J.D. and admitted to the Wisconsin Bar, or eligible for admission to the Wisconsin Bar by September 2024 (required for the position).

This position targets new law graduates or those within 0-12 months of law school graduation. Demonstrated interest in public service and clinical legal education is highly preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Job Duties:

The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks applicants for a post-graduate clinical fellowship position in the Economic Justice Institute (EJI).  EJI trains and supervises students who provide legal services to low-income clients in the Consumer Law Clinic, Family Court Clinic, Immigrant Justice Clinic, Neighborhood Law Clinic, and the Restraining Order & Survivors’ Advocacy Clinic. Currently the greatest area of need is in consumer law; therefore familiarity with, or experience in, consumer law is preferred. The fellowship is a training, public interest, and research opportunity for new or recent law graduates drawn to clinical law teaching and public-interest law. The Clinical Fellow (Research Associate) will work under the supervision of one or more law school professors and will instruct law students, manage cases and public interest projects, and potentially publish research in their area of interest. We recognize that potential for excellence comes from a variety of backgrounds and have created this position to develop the talents and abilities of future public-interest lawyers and clinical teachers. It is a one-year position, potentially renewable for a second year.

Principal duties:

The Clinical Fellow will develop their teaching and advocacy skills while working on cases and projects with faculty and staff.  The Fellow will assist with the instruction, supervision, and mentoring of law students through the representation and assistance of clinic clients in conjunction with clinical faculty. Specific duties may include:

  1.  Assisting in the review and refinement of the clinic’s curriculum and courses, consistent with Law School needs and objectives;
  2.  Teaching or co-teaching clinical courses or classes, which may include:
    • providing instruction in substantive law, procedure, and professional responsibility;
    • evaluating students' work
  3.  Expanding the clinic's outreach and developing its advocacy mission;
  4.  Attending staff meetings and coordinating/collaborating with EJI clinical faculty in areas of common interest among the Law School’s clinics;
  5.  Developing and pursuing research interests, writing and publishing material on clinic activities or public-interest advocacy, and participating in outreach, conferences, or other events related to the clinic’s work.
Salary (full-time annual):

This is a fixed-term position, and a one-year period of evaluation will be required. The fellowship appointment may be extended for an additional year, depending upon performance and department need.

Salary is $65,000 annually (12 months).

Percent Time: 100%
Start Date: Preferred start date between June 1 and August 1, 2024.
Contact Name:  Justin Boehm
Contact Address: Law Building, 975 Bascom Mall 
Madison, WI 53706-1399
Contact Phone: 608-890-4466
Contact Email:

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Justin Boehm, HR Manager at by Monday, March 11, 2024, but we will accept applications until position is filled.

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