Monday, May 17, 2010
Santa Clara University School of Law is inviting applications for positions teaching Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, beginning in August 2010. Santa Clara has a three-semester, six-credit-hour required LRW program, with two credits in the fall of the first year, focusing on analysis, synthesis and predictive writing; two credits in the spring, focusing on legal research and persuasive writing at the trial court level; and two credits in the fall of the second year, focusing on appellate advocacy.
The most competitive candidates for these positions will (1) have graduated from an ABA-accredited law school in the top third of their class; (2) demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching legal analysis, research and writing; (3) possess excellent research, writing and editing skills; (4) have at least two years of law practice or other law-related experience following graduation from law school; (5) have strong interpersonal skills; (6) demonstrate commitment to inclusion and ability to work with diverse populations, (7) be committed to and enthusiastic about teaching legal writing, analysis and research as a long-term and full-time profession; and (8) be familiar with or willing to become familiar with sound principles of teaching legal research and writing and to remain current with pedagogical developments and innovations.
To apply, submit a resume, your law school transcript, a writing sample, the names and phone numbers of three references, and a short cover letter describing your interest in teaching legal research and writing, to Evangeline Abriel, Interim Director, LARAW Program, Santa Clara University School of Law, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053, or contact her at (408) 554-5368 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.
1. The position advertised may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
2. The professor hired will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $50,000 - $59,999. The faculty member may be able to teach additional courses, for example, in the summer, for additional compensation.
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be between 46 and 50 students in the fall semester and between 24 and 28 in the spring semester.
hat tip: Vangie Abriel