Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer: Civil Practice Clinic

Clinical Supervisor & Lecturer: Civil Practice Clinic

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Jun 13, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School invites applicants for the position of Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in its Civil Practice Clinic. The Civil Practice Clinic (CPC) is Penn Carey Law's oldest in-house, live client clinic. It enjoys a long and distinguished history of providing high-quality, legal assistance to indigent clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, while promoting the professional development of students who serve as the front-line lawyers for their clients.

The Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer will work closely with the Director of the CPC and other CPC faculty in all activities, including course planning, teaching, supervising and mentoring law students, representing clients, and coordinating with other providers of civil legal assistance in the local community. The Clinical Supervisor will assist CPC students in developing and enhancing core lawyering competencies including client interviewing, case planning, client counseling, fact development, problem solving, legal research and writing, ethical decision-making, negotiation, and trial presentation skills. Students are certified by state and federal courts to engage in all aspects of lawyering under faculty supervision, and they provide legal assistance individually and in teams on matters such as housing, consumer, employment, public benefits, civil rights, and civil asset forfeiture. Students also participate in weekly "case rounds" discussions of their cases where they engage collaboratively in problem solving on difficult substantive and ethical issues that arise in litigation.

The successful applicant will begin on July 1, 2023. The position is a contract position that is annually renewable up to a maximum of 5 years. It is the Clinic's goal and expectation that the selected candidate will receive training, mentoring, and experience in all aspects of teaching, supervising, and running a successful litigation clinic that will enable the individual to pursue a career in legal academia, if desired, upon completion of service at Penn Carey Law.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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