Local News Fellow, Duke Law School First Amendment Clinic
The First Amendment Clinic at Duke Law School is accepting applications for a Local News Fellow. This fellowship is a full-time, term limited position beginning in the 2023 spring semester. Please note that as Duke University is undertaking instruction in-person, this appointment requires that the Clinical Fellow be in-residence at Duke. Visit our website for more information about the First Amendment Clinic and Duke Law School.
The Fellow will work on issues relating to the legal needs of local journalists, including: access to public records and government meetings, defending against subpoenas, lobbying for anti-SLAPP legislation and access-friendly updates to the North Carolina public records law; and providing education and outreach to the local journalism community. The Fellow will work closely with the other attorneys in the First Amendment Clinic and supervise the legal practice of students enrolled in the First Amendment Clinic.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- A J.D. degree
- NC bar admission at the time of application, or eligibility for admission and expressed willingness to become a member.
- A minimum of three years of relevant experience.
- A record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, advocacy, and intellectual engagement, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to working closely with students.
- Interest in working in an academic setting
- Experience supervising students and/or junior colleagues.
- Excellent research, analytical, communication, organizational, and writing skills.
The term of the appointment is two years (two successive one-year contracts) with the possibility of an extension for a third year. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and competitive with similar fellowship positions at other top U.S. law schools. Duke Law School has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty.
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Interested applicants must apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23663) no later than Nov. 30, 2022. Applicants should also submit a letter of interest and résumé or CV also no later than November 30, 2022, via email to Sandra Pettiford at email@example.com. The letter of interest should include information about what diversity, equity, and inclusion have meant to you, including in your past and present teaching, research, work experience, community engagement, or lived experience.
Please share this announcement with those who might be interested. Questions about this position may be addressed to Sarah Ludington, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Director of the First Amendment Clinic, firstname.lastname@example.org.