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Organizations & Transactions Clinic: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe Clinical Teaching Fellowship

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for the Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe clinical teaching fellowship in its Organizations and Transactions Clinic (O&T). 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 teaching fellows, the fellow will represent clients and train law students in corporate practice.

The Organizations and Transactions Clinic

O & T is the newest clinical program at Stanford, opening in January 2008. The clinic provides students with opportunities to engage in public interest lawyering through business and transactional work for local nonprofit organizations. Students advise on governance, commercial and compliance matters, assist with contracts and collaborations, and provide general corporate support to O&T's clients. O&T also includes a weekly seminar. The seminar curriculum includes reading, writing and discussion about governance and transaction planning/execution considerations relevant to a sophisticated corporate law practice. The clinic is designed to give students opportunities to develop analytical, editorial, planning and counseling skills in the context of both client projects and class work, all with an eye to the ways in which business lawyers can serve the community through pro bono, board service, leadership and volunteer activities.

The Fellowship

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

The Application Process

The Organizations and Transactions Clinic is currently not accepting fellowship applications. Please check back in November 2009 for more information.