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Stanford Community Law Clinic: Jay M. Spears Clinical Teaching Fellow

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for a clinical teaching fellowship in its Community Law Clinic (CLC). The fellow will have the opportunity to be part of the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and other fellows, the fellow will represent clients and supervise and train law students who are representing clients.

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for a clinical teaching fellowship in its Community Law Clinic (CLC). The fellow will have the opportunity to be part of the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and other fellows, the fellow will represent clients and supervise and train law students who are representing clients.

The Community Law Clinic

One of the ten clinical programs constituting the Stanford Legal Clinic, the CLC represents low-income people in the communities surrounding the Law School in a variety of civil matters. The Clinic's areas of focus are employment (wage and hour), housing, and expungement of criminal records, but the emphases of the program shift to respond to the needs of local low-income people. The CLC also conducts other forms of advocacy on behalf of working and non-working poor people in a variety of settings, including community legal education, legislative work, and assisting local organizations with grassroots organizing. More information about the CLC can be found at the Stanford Community Law Clinic.

The Fellowship

Fellows will be able to spend two years honing skills in community-based public-interest lawyering and clinical teaching, with the expectation that at the end of the two-year-program, the fellow will be well-situated to secure a position in one of those fields. Fellows in the Clinic are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Stanford faculty at large. Fellows are invited to attend the weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from within Stanford and from throughout the world present works in progress. Fellows will also participate in workshops geared toward clinical teaching in particular. Given the full-time demands of the work supervising students and representing clients, however, fellows should not expect to have time during working hours to engage in their own independent scholarly research and writing.

The Application Process

The Community Law Clinic is currently not accepting fellowship applications. Please check back in November 2009 for more information.