Saturday, December 24, 2011

LRW job opening in California

Western State University College of Law is inviting applications for a full-time legal writing faculty position for the 2012-2013 academic year. The professor will teach two sections (approximately 40 students, total) of the first-year legal writing and research classes each semester. Along with the Director and Assistant Director, the professor will be full a participant in the curricular design and creative process involved in putting together the Legal Writing & Research courses, including developing course materials and writing problems. In addition, the professor will be responsible for scheduling appropriate weekly office hours for student meetings, attending monthly faculty meetings, and will also serve on at least one faculty committee.

The position offers an initial one-year contract, after which, the faculty member is eligible to apply for a presumptively renewable long-term contract (5 years). Long Term Contract Faculty are eligible for research grants and have the same voting right on all aspects of faculty governance as tenure-track faculty, except selection and promotion of tenured and tenure-track faculty. 

Candidates must have a J.D. degree, strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, writing, and research skills, superior interpersonal skills, and a commitment to teaching in the legal research and writing field. A minimum of two years of legal practice and at least one year of teaching experience is highly preferred. 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Lori A. Roberts, Director of Legal Writing & Research, at  The application deadline is February 30, 2012.

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 - $79,999.
4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:41 - 45.


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Thanks for sharing. I hesitate to post this comment, but since it is a legal writing blog feel must point out that the deadline is listed as Feb. 30! Assume it should be 28th, or it is a special double leap-year in 2012?

Posted by: Bob | Jan 12, 2012 2:28:03 PM

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