The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to direct its Entrepreneurship Clinic. The Director will be involved in the design of this new clinic and will be the supervisor of third-year law students. The clinic will work with clients from the University, Lincoln, and greater Nebraska communities who need assistance with the basic legal needs of start-up businesses. The Director may also have the opportunity to teach a separate course on entrepreneurship, venture capital, or related subjects.
Although the Director will be responsible for developing many of the details and design of the clinic, the current faculty envisions the clinic as a way to offer an experiential learning environment to law students interested in transactional law. Students would learn valuable skills while representing clients under the auspices of the clinic. These skills include drafting, negotiation, communicating with clients, improving and incorporating financial literacy into legal transactions, business planning, protecting intellectual property, and exercising professional responsibility.
The College of Law has identified several pipelines of appropriate clients for the clinic. These include University-related start-up companies as well as first-time entrepreneurs who need basic legal advice before launching a company. There is significant interest in the clinic from institutions that could provide a substantial number of clients, including Invest Nebraska, the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. The Director would be expected to actively promote the clinic with these and other institutions both within and outside the University to provide a sufficient client base to match the pedagogical goals of the clinic.
Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. General information about the Law College is available at http://law.unl.edu/. The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Contact Professor Richard Moberly, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.