Monday, April 1, 2019

More on Networking and Related Communications

Dedicated BLPB readers may recall that I offered advice to job seekers in a series of posts a few (now almost three) years ago.  The most recent in that series (which links to the prior posts as well as an earlier post written by BLPB co-editor Haskell Murray) related to "networking cover letters"--communications designed to get you a meeting (or at least start a productive conversation) with someone who may be able to help you progress in your professional development.  That post can be found here.

A few weeks back, a friend sent me a link to this article in The New York Times.  The link was accompanied by a query: "For students?"  My response: "Yes!  For students!"

The authors of the article see many things that I also saw as successes and perils in these kinds of communications.  For example, taking my four points from that 2016 post in turn, set forth below are a few related things that the more recent article affirms.

  • Respect your reader's time:  "[I]t can be difficult or even unrealistic for a busy professional to coordinate bespoke consultation appointments for everyone who asks."
  • Sell your strengths:  "[I]mmediately highlight any commonalities and unique bonds you have."  "[A]rticulate why this person is distinctly qualified to give you the knowledge you seek. Make a clear, compelling case for why you’re initiating contact. Be vulnerable, and get to the heart of why you’re reaching out."
  • Consider the timing of your letter:  "Expect light homework, deferrals, referrals or delays in response to a cold email asking to pick their brain."  
  • Stick to it:  "If the expert asks you to keep them updated with your progress, do it! Continue the dialogue."  "Take any relevant advice offered and let the expert know how implementing the advice panned out."

Another important tip from the article is to look at the communication as a chance to build a relationship.  (“It’s not about checking a box. It’s about meeting someone and connecting to really build a relationship”).  And always important (but sometimes overlooked):  "Experts agree you should offer to pay for drinks or a meal. Take notes if appropriate, put your phone down (or stash it out of sight) and focus on the discussion at hand."

This is all great stuff.  Many of us have opportunities to convey this kind of information to students or confirm it by repeating it to them.  We should take advantage of those opportunities when they arise to enable our qualified students to get the jobs they seek.

 

April 1, 2019 in Haskell Murray, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 1, 2019

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking applications for Co-Director of the Business Law Clinic/ Executive Director of the Business Law Center

The Business Law Clinic (Clinic) is part of a comprehensive curriculum in transactional law that is comprised of the Clinic, the Business Law Center (Center) and certificate and degree conferring programs. The Clinic, established in 1999, offers students a unique opportunity to develop essential lawyering skills in a professional, interactive environment. Loyola seeks a dynamic Clinic Co-Director/Center Executive Director to work collaboratively with the Clinic Co-Director and the Director of the Business Law Center to provide strategic leadership, teach the Clinic class, supervise student work with clients, and to assist the Center Director in the development of the business and transactional law curriculum, scholarly conferences and programming.

The Co-Director/Executive Director will serve as the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Clinical Professor of Law that is a presumptively renewable long-term contract position with voting privileges within the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. Our mission is to educate diverse, talented students to be responsible leaders in a rapidly changing, interdependent world, to prepare graduates who will be ethical advocates for justice and the rule of law, and to contribute to a deeper understanding of law and legal institutions through a commitment to research, scholarship and public service.

The Clinic is a focal point of student development of essential lawyering skills in a professional, interactive live-client environment. Students work under the direct supervision of the Co-Directors to represent entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as individuals who are seeking legal assistance with not-for-profit organizations. The not-for-profit clients represented by the Clinic include organizations that encompass animal welfare, sports clubs, museums, community organizations, religious organizations, etc. The for-profit clients are entrepreneurs, inventors, service providers, and web-based business owners who are involved in a variety of industries. The Clinic Co-Directors work collaboratively to provide supervision and professional oversight of the work completed by law student clinicians in addition to teaching the Clinic classroom component. Business Law Center The Center is the hub for School of Law’s curriculum, research and programming related to business and transactional law. The Center is led by a nationally and internationally renowned Director that is a full-time tenured faculty member along with other esteemed scholars in business law. The Center Director works in close collaboration with the Business Law Clinic to ensure that students have access to a full and wide breadth of educational opportunities and programs.

The Center is a part of larger initiatives across the University, the Quinlan School of Business and the Chicago community that seek to implement Loyola’s social justice mission as it relates to providing access to business ventures and initiatives to underserved and minority communities. The Center includes the Institute for Investor Protection, The Rooftops Project, the JD Certificate in Transactional Law, and the Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law degree.

Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities of the Co-Director/Executive Director include, but are not limited to the following: Strategic planning for the future direction of the Clinic for continued growth and development; Serve as the external advocate and collaborator for the Clinic in its work with the Center, the Quinlan School of Business and other community partnerships; Assist in the administration of the Clinic and the development of the Center; Supervision of law students, summer interns, and fellows in skill development and client representation including supervising students in client meetings, drafting contracts and other legal documents, conducting legal research, determining client legal issues, and advising and counseling clients; Teach and assist in the development of curriculum as part of the classroom component for the Clinic, the Transactional Law Certificate and the LLM in Business Law; Mentor and act as faculty advisor to student members of the Business Law Society; Assist the Center Director in organizing conferences, workshops and seminars in business and transactional law; and Engaging in scholarly research (preferred but not required).

Qualifications: The candidate must have the ability to engage successfully and work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders including the Clinic Co-Director, the Center Director, students, clients, administrators, and community members. Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to the needs of clients, cultural nuances and confidential information. A commitment to serving not-for-profit clients and underserved and minority communities. Experience as a clinician or former clinical teaching fellow in a business/transactional law clinic or as a lawyer with significant practice experience in business law. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of an interprofessional team. Demonstrated commitment to detail and a process-oriented approach to supervision of clinic work. Demonstrated ability to organize and manage conferences, workshops and seminars. Flexible work attitude, ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a small staff and frequent student turnover (due to semester long courses and graduation). Bachelor's degree and a JD from an ABA accredited law school degree required. Admission/eligibility for admission to the Illinois Bar. Adept user of internet, case management systems, e-mail and other office automation systems.

Selection Process: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin on July 1, 2019. Applicants are to submit (1) a letter of interest describing the candidate’s reasons for applying for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly or other written work if available, and (4) the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to provide professional references. Applications should be submitted through Loyola’s Careers website at https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/10391. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Steven A. Ramirez, Director of Business Law Center, Loyola University Chicago, 25 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL, 60611, sramirez3@luc.edu.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged and preference will be given to candidates who can mentor female law students and those from communities that are underrepresented in the legal profession. Candidates are encouraged to consult our website to gain a clearer understanding of Loyola's mission at www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml and our focus on transformative education at www.luc.edu/transformativeed/.

March 1, 2019 in Clinical Education, Jobs, Law School, Lawyering, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 25, 2019

Business Law and Ethics Faculty Position (Tenure-Track) - Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School

Suffolk

BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS FACULTY POSITION

FALL 2019

SAWYER BUSINESS SCHOOL

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02108

POSITION:  Business Law & Ethics Faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2019.  This is for a tenure-track position.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • J.D. from and ABA-accredited law school.
  • B.A or other relevant graduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited school.
  • A relevant Ph.D. from an AACSB-accredited school may be substituted for the graduate degree requirement.
  • Potential for excellent teaching and research.
  • Demonstrated
  • Candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates with an expertise in corporate compliance, intellectual property, or data privacy are encouraged to apply.

JOB RESPONSIBILITY:  Suffolk University emphasizes both teaching and research. The standard teaching load is 5 semester courses per academic year. Candidates must have a commitment to research which leads to quality refereed publications.  BLE faculty conduct research in various business law and ethics journals which may include both legal and social science outlets.

THE BUSINESS SCHOOL:  The Sawyer Business School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including BSBA, MBA and other graduate programs along with several joint degrees  The Sawyer Business School has over 100 full-time faculty members and is internationally accredited in business and accounting by the AACSB.

THE UNIVERSITY:  Suffolk University is a private school located in Boston, next to the financial district.  The university serves a culturally-diverse student population who come from all over the world.

APPLICATION:  Candidates are invited to send an application letter; resume; as well as, the following documents where applicable: teaching evaluations; a copy of their transcript; and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references to: Jason Peterson, Chair and Associate Professor, Business Law & Ethics Department; Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

Please send (email only) all application materials c/o:   

Nitsa Tsiotos

Office Coordinator

Business Law & Ethics Department

ntsiotos@suffolk.edu

***Please refer to this listing in the Subject Line of your email.*

February 25, 2019 in Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Tulane Seeks Fellows

Tulane Law School invites applications for three positions: a Forrester Fellowship, a visiting assistant professorship, and a Yongxiong Fellowship.

All three positions are designed for promising scholars who plan to apply for tenure-track law school positions. All three positions are full-time faculty in the law school and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the intellectual life of the school. The law school provides significant support, both formal and informal, including faculty mentors, a professional travel budget, and opportunities to present works-in-progress in various settings.

Tulane’s Forrester Fellows teach legal writing in the first-year curriculum to two sections of 25 to 30 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. Candidates should apply through Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/59403. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Donelon at edonelon@tulane.edu.

Tulane’s visiting assistant professor (VAP), a two-year position, is supported by the Murphy Institute at Tulane (http://murphy.tulane.edu), an interdisciplinary unit specializing in political economy and ethics that draws faculty from the university’s departments of economics, philosophy, history, and political science. The position entails teaching a law school course or seminar in three of the four semesters of the professorship (presumably the last three semesters). It is designed for scholars focusing on regulation of economic activity very broadly construed (including, for example, research with a methodological or analytical focus relevant to scholars of regulation). In addition to participating in the intellectual life of the law school, the VAP will be expected to participate in scholarly activities at the Murphy Institute. Candidates should apply through Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/59420, providing a CV identifying at least three references, post-graduate transcripts, electronic copies of any scholarship completed or in-progress, and a letter explaining their teaching interests and their research agenda. If you have any questions, please contact Adam Feibelman at afeibelm@tulane.edu

Tulane’s Yongxiong Fellow will teach a required course in U.S. legal research and writing to a cohort of LLM students at Tulane Law School under the auspices of the Yongxiong-Tulane Center for International Credit Law. The Fellow will also teach one upper-level course in a topic relating to financial markets, banking or credit law. The Fellow will be appointed to a two-year term with the possibility of renewal. Applicants must have a JD or graduate degree in law from an ABA-accredited law school, outstanding academic credentials, excellent research and writing skills, and scholarly interests related to financial regulation. Applicants proficient in Mandarin Chinese are especially encouraged to apply, although there is no language requirement for the position. Candidates should apply through Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/59521, providing a CV identifying at least three references, post-graduate transcripts, electronic copies of any scholarship completed or in-progress, and a letter explaining their teaching interests and their research agenda. If you have any questions, please contact Adam Feibelman at afeibelm@tulane.edu

The law school aims to fill all three positions by March 2019. Tulane is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and members of minority communities to apply.

February 22, 2019 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

John Marshall Law School in Chicago is looking for a Corporations/Business Associations visitor for next year.

The following comes to us from David Sorkin, Associate Dean, Academic Programs, The John Marshall Law School.

Full-Time Faculty Podium Visitors for 2019-2020

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago seeks two or more experienced faculty members to serve as full-time visiting professors for the 2019-2020 academic year (one or both semesters). We need coverage in the areas of Civil Procedure, Corporations, Employee Benefits, Estates & Trusts, Income Taxation, Legal Research and Writing, and Property. Candidates must have law school teaching experience. It is contemplated that the successful candidates will be current full-time faculty members at ABA-approved law schools, although others with extraordinary credentials may be considered.

To apply, submit a current CV, cover letter, and three professional references to Associate Dean David Sorkin at 7sorkin@jmls.edu. The Committee will begin reviewing applications as they are received and will continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. We may conduct an interview via Skype or a similar platform or in person, and may request submission of teaching evaluations or other materials.

The John Marshall Law School is committed to diversity, access, and opportunity. Subject to the approval of our accreditors, JMLS is in the process of being acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago, with an anticipated closing date in August 2019. For more information, visit www.jmls.edu and jmls.uic.edu.

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

February 13, 2019 in Jobs, Stefan J. Padfield | Permalink | Comments (0)

Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance Hiring Post-Graduate Academic Fellows

The Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance invites applications for Post-Graduate Academic Fellows in the areas of corporate governance and law & finance. Qualified candidates who are interested in working with the Program as Post-Graduate Academic Fellows may apply at any time and the start date is flexible.

Candidates should be interested in spending two to three years at Harvard Law School (longer periods may be possible). Candidates should have a J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D. from a U.S. law school, or a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or related areas by the time they commence their fellowship. Candidates still pursuing an S.J.D. or Ph.D. are eligible so long as they will have completed their program’s coursework requirements by the time they start. During the term of their appointment, Post-Graduate Academic Fellows work on research and corporate governance activities of the Program, depending on their skills, interests, and Program needs. Fellows may also work on their own research and publishing in preparation for a career in academia or policy research. Former Fellows of the Program now teach in leading law schools in the U.S. and abroad.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, transcripts, writing sample, list of references, and cover letter to the coordinator of the Program, Ms. Jordan Figueroa, at coordinator@corpgov.law.harvard.edu. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s experience, reasons for seeking the position, career plans, and the kinds of projects and activities in which he or she would like to be involved at the Program. The position includes Harvard University benefits and a competitive fellowship salary.

 

February 13, 2019 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic (Boston University School of Law)

Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a full-time attorney in its Startup Law Clinic (the “Clinic”). The Clinic is part of BU Law’s Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, and Cyberlaw Program, which is a unique collaboration between BU Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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

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

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

The attorney will be hired as a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor to a two-year contract. The ideal start date is May 28, 2019 or sooner.

Boston University School of Law is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.

For more information, see here.

January 28, 2019 in Clinical Education, Entrepreneurship, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Dean Search Announcement- University of Miami School of Law

Dean, School of Law University of Miami

The University of Miami invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Law. The next Dean should be an innovative thinker and approachable leader who welcomes the opportunity to articulate a vision for the growth of a law school that builds on its long history of excellence. The University of Miami, considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research, is the largest private research university in the southeastern United States. The University comprises eleven degree-granting schools and colleges, which are Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Miami Business, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, the Miller School of Medicine, the Patricia and Philip Frost School of Music, Nursing and Health Studies, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The core of the University is its 2,660 full-time faculty housed in three academic campuses within the greater Miami area. The University receives over $360 million annually in external research funding and has been classified as a Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity (R1) by the Carnegie Commission. We strive to create an environment where everyone contributes to making UM a great place to work through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT).

The University of Miami School of Law, located on the 260-acre main campus, has over 100 faculty members and an enrollment of about 1200 students. In addition to the juris doctorate degree, the Law School offers a range of LLM degree programs, from its nationally ranked tax program to the innovative Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law. The Law Schools offers joint degrees with several of the university’s premier graduate schools. The Dean, reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost, is the School of Law’s chief academic officer with overall responsibility for its academic programs, operating budget, personnel management, strategic planning, public relations, and fundraising. The Dean is also the School of Law’s principal representative to the University, alumni, and the legal community. The School is seeking a person with a national/international reputation, high energy, enthusiasm, and vision to lead the faculty. The School consists of an interdisciplinary group of scholars, creative faculty and practitioners. The candidate should be able to build upon this balance and continue to foster these values to encourage scholarship, develop innovative educational programs, and engage our local community. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, managerial and leadership skills, and be able to foster an internal culture of excellence. The position requires an individual who can lead effectively and manage a large and dynamic school in a multi-campus research university. Candidates must have credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor. Leadership experience with responsibility for strategic management of personnel, programs, and resources is strongly desired. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. All inquiries, nominations/ referrals, and applications should be sent electronically and in confidence to: MiamiLawDean@kornferry.com 

January 25, 2019 in Jobs, Law School, Marcia Narine Weldon, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

John Marshall Law School in Chicago seeks visiting faculty members for Spring 2019

The following comes to us from  John Marshall Law School Associate Dean David Sorkin. 

Spring 2019 Full-Time Faculty Podium Visitors

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago seeks one or two full-time visiting faculty members for the Spring 2019 semester. We need coverage in the areas of Corporations, Civil Procedure (evening course), Secured Transactions, and Estates & Trusts. The appointment is for one semester, but we will be seeking visitors for the 2019–2020 academic year in these areas plus some combination of Evidence, Criminal Law, and Property.

Candidates should have taught full-time at an ABA-approved law school.

To Apply:

Submit a current CV, cover letter, and three professional references to Associate Dean David Sorkin at 7sorkin@jmls.edu. The review will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until one or both positions are filled. We may request a Skype or in-person interview and submission of prior teaching evaluations.

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

October 17, 2018 in Jobs, Stefan J. Padfield | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Business Law Professor Jobs - Posted in 2018/2019

I may update this list from time to time; feel free to e-mail me with additions. Looks like a pretty strong hiring season for business law. Updated 12/04/18.

Law School Professor Positions – Business Specialty Sought

  1. Barry University 
  2. Belmont University
  3. Campbell University
  4. Cardozo
  5. Case Western University
  6. Duke University
  7. Drake University (Director of the Entrepreneurial/Transactional Law Clinic)
  8. Drake University (Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Law)
  9. Drexel University
  10. Emory University
  11. Florida A&M University 
  12. Louisiana State University
  13. Mercer University 
  14. Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  15. Saint John’s University
  16. Seton Hall University
  17. Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Professor of Practice) (9/17/18 deadline or until filled)
  18. University of Alabama
  19. University of Arizona (International Business Law Focus) (Review begins 9/28/18)
  20. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  21. University of Buffalo
  22. University of California, Berkeley (initial review 8/15/18; accepted through 3/1/19)
  23. University of California, Davis
  24. University of California, Irvine
  25. University of Connecticut
  26. University of Kentucky
  27. University of Louisville
  28. University of Miami
  29. University of Nebraska
  30. University of New Mexico (Oil & Gas Focus)
  31. University of North Texas at Dallas
  32. University of Oregon (Business Law Clinic)
  33. University of Pittsburgh
  34. University of Richmond
  35. University of Saint Thomas (Miami)
  36. University of South Carolina
  37. University of Wyoming 
  38. Washington & Lee University
  39. Washington University (St. Louis)
  40. Willamette University

Legal Studies Professor Positions (Mostly Business Schools)

  1. Angelo State University
  2. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (10/1/18 first consideration)
  3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (9/17/18 review begins)
  4. College of Charleston
  5. Community College of Philadelphia
  6. Contra Costa Community College (1/24/19 review closes)
  7. Dutchess Community College 
  8. James Madison University
  9. Kean University (Wenzhou, China) (posted 11/26/18)
  10. Indiana University, Bloomington (10/18/18 best consideration date) (and non-tenure track)
  11. Los Angeles Film School (Entertainment Business/Law Instructor)
  12. Mercy College (Director of Legal Studies)
  13. Morgan State University (opens 10/31/18 - closes 1/31/19)
  14. New Mexico University
  15. Prairie View A&M University 
  16. Princeton University (Fellowships) (11/14/18 deadline)
  17. Quinnipiac University
  18. Saint Joseph's University (Visiting Instructor)
  19. Saint Joseph's University (Assistant Professor)
  20. Santa Monica College
  21. State University of New York at Oswego (Instructor) (11/1/18 review begins)
  22. SUNY-Oswego (Instructor)
  23. Tulane University (Lecturers) and (Professors of Practice)
  24. University of the Bahamas (PHD in Law required)
  25. University of Georgia
  26. University of Michigan (10/15/18 guaranteed consideration)
  27. University of South Florida (Instructor) (JD/LLM or JD/PHD only)
  28. Virginia Tech (Instructor)
  29. Western Carolina University (10/1/18 review begins)

September 19, 2018 in Business Associations, Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ross School of Business at University of Michigan - Assistant Professor of Business Law Position

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Assistant Professor of Business Law.

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Business Law Area starting in the Fall 2019 term. The selected candidate’s primary teaching responsibilities will be to teach business law in the undergraduate (BBA) program but may be required to teach in any of the school’s degree programs. The candidate will be expected to produce high-quality research published in leading law reviews and/or business journals.

Qualified candidates must have earned a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school. The candidate must have an excellent academic record and demonstrate a strong interest, and ability, in conducting high-quality, scholarly research in an area relevant to business. Examples of such fields include, but are not limited to, corporate law, contract law, employment law, financial regulation, securities law, intellectual property, and international trade. A qualified candidate must also demonstrate excellence in university teaching or the potential to be an outstanding teacher in business law.

The review of applications will begin immediately. All applications received before October 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. However, applications received after the deadline may be considered until the position is filled.

For additional information and a complete position announcement, please visit http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162128/assistant_professor_of_business_law

Please contact Jen Mason, Area Administrator, via email with questions at masonlj@umich.edu

Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically by visiting the website: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyRecruiting and uploading the following:

  1. A cover letter that includes a description of the candidate’s experience and interest in academic research and teaching.
  2. A curriculum vitae that includes three references

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

August 28, 2018 in Business Associations, Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Another Business Law Hiring Announcement:  Washington and Lee University School of Law

The Washington and Lee University School of Law seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in the fields of corporate law, securities regulation, and/or commercial law.  Our school has a long history of outstanding scholarship and teaching in these areas, and we are excited to advance our trajectory with a new hire.  In addition to this subject-matter focus, we look for an individual who will embrace and meaningfully contribute to our close-knit, collegial, and intellectually vibrant community. 

We warmly invite applications for a position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Law beginning July 1, 2019, and we are particularly focused on lateral candidates with between 2-4 years of experience.  In all cases, candidates for the position must demonstrate a record of excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

Washington and Lee University School of Law is an Equal Opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information with regard to employment.  We have a commitment to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and, in that regard, we welcome candidates who are members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.

Applicants should submit the following materials through the W&L portal (https://apply.interfolio.com/53173):  a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a current curriculum vitae, a research agenda, and a list of references.  Please address these materials to Prof. Christopher B. Seaman, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee.  Any questions may be addressed to Prof. Seaman at seamanc@wlu.edu.  All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

August 13, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Business and Environmental Law Professor Openings at University of Miami School of Law

The University of Miami School of Law seeks entry-level and tenured candidates to join our intellectual community beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. While these faculty hires are open to a variety of teaching and scholarly interests, the Law School has particular needs in Environmental Law and Business Law.
 
The Law School is committed to diversity of all kinds in its faculty, students, and staff and encourages applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of the Miami Law community.  The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.
 
Entry-level applicants are encouraged to use the AALS submission process to apply.  Lateral applicants may submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, draft work-in-progress, and teaching evaluations (if available) in PDF format to Professor Drew Dawson, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at adawson@law.miami.edu.

August 10, 2018 in Business Associations, Jobs, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 6, 2018

More Openings for Business Law Teachers/Scholars

Today, I am at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools ("SEALS") annual conference working with aspiring law professors.  More on that and other aspects of SEALS next week.  But it seems a number of law schools are hiring for the 2019-20 academic year, some specifically looking for business law folks and others looking for MVPs that may include business law folks.  Set forth below are several of the messages I have gotten in the past few weeks.  Hopefully, I have managed not to repeat a notice someone else already has posted . . . .

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Professor of Law / Assistant (Acting) Professor of Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law

The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for tenured and non-tenured faculty positions beginning August 1, 2018.

UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law, founded just ten years ago, is the newest public law school in California in early 50 years and currently is ranked 21st nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

The School, ranked 6th in the nation for scholarly impact, is highly regarded for its faculty and expert practical training. UCI Law offers a distinct, innovative approach to legal education that features experiential learning and interdisciplinary studies. Committed to values of public service, excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fostering a diverse, inclusive community, UCI Law is home to distinguished faculty and passionate, talented, and socially conscious students.

Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent, or a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements. Scholars from all areas of interest are encouraged to apply.

For more information about UCI Law, visit: www.law.uci.edu.

Interested applicants should submit formal materials using UC Irvine’s online application system, AP Recruit:

For tenured faculty position: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04840
For tenure-track faculty position: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04865

The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-level or junior lateral candidates for tenure-track positions, to begin in the fall of 2019.

We are particularly interested in corporate law, property law, and criminal law. Candidates must have at a minimum a J.D., a PhD, or the equivalent in a related field. In addition, candidates should have strong scholarly potential and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Duties will include teaching assigned courses, researching and publishing scholarly work, advising students, and participating in law school and university service. The strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which all students can learn and thrive.

The committee will be reviewing applications submitted through the AALS Faculty Appointments Register, but is willing to consider materials outside of the FAR process. Although there is no deadline, applications will have the best chance of full consideration if they are received by August 21, 2018. Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume which includes at least 3 references, a list of publications and up to three pieces of scholarly work. Materials should be submitted to Professor Kevin Collins, Chair of Appointments Committee, Washington University School of Law, by emailing them to lawappts@wustl.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for two entry-level, tenure-track positions to begin July 1, 2019. Our hiring needs are flexible. We seek applications from candidates with scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

All candidates must apply through the UC Recruit system at the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02341. In addition, as part of their application, candidates must include a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Information about the Statement can be found at http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html. For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 27, 2018, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible.

Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree. We require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research agenda, teaching evaluations and/or transcripts, writing sample, and contact information for three references at this time. Please note that we may require further documentation at a future date, including, but not limited to, letters of recommendation, which will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California state law.

Please direct questions to Professor Peter Lee, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu.

Inquiries about visiting positions should be submitted to Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Afra Afsharipour, also at facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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UKLawLogoASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for one, possibly two, entry-level, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2019. The College is seeking to fill needs in almost any area of law. Some key areas include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Property, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Securities Regulation, and Trusts and Estates. However, we are interested in considering candidates who teach and/or research in other areas that are not included in this sample list of priorities. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic achievement, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume to Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, by mail at the University of Kentucky College of Law, 213 Mandrell Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0048, or by email to the administrative assistant for the Committee at alina.emen@uky.edu.

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/154559.

UKLawLogoASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR PROFESSOR OF LAW

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for one experienced, tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2019. The College is seeking to fill needs in almost any area of law. Some key areas include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Property, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Securities Regulation, and Trusts and Estates. However, we are interested in considering candidates who teach and/or research in other areas that are not included in this sample list of priorities. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic achievement, and distinguished accomplishment in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume to Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, by mail at the University of Kentucky College of Law, 213 Mandrell Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0048, or by email to the administrative assistant for the Committee at alina.emen@uky.edu.

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/154567.

August 6, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Campbell University Law School - Business Law Professor Position

Campbell

Campbell Law, in Raleigh, NC, is looking to hire two professors (and one is in the business associations area). Apply here

August 1, 2018 in Business Associations, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

University of Nebraska College of Law - Business Law Professor Position

Nebraska

Details on another excellent business law professor position are posted below.

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Entry-Level or Experienced Faculty Position

The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions.

Our primary areas of interest are Civil Procedure, Business Associations, and other business law courses, including, but not limited to, Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation, Corporate Governance, Non-Profit Organizations, and Transactional Drafting.

Other needs include courses related to

  • Health Care (g., Federal Regulation of Health Care Providers, Health Care Finance, Administrative Law, Medical Malpractice, Privacy Law, Law and Medicine, Public Health Law, Bioethics and the Law, and the Law of Provider and Patient);
  • Litigation Skills and Related Courses (g., Trial Advocacy, Civil Rights Litigation, Conflicts of Law, Remedies, Pretrial Litigation, and other litigation skills courses);
  • Criminal Law (g., Federal Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Post­Conviction Remedies, and Criminal Sentencing);
  • Environmental Law (g., Environmental Law, Water Law, and Natural Resources Law);
  • Family Law; and
  • Election Law.

Minimum required qualifications include a J.D. Degree or equivalent, superior academic record, and a demonstrated interest in relevant substantive areas. The title of Assistant or Associate Professor will be based on the qualifications of the applicant.

To be considered, please complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative information form and attach a letter of interest, current vita, and names and contact information for three professional references at http://employment.unl.edu/postings/59925. Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Contact Associate Dean Eric Berger, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902, or send an email to lawappointments@unl.edu. General information about the Law College is available at http://law.unl.edu/.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

 

 

July 25, 2018 in Business Associations, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

University of South Carolina School of Law - Business Law Professor Position

USCLaw

 

This looks like an excellent position, and you would get to be colleagues with one of my favorite corporate law professors, Benjamin Means.

 

July 25, 2018 in Business Associations, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 2, 2018

Business Law and Related Openings at Seton Hall Law

Seton Hall University School of Law welcomes applications for tenure-track positions to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates should have a J.D. or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence. Candidates should be able to demonstrate both extraordinary scholarly promise and the ability or potential to be an outstanding teacher who can motivate students while preparing them for the practice of law in the twenty-first century. The School of Law will consider entry-level and junior lateral candidates in a variety of subject areas with particular focus on 1) Law and Technology, including data analytics/AI as it intersects with law and compliance, social media and electronic discovery, and ethics in the intersection of law and technology; 2) Business Law, preferably with a focus on Securities Regulation; and 3) Health Law, preferably with a focus on Healthcare Fraud or Food and Drug Law.

Seton Hall Law School offers a vibrant, energetic academic environment. Located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, approximately 20 minutes from Manhattan, Seton Hall Law is especially well-regarded in the health and life sciences law, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and privacy arenas, and it is in the process of expanding its role in energy, technology and data analytics. The faculty includes nationally recognized scholars and teachers with expertise in a wide range of areas.

Seton Hall Law School is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from minorities, women, and others whose background and experiences will contribute to institutional diversity.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Professor Marina Lao, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Seton Hall Law School, at lawfacultyappointments@shu.edu.

July 2, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Adjuncts Needed for New 1L Skills Course at U.C. Davis

I received the following today through the AALS teaching listserv.  It may be of interest to some of you or to folks you may know in the region.

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Dear Friends:

I am happy to report that the UC Davis School of Law is offering a mandatory skills course for 1Ls starting in Spring 2019. It will include segments on negotiation and client interviewing. If you are in northern California, or plan to be January through March 2019, I hope you will consider applying for one of the six adjunct positions relating to this exciting new course. Information here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02281

Donna Shestowsky, J.D., Ph.D.
Director of Lawyering Skills Education
Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
Martin Luther King Jr. Research Scholar
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Psychology, UC Davis
dshest@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-5693
My latest research, published in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, can be found here:
https://ssrn.com/abstract=2945706

July 2, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

UC Hastings Law Opening - Contracts/Private Law (Plus)

The University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. We seek someone who is, or who promises to be, an innovative and productive scholar, an exemplary teacher, and a role model for our students, and who will contribute as a dynamic and engaged institutional citizen. We will accord priority in consideration to candidates who teach and produce scholarship in the areas of state and local government law or contracts/private law. We are particularly interested in recruiting someone who will contribute to our vibrant and diverse community of interdisciplinary scholars. Entry-level and lateral candidates should send a cv, statement of interest, and representative publications in .pdf format to Professor Chimène Keitner, Appointments Committee Chair, keitnerc@uchastings.edu, with the subject heading “Faculty Position.” We will conduct interviews on campus and at the 2018 AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference.

UC Hastings prohibits discrimination against any person employed; seeking employment; or applying for or engaged in a paid or unpaid internship or training program leading to employment with UC Hastings College of the Law on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion, and separation.

June 27, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)