University of Michigan Law School - Clinical Professor - Community Enterprise Clinic

09 Aug 2023 10:46 AM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Professor (Any Level) for the law school's Community Enterprise Clinic.

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical professor in the Community Enterprise Clinic. Depending on experience, the applicant may start as a clinical assistant professor or a clinical professor.

The Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC) is dedicated to promoting vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities by providing transactional legal services to nonprofit and community-based organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based small businesses. The CEC provides creative solutions to the transactional needs of clients in its mission to promote economic, racial, and social justice and community and economic development in Detroit and other disinvested urban areas of the region. The CEC works with startup and established clients to provide legal assistance in a number of areas including entity formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance, drafting and negotiating contracts and leases, creating worker cooperatives and social enterprises, counseling regarding real estate and land use matters, permits and other regulations, advising on employment issues, counseling on risk management, and advising on intellectual property issues.

Who We Are

Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the J.D. and 40 in the LL.M. program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

Required Qualifications*

CEC candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience in at least one of CEC’s core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work, and potential for excellence as a clinical teacher, which includes making a substantial contribution to the academic or professional legal community. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.

Additional Information

This is a full-time contractual appointment that can lead to a long-term clinical contract. Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for summer financial support for case coverage, special projects, and writing. They have governance rights that closely parallel tenure and tenure-track faculty. Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

Contact Information

Please direct questions to Associate Dean for Experiential Education Debra Chopp at or 734-763-1948. The position is open until filled but it is advisable to apply by September 22, 2023.

Applicants may apply online to the University of Michigan Careers site Job ID 238051 or send a letter of interest and resume to Assistant to the Dean Robyn Grimes at

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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