Religious Liberty Clinic Transactional Legal Fellow (Tax) -- 2 Year Limited Term

Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative
Notre Dame

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Job Title Religious Liberty Clinic Transactional Legal Fellow (Tax) -- 2 Year Limited Term
Job Description

Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative promotes religious freedom through scholarship, events, and the Law School’s Religious Liberty Clinic. In the Clinic, RLI faculty and staff train a team of law students in the practice of law as they work on cutting edge matters in defense of the fundamental right of individuals and organizations to hold, express, exercise, and live out their religious beliefs. The Religious Liberty Clinic conducts an active teaching law practice that takes on matters to represent individuals and organizations in defense of religious freedom.

The RLC is seeking to hire a Tax Legal Fellow to assist in mentoring students and overseeing the work of the transactional component of the Clinic. The transactional component of the Clinic includes legal work advising religiously affiliated organizations an an array of matters including issues related to real estate, tax structuring, and employment and management policies. The Tax Legal Fellow may be expected to assist in all aspects of the transactional component’s work, but with a particular emphasis on tax-related matters. The Clinic is also seeking to hire Legal Fellow with a focus on real-estate advising:

The Legal Fellow will serve a term of 1-2 years, working alongside and under the direction of the RLI faculty and supervising attorneys to mentor clinical law students and execute all aspects of client representation in service of the Clinic’s mission to promote religious freedom for individuals of all faiths. The Legal Fellow will be responsible for all aspects of client representation and will supervise clinical students as they advise clients on transactional matters. In addition to collaborative work, the Legal Fellow is also expected to work autonomously and make decisions independently for the benefit of their clients.


To learn more about the Religious Liberty Initiative, please visit: To learn about the Religious Liberty Clinic specifically and its cases, please visit:

This is a 2 year Limited Term position.


Minimum Qualifications
  • JD Degree
  • 6+ months professional experience
  • Committed to the university mission and to promoting religious freedom of all faiths
  • Strong desire to pursue a legal career consistent with the mission of the Clinic and to pursue transactional or tax-related work
  • Attention to detail, strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent legal research skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working on religious liberty matters
  • Experience working on tax matters
  • Experience working on transactional and real estate matters
  • Experience working with or supervising law students/interns
  • Licensed to practice law in Indiana (or in another state, with the ability to transfer license to Indiana)
  • Judicial clerkship experience
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Department Clinical Law Center (33070)
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Career Stream/Level EIC 1 Associate
Department Hiring Pay Range Up to $90,000 annual salary
Pay ID Semi-Monthly
FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt
Job Category Administrator/Professional
Job Type Full-time
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During academic breaks, up to 2 days/ week hybrid (remote)

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Posting Detail Information


Job Posting Date (Campus) 03/07/2023
Job Posting Date (Public) 03/07/2023
Job Closing Date 03/31/2023
Posting Type Open To All Applicants
Posting Number S23817
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