Harvard Law - Clinical Instructor - Transactional Law Clinics

27 Aug 2020 10:10 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is seeking to hire a Clinical Instructor (CI). The CI is responsible for working with the Director and other staff members to operate the Transactional Law Clinics (TLC), including the supervision of two Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) - Recording Artists Project (RAP) and Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP). The CI will guide students who are representing clients on a broad range of civil matters, including general business, corporate, community economic development, non-profit, real estate, entertainment, and other transactional legal areas.

Job Code
167058 Clinical Lawyer

Job-Specific Responsibilities
As Clinical Instructor, you will:

  • Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students and represent clients of the TLC and SPOs;
  • Participate in the classroom component of TLC and be involved in assisting with curriculum development;
  • Assist in the marketing and community outreach efforts of TLC and the SPOs by supporting the clinic's endeavors to develop and nurture relationships with various client communities, organizations, and client populations;
  • Participate in office wide projects such as administration and in the clinic's program as a laboratory for innovation in practice and clinical legal education;
  • Assist, as needed, in helping to guide the SPOs with various internal and external related matters, as requested by the Director; and Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.

Additional Qualifications

We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience with formal mentoring and supervision of law students, beginning attorneys, emerging and start-up companies, or other professionals.
  • Experience as former clinical student with a transactional law or community economic development clinic, a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage clients and independently oversee a substantial case load.
  • Effective oral and written communication, organizational skills, time management, case management and documentation skills.
  • Motivation, initiative and ability to work creatively within broad program goals.
  • Motivation to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills.

Job Function
Faculty & Student Services

Sub Unit
USA - MA - Cambridge

Transactional Law Clinics

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity, License/Cert.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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