Law School Fellow

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Law School Fellow


Law School-General

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday- Friday, 8AM-5PM
Some evenings and weekends required.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Proposed Starting Date: August 1, 2021, negotiable. The Fellow position is a one year appointment with the opportunity for reappointment based on performance and funding availability.

One (1) letter of recommendation from a person familiar with the applicant’s legal and/or law school clinical work is required on this application. Applicants may submit additional recommendation letters; however, no more than three (3) letters will be considered.

A background check will be required as part of the hiring process.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree required. Additional professional licensure and/or certification in the field may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and must either be admitted to the Georgia Bar or must gain admission within 6 months of starting the position.

Position Summary:

The Fellow will support the mission of the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic as determined by the Director including representing low-income victims of domestic violence and stalking in emergency protective order proceedings and other domestic relations matters, supervision of law students representing clients under the Student Practice Act, and community outreach and education. This is a one-year appointment position.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

0-3 years’ experience as a practicing attorney; demonstrated skill in advocacy and representing clients; experience with victims of domestic violence and stalking; experience with low-income populations; experience in community outreach and education; strong advocacy and writing skills; knowledge of trauma-informed lawyering practices; strong consideration will be given to candidates who are fluent or conversational in Spanish.

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General office conditions; perform courtroom presentation.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Lead or co-counsel with director in client representation for the Clinic in Superior Courts, with potential for co-counsel in appellate courts and/or Federal courts; supervising law students in all aspects of client representation including intake, client meetings, and courtroom representation; responsibility for accepting/declining Clinic cases in conjunction with the director; communicating with courts/court personnel, counsel, and service providers; drafting and filing pleadings; legal research; local and state policy advocacy on issues of domestic violence and stalking.

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Developing and implementing creative community outreach and education efforts on behalf of the Clinic and/or in conjunction with other service providers; speaking on behalf of the Clinic at University and community events.

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Collaborating with the director in building the scope and efficiency of the Clinic practice.

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Other duties as assigned by the director.

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Posted: 5/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time