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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 232813-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

The Frank J. Remington Center, a University of Wisconsin Law School clinical program, has an opening for a clinical instructor. The position envisions a candidate who is interested in working as a clinical instructor/staff attorney in the Remington Center's Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP). In WIP, law students, under clinical faculty supervision, provide legal assistance to prison inmates in cases in which the inmates have viable claims that they are actually innocent and wrongly convicted.

The clinical instructor will work with law students to proactively identify cases in which avenues are available to establish a claim of innocence and to litigate viable claims of innocence on behalf of inmates.

The clinical instructor will also assume responsibility for any ongoing appellate and postconviction litigation on behalf of the project.

Admission to practice law in Wisconsin is required.

Principal Duties:

Work full-time in the Remington Center's Wisconsin Innocence Project as a clinical instructor/staff attorney. Primary responsibilities will be to instruct and supervise law students who investigate and evaluate the cases of inmates who claim they are innocent of the crime for which they have been convicted, determine whether avenues are available to establish a claim of innocence, and litigate viable claims of innocence on behalf of inmates.

a) Guide/advise law students in the handling of their cases.
b) Assume responsibility for appellate/postconviction in ongoing WIP cases.
c) Hold at least weekly individual conferences with law students.
d) Be available to students for consultation and advice during the work day.
e) Provide periodic oral and written assessment of students.
f) Review, edit, and approve all letters, pleadings, and documents prepared by students.
g) Visit penal institution(s) as necessary to conduct screening interviews and supervise student interviews of inmates, as needed.
h) Conduct other factual investigations, as needed, to assess and develop inmates? cases.
i) Make court appearances as needed for pending cases.
j) Provide classroom instruction in conjunction with clinical projects.
k) Assist with curriculum development and on issues arising out of the work of the clinics.
l) Attend regular staff meetings.
m) Comply with grant and other reporting requirements.
n) Perform other tasks/duties as assigned by the Frank J. Remington Center Director

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:

One to three years prior experience in legal practice. Prior experience, either as a law student or practicing attorney, with criminal law including post-conviction remedies and claims of wrongful conviction is preferred as is prior clinical or other law teaching experience.

License or Certificate:

Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar by May 1, 2021.

Additional Information:

Position is initially for one year. Position can be extended for a second year, dependent upon satisfactory performance, available funding and department need. Position can be extended for a third year dependent upon available funding and department need. After the third year, position may become a renewable (permanent) position, dependent upon department need and available funding.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 01, 2021


Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply through the Jobs at UW website ( by submitting a cover letter and resume for Job #232813 by the consideration date.


Justin Boehm
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


  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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