Monday, September 3, 2007

job opening at Texas Tech

Texas Tech University School of Law seeks applicants for one opening in its nationally ranked Legal Practice Program for the 2008-09 school year.

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 a common syllabus and core assignments, each full-time LP Professor is responsible for choosing texts and drafting fact patterns and related exercises.  In addition, each LP Professor is assigned one student tutor per section to help with providing additional workshops, grading of research exercises, etc.

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.  In addition, they are eligible for up to $7500 additional compensation per year for writing and service activities.

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.

For more information about this position, please contact Professor 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. The 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. Tech plans to interview for this position at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in October.

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