The University of Baltimore School of Law calls application for Clinical Teaching Fellowship in Low Income Tax. The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start on or about July 1, 2020, in the University of Baltimore Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching.
Candidates undertaking this Teaching Fellowship at the University of Baltimore will have the following role
- The Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of clinic students’ client, case, and community education work, co-teaching a weekly clinic seminar, and engaging in course planning and preparation with the other faculty members in the Clinic.
- Firstly, the Fellowship focuses its first year on the skills of teaching, from crafting and leading seminars, to facilitating supervision meetings with student-attorneys.
- Secondly, the second year of the fellowship focuses on developing legal scholarship.
- Furthermore, in the third year, the School of Law supports the Fellow to go on the clinical teaching job market.
- In addition to teaching, supervision, and legal scholarship, the Fellow is responsible for case coverage during school vacations.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and listening skills; a J.D. and at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in the tax field.
- Strong academic record and/or other indicia of high-performance ability.
- Commitment to student mentoring, improvement, and support as well as a commitment to work for low-income clients.
- Similarly, a strong interest in mentoring and law teaching. An L.L.M. in Taxation is preferred but not required.
- Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar, willing to become members of the Bar, or qualified to obtain a certification of authorization to practice for out-of-state supervising attorneys under Maryland Rule 19-220.
- The Fellow must also be a member of the bar of the U.S. Tax Court or able to seek admission to the bar of the U.S. Tax Court and willing to complete the necessary documentation to be permitted to supervise law practice by students.
The Fellow will have opportunities to engage in academic scholarship and to explore teaching as a long-term profession and will receive close mentoring and support from UB’s community of other clinical law teachers and Fellows. Moreover, the current salary is $60,000. In addition to that, the position includes full available benefits, including a retirement plans, research support, and travel allowance.
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