Cincinnati Seeks Director of Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic

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From a colleague at the University of Cincinnati:

The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for the Director of its Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, part of our new Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice. The position is a twelve-month, long-term contract position, with renewals for additional terms available.

Since 2005, students in the Clinic have represented over 500 victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and human trafficking in civil protection order hearings. The Clinic provides students training on practicing law and the art of trial advocacy in the context of domestic violence. Taken in the third year, the semester-long program includes extensive training and gives students hands-on experience counseling and representing clients from the community. Students practice in the Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court and the Court of Common Pleas.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a distinguished academic record, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and must be licensed to practice law in Ohio (or have the ability to become promptly licensed). Experience in public interest representation, including significant litigation experience, experience involving domestic violence and family law, and/or clinical teaching or supervisory experience is preferred. A successful applicant should have excellent lawyering, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Starting Date: August 1, 2012.

Apply at for position #211UC1888. Attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

For more information, contact: Professor Tim Armstrong, Chair, Non-tenure Track Faculty Committee, University of Cincinnati College of Law, PO Box 210040. Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011.

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Applications are especially encouraged from women, persons of color, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

-Bridget Crawford

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