Florida A&M University College of Law - Professor/Director - Legal Research and Writing

16 Nov 2023 12:48 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW welcomes applications for appointment to the position of Associate or Full Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing to administer and direct the College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program and to teach Legal Research and Writing I and II courses on a full-time basis at its Orlando, Florida, location starting in the 2024- 2025 academic year. Responsibilities of the Director include teaching one section of first-year Legal Research & Writing I and II each term, developing uniform research and writing assignments in consultation with other Legal Writing Instructors, and administering and overseeing the program. This position is a full-time tenure track or tenured faculty position. The Director of Legal Research and Writing position is a nine (9) month contractual position. Ideally, applicants should have five (5) or more years of teaching experience at the law school level, academic records denoting excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship research, and service.

The Legal Writing Director will have responsibility for administering our program and may teach in either the day or evening programs, depending on curricular needs.

Located in downtown Orlando, the law school has an enrollment of more than 400 full and part-time students. The College of Law boasts a diverse faculty composed of productive scholars from nearly every walk of legal life. Increasing the number of minority lawyers in Florida able to practice law upon passing the bar is central to the College's legislative mission.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants for this position must possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be admitted to the bar in any state, have a strong academic record, and have excellent writing and communication skills. Applicants should have at least five (5) years of legal work experience beyond graduation from their JD degree. Preference will be given to candidates with strong post-law school experience as instructors or professors at the college, university, and law school levels; in the practice of law; and as judicial law clerks at the federal and state levels.

Additional Details: Florida A&M University College of Law is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Applicants may direct inquiries to Professors Jeffery Brown and Professor Rhonda Reaves, Co-Chairs, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Florida A&M University College of Law, 201 FAMU Law Lane, Orlando, FL 32801.

Email:  law.frc@famu.edu


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