UVA Director of Appellate Litigation Clinic

16 Apr 2019 10:44 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic. This is an academic general faculty position on the teaching track. The goals of the clinic are to give students direct experience in appellate advocacy and to enable students to develop practical skills in legal research and writing, litigation strategy, and appellate practice.

The Director is responsible for establishing the curriculum for the year-long clinic, including its classroom component, and for securing appropriate client engagements. The Director will teach, supervise, and provide feedback to clinic students in all phases of legal advocacy, manage the operation of the clinic, and serve as counsel of record for the clinic's clients throughout the year. The Director also will be expected to teach 1-2 additional courses outside of the clinic. All of these duties will be performed within the broader and evolving experiential learning program at the Law School, in coordination with the Dean, Vice Dean, and Director of Clinical Programs.

For more information about the current Appellate Litigation Clinic, see https://www.law.virginia.edu/academics/clinic/appellate-litigation-clinic.

Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school or foreign equivalent degree; at least four years of litigation practice experience, including experience in federal appellate courts; an active law license in a U.S. jurisdiction; and membership in or eligibility for the several federal appeals court bars. A commitment to teaching as well as excellent writing, editing, supervision, and advocacy skills are required. A competitive candidate will have significant appellate advocacy experience, prior law school teaching experience, and demonstrated professional engagement.

The expectation is that the Director would start in summer 2019 to begin teaching in the fall 2019 semester.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Upload the following materials at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs (Requisition number R0005023): Cover Letter, Resume/CV, a detailed description of relevant law practice, teaching, and supervision experience and contact information for three references.

For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, nr7f@virginia.edu.

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