Monday, January 11, 2021

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Seeks Visitors

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law seeks one or more entry-level or experienced applicants interested in serving as a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2021-2022 academic year. Subject matter needs include property, intellectual property, administrative law, and health law-related courses. 

As part of IUPUI, Indiana’s premier urban research institution, the law school is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community-engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IU McKinney condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IU McKinney. The law school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution with a strong commitment to inclusion and offers domestic partner benefits: https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/about/administration/policies/diversity-and-inclusion.html. For more information about the school, please visit http://indylaw.indiana.edu/.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to Vice Dean Cynthia Adams at cmadams@iu.edu. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should give Vice Dean Adams adequate notice.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with February 1 as the deadline for all applications.

January 11, 2021 in Intellectual Property, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 28, 2020

Recent Part-Time and Visiting Law Faculty Postings: Temple Law and Boston University Law

This post catches up on a few recent position listings that may be of interest to business law faculty and have not yet been posted here.

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW

LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC DIRECTOR
AND VISITING PRACTICE PROFESSOR OF LAW

Position Summary: The Temple University Beasley School of Law was recently notified that it will receive funding from the IRS to open and operate a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) on its Main Campus in North Philadelphia which will also serve taxpayers in northeastern Pennsylvania. It is therefore soliciting applications for the position of Visiting Practice Professor of Law and Director of the LITC, which is expected to operate on a part-time basis during 2021. The position will begin on January 15, 2021 or as soon thereafter as practicable, and will run through the end of the calendar year. The Clinic Director will be expected to establish and operate the LITC, including developing a panel of pro bono attorneys and performing community outreach, and to take a leadership role in applying to the IRS for a multi-year grant, which will likely need to be submitted in June, 2021. In addition, the Clinic Director will be expected to develop and teach a course through which students can enroll to participate in the LITC for academic credit in 2021.

It is anticipated that this part-time, visiting position will be enhanced and converted into a clinical faculty position upon receipt of a multi-year grant from the IRS. A national search for an individual to fill the clinical faculty position will be conducted if the multi-year grant is received; the individual selected to fill the part-time visiting position will be eligible for consideration for the clinical faculty position.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a J.D. degree, as well as experience working in an LITC or equivalent organization, either as a student or practicing lawyer, or other tax practice experience. Candidates must have sufficient tax law expertise to perform and oversee the substantive and procedural aspects of client representation, and be either admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court or eligible for such admission.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by law; it is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and strongly encourages veterans, women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals, and members of other groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in law teaching to apply.

To Apply: Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the selection committee’s Chair, Professor Alice Abreu, at lawfsc@temple.edu with the following: 1) cover letter and/or statement of interest; 2) resume or CV; 3) the names, affiliations, and contact information for at least three individuals who can serve as professional references; and 4) any other material that demonstrates the candidate’s ability to succeed in the position, such as a publication, brief, or similar document.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible; interviews, which will be conducted online, could begin as early as January 4, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. 

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BU/MIT TECHNOLOGY LAW CLINIC

VISITING CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

BU Law is hiring for a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor to teach in the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic, part of BU Law’s unique collaboration with MIT to provide legal assistance to current MIT and BU students. This is a two-year position, for the 2021–22 and 2022–23 academic years.  

BU Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community.

More information and application instructions are available at https://sites.bu.edu/techlaw/2020/12/14/vcap/. Applications received before January 31, 2021 will be given full consideration.

December 28, 2020 in Clinical Education, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Teaching, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Hiring Announcement: University of Oklahoma College of Law

Dear BLPB Readers:

The University of Oklahoma College of Law

Associate Professor of Law  

The University of Oklahoma College of Law seeks outstanding applicants, either entry level or pre-tenure lateral, to fill a full-time tenure-track position to begin fall semester 2021. Successful applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent academic degree, strong academic credentials, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstrably outstanding potential for scholarship. We welcome candidates in all subject matter areas, with particular interest in filling curricular needs that include criminal law, family law, constitutional law, wills and trusts, bankruptcy, and real estate transactions.  Complete announcement is here: Download OULaw_TenureTrackHiringAnnouncement

 

December 23, 2020 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

VISITING CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic -- Boston University School of Law

A job posting that may be of interest to some of our readers.

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Job Description
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, a top-tier law school with an international reputation, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students, and alumni, dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. The breadth and depth of our curriculum, especially our clinical program, as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in American legal education.

Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a full-time attorney in its Startup Law Clinic (the “Clinic”). The Clinic is part of BU Law’s Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, and Cyberlaw Program, which is a unique collaboration between BU Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The School of Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community.

The Clinic represents current students at MIT and BU on matters related to a wide range of legal issues faced by early-stage business ventures. The attorney would be expected to help law students counsel clients and represent students in transactional settings. Clients often present questions of law involving for-profit and nonprofit entity formation, allocations of equity, startup financing, employment and independent contractor issues, ownership of intellectual property, privacy policies, terms of service and other third-party contractual relationships, and trademark and copyright matters. Experience representing startup ventures is considered a plus.

The attorney’s primary responsibility will be to supervise and assist students with direct client representation matters. The attorney will also assist the Clinic Director and Assistant Director in preparing and teaching a year-long seminar for students enrolled in the Clinic, including developing materials, performing research, and coordinating classroom activities and guest presentations. The position is a year-round position and the attorney also would work with student fellows hired to continue the work of the clinic during the summer. As time allows, the attorney would also work with the Clinic Director and Assistant Director to develop generalized legal resources and informational material to inform MIT and BU students on the legal aspects of forming and operating for-profit and nonprofit entities.

The ideal candidate is a member of the Massachusetts bar or is eligible for membership via admission by motion, with at least two years of experience advising clients in a transactional setting, and a willingness to support the work of creative and innovative young clients. Teaching experience or a strong interest in developing as a clinical faculty member is also considered a plus. Exceptional writing, editing, organizational, and managerial skills are required.

The attorney will be hired as a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor to a two-year contract. The ideal start date is May 24, 2021.

Since we opened our doors in 1872, Boston University School of Law has been committed to admitting and building our classes without regard to race, gender, or religion. We are dedicated to building a just, inclusive, and engaged community of faculty and students. We have more work to do to make our environment more just. Boston University School of Law is committed not only to the ideals of faculty diversity and inclusion but also to the work of creating and implementing practices that combat exclusion and inequity by race, gender, gender identity, disability status, religion, or other identities subject to historical subordination. We strive to foster a more inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants of all identities, intellectual traditions, and perspectives.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BU WEBSITE:
Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to Jim Wheaton, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Startup Law Clinic. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to lclinic2@bu.edu. Applications received on or before January 31, 2021 will be given full consideration.

To learn more about the law school, visit our website at www.bu.edu/law, and to learn more about the Clinic, please visit https://sites.bu.edu/startuplaw/. If you have specific questions about the position, contact Jim Wheaton at jwheaton@bu.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary Grade
Competitive

December 1, 2020 in Clinical Education, Haskell Murray, Intellectual Property, Jobs, Law School, Lawyering | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 30, 2020

Hiring Announcement: Pace Law

BLPB(PaceLawLogo)

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Hiring Announcement

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites applications to fill up to two full-time, academic tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The positions will begin in August 2021. Applicants must be committed to providing excellent legal training both in person and online, engaging in meaningful service within the law school and in the broader community, and producing excellent scholarship. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in any of the following areas: environmental law, natural resources law, sustainable business law, energy and climate law, public health law, contracts law, business law, and tax law. Applicants whose interests cover multiple of these areas are particularly encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from candidates interested in doctrinal, experiential, and/or clinical teaching.

Applicants seeking the rank of assistant professor should hold a J.D. from an accredited law school or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. law school. A successful candidate will have an excellent academic record and demonstrated potential for accomplishment in teaching, scholarship and research, and service.

Applications are encouraged from people of color, individuals of varied sexual and affectional orientations, individuals who are differently-abled, veterans of the armed forces or national service, and anyone whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of the law school. Pace is committed to achieving completely equal opportunity in all aspects of University life.

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law (Pace Law) offers J.D. and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a series of joint degree programs including a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has over 8,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. For more information visit http://law.pace.edu.

Please apply via https://careers.pace.edu/postings/16869. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Direct any questions via email to Appointments Committee Chair, Professor Margot Pollans, mpollans@law.pace.edu.

November 30, 2020 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Hiring Announcement - Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

BLPB Readers, below are hiring announcements of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University:

Tenure Track Posting

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University seeks applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective fall 2021. The candidate selected will join a well-established department of 26 full-time faculty members who teach a variety of courses on legal topics, business ethics, and critical thinking at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is anticipated that the position will be at the assistant professor rank, though appointment at a higher rank could occur if a selected candidate’s record so warrants. Complete posting here: Download BLE tenure-track ad (to start fall 2021)

Lecture (non tenure track) Posting

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer position in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective fall 2021. The candidate selected will join a well-established department of 26 full-time faculty members who teach a variety of residential and online courses on legal topics, business ethics, and critical thinking at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lecturers have teaching and service responsibilities, but are not expected to engage in research activities. Complete posting here: Download BLE Lecturer ad (to start fall 2021)

 

November 11, 2020 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 9, 2020

Hiring Announcement - Alabama Law

The University of Alabama School of Law seeks to fill as many as two tenure-track positions for the 2021-22 academic year. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school or an equivalent degree (such as a Ph.D. in a related field). Entry-level candidates should demonstrate potential for strong teaching and scholarship. The primary focus of these positions is in Contracts and Torts; however, qualified applicants in other areas may be considered. Among our secondary interests are Family Law and Business Law. We welcome applications from candidates who approach scholarship from a variety of perspectives and methods. The University embraces diversity in its faculty, students, and staff, and we welcome applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/47619. Salary, benefits, and research support will be nationally competitive. All applications are confidential to the extent permitted by state and federal law; the positions remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to Professor Fred Vars, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee (facappts@law.ua.edu).

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the links below to find out more.


“EEO is the Law” http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf 
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

November 9, 2020 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 21, 2020

LSU Law is Hiring!

Thanks to friend of the BLPB Christina Sautter for sending along the following hiring announcement:

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in commercial law, including, but not limited to, bankruptcy. Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship, as well as a commitment to outstanding teaching.  

We additionally seek to hire a full-time faculty member with security of position to direct the Immigration Law Clinic as part of LSU Law’s Experiential Education Program. The Immigration Law Clinic is a fully in-house, one-semester, 5 credit clinic in which students represent non-citizens in their defensive proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and affirmative applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, substantial experience in Immigration practice and be admitted and in good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction. Prior clinical teaching experience and fluency in Spanish is preferred. We may consider applications from persons who specialize in other areas as additional needs arise. 

We also seek to hire a full-time Assistant Professor of Professional Practice to teach legal analysis and writing. A successful candidate will teach the fundamentals of legal reasoning and writing by way of predictive and objective memoranda in the fall semester and advance those skills by teaching persuasive writing of an appellate brief and appellate oral advocacy in the spring semester. The legal writing faculty collaboratively develop the course materials that are used across the 1L curriculum. Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, and should have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing. 

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.         

Applications should include a letter of application, resume, references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to:  

Christina M. Sautter 
Chair, Faculty Appointments and Adjuncts Committee 
c/o Pam Hancock (or by email to phancock@lsu.edu
Paul M. Hebert Law Center 
Louisiana State University 
1 East Campus Drive 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-0106

September 21, 2020 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 24, 2020

Hiring Announcement: Entrepreneurship & Applied Legal Technology - Chicago-Kent Law

ILLINOIS TECH CHICAGO-KENT COLLEGE OF LAW

HIRING ANNOUNCEMENT -- GALVIN CHAIR

AUGUST 17, 2020

Chicago-Kent College of Law of the Illinois Institute of Technology is excited to announce its search for the inaugural Michael Paul Galvin Chair in Entrepreneurship & Applied Legal Technology.  We seek a tenured scholar (at any rank) researching and teaching in the fields of (i) intellectual property (with a focus on innovation and/or the patent system), (ii) business law (with a focus on issues related to technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, etc.), (iii) the legal regulation of emerging technologies, or (iv) applied legal technology.  In addition to residing in the law school and teaching law school classes, the Galvin Chair will be affiliated with Illinois Tech’s Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship.  The Kaplan Institute teaches innovative and entrepreneurial students from across Illinois Tech how to convert their creative ideas into significant and viable businesses, services, and new solutions.  The Galvin Chair is expected to engage in interdisciplinary research in furtherance of the Kaplan Institute’s mission and help facilitate law student involvement in the Kaplan Institute.

Required qualifications for the Galvin Chair include:  (1) a JD or PhD with experience teaching law classes; (2) a record of scholarship, including in one or more of the fields identified above, appropriate for appointment as a tenured professor; and (3) experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching in furtherance of the Kaplan Institute’s mission.  Preferably, the successful Galvin Chair candidate will have administrative experience and experience/interest in integrating computational thinking into the law school curriculum.

Chicago-Kent is an equal opportunity employer. Since our founding as a law school serving Chicago’s immigrant and working-class communities, we have been committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and fostering the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the legal profession. We accepted women and students of color from our inception, graduating our first African-American woman in 1894. Today, we continue our dedication to providing opportunities for all, regardless of age, citizenship status, class, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

The Galvin Chair is named for Michael P. Galvin, a 1978 graduate of Chicago-Kent, chairman of the Illinois Tech Board of Trustees, and president of venture capital firm Galvin Enterprises, Inc.  The Chair is endowed through the generous donation of Galvin and his wife Elizabeth as part of a 2019 landmark $150 million combined gift from prominent Illinois Tech leaders to help the university drive Chicago’s continued tech rise.  

We welcome expressions of interest by qualified candidates, as well as nominations.  Please send them, preferably with a current CV, to Hiring Committee Chair Greg Reilly at greilly1@kentlaw.iit.edu.  

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Thanks to Greg Reilly for passing this on to us!

August 24, 2020 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Business Law Opening - Osgoode Hall Law School

My friend (and former UT Law Visiting Assistant Professor) Hengameh Saberi informed me of the following academic search at her institution, Osgoode Hall Law School, that may be attractive to our readers:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

We hope to make one appointment in one of the following priority areas, which for recruitment purposes is broadly defined as Business Law, including Commercial Law, Tax Law and Contract Law.

The full position posting and application information are available here.  For those who may not be familiar with Osgoode Hall, it is the law school at York University in Toronto.  Among the fabulous faculty members at Osgoode Hall (other than Hengameh, of course!) are business law scholars Cynthia Williams, who works in many corporate law areas (including comparative corporate governance) and formerly taught at the University of Illinois College of Law, and Poonam Puri, who is an internationally respected corporate and securities law researcher.  I am sure either would be happy to answer any questions you may have to the best of her ability.

 

August 24, 2020 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Bankruptcy Law Chair - Mercer Law

The Mercer University School of Law seeks a candidate to fill the  Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute & W. Homer Drake Jr. Endowed Chair in Bankruptcy Law.  The faculty member will teach Bankruptcy Law and business related courses.  Candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty are particularly encouraged to apply.  Mercer University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.  Applicants should have a J.D. degree from an accredited university/college, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstrated potential for excellence in research and scholarship.  Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application at: http://hr.mercer.edu/jobs/ and attach a current CV with the names and contact information for three references.  For information contact Professor Stephen Johnson, Chair, Appointments Committee, Mercer University School of Law, Johnson_s@law.mercer.edu.

August 11, 2020 in Bankruptcy/Reorganizations, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Notre Dame Law - Open Position Announcement

This announcement landed in my "in box" courtesy of friend-of-the-BLPB ad compliance law expert Veronica Root Martinez at Notre Dame:

Notre Dame Law School Hiring Announcement

Notre Dame Law School may have one or more tenured or tenure-track faculty positions that will begin in Fall 2021. At the heart of a Catholic university, Notre Dame Law School aims to educate lawyers and sustain a community of scholars who understand law as a vocation—a way to serve God and humankind. Our Catholic mission also moves us to be open and welcoming to people of all viewpoints and religious traditions. The Law School’s interest is not limited to any particular subject or subjects. Applicants for these positions should possess excellence in academic background and either demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching or the potential for such excellence. Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. We welcome applications from women and people of color who will enrich and diversify our faculty. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The University is also a member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. Contact: Professor Jeff Pojanowski, Vice Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at jpojanow@nd.edu or by mail at Notre Dame Law School, P.O. Box 780, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
 
Although the announcement is not specifically for a business law opening, Notre Dame is a vibrant intellectual and academic institution with a new provost and a relatively new law dean.  Veronica classifies it as "an [e]xciting time to be at Notre Dame!"

August 9, 2020 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Newcomers, Lateral Moves, and Promotions in Legal Studies

Some information for legal studies in 2019 and 2020. Please feel free to e-mail me with more information

New Hires (from the ALSB Newcomer List)

Michael Bell (New Jersey City)

Emma Best (Wake Forest)

Ilisabeth Bornstein (Bryant)

Amy Criddle (NAU)

Rustin Diehl (Weber State)

Terrence Dwyer (Western Connecticut State)

Sam Ehrlich (Boise State)

Mark Feigenbaum (Ryerson)

Valerie Flugge Goyer (California State-Northridge)

Laura Grow (Indiana)

Lindsay Jones (UGA)

Jeff Lingwall (Boise State)

Goldburn Maynard (Indiana)        

Sharlene McEvoy (Fairfield)

Thomas Miller (Western Connecticut State)

Eric Sader (Indiana)

Sejal Singh (St. John's)

Christina Skinner (Penn)

Lateral Moves

Justin Pace from Western Michigan to Western Carolina (2020)

Jennifer Pacella from CUNY/Baruch to Indiana University/Kelley (2019)

Mike Schuster from Oklahoma State to University of Georgia (2020)

Promotions

Charlotte Alexander - appointed Connie D. and Ken McDaniel WomenLead Associate Professor of Law and Analytics

Gerlinde Berger-Walliser (UConn) - promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure)

Cristen Dutcher (Kennesaw) - promoted to Clinical Associate Professor

Kelly Eskew (Indiana) - promoted from Associate Clinical Professor to Clinical Professor

Todd Haugh (Indiana) - appointed Weimer Faculty Fellow and promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure

Jessica Magaldi (Pace) - appointed Ivan Fox Scholar and Professor of Business Law

Victor Lopez (Hofstra) - appointed Cypres Family Distinguished Professor in Legal Studies in Business

Josh Perry (Indiana) - appointed Graf Family Professor and Department Chair

Angie Raymond (Indiana) - appointed Weimer Faculty Fellow

April Sellers (Indiana) - promoted from Associate Clinical Professor to Clinical Professor

 

 

August 8, 2020 in Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 3, 2020

Drake Hiring Announcements - Technology and Law

Drake University invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Law position beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.  We are interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Technology Law. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, and a passion for teaching. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

In addition to service and scholarship, this position involves teaching courses such as Legal/Ethical Issues in Technology, Technology Law, Privacy Law, and related areas in both the Law School and the College of Arts & Sciences as well as advising law and undergraduate students and serving as a University resource on technology legal issues.

Drake University sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as the Best Place to Live (US News), the Best Place for Young Professionals (Forbes), and as the #1 Best U.S. City for Business (MarketWatch).

Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the nation’s diversity.  No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement, and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to Professor Ellen Yee, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: ellen.yee@drake.edu.

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Drake University Law School invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law position beginning in the 2021-22 academic year.  We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Contracts, Sales, Tax, Intellectual Property, and Family Law. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, and a passion for teaching. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Drake University Law School sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as the Best Place to Live (US News), the Best Place for Young Professionals (Forbes), and as the #1 Best U.S. City for Business (MarketWatch). The Law School features innovative and nationally recognized programs in agricultural law, constitutional law, legal research and writing, and practical training.

Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the nation’s diversity.  No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement, and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to Professor Ellen Yee, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: ellen.yee@drake.edu.

August 3, 2020 in Commercial Law, Contracts, Ethics, Intellectual Property, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 31, 2020

Professor of Business and Human Rights - University of Connecticut School of Business

BLPB Readers, below is an announcement about an open faculty position at the University of Connecticut School of Business:
 
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Business & Human Rights at the University of Connecticut

The School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Business and Human Rights to begin in Fall 2021.

This faculty position will focus on the intersection of business and human rights broadly understood, including, but not limited to, environmental and social sustainability, corporate social responsibility, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship. The position will reside in the department/discipline of the successful candidate’s research and teaching domains, including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing/Business Law, and Operations and Information Management. The successful candidate will collaborate on the development and implementation of research, curricular, and public engagement activities with faculty affiliated with the Human Rights Institute and the Business and Human Rights Initiative at the University of Connecticut. See the following links for more information about the Human Rights Institute (https://humanrights.uconn.edu) and the Business and Human Rights Initiative (https://businessandhumanrights.uconn.edu). 

Preference will be given to applications received by September 18, 2020. For a full description of the position and to apply online, go to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16575.

July 31, 2020 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Business Law Positions at the University of Idaho

Univ. of Idaho (Moscow location) Seeks Tax Visitor

 

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks entry-level or experienced faculty members interested in serving as a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2020-2021 academic year at its Moscow location. We are specifically hiring for a professor to teach various Tax law courses and, possibly, courses on Estate Planning and/or Wills. For more information and to apply, go here: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/28443 Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Pimentel at dpimentel@uidaho.edu.

 

Univ. of Idaho (Boise location) Seeks Visitor to Direct Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks entry-level or experienced faculty members interested in serving as a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2020-2021 academic year to direct the College’s Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at its Boise location. The Entrepreneurship Law Clinic is devoted to outreach to the startup and small business community in Idaho. For more information and to apply, go here: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/28557 Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Wendy Couture at wgcouture@uidaho.edu.

 

Univ. of Idaho (Boise location) Seeks Visitor to Teach IP & Contracts

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks entry-level or experienced faculty members interested in serving as a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2020-2021 academic year to teach first-year Contracts and several Intellectual Property Law courses (potentially including Introduction to Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Trademarks & Trade Dress, Patents, Internet Law, and/or Antitrust). For more information and to apply, go here: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/28556 Questions can be directed to Associate Dean Wendy Couture at wgcouture@uidaho.edu.

March 14, 2020 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Three Job Postings

These job postings were forwarded to me by a reader of the blog. 

(1) Kickstarter - General Counsel - Brooklyn, NY

(2) Hills Stern & Morley LLP - Lateral Partners & Associates - Washington D.C. 

Hills Stern & Morley LLP, a successful boutique firm focused on global transactions and based in Washington, seeks lateral partners to expand and complement its current practice areas in (i) project finance and development, (ii) energy and infrastructure finance, (iii) private equity fund formation and investment, (iv) private acquisitions, and (v) general corporate and finance.  Must have strong academic credentials, a stable work history, and relevant deal experience; portable business and a track record of business development are strongly preferred.  The firm offers an attractive alternative to the Big Law business model, a collegial work environment, and an impressive client list (including multiple development finance institutions).  Interested in a better platform to expand your practice?  Please send your CV, deal list and contact info to Michael Abbey at mabbey@hillsstern.com.

HSM is also looking for seasoned associates to support our practice areas.  Why not enhance your skills working with experienced partners on exciting global transactions and enjoy life outside the office as well?  Please send your CV, deal list and contact info to Michael Abbey.

(3) Social Finance - Assistant General Counsel - Boston, MA

See extensive information about the position under the page break. 

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February 19, 2020 in Haskell Murray, Jobs, Social Enterprise | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 7, 2019

Law Firm Mandatory Arbitration On the Decline?

When I was a number of years into my law practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP, the firm at which I worked, asked me to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement.  Signing was voluntary, but the course of conduct indicated that it was strongly suggested.  I thought about it and declined to sign.  

It was hard for me to imagine bringing a legal claim against my law firm employer.  I knew that if I were to sue Skadden, the matter would have to be very big and very serious--a claim for a harm that I would not want compensated through a "compromise recovery," which I understood could be a likely result in arbitration.  I also was concerned about the lack of precedential value of an arbitration award for that kind of significant claim--permitting systemic bad employer behavior to be swept under the rug.  And finally, I understood and respected the litigation expertise and experience of my colleagues in the firm and their connections to those outside the firm--expertise, experience, and connections that I believed would be more likely to impact negatively the opportunity for success on the merits of my claim in an arbitral setting.

I watched with interest as arbitration clauses caught on in this context, becoming (in many firms) a condition of employment.  Other BLPB editors have written about mandatory arbitration in the employment law context in this space in the past, including Ann Lipton here and Marcia Narine Weldon here.  The issue also has been raised by other bloggers and in the news media.  I remember stories about summer associate mandatory arbitration classes, for example.  (See, e.g., here and here from 2018.)

I recently read this article from The American Lawyer, which describes a trend away from these mandatory arbitration clauses in law firm employment.  What goes around comes around . . . .  I was especially interested to read that some firms are dispensing with the practice because employees/prospective employees disfavor these agreements.  I also noted the article's description of key substantive arguments against mandatory arbitration:  "[T]he clauses are unfair to workers and can allow large law firms to conceal accusations of racism, sexual harassment and assault."  This is consistent with my own reasoning.  Moreover, I admit that, as I was contemplating whether to sign Skadden's arbitration clause, sexual misconduct was among the big and very serious claims I determined that I would want to pursue in court--for remedy-related and public disclosure reasons.

Although the firm's leadership may have disapproved of my refusal to sign that agreement way back when, I still think I made the right decision--at least for me.  If arbitration is mutually beneficial, one would hope that both parties would recognize that at the outset of their relationship or at the time a dispute arises.  Otherwise, power imbalances tend to dominate in this space.  Dispute resolution situations also may involve emotional and psychological factors that can impact judgment and strategy.  Regardless, I am a "preserve as many options as possible" kind of gal.  As a result, taking a position that maintains my rights to sue or participate in a class action claim seems natural and appropriate.  I will hold onto those rights, if I can.

October 7, 2019 in ADR, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law Firms | Permalink | Comments (2)

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Legal Studies Professor Positions

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is hiring legal studies professors. Details about the positions below. 

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Tenure-Track Position(s)

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University seeks applications for a tenured/tenure-track position or positions in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective fall 2020. The candidate(s) selected will join a well-established department of 25 full-time faculty members who teach a variety of courses on legal topics, business ethics, and critical thinking at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is anticipated that the position(s) will be at the assistant professor rank, though appointment at a higher rank could occur if a selected candidate’s record so warrants. 

To be qualified, a candidate must have a J.D. degree (or equivalent terminal law degree) with an excellent academic record and must demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching and research in law and/or ethics. We seek applicants with research and teaching interests across a broad range of law and ethics issues in business, and we would be pleased to receive applications from scholars whose research or teaching interests intersect with issues of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity and equity in corporate and work environments (including but not limited to corporate board diversity, civil rights, employment anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, public accommodation, family leave, business and human rights, feminist and/or critical race theory and law/ethics, etc.). 

Candidates with appropriate subject-matter expertise and interest would have the opportunity to be involved on the leading edge of a developing collaboration between the Kelley School of Business and the Kinsey Institute, the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships and a trusted source for evidence-based information on critical issues in sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Such expertise, however, is not required to be qualified and considered for the position or positions. 

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application athttp://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8543. Candidates may direct questions to: Professor Jamie Darin Prenkert, Department Chair (japrenke@indiana.edu), or Professor Joshua E. Perry, Search Committee Chair (joshperr@indiana.edu), both at Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1309 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. 

Application materials received by October 24, 2019 will receive full consideration. However, the search will continue until the position(s) is/are filled. 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

Lecturer Position(s)

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University seeks applications for full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer positions in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective fall 2020. The candidate(s) selected will join a well-established department of 25 full-time faculty members who teach a variety of residential and online courses on legal topics, business ethics, and critical thinking at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lecturers have teaching and service responsibilities, but are not expected to engage in research activities. 

To be qualified, a lecturer candidate must have a J.D. degree (or equivalent terminal law degree) with an excellent academic record and must demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher. We value applicants who have a broad range of interests and experience and a commitment to teaching classes in both the legal environment of business and practical/applied business ethics. We would be pleased to hear from applicants whose interests or experience intersect with issues of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity and equity in corporate and work environments (including but not limited to corporate board diversity, civil rights, employment anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, public accommodation, family leave, business and human rights, feminist and/or critical race theory and law/ethics, etc.). 

Candidates with appropriate expertise would have the opportunity to be involved on the leading edge of a developing collaboration between the Kelley School of Business and the Kinsey Institute, the premier research institute on human sexuality and relationships and a trusted source for evidence-based information on critical issues in sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Such expertise, however, is not required to be qualified and considered for these positions. 

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/8545. Candidates may direct questions to: Professor Jamie Darin Prenkert, Department Chair (japrenke@indiana.edu), Professor Martin McCrory, Search Committee Co-Chair (mmcrory@indiana.edu), or Professor Arthur Andrew Lopez, Search Committee Co-Chair (lopezaa@indiana.edu), all at Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1309 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. 

Application materials received by November 15, 2019, will receive full consideration. However, the search will continue until the position(s) is/are filled. 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

 

September 29, 2019 in Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Commercial Law Position Announcement: University of Idaho

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks to fill a tenure-track or tenured faculty position beginning in the Fall of 2020 in the area of Commercial Law for its Moscow location. Both entry-level and lateral candidates are encouraged to apply. In addition to courses in Sales and Property Security, the faculty member will be expected to teach two additional courses – which may include Bankruptcy, Payment Systems, Real Estate Transactions, and/or State Debtor-Creditor Law – according to the interest of the faculty member and the needs of the College of Law. Candidates must have (1) a J.D. from an ABA-accredited school or the equivalent; (2) a distinguished academic record; (3) a record or the promise of teaching excellence; (4) a record or the promise of scholarly productivity; and (5) a record or the promise of expertise in the area of Commercial Law. Preference will be given to candidates with (1) post-J.D. practice, clerking, or teaching experience; and (2) post-J.D. experience related to Commercial Law and other courses listed above. Situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the University of Idaho is a comprehensive research institution. Information about the College of Law is available on its website at https://www.uidaho.edu/law. Interested candidates should apply online athttps://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/27297. Questions about the position should be directed to David Pimentel, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at dpimentel@uidaho.edu. The University of Idaho is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

[Hat tip to Aliza Plener Cover, Associate Professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, for highlighting this opportunity.]

September 23, 2019 in Commercial Law, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (1)