THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK WILLIAM H. BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW seeks an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education to develop and direct its new Veterans Legal Services Clinic. The Clinic will provide free and low-cost legal representation to Arkansas veterans seeking VA disability benefits or reconsideration of discharge status.
The Clinic Director also will design and teach a weekly class, plan outreach events, design continuing legal education programs, and develop future funding opportunities. This position currently is funded for five years with possibility for continuation dependent on funding.
Candidates must hold a J.D. from an accredited law school and be either a member of the Arkansas bar in good standing or capable of admission to the Arkansas Bar within one year of hiring. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications.
Three years of litigation experience is preferred, along with VA accreditation, practice in veterans’ benefits, clinical teaching experience, and experience supervising other attorneys.
This is a 9-month, full-time position. This position is not eligible for tenure, but upon completion of certain requirements, the Clinic Director will be eligible for promotion to Associate Professor of Clinical Education, with a three-year term, and subsequent promotion to Professor of Clinical Education, with a five-year term that is presumptively renewable depending on Clinic funding.
For more information, please refer to https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/8689.
Interested parties should apply online with a curriculum vitae, together with a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests and three references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and person with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.