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  • 29 Aug 2014 8:43 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of Chicago Law School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position leading its international human rights law clinic. The position would begin during the 2015-16 academic year. The position would be on the Law School's clinical professor track, which culminates in long-term renewable contracts. The attorney who fills the position will direct the international human rights law clinic: engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic's mission and goals; supervising students in all aspects of the clinic's work; and teaching a related seminar and/or clinical skills courses.

    Candidates must have a J.D., must have at least three years of relevant experience, and be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic or who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students or other attorneys are strongly preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and supervision 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 and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply on line and upload application material at: http://tinyurl.com/pm8plt8. All application material must be received by December 1, 2014.

     

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.

  • 20 Aug 2014 8:29 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    The Douglas County Legal Aid Clinic is a general practice clinical legal education program that provides legal assistance to low-income persons, including veterans, in the Municipal Court of the City of Lawrence and the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.  The clinic provides representation in a wide variety of civil law cases, including transactional, family, landlord-tenant, and administrative law. The clinic also provides criminal defense representation of adults in municipal court and juvenile offenders in district court.  Students are directly supervised by practicing attorneys and must enroll in the course for 2 consecutive semesters.

    The primary responsibility of clinical faculty is clinical teaching and related professional performance. Although their primary responsibility is teaching, clinical professors are also expected to engage in scholarship and service to the profession. 

    “The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ . “
    Teaching and related Professional Performance (85%):  The Director of the Clinic is responsible for managing the overall operations of the Clinic.  This responsibility includes administering the Clinic, providing direction and leadership, supervising students, support staff and staff attorneys, obtaining and maintaining grants to fund the Clinic, and ensuring that all required grant reports are properly prepared and submitted. Supervision of students involves providing guidance and oversight on their cases, appearing with them in court as needed, reviewing pleadings and other work product prepared by interns, and meeting regularly with interns to ensure that they are receiving proper instructional support.  The Director also maintains his/her own caseload as necessary.  In addition, the Director is responsible for teaching the classroom component of the Clinic, direct instructional supervision of individual students in the Clinic, and teaching such other courses in the law school curriculum as determined by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

    Research and Scholarship (5%):  Although their primary responsibility is teaching, clinical professors are also expected to engage in scholarship, broadly defined, related to their areas of interest.  Demonstrated scholarship is required for promotion, and it is desirable, although not mandatory, for a decision on the first non-probationary appointment.

    Service (10%):  Clinical faculty members have an obligation to engage in service to the school and university, the profession, or the public. This service obligation, however, is substantially reduced because of the nature of the clinical faculty member’s teaching and related professional performance obligations.
    1.  Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent legal degree.

    2. Applicants must be a member of the Kansas Bar or willing to become a member by taking the Kansas Bar as soon as practical following appointment.

    3.  Applicants must have five years of litigation practice and/or clinical legal education experience.

    *For a candidate to be considered at the Clinical Professor level, the candidate must demonstrate an established scholarly career in the clinical field and must have a history of effective clinical teaching and experience and substantial service.
    Applicants with prior clinical or clinical teaching experience and who have achieved excellence in their primary professional and/or scholarly endeavors.
    Special Conditions:  If employee is not licensed to practice in Kansas, the position is contingent upon employee passing the 2015 Kansas Bar exam and being officially admitted to the Kansas Bar.

    Application review will begin 1 Sept, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
    Jean Phillips, Clinical Professor and Director, Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post Conviction Rememdies
    KU School of Law, 1535 W. 15th Street, Lawrence, KS
    66045-7608
    785-864-9214
    phillips@ku.edu
    Commensurate with experience
    01-Sep-2014
    05-Jan-2015
    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at http://www.humanresources.ku.edu/policies_procedures/category_details/index.aspx?category=8 or you may contact 785-864-4946 or employ@ku.edu for alternate access options.  Any  inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.
  • 08 Aug 2014 11:34 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW STEPHEN AND SANDRA SHELLER CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    Position Summary: The Temple University Beasley School of Law solicits applications for an assistant/associate clinical professor of law in its new Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice. The Sheller Center, which opened its doors in October 2013, is an innovative, dynamic legal program that integrates students into its efforts to address as its main priority pressing legal problems facing under-served Philadelphians. The position will begin July 1, 2015. This full-time, non-tenured position is renewable yearly initially, but may, depending on the candidate’s qualifications, be eligible for long-term, renewable contracts in compliance with ABA Standard 405(c). Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

    Minimum Qualifications: An excellent academic record and a J.D. degree; a preferred minimum of 5 years significant law practice and/or clinical teaching experience; and must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar or willing to become a member as soon as practical following appointment. The ideal candidate will have both significant practice experience, which includes experience with direct services and/or systemic social justice advocacy, and law teaching experience. Areas of particular interest include consumer protection, health care, and transactional work (such as community economic development), though clinic proposals in different subject areas are welcome. Demonstrated research and writing ability is required, ideally published work in a law journal or comparable publication. Temple University is committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and is an EEO/AA employer.

    To Apply: Please send the following to Prof. Jaya Ramji-Nogales at lawfsc@temple.edu: 1) cover letter; 2) one page statement of interest, including an explanation of how the applicant’s experiences demonstrate her ability to meet the academic and social justice goals of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice; 3) writing sample, preferably of published work; 4) resume or c.v. Interested persons are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as interviews will start in September 2014. The position is open until filled. No calls please.

  • 06 Aug 2014 10:55 AM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, has begun the search for our next President and Dean. Eric Janus, who has deftly, strategically and passionately led us over the past turbulent decade in legal education, has decided to step aside and return to teaching.

    A link to the website with more information about the search is at the end of this message.

    Eric will step aside as Mitchell is poised to embark on new and exciting ventures. Founded in 1900, we have long been a pioneer in affording access to practice ready legal education and as a leading incubator for the bar, bench and civic leadership in our region. Clinics, externships, and skills simulation courses have long been incorporated throughout our curriculum, and the distinctions between skills and non-skills courses have almost entirely dissolved.

    We recently became the first undefined and still only undefined law school authorized by the American Bar Association to offer a hybrid, 50% online J.D. course of instruction. Our plan is to take our access mission boldly into the coming years and decades. The new President and Dean will lead the implementation of the on-campus/on-line Hybrid Program, whose first cohort commences study in January 2015.  We plan to expand the models for legal education to include one allowing student’s access to a law degree and license without having to relocate from their own communities.

    Still, the Twin Cities is a wonderful and hip place to live, with natural beauty, culture, a progressive political tradition and a vibrant civic life. Mitchell is a nimble, independent institution with a faculty that is deeply engaged in teaching and practice, with a resourceful Board of Trustees, a shared sense of mission among constituents, and alumni who play an outsized role in the business, judicial and civic life of the Twin Cities, Minnesota and the entire Upper Midwest.

    I am one of the faculty representatives on the dean search committee, headed by retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Helen Meyer.  Please contact me (Ann Juergens) if you have questions or suggestions of potential candidates.  I am happy to chat!  Colleagues who also teach clinic, Peter Knapp, Carolyn Grose, Brad Colbert, Joanna Woolman, Colette Routel, Sarah Deer, are also able to speak with you about our law school, about the position, about Minnesota.

    Kindly pass this announcement on to anyone who might be considering a deanship in her or his (near) future, or simply call or email me with ideas for potential applicants.  It is rolling process, so earlier applications are better than late ones.

    Here is the link to information about the position and the application process:

    http://web.wmitchell.edu/about/dean-and-president-search/\<http://web.wmitchell.edu/about/dean-and-president-search/><http://web.wmitchell.edu/about/dean-and-president-search/>

  • 04 Aug 2014 1:42 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    Georgia State University College of Law - Clinical Teaching Position

    Georgia State University’s College of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time Clinical Professor responsible for teaching and assisting in the operation and administration of its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.  This position would be a non-tenure track appointment, with faculty status, a renewable contract, and job security commensurate with tenured faculty.  Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees at the College of Law.  The appointment could begin at the commencement of the 2015-2016 academic year or as early as January.

    In addition to assisting in the operation of the clinic, the Clinical Professor will supervise students in all aspects of Tax Clinic client representation; have responsibility for case selection and client communication; and develop and teach related coursework.  Applicants should have a strong academic background, practical tax and lawyering experience, and a proven record of, or demonstrated potential for, student supervision, successful teaching, professional engagement, and service to the community. Experience working in a law school tax clinic, while not a prerequisite for the position, is highly desirable.

    Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students.  The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic provides legal controversy resolution services to low-income individuals who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The Clinic has been operating year-round as a principal component of the College of Law’s experiential learning program. It has a case load of over 300, and it has represented over 4000 low-income individuals since its founding approximately 22 years ago. For more information about the Clinic, please visit the Clinic’s website: http://taxclinic.law.gsu.edu/

    Applications are encouraged from candidates who would diversify the faculty.  Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation. 

    Deadline for applications is November 30, 2014.  Applications should be submitted to:

    Professor Ronald Blasi

    Director, Philip C. Cook Low income Taxpayer Clinic

    College of Law, Georgia State University

    P.O. Box 4037

    Atlanta, GA 30302-4037

    Telephone:  404.413.9172

    E-mail: rblasi@gsu.edu

  • 04 Aug 2014 1:31 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    Clinical Teaching Fellow/Practitioner-in-Residence and Staff Attorney, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources  

    The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for a joint position as (1) Clinical Teaching Fellow or Practitioner-in-Residence in its Environmental Law Clinic, and (2) Staff Attorney in its Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR).

    Clinical Teaching Fellow or Practitioner-in-Residence, Environmental Law Clinic

    The Clinical Teaching Fellowship is a year-round, full-time contract position designed to provide an attorney with a strong interest in clinical teaching the opportunity to develop and refine his/her teaching and advocacy skills over a two-year period. Alternatively, the Practitioner-in-Residence position is a year-round, full or part-time position that provides an experienced attorney the opportunity to work alongside the Director of the Environmental Law Clinic in the Clinic’s representation of clients in litigation and non-litigation matters. The Practitioner-in-Residence is a one-year contract position, with possibility of renewal for a second year. The Environmental Law Clinic is one of several core clinics at UC Irvine that meet the School of Law’s clinical requirement. The nature of Environmental Law Clinic’s projects varies depending on client need, appropriateness of project for clinical teaching, resource availability, and student and faculty interest, but can be expected to include a mix of advocacy and policy matters in multiple fora.  

    Staff Attorney, Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR)

    The Staff Attorney with CLEANR will help manage the Center’s programs. This includes a workshop roundtable series that convenes leading policymakers, practitioners, activists and researchers from the public and private sector to produce action-oriented policy papers, propose legislation, or complete important academic research. The staff attorney will supervise and edit fellow and student research and writing; communicate with participants and advisors; and organize and help facilitate dialogue sessions. The staff attorney will also help plan and organize the Center‘s other public and student programs, including semi-annual practitioner-focused conferences, periodic academic symposia and speakers, a literature and film series, and an international interdisciplinary summer institute for future sustainability leaders.

    Desired start date is open to negotiation, but a start date on or before September 1, 2014 is preferred. The successful candidate will be provided with the standard vacation and benefits package accorded employees of the University of California.  

    Complete details of this position and directions for on-line applications may be accessed at: https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp.  Search for job number 2014-0699.

    For additional information on the School of Law, please visit www.law.uci.edu, Patti O’Dorisio, Director of Personnel UC Irvine School of Law UCI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

  • 04 Aug 2014 1:09 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)
    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT 

    Concordia University School of Law is seeking a director for its clinical programs. The Director is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. The director will develop and manage the law school’s in-house clinics, supervise hybrid clinic partnerships, teach the classroom component of the clinics, and provide guidance and oversight for students in their cases. The Director will also have opportunities to teach doctrinal courses consistent with the Law School’s needs and the Director’s scholarly agenda.

     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

    ·       A J.D. degree and an outstanding record of academic and professional achievement.

    ·       One of the following: (1) a minimum of three - five years of clinical teaching experience; (2) a minimum of three - five years of legal experience, preferably in legal aid work; or (3) a combination of both.

    ·       Commitment to the study of law with a strong record of consistent scholarship or the demonstrated potential for scholarship.

    ·       Member in good standing with a State Bar. If the successful candidate is not a member of the Idaho Bar, it is expected that he or she will seek admission through the most expeditious means available, which may be reciprocity, the bar exam, or the limited licensure available in Idaho for clinical teachers.

    ·       Commitment to excellence in teaching, student mentoring, and collegiality.

    ·       Strong interest in and aptitude for teaching practical legal skills. 

    ·       Ability to contribute to the goals of Concordia University School of Law.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

    ·       Experience and relationships with clinical legal educators.

    ·       The ability to manage the caseload of a busy law office.

    ·       The ability to engage in effective clinical teaching both in the classroom and in direct supervision of students.

    ·       The ability to engage in policy reform work related to the goals of the law school’s clinical programs.

    ·       The ability to develop partnerships and raise awareness about the law school’s clinical programs and its work throughout the state.

    ·       A willingness and ability to assist in identifying and obtaining permanent sources of funding for the Clinic, including experience with grant-writing.

    SPECIFIC DUTIES

    ·       Identify core areas of legal need and develop and direct the law school’s in-house clinics.

    ·       Supervise the existing hybrid clinic partnerships, including the Housing Clinic and Criminal Clinic.

    ·       Teach the classroom component of the clinics and supervise part-time professors.

    ·       Provide guidance and oversight for students in their cases and court appearances.

    Concordia’s faculty is highly collegial and dedicated to supporting each other inside and outside the classroom with the primary goals of enriching the student experience and producing excellent scholarship. We place a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of racial and ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities and all groups underrepresented in higher education. Further details on the mission, as well as the University’s nondiscrimination policy, are available on our website at http://www.concordialaw.com.

    Staff relationships: Reports to: The Associate Dean of Academics

    Exempt/non-exempt?   Exempt

    Salary Level (1, 2, 3, 4, or program director):  The director will be hired at the assistant, associate, or professor level depending on qualifications and experience.

    Please send via email, a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for 3 professional references and an Employment Application Form

    (http://www.cu-portland.edu/aboutcu/documents/cu_faculty_employment_application.pdf) to:  Claire Free, lawfacultyapplication@cu-portland.edu. 

    Application deadline – September 15, 2014

    Initial interviews will be conducted via GoToMeeting for applicants who are not planning to attend the AALS faculty recruitment conference.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 31 Jul 2014 5:56 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    The University of South Carolina School of Law seeks applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin fall semester 2015. Candidates should have a juris doctorate or equivalent degree. Additionally, a successful applicant should have an excellent academic background, a record that indicates a strong commitment to scholarly research and writing, demonstrable scholarly promise, and a commitment to teaching. Likely curricular needs include entry-level positions in taxation, clinical legal education, contracts and business. Outstanding candidates in other areas will be considered as well.

    Interested candidates should send a resume, references, and subject area preferences to Professor Ned Snow, Chair, Faculty Selection Committee, c/o Kim Fanning, University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 S. Main St., Columbia, SC 29208 or, by email, to hire2015@law.sc.edu (electronic submissions preferred).

    The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

  • 31 Jul 2014 5:53 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    HEALTH LAW CLINIC FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School’s Health Law Clinic. While this position is not in the tenure stream, it is part of a system of contracts progressing to renewable long-term contracts. The position will begin on July 1, 2015.

    The Clinic’s primary mission is to provide an experiential learning opportunity for our students, while also providing legal services to low-income individuals involved in health-related litigation or advocacy. Duties of the Clinical Professor include classroom teaching, including the possibility of teaching doctrinal courses; supervision of second- and third-year law students as they represent clients and participate in community projects; administrative duties relating to the Health Law Clinic; community outreach and fundraising; and participation in faculty governance of the School of Law.  The candidate hired for the position will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Clinic.  Therefore, all candidates should be prepared to present a vision of the type of clinic that they would hope to implement. Examples might include a medical-legal partnership, a clinic focusing primarily on representation of applicants for disability benefits in Medicaid or Social Security administrative hearings, or other focused areas of representation or advocacy.

    Qualifications include admission to practice in Pennsylvania or willingness to seek admission to the Pennsylvania bar; substantial experience in the field of health law and, preferably, clinical pedagogy; 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 in the Health Law Clinic within a community that supports interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative teaching opportunities.

    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of two or three references to Professor Ben Bratman, Chair, Clinical Appointments Committee, at  beb9@pitt.edu.  Write “Health Law Clinic Application” in the subject line of the email. The deadline for applications is September 4, 2014.

    The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.  Recruitment is subject to approval by the University’s Provost. 

  • 31 Jul 2014 5:50 PM | Maritza Karmely (Administrator)

    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CLINIC FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School’s Environmental Law Clinic. While this position is not in the tenure stream, it is part of a system of contracts progressing to renewable long-term contracts.  The position will begin on July 1, 2015.

    The mission of the Environmental Law Clinic is to serve the educational needs of our students and the needs of individuals, community groups, and conservation organizations, particularly those in Western Pennsylvania, for legal services relating to environmental issues.   Funding for the Clinic is provided by an endowment from the Howard and Vira I. Heinz Endowments. Duties of the Clinical Professor include classroom teaching, including the possibility of teaching doctrinal courses; supervision of second- and third-year law students as they represent clients and participate in community projects; participation in activities related to the School of Law’s Environmental Law Concentration; administrative duties relating to the Environmental Law Clinic; community outreach and fundraising; and participation in faculty governance of the School of Law.  The Environmental Law Clinic was founded in 2000.  The candidate hired for the position will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of the Clinic.

    Qualifications include admission to practice in Pennsylvania or willingness to seek admission to the Pennsylvania bar; substantial experience in the field of environmental law and, preferably, clinical pedagogy; 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 in the Environmental Law Clinic within a community that supports interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative teaching opportunities.

    To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of two or three references to Professor Ben Bratman, Chair, Clinical Appointments Committee, at beb9@pitt.edu. Write “Environmental Law Clinic Application” in the subject line of the email. The deadline for applications is September 4, 2014.

    The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.  Recruitment is subject to approval by the University’s Provost. 

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