Job description

JOB NO.: 96010-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 96010-AS

Working Title: Restraining Order Clinical Instructor


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 01, 2018

Term: This position will end on OCTOBER 31, 2021.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 Maximum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

JD, LLB, LLM or other appropriate law degree required. Areas of specialization include family law, criminal law, and/or domestic violence law.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least three years prior experience as a practicing attorney particularly in the area of domestic violence, sexual assault/violence and/or injunction (protective order) civil matters preferred. Experience supervising law students in a clinic setting preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

License or certificate:

Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar or admission to the Wisconsin Bar prior to December 1, 2018.

Position Summary:

The Economic Justice Institute (EJI) at the University of Wisconsin Law School is seeking an attorney to become the supervisor and Clinical Instructor of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Restraining Order Clinic.

Students enrolled in the VOCA Restraining Order (RO) clinical program assist litigants by representing them in their injunction (protective order) hearings. The students write concise and understandable RO petitions, prepare victims for the court proceeding, and represent victims in the hearings. Representation at injunction hearings is anticipated to be offered in four counties, including Dane County.

The Clinical Instructor will supervise and manage the RO Clinic outreach, caseload, and education projects. The position offers a unique opportunity to work with law students on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Clinic instructors work with students to enhance their skills in legal research and writing, interviewing and counseling clients, providing legal information and advice, negotiating with adversaries, and representing clients in hearings.

The Clinical Instructor will work in close collaboration with the Director of EJI, helping to supervise student work on behalf of the Clinic. The Clinical Instructor will work closely with local domestic violence and sexual assault agencies and attorneys to expand the clinic's outreach services to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The attorney will participate in the intellectual life of the Law School and pursue his or her professional goals in conjunction with the EJI Director.

Additional Information:

Successful applicant will serve a one year probationary period. Position will be for three years dependent upon available grant funding and department need. After the third year, the position may become a renewable (permanent) appointment dependent upon further available funding and department need.

The UW Law School, located in Madison, WI, is an integral part of the University of Wisconsin, one of the top research universities in the United States. We offer both JD and advanced law degrees, and enroll students from around the U.S. and around the world. Madison is a city of lakes, frequently listed among the top ten places to live in the U.S. Further information about the law school is available at

The University of Wisconsin Law School is dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, faculty and community members. We therefore seek candidates who embrace engagement, inclusion, and diversity in the broadest sense. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Justin Boehm
[email protected]
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Instructions to applicants:

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume by the consideration date on the Jobs at UW website: Once on job number 96010-AS, click "Apply Now" to start the application process.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 14 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 14 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 9/16/2018
Application Due: 10/15/2018
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