The University of Wisconsin Law School has an opening for a clinical instructor/staff attorney in the Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP). In WIP, law students, under clinical faculty supervision, provide legal assistance to prison inmates in cases in which the inmates have viable claims that they are actually innocent and wrongly convicted. The clinical instructor will work with law students to proactively identify cases in which avenues are available to establish a claim of innocence and to litigate viable claims of innocence. The clinical instructor will also assume responsibility for any ongoing appellate and postconviction litigation on behalf of the project.
Admission to practice law in Wisconsin is required.
More information about the specific duties of the position is on the Jobs at UW website under the job # 232813-AS.
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One to three years experience in legal practice. Prior experience, either as a law student or practicing attorney, with criminal law including post-conviction remedies and claims of wrongful conviction is preferred, as is prior clinical or other law teaching experience.
Must be admitted to the Wisconsin Bar by May 1, 2021, the position start date.
Position is full-time, and initially for one year, but has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on institutional need and/or funding.
Applicants must apply through the Jobs at UW website (www.jobs.wisc.edu) by submitting a cover letter and resume for Job #232813 by the closing date of April 15, 2021.
Internal Number: 232813-AS
About University of Wisconsin Law School
The University of Wisconsin Law School is located in the heart of the beautiful UW–Madison campus. It boasts a renowned faculty, an extensive curriculum and a dynamic student body. As part of a world-class university located in the state’s capital, the Law School also offers a wealth of experiences beyond its walls.
Our curriculum emphasizes the dynamics of the law—how the law relates to social change and to society as a whole—while at the same time stressing skills development. The Law School also has one of the largest clinical programs in the country. With a focus on skills-based learning, our students graduate practice-ready and prepared for success. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views, and approaches to their teaching. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison.