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Visiting Instructor of Law (Teaching Fellow) – Animal Law Clinic

University of Connecticut, School of Law

University of Connecticut, School of Law

United States(Connecticut)

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

Education, teaching, or training







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About the Role

The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applicants for an opening as a Visiting Clinical Instructor of Law serving as the Animal Law Clinic Teaching Fellow, beginning in the summer of 2024. This is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment. There is no assurance of continued employment beyond the end of the eleven months.

This position offers an attorney with an interest in clinical teaching and animal law the opportunity to teach, supervise students, and work with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program. The fellow will work in the Animal Law Clinic, which serves as a court-appointed legal advocate in animal cruelty cases.

The fellow's duties will include co-teaching Clinic classes, supervising Clinic students’ casework, collaborating with lawyers who serve as advocates, developing materials to train and support advocates, and working on other animal advocacy projects. The fellow will work closely with the Clinic’s faculty director, can collaborate with faculty and students in the Law School, and can work on scholarship and other learning goals.

About the Organisation

The Animal Law Clinic is one of 19 clinics and field placement programs operated by the Law School, including a robust in-house clinical program that comprises clinics focusing on asylum, criminal defense, animal law, housing, tax, intellectual property, and transactional practice, and clinics run in partnership with non-profits affiliated with the law school that focus on child advocacy, criminal defense, disability rights, environmental law, elder law, and veterans’ benefits. UConn Law was an early leader nationally in clinical legal education, and its clinics and field placement programs continue to garner recognition statewide for training lawyers and providing outstanding service to needy members of the community.

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