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  • 11 Aug 2021 12:46 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL SCHOOL OF LAW seeks applicants for a fulltime faculty position directing our Intellectual Property Clinic. Here is a link to the job description and application:

    The position may be tenured, tenure-track, or a fixed-term contract, depending on the candidate’s preferences and qualifications. Applicants should demonstrate a record of, or the promise of, achievement as a teacher. Those applying for a tenured or tenure-track position must also demonstrate scholarly achievement or potential.

    UNC School of Law’s Intellectual Property Clinic assists entrepreneurs, small businesses and for-profit and non-profit startups with the protection, acquisition, and management of intellectual property rights, primarily in the areas of trademark and copyright. It is one of ten live client clinics at UNC School of Law and one of three (along with Startup NC Law Clinic and the Community Development Law Clinic) housed within the UNC School of Law Institute for Innovation. The Institute’s mission is to provide one-stop shopping for the legal needs of North Carolina for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs.

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    UNC School of Law particularly encourages applications from groups traditionally under-represented in law school teaching. As North Carolina’s flagship law school, we are profoundly committed to providing service to our state and its diverse population comprised of people representing diversity of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression and identity, ideology, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, educational and cultural backgrounds, work experiences and veterans’ status. We embrace the communities we serve in North Carolina and beyond and are committed to providing a welcoming environment for our students who reflect these communities. These diverse backgrounds enrich our school, the ways we teach and learn, how we navigate within the legal profession and how we treat those we serve. The diversity of our faculty, staff, and students improves the law school’s educational experience by allowing us to share different perspectives and ideas, fostering productive conversations and deepening our understanding of what it means to be a lawyer-leader. For more information about the UNC School of Law, please visit our website:

  • 10 Aug 2021 1:41 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is seeking applicants for a 12-month tenured or tenure-track position to teach and direct the Veterans Law Clinic starting with the 2022-23 academic year. Detroit Mercy Law has a unified tenure track regardless of one’s area of teaching focus and supports scholarship from all tenure-track faculty.  

    The Veterans Law Clinic (VLC), one of the first Veterans Law Clinics in the U.S., was established in 2008. Students enrolled in the VLC represent lower income veterans, families and survivors in obtaining pension, disability compensation, and related benefits, as well as obtaining discharge upgrades and corrections of military records. Students also provide advice and limited representation in some civil and criminal matters. A Veterans Appellate Clinic and Advanced Veterans Law Clinic (for students who have successfully completed the VLC) also are offered. The Veterans Law Clinic director is the primary supervisor for the Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation Veterans Clinic Fellow.   

    Ideal candidates will have a strong interest and experience working on veterans’ issues; an understanding of the VA system; the ability to think imaginatively and critically about approaches to veterans’ problems; and the ability to work collaboratively with community groups, veterans’ organizations, the VA and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.   

    Duties include but are not limited to:  

    • Teaching Veterans Clinic classes and supervising students on case files  
    • Managing Clinic caseload year round  
    • Teaching other law school classes as needed or desired  
    • Participating on faculty committees and in other law school activities  
    • Helping secure grant funding for the Clinic   
    • Participating in veterans advocacy projects on a national level   

    Minimum Requirements:  

    • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school with an excellent academic record  
    • Michigan Bar license or ability and willingness to promptly obtain license  
    • Significant legal practice experience  
    • Demonstrated management, administrative, interpersonal and organizational skills  
    • Strong writing and communication skills; history of, or willingness to engage in, scholarly writing   
    • Law School teaching experience, not limited to clinical teaching       
    • Practice experience representing veterans, including VA accreditation, is strongly preferred  


    Candidates should send a current CV or resume, along with a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications, to Prof. Erin R. Archerd, Chair of the Faculty Recruiting Committee, at Candidates may also submit additional materials such as research statements, prior publications, and teaching evaluations. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with initial, online interviews to begin in Summer 2021.   

    About Detroit Mercy Law  

    Led by our new Dean, Jelani Jefferson Exum, Detroit Mercy Law offers a curriculum that complements traditional theory- and doctrine-based course work with intensive practical learning. Students must complete at least one clinic, one upper-level writing course, one global perspectives course, and one course within our Law Firm Program, an innovative simulated law-firm practicum. Detroit Mercy Law also offers a Dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada in which students earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years and gain a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems.   

    Detroit offers a dynamic variety of culinaryculturalentertainment, and sporting attractions. Detroit Mercy Law is located one block from the riverfront in Downtown Detroit, within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations such as General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank.   

    Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. We seek qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban identity, social justice mission, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and tradition of scholarly excellence. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.  

    It is the policy of the University of Detroit Mercy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. The University will not discriminate in employment on the grounds of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, medical condition or disability. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment including recruitment, hiring, placement, employee development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.  

  • 10 Aug 2021 1:38 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL School invites applicants for clinical faculty positions, across areas of practice and teaching experience. We continue to be interested in candidates who will help us build the next generation of clinics at CLS and welcome candidates to fill existing gaps in our curriculum and candidates who bring new ideas for clinical teaching. One area of interest is environmental law and environmental justice. Another area of interest is business law, which may include transactional, real estate, or tax law. Another area of interest is clinics that represent individuals in litigation matters.


    We wish to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision. Creative and thoughtful teaching that focuses on student development, law reform and advancement of the profession are also central. Diversity – of life experience, perspectives and approaches to lawyering – is essential and a very high priority. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues who will help us build our program.


    Clinical faculty positions at Columbia Law School are non-tenure track positions that are or are expected to lead to a long term, renewable contract. Although some clinical faculty engage in scholarly writing, there is no separate scholarship requirement, either at the time of hiring or during their time at CLS. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


    We intend to move quickly this hiring season, and while we will accept applications on a rolling basis, we encourage candidates to submit materials by August 20th. To express your interest, please submit a C.V. and 1-2 page description of the clinic you hope to teach at Columbia Law School to this link: Any questions can be sent to committee chair Prof. Colleen Shanahan at

  • 09 Aug 2021 4:07 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for an Environmental Law staff attorney/instructor position beginning October 2021. This is a 12-month contract, untenured position contingent on endowment funding. We seek candidates with distinguished academic records, extensive practice experience, and experience teaching in a law school setting. Successful candidates should have experience in environmental litigation, natural resources law, environmental health law, and/or related areas.  A strong legal research background and training is required.  In addition, the candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching law students in a clinical setting.  
    The goal of the environmental law clinic program is to create opportunities for students to develop foundational skills and experience in both transactions and litigation.  The environmental law clinic staff attorney’s key responsibilities will involve identifying the clinic’s clients and cases, supervision of all case work and teaching in weekly classroom seminars. In addition, the attorney may also be asked to teach doctrinal classes in the environmental/regulatory law areas.  
    The Staff Attorney/Instructor will join the Kramer Law Clinic Center faculty as a member of our working law firm.  The candidate will report to and work with the Director of the Law Clinic in collaboration with the Director of the Burke Environmental Law Center.   Candidates must have a JD from an accredited law school, be licensed to practice in Ohio, and have a minimum of five (5) years practice experience, including supervision of junior attorneys (teaching experience can substitute for supervisory experience).  Preference will be given to those who have significant law practice experience and law school teaching experience. This is a limited term endowment-funded position for a one-year term renewable for two additional one-year terms and possibly longer if funding remains available.
    Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.
    In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  
    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching experience, and the contact information for three professional references to in one PDF file.  Further information about the law school is available at

  • 09 Aug 2021 1:09 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERITY OF MARYLAND FRANCIS KING CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position directing our new Federal Appellate Immigration Clinic. We will consider both entry level and junior lateral candidates with potential for outstanding legal practice, clinical education, and scholarly achievement. The position will begin July 1, 2022. The Federal Appellate Immigration Clinic will be part of the Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice at Maryland Carey Law. The successful candidate will be principally responsible for designing, teaching, and supervising the new appellate immigration clinic in coordination with other Chacón Center faculty and staff, as well as pursuing independent scholarly and professional research and writing. The position may also include non-clinical teaching responsibilities in the law school as appropriate and feasible. The University of Maryland has a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applications from persons of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and other members of historically disadvantaged groups. Contact: Chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Natalie Ram, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Email:  




    Admission to practice law and good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction is required, as is a demonstrated record of excellence in legal practice, including appellate, immigration and/or criminal litigation; experience teaching or supervising law students in legal practice; and interest in scholarly and practice-oriented research and writing. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

    Here's the link to the official post. 

  • 05 Aug 2021 1:45 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    MITCHELL HAMLINE SCHOOL OF LAW —a leader in pedagogical innovation dedicated to expanding access to high-quality legal education—seeks candidates for one or more tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in our clinical program, beginning in July 2022.

    Our faculty has committed to help Mitchell Hamline become an anti-racist law school. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse faculty as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state and nation; to improve the legal profession and expand access to justice; to maintain the excellence of the law school; and to offer our students richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

    Our clinical program is fully integrated into our law school and is an integral part of the curriculum. Our clinics provide both individual and policy-based representation. 

    We are looking for: 


    ·       Candidates with an interest in civil, criminal, or transactional law and in developing innovative clinical education opportunities, including opportunities for students in our innovative blended learning program ( 

    ·       Candidates whose law-practice, teaching, research, or community-service experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

    ·       Candidates with an interest in research and teaching in areas outside the Clinical Law Program, including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Legal Writing, Property, Torts, and Trial Advocacy.


    Candidates must have a J.D. or foreign equivalent degree. We strongly encourage those who attended or taught at the following categories of institutions to apply: 


    ·       Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Law Schools (HBCUs) or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) 

    ·       Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs), or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHs) 

    ·       Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) 

    ·       Asian-American & Native Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

    We welcome candidates whose scholarly approach contributes to the understanding of law’s impact on marginalized groups or advances equitable access and diversity in education; and candidates whose teaching incorporates effective strategies for educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups.

    Our law school is in an historic area of Saint Paul, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate, home to the Penumbra and Fitzgerald theaters, a diverse array of restaurants, and one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Just across the river, Minneapolis is the home to the Walker Art Center, First Avenue, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and one of the nation’s liveliest performing arts scenes. The city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement and continues to boast one of the largest urban American Indian populations in the country. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State of Minnesota. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are among the top cities for the arts and entertainment, active lifestyles, non-profit organizations, and exceptional levels of volunteer engagement.

    Candidates must submit: (1) a resume; and (2) a cover letter that discusses their interest in the position and how their law-practice, teaching, research, or community-service experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

    The committee will consider applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. To be considered for our first set of interviews, submit your application by September 1.

    For questions about the application process, contact Professor Tom Cobb, Appointments Committee Chair, at

    To apply, visit or apply via AALS.

    Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse employee base that is committed to teaching and working in an environment focused on equity and inclusion. Each employee is responsible for ensuring equity and inclusion is rooted into their day-to-day work. Employees must strive to promote equity through continuous learning and improvement, the positive development of our community, and the identification and removal of barriers.

  • 04 Aug 2021 4:36 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position, with security of employment or potential for security of employment, to begin on July 1, 2022.

    UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law, founded just over ten years ago, is the newest public law school in California, ranked 12th in the nation for scholarly impact, and is highly regarded for its faculty and expert practical training. UCI Law offers a distinct, innovative approach to legal education that features experiential learning and interdisciplinary studies. Committed to values of public service, excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fostering a diverse, inclusive community, UCI Law is home to distinguished faculty and passionate, talented, and socially conscious students.

    The UCI Law clinical program is currently ranked 6th in the nation. The founding faculty adopted as a graduation requirement that each student participate in at least one semester of clinical education in which she assists clients in solving legal problems. We currently offer eleven clinical courses that fulfill the requirement: Appellate Litigation, Civil Rights Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Consumer Law, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Environmental Law, Immigrant Rights, Intellectual Property Arts & Technology, International Justice, and Workers, Law, and Organizing. The candidate selected will either create a new clinic or co-teach in one of the law school’s existing clinics, and will assist in the planning and development of the overall clinical program.

    Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent, or a Ph.D., from an accredited institution, and have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements. At least five years of practice experience and two years of clinical teaching experience are strongly preferred. Scholars from all areas of interest are encouraged to apply.

    For more information about UCI Law, visit:

    Interested candidates should submit application materials using UC Irvine’s online application system, AP Recruit: If the application link is unavailable, please inquire with the hiring committee co-chairs: Sameer Ashar ( and Alejandro Camacho (

    The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. UCI supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in faculty recruitment through the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Awards program: A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

  • 02 Aug 2021 4:50 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring for its Assistant Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education and Pro Bono Programs. 

    Harvard Law School Clinics provide students hands-on legal experience under the supervision of licensed attorneys who are experienced practitioners and trained clinical legal educators. The Assistant Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education and Pro Bono Programs will largely be responsible for the annual development of clinical curriculum for HLS’s 23 in-house clinics and 13 externship clinics, the management of externship clinics and 12 student practice organizations, and oversight of all independent clinical opportunities. In addition, the Assistant Dean will oversee the Law School’s Pro Bono Program. The Assistant Dean will collaborate with the Vice Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education and the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs to develop and implement clinical enrollment policies and processes with respect to HLS’s goals and clinic capacities.

    The Assistant Dean will:

    • Oversee annual development of clinical curriculum and related policies and processes;
    • Review, in consultation with clinical faculty directors, clinical course and teacher evaluations and pro bono placement evaluations for teacher/clinic or placement/supervisor effectiveness;
    • Develop, review, and approve pro bono placements and coordinate with the Registrar’s Office on tracking students’ completion of degree requirement;
    • Develop advising programs and opportunities for students regarding clinical education and pro bono opportunities;
    • Oversee ABA, state bar, and other regulatory compliance for clinical academic program, including for international students, and related review of regulations and development of policies and processes;
    • Provide effective staff management for a group or team of employees, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment;
    • Build and manage key relationships and outreach among various HLS departments and external stakeholders, including groups such as Admissions, Registrar, and Communications; and
    • Working in conjunction with Office of Communications, oversee communications, marketing, media outreach and public relations for HLS clinical work and academic programs

    Qualifications. A JD is required, together with a minimum of ten years of clinical or externship management experience or law firm pro bono management experience, including work experience in a law school environment. Knowledge of budget management and supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must have knowledge of legal services, non-profit, government and industry as well as a demonstrated commitment to public service. Candidates must have an eagerness to work with law students and faculty and participate in the vibrant public interest community at HLS. Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills and be able to demonstrate professionalism, sophistication, and diplomacy in working effectively with diverse constituencies (students, faculty, law firms, practicing attorneys, and clients.) The ability to manage competing demands and priorities is essential. Candidates must be willing to take initiative in identifying and evaluating new opportunities.

    Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or resumé́ and contact information for five professional references who can speak about the candidate’s qualifications for this appointment. Named referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent. Chuck O’Boyle of C. V. O’Boyle, Jr. LLC is leading the search. Expressions of interest, applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed to Mr. O’Boyle at

    EEO Statement: Harvard University is 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.

  • 02 Aug 2021 1:46 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW is opening a search for its next Dean. 


    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the College of Law (UT Law). The university seeks an experienced, collegial, and energetic leader who will provide the inspiration, cohesion, and vision for UT Law and serve as its chief academic and administrative officer. The dean reports to the provost and works closely with the vice provosts, deans of other academic colleges, and UT Law faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders (including members of the Tennessee bench and bar), in setting overall academic and strategic priorities for UT Law, allocating resources to move those priorities forward, and developing a collaborative community committed to student success.

    As the leader of the state’s flagship law school at a land-grant university, the dean must recognize and support the institution’s duty to serve the people of Tennessee. Because UT Law graduates practice in a wide variety of settings that are subject to change over time, the dean should recognize the significance of preparing law students for diverse practice areas and professions. Moreover, the dean must be able to balance an internal role that engages the law school community with an external role that engages alumni, the state and local bench and bar, state legislators, local governmental officials, and other Tennesseans.

    The next dean inherits an active, involved faculty committed to shared governance, a dedicated staff, a strong student body, a supportive campus administration, and a loyal alumni base. UT Law embraces a unitary tenure track for doctrinal, clinic, legal-writing and library faculty, and has developed an egalitarian culture among its faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, transparent, and inspiring leader who is equally committed to teaching, service, and scholarship. The dean will further UT Law’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; continue to develop a successful fund-raising and alumni-engagement program; promote and, where possible, advance UT Law’s local, regional, and national reputation; and support a community that is engaged, transparent, and inspirational for all its stakeholders.

    Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant experience in managing a comparable enterprise within a complex system like UTK; leading and inspiring a diverse, mission-driven community and stakeholder base; and promoting engagement inside the College, across the campus and the greater university, and within the legal profession and the public. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, a capacity for creative thinking, and the enthusiasm and demonstrated ability to lead with a spirit of service.


    Founded in 1890, UT Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. In its 2022 law school listing, USNWR ranks UT Law at #60 among all US law schools and #31 among public law schools in the nation. The National Jurist grades UT Law “B+” in its Best Value listing. UT Law’s business law program is currently ranked #37 among US law school business law programs and #25 among US public law school business law programs by USNWR.  The clinical program consistently ranks in the top ten of all US public law schools.

    The mission of UT Law is to prepare students for the practice of law by integrating theory and practice across the curriculum, with an emphasis on clinical and skills training, innovative classroom teaching, legal writing, and professional values. The college endeavors to produce high-quality scholarship that examines, explains, critiques, and improves the law and the legal system. UT Law strives to serve the university, the campus, the profession, and the public by developing and sharing its talents and expertise.

    UT Law’s JD program has approximately 365 students, 70% of whom are Tennessee residents. With a productive, engaged faculty of 41, UT Law boasts an enviable 9:1 student-faculty ratio while maintaining an affordable tuition. UT Law offers JD students two optional concentrations: Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and Business Transactions, each of which provides an opportunity for students to focus their studies as they develop skills and gain knowledge helpful to their pursuit of meaningful employment. JD students can also pursue dual-degree programs in business, philosophy, public health, social work, and public policy and administration. UT Law students may choose an accelerated JD program or opt for a flexible program, allowing them to earn their JD degree in a manner that best suits their own circumstances. UT Law also provides a “3+3” program for students who intend to earn a BA/BS degree and a JD degree within 6 academic years. UT Law’s MLS degree and legal studies graduate certificate program are designed to provide foundational legal knowledge to working professionals and graduate/PhD students whose fields intersect with law.

    UT Law hosts 5 flagship faculty-led programs to enhance student training: the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law; the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution; the Institute for Professional Leadership; the UT Legal Clinic; and the Legal Writing Program. Students at UT Law also have opportunities to help produce several exceptional journals, including Tennessee Law Review; Tennessee Journal of Law and PolicyThe Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice; and Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Students also participate in moot trial, mock court, and transactional business competitions, as well as pro bono and public service opportunities and externships.

    UT Law has an annual operating budget of approximately $15 million and a strong donor base. The college successfully concluded a $61 million campaign in June 2020 and received over $5 million in donor gifts from July 1, 2020-May 31, 2021.

    For additional information about UT Law, please review:



    The dean serves as chief academic and administrative officer and reports to UTK’s provost. The dean is responsible for all areas of strategic planning and academic operations for UT Law: management of faculty and staff; development of academic programs; delivery of student services; oversight of facilities; development of research; and fiscal management, including fundraising. The dean works closely with a strong team of dynamic, involved leaders that includes assistant and associate deans and program directors.  

    The dean will:

    • Serve as the intellectual leader of the faculty through a demonstrated commitment to scholarship, an ability to inspire junior and senior faculty alike in their scholarly pursuits, and a vision for further development of the intellectual environment at UT Law;
    • Promote UT Law’s teaching mission of educating outstanding lawyers through continued excellence in the academic program, including doctrinal, experiential, and hybrid courses;
    • Support, guide, and further develop UT Law’s commitment to the integration of theory and practice, grounded in a foundational understanding of legal doctrine and public policy;
    • Oversee implementation of the College’s recently adopted Diversity Action Plan; Establish and maintain a strong, engaged relationship with the student body;
    • Promote successful change in response to evolving external environments and emerging challenges, including providing leadership in developing a common vision for UT Law that reflects the future of legal education, the career aspirations of our students, and the established strengths of the institution;
    • Interact persuasively with the philanthropic community and solicit and steward private support from alumni, members of the Dean’s Advisory Council and Dean’s Circle, friends, foundations, law firms, government institutions, and corporations;
    • Develop and maintain positive, mutually supportive relationships with UT Law alumni;
    • Work effectively and collaboratively with senior administrators and other staff to ensure the smooth functioning of the academic and nonacademic components of UT Law’s operations;
    • Create a strong sense of community and cooperation among faculty, staff, students, alumni, other campus academic and nonacademic units, the local and state bar and governments, and the courts;
    • Attract, retain, and develop outstanding faculty, administrators, and staff;
    • Manage UT Law’s budget within a responsibility-centered management structure.


    The search committee enthusiastically welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and will consider the factors listed below in evaluating candidates for this important leadership role. While no single individual will possess all the desired experiences and qualifications, the successful candidate should possess many of the following characteristics:

    • A JD, or other terminal degree in law, with accomplishments meriting tenure at the rank of full professor;
    • A leadership style characterized by flexibility, inclusiveness, integrity, and openness that involves and enables faculty and other key stakeholders to share in governance;
    • A demonstrated commitment to legal education, scholarship, and public service;
    • Familiarity with strategic resource management and an aptitude for successful fundraising;
    • Experience working with senior academic leaders across a university campus, including the ability to collaborate with the provost, deans, and other leaders to enrich the overall academic structure and the national and international reputation of UTK as a research and educational powerhouse;
    • The capacity and commitment to further develop supportive affiliations with UT Law alumni and friends;
    • A demonstrated dedication to building an organization that values and practices diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Superior communications skills; and
    • Decisiveness and the ability to multi-task, as well as a willingness to delegate and monitor appropriately.


    Now is an exciting time to join UTK. Chancellor Donde Plowman and Provost John Zomchick, working with faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni, and community partners, have recently developed a new strategic vision for UTK ( The new vision imagines “a world enriched by our ideas, improved through action, and inspired by the Volunteer Spirit of service and leadership.” The Dean of the College of Law would work within UT Law, the larger campus and university, the state, and the nation to pursue this vision. 

    Chancellor Donde Plowman became the ninth chancellor of UTK on July 1, 2019. Under her leadership, the university has placed renewed focus on its land-grant mission as the state’s flagship public institution. Since her arrival, Plowman has overseen the creation of the UT Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, the reunification of the Knoxville campus with the Institute of Agriculture, continued growth in student enrollment and retention rates, and the launch of a new strategic visioning process.

    Before arriving at UTK as its Chancellor, Plowman spent nine years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she served most recently as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer. She earlier served for more than six years as the James Jr. and Susan Stuart Dean of UNL’s College of Business Administration. Before going to Nebraska, Plowman was on the management faculty at UTK, where she served for two years as head of the Department of Management in the Haslam College of Business. She began her academic career at the University of Texas at San Antonio as an assistant professor of management and advanced to the position of professor and associate dean for graduate studies and research, where she was responsible for the creation of the university’s doctoral degree in business.

    Plowman has a doctorate in strategic management from the University of Texas at Austin, an undergraduate degree with a major in English from Southern Methodist University, and an MEd in higher education administration from the University of North Texas.

    Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, John Zomchick was appointed in May 2020, but he has called UTK home since 1985. He most recently served as vice provost for faculty affairs, a position he held for more than five years. He also served as interim provost and senior vice chancellor from August 2016 until April 2018. Before joining the Office of the Provost’s staff, he served as executive associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    A professor of English, Zomchick is a scholar of eighteenth-century English literature. During his time in the UTK College of Arts and Sciences, he held a number of administrative appointments, including associate dean for academic personnel, interim associate dean for academic programs, and head of the Department of English. Zomchick has a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s and doctorate in English literature from Columbia University.

    For additional information about UTK, please review:


    The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, outstanding athletic opportunities, and a robust offering of outdoor and cultural activities. Knoxville enjoys the charm of a small city with opportunities and activities that range from green energy initiatives and community greenways to thriving festival culture, music, culinary, and outdoor recreation scenes. Knoxville’s diverse community brings events such as the Asian Festival, Knoxville Opera’s Rossini Festival, Kuumba Festival, Hola Festival, the Big Ears Festival, Dogwood Arts Festival, and numerous other music festivals and artists. The city is also home to the Knoxville Museum of Art, East Tennessee History Museum, the Beck Cultural Center, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and UT Knoxville’s Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History. Citing both affordability and quality of life, U.S. News and World Report ranked Knoxville among the best places to live.

    Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a statistical area population of over 850,000 people. Moderate home prices enable Knoxville residents to maintain a great standard of living, and commutes to campus are conveniently short. The Knoxville region houses many leading corporations, including Bush Brothers & Company, Clayton Homes, Discovery Inc., PetSafe/Radio Systems Corporation, Regal Cinemas, Pilot/Flying J, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. UTK is located within easy driving distance of Asheville, Nashville, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains and is a day’s drive from Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

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    Application Instructions

    Nominations, applications, and inquiries are being accepted for the position commencing immediately. For confidential inquiries and nominations, please contact Ms. Brooke M. Swart, Executive Recruiter at

    Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest addressing the qualifications, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of leadership philosophy, (4) a statement of philosophy on diversity, equity and inclusion, and (5) the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of five references. Materials should be submitted electronically via (Interfolio Site).  Priority consideration will be given to materials received by September 10th, 2021.


  • 23 Jul 2021 12:27 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL is hiring a clinical instructor for the Food Law and Policy Clinic.

    Reporting to the Clinic Faculty Director, and working with clinic staff, the Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring experience and interest in social justice, food systems, and food justice to their work in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). This will include activities related to client representation, management of food policy projects, and clinical teaching of Harvard Law School students. The CI will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, and teaching students enrolled in the Clinic as they work on complex policy projects; will manage several high-profile FLPC projects, such as the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project, which promotes better food donation policies as a solution to food loss and waste on a global scale; and, will develop and manage partnerships with external partners, coalitions, and communities in the food policy arena.

    The Clinical Instructor will join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching food law and policy program that includes both independent and collaborative team work in growing areas of local, national, and global importance.

    Job-Specific Responsibilities

    As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

    • Teach, mentor, supervise, evaluate and structure the practice work of law school students on skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;
    • Manage the portfolio of work on one or several FLPC initiatives, which includes: designing specific student projects; directing the project tasks and delegation of work; managing relationships with clients and partners; helping develop and meet relevant timelines and expectations of grants and funders; and informing long-term strategic goals;
    • Develop Clinic clients and projects, relying both on the expertise and network you bring to the role as well as the Clinic's current and ongoing projects and relationships;
    • Help develop and implement the vision for the future success of FLPC's innovative food law and policy work that is rooted in racial justice and health equity;
    • Assist with developing and teaching of classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;
    • Deliver talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers, and represent FLPC at local, national, and international conferences and events; and,
    • Lead and support the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise.

    Basic Qualifications

    JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience and admitted to a state bar.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    We are looking for people who have:

    • Experience with teaching, mentoring, and motivating students and beginning attorneys.
    • Experience working with clients, colleagues, and students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Experience with or interest in food justice, law, and policy.
    • Proven capacity to work as a team member in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based work environment.
    • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.
    • Strong writing, research, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience with or interest in international or comparative legal and regulatory issues.

    Additional Information

    This is a three-year term appointment with potential for renewal, subject to departmental funding and need.

    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.

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