The Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University) is a different kind of law school designed to create a different kind of lawyer. We seek to become a model for legal education that drives the legal profession to become more equitable, accessible, and technologically advanced.
We are seeking an experienced, equity-oriented lawyer to join us as our second Staff Lawyer, Legal Clinic Programs, in advance of the launch of our student legal clinic program in September 2023. The ideal candidate will have either some familiarity with or openness to learning the skills necessary to work within a legal clinic culture that incorporates a healing justice lens, inclusive of movement and community lawyering, decolonial and anti-racist ways of thinking and working, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lawyering, and abolitionist and transformative justice frameworks.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of the early stages of building a student legal clinic program, within a law school that is deeply committed to equity. Working alongside the members of the Legal Clinic Programs team, the Staff Lawyer will play an essential role in shaping the culture, practices, and substantive legal focus of the law school’s student legal clinic. The Staff Lawyer will provide comprehensive and holistic supervision and mentoring to students, starting in the areas of housing and social assistance law; will participate in the implementation, refinement, and expansion of the law school’s student legal clinic model; and will work collaboratively with local organizations on community development, law reform, and public legal education initiatives. The Staff Lawyer will infuse all aspects of their work with an equity-oriented, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed approach to student supervision, community and client interaction, and legal practice.
· Membership in good standing with the LSO
· Minimum 4 years relevant legal experience
· Knowledge of / working experience in areas of legal clinic law, with knowledge required in social assistance and housing law, and other areas of legal clinic law being an asset
Deadline: Thursday June 22, 2023 (11:59 pm EST)
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For any inquiries, please contact Khalid Janmohamed, Director, Legal Clinic Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.