THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC LAW) seeks to hire multiple tenure-track faculty members to join our dynamic and mission-driven community in the 2020-2021 academic year.
We are looking broadly for candidates, but welcome in particular applications from aspiring faculty and junior lateral candidates with an interest in teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and/or a desire to teach in our nationally ranked clinical law program. We are specifically interested in hiring faculty members to direct our Housing & Consumer Law Clinic or our Juvenile & Special Education Law Clinic. Each position will begin on August 16, 2020. Candidates must have a J.D. degree and must demonstrate high scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to teaching excellence. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community.
UDC LAW is the nation’s only public law school and is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. UDC LAW has a statutory mission to recruit and enroll students from groups traditionally underrepresented at the bar; to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates; and to represent the legal needs of low-income residents through the School’s legal clinics. Notably, UDC LAW is:
- • ranked 13th in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News & World Report, 2019);
- • ranked 7th in the nation for diversity (US News & World Report, 2018);
- • ranked 2nd most chosen law school by older students (Princeton Review, 2018);
- • ranked 3rd best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2018);
- • ranked 4th most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2018); and
- • top-ranked for its commitment to community service (PreLaw Magazine, 2017).
UDC LAW has been a leader in clinical and experiential education for more than forty years, beginning with its predecessor, Antioch School of Law. Every successful student completes two 300-hour clinical courses, as well as forty hours of community service. UDC LAW also has a robust evening program.
All candidates must apply through the Human Resources link located on the university website:
Interested candidates may also send a resume and cover letter to the Faculty Appointments Committee, with attention to Professor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke. Materials can be delivered by email to Ms. Khadijah Muhammad at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although we will accept applications until the positions are filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications by October 31, 2019 for complete consideration.