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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Entrepreneurship Clinic (EC). This is a two year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year.

The EC represents startup companies and existing ventures based in Southeastern Michigan on transactional matters in the areas of corporate, tax, securities, intellectual property, contracts and employment law.  Student startups come from a number of the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges including the Ross School of Business, the Engineering School, the School of Public Health and the School of Information.  Non-student startups and ventures are based in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.  

The EC forms legal entities; drafts bylaws, operating agreements, and other governance documents; advises on intellectual property matters; drafts and negotiates contracts; drafts and advises on financing and employment matters and helps the ventures understand the laws that affect them.  The successful candidate will teach and supervise law students, advise clients, staff the EC office hours at various locations around the Ann Arbor campus, give workshops to entrepreneurs on campus and in Southeastern Michigan and work with other schools and colleges at the University of Michigan and other organizations assisting startups.

Responsibilities*

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to fully support attorneys wishing to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship.

Required Qualifications*

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of experience representing startup companies and existing ventures in at least one of the EC’s core areas of practice, with a preference for an individual with experience representing startups and existing ventures in intellectual property law issues, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to entrepreneurship and public interest lawyering through transactional work with potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan. Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins during the summer of 2018. 

Additional Information

Questions may be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. We will begin reviewing applications on May 18, 2018, but will accept applications until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to:

John W. Lemmer

Experiential Education Business Administrator

The University of Michigan Law School

701 S. State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

jwlemmer@umich.edu

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.