Tulane Director of First Amendment Clinic & Professor of Practice

17 Sep 2019 5:46 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

TULANE LAW SCHOOL seeks highly qualified applicants for a full-time position as Professor of the Practice of Law leading its newly created First Amendment Clinic. The position would begin during the 2020-21 academic year, starting on July 1, 2020, and would be on the non-tenured faculty track, with an initial appointment of three years. 

The candidate who fills the position will have primary responsibility for developing the new First Amendment Clinic; engaging in case selection, litigation, and other advocacy to promote the clinic's mission and goals; supervising clinic students in all aspects of the clinic’s work; teaching a related subject-matter seminar or course; convening an advisory committee of First Amendment faculty experts; and managing development activities in support of the clinic. As a Professor of the Practice of Law, the successful candidate will participate in and vote at faculty meetings and serve on faculty committees within the School of Law.


Qualifications for the position include:

•             A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record;

•             Experience in First Amendment and/or Constitutional matters;

•             Licensed bar membership in good standing in any one of the 50 states; 

•             5 years of post-J.D. legal experience; and

•             A proven record of (or clear demonstrated potential for) successful teaching and professional engagement.

Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic, who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students, or who have prior experience supervising attorneys in the area of First Amendment and/or Constitutional law matters are strongly preferred.

Tulane Law School is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants. To learn more about the law school, visit our website at https://law.tulane.edu


To apply, please submit materials here: https://apply.interfolio.com/68076.  

Inquiries about the clinic should be directed to Professor Catherine Hancock chancock@tulane.edu, the chair of the First Amendment appointments committee.


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