Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Staff Attorney Fellow - School of Law
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR74743
The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Washington University School of Law seeks a full-time Staff Attorney Fellow for a one-year term with potential renewal depending on funding status. Washington University School of Law seeks applications for the position of Staff Attorney for its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, one of nineteen law clinic and externship courses offered by the Law School (seelaw.wustl.edu/academics/clinical-education-program/lowincome-taxpayer-clinic/Â ).
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Clinicâ™s Director and/or supervising attorney, the Fellow will be expected to:
Provides free legal assistance to low income taxpayers on income tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Assuming primary responsibility for cases by engaging in substantial legal work, including intake/case evaluation, client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, drafting pleadings and other legal filings, participating in discovery, and making court appearances.
Other duties as assigned by Clinic Director.
J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
Admitted or eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., must be a member of the Missouri bar or eligible for admission on motion or as a law teacher without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rules 8.10 and 13.06) or be sitting for the Missouri Bar in 2023.
Admitted or eligible for admission to the U.S. Tax Court.
Outstanding legal research and writing skills.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
In addition to completing the online application, applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript, and brief description of the candidateâ™s interest and qualifications to: Professor Sarah Narkiewicz, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Washington University School of Law, One Brookings Drive, MSC 1120-250-102, St. Louis, MOÂ 63130-4899; firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.