Clinical Instructor - Housing Law Clinic - Legal Services Center

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Job Type

Part Time




Jamaica Plain
United States


Harvard University

Clinical Instructor - Housing Law Clinic - Legal Services Center
Harvard Law School

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. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is for an initial one-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment for one additional year depends on project requirements.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 5 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 3:04.
Additional 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 plus.
Additional Information
This is a term appointment initially for one-year, with the possibility of reappointment for one additional year, dependent on project requirements. The anticipated start date is June 4, 2018.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Job Function
Faculty & Student Services

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Jamaica Plain

Legal Services Center

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity, License/Cert.

EEO Statement
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.

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Minimum Education Required


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