Mitchell Hamline's Reentry Clinic (Clinic) is seeking a full-time Legal Fellow to work with the Clinic in its representation of justice involved people. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of additional time depending on funding.
The Clinic represents individuals burdened with a criminal record reenter society by providing holistic legal representation to ensure recently released persons have the best opportunity to live a safe and fulfilling life. This work is on the cutting edge of criminal justice and provides insights into the next wave of restorative justice. The Clinic serves people who are incarcerated, were incarcerated, or were never incarcerated; services include expungements, family unification, entrepreneurial assistance, disability appeals, and more.
The Fellow will work with lawyers and certified student attorneys in the Clinic, provide training to our community partners, conduct intake assessments, and develop the Clinic's website.
Qualifications: Significant contact with the criminal justice system; basic computer skills; strong organizational skills; flexibility to adapt to changes in the Clinic services; and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with others.
For best consideration, all application materials (such as cover letter and resume) should be submitted by December 28, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled for early January 2021.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
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