Pepperdine University Law School - Director of Clinical Programs - (title to be determined)

26 Oct 2012 2:59 PM | Donna Lee
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites qualified and experienced candidates to apply to direct its clinical programs, with position title and faculty status to be determined based upon the candidate’s qualifications.  The position includes an appointment as Associate Professor of Law, to commence academic year 2013-14. The appointment may be a five-year presumptively renewable contract, a tenure track position, or an appointment with tenure.

The Law School is hoping to hire a visionary clinician and leader to help incorporate experiential learning and adapt current programs and structures towards a goal of graduating effective and successful lawyers.  The Director is responsible for overall administrative supervision and promotion of clinical programs, including the training, supervision, and mentoring of faculty teaching clinical courses and supervising clinic staff to maintain and refine law office systems and procedures.  In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Director will teach at least one clinic per year in an area of personal expertise.  With administrative responsibilities, the position is a twelve-month appointment. 

Candidates must hold a J.D., be licensed to practice law in California (or be willing to obtain a California license), and preferably have experience working with law students on client cases in a clinical, externship or similar setting. The candidate’s record should demonstrate superb lawyering skills, leadership and management experience, strong teaching ability, the communication and interpersonal skills essential to being an effective clinical teacher, and scholarship in the field. 

Interested applicants should submit letter of interest and current resume or curriculum vitae to Professor Robert Pushaw (, Chair, Lateral Hiring.


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