Monday, May 17, 2010

job opening in Charlotte

Mediacenter_rightaccent Charlotte School of Law is searching for a Director of Lawyering Process who will 1) help shape and mature the existing legal writing program, and 2) work with other faculty members and the Director of Experiential Learning to create opportunities for faculty and students to integrate writing and research skills and professional identity into the core curriculum.  The position is a non-tenure track position (subject to long-term contract renewal) (negotiable) with full voting rights.  The Director’s responsibilities will include:


  • continued development of the first-year lawyering process curriculum, working with all faculty teaching first-year courses to coordinate assignments that reinforce and build upon what they are teaching in the classroom;
  • training, supervising and mentoring the legal writing faculty;
  • working with the law school’s writing specialist to oversee the law school’s writing center
  • working with the law school’s professional research librarians to continue development and delivery of the first-year legal research curriculum;
  • working with faculty and administration to develop writing across the curriculum in all three years of law school;
    setting standards for, number of, length of, and nature of assignments for Lawyering Process I and Lawyering Process II;
  • setting standards for the materials and problems for Lawyering Process I and Lawyering Process II;
  • setting and overseeing grading policies in the Lawyering Process Program;
  • working with the faculty and Academic Dean in recruiting and hiring legal writing faculty and adjunct faculty; and
  • completing other such tasks and responsibilities reasonably related to performing the listed functions. 

The Director will be expected to teach up to two lawyering process courses per semester (teaching load will depend on the administrative duties at the time).   Scholarship is encouraged but not required.  Candidates should have outstanding academic records, and demonstrated excellence in teaching legal research and writing.  A minimum of four years of legal practice experience and strong administrative experience is preferred.


1.  The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.|
2.  The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $70,000 - $99,999, commensurate with experience.  

4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing director will be 30 or fewer.  


hat tip:  Susan Rowe



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