Closing Date: 18th February, 2023


How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

What You'll Do
The University of Michigan Law Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in its Civil/Criminal Litigation Clinic (CCLC). This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year.

The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to fully support attorneys wishing to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with a clinic director, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach. Support is provided for personal and professional development and scholarship. Michigan Clinical Fellows have enjoyed success on the national job market and are teaching in clinics at law schools across the country.

The CCLC is Michigan Law’s oldest clinic. The CCLC represents low-income clients at trial and appellate levels across many substantive areas of practice including housing, contracts, consumer and civil rights, discrimination, public benefits, and insurance. On the criminal side, the CCLC represent clients charged with misdemeanors from arraignment through trial, and handles post-judgment issues in serious felony cases.

Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship begins late spring/early summer of 2023.

Who We Are
Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the JD and 40 in the LLM program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

Required Qualifications*
The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years of experience in at least one of CCLC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to serving the under-served. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

Desired Qualifications*
Experience in both civil and criminal practice is a plus as is potential for scholarship and success as a clinic teacher.

Additional Information
At the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. U-M is committed to recruiting, selecting, and retaining a diverse and highly engaged staff community.

Contact Information
Questions may be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at or 734-763-1948.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. Application review will begin on January 27, 2023, and will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.