Truman Fellow - Pro Bono Panel, 68220

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University of Missouri-Kansas City
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UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Truman Fellow - Pro Bono Panel, 68220
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 41285
Hiring Department

School of Law

Job Description

The Pro Bono Fellow would be assigned to work on matters pertaining to legal issues education for entrepreneurs, counsel to entrepreneurs, educators, and students, pursued through the UMKC School of Law’s website for the Entrepreneurial and Intellectual Property Legal Services Clinic. In addition, the Pro Bono Fellow would be assigned to work on matters related to the build out of software infrastructure for the establishment of a pro bono panel, the drafting of documents related to the administration of the pro bono panel, and recruiting volunteer attorneys to serve on the pro bono panel. Under the supervision of UMKC School of Law Clinical Professor Danielle A. Merrick and Professor Anthony Luppino, the Fellow would assist with:

  • (a) making more robust and user-friendly content for the website that pertain to education on entrepreneurship law subjects;
  • (b) developing a plan for creation and implementation of the pro bono panel, and
  • (c) recruiting attorneys to serve on the panel and partnering with local law firms to recruit those volunteers.

The terms of this appointment is April 15 - December 15, 2022. You would report to UMKC Clinical Professor Danielle A. Merrick, with a dotted line to Professor Anthony Luppino.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Preferred Additional:
    • JD Degree
    • Strong record of performance in law school business and tax courses/clinics
    • Prior experience working with businesses and entrepreneurs
    • Strong skills in oral and written communications
    • Comfort with using technology in word processing, surveys, and spreadsheets
    • Experience with CRM and databases
    Full Time/Part Time

    This is a temproary full time, non-benefit elgible, unranked, non-regular, non tenure track position.

    Salary

    $50,000

    Application Deadline

    Applications should be submitted by April 10th for full consideration. Applications will be accepted and reviewed thereafter on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Application Instructions

    To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

    Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

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