Monday, August 28, 2017
Vermont Law School invites applications for a full-time professor in its Legal Writing Program. The professor will begin work on July 1, 2018, with a two-year contract. This contract is renewable for another two-year term, followed by five-year renewable contracts after that. Legal Writing professors are voting members of the faculty and serve on faculty committees.
Professors in the program teach two courses, each a semester long. In the 1L course, professors design their materials around a subject drawn from their professional interest and experience. Professors abide by common course requirements, such as number of assignments and oral advocacy requirements, but beyond that each professor decides course content. In the 2L course, Appellate Advocacy, professors select cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court for the students to research, brief, and argue in a moot court setting.
Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching legal writing and should have experience practicing law or clerking. Prior experience teaching legal writing is preferred.
Vermont Law School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to Vice Dean Stephanie J. Willbanks, Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted to email@example.comMaterials should be submitted by October 20, 2017, although submissions received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.
The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $60,000 to $79,999. And the number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught is estimated at 41 to 45.
Hat tip to Professor Greg Johnson, Director, Legal Writing Program, Vermont Law School.