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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 252835-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional Category

Job Summary:

The Frank J. Remington Center, a University of Wisconsin Law School clinical program, has an opening for a Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor in the Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP). In WIP, law students, under clinical faculty supervision, provide legal assistance to prison inmates in Wisconsin and other states in cases in which the inmates have viable claims that they are actually innocent and wrongly convicted.

In this position, the clinical professor will work with law students to proactively identify cases suitable for postconviction DNA testing or determine whether other avenues are available to establish a claim of innocence, as well as litigate viable claims of innocence on behalf of inmates. The person in this position will also take over ongoing appellate and postconviction litigation on behalf of the project.

Admission to practice law in Wisconsin is required.


The specific duties of the position are as follows:

Work full-time in the Remington Center's Wisconsin Innocence Project as a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor. Additionally, the position will also involve overseeing any administrative running of the clinic, under the overall umbrella of the Frank J. Remington Center. 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 cases are suitable for DNA or other forensic testing, determine whether other avenues are available to establish a claim of innocence, and litigate viable claims of innocence on behalf of inmates. The professor will:

-Guide/advise law students in the handling of their cases.
-Take over appellate/postconviction work in ongoing WIP cases.
-Hold at least weekly individual conferences with law clinic students.
-Be available to students for consultation and advice during the work day.
-Provide periodic oral and written evaluation of students.
-Review, edit, and approve all letters, pleadings, and documents prepared by students.
-Visit penal institution(s) on a bi-weekly basis or as necessary to supervise student interviews of inmates; conduct screening interviews as needed.
-Conduct other factual investigations, as needed, to assess and develop inmates' cases.
-Make court appearances as needed for cases generated by work for inmates.
-Provide classroom instruction in conjunction with clinical projects for law students.
-Assist with curriculum development, policy reform efforts, and scholarly research and writing on issues arising out of the work of the clinics, consistent with the expectations of the Law School's Clinical Promotions & Hiring Standards.
-Attend regular staff meetings.
-Comply with grant and other reporting requirements.
-Complete other tasks/duties as assigned by the Frank J. Remington Center Director.
-Serve on Law School committees and contribute to the Law School community.

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


Terminal Degree
JD or LLB required


Minimum three years prior experience in criminal legal practice required, at least five years of criminal legal practice experience strongly preferred. Prior experience with postconviction remedies or claims of wrongful conviction is preferred, as is prior clinical or other law teaching experience. Additional consideration given to those individuals with a demonstrated interest in policy advocacy, legal research and publication, or other methods of service to the legal community.
Previous law teaching experience required to be hired at the Associate level.


State Bar of Wisconsin membership
Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar by September 1, 2022.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2022


Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply through the Jobs at UW website ( by submitting a cover letter and resume under job #252835. There is a full consideration date of March 20th, but we will accept applications until the position is filled.


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:

Associate Clinical Professor(IC010) or Assistant Clinical Professor(IC011)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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