Duties & Responsibilities
The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School has an immediate opening for a Clinical Instructor within its Housing Law Clinic. The Housing Law Clinic-through which Harvard Law students receive hands-on training in lawyering skills-provides free legal representation to low income tenant on matters such as eviction defense and enforcing the State Sanitary Code so as to maintain decent, affordable, healthy and safe homes for Boston families. The Clinical Instructor, who will work in close collaboration with the Director of the Housing Clinic, will oversee the Clinic's docket, maintain community and pro bono partnerships, represent clients, and train and supervise law students who enroll in the Clinic and who seek to develop lawyering skills, and assist with teaching a weekly Housing Law seminar at Harvard Law School. The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School's clinical program.Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04Additional Qualifications
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy. Prior experience in housing advocacy required. Prior experience in clinical education and/or the intersection of housing instability/domestic violence considered a plusAdditional Information
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend one year from start date, subject to funding and departmental need. The possibility of reappointment for one additional year depends on project requirements.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.Time Status
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.