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Apply now Job no: 98773-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Instructional Design, Legal Affairs, Other

Position Summary:

The Law School seeks a Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor to direct and teach in the Family Court Clinic (FCC), within the Law School's Economic Justice Institute. In the FCC, law students assist low-income citizens with a variety of family law matters, including divorce, paternity, child support, domestic violence, or post-judgment matters. The FCC director handles cases and teaches students how to represent clients. Students learn to draft documents, counsel clients, engage in strategic planning, negotiate with other parties, and appear in court under faculty supervision as permitted by student practice rules.

Principal Duties:

Responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing the FCC's curriculum and mission; screening requests for assistance from community partners; substantive teaching in family law and lawyering skills; and regularly meeting with and supervising FCC students as they handle cases. There is an opportunity for research, writing, and advocacy relating to clinical education and the legal concerns of low-income persons.

Specific duties may include:

a. Developing the Family Court Clinic's curriculum, courses, and mission consistent with Law School needs and objectives.

b. Teaching in, and directing, the FCC, e.g.:
-providing substantive instruction in family law, lawyering skills, and related areas
-screening and assigning appropriate cases to clinic students
-holding individual conferences with FCC students as appropriate
-reviewing, critiquing, and approving documents prepared by FCC students in their cases
-providing regular written evaluations of students' work.

c. Appearing on behalf of FCC clients in court and administrative proceedings (and managing the resolution of outstanding issues).

d. Attending regular staff meetings and coordinating with other clinical faculty; collaborating and teaching in areas of common interest among the Law School's civil legal clinics.

e. Assisting in legislative and administrative advocacy on issues of interest to the FCC and its students.

f. Participating in Law School service and committee work.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

J.D. required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Experience in representing individuals in family law cases and in addressing civil legal needs of low-income citizens required. Experience in clinical legal education or other teaching experience preferred (required for the Associate level).

License or Certificate:

Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar or eligible for prompt admission to the Wisconsin Bar required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 01, 2019


Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply through the Jobs at UW website ( Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is July 25, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Justin Boehm
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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