Duke University, School of Law

Position ID:Duke-Law-CDCSUPATY [#23339, 1515]
Position Title: Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense Clinic
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2022/12/02 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/18, listed until 2022/12/02)
Position Description:    

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Duke University School of Law seeks a Supervising Attorney to join our Criminal Defense Clinic. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship, indigent criminal defense, and multi-faceted advocacy to combat racial injustice and end mass incarceration.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Clinic’s Director to teach in the Clinic’s seminar and supervise student direct representation fieldwork. The ideal candidate will also be prepared to work collaboratively with the Clinic’s Director to build community partnerships, design and implement novel science-based trial advocacy tools, and collaborate across the law school and University to pursue systemic criminal justice reform. In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to pursue other interests, such as non-clinical teaching in Duke Law’s curriculum and/or related research.

We would expect the successful candidate to join the Duke Law faculty, full-time, in the summer of 2023. The precise contours of the position will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant and formalized with his or her input. Specific academic title and terms of employment will be determined based upon the successful applicant’s qualifications.

Minimum requirements include a J.D. (or foreign equivalent), at least three years of substantive legal experience providing exemplary representation to indigent clients in criminal court, and membership in the North Carolina Bar (or eligibility for admission and a willingness to become a member). The ideal candidate will also offer:

1.      Experience in clinical teaching and student mentoring;

2.      A commitment to client-centered and community-based criminal defense;

3.      Skill in incorporating research and data in direct client representation and/or systemic reform advocacy; and

4.      A passion for building local and interdisciplinary collaborations to combat racial injustice in the criminal law system and end mass incarceration.

Interested applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online no later than December 2, 2022. Applicants should also please submit their letter of interest; résumé; and a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement via email to Marlen Iraheta at: marlen.iraheta@law.duke.edu.

Please share this announcement with those who might be interested. Questions about this position may be addressed to Elana Fogel, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at: fogel@law.duke.edu.

Information about Duke University’s requirements for COVID-19 vaccines for faculty, staff and students is published here: https://covidvaccine.duke.edu/.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
210 Science Drive
Suite 1015, Duke Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708-0362