December 10, 2008
Seattle Law School Seeks Externship Program Director
Professor Paul Holland, the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic Director at Seattle Law School has posted the following position announcement:
Seattle University School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Externship Programs to begin in Summer 2009. The School of Law is seeking a faculty Director who will build upon the strong foundation of our large and thriving Externship Programs (approximately 150 student externs across the fall, spring, and summer terms) and further deepen our commitment to providing a high quality educational and practice experience for our students. The Director of Externship Programs, working with the Director of the Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic and the Vice Dean, counsels and advises students on externship opportunities; administers and oversees all field placements; educates and trains field supervisors and conducts site visits; supervises associated adjunct faculty and administrative staff; develops and implements externship policies and procedures; oversees and develops the externship seminar curricula; and provides vision and leadership for the School of Law’s extensive and diverse externship offerings. The Director will be expected to teach at least one of the externship seminars and engage in professional development consistent with our 405(c) faculty contract standards. The Director will also work with other faculty and centers within the School of Law and University, as well as stakeholders in the community, to fulfill the school’s mission of educating for justice. The Director is expected to model the highest levels of professionalism, reflective practice, and commitment to academic excellence. Qualifications: J.D. degree and a minimum of 3 years of practice experience are required; teaching experience is strongly preferred; clerkship experience is a plus.
Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to law in the service of justice. Faculty, students, and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community dedicated to the mission of educating outstanding lawyers who are leaders for a just and humane world. The School of Law's commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition – one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares our graduates for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business, and public service. The School of Law occupies a state-of-the-art building in one of the nation's most vibrant and livable cities and is enjoying an exciting trajectory of programmatic growth and institutional advancement.
Founded in 1891, Seattle University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. Dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world, Seattle University is located near downtown on 48 acres in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2009" ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. There are currently over 7,500 students enrolled within the university's eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on Seattle University generally, please visit www.seattleu.edu; for more information on the School of Law, please visit www.law.seattleu.edu.
Applications will be considered beginning January 12, 2008. Electronic applications are encouraged.
Contact: Annette E. Clark, Vice Dean and Associate Professor of Law, Chair, Externship Program Director Search Committee, Seattle University School of Law, 901 12th Ave, Box 222000, Seattle, WA 98122. Telephone: (206) 398-4069; Fax: (206) 398-4310. -jl
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