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  • 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,

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

    University of Pennsylvania Law School



    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

    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


  • 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

  • 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

    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  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.

  • 08 Nov 2013 10:06 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Dean of the Francis King Carey School of Law

    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore (“UMB”), one of 13 separate campuses in the University System of Maryland (“USM”), is seeking a Dean for the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (“UM Carey Law”). Opened in 1807, UMB is the founding USM institution. Consistent with its core values—accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, and knowledge to achieve excellence in leadership and in the execution of the UMB mission—UMB is devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, and practice. The President of the UMB campus reports to the USM System Chancellor, William E. Kirwan. UM Carey Law is one of six professional schools (Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work) and a Graduate School on the UMB campus. UM Carey Law enriches and is enriched by the missions of the University and its UMB sister schools.
    Mission of the School of Law
    UM Carey Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is the third-oldest law school in the nation, but its modern mission and curriculum place it at the vanguard of legal education. UM Carey Law has capitalized on its proximity to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to become an integral part of legal, political, and business communities at local, state, national, and international levels.
    UM Carey Law is a public school with a public mission. It seeks to promote a more just society by educating outstanding, public-spirited lawyers, by advancing understanding of law and legal institutions through innovative and influential scholarship, and by enhancing access to justice through engagement in the community. This fundamental mission is grounded in an institutional dedication to connecting law with policy and theory with practice. The result is a deliberate and comprehensive integration of scholarship and curriculum with experiential learning and some of the nation’s leading interdisciplinary and specialty programs.
    In furtherance of these objectives, UM Carey Law is dedicated to the following core commitments:
    • Excellence in teaching, designed to produce future lawyers with the highest standards of competence, professionalism, and dedication to public service.
    • Excellence in scholarship by a community of self-motivated scholars dedicated to analyzing and proposing viable solutions for the most pressing legal, policy, and social issues of our time.
    • The pursuit of diversity as a source of richness among our students, our faculty, and the legal profession as a whole.
    • The pursuit of justice through greater awareness of and attention to the delivery of legal services to those who have been disadvantaged by the legal system or denied access to it.
    • Innovative and interdisciplinary education designed to promote comprehensive understanding and to develop collaborative approaches to complex social and policy issues.
    • A shared and fundamental sense of collegiality, collaboration, and engagement among all members of its community.
    Maryland Law Today
    UM Carey Law has sustained remarkable growth in its programs, faculty, and national prestige. Its continued excellence is secured in part by a 2011 gift of $30 million from the Carey Foundation, which is used to support the school’s mission as it simultaneously adjusts to the changing market for legal education. All UM Carey Law faculty share a commitment to the scholarly enterprise. The faculty has produced influential legal scholarship on the most pressing contemporary issues, using both the social sciences and traditional legal analysis.
    UM Carey Law’s student body is talented, diverse, and collegial. As a result of the substantial growth in its national reputation in the last decade, the School is attracting an increasingly credentialed pool of students. One-half of its students come from outside of Maryland, including many from foreign countries. The students represent more than 100 undergraduate schools, and over 15% have other graduate degrees before enrolling. About one-third identify themselves as persons of color. UM Carey Law’s student organizations present many opportunities for participating in the school’s social, cultural, and political life. Those organizations also facilitate activity outside the building—in Baltimore, around Maryland, and at the seat of national government in nearby Washington, D.C.
    The UM Carey Law curriculum combines traditional offerings with cutting-edge programs and electives. 55 full-time faculty members teach 643 full-time and 185 part-time students. The 11:1 student-faculty ratio, among the nation’s best, promotes close contact between professors and students. Its adjunct faculty reflects the unique expertise of lawyers, judges, and academics in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
    Through its commitment to integrating theory with practice, UM Carey Law offers experiential learning and specialty programs that are among the best in the country. Its Clinical Law Program is widely recognized as the gold standard of legal education, and
    is built around a requirement that every student participate in one of many courses that provide legal services to those who would otherwise lack access to justice. Its certificate programs in Law and Health Care and in Environmental Law are commonly ranked in the top ten among all law schools. It has high-visibility programs in other areas, including: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Business Law; Health and Homeland Security; Intellectual Property Law; International and Comparative Law; Tobacco Control; Trial Advocacy; and Women, Leadership & Equality. Finally, the longstanding commitment to curricular integration means that students experience legal theory and practice in multiple dispute resolution formats, including counseling, formal advocacy, and mediation.
    Consistent with its increasing international footprint, UM Carey Law offers a wide array of foreign study and externship opportunities. Those opportunities involve programs in, among other places, South Africa, Germany, Scotland, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and Chile. The School also maintains innovative internship programs with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and with Law Reform Commissions around the world.
    UM Carey Law’s faculty and Dean are committed to being strategically responsive to the challenges that confront legal education and the market realities that its graduates face. The Dean receives counsel and support from a Board of Visitors (“BOV”). The BOV consists of 38 senior leaders in the legal community. The BOV is particularly engaged in support and development activities, including fundraising, recruitment, and alumni relations.
    Key Facts
    • Located in downtown Baltimore, in the thriving business and government district and near many venues for experiencing science, sports and the arts;
    • Holds status as oldest, most prestigious, and highest ranked law school in Maryland;
    • Committed to scholarly and human services missions consistent with the role of an elite public university;
    • Close to Washington, D.C. and a short ride to all other major east coast metropolitan markets;
    • Near Annapolis, the Maryland state capital;
    • Occupies a modern, spacious, and technologically advanced building; and
    • Enjoys local, regional, and national visibility that is being translated into an international presence.
    A more detailed profile of the students, faculty, and degree programs is available at
    Role and Responsibilities
    The Dean, who reports directly to UMB President Dr. Jay Perman, is the chief executive and academic officer of UM Carey Law. The Dean is responsible for providing leadership in the academic, intellectual, and administrative life of the School.
    The Dean is also the chief representative of UM Carey Law when it interacts with other USM and UMB entities, and with other external constituencies. The Dean is central to the UMB human services and health sciences mission. There are unique opportunities offered at UM Carey Law to interact with other professional students and faculty and to engage with faculty and students at other USM campuses such as College Park. The Dean also plays a leadership role in regional and national intellectual communities, including those located in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis.
    The Dean’s operational leadership extends to academic affairs, administration, planning, student recruitment, enrollment management, financial aid, financial management, and institutional advancement. The Dean must ensure operational success not only through management of internal resources, but also by engaging other USM and UMB entities, as well as other external constituencies.
    The roles and responsibilities of the Dean may be grouped and summarized as follows:
    The Dean and the University
    • The action and spirit of the Dean should honor the University’s core values.
    • The Dean represents UM Carey Law in meetings with other UMB entities.
    • The Dean represents UMB in some aspects of its relationship with other USM campuses and with other Maryland law schools.
    The Dean and the Budget
    • The Dean manages the financial and human resources of UM Carey Law through an effective annual operating budget and long-term financial plan.
    • The Dean develops UM Carey Law financial resources, especially through fundraising, to relieve student financial burdens and to enhance scholarship, teaching, and other programmatic objectives.
    The Dean and the Faculty
    • The Dean supports, enhances, and promotes faculty teaching, research, and productivity.
    • The Dean works with the faculty to attract and retain promising scholars and excellent teachers, with particular emphasis on recruiting minority candidates.
    • The Dean shares governance by chairing faculty meetings and by setting an agenda in collaboration with faculty committees. In consultation with the faculty, the Dean appoints the chairs and members of committees and oversees their effective operations.
    • The Dean recommends Law School faculty salary, sabbatical, appointment, promotion, and tenure actions to the President. The Dean has responsibility for recognizing and rewarding faculty contributions to the School of Law through, among other things, the allocation of annual scholarship grants and research leaves. The Dean also has final responsibility for teaching assignments and scheduling.
    The Dean and the Student Body
    • The Dean leads the development of innovative curriculum and new program initiatives.
    • The Dean works to ensure the quality of the students entering and graduating from the Law School.
    • The Dean works to improve the career opportunities available to students.
    • The Dean enhances the student experience at the Law School, with particular attention to classroom teaching and skills training.
    The Dean and the Board of Visitors
    • The Dean relies on BOV members as key external advisors and the chief philanthropic supporters of UM Carey Law.
    • The Dean works with the BOV to advocate on the School’s behalf at the community, state, and national levels.
    • BOV members (38) are appointed by the Dean in consultation with the BOV chair.
    The Dean and the Alumni and Broader Community
    • The Dean fosters and expands the Law School’s relationships with alumni, law firms, corporations, state and federal judiciaries, leading nonprofit organizations, and other professionals in local, regional, and national communities.
    • The Dean has responsibility for promoting the public interest mission of UM Carey Law.
    Prospective Dean candidates should possess scholarship, leadership, and management ability necessary to perform roles as the chief executive officer and chief academic
    officer at UM Carey Law. In addition, strong Dean candidates will possess a combination of professional experience and leadership traits necessary to:
    • Serve as the intellectual leader of the faculty through a demonstrated commitment to scholarship, an ability to inspire junior and senior faculty alike in their scholarly pursuits, and a vision for further development of the intellectual environment at UM Carey Law;
    • Promote UM Carey Law’s teaching mission of educating outstanding lawyers, both in the traditional curriculum and in courses founded on experiential learning;
    • Manage a law school budget;
    • Manage a complex not-for-profit academic enterprise as one professional school operating within UMB and USM;
    • Promote successful change in response to evolving fiscal environments and emerging challenges, including providing leadership in developing a vision for UM Carey Law that reflects both the future of legal education and the established strengths of the institution;
    • Interact persuasively with the philanthropic community, and solicit and steward private support from alumni, members of the Board of Visitors, friends, foundations, law firms, government institutions, and corporations;
    • Develop relationships with and raise funds from key UM Carey Law graduates, foundations, and other external constituencies;
    • Support, guide, and further develop UM Carey Law’s commitment to the integration of theory and practice, including through its nationally recognized clinical and other specialty programs;
    • Respect and appreciate the rigors and demands of faculty and staff roles, including through a demonstrated commitment to the continuation of a collegial model of governance;
    • Promote UM Carey Law’s dedication to and long-standing record of attracting a diverse community, as demonstrated by a record of advancing diversity within a student body, faculty, and administrative team, or within a corporation or law firm environment;
    • Advance UM Carey Law’s public mission through encouragement of and support for its public interest programs and projects;
    • Demonstrate other values consistent with the unique mission of a public educational institution.
    • Provide a global vision and be an advocate for continued growth and excellence in both the academic program and the faculty;
    • Create a strong sense of community and collaboration among faculty, staff, students, alumni, the University’s other schools, the local bar, and the courts;
    • Communicate to a wide range of constituencies;
    • Represent UM Carey Law effectively in all relations with the local, state, and federal governments;
    • Demonstrate an ability to attract, retain, and develop outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff;
    • Possess a high level of energy that motivates others and inspires enthusiasm to build on the School of Law’s solid foundation for even greater growth in the future.
    Application Procedure
    Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter, should be sent to the following electronic mailbox: Electronic submission of materials is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations may also be sent to: or may be addressed to:
    Tim McFeeley or Karla Saunders
    Isaacson, Miller
    1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    Telephone: 202-682-1504
    All inquiries and expressions of interest will be held in strict confidence. The search will continue until an appointment is made.
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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