Monday, February 13, 2012

teaching legal writing in the Windy City

Logo_nwuLawNorthwestern University School of Law invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Law in its Communication and Legal Reasoning (CLR) Program. The faculty member would be hired to teach Communication and Legal Reasoning, the first-year JD legal analysis, research, and writing course. In addition, the faculty member might, in the future, teach Common Law Reasoning, a required legal research and writing course for LLM students. In addition, CLR faculty from time to time serve on Law School and University committees. The CLR faculty is encouraged to produce scholarly work, and to attend and present scholarly work at regional and national conferences.

Candidates should have excellent academic records, outstanding writing and editing skills, and experiences that demonstrate their potential for excellence in classroom teaching. A successful applicant must have a JD degree and strong post law school practical experience as an attorney or judicial clerk, preferably at least three years’ legal practice experience, as well as prior teaching experience.

The search committee will consider applications through March 5. Applicants should direct a cover letter, resume, and five page legal writing sample to the attention of the search committee chair, Grace Dodier, and the interim director of the CLR Program, Margaret Curtiss Hannon. Please submit all materials via email to Program Assistant Hannah Mae Marlin,

1. The position advertised may lead only to successive on year contracts.
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.
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be 30 - 35.


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