December 20, 2008
American University Washington College of Law Seeks Visiting Professors and Practitioners-in-Residence
Visiting Professors - American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for one or more Visiting Professors for all or part of Academic Year 2009-10 in the following clinics: International Human Rights Law Clinic (academic year), Community and Economic Development Law Clinic (academic year), and General Practice Clinic (fall or spring semester). American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings. The Visiting Professor will supervise casework, co-teach the weekly seminar and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s director or tenured faculty member. The Visiting Professor will also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum.
Minimum qualifications include a JD degree, outstanding academic record, three years’ experience as a lawyer and membership in a state bar. Appointment as a Visiting Professor is limited to those who are faculty members at another law school to which they are eligible to return. American University is an EEO\AA employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Applications consisting of a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be e-mailed to Professor Brenda Smith, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, with copies to Professor Robert Dinerstein, Director of the Clinical Program.
Practitioners-in-Residence - American University, Washington College of Law is seeking applications for Practitioners-in-Residence for academic years 2009-10 and beyond in a number of our in-house clinics. American University’s in-house, “live-client” Clinical Program, comprising nine (9) in-house clinics and serving approximately 240 students per year, is respected for its leadership in scholarship, development of clinical methodology, contributions to increasing access to justice for under-served clients and breadth of offerings.
At this time, it is anticipated that we may have openings in the following in-house clinics: criminal justice clinic; disability rights law clinic; domestic violence clinic; international human rights law clinic; and women and the law clinic. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program is a program designed to train lawyers or entry-level clinicians interested in becoming clinical teachers in the practice and theory of clinical legal education. Many graduates of the Practitioners-in-Residence program have gone on to tenure-track teaching positions at other law schools. Practitioners can serve in these positions for up to three (3) years. Practitioners supervise student casework, co-teach weekly clinic seminars and case rounds, and engage in course planning and preparation with the clinic’s tenured faculty. They also teach a course outside of the clinical curriculum. The Practitioner-in-Residence Program provides full-year training in clinical theory and methodology and a writing workshop designed to assist Practitioners in the development of their clinical and doctrinal scholarship.
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