University of Georgia School of Law - Director of the Corporate Counsel Externship

23 Aug 2021 1:06 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications to fill a full-time clinical faculty position directing its Corporate Counsel Externship. The successful candidate will be hired into the law school’s clinical track, at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor, based on qualifications (see It is anticipated that the position will begin in January 2022 to facilitate a semester of overlap with the current director.

The Corporate Counsel Externship began in 2010 and is an integral component of the School of Law’s robust clinic program as well as its business law curriculum. The externship offers law students the opportunity to work in an in-house legal department on a part-time or full-time basis during the fall, spring, or summer semester. See for more information about the Corporate Counsel Externship.

The Director of the Corporate Counsel Externship manages the externship program and has both student supervisory and teaching responsibilities. In the supervisory role, the Director oversees the quality of supervision at externship placements and provides guidance and support for student externs. Teaching load includes weekly seminars for student externs with a focus on in-house practice, as well as 1-2 related business law courses per year in line with the School’s curricular needs and/or coach or assist with the negotiation and transactional advocacy teams. The law school’s clinical promotional track also calls for engagement in (widely defined) scholarly activities, regional and national discourse relevant to this clinical practice area, and law school / university service. 

Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited university, be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction, and have at least two years of practice experience. Preferred candidates will have prior experience in business law, preferably for a minimum of five years, including experience as an in-house counsel. Experience in clinical legal education or other law teaching is also a plus.

All applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae/resume at .

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


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