Thursday, July 20, 2023

Director, Institute for Professional Leadership - Applications Remain Open!

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.

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Open Tenure-track Faculty Positions - University of Alabama School of Law

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/search/law

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."

July 19, 2023 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Mississippi College Law - Faculty Search

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].

July 18, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Western State College of Law Faculty Openings

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Western State College of Law at Westcliff University Faculty Hiring Announcement

Tenure-Track/Tenured Positions

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.

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

Friday, June 30, 2023

NYU Law's Grunin Center for Law and Entrepreneurship - Job Openings

 

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We’re Hiring!

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.

June 30, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 19, 2023

University of Miami Law School Seeks Law & Technology Resident Fellow: Apply by July 1, 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.

Please apply online and submit an application in electronic form to Carolina Morris ([email protected]).

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].

May 19, 2023 in Corporations, Current Affairs, Jobs, Law School, Lawyering, Marcia Narine Weldon, Technology, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 15, 2023

Leadership Opportunity - The University of Tennessee College of Law

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.

Qualifications

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.

May 15, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, May 5, 2023

Ten Questions Lawyers Should Ask Themselves about AI

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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. What are the intellectual property implications of using AI, particularly concerning AI-generated content, inventions, and potential copyright or trademark issues that may arise?
  7. 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?
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. 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. 

May 5, 2023 in Compliance, Corporations, CSR, Current Affairs, Ethics, Financial Markets, Human Rights, Jobs, Lawyering, Legislation, Management, Marcia Narine Weldon, Teaching, Technology, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Tennessee Law Clinical Teaching Fellowship - May 1 Application Deadline

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:

  1. 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/.
  2. 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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Qualifications

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.

April 27, 2023 in Clinical Education, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

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:

https://apply.interfolio.com/122716.

Thanks to Mary for sharing this opportunity.

April 5, 2023 in Business Associations, Entrepreneurship, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Baylor Law is Recruiting Business Law Faculty!

The following opportunities come to us from Patricia Wilson at Baylor Law.  The first two positions are directly related to business law.  The last two are more litigation-oriented but may be of interest to business litigation folks.

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Baylor Law is currently recruiting to fill multiple faculty positions, as described below. The starting date for each position is no later than August 1, 2023.

If you know of someone who may be interested in these positions, please encourage them to visit the Baylor Law employment opportunities webpage. Interested individuals are also welcome to contact Associate Dean Patricia Wilson by email or phone for more information.

We are particularly interested in expressions of interest from individuals who would add to the diversity of our faculty.

Please note that three of the listings are for full-time positions. However, if you or someone you know is interested in teaching as an adjunct, we regularly have adjunct positions available and are currently seeking adjunct instructors to teach transactional drafting and persuasive writing/litigation drafting. We are flexible in scheduling adjunct-taught classes, including developing a schedule that allows an adjunct to teach most classes remotely on Zoom. 

Assistant Professor of Business/Transactional Law
Tenure-track

Baylor Law seeks an instructor who will have responsibility for electives in the areas of transactional, commercial, or business areas based upon Baylor Law's curricular needs and the applicant's experience. Such courses could include real estate finance, construction, oil and gas/alternative energy, debt financing, business succession planning, individual or entity income taxation, nonprofit organizations, digital/cybersecurity, elder law/special needs, retirement, international business transactions, international trade, consumer protection, bankruptcy, creditors remedies, negotiable instruments/payment systems, franchising, sports law, healthcare.

More Information/Apply

Full-time Lecturer
Transactional Drafting; Non-tenure-track

Baylor Law seeks a lecturer who will have responsibility for teaching in the Legal Analysis, Research & Communications (LARC) program. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with other faculty members of the Baylor Law Writing Program to create, teach and grade assignments for the LARC 4 course (Transactional Drafting) and coordinating all of the writing efforts across all three years of the curriculum to ensure consistency and best management of resources. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of transactional legal writing experience, including drafting and analyzing a variety of different contracts and business entity governing documents.

More Information/Apply

Full-time Lecturer
Persuasive Writing; Litigation Drafting; Non-tenure-track

Baylor Law seeks a lecturer with substantial experience in persuasive writing and litigation drafting, including drafting appellate briefs and a variety of different pleadings, trial motions, and similar work product. The selected individual will have responsibility for teaching in the Legal Analysis, Research & Communications (LARC) program, specifically LARC 3 (persuasive writing) and LARC 5 (litigation drafting). He or she will teach several sections of both courses each year and will be one of several LARC 3 instructors. With respect to the LARC 5 course, the candidate will be expected to collaborate and coordinate project planning with instructors for the LARC 4 course (transactional drafting). Thus, the ideal candidate will also have experience in analyzing and drafting a variety of contracts. The candidate will share additional responsibilities as well, such as periodically serving as a judge in the Practice Court program and collaborating with other legal writing faculty members to create problems for writing competitions.

More Information/Apply

Part-time Temporary Adjunct
LARC 5

Baylor Law seeks a temporary adjunct to teach a section of the LARC 3 course, a course on persuasive writing, and LARC 5 course, a course that focuses on litigation drafting. The candidate should have experience in  drafting appellate briefs or producing similar work product, or litigation drafting, including drafting a variety of different pleadings, trial motions, and similar work product.

More Information/Apply

Prospective applicants can direct questions to Associate Dean Patricia Wilson at 254.710.6591 or 254.722.2564, or [email protected].

March 19, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 17, 2023

Yale Law Clinical Fellowships

I just heard about this a few days ago, but I do not think anyone has posted on it yet.  Sadly, it looks like the formal application deadline has passed.  But they may still be accepting applications.  Those considering applying may want to inquire . . . .

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YALE LAW SCHOOL CLINICAL FELLOWSHIPS

in the Veterans Legal Services Clinic   
and Housing and Community & Economic Development Clinics

Yale Law School seeks applicants for two clinical fellowships in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, within Yale Law School's clinical program. These Fellowships are two-year positions with a third-year option, beginning on or about July 1, 2023, and are designed for lawyers with at least three years of practice who are considering a career in law school teaching. Each fellow will work with a different clinic. Responsibilities include representing clients, supervising students, assisting in teaching classes, and pursuing a scholarship agenda. Fellows also have an option to co-teach a section of a six-week fall program for first-year students, Introduction to Legal Analysis and Writing, for additional compensation. Candidates must be prepared to apply for admission to the Connecticut bar (candidates may qualify for admission without examination). All work will be conducted with the support of the clinical faculty and will focus on providing legal assistance to low-income and civil rights clients and organizations. 

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff to teach and work in a multicultural environment. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in creative and community-driven advocacy is a strong plus. Annual salary is $75,000-80,000. In addition, Fellows will receive health benefits and access to university facilities. 

Email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Osikhena Awudu, Program Manager, The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, [email protected].  Please indicate the clinic or clinics to which you are applying. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2023 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis (early applications encouraged).

More details about each fellowship follow below.

Veterans Legal Services Clinic (VLSC)

VLSC is a semester-long, in-house clinic whose students represent veterans and their organizations in VA benefits, record correction, and civil rights litigation in administrative, state, and federal courts, and in state and federal policy advocacy.

Illustrative cases include representation of individual veterans seeking disability compensation benefits for injuries incurred during military service, in initial applications, administrative appeals, and judicial review in federal court; former service members in applications to upgrade a less-than-honorable discharge before Defense Department boards and on judicial review in federal court; plaintiffs in federal civil rights cases, such as a woman raped while a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Black veterans seeking reparations for historic discrimination in VA benefits programs; three nation-wide classes of Iraq and Afghanistan Era veterans who received less-than-fully-honorable discharges, despite having PTSD or related conditions attributable to their military service; a nation-wide class of U.S. Air Force veterans exposed to radiation after cleaning up two hydrogen bombs accidentally dropped on Spain in 1966, in the first appeals class action certified in the history of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; and local and national veterans' organizations in campaigns to address gender discrimination in congressional nominations to the military service academies; curb retaliation against servicemembers who report sexual harassment or assault; and make veterans with bad paper eligible for state veterans' benefits.

The principal supervisor for the position will be Professor Michael Wishnie.

Housing and Community & Economic Development Clinics

The Community & Economic Development (CED) is a semester-long, in-house clinic that provides transactional legal services to clients seeking to promote economic opportunity and mobility. CED's clients include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, farms and farmer's markets, fair housing advocates, and neighborhood associations. CED's legal services help our clients to expand access to financial services, bring arts institutions and grocery stores to chronically under-resourced communities, break down barriers to affordable housing development in high-opportunity communities, promote access to healthy foods, and facilitate entrepreneurship among low-income people.

The Housing Clinic is a semester-long, in-house clinic that represents tenants facing evictions and substandard housing conditions; homeowners facing foreclosures and seeking affirmative relief for illegal behavior by mortgage lenders and servicers; and individuals and advocates in affirmative fair housing litigation.

On behalf of our clients, our students represent clients in federal and state courts; negotiate and draft contracts; provide advice on the tax consequences of deal structures and entity choices; structure and carry out real estate transactions; represent borrowers and lenders in financings; engage in legislative and regulatory advocacy; form for-profit and not-for-profit entities; and resolve land use and environmental issues. In addition to representing clients, students in their first semester of the clinic take a seminar which covers federal, state and local policies affecting urban and suburban places; substantive law in tax, real estate development, and corporate governance; and transactional and regulatory lawyering skills, such as negotiation and drafting contracts.

The principal supervisor for the position will be Professor Anika Singh Lemar.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: [email protected].

March 17, 2023 in Clinical Education, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Real Property | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Michigan Law - Entrepreneurial Teaching Fellowship

The University of Michigan Law School is seeking a clinical teaching fellow in its Zell Entrepreneurship Clinic (ZEC). Law students in the ZEC provide transactional legal services to early-stage startups and play a significant role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Ann Arbor. Typical matters include business entity formation, intellectual property, contract drafting, and other common early-stage legal issues. This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension for a third year, beginning in the summer of 2023.

You can find more info about the clinic here: www.law.umich.edu/clinical/ec, and the job posting here: careers.umich.edu/job_detail/231796/...

March 16, 2023 in Clinical Education, Entrepreneurship, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 13, 2023

LSU Law is Seeking a Visitor or Adjunct for Business Associations Courses

This just in from friend-of-the-BLPB Christina Sautter:

The Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center seeks visiting or adjunct professors for the 2023-2024 academic year to teach Business Associations I (fall and spring) and Business Associations II (spring).  Additional courses, such as Mergers & Acquisitions or Securities Regulation will also be considered. Interested individuals should email Pamela Hancock at [email protected] for more information, as well as to obtain a link and instructions for uploading a CV and cover letter.

LSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for all qualified persons in admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities which the University operates 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.

March 13, 2023 in Business Associations, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Central Michigan University Seeking Tenure-Track Entrepreneurship Faculty

Position Summary

The College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University invites applications for one or more entrepreneurship faculty members to begin service at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor on August 21, 2023.

CMU anticipates the successful applicant will take a leadership role in the department. This could include serving as the Department Chairperson, serving as the Director of the Master in Entrepreneurial Ventures (MEV) program, or service in another administrative capacity. A reduced teaching load is available for successful applicants serving in one of these roles.

Tenure-track faculty are generally expected to teach three courses per semester, maintain an active research agenda, and actively participate in service activities. Courses may be face-to-face or online and at the undergraduate or graduate level. Faculty may also: advise students; engage in assessment of learning activities; help develop and promote CMU’s entrepreneurship offerings; support CMU’s New Venture Competition (NVC) and other extra-curricular initiatives; and strengthen partnerships on and off campus.  Candidates must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a terminal degree: (i) a Ph.D. or D.B.A in entrepreneurship or a related business field (from an AACSB accredited institution); or, (ii) a J.D. (from an ABA accredited institution) with significant entrepreneurship-related experience; or, (iii) other relevant terminal degree (from a major national university) with significant entrepreneurship-related experience.  For those pursuing a Ph.D. or D.B.A., ABD applicants will be considered if it is clear that the applicant’s degree will be conferred at the time of appointment.

Message to Applicants

CMU encourages applicants from diverse academic backgrounds to apply. You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. To apply, please visit our website at https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Entrepreneurship Chairperson David Nows at [email protected]; however, the applicant must apply directly through the online Central Michigan University applicant portal.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).

March 9, 2023 in Entrepreneurship, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Baylor Law: Transactional Drafting & Other Legal Writing/Drafting Openings

The following came to me from Patricia Wilson, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at Baylor Law:

Baylor Law is accepting applications for two lecturer positions in our Legal Analysis, Research and Communication (LARC) program, as described below, to begin no later than August 1, 2023.  Please share with anyone you believe may be interested.

Lecturer (Transactional Drafting)

Candidates must possess a juris doctor. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts, a list of three references in the application process, and two writing samples demonstrating the candidate's writing style.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The selected individual will have responsibility for teaching in the Legal Analysis, Research & Communications (LARC) program. Responsibilities include working collaboratively with other faculty members of the Baylor Law Writing Program to create, teach and grade assignments for the LARC 4 course (Transactional Drafting) and coordinating all of the writing efforts across all three years of the curriculum to ensure consistency and best management of resources. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of transactional legal writing experience, including drafting and analyzing a variety of different contracts and business entity governing documents. For more information about the Baylor Law Legal Writing Program, please visit www.baylor.edu/law/index.php?id=933907.

Lecturer (Persuasive Writing; Litigation Drafting)

Candidates must possess a juris doctor. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts, a list of three references in the application process, and two writing samples demonstrating the candidate's writing style.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The candidate should have substantial experience in persuasive writing and litigation drafting, including drafting appellate briefs and a variety of different pleadings, trial motions, and similar work product.  The selected individual will have responsibility for teaching in the Legal Analysis, Research & Communications (LARC) program, specifically LARC 3, our required persuasive writing course, and LARC 5, our litigation drafting course. He or she will teach several sections of both courses each year.  He or she will be one of several LARC 3 instructors. With respect to the LARC 5 course, the candidate will be expected to collaborate and coordinate project planning with instructors for the LARC 4 (transactional drafting). Thus, the ideal candidate will also have experience in analyzing and drafting a variety of contracts. The candidate will share additional responsibilities as well, such as periodically serving as a judge in the Practice Court program and collaborating with other legal writing faculty members to create problems for writing competitions. For more information about the Baylor Law Legal Writing Program, please visit www.baylor.edu/law/index.php?id=933907.

General Information

Both positions entail renewable one-year contracts, with the possibility of promotion to senior lecturer status after seven years.

We are especially interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty.  Our search includes both entry-level and junior lateral candidates.  

Additional information for these two positions and other open positions at Baylor Law is available at: www.baylor.edu/law/facultystaff/index.php?id=980341

February 26, 2023 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 24, 2023

Catholic Law Seeks Business (and Other) Faculty!

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Catholic Law seeks to fill several faculty positions to begin in Fall 2023. We are seeking candidates for entry-level and lateral positions, tenure-track or contract, in a wide variety of subjects, including Clinical Education, Lawyering Skills, Civil Procedure, Family Law, Trusts and Estates, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Corporate and Securities Law, International Law, and Contracts and Commercial Law.

Candidates in Clinical Education may have opportunities to teach in our existing clinics but also may propose new clinical areas. We are particularly interested in clinical offerings compatible with participation by our evening students.

We are also seeking candidates whose teaching and research interests may be in any of the above subject matter areas (or others) who are also interested in participating in our University’s Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Catholic Law is a national leader in preparing students of all faiths for the practice of law and is an integral part of The Catholic University of America, the national university of the Catholic Church, located on a beautiful residential campus in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent, superior academic credentials, and relevant professional experience, such as teaching, legal practice, or judicial clerkships. The application should include a letter of interest, CV, references, sample publications, and a personal statement addressing how your research, teaching, and service would make a distinctive contribution to the mission of our University and law school and the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Interested applicants should email their materials to the attention of Dean Stephen Payne at [email protected].

As a Catholic institution, our mission commits us to respecting the “dignity of each human person,” and to welcoming scholars who will bring a “diversity of backgrounds, religious affiliations, viewpoints, and contributions” to the law school’s vibrant intellectual community. We recognize the importance of diversity in our faculty and encourage applications from those with diverse backgrounds.

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Belmont University - Nashville, TN - Assistant Professor and Program Director of Legal Studies

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Belmont University (my employer) is seeking an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Legal Studies.

This professor will sit across campus from me, in our College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences ("CLASS"), but I will likely interact with them because my Business Law 1 and 2 classes feature in the legal studies major, in addition to the business majors on campus. Happy to discuss Belmont University with anyone who may be interested. 

You can apply for the position (by March 15) here.  

February 21, 2023 in Haskell Murray, Jobs, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 2, 2023

VAP/Fellow positions at Tulane Law

Tulane Law School invites applications for its Forrester Fellowship and Visiting Assistant Professor positions, both of which are designed for promising scholars who plan to apply for tenure-track law school positions. Both 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 and mentorship, a professional travel budget, and opportunities to present works-in-progress in faculty workshops.  

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

 

Tulane’s visiting assistant professor position is supported by the Murphy Institute at Tulane (http://murphy.tulane.edu/home/), 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 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).  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Adam Feibelman at [email protected].   

 

Candidates for either position should apply through Interfolio, at apply.interfolio.com/119886

 

Tulane is an equal opportunity employer and candidates who will enhance the diversity of the law faculty are especially invited to apply. 

 

February 2, 2023 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Arkansas Law is Looking for a Transactional Business Clinician

The University of Arkansas School of Law seeks to fill a tenure-track clinical position starting in the 2023-2024 academic year with a focus on economic development, transactions, business, or entrepreneurship. Lateral applicants are encouraged to apply. Clinical professors are expected to teach 6 to 8 students during the fall and spring semesters.

A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of practice experience in the clinic subject. At least one (1) year of clinical teaching experience is strongly preferred. Must be a licensed attorney and be eligible to become a member of the Arkansas Bar.

We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the "top five" places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Questions and expressions of interest should be directed to Professor Carl Circo, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at [email protected].

Please apply for this position at the link below:

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February 2, 2023 in Clinical Education, Entrepreneurship, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)