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  • 30 Sep 2015 11:31 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Boston University and MIT have joined forces to launch a new program in Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Cyber Law. As part of this program Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a full-time director to lead the establishment of, and to supervise students in, a Technology and Cyber Law clinic.  The clinic will be operated in collaboration with MIT and the clients will be MIT students.

    The Technology and Cyber Law Clinic director will be expected to work closely with the director of the recently established Entrepreneurship and IP Clinic. The Technology and Cyber Law clinic will provide counselling and guidance to assist student innovators to comply with laws and regulations, and respond to cease-and-desist letters and notice-and-take-down orders based on: telecommunications, privacy, data security, intellectual property, and related laws. Depending on capacity, the clinic may also provide MIT students with limited litigation and dispute resolution-related assistance. Law students in the Technology and Cyber Law Clinic will have full responsibility for all aspects of the matters they are assigned, under the supervision of the director and pro-bono attorneys who may volunteer to assist in various specialty areas. The ideal candidate for this position will be a skilled supervisor and a seasoned attorney with litigation experience relevant to cyber law matters, experience counseling clients in practical problem-solving, and openness to the new and unusual that is inherent in innovation. As the person principally responsible for the establishment and operation of the clinic, the successful candidate must also have excellent managerial skills. In addition to student supervision, the position entails developing and teaching a clinic seminar focused on conveying the skills needed for cyber law work and the knowledge required to handle assigned matters. This position is a non-tenure track Clinical Instructor, and the initial two-year contract is subject to renewal depending on funding.

    Boston University School of Law 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, 2015 to Professor Michael Meurer, Chair Appointments Subcommittee, Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to lawappts@bu.edu with a subject line “Technology and Cyber Law Clinic Search”.

  • 29 Sep 2015 10:45 AM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in child welfare law to teach in its Child Advocacy Law Clinic (CALC) starting next academic year.

    Students in Michigan’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic represent children, parents and other parties in child welfare proceedings.  Created in 1976, CALC has represented thousands of families involved in the child-welfare system and has trained thousands of students who now serve in leadership positions in nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and private firms.

    The successful applicant will have significant experience representing children or parents in child welfare cases and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in clinical teaching.  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 which will be renewed for a second 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 dasanta@umich.edu or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is October 23, 2015.  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

    jwlemmer@umich.edu

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 26 Sep 2015 3:43 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Yale Law School invites applications for a full-time faculty director of clinical courses in the area of environmental law and policy. The position, which will be at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor of Law, will begin on July 1, 2016.

    Yale Law School has a long and proud history of faculty, student, and alumni engagement with environmental, energy, and natural resources law and policy. In addition to its existing Environmental Protection Clinic, the Law School is home to the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, an interdisciplinary research center. The Law School also offers a joint JD-MEM degree with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, has many student organizations relating to environmental law, and hosts the annual New Directions in Environmental Law Conference.

    As a member of the full-time law faculty, the director will plan, build, and manage the teaching, service, and research mission of environmental clinical offerings at Yale Law School. Duties of the director will include classroom teaching; supervision of law students and, where appropriate, non-law students; participation in activities related to the Law School’s environmental law program; administrative duties relating to environmental clinical offerings; community outreach and fundraising; and participation in faculty governance of the Law School. The candidate hired for the position will have the opportunity to shape the direction of both the existing Environmental Protection Clinic and future environmental clinical offerings.

    It is anticipated that the director will join the Yale Law faculty as a full-time Associate Clinical Professor of Law with the potential for promotion to Clinical Professor of Law. If appropriate under the circumstances, alternative arrangements such as a visiting faculty position prior to consideration for appointment as Clinical Professor of Law may be offered. If not currently a member, admission to the State Bar of Connecticut will be required before the end of the first year of full-time appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Applicants should have a J.D. degree or its equivalent and a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience. In addition to a record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, advocacy, and intellectual engagement, the ideal candidate will have: previous practice experience in environmental law or advocacy; previous experience teaching, training, and supervising students in a clinical or experiential learning setting; published research or creative applied work on environmental law and policy; excellent supervisory and communication skills; the ability to work effectively with students, clients, and other constituents; and an interest in developing clinical experiences for students within a community that supports interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative, passionate teaching.

    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to Professor Douglas Kysar, Co-Chair, Clinical Appointments Committee, at 

    douglas.kysar@yale.edu. Please write “Environmental Law Clinic Application” in the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications submitted prior to December 31, 2015 will receive full consideration.

    More information about clinical legal education at Yale Law School can be found at: http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/clinicalopportunities.htm; more information about the environmental law program at Yale Law School can be found at http://www.law.yale.edu/academics/environmental_law.htm.

    Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

  • 26 Sep 2015 3:38 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    West Virginia University College of Law is seeking candidates to serve as Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (EILC) (tenure-track/tenure or teaching faculty).  Candidates for the EILC Director position should have expertise in business and commercial law, entrepreneurship, and/or intellectual property (with particular focus on Trademark and Patent Law), and be willing to work with other entrepreneurship centers and experts at WVU.  The EILC provides legal services to start-up companies, small businesses, non-profits, and individuals, and it plays a vital role in economic development and job creation in the region.  Additional information about the EILC is available online at http://law.wvu.edu/clinics/entrepreneurship.

    WVU Law is committed to building a multicultural and inclusive work force that includes diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, military service, disabilities, social background, and experience. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Please address applications to Appointments Committee Chair Robert Bastress, West Virginia University College of Law, P.O. Box 6130, Morgantown, WV 26506-6130, or via email to Robert.Bastress@mail.wvu.edu.  Clinicians Valena Beety and Marjorie McDiarmid are also on the Appointments Committee and they are both happy to speak with potential applicants with any questions.  They can be reached at marjorie.mcdiarmid@mail.wvu.edu and valena.beety@mail.wvu.edu. 

  • 22 Sep 2015 5:36 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    Yale Law School established the Liman Program in 1997 to honor its 1957 graduate, Arthur Liman. The Liman Program funds post-graduate and summer fellowships; teaches classes at Yale Law School; convenes an annual colloquium; and undertakes research projects related to access to justice and the criminal justice system in particular. This work reflects the commitments of Arthur Liman, who graduated from Yale Law School in 1957 and who, before his death in 1997, was a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and served as chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison; President of the Legal Aid Society of New York and of the Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem; Chair of the Legal Action Center in New York City; and Chair of the New York State Capital Defender’s Office. 

     Since its inception, the Liman Program has grown — from one post-graduate Yale Law School Fellow to now more than 8-12 annually, for a total of 108 Law School graduate Fellows including this year’s group.  In addition, the Liman Program helps to support summer Fellows at Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Spelman, Stanford, and Yale. Many Liman Fellows – past and current – work on criminal justice, prisoners’ rights, immigration detention, workers’ rights, civil legal assistance, gender equality, and environmental justice.  In addition, beginning in 2011, the Liman Program has hosted one or more Senior Fellows in Residence, experienced practitioners, who join the Liman Professor and Director in teaching students, and conduct research on access to legal services and criminal justice from detention through incarceration, release, and reentry.  

     At the Law School, the Liman Program faculty co-teach a weekly “workshop” one semester each year.  Examples of recent seminars include Rationing Law: Subsidizing Access to Justice in Democracies; Incarceration; Moving Criminal Justice: Practices of Prohibition, Abolition, Regulation, and Reform; Borders; and Racial Justice and Immigrants’’ Rights: Debates and Dialogues.  Similarly, annual colloquia reflect these concerns. Over the last several years, the colloquia topics have been:  Detention on a Global Scale: Punishment and Beyond; Isolation and Reintegration: Punishment circa 2014; Navigating Boundaries: Immigration and Criminal Law; and Accessing Justice, Rationing Law.  These conferences bring together faculty, students, Fellows, practitioners, lawmakers, government officials such as judges and prison administrators, officials from non-profit organizations and foundation, individuals affected by the problems, academics from related fields to consider the current challenges and useful interventions.  

    In addition, the Liman Program’s research work comes under the umbrella of the Liman Projects. The 2015-2016 project is entitled From Prosecution to Prisons.  Students and faculty work together on research and advocacy related to how to reduce the number of people incarcerated, the degrees of isolation imposed on prisoners, and the distances that both women and men (especially in the federal prison system) are from homes and families. In such efforts, we have collaborated with other institutions and organizations, including the Association of State Correctional Administrators, the American Bar Association, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    The Liman Director

    In collaboration with the Liman Professor, the Liman Director is responsible for overseeing and administering all elements of the Liman Public Interest Program.  Duties include: 

    • Managing all elements of the Yale Law School Fellowship program, from recruiting and advising applicants, to working with Fellows and their host organizations throughout the fellowship year.
    • Developing curricula for the Liman Workshop and the Liman Project, and co-teaching these courses in collaboration with the Liman Professor and the Senior Liman Fellow in Residence;
    • Working with faculty and program administrators at Yale and six other colleges and universities to administer the Liman Summer Fellows program;
    • Planning and overseeing the annual Liman Colloquium, and other public interest programs at the Law School;
    • Managing the drafting, production, and distribution of the annual Liman Report, along with all other publicity and fundraising activities;
    • Helping to write and distribute other books, reports, and collection of materials;
    • Supervising the Liman Program Assistant, the Liman Student Directors, and other administrative support staff; and
    • Developing and managing the program budget, in conjunction with the Liman Professor.
    • Working with colleagues at the Law School doing related work on public interest, fellowships, access to justice, and global human rights.

    The successful applicant will be a law school graduate with a distinguished academic record; significant experience in public interest lawyering;  administrative talents; knowledge about the shape and structure of public interest lawyering and the organizations that provide such services; ease and enjoyment in writing essays, demonstrated through publications, research papers, dissertations, briefs, or other materials authored by the applicant; and the ability to work with students, alumni/ae; faculty, staff, and lawyers working outside the University.  Teaching experience is relevant but not required. 

    The salary is competitive and based upon experience.  For more information, please contact Johanna Kalb, Liman Director, Johanna.Kalb@yale.edu, (203) 436-3520.  To apply, please provide a resume, lists of references (including at least one academic reference and at least one reference with whom the applicant has worked closely within the last two years); examples of written work (including copies of relevant publications, reports, research papers, essays or briefs); and a law school transcript. 


  • 22 Sep 2015 5:12 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Rutgers Law School, Newark Campus will have an opening for a Professor to teach in and direct the Law School’s  Constitutional Rights Clinic Clinical and teach other courses in the school’s core curriculum.  The Constitutional Rights Clinic (CRC) is the school’s oldest clinic and has been directed by its founder, Distinguished Professor of Law, Frank Askin for the past 45 years. Professor Askin has announced his retirement at the end of the 2015-16 school year. The CRC initiates civil rights and civil liberties cases and projects and instructs law students in the hands-on practice of civil rights law and the enforcement of constitutional and civil rights. Representative cases and projects have involved voting rights and electoral and ballot access, fairness and integrity including a challenge to advance voter registration under the New Jersey constitution, protection of free speech and fair and open elections in privately governed common interest communities under the state constitution, advocacy of educational rights and educational access for undocumented immigrants, and challenges to the disparate racial impact of certain residency requirements in municipal employment.

    Candidates should have at least five years of relevant civil rights lawyering experience.  Previous clinical and other law teaching experience is a plus. Salary commensurate with experience.  The position will be a tenured, tenure track or clinical scholar track position, based on the candidate’s interests and experience. In addition to directing and teaching in the CRC, the position will also involve some teaching in the classroom curriculum.

    Interested candidates should forward a resume and letter of interest by September 25, 2015 to: the Rutgers School of Law,  Co-Chair, Appointments Committee, Professor Jon Dubin by e-mail at Jdubin@kinoy.rutgers.edu.

    Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Please distribute the above and feel free to contact me if you have any questions at jdubin@kinoy.rutgers.edu

  • 22 Sep 2015 5:04 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The Law School at the University of Chicago is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position in the Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab Clinic. The position, which is on the Law School’s clinical professor track culminating in long-term renewable contracts, begins during the 2015-16 academic year. Title and level of appointment will depend upon qualifications and experience.

    Reporting to the Director of the Law School’s Corporate Lab Programs, the successful candidate will participate in all activities of the Corporate Lab, and will assist the Director with developing clients, supervising students, managing the Speaker Series and Lab events and initiatives connecting law students to the legal community, curriculum design, classroom teaching, student evaluation and all other Lab Clinic activities. (For more information, see: http://www.law.uchicago.edu/corporatelab)

    Candidates must have a J.D.; must have at least three years of relevant legal experience, and be a member in good standing of the Bar of Illinois or another state.  Prior teaching experience is highly desirable but not required. Excellent writing, editing, supervision, and team skills are required.

    Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a list of references, a legal writing sample, a law school transcript, a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate’s relevant practice experience and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any.  Other material relevant to candidacy may be included as well.  Candidates must apply on line and upload application material at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54285   Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or until March 1, 2016, whichever is sooner.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. 

    Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

  • 18 Sep 2015 3:30 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    NYU School of Law is seeking new or experienced clinical teachers for tenure-track positions on our clinical faculty.

    Applicants in any field of practice are welcome to apply: We are not aiming to fill a position in any particular clinic; applicants can elect either to teach in one of our existing clinics (see http://www.law.nyu.edu/academics/clinics) or to create a new clinic.  We seek to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience that engages students actively in working collaboratively with underserved individuals and communities as they look to gain access to justice.  Our preference is to hire faculty who will create clinics or teach in an existing clinic where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision.

    Applicants should have practice experience and an academic record that demonstrate the potential for clinical teaching and scholarly achievement. NYU Law School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.

    If you wish to apply, please send a statement of interest and a résumé to me at randy.hertz@nyu.edu by no later than November 1, 2015.

  • 17 Sep 2015 2:34 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    The University of Idaho, College of Law, invites applications for a full-time, academic-year clinical faculty position, to begin in May 2016 to direct its Main Street Legal Clinic and to teach pre-trial and Trial Advocacy courses. Although an academic-year appointment, the person who fills this position will generally be required to run the Main Street Legal Clinic during the summer for 8-12 weeks, with the exact amount of time and pay to be determined by separate contract each year. The Main Street Legal Clinic represents clients in a wide variety of cases including family law, misdemeanor defense, consumer protection, and civil rights matters.

    Candidates must have 1) a J.D. from an accredited school or the equivalent; 2) a distinguished academic record; 3) a record of or the promise of teaching excellence; 4) at least five years of post JD practice, clerking or teaching experience; and 5) a demonstrated commitment to service in the law school and the community. Candidates also must be a member of a bar in good standing and eligible for admission to the Idaho State Bar as a supervising attorney within one year of the hire date.

    The College has a long history of clinical education and public service. Its clinical programs are nationally recognized and include six in-house clinics as well as an extensive externship program. For more information on clinical and practical skills offerings at the College of Law, please review our website: http://www.uidaho.edu/law/academics/practical-skills.

    Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the University of Idaho is a comprehensive research institution that is enriched by its geographic proximity to Washington State University and its programs in Boise, Idaho. Information about the College of Law is available on its website at www.uidaho.edu/law. Interested people should apply online at www.uidaho.edu/humanresources and include in their application material information addressing the requirements for the position, a resume showing evidence of academic distinction and teaching and service potential, and at least three references relevant to the candidate’s qualifications. The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 24, 2015 and will give priority consideration to applications received before October 1, 2015.

    The University of Idaho is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, human rights, multiculturalism and community. It expresses that commitment by actively recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body, and by building and sustaining a welcoming, supportive campus environment.


  • 16 Sep 2015 2:48 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for an entry level position teaching in its award-winning Clinic and Justice Center. We are especially interested in candidates with experience and expertise in tax, business transactions, or not-for-profit corporations, who could establish a pedagogically appropriate Tax or Transactions Clinic. As a member of the Clinic and Justice Center, the successful candidate will have teaching and caseload responsibilities based on a model of clinical teaching concentrating upon the education of participating students through the representation of real clients in matters having a life span of one or two semesters. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor Level. Candidates must demonstrate 1) a strong academic background, 2) a capacity for and a commitment to excellence in scholarship, and 3) a capacity for and a commitment to be an effective teacher in the classroom and to spend significant time outside of class working with students.

    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. You can learn more about the school by visiting our website: http://www.albanylaw.edu/

    Application (electronic preferred) should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and three references and be sent to Faculty Recruitment Committee c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, Dean’s Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208-3494, bjord@albanylaw.edu.

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