September 16, 2008
Job Posting Tuesday - Director of the Litigation Skills Program - Univeristy of Miami
Job Description for Director of the Litigation Skills Program
The University of Miami School of Law invites applications for the
Director of the School's Litigation Skills Program beginning fall of
2009. This is a tenure-track position. Appointment will be made at the
associate or full professor level, depending on experience.
The School is interested in recruiting an individual with a proven
record of achievement who will enhance the national reputation of this
outstanding program. The Director should have extensive expertise and
experience in trial practice and in teaching trial skills and a
substantial record or a demonstrable interest in scholarship related to
trial skills or related substantive areas.
The University of Miami School of Law Litigation Skills program is an
award winning program that provides top quality simulation training in
pre-trial and trial practice. Approximately 80 percent of the School's
students take the voluntary six-credit Litigation Skills I class. The
Director designs skills problems, teaches litigation skills classes, and
recruits, trains, and supervises the work of approximately 60 adjunct
faculty. The adjunct faculty are leading practitioners and judges who
work with students in small groups to develop their skills.
The Director also oversees the development of Litigation Skills II, a
course for students who complete Litigation Skills I. Skills II includes
advanced litigation matters such as jury selection, expert witnesses and
multiparty or multi-claim lawsuits. Students who complete Skills I may
also enhance their skills through a one-semester clinical placement
The Director supervises the Litigation Skills Program Manager and an
Assistant to the Director. The Director works with clinical faculty to
identify and coordinate externship placements with public agencies and
public interest law offices. The Director develops and fosters
relationships with the various agencies, courts, and firms from which
Litigation Skills faculty are recruited and clinical externs are placed.
The Director should be prepared to teach one or more core courses on an
annual or rotating basis, depending on the needs of the School and the
scope of other responsibilities. In addition, the Director should be
prepared to work with students to enhance the School's efforts in
inter-school skills competitions.
Interested persons should contact Professor Terence J. Anderson c/o
Detra Davis, University of Miami School of Law, P.O. Box 248087, Coral
Gables, FL 33124-8087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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