Washburn University Law School - Tenured or Tenure-Track Clinical Faculty Position

25 Sep 2012 6:36 AM | Donna Lee

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites exceptionally qualified and experienced applicants for a tenured or tenure-track clinical faculty position carrying full-faculty status. The applicant should have a distinguished record of clinical teaching as well as a history of scholarly production. The new clinician will work with the Clinic faculty to expand the clinical offerings at Washburn Law School and to continue to raise the national profile of the Washburn Law Clinic.


            Since its inception in 1970, Washburn University School of Law’s in-house, live client clinical program has been an integral part of the law school curriculum staffed by tenured and tenure-track positions. Our current clinical offerings include Children and Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic, Tribal Court Practice, and Criminal Appeals Advocacy (run in conjunction with the Appellate Defender Office).


            The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol. Topeka was recently named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger’s magazine. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historical neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks; and a regionally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education historical site.


            Washburn Law School is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, distinguished academic record, record of scholarly production and a strong commitment to clinical legal education. License to practice in a clinical setting does not require the taking of the state bar exam.


            Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Interested candidates should send a resume, listing three references, and a cover letter.  Contact: Professor Nancy G. Maxwell, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621.  E-mail: nancy.maxwell@washburn.edu


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