Sunday, August 6, 2023
Tenured/Tenure Track Professor of Law
University of Illinois College of Law
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for positions on the tenured/tenure-track faculty to begin in August 2024. The College welcomes applications from scholars in all subject areas of the law but has particular interests in hiring in the following areas: constitutional law; intellectual property law; ethical, legal and social implications of digital transformation; and tax law.
The University of Illinois offers a distinguished and collegial law school community in the setting of a premier research university, affording opportunities for cutting-edge legal scholarship and innovative interdisciplinary work. Champaign-Urbana is a vibrant college town with an exceptional quality of life.
These positions are full-time, nine-month, tenured or tenure-track positions. The University of Illinois offers an outstanding and comprehensive benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants must have a J.D. or Ph.D. or their equivalent, a strong academic record, and a record of scholarly distinction or great scholarly promise.
For full consideration, please use the AALS FAR website https://www.aals.org/services/recruitment/far/ or create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following required documents: Curriculum Vitae, sample publications, and contact information of four references (name, telephone number and email address). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a firm deadline of October 22, 2023. For assistance with the application process, contact Tish Lehigh at [email protected].
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Friday, August 4, 2023
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire multiple faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions. The Law Center has needs in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to the following areas: administrative law, legal writing, artificial intelligence and cyber security, business law including contracts as well as upper-level business electives, environmental law, constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, civil procedure, evidence, family law, legislation, professional responsibility, and food and agriculture. Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, some practice experience, superior academic credentials and legal scholarship, as well as a commitment to outstanding teaching.
The Law Center embraces Louisiana’s bijural legal system and endeavors to train lawyers ready to practice anywhere in the world. Our faculty have the opportunity to teach internationally including in our summer program in Lyon, France. LSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for all qualified persons in employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status. LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society.
All applicants must apply through Workday: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/0448-Hebert-Law-Center/Assistant-Professor-of-Law-Associate-Professor-of-Law-Professor-of-Law_R00084134.
Questions may be directed to Missy Lonegrass, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, [email protected].
The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks to hire a faculty member to develop, implement, teach, and serve as director for our new transactional clinic. The clinic will be a new offering in our robust clinical program, and, although focused on transactional lawyering, the specific area of practice and clinic design is yet to be determined. This position is a twelve-month faculty appointment on the Law Center’s Professional Practice faculty track (long-term contract compliant with 405(c)).
Applicants must have a JD or equivalent degree from an accredited institution, at least 5 years of practice and/or teaching experience, and Louisiana Bar admission (or willingness to obtain Bar admission in the first year of appointment). Applications should include a letter of interest and resume including a list of three references.
LSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for all qualified persons in employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status. LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society.
All applicants must apply through Workday: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU.
Questions may be directed to Missy Lonegrass, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, [email protected].
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Chair in Corporate Governance: Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, York University
Associate or Full Professor and Jarislowsky, Dimma, Mooney (JDM) Chair in Corporate Governance Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, York University
Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University invites highly qualified applicants for an Associate or Full Professor position for the Jarislowsky, Dimma, Mooney (JDM) Chair in Corporate Governance. The Chair is for a term of five years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional five-year period. The successful applicant is expected to have the necessary qualifications to be appointed as a professorial tenured professor. This is a jointly held Chair in the two faculties with responsibilities at both Osgoode and Schulich. This is a tenure-track appointment to the Professorial Stream to commence July 1, 2024.
The Chair is open to both internal York University and external candidates. External candidates must satisfy the requirements for a tenured appointment at Osgoode Hall Law School in addition to the requirements for appointment to the Chair. At the conclusion of the term of the Chair, where the Chairholder was an external candidate, they will continue to hold a full-time tenured appointment at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Osgoode has been shaping the future of legal education in Canada since 1889. The rich, innovative, and accessible legal education that Osgoode provides empowers our graduates to pursue flexible and challenging futures, to be leaders in the legal profession, and to serve the cause of justice and the public good. Our faculty excels in producing foundational, socially engaged, and world-leading academic scholarship.
In making this appointment, Osgoode will seek to advance the objectives underlying Osgoode’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025. The plan identifies six areas of focus:
- Anticipating Society-Level Crisis
- Law in Local and Global Contexts
- Rigorous Academic Scholarship
- Advancing Reconciliation and Justice
- Student Access and Success
- Innovative and Engaged Legal Education
- Degree: All candidates must hold a JD degree and a graduate degree in either law or business or equivalent credentials.
- Candidates must have a profound interest in extending knowledge about the broad area of corporate governance and investor protection in both a practical and theoretical manner.
- A record of generating innovative, substantive, rigorous, and as appropriate, externally funded research.
- A record of making influential contributions and demonstrating excellence in the field (recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research plan; a record of high quality publications (or forthcoming publications), including with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and achievements; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing).
- A record of excellence in teaching and dedication to students (demonstrated in: the teaching dossier; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference).
- Candidates must be capable of being effective teachers at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels in business law related to the field of corporate governance. In addition to teaching relevant courses at Osgoode and Schulich, they are also expected to take an active role in the JD/MBA program such as organizing events and supporting student recruitment. Candidates must also be able to take a leadership role in the discussion and debate on significant questions in the field. The latter capacity may be expressed, for example, through comments in the public press or participation in public conferences and colloquia.
- Candidates are expected to have a record of scholarship sufficient to qualify as a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of York University. They should have the capacity to direct the research activities of graduate students and to initiate and raise funds for significant research projects.
- Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in current and emerging issues in the fields of corporate governance and investor protection and be capable of providing leadership in the study of these issues.
- Additional: More specifically, the teaching dossier should be no more than 15-20 pages and should include teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, an account of teaching experiences and related responsibilities (list of courses taught/course outlines, examples of print and digital teaching materials and how they are used), a summary of commitment to professional development (participation in teaching workshops; supervision of masters and doctoral students; mentoring new faculty), and other evidence of teaching effectiveness (student letters of support; teaching awards).
- Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
- Osgoode Hall Law School is committed to the principles of equality and diversity, and inclusion, broadly understood. We are particularly interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and especially encourage candidates in equity, diversity and inclusion categories. As a part of this commitment, the Law School’s Employment Equity Plan aims to increase the representation on faculty of members from five groups: women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. Persons identifying as members of these equity-seeking groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
- York welcomes and employs scholars from all over the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples of Canada will be given priority.
- York has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation are invited to contact François Tanguay-Renaud, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, at [email protected].
- Due date for completed applications: September 11, 2023 by 5:00pm EST
- Required materials: 1) current CV; 2) cover letter; 3) copies of law and graduate transcripts; 4) a detailed research plan; 5) a teaching dossier (including teaching evaluations); 6) copies of three (3) academic articles or book chapters authored by the applicant (where published materials are not available, one or more dissertation/ thesis chapter(s) may be submitted in lieu); 7) contact information for of three (3) referees. Candidates may, during the recruitment process, be asked to have their referees provide their letters of reference directly to Osgoode. All applications will be kept confidential to the Osgoode Faculty Recruitment Committee and Schulich Operating Committee and faculty colleagues who provide reviews of files.
- Provide required information regarding your Canadian work status and optional self-identification for Affirmative Action purposes as part of the online application.
Direct questions about the position process or applications to François Tanguay-Renaud, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, at [email protected].
- Submit materials: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSG_JDMChair
Learn More About York:
- York University generates and shares knowledge through our research, teaching and engagement with communities around the world. The 2023-2028 Strategic Research Plan showcases the depth, breadth and ambition of research at York.
- York’s commitments to social justice are laid out in our Decolonizing, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, the Framework & Action Plan on Black Inclusion and the Indigenous Framework for York University.
- Follow the activities and accomplishments of York’s faculty, students and staff on YFile.
York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL in Los Angeles invites applications for multiple full-time entry-level and lateral tenure/tenure-track positions to begin in Summer 2024. Our primary curricular needs include Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Property.
When selecting candidates to interview, we also will consider whether they might also contribute in the following areas: Administrative Law, Contracts, Copyright, Business/Corporate/Entrepreneurship electives; Cyberlaw/Technology/Privacy, Entertainment Law, and Wills & Trusts.
We seek candidates who are passionate about teaching and can demonstrate success in the classroom, love working with students outside the classroom, are committed to producing high-quality scholarship appropriate for their field, and are willing to contribute to the campus community through committee and related service.
Subject to approval from the ABA, we plan to launch a mostly asynchronous online J.D. program (with full-time and part-time options) in Fall 2024, and we hope many faculty we will hire in the coming years will teach in that program.
Founded in 1911, Southwestern is an ABA-accredited, independent law school located in the center of Los Angeles. Our mission includes educating lawyers ready to serve clients, the profession, and our society with excellence, empowering students to reach their potential, cultivating inclusion and belonging, and shaping the law and public policy through teaching, scholarship, and service.
To apply, please send your CV, professional references, research agenda, and preferred areas of teaching via email to [email protected] and put “Faculty Application” in the email subject line. Review of applications will begin in mid-August. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom, and callback interviews will be held in person.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications from entry level or lateral candidates for a tenured or tenure-track position. We are looking for candidates with strong academic backgrounds, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstrated potential to be productive scholars. We specifically are interested in an instructor to teach Contracts beginning in Academic Year 2024-25 and would welcome candidates with a secondary interest in law and technology.
Established in 1924, CWSL is an ABA accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school, and has the distinction of being San Diego's oldest law school. At CWSL we pride ourselves on the diversity of our student body. This year, around 45% of our incoming students are from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We are committed to having a faculty that shares our commitment to diversity and our diverse student body. CWSL continues to rethink the status quo in legal education – balancing a rigorous practical education with cutting edge scholarship and community service. As a result, our graduates have a reputation for being uniquely practice-ready.
CWSL is located in downtown San Diego, literally overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A city of breathtaking beauty, we boast perfect weather, miles of beaches, and nearby mountains. We are a family-friendly, diverse city with small city traffic and walkable neighborhoods.
Application materials should include a cover letter, C.V., research agenda, and a statement that addresses how you will contribute to CWSL's diversity goals. Please direct application materials and questions to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Catherine Hardee, at the following email address: [email protected]. We will begin reviewing applications August 14, 2023. The salary range for the position is between $130,000 and $180,000, depending on experience.
Monday, July 31, 2023
The University of Colorado Law School invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2024-25 academic year. We welcome applications from candidates in all subject areas and at all levels of seniority. However, we have especially strong needs in Business/Commercial Law, Criminal Law, American Indian & Indigenous Peoples Law, Energy Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Administrative Law. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ people, veterans, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. For questions, please contact Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, [email protected]. Please note that application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Sunday, July 30, 2023
LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY DUNCAN SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for two full-time, tenure track faculty positions starting in the 2024-2025 academic year.
We welcome all subject areas, with particular interest in contracts and sales, business associations, criminal law and procedure, and evidence. Nonetheless, as we grow our innovative part-time/hybrid J.D. program, which is approximately two-thirds online, our needs extend across all doctrinal areas.
Requirements include a J.D. or equivalent law degree and an unwavering commitment to educating successful lawyers and leaders. The perfect candidate will embody collaborative effort, with an outstanding academic background and firm dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service. Practical legal experience and prior teaching are highly valued, although not mandatory. We are seeking candidates with the potential to grow into excellent legal educators and scholars.
This role will operate under a twelve-month contract, with teaching duties every alternate summer. Rest assured, we consider this schedule while formulating our scholarship requirements.
In line with our commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, and others who can enhance our faculty, curricular, and program diversity through unique life experiences, viewpoints, or philosophies.
As faculty, your primary duty is teaching and mentoring students. We recognize this role's importance in accomplishing our mission: providing a top-notch legal education to address the needs of the underserved. Join us in shaping the future of the legal profession.
Our law school is located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, a city that offers a fusion of vibrant city life, stunning natural beauty, and a rich historical and cultural scene, complemented by the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Interested applicants should contact Professor Syd Beckman, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, at [email protected].
Friday, July 28, 2023
The University of Wyoming
College of Law
Qualifications and Duties: The University of Wyoming College of Law invites applications for a tenure-track position with duties commencing in the fall of 2024. We will consider entry-level and/or lateral professors with expertise and interest generally in the areas of Business Law and/or Commercial Law. Specific curricular needs include, without limitation, Accounting for Lawyers, Bankruptcy Law, Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Contract Law, Corporate Finance, Law & Technology, Payment Systems, Secured Transactions, and Securities Regulation.
We welcome applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of our faculty. Applicants for these positions should hold a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, have distinguished academic credentials, relevant legal experience, and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship.
The University: The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 31,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The University has proven itself a leader in academics, research, inter-disciplinary study, and outreach. The university also boasts many advantages usually found only in larger university systems, including state-of-the-art facilities and nationally recognized energy and engineering programs. In addition, while small, Laramie is known in the State for its cultural, political, and ethnic diversity. Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/.
Hiring Statement: UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email [email protected].
To Apply: Candidates should submit: a.) a cover letter—including sections on teaching philosophy and research agenda, b.) a complete CV, c.) the names and contact information for four work related references. All of the above should be submitted through the University of Wyoming online application system at this link: Asst Professor - College of Law Deans Office - UW Candidate Experience Careers (oraclecloud.com). Questions about the position or the hiring process may be directed to Professor Jim Delaney, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Wyoming College of Law, Dept. 3035, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071, chair of the search committee, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately, with new applications considered until the position is filled. However, to be assured of full consideration, candidates should submit materials by December 1, 2023.
Monday, July 24, 2023
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for up to three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2024-25 academic year. The College is primarily interested in candidates with scholarly aptitude and experience in one or more of the following curricular areas: criminal law (both substantive and procedural), environmental law (including energy law), and health law. Secondary interests include business law (including bankruptcy, real estate, or secured transactions) and estate planning (including tax-related courses).
All positions require a J.D. or equivalent law degree. Successful applicants should have an impressive academic background. Candidates also must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Significant professional experience is desirable.
In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and others whose background, life experiences, viewpoints, or philosophy would contribute to the diversity of our faculty, curriculum, and programs.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is an R1, land-grant university located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Applications must be submitted through https://apply.interfolio.com/127752.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, including the subjects the candidate is interested in teaching, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references. While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, applicants should submit their materials no later than August 18, 2023 for best consideration. For questions, please contact Professor Zack Buck, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at [email protected].
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Just a reminder that applications are open for the permanent directorship of the Institute for Professional Leadership at The University of Tennessee College of Law. As many of you know, I have been the Interim Director of this important academic program at UT Law for three years. It has been a great joy for me to serve, but we are ready now to find a new permanent director for the program. Applications are being accepted here. Additional information also is available at the same link. And here is the general job description:
The University of Tennessee College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of the Institute for Professional Leadership. The Institute for Professional Leadership (IPL) is a unique academic program that focuses on guiding students in identifying and developing their leadership skills and professional values, in conjunction with constructing a successful career plan. The IPL offers a rich selection of courses and programs designed to prepare students to be lawyer leaders within the profession and beyond, promotes active community engagement through pro bono opportunities, and serves as a platform for research and scholarly debate in the leadership field. The Director will provide vision and oversight for the IPL’s existing programs and activities and will be responsible for expanding and enhancing the IPL’s reach and stature. The Director will be an important part of the College of Law’s administrative leadership. The position will report directly to the Dean and work more broadly with the College of Law administration to support high-quality instruction, programming, engagement, and professional leadership development. Additionally, the Director will be a member of the College of Law faculty; the nature of the appointment will depend upon the chosen candidate’s academic and professional experience and credentials.
Of course, let me know if you have questions! I know the job well . . . . Please pass this on to others who may be interested.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Dear BLPB Readers:
"The University of Alabama School of Law seeks to fill up to five tenure-track positions for the 2024-25 academic year.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school or an equivalent degree (such as a Ph.D. in a related field). Entry-level candidates should demonstrate potential for strong teaching and scholarship. Qualified applicants in any of the following areas will be considered: civil procedure, criminal law, torts, property, environmental, business (all sub-fields), antitrust, healthcare, intellectual property, legal ethics, evidence, election law, employment/labor, state & local law, and law & economics. We welcome applications from candidates who approach scholarship from a variety of perspectives and methods. The University embraces diversity in its faculty, students, and staff, and we welcome applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.
APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Salary, benefits, and research support will be nationally competitive. All applications are confidential to the extent permitted by state and federal law. These positions will remain open until filled. Questions should be directed to Benjamin McMichael, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee ([email protected]). Interested candidates can apply online at https://careers.ua.edu/jobs/
Visit UA’s employment website at https://careers.ua.edu/home for more information. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities."
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Mississippi College School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions expected to begin in July 2024. Our search will focus primarily on candidates with an interest in teaching one or more of the following subject areas: Civil Procedure, Business/Commercial Law, Contracts, Cyber Law/Law & Technology, International Law, and Sports/Entertainment Law. We seek candidates with a distinguished academic background (having earned a J.D. and/or Ph.D.), a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly research and publication. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty. We will consider candidates listed in the AALS-distributed FAR, as well as those who apply directly. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a scholarly research agenda, the names and contact information of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available). Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Professor Donald Campbell, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at [email protected].
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Western State College of Law at Westcliff University Faculty Hiring Announcement
Western State College of Law (WSCL) at Westcliff University invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law positions beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in 1) Civil Procedure and Evidence or 2) Contracts. We will also consider excellent candidates with teaching interests in other first year and required subject areas. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent), should have strong academic backgrounds, commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated potential for productive scholarship. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and others whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our institution.
WSCL is located in the city of Irvine, California – close to miles of famous beaches, parks, recreation facilities and outdoor activities as well as the many museums, music venues, and diverse cultural and social experiences of greater Los Angeles.
Founded in 1966, WSCL is the oldest law school in Orange County, California, and is a fully ABA approved for-profit, private law school. Noted for small classes and personal attention from an accessible faculty focused on student success, WSCL is proud that our student body is among the most diverse in the nation, with a majority of our students from minority backgrounds. In our 50+ year history we have nearly 12,000 alumni and have had over 150 judges elevated to the bench. Our alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas.
WSCL is committed to providing workplaces and learning environments free from discrimination on the basis of any protected classification including, but not limited to race, sex, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, genetic marker or on any other basis protected by law.
Confidential review of applications will begin in summer 2023. Applications (including a cover letter, complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement addressing your contributions to our goal of creating a diverse faculty, and names/email addresses of three references) should be emailed to Professor Susan Keller, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: [email protected]. For more information about WSCL, visit wsulaw.edu.
Friday, June 30, 2023
This is an exciting opportunity to help NYU School of Law, through its Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship, advance a movement that creates new ways for law and lawyers to support positive change in the world.
Join us at the Grunin Center at NYU Law as we accelerate the effective participation and enhance the community of lawyers and legal institutions engaged in social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and sustainable development.
The Grunin Center is seeking lawyers for these unique career opportunities:
If you or someone you know is eager to contribute to the mission of the Grunin Center, we encourage you to apply or share this opportunity within your legal networks.
Please apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter to: [email protected]. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the job title of interest.
Friday, May 19, 2023
I'm excited to announce this new position. It's particularly timely as just this morning, I had breakfast with venture capitalists, founders, and others in the tech ecosystem nurtured and propelled by the founders of Emerge Americas. This is a great time to be in Miami. Here are the details.
The University of Miami School of Law seeks to appoint an Inaugural Law & Technology Resident Fellow.
This will be an exciting opportunity as the Fellow will join a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of law and technology. Miami-Dade County and the surrounding Tech Hub is enjoying a dramatic expansion in technology-related startups and finance. MiamiLaw has an established J.D. degree concentration in Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology (BILT). Faculty have set up numerous technology-related programs including Law Without Walls (LWOW) and the We Robot conference.
MiamiLaw currently offers courses in: AI and Robot Law; Blockchain Technology and Business Strategies; Digital Asset and Blockchain Regulation; Digital Transformation Services: Business & Legal Considerations; Dispute Resolution; Technology and The Digital Economy; E-Sports; Electronic Discovery; Genomic Medicine, Ethics and the Law; Intellectual Property in Digital Media; Introduction to Programming For Lawyers; NFTs: Legal and Business Considerations; Scientific Evidence; Tax Issues Relating to Movement of Foreign Tech Founders Into Miami in the 21St Century; Space Law: Regulating and Incentivizing Private Commercial Activities in Outer Space; a Startup Clinic and a class in Startup Law and Entrepreneurship; The Digital Economy and International Taxation--National and International Responses; Law, Technology, and Practice; Law, Policy & Technology; and Tiktok, Twitter and Youtube: The Legal Framework Governing Social Media.
We aim to enhance these substantial and growing technology-related activities by hiring a Law & Technology Resident Fellow. We seek a recent law graduate interested in studying and teaching about the impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the legal field, from the impact on legal education to the impact on legal practice and legislative reform. We are specifically interested in candidates who would connect our students and our faculty both with new technologies and with tech startups in Miami.
In order to provide a space for training of and experimentation by the law school community, the initial Fellow also will be responsible for designing and then setting up an Artificial Intelligence Technology Lab—which could be real or virtual—that will, among other things, support faculty in their courses and research. The Fellow would be expected to teach one technology-related course, subject to approval by the Vice Dean and the law school’s Curriculum Committee, once the Lab is functional.
Applicants must have completed their J.D. degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Experience with Artificial Intelligence as it pertains to law and law practice, or optionally a degree in Computer Science or a related field, would also be helpful. The fellowship begins on August 1 and lasts for one year; a Fellow in residence may apply for a second year of support.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, vacation, paid holidays and much more.
Applications should include the following:
- A cover letter indicating your interest in the Resident Fellowship
- A resume or CV
- A law/graduate school transcript
- Two letters of recommendation
Applications for the Law & Tech Resident Fellowship must be received no later than July 1, 2023.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.
If you have any questions about what it's like to work at UM or live in Miami, please reach out at [email protected].
Monday, May 15, 2023
As many of you know, I have had the honor and privilege of being the Interim Director of the Institute for Professional Leadership (IPL) at The University of Tennessee College of Law for the past three academic years. The IPL is a special part of UT Law. As the home of an academic program that ties various parts of the traditional law curriculum together, the IPL benefits students with a wide variety of post-graduation goals--helping them to prepare themselves for the inevitable leadership spaces they will occupy in their professional and personal lives.
I have served as Interim Director at the IPL while continuing with a full teaching schedule, scholarship agenda, and service load. It now is time for me to step back and allow someone else to lead the IPL--someone who will devote full time to carrying out its mission. Accordingly, we are looking for a permanent Director for the IPL. The position announcement can be found here.
As you can see from the position announcement, the permanent Director will be a member of the law faculty, either tenure-track or non-tenure-track. The qualifications section of the announcement is copied in below, for your ease of reference.
Required Experience and Abilities
- Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
- Minimum of five years in law practice and/or substantial comparable experience in a law-related professional or educational setting.
- Tenure-track candidates should have a record of scholarship, teaching, and service at an ABA-accredited law school or a record that suggests the ability to achieve tenure at the University of Tennessee.
- Experience in significant leadership roles, particularly related to the legal profession.
- Prior teaching experience in a law school or other higher education setting.
Preferred Abilities and Experience
- Experience with strategic planning and execution.
- Experience assessing programmatic needs and successfully implementing new initiatives.
- Supervisory experience or demonstration of skills that exhibit the ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities with regard to staff and students.
- Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and work well with diverse constituents, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and practicing lawyers.
- Experience with online learning pedagogy and course development.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.Reputation for professionalism, integrity, and honesty.
The position announcement also includes valuable information about the IPL and the responsibilities of its Director. I am happy to answer questions, as is my colleague, Brad Morgan ([email protected]), who is chairing the search committee. Please pass along word of this opening to anyone you know who may be interested in this position.
Friday, May 5, 2023
A few months ago, I asked whether people in the tech industry were the most powerful people in the world. This is part II of that post.
I posed that question after speaking at a tech conference in Lisbon sponsored by Microsoft. They asked me to touch on business and human rights and I presented the day after the company announced a ten billion dollar investment in OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT. Back then, we were amazed at what ChatGPT 3.5 could do. Members of the audience were excited and terrified- and these were tech people.
And that was before the explosion of ChatGPT4.
I've since made a similar presentation about AI, surveillance, social media companies to law students, engineering students, and business people. In the last few weeks, over 10,000 people including Elon Musk, have called for a 6-month pause in AI training systems. If you don't trust Musk's judgment (and the other scientists and futurists), trust the "Godfather of AI," who recently quit Google so he could speak out on the dangers, even though Google has put out its own whitepaper on AI development. Watch the 60 Minutes interview with the CEO of Google.
Just yesterday, the White House held a summit with key AI stakeholders to talk about AI governance.
Between AI-generated photos winning competitions, musicians creating songs simulating real artists' voices, students using generative AI to turn in essays that fool professors, and generative AI's ability to hallucinate (come up with completely wrong answers that look correct), what can we as lawyers do? Are our jobs at risk? Barrons has put out a list. IBM has paused hiring because it believes it can gain efficiencies though AI. Goldman Sachs has said that 300 million jobs might be affected by this technology. I'm at a conference for entrepreneurs and the CEO of a 100-million dollar company said that he has reassigned and is re-skilling 90% of his marketing team because he can use AI for most of what they do.
Should we be excited or terrified? I've been stressing to lawyers and my students that we need to understand this technology to help develop the regulations around it as well to wrestle with the thorny legal and ethical issues that arise. Here are ten questions, courtesy of ChatGPT4, that lawyers should ask themselves:
- Do I understand the basic principles and mechanics of AI, including machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing, to make informed decisions about its use in my legal practice?
- How can AI tools be used effectively and ethically to enhance my practice, whether in legal research, document review, contract drafting, or litigation support, while maintaining high professional standards?
- Are the AI tools and technologies I use compliant with relevant data protection and privacy regulations, such as GDPR and CCPA, and do they adequately protect client confidentiality and sensitive information?
- How can I ensure that the AI-driven tools I utilize are unbiased, transparent, and fair, and what steps can I take to mitigate potential algorithmic biases that may compromise the objectivity and fairness of my legal work?
- How can I obtain and document informed consent from clients when using AI tools in my practice, ensuring that they understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives associated with these technologies?
- What are the intellectual property implications of using AI, particularly concerning AI-generated content, inventions, and potential copyright or trademark issues that may arise?
- How can I assess and manage potential liability and accountability issues stemming from the use of AI tools, including understanding the legal and ethical ramifications of AI-generated outputs in my practice?
- How can I effectively explain and defend the use of AI-generated evidence, analysis, or insights in court, demonstrating the validity and reliability of the methods and results to judges and opposing counsel?
- What measures should I implement to supervise and train my staff, including paralegals and support personnel, in the responsible use of AI tools, ensuring that ethical and professional standards are maintained throughout the practice?
- How can I stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in AI technology and best practices, ensuring that I continue to adapt and evolve as a legal professional in an increasingly technology-driven world?
Do you use ChatGPT or any other other generative AI in your work? Can you answer these questions? I'll be talking about many of these issues at the Connecting the Threads symposium and would love to get your insights as I develop my paper.
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Thursday, April 27, 2023
Set forth below are key portions of the posting for The University of Tennessee College of Law's new Clinical Teaching Fellowship. Applications are solicited for either our advocacy or transactional law clinic. The full announcement, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, preference will be given to applications received before May 1, 2023. For questions, please contact Director of Clinical Programs Joy Radice at [email protected].
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The University of Tennessee College of Law is accepting applications for our new Clinical Teaching Fellowship to begin in the summer of 2023. This two-year fellowship will prepare talented lawyers and aspiring clinicians with at least 2 years of practice experience to become full-time clinical faculty at U.S law schools. The Clinical Teaching Fellow will work alongside and learn from current full-time clinical faculty who teach in the College of Law’s Legal Clinic. The Clinical Teaching Fellow will be immersed in all aspects of clinical teaching from learning clinical pedagogy to supervising law students on their casework. The UT Law Clinical Teaching Fellow will also develop a research agenda and begin working on a scholarly article in preparation for entering the law school teaching market. The fellow will receive training in clinical teaching methods, supervision when working with students on cases, and guidance in developing legal scholarship with faculty mentors.
We seek a Clinical Teaching Fellow to begin in the summer of 2023, and to work with one of the following Clinics:
- The Advocacy Clinic, which provides direct legal services to clients in a range of litigation including civil, juvenile, and criminal cases. A more detailed description can be viewed at https://law.utk.edu/clinics/.
- The Transactional Law Clinic, which provides direct legal services to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, community-based associations, entrepreneurs, and artists. A more detailed description can be viewed at https://law.utk.edu/clinics/.
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Required Qualifications and Experience:
- J.D. or equivalent degree.
- At least two (2) years of practice experience in relevant areas of law.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong interest in clinical teaching, with a commitment to inclusive teaching methods designed to effectively engage a diverse student population.
- Membership in a U.S. state bar and willingness to petition for admission to the Tennessee Bar prior to the start date of the fellowship. Tennessee allows lawyers teaching in a law school clinical program to waive into the bar.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
- Teaching, training or supervision of law students or early-career lawyers.
- Experience with relevant civil, criminal or juvenile matters as preparation for teaching in the Advocacy Clinic or experience with relevant transactional matters as preparation for teaching in the Transactional Law Clinic.
- A commitment to public interest work.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
University of Washington Law is Seeking a Visiting Lecturer to Teach Business and Entrepreneurship Law-Related Courses
This just in from Mary Fan at the University of Washington School of Law:
The University of Washington School of Law invites applications for a visiting lecturer to teach courses in business law and entrepreneurship. The University of Washington is a major research university in the dynamic hub of Seattle with numerous connections to innovative business and entrepreneurial activity. Courses that the lecturer may teach include Business Organizations, Entrepreneurial Law, Law and Technology, Intellectual Property Survey, and Nonprofit Organizations. The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching and practical experience in these areas. Please apply soon because applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
More information and the application upload site is here:
Thanks to Mary for sharing this opportunity.