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Monday, April 6, 2015

Emory's Transactional Law Program

Emory Law School sends along the employment announcement below.  The Transactional Law program at Emory is really first-rate.  Long before anyone was thinking about it, Emory (with Tina Stark at the helm) was building a transactional law program.  This looks like an excellent opportunity for a practitioner seeking to transition to the academy.  Here's the announcement:

Emory Law School seeks an Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice to teach in and share the administrative duties associated with running the largest program in the Law School. Each candidate should have a J.D. or comparable law degree and substantial experience as an attorney practicing or teaching transactional law. Significant contacts in the Atlanta legal community are a plus.

Initially, the Assistant Director will be responsible for leading the charge to further develop the Deal Skills curriculum. (In Deal Skills – one of Emory Law’s signature core transactional skills courses – students are introduced to the business and legal issues common to commercial transactions.) The Assistant Director will co-teach at least one section of Deal Skills each semester, supervise the current Deal Skills adjuncts, and recruit, train, and evaluate the performance of new adjunct professors teaching the other sections of Deal Skills.

As the faculty advisor for Emory Law’s Transactional Law Program Negotiation Team, the Assistant Director will identify appropriate competitions, select team members, recruit coaches, and supervise both the drafting and negotiation components of each competition. The Assistant Director will also serve as the host of the Southeast Regional LawMeets® Competition held at Emory every other year.

Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the creation of two to three new capstone courses for the transactional law program. (A capstone course is a small, hands-on seminar in a specific transactional law topic such as mergers and acquisitions or commercial real estate transactions.) The Assistant Director will identify specific educational needs, recruit adjunct faculty, assist with curriculum design, and monitor the adjuncts’ performance.

Besides the specific duties described above, the Assistant Director will assist the Executive Director with the administration of the transactional law program and the Transactional Law and Skills Certificate program. This will involve publicizing the program to prospective and current students, monitoring the curriculum to assure that students are able to satisfy the requirements of the Certificate, and counselling students regarding their coursework and careers. The Assistant Director can also expect to participate in strategic planning, marketing, fundraising, alumni outreach, and a wide variety of other leadership tasks.


Emory University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversifying its faculty and staff. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. For more information about the transactional law program and the Transactional Law and Skills Certificate Program, please visit our website at:


To apply, please mail or e-mail a cover letter and resumé to:

Kevin Moody 
Emory University Law School
1301 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322-2770





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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fellow for Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy

Our friends at Cal are looking to hire a Fellow for the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, & the Economy.  This would be an excellent opportunity for an associate looking to transition to academia.  

Here's the ad: 


The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy is seeking to hire a Research Fellow.

The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) is Berkeley Law’s hub for rigorous, relevant, empirically based research and education on the interrelationships of law, business, and the economy. BCLBE informs students, policymakers and the public of the implications of this innovative work to promote positive outcomes on business operations, economic growth, and market efficiency. BCLBE’s interdisciplinary approach to basic research, timely policy research, curriculum innovation, and public education empowers current and future leaders in business, law and policy to tackle the most pressing problems of today and tomorrow.

For more information on BCLBE, see http://www.law.berkeley.edu/bclbe.htm. If you have questions about the position, contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

Primary Responsibilities: 

The Fellow’s primary responsibilities will include:

• Working with the BCLBE faculty and staff to arrange and implement programming, including student events, conferences workshops and alumni and practitioner events. 
• Working with the BCLBE faculty and staff, to develop research topics in law, business and the economy; 
• Researching and writing white papers of publishable quality for policy-focused audiences, under the direction of faculty and staff; 
• Speaking at workshops, to the academic community and the press about research initiatives; 
• Assisting with other necessary aspects of the operation of BCLBE; and 
• Assisting faculty in research questions involving data collection.

In addition, the Fellow will be provided with a significant opportunity to develop a research and writing agenda, including authorship of their own research work.

Minimum Qualifications: 

• J.D. degree or equivalent is required at the time of application

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Relevant experience in corporate finance, programming, and/or quantitative research is preferred; 
• Excellent research, analytical and writing skills; 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
• Organizational skills; 

• Self-starter able to prioritize and function both independently and collaboratively; 
• The ideal candidate will have a high degree of organization skills, experience and knowledge of business law and the ability to work capably with faculty and staff. The candidate should also have an interest in research and academia.


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Boston College Law is hiring

Boston College is looking to hire this year.  Here's the announcement:

BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology, and the innovation economy. The successful applicant will be expected to expand the offerings of one of our existing clinics or develop a new program, which may include hybrid arrangements with outside institutions such as incubators, corporations or law firms, and may include simulation as a method of instruction. The focus of teaching should be business formation, business transactions, taxation, or intellectual property. The successful applicant will play a major role in determining the clinic’s specific emphasis and operation. 

JD or equivalent law degree and significant experience in practice or in a clinical teaching environment are required. Candidates must also possess an entrepreneurial spirit and substantial organizational and management skills. Boston College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Interested applicants should contact: Renée Jones, Chair, Appointments Committee at lawappts@bc.edu or at Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459.


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Faculty hiring announcement: BC Law

Boston College Law School expects to make one or more faculty appointments in subject areas that include: corporations, business law and related subjects. Other substantive areas, particularly in the first year core curriculum, may also be of interest.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: We seek candidates who understand a range of pedagogies, including skills and experiential training. In addition, applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree and outstanding academic credentials. Relevant experience in practice at an advanced level, challenging government service, or a judicial clerkship is strongly preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Boston College and is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.

Interested applicants should contact:

Renee Jones, Chair
Appointments Committee
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459

or lawappts@bc.edu


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Faculty Opening at the University of Richmond

The University of Richmond School of Law is looking to fill a tenure-track corporate/transactional law position.  Their announcement:

The University of Richmond School of Law is looking to fill a tenure-track position in the area of corporate and transactional law.  Entry level candidates should have outstanding academic credentials and show superb promise for top-notch scholarship. Lateral candidates should have a superb record of scholarship and teaching.   Applications and inquiries may be directed to Professor Corinna Lain, Chair of Faculty Appointments, at lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu.

I have been to Richmond and it is quite a charming city.


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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Texas Tech seeks a visitor

Texas Tech is looking for a visitor to teach business law and M&A courses.  See below: 

Texas Tech University School of Law is seeking applications for one- and two-semester (full time) visitors during the 2012-13 academic year.  Anticipated curricular needs include courses in business entities, business analysis for lawyers, corporate governance, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, property, energy law, agricultural law, natural resources law, environmental law, employment law, employment discrimination law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, criminal law, health law, animal law, and law and science.  Applicants with full-time law school teaching experience fitting the curricular needs are especially encouraged to apply, as are women, minorities, and veterans.   Along with a resume (PDF), an applicant should e-mail a single page cover letter (PDF) identifying the two or three courses he or she is best prepared to teach.  Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.     Applicants should e-mail Professor Michael Hatfield c/o Michele Thaetig at michele.thaetig@ttu.edu with “2012-13 Faculty Visitor Application” and the two or three specific courses in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin in mid-January.

Still grading, so posting will be light.


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Opportunities for visitors

Charleston is looking to hire some visitors for next year, including one in the business law area:

The Charleston School of Law invites applications from potential visiting faculty members for one or both semesters of the 2011-12 academic year.  Subject matter needs are varied but may include Criminal Law and Procedure, Constitutional Law, and commercial/business law subjects. CSOL anticipates that several of these visiting lines will become tenure-track and under CSOL policy visiting faculty are eligible to apply for tenure-track positions.   The Charleston School of Law is provisionally approved by the American Bar Association and currently is seeking full ABA approval.  The campus is located in the heart of Charleston’s vibrant historic district.  Interested individuals should send a resume and application letter to Prof. Constance Anastopoulo, Charleston School of Law, 81 Mary St., Charleston, SC 29403; email: canastopoulo@charlestonlaw.edu.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Help Wanted - Business Law Prof

The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in a broad number of areas, including agency/partnership/unincorporated business associations,  civil procedure, commercial law, corporations, criminal law, criminal procedure, employment and labor law, evidence, immigration, international law, property, torts, and wills and trusts.  We also seek applications for visiting faculty positions in those areas. 

All applicants should have a distinguished academic background and either great promise or a record of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. The University of Cincinnati is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. 

Contact:  Professor Verna L. Williams, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee; University of Cincinnati College of Law; P.O. Box 210040; Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Help Wanted - Business Law Clinic Prof

The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for a faculty position beginning in the fall of 2011, teaching in UNM's Business and Tax Clinic. The Business and Tax Clinic is part of UNM's nationally-ranked clinical law program. This Clinic teaches students to practice law in a commercial setting, specifically assisting individuals, small businesses and non-profit corporations with a variety of transactional and dispute resolution issues, as well as clients with consumer, debtor-creditor, tax, and home mortgage issues. It emphasizes economic development issues and collaborates with our other clinics. The position is full-time and may be probationary leading to a tenure decision, tenured, or visiting. Salary and terms of employment will depend upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.


For best consideration, applicants should apply by June 30th, 2010. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should attach their cover letter and CV to their online application via the UNMJobs website:


The position is listed as posting number 0806253.


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Night School?

Umm...I don't care if it's on the front page of today's NY Times, this is one academic trend that I am not interested in following:

BOSTON — Winston Chin hustles on Tuesdays from his eight-hour shift as a lab technician to his writing class at Bunker Hill Community College, a requirement for the associate’s degree he is seeking in hopes of a better job.

He is a typical part-time student, with one exception. His class runs from 11:45 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., the consequence of an unprecedented enrollment spike that has Bunker Hill scrambling to accommodate hundreds of newcomers. In the dead of night, he and his classmates dissect Walt Whitman poems and learn the finer points of essay writing, fueled by unlimited coffee, cookies and an instructor who does push-ups beforehand to stay lively.

Although now that I think about it, there might be some value in having law students take the business negotiations class sometime after midnight...


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Business and Tax Law Prof's Wanted - Boston College

BC is hiring!  Here's the ad:

Boston College Law School expects to make faculty appointments in subject areas that are likely to include: business law (corporations, securities regulations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, accounting for lawyers), tax law, and family law.  The appointment will be for a tenure track position.  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and relevant experience such as practice at an advanced level, challenging government service, or a judicial clerkship. Applicants must show scholarly promise, evidenced by publications or works in progress. In addition, a focus on varying types of pedagogy, including skills and experiential training, is of interest.  Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic University, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all interested persons to apply.  

Contact: Chair, Appointments Committee, Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459.  Deadline: November 1, 2009.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Business Law Prof Wanted - University of Florida

The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law seeks to fill up to three tenure track faculty positions.  The anticipated starting date is the Fall Term of 2010. At this time, we anticipate needs in the following areas:  Corporations/Business Organizations, Family Law, and International Business Transactions. 


Both entry level and lateral candidates will be considered.  Applicants for all of these positions should hold a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school and have distinguished academic credentials, relevant legal experience, and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding research and scholarship. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Members of groups under represented in the legal profession including persons of color and women are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Florida is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.


To apply, go to:


Please include resume, transcript(s), and the names of three references. The University of Florida is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352)392-4621 or TDD (352)392-7734.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Business Law Prof Wanted - Seattle University

Seattle University School of Law seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty members to begin in the 2010-11 academic year in the areas of trusts & estates/estate planning (elder law a plus), corporate law/securities, and taxation. The school is interested in both entry level and lateral candidates.


Applicants must have the record or the promise of both teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement. The largest and most diverse law school in the Northwest, Seattle University School of Law stands on the twin pillars of academic excellence and education for justice in fulfilling its mission of educating outstanding lawyers who are leaders for a just and humane world.


For further information, contact:


Professor Mark Chinen
Faculty Appointments Committee 
Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Ave, Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Business Law Prof Wanted - University of Colorado

The University of Colorado Law School at Boulder is accepting applications and nominations to fill two endowed professorships.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS: The first is in the area of business law, including business associations, securities law, corporate finance, entrepreneurial law, tax, and commercial law. The second is in the area of experiential earning, with a focus on scholars with an interest and background in bringing experiential education to the classroom, whether through clinical education, trial advocacy, the teaching of evidence, alternative dispute resolution, or transactional law. Both are to begin August 2010.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should hold a law or equivalent advanced degree with a strong academic record, and high scholarly achievement and demonstrated teaching skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Colorado Law is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. Application materials will be considered as they are received until the positions are filled.

Contact by mail or air courier:

CONTACT:  Professor Scott Peppet University of Colorado Law School Campus Box 401 Boulder, CO 80309-0401

Email:     scott.peppet@colorado.edu

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Business Law Prof Wanted - University of Arizona

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law anticipates hiring several new lateral and entry-level faculty members over the coming year. Our goal is to find outstanding scholars and teachers who can bring new perspectives to extend the existing strengths of the law school and the University of Arizona.  


We are interested in all persons of high academic achievement and promise, and wish to enhance the diversity of our faculty by including among our candidates persons of all races, cultural backgrounds, genders, creeds, ages, as well as members of other groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the legal profession. We will consider applicants in a wide variety of subject areas, but we are particularly interested in hiring people with established interests and experience in tort law, commercial law, corporations/securities regulation, and patent law (including law and science). Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates should send resumes, descriptions of areas of interest, and representative works, to:

CONTACT: Professor Marc Miller
               Chair, Appointments Committee
               The University of Arizona
               James E. Roger College of Law
               1201 E. Speedway Blvd.
               Tucson, AZ 85721

Email:       marc.miller@law.arizona.edu

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