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  • 12 Sep 2012 12:01 AM | Donna Lee
    The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in negotiating and structuring international transactions to teach in its International Transactions Clinic.

    The International Transactions Clinic, the first of its kind in the United States, was started in 2008.  It offers students the opportunity to acquire skills that are critically important to their professional development as they enter into practice areas that involve international transactions.
     
    The International Transactions Clinic currently has a diverse range of clients.  Clients of the International Transactions Clinic include for-profit and not-for-profit entities. They include start-up enterprises and well-established businesses.  They include financial institutions and microfinance institutions. They include investors (some of whom call themselves “impact investors”), and investees.  What all of the International Transactions Clinic clients hold in common, however, is an international focus and a willingness to tackle global challenges like poverty, education, housing, healthcare, clean water, environmental degradation, and climate change.

    The successful applicant will have significant (at least 7-10 years) international transactional expertise, particularly in structuring and negotiating transactions for enterprises and investors that operate in emerging markets, and some experience in negotiating and structuring cross-border investment transactions for social enterprises and/or familiarity  with policy and regulatory issues facing impact investors.  Demonstrable ability to attract clients that share the social justice values of the International Transactions Clinic, foreign language skills, international work experience, and clinical or other legal teaching experience are highly desirable qualifications.  Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure through the State Bar of Michigan.

    This is a contract position that can lead to Michigan’s equivalent of clinical tenure.  Members of the clinical faculty are initially appointed to a three-year contract that can be renewed for another three years.  Upon completion of the second three-year contract, clinicians are considered for promotion to a seven-year presumptively renewable contract.  Clinical faculty serve on nine-month academic year appointments and are eligible for summer financial support for case coverage, scholarship or special projects. Clinical faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.

    Any questions should be directed to Associate Dean Bridget McCormack at bridgetm@umich.edu or 734-764-4533.

    The application deadline is October 15, 2012. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:
                         
                            John W. Lemmer
                            Clinical Administrator
                            The University of Michigan Law School
                           701 S. State Street
                           Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.
  • 11 Sep 2012 11:35 PM | Donna Lee
    Vermont Law School invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Environmental Programs, a faculty position.  The Associate Dean sets the strategic direction for, and oversees the administration of, the Environmental Law Center (ELC), which houses the largest and deepest environmental law program in the country.  Candidates with appointments at other law schools, those who are currently in practice or doing significant policy work, and those who currently hold executive positions at NGOs or in business are all encouraged to apply.  The next ELC director replaces Marc Mihaly, who was promoted to President and Dean of Vermont Law School this year.
     
    Candidates must have a JD degree and be qualified to teach in the environmental program.  They must also possess excellent organizational, interpersonal communication, and team building/collaboration skills. Experience in administration and/or management is preferred along with either broad experience in different areas of legal practice in the environmental arena or a record of education development as well as a demonstrated ability to innovate and lead.  A detailed position description is posted here: http://www.vermontlaw.edu/About_VLS/Employment_at_VLS/Associate_Dean_for_Environmental_Programs.htm
     
    Faculty at Vermont Law School take seriously our mission to educate lawyers for the community and the world, and believe that our scholarship, teaching, and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities.  We embody the spirit of Vermont -- independence and diversity in people and in politics. We have the good fortune to be located in a state and region that offer numerous opportunities for engaged participation in civic life as well as a lifestyle found at few other law schools.
     
    Vermont Law School embraces diversity in its recruitment and hiring efforts.  Accordingly, candidates of color, women, and those from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.  Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume by October 1, 2012. Electronic applications are preferred and should be e-mailed to: facultysearch@vermontlaw.edu.
     
    Appointments Committee: Pat Parenteau (Chair), John Echeverria, Mark Latham, Stephanie Farrior, Cheryl Hanna, Michael Dworkin, Rebecca Purdom, Stephen Dycus.
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:57 PM | Donna Lee
    The University of Virginia School of Law seeks highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of its Appellate Litigation Clinic. The Director will teach and supervise clinic students in all phases of legal advocacy, serve as counsel of record for the clinic's clients throughout the year, including summers, and manage the operation of the clinic. The Director also will be expected to teach an additional course outside of the clinic. This non-tenure-track position will begin in the fall 2013 semester.
     
    Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, at least four years of litigation practice experience, including appellate experience, and be licensed to practice law in Virginia or become licensed no later than July 2014. A commitment to teaching and excellent writing, editing, supervision and advocacy skills are required. A competitive candidate will have significant appellate advocacy experience, prior law school teaching experience and demonstrated professional engagement.
     
    Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Apply on-line at http://jobs.virginia.edu  (Posting Number 0610681). Include a resume, three references, and a detailed description of relevant law practice, teaching and supervision experience.
     
    Deadline for applications is October 15, 2012.
     
    The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:54 PM | Donna Lee
    The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is seeking highly qualified applicants for clinical teaching positions at the level of Assistant, Associate or full Professor of Law, depending upon qualifications. One position is dedicated to an immigration practice. The other position is open to a range of possibilities to complement our existing clinical offerings. We welcome both entry level and lateral candidates.

    The Carey School of Law is committed to excellent teaching, scholarship and the performance of significant service. Clinical and non-clinical professors are on a unitary tenure track. There is an institutional preference for tenure track appointment. A long term contract appointment is also possible for clinical faculty depending upon qualifications and institutional needs. The newly-hired faculty members will teach in our clinical law program, engage in significant research and scholarship, and perform significant institutional service, including full and equal participation in faculty governance and committees.

    The minimum qualifications for the position are:

    • J.D. or LLM from an ABA-accredited law school
    • Bar Admission (in any state, and willingness to sit for Maryland Bar)
    • Proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) excellence in teaching and mentoring students and scholarship
    • Relevant practice experience
    • Candidates seeking a tenured position must satisfy the School of Law’s Standards for Tenure, which include “excellence in teaching, excellence in scholarship, and the performance of significant service, under circumstances that indicate a strong likelihood of continued performance at these levels throughout the candidate’s future law school career.”

    The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community and fostering a climate that promotes diversity and respect for all. Thus, people of color, women, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities and members of other historical disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    To Apply: Interested applicants should send (a) a cover letter; (b) a resume; and (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three references to:

    Professors Jana Singer and Deborah Weimer
    Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee
    University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law
    500 West Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201

    Candidates may also submit their materials electronically to: dweimer@law.umaryland.edu<mailto:dweimer@law.umaryland.edu>
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:50 PM | Donna Lee
                   The University of California, Irvine School of Law, invites applications for a full-time clinical faculty position, to begin in July 2013.   The Law School’s innovative curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and public service.  To this end, the founding faculty adopted as a graduation requirement that each student participate in at least one semester of clinical education in which she assists real clients in solving actual legal problems.   The Law School has allocated 10 of its 55 faculty positions for the hiring of clinical faculty to develop six to ten clinics.  We intend to create both transactional and litigation clinics, and to provide students with a broad range of options tailored to differing career interests.  Thus far, we have hired five full-time clinical faculty, and as of Spring 2013 will offer six clinical courses that fulfill the clinical requirement: Appellate Litigation, Community & Economic Development, Consumer Protection, Environmental Law,  Immigrant Rights, and International Justice.
     
                    The person selected will either teach in one of the Law School’s  existing clinics, or create a new clinic, and will assist in the planning and development of the overall clinical program.   The Law School is most interested in applicants desiring to co-teach in the existing Immigrant Rights or CED clinic (perhaps with an emphasis on small or international business transactions) or to develop a clinic in another substantive area.  At least five years of practice experience and two years of clinical teaching experience are strongly preferred.  This position is available as an academic tenure, clinical tenure, or tenure-track (academic or clinical) position, depending on the candidate’s experience and interests. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
     
                    The University of California, Irvine School of Law is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.
     
                    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 1, 2012 .  Please note adjunct positions will be posted and filled separately. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter identifying the subject area or areas of interest, and current curriculum vitae to UC Irvine’s on-line application system,  RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu, and/or to
     
    Professor Funmi Arewa
    Appointments Committee Chair
    University of California, Irvine School of Law
    401 E. Peltason Drive
    Irvine, CA 92697-800
    FAX: (909) 824-7336
    Email: oarewa@law.uci.edu
     
                    Applications submitted by email are encouraged.  Confidential inquiries are welcome.   Inquiries may be made to Professor Carrie Hempel, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Service Learning, by email: chempel@law.uci.edu  or phone (949) 824-3575. For more information about UCI Law School, visit our website:  www.law.uci.edu.
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:45 PM | Donna Lee

    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for the staff attorney position with its Criminal Defense Clinic (“CDC”). The staff attorney will join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, he or she will represent clients and train law students at one of the country’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education.

    CDC is one of eleven clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic. The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment. The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning central campus building opened in summer 2012.

    CDC focuses on introducing students to the discipline of indigent criminal defense practice. Students in the Criminal Defense Clinic represent indigent individuals accused of crimes in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County. The cases encompass a wide range of misdemeanor offenses and some of the more common charges include drug possession, assault, theft, and weapons possession.

    Students represent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, including conducting fact investigation, interviewing witnesses, plea negotiations, working with experts, suppression motions, and trials. Students generally work in two-person teams and represent multiple clients during the term. CDC also includes a twice-weekly seminar. Seminar sessions focus on core lawyering skills and orientation to criminal defense practice.

     

    The staff attorney participates in all activities of the clinic. The attorney engages in supervision of students, interaction with county defender organizations and independent client representation. He or she will also assist the director with curriculum design, development of teaching materials, classroom teaching, student evaluation, and clinic operations.

    Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large. For example, the staff attorney will be invited to attend weekly faculty workshops at which scholars from Stanford and throughout the world present research and works in progress. The clinic also provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities.

    Applicants for the staff attorney position must have at least three years experience in criminal defense practice in the California courts.  Specific experience in the counties of San Mateo or Santa Clara is desirable. Applicants must possess strong academic credentials and the organizational and team skills essential to law firm practice and clinic management. Successful teaching and student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such teaching and supervision are desirable but not required.

    Experience in the provision of services to low-income communities and Spanish language proficiency are additional plus factors. 

    The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions.

    Applicants should submit resumes through http://jobs.stanford.edu, referencing job number 49500.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    In addition, applicants should send the following materials to the addresses below:

    • a statement no longer than one page describing: (i) prior experience in criminal defense practice; (ii) other relevant experience; and (iii) information relevant to the applicant's interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching
    • a resume
    • a list of at least three references
    • a complete law school transcript

    Applicants may send the materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, the Mills Legal Clinic administrative manager, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu.  Hard copies may be sent to:


    Ronald Tyler

    Associate Professor of Law

    Director, Criminal Defense Clinic

    Stanford Law School

    Crown Quadrangle

    559 Nathan Abbott Way

    Stanford, CA 94305-8610
  • 07 Sep 2012 8:43 PM | Donna Lee

    The Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School invites applicants for the staff attorney position with its Religious Liberty Clinic (“RLC”).  The staff attorney will join the thriving clinical community at Stanford Law School where, together with the clinical faculty and staff, he or she will represent clients and help train law students at one of the country’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education.

    The RLC is the newest of the eleven clinics comprising the Mills Legal Clinic, and is the only one of its kind in the country.  The RLC was launched in August 2012, and will be open to students in January 2013.  The Stanford clinical program is unique in that students participate in a clinic on a full-time basis; the clinic is the only course a student takes during the term of enrollment.  The Mills Legal Clinic occupies an entire floor in an award-winning central campus building opened earlier this year.

    The RLC will focus on developing professional skills in a dynamic way.  Specifically, students will be introduced to the “real practice of law” through their representation of a diverse group of clients in disputes arising from a wide range of religious beliefs, practices, and settings.  Projects might involve a prisoner facing obstacles to religious observance, a small church, synagogue, or mosque with zoning challenges, or a faith-based group seeking access to public facilities.  Students will learn and apply the laws affecting religious liberty, and will be expected to counsel individual or small institutional clients and litigate on their behalf with excellence, professionalism, and maturity.

    As a litigation-focused clinic, the RLC will involve administrative, trial, and appellate work.  Most administrative and trial work will take place in California, while appellate work will be done nationally.  Because the RLC is a new and unique project, near-term clinic activities will also include marketing, outreach, and development efforts.  

    The staff attorney will participate in all activities of the RLC, including client development, student supervision, and client representation.  The attorney will also assist the RLC’s director with curriculum design, teaching and evaluation matters, and clinic operations.  All Mills Legal Clinic attorneys are part of the intellectual community within the clinical program and the Law School and university at large.  For example, the staff attorney will be invited to attend weekly workshops at which scholars from Stanford and throughout the world present works in progress.  The clinic also provides resources for its lawyers to participate in continuing education and other professional development activities.

    Applicants for the staff attorney position should have at least three years of litigation experience, preferably at the trial level, and be a member of the California bar (or be willing to take the next-offered California bar exam).  Applicants must possess strong academic credentials, an interest in religious liberty, and organizational and team skills essential to helping run what is, in essence, a small law firm.  Successful teaching and/or student supervision experience or the demonstrated potential for such skills are desirable. 

    The salary is based on a formula that is competitive with similar positions.

    Applicants should submit their resumes through http://jobs.stanford.edu, referencing job number 49499.  Applicants should also send the following materials electronically to Judy Gielniak, Mills Legal Clinic administrative manager, at jgielniak@law.stanford.edu:

    • a statement no longer than one page describing the applicant’s: (i) prior litigation or other relevant experience; (ii) interest in religious liberty; and (iii) interest and potential for clinical supervision and teaching;
    • a resume
    • a list of at least three references
    • a complete law school transcript
    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • 02 Sep 2012 9:42 AM | Donna Lee
    The Hofstra Law School, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Clinical Professor to teach and supervise its Criminal Justice Clinic.  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, Law Reform Advocacy, Child Advocacy, Mediation, and Securities Arbitration.
     
    The Criminal Justice Clinic currently represents clients in misdemeanor cases in Nassau and Queens County and has a sterling reputation in the community and in the courts.  The successful applicant will offer a vision for the future direction of the clinic that includes an integration of direct advocacy, law reform, community outreach, and public policy work.  S/he will be expected to integrate the clinic into the overall law school curriculum, including collaboration with non-clinical members of the faculty.  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 criminal law.  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.
     
    To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references, via email only, to the attention of Elizabeth Gioia at Elizabeth.Young@hofstra.edu. The deadline for submission is September 28, 2012.
  • 02 Sep 2012 9:04 AM | Donna Lee

    About UNH School of Law:  Founded in 1973 to encourage innovation in legal education, the University of New Hampshire School of Law has an enrollment of approximately 350 JD students and 40 LLM and interdisciplinary master’s degree  students.  Students come from many states and countries around the world and study in a close-knit, cooperative environment.  The curriculum emphasizes an intensive, practice-based approach involving many opportunities for hands-on learning, including externships.  In recent years, approximately 75% of the JD students have participated in the program, and many students have externed at multiple placements. In addition to part-time placements, the program allows students to extern for a full semester in any type of legal setting where there is breadth and depth of legal work, and a commitment to the student’s education during the placement. The school also has an extensive in-house clinical program.


    Job Description:  Reporting to the Dean and the Associate Dean of the Law School, the Externship Director is responsible for providing vision and leadership, and bringing an entrepreneurial approach in the development of the Externship Program.  Specific responsibilities include:

    Essential Job Functions

    1.     Responsibility for overall design and operation of the externship program, including the program’s fit in the overall educational program for JD students, insuring high quality placements and compliance with ABA rules.

    2.     Work collaboratively with Assistant Director in the design and operation of the program including the following components.  

                A. Develop and teach a class focused on the development of a professional identity and                               lawyering skills.

    B.      Communicate with and counsel students about the wide variety of options for the practice of law, and help them focus on areas of interest and strengths.

    C.     Help students’ secure appropriate residencies/externships.  Such placements include all types of legal practice, including private firms and industry.

    D.    Mentor students as they develop a professional identity and their lawyering skills.

    E.     Work with students to develop individual learning plans for their externship semester(s).

    F.     Review of weekly written submissions from students about the experience at their placements.

    G.     Communicate with placement supervisors on a regular basis about student’s progress.

    H.     Regular communications with the bar and bench, especially focused on UNH alumni and IP practitioners to help secure new and appropriate placements for students.

    I.      Arrange for and visit students enrolled in program.

     

    Other Job Functions

    1.   General faculty responsibilities as assigned.

    2.  Work with administration to determine appropriate staffing for the educational and administrative aspects of the program.

    3.   Supervise administrative staff to insure records of the work with each student in the program.

    4.  Provide reports to Deans and faculty as requested and appropriate.

    5.  Communicate with faculty at other law schools, including attending and participating in appropriate conferences.

    6.  Help publicize the UNH law externship program.

    7. Regular communications with the professional development team, including career services and academic advising about general program and specific advice to individual students.

    8.  Develop and manage budget for department.

    9.  Interest in producing writings, including but not limited to academic scholarship focused on practical education for training new lawyers.

    10.  Ability to and willingness to teach in the program year round.


    Appointment:  This is a tenure track/tenure or long-term security faculty position.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the position includes a comprehensive benefit package.  Anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2013.

    Application:   Please send letters of interest and CVs to faculty.appointments@law.unh.edu.  Address letters to Kimberly Kirkland, Chair, Appointments Committee.

    Requirements:  Qualifications for this position include:

    ·      A minimum of 5 years experience as a practicing lawyer.

    ·      Strong interest in all aspects of legal practice and the profession.

    ·      Clinical or externship teaching experience strongly preferred.

    ·      Excellent interpersonal skills, including great listening skills and ability to work with students at time of high stress in their lives.

    ·      Ability to and interest in travel.

    ·      Ability to utilize Word is necessary and Excel, strongly preferred.

    Ability to use TWEN or other technology for delivery of online education.
  • 27 Aug 2012 4:28 PM | Donna Lee
    The University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for what we hope will be two full-time, clinical tenure-track faculty positions to begin in July 2013.  
     
    One of the clinical positions is to launch and teach an in-house business transactional clinic as well as a hybrid or out-placement clinic in which students are supervised by pro bono private attorneys. The in-house clinic was initially designed to represent social enterprises (a relatively new corporate form in California) and nonprofits, but we are open to any client base or substantive focus that provides students with meaningful transactional business lawyering opportunities. The hybrid or outplacement clinic will place students under the supervision of pro bono private attorneys to advise early-stage, start-up technology companies.
     
    The substantive area of the second in-house clinical position is open, and might include civil litigation, community economic development, family law/domestic violence, policy advocacy, or tax. We invite applications for this second position now, although we may not have budgetary clarity on its availability until January 2013.
     
    Clinical tenure at UC Hastings brings full voting and governance rights with similar scholarly publication expectations as our non-clinical colleagues.
     
    To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, electronic copies of publications and/or works in progress, and a summary of your scholarly agenda to Profs. Jo Carrillo (carrillo@uchastings.edu) and John Diamond (diamond@uchastings.edu), co-chairs of our faculty appointments committee. Feel free to direct any preliminary inquiries or suggestions of candidates to Ascanio Piomelli (piomelli@uchastings.edu).
     
    UC Hastings is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sex or sexual orientation.
     
    UC Hastings is also a WASC-accredited institution and is dedicated to outcomes-based education and assessment.

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