THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach in its first-year Legal Practice Program (“LP Program”), commencing in the fall of 2024. The LP Program at UConn Law School is an integrated three-term, seven-credit program that provides experiential training in legal writing, legal research, negotiation, interviewing, counseling, and oral advocacy.
This position affords an opportunity to teach Legal Practice during the fall and spring semesters and interterms; to develop curriculum and assignments to advance students’ lawyering skills; to teach in a classroom setting; and to teach through experiential, and simulated lawyering exercises. Although LP professors work collaboratively, each LP professor has significant discretion with respect to the organization and management of their sections of the LP course.
The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups and other candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.
· A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
· Excellent legal writing and legal research skills.
· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
· Three years of legal practice experience.
· Experience teaching legal research and writing.
· Significant legal experience, including legal writing, client interviewing, client counseling, and oral advocacy.
· Experience teaching law in a clinical environment or a classroom.
· Enthusiasm for learning pedagogy and applying it to the LP Program.
· Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content.
· Demonstrated interest in and involvement with the legal writing community and/or professional organizations related to teaching legal writing, lawyering skills, or law.
· Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession.
This is a full-time appointment for a non-tenure-track, long-term-contract-eligible position. The initial appointment will be for one year with the potential for renewals based on performance. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut. Additional information and the application portal can be found here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27119.