Tulane University School of Law - Clinical Professor - Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic

14 Aug 2023 11:09 AM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time clinical faculty position leading its Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic. The position would preferably begin during the 2023-24 academic year and would be on the Law School's Clinical Professor faculty track, beginning as a Clinical Professor of Law or a Clinical Associate Professor of Law, depending on the experience of the candidate.  The initial appointment for the position is five years. Clinical faculty have voting rights and serve on faculty committees within the School of Law.  

The candidate who fills the position will have primary responsibility for directing the Civil Rights and Federal Practice Clinic; engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic's mission and goals; supervising clinic students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; teaching a related subject-matter seminar; and managing development activities in support of the clinic.

Qualifications for the position include:

· A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;

· Experience in Civil Rights matters;

· Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states;  

· 5 years of post-J.D. legal experience;

· A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement.

· Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic, who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students, or who have prior experience supervising attorneys are strongly preferred.

Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s strategic initiatives.  

Application Instructions:

Applicants may apply through FAR, as well as directly to the Law School’s Interfolio system at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/128821. All direct applications must include a cover letter, résumé/CV, a list of at least three references (letters are preferred, but names and current e-mail and/or telephone contact information are acceptable), a law school transcript (unofficial copy is fine), and a legal writing sample. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by August 31, 2023.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the Hiring Committee for this position, Katherine Mattes (kmattes@tulane.edu).


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