The University of Kansas School of Law--Lawyering Skills position

19 Oct 2011 10:09 AM | Deleted user

The University of Kansas School of Law seeks to fill a full-time, nine-month, position in its Lawyering Skills Program to begin August 2012.  The person employed will work collaboratively with the other instructors in the program and under the supervision of the program director to ensure the program’s goals are met.  Lawyering is a skills training course, so teaching responsibilities necessarily require review and evaluation of a substantial amount of student work and conferencing with students outside the classroom.   The person employed in this position is also responsible for assisting with the

Law School’s academic assistance program.



1.  Teaching responsibilities may vary depending upon the needs of the Lawyering Skills Program, but they will include the following:

  • Teaching two sections of Lawyering Skills I in the fall semester
  • Teaching two sections of Lawyering Skills II in the spring semester
  • Teaching occasional seminars and workshops related to academic support or professional skill development
  • Working with librarians to successfully instruct students about legal research  

2.  Academic assistance:  Assist with the

Law School’s academic assistance program.  This may include, but is not limited to, developing and teaching study skills workshops; providing individual counseling, academic advising and bar exam prep programming; working with the needs of foreign-trained lawyers enrolled in an LLM, 2-year J.D. program or S.J.D. program; and providing such resources and/or programming that will minimize academic attrition, maximize bar exam passage, and better prepare our students for successful careers.

3.   Service to the Law School and its constituents:  Participating in programs, committees, or activities that further the professional development and academic success of the

Law Schooland its students. 

Qualifications:  J.D. or equivalent legal degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to a bar of a state or the District of Columbia, and at least 4 years of post JD legal experience which may include legal practice, judicial clerkship, teaching fellowship or any such combination of comparable legal experience are required.  Applicants who have achieved excellence in their primary professional or scholarly endeavors and have prior teaching or training experience are preferred. 


Apply by November 20, 2011 online at, search for position #00067997.  Include letter of application, resume or CV, including three references with online applicant data form.


Contact: Pam Keller, (785) 864-9274,   EO/AA


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