THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC LAW) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor to direct the Housing and Consumer Litigation Clinic for academic year 2018-2019. Students enrolled in this clinic represent individuals and small groups in eviction defenses, affirmative habitability actions, illegal rent increases, and real property actions, including predatory loans and foreclosure, fair housing, and miscellaneous torts. Students also represent consumers against merchants and homeowners against home improvement contractors in disputes involving sales and services.
The Faculty Appointments Committee is particularly interested in candidates with prior clinical teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Candidates who would enhance our mission are especially encouraged to apply.
The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to:
1. Recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar;
2. Provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates
3. Represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics.
UDC-DCSL has a robust part-time program and the faculty is enthusiastically committed to providing a substantially similar experience, per the ABA, for our evening J.D. students in all aspects of the curriculum. UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.
UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). UDC is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university. UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: 8th in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News and World Report, 2018); 7th in the nation for diversity (US News and World Report, 2018); 2nd most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2018); 3rd best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2018); 4th most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2018); and top-ranked for its commitment to community service (PreLaw Magazine, 2017).
Minimum Job Requirements
A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Law shall have:
1. Earned Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state or be in the process of becoming a member of one of the said Bars;
2. Potential teaching excellence and demonstrated professional competence.
For more information and to apply please visit this link: http://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhu8n8r