Location: Chicago Loop
Area of Practice: Civil Rights, Discrimination, General Civil Litigation
STAFF ATTORNEY- FAIR HOUSING LEGAL
(Full-Time/ Benefits Eligible)
Fair Housing Legal Clinic -School of Law
University of Illinois Chicago
Apply by October 14, 2022
The UIC School of Law, Chicago's only public law school, is seeking a Staff Attorney for the Fair Housing Clinic.
The Fair Housing Legal Clinic is a nationally known civil rights legal clinic dedicated to protecting housing rights. It represents victims of housing discrimination, conducts fair housing testing, education, and training.
This is a full-time staff attorney position involving the practice and teaching of fair housing law and litigation. The attorney assists with teaching and supervising law students taking the Clinic as a matriculated graded course. The attorney handles his/her own cases and is responsible for all aspects of prosecuting and managing those matters. The attorney may also assist with office and grant management, education and outreach and training initiatives as directed.
A Juris Doctor from an ABA approved Law School is required as well as an active Illinois law license, or ability to be admitted by motion within six months of hiring. Also, basic computer skills and a good understanding of state and federal fair housing law and civil rights are required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.
The ideal candidate will also have excellent writing and speaking skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to working with vulnerable communities and an interest/focus on housing issues.
This position may also require some travel and evening and/or weekend hours.
All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick. In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents. Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.
For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current resume, and the names of 3 references by October 14, 2022 to https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/551?c=uic.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran, or disability status.
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