Fellowship Announcement in Transactional/Community Economic Development Law

The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School announce the availability of new graduate clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2013–15.  In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows.  Friedman Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law. (Photo: Jacob Burns Clinics.)

The 2013-15 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2013.  Each fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic.  Although the various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and experiences, each provides the Fellow with opportunities to co-teach and co-supervise, alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic.

The Friedman Fellowship program enables every Fellow to learn about clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in these endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which these are the primary topics of inquiry.  In the process, Fellows receive mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration, and the law school in general.

Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other clinical faculty.  As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students, and in writing a publishable thesis.  Fellows also enroll part-time in other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program.

George Washington is currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience.  It is especially interested in applications from lawyers with background and experience in transactional law and community economic development law.  Fellows receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment. Fellows must be members of a state bar.  Candidates who are not members of the D.C. Bar must be eligible for immediate waiver into the D.C. Bar.

Applicants should send letters of interest, resumes, a list of  references, and a complete law school transcript by Nov. 26, 2012,to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb.  The preferred submission method is by e-mail to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. In the alternative, applications can be mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics c/o Executive Assistant Norma Lamont, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052.