2020-2021 POSTGRADUATE CHILD LAW AND POLICY FELLOW
The Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University School of Law ("Barton Center") is seeking applications for its 2020-2021 Post-Graduate Child Law and Policy Fellowship. The Fellowship is offered as a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for an additional one-year term, to commence in August of 2020. The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in policy development, legislative advocacy, and clinical law teaching in the field of child law. The Fellow will work closely with Barton Center faculty and will report directly to the Executive Director of the Barton Center, assisting with research, policy development, capacity-building through organizational partnerships, skills teaching and supervision of clinical students, and leadership of advocacy strategies in furtherance of the Barton Center's mission.
About the Barton Center: The Barton Center is a multi-disciplinary child law program whose mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of children who are involved with the courts, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems. The Center’s work is directed by Emory Law faculty who are leading experts in juvenile law in Georgia, and is performed by law and other graduate students enrolled in the Center’s four legal clinics. Under faculty supervision, students provide holistic client representation in trial and appellate courts and in administrative proceedings, and collaborate with state leaders to improve child-serving systems through research-based, data-informed policies and well-crafted laws. In these ways, the Barton Center is meeting the urgent unmet legal needs of individual child-clients while concurrently working to improve the systemic context for state intervention in families, and preparing the next generation of child advocacy professionals.
Fellowship Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Fellow will include, at a minimum:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.