Boston College Law School - Faculty Position Announcement – Criminal Defense

11 Nov 2020 1:28 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member whose vision includes a legal clinic representing indigent clients in the criminal legal system. BC Law houses nationally-ranked clinical programs. The criminal legal offerings currently include the BC Law Prosecution Program; the BC Defender Program (including a criminal defense clinic, a parole and compassionate release clinic, and a prisoner’s rights/prison discipline clinic), and the BC Innocence Program. This panoply of clinical offerings use dynamic interdisciplinary models and relationships with community partners to engage in direct client representation as well as law/policy reforms. Candidates are encouraged to present their vision for a direct client representation clinic/program that would enrich BC Law’s offerings relating to the criminal legal system.

The current opening follows the retirement of a tenured faculty member who directed the criminal defense trial clinic while also teaching substantive law courses such as criminal law and evidence. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences, this faculty position may be on the University’s tenure track or the law school’s clinical track, which provides for a long-term contract that may be renewed indefinitely. The position requires a JD or equivalent law degree and significant experience in criminal practice. Clinical teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must be or become a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage candidates of color and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter to: Paul Tremblay, Chair, Clinic Appointments Committee at or at Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459.


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