The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School Announce Graduate Clinical Fellowships

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School announce the availability of new graduate  clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2013-15.  In  recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are  known as Friedman Fellows.  Friedman Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees  while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public  interest law.

The 2013-15 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2013.  Each  fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic.  Although  the various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and  experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach  and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law  students enrolled in the clinic.

The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about  clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice  of engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in  these endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which  these are the primary topics of inquiry.  In the process, Fellows  receive mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and  administration, and the law school in general.

Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and  Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and  other clinical faculty.  As part of this course sequence, Fellows  receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising  law students, and in writing a publishable thesis.  Fellows also  enroll part-time in other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the  LL.M. program.

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong  academic, clinical and lawyering experience. They are especially  interested in applications from lawyers with background and experience  in the following areas: appellate advocacy, administrative advocacy,  criminal defense, post-conviction re-entry, housing law, family law, domestic violence,  public benefits, employment law, civil litigation, transactional law and  community economic development law.  Fellows receive an annual stipend  between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program,  health insurance and other benefits and possible student loan  deferment.  Fellows must be members of a state bar.  Candidates who  are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver  into the D.C. Bar.

Applicants should send letters of interest, resumes, a list of  references, and a complete law school transcript by October 24, 2012  to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb.  The preferred submission method  is by email. In the alternative,  applications can be mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics  c/o Executive Assistant Norma Lamont, The George Washington University  Law School, 2000 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.