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FAMILY LEGAL ADVOCACY & SUPPORTS CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 257468-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:LAW/LAW SCHOOL/EJI
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional Category

Job Summary:

As a Clinical Instructor with the Family Legal Advocacy and Supports Legal Clinic (FLASC), the person in this position will screen requests for assistance from community partners, teach students family law and lawyering skills, manage case work, and supervise clinic students, meeting regularly as they handle cases, under the supervision of the Family Court Clinic Director.
There is an opportunity for research, writing, and advocacy relating to the impact and outcomes of providing pre-petition legal services to families.

Responsibilities:

a. Assist in developing curriculum, courses, and mission of the FLASC program consistent with Law School needs and objectives.

b. Teach in the FLASC, e.g.:
-provide substantive instruction in family law, lawyering skills, and related areas.
-screen and assign appropriate cases to clinic students.
-conduct individual conferences with FLASC students as appropriate.
-review, critique, and approve documents prepared by FLASC students in their cases.
-provide regular written evaluations of students' work.

c. Appear on behalf of FLASC clients in court and administrative proceedings (and manage the
resolution of outstanding issues).

d. Attend regular staff meetings and coordinate with other clinical faculty, as well as collaborate
and teach in areas of common interest among the Law School's civil legal clinics.

e. Assist in legislative and administrative advocacy on issues of interest to the FLASC and its
students.

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

Education:

Required
Terminal Degree
JD required

Qualifications:

Experience in representing individuals in family law cases, managing casework, and addressing civil legal needs of low-income citizens required. Experience in clinical legal education or other teaching experience preferred.

License/Certification:

Required
State Bar of Wisconsin membership
Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar or eligible for admission to the Wisconsin Bar by Sept. 1, 2022 required.

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: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu 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:

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:

AUGUST 01, 2022

Salary:

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

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will serve a one-year probationary period. The position is initially for one year, but may be extended for a second year dependent upon performance, available funding, and department need. The position then may be extended for a third year and, after the third year, may become a renewable (permanent) position, all dependent upon available grant funding and department need.

The University of Wisconsin Law School, located in Madison, WI, is an integral part of the University of Wisconsin, one of the top research universities in the United States. We offer both J.D. and advanced law degrees and enroll students from around the United States and the world. Madison is a city of lakes, frequently listed among the top ten best places to live in the United States. Further information about the law school is available at www.law.wisc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin Law School is dedicated to social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, faculty, and community members. We therefore seek candidates who embrace engagement, inclusion, and diversity in the broadest sense. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply:

Please submit a current cover letter and resume through the Jobs at UW website: www.jobs.wisc.edu under job #257468. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by June 19, 2022, but we will accept applications until the position is filled.

Contact:

Justin Boehm
justin.boehm@wisc.edu
608-890-4466
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:

Clinical Instructor(IC012)

Department(s):

A451052-LAW SCHOOL/LAW SCHOOL/EJI

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:

257468-AS

  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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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