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  • 26 Dec 2013 9:35 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position training and supervising law students, appointed with the rank of Clinical Instructor, in the Law School's Federal Criminal Justice Clinic (FCJC). The position will begin March 27, 2014 or later and will end June 30, 2016. Renewal for a second term is possible. The FCJC is described at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/mandel/fcjc

    The Clinical Instructor, working with the clinical faculty, will supervise clinic students in pretrial federal criminal cases, representing defendants from arrest through trial or guilty plea and sentencing, and on Seventh Circuit appeals. The Clinical Instructor will also be expected to assist in teaching clinical pre-trial and trial skills courses.

    Candidates must have a J.D. and must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state. Excellent writing, editing, advocacy, and supervision skills are required. Some experience representing criminal defendants in federal court, as well as familiarity with the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the current federal sentencing regime, are a plus. A demonstrated commitment to criminal defense and/or indigent populations is also a plus.

    Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a law school transcript, and 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: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53205    All application material must be received by February 1, 2014. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • 18 Dec 2013 3:28 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Director of Legal Writing

                Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Director of its Legal Writing Program, one of the oldest and most distinguished in the nation. 

                The Director will teach a section of Legal Writing I and II, and may also teach a doctrinal course in an area of interest.  In addition, the duties of the Director will include 1) training and supervising new first-year legal writing professors; 2) hiring, training and supervising legal writing Teaching Assistants; 3) facilitating pedagogical planning and design of the first-year research and writing course; 4) managing the first-year Legal Writing Program’s budget; 4) coordinating first-year legal research training; 5) participating in first-year legal writing faculty hiring and retention; 6) reviewing course evaluations for all first year sections; 7) addressing student concerns related to the first-year course; and 8) collaborating with the Director of Experiential Learning to achieve continuity and instructional excellence across the legal writing curriculum. 

    The Director will also be expected to promote curricular innovation, participate actively in the law school and legal writing communities, advocate on behalf of the Legal Writing Program internally, promote the Program externally, engage in legal writing or other types of scholarship, and support the scholarly activities of the legal writing faculty.

    Applicants should have a distinguished academic record, at least five years of experience teaching legal writing, and strong leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills.  Supervisory or administrative experience is desirable, but not required. Chicago-Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.   

    The Director will be hired at the rank of Associate Professor of Legal Writing or Professor of Legal Writing, depending on qualifications and experience.  The position is eligible for long-term renewable contracts that comply with ABA Standard 405(c) on security of position.

                The review of applications will begin after Friday, January 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please address a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for at least three references to the attention of the search committee chair, Adrian Walters.  Please submit these materials via email to Nicole Lechuga, nlechuga@kentlaw.iit.edu.

  • 18 Dec 2013 3:27 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Director of Experiential Learning

    Chicago-Kent College of Law is seeking outstanding applicants for a new position, Director of Experiential Learning.  This position offers an opportunity to design and implement new experiential and advanced practice skills courses. 

    The Director will coordinate and oversee the upper year legal writing curriculum, which focuses on practice experiences and is taught primarily by practitioners.  The Director will also coordinate the new Praxis Program. The Praxis Program is designed to help students develop those professional competencies that are critical to professional success, but have received little emphasis in the traditional law school curriculum.  The leadership of the Praxis Program will require extensive work with the practice community to maintain and develop connections between the law school and practitioners.  Together, the second year legal writing curriculum and Praxis should help ensure that multiple practitioner experiences are more fully integrated into students’ law school studies.   The Director will be responsible for integrating innovative, experiential, pedagogy into the law school curriculum as a whole, with the aim of ensuring our students are effective, entrepreneurial and ethical legal professionals.  The Director will be expected to coordinate with other skills initiatives at Chicago-Kent, such as the Clinic and Advocacy programs.  In particular, the Director will collaborate with the Director of Legal Writing to ensure continuity and instructional excellence across the legal writing curriculum.  The Director will also be expected to teach in the upper year legal writing and skills curriculum on a recurring basis.

    Strong candidates will have experience both in practice and teaching.  Transactional experience is preferred, but not required. Exemplary administrative and interpersonal skills are essential.  Chicago-Kent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

    The position is eligible for long-term renewable contracts that comply with ABA Standard 405(c) on security of position.  

    The review of applications will begin after Friday, January 24, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please address a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for at least three references to the attention of the search committee chair, Adrian Walters.  Please submit these materials via email to Nicole Lechuga, nlechuga@kentlaw.iit.edu.

  • 16 Dec 2013 1:29 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    University of Pennsylvania Law School

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEGAL CLINIC

    CLINICAL SUPERVISOR & LECTURER

    The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies invites applicants for the position of Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in its in-house, live client, transactional law clinic.  The successful applicant will begin no later than July 1, 2014.  The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC) was founded in 1982 as one of the nation’s first legal clinics devoted to the study and practice of transactional law.  It serves both for-profit and non-profit organizational clients by placing students in the role of “lead counsel” for economically and socially impactful ventures. 

    The Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer will work closely with the Director of the ELC in all activities, including course planning, teaching, supervising and mentoring law students, representing clients, Clinic administration, and community education, engagement and outreach.

    The Clinical Supervisor will work to challenge ELC students to practice and hone a variety of core competencies that will be critical in their early careers (fact development, framing and analyzing  legal issues, negotiating and drafting, and client counseling), but also to develop critical capacities for exercising judgment, solving problems, cultivating a professional identity, communicating (through a variety of modes) with clients and supervisors, collaborating with peers, and managing projects, people and expectations.

    The position is a contract position that is annually renewable up to a maximum of 5 years.  It is the Clinic’s goal and expectation that the selected candidate will receive training, mentoring, and experience in all aspects of teaching and leading a successful transactional clinic that will enable the individual to pursue a career in legal academia upon completion of service at Penn Law School including starting or directing a transactional law clinic at another law school.

    The successful applicant will be a licensed attorney who has 4+ years of experience in a general business or transactional law practice and demonstrated acumen in business planning and structuring, negotiation, contract drafting, and community engagement.  A record of strong academic achievement, commitment to improving society, and intellectual engagement with entrepreneurship and the law are essential.  Teaching experience (or a passion for teaching), creativity, strategic thinking, and demonstrated ability to work with culturally and economically diverse groups are highly valued. Admission to the Pennsylvania bar or willingness to be licensed in Pennsylvania within one year is required.   Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  

    Please refer questions to the ELC Director, Praveen Kosuri at pkosuri@law.upenn.edu.

    Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

    Rachel Mayover, Clinic Administrator

    Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies

    University of Pennsylvania Law School

    3501 Sansom Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    E-mail:  ELCSupervisor@law.upenn.edu

  • 18 Nov 2013 11:31 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor

    Northern Illinois University College of Law

    Northern Illinois University College of Law anticipates hiring a clinical professor to direct a newly created medical-legal partnership clinic that will be based at Hesed House, a homeless shelter located in Aurora, Illinois (approximately 40 miles from downtown Chicago and 30 miles from DeKalb).

    As the only public law school in Northern Illinois, NIU College of Law has been named a top law school nationally for diversity, value, and careers in public interest/government service.  NIU Law provides unique opportunities for its students, beginning with its highly accomplished faculty who are personally invested in the success of every student throughout their professional lives.  Although many alumni serve as public interest attorneys, prosecutors, defenders, elected officials, and judges, they are equally prepared for careers as solo practitioners or lawyers in multinational firms.

    The goal of the clinic is to work in partnership with health care providers from Aunt Martha’s medical clinic and social workers from Hesed House to identify and remedy socio-environmental issues that may be contributing to a patient’s poor health outcomes.  Issues facing homeless and indigent patients are multifaceted and complex.  Poverty – along with poor health – may increase the level of stress a person is dealing with on a daily basis.  Health issues lead to other stressors, such as insurance problems, missed work, and, perhaps, difficulties performing everyday activities.  Likewise, socio-environmental issues (homelessness, food insecurity, violence) can contribute to poor health outcomes.  These issues are often beyond the scope of a medical doctor, who likely only has the time and resources to treat the underlying medical condition.  Yet it is these very issues that directly affect a person’s health and well-being.  A team of people – medical, legal, and social work professionals – working together in an integrated fashion can begin to address the unmet needs of clients.  Providing more holistic care will not only improve health outcomes, but may also improve life circumstances.

    Principal duties will include the following:

    • n  Supervising and teaching law students in a clinical setting;
    • n  Teaching a medical-legal partnership clinical course;
    • n  Representing clients in a variety of legal settings, which may include housing cases, public benefits, and special education matters;
    • n  Working with community members to promote and develop the medical-legal partnership clinic;
    • n  Working and building relationships with the other partners involved in the medical-legal partnership;
    • n  Working under the supervision of the Director of Clinics and working in partnership with other NIU College of Law clinical faculty members; and
    • n  Engaging with the NIU College of Law and its student body through service to the law school and the University.

    The salary is $60,000-$70,000 annually, depending on skills and experience, plus benefits.

    Required Qualifications:  JD from an ABA-accredited law school; Three years legal experience; and a current Illinois license to practice law.

    Preferred Qualifications: The applicant will preferably have 2-5 years experience representing clients in poverty law matters, such as public benefits and housing cases.  Teaching experience, particularly clinical teaching in a law school setting is also desired.  The preferred applicant will have experience with program development, and will be able to work well with external professional constituencies to build and expand programs to fully realize the vision of the clinic.  Fluency in Spanish is also preferred.

    The Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor will report directly to the Director of Clinics, and will work closely with the Dean and Faculty on the development of the clinic.

    AA/EEO institution.  In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

    In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    To apply, please send by November 25, 2013. Preference will be given to applications received by November 25, 2013, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application, resume, and a list of names/addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of three current professional references to Dean Jennifer L. Rosato, Office of the Dean, Attention: Tita Kaus, Northern Illinois College of Law, Swen Parson Hall, Room 270, DeKalb, IL 60115-2890, or send materials electronically to tkaus@niu.edu.

  • 12 Nov 2013 3:45 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of New Hampshire School of Law is looking to hire a director for our nationally renowned legal residencies (formerly externships) program in the fall of 2014.  Our legal residencies program provides students with opportunities to earn academic credit while developing legal and professional skills under the close supervision of experienced attorneys and judges.   The director of legal residencies will hold a secure status position whose ultimate classification - tenure track or other form of secure status - will be negotiated. 

    The law school is situated in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire.  Concord is approximately an hour’s drive from Boston, the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, and the White Mountains.  To apply, please send a letter of interest and a CV (with references) addressed to Professor John Greabe, Chair, Appointments Committee, UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301. Applications by email are preferred and should be sent to faculty.appointments@law.unh.edu.

    The University of New Hampshire School of Law is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.  The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students.  The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

  • 12 Nov 2013 2:24 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    White Plains, New York

    Pace Law School seeks a dean with the creativity, passion, drive, and stature to build on the Law School’s success to date.  The new Dean of the School of Law will combine exemplary achievements in the field of law with strategic leadership ability; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; collaborative and creative energy; and a passion for the unique missions of both the School and the University.  In collaboration with the faculty of the School, s/he will articulate a vision and strategic plan that will advance the School’s national and international reputation and recognition.

    Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is a student-centered academic community committed to excellence in legal education.  The Law School’s relatively small size, along with the faculty’s historical focus on teaching and culture of mentorship, have fostered an intimate and supportive learning environment.  Pace’s history is rooted in a culture of student-centeredness, emphasis on teaching, practice-experienced faculty, and student mentoring.  Pace's intellectually stimulating environment helps students to develop judgment, read and analyze carefully, hone their writing, advocacy and counseling skills, and think broadly and critically about legal problems.  As the only law school between New York City and Albany, Pace occupies a unique role in the community.  The school serves as an intellectual center for practicing lawyers, policy-makers, judges, local and state government officials, and community groups.  Pace Law School alumni are among the school's greatest assets.

    The school's core curriculum, clinics, externships, law reviews, moot court programs, simulation courses, and student organizations reflect a strong passion for developing well-rounded students.  The school prides itself on innovative programs in environmental law, land use and real estate, women's justice, criminal law, intellectual property, international law, and clinical education.  Great effort is dedicated by the faculty and staff to keep these programs innovative and exciting. The law school faculty is known for its accessibility, practical experience, scholarly endeavors, and service to the community and legal profession.  Faculty includes the leaders of today and the future in several fields.  

    The Dean of Pace Law School will be an energetic, self-assured leader of stature with a track record of distinguished contributions to the field of law, preferably in legal education.  The Dean will be a capable executive with skills in fiscal and human resource management and in fund raising and development.  He or she must have the social acumen, powers of persuasion, and authentic personal leadership style necessary to advance the School and inspire its faculty and students.  Candidates must have a JD, be eligible for tenure as a Professor of Law, and have demonstrated administrative and leadership skills, experience managing change, and a deep commitment to student success and faculty development.

    A complete application will include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references.  Credential review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Nominations, applications, expressions of interest, and requests for the complete leadership profile should be sent electronically to Manny Berger or Werner Boel, the Witt/Kieffer consultants for the Pace University School of Law Dean search, at PaceLawDean@wittkieffer.com.  All inquiries, applications, and nominations will be kept strictly confidential absent permission to proceed otherwise.

    Pace University is committed to achieving full equal opportunity in all aspects of University life. Pursuant to this commitment, the University does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived sex, gender or gender identity; race; color; national origin; religion; creed; age; disability; citizenship; marital or domestic partnership status; sexual orientation or affectional status; genetic predisposition or carrier status; military or veteran status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by law federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.

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