University of Wisconsin Law School - Remington Center Director - Clinical Professor

09 Nov 2012 2:37 PM | Donna Lee (Administrator)

Director, Frank J. Remington Center and Clinical Professor of Law


Official title:



Degree and area of specialization:

JD degree required.



A license to practice law in Wisconsin, or eligibility to obtain a Wisconsin bar license within six months of start date.


Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

The position requires visionary leadership for the Remington Center's core missions of teaching, service, and scholarship to improve the criminal justice system.


Applicants must have:
*substantial leadership experience in the criminal justice system, demonstrating a balanced sense of criminal justice and the potential to work effectively with other leaders throughout the legal community in fostering a fair and effective system
*substantial administrative experience in a University agency, a government agency, a law office, or another similar agency
*commitment to high-quality legal representation for incarcerated persons
*an understanding of and commitment to the core values of experiential education, and to the University of Wisconsin Law School's national reputation.


Principal duties:

The University of Wisconsin Law School's Frank J. Remington Center, one of the country's largest and longest standing experiential learning programs, is seeking a senior leader. The position offers the chance to join, and help lead, an outstanding community at a time of challenge and opportunity in legal education. With its longstanding commitment to experiential education, the Law School and the Remington Center are well positioned to respond to changes in the legal employment market, the increasing demand for practice-oriented education in light of the Carnegie Report, and the need for cutting-edge, socially relevant scholarship.

The Remington Center embodies the Law School's law-in-action philosophy and the University's commitment to the "Wisconsin Idea," the notion that the University serves all the citizens of Wisconsin, the nation and the world. The Remington Center is dedicated to teaching, client service, and scholarly research aimed at improving the criminal justice system. It consists of seven in-house projects and three externship projects, all of which involve partnerships with various criminal justice agencies outside the Law School. The in-house projects are: Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons (LAIP), the Oxford Federal Project, the Family Law Project, the Restorative Justice Project, the Wisconsin Innocence Project, the Re-Entry Project, and the Criminal Appeals Project. The externship projects are the Prosecution Project, the Hayes Police-Prosecution Project, and the Public Defender Project.

The Law School recently completed a self-study of the experiential learning programs, and is continuing to re-assess the leadership structure of its different programs. In addition, the Dean of the Law School appointed a new Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning (a post previously known as only Associate Dean of Academic Affairs). The person hired for the job opening advertised here will act as Director of the Remington Center initially, and will then help lead the effort to re-assess how the Remington Center's directorship should be structured, its relationship to the Law School's other criminal and civil experiential learning programs, and the optimal division of labor between the Remington Center's Director and the Associate Dean (and other administrative actors).

The position's primary job responsibility will be to evaluate and oversee the Remington Center's programs. Remington Center clinical faculty, including the Director, have 12-month appointments. The Remington Center's in-house programs engage students full-time in the summer. The Director will be expected to maintain and develop the program's financial resources; in collaboration with the Dean's Office, set and monitor the program's budget; manage the program's contracts with, among others, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office, and Wisconsin prosecutor's agencies; recruit, hire and supervise Center faculty and staff; coordinate student recruitment and selection process; teach and supervise law students in one or more of the Remington Center's projects; address student problems that arise; lead regular Remington Center faculty meetings; serve on law school committees; teach other, non-Remington Center, law school classes (time permitting at the discretion of the Faculty Director and the Law School Dean's Office); consider, devise and pursue opportunities for developing possible new projects; lead efforts for policy reform and criminal justice scholarship; foster scholarly research by faculty and students to improve the criminal justice system; and actively participate in addressing the challenges facing graduates of the law school.


A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


A period of evaluation will be required



Appointment type:

Academic Staff



Full time salary rate:

Minimum $100,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications


This is a renewable appointment.

Appointment percent:


Anticipated begin date:

MARCH 01, 2013

Number of positions:



Application must be received by: DECEMBER 01, 2012


Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #74909 to

Peggy Hacker

Phone: 608-890-0899

University of Wisconsin Law School

Fax: 608-263-3380

Frank J. Remington Center, Rm. 4318M


975 Bascom Mall


Madison, WI 53706-1399



Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE:Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.



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