Thursday, February 19, 2009

opening(s) for visitor at Elon

Elon University School of Law seeks one or more visiting professors for the 2009-2010 academic year.  Visiting professors will teach two courses per semester, one of which will be the first-year Legal Writing course.  Other teaching may include upper-level writing and drafting courses, other skills courses, and/or traditional doctrinal courses in the visitor's area of interest and expertise.   

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and at least three years experience in a clerkship or law practice.  Applicants must also have at least two years of recent experience teaching legal writing, and the ability to work collaboratively within a coordinated program structure.  Anticipated salary is $80,000 - $90,000 +, depending on experience.

Elon University's law school opened in 2006 and shares the university's commitment to engaged learning, professionalism, and civic leadership. It is home to the Center for Engaged Learning in Law, and its innovative programs include executive coaching, leadership training, and a preceptor program that matches first-year students with local practitioners. Elon University School of Law is provisionally accredited by the ABA and will graduate its first class in May 2009. 

The law school is located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina's third-largest city and the center of the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem "Triad."  The university campus, 15 miles east of the Law School, has a faculty of more than 325 and enrolls almost 6,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate schools.  Click here for more information about the law school.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume (including names and contact information for at least three references) and a short writing sample or example of course materials that you have prepared to Professor Catherine J. Wasson, Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene Street, Greensboro, N.C.  27401. Email applications are welcome. 

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