Thursday, March 6, 2008

job opening at Duke

Duke Law School seeks candidates for a full-time position teaching legal writing to join the Director and five writing teachers. The legal writing program consists of the first-year course in Legal Analysis, Research, & Writing and a collection of upper-level advanced legal writing seminars that focus on different areas of legal practice. Research skills in the first-year course are taught by a co-teacher reference librarian, and the research and writing portions of the course are integrated. The person hired will report to the Director of Writing and will teach one section of the first-year course (3 credits
over two semesters) and one upper-level advanced writing seminar (2 credits/one semester). 

The school prefers that applicants have at least three years of practice experience, as well as experience teaching legal writing. For curricular reasons, an ideal candidate would have some litigation experience (relevant to the first-year course) and some transactional experience (an area where an upper-level seminar is needed).  However, transactional experience is not required.

Interested applicants should send a resume, writing sample, and list of three references by March 31, 2008, to Diane Dimond Diane Dimond, Clinical Prof. of Law & Director of Writing, Duke University School of Law, Box 90360, Durham, NC 27708-0360.


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