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  • 18 Jul 2023 12:15 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to hire two entry-level or lateral faculty members in the area of Clinical Legal Education.

    The University of South Carolina School of Law is deeply committed to an inclusive community. We are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and others whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our institution.

    Candidates should have a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree. Additionally, a successful applicant should have a record of excellence in academia or in practice, the potential to be an outstanding teacher, and demonstrable scholarly promise.

    Interested persons should apply as follows:

    1.      Go to: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/search

    2.      Enter the posting number for the position for which you are applying, as follows, or click the applicable link below:        

    3.      Click the link for the position and complete the application.

    Although a formal application is required in order to be considered, candidates are welcome to contact the hiring committee with any questions regarding the application process at hiring@law.sc.edu.

    The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

  • 18 Jul 2023 12:12 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS is hiring a Dean of the School of Law.

    The University of St. Thomas School of Law is seeking a Dean eager to capitalize on a pivotal moment in the Law School’s short but extraordinary history, and ready to guide it through the next stage of its emergence as a national leader in values-driven, whole-person-centered legal education and in scholarly and societal impact. In the two decades since its opening in 2001, the School of Law has outpaced all expectations, validating the hopes embedded in its mission: “The University of St. Thomas School of Law, as a Catholic law school, is dedicated to integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice.”

    That mission commits the School of Law to providing rigorous engagement on matters of faith and values in the pursuit of excellence in legal education and scholarship. The school has a unique culture, fostered by its place within a Catholic university, that respects and embraces the contributions of various faiths and value systems and that nurtures respectful and rigorous exchanges of differing views and opinions on the most pressing and divisive contemporary legal and social issues. Its mission is reflected in the School of Law’s commitment to seven values: professional formation, Catholic foundation, service, scholarship, innovation, community, and relationships.

    Guided by its mission and culture, the School of Law has achieved objective metrics of excellence across the key aspects of legal education, including:

    • Scholarly/academic impact: #23 in Leiter-Sisk Study (2021) and #21 in Heald-Sichelman study (2019)

    • #1, #2, or #3 in the nation in practical training every year since 2014 (National Jurist)

    • Top 10 nearly every year for Student Quality of Life (Princeton Review 2008 - 2021)

    • #4 in judicial clerkships (National Jurist 2020) and #5 for best state and local clerkships (Princeton Review 2023)

    • 90% of 2022 graduates employed in full-time, long-term jobs for which bar passage is required or where having a J.D. provides a significant advantage

    A more complete list is available on the leadership profile https://apptrkr.com/4401014.

    The School of Law draws support from its home within the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota’s largest private university and one of the nation’s largest Catholic universities, with 9,000+ students and eight schools and colleges. The University, like the School of Law, is poised to reach new heights, having made a historic leap in 2021 from the NCAA’s Division III directly to Division I is expected to catapult the University to expanded enrollment, fundraising, and national visibility.

    The School of Law seeks a Dean energized by the opportunity to steward a vibrant, engaged community to its next stage of growth. The new Dean must be committed to the school’s unique faith-based culture and prepared to build on the school’s areas of excellence. To succeed, the Dean will need to cultivate relationships with alumni, philanthropic partners, and external stakeholders. The Dean therefore must have either a proven fundraising track record or demonstrated ability in fundraising and must show a desire to engage individuals, organizations, and corporations in a meaningful conversation around shared values and philanthropic impact. The Dean must also have a strong vision for building on the school’s strengths to meet the challenges from the technological and social changes affecting the legal profession. Candidates must, at a minimum, hold a J.D. degree and have an outstanding record of accomplishment in the legal academy, the practice of law, or the judiciary, demonstrating a level of intellectual leadership warranting appointment at the rank of Professor of Law.

    WittKieffer is assisting the University of St. Thomas in this search. Review of applicant materials has begun; for fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by September 30, 2023 and submitted using WittKieffer’s https://candidateportal.wittkieffer.com/login.

    Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Werner Boel, LL.M. and Ashlee Winters Musserm  StThomasLawDean@wittkieffer.com

    The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equality for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

  • 17 Jul 2023 11:28 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW is hiring a full time Professor of Practice to direct its Natural Resource Use & Management Clinic.

    Job Summary

    The Professor of Practice/Director will lead the Natural Resource Use & Management (NRUM) Clinic, which provides law and graduate students with practical experience at the intersection of law, policy, and science governing western natural resources and issues faced by natural resource users. The NRUM Clinic addresses matters pertaining to water, air, endangered species, public lands, climate change, tribal lands and resources, and the many natural resource challenges that exist in Arizona and the American West. The Director will guide the Clinic and its students to forge collaborative solutions to sustainable natural resource use that considers impacts to rural communicates, economies, and ecosystems. As the leader of a law clinic for a public university, the Director will support the Clinic’s work for the public interest and goal of representing clients that do not otherwise have access to legal representation.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Teach, supervise, direct, and mentor law and graduate students enrolled in the Natural Resource Law Clinic, as well as coordinate experiential opportunities and field visits related to local natural resource issues.
    • Supervise the Assistant Director, Water Projects and students working on these issues, integrate this work into broader Clinic matters, and assist with reporting requirements and consultation as necessary.
    • Develop and manage Clinic client relationships and projects and inform the Clinic's long-term strategic goals.
    • Supervise and delegate Clinic work to a Clinic Law Fellow.
    • Manage relationships and work with external stakeholders and partners to determine the Clinic's service priorities and matters, including, where appropriate, with the University's Natural Resource Users Law & Policy Center and Cooperative Extension personnel on campus and in offices throughout the state.
    • Manage the budget and work with internal and external entities to financially support the Clinic’s work.

    Please apply here and direct any questions to Professor Kirsten Engel, kengel@arizona.edu. 

  • 14 Jul 2023 8:20 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a Clinical Instructor for its Cyberlaw Clinic.

    Job Summary

    The Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring a passion for social justice and a strong interest in technology to  the Cyberlaw Clinic. They will work with the Faculty Director and other team members on activities related both to client representation and clinical teaching of HLS students. The CI will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, and teaching students enrolled in the clinic as they represent clients in a variety of challenging matters, drawn from the CI’s area of expertise and the Clinic’s existing areas of practice. These include digital civil liberties; privacy and security; new media and online speech; government innovation; intellectual property; tech and human rights; and online safety. 

    Position Description

    As a Clinical Instructor, you will: 

    • Develop, alongside the Faculty Director and other Clinic staff, the Clinic’s roster of clients and projects, relying both on the expertise and network you bring to the role as well as the Clinic’s current and past representations and relationships. 
       
    • Oversee students in their counselling of clients to ensure professional, high-quality representation, potentially including, depending on the project, such tasks as drafting of contracts, licenses and other transactional documents; preparation of amicus briefs, comments and other filings; and support for policy advocacy efforts. 
       
    • Meet regularly with students to direct and supervise their work, build mentoring relationships, observe them in client interactions, review their written and other work product, and provide regular and detailed feedback on their projects and performance.  
       
    • Deliver instruction in basic legal skills and practice, and assist in developing and updating the training curriculum, syllabus, and other instructional materials for students. 
       
    • Help supervise administrative aspects of the program. 

    Basic Qualifications

    J.D. at least 3 years ago, 3 or more years of relevant experience, and admission to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.  

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    We are looking for people who have: 

    • a passion to work with students and to develop the field of technology and social justice;  
    • experience with or deep interest in technology and the public interest, including the areas of digital civil liberties, privacy and security, media and online speech, government innovation, intellectual property, tech and human rights; or online safety; 
    • enthusiasm for working with mission-driven startups and social entrepreneurs, facing the full array of legal challenges that all small business face, in the context of public interest technology development; 
    • an ability to thrive in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based work environment, with many opportunities to develop new areas of expertise and work on a variety of technology law and policy issues; 
    • ​​​​​​​direct supervision and mentorship experience of junior attorneys or professionals; and 
    • strong interpersonal skills, a proven capacity to work as a team member, sound judgment, and an entrepreneurial attitude. 

    Working Conditions

    This position is based primarily on campus with the opportunity for remote work based on business needs and manager approval.   

    Additional Information

    This is a term appointment expected to extend through June 30, 2024, subject to departmental funding and need.   

    Candidates with practice experience with transactional work, licensing, and related areas of specialization are especially encouraged to apply. 

    We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions. 
     
    All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. 
     
    Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive. 

  • 12 Jul 2023 4:30 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW-FAYETTEVILLE is hiring a tenure-track assistant or associate professor for an economic development, transactions, business, or entrepreneurship clinic.

    The University of Arkansas School of Law is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a tenure-track or tenured clinical position starting in the 2024-2025 academic year with a focus on economic development, transactions, business, or entrepreneurship. Lateral applicants are encouraged to apply. Clinical professors are expected to teach 8 students each semester. Our clinical faculty have reduced scholarship requirements but full parity in voting, salary, research support and travel.

    A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of practice experience in the clinic subject. At least one (1) year of clinical teaching experience is preferred but not required. Must be a licensed attorney and be eligible to become a member of the Arkansas Bar or willing to sit for the Arkansas Bar.

    We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

    The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    Questions and expressions of interest should be directed to Professor Annie Smith, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at abs006@uark.edu.

  • 12 Jul 2023 4:26 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW-FAYETTEVILLE is hiring a tenure-track assistant or associate professor for a criminal practice clinic.

    The University of Arkansas School of Law is pleased to announce that it is currently seeking applicants for a tenure-track or tenured clinical position starting in the 2024-2025 academic year with a focus on criminal practice. Lateral applicants are encouraged to apply. Clinical professors are expected to teach 8 students each semester. Our clinical faculty have reduced scholarship requirements but full parity in voting, salary, research support and travel.

    A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of practice experience in the clinic subject. At least one (1) year of clinical teaching experience is preferred but not required. Must be a licensed attorney and be eligible to become a member of the Arkansas Bar or willing to sit for the Arkansas Bar.

    We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

    The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

    Questions and expressions of interest should be directed to Professor Annie Smith, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at abs006@uark.edu.

  • 10 Jul 2023 10:06 AM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is hiring for a Full-time Faculty Position for its Transactional Law Program.

    Job Description

    Boston University School of Law invites applications from experienced practitioners for a full- time faculty position directing and teaching in the School of Law’s Transactional Law Program (TLP), commencing January 1, 2024. This position is a non-tenure track role that will provide a long-term, renewable contract at the academic rank of Professor of the Practice, in addition to the title of Director of the TLP.

    The TLP commenced in the 2011-12 academic year. Since July 2012, the TLP has been directed by a single Director and Professor of the Practice of Law, who will be retiring at the end of 2023. The principal objective of the Program is to teach students key transactional practice lawyering skills that they will need when they graduate and enter legal practice. The Program currently consists principally of two groups of simulation-based courses—a foundational course entitled Contract Drafting and Transaction Simulation courses.

    Contract Drafting teaches students basic principles and skills of drafting and analyzing commercial and transaction agreements, with a focus on recognizing, and addressing through contractual provisions, key legal business issues in transactions. The Transaction Simulation courses teach more advanced transactional lawyering skills by simulating a single transaction in which students practice the key legal tasks that attorneys would be required to perform at each stage of the transaction from inception to closing. In the 2022-23 academic year, there were twelve sections of Contract Drafting, including one section exclusively for LLM students, and five Transaction Simulation courses. The instructors for these courses include the TLP Director and Assistant Director, one full-time faculty Senior Lecturer, and ten part-time faculty members comprised of experienced transactional practitioners at varying stages of their careers. In the current academic year, these courses will be taken by approximately 160 students, over 20% of the student body.

    The current duties and responsibilities of the Director of the TLP include:

    • TLP curriculum development, review and modification, including annual review and updating, of Contract Drafting teaching materials (substantially all of which have been developed by the TLP) for dissemination to the Contract Drafting instructors;
    • Teaching in the TLP;
    • Recruiting and hiring part-time faculty to teach in the TLP, including to develop and teach new Transaction Simulation courses;
    • Providing substantial assistance, comprised of pedagogical, syllabus development and other advice to instructors with respect to both existing and new Transaction Simulation courses;
    • Coordinating with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, and the Registrar’s Office in annually assembling and publishing the TLP curriculum as part of the School of Law’s overall course offerings;
    • Reviewing, revising, and approving information regarding the TLP published for external constituencies, including on the BU Law website;
    • Determining, and modifying or waiving as appropriate, the required and elective courses comprising the Transactional Practice Concentration;
    • Reviewing student evaluations of TLP courses in connection with annual review/evaluation of TLP instructors, and periodically visiting and assessing TLP classes as part of regular review and evaluation process for part-time faculty;
    • Advising students on transactional law career paths, job search strategies, and networking opportunities, in conjunction with the Career Development Office; and
    • Assigning responsibilities to, working with, and annually evaluating, the Assistant Director of the TLP in assisting with the above-referenced duties and responsibilities.

    Required Skills

    The TLP is an important and distinguishing feature of BU Law. The Program has grown substantially over eleven years under the leadership of the existing Director, and the new Director will play a major role in shaping its future direction and development. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates with seven or more years of experience doing sophisticated business transactions, successful teaching experience in law school courses or other experience training or mentoring students or attorneys, and superior organizational and communication skills.

    Boston University School of Law is a top-tier law school with an international reputation with a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students, and alumni who are dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. Since our doors opened in 1872, we have admitted and enrolled accomplished students to our program regardless of their race, gender, and religion. The breadth and depth of our curriculum and scholarship as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in American legal education.

    At Boston University School of Law, we are dedicated to building a just, inclusive, and engaged community of faculty, staff, and students. We recognize we have more work to do to achieve this vision. Boston University School of Law is committed not only to the ideals of faculty diversity and inclusion but also to the work of creating and implementing practices that combat exclusion and inequity by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, religion, and other identities subject to historical subordination. We also strive to foster a more inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants of all identities, intellectual traditions, and perspectives.

    To Apply

    Applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to Professor David I. Walker, Chair, Transactional Law Program Director Search Committee, at lawappts@bu.edu. While applications will be accepted until a new Director is appointed, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials before August 25, 2023, to ensure full consideration. Do not apply through the BU Careers Website.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

  • 05 Jul 2023 3:58 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW is hiring a Clinical Teaching Fellow for the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic for 2023-2025.

    Georgetown’s Environmental Law & Justice Clinic (“ELJC” or the “Clinic”) conducts public interest legal work on behalf of underserved clients in the areas of environmental justice, pollution control, natural resources, and climate. The Clinic is an immersive and multi-modal experience, exposing students to the broad range of work in which environmental attorneys engage. We teach students key lawyering and advocacy skills through work on live cases that are excellent learning vehicles.

    Our case load involves a mix of litigation matters, regulatory work, and other advisory projects. We select cases of national importance and/or local necessity in which we can protect and promote the health of historically marginalized communities, and the health of wild places and resources. The ELJC advocates on behalf of groups ranging in size from small community groups to tribes to large environmental or public justice organizations.

    The students, most of whom are in their third year of law school, work in the clinic full time and receive credit for an entire semester of law school work.  The students work on projects under the supervision of an environmental clinical fellow/supervising attorney and faculty member.  The students also participate in seminars dealing with issues of federal administrative and litigation practice, various substantive fields of law, and issues of professional responsibility as well as team project meetings in which students present some issue that has arisen in their project to their fellow students and supervisors. 

    The Clinic Director is Sara Colangelo, an alumna of the Clinic. From 2015 to the spring of 2021 Professor Colangelo served as the Director of Georgetown’s Environmental Law & Policy Program, and taught multiple environmental law courses. For many years prior to returning to Georgetown, she was a DOJ Trial Attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment & Natural Resources Division. At DOJ, Professor Colangelo managed complex civil environmental enforcement cases and was selected to train and mentor new Honors Program attorneys and interns. She has won numerous awards for her trial work and advocacy, and recently won Georgetown’s Fahy Award for excellence in teaching.

    Description of the Fellowship

              The Clinic is hiring one lawyer to serve as a clinical teaching fellow and supervising attorney for a two year term beginning in July 2023. The fellow will have several areas of responsibility, with an increasing role in the Clinic as the fellowship progresses. The fellow will:

    ·       Supervise students’ day-to-day clinical projects, working closely with the students on improving their lawyering skills, especially legal research, writing, and analysis. Much of the supervising attorney's time is spent guiding students in conducting legal and factual research, reviewing student drafts, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing the students for oral presentations. Fellows are expected to give and receive formal and informal feedback in timely, constructive, respectful ways;

    • Take responsibility for his or her own case load, including various opportunities to engage in advocacy, including arguments before administrative, state, and federal judges;  
    • Share responsibility for designing and teaching seminar sessions;
    • Take an active role in project/case development and assist with administrative and case handling responsibilities of the Clinic;
    • Participate in a clinical pedagogy seminar and other activities designed to support an interest in clinical teaching and legal education.

    This fellowship offers an opportunity to work on interesting, often cutting-edge matters. Fellows assume substantial responsibility for projects at an early stage of their careers and generally play a more important role in the decision-making process than do their contemporaries in other types of law practice. They also have an opportunity to work on a variety of cases, at different stages of development, so they gain a broader understanding of how cases are developed and how the litigation process, in particular, works. Fellows work closely with a broad range of public interest organizations, meeting others who are involved in public interest law and seeing how their organizations function. For those with an interest in clinical teaching, fellows get first-hand experience in clinical supervision, and also participate in, and often co-teach, seminars.

    Qualifications                     

    • at least two years post-J.D. work experience in environmental law or related fields; experience with public interest environmental litigation valuable but not necessary
    • exceptional legal writing and communications skills, and experience and interest in helping others improve their legal writing, research, and analytical skills
    • commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment and commitment to exhibiting emotional intelligence and awareness of the needs of individuals from different races, cultures, backgrounds, and orientationd. 
    • admission (or willing to be admitted as soon as possible) to the D.C. Bar

    Pay and Other Benefits

              The annual stipend for the position will be at least $70,000 the first year and $75,000 the second year plus an opportunity to participate in group health insurance and other benefits, including unlimited free access to a state-of-art, on-site fitness center.  Georgetown University Law Center awards an LL.M in Advocacy to each fellow upon completion of their two-year term.

    How to Apply?

    Please submit a single PDF file with the following documents in this order: cover letter, resume/CV, law school transcript, three references with contact information (we will only contact references following interviews), and a writing sample that is no longer than 10 pages and not significantly edited by someone else to Clinic Administrator, Niko Perazich, at nwp2@georgetown.edu. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until July 19th, 2023. Interviews are likely to begin before July 19th

  • 23 Jun 2023 4:04 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

    CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW (CWSL) is seeking lateral candidates for a full-time faculty position teaching Professional Responsibility and serving as a Director of CWSL's STEPPS Program.  STEPPS is a key component of CWSL's innovative sequential experiential curriculum, bridging the gap between the first-year legal skills program and third-year clinical and externship programs.  STEPPS integrates the teaching of professional responsibility with an experiential small "law firm" component. 

    The role combines the doctrinal teaching of professional responsibility and an administrative component managing the STEPPS Program.  The majority of the time spent in the role will be dedicated to the teaching component, however, the Director will also work closely with the STEPPS staff coordinator to supervise the adjunct professors who teach the experiential component of the program.  We welcome lateral candidates with an established record of scholarship who are seeking tenured/tenure-track positions.  We also welcome clinical faculty seeking a clinical position with security of appointment under ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c).  The timing of this job opening corresponds to a periodic review of the STEPPS curriculum, and so the new Director will both be directing a mature program, but also be part of the process of ensuring the program remains innovative moving forward.  

    Prior teaching experience is required.  Some administrative experience is preferred, but not required.  We welcome applications from individuals who would contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of our faculty.  The start date for the position is flexible, but it could begin as early as August 1, 2023.

    Application materials should include a cover letter, C.V., and a diversity statement that addresses how you will contribute to CWSL's goal of creating a diverse faculty.  If seeking a tenured/tenure-track position, please include a research agenda.  Please direct application materials and questions to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Catherine Hardee, at the following email address:  chardee@cwsl.edu. We will review applications and begin interviewing on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applicants are strongly encouraged, if possible, to apply by July 15, 2023.  The salary range for the position is between $130,000 and $180,000, depending on experience.

    Established in 1924, CWSL is an ABA accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school, and has the distinction of being San Diego's oldest law school. At CWSL we pride ourselves on the diversity of our student body.  This year, around 45% of our incoming students are from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  We are committed to having a faculty that reflects our student body and our community.  CWSL continues to rethink the status quo in legal education – balancing a rigorous practical education with cutting edge scholarship and community service.  As a result, our graduates have a reputation for being uniquely practice-ready.  

    CWSL is located in downtown San Diego, literally overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  A city of breathtaking beauty, we boast perfect weather, miles of beaches, and nearby mountains.  We are a family-friendly, diverse city with small city traffic and walkable neighborhoods.  


  • 23 Jun 2023 3:54 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

    CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW (CWSL) is seeking applications for a full-time clinical professor and Executive Director of CWSL's California Innocence Project ("CIP").  Established in 1999 as one of the nation's first Innocence Projects, CIP provides direct services to wrongfully convicted individuals and has helped to free dozens of innocent people.  CIP is also involved in policy reform and advocating for legislative changes to prevent the incarceration of innocent people.  In tandem with its legal work, CIP provides a transformational educational experience for CWSL students committed to social justice.   The CIP Executive Director will oversee all of the litigation, programmatic, educational, and administrative components of running CIP.  

    The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of CIP's litigation, including supervising and participating, as needed, in all litigation needs of the clinic.  The Executive Director will also supervise the CIP legal team.  The Executive Director will establish priorities for CIP litigation and litigation strategy, represent CIP in state and federal courts, communicate with governmental entities, and coordinate CIP's work with the Innocence Network. 

    In addition, the Executive Director will, in collaboration with CIP staff, oversee the teaching and supervision of law students in CIP's clinical courses.  The Executive Director will teach the seminar component of CIP, as well as develop the curriculum.  With the support of CIP staff, they will be responsible for student supervision in the classroom, in court, and with clients.  The Executive Director will also be a member of the CWSL faculty and play a role in faculty governance.       

    The Executive Director will be responsible for the administrative and operational management of CIP.  They will also work with CWSL's Advancement team to create and oversee the implementation of fundraising strategies and grant fundraising. 

    Qualifications include:

    • J.D. degree
    • Member of the California Bar in good standing
    • At least five years of experience in criminal litigation, with some experience in post-conviction practice.
    • Administrative experience, either in a law practice or clinical setting. 
    • Prior classroom teaching experience is not required, but candidates should have experience training and supervising students or junior attorneys. 
    • Ability and willingness to work on campus to provide in-person teaching, supervision, and mentoring of clinic students.
    • Strong personal commitment to social justice and the training of new attorneys.

    The selected candidate will join the faculty under a long-term contract with security of employment.  We particularly welcome applications from individuals who would contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of our faculty.  The start date for the position is flexible, but could begin as early as August 1, 2023.

    Application materials should include a cover letter, C.V., and a diversity statement that addresses how you will contribute to CWSL's goal of creating a diverse faculty. Please direct application materials and questions to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Catherine Hardee, at the following email address:  chardee@cwsl.edu. We will review applications and begin interviewing on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 15, 2023.  The salary range for the position is between $130,000 and $180,000, depending on experience.

    Established in 1924, CWSL is an ABA accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school, and has the distinction of being San Diego's oldest law school. At CWSL we pride ourselves on the diversity of our student body.  This year, around 45% of our incoming students are from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  We are committed to having a faculty that reflects our student body and our community.  CWSL continues to rethink the status quo in legal education – balancing a rigorous practical education with cutting edge scholarship and community service.  As a result, our graduates have a reputation for being uniquely practice-ready.  

    CWSL is located in downtown San Diego, literally overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  A city of breathtaking beauty, we boast perfect weather, miles of beaches, and nearby mountains.  We are a family-friendly, diverse city with small city traffic and walkable neighborhoods.  


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