Friday, June 13, 2008

Help Wanted: Executive Director for the Georgetown Center for the Study of the Legal Profession

[posted by Bill Henderson]

Here is a terrific opportunity for a lawyer interested in advancing the study of the legal profession.

The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking an Executive Director who will work closely with faculty Co-Directors of the Center on a variety of projects furthering the mission of the Center. That mission is to promote scholarship on the profession that is informed by awareness of the dynamics of modern law practice; to furnish practitioners with broad perspectives on developments in the profession, as well as research from a variety of fields that is relevant to law practice; and to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of the opportunities and challenges of a career in practice. The Center expects its projects increasingly to explore the impact of globalization on the legal profession.

In collaboration with the Center’s Co-Directors, the Executive Director will design, select, and coordinate research projects on the profession for which the Center provides financial support; plan symposia on research, trends, and developments relating to the profession; devise programs to provide practitioners with the results of research on the profession; arrange for programs, workshops, and speakers on the profession for both faculty and students; work with and advise Law Center faculty and relevant administrators on how to incorporate scholarship and different perspectives on the profession into the curriculum; ensure that the Center’s financial contributions to projects match its available resources; and, as appropriate, explore sources of funding for the Center. Projects may be at the Center’s own initiative or in response to an interest in collaboration that has been expressed by persons or organizations outside the Center.

The position requires a law degree, or advanced degree and experience with research on the legal profession, and at least four years of experience in a law school, legal practice, or organization engaged in research on the legal profession. The Executive Director will need to be able to manage several projects simultaneously, and to interact regularly with practitioners, scholars, and other members of the academic community. Competitive compensation package. Application process will be expedited (ideal start time - mid to late August).

Please address electronic submissions of resumes and letters of interest to: Mitt Regan, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington,  DC, 20001, regan@law.georgetown.edu. Georgetown University Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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