Friday, September 11, 2009

job opening at Elon (North Carolina)

Elon University School of Law seeks one or more professors with a commitment to legal writing teaching to join its tenure-track faculty. Successful applicants 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 traditional doctrinal courses, depending on the school’s needs and the candidate’s interest and experience. Areas of current need might include criminal law & procedure, land use, real estate transactions, environmental law, consumer law, legislation, and advanced writing and drafting, as well as the core first-year courses.   

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. The ideal candidate will have recent experience teaching legal writing and the ability to work collaboratively to shape a rigorous multi-year writing curriculum that is consistent with Elon’s unique mission. 

Elon University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that has built a national reputation for its commitment to student engagement and experiential learning. The law school shares the university’s commitment to engaged learning, professionalism, and civic leadership. The law school 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 opened in 2006 and is provisionally accredited by the ABA.  For more information, visit the law school website and the university website.  

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

ALWD/LWI required disclosures: The position advertised is a tenure-track appointment. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $80,000-$109,900 range, dependent on experience. (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.) The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor depends on the teaching load. If the teaching load is all LRW (at any level), the student load will be c. 36 students. If the teaching load is half LRW and half other, the LRW student load will not exceed 20 students. 

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