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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

VAP Position at Duquesne Law

Apply here.

Duquesne_LawDuquesne University School of Law, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invites applications and nominations for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law to teach during the 2022-2023 academic year. This position is a nine-month visiting position, beginning in the summer of 2022 with the possibility of one additional nine-month term. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching three courses: one course during the fall semester and two courses the spring semester. The successful candidate will have ample time to focus on scholarship, be afforded to the Law School's library and related resources, have no administrative or faculty committee duties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Our curricular needs include: Business Associations, Property, Contracts, Emerging Technologies, Intellectual Property, Health Law, and related elective courses. Candidates must be available to teach in-person, although the public health situation may require occasional remote and/or hyflex teaching.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience teaching in legal education.

Evidence of significant practical experience in an area of curricular need.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Commitment to the University's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University's Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

April 20, 2022 in Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

DePaul Seeks Visitor to Teach (inter alia) Contracts

DePaul University:
PROVOST: COLLEGE OF LAW: LAW ACADEMIC

DePaul LawApply here!

Location

Chicago, IL - College of Law

Open Date

Mar 17, 2022

Description

DePaul University College of Law invites applications for a one-semester position as a visiting professor during the 2022-2023 academic year. Specific curricular needs include Contracts, Business Organizations, and Taxation. We welcome candidates with excellent academic credentials and strongly prefer those with a successful teaching record, including demonstrated experience teaching first-year law students. DePaul Law enthusiastically encourages applicants who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply.

Qualifications

All candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree, with preference for candidates who have significant teaching experience.

Application Instructions

Required materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and diverse learning environment statement. Please direct any questions about the position to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Allison Brownell Tirres (atirres@depaul.edu).

DePaul Law is committed to improving society by educating purpose-driven lawyers who will serve their clients, the legal profession, and the broader community in ways that enhance access to justice and promote equitable policies and processes. To learn more, please visit https://law.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx.

March 29, 2022 in Help Wanted, Law Schools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 28, 2022

Hiring: Animal Law at OCU Law

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a visiting faculty member to teach Animal Law and other subjects of interest to the candidate.  The visitor will serve as a full-time faculty member for the 2022-23 academic year. Both one-semester and full-year visits may be possible. We expect successful candidates to teach in person. Both experienced and entry-level candidates will be considered.

Candidates must have a J.D., LL.M. or S.J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in one of the states or the District of Columbia. 

Oklahoma City University School of Law is located in downtown Oklahoma City and is deeply engaged with the legal, business, and governmental communities.  Oklahoma City has been named “American’s Most Livable Community” and is consistently ranked among the most affordable and prosperous cities, among the top cities for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and among the best-run large cities.  

OCU Law
Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.  We strongly encourage applications from members of demographic groups historically underrepresented in the teaching and practice of law.  For the university’s complete nondiscrimination policy, please see: https://www.okcu.edu/admin/hr/policies/general/nondiscrimination-policy-equity-resolution-process/nondiscrimination-policy/. 

To apply, please submit a CV to Associate Dean Paula Dalley (pdalley@okcu.edu).

If you have questions before you brave an encounter with the imposing Paula Dalley, feel free to reach out to me, datelman@okcu.edu 

March 28, 2022 in Help Wanted, Law Schools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Looking for New Colleagues at the OCU School of Law

My law school is hiring!  I am not on the search committee, but I know people who are, and I'm even on speaking terms with some of them!  I have highlighted key words for people in the commercial law/business law field.  Feel free to contract me directly if you are interested in applying.  This is a great place to work, and I will be happy to tell you why.

OCU Law
JOB POSTING FOR DOCTRINAL FACULTY POSITION

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for one or more tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin with the 2022-23 academic year. We welcome applications from candidates with interests in any area of law, but we are particularly interested in candidates with a teaching interest in business organizations, energy law, environmental law, healthcare law, homeland security and national security, or secured transactions. We welcome candidates whose approaches in research will add to the scope and depth of our faculty scholarship.

Candidates should have an excellent academic background, demonstrated potential to be a productive scholar, a strong commitment to the practice of inclusion, and a strong commitment to becoming an engaged classroom teacher. Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA- accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in one of the states or the District of Columbia.

Oklahoma City University School of Law is located in downtown Oklahoma City and is deeply engaged with the legal, business, and governmental communities. Oklahoma City has been named “American’s Most Livable Community” and is consistently ranked among the most affordable and prosperous cities, among the top cities for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and among the best-run large cities.

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity. We strongly encourage applications from members of demographic groups underrepresented in the teaching and practice of law. For the university’s complete nondiscrimination policy, please see: https://www.okcu.edu/admin/hr/policies/general/nondiscrimination-policy-equity-resolution- process/nondiscrimination-policy/.

To apply, please submit a CV and job-talk paper to https://jobs.silkroad.com/OKCU/FacultyCareers?page=2. A cover letter that describes the candidate’s commitment to the practice of inclusion and includes examples would be helpful. If a candidate is selected for an interview, teaching evaluations will be requested, if available.

December 21, 2021 in Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 4, 2021

Help Wanted: Widener Law

Widener_University_SealWidener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg Pennsylvania is seeking an entry-level or lateral tenure-track professor to teach contracts, a two-semester, five-credit course, beginning with the  2022-23 academic year.   For more information about the position and other needs of the law school, please see our position description here at or contact Professor Jill Family, Appointments Committee Chair at jefamily@widener.edu

October 4, 2021 in Help Wanted, Law Schools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Campbell University's Norman A. Wiggins School of Law Seeks New Faculty to Teach Business and Commercial Law

I recently learned that it's always hump day at Campbell University

Campbell Camel
Here is the ad in brief:

Position Summary:

Campbell University School of Law invites individuals to apply for up to two open faculty positions. These tenured or tenure-track faculty positions are nine-month appointments that will begin in August 2022 at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor. We are seeking candidates to teach required courses in (1) business organizations as well as (2) commercial law (including sales law), and/or contracts. We prefer candidates who are also able to teach upper-level elective courses in business/transactional/planning. We are also interested in candidates who, in addition to teaching one or more of the required courses, are able to teach family law, health-care law, or professional responsibility. Candidates should exhibit strong teaching skills and be committed to maintaining an ongoing research effort. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students, and colleagues is expected. Successful candidates should expect their annual course packages to include one or more required, large-enrollment courses.  All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and outstanding teaching reviews. We welcome applications from candidates whose background will contribute to excellence through institutional diversity. Cover letters must explain how the candidate is able and willing and able to support each of the five distinctives set forth below.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Campbell University is informed and inspired by its Baptist heritage and three basic theological and biblical presuppositions: learning is appointed and conserved by God as essential to the fulfillment of human destiny; in Christ all things consist and find ultimate unity; and the Kingdom of God in this world is rooted and grounded in Christian community. Campbell University embraces the conviction that there is no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry.

Located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Campbell University School of Law is a highly demanding, purposely small community of faculty and students whose aim, guided by transcendent values, is to develop lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the practice of law as a calling to serve others and to create a more just society.  To that end, the law school has adopted the following distinctives: (1) we offer an academic program that is highly demanding; (2) we bring together the theoretical and practical to produce thoughtful and talented lawyers; (3) we utilize the talents of a faculty that is profoundly committed to students and teaching; (4) we view the practice of law as a calling to serve others; and (5) we offer a Christian perspective on law and justice.

Full ad is here.

September 16, 2021 in Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 6, 2021

Syracuse University Needs Help with Contracts and Other Stuff

SyracuseSyracuse University College of Law invites applications from entry level and recently tenured lateral candidates for a position on the Law Faculty

Candidates should have an excellent academic record and should hold a JD degree from an accredited law school. Preferred post-JD experience and credentials include advanced degrees, judicial clerkships, relevant legal practice or similar experience. A demonstrated commitment to excellent classroom teaching and scholarship are required. A candidate’s ability to contribute to the diversity of the College of Law community is a preferred qualification for all positions.

Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, and Technology Law, Business and Commercial law, Contracts

The College of Law is seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in the following areas: artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous systems, and technology law; contract law; and all areas of business and commercial law. Emerging technologies, including AI and autonomous systems, drones and driverless cars, wearable medical devices, the blockchain and cryptocurrency, and smart contracts are disrupting settled understandings of contract formation and enforcement, risk allocation, liability, and insurance. This hire will bring expertise at the intersection of these emerging technologies and insurance law, commercial transactions and contracts, and privacy law. Applicants should bring expertise, preferably through graduate training, in one or more of the listed emerging technologies. This hire will support two of the College of Law's signature programs: the Institute for National Security Law and Policy and the Innovation Law Center. The faculty hire will also be affiliated with the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI), which centers on interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching related to the design, policy, and social implications of autonomous systems.

This position is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, and the Human-Technology Frontier and provides exciting opportunities for collaboration in teaching and research in an organized cluster that includes faculty in the School of Law, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Information Studies. Expectations for this appointment will include working collaboratively with faculty members in the cluster, contributing to enhancing student experience through mentoring research, and participation in cluster activities.

This is a tenure-track/tenured position. Candidates are expected to teach in both the residential law program and in our online JD interactive program. Candidates can expect to teach a first- year course or a core upper-division course, along with other courses as needed.

Interested applicants are encouraged to use the AALS submission process to apply but may alternatively send their resume and names of three references, including academic references who are able to assess the candidate’s potential as a legal academic, to Professor Kristen Barnes, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York 13244; email: gkbarnes@syr.edu. Syracuse University is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to September 20, 2021.

September 6, 2021 in Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Help Wanted: Loyola University New Orleans

Not exactly contracts, but if you take a nexus-of-contracts approach to business associations, it's certainly contract-adjacent (or you can follow Robert Anderson IV and read some other blog).

Loyola University New Orleans is now accepting applications for two tenure track or tenured faculty members to begin August 1, 2021. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the following substantive areas: (1) business and tax law; and (2) Louisiana civil law. We especially welcome applications from candidates who will add to the diversity of our educational community and who have demonstrated expertise in working with a diverse student body. J.D. or equivalent is required. For the civil law position, we also welcome applications from civil law scholars outside Louisiana. 

If you are interested in applying, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to resumes@loyno.edu. Inquiries may be sent to the Chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Bobby Harges at harges@loyno.edu

About the College of Law The College of Law is located in a largely residential area of New Orleans, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States, with unique cuisine, numerous museums and historical sites, and a flourishing arts community. New Orleans is also the seat of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as other lower courts. The College of Law has a student population of approximately 500 students, over forty faculty members, active clinics that have spearheaded numerous social justice reform efforts, and summer programs in Europe and Central America. Its location in Louisiana, one of the world’s best known “mixed jurisdictions,” provides unique opportunities for comparative and international law scholarship. 

Loyola University New Orleans is an educational institution dedicated to fostering intellectual achievement, personal development, and social responsibility, and it is committed to the human dignity and worth of every person. Loyola University New Orleans strives to create and maintain a working and learning environment in which individuals are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. The University acknowledges and values individual differences, including, but not limited to, the dimensions of race; color; sex; national origin; age; religion; gender identity; transgender status; sexual orientation; ethnicity; disability status; and marital status and citizenship status. We recognize that diversity enriches our social interactions and intellectual lives, and we strongly encourage applications from individuals who will bring diversity to the College of Law. 

January 5, 2021 in Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Help Wanted: Dayton Law

Assistant Professor at the University of Dayton School of Law 

Apply nowJob No: 498365
Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: SoL Dean's Office - 230000
Advertised: 
Applications close: 

Position Summary: The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 16 2021. Areas of particular need include contracts, secured transactions, business organizations, property, wills and trusts, and/or tax.
Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a J.D. or the equivalent degree from a foreign institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:
- An outstanding academic record;
- A record of publication;
- Prior successful experience in law teaching or the demonstrated potential to be an outstanding teacher;
- Potential to successfully mentor students from underrepresented groups;
-Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds;
- Relevant prior experience in law practice;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Effective interpersonal skills with various constituencies;
- Interest in and/or experience teaching contracts, secured transactions, business organizations, property, wills and trusts, and/or tax;
- An expressed willingness and enthusiasm to teach in and develop UDSL's hybrid online J.D. program;
- Willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values that promote inclusive excellence.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted until second round interviews. Inquiries may be directed to the Faculty Recruitment and Development Committee at lawfacultyhiring@udayton.edu.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

December 22, 2020 in Help Wanted, Law Schools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

LSU Law Seeks Faculty Members

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in commercial law, including, but not limited to, bankruptcy. Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship, as well as a commitment to outstanding teaching.  

We additionally seek to hire a full-time faculty member with security of position to direct the Immigration Law Clinic as part of LSU Law’s Experiential Education Program. The Immigration Law Clinic is a fully in-house, one-semester, 5 credit clinic in which students represent non-citizens in their defensive proceedings before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and affirmative applications with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, substantial experience in Immigration practice and be admitted and in good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction. Prior clinical teaching experience and fluency in Spanish is preferred. We may consider applications from persons who specialize in other areas as additional needs arise. 

We also seek to hire a full-time Assistant Professor of Professional Practice to teach legal analysis and writing. A successful candidate will teach the fundamentals of legal reasoning and writing by way of predictive and objective memoranda in the fall semester and advance those skills by teaching persuasive writing of an appellate brief and appellate oral advocacy in the spring semester. The legal writing faculty collaboratively develop the course materials that are used across the 1L curriculum. Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, superior academic credentials, and should have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing. 

The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.         

Applications should include a letter of application, resume, references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to:  

Christina M. Sautter 
Chair, Faculty Appointments and Adjuncts Committee 
c/o Pam Hancock (or by email to phancock@lsu.edu
Paul M. Hebert Law Center 
Louisiana State University 
1 East Campus Drive 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-0106 

 

September 22, 2020 in Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Something Really Interesting Is Going on in Iowa

 

Iowa_law_school1It's not the Caucuses -- duh!

FACULTY POSITIONS

 

            THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COLLEGE OF LAWanticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members and clinical faculty members (including a director for field placement program) over the coming year. Our goal is to find outstanding scholars and teachers who can extend the law school’s traditional strengths and intellectual breadth. We are interested in all persons of high academic achievement and promise with outstanding credentials. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should send resumes, references, and descriptions of areas of interest to:  Faculty Appointments Committee, College of Law, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa  52242-1113.

            THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

August 17, 2015 in Help Wanted, Law Schools | Permalink

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Contracts News that Hits Home

There but for fortune . . . .  I spent three happy years teaching in the history department at the College of Charleston.  Having studied in New York for nearly ten years, I never imagined myself living in the South, but Charleston is a charming city, and the College of Charleston was a gem when I was there, with a dedicated faculty of scholars and teachers and an unbelievably beautiful campus.  When I learned that Charleston was opening a law school, I was very tempted to apply for a position.

Charleston
Broad St., Charleston, by Khanrak

Charleston's Post & Courier reported on Monday that Charleston Law School (CLS) has terminated seven faculty members, including two tenured faculty members.  The two filed lawsuits in late June alleging breach of contract.  They are seeking an injunction that would allow them to retain their status as tenured professors while also enjoining the CLS's owners from making expenditures that might otherwise be used to pay them their salary.  The two fired professors were signatories of a letter published by 17 CLS faculty members in the Post & Courier in mid May.  I assume that they are alleging retaliatory firing in violation of the very thing tenure is designed to protect.  Certainly, the optics are bad.  A preliminary injunction hearing is scheduled for the end of the month. 

I have no doubt that, if I had decided to apply for a faculty position at Charleston and been hired there, I would have signed that letter.  And then I too might be experiencing the joy of having to file a lawsuit in order to keep my tenured position.  I do not know enough of the details to speak to the merits of the professors' claims, but my inclination it to root for them.

Stay tuned. 

July 8, 2015 in Commentary, Help Wanted, In the News, Law Schools, Recent Cases | Permalink | Comments (2)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Call for Applications: Project on the Foundations of Private Law

Harvard Law School
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, 2015-2017 

HLS

PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research in private law.   Applicants should be aspiring academic with a primary interest in one or more of property, contracts, torts, intellectual property, commercial law unjust enrichment, restitution, equity, and remedies. The Project welcomes applicants with a serious interest in legal structures and institutions, and welcomes a variety of perspectives, including economics, history, philosophy, and comparative law. The Fellowship is a postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers. Fellows are selected from among recent graduates, young academics, and mid-career practitioners who are committed to spending two years at the Project pursuing publishable research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of private law, broadly conceived. More information on the Center can be found at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/about/privatelaw/index.html.

PROGRAM: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Private Law are full-time, two-year residential appointments starting in the Fall of 2015. Fellows devote their full time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their individual research agendas. The Project does not impose teaching obligations on fellows, although fellows may teach a seminar on the subject of their research in the Spring of their second year. In addition to pursuing their research and writing, fellows are expected to attend and participate in research workshops on private law, and other events designated by the Project. Fellows are also expected to help plan and execute a small number of events during their fellowship, and to present their research in at least one of a variety of forums, including academic seminars, speaker panels, or conferences. The Project also relies on fellows to provide opportunities for interested students to consult with them about their areas of research, and to directly mentor its Student Fellows.  Finally, fellows will be expected to blog periodically (about twice per month) on our collaborative blog, which is under development.

STIPEND AND BENEFITS: Fellows have access to a wide range of resources offered by Harvard University. The Center provides each fellow with office space, library access, and a standard package of benefits for employee postdoctoral fellows at the Law School.  The annual stipend will be $50,000 per year.

ELIGIBILITY: By the start of the fellowship term, applicants must hold an advanced degree in law. The Center particularly encourages applications from those who intend to pursue careers as tenure-track law professors, but will consider any applicant who demonstrates an interest and ability to produce outstanding scholarship in private law and theory. Applicants will be evaluated by the quality and probable significance of their research proposals, and by their record of academic and professional achievement. 

APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted starting December 15, 2014. Completed applications must be received at conner@law.harvard.edu by 9:00 a.m. on February 2, 2015. Please note that ALL application materials must be submitted electronically, and should include:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. PDFs of transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
3. A Research Proposal of no more than 2,000 words describing the applicant’s area of research and writing plans. Research proposals should demonstrate that the applicant has an interesting and original idea about a research topic that seems sufficiently promising to develop further.
4. A writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s writing and analytical abilities and ability to generate interesting, original ideas. This can be a draft rather than a publication.  Applicants who already have publications may also submit PDF copies of up to two additional published writings.
5. Three letters of recommendation, emailed directly from the recommender. Letter writers should be asked to comment not only on the applicant’s writing and analytical ability, but on his or her ability to generate new ideas and his or her commitment to pursue an intellectual enterprise in this area. To the extent feasible, letter writers should provide not just qualitative assessments but also ordinal rankings. For example, rather than just saying a candidate is “great,” it would be useful to have a statement about whether the candidate is (the best, in the top three, among the top 10%, etc.) among some defined set of persons (students they have taught, people they have worked with, etc.).

All application materials with the exception of letters of recommendation should be e-mailed by the applicant to conner@law.harvard.edu. Letters of Recommendation should be emailed directly from the recommender to the same address.

For questions or additional information, contact:

Bradford Conner, Coordinator, conner@law.harvard.edu.

December 16, 2014 in Help Wanted, Law Schools | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Vis Problem Is Up

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The problem is up for the 22nd Annual International Commerical Arbitration Moot. Between now and early December, teams will write the brief for the Claimant.  In mid January the brief for the Respondent is due. And then, in March,  200-300 teams from law schools around the world will gather in Vienna for the competition. 

There is no limit to the  number of students on a team but they must argue in pairs. Typically one student handles the procedural issues and one the substantive or the CISG issues. There are 4 rounds to start with the 64 highest scoring teams moving on to a single elimination tournament.

The problems  identify an actual arbitration agency whose rules govern the procedures, This year the procedural issues center around whether the Claimant the right to make an emergency appeal to the arbitration agency and whether the Respondent may join the parent company of the Claimant for purposes of its counterclaim.  In one of those puzzles that charactizes the Moot, the parent company "endored" the contract at issue but claims not to be a party do it.

The substantive issue concerns a letter of credit which does not conform (or does it?) to what was called for in the contract. The buyer attempts to "cure" in a sense but the seller says "too late, we have already avoided the contract." Thus, it raises avoidance and cure isssues under the CISG.

This is, at best, a first cut on the problem. As the weeks pass, the problem will reveal itself as the layers are peeled off. 

I am happy to trade notes and views with other interested profs.   

[In the meantime, try to find the third man.]

 

 

October 6, 2014 in Conferences, Contract Profs, Film, Help Wanted, Law Schools, Meetings, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Help Wanted: UMKC

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law anticipates hiring two entry level or early career tenured or tenure-track faculty members with a strong commitment to educating lawyers for the twenty-first century, a lifetime of scholarship, and being part of a collegial, collaborative community. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the following areas: property, environmental law, real estate, land use, contracts, business and entrepreneurship. Additional areas of interest may include professional responsibility, criminal law, and civil litigation.

    UMKC is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautiful landscaped campus in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri.  It is the only law school in a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people and offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 500 students.  It benefits from its metropolitan location, a large and academically talented pool of student applicants, a strong university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, a dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support.

    UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

    Application Process: The School of Law will review the Faculty Appointments Registry maintained by the AALS. In addition letters of inquiry and resumes may be sent to:

Nancy Levit, Chair

Faculty Appointments Committee

UMKC School of Law

500 E. 52nd St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

levitn@umkc.edu

            Applications for the position go through the University athttps://myhr.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/KCITY/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=8

October 6, 2014 in Help Wanted | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hiring Announcement: Commercial Law at Campbell University School of Law

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of commercial law to commence in the Fall Semester 2015.  The successful applicant for this position will be expected to teach either or both of our required upper-level UCC courses (Sales and Leases, and Secured Transactions) each semester.  Candidates who can, in addition to these courses, teach Payment Systems, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, or Financial Regulation are especially encouraged to apply.  Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and a proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) outstanding classroom teaching and scholarship.  Both lateral and entry level candidates will be considered.

The law school is located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, a location that provides its approximately 450 students with a wealth of opportunities that enrich their educational experience.  Raleigh and the Research Triangle are repeatedly cited in national surveys as one of the best areas for starting a new career or business, for excellence in education (from public schools to post-graduate studies), and for enjoyable quality of life.

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Consistent with Campbell University’s overall mission (available at http://www.campbell.edu/mission/), the law school is a highly demanding, purposely small, intensely personal community of faculty and students whose aim, guided by transcendent values, is to develop lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, who view the practice of law as a calling to serve others, and to create a more just society.  To that end, the law school has adopted the following distinctives: (1) we offer an academic program that is highly demanding; (2) we bring together the theoretical and practical to produce thoughtful and talented lawyers; (3) we utilize the talents of a faculty that is profoundly committed to students and teaching; (4) we view the practice of law as a calling to serve others; and (5) we offer a Christian perspective on law and justice.  More information about the law school can be found on our website:  http://www.law.campbell.edu/.

Interested candidates should apply online here.  Applications should include:  (1) a cover letter expressing interest in and qualifications for fulfilling the position, contributing to the University’s mission, and furthering the law school’s distinctives; (2) an unofficial law school transcript; (3) a current curriculum vitae; (4) if available, course evaluations for any prior teaching engagements; and (5) a representative example of scholarship and/or a research agenda.

September 11, 2014 in Help Wanted | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Valparaiso University Law School Is Hiring!

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VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL (VULS) is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure track position with someone interested in teaching contracts and business courses.  Applications from entry level and experienced teachers are welcome.  Valparaiso University is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a small college town near the southern shore of Lake Michigan that is approximately fifty miles from downtown Chicago.  The town has excellent schools and affordable housing.  VULS is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse student body; 47% of the members of the class entering in August 2013 are underrepresented minorities.  Please contact Professor Ivan E. Bodensteiner, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at Valparaiso University Law School, 656 Greenwich Street, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383; e-mail:facultyrecruitment@valpolaw.net

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VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL (VULS) is seeking a full-time Director of its externship program.  This is a new, tenure track position.  Applicants should have practice experience, and teaching experience is preferred.  VULS intends to expand its externship program as part of its increasing emphasis on practical learning.  Valparaiso University is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a small college town near the southern shore of Lake Michigan that is approximately fifty miles from downtown Chicago.  The town has excellent schools and affordable housing.  VULS is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse student body; 47% of the members of the class entering in August 2013 are underrepresented minorities.  Please contact Professor Ivan E. Bodensteiner, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at Valparaiso University Law School, 656 Greenwich Street, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383; e-mail:facultyrecruitment@valpolaw.net

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Valparaiso University Law School Seeks Visitor to Teach Contracts (and Something Else)

Valparaiso-logoValparaiso University Law School is seeking a full-time, one-semester visitor for Fall 2014 to teach Contracts and an additional course, the nature of which is negotiable.  Because of major changes to our 1L curriculum, our one-semester Contracts class is divided into two seven-week courses, with an emphasis on more and better feedback to our students and on innovative teaching.  If you are interested in the position, please email a cover letter and a CV no later than May 15, to Susan Stuart, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (susan.stuart@valpo.edu).  Please note “visiting position” in the subject line.  

Valparaiso University is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Job Postings from the Government Contracting Group at GW Law

1. Assistant General Counsel Job
Date: Sep 5, 2013
Location: Mclean, VA, US

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the General Counsel and responsible for handling legal projects or issues for the organization, with particular focus on government contracts-related issues, including compliance with U.S. federal, state, local, and international government contracting laws, rules and regulations such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement. Candidate will work directly with the business, providing day-to-day advice for senior executives and other business members and respond to internal and government audits and managing outside law firms and their project costs.
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2. Sikorsky Aircraft is looking to hire 3Ls or recent grads to fill two positions in their International Trade Compliance Group. Click on the links below:

Position 1: 
Position 2:
 
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3. INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH SENIOR PROCUREMENT LAWYERS ON A RESEARCH PROJECT?

Senior members of the ABA Public Contract Law Section are looking for research assistance on discrete topics for an upcoming educational program, including in cybersecurity. If you're interested in assisting, please contact:

Annejanette Heckman Pickens
Assistant General Counsel
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
12450 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, Virginia 22033\
Telephone: (703) 251-7349
Fax: (703) 251-7377
annejanette.pickens@gd-ais.com
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September 23, 2013 in Help Wanted | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Opening at Ave Maria Law

Ave Maria LogoAve Maria School of Law invites applications for multiple faculty positions from entry-level and lateral candidates, pre- or post-tenure.  Ave Maria particularly welcomes applications from candidates with teaching and research interest in Contracts, Business Organizations, Sales, Negotiable Instruments, Secured Transactions, and related commercial subjects.  Applicants should have superior academic credentials; a record, or the promise, of excellence in teaching and legal scholarship; and an interest and commitment in exploring his or her teaching and research interests in an institution that strives to integrate the Catholic intellectual tradition into teaching, scholarship, and service.  Entry-level applicants may demonstrate scholarly promise by publications in scholarly journals or scholarly works in progress.  In the case of any applicant with tenure, a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship is required.  Interested candidates should send their materials to Professor Patrick T. Gillen, current chair of the Appointments Committee.    Applications can be e-mailed to Professor Gillen at ptgillen@avemarialaw.edu or can be mailed to his attention at 1025 Commons Circle, Naples, Florida 34119.  Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Ave Maria School of Law, providing legal education enriched by the Catholic Faith, seeks employees whose education, experience and beliefs are consistent with its mission.  Ave Maria School of Law is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer that values diversity, including diversity in religious affiliation, and strongly encourages applications from persons of diverse backgrounds willing to support the institutional mission; it requires compliance with all state and federal laws governing employment discrimination. 

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May 1, 2013 in Help Wanted, Law Schools | Permalink | TrackBack (0)