GEORGETOWN LAW seeks applications for a Visiting Associate Professor of Law to direct the Civil Litigation Clinic during the 2021-22 academic year.
One of seventeen in-house clinics, the Civil Litigation Clinic is a semester-long program in which students work in teams on meaningful public interest cases – principally in federal district court. The Clinic does not have a specific subject area mandate and has historically worked with both individual and institutional clients. The Civil Litigation Clinic’s broad mandate allows it to select cases that serve as especially good learning vehicles with the aim of teaching students essential litigation skills, including interviewing clients, drafting complaints, conducting discovery, taking and defending depositions, and drafting motions. As the Clinic’s director, the visiting faculty member will be responsible for identifying the Clinic’s clients/cases, supervising all casework, and teaching the clinic’s weekly seminar. As part of the application materials, successful candidates will include their vision for the program and what clients/cases they would be well positioned to secure in order to create opportunities for students to develop foundational litigation skills and experience.
Georgetown Law has operated its highly regarded in-house clinical program for more than 50 years. Through this program, students learn the practical art of lawyering while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to Patrick Griffith, Assistant Dean for Clinical Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will accepted until COB on February 19, 2021. Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.