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  • 12 Sep 2013 9:18 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

                                 University of South Carolina School of Law

     

     

    The University of South Carolina School of Law invites applications for entry-level, tenure track faculty at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2014.

     

    Qualifications for these positions include a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding teacher, and demonstrable scholarly promise. The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who are interested in teaching in the areas of taxation, clinical legal education, environmental law and torts. 

    Interested persons should send a resume, references, and subject area preferences to Professor Josh Eagle, Chair, Faculty Selection Committee, c/o Kim Fanning, University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 S. Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 or, by email, to hire2014@law.sc.edu (electronic submissions preferred). The University of South Carolina is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints contribute to the diversity of our institution. 

    The University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:31 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Georgetown University Law Center - Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic

    Graduate Teaching Fellowship

     

    Description of the Clinic 

    The Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center offers pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and select small businesses in Washington, D.C. and internationally. Through the Clinic, law students learn to translate theory into practice by engaging in the supervised practice of law for educational credit. The Clinic’s goals are consistent with Georgetown University's long tradition of public service. The Clinic’s goals are to:

    • Teach law students the materials, expectations, strategies, methods, and lexicon of transactional lawyering, as well as an appreciation for how transactional law can be used in the public interest.
    • Represent social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in corporate and transactional legal matters.
    • Facilitate the growth of social enterprise in the D.C. Area.

    In the Clinic, law students learn about corporate governance, shareholders and stakeholders, business relationships and operations, and business documents. Students are taught how to become partners in enterprise for their clients with the understanding that innovative transactional lawyers understand both the legal and non-legal incentive structures that drive business organizations.

     

    Description of Fellowship

     

    The two-year fellowship is an ideal position for a transactional lawyer interested in developing teaching and supervisory abilities in a setting that emphasizes a dual commitmentundefinedclinical education of law students and the promotion of social enterprise and sustainable business. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role as the fellowship progresses. Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will: (i) supervise students in representing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises on transactional, operational, and corporate governance matters, (ii) share responsibility for teaching seminar sessions, and (iii) share in the administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic. Fellows also participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University. The fellowship start date is July 1, 2014, and the fellowship is for two years, ending June 30, 2016.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Applicants must have at least 3 years of post J.D. legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a transactional area of practice such as nonprofit law and tax, corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, or finance. Applicants with a strong commitment to economic justice and corporate sustainability are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted or willing to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. 

     

    Application Process 

     

    To apply, send a resume, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a detailed letter of interest by December 1, 2013.  The letter should be no longer than two pages and address a) why you are interested in this fellowship; b) what you can contribute to the Clinic; c) your experience with transactional matters and/or corporate law; and d) anything else that you consider pertinent. Please address your application to Professor Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown Law, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 434, Washington, D.C. 20001, and email it to socialenterprise@law.georgetown.edu. Emailed applications are preferred.

     

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program.  As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:28 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

                                                    UCI Law School Clinical Faculty Position

     

                    The University of California, Irvine School of Law, invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position, to begin in July 2014.   The Law School's innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and public service.  To this end, the founding faculty adopted as a graduation requirement that each student participate in at least one semester of clinical education in which she assists real clients in solving actual legal problems.   The Law School has allocated 10 of its 55 faculty positions for the hiring of clinical faculty to develop six to ten clinics.  We intend to create both transactional and litigation clinics, and to provide students with a broad range of options tailored to differing career interests.  Thus far, we have hired seven full-time clinical faculty, and currently offer seven clinical courses that fulfill the clinical requirement: Appellate Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Cons

     umer Protection, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law,  Immigrant Rights, and International Justice.

     

                    The person selected will either teach in one of the Law School's  existing clinics, or create a new clinic, and will assist in the planning and development of the overall clinical program.   The Law School is most interested in applicants desiring to co-teach in the existing Community & Economic Development (CED) clinic or create another transactional clinic (such as a small business,  intellectual property or international business clinic).  We also welcome applications to create clinics in other substantive areas.  At least five years of practice experience and two years of clinical teaching experience are strongly preferred.  This position is available as an academic tenure, clinical tenure, or tenure-track (academic or clinical) position, depending on the candidate's experience and interests. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

                    The University of California, Irvine School of Law is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.

     

                    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 1, 2013 .  Please note adjunct positions will be posted and filled separately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter identifying the subject area or areas of interest, and current curriculum vitae to UC Irvine's on-line application system,  RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu , and/or to:

     

    Professor Funmi Arewa

    Faculty Appointments Committee Chair

    University of California, Irvine School of Law

    401 E. Peltason Drive

    Irvine, CA 92697-8000

    FAX: (909) 824-7336

    Email: appointments@law.uci.edu

     

                   Confidential inquiries are welcome.   Inquiries may be made to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning, by email: chempel@law.uci.edu  or phone (949) 824-3575. For more information about UCI Law School, visit our website:  www.law.uci.edu.

    Carrie L. Hempel

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Assoc. Dean of Clinical Education and Service Learning University of California, Irvine School of Law

    401 E. Peltason, Suite 3500

    Irvine, CA 92697-8000

    Phone (949) 824-3575

    Fax     (949) 824-2808

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:27 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW

    ASSOCIATE / ASSISTANT DEAN

    Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service

    Available July 1, 2014

    The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic individual to serve as a key member of the Dean’s administrative team as Associate or Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Experiential Learning, & Public Service.  Reporting directly to the Dean of the Law School, the Associate/Assistant Dean will work closely with the Faculty Vice Deans, the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Affairs, as well as with multiple faculty, other administrators, and staff within the Law School. 

    The Associate/Assistant Dean also will serve as a liaison between the Dean’s Office and the faculty’s Experiential Learning & Skills, Externship and Public Interest Committees.  The Associate/Assistant Dean will participate in the Law School’s academic and curricular planning with the aim of expanding and promoting excellence in clinical, experiential, and public service programs including the Clinical Program, the Lawyering Skills Program, the Externship Program, and the Office of Public Interest Law Program.  A key responsibility will be overseeing the implementation of the comprehensive expansion and reorganization of the clinical program approved by the faculty.  Overall, these duties will require the Associate/Assistant Dean to build strong relationships within the Law School community and to think strategically about Law School objectives.  The Associate/Assistant Dean will be expected to devote at least 25% of his/her time to teaching in one of the programs that s/he oversees. 

    Candidates must have the background and familiarity with clinical legal education, legal skills training, externship development and supervision, and public service programs to enable him or her to understand and participate in the academic program, write substantive academic proposals and personnel reviews, and exercise creativity and good judgment about the Law School programs generally and in particular about the functions the Associate/Assistant Dean directly supervises. 

    Minimum requirements include an excellent academic record; a J.D. or equivalent advanced degree; at least five years of successful law practice, legal academic, or related experience; demonstrated management, administrative and organizational skills, with successful prior experience in legal curricular and academic planning preferred.  The successful candidate must be committed to professional creativity which may include research or other creative work, such as professional publications, law reform activities, significant contributions to the profession or professional organizations and University or public service as part of the appointment. 

    The salary, title, and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a year-round, non-tenure track, academic position.  This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual.  (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies/the-call; and http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/apm/welcome.html.)

    Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 30, 2013 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled. 

    Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00047 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of at least two professional references to the attention of: 

    Edna Sasis

    Office of the Dean

    UCLA School of Law

    Box 951476

    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476

    The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

  • 10 Sep 2013 11:26 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

    Hofstra University School of Law, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Clinical Professor to teach and supervise its newly created Health Law Clinic, beginning in the Spring 2014 semester.  The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is an integral part of the Law School.  The Law School has several additional clinical offerings in the following areas: Political Asylum, Immigration, Community and Economic Development, Law Reform Advocacy, Youth Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Mediation, Securities Arbitration, and Disaster Recovery.  The Health Law Clinic will be an important component of the School’s vibrant health law curriculum and will work in concert with the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy. 

    At the outset, the Clinical Professor will work with clinical faculty and health law faculty to shape the specific parameters of the health law clinic, drawing on our health law program’s mission to broaden access to health care and developing a just health care system. The clinic will be open to students in the fall 2014.   The Clinical Professor will be expected to integrate the clinic into the overall law school curriculum, including collaboration with non-clinical members of the faculty.  The Clinical Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including: course planning and teaching, client selection, supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients, clinic administration, and community education and outreach.  If so desired, the Clinical Professor can also teach non-clinical course offerings.

    Hofstra’s Clinical Professors are subject to 12-month, non-tenure-track contracts with the following standards of review and promotion:  an initial contract of two years, two additional two-year reappointments, followed by five-year long-term contracts, assuming all standards of review have been satisfied.  Clinical Professors are eligible to serve on all faculty governance committees, attend faculty meetings, and may vote on all matters except appointments, reappointments, and promotion.  Our Clinical Faculty benefit from generous support for scholarship and pedagogical innovation, as well as being part of an active and engaged NYC-area clinical community. All Clinical Professors are warmly encouraged to participate in faculty workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the bi-monthly meetings of an energetic and supportive clinical faculty. 

    The Law School seeks an applicant with demonstrated experience in the field of health law.  Clinical teaching experience is highly desirable.  New York bar membership or eligibility and willingness to seek admission on motion is required.  Salary and title are commensurate with experience.

    When submitting application materials, applicants should offer a vision for the clinic that includes an integration of direct advocacy, law reform, community outreach, and/or public policy work, considering:

    1.      The client population to be served, including an analysis of whether the population proposed to be served as unmet legal needs

    2.      The type of services that the clinic will provide.

    3.      The educational benefits law students will receive from their clinical experience.

    4.      The sources for obtaining client referrals and measures that can be taken to ensure a stable case flow.

    5.      The constituencies that should be consulted in the development of the clinic.

    • 6.       Your experience and qualifications for supervising students providing the services offered by the clinic.

    To apply:  Please submit a letter of interest with a vision statement, resume, and a list of references via email only to Professor Susan Joffe at Susan.Joffe@hofstra.edu.   The deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.

    Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

     

  • 10 Sep 2013 9:29 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    University of North Dakota School of Law – Tenure-Track Position

    The University of North Dakota School of Law invites applications for an

    Assistant Professor position in the Clinical Education Program (“Law Clinic”). The Law Clinic is a 7-credit, one-semester course in which students represent individual and organizational clients in matters involving Housing and Employment Law, including: employment or housing discrimination, unemployment insurance, wage and hour, and landlord/tenant disputes. The duties of faculty teaching in the Law Clinic include direct supervision of second and third-year students as they represent clients and participate in community projects, as well as curriculum development and joint classroom teaching.

    The Clinical Education Program is an integral part of the School of Law’s mission, facilitating student development of the knowledge, skills, and professional values required to engage in the ethical, reflective practice of law. Clinicians at the University of North Dakota enjoy a unitary tenure track, full faculty rights, and the opportunity to teach courses outside the Clinic.

    Candidates must have a distinguished academic record and demonstrated excellence in their professional work. Candidates also should have a record of, or show promise for, achievement as a teacher, scholar, and colleague with a commitment to academic and professional service. Significant practice experience and prior clinical teaching experience will be strongly preferred, and required qualifications will include a JD from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice in North Dakota or eligibility for admission by motion or test score, pursuant to North Dakota Admission to Practice Rule 7. (http://www.ndcourts.gov/rules/Admission/frameset.htm)

    Persons interested in teaching students through the types of cases currently handled in the Law Clinic or in expanding the program to encompass other subject areas (including, but not limited to, Criminal Defense or Public Benefits) are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and c.v.

    For more information about the University of North Dakota School of Law, please visit our website at http://law.und.edu/and for more information about the Clinical Education Program, please see http://law.und.edu/clinics/index.cfm.

    The School of Law especially welcomes candidates who will enhance faculty diversity.  Postal address:  Professor James Grijalva, Chair, Faculty Selection Committee, University of North Dakota School of Law, 215 Centennial Drive Stop 9003, Grand Forks, ND  58202-9003. Electronic address:  facultyselection@law.und.edu.  Electronic submissions are preferred.

      

  • 09 Sep 2013 11:59 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full‑time position training and supervising law students as a fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Law School’s Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic. The position, which will begin on or about April 1, 2014 and is expected to last through June 30, 2015, is designed for transactional attorneys with law firm and/or in‑house experience who wish to embark upon a career in clinical teaching. Appointment for a second term may be possible.

    The Corporate Lab’s focus is on introducing students to transactional practice in both in‑house and law firm contexts. (For more information, see: http://law.uchicago.edu/corporatelab.)  Reporting to the director of the Corporate Lab, the successful candidate will participate in all activities of the Transactional Clinic and will assist the director with developing clients, supervising students, managing the Speaker Series and Lab events and initiatives connecting law students to the legal community, curriculum design, classroom teaching, student evaluation and all other Lab activities.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and at least two years of practice experience in sophisticated transactional work in a law firm and/or in‑house setting. Candidates must be highly organized and adept at working in teams and must contribute both to the substantive teaching and logistical planning aspects of the program. We value candidates who will contribute diverse experiences and perspectives that will enrich and improve student experiences and the Law School’s intellectual culture. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable, but not required.

    Each candidate should submit a resume or curriculum vita, a list of references, a legal writing sample and a cover letter with a detailed description of relevant experience. We desire to receive course evaluations from prior teaching experience, if any. Candidates are required to apply online and upload all application material at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53003. To ensure full consideration of your application, all application materials should be uploaded to the referenced website by January 6, 2014. Screening will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of June 30, 2014.

    The University of Chicago Law School is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 05 Sep 2013 12:23 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Director of Civil Externship Programs: Brooklyn Law School

    Brooklyn Law School maintains one of the most expansive externship programs in the country. Over 300 students work each semester and during the summer in law offices, government agencies, judicial chambers, public interest organizations and select private sector placements. See Top Schools for Externships, National Jurist (10/28/2011). Our program is continually expanding as the Law School adds new ventures such as a DC Immersion Semester, a new third-year/post-graduate apprenticeship, more extensive summer offerings, and greater varieties of host offices.  Almost every graduating student has enrolled in at least one semester of an externship, and increasing numbers of students participate in two or three, taking advantage of the innumerable opportunities in the New York metropolitan area. 

    In light of the Law School’s longstanding commitment to clinical legal education, and its history of extensive externship programming, BLS is committed to adding instructional resources to meet the increasing needs of our existing programs and to develop new projects that expand opportunities for experiential education.

    The Law School seeks a Director of Civil Externships to join our nine full-time clinical faculty members including the Directors of other externship programs (Criminal, Judicial, Health Law and Transactional Community Development).  Working alongside these highly experienced teachers, the new Director will be responsible for teaching, administering and helping reform our existing Civil Externship Program and will have a central role in implementing the experiential learning components of several programs that are scheduled to begin in 2014 including a new clinical year option and a new center for business and entrepreneurship. The new Director also will assist in training new adjunct faculty and overseeing adjunct faculty who already teach externship seminars.  The Director will collaborate closely with the other externship Directors, the Career Center and the Office of Public Service Programs to both develop and monitor placements.  The Law School also has the tradition of encouraging clinical faculty to teach outside of the clinic, as time and other responsibilities permit.

    The Director will be a full-time faculty member with year-round responsibilities since the Law School offers an externship summer school option.  The precise terms of the appointment will depend on prior experience and qualifications and will provide job security consistent with ABA and Law School regulations. The Director will report to Associate Dean for Professional Legal Education Stacy Caplow.  The hiring process will begin in early fall with the hope that the position would be filled for the spring 2014 semester but no later than summer 2014.

    Minimum qualifications include a JD, 7 years post JD legal work, knowledge of legal practice, and admission to the Bar of any state.  A successful candidate also will have strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills, a record of involvement in professional organizations and activities, and experience showing a commitment/interest in teaching/mentoring.  Prior teaching experience will be considered a plus, as will excellent management skills.

    Please submit a letter of interest along with supporting materials (curriculum vitae, list of references, etc.) to Prof. Steven Dean, Chair of the Appointments Committee, Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, steven.dean@brooklaw.edu and a copy to stacy.caplow@brooklaw.edu.   Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


  • 04 Sep 2013 9:10 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Applications are invited for 10 faculty fellowships in public health law education.

     

    DESCRIPTION 

    Georgia State University College of Law and its Center for Law, Health & Society are leading an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a faculty fellowship program to promote public health law education. Ten faculty members from law schools or schools/programs of public health will be selected to participate in a yearlong fellowship program designed to foster innovations in educational programming (including clinical, externship, and other experiential learning) and to build a strong learning community among faculty who teach in the public health law field.

     

    All fellows, with their deans’ support, will design and implement a project for curricular change in public health law education at their home institutions. Each fellow will be paired with a faculty mentor in public health law. The fellows will begin their fellowship year by attending an intensive 10-day educational Summer Institute on July 16-26, 2014 in Park City, Utah. Over the course of the academic 2014-2015 fellowship year, the fellows and their mentors will regularly share ideas, experiences and models for public health law teaching, providing opportunities for professional growth and leadership development.  

     

    ELIGIBILITY

    •             Applicants must have a J.D. degree and be employed in a full-time faculty position at a law school or school/program of public health, or be a full-time faculty member affiliated with a law school or school/program of public health, with a tenure-track, tenured, clinical-track, joint, or comparable faculty appointment;

    •             Applicants must have at least three years of full-time teaching experience at a graduate- or professional-school level by July 2014; previous background in health care law, public health law, or related subjects is preferred;

    •             A dean’s transmittal letter of support for the proposal is required, as well as two letters of reference. 

    For the complete list of eligibility and selection criteria and to review the full Call for Applications, visit www.law.gsu.edu/PHLFellowship.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    •             The application period opens Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Letters of reference are due Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

    •             For instructions on how to apply and complete information about the program, download the full Call for Applications at www.law.gsu.edu/PHLFellowship.

     

    Questions? Contact Stacie Kershner, associate director for the Center for Law, Health & Society, at skershner1@gsu.edu or 404-413-9088. 

     

    Charity Scott, JD, MSCM

    Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law

    Director, Center for Law, Health & Society

    Georgia State University College of Law

    PO Box 4037

    Atlanta, GA 30302-4037

    404-413-9183

    cscott@gsu.edu

  • 03 Sep 2013 9:20 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    NYU School of Law is seeking new or experienced clinical teachers for tenure-track positions on our clinical faculty.

    Applicants in any field of practice are welcome to apply: We are not aiming to fill a position in any particular clinic; applicants can elect either to teach in one of our existing clinics (see http://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/clinics) or to create a new clinic.  We seek to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience that engages students actively in working collaboratively with underserved individuals and communities as they look to gain access to justice.  Our preference is to hire faculty who will create clinics or teach in an existing clinic where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision.

    Applicants should have practice experience and an academic record that demonstrate the potential for clinical teaching and scholarly achievement. NYU Law School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.

    If you wish to apply, please send a statement of interest and a résumé to me at randy.hertz@nyu.edu.  If you have questions, you can e-mail me at that address or phone me at 212-998-6434.

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