Staff Attorney – Post Graduate Clinical Law Fellow
16 hours ago(8/26/2020 10:05 PM)
Number of Openings
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
School of Law
Term Appointment Staff
Assigned Months per Year
The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Staff Attorney – Post Graduate Clinical Law Fellow position within the School of Law. The University of St. Thomas actively seeks to attract, retain and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives. In this light, we embrace diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission. JOB SUMMARYFellowship recipients will have an opportunity to gain significant legal practice experience, develop ties to other public interest lawyers and organizations serving in the Twin Cities, and assist in the mentoring and teaching of law students participating in the Community Justice Project of the Interprofessional Center. Fellows are expected to work closely with faculty, staff and students in the Community Justice Project. Appointments are for one year. The starting date of the fellowship is ASAP. Release time will be made available for bar examination preparation for those taking the September bar exam. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS1. As a staff attorney, provide direct legal services to clients and community partners of the Community Justice Project (CJP) of the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, under the supervision of the law faculty. 2. Assist faculty in the supervision and instruction of UST law students certified to practice law in the LSC, as they provide representation to CJP clients and collaboration with CJP community partners. This includes oversight of research on social and racial justice projects (such as police use of deadly force, the ineffectiveness of implicit bias training, the administration of ketamine by police, housing disparities, disproportionate school discipline). 3. Lead students in the effort to transition CJP student research into externally facing products (such as op-eds, blogs, know your rights presentations, law review articles, reports and social media), with the goal of affecting policy change at the appropriate level. 4. Oversee implementation of CJP community engagement events, including providing administrative support for such events. 5. Support, as directed by faculty, the CJP Collaborative to End Police Brutality, a weekly convening of UST students, faculty and staff around issues of policing and community relations.
Minimum Qualifications:Fellowship recipient will be a 2020 graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law who has shown a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justiceFellows must have sat for the July 2020, or plan to sit for the September 2020 bar examination for MinnesotaFellow will have participated in a UST law clinic with previous participation in CJP preferred.Appointments are for one year. The starting date of the fellowship is ASAP. Release time will be made available for bar examination preparation for those taking the September bar exam. HOW TO APPLYOn the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs. The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer