Experience: Entry Level
Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Handle cases / participate in teaching law students
Clinical Attorney Fellow
The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic Clinical Attorney Fellowship Position
The John Marshall Law School is seeking applicants for the position of Clinical Attorney Fellow for The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic (Clinic) beginning immediately and continuing until December 31, 2018. There may be an opportunity to continue in the position depending on funding.
About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, for more than 100 years, has been a pioneer in legal education. Throughout its history, The John Marshall Law School has upheld a tradition of diversity, innovation and opportunity, and has consistently provided an education that combines an understanding of the theory, the philosophy, and the practice of law. The John Marshall Law School was among the first law schools in Chicago to admit female students, African-American students, offer non-traditional (conditional) admission, and offer evening courses for practicing attorneys. Founded in 1899, The John Marshall Law School today is proud to be recognized as a dynamic independent law school, promoting excellence in all aspects of legal education.
About the Fair Housing Clinic
As part of its Fair Housing Legal Support Center, The John Marshall Law School operates the Clinic, where students represent clients who have been denied housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, marital status, age, source of income, sexual orientation, or other protected classes. The Clinic offers students an opportunity to participate in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies. Students may draft pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs, participate in hearings conduct discovery and trials.
About the Attorney Fellowship Position
This Fellowship position is an opportunity to serve at the Clinic handling cases and teaching clinical law students. The Clinical Attorney will participate in teaching law students, who will take the Clinic as a matriculated graded course, and will handle a portion of the Clinic's cases. The Clinical Attorney will be responsible for all aspects of prosecuting and managing the matters to which s/he is assigned. The Clinical Attorney will also participate in office management, including federal grant management, education and outreach and other initiatives as directed. The Attorney may also assist with teaching the fair housing class and developing scholarship in the field. This practical work experience will provide an important and lasting point of reference that can be used in many positions after the Fellowship is completed. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.
It is an entry level position and applications will be taken until filled. Preference will be given to graduates of the John Marshall Law School who have successfully completed the Clinic and are admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois and admitted to or eligible for admission to federal court. However, qualified applicants who are not John Marshall and Clinic alum, but are eligible for pro hac vice admission in Illinois are encouraged to apply.
The John Marshall Law School offers a salary commensurate with standards for such positions in the area and excellent benefits.
Applications should be sent by mail to
The John Marshall Law School, Fair Housing Legal Clinic Attn:
Prof. Allison K. Bethel, 315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A resume and brief original legal writing sample must be submitted together with the completed application form and personal statement. Additional information may be requested.
The John Marshall Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. There will be no discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, color, race religion, national origin, marital status, disability, age, or other class protected under relevant law. The John Marshall Law School encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process is needed please notify The John Marshall Law School.