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  • 08 Sep 2011 8:45 AM | Deleted user

    The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville School of Law seeks a programmatic tenured or tenure-track position in the legal clinic.  The legal clinic is an in-house, live client clinic which enables student attorneys to provide legal assistance to indigents, governmental agencies and charitable organizations.  The professors will teach traditional civil clinical classes but the position is also likely to involve administrative responsibilities.  The extent and nature of those duties will be determined by the credentials and experience of the candidate.

    Candidates for the clinical position should have a distinguished academic record and significant practice or equivalent experience.  Preferred qualifications include two or more years of experience as a clinical teacher.  Applicants must also be eligible to supervise students under Rule XV of the Arkansas Rules Governing Bar Admission.  Those rules require that the candidate either be, or become prior to the beginning of the appointment, a member of the Arkansas Bar.  In the alternative, a lawyer not admitted to practice in Arkansas may supervise students for up to one year, providing the lawyer is admitted to practice and is in good standing in another state, and has had at least five years of practice in another state.

    We also welcome applications from candidates interested in teaching first year and required courses, or other subjects depending on future needs.  We have a special interest in attracting applicants who are eager to integrate lawyering skills opportunities into their doctrinal courses and to develop related lawyering skills courses.

    Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating teaching and scholarly interests, and attach a current resume or curriculum vitae together with three professional references to Mary Beth Matthews, Appointments Committee Chair, WH 313 University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville AR 72701.  Applications may also be submitted by email to mmatthew@uark.edu.

    The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse facuty.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the social, ethnic, and gender diversity of our faculty and academic community.  Applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientaiton or national origin.  Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

  • 08 Sep 2011 8:40 AM | Deleted user
    The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is seeking to fill a tenured or tenure-track position for the Director of our Community Development Clinic (CDC). The CDC is an entrepreneurial clinic that provides legal assistance to non-profit and community-based local businesses. Candidates must possess a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, must be a member in good standing of a state’s bar, must demonstrate a record of outstanding achievement in law practice, law teaching, and/or a related field of study, and must demonstrate potential for excellence as a teacher and scholar.

    UMass School of Law – Dartmouth has a robust clinical legal education program. The CDC, which has been operating since 2006, is one of two in-house clinics (the other is our Immigration Law Clinic). Additionally, we have two placement clinics in various legal services offices (one a Tribal Court Clinic), as well as a healthy Field Placement Program that uses experienced practitioners, including a program that operates in The Hague and engages in international human rights work. The law faculty has demonstrated its support for clinical legal education by requiring that our students take at least 6 practice-oriented credits while matriculating. In addition, the faculty is actively engaged in incorporating the principles of Best Practices into our legal education program. Also, furthering the Law School’s mission to prepare our students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner and to serve their communities while doing so, each of our students must provide at least 30 hours of pro bono legal assistance to graduate.

    UMass School of Law – Dartmouth is in the process of applying to the American Bar Association for provisional approval and a Site Team from the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar will visit the law school this fall.

    The CDC provides our evening and weekend students experiential learning opportunities; this position will require night and weekend office hours and/or classes.
    The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing law, with substantial experience in the area of non-profit organizations and small, community-based businesses; the ability and willingness to teach business organizations and other doctrinal courses; experience teaching or participating in clinical legal education; successful experience supervising students and/or others learning to practice law in the area of non-profit and/or business law; excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills; and a demonstrated interest in scholarly activities. Although the successful candidate will teach the CDC course and supervise students, as well as teach a second course, the Faculty Appointments Committee is seeking a candidate who demonstrates a range of interests in the field of clinical legal education that could, over time, extend beyond the CDC.


    The Faculty Appointments Committee will be attending the AALS Recruitment Conference to meet with candidates, and requests that interested candidates submit a letter of application and a current resume to:

    Annette Cain, Administrative Asst. I, University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747 and refer to Position Number 27680.

    The review of applications will begin immediately and the committee will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. Candidates from the local area may be able to schedule screening interviews with the Faculty Appointments Committee shortly after the conclusion of the AALS Recruitment Conference. If you would prefer us to try to accommodate that preference, please indicate it in your letter of application.

    The University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth is an EEO-AA Employer.

  • 02 Sep 2011 8:41 AM | Laura McNally-Levine
    The Law School at the University of Chicago is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position supervising law students and representing federal criminal defendants as a Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, in the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic's Federal Criminal Justice Clinic. The position will begin in the 2011-2012 academic year and will last through June 2014. Working with the clinical faculty, the successful candidate will supervise clinic students in pretrial federal criminal cases, representing defendants from arrest through trial or guilty plea and sentencing, and possibly on Seventh Circuit appeals, and will also be expected to assist in teaching clinical pre-trial and trial skills courses. One goal of this Fellowship is to train aspiring clinical teachers and federal public defenders.

    Candidates must have a J.D.; must be a member in good standing of the bar of Illinois or another state; and must have at least three years of experience representing criminal defendants. Excellent writing, editing, advocacy, and supervision skills are required. Some experience representing criminal defendants in federal court, as well as familiarity with the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the current federal sentencing regime, are a plus. A demonstrated commitment to criminal defense and/or indigent populations is also a plus. The Fellow must be eligible for and able to obtain the following bar admissions/memberships: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal Defender Panel for the Northern District of Illinois.

    Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, at least three references, a legal writing sample, a detailed description of the candidate's relevant practice experience and teaching/supervision experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience, if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply on line and upload application material at:  https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51830

    All application material must be received by October 14, 2011.

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • 31 Aug 2011 2:46 PM | Deleted user

    Duquesne University School of Law is seeking to make a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment to the position of Director of the Clinical Programs. Applicants should have superior academic credentials, a record of excellence in law clinic administration, experience in the practice of law, and a distinguished record of clinical teaching and scholarship. Leadership skills and the ability to organize sophisticated, law-related programs are also extremely important. The new Director will have the opportunity to create an ambitious vision for the future and to take the Clinic to the next level of academic and professional excellence. The new Director may also have the opportunity to develop exciting, new clinic-space within the community adjacent to Duquesne University’s campus, which is within blocks of the courthouses in downtown Pittsburgh. Both the Law School Dean and the University Administration are committed to supporting these important goals. We especially encourage applications from qualified racial and ethnic minorities, women, and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community. Interested applicants should send a résumé and list of references, along with a letter of interest, to Faculty Recruitment Committee at lawrecruitment@duq.edu. Electronic submissions only, please: Candidates are strongly discouraged from submitting an application by mail or from mailing other materials to the Faculty Recruitment Committee, although a list of published works may be appended to an application. Applications should be received by October 22, 2011.

  • 31 Aug 2011 12:58 PM | Laura McNally-Levine

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE, SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill one or more tenured or tenure-track positions for the 2012–2013 academic year.

    Our primary curricular need is for a programmatic tenured or tenure-track position in the legal clinic. The legal clinic is an in-house, live client clinic which enables student attorneys to provide legal assistance to indigents, governmental agencies and charitable organizations. The professor will teach traditional civil clinical classes, but the position is also likely to involve administrative responsibilities. The extent and nature of those duties will be determined by the credentials and experience of the candidate.

    Candidates for the clinical position should have a distinguished academic record and significant practice or equivalent experience. Preferred qualifications include two or more years of experience as a clinical teacher. Applicants must also be eligible to supervise students under Rule XV of the Arkansas Rules Governing Bar Admission. Those rules require that the candidate either be, or become prior to the beginning of the appointment, a member of the Arkansas Bar. In the alternative, a lawyer not admitted to practice in Arkansas may supervise students for up to one year, providing the lawyer is admitted to practice and is in good standing in another state, and has had at least five years of practice in another state.

    We also welcome applications from candidates interested in teaching first year and required courses, or other subjects depending on future needs. We have a special interest in attracting applicants who are eager to integrate lawyering skills opportunities into their doctrinal courses and to develop related lawyering skills courses.

    Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating teaching and scholarly interests, and attach a current resume or curriculum vitae together with three professional references to Mary Beth Matthews, Appointments Committee Chair, WH 313 University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville AR 72701. Applications may also be submitted by email to mmatthew@uark.edu.

    The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the social, ethnic, and gender diversity of our faculty and academic community. Applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

  • 31 Aug 2011 12:15 PM | Laura McNally-Levine
    The University of Denver Sturm College of Law anticipates hiring for several tenure-track faculty positions to begin in the 2012-2013 academic year.  We are seeking applications for tenure-track clinical positions to work in our in-house clinical program, the Student Law Office.  We are particularly interested in filling positions in our Civil Rights Clinic (including complex civil rights litigation, appellate and habeas matters) and our Environmental Law Clinic.  The Student Law Office currently houses six clinics, including the Civil Litigation Clinic, the Civil Rights Clinic, the Criminal Defense Clinic, the Mediation & Arbitration Clinic, the Community Economic Development Clinic, and the Environmental Law Clinic.  The duties of tenured/tenure-track faculty teaching in our clinics include collaboration with other faculty, direct supervision of second and third-year students as they represent clients and participate in community projects, as well as curriculum development, and teaching of the clinic’s classroom component.  If you would like more information, please contact Annecoos Wiersema, Chair, Appointments Committee at awiersema@law.du.edu<mailto:awiersema@law.du.edu>.
  • 31 Aug 2011 10:48 AM | Laura McNally-Levine
    The University of Tennessee invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the Fall Semester 2012.  The College's primary areas of curricular need include labor and employment, contracts, remedies, clinical teaching in the business/transactional area, and clinical teaching in criminal defense.   Candidates for those primary curricular needs who also have an interest and qualifications to teach any first year course, commercial law, business associations, and professional skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Tennessee has the oldest continuously operating clinical program in the nation.  We currently have six clinics:  the Advocacy Clinic, which represents clients in criminal and civil cases; Business Clinic; Domestic Violence Clinic; Innocence Project; Wills Clinic; and Mediation Clinic.  We are excited about the prospect of expanding our clinical faculty.  Plus, Knoxville is a great place to live and work.  If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me or any other member of our clinical faculty.  

    If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of intent, resume, and the names and contact information of three references by September 30, 2011 to:

    Faculty Appointments Committee

    c/o Cindy Farabow

    The University of Tennessee College of Law

    1505 W. Cumberland Avenue

    Knoxville, TN  37996-1810

    A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required.  Successful applicants must have a strong academic background.  Significant professional experience is desirable.  Candidates also must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

    In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity, minority group members and women are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • 30 Aug 2011 3:06 PM | Laura McNally-Levine
    Hamline University School of Law (HUSL) seeks a Director for its robust clinical legal education program, which includes eleven clinics (Child Advocacy, Education Law, Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation, Immigration Law, Health Law, Innocence Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Small Business-Nonprofit, State Public Defender, and Trial Practice).  Law students represent clients under the Minnesota Certified Student Practice Rule and are supervised by in-house attorneys or adjunct faculty members who are experienced practitioners. Cases are chosen to maximize student interaction with clients and foster student control and responsibility for every aspect of case management, including dealing with ethical issues, learning the lifelong habit of being a reflective lawyer, and the commitment to pro bono service as a practicing lawyer.

    The Director’s administrative responsibilities include training, supervising and mentoring faculty teaching clinical courses, promotion of clinical programs to students and in the community, and supervision of clinic staff to maintain and refine law office systems and procedures to insure quality and ethical representation of clients. In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Director will teach at least one clinic per year in an area of personal expertise. This is a tenure-track position with faculty rank and commensurate expectations regarding teaching and scholarship. 

    Candidates must hold a J.D., be licensed to practice law in Minnesota (or be willing to obtain a Minnesota license), and preferably have experience working with law students on client cases in a clinical, externship or similar setting. The candidate’s record should demonstrate superb lawyering skills, management experience, strong teaching ability and the communication and interpersonal skills essential to being an effective clinical teacher, and scholarship in the field.  

    To apply, submit a cover letter including a description of the clinic you would like to teach (either one of our existing clinics or a new one), resume/curriculum vitae, and three professional references (including addresses and phone numbers). Electronic submissions must be in Word or PDF format. Review of materials will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

    Send inquiries or applications to:

    Professor Z. Jill Barclift, Chair of Faculty Appointments

    Hamline University School of Law

    1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104

    zbarclift@hamline.edu (with “Clinic Director” in the subject heading)

    Hamline is an EOE Employer.  It is University policy to not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on race, color, gender, ethnic background, national origin, sexual or affectional preference or orientation, marital or parental status, disability, religion, age, or veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities.

  • 29 Aug 2011 7:16 PM | Laura McNally-Levine

    Miami Law invites applicants for the position of Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer in its Miami Innocence Clinic.  The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to join the vibrant and supportive clinical community at the School of Law.  Together with the Innocence Clinic Director, the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will help run the clinic, including guiding and assisting students in screening, investigating, researching, and litigating motions for post-conviction relief claiming actual innocence.  Responsibilities may include, depending upon qualifications, opportunities for lead counsel on motions for post-conviction relief. The position is designed for a lawyer with at least 3-5 years of post-conviction experience or experience in criminal appeals.  Prior experience in an Innocence Project is preferable. 

    Job responsibilities may also include:

    a.     Developing, implementing, managing, and supervising all aspects of student work on Clinic cases/projects;

    b.     developing new projects that are connected with the Clinic's objectives;

    c.      co-teaching Clinic classes on post-conviction relief, wrongful convictions, and remedies;

    d.     assisting with administrative and operational aspects of the Clinic, including outreach activities to publicize the Clinic's work;

    e.      student recruitment and professional counseling;

    f.       responding to public inquiries regarding the Clinic.

    g.     Participation in the clinic’s strategic planning;

    h.     liaising with student and community groups;

    i.        providing content for the Clinic's website;

    j.       assisting with the Clinic application process;

    k.      providing support for development activities, including grant writing and fundraising;

    l.       Covering cases/projects during the summer and between semesters.  Depending on student interest and other needs, the Clinic may run through the summer, in which case the Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer would be solely or primarily responsible for teaching and supervising students and cases/projects.

    The Miami Innocence Clinic is committed to exonerating actually innocent prisoners wrongfully convicted. The Miami Innocence Clinic was reviewed and accepted to be a member of the National network of Innocence Projects in fall of 2010. The clinic investigates innocence claims and litigates post-conviction motions when appropriate.   Students in the clinic contribute through fact investigation, interviewing defendants and witnesses, and legal research and analysis.  Investigation of innocence claims includes case screening, witness and client interviews, motion writing, and research.  

    Qualifications: J.D. and/or L.L.M. degree from a U.S. law school is required. Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of legal practice experience. Applicants should have significant experience in post-conviction experience and/or criminal appeals; enthusiasm for clinical teaching, student development and training; a demonstrated commitment to social justice and public interest law; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent legal, analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills.  Experience in community-driven advocacy and policy work is a considerable advantage.  Experience with clinical education, project management, and supervision of student interns is a strong plus.

    The principal supervisor for the position is Miami Innocence Clinic Faculty Director, Professor Sarah Mourer.  The Practitioner-in-Residence/Lecturer will have the opportunity to develop and work on a scholarly agenda and participate in the academic life of the law school and in relevant academic and advocacy conferences.

    Starting annual salary is competitive and depends on experience; position also provides benefits and access to university facilities. Additional compensation may be available for summer teaching.

    To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, law school transcript, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references by September 2, 2011 to umwrongfulconvictions@gmail.com.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For questions, please contact Eileen Russell at erussell@law.miami.edu.

  • 29 Aug 2011 6:15 PM | Laura McNally-Levine
    NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL will have a permanent or visiting clinical faculty position beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year. The current clinical faculty includes four full time faculty members each of whom works in a distinct civil practice area. The Clinic’s current practice areas include community development, consumer protection, housing, mental health and disability. Candidates are welcome to propose another practice area. Responsibilities will include training and supervising students as well as teaching the Clinic’s integrated ethics and skills classroom components. The Law School’s clinical programs are integral parts of the university’s mission and learning environment. Through their work and teaching, students and faculty in the clinic integrate law practice and careful, sensitive engagement with moral and ethical questions. Applicants with significant experience in civil litigation and prior clinical experience are preferred. Applicants must have a JD and be qualified for admission to practice in Indiana. We welcome applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will enrich and diversify our faculty. Contact: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae to John Copeland Nagle, Vice Chair, Appointments Committee, Notre Dame Law School, P.O. box 780, Notre Dame, IN 46556

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