University of New Mexico School of Law - Open Rank Professor in the Legal Analysis and Communication Program (LACP)

26 Jul 2019 6:18 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for one or more full-time, tenured or tenured-track faculty positions to teach in its Legal Analysis and Communication Program, starting in the Fall of 2020.

Faculty in the program are responsible for teaching Elements of Legal Argumentation I & II, the law school’s required first-year legal writing sequence. ELA I & II focus on developing students’ skills in legal reading, research, analysis, and communication. The program’s faculty members typically teach two first-year sections of approximately 15-20 students each (or 30-40 students total). They also teach upper-level writing courses, and the successful candidate will be expected to help design and implement the program’s upper-level writing curriculum. At UNM, legal writing faculty serve on all law school committees (including serving as chairs of committees) and are eligible for summer research and teaching grants. The Legal Analysis and Communication Program is a director-led program that values close collaboration and quality teaching.

We value candidates who will contribute diverse backgrounds and perspectives that will enrich our students’ learning and our faculty.

Offering a J.D. degree, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for innovative classes that combine law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Official job description and the online application for this opening can be found in UNM Jobs portal The for best consideration date is September 22, 2019. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the job postings, contact:

George Bach

Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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