Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEServes as attorney providing assistance and legal representation to clients in up to two of the Law School's clinics or programs.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSProvides legal representation to clients of up to two of the Law School's clinics. Works with clinical faculty members to manage clinic case-loads. Manages individual case-load as well as providing legal representation when students are unavailable or when student representation would be inappropriate.Manages up to two clinical programs when the clinical faulty members are unavailable (i.e. during breaks, or over the summer for those faculty members on 9-month contracts.) This includes legal representation of clients, and supervision of student volunteers and student assistants.Provides mentoring, advice, and training to clinic students in their case work as directed by the clinical faculty members.Works on special projects that require specialized legal knowledge or the exercise of professional judgment (e.g. organizing community legal education workshops, know your rights presentation etc.) as assigned.Perform other related duties as assigned.This is a grant funded position.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONJD Degree or Equivalent. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan or become licensed within six months of hire. Recent law school graduates will be considered.EXPERIENCEJob-related experience working in a law office environment as an attorney, law clerk, legal intern, student attorney, or paralegal helpful.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIESDemonstrated competency in the practice of law; detailed knowledge of the ethical rules applicable to attorneys; ability to learn new substantive areas of law.Ability to develop, implement and manage clinic caseloads and administrative systems in accordance with highest standards of clinical practice and professionalism.Detailed knowledge of the law in one or more of the legal areas covered in current Wayne Law Clinics, which may include asylum/immigration law, transactional law (including but not limited to corporate, business, tax, and exempt organizations law), disability law, medical/legal partnerships or patent law.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.