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Youth & Education Law Project: Clinical Teaching Fellowship

The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for a clinical teaching fellowship in its Youth and Education Law Project (YELP). 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 Youth and Education Law Project

One of the ten clinical programs constituting the Stanford Legal Clinic, YELP represents low-income youth and families in all aspects of education-related matters, including direct representation of youth in special education and school discipline matters. YELP also spearheads numerous policy, legislative, and impact projects that seek to systemically improve educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, including two recent class-actions aimed at ensuring equal access to educational opportunity. Students in the Youth and Education Law Project, working under the close supervision of the clinic director and the teaching fellow, have opportunities to interview and counsel clients, engage in negotiation and mediation, and to try cases before administrative hearing bodies.

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-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 Youth and Education Law Project is currently not accepting fellowship applications. Please check back in November 2009 for more information.