The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for a faculty position in its Clinical Law Program, starting in the Fall of 2013. The School of Law’s Clinical Law Program is widely regarded to be among the finest in the country. The Law School anticipates filling a tenured or tenure-track position. Both entry-level and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply. Academic rank and salary will be based on experience and qualifications.
Preferred qualifications include a record of demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in clinical teaching, the practice of law, and academic scholarship. Admission by examination to a bar of a state or the District of Columbia and experience in the practice of law is required. Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent legal degree.
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.
For best consideration, submit applications by October 15, 2012. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should attach a cover letter and CV to the online application via the UNMJobs website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/. The position is listed as posting number 0817655.
The University of New Mexico is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.