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  • 26 Oct 2011 12:10 PM | Deleted user
    Yale Law School invites applications for a clinical professor of law to run a clinic on First Amendment, Media Freedom and Information Access issues at Yale Law School.

    The clinical professor will work with Yale's Information Society Project (ISP) on media and information policy issues.

    The professorship will be a tenure-track position with the potential of clinical tenure.

    Nature of Position

    (1) The clinical professor will run the law school's Media Freedom and Information Access clinic.

    The clinical professor will manage litigation, teach, and supervise students in the clinic. The clinical professor will also coordinate the clinic's relationships with supervising attorneys with whom students may cooperate. Yale's Media Freedom and Information Access clinic will accept cases on issues related to both old and new media, in areas including freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of information, telecommunications, intellectual property, privacy, and Internet law. The clinical professor will be expected to develop and expand the clinic's work through important litigation that promotes media freedom and information access. The clinical professor will be expected to establish and maintain the clinic's relationships with other organizations devoted to promoting media freedom and information access.

    (2) The clinical professor will be a faculty fellow of the Yale Information Society Project (ISP). Founded in 1997, ISP is an interdisciplinary center that studies the implications of new information technologies for law and society, committed to the goals of democracy, development and civil liberties. As part of ISP, the clinical professor will work with ISP fellows on policy issues concerning Internet, telecommunications, and media law. The clinical professor will publish scholarship and oversee scholarship by ISP fellows and students on these and related issues. The clinical professor will also work with the fellows and students of the ISP in their amicus practice.

    (3) In addition to directing the media freedom clinic, the clinical professor may also teach courses in the law school on media, Internet law, and related issues.

    Basic Requirements

    Applicants should have at least five years' experience in litigation concerning the First Amendment and media law-including both old and new media-and have broad experience in media and Internet-related issues including freedom of information, intellectual property, telecommunications and privacy. Applicants should have outstanding legal writing skills, high ethical standards, sound judgment, and the ability to motivate and train law students and promote teamwork.

    Additional Requirements

    The Law School seeks applications with strong academic ambitions who can help lead a program in media law and information policy at Yale that contains both litigation and policy components.

    Highly desirable attributes that the appointments committee will consider include:

    (1) Prior law school teaching experience.
    (2) A track record of previous publications in media law, information policy, intellectual property, telecommunications, and privacy and related fields, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarship.
    (3) A working knowledge of first amendment, media law, journalism, Internet law, and information policy organizations with which the clinic and the ISP might partner.

    Interested candidates should sent a cover letter and c.v. to Beth Barnes at beth.barnes@yale.edu.
  • 20 Oct 2011 8:52 PM | Deleted user

    Job Description

    Job Title: Law School Faculty Open Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)

    Job ID: 4709

    Location: CUNY School of Law

    Regular/Temporary: Regular

    GENERAL DUTIES

    Performs teaching, research, professional, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Teaching responsibilities may include supervision of students in legal practice or other law-related activity. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

    FLSA

    Exempt

    CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

    The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks two highly qualified candidates for tenure-track appointments. Areas of particular interest include Civil Practice; Corporate and Commercial Law (with attention to the public sector and a range of regulatory arrangements); and Lawyering.

    CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of providing access to the profession for historically underrepresented communities, and of graduating public interest/public service attorneys. In the spring of 2007, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in a national study of legal education, lauded CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum, which has become a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to create lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. As part of its mission, the law school prepares students to practice "Law in the Service of Human Needs."

    Appointment to the CUNY faculty comes at an important time in the history of our unique public service institution. Beginning in Fall 2012, the law school will occupy a LEED Gold certified new facility centrally located at Two Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The new building has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. The new location puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country, and affords opportunities to enhance

    instructional and public service activities for the law school.

    The basic premise of the Law School's program is that theory cannot be separated from practice, abstract knowledge of doctrine from practical skill, and understanding the professional role from professional experience. The curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level. Forming the core of the lawyering curriculum are the skills recognized by the profession as essential to successful law practice: problem solving; legal analysis and reasoning; communication and rhetoric (legal writing, oral argument); legal research; factual investigation; counseling; negotiation; strategic analysis; litigation and alternative dispute-resolution; organization and management of legal work; and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas.

    Layered onto the traditional foundation of doctrinal education is a deep and broad clinical training program. First-year students acquire clinical experience through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar; second-year students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge; third-year students earn 12-16 credits in either a Concentration, a unique seminar and field placement program, or a live-client clinic  onsite at the Law School in such fields as community economic development, criminal defense, elder law, international women's human rights, immigration, and mediation.

    The curriculum rejects the traditional separation of law courses into narrowly defined subjects. Precisely because attorneys are seldom presented with legal problems neatly compartmentalized into analytically distinct subject headings, the curriculum teaches students to think critically about subject matter, rule application, and procedures, and to synthesize these aspects critically. Thus, our graduates are able to address the many-sided problems that confront attorneys and their clients in real life.

    This position may include evening and weekend hours.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    For Law School Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:

    A J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline required. Also required is demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member, interest in productive scholarship, legal work, or law-related work, and the ability to teach successfully and to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

    We seek a creative educator with a strong and demonstrable commitment to social justice and to working with diverse communities, and who brings pedagogical insights to the design of programs to educate the next generation of public interest lawyers. Significant experience in public interest practice, teaching legal writing, supervising or training new lawyers, or law school teaching preferred. Faculty members are expected to achieve excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service to the school and wider communities. A record of scholarship or evidence of the ability to produce scholarship is preferred. Applicant must have the ability to meet the responsibilities of this tenure-track position.

    COMPENSATION

    Commensurate with experience.

    BENEFITS

    CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

    HOW TO APPLY

    For position inquiries contact:

    Rosa Navarra

    Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment

    facultyappointments@mail.law.cuny.edu

    Via our online recruiting and application system CUNYfirst at http://www.cuny/employment.html.

    Navigate to the Careers at CUNYfirst section.

    Current users of CUNYfirst should access their established accounts. New users should click on the appropriate link to register for an account. Click the following link to obtain instructions on applying for jobs online via the CUNYfirst system: http://cuny.edu/employment/cunyfirst/CUNYfirst-application.html .

    CLOSING DATE

    Open until filled. Review of resumes will begin October 18, 2011.

    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

    CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA  Employer.

  • 20 Oct 2011 8:48 PM | Deleted user

    Job Title: Law Instructor - International Women's Human Rights Clinic

    Job ID: 4707

    Location: CUNY School of Law

    Full/Part Time: Full-Time

    Regular/Temporary: Regular

    GENERAL DUTIES

    Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Teaching responsibilities may include supervision of students in legal practice or other law-related activity. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

    CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

    The CUNY School of Law Clinical Program has been nationally recognized as one of the best in legal education and affords each student the opportunity to engage in the practice of law by learning through service to underserved communities. The Law School currently offers seven live-client clinical programs and three faculty-supervised externship programs. CUNY School of Law faculty members have been

    recognized as innovative leaders in clinical legal education, through service, publications, and participation at conferences.

    The Law School will hire an Instructor responsible for project supervision, project management, co-teaching and curricular development in the International Women's Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC). Widely recognized for its expertise and contributions to gender jurisprudence and practice of human rights, IWHRC enables students to engage in cutting edge human rights work under close clinical supervision. Working closely with women's and LGBTQ advocates, human rights NGOs and grass-roots organizations, IWHRC students engage in change-lawyering through litigation and advocacy, locally and globally.

    IWHRC is a two-semester, 12-credit clinic. (More in-depth information about the program is available at http://www.law.cuny.edu/clinics/clinicalofferings/IWHRC.html.)

    The tenure-track faculty member directing each clinic has the ultimate responsibility for the overall operation of the program, including the classroom component, the administration of the clinic, and supervision of students' casework. In his or her absence, the Law School Instructor will assume this responsibility. Law School Instructors must be available for and interested in supervising summer clinic work full-time (including case management), participating in clinic faculty meetings during the school year, and performing other duties for the benefit of the overall program. This position may also involve evening and weekend duties.

    In the first two years of service, Law School Instructors may opt into participating in faculty meetings, pursuant to the CUNY School of Law Governance Plan. They may also assume other faculty governance responsibilities and serve on committees. Upon reappointment for three or more years of continuous service, they may participate in  governance activities without an annual opt in process. This position may include weekend and evening hours.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    A J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated legal ability, the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship, legal work, or law-related work, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

    For appointment as Law School Instructor, the candidate must have demonstrated commitment to poverty law, public service, or public interest law. S/he should have a minimum of two years practice experience related to human rights law. Clinical teaching or supervisory experience is preferred. Candidates should have substantial experience doing human rights advocacy work and a strong working knowledge of international human rights mechanisms. S/he must show excellent potential as a teacher in the classroom and in supervising students on cases, and as a leader in the public interest community. S/he must show exceptional willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

    COMPENSATION

    $39,832 - $86,595, commensurate with experience

    BENEFITS

    CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Job Opening  https://hrsa.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psc/cnyhcprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRP...

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    Go to www.cuny.edu, click on Careers at CUNY, click on Careers at CUNYFirst. Be sure to submit your resume and a cover letter as one pdf document.

    For position inquiries contact:

    Rosa Navarra

    Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment

    facultyappointments@mail.law.cuny.edu

    CLOSING DATE

    Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin October 18, 2011.

    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

    CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA  Employer.

  • 20 Oct 2011 8:35 PM | Deleted user

    The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks an exceptional individual to serve as its Associate Dean of Clinical Programs. We look for a person who will be a creative and committed leader for our well developed in-house and externship program. The Associate Dean will lead an outstanding group of faculty members who together have developed a nationally-ranked clinical program. We  seek a person who shares our commitment to social justice, who thinks deeply about practice models and strategies that work to promote justice, and who brings pedagogical insights to the design of programs to educate the next generation of public interest lawyers.

     

    The appointment to lead our highly regarded clinical program comes at an important time in the history of our unique public service institution. Beginning in Fall 2012, the law school will occupy a LEED Gold certified new facility centrally located at Two Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The new building has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. The new location puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country, and affords opportunities for the new Associate Dean to enhance instructional and public service activities for the clinic.

     

    Since its founding in 1983, the CUNY School of Law's mission has been to train a diverse group of lawyers who are excellent public interest/public service lawyers. Consistent with this mission, the school as developed a rich lawyering curriculum over three years, culminating in a clinical program that is required for all third-year students. Recently, the Carnegie Report praised our educational program for the unique way it prepares students for practice through a curriculum that integrates law, lawyering and ethical decision-making throughout the curriculum. The Associate Dean plays a pivotal role in shaping the overall curriculum and in providing leadership to the clinical program.

     

    The Associate Dean facilitates the work of 18 faculty, 6 staff, and approximately 160 students each academic year. The program encompasses 7 live-client clinics (Community & Economic Development, Criminal Defense, Economic Justice Project, Elder Law, Immigrant & Refugee Rights, International Women's Human Rights, Mediation) in which students and faculty practice under the umbrella of a 501(c)(3) organization called Main Street Legal Services, Inc. (MSLS). MSLS provides legal assistance to over 1000 clients per year. The program also includes three concentration programs (Equality, Family and Health) in which students are placed in public interest law offices and participate in a significant curricular module.

     

    In addition to the above responsibilities, the Associate Dean for Clinical Programs is expected to maintain and enhance academic excellence in the program; fully implement justice initiatives; lead curricular and program development at the Law School; represent the Law School in Local and National Legal, Educational, and Social Justice Communities; teach classes as needed; and provide leadership in fund raising initiatives and assist in seeking external support for programs.

    This position may include weekend and evening hours.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.

     

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

    We seek a creative educator with significant legal practice experience and abilities, and a strong commitment to social justice and to working with diverse communities. Experience in clinical education and a record of scholarly achievement are highly favored. We look for someone with a collaborative leadership style, a developed set of management skills, and the ability to articulate and communicate the vision of the Law School's clinical program within the Law School, the New York and national legal communities, and the broader educational community. J.D. or its equivalent, significant practice and teaching experience, scholarly achievement or the equivalent, and demonstrated management experience are required.

     

    Administrative, budgetary, and fund raising experience are preferred. New York State bar admission or the ability to be admitted on motion within one year of appointment is necessary to conform to MSLS's practice order (See New York

    Judiciary Law Sections 478 and 484).

     

    COMPENSATION

    Commensurate with experience.

     

    BENEFITS

    CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Go to www.cuny.edu, click on Careers at CUNY, click on Careers at CUNYFirst

    Be sure to submit your resume and a cover letter as one pdf document.

    For position inquiries contact:

    Rosa Navarra

    Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment

    facultyappointments@mail.law.cuny.edu

     

    CLOSING DATE

    Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin October 28, 2011.

     

    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

    CUNY Job Posting: Executive

     

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

  • 20 Oct 2011 12:50 PM | Deleted user

    Hofstra University School of Law, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Clinical Professor to teach and supervise a clinic that will focus on investor rights, consumer rights, or a related area. The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is a vibrant and integral part of the Law School. The Law School has 6 additional clinics, including Political Asylum, Community and Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Law Reform Advocacy, Child Advocacy, and Mediation.

    The successful applicant will offer a vision for the future direction of an investor and/or consumer rights clinic that includes an integration of direct advocacy, law reform, community outreach, and public policy work in areas related to protecting the rights of low-income investors and/or consumers. The Clinical Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including: course planning and teaching, client selection, supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients, clinic administration, and community education and outreach. If so desired, the Clinical Professor can also teach non-clinical course offerings.

    Hofstra’s Clinical Professors are subject to the following standards of review and promotion: an initial contract of two years, two additional two-year reappointments, followed by five-year long-term contracts, assuming all standards of review have been satisfied. Clinical Professors are eligible to serve on all faculty governance committees, attend faculty meetings, and may vote on all matters except appointments, reappointments, and promotion. Our Clinical Faculty benefit from generous support for scholarship and pedagogical innovation, as well as being part of an active and engaged NYC-area clinical community. All Clinical Professors are warmly encouraged to participate in faculty workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the bi-monthly meetings of an energetic and supportive clinical faculty.

    The Law School seeks an applicant with demonstrated experience in an area related to investor and/or consumer rights. Clinical teaching experience is highly desirable. New York bar membership or eligibility and willingness to seek admission on motion is required. Salary and title are commensurate with experience.

    Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

    Interested applicants may send via email only a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the attention of the secretary to the hiring committee, Ryan.Duck@Hofstra.edu. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2011.

  • 19 Oct 2011 10:09 AM | Deleted user

    The University of Kansas School of Law seeks to fill a full-time, nine-month, position in its Lawyering Skills Program to begin August 2012.  The person employed will work collaboratively with the other instructors in the program and under the supervision of the program director to ensure the program’s goals are met.  Lawyering is a skills training course, so teaching responsibilities necessarily require review and evaluation of a substantial amount of student work and conferencing with students outside the classroom.   The person employed in this position is also responsible for assisting with the

    Law School’s academic assistance program.

     

    Duties:

    1.  Teaching responsibilities may vary depending upon the needs of the Lawyering Skills Program, but they will include the following:

    • Teaching two sections of Lawyering Skills I in the fall semester
    • Teaching two sections of Lawyering Skills II in the spring semester
    • Teaching occasional seminars and workshops related to academic support or professional skill development
    • Working with librarians to successfully instruct students about legal research  

    2.  Academic assistance:  Assist with the

    Law School’s academic assistance program.  This may include, but is not limited to, developing and teaching study skills workshops; providing individual counseling, academic advising and bar exam prep programming; working with the needs of foreign-trained lawyers enrolled in an LLM, 2-year J.D. program or S.J.D. program; and providing such resources and/or programming that will minimize academic attrition, maximize bar exam passage, and better prepare our students for successful careers.

    3.   Service to the Law School and its constituents:  Participating in programs, committees, or activities that further the professional development and academic success of the

    Law Schooland its students. 

    Qualifications:  J.D. or equivalent legal degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to a bar of a state or the District of Columbia, and at least 4 years of post JD legal experience which may include legal practice, judicial clerkship, teaching fellowship or any such combination of comparable legal experience are required.  Applicants who have achieved excellence in their primary professional or scholarly endeavors and have prior teaching or training experience are preferred. 

     

    Apply by November 20, 2011 online at https://jobs.ku.edu, search for position #00067997.  Include letter of application, resume or CV, including three references with online applicant data form.

     

    Contact: Pam Keller, (785) 864-9274, pkeller@ku.edu.   EO/AA

  • 18 Oct 2011 7:45 AM | Deleted user

    The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics of The George Washington University Law School announce the availability of two new graduate clinical fellowships for the academic years of 2012-14. In recognition of the generous gift of Philip Friedman, the Fellows are known as Friedman Fellows. Friedman Fellows obtain LL.M. degrees while examining and engaging in clinical legal education and public interest law.

    The 2012-14 Friedman Fellowships begin in the summer of 2012. Each fellowship is affiliated with a specific law school clinic. Although the various clinics provide the fellows diverse responsibilities and experiences, each allows the Fellow to co-teach and co-supervise,alongside experienced clinical faculty, the law students enrolled in the clinic.

    Every Fellow is provided the opportunity to learn about clinical education and public interest lawyering through the practice of engaging in each, teaching and supervising law students engaged in these endeavors, and participating in a program of study in which these are the primary topics of inquiry. In the process, Fellows receive mentorship and support from the clinical faculty and administration, and the law school in general.

    Fellows enroll in two year-long courses in Clinical Teaching and Scholarship taught by the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other clinical faculty. As part of this course sequence, Fellows receive specific instruction and guidance in teaching and supervising law students, and in writing a publishable thesis. Fellows also enroll part-time in other law school classes, and receive an LL.M. degree upon completion of the class and thesis requirements of the LL.M. program.

    We are currently seeking applications from candidates with strong academic, clinical, and lawyering experience. We are especially interested in applications from lawyers with background and experience in the following areas: immigration law, business and transactional law, nonprofit law, arts and the law, and community economic development. Fellows receive an annual stipend between $45,000 and $50,000, tuition remission for the LL.M. program, health insurance and other benefits, and possible student loan deferment. Fellows must be members of a state bar and eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar.

    Applicants should send letters of interest, resumes, a list of references, and a complete law school transcript by November 17, 2011 to Associate Dean Phyllis Goldfarb. The preferred submission method is by email to clinicadmin@law.gwu.edu. In the alternative, applications can be mailed to the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics c/o Norma Lamont, Director of Clinic Support Services, The George Washington University Law School, 2000 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052. The George Washington University Law School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The University undertakes special efforts to employ a diverse workforce.

  • 10 Oct 2011 7:57 PM | Deleted user
    THE CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a full-time law professor to develop a community economic development program. The person selected will teach our existing Entrepreneurial and Non-Profit Clinic, along with a related business law course, and oversee the development of transactional legal clinics in surrounding underserved communities with institutional partners. The focus of these clinics will depend on legal services gaps that have significant economic impact.


    Charlotte is North Carolina’s most populous cityundefineda dynamic community that combines warm Southern hospitality with a modern, world-class city. The mission of the Charlotte School of Law is to provide a legal education that is student-centered, facilitates practice readiness, fosters personal integrity, and serves underserved communities. We value motivation through inspiration, emotional intelligence (“EQ”) as much as IQ, continuous improvement, measured outcomes, team goals, interdependence, and the creation of best practices.

    We seek candidates with distinguished academic records, excellent written and oral communication skills, practice and teaching experience, as well as a strong commitment to public interest law and clinical legal education. The successful candidate will preferably begin January 2012. He or she will join a growing faculty dedicated to experiential learning integrated throughout the curriculum and an academic team that includes a Director of Experiential Learning and three additional full-time professors who teach in and run clinics, an externship program and a pro bono program. We also have adjunct professors who teach clinics.

    Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience in a transactional practice, preferably with some public interest, non-profit or community advocacy. All applicants must be members of the North Carolina bar, be eligible for reciprocity or be willing to take the NC bar exam in Feb. 2012. We are looking for a candidate who is the best fit for this faculty position and, thus, the position may be filled by a candidate who is interested in either a tenure track or a non-tenure-track faculty appointment, subject to long-term contract renewal, with a ten or eleven month contract. All full-time faculty have full faculty voting rights, except in the area of promotion and tenure. Opportunity for research and scholarship development is available.

    Charlotte School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to developing a well-qualified and diverse faculty. The school is a member of the InfiLaw System, which includes Florida Coastal School of Law and Phoenix School of Law.

    Application Procedure: Please send us your resume and cover letter. Please indicate whether you will be attending the AALS recruitment weekend. We will give special consideration to direct applicants who provide compelling reasons for wanting to join our faculty. The resume and letter should be in Word or PDF format and sent to facultyappt@charlottelaw.edu For more information about us please explore our website: www.charlottelaw.edu.

  • 10 Oct 2011 8:52 AM | Deleted user

    Northeastern University School of Law invites applications for a grant-funded position, as a Clinical Specialist, to teach a new Community Business Law Clinic. The clinic will provide services to low-income and other underserved entrepreneurs in the Boston metropolitan area who need assistance with legal issues commonly encountered by start-up businesses, including negotiating licenses, permits and financial documents, protecting intellectual property rights, and responding to regulatory hurdles. The clinic also will focus on helping start-up businesses in new industries such as green construction and related technologies. The pedagogical goals of the clinic will be to teach transactional law practice as well as provide students with a rich experience in representing marginalized clients. The Clinician’s primary role will be to teach transactional skills to upper level law students in the new clinic and to supervise them in the provision of legal services to clinic clients.

    The Law School expects to draw clients from a range of organizations in the community, including local universities, community development corporations, and non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide funding to start-up businesses. The Clinician will be expected to work with these organizations and to promote the work of the clinic in the community to maintain a sufficient base of clients and to provide excellent service to those clients.

    The candidate must hold a J.D. or LL.B degree and be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar or become one within a year of beginning the position. The candidate also must have at least three years of transactional law practice experience. Teaching experience is preferred, and a passion for social justice is expected.

    The position is available starting August 2012 and renewable annually for up to four years contingent upon funding by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. We will review applications until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter should be submitted in electronic form to:

    Patricia Voorhies, Managing Director, Office of Clinical and Experiential Education p.voorhies@neu.edu

    Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University is also an ADVANCE institution, particularly welcoming applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

    For more information about Northeastern School of Law, please visit www.northeastern.edu/law

  • 06 Oct 2011 9:19 PM | Deleted user

    Cooley Law School seeks to hire a full-time Visiting Professor for its Grand Rapids, Michigan campus, to direct the Access to Justice Clinic. 

    The professor will have the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of faculty status.  Responsibilities include teaching, service, and scholarship.  The professor will contribute to the implementation of Cooley’s Mission, Strategic Plan, Professionalism Plan, and other commitments. 

    The primary responsibility is to direct the Access to Justice Clinic.  The clinic provides experiential learning opportunities for students and free legal representation to low-income clients in civil matters that do not qualify for representation by Legal Services programs. The caseload emphasizes family and consumer law.  The director will supervise students enrolled for credit, a staff attorney, and support staff.   The director will also meet with students, one on one and in small groups, to provide academic assistance and referrals, curriculum support, and professional and career development.  He or she will support student organizations, competitions, and co-curricular activities, serve on faculty committees, support local, state, and national bars, participate in pro-bono service, and promote student service and professionalism events and activities.  The professor will be expected to write scholarly and/or practical books, articles, essays, or reviews contributing to the scholarship of law, practice, teaching, and legal education and the legal profession, while supporting and participating in the scholarly work of others. 

    The candidate will begin on a one-year visitor contract anticipating conversion to tenure track after performance evaluation.  The school will assign the professor to the faculty’s Clinic Department teaching primarily in the Access to Justice Clinic.  Assignments are at the school’s discretion.  The professor may also teach other courses.  The Associate Dean of Faculty supervises this position supported by the Grand Rapids Campus Associate Dean and the Associate Dean of Planning Programs and Assessment.

    Cooley Law School’s mission is to prepare our graduates for entry into the legal profession, and practical legal scholarship is our guiding principle and focus.  That mission can be summed up in three words - knowledge, skills, and ethics.  Our goal is to provide our students with the knowledge required for passage of the bar examination and the practice of law; the skills required to competently practice law and represent their clients; and the ethical values necessary to fulfill their responsibilities as lawyers.  Our vision is to remain the best at preparing students for practice and to be a leader in innovation.

    Cooley Law School has a diverse clinical legal education program which includes the Access to Justice Clinic, Sixty-Plus Elder Law Clinic, two Estate Planning Clinics, the Family Law Assistance Project, the Innocence Project, the Public Sector Law Clinic, the Kent County Public Defender’s Clinic and the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Clinic. Law students in all our in-house programs represent clients under the Michigan student practice rule under the supervision of faculty and staff attorneys who are experienced practitioners.  In addition, Cooley has an extensive externship program.   

    QUALIFICATIONS.  Qualified applicants must have a J.D. degree, be licensed to practice law in Michigan (or gain admittance to the Michigan bar through reciprocity), have practiced law for a minimum of five years, and be a member in good standing with their state bar.  Preferred applicants will also have experience working with law students in a clinical or externship setting or teaching in skills classes, and experience with general civil litigation, including family law experience. The applicant’s record should demonstrate good lawyering skills, strong teaching abilities, and communication and interpersonal skills essential for a clinical professor.

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should identify the applicant's qualifications and relevant experience as outlined in the previous paragraph.  The letter should also contain a statement of how the applicant will help us carry out our mission. Please e-mail these materials to hr@cooley.edu or send a copy to Mr. Scott Harrison, Director of Human Resources, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, P. O. Box 13038, Lansing, MI  48901-3038.  Resumes will be accepted through October 30, 2011. 

    Thomas M. Cooley Law School is an equal opportunity employer that complies with all federal, state, and local employment laws.  It actively seeks and supports all qualified candidates including diverse candidates from under-represented populations to ensure that all hiring decisions are made through an inclusive process and from diverse candidate pools.

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