Thursday, January 31, 2008

position at Howard University School of Law

HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Legal Writing Instructor

Howard University School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing (LRRW) Instructor, commencing in August 2007. Howard instructors become part of a long tradition of academic excellence and social justice.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Legal Writing Instructors teach one section of LRRW I and one section of LRRW II. LRRW I is a full-year course worth two credits per semester.

In LRRW, first-year students learn the basics of analysis, research, predictive and persuasive writing, and oral argument. Class size for each LRRW section is usually around 30 students. The instructors and the director generally cooperate to formulate a common syllabus and common writing problems for all LRRW sections.

In both the Fall and Spring, instructors teach one section of LRRW II, a one-semester course worth two credits. In LRRW II, second-year students further hone the skills learned in LRRW by working on a relatively sophisticated appellate problem. Class size for each LRRW II section is usually around 15 students. Instructors have substantial freedom to design their own syllabi and their own appellate problems for LRRW II.

Legal Writing Instructors are integrated into the life of the law school. They serve on faculty committees and vote at faculty meetings on all matters except appointments and tenure.

Legal Writing Instructors receive renewable contracts of one to three years. Due to a university rule, instructors may not continue at Howard longer than seven years. The current salary is $58,710.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Howard seeks individuals who are, or have the potential to be, excellent legal writing teachers. Applicants should have superior legal writing skills and academic records (including a J.D. or its equivalent).

Teaching experience, scholarship, and practice experience as a lawyer are viewed favorably.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

The application period will be open until any positions are filled.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

Professor e. christi cunningham

Legal Writing Director

Howard University School of Law

ccunningham@law.howard.edu

Howard University is committed to justice and equality. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Howard encourages applications from women, minorities, and members of all historically disadvantaged groups.

LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING FACULTY TEACHING POSITION JOB POSTING DISCLOSURE FORM FOR THE DIRCON AND LRWPROF-L LISTSERVS

Which of the following best describes the position you wish to advertise?

Position is tenure-track:  No

May lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years: No

May lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years: Yes

Has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed: Yes

Will the person hired be permitted to vote in faculty meetings?  Yes (on all matters except appointments and tenure)

The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range: (A base salary does NOT include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.)

$50,000 to $59,999

The person hired will teach legal writing each semester to a total number of students in the range:

46 to 50

(njs)

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