The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law seeks to hire a Graduate Teaching Fellow beginning January 2020 in the Child and Family Services Clinic.
This Fellowship includes a position as a Clinical Teaching Assistant as well as the opportunity to earn a Masters of Law degree. The Fellowship offers law school graduates an opportunity to learn to teach law in a clinical setting, work on issues of child and family advocacy, and enhance their litigation skills. The Teaching Assistants' duties include direct supervision of clinic students' client cases, co-teaching a clinical course, and engaging in course planning and preparation with the other faculty members in the Family Law Program. Fellows are responsible for case coverage during school vacations. This position is a contractual appointment for one year, with possibility of renewal for an additional year.
The Masters of Law degree emphasizing family law includes opportunities for course work, research and scholarship, during the Fellowship term. Qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills; admission to the Missouri bar, familiarity with Jackson County family court procedures; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; a strong interest in teaching; and a commitment to work with low-income clients.
Salary: $30,000 year plus tuition scholarship for 15 hours of LL.M. program. The position includes full benefits, including health insurance and CLE.
To apply for the fellowship, an applicant should submit an application through the University of Missouri Kansas City Human Resources Website. Fellows will be required to submit official transcripts prior to appointment. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Mary Kay O'Malley, UMKC School of Law firstname.lastname@example.org .
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