WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites qualified and experienced applicants for the position of Law Clinic Director, a 12-month tenured or tenure-track position carrying full faculty status, to commence academic year 2012-13. The applicant should have a distinguished record of clinical teaching and demonstrated administrative ability, as well as a history of scholarly production. The new Director will work with the Clinic faculty to expand the clinical offerings at Washburn Law and to continue to raise the national profile of the Washburn Law Clinic. The Director will also coordinate with Washburn's Centers for Excellence to integrate experiential learning across the law curriculum.
Since its inception in 1970, Washburn's in-house live client clinical program has been an integral part of the law school curriculum, staffed by tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Our current clinical offerings include Children and Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law, Tribal and State Court Practice, and Criminal Appeal Advocacy (run in conjunction with the state Appellate Defender Office).
The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol. Topeka was recently named one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" by Kiplinger's magazine. Topeka features very affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks; and a regionally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
Washburn University School of Law is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. Candidates should possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, a record of scholarly production, and a strong commitment to clinical legal education. Applications from candidates seeking a lateral move are encouraged. License to practice in a clinical setting does not require the taking/passing of the Kansas state bar exam.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Professor Janet Thompson Jackson, Chair, Clinic Director Search Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621.
Requests for reasonable accommodations during the interview process should be made to Assistant Dean Lynette Petty (785-670-1060).