Elon University School of Law Director of Residencies Position

18 Jan 2019 11:24 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

ELON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a creative and dynamic faculty member to serve as Director of Residencies with rank and status to be determined based on qualifications and experience.  The Director will play a central role in the experiential learning focus of Elon Law, leading its unique, signature residency-in-practice program with responsibility for envisioning, developing, managing, supervising, implementing and overseeing the next phases of its development.  All JD students are required to complete a residency, which is a full-time, semester long placement under the supervision of a judge or lawyer for academic credit.  Elon Law now is completing its third year operating the Residency Program.  

Additional duties include teaching within the Residency program, and possibly teaching doctrinal courses, depending on experience and interest.  The director will oversee other experiential courses as well, such as specialized externships. The director reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.  Experience leading and working with clinics, externships, field placements and other experiential pedagogies in law is preferred but not required.  A JD or equivalent degree is required, teaching experience in a law school is preferred.  Inquiries and applications to Professor Steve Friedland at sfriedland2@elon.edu 

Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC, aspires to be the preeminent school for engaged and experiential learning in law. With a focus on learning by doing, Elon Law integrates traditional classroom instruction with course-connected, full-time residencies-in-practice in a logically sequenced program of transformational professional preparation. Elon Law’s groundbreaking approach has been recognized by the Clinical Legal Education Association, which recently listed Elon Law in the top 10% of law schools for its number of required experiential credits. Students complete their studies in 2.5 years – a distinctive value that lowers tuition and permits early entry into the profession.


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