The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a Visiting Clinical Professor to teach in its Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC) during the Fall 2021 semester.
Law students enrolled in the CEC provide transactional legal services to nonprofit and community organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based businesses in Detroit and the metro Detroit area. The CEC works to support vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities and provide creative solutions to the transactional needs of clients to promote racial, social, and economic justice. The CEC represents organizations working to build and sustain neighborhoods in disinvested areas in Detroit and other disinvested urban areas of the region.
The Clinic works with both start-up and established clients. New organizations seek assistance in entity formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance. More established organizations seek the CEC’s assistance to accommodate their organizations’ and programs’ growth: draft and negotiate contract and leases; create worker cooperatives and social enterprises; counsel regarding land use, permits and other regulations; provide tax advice on income-generating activities; advise on employment issues; counsel on risk management; and research and advise on intellectual property issues. The visiting professor will co-teach the seminar component of the clinic and supervise law students on their client matters.
The successful applicant will have significant experience in at least one of the CEC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work in under-served communities. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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Internal Number: 195593
About The University of Michigan
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.