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Clinical Teaching Fellow - Low Income Tax Clinic
School of Law
Vacancy Number 301064
Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 05/14/20 Closes: Open Until Filled
Position is open until filled, and applications submitted by June 1, 2020 will receive priority consideration.
The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a fellowship to start on or about July 1, 2020 in the University of Baltimore Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to clinical law teaching.
The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic represents low-income taxpayers in federal tax disputes and related state tax matters. Its cases involve administrative controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and litigation in federal courts. Students serve as first-chair attorneys under the guidance and support of law school faculty, including the Fellow. Typical student work includes arguing innocent spouse applications, preparing audit reconsiderations, briefing and appearing in collection matters (including Collection Due Process hearings and offers in compromise), and handling cases in Tax Court, including appearing at U.S. Tax Court calendar calls.
We look forward to receiving your required electronic application, letter of interest, and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required letter of interest and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.
The Fellow’s duties include direct supervision of clinic students’ client, case, and community education work, co-teaching a weekly clinic seminar, and engaging in course planning and preparation with the other faculty members in the Clinic. The Fellowship focuses its first year on the skills of teaching, from crafting and leading seminars, to facilitating supervision meetings with student-attorneys. The second year of the fellowship focuses on developing legal scholarship. The third year, we support the Fellow to go on the clinical teaching job market. In addition to teaching, supervision, and legal scholarship, the Fellow is responsible for case coverage during school vacations.
The Fellow will have opportunities to engage in academic scholarship and to explore teaching as a long-term profession, and will receive close mentoring and support from UB’s community of other clinical law teachers and Fellows.
This position is a full-time, year-round contractual appointment for three years. Because the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic serves evening students, the Fellow will work one or more evenings each week during the fall and spring semesters, with daytime hours adjusted accordingly.
Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills and listening skills; a J.D. and at least two years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in the tax field; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high-performance ability; commitment to student mentoring, improvement, and support; commitment to work for low-income clients; and a strong interest in mentoring and law teaching. An L.L.M. in Taxation is preferred but not required. Fellows must be members of the Maryland Bar, willing to become members of the Bar, or qualified to obtain a certification of authorization to practice for out-of-state supervising attorneys under Maryland Rule 19-220. The Fellow must also be a member of the bar of the U.S. Tax Court or able to seek admission to the bar of the U.S. Tax Court and willing to complete the necessary documentation to be permitted to supervise law practice by students.
Salary: The current salary is $60,000. The position includes full available benefits, including retirement plan, research support, and travel allowance.
Applications are now being accepted. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/
The position is open until filled, and required electronic applications received by June 1, 2020 will receive priority consideration. For more details about the Fellows’ Program, please view our website at http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/fellows/.
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