Law School Fellow
- The University of Georgia
- Athens Area
- Faculty Jobs
- Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
- Position Type
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Law School FellowDepartment:
Law School-GeneralAbout the University of Georgia:
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.Posting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
Monday- Friday, 8AM-5PM
Some evenings and weekends required.
01/31/2023Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
08/01/2023Special Instructions to Applicants:
Proposed Start Date: August 1, 2023, negotiable. The fellow position is a one-year appointment with the opportunity for reappointment for a second year 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.
Athens AreaEEO 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]).Classification Title:
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 those fluent or conversational in Spanish.
General office conditions; perform courtroom presentation.Is driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit 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.Duties/Responsibilities:
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.Percentage of time:
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.Percentage of time:
Collaborating with the director in building the scope and efficiency of the Clinic practice.Percentage of time:
Other duties as assigned by the director.Percentage of time:
For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.Recruitment Contact Name:
Law BudgetRecruitment Contact Email:
The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.
Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.
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