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  • 10 Oct 2011 8:52 AM | Deleted user

    Northeastern University School of Law invites applications for a grant-funded position, as a Clinical Specialist, to teach a new Community Business Law Clinic. The clinic will provide services to low-income and other underserved entrepreneurs in the Boston metropolitan area who need assistance with legal issues commonly encountered by start-up businesses, including negotiating licenses, permits and financial documents, protecting intellectual property rights, and responding to regulatory hurdles. The clinic also will focus on helping start-up businesses in new industries such as green construction and related technologies. The pedagogical goals of the clinic will be to teach transactional law practice as well as provide students with a rich experience in representing marginalized clients. The Clinician’s primary role will be to teach transactional skills to upper level law students in the new clinic and to supervise them in the provision of legal services to clinic clients.

    The Law School expects to draw clients from a range of organizations in the community, including local universities, community development corporations, and non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide funding to start-up businesses. The Clinician will be expected to work with these organizations and to promote the work of the clinic in the community to maintain a sufficient base of clients and to provide excellent service to those clients.

    The candidate must hold a J.D. or LL.B degree and be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar or become one within a year of beginning the position. The candidate also must have at least three years of transactional law practice experience. Teaching experience is preferred, and a passion for social justice is expected.

    The position is available starting August 2012 and renewable annually for up to four years contingent upon funding by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. We will review applications until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter should be submitted in electronic form to:

    Patricia Voorhies, Managing Director, Office of Clinical and Experiential Education p.voorhies@neu.edu

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University is also an ADVANCE institution, particularly welcoming applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

    For more information about Northeastern School of Law, please visit www.northeastern.edu/law

  • 06 Oct 2011 9:19 PM | Deleted user

    Cooley Law School seeks to hire a full-time Visiting Professor for its Grand Rapids, Michigan campus, to direct the Access to Justice Clinic. 

    The professor will have the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of faculty status.  Responsibilities include teaching, service, and scholarship.  The professor will contribute to the implementation of Cooley’s Mission, Strategic Plan, Professionalism Plan, and other commitments. 

    The primary responsibility is to direct the Access to Justice Clinic.  The clinic provides experiential learning opportunities for students and free legal representation to low-income clients in civil matters that do not qualify for representation by Legal Services programs. The caseload emphasizes family and consumer law.  The director will supervise students enrolled for credit, a staff attorney, and support staff.   The director will also meet with students, one on one and in small groups, to provide academic assistance and referrals, curriculum support, and professional and career development.  He or she will support student organizations, competitions, and co-curricular activities, serve on faculty committees, support local, state, and national bars, participate in pro-bono service, and promote student service and professionalism events and activities.  The professor will be expected to write scholarly and/or practical books, articles, essays, or reviews contributing to the scholarship of law, practice, teaching, and legal education and the legal profession, while supporting and participating in the scholarly work of others. 

    The candidate will begin on a one-year visitor contract anticipating conversion to tenure track after performance evaluation.  The school will assign the professor to the faculty’s Clinic Department teaching primarily in the Access to Justice Clinic.  Assignments are at the school’s discretion.  The professor may also teach other courses.  The Associate Dean of Faculty supervises this position supported by the Grand Rapids Campus Associate Dean and the Associate Dean of Planning Programs and Assessment.

    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.

    Cooley Law School has a diverse clinical legal education program which includes the Access to Justice Clinic, Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic, two Estate Planning Clinics, 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 in all our in-house programs represent clients under the Michigan student practice rule under the supervision of faculty and staff attorneys who are experienced practitioners.  In addition, Cooley has an extensive externship program.   

    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 five years, and be a member in good standing with their state bar.  Preferred applicants will also have experience working with law students in a clinical or externship setting or teaching in skills classes, and experience with general civil litigation, including family law experience. The applicant’s record should demonstrate good lawyering skills, strong teaching abilities, and communication and interpersonal skills 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 through October 30, 2011. 

    Thomas M. Cooley Law School is an equal opportunity employer that complies with all federal, state, and local employment laws.  It actively seeks and supports all qualified candidates including diverse candidates from under-represented populations to ensure that all hiring decisions are made through an inclusive process and from diverse candidate pools.

  • 06 Oct 2011 8:55 PM | Deleted user

    The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking applicants to direct its Misdemeanor Prosecution and Defense Clinics. The position will be either tenure track or non tenure-track, depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant. The Law School currently offers twenty-four clinical courses with a broad diversity of subject matters.

    Appointment:  Both tenure-track and non tenure-track faculty members are on nine-month teaching tracks and are eligible for summer research grants or summer teaching appointments.  Depending on qualifications, non tenure-track candidates will be considered for continuous appointment, which is the equivalent of clinical tenure, or for probationary appointment leading to consideration for continuous appointment. 

    Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the position include: teaching; student supervision in criminal cases; developing the existing clinical courses in misdemeanor prosecution and misdemeanor defense; and preparing students for professional careers in a multicultural environment.   The position also includes the opportunity to teach other law school courses, subject to curricular needs and the interests of the successful applicant.

    Clinical faculty with the position of Associate Professor or Professor of Law also have primary responsibilities for research and publication in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice, or criminal procedure and are expected to participate in the work of professional organizations at the national as well as local level.

    Clinical faculty with the position of Associate Professor of Clinical Law or Professor of Clinical Law are encouraged to engage in scholarship and to participate in the work of professional organizations at the national as well as local level.

    Required Qualifications: J.D. degree.  Knowledge of criminal law and procedure and a minimum of three years practice in the area of criminal law. Clinical teaching experience preferred, but not required.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible for admission in Minnesota, if not already admitted to practice in Minnesota. This position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Candidates, including people of color and women, who will contribute to the cultural and intellectual diversity of the faculty, are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The University of Minnesotais an equal opportunity employer.  The University of Minnesotais committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

    Only complete applications received through the University of Minnesota online employment system will be considered. A complete application will consist of a cover letter and resume.

     

    To apply for the non tenure-track Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor of Law position, go to employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=97727. The position is listed as a Teaching Specialist on the University’s Professional and Administrative track.

     

    To apply for the tenure-track Associate Professor or Professor of Law position, go to employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=97733

     

    For further information, applicants should contact Professor Stephen Meili, Chair of the Clinic Appointments Committee, at 612-625-5515. 

  • 01 Oct 2011 9:54 AM | Deleted user

    Florida International University College of Law invites applications for clinical faculty positions to begin in the 2012-13 academic year. We seek a Director for the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. This clinic was established in 2004 and has developed a strong record of advocacy in asylum and international human rights work. The position requires an experienced attorney with commitment to clinical education and practice experience in the area of immigration/political asylum and international human rights law.

    The law school also seeks applicants with experience and interest in other areas of law that affect our local community to be determined by the interests of the applicant. New faculty members will teach and supervise students and oversee all legal advocacy for the Clinic’s clients. The opportunity to teach related courses at the College of Law is also available.

    Send a cover letter and c.v. to Professor Peggy Maisel, Director of the Clinical Program, Florida International University College of Law, 11200 SW 8th Street RDB 1010, FL 33199, 305-348-7541 (ph), 305-348-4108 (fax), e-mail: ledesmaz@fiu.edu. Applicants also must register and create an on-line Profile through the university’s website at http://www.fiujobs.org; reference Position No. 33575.

    As a vital part of Miami's only public research university, FIU College of Law is a dynamic urban law school with approximately 600 students and 30 full-time faculty members and one of the most diverse faculties and student bodies in legal education. In the spring of 2007, the College of Law moved into a new state-of-the-art building in the heart of the main university campus. Over the past two years, the on-campus community has been enriched through the addition of a new medical school and the construction of the Frost Art Museum. For more information on the College of Law and the University, please visit http://law.fiu.edu.

  • 27 Sep 2011 7:56 PM | Deleted user

    CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks both entry-level and experienced candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor and Director of the Mediation Clinic.

     

    Chapman University School of Law is a private, ABA-accredited law school in Orange County, California, one of the largest and most diverse counties in the nation.  In the past several years, Chapman has undertaken a major expansion in the size of its faculty and range of its academic programs.  Chapman now enjoys a student-faculty ratio of approximately 10:1, one of the lowest in American legal education.  Its law faculty is also one of the most ideologically diverse in the country, and includes a Nobel-Laureate in Economics and four former Supreme Court law clerks.  The School of Law offers a rigorous J.D. program with options for emphases programs in advocacy and dispute resolution; entertainment law; international law; environmental, land use and real estate law; and tax law.  It also offers a joint J.D./M.B.A. program with the Argyros School of Business and Economics and a J.D./M.F.A. program with the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, as well as an LL.M. degree in taxation, and a general LL.M. degree with specialized emphases options.

    Applicants must have a J.D., strong law school performance, ADR competitions experience (competing and coaching preferred), formal mediation training (advanced degree strongly preferred), and significant mediation experience.

    The Assistant/Associate/Full Clinical Professor and Director of the Mediation Clinic will be responsible for teaching mediation courses and assisting the director of the competitions program in administration and coaching of teams for ADR competitions. The individual may be asked to teach other lawyering skills courses. The individual will direct the Mediation Clinic.  In addition to supervising the students in the clinic, the individual will be responsible for all administrative aspects of the clinic, including pursuing grant opportunities, engaging in general fundraising, and expanding mediation opportunities.  The successful candidate will have a full-time, non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor level, depending on his or her experience and qualifications. The length of the initial contract will also depend on his or her experience and qualifications.

    Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.  All new employees of Chapman University are required to undergo a background check. 

    Contact:  Please send letters of interest to Professor Celestine Richards McConville, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Chapman University School of Law, One University Drive, Orange, CA  92866.

  • 26 Sep 2011 8:55 AM | Deleted user

    The mission of CharlotteLaw is to provide a legal education that is student-centered, facilitates practice readiness in a way that stimulates intellectual excellence and fosters personal integrity, and serves underserved communities. It opened in August 2006 as the first law school in North Carolina’s most populous city and recently received full ABA accreditation.

    The Director of Clinics will join a growing faculty dedicated to experiential learning integrated throughout the curriculum and an academic team that includes a Director of Experiential Learning, Director of Lawyering Process and Assistant Professor of Pro Bono. CharlotteLaw has a Pro Bono Graduation Requirement, an Externship Program, Clinics, Practicums and Clinical Labs.

    The Director’s administrative responsibilities will constitute 50% of the Director’s workload. Administrative responsibilities include training, supervising and mentoring faculty teaching clinical courses and establishing law office systems and procedures to insure quality, ethical representation of clients. The Director will also be expected to teach a clinical course and be a full participant of the faculty. He or she will work with the Director of Experiential Learning to leverage community resources to provide as many students possible hands-on learning experiences and to best serve the underrepresented.

    CharlotteLaw is a member of The InfiLaw System, a consortium of independent law schools committed to making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. We are a law school that values motivation through inspiration over “command and control”; emotional intelligence (“EQ”) as much as IQ; continuous improvement, measured outcomes, and team goals, as opposed to individual agendas; and interdependence, the power of partner law schools, and the creation of best practices. We are striving to create a culture of collegiality, integrity, dedication to teamwork, and a continuing commitment to improving self-awareness. Faculty develop their EQ through regularly scheduled workshops that help a person become self-aware.
    We are looking for a candidate who is the best fit for the Director of Clinics 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 twelve 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.

    Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience. Review of application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about Charlotte School of Law, please visit www.charlottelaw.edu.

    Charlotte School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    To be considered for this position applicant must submit a resume/curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and three professional references (including addresses and phone numbers) in Word or PDF format to facultyappt@charlottelaw.edu.

    Electronic submission is preferred.

  • 23 Sep 2011 6:20 PM | Deleted user

    Howard University School of Law seeks candidates for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position whose primary responsibility would be to serve as the supervisor of its Housing Clinic. Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree, a record of high academic achievement, and demonstrated promise for excellence in teaching and scholarly productivity. The successful candidate also will have a civil rights background and a demonstrated interest in fair housing. Experience in housing litigation is a plus. The Housing Clinic supervisor will also be expected to teach doctrinal courses, with subjects dependent upon the law school’s curricular needs and the candidate’s area of scholarly interest.

    Please email your letter of interest and resume with references to Professor Josephine Ross at jross@law.howard.edu by October 7, 2011 if you intend to participate in the AALS Hiring Conference in Washington, D.C. However, if you currently work in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, if you do not intent to participate in the Hiring Conference, and if you're available to interview at the Howard University School of Law, please submit the aforementioned documents to Professor Ross not later than October 15, 2011.

  • 19 Sep 2011 11:01 PM | Deleted user

    The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to direct its Entrepreneurship Clinic. The Director will be involved in the design of this new clinic and will be the supervisor of third-year law students. The clinic will work with clients from the University, Lincoln, and greater Nebraska communities who need assistance with the basic legal needs of start-up businesses. The Director may also have the opportunity to teach a separate course on entrepreneurship, venture capital, or related subjects.

    Although the Director will be responsible for developing many of the details and design of the clinic, the current faculty envisions the clinic as a way to offer an experiential learning environment to law students interested in transactional law. Students would learn valuable skills while representing clients under the auspices of the clinic. These skills include drafting, negotiation, communicating with clients, improving and incorporating financial literacy into legal transactions, business planning, protecting intellectual property, and exercising professional responsibility.

    The College of Law has identified several pipelines of appropriate clients for the clinic. These include University-related start-up companies as well as first-time entrepreneurs who need basic legal advice before launching a company. There is significant interest in the clinic from institutions that could provide a substantial number of clients, including Invest Nebraska, the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. The Director would be expected to actively promote the clinic with these and other institutions both within and outside the University to provide a sufficient client base to match the pedagogical goals of the clinic.

    Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. General information about the Law College is available at http://law.unl.edu/. The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Contact Professor Richard Moberly, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902, or send an email to lawappointments@unl.edu.

  • 19 Sep 2011 10:53 PM | Deleted user

    The Georgetown Law Center is offering 14 Clinical Graduate Teaching Fellowships to new and experienced attorneys for the 2012-2014 academic years.  Each two-year fellowship is associated with one of the Law Center’s clinical programs, and each program varies in purpose, requirements, and duties.  They are listed below.  All of the clinical fellowships, however, share a common goal: to provide highly motivated lawyers the chance to develop skills as teachers and legal advocates within an exciting and supportive educational environment.   Fellows directly supervise J.D. students enrolled in the clinics, assist in teaching clinic seminars, and perform work on their own cases or other legal matters. Fellowships will begin in the summer od 2012, with an intensive orientation designed to introduce fellows to clinical teaching methods. Upon completing the requirements for graduation, fellows are awarded the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy).  Graduates of Georgetown’s clinical fellowship program have gone on to prestigious positions in law teaching and public interest law settings.

    Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,000 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows usually qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

    To learn more about a particular clinic, please view our Clinics Brochure. (  PDF)

    Clinic Fellowship application deadlines for each clinic are listed below.  To apply for a fellowship, please go to the website for that clinic, and follow the application process described by the clinic.   Each clinic makes its own hiring decisions. 

    With the exception of fellows in the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Street Law Clinic, all fellows must be members of the D.C. bar. Fellowship applicants who are admitted to a bar elsewhere must apply to waive into the D.C. bar upon accepting their fellowship offer. The Law Center will reimburse the expense of waiving into the D.C. bar incurred by those fellows who have already taken the bar exam elsewhere prior to accepting their fellowship offer.

    Questions? Please contact us.

  • 19 Sep 2011 10:47 PM | Deleted user

    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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