Monday, August 21, 2006

job opening at Texas Tech

Texas Tech University School of Law seeks applicants for an opening in its nationally ranked Legal Practice Program for the 2007-08 school year. The position is currently held by a visiting professor. The successful applicant will join a program that comprises four other full-time LP Professors, two adjunct professors, a writing specialist, and the tenured director.

The Legal Practice Program offers a six-credit, two-semester course (Legal Practice I and II) that integrates research, writing, client interviewing and counseling, oral advocacy, and an extensive ADR component. While program faculty generally work from common texts, syllabus, and core assignments, each full-time LP Professor is responsible for drafting his/her own fact patterns and some related exercises. Each LP Professor teaches two sections of about 20 students each. In addition, each LP Professor is assigned one student tutor per section to help with providing additional workshops, grading of research exercises, etc. The salary for the position is $55,000 to 60,000, DOE. LP Professors may also have the opportunity to teach other courses for additional compensation. They enjoy the same access to travel and research assistant funding as do all faculty members.

The Program seeks applicants with a J.D., prior teaching and/or practice experience, demonstrated writing ability, strong academic credentials, the ability to work well within a coordinated program structure, and an interest in being involved in regional and national legal writing activities. Texas Tech is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations and encourages applications from all qualified persons.

Texas Tech University, with 28,000 students, is located in Lubbock, Texas, a city of 200,000 located in the high plains of West Texas. The law school has almost 700 students and 30 full-time faculty members. Lubbock enjoys a low cost of living with very affordable housing and offers easy access to other parts of the country via three major airlines that offer daily flights.

For more information about this position, please contact Associate Dean Nancy Soonpaa, LP Program Director, at or 806/742-3990, ext. 357. To apply for the position, please send application materials to Professor Jorge Ramirez, Chair of the Personnel Committee.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, a resume, the names and contact information for 3 references, and a writing sample. Our mailing address is 1802 Hartford Avenue, Lubbock, TX, 79409. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled. We do plan to interview for this position at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in November.


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