GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the Criminal Justice and the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinics, which are both part of Georgetown’s top-ranked clinical program.
Georgetown Law is fortunate to have two criminal clinics that serve many third-year law students and six E. Barrett Prettyman fellows each year. Because of the size of the two programs, in addition to the directors of the respective clinics, an additional full-time faculty member is shared between the two year-long clinics, teaching in the seminar and supervising students in both clinics on their criminal cases.
The faculty member in this position plays a vital role in supervising the E. Barrett Prettyman program (a 57 year-long Georgetown institution). As the Co-Director of the Prettyman program, the faculty member runs a six-week training program for the fellows at the beginning of their fellowship and supervises the fellows in their misdemeanor and felony caseloads through the year. With teaching responsibilities in two different clinics and the supervision of students and fellows in multiple criminal cases, this position requires an energetic, thoughtful, and experienced practitioner and scholar. Since this appointment is on the tenure track, the faculty member will be expected to produce high-quality scholarship and to engage in the academic life of the law school. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references and a scholarly agenda to Emily N. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgetown Law has operated its highly regarded in-house clinical program for more than 50 years. Through this program, students learn the practical art of lawyering while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations. We offer 17 different clinics, and more than 300 students participate in this program every year.
Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.