Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The Valparaiso University School of Law seeks a visitor to teach in the first-year legal writing program for the 2009-10 academic year. This position is therefore a limited appointment for one year only. The first-year program is a required, two-semester course, totaling four credits for the year, with a well-defined legal writing curriculum. Visitors use that curriculum but decide how to deliver it within certain parameters. Legal research is taught by the law librarians in a separate two-hour course; the two courses are coordinated. The Legal Writing Visitor teaches the same 41-50 students both semesters and has the help of student teaching assistants (one TA for approximately every eight students).
Applicants should be currently teaching legal writing or have had recent experience doing so. Valparaiso is interested in candidates with a strong record of academic achievement. Salary ranges from $60,000 to $79,999, depending on the visitor's experience.
Send questions about the legal writing program to Professor Ruth Vance. Send applications via regular mail or e-mail to JoEllen Lind, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, 243 Wesemann Hall, School of Law, Valparaiso University, 656 S. Greenwich St., Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383.