Saturday, November 23, 2019

Qatar University is Hiring

Position Announcement
Legal Skills Department Faculty, Qatar University College of Law

Qatar University anticipates hiring one faculty member, commencing August 2020, to teach Legal Writing/Legal Skills courses in English in the College of Law’s LL.B. program. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will lead various endeavors and support the Legal Skills Department.

Required qualifications for this full-time faculty appointment include a J.D. or Ph.D. and at least two years of experience teaching legal writing/legal skills courses, preferably to first-year J.D. or undergraduate law students. Practice, clerkship, or other post-graduate legal experience is also desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who have a record of publication, or show great potential for publication, and have potential for service to the law school and the local legal community. Preference will also be given to candidates who are willing to commit to the College of Law for an initial contract length of three years. Candidates who have taught international students and/or are bilingual (English and Arabic) will bring added benefit to the program, although this is not a required qualification.

Very competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits for full-time hires, as governed by the university’s policies and regulations, include:
furnished accommodation or housing allowance;
potential annual salary increase based on performance;
annual round-trip air tickets to one’s registered city of residence for the faculty member, spouse, and up to three children (under 18 years of age);
health insurance for the faculty member, spouse, and up to four children;
educational allowance for up to three children (from grade 1 up to 18 years of age);
annual summer leave, winter, and semester breaks in accordance with the university’s H.R. policies and calendar;
conference travel support; and,
end-of-service gratuity.

About the College of Law

The College of Law, Qatar’s sole law school, has a record of academic excellence and scholarly influence and aspires to be the premier law school in the region. It is committed to excellence in legal education in accordance with international standards.

The College of Law prepares students for success in the complex, competitive, and ever-changing worlds of law practice, business, public service, and teaching. A number of its courses are in English, including the legal skills courses that the hired faculty member will teach. In its ninth year now (after evolving from the Lawyering Skills Program), the Legal Skills Department has brought legal writing, analysis, advocacy, legal English and research skills that are foundational to common law systems to the mixed Qatari civil and common law system.

About Qatar and Qatar University

On the Arabian Gulf, Qatar has a rapidly growing economy, a richly diverse national and expatriate community, and ambitious development goals. Qatar is a wealthy, stable, and safe country with an international outlook. In recent times, Qatar has played a prominent role in hosting negotiations and mediating regional disputes. Qatar has hosted various international events including the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations, the 20th World Petroleum Congress (the first in the region), and the 2006 Asian Games. It looks forward to hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a first for the region.

Located in the capital city of Doha, Qatar University is the oldest and most popular university in Qatar. It has considerable teaching and research expertise and students from over 52 nations. It is undergoing continued expansion as Qatar rapidly develops.

Application Submission

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until December 15, 2019. Please direct a cover letter and your curriculum vitae to Dr. Mohamed Mattar at the email address below. If available, reference letters, teaching evaluations, and/or transcripts will also be helpful.

Dr. Mohamed Mattar
Clinical Professor of Law & Head of the Legal Skills Department
Qatar University College of Law
P.O. Box: 2713 Doha - Qatar
E-mail: [email protected]

November 23, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

University of San Francisco Seeks to Fill a Chair in Animal Law

The University of San Francisco School of Law is conducting a search for a Chair in Animal Law. The position begins in the fall of 2020.

By virtue of the generous support of an anonymous donor, this fully funded tenured or tenure-track Chair will establish and build an Animal Law Program in a law school backed by Jesuit values located in beautiful San Francisco. USF’s geographic location will put the Chair in the physical center of cutting-edge debates over climate change, sustainability, and animal welfare. In addition to substantial experience teaching, writing, and advocating in the animal law field, the ideal candidate will have the capacity to build a program from the ground up within a supportive environment. Expertise in some combination of the following categories is desirable: factory farming, conservation of wildlife, the use of animals in research, and the intersection of animal law and environmental sustainability, food law/safety, or public health.

Applications from members of minority or historically disadvantaged groups and individuals whose background or interests will enhance our diversity are highly encouraged. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, link to recent scholarship, and recent teaching evaluations (if available) to Lara Bazelon, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, USF School of Law, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California 94117. Email: [email protected]. The application deadline is December 9, 2019.

Hat tip to Eugene Y. Kim at the University of San Francisco School of Law


November 23, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Harvard Law Review Crossword Puzzle

In case you missed it, the Harvard Law Review now includes a crossword puzzle. You can find the November 2019 crossword puzzle at 133 Harv. L. Rev. 428 (2019).

You're welcome.


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