Truman Fellows - School of Law Location:
UMKC Volker Campus Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
School of Law
This cohort of the Truman Fellowship Program will award up to six short term (three to eight month) fellowships to work with attorneys and faculty in the Tenant Representation Initiative. Fellows, with training and supervision, will serve as legal counsel for tenants faced with eviction.
The Covid pandemic has exacerbated the housing insecurity problem in Kansas City. KC Tenants, a tenant advocacy organization, estimates that more than 361,000 Missouri households face eviction because they cannot make their rent payments. Pandemic unemployment and loss of wages presents extraordinary pressures on our income-constrained fellow Kansas Citians. This grant funded law fellowship is designed to help mitigate these harms.
The Fellowship is named for Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, who attended Kansas City School of Law and served for a time as the presiding judge in Jackson County, Missouri.
Passed the bar exam. Prior experience with the clinics, externships, law and technology, strong lawyering skills, and a commitment to public service are all helpful, but are not essential.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a short-term (three to eight month), full-time position. With good performance and funding availability, fellows may be eligible to extend their fellowship. Because the positions are short-term, they are not benefits-eligible.
Pay will be a minimum of $3,300 per month, with higher pay available to those with significant prior experience.
The Fellowship will include both remote/online work and in-person/on-site work.
Candidates should apply through the UMKC Human Resources website: https://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/.
In addition to completing the standard UMKC employment application, please upload a cover letter, resume, and three references (which may be included in the cover letter or the resume). Please describe your status regarding bar admission in the cover letter. Those who have taken the bar exam but do not yet have the results are eligible to apply.
Applications should be submitted at your earliest convenience. Review of applications will begin the week of August 9, 2021.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed thereafter on a rolling basis so long positions remain unfilled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Associate Dean Jeffrey Thomas, [email protected], 816-235-2378.
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