The new Center for Justice Reform Clinic at Vermont Law and Graduate School is hiring a Clinic Teaching Fellow to help us grow into new areas of legal work-including pre- and post- conviction mitigation and relief, prisoners’ rights and reentry, and immigration help for those in contact with punitive legal systems. This fellowship offers the opportunity to teach and pursue scholarship at the exciting intersections of immigration and restorative justice and to utilize a range of legal tools in a creative and nimble jurisdiction. The fellow will be joining an existing clinic team of two clinic faculty, one clinic fellow, and a clinic office assistant, with a choice of home offices in Burlington and South Royalton.
For background, the Center for Justice Reform at Vermont Law and Graduate School (“VLGS”) exists to transform the ways communities engage with each other, respond to harm, and pursue justice. We advance this mission by empowering VLGS students to think restoratively while equipping them with knowledge and skills to be agents of change. A new pillar of our program is the groundbreaking Center for Justice Reform Clinic (“CJRC”), which will support J.D. and master’s students for three semesters per academic year to repair harms caused by the punitive criminal and immigration legal systems. Growing from the VLGS immigration clinic-Vermont’s only pro bono removal defense provider-the CJRC will empower students to develop professional habits and essential advocacy skills through judicial, administrative, and legislative advocacy; survivor-centered legal services; movement lawyering; and restorative practices.
With mentorship from clinic faculty, the Clinic Fellow will instruct and supervise students, deliver case work and advocacy projects, and potentially publish in their area of interest. The Fellow will collaborate with the Associate Director to develop fellowship goals that will maximize learning in their areas of interest while responding to our low-income clients’ needs. The Fellow will work from our South Royalton campus, located along the beautiful White River, as well as at VLGS-Burlington, Vermont’s population center where many client communities reside. The fellowship is a training and research opportunity for early career attorneys drawn to clinical teaching and public interest lawyering. Contact email@example.com for more information or apply at vermontlaw.edu