Website The John Marshall Law School
Adjunct Professor (Tax Law) Position
Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic
The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School’s Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic advocates on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and their children representing survivors in nine different practice areas: (i) Family Law/Orders of Protection, (ii) Immigration Relief, (iv) Debt Relief/Credit Repair, (v), Income Tax Liability Relief, (vi) Crime Victim Compensation, (vii) Housing Protections, (viii) Employment Protections, and (ix) Estate and Financial Planning. We operate not only like a mini-law firm, but also like a think tank, crafting empirical and comparative law based law reform proposals. We also create innovative legal resources for pro se survivors of domestic violence, including interactive online income tax liability relief resources that enable the user to determine if she/he qualifies for “innocent spouse relief” (classical or equitable) and then provides pop-up, bubble tips on the IRS form for this relief.
We are seeking an attorney with expertise in federal and state income tax law to work with our clinic, and our clinic’s students, in the fall 2017 semester and spring 2018 semester, to: (i) develop pro se resources on additional forms of income tax liability relief, and (ii) provide legal assistance to those of our clients who have questions on, or problems with, their federal or state income taxes, through individual consultations or in a workshop setting.
We estimate a time commitment of approximately thirty-forty hours in total over the thirteen-week semester working with and evaluating our students in the above described activities.
Prior experience supervising student or attorney work is a plus, as is prior experience working with survivors of domestic violence, but are not requirements. We will provide training to you on the nature and dynamics of domestic violence, and on our procedures that take the realities of domestic violence into account, such as the importance of safety planning.
The position will hold the title of “Adjunct Professor” and receive an honorarium of $1,000 per semester.
The John Marshall Law School is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested in the position, please contact Professor Debra Pogrund Stark, Director of the Family Law & Domestic Violence Clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org, submitting your resume.