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Veterans Legal Clinic Fellow

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033973
Department Code 21701-2100
Department Law College-Dean
Job Title Veterans Legal Clinic Fellow
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S4
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Veterans Legal Clinic Fellow will provide direct representation to military veterans and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the various military discharge boards. The Fellow will work with community partners, including pro bono attorneys and other non-profits, in Oneida County to provide holistic services to veterans. The Fellow will develop and deliver presentations to attorneys and veterans on legal topics, including VA benefits, discharge upgrades, treatment courts, SCRA, and USERRA. The Fellow will have the opportunity to engage with law students and have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of law school legal clinics.

The fellowship is a one-year fellowship.

The College of Law particularly welcomes applications from candidates for this position who contribute to the diversity of the College of Law community.

Qualifications

• Applicants should either be admitted to practice law in any state or be a recent law school graduate who has sat for the July 2017 bar examination.
• The Fellow will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal, organizational and the ability to work as a team member.
• Knowledge of veterans benefits law and experience with veterans and military families is preferred.
• Military service or related-military background is also preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

• 10% of the year, Fellow will be traveling to Oneida County (Utica or Rome)
• Fellow will do some traveling to conferences on veterans law.
• Fellow may also have to travel for hearings to Buffalo, NY or Washington DC, however it will not be consistent travel.

Responsibilities

• Provide direct representation to veterans and families on VA benefits
• Outreach to Oneida County veterans, pro bono attorneys, and non-profits through intake hours and presentations
• Develop materials for presentations and outreach
• Data tracking and reporting

Physical Requirements

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Tools/Equipment

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Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 09/20/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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