Monday, September 5, 2016

And Yet Another Legal Writing Job in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure-track position to design, manage, and teach our required second-year Lawyering Skills I and II courses beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will also hire, train, and supervise the adjunct faculty who teach the courses and will oversee the law school’s trial advocacy teams. For more information about the required second-year Lawyering Skills courses, see http://ualr.edu/law/lawyering-skills-i-ii/. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Minimum qualifications are a J.D. from an accredited law school and strong litigation skills. Preferred qualifications include outstanding academic credentials, prior teaching experience, and law review or moot court service.

Little Rock is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting extremely affordable housing, cultural attractions, and proximity to extensive recreational areas. The law school is located in revitalized downtown Little Rock, less than two miles from the state capitol, the federal, state, and county courthouses, the largest law firms in the state, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Housed in a spacious 150,000 square foot, completely renovated building, the law school is situated within the historic Quapaw Quarter, next to the MacArthur Museum of Military History and the Arkansas Arts Center.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, together with a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests and three references, to Professor Michael T. Flannery, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-5142, or to Mxflannery@ualr.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.

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Business Innovations Law Clinic Director Job in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law invites applicants for a non-tenure-track, full-time visiting clinic director position in our new Business Innovations Law Clinic. The position is available beginning June 1, 2017. The successful candidate will supervise clinical students and work with participating attorneys to provide free and low-cost legal services to qualified start-ups, small businesses, innovators, and non-profit organizations in Central Arkansas. Candidates must hold a J.D. from an accredited law school and demonstrate experience in transactional, intellectual property, and corporate law. Candidates must either be admitted to the Arkansas bar or capable of admission to it prior to February 1, 2018. Preferred qualifications include business law practice, collaboration with community partners, and experience supervising attorneys or direct clinical teaching. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

Little Rock is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting extremely affordable housing, cultural attractions, and proximity to extensive recreational areas. The law school is located in revitalized downtown Little Rock, less than two miles from the state capitol, federal, state, and county courthouses, the largest law firms in the state, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Housed in a completely renovated building, the law school is situated within the historic Quapaw Quarter, next to the MacArthur Museum of Military History and the Arkansas Arts Center.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, with a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests and three references, to Professor Michael T. Flannery, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-5142, or to Mxflannery@ualr.edu. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.

Hat tip to Lyn Entrikin.

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Legal Writing Director Job Opening in Nebraska

The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track faculty position to direct and teach in its Legal Research and Writing Program. The position may also include teaching a classroom law school course depending on the candidate's interest and experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications: J.D Degree or Equivalent, Superior Academic Record, Demonstrated Interest in Relevant Substantive Areas. Title of Asst/Assoc/or Full Professor will be based on qualifications of applicant. General information about the Law College is available by clicking here. The application for this job can by found by clicking here.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Review of applications has already begun and continue until the position is filled. If you have questions, please contact Associate Dean Eric Berger, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902, or send an email to lawappointments@unl.edu.

The position is a tenure-track appointment and the professor hired will be allowed to vote in faculty meetings. Salary is anticipated above $90,000 and students per semester should be less than 30. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016.

Hat tip to Eric Berger.

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Law Professor Job in British Columbia, Canada

The Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) invites applications from candidates with a strong commitment to innovation and excellence in teaching and research as well as collegial interaction for tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor or tenured appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.  The appointments are expected to commence January 3, 2017, although alternate starting dates may be arranged for excellent candidates.

The successful applicants will be expected to teach and mentor undergraduate and (in future) graduate law students, establish a significant research program, contribute to the further building of our new law school now in its 6th year of operation, as well as provide leadership in strengthening our growing ties with the communities and First Nations of Interior and Northern BC.

Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law offers a dynamic legal education located in the stunning natural beauty of British Columbia’s Thompson Valley, in unceded Secwepemc territory. It offers a well-established curriculum taught by an outstanding group of legal academics with the benefit of state-of the-art facilities in an award winning new law school building that includes bright, modern classrooms and student study spaces. It also houses a brand new law library. It further benefits from the active participation of highly talented lawyers and judges as sessional lecturers, moot coaches, and mentors.

More information about the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University can be found by clicking here.  More information about the job posting can be found by clicking here.

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Another Legal Writing Job Posting for Boston, at Suffolk University

Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for a full-time position as a legal writing faculty member beginning in the fall semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.  The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor of Legal Writing, commensurate with experience.  Legal writing faculty are responsible for teaching the required first year LPS course that covers legal research, legal reasoning, legal writing, and oral advocacy.  In addition to teaching, responsibilities include developing persuasive and objective writing assignments, conducting individual student conferences, judging students’ oral arguments, and providing individual feedback on students’ memoranda. 

Candidates must be available to teach both day and evening-division students and must work with students both in the classroom and on a one-on-one basis.  The position is not tenure-track, but may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.  The person hired will teach legal writing each semester to a total of approximately 45 students a semester.  The school welcomes applications from all persons of high academic achievement with a strong commitment to legal writing, and particularly encourage applications from people whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.  Legal writing teaching experience is preferred.  Interested candidates must have a J.D. degree and be admitted to a bar.  Interested applicants should address a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to this website.  The Committee will begin reviewing resumes in the fall of 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer.

And the disclosures: The position is not (yet) tenure-track but it may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. Although the position may lead to successive long-term contracts of five years or more, it is anticipated that the faculty will be examining the issue of tenure for legal writing faculty during the upcoming academic year. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. Legal writing faculty are entitled to vote on all matters except appointments and promotions of tenure track faculty and tenure issues.

The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $80,000 to $109,999. Salary depends on qualifications and experience of the professor. The professor will be eligible for funds for travel and for a summer research stipend. And the number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 36 to 45.

Hat tip to Kathy Vinson.

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New England Scholarship Circle

Kathy VinsonHow productive were you with your writing projects this summer?  Do you have a draft of an article you want feedback on or do you have an idea for a writing project? 

Suffolk Law School will hold another meeting of the New England Scholarship Circle on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Corcoran Room at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

The New England Scholarship Circle had its inaugural meeting back in May.  They had several legal writing faculty discuss their summer writing plans for short articles as well as books.  Some ideas were still being formed while others were putting their final touches on their article title.  No matter what stage in the writing process, the participants received helpful feedback and were able to discuss how different authors approach the writing process. 

Part of the meeting on September 19th may include feedback on individual faculty scholarship as well as everyone sharing their “Top Three Tips” for certain parts of publications:  Abstracts, Titles, Editing, Outlining, Cover Letters, Research, and Using Research Assistants.

If you would like to attend (and who wouldn't, this sounds like a lot of fun), please rsvp to Professor Kathy Vinson at kvinson@suffolk.edu by September 12, 2016.  All are welcome.

Hat tip to Kathy Vinson.

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SALT Teaching Conference at The John Marshall Law School

Hugh Mundy JMLS JMLSOne of my legal writing colleagues at The John Marshall Law School, Professor Hugh Mundy, tells me that more than 180 professors are coming to Chicago at the end of next month to attend the annual Society of American Law Teachers ("SALT") Teaching Conference. Although the schedule is still being finalized, the program includes many panels and programs of particular interest to legal writing professors, including a large interactive panel on legal writing and social justice.

Click here for more information about the 2016 SALT Teaching Conference and LatCrit/SALT Faculty Development Workshop at The John Marshall Law School, September 29 to October 1, 2016.

Hat tip to Hugh Mundy and SALT.

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Job at Cornell Tech in New York City

Cornell Law School invites applications from experienced candidates for a full-time, non-tenured faculty position as Professor of the Practice in our new Masters of Law program in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Cornell Tech in New York City, commencing in the 2017-18 academic year. The position carries a five-year renewable term. The school especially welcomes applications from individuals whose background and experience may contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

Applicants must have completed their JD degree and be distinguished senior practitioners in business law, with experience in the legal needs of businesses, including technology start-ups. They must also have extensive law teaching experience, either as an adjunct or visiting faculty member.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vita, law school transcript, the names of three references, writing sample, and other significant supporting material to:

Liz Flint, Director of Human Resources, 257 Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, E-mail: liz.flint@cornell.edu

The deadline for submission of all application materials is Thursday, December 1, 2016.

Click here to read more about the job.

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Legal Writing Job at Cornell University

The Lawyering Program at Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenured clinical faculty position commencing in the 2017-18 academic year. The Lawyering course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year students to lawyering skills, with an emphasis on legal writing, legal analysis, oral-presentation skills, and legal research. Lawyering faculty collaborate to ensure a uniform core curriculum, but they retain substantial academic freedom. Law librarians teach the research component of the course.

Lawyering faculty teach a section of the Lawyering course (approximately 35 students) and, after two years, also teach an upper-level, skills-related course. Positions in the program are not eligible for tenure, but are eligible for long-term renewal. Entry-level faculty start with a three-year contract (eligible for renewal for another three years) and, after six years, are eligible for renewable, five-year contracts. Benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Faculty may also apply to the Dean for summer research stipends to work on individual and collective projects. The Law School especially welcomes applications from individuals whose background and experience may contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

Applicants must have a JD, excellent academic credentials, a strong writing background, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of three years is strongly preferred). Teaching experience is also preferred.

Interested candidates should mail (hard copies only) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law school transcript, the names of three references, and two writing samples to Joel Atlas, Director of the Lawyering Program, Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

The deadline for submission of all application materials is September 30, 2016. The school plan to interview candidates at the AALS recruitment conference in Washington, DC in October 2016.

Click here to read more about the job.

Hat tip to Joel Atlas.

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Tenure-Track Job Openings for Professors at Cornell

Cornell Law School invites applications from both experienced and entry-level candidates for one or more tenured or tenure-track faculty positions commencing in the 2017-18 academic year. Responsibilities of the position include research in area(s) of expertise, teaching a normal cohort of three courses per academic year, and service to the school.  Benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Faculty may also apply to the Dean for summer research stipends to work on individual and collective projects. The Law School especially welcomes applications from individuals whose background and experience may contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Applicants must have completed their JD degree or be at the dissertation stage of a doctorate program leading to a degree with strong inter-disciplinary connections to law.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, law school transcript, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and other significant supporting material to Liz Flint, Director of Human Resources, 257 Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, E-mail: liz.flint@cornell.edu

Click here to read more about the position.

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Job Opening for a Clinical Professor to Teach a Transactional Law Clinical Course at Cornell

Cornell Law School is soliciting applications for a Clinical Professor of Law to create, supervise, and teach a transactional law clinical course. This clinic is a new initiative and the person hired will have substantial freedom to structure the design of the clinic. The school anticipates that the clinic will provide transactional legal assistance to non-profits, small businesses, entrepreneurs, shareholders, and other entities that would not otherwise have access to adequate legal representation. The Law School especially welcomes applications from individuals whose background and experience contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

Five years of transactional legal experience is strongly preferred. Prior teaching experience is advantageous but not essential. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, including a statement of interest, and a current resume to Professor John Blume, Director of Clinical, Advocacy and Skills Programs at Cornell Law School.

Click here to read more about the position.

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Last Chance: Deadline is September 6th to Participate in the Academic Support and Legal Writing Scholars’ Colloquium in Fort Worth, Texas

An Academic Support and Legal Writing Scholars’ Colloquium will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the end of the month. Registration has been extended until Tuesday, September 6.

Here are the details:

Location: Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas

Date: September 23, 2016

Although named the “Texas Academic Support and Legal Writing Scholars Colloquium," this gathering is open to legal writing and academic support faculty/instructors from anywhere to present works-in-progress across all disciplines within the law, doctrinal or pedagogical.  Academic Support and Legal Writing faculty have complicated time commitments in our jobs, so we would like to create a forum to discuss our scholarship in light of our responsibilities that are somewhat different from other faculty members.  The works presented can be in the very early stages to elicit comments for fully developing the project, to more complete articles for honing before publication.  You can also participate without presenting if you like, to discuss your ideas informally with like-minded colleagues during the breaks in the program.

Depending on the response, the organizers will try to create panels that share some common attributes. They would like to be able to distribute drafts, or even outlines of works in progress to the other members of the panel if possible.

The colloquium will be all day on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas.  There is no fee to participate, but registration is required to plan panels, lunch, and other logistic needs. 

To register for the colloquium, email DeShun Harris at dharris@tamu.edu by Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Please include the title of your presentation topic (if you have one), your school name, previous publications/presentations, and your title.  Please advise of any food or other accommodations and please note whether you will be attending the September 22, 2016 evening reception. Presenters are encouraged to submit a summary or draft paper two weeks before the colloquium (September 9) to ensure adequate time for review by panel members.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Job Opening in Las Vegas

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas--William S. Boyd School of Law invites applications from entry-levels and laterals. The Boyd School of Law is a leading public law school with a reputation for a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching.  The law school’s state-of-the-art facilities are located in the center of the UNLV campus.  UNLV is the state’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution, including a new medical school.  Applicants for law school faculty positions should submit a letter of interest along with a detailed resume, at least three professional references, and cites or links to published works. The school anticipates hiring as many as three new faculty colleagues, although of course the number of available positions is contingent on funding. They invite applications from scholars in all subject areas, and are especially interested in deepening our strengths in the areas of Criminal Law, Business/Commercial Law, Health Law, and Legal Writing. They are also especially interested in hearing from professors who are interested in teaching a clinic. With respect to our clinics and legal writing program, please note that UNLV has a unified tenure track; accordingly, professors who teach clinics or legal writing have all of the privileges and scholarly expectations that are associated with tenure. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and appointments would likely begin with the 2017-2018 academic year.

Contact:  Please send application materials to the Appointments Committee Coordinator, Ms. Annette Mann, Faculty Appointments Committee, UNLV—Boyd School of Law, 4505 South Maryland Parkway – Campus Box 451003, Las Vegas, NV  89154-1003 or by email to annette.mann@unlv.edu. Members of the Appointments Committee are Thomas Main (chair), Michael Kagan, Terry Pollman, Jeff Stempel, Jean Sternlight, and Stacey Tovino.  

UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The position advertised is a tenure-track appointment and 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 $110,000 to over $120,000. Faculty at UNLV also receive a travel/research grant and or eligible for summer research stipends. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be less than 30 to 40 students. UNLV professors have a three course load.  The position will most often include teaching two sections of the basic legal writing courses each year.  For the third course the professor will negotiate with the administration and can be in another area or an advanced writing course of your choosing.  The school's basic legal writing courses are divided into sections of around 14-19.  Thus, a professor could have semesters with a 1-38 student ratio---but most semesters writing courses will be at around a 1-16 ratio.  Professors could also teach a course like Business Associations or Employment Law and be at a 1-65 ratio.

Hat tip to Terry Pollman.

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Job Opening in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position to teach in its autonomous Research, Writing, and Analysis (RWA) program. The position is available beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will teach two sections of first-year RWA (a six-credit, two-semester course sequence) and periodically may teach other courses. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Minimum qualifications are a J.D. from an accredited law school and strong writing and interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications include outstanding academic credentials, prior teaching experience, and law review or moot court service.

Little Rock is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting extremely affordable housing, cultural attractions, and close proximity to extensive recreational areas. The Bowen School of Law is located in revitalized downtown Little Rock, less than two miles from the state capitol, the federal, state, and county courthouses, the largest law firms in the state, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Housed in a spacious 150,000 square foot, completely renovated building, the law school is situated within the historic Quapaw Quarter, next to MacArthur Park, the MacArthur Museum of Military History, and the Arkansas Arts Center.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, together with a cover letter dicating teaching and scholarly interests, and three references, to Professor Michael T. Flannery, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-5142, or to Mxflannery@ualr.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.

The position is a tenure-track appointment and the professor hired will be allowed to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying a salary of $80,000 to $95,000. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be 36 to 40.

Hat tip to Professor J. Lyn Entrikin.

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Job Opening in Memphis, Tennessee

The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, anticipates hiring up to three full-time faculty members to teach in the Legal Methods program beginning Fall 2017. Legal Methods is a rigorous, required first-year legal research, writing, and analysis course. The Law School anticipates that each professor would teach Legal Methods I (fall) and Legal Methods II (spring) with approximately thirty-six students each semester. The legal writing professors and our Director of Legal Methods will work collaboratively to implement and coordinate the program, including identifying and designing aspects of the program that will be consistent across all sections, but the legal writing professors will have substantial autonomy in formulating course content.

The position is not tenure-track. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record, demonstrated excellence in legal research and writing, and excellent communication skills. Candidates must have a J.D., bar admission, and at least two years’ practice experience. Candidates should have a strong desire to teach legal research and writing to first-year law students as well as a desire and ability to work collegially in a collaborative environment. Teaching experience is desired but not required. The positions are contingent on available funding.

The Law School anticipates that the annual academic year base salary will be $60,000.  Tennessee does not have an income tax, and, in several different surveys, Memphis consistently ranks in the top ten for having one of the lowest costs of living in the United States. Additionally, the positions will be benefits eligible. (Click here for more information.) The Law School encourages expressions of interest from candidates whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Please forward a letter of interest, a resume or C.V., and a list of three references by September 16, 2016, to Professor David S. Romantz, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, at dromantz@memphis.edu. Please submit your materials in a single Word or .pdf document with the subject line “LM 2016 [your name].” The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.     

The position may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, is in the process of converting its program from an adjunct staffing model to a full-time faculty model.  The positions advertised are subject to University approval of funding.  Consistent with the current University of Memphis rules, the Law School anticipates that the professors hired will have nine-month clinical faculty appointments with presumptively renewable contracts of one year.  The Law School anticipates working with the University to establish a path to a security of position reasonably similar to tenure, as contemplated by ABA Standard 405(c), which will apply to these positions.

The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on all matters except hiring, promotion, and tenure of tenured/tenure-track faculty.

Subject to University approval of funding, the Law School anticipates that the annual academic year base salary will be $60,000.  Tennessee does not have an income tax, and, in several different surveys, Memphis consistently ranks in the top ten for having one of the lowest costs of living in the United States.  Additionally, the positions will be benefits eligible.

The Law School anticipates that the professor hired will teach 30-36 first-year students each semester.  The professor hired will teach Legal Methods I (3 credits) in the fall and Legal Methods II (2 credits) in the spring.

Hat tip to Jodi Wilson.

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Job Opening in Fort Worth, Texas

Texas A&M University School of Law seeks a full-time candidate to fill a tenure-track or contract position in its Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Program. The program consists of eight required credit hours of first year and upper-level specialized drafting courses.

Candidates must have a minimum J.D. degree or its equivalent. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and strong classroom teaching skills. Although the law school primarily is interested in entry-level candidates, more experienced candidates may be considered if their qualifications respond to the law school’s needs and interests. Texas A&M Law School has a unified tenure track system that requires all tenure-track and tenured faculty to engage in scholarship in addition to teaching and service.

Texas A&M University is a tier one research institution and American Association of Universities member. The university consists of 16 colleges and schools that collectively rank among the top 20 higher education institutions nationwide in terms of research and development expenditures. As part of its commitment to continue building on its tradition of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service, Texas A&M acquired the law school from Texas Wesleyan University in August 2013. Since then, the law school has embarked on a program of investment that increased its entering class credentials and financial aid budgets, while shrinking the class size; hired 19 new faculty members, including thirteen prominent lateral hires; improved its physical facility; and substantially increased its career services, admissions, and student services staff. 
Texas A&M School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the country. The Fort Worth/Dallas area, with a total population in excess of six million people, offers a low cost of living, a strong economy, and access to world-class museums, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.
The school welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the university’s academic community. Applicants should email a résumé and cover letter indicating research and teaching interests to Professor Gabriel Eckstein, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at appointments@law.tamu.edu. Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor Eckstein at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.
The position is a tenure-track appointment or may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. Preference will be given to entry-level tenure track candidates but the committee will consider more experienced candidates or candidates for long-term contracts depending on qualifications. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary of $100,ooo to more than $120,000. And the number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor is expected to be between 31 and 35.
 
Hat tip to Professor Angela Morrison at Texas A&M University School of Law.
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Job Opening near Boston

Boston College Law School invites applications for a full-time legal writing faculty position to teach Law Practice 1 and Law Practice 2. 

Law Practice 1, a graded three-credit course, uses simulated problems to teach professional skills in legal problem solving, including legal analysis, legal research, and oral and written communication. Law Practice 2, a graded two-credit course, focuses on development of legal writing skills.

Candidates must have a degree from an accredited law school, excellent writing and analytical skills, a strong academic record, and experience in law practice or a judicial clerkship. Teaching experience is preferred. The position, which will begin August 1, 2017, may lead to a form of security reasonably similar to tenure. A tenure track appointment may be possible, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected under federal, state or local law. The school encourages women, minorities, and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. Boston College Law School, part of a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside Boston. To apply, please send a statement of interest and resume with three references by email to Professor Mark Spiegel at lrrwsearch@bc.edu.  Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2016.

At Boston College Law School, long-term faculty contracts are for three years.  Following the first two reviews, after six years of service, subsequent renewals do not require committee review, and the full faculty views the position as providing “a form of security reasonably similar to tenure” (see ABA Standard 405(c)).

The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual salary of $90,000 to $119,999. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience of the professor. The professor will be eligible for funds for research and travel and for a summer research stipend.

The number of students enrolled each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 41 to 45. The professor is being hired to teach within the legal research and writing program. A professor may also teach a course outside the legal writing program with approval of the Dean of Faculty.

Hat tip to E. Joan Blum, Associate Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research, & Writing at Boston College Law School.

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Job Opening in North Carolina at Wake Forest

Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, seeks an individual who will fill one tenure-track position as a Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (LAWR) Professor and also be the Director of Outreach, beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

This person will teach one section of LAWR I in the fall semester and one section of LAWR II in the spring semester. As the Director of Outreach, this person will have administrative responsibility over the student-led Pro Bono Project and Public Interest Law Organization (PILO).

In administering the Pro Bono Project, this person will be responsible for enhancing and promoting pro bono opportunities for students and serving as the licensed attorney who reviews student work. In administering PILO, this person will be responsible for promoting public interest employment options and raising funds to support PILO summer fellowship grants, and will serve as a supervising attorney where required. The person will need to cultivate networks with legal organizations, businesses, non-profits, governmental agencies, and law firms nationwide to create pro-bono partnerships for Wake Forest law students. The person will also ensure that students who participate in pro bono projects meet all requirements of bar licensing associations regarding client confidentiality and client conflicts. 

The Faculty Appointments Committee seeks applications from candidates with outstanding academic credentials, including demonstrated or potential teaching and administrative ability and the potential for or a record of distinguished scholarship. In addition to teaching in the LAWR program and performing the various administrative duties as Director of Outreach, there is an expectation of scholarship. This person will be provided the same opportunities and support for research, scholarship, and other professional development as doctrinal faculty, including summer research stipends and research assistants.

Applicants must have a law degree; a long-term commitment to the LAWR and Outreach programs; an interest in teaching and scholarship; excellent legal research, analysis, reasoning, writing, and communication skills; and the ability to work both independently and cooperatively. Prior teaching experience is preferred, and at least three years of legal practice (preferably public interest law) experience is required. The candidate must be licensed to practice law in North Carolina or be willing to sit for the North Carolina bar no later than July 2017. 

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion, and veteran status.  

Interested applicants should submit an application—including a cover letter, resume, research agenda, and list of references—through the Wake Forest website.

The application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016 and all materials must be received by this date. Confidential inquiries are welcome.  

The position is a tenure-track appointment and the professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual salary in the range of $80,000 to $89,999. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be 30 or fewer.

Hat tip to Professor Laura Graham at Wake Forest University School of Law.

(mew)

September 4, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Job Opening in Miami

The University of Miami School of Law seeks to hire two full-time faculty members to teach Legal Communication and Research Skills (LComm) beginning August 2017. Each successful candidate will teach two sections of LComm I in the fall semester, and two sections of LComm II in the spring.

Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, excellent writing and analytical skills, and outstanding academic credentials.  Preferred qualifications include prior teaching experience, and experience in law practice or judicial clerkships. Additional details are provided below and in the attached disclosure form.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume with three references to Professor Stephen Schnably, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at schnably@law.miami.edu (with a copy to the Committee's assistant, Detra Davis Fleming, at ddavis@law.miami.edu). Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

The position may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. The professor hired  will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings; legal writing faculty serve and vote in faculty committees, and attend and participate in faculty meetings (but not vote there). The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range cf $80,000 to $99,999. Legal writing faculty are eligible for summer research grants, upper-level summer teaching, and overload short course teaching. Full faculty health and retirements are provided. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 41-45.

Hat tip to Professor Annette Torres of the University of Miami School of Law.

(mew) 

 

September 4, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Legal Writing Professors at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago

JMLS LS Faculty 2016Here's a photo of the full-time Lawyering Skills Faculty at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, including Legal Writing Institute President Kim Chanbonpin, Scribes Vice President Mark E. Wojcik, and other members of the legal writing faculty.

Front row (from left to right): Professors Hugh Mundy, Lurene Contento (Director of the Writing Resource Center and a past winner of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Award), Kim Chanbonpin (Directer of the Lawyering Skills Program), Joanne Simboli Hodge, and David Sorkin.

Back row (from left to right): Professors Mary Nagel, Maureen B. Collins (Editor-in-Chief of The Scrivener), Mark E. Wojcik (Vice President of Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers, a Board Member of the Legal Writing Institute, an editor of the Legal Writing Prof Blog, and a Past Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research), Cynthia Bond, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Anthony Niedwiecki (former Director of the Lawyering Skills Program and Past President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors), Steven D. Schwinn (an editor of the Constitutional Law Prof Blog), Maureen Kordesh (another Past President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and also a former Director of the Lawyering Skills Program), and Ardath Hamann (Director of the Moot Court Honors Program).

 

September 1, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (0)