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  • 07 Sep 2018 10:25 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the position of Director of the Entrepreneurial/Transactional Law Clinic. The position will begin in the 2019-2020 school year, and will be a twelve-month position. The directorship could be annual or long-term contract, or tenure-track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences. Duties will include supervising and assessing Clinic students representing nonprofit organizations and emerging entrepreneurs.   The Clinic primarily focuses on assisting startup businesses and nonprofits in underserved communities in Polk County, Iowa that are not able to afford retained counsel.   In addition, graduate students and other researchers at Iowa State University provide another source of Clinical transactional cases, many of which include advanced issues involving tech transfers, capital structures, and software licensing. The Director will have the opportunity to build on the success of the existing clinic, which serves a vibrant, diverse community of innovators.  In addition, there may be opportunities to teach doctrinal and experiential-learning courses depending on the law school’s curricular needs.

    Candidates must possess a J.D. or comparable law degree and be admitted to, or able to satisfy the requirements for admission to the Iowa Bar. A distinguished record of clinical teaching or extensive practice-related experience, with a demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching, supervision and assessment, scholarship, and service is preferred. At least three years of teaching and/or practice experience is also preferred.

    Drake has long excelled in clinical education and is a pioneer in the area. Our six clinics provide students with an outstanding legal experience in Children’s Rights Law, Delinquency Law, Elder Law, General Civil Law, and Criminal Law. Housed in the state-of-the-art Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, the Legal Clinic is an integral part of the Law School Program and is supported by a multi-million dollar endowment. The Law School is located in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, a thriving metropolitan area of more than 700,000 people. Des Moines is consistently ranked in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the United States. 

    Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds.

    Confidential review of applications will begin in August 2018. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available) and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to Professor Ellen Yee, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: ellen.yee@drake.edu.


  • 07 Sep 2018 10:23 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for the position of Clinical Professor to begin in July 2019. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position leading to the possibility of a presumptively renewable multi-year appointment. Depending on experience, the individual will be hired on the College’s clinical faculty track as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor. 

    The person hired will be responsible for developing and directing a new clinic. The College will consider applicants from all clinical subject-matter areas. Applicants must have a J.D., be licensed in Illinois within one year of hire, and have substantial experience as a practicing lawyer with experience or interest in supervising law students. Clinical teaching experience is preferred. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

    The College welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background may further diversify the intellectual community at the College of Law. 

    To apply, please submit your application and supplemental materials by November 1, 2018 at https://jobs.illinois.edu. Application materials must include a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter identifying the subject-matter area of the clinic the candidate proposes to create, evidence of past teaching success (if applicable), and contact information of at least three professional references (name, telephone number and email address). References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening and candidates will receive prior notification. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Patrick Rietz at rietz@illinois.edu. For more information about the College of Law, visit our website:  https://law.illinois.edu/


  • 07 Sep 2018 10:15 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON LAW SCHOOL is hiring 1 tenured professor and up to three assistant professors, open to all areas of teaching and research.  The application details can be found at the links below, and the text below, but please feel free to contact the chair of our committee, Tracy Reilly treilly1(at)udayton.edu.

    Assistant Professor - http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/26764

    Tenured Professor - http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/26768

    The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Applications must be received by October 12, 2018. Applications must be submitted through the University of Dayton electronic employment site.


  • 16 Aug 2018 1:33 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Qualifications: Must be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar and qualified to represent clients in Massachusetts State Courts, or able to waive into the Massachusetts Bar prior to the commencement of the Fellowship. Must be qualified to represent clients in state and federal administrative agencies such, as the United States Social Security Administration. Admission to the bar of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts is a plus. At least two to three years of experience with mental health and disability and/or probate/family litigation is required (especially adult guardianships, Social Security disability, and/or health insurance appeals). Teaching experience is preferred but not required, as is experience participating in a law school clinic. This position is designed for someone who wishes to launch a career in clinical education under the mentorship of a talented and experienced team of Clinicians.

    Hours: Full Time

    Fellowship Program: The Health Law Clinic Fellow will be among a group of several clinical fellows at SULS developing their clinical teaching skills through teaching and supervision in the SULS clinics. During this fellowship, the Fellow may have the opportunity to co-teach clinical seminar modules alongside full-time faculty. The Fellow will gain experience with clinical supervision and familiarization with clinical pedagogy. The Fellow will work with members of the clinical faculty to develop clinical teaching skills and will be afforded opportunities to work with the Suffolk University Center for Teaching and Scholarship Excellence to develop teaching, course design skills, and scholarship. The Clinical Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly workshops led by Suffolk faculty and outside academics, including academic paper presentations. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to attend workshops on the topics of: teaching, course design, scholarship and publication, the job market, using research assistants, and/or other topics. Depending on the duration of the appointment, the Fellow may be supported in her/his scholarship, including being given time during a summer to write and the opportunity to present draft papers at one or more legal conferences or workshops. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the Fellow should be prepared to enter the market for full-time clinical faculty positions.

    Health Law Clinic Position Summary: The Health Law Clinic was launched in 2010 to augment Suffolk Law’s clinical offerings and complement Suffolk’s Health Law Concentration. For the past several years, Suffolk’s Clinical Programs have been nationally ranked as some of the leading programs of their type in the country. The Health Law Clinic (HLC) represents low-income, chronic users of the healthcare system in a diverse range of legal matters aimed at stabilizing patients’ lives and improving overall healthcare access and outcomes. In years past, the Clinical practice has had a particular focus on mental health and disability law. Student Attorneys enrolled in the Clinic have represented individuals with mental and physical disabilities and their family members in both litigation and administrative matters such as adult guardianship cases in the Probate Court, appeals of denials of disability benefits before the Social Security Administration, and denials of public and private health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use treatment. Students have also assisted clients with other health-related legal issues such as drafting health care proxies. Through student supervision and the tools of clinical pedagogy, the Fellow will help students develop essential lawyering skills, such as client interviewing and counseling, case theory development, fact investigation, drafting, advocacy, and resolving ethical dilemmas in practice.

    The HLC Fellow will directly supervise a team of 8 full-year clinical student attorneys in their casework. The Fellow will be responsible for managing and overseeing the caseload of the Clinic, including intake, case opening and closing procedures, case assignment and appearing in Court and at case-related events with students. The Fellow will have the opportunity to foster partnerships with healthcare providers, government officials and/or advocates in the non-profit sector to advance the work of the HLC and benefit its students. The Fellow may work with the Assistant Director of Clinical Programs to adjust the case load of the Clinic to meet her/his interests and expertise, provided there are pedagogical advantages and service needs to be addressed by the changes. In addition to supervising students, the Fellow will assist in student training and may assist in teaching some weekly seminar class sessions covering substantive areas of mental health and disability law, basic lawyering skills, and professional ethics and identity.

    Timing: This is a one-year appointment available to begin immediately. There may be an opportunity to renew the appointment for an additional year upon mutual agreement of the parties. The Fellow will be directly supervised by the Associate Director of Clinical Programs.

    We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

    How to apply: Please apply online through the Suffolk University Law School employment website.

    Required Application Documents:

    Cover letter

    Resume or CV

    Writing Sample (scholarly or practice-oriented)

    List of three references (preferably one clinician)

    Optional Application Documents:

    Teaching Evaluations (if applicable)

    Scholarship (if applicable)

  • 13 Aug 2018 11:30 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL Legal Services Center (LSC) has an immediate opening for a Clinical Instructor. The position, which is available either as a full-time position or a part-time position, is within the Estate Planning Project of the Veterans Legal Clinic. The Estate Planning Project—through which Harvard Law students also receive hands-on training in lawyering skills—provides free legal representation to low-income disabled veterans on matters such as wills, powers of attorneys, healthcare proxies, living wills, trusts, special needs trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate of estates.  The goal of the Project’s representation is to help each veteran attain the maximum degree of control over financial, health, and family decision making.  Many of the Project’s clients have multiple service-connected disabilities and/or face chronic or terminal illnesses.  

    The Clinical Instructor will oversee the Project’s docket, maintain community and pro bono partnerships, represent clients, and train and supervise law students who enroll in the Veterans Legal Clinic and who seek to develop skills in estate planning practice.  The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School’s clinical program.

    About the Veterans Legal Clinic:  Founded in 2012 at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, the Veterans Legal Clinic provides pro bono legal assistance to veterans and their families.  Our goal is to protect the legal rights of the veterans community through determined, passionate, and effective advocacy.  In addition to representing individual clients, the Clinic also pursues broader initiatives to improve the systems that serve the veterans community. To learn more about the Clinic, please visit here.
     
    About the Legal Services Center:  Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, the Legal Services Center is a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through five clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, Housing Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, and Federal Tax Clinic—and numerous pro bono initiatives we provide essential legal services to low-income residents of Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside our service area. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients. To learn more, please visit the LSC website.

    Basic Qualifications

    Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 5 years ago, have at least 5 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

    Additional Qualifications

    Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy.  Prior experience working on veterans issues and/or in clinical legal education a plus. 

    Additional Information

    While this is posted as a full-time position, we are open to considering a part-time schedule based on candidate preference. Interested candidates should state in their cover letter whether they are seeking a full-time position, a part-time position, or are open to either possibility.

    This is a term appointment, currently expected to extend through August 31, 2020. The possibility of reappointment depends on the availability of funding and project requirements.

    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

    EEO Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 03 Aug 2018 1:21 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW is seeking a visionary leader to serve as Professor and Director of Clinical Programs beginning in the academic year 2019-2020. This individual will join the College as a full-time tenure-line or career-line faculty member. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tenure-line candidates would be expected to satisfy the same standards for research, teaching, and service as other tenure-line faculty members. Relevant qualifications may include a record of success or potential as a clinical director, clinical instructor, or law professor, excellence in academics or practice, or strong scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field.

    In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of a faculty member, the Director of Clinical Programs will be responsible for supervising and developing the structure and support for our clinical programs. In recent years, the College has been ranked second nationally in offering clinical opportunities per student (2014), sixth in public service (2016), and fifteenth in practical training (2018). By drawing on in-house clinics, clinical courses, and an extensive program of field placements, we offer clinical opportunities in an exceptionally wide range of practice areas. Over 90% of our students participate in our clinical programs, and we significantly exceed the national averages of clinical and pro bono service hours per student. The Director will lead our Clinical Programs into the next era of legal education and training. The Director will engage with the administration and faculty in strategic planning, including the pursuit of innovations in the structure and content of our clinical programs.  The Director will be responsible for teaching experiential courses, mentoring other faculty assigned to teach experiential courses, overseeing staff, advising students, and promoting the College’s clinical and pro bono service programs on a local, national, and international level.

    The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/. Applications must be submitted to: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/79919.

  • 01 Aug 2018 3:12 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for full-time faculty positions beginning Fall 2019. The school may fill up to three tenured, tenure-track (ours is a unitary tenure track), or fixed-term positions. The school anticipates hiring for up to two positions in our newly formed Entrepreneurship Institute, which includes an intellectual property clinic and a small business/entrepreneurship clinic. We encourage beginning and experienced teachers to apply. We anticipate hiring a third person who could either join one of our existing clinics or propose a new clinic. We encourage experienced teachers to apply. 

    We are particularly interested in candidates who would like to serve now or in the future as Director of Clinical Programs. Applicants would ideally have experience running a clinical program or equivalent. 

    All applicants must have a J.D. or its equivalent; a distinguished academic record; and a record of, or the promise of, achievement as a teacher and—for tenured or tenure-track appointments—the promise of achievement as a scholar. Applicants should be enthusiastic about participating vigorously in the life of a vibrant public university law school community. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications must be made electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/145292. Be prepared to submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. The application materials should be addressed to Professor John Coyle, Faculty Appointments Committee Chair. Confidential inquiries concerning UNC’s clinical program are welcomed and should be directed by email to Tom Kelley, Interim Director of Clinical Programs, takelley@email.unc.edu. For more information about the UNC-CH School of Law, please visit our website: www.law.unc.edu

    The law school encourages applications from groups traditionally under-represented in law school teaching. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

  • 20 Jul 2018 10:13 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL (NYLS) is seeking a clinical professor to teach and direct a Civil Rights Clinic, beginning in the fall, 2019. The professor will design a clinic involving students in civil rights and racial, economic, and social justice matters which could encompass employment and housing discrimination, educational equity, voting rights, and other issues, and will be responsible for all aspects of the clinic, including: curriculum design, teaching seminars, supervision of and responsibility for student casework, and selection of clients. The professor will join a team of committed clinical faculty members who collaborate on the design and development of the clinical and skills curriculum. The professor will participate fully in the governance and life of the law school and may also have the opportunity to teach other skills and doctrinal courses.

    Although scholarly writing is not a requirement of the position, our clinical faculty engages in a variety of writing projects, including traditional and clinical scholarship, and advocacy and practitioner-oriented projects, which the law school encourages and supports.  

    Candidates should have a minimum of seven years’ experience in civil rights practice or clinical teaching.  Candidates must be admitted or eligible for admission to the New York bar upon joining the law school faculty. The selected candidate will be on a long-term contract track or receive a long-term contract, as appropriate, based on experience.

    Applicants should send a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae, including references, to Associate Dean William P. LaPiana, Associate.Dean@nyls.edu.  

    Founded in 1891, NYLS (www.nyls.edu) is an independent law school in the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. The school is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates.  For more on NYLS’s Strategic Plan,  http://www.nyls.edu/strategy/; for our commitment to diversity and inclusion,  http://www.nyls.edu/Diversity.

  • 18 Jul 2018 2:29 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW Clinical Fellows Program seeks applicants for a fellowship in the Human Trafficking Clinic. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year.

    The Clinical Fellows Program is designed to allow attorneys to explore the possibility of a career in clinical teaching and fully support them in that endeavor. Michigan Clinical Fellows gain valuable experience and mentoring in clinical pedagogy and in their substantive area of practice. Their duties include clinical teaching and student supervision in conjunction with an experienced clinical professor, and participation in the operation and development of the clinic in which they teach.  Support is provided for professional development and scholarship.

    The Human Trafficking Clinic (HTC) provides legal services to victims of human trafficking regardless of age, gender, or national origin. Students gain core knowledge and foundational skills through client representation and advocacy. The HTC works to advance anti-trafficking policy through interdisciplinary collaboration at the local, national and international levels.  The caseload consists primarily of immigration cases, family law cases, and victim advocacy.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of 2 years of experience representing human trafficking survivors in one of HTC’s core practice areas, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to serving the underserved, and potential for scholarship and success as a clinical teacher. Experience working in multidisciplinary professional teams and Spanish language skills are a plus. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.  Michigan’s Clinical Fellows salaries and benefits are very competitive. The fellowship will begin during the late summer or fall of 2018, depending on the availability of the successful candidate. 

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Debra Chopp at dchopp@umich.edu or 734-763-1948. We will begin reviewing applications on July 26th and will accept them until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:

    John W. Lemmer

    Experiential Education Business Administrator

    The University of Michigan Law School

    701 S. State Street

    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

    jwlemmer@umich.edu

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 12 Jul 2018 3:01 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

    NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the position of Director of Trial Advocacy. The position will begin when it is filled, preferably by the start of the Spring 2019 semester in January 2019. The Director will hold the title of Professor of the Practice. The initial appointment as Director will be for a three-year term.

    The Director will oversee the trial advocacy skills curriculum. Current offerings include two general trial advocacy courses (one of which is an intensive course), deposition skills, courtroom evidence, expert witnesses, and a moot court trial course.

    The Director’s duties will include:

    • Oversight of the trial advocacy curriculum, including refinements to the course offerings.
    • Teaching trial advocacy courses.
    • Hiring and overseeing adjunct faculty teaching in the trial advocacy curriculum.

    Decisions about the overall direction of the trial advocacy program will be made in consultation with the Dean and the law school faculty.

    The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

    • Substantial litigation and trial experience;
    • Demonstrated excellence in law school teaching, particularly in litigation skills courses;
    • Experience and ability to direct large projects, including excellent teamwork skills;
    • Ability to work in a self-directed and entrepreneurial environment;

    Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of references through this link by October 1, 2018.  If you have questions regarding this position, please contact:

    Nicole Garnett

    Vice Chair, Appointments Committee

    Notre Dame Law School

    Eck Hall of Law

    Notre Dame, Indiana  46556

    ngarnett@nd.edu

    The University of Notre Dame is an affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. Persons of color, women, members of underrepresented groups, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu.  


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