Harvard Law School: Clinical Instructor (Transactional Law Clinic)

15 Apr 2021 3:37 PM | Chanté Brantley (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Instructor for its Transactional Law Clinic.  


The Clinical Instructor (CI) is responsible for working with the Director and other staff members to operate the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), including the supervision of two Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) - Recording Artists Project (RAP) and Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP). The CI will guide students who are representing clients on a broad range of civil matters, including general business, corporate, community economic development, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, and other transactional legal areas.

Job Code167058 Clinical Lawyer

Job-Specific Responsibilities
As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

  • Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and represent clients of the TLC and SPOs;
  • Participate in the classroom component of TLC and be involved in assisting with curriculum development;
  • Assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC and the SPOs by supporting the clinic's endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with various client communities, organizations, and client populations;
  • Participate in office wide projects such as administration and in the clinic's program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education;
  • Assist, as needed, in helping to guide the SPOs with various internal and external related matters, as requested by the Director; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, or other professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage clients and independently oversee a substantial case load.
  • Effective oral and written communication, organizational skills, time management, case management and documentation skills.
  • Motivation, initiative and ability to work creatively within broad program goals.
  • Motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.

Additional Information
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.

The position is for an initial three-year appointment, with the potential for renewal subject to department needs and funding availability. Candidates must be available to start as soon as possible (ideally by July).
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Job Function Faculty & Student Services
Sub Unit------------
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Department Transactional Law Clinics
Time Status Full-time
Union - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Salary Grade 058
Pre-Employment Screening Education, Identity, License/Cert.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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