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  • 29 Aug 2011 10:10 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Duquesne University School of Law is seeking to make a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment to the position of Director of the Clinical Programs. Applicants should have superior academic credentials, a record of excellence in law clinic administration, experience in the practice of law, and a distinguished record of clinical teaching and scholarship. Leadership skills and the ability to organize sophisticated, law-related programs are also extremely important.  The new Director will have the opportunity to create an ambitious vision for the future and to take the Clinic to the next level of academic and professional excellence.  The new Director may also have the opportunity to develop exciting, new clinic-space within the community adjacent to Duquesne University’s campus, which is within blocks of the courthouses in downtown Pittsburgh.  Both the Law School Dean and the University Administration are committed to supporting these important goals.  We especially encourage applications from qualified racial and ethnic minorities, women, and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community.  Interested applicants should send a résumé and list of references, along with a letter of interest, to Faculty Recruitment Committee at lawrecruitment@duq.edu.  Electronic submissions only, please:   Candidates are strongly discouraged from submitting an application by mail or from mailing other materials to the Faculty Recruitment Committee, although a list of published works may be appended to an application.  Applications should be received by October 22, 2011. 

     

  • 29 Aug 2011 10:08 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of South Carolina School of Law invites applications for entry-level, tenure-track faculty to begin in the fall of 2012. Qualifications for these positions include a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding teacher, and demonstrable scholarly promise. The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who are interested in teaching in the areas of clinical legal education, Constitutional law, criminal law, environmental law, evidence, intellectual property, Rule of Law, taxation, and torts.  Interested persons should send a resume, references, and subject area preferences to Prof. Josh Eagle, Chair, Faculty Selection Committee, University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 S. Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 or, by email, to facappts@law.sc.edu (electronic submissions preferred).
     
    The University of South Carolina is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  We encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints contribute to the diversity of our institution.

    The University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • 17 Aug 2011 4:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    THE CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a full-time law professor to develop a community economic development program. The person selected will teach our existing Entrepreneurial and Non-Profit Clinic, along with a related business law course, and oversee the development of transactional legal clinics in surrounding underserved communities with institutional partners. The focus of these clinics will depend on legal services gaps that have significant economic impact.

    Charlotte is North Carolina’s most populous cityundefineda dynamic community that combines warm Southern hospitality with a modern, world-class city. The mission of the Charlotte School of Law is to provide a legal education that is student-centered, facilitates practice readiness, fosters personal integrity, and serves underserved communities. We value motivation through inspiration, emotional intelligence (“EQ”) as much as IQ, continuous improvement, measured outcomes, team goals, interdependence, and the creation of best practices.

    We seek candidates with distinguished academic records, excellent written and oral communication skills, practice and teaching experience, as well as a strong commitment to public interest law and clinical legal education. The successful candidate will preferably begin January 2012. He or she will join a growing faculty dedicated to experiential learning integrated throughout the curriculum and an academic team that includes a Director of Experiential Learning and three additional full-time professors who teach in and run clinics, an externship program and a pro bono program. We also have adjunct professors who teach clinics.

    Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience in a transactional practice, preferably with some public interest, non-profit or community advocacy. All applicants must be members of the North Carolina bar, be eligible for reciprocity or be willing to take the NC bar exam in Feb. 2012. We are looking for a candidate who is the best fit for this faculty position and, thus, the position may be filled by a candidate who is interested in either a tenure track or a non-tenure-track faculty appointment, subject to long-term contract renewal, with a ten or eleven month contract. All full-time faculty have full faculty voting rights, except in the area of promotion and tenure. Opportunity for research and scholarship development is available.

    Charlotte School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to developing a well-qualified and diverse faculty. The school is a member of the InfiLaw System, which includes Florida Coastal School of Law and Phoenix School of Law.

    Application Procedure: Please send us your resume and cover letter. Please indicate whether you will be attending the AALS recruitment weekend. We will give special consideration to direct applicants who provide compelling reasons for wanting to join our faculty. The resume and letter should be in Word or PDF format and sent to facultyappt@charlottelaw.edu For more information about us please explore our website: www.charlottelaw.edu.

     

  • 17 Aug 2011 12:33 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Long Term Contract clinical faculty position in its Clinic & Justice Center beginning in the fall 2012 semester.  The position involves teaching in our in-house Introduction to Litigation Clinic.  Second- and third-year law students in the Albany Clinic & Justice Center develop critical professional proficiencies in judgment, problem solving, and client-centered lawyering and other professional skills sufficient for effective, reflective, responsible and ethical participation in the legal profession through the representation of real clients  Candidates must demonstrate 1) a strong practice background with at least five (5) years of practice experience handling unemployment insurance or housing matters, 2) experience in or capacity for teaching excellence in a law school clinical setting.  Following successful review, the individual hired for this position will be eligible for a presumptively renewable five year contract with voting rights equivalent to tenure-track faculty.

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in New York State’s capital.  Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State.  The school’s Clinic & Justice Center has a national reputation for excellence in clinical teaching and public service.

    Applications (electronic preferred) will be accepted until September 1, 2011.  They should include a cover letter, resume, list of publications, and three references, and be sent to the Faculty Recruitment Committee c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, Dean’s Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York, 12208-3494, bjord@albanylaw.edu.

    Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 17 Aug 2011 12:30 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Tenure Track clinical faculty position  in its Clinic & Justice Center beginning in the fall 2012 semester.  The position involves teaching in our in-house clinical program.  Second- and third-year law students in the Albany Clinic & Justice Center develop critical professional proficiencies in judgment, problem solving, and client-centered lawyering and other professional skills sufficient for effective, reflective, responsible and ethical participation in the legal profession through the representation of real clients.   We are looking for the best possible candidate to enhance and/or expand our existing program.  Candidates must demonstrate 1) a strong practice background with at least five (5) years of experience, 2) experience in or capacity for teaching excellence in a law school clinical setting, and 3) a capacity for and commitment to excellence in scholarship.

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in New York State’s capital.  Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State.  The school’s Clinic & Justice Center has a national reputation for excellence in clinical teaching and public service.

    Applications (electronic preferred) will be accepted until September 1, 2011.  They should include a cover letter, resume, list of publications, and three references, and be sent to the Faculty Recruitment Committee c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, Dean’s Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York, 12208-3494, bjord@albanylaw.edu.

    Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 17 Aug 2011 12:15 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Georgetown University Law Center is seeking applicants for a permanent tenure track faculty position, starting July 2012, to direct the operations of a transactional clinic.  The person selected will develop the clinical program, supervise graduate fellows and law students, teach a supporting clinical seminar, and take responsibility for a wide range of advocacy opportunities, such as community economic development and legal advice and assistance for nonprofits and entrepreneurs in the DC area.

    A distinguished professional record and superior scholarly and teaching promise are necessary; experience in clinical legal education and/or transactional lawyering preferred.  Women and men who will contribute to Georgetown’s traditions of excellence and diversity, including members of minority groups, are encouraged to apply.  Applications must be received by October 15, 2011, to be fully considered; we anticipate making a decision no later than March 2012.  To apply, send a resume and letter outlining advocacy, teaching, and scholarship interests to: Professor Lisa Heinzerling, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  20001.

  • 17 Aug 2011 12:12 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    West Virginia University College of Law seeks candidates for four tenure-track or tenured positions at the entry and lateral levels. 

     We are committed to building a multicultural work force, which includes differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, military service, and disabilities; we strongly encourage people with such differences to apply. 

    Successful candidates will join the College of Law at an exciting time in its development toward a place among the nation’s leading public law schools (recently ranking 15th best in the country in Public Interest Law).  Our goal is to find outstanding scholars and teachers who can extend the law school’s traditional strengths and intellectual breadth.  We value scholarly excellence, high-quality teaching, deep dedication to internal and external service, collegiality and community.

    We are interested in all persons of high academic achievement and promise. We welcome applications from candidates with outstanding credentials, without restrictions of field. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    In addition, the College of Law has a particular need for those candidates with a strong interest and capacity to teach in the areas of Clinical Teaching, Criminal Law, Energy Law, Family Law, Immigration Law Clinic, Immigration Law, Taxation, and Trial Advocacy.  All positions, regardless of subject area, are on the tenure-track.

    Founded in 1878, and accredited by the Association of American Law Schools and the American Bar Association in 1914 and 1924, respectively, the College of Law is the sole law school serving the State of West Virginia. It attracts students from West Virginia as well as many from other states and countries. In addition to excellence in scholarship, teaching and service, core values include: close student/faculty interaction, diversity, respectful/professional behavior, community, and justice.  The College of Law is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong history and commitment to diversity, graduating its first woman in 1895 and its first African-American in 1949.  The College of Law continues its commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body and seeks candidates who will enhance diversity.

    Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, a vibrant and diverse university community ranked one of the top three small cities in the east, faculty and students enjoy the convenience provided by a small city with the cultural opportunities of a larger metropolitan area.  West Virginia’s beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities are easily accessible from Morgantown as are the cities of Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

    Address letters to the Appointments Committee Co-Chair Robert Bastress c/o Toni Sebree, West Virginia University College of Law, Box 6130, Morgantown, WV 26506-6130.

  • 17 Aug 2011 11:30 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)
    The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for faculty positions in its Clinical Law Program, starting in the Fall of 2012. The School of Law's Clinical Law Program is widely regarded to be among the finest in the country. The Law School anticipates filling two tenured or tenure-track positions. Both entry-level and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply. Academic rank and salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

    Any position in the Clinical Law Program would involve teaching in at least one clinic. The Clinical Law Program operates as a single law firm with five clinical sections each semester with varying coverage areas. These areas currently include a Community Lawyering Clinic that takes a community-based approach to client representation and has developed a Medical/Legal Alliance with the UNM School of Medicine, an economic development clinic known as the Business and Tax Clinic that offers clients transactional and controversy services, a Law Practice Clinic that takes a mix of cases typical of a general poverty law practice, and the Southwest Indian Law Clinic that provides students the opportunity to represent clients in cases involving Native American issues in various tribal, state and federal tribunals and agencies, as well as an opportunity to work with tribes, pueblos, community and non-governmental groups. While these are the current clinical offerings, our programs continually evolve and the successful applicant will be deeply involved in planning its future.

    The University of New Mexico is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    The University of New Mexico (UNM) provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through tuition remission and dependent education programs.

    Detailed information about this position can be found at https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1313594935334.
  • 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.

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