Wednesday, May 01, 2013 3:11 PM

4 Job Postings (Penn Law, Michigan Law, Touro Law Center, and Lehman Brothers Holdings)

Attachments: Legal Practice Skills Lecturer Announcement.pdf

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Lecturer, Legal Practice Skills (Philadelphia, PA)

Penn Law seeks a Lecturer to teach in its new Legal Practice Skills program. Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, Legal Practice Skills will replace Legal Writing in the first-year curriculum and will offer practical training in real-world writing and communication skills. Each Lecturer will teach one section of approximately forty first-year students; the Lecturers will also work with other members of the Legal Practice Skills faculty on overall curriculum development and design.

Please see the full job announcement in the attached PDF, and contact Eleanor Barrett L'05 at or 215.898.2043 with any questions or for additional information.

University of Michigan Law School, Director of Student Affairs (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Touro Law Center, Director, Veterans and Servicemembers Rights Clinic (Central Islip, NY)

The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time position as Visiting Director of the Veterans and Servicemembers Rights Clinic. The position will start on or about July 1, 2013, to permit the Director to plan the Clinics operation for Fall Semester 2013. The semester begins Monday, August 19, 2013.

The position is a Visiting Clinical Faculty appointment on an initial renewable annual contract. The Law Center is committed to offering the Clinic on an ongoing basis after the 2013-14 academic year , is aggressively pursuing private and government funding, and is optimistic about funding prospects. Continued employment is dependent upon renewed funding.

The Veterans and Servicemembers Rights Clinic represents veterans and servicemembers who have benefits claims or civil claims, including employment actions under the Uniformed Service Members Employment and Re-employment Act (USERA), suits to obtain relief available to civil defendants under the Servicemembers Relief Act (SMRA), and actions to expunge criminal records, obtain accommodation for disabilities under federal and state laws, discharge review and upgrade proceedings. The clinic will also represent clients who are involved in the specialized veterans treatment courts.


In each semester, the Clinic Director will supervise up to ten (10) students, teach a weekly 3-hour seminar for clinic students and may also teach another substantive course related to the work of the clinic, available to all students. The seminar will focus on the substantive law and procedure relevant to the clinics work and the lawyering skills needed to successfully represent clients in clinic matters. Under the supervision of the Clinic Director, students will handle all phases of representation, including initial intake, drafting of documents, negotiation and court and agency appearances. The Clinic Director will supervise the students in all aspects of their work, and will appear in court and in administrative agencies, as required, with students.


Providing instruction and guidance to students on ethical and professional standards for law practice.

Developing the syllabus and teaching materials for the weekly seminar with the assistance of the Director of Clinical Programs.

Developing cooperative relationships with community agencies and the pro bono programs of local bar associations.

Developing and participating in community education in areas of the Clinics activities.

Developing and participating in CLE programs.

Coordinating with agencies in Touros Public Advocacy Center, a cooperative project with 12 public interest and public advocacy organizations, housed at the Law Center.


Education, Preparation, and Training

J. D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

Admission to the New York State Bar (or NY admission pending).

Accredited as an attorney by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (or will have such accreditation by August 15, 2013).

Minimum of five (5) years of relevant legal experience, preferably on behalf of veterans or servicemembers.

Experience in clinical teaching or mentoring lawyers and involvement in community outreach and education.


Ability to produce high quality written material, meet tight deadlines and work independently as well as part of a team.

Highly effective communication skills.

Interest in clinical legal education and ability to supervise students.

Ability to conduct community education and outreach activities for veterans and their families.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have served in the US Armed Forces, especially in legal positions.

Physical Demands: Extensive time sitting and standing.

Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Travel: Ability to travel to courts and offices throughout Long Island.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, life and disability insurance.

Application Procedure: Email a cover letter and resume to

The subject line should read: Director of the Veterans and Servicemembers Clinic.

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Application Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2013

Lehman Brothers Holdings, Assistant VP for eDiscovery(New York, NY)

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