Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Job opening for legal skills prof

Hat tip to Inside Higher Ed (where you can apply online):

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for lawyering skills faculty positions in our nationally recognized CaseArc Integrated Lawyering Skills Program beginning in July 2012. These are non-tenure track long or short term contract positions, for which unlimited renewals are possible. Candidates will be considered for appointment as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor based upon their practice and teaching experience.

Lawyering skills faculty will primarily teach legal research, analysis, and writing, and will be responsible for preparing and coordinating simulation exercises which teach basic interviewing counseling, negotiating and oral advocacy skills as part of a faculty team in our lawyering skills curriculum. We seek candidates with distinguished academic records and practice experience (in litigation settings) as well as a strong commitment to the teaching of lawyering skills. To be eligible for appointment at the rank of Full Professor, the candidate will ideally have at least five years of prior teaching experience. Candidates at the rank of Associate Professor will ideally have at least two years prior teaching experience. Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor should have impressive academic credentials and work experience and should demonstrate potential as a strong classroom teacher. Minimum requirements: JD or equivalent from a US or foreign law school and passage of a state bar exam.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Contact: Catherine Adkins, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Further information about the law school and the CaseArc Program is available at http://law.case.edu



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