Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Pacific McGeorge School of Law anticipates an opening for a full-time Legal Process Instructor under a 10-month contract from August 1, 2009, to May 31, 2010. The person filling this position may teach two day-division sections or one section in the day division and one section in the evening division. Each section has approximately 20 students. This is a non-tenure track position with multi-year renewable contracts after the second year, based on performance.
Legal Process is a practical skills development course covering: legal analysis in the application of case and statutory law, legal research in print and electronic media, the forms of documents frequently prepared by lawyers, and correspondence. Persuasive writing to a trial or appellate court is not included in Legal Process because McGeorge students take Appellate and International Advocacy in their second year. This course is currently taught by other faculty, but the school is looking into combining the two programs at some point in the future. If this combination takes place, all Legal Process faculty will teach in both Legal Process and Appellate and International Advocacy.
All faculty in the program work from common texts and core assignments, but within that common structure there is significant latitude. There are also occasional opportunities to teach other courses for additional compensation and to teach in the summer school program. Full-time Legal Process faculty attend all faculty meetings and vote on all issues except for hiring, promotion, and tenure. In addition, all Legal Process faculty are eligible to serve and vote on faculty committees. The base salary will range from $40,000-49,999.
Applicants should possess an excellent law school record, strong written and oral skills, and at least three years of practice experience; previous teaching experience is highly desirable but not necessary. To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references by November 1, 2008, to Hether Macfarlane, Director of Legal Process, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 3200 Fifth Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817.