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  • 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.
  • 08 Nov 2013 10:05 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    Berkeley Law
    University of California
    The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Berkeley Law. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2014 or a date to be negotiated.
    Berkeley Law is committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service. Its vision extends across both established and emerging fields of law, and it cultivates the cross-fertilization of ideas within and beyond the school. The faculty encourage students to question conventional thinking and to prepare themselves to solve the legal challenges of the 21st century. As an integral part of the most distinguished public university in the world, Berkeley Law addresses the needs of California while pursuing a national and global legal agenda.
    The Dean will provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership, helping to shape and advance Berkeley Law’s vision of pre-eminence in research, teaching, and service. In addition, the Dean will have responsibilities for fundraising and for creating strong relationships with alumni and the profession.
    Candidates must be qualified for appointment at the tenured rank of Professor. Applications are warmly welcomed from individuals whose experience has prepared them to make strong contributions to diversity and inclusion in higher education and to further the University of California's mission of educational access. A mature understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of Law is strongly preferred, along with experience in, or aptitude for, administration and fundraising.
    We are eager to receive nominations (with complete contact information for the nominated individual) by
    December 2, 2013. An individual need not be nominated in order to apply; the search committee welcomes applications from all interested individuals.
    To be considered as candidates, nominees and applicants must submit brief statements of interest and curriculum vitae by the closing date of December 16, 2013. The Search Committee will contact nominees to invite their submission of these materials. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
    Chair, Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee
    University of California, Berkeley
    109 California Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1500
    Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to:
    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. This position is a sensitive position and is subject to a criminal background check. Questions may be referred to Carolyn Capps at (510) 642-6474 or All nominations and applications will be kept confidential.
  • 15 Oct 2013 9:15 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITYOF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A.CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications to fill tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level.  We are interested in candidates desiring to teach Contracts and other core courses and encourage applications from individuals interested in clinical teaching as a part of their course load.   We also seek to hire an experienced academic support professional as Director of Academic Support and an individual to fill a non-tenure track assistant professor position as Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).  Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement.


    The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar, provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, and represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics.  UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: Top 10 in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News and World Report, 2012); 2nd most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2012); tied for 3rd in the nation in diversity (US News and World Report, 2011); 4th best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2012); 1st most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2012); and Top 20 most innovative law school (PreLaw Magazine, 2012). UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from minorities and women.

    Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but we encourage applicants to submit a cover letter and resume by October 30, 2013, to Andrew Ferguson Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the

    District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008  

  • 10 Oct 2013 9:37 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)


    Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is conducting a search for a clinical professor to teach in our Transactional Law Clinic and Externship Program.   We value experiential learning and require all of our students to participate in an externship or clinic. 

    The Clinical Professor will be responsible for providing experiential learning opportunities that are designed to prepare our students to enter the professional marketplace with the skills and knowledge needed to make them successful.  The Clinical Professor will be responsible for teaching and supervising students in our Transactional Law Clinic and developing and overseeing a variety of experiential and skills courses including hybrid clinic and externship experiences with the assistance of adjunct faculty and external site supervisors. 

    Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates must be admitted or be eligible for admission to the Ohio Bar. 


    Preferred Qualifications:  Candidates should have clinic or externship teaching experience and knowledge of pedagogical methods; transactional or general business practice experience (4 or more years); a strong academic record; passionate commitment to providing students with the best learning experiences possible and the creativity to create such experiences in a collaborative environment; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  

    The full posting with instructions on how to complete an on-line application is at

    Please contact Carole Heyward, Director of Engaged Learning and Clinical Professor at or 216.687.5508 with any questions. 

  • 08 Oct 2013 9:59 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)



    The University of Baltimore School of Law invites applications for a Fellowship in a new Veterans Legal Services Project to begin on or about January 1, 2013.  This public interest fellowship program offers practicing attorneys exposure to law school clinical teaching.

    The Veterans Legal Services Project is a new initiative designed to meet the legal needs of low-income veterans.  Duties will include direct supervision of case work by clinic students, clinic classroom teaching in coordination with clinic faculty, consulting and partnering with existing legal clinics and organizations that serve the legal needs of veterans, and choosing cases that offer students a rich experiential opportunity in the practice of law. The Fellow would also pursue professional goals in conjunction with his/her clinic director, including opportunities for scholarship.

    This position is a contractual appointment for one year, with an anticipation of an extension for two additional years. 

    Qualifications: excellent oral and written communication skills; at least three years of experience as a practicing lawyer primarily in matters related to the legal needs of veterans; a strong academic record and/or other indicia of high performance ability; commitment to work for low income clients; and a strong interest in teaching. Membership in the Maryland Bar or a willingness to sit for the Maryland Bar is preferred.

    Salary: The starting salary is $50,000.  The position includes full benefits, including retirement annuities, research support, and a travel allowance. 

    Applications are now being accepted.  The closing date for the position is October 25, 2013.   Applications should be submitted by email to:

                    Robert Rubinson

                    Professor of Law

    University of Baltimore School of Law

    1401 North Charles Street

    Baltimore, MD 21201

    The University of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • 04 Oct 2013 12:23 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Boston University School of Law is seeking to fill a full time faculty position to supervise students in its Clinical Programs in immigration law. This is a non-tenure track, clinical associate professor position. Students in the clinical programs have full responsibility for all aspects of the cases to which they are assigned, under the direction of clinical faculty.

    Required Skills:

    The person who is hired for this position must be a skilled clinical supervisor and an experienced attorney in the area of immigration law. In addition to clinical supervision, the position entails teaching responsibility within the clinic which may include trial advocacy and other courses related to the specific clinical program. The position may also entail teaching a class outside the clinics, subject to the curricular needs and the interest of the successful applicant.

    Boston University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Boston University Law School is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.



    Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume before December 1, 2013 to Professor Hugh Baxter, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Boston University School of Law,

    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 . Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to [].

    To learn more about the law school, visit our website at

  • 04 Oct 2013 12:18 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Boston University School of Law


    Job Description

    Boston University School of Law, a nationally-ranked top-tier law school, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students and alumni, dedicated to providing the finest legal education in the nation. Since our doors opened in 1872, we have welcomed qualified men and women, without regard to background or belief. And our founding principle, that legal education should emphasize not just theory and analysis but practical applications, still governs our curriculum today.

    Boston University School of Law is seeking exceptionally qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Associate Dean for Experiential Education, with a faculty appointment as Clinical Professor. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean will play a critical role in maintaining and building upon the exceptional clinical and experiential programs in place, and will focus on developing new components of the school’s experiential education program. The successful candidate will strengthen faculty involvement in experiential education, building a program of research into the pedagogical value of experiential learning, and work to ensure a strong linkage between the experiential education program and the traditional academic curriculum.

    To learn more about the law school, visit our website

    Required Skills

    The Associate Dean will be an experienced attorney and legal educator with a strong commitment to and understanding of experiential education.

    Boston University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Boston University Law School is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.

    Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume before December 1, 2013 to Professor Hugh Baxter, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to

  • 04 Oct 2013 12:16 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in tax and mediation to teach in its tax and mediation clinics.
    Students in Michigan’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic are earning a JD or an LLM in taxation. They represent individuals with federal and state tax controversies and also run a federal tax educational outreach program aimed primarily at individuals who speak English as a second language. The LITC represents clients at all stages of tax controversy proceedings, including examination, audit reconsideration, collection due process hearings, appeals, US Tax Court trials, and collections.

    Students in our Civil Mediation Clinic earn their State of Michigan civil dispute mediator certification and mediate landlord-tenant, consumer, probate, and other general civil disputes. Students in our Domestic Relations Mediation Clinic earn their state domestic relations mediator certification and mediate all aspects of pre- and post-judgment divorce cases.

    The successful applicant will have significant experience in these fields and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in clinical teaching and serving the underserved. Prior clinical or other legal teaching experience (including clinic administration), and scholarship or scholarly potential are highly desirable. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.
    This is a contractual appointment that can lead to Michigan’s version of clinical tenure. Clinical faculty are initially appointed to a 3-year contract. That contract is renewed for a second 3-year term if the candidate demonstrates the potential to meet the standards for a presumptively renewable 7-year contract. They are considered for promotion to that presumptively renewable contract near the end of their second 3-year term. Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for summer financial support for case coverage, special projects and writing. They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty. Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

    Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is October 25, 2013. 

    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
    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


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