Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Open Faculty Position in Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at any level: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2023. Information about the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department and the research expertise of its current faculty may be found at:

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have either a JD (or equivalent) or a PhD from an accredited institution or both (expected completion by June 30, 2024 is acceptable). We seek outstanding researchers and teachers with a commitment to business-relevant scholarship. The Department’s faculty hold graduate degrees in a variety of areas, including law, philosophy, sociology, history, psychology, and political science. They teach courses in business ethics and law to undergraduates, MBAs, Executive MBAs, and PhD students."

The complete job posting is here.

June 29, 2022 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 27, 2022

Oklahoma Law - Seeking Faculty in Tax, Patents, Antitrust, and More

The University of Oklahoma College of Law 

Hiring For Associate/Full Professor of Law 

The University of Oklahoma College of Law seeks outstanding applicants, entry-level or lateral, for up to three full-time tenure-track positions beginning fall 2023. We welcome candidates in all subject areas, with particular interest in filling curricular needs in tax, patents, wills & trusts, evidence, civil procedure, antitrust, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). 

OU Law is a high-quality, affordable, and forward-looking institution committed to developing a socially-involved and inclusive legal profession. We boast world-class facilities and a diverse student body. Our strong national reputation is buttressed by a commitment to attracting and supporting excellent faculty with summer research grants, publication placement bonuses, course reductions based on productivity, and an extraordinary number of endowed positions.

Our law school sits on the main OU campus in Norman, a university town alive with entertainment, arts, food, and sports. A perennial “best place to live,” Norman has excellent public schools and low cost-of-living. Neighboring Oklahoma City features a dynamic economy, outstanding cultural venues, and a major airport. Visit and for more information.


  1. Must have a J.D. or equivalent academic degree.
  2. Must have strong academic credentials.
  3. Must have a commitment to excellence in teaching and demonstrably outstanding potential for scholarship.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a CV and job-talk paper to Cover letter optional. If selected for an interview, teaching evaluations will be requested if available. Application review will begin immediately, and the positions will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

June 27, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Pace Law Seeks Visiting Professor for Spring 2023

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University invites applications for a Visiting Professor for Spring 2023 

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is currently seeking applicants for a Visiting Professor to teach during the Spring 2023 semester. We are particularly interested in applicants who can teach Constitutional Law, Corporations and other courses in the business law area.

All applicants should have excellent academic credentials as well as demonstrated skill and experience in teaching.  The position is a temporary, non-tenure-track appointment.

Applicants should be willing and available to teach using in-person or hybrid formats, depending on changing circumstances and the needs of the particular classes.

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 University is committed to achieving completely equal opportunity in all aspects of University life.

Please apply via Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law offers J.D. degrees, Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, and 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

Please direct any questions via email to Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Law Operations, Professor Jill Gross, at

June 8, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, April 25, 2022

Maine Law Looking for a Visiting Professor/Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Professor of Practice






The University of Maine School of Law, in the coastal city of Portland, Maine, invites applications for a one- or two-semester position as a visiting professor during the 2022-2023 academic year. Specific curricular needs include Property, Real Estate Transactions, and Land Use. The visiting appointment may be at the Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, or Professor of Practice level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Members of minority groups, women, and others whose background would contribute to the
diversity of the Law School are encouraged to apply.

Required: Applicants must possess a J. D. degree or its equivalent, an excellent academic record, and a record or promise of successful teaching and student mentoring, including an ability and willingness to incorporate innovative teaching approaches into the curriculum.

Applications must be submitted to the University of Maine System Hire Touch portal at: You will need to create an applicant profile, locate the Visiting Professor of Law position in Hire Touch, and complete an application. Please upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, your resume or c.v., and contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, we encourage you to submit materials by May 15, 2022. You may email any questions to Applications, however, must be submitted via Hire Touch.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

April 25, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Duquesne Law Looking for 2022-23 Business Law VAP

Position Number: 350124 / 20-256
Apply to:

Duquesne University School of Law, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invites applications and nominations for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law to teach during the 2022-2023 academic year. This position is a nine-month visiting position, beginning in the summer of 2022 with the possibility of one additional nine-month term. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses: one course during the fall semester and two courses the spring semester. The successful candidate will have ample time to focus on scholarship, be afforded to the Law School's library and related resources, have no administrative or faculty committee duties.


Our curricular needs include: Business Associations, Property, Contracts, Emerging Technologies, Intellectual Property, Health Law, and related elective courses. Candidates must be available to teach in-person, although the public health situation may require occasional remote and/or hyflex teaching.


Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.


Experience teaching in legal education.

Evidence of significant practical experience in an area of curricular need.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Commitment to the University's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University's Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees -full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty-to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals that enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our University and its Spiritan heritage by visiting our Mission Statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio. The letter of intent should include comments on ability to teach in flexible environments, including online, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Applicants with questions about the position may contact Tara Willke at 412.396.2637 or

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

April 20, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Northwestern Still Accepting MSL Lecturer Applications

Further to my post from last Sunday, I received notice that Northwestern continues to accept applications for full-time lecturers for its Master of Science in Law program.  (The soft submission deadline was April 8.)  Preferred qualifications include a JD and 3-5 years of experience teaching or working in a field relevant to the MSL curriculum, such as a legal, business, entrepreneurship, or regulatory setting.  Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter explaining interest in the position through Northwestern’s online application system at this link:

April 10, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, April 8, 2022

Wagner Graduate Research Fellowship at NYU

The NYU Pollack Center invites applications for a Wagner Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Thanks to a generous grant of the Leonard Wagner Testamentary Trust, the Center for Law & Business offers a one-year graduate research fellowship to help develop future law academics with an interest in the social control of business institutions and the social responsibility of business.


Applicants must hold a JD or LLM degree and have practiced law for two years. Preference is given to applicants with a research interest in the legal regulation of business and ethics, and to those who have a degree from NYU School of Law. Fellows are expected to make a full-time commitment to their graduate research at the center. Involvement in Pollack Center research ventures is required.

How to Apply:

Applications must be received by May 16th 2022. Applicants must submit the following materials*:

  • Statement describing academic and research interests
  • Proposal for the research project during the fellowship year
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Law school academic transcripts
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A writing sample, preferably a scholarly paper written in the past two years

*Not all materials are required for every applicant.  Please inquire regarding required materials.

More information is available at the Pollack Center Website. Please direct all materials to Stephen Choi and David Yermack, Directors. We prefer that you first e-mail materials to Anat Carmy-Wiechman at, followed by a physical copy mailed to the NYU Center for Law & Business at 139 MacDougal Street, Room 116, New York, NY 10012.

Please direct inquiries to Anat Carmy Wiechman at or (212) 992-6173.

April 8, 2022 in Business School, Ethics, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Social Enterprise | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Full-Time Teaching Positions in the Northwestern MSL Program

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites applications for three full-time faculty positions in its Master of Science in Law program, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022. Candidates will be considered for appointment on the law school’s lecturer track (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer); these positions are not tenure eligible.

The Master of Science in Law (MSL) is an innovative legal master's degree offered by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. This program is geared specifically towards STEM professionals who are interested in topics at the intersection of law, regulation, business, and policy. The residential full-time program began in 2014; the online part-time format was added in 2017. The MSL program has a diverse student body, with both domestic and international students, and students of different ages, levels of work experience, backgrounds, race and ethnicity, and career goals. There are currently over 200 students enrolled and the program has over 400 alumni. Graduates of the MSL work in a variety of industries, including consulting, finance, pharma, biotech, engineering, healthcare, and law (including intellectual property, legal operations, and others); some go on to further study in medicine, business, law, and other fields.

The duties of the positions include teaching a full-time load of courses each year within both formats (residential and online) of the MSL program; there may also be the opportunity to teach in the JD program. Administrative responsibilities of the positions include advising and recruiting students. We seek applicants with a record of or potential for excellence in teaching, an aptitude for mentoring students regarding academic and career goals, and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

Preferred qualifications include a JD and 3-5 years of experience teaching or working in a field relevant to the MSL curriculum, such as a legal, business, entrepreneurship, or regulatory setting. In addition, we seek applicants who have experience with or interest in working with international students and global issues.

The MSL is an important manifestation of the Law School’s commitment to programs at the interface of law, business, and STEM. While MSL classes are separate from JD classes, they are taught by the same faculty and often cover similar topics. MSL students are well-integrated into the life of the law school; their presence enhances the learning environment for all law students.

The MSL curriculum clusters in four main areas: business, regulation, intellectual property, and skills development. Classes cover a wide variety of topics at the law-business-STEM interface, such as privacy, patent design, health and medicine, IP strategy, entrepreneurship, data security and breach, and regulation of STEM industries. Students in the MSL also take classes that focus on developing communication and quantitative skills.

We welcome applicants who can teach a variety of courses across the MSL curriculum; we have a particular interest in applicants who can teach courses in business law, intellectual property, legislation and regulation, ethics, and professional communication/skills (including writing, research, etc.).

Applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter explaining interest in the position through Northwestern’s online application system at this link: Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 8, 2022.

To learn more about the MSL program, please see the law school’s MSL website. A copy of the MSL curriculum can be found online here.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

April 3, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 21, 2022

Tennessee Law Soliciting 2022-23 Clayton Center Visitor


THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for a 9-month visiting faculty position to commence in the fall semester of 2022 to teach Business Associations, Bankruptcy, Law & Technology/Privacy Law, and other business law courses through the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law. 


Successful applicants must have a strong academic background and substantial, relevant practice experience.  Preference may be given to those applicants who are seeking to enter the academy from private practice or those seeking to contribute to the academy or the College of Law community through teaching and scholarship before returning to the private practice of law.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a letter of intent, resume, and the names and addresses of three references in hard copy or electronic format.  Applications will be accepted at until the position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to:

Professor George W. Kuney
Director of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law
The University of Tennessee
College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37996-1810

March 21, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Stanford Law School is Seeking a Teaching Fellow for its Corporate Governance and Practice LLM

Stanford Law School offers multiple specialized LLM programs to international students who have practiced law outside the U.S. The Corporate Governance and Practice LLM program admits approximately 20 students annually. Working under the supervision of Professor Michael Klausner, the Faculty Director of the program, the Teaching Fellow will assume significant academic, advising, and administrative responsibilities for these students.   Applicants for this fellowship are sought for a two-year commitment, starting in summer 2022.

The Teaching Fellow will be responsible for teaching two courses: one on corporate law from an economics perspective; and another on corporate law practice. The latter course will include outside speakers from practice. The fellow will also organize other academic and social events, and will be responsible for managing the Corporate Governance and Practice LLM program on a day-to-day basis, advising LLM students on academic and career issues, responding to inquiries from prospective LLM applicants, screening and admitting applicants, and interacting with faculty in support of the LLM program goals and needs. The fellow will have the support of and work with the Associate Dean for Advanced Degree Programs, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and the Associate Dean for Admissions. Although this is a full-time position, the fellow should be able to spend approximately half their time conducting their own research, and will have ready access to faculty for that purpose.


  • Candidates for this position are expected to have strong academic records and references.
  • Professional experience in corporate practice is required, with two or more years of such experience preferred.  
  • JD from a US school is preferred but candidates with an LLM or JSD will also be considered.
  • In the past, people who have held this position have used it as a step toward a tenure track position at a law school. We have a preference for candidates with an academic career in mind but this is not a requirement.

How to Apply:

We invite you to submit your application online via the Stanford Careers website referencing job number: [93553].  Please include:

  • a cover letter addressed to Professor Klausner,
  • an official law school transcript,
  • your resume/CV,
  • copies of any publications,
  • the names and contact information for at least three professional references (at least two law professors).

*Application deadline: Until position is filled

Additional Information:

This is a two-year fixed-term position starting in summer 2022 with the possibility of a third year by mutual consent and approval.

Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.

March 13, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 7, 2022

SEALS 2022 - Prospective Law Teachers Workshop

Reposting this notice and FAQ distributed last week by the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) for those interested in/planning on joining the law academy.

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Each year, SEALS hosts a Prospective Law Teachers Workshop (PLTW), which provides intensive opportunities for VAPs, fellows, and practitioners to network and participate in mock interviews and mock job talks—prior to the actual teaching market. The Workshop also includes a luncheon (separate ticket purchase is required) and 1-on-1 sessions for candidates to receive faculty feedback on their CVs and FAR forms. This year’s Prospective Law Teachers Workshop will be held at The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Florida on Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, July 30, 2022, although the full SEALS conference runs from Wednesday, July 27 through Wednesday, August 3. If you are interested in participating specifically in the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop, please send your CV, and a brief statement explaining your interest, to Professor Leah Chan Grinvald Please also confirm that you are planning on entering the teaching market in August 2022. Applications are due by March 21, 2022, with decisions made no later than March 30, as registration for SEALS opens on April 1. Past PLTW participants have secured tenure-track appointments at an impressive array of law schools.

Independently from the PLTW, SEALS also offers a workshop that is broader programming for anyone considering academia—even if one is earlier in the process. Anyone may simply attend the Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop by attending SEALS. The programming includes a demonstration of faculty-candidate interviews and sessions on designing your teaching package, navigating the market as a nontraditional candidate, mapping academic opportunities, what’s in a job talk, crafting scholarship goals, the art of self-promotion, as well as a luncheon (separate ticket purchase required when registering for SEALS). The Aspiring Workshop occurs between Wednesday, July 27–Sunday, July 31.

The goal of these two workshops is, in tandem, to provide robust opportunities for those who hope to one day enter legal academia.

Frequently Asked Questions:

They both sound great. What exactly is the difference?

The Prospective Workshop is designed for those who are going on the market this fall (and will be submitting their FAR form or applying to law teaching positions), in 2022, and desiring a chance to moot job talks and interviews in advance of that time. The Aspiring Workshop is designed for anyone considering academia, including those who may not yet be ready to moot a job talk in the summer. Participation in the Prospective Workshop is by acceptance-only while the Aspiring Workshop is open to everyone.

Can I attend both workshops?

Possibly. Some of the times may conflict, but the Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop will be generally open to anyone wishing to attend. Attendance in the Prospective Workshop is in contrast only by acceptance through our competitive selection process, although the PLTW session on Navigating the Market is open to all SEALS attendees.

Is this the new faculty recruitment initiative that I heard SEALS has put together?

No, this is not the new hiring initiative that SEALS is conducting. That process is entirely separate. Information about SEALS’ new faculty recruitment initiative can be found at the following link:

March 7, 2022 in Conferences, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, February 7, 2022

Oklahoma City Law - Doctrinal Opening(s)

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for one or more tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin with the 2022-23 academic year. We welcome applications from candidates with interests in any area of law, but we are particularly interested in candidates with a teaching interest in business organizations, energy law, environmental law, healthcare law, homeland security and national security, or secured transactions. We welcome candidates whose approaches in research will add to the scope and depth of our faculty scholarship.

Candidates should have an excellent academic background, demonstrated potential to be a productive scholar, a strong commitment to the practice of inclusion, and a strong commitment to becoming an engaged classroom teacher. Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in one of the states or the District of Columbia.

Oklahoma City University School of Law is located in downtown Oklahoma City and is deeply engaged with the legal, business, and governmental communities. Oklahoma City has been named “American’s Most Livable Community” and is consistently ranked among the most affordable and prosperous cities, among the top cities for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and among the best-run large cities.

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity. We strongly encourage applications from members of demographic groups underrepresented in the teaching and practice of law. For the university’s complete nondiscrimination policy, please see:

To apply, please submit a CV and job-talk paper to A cover letter that describes the candidate’s commitment to the practice of inclusion and includes examples would be helpful. If a candidate is selected for an interview, teaching evaluations will be requested, if available.

February 7, 2022 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Open Faculty Position - Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Studies at Drexel University

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The Legal Studies Department in Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business invites applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Studies to begin September 1, 2022. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level Legal Studies courses in person at the Drexel University LeBow Main Campus, the Malvern Campus and online. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in various areas of business law, such as Entrepreneurial Law, Corporate Governance, Contract Law and International Business. The standard teaching load for an Assistant Clinical Professor is 3 courses each for 4 quarters per year.

Candidates should possess a J.D. or LLM from an ABA-Accredited law school and demonstrate a high level of teaching competence.  Candidates must provide evidence of successful experience in teaching. Experience with and commitment to working with diverse student populations and commitment to equity in education at all levels is required. Experience and/or commitment to the use of technology as an instructional tool is desirable, as are strong collegial and collaborative skills.

The Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Studies will also engage in appropriate research/scholarly activities to maintain AQ status in discipline. Scholarly work may include conference presentations, law review publications, pedagogical scholarship and other scholarly works. The Assistant Clinical Professor in Legal Studies will also participate in service activities on campus and in the community."

The complete job posting is here.

January 26, 2022 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Want a trillion dollar client?

My law school classmate is the General Counsel of the Small Business Administration and is looking for a deputy. If I didn't love my work, I would apply myself.

Here's how she describes the role:

"I am searching for my next Deputy General Counsel. What's the job? The right person will be looking to be the managing partner of a mid-sized law practice (125+ persons) in which the sole client has a $1 trillion portfolio and a mission of serving the needs of small businesses throughout the nation."

If you want the actual official job description, see below. 

This Deputy General Counsel reports to the General Counsel. The incumbent provides legal counsel and services to the Administrator and other Agency officials and is responsible for dispensing legal advice on a myriad of issues involving, among other things, litigation, legislation, procurement, appropriations, employment law, labor relations, and financial law. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of General Counsel.


  • Directs, plans, and executes oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Office of General Counsel.
  • Provides legal interpretation and application of the Small Business Act and all related laws and regulations affecting the programs and operations of SBA.
  • Resolves novel and complex legal problems which become precedent opinions to guide operating and legal staffs at headquarters and in the field.
  • Serves as a liaison between SBA and top legal officers of other Government departments and agencies as well as with those on Congressional Committees, especially the House and Senate Small Business Committees.
  • Confers with individual Senators and Congressmen concerning the legal aspects of problems with their small business constituents.
  • Provides legal support to the Agency when responding to inquiries from Congress, other Federal agencies, state entities, and municipalities.


In addition to an annual salary, a career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Please visit the posted announcement on USAJOBS for additional information.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the position, please visit the posted announcement on ( . Resumes will be accepted through February 7, 2022, so candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

All applications must be submitted through the posting on USAJOBS. If you have questions, please submit your questions to the Agency contacts listed on the posted announcement.


January 15, 2022 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Open Legal Studies Position - Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business

Dear BLPB Readers:

"GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment in Legal Studies, effective fall 2022 in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.  Rank is open, but we expect to hire at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) or Clinical Associate Professor (non-tenure track). The salary level and course load are competitive.

 JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, the capability to publish research in refereed pedagogical and/or professional journals, and demonstrated potential to be an outstanding teacher. Significant professional experience as a lawyer is also highly valued.  While we welcome applications from candidates in all areas of business law, we would be especially interested to hear from applicants who have a background in insurance, innovation, or entrepreneurship, and those who could help advance the Robinson College of Business’s equity and inclusion initiatives and programs."

The full job posting is here: Download GSU Legal Studies Clinical Faculty Position

January 12, 2022 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 31, 2021

New Year's Resolution for Lawyers

People rarely keep resolutions, much less ones they don’t make for themselves, but here are some you may want to try.

  1. Post information about the law and current events that lay people can understand on social media. You don’t need to be a TikTok lawyer and dance around, but there’s so much misinformation out there by “influencers” that lawyers almost have a responsibility to correct the record.
  2. Embrace legal tech. Change is scary for most lawyers, but we need to get with the times, and you can start off in areas such as legal research, case management, accounting, billing, document automation and storage, document management, E-discovery, practice management, legal chatbots, automaton of legal workflow, contract management, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based applications. Remember, lawyers have an ethical duty of technological competence.
  3. Learn about legal issues related to the metaverse such as data privacy and IP challenges.
  4. Do a data security audit and ensure you understand where your and your clients’ data is and how it’s being transmitted, stored, and destroyed. Lawyers have access to valuable confidential information and hackers know that. Lawyers also have ethical obligations to safeguard that information. Are you communicating with clients on WhatsApp or text messages? Do you have Siri or Alexa enabled when you’re talking about client matters? You may want to re-think that. Better yet, hire a white hat hacker to assess your vulnerabilities. I'll do a whole separate post on this because this is so critical. 
  5. Speaking of data, get up to speed on data analytics. Your clients use data every day to optimize their business performance. Compliance professionals and in-house lawyers know that this is critical. All lawyers should as well.
  6. Get involved with government affairs. Educate legislators, write comment letters, and publish op-ed pieces so that people making the laws and influencing lawmakers can get the benefit of your analytical skills. Just make sure you’re aware of the local, state, and federal lobbying laws.
  7. Learn something completely new. When you do your CLE requirement, don’t just take courses in your area of expertise. Take a class that has nothing to do with what you do for a living. If you think that NFTs and cryptocurrency are part of a fad waiting to implode, take that course. You’ll either learn something new or prove yourself right.
  8. Re-think how you work. What can you stop, start, and continue doing in your workplace and family life?
  9. Be strategic when thinking about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lawyers talk about it, but from what I observe in my lawyer coaching practice and the statistics, the reality is much different on the ground and efforts often backfire.
  10. Prioritize your mental health and that of the members on your team. Do you need to look at billable hours requirements? What behavior does your bonus or promotion system incentivize? What else can you do to make sure that people are valued and continually learning? When was the last time you conducted an employee engagement survey and really listened to what you team members are saying? Whether your team is remote or hybrid, what can you do to make people believe they are part of a larger mission? There are so many resources out there. If you do nothing else on this list, please focus on this one. If you want help on how to start, send me an email.

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy 2022.

December 31, 2021 in Compliance, Contracts, Corporations, Current Affairs, Ethics, Film, Intellectual Property, Jobs, Law Firms, Lawyering, Legislation, Management, Marcia Narine Weldon, Technology, Wellness | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 5, 2021

GWU Law - Non-Faculty Business Law Opening

From our friend Art Wilmarth at GWU Law:

George Washington University Law School is seeking to hire a new Assistant Dean (and program director) for our Business and Finance Law Program.

Following is the link for the job posting:

If you know of well-qualified candidates who might be interested in this
position, please share this information and encourage them to apply.
Applications should be submitted ASAP, and preferably by December 15, 2021.

Many thanks, and best regards .................. Art Wilmarth

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Law
George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052

December 5, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Open Position in Financial Law at the University of Surrey School of Law

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The University of Surrey School of Law seeks to appoint a Financial Law expert with a specific focus on FinTech and financial regulation. The appointment may be made at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader Level.

Interested candidates should apply here:

Applicants are expected to have an excellent record of scholarship with published work of international significance and rigour. Candidates should have experience in applying for, and obtaining research income, or they should demonstrate the potential to do so. Those applying at Reader level should have an established record of generating research income, leading research projects, supervising research students, and providing administrative leadership. Applicants should be able to deliver outstanding teaching in law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and must be able to teach on our FinTech & Policy MSc programme run with Surrey Business School. A qualifying law degree (LLB, JD or similar) is essential and a doctorate in law or a related field is strongly preferred. We are keen on candidates who combine theoretical understanding of the area with demonstrated practical experience or expertise."

The complete job posting is here.


November 24, 2021 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Central Michigan Position Openings - College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University (“CMU”) invites applications for two separate entrepreneurship faculty positions to begin service on August 22, 2022.  CMU encourages applicants from diverse academic backgrounds to apply.

The first open position is for a tenure-track assistant professor.  Candidates must have a terminal degree: (i) a Ph.D. or D.B.A in entrepreneurship or a related business field (from an AACSB accredited institution); or, (ii) a J.D. (from an ABA accredited institution) with significant entrepreneurship-related experience; or, (iii) other relevant terminal degree with significant entrepreneurship-related experience. For those pursuing a Ph.D. or D.B.A., ABD applicants will be considered if it is clear that the applicant’s degree will be conferred at the time of appointment.  Tenure-track faculty are generally expected to teach three courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and actively participate in service activities.

The second open position is for a fixed-term faculty member at the rank of Lecturer I.  The candidate must have: (i) an earned a master’s degree in a business or other discipline related to entrepreneurship; or, (ii) a relevant terminal degree (such as a Ph.D. or D.B.A in entrepreneurship or related business field or a J.D.).  The candidate must also be able to satisfy the requirements for IP, SP, PA, or SA status under CMU’s AACSB Faculty Qualification Guidelines (found here).  The position is expected to teach four courses per semester but may receive a lighter teaching load in exchange for work as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with our Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Candidates for either position may also: advise students; engage in assessment of learning activities; help develop and promote CMU’s entrepreneurship offerings; support CMU’s New Venture Competition (NVC) and other extra-curricular initiatives; and strengthen partnerships on and off campus.  All candidates must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for either position.  To apply, please visit our website at  Inquiries about these positions may be directed to the Entrepreneurship Chairperson David Nows at; however, the applicant must apply directly through the online Central Michigan University applicant portal.  The positions are open until filled, although priority consideration will be given to applications completed by December 22, 2021.  We will contact candidates to schedule a phone interview, or alternatively, an in-person interview if the candidate is attending this winter’s USASBE Annual Conference held January 5-9, 2022 in Raleigh, NC.  Conference attendance is not required to be considered for this position.

November 16, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 15, 2021

NIU Law - Entry-Level, Tenure-Track Position

BLPB(NIULawLogo)Assistant Professor

College of Law

Northern Illinois University

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for an anticipated opening for an entry-level tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2022. Duties include engaging in high quality research and teaching, as well as being an active participant in law school and university service. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, or a foreign law school equivalent, and must provide evidence of the potential for engaging in high quality research and teaching. 

NIU Law is a public law school. It resides at the heart of a diverse and active university campus of over 17,000 students in DeKalb, Illinois, located on the western edge of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Preferred qualifications include record of scholarly publication, teaching experience (particularly in a law school), legal practice experience, strong law school record, law journal membership, and clerkship experience.

We will consider candidates with a broad range of teaching and research interests. Our needs include, but are not limited to, Business Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Tax, Trusts and Estates, and skills courses. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community.  Salary is commensurate with experience and education; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

To apply, visit  For full consideration, please complete an application and upload a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, list of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts by December 5, 2021. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Candidates are also encouraged to submit a one-page statement, describing their past experiences and future plans for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Professor and Interim Associate Dean Marc Falkoff, at; or to Tita Kaus, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at 815-753-1068 or

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

Northern Illinois University (NIU) is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an AA/EEO employer, NIU considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

November 15, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)