THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW equips students with the intellectual tools and hands-on legal experience in their journey to become practice-ready lawyers able to work in any field they choose through excellent doctrinal and experiential offerings. The University of Washington School of Law’s Clinical Program provides students with real-world legal experience assisting clients and communities working on real cases, transactions and projects for academic credit supervised by experienced faculty members. The Clinical law program currently has 9 in-house clinics and partners with the Washington Innocence Project.
The University of Washington School of Law is hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant professor on a 9-month basis with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021 to teach in the clinical law program and one or more of the law school’s core instruction areas. Candidates are invited to propose a clinic in which they have appropriate expertise and relevant practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing the structure, case load, student supervision and project work of the proposed new clinic. In their application materials, candidates should include a one-page description of the clinic they propose to teach as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community.
The successful candidate will also teach other non-clinical courses in the JD program that fulfill a curricular need. Non-clinical areas of curricular need include business organizations, criminal law, criminal procedure, professional responsibility and/or perspectives on the law. The perspectives course enriches the traditional first-year curriculum by exploring how the law reflects or perpetuates inequities based on race, gender, ability, class, sexual orientation, and other social justice issues.
We invite applicants with interest across areas of practice. The successful applicant will be expected to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the School of Law. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate consistent scholarly excellence through regular scholarship production and participate in service to the law school, the larger university, and the community. In addition, the candidate will engage in the national clinical legal education community through regular attendance and participation in national and regional conferences. Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to exceptional teaching experience and clinical teaching experience.
All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
· Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or foreign equivalent
· 3 or more years of legal practice experience in relevant area of law
· Demonstrated record of scholarship or scholarly interest
· Admission to WA state bar or will obtain admission in the next year
1. A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, professional experience, and teaching, research, and leadership expertise.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A one-page description of the proposed clinic as well as an explanation of how the proposed clinic will meet the needs of both the School of Law and the larger community.
4. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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