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  • 17 Aug 2011 11:27 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Syracuse University College of Law also invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in its Office of Clinical Legal Education.  The College of Law seeks applicants to direct the Criminal Defense Law Clinic, the oldest of its clinics.  Candidates with criminal law experience and a commitment to and record of legal scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply.  The College of Law is particularly interested in candidates with prior clinical teaching (or similar) experience and who will bring diversity to the faculty.  The successful candidate is encouraged to also teach non-clinic courses, particularly criminal procedure. 

    The faculty who teach in our in-house clinics are full members of the tenured and tenure-track faculty.  They have academic year appointments with generous support for writing and research, including a pre-tenure leave.

    The Criminal Defense Clinic is a one semester clinic with a student-faculty ratio of ten to one.  Currently, it provides representation to clients charged with misdemeanors and violations in Syracuse City Court, with an emphasis on addressing collateral civil matters.  The successful candidate will be encouraged to shape the future direction of the Clinic consistent with community needs.

    The Office of Clinical Legal Education is a vibrant law firm composed of seven different in-house clinics and a large externship program.  Syracuse University offers numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary work and the Clinic has ongoing collaborations with a number of schools and programs within the University. 

    Interested applicants should send their resume and names of three references, including academic references in a position to assess the candidate’s potential as a legal academic, to Professor Margaret M. Harding, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York 13244-1030; e-mail: mharding@law.syr.edu.  Syracuse University is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.   Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to October 1, 2011.

  • 17 Aug 2011 11:18 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Tenured or Tenure-Track Positions

    We are seeking to fill a tenured or tenure-track position for the Director of our Community Development Clinic (CDC).  The CDC is an entrepreneurial clinic that provides legal assistance to non-profit and community-based local businesses.  Candidates must possess a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, must be a member in good standing of a state’s bar, must demonstrate a record of outstanding achievement in law practice, law teaching, and/or a related field of study, and must demonstrate potential for excellence as a teacher and scholar.

    UMass School of Law – Dartmouth has a robust clinical legal education program.  The CDC, which has been operating since 2006, is one of two in-house clinics (the other is our Immigration Law Clinic).  Additionally, we have two placement clinics in various legal services offices (one a Tribal Court Clinic), as well as a healthy Field Placement Program that uses experienced practitioners, including a program that operates in The Hague and engages in international human rights work.  The law faculty has demonstrated its support for clinical legal education by requiring that our students take at least 6 practice-oriented credits while matriculating.  In addition, the faculty is actively engaged in incorporating the principles of Best Practices into our legal education program.  Also, furthering the Law School’s mission to prepare our students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner and to serve their communities while doing so, each of our students must provide at least 30 hours of pro bono legal assistance to graduate.

    UMass School of Law – Dartmouth is in the process of applying to the American Bar Association for provisional approval and a Site Team from the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar will visit the law school this fall.  

    The CDC provides our evening and weekend students experiential learning opportunities; this position will require night and weekend office hours and/or classes. 

    The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing law, with substantial experience in the area of non-profit organizations and small, community-based businesses; the ability and willingness to teach business organizations and other doctrinal courses; experience teaching or participating in clinical legal education; successful experience supervising students and/or others learning to practice law in the area of non-profit and/or business law; excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills; and a demonstrated interest in scholarly activities. Although the successful candidate will teach the CDC course and supervise students, as well as teach a second course, the Faculty Appointments Committee is seeking a candidate who demonstrates a range of interests in the field of clinical legal education that could, over time, extend beyond the CDC.

    The Faculty Appointments Committee will be attending the AALS Recruitment Conference to meet with candidates, and requests that interested candidates submit a letter of application and a current resume to:

     Professor Irene Scharf, Chair:  Faculty Appointments Committee (ischarf@umassd.edu), University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747 and refer to Position Number 27680. 

    The review of applications will begin immediately and the committee will continue to consider applications until the position is filled.  Candidates from the local area may be able to schedule screening interviews with the Faculty Appointments Committee shortly after the conclusion of the AALS Recruitment Conference.  If you would prefer us to try to accommodate that preference, please indicate it in your letter of application.

    The University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth is an EEO-AA Employer.

  • 08 Aug 2011 5:25 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The University of California, Irvine School of Law, invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position beginning in July 2012.   During its initial planning year, the Law School’s 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.   To this end, the Law School has allocated 10 of its 50 faculty positions for the hiring of clinical faculty to develop six to ten clinics.  We intend to create both transactional and litigation clinics, to provide students with a broad range of options tailored to differing career interests.  The Law School admitted its founding class of students in August 2009.

    The person selected will develop one of UCI’s inaugural clinics, and will assist in the planning and development of the overall clinical program.   The Law School is most interested in applicants desiring to develop a clinic in the area of  international human rights. However, we invite outstanding applicants with expertise in other clinical subject areas to apply for consideration.   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.

    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 September 2, 2011 .  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:

    Professor Christopher Leslie

    Appointments Committee Chair

    University of California, Irvine School of Law

    401 E. Peltason Drive

    Irvine, CA 92697-800

    FAX: (909) 824-5556

    Email: cleslie@law.uci.edu

    Applications submitted by email are encouraged.  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.

  • 19 Jul 2011 6:19 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Law Clinic Director, a tenured or tenure-track position carrying full faculty status, to commence academic year 2012-13. The applicant should have a distinguished record of clinical teaching and demonstrated administrative ability, as well as a history of scholarly production. The new Director will work with the Clinic faculty to expand the clinical offerings at Washburn Law and to continue to raise the national profile of the Washburn Law Clinic. The Director will also coordinate with Washburn's Centers for Excellence to integrate experiential learning across the law curriculum.  Since its inception in 1970, Washburn's in-house live client clinical program has been an integral part of the law school curriculum, staffed by tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Our current clinical offerings include Children and Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law, Tribal and State Court Practice, and Criminal Appeal Advocacy (run in conjunction with the state Appellate Defender Office).            

    The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol. Topeka was recently named one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" by Kiplinger's magazine. Topeka features very affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks; and a regionally recognized public library.  It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.            

    Washburn University School of Law is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, a record of scholarly production, and a strong commitment to clinical legal education. Applications from candidates seeking a lateral move are encouraged. License to practice in a clinical setting does not require the taking/passing of the Kansas state bar exam.            

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, Chair, Clinic Director Search Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621.Requests for reasonable accommodations during the interview process should be made to Assistant Dean Lynette Petty (785/670-1060).

  • 19 Jul 2011 3:37 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW seeks an entry-level or experienced faculty member to direct its Immigrant Rights Clinic and teach other appropriate courses in light of curricular needs.  The position would be tenured or tenure-track and would begin in the 2012-2013 academic year.  We invite applications from candidates who have a distinguished academic background, a record of or the promise of both teaching excellence and scholarly distinction, appropriate experience in the subject area, and a commitment to service in the law school and the community.

    The Immigrant Rights Clinic represents immigrants before the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in Immigration Court, before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in the federal circuit courts.  The Clinic’s current caseload touches on many areas of immigration practice, including asylum law, protection for victims of human trafficking, protection for battered immigrants, protection for victims of certain types of crimes, cancellation of removal, and family reunification.  The Clinic director has wide discretion in selecting new cases and determining the focus of the Clinic.

    Positions will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.  In keeping with its commitment to a diverse faculty, the School of Law welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages women and minorities to apply.  Contact (e-mail preferred):  Christopher J. Peters, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5779, cpeters@ubalt.edu.

  • 13 Jul 2011 10:06 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Moritz College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in its Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic, to start in October or November 2011.  The Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic (EBLC) is a new transactional clinic that will provide students with the opportunity to represent entrepreneurs and their businesses while simultaneously supporting and furthering Ohio’s mission of sustained economic growth.  Students will work with clients on all phases of starting a business, including client intake, entity formation, legal business planning, and contract drafting (including employment and independent contractor contracts). When relevant for the client, students will also learn how to protect the intellectual property of a business.  The EBLC’s clinical professor will have several responsibilities, including 1) supervising law students who represent clients under the Ohio Supreme Court's student practice rule 2) classroom teaching of lawyering skills, and 3) engaging with the local and regional entrepreneurial community.           

    We will consider all applicants; however, we prefer candidates with significant experience in representing entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.  Candidates should be admitted to the Ohio Bar or eligible for admission in Ohio. Finally, candidates should have an academic record that demonstrates potential for clinical teaching and clinical scholarship or preparation of clinical educational materials. The starting salary range will be $78,000 - $81,000 for a 12-month contract; full University fringe benefits are provided as well. The ideal starting date will be October 1, or as soon thereafter as possible.  The clinic will begin operating in January 2012.           

    A resume, references, and cover letter should be submitted to Professor Paul Rose, Chair, EBLC Faculty Search Committee, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Send e-mail applications to rose.933@osu.edu. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled; preference will be given to applications received before August 15th.            

    The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

  • 13 Jul 2011 9:55 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Seton Hall University School of Law, Center for Social Justice - Position Available Practitioner-in-Residence -- International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project - July 2011 to July 2012, with the expectation of renewal for a second year.

    Seton Hall University School of Law is seeking applications for a Practitioner-in-Residence for the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project within its Center for Social Justice from July 2011 to July 2012 with the expectation of renewal of the position for one additional year, dependent on grant funding and performance.  

    The Practitioner-in-Residence will work in collaboration with faculty in at least three sections of the Center for Social Justice:  the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic; the Equal Justice Clinic; and the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic.  The Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic docket includes civil actions on behalf of victims of human trafficking, challenges to immigration raids and local enforcement of immigration laws, challenges to various aspects of the “war on terror,” and First Amendment litigation.  The Equal Justice Clinic docket includes a variety of cases involving civil and human rights with a primary focus on the rights of immigrants, women, and other historically vulnerable groups.  The Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic focuses on representation in claims arising under the Refugee and Torture Conventions, the Violence Against Women Act, Trafficking Victim Protection Act, human rights complaints before international tribunals, and field work on human rights and comparative refugee law issues. 

    The Practitioner–in-Residence will take a multi-disciplinary approach to protecting the rights of immigrant communities in New Jersey, with a special focus on immigrant women.  Examples of cases/projects undertaken by the Project include drafting amicus briefs before state and federal courts raising novel human rights arguments in cases impacting immigrant communities in New Jersey; drafting a model brief for immigration advocates regarding principles of family reunification and the best interests of the child under human rights law; representing individuals and groups who were arrested in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in major civil litigation; drafting and coordinating oral and written submissions with immigrants’ rights groups across the country for the U.S. visit of the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants; representing individual clients in asylum and trafficking cases; and preparing “Know Your Rights” materials.            

    Although the Practitioner-in-Residence will not be responsible for teaching an independent clinic section, s/he will supervise second-year students enrolled in Seton Hall Law School’s externship program, as well as students participating in the school’s Pro Bono Program as they work on the Practitioner’s litigation and advocacy projects.  The Practitioner-in-Residence may also co-counsel with clinical faculty and supervise clinical students in conjunction with clinical faculty from time to time. 

    All applicants must be members of a state Bar; New Jersey bar membership is strongly preferred but not required.  All applicants should have a strong academic record, an ability to be proactive and work independently, excellent litigation skills, and outstanding written and oral communication skills.  We welcome applications from those with at least 5 years of experience working in one or more of the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Project’s areas of concentration. This is not a tenure-track position and cannot be converted to a tenure-track line.

    The salary for the position is $75,000/year plus benefits.  Interested individuals are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a writing sample to Patrice Smiley Andrews, Administrative Director, Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law, 833 McCarter Highway, Newark, New Jersey 07102 or via e-mail to Patrice.Andrews@shu.edu.  The Center for Social Justice is home to eight clinics, as well as the International Human Rights/Rule of Law Initiative, the Urban Revitalization Initiative, and a large pro bono program.  The clinics focus on the following areas:  constitutional and civil rights, education, equal justice, family law, immigration and human rights, impact litigation, juvenile justice, and predatory lending and foreclosure.  For more information on the clinical programs at the Center for Social Justice, visit the Center’s website at http://law.shu.edu/csj/index.html. Seton Hall University is an affirmative action, equal employment opportunity employer.

  • 23 Jun 2011 4:39 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is hiring a one year, Visiting Lecturer in the Legal Externship Program.  DU Law has a robust externship program with over 400  externship placements each year.  The Visitor will join two other faculty members in the Program and work to develop student field placement opportunities; advise students in selecting appropriate externship opportunities; and monitor, supervise and teach students throughout the externship experience.

    Detailed information about the position and how to apply can be found at:  https://www.dujobs.org/postings/15039

    The position is available starting July 1, 2011. 

  • 23 Jun 2011 4:20 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The University of San Francisco School of Law seeks to hire a Director and Assistant Professor for its Externship Programs to start in August 2011 or sooner.   More information can be found at https://www.usfjobs.com/postings/5433.
  • 20 Jun 2011 2:25 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    Cooley Law School seeks to hire a Clinical Professor for its Ann Arbor, Michigan  campus.  The clinic will focus on experiential learning opportunities for night students and will require night and weekend office hours.  The focus of the clinic is currently directed at representing immigrant clients in civil matters who do not qualify for representation by Legal Services due to their immigration status.  This position is a tenure-track position.

     

    Cooley Law School has a diverse clinical legal education program which includes Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic, two Estate Planning Clinics, the Access to Justice Clinic, the Family Law Assistance Project, the Innocence Project, the Public Sector Law Clinic, the Kent County Public Defender’s Clinic and the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Clinic.  Law students represent clients under the Michigan student practice rule under the supervision of faculty and staff attorneys who are experienced practitioners.

     

    Cooley Law School’s mission is to prepare our graduates for entry into the legal profession, and practical legal scholarship is our guiding principle and focus.  That mission can be summed up in three words - knowledge, skills, and ethics.  Our goal is to provide our students with the knowledge required for passage of the bar examination and the practice of law; the skills required to competently practice law and represent their clients; and the ethical values necessary to fulfill their responsibilities as lawyers.  Our vision is to remain the best at preparing students for practice and to be a leader in innovation.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS.  Qualified applicants must have a J.D. degree, be licensed to practice law in Michigan (or gain admittance to the Michigan bar through reciprocity), have practiced law for a minimum of three years, and be a member in good standing with their state bar.  Immigration law experience is required.  Preferred applicants will also have experience working with law students in a clinical or externship setting and/or experience with general civil representation.  The applicant’s record should demonstrate good lawyering skills, strong teaching abilities, and communication and interpersonal skills which are all considered essential for a clinical professor.

     

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should identify the applicant's qualifications and relevant experience as outlined in the previous paragraph.  The letter should also contain a statement of how the applicant will help us carry out our mission. Please e-mail these materials to hr@cooley.edu or send a copy to Mr. Scott Harrison, Director of Human Resources, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, P. O. Box 13038, Lansing, MI  48901-3038.  Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Cooley is the national leader in minority enrollment among all accredited law schools in the 50 states, values diversity in the legal profession, and is an equal-employment-opportunity employer.  For more information, please go to www.cooley.edu.

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