Fair Housing Legal Clinic Clinical Attorney Fellowship
This is a temporary Fellowship position beginning immediately and ending on December 31, 2018. There may be an opportunity to continue in the position for up to two years depending on grant funding.
The Fellowship involves the practice and teaching of fair housing law at the Fair Housing Clinic (“Clinic”) at John Marshall Law School. The Fellow participates in teaching and supervising law students taking the Clinic at the John Marshall Law School as a matriculated graded course. The Fellow also handles a portion of the Clinic’s cases and is responsible for all aspects of prosecuting and managing those matters. The Fellow also participates in office management, development of scholarship in the area of fair housing and other duties as assigned.
- Investigate and litigate fair housing cases, including appeals, in state and federal court and the various administrative venues in the Chicago metropolitan area;
- Supervise clinic students in connection with their handling of cases including court appearances, depositions, file management, gathering evidence, research and drafting documents.
- Represent clients in court, and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government;
- Provide legal advice and counsel;
- Maintain licensure in Illinois including admission to the federal court; Consideration may be given to applicants eligible for pro hac vice admission to Illinois courts.
- Participate in the development and writing of scholarship in of fair housing and related areas;
- Assist as directed with office management and administration including preparation of reports, grant management, conferences, trainings, the Clinic's testing program, case development, education and outreach and other business of the office.
- JD required
Admitted to practice law in Illinois and/or eligible for pro hac vice admission.
- Basic knowledge of state, federal and local fair housing laws, civil and local procedure and Clinic operations;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; good interpersonal skills; basic computer skills
- Excellent legal research, analysis and drafting skills
FHC Clinic Attorney Fellow_Application Attached application 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, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.