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How to Apply

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.

What You'll Do

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

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. 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.

The UIC is an innovative clinic designed to provide first year law students live client learning experiences. UIC students take first-chair responsibility for representing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants at every stage of the administrative appeal process including administrative trials. The UIC fellow will teach and supervise in the clinic, represent clients at every stage of the administrative appeal process, staff the UIC office and develop impact projects that engage advanced clinic students to strengthen the UI safety net.

Michigan's Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins on July 1, 2019.

Who We Are

Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work. 

Required Qualifications*

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years of relevant advocacy experience, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to public interest lawyering, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  

Additional Information

At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. U-M is committed to recruiting, selecting, and retaining a diverse and highly engaged staff community. 

Contact Information

Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948

Application Deadline

We will begin reviewing applications on April 22, 2019, but will accept applications until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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