Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Richmond Law Seeking Spring 2025 Business Law Visitor

From friend-of-the-BLPB Jessica Erickson:

The University of Richmond School of Law is looking for a visitor next spring (2025) in the business law area.  Specifically, we are looking for coverage for our Mergers & Acquisitions course, as well as either Securities Regulation or Business Associations. If you might be interested, please reach out to Kristen Osenga, our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at [email protected].  I am also happy to answer any questions about the school and our fabulous students and faculty.

February 20, 2024 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Seeking Applicants for the Executive Director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Executive Director of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $200,000 to $250,000

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: October 30, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 7, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy (“Institute”) is seeking an Executive Director with substantial practical experience in business law and policy to plan, oversee and execute the work of the Institute. The Institute is, by design, a dynamic one and the Executive Director will have significant opportunity to creatively shape the Institute’s mission and initiatives together with key faculty and leaders at UCLA School of Law. The Institute supports and expands educational opportunities, job-search support, academic scholarship, and policy analysis in business law and tax law. The goals of the Institute are to train the next generation of leaders in business law and to be an important resource for both scholars and practitioners in analyzing current issues in business law and tax law and developing policy solutions in response to those issues. The Executive Director will lead a talented team, and will oversee the Institute’s core programs, fundraising, and operation.

The full position description can be found here. Hat tip to friend-0f-the-BLPB Andrew Verstein.

February 18, 2024 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cincinnati Law - Corporate Law Center Director Search

The University of Cincinnati College of Law is currently undertaking a search for a new director of our Corporate Law Center. A description is below.  Hat tip to Kate Jackson.

About the Center

The Corporate Law Center at the University of Cincinnati College of Law was founded in 1987.  Its mission is to carry out  programs related to the education and training of students and others in the field of corporate law.  The Center has historically fulfilled its mission in a variety of ways, including the following: Awarding CLC fellowships to incoming law students, hosting an annual symposium devoted to trending topics in business law, supporting research, coursework, and other academic activities related to corporate law, sponsoring the student-led Business Law Society at the College of Law, supporting the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, which provides transactional legal services to start-ups, small businesses, and non-profit organizations; supporting the Patent & Trademark Clinic, which provides intellectual property legal services to individuals and businesses throughout the Cincinnati entrepreneurial ecosystem, and administering the Business Law Concentration for current law students.

Many of these activities continue to be enormously valuable. As part of the creation of a vision and strategic plan, the new Director will undertake a full programmatic review of the CLC and determine what kind of restructuring and reimagining is necessary to bring the CLC to the next level, as the leading national center of its kind.  Additional activities in this regard may include the creation of additional educational opportunities for students, a mentoring program, the establishment of an advisory board, and roundtables and seminars for members of the bar.

Job Overview

The College of Law seeks an innovative and dynamic leader to reinvigorate and reimagine its storied Corporate Law Center ("CLC").  Reporting directly to the Dean and working closely with its Academic Director, the new Director of the CLC will be responsible for defining a vision for the CLC, developing the resources to carry the vision out, and raising the profile of the CLC so that it is properly recognized as one of the premier centers of the College of Law. 

The ideal candidate will be collaborative and visionary, with experience in transactional law and a passion for the educational mission of the College of Law.  The candidate's background will reflect the potential to build strong and lasting partnerships with various constituencies both within and outside the institution to advance the mission of the Corporate Law Center.  The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the capacity to tailor academic and nonacademic programming to meet the unique needs of law students interested in transactional law.  Finally, the candidate will have a demonstrated track record of bringing a vision from its original conception through to full implementation.  

The position is structured as a two-year term, with the potential for extensions if the CLC is successful in obtaining funding to support the position for a longer period. 

Standard Days Worked: M-F
Type of Appointment: Full-Time (12 Months)
Work Location:  In-person.  The office location is University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2925 Campus Green Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221.

Essential Functions

  • Undertake a full programmatic review of the CLC's current activities.
  • Create a vision and a long-term strategic plan for the CLC.
  • Develop the resources necessary to carry out the plan. 
  • Build partnerships across campus and to the Cincinnati business community.
  • Research, design, and implement high quality programming in the area of corporate law.
  • Provide educational outreach to the transactional legal community through events, workshops, and collaboration with applicable partners.
  • Collaborate with College of Law leadership, faculty, and staff, as well as campus and community members.
  • Maintain data and provide reports on Center activities, as well as assessment of outreach and other efforts.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on the needs of the Corporate Law Center.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated capacity for developing a vision and creating and carrying out a strategic plan.
  • Substantial capacity for fundraising.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and building partnerships to advance the mission of the CLC and the College.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusive excellence and belonging.
  • Five years post-J.D. work experience in corporate legal practice or a related field.
  • Juris Doctor.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience with law teaching.
  • A record of published scholarship in corporate law and related fields.

Application Information

  • Interested and qualified applicants must apply online and include (i) a cover letter of interest, and (ii) a resume.  
  • Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered for the position. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

February 18, 2024 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Open Visiting Faculty Positions - Howard University School of Law

Dear BLPB Readers:

"HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for two visiting faculty
positions during the 2024-2025 academic year. Howard University, a culturally
diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university,
provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate,
graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and
potential.

Position 1 – We are hiring a visiting law professor for a full-year podium visit. This
professor will teach one section of our first-year contracts course, which is a full
year course. In addition to the contracts course, we are open to a wide range of
other offerings in both semesters with a particular interest in business courses and
upper level writing seminars.

Position 2 – We are hiring a visiting law professor for a Fall 2024 podium visit. This
professor will teach one section of our fall first-year civil procedure course. In
addition to the civil procedure course, we are open to a wide range of other
offerings in the fall semester with a particular interest in business courses and
upper level writing seminars."

The complete announcement about these positions is here: Download HUSL Visiting Faculty Announcement - AALS 01.18.24[61]

January 31, 2024 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 26, 2024

Are Lawyers, Lawmakers, and Law Professors Really Ready for AI in 2024?

We just finished our second week of the semester and I’m already exhausted, partly because I just submitted the first draft of a law review article that’s 123 pages with over 600 footnotes on a future-proof framework for AI regulation to the University of Tennessee Journal of Business Law. I should have stuck with my original topic of legal ethics and AI.

But alas, who knew so much would happen in 2023? I certainly didn’t even though I spent the entire year speaking on AI to lawyers, businesspeople, and government officials. So, I decided to change my topic in late November as it became clearer that the EU would finally take action on the EU AI Act and that the Brussels effect would likely take hold requiring other governments and all the big players in the tech space to take notice and sharpen their own agendas.

But I’m one of the lucky ones because although I’m not a techie, I’m a former chief privacy officer, and spend a lot of time thinking about things like data protection and cybersecurity, especially as it relates to AI. And I recently assumed the role of GC of an AI startup. So, because I’m tech-adjacent, I’ve spent hours every day immersed in the legal and tech issues related to large and small language models, generative AI (GAI), artificial general intelligence (AGI), APIs, singularity, the Turing test, and the minutiae of potential regulation around the world. I’ve become so immersed that I actually toggled between listening to the outstanding Institute for Well-Being In Law virtual conference and the FTC’s 4-hour tech summit yesterday with founders, journalists, economists, and academics. Adding more fuel to the fire, just before the summit kicked off, the FTC announced an inquiry into the partnerships and investments of  Alphabet, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Anthropic PBC, Microsoft Corp., and OpenAI, Inc. Between that and the NY Times lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft alleging billions in damages for purported IP violations, we are living in interesting times.

If you’ve paid attention to the speeches at Davos, you know that it was all AI all the time. I follow statements from the tech leaders like other people follow their fantasy football stats or NCAA brackets. Many professors, CEOs, and general consumers, on the other hand, have been caught by surprise by the very rapid acceleration of the developments, particularly related to generative AI.

However, now more members of the general public are paying attention to the concept of deepfakes and demanding legislation in part because the supernova that is Taylor Swift has been victimized by someone creating fake pornographic images of her. We should be even more worried about the real and significant threat to the integrity of the fifty global elections and occurring in 2024 where members of the public may be duped into believing that political candidates have said things that they did not, such as President Biden telling people not to vote in the New Hampshire primary and to save their votes for November.

For those of us who teach in law schools in the US and who were either grading or recovering from grading in December, we learned a few days before Christmas that Lexis was rolling out its AI solution for 2Ls and 3Ls. Although I had planned to allow and even teach my students the basics of prompt engineering and using AI as a tool (and not a substitute for lawyering) in my business associations, contract drafting, and business and human rights class, now I have to also learn Lexis’ solution too. I feel for those professors who still ban the use of generative AI or aren’t equipped to teach students how to use it ethically and effectively.

Even so, I’m excited and my students are too. The legal profession is going to change dramatically over the next two years, and it’s our job as professors to prepare our students. Thompson Reuters, the ABA, and state courts have made it clear that we can’t sit by on the sidelines hoping that this fad will pass.

Professionally, I have used AI to redraft an employee handbook in my client’s voice (using my employment law knowledge, of course), prepare FAQs for another client’s code of conduct in a very specialized industry, prepare interview questions for my podcast, and draft fact patterns for simulations for conferences and in class. I’ve also tested its ability to draft NDAs and other simple agreements using only ChatGPT. It didn’t do so well there, but that’s because I know what I was looking for. And when I gave additional instructions, for example, about drafting a mutual indemnification clause and then a separate supercap, it did surprisingly well. But I know what should be in these agreements. The average layperson does not, something that concerns Chief Justice Roberts and should concern us all.

How have you changed your teaching with the advent of generative AI? If you’re already writing or teaching about AI or just want more resources, join the 159 law professors in a group founded by Professors April Dawson and Dan Linna. As for my law review article, I’m sure a lot of it will be obsolete by the time it’s published, but it should still be an interesting, if not terrifying, read for some.

January 26, 2024 in Business Associations, Compliance, Consulting, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Corporate Personality, Corporations, CSR, Current Affairs, Ethics, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, International Law, Jobs, Law Firms, Law School, Lawyering, Legislation, Marcia Narine Weldon, Research/Scholarhip, Science, Teaching, Technology, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Tulane seeks Fellows!

Tulane Law School invites applications for its Forrester Fellowship, which is designed for promising scholars who plan to apply for tenure-track law school positions. This is a full-time faculty position in the law school, and faculty are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the intellectual life of the school. The law school provides significant support and mentorship, a professional travel budget, and opportunities to present works-in-progress in faculty workshops. 

Tulane’s Forrester Fellows teach legal writing in the first-year curriculum to first-year law students in a program coordinated by the Director of Legal Writing. Fellows are appointed to a one-year term with the possibility of a single one-year renewal. Applicants must have a JD from an ABA-accredited law school, outstanding academic credentials, and significant law-related practice and/or clerkship experience. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Erin Donelon at [email protected]. Interested candidates may apply here: Apply - Interfolio

Qualifications

J.D. from ABA-accredited law school; practice and/or clerkship experience

January 9, 2024 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Open Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Law Position - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The Accounting Area in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to fill a full-time/academic year tenure-track position in business law as part of the university’s year-round operations initiative with a contemplated appointment in summer of 2024.

Applicants must have the ability to work with diverse students. Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.

Primary duties and responsibilities are to: (A) teach undergraduate and graduate business law courses; (B) maintain an active portfolio of research in business law accompanied with publication in high quality law journals and other approved peer reviewed publications; and (C) perform extensive area, college, and university service duties (e.g., curriculum committee, academic senate, etc.)."

The complete job posting is here.

December 20, 2023 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Widener Law Seeks Tenure-Track Contracts Professor

Widener Law Commonwealth seeks an entry-level or pre-tenure lateral faculty member to fill one tenure track position starting in the 2024-2025 academic year. We have a specific need in our year-long Contracts course. The remainder of the teaching package is flexible. This position reports to the dean of the law school.

WLC is a dynamic community of teachers and scholars. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our students, our engagement with teaching, and our scholarly impact. Many of our scholars are actively engaged in law reform efforts at both the state and federal level.

The law school is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.

Established in 1989, Widener Law Commonwealth is an independently accredited law school within Widener University. Located in Harrisburg, PA, the law school’s location in the capital of Pennsylvania provides impactful experiences for both our faculty and students. . . .

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The full position announcement is here.

December 14, 2023 in Contracts, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 11, 2023

Touro Law Seeking Small Business Assistance Clinic Director

Touro Law is hiring in its Clinical Program for a director of the new Small Business Legal Assistance Clinic. Please pass along this opportunity if you know someone who may be interested in the pursuit of social justice through transactional work and teaching. Please see job description and application at this link. The position, starting in the summer of 2024, is for a full time faculty member with voting privileges and annual renewal up to a 3-year term. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority for those submitted by December 31, 2023.

December 11, 2023 in Clinical Education, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Positions in Business Law and Ethics, Indiana U. Kelley School of Business

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington seeks applications for a tenured/tenure-track position or positions in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective Fall 2024. The candidate(s)selected will join a well-established department of 27 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.
Candidates with appropriate subject-matter expertise and interest would have the opportunity to be involved on the leading edge of a developing interdisciplinary 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."

The complete job posting is here.

December 6, 2023 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Open Postdoctoral Scholar Position - Berkeley Center for Private Law Theory

Dear BLPB Readers:

"Private law structures the legal building blocks that most profoundly affect our social and economic life, notably property, contract, and torts as well as central aspects of family law, trust law, work law, and more. It thus governs our relationships with each other in arguably the most important spheres of our lives: in the market, the workplace, the neighborhood, and intimate relations. Private law theories develop conceptual and normative analyses of these building blocks and critically investigate their meanings, their interrelationships, their varied institutionalizations, and their implications in these and other social settings. The theory of private law has a proud legacy stretching back to antiquity, which has been continually renewed and updated. The need for a new generation of private law theory has become all the more acute given questions and challenges posed by rapid technological change, economic globalization, and the rise of new forms of family and personal relations.

The Berkeley Center for Private Law theory promotes interdisciplinary research on these themes. We organize a variety of activities designed to stimulate dialogue, to exchange and advance knowledge, and to explore new ideas. The Berkeley Center for Private Law Theory aims to foster insights into the legal building blocks of our social and economic life and contribute to making them fair and just.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar. The successful candidate will be mentored by Professor Hanoch Dagan and the dynamic and collaborative research team of the Berkeley Center for Private Law Theory."

The complete position description is here.

 

November 29, 2023 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Open Lecturer Position(s) in Dept. of Bus. Law & Ethics - Indiana University Kelley School of Business

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer position or positions in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective Fall 2024. The candidate selected will join a well-established department of 27 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."

The complete job posting is here.

November 8, 2023 in Business School, Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Two Exciting Chair Opportunities at Brandeis (Louisville) Law!

Faculty Position (Harold Edward Harter Endowed Chair)

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Position Description:

The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law invites applications for the Harold Edward Harter Endowed Chair of Commercial Law, to commence July 1, 2024. The holder of the Harter Chair should have a well-established record of outstanding scholarship as well as teaching expertise in one or more areas of Commercial Law, consistent with the expectations of a tenured, full professor. The University of Louisville is a vibrant, intellectual community while Louisville is a thriving, major metropolitan city with a great legal market.

The Brandeis School of Law is committed to excellence in preparing lawyers for productive careers. The school boasts an excellent faculty with a deep commitment to teaching and academic support, and a low student-faculty ratio. Our smaller class sizes foster close interaction between students and faculty, nurture a culture of collegial learning, and provide opportunities for individualized attention. In addition to teaching excellence, our faculty is deeply committed to producing excellent scholarships and to community engagement. Our faculty boasts many engaged scholars.

The School of Law strives to promote collegiality and professionalism, and its culture is based on civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. The school also seeks to admit and support a diverse law school population and provides opportunities to share and discuss differing opinions.

Applicants for this position should have distinguished academic credentials, a record of scholarship, and a strong commitment to scholarship, teaching, service, professional ethics, and collegiality. The School of Law values the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from persons who will contribute to that diversity.

Documents Requested: Letter of interest – CV – Teaching Philosophy – Teaching Evaluations

The Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to review until hiring needs are met.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at [email protected] or 502.852.6258.

 

Faculty Position (Grosscurth Chair)

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The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law invites applications for the Grosscurth Chair in Intellectual Property to commence July 1, 2024. The holder of the Grosscurth Chair should have a well-established record of outstanding scholarship as well as teaching expertise in one or more areas of Intellectual Property, consistent with the expectations of a tenured, full professor. The University of Louisville is a vibrant, intellectual community with significant opportunities to develop interdisciplinary programs while Louisville is a thriving, major metropolitan city with a need for more attorneys with IP experience.

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law: The Brandeis School of Law is committed to excellence in preparing lawyers for productive careers. The school boasts an excellent faculty with a deep commitment to teaching and academic support, and a low student-faculty ratio. Our smaller class sizes foster close interaction between students and faculty, nurture a culture of collegial learning, and provide opportunities for individualized attention. In addition to teaching excellence, our faculty is deeply committed to producing excellent scholarships and to community engagement. Our faculty boasts many engaged scholars.

The School of Law strives to promote collegiality and professionalism, and its culture is based on civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. The school also seeks to admit and support a diverse law school population and provides opportunities to share and discuss differing opinions.

Applicants: Applicants for this position should have distinguished academic credentials, a record of scholarship, and a strong commitment to scholarship, teaching, service, professional ethics, and collegiality. The School of Law values the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from persons who will contribute to that diversity.

Documents Requested: Letter of interest – CV – Teaching Philosophy – Teaching Evaluations

The Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to review until hiring needs are met.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at [email protected] or 502.852.6258.

October 25, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

UConn Law Seeking Faculty

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW / PROFESSOR OF LAW

The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for two full-time, tenure-track, or tenured-at-hire faculty positions commencing in the fall of 2024. Although we will consider candidates with a range of curricular and scholarly expertise, subject areas of particular interest include criminal procedure, environmental and energy law, and taxation; we also have needs in civil procedure, constitutional law, cybersecurity, land use, professional responsibility, property, securities regulation, and trusts and estates. A successful candidate will have a record of professional accomplishments commensurate with an appointment at the rank of (1) Associate Professor (for entry-level candidates) or (2) Professor (for lateral candidates) with an opportunity for tenure-at-hire.

The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups and other candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution. UConn Law School is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education and scholarly environment of the highest quality. The School is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Its beautiful Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The School has both day and evening divisions and offers the JD (Juris Doctor) degree, LLM (Master of Laws) degrees, and the SJD (Doctor of Laws) degree, as well as several dual degree programs. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and public service for the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A JD degree or equivalent terminal degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach effectively in one or more of the following areas: civil procedure, constitutional law, criminal procedure, cybersecurity, environmental and energy law, land use, professional responsibility, property, securities regulation, and taxation.
  • A demonstrated capacity for scholarly excellence.
  • A demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, legal academy, and/or profession.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Entry-Level

  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach in either criminal procedure, environmental and energy law, or federal income taxation.
  • Published or accepted work that demonstrates scholarly aptitude and long-term promise.
  • Active participation in relevant scholarly and/or professional communities.
  • Law school teaching experience.

Lateral

  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach in either criminal procedure, environmental and energy law, or federal income taxation.
  • A strong national reputation in the candidate’s field of expertise.
  • A record of outstanding achievement in scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • Prominence in relevant scholarly and/or professional communities.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time appointment for a tenure-track or tenured-at-hire position. Lateral applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor, with tenure. Salary and rank will be highly competitive and commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities, and research support. Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25446 and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of interest,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Scholarship statement,
  • Teaching statement,
  • Commitment to diversity statement,
  • Sample journal articles or books,
  • Names and contact information for three (3) letters of reference.

Any questions about application materials may be directed to the appointments committee chair, Minor Myers, at [email protected].

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence encompasses a commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

October 24, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Open Lecturer Position in Legal Studies - University of Georgia Terry College of Business

Dear BLPB Readers:

"The Department of Insurance, Legal Studies and Real Estate in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track faculty position in Legal Studies at the lecturer level. The expected start date is May 2024 but can be as early as January 2024. The position is renewable based on performance and promotion to Senior Lecturer is possible after six years of service. Participation in service activities appropriate to the rank is expected.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications."

The complete job posting is here.

October 11, 2023 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 8, 2023

Business Clinicians Sought at Cornell Law

I found the message below in my "in box" yesterday from Celia Bigoness and Beth Lyon at Cornell Law and thought it important to share the opportunities they reference with the broader BLPB community.  I hope it is useful to those of you considering long-term non-tenure-track roles in the entrepreneurial law space.

I'm happy to share that Cornell Law School is seeking two new clinicians to work in our Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (ELC) and help us create the law school's first dual-campus clinic. Expanding the ELC, made possible by a generous gift creating the Blassberg-Rice Center for Entrepreneurship Law, represents Cornell Law School's commitment to community-engaged learning and partnerships throughout New York state.

We are searching for one clinician to be based at our Ithaca campus, and one clinician to be based at the Co at Cornell Law:rnell Tech campus in New York City. Both new hires will have a full-time teaching responsibility in the ELC, working alongside the ELC's founder and the director of the new center, Celia Bigoness. Both appointments will be to the long-term, presumptively renewable, contract track for permanent clinical faculty at Cornell Law School, with voting rights and academic leave rights consistent with the other permanent clinicians.

The full job posting is linked here . . . .

The application deadline is October 15, but we encourage candidates to apply early.

If you have any questions, please contact Celia ([email protected]) and our Associate Dean for Experiential Education, Beth Lyon ([email protected]).

All the best,

Beth and Celia

September 8, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 1, 2023

Penn State Law Hiring Visitors

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Penn State Law, located in University Park, Pennsylvania, invites applications for visiting positions for the spring 2024 semester and the 2024-25 academic year. The rank of this non-tenure-track, term appointment will be Visiting Professor of Practice, Visiting Lecturer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor, based on the applicant's experience level. The appointment will begin in spring 2024 or fall 2024 and run from one to three semesters, depending on the applicant's start date and preferences. An extension of the appointment may be possible.

Penn State Law will consider applicants in a variety of subject matter areas. Areas of particular interest include Corporations; Contracts; Real Estate Transactions; Transactional Design and Drafting; and Law and Accounting. Other areas include Trial Advocacy; Evidence; Professional Responsibility; Contract Drafting; Arbitration; Negotiation; Mediation; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Administrative Law; and Constitutional Law.

A law degree – J.D., LL.M., or J.S.D. – is required. The successful applicant will also have experience that suggests the ability to effectively teach students, prior teaching experience as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, or other equivalent experience teaching/supervising law students in an academic context, or relevant practice experience.
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A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required in order to be considered. Applicants with prior teaching experience will also be asked to share teaching evaluations. Questions related to this position may be directed to the search chair, Associate Dean Jud Mathews, at [email protected]. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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September 1, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Nebraska Law Seeks Tenure-Track Faculty in Multiple Business Law Areas

From Danielle C. Jefferis at Nebraska Law through the Association of American Law Schools portal:

Nebraska Law is seeking entry-level and lateral candidates for tenure-track positions in Contracts and Business Organizations. Other courses that would fill curricular needs include but are not limited to Antitrust, Trademark/Unfair Competition, Corporate Finance, Transactional Drafting, Wills and Trusts, Accounting for Lawyers, Mediation, Negotiation, Client Counseling, Remedies, Natural Resources, Environmental Law, and Health Law. The posting is here: employment.unl.edu/postings/87281

I am on the Appointments Committee and happy to answer any questions from those interested. You may also reach out to the committee chair, Anthony Schutz, at [email protected].

August 22, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 21, 2023

Mercer Law Seeks Tenure-Track Commercial Law (& Other) Faculty

The Mercer University School of Law invites applications from entry-level and pre-tenure lateral candidates (Assistant and Associate rank) for three tenure-track faculty positions to begin in the Fall of 2024. We welcome applications from candidates in all subject matter areas, especially commercial law and legal writing. We also welcome candidates who are truly entry-level, with no prior law teaching experience, but who show significant promise for excellence in teaching and scholarship.   

Founded in 1873, Mercer University School of Law has a long tradition of producing lawyers who are ready to practice and committed to service. The School has earned a reputation as an excellent provider of legal education with an intense focus on student and faculty interaction. With an enrollment of about 375 students, Mercer Law School is one of 12 schools and colleges of Mercer University, which has been listed among the top institutions of higher education in the nation. The School of Law is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs in legal writing, advocacy (moot court and mock trial), public service, and professionalism and ethics. 

The School of Law is located in Macon, Georgia, a city of approximately 156,000. Macon is known for its strong musical heritage (e.g., Otis Redding, Little Richard, the Allman Brothers), its vibrant arts community, its recreational offerings (e.g., the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park), and its affordable cost of living. Located 85 miles from Atlanta, Macon offers the livability of a smaller city with ready access to large city amenities. 

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Mercer University is an AA/EEO/Veteran/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 merceruniversity.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/external/... and attach a current CV with the names and contact information for three references. For information contact Professor Pam Wilkins, Chair, Appointments Committee, Mercer University School of Law, [email protected]

August 21, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Tenure-Track Faculty Searches at Santa Clara Law - Focus on IP and Technology

Santa Clara University School of Law welcomes applications for three tenure-track positions to begin in the 2024-2025 academic year. Ideal candidates will be creative and committed scholars, exemplary teachers, and engaged colleagues, eager to serve our students and our institution alike. The School of Law has a longstanding commitment to the diversity of its faculty and its student body.  Of the three positions, we seek two who have expertise in the area of Intellectual Property or technology.  In filling these positions, we prefer candidates with experience and demonstrated abilities for teaching and successfully mentoring students from groups underrepresented in the legal profession, first generation students, and those coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Whether the applicant has taught for a short time or is a tenured professor, candidates should be prepared to teach at least one California Bar tested course as well as a balance of upper-level elective courses. Candidates also should have a well thought-out research agenda and a demonstrated commitment to producing excellent legal scholarship. Applicants should send a C.V., statement of interest, and representative publications to the Santa Clara University HR Portal HERE.      

August 20, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)