Thursday, February 3, 2011

Job alert: Criminal law clinical fellowship at Washington U. School of Law

If you're an attorney interested in getting into the teaching thing, this fellowship could be for you.

THE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for its Clinic Faculty Fellows program. The fellowship is designed to train talented lawyers to obtain a full-time academic teaching post at a law school, ideally including clinical teaching, and to help provide teaching coverage in the law school’s Clinical Affairs program during the two years that the fellow is at Washington University School of Law. The fellowship will provide feedback and mentoring to help the fellow develop clinical pedagogical skills and produce academic legal scholarship. The fellow’s teaching assignment will be in the direct-supervision Criminal Justice Clinic and may include a course outside the clinic. Candidates should be eligible to practice law in Missouri (i.e., the applicant should currently be a member of the Missouri bar or be eligible for admission without examination pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule13.06).[1]  Candidates should also have experience practicing criminal law, demonstrate promise as a legal scholar and teacher, and have a commitment to pursuing a career in legal academia. The Washington University School of Law is committed to diversity in the legal profession and in the legal academy and is interested in applications from persons of color, women, disabled persons and other under-represented groups, and regardless of sexual orientation. The presumption is that the fellow will be appointed for two consecutive academic years, to begin July 1, 2011. The expectation is that the fellow will participate in the national entry-level teaching market beginning in the fall of 2012. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate fully in the intellectual life of the law school, including faculty workshops, colloquia, and conferences.  The fellow will have no teaching or case coverage responsibilities over the summer. It is expected that the fellow will complete one scholarly article by August 2012.  The fellow will be expected to present his or her writing to the faculty at a faculty workshop or seminar in order to refine the work and prepare for the scholarly give-and-take that occurs during the entry-level job talk. The fellow will receive a competitive annual salary along with employee benefits and support for research and teaching. Interested applicants should submit a résumé, official law school transcript, a list of references, copies of recent written work (including any prior scholarly publications), and a brief description of the candidate’s scholarly agenda or interest in entering academia. Please submit an application and materials to: Professor Annette Appell, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1120, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Saint Louis, MO 63130-4438. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received, and interviews will begin after March 1, 2011.


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