Clinical Instructor Position (Transactional Law) -- Harvard Law School

02 Nov 2017 3:22 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is seeking a Clinical Instructor for the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), consisting of the Business and Non-Profit Clinic, Entertainment Law Clinic, Community Enterprise Project, and Real Estate Clinic. TLC seeks a Clinical Instructor who has background as a transactional attorney in one or more of the aforementioned practice areas and the ability and interest to learn new practice areas in one or more of the areas not already possessed. The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and will represent clients of the TLC clinics. Clinical students consist of second and third year law school students. The Clinical Instructor may also be requested to assist with a student practice organizations existing under the TLC (namely, Harvard Law Entrepreneurs Project or the Recording Artist Project, which include some 1L students). TLC clients consist of individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations and groups engaged in transactional activities. The Clinical Instructor also will be involved in assisting with the development of clinic and class curriculum and the overall learning experience of the students, their clinical practice and training.

The Clinical Instructor will teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and will represent clients of the TLC clinics. In addition, the Clinical Instructor will assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC by supporting the clinics’ endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with client communities and community-based organizations and client populations, adding to the clinic’s visible presence in such areas through meeting attendance, participation in and organization of workshops, and periodic on-sight availability at community-based locations to conduct new client intake and interface with clients and community partners.  The Clinical Instructor will also work with the Director and clinic colleagues to identify new opportunities for enhancement of prospective client and community connections, as well as to develop, manage and document outreach campaigns for the clinics’, including through the use of available technologies to create public speaking presentations on transactional legal issues.

Basic Qualifications

JD Degree, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant legal experience.  Similar years of experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students or junior attorneys.  Admission to Massachusetts Bar required.

Additional Qualifications

The Clinical Instructor must have the skills (derived either from an academic or law firm setting), disposition and desire necessary to work with clinic colleagues in a team-oriented collegial academic setting, and to work with, supervise, mentor and evaluate law students, in addition to the demonstrated law practice abilities and skills to engage in high quality legal practice and to independently oversee a substantial case load. Ability to work independently, as well as in teams, and in occasionally demanding, high stress circumstances.  Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills; strong motivation, initiative, demonstrated ability to work creatively within broad program goals.  Strong motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.  Strong organization, time management, case management and documentation skills.

Additional Information

This is a 5 year term appointment, subject to funding and departmental need.

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