University of Iowa - DC externship program adjunct position

26 Feb 2019 3:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW is seeking applicants with a desire to mentor, supervise and teach law students to fill an adjunct lecturer position for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position will teach a seminar and supervise the newly created Washington DC Field Placement Program.

Field Placements, also referred to as externships, are one of the College of Law's experiential learning programs. Students in the Field Placement Program earn academic credit while working closely with attorneys in government or non-profit law offices. Field placements are designed so that students are directly involved in activities characteristically performed by attorneys in a real-world setting. At the same time, students are enrolled in a seminar course designed to complement their work in the field placement.

This position is based in the Washington, DC area, and will require residence in the DC area during the Iowa College of Law fall semester.


  • JD from an accredited US law school;
  • Admitted to the practice of law with at least three (3) years of legal experience;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; and
  • Ability to work effectively within diverse communities.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in teaching legal subjects at the graduate or professional level or through continuing legal education;
  • Demonstrated experience with clinical teaching or with supervising students in externships;
  • Five years legal work experience;
  • Knowledge of and work experience in federal government or non-profit sectors in the DC area; and
  • Project management experience.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, CV, law school transcript, and copies of previous teaching or CLE evaluations to: Jill Soppe at (

For a complete job description or to seek more information, contact June Tai, Director of Field Placement Program at (


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