Duke University, School of Law

Position ID:Duke-Law-SACLC [#15521, SACLC20-21]
Position Title: Supervising Attorney, Children's Law Clinic
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Law
Appl Deadline:2019/11/26 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/11/18, finished 2019/12/11, listed until 2020/11/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Duke Law School

Children’s Law Clinic

Supervising Attorney


Duke University School of Law seeks a Supervising Attorney for our Children’s Law Clinic for a one-year position. This is a full-time, 12-month position for the 2020-21 academic year (July-June).  The Supervising Attorney will work closely with the Clinic’s existing faculty to supervise students, handle clinic cases, and teach in the Clinic’s seminar.  The Children’s Law Clinic focuses on individual representation of children in the areas special education law, school discipline law, and accessing public benefits.  It also collaborates with a variety of local, state, and national organizations in projects relating to the education and well-being of children.

 Qualities sought in candidates for the position include the following:

  1. A record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching;
  2. Broad-based substantive legal experience in representing children, particularly in the areas of special education, school discipline, general education, and access to public benefits;
  3. A deep commitment to access to justice that is consistent with the ethos of the Duke Law clinics, as well as creativity to deploy various legal skills toward this end;
  4. The ability  and willingness to mentor students and to nurture their developing legal skills;
  5. Strong interest in building connections at local, state and national levels to engage in activities to strengthen and enforce the rights of children, especially the right to a quality education; and
  6. Current membership in the North Carolina bar.

 There may be an opportunity for renewal of the one-year contract, but that is not guaranteed.

 Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of interest in the position, together with a resume/CV.  Applications should be submitted as soon as possible; the initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2019.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Jane Wettach, Director, Children’s Law Clinic.  Wettach@law.duke.edu; 919-613-7048.

Duke 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.

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

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