Mitchell Hamline's Reentry Clinic (Clinic) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney/Assistant Teaching Professor to provide representation to justice-involved people. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of more time, depending on grant funding.
The Clinic helps individuals burdened with a criminal record fully 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.
Provide direct representation to clients in administrative hearings and in court;
Work with certified student attorneys in the Clinics;
Provide education and training sessions about reentry issues and solutions; and
Develop and provide assistant and training within the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our campus community and wish to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and service. We encourage those who attended HBCU law schools or undergraduate institutions, as well as other institutions that have historically graduated substantial diverse student populations to apply.
Qualifications: Licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota with a strong interest in providing quality representation to justice involved people, and an interest in making the world a better place.
Our law school is in an historic area of Saint Paul, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate, home to the Penumbra and Fitzgerald theaters, ethnic restaurants, and one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Just across the river, Minneapolis is the home to the Walker Art Center, First Avenue, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and one of the nation's liveliest performing arts scenes. The city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement and continues to boast one of the largest urban Indian populations in the country. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State of Minnesota.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul are among the top cities for arts and entertainment, sports, biking, cross-country skiing, active lifestyles, non-profit organizations, and exceptionally high levels of civic engagement.
Please apply online and to be considered for this position please provide: a cover letter, a resume, and whether in your cover letter or a separate document, a statement addressing your past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through your teaching and service.
For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by January 5, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled in January. Members of diverse and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the campus community, as well as candidates who wish to work in a collaborative atmosphere with faculty and staff. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status defined by law.
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.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law was formed in 2015 by the combination of William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law. This extraordinary union brought together two law schools that have shaped Minnesota’s legal landscape for more than a combined 155 years, creating the top law school in the Midwest for students seeking a rigorous, practical, and problem-solving approach to legal education.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a legal education grounded in legal theory and distinguished by exceptional practical legal training. A forward-thinking, independent law school with a history dating back more than 100 years, we have continually shaped legal education to be relevant to our students, their future clients, and the legal profession. We are committed to making legal education accessible and offer an unmatched number of enrollment options. Our students graduate prepared to put their degree into practice or use their legal training in the profession of their choice.