ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is soliciting applications for a Professor of Legal Practice to teach in our three semester Legal Practice program. Our Professors of Legal Practice meet regularly and work collaboratively to design and implement the curriculum and teaching materials. Professors of Legal Practice teach in the first year portion of the program, which focuses on legal reasoning, legal research, legal writing, and oral advocacy, and in some semesters in the upper level portion of the program, which continues to focus on those skills but also adds some other dimensions of the practice of law.
Professors of Legal Practice participate in the governance of the School of Law and in committee work supporting that governance. A Professor of Legal Practice will generally be hired on a one year contract, followed upon renewal by a three year contract. After four years of successful teaching and service, a Professor of Legal Practice is eligible for five year presumptively renewable contracts. Professors of Legal Practice do not have scholarship responsibilities, but they are encouraged to participate in the scholarly life of the School of Law and are provided with generous funding to support that work.
The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community and serve as champions for the law school’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people of color and other underrepresented groups, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other candidates who will enrich the diversity of our institution.
Candidates should send a current CV or resume, along with a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications, to Professor Andrew Horwitz, Assistant Dean of Experiential Education and Co-Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.