IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, an innovator in legal education, is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as the Director of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices, the school’s teaching law firm. The Law Offices is a unique, primarily fee-generating clinical education program which employs 28 people including 16 fee-generating attorneys, 2 non-fee-generating attorneys and a support staff. Currently, the Law Offices offers 10 in-house clinics, three externship programs and two certificate programs for students specializing in litigation-related fields. It also mentors recent graduates in a solo and small practice incubator program. The Director’s responsibilities include ensuring that the educational goals of the Law Offices are met, supervising and managing the personnel and the budget, and general administration of the Law Offices.
IIT Chicago-Kent is eager for a Director to identify, evaluate and implement new teaching methodologies and opportunities. These might include expanding experiential courses, developing more sophisticated externship programs, assessing financing sources for pro bono clinics and further integrating modern law practice into the law school curriculum.
Applicants should have at least 7 years’ experience practicing law, teaching and mentoring others, administering budgets, and/or managing people. In addition, applicants should have the vision to embrace the challenge of making legal education more responsive to changes in law practice. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Start date: Summer 2015
Applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Laura Caringella, firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2015.