Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tenure-Track Clinical Professors
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC-DCSL) invites applications for: (1) a tenure-track law professor to work in the School of Law’s General Practice Clinic, and (2) a tenure-track law professor to work in the school of law’s clinical law program and direct the externship program. Both positions begin July 16, 2017. We will consider exceptionally talented applicants at the assistant or associate professor level. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Relevant experience and a demonstrated potential for outstanding clinical teaching is expected.
UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university. UDC-DCSL has a three-part statutory mission:
- to recruit and enroll students from groups underrepresented at the bar,
- to provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates, and
- to represent the legal needs of low-income residents through the School’s legal clinics.
The School of Law has been a leader in experiential and clinical education for more than 40 years beginning with its predecessor Antioch School of Law. Every student completes two 350 hour clinical courses, as well as forty hours of community service. UDC-DCSL offers nine legal clinics in the following areas: juvenile and special education; housing and consumer; general practice; community development; legislation; low-income taxpayer; government accountability; immigration and human rights and criminal defense.
UDC-DCSL consistently earns high rankings for its diversity, clinical program, and public interest mission. U.S. News & World Report's “Best Law Schools 2016” ranked UDC-DCSL second in diversity in its rankings of 198 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association. It also ranked UDC-DCSL seventh in the country for its clinical program in 2016. PreLaw Magazine has given an “A+” to the law school and ranks it the second most diverse law school in the nation for students and faculty. The magazine also ranked UDC-DCSL #8 in its “Best Schools for Public Service” rankings. The 2016 edition of the Princeton Review’s “The Best 173 Law Schools” awarded UDC-DCSL top ten rankings in three categories: 2nd for “Most Chosen by Older Students”; 2nd for “Most Diverse Faculty”; and 2nd for “Best Environment for Minority Students.” Through its robust clinic program, vast internship and externship options and the Summer Public Interest Fellowship program, UDC-DCSL has garnered the #7 spot for its government & public interest job placement rate nationally.
Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit applications immediately. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume. UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Contact: Professor Andrew G. Ferguson, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. (email: to Faculty Secretary, Ms. Loretta Young-Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org).