.  Fellowship applications must contain a resume, one letter of recommendation, and a personal statement describing in detail the applicant’s interest in public interest law or clinical legal education, and how this fellowship relates to the applicant’s long-term career goals. 

This fellowship begins in January of 2012.  Applications should be directed to Elizabeth Dennis, Fellows Search Committee Chair, faxed to (713) 646-2948, or mailed to: South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto,Houston,TX. 77002.  The deadline for applications is December 2, 2011.