Friday, December 13, 2019
The fourteenth Global Legal Skills Conference is being held this week at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law. The Global Legal Skills Conference is the leading international gathering for global skills education. Presenters at this year's conference include:
- Rummana Alan (University of Illinois)
- David W. Austin (California Western School of Law, visiting at Brooklyn Law School)
- Marta Baffy (Georgetown University Law Center)
- Elizabeth Baldwin (University of Washington)
- Kevin Bennardo (UNC Chapel Hill)
- Hilary Bell (Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar)
- Kate Brem (University of Houston Law Center)
- Teresa Kissane Brostoff (University of Pittsburgh)
- Tatiana Calda Lottiger (Executive HUB, Sweden)
- Susan Chesler (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)
- Bruce Ching (Syracuse)
- Dean Adam Chodorow (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)
- Diana Coetzee (Georgia State University)
- Lurene Contento (Chicago-Kent College of Law)
- Rachel Croskery-Roberts (UC Irvine School of Law)
- Evelyn Cruz (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)
- Leslie P. Culver (California Western School of Law, visiting at UC Irvine School of Law)
- Megan Davis (University of Houston Law Center)
- Susan DeJarnatt (Temple)
- Janet Dickson (Seattle University)
- Beverly C. Dureus (SMU Dedman School of Law)
- Kathryn Falk Campbell (Southwestern)
- Fabio Fisicaro (University of Catania, Sicily, Italy)
- Eun Hee Han (Georgetown University Law Center)
- Priscilla Harris (Vanderbilt University Law School)
- Alissa Hartig (Portland State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Applied Linguistics)
- Maryann Herman (Duquesne)
- Kimberly Holst (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)
- Marcy Karin (UDC)
- Rosa Kim (Suffolk)
- Leila Lawlor (Georgia State University)
- Sylvia Lett (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law)
- Antonino Longo (University of Catania, Sicily, Italy)
- Alan Mamood (LexisNexis)
- John Mounier (California Elder Protection Attorneys)
- Michael Murray (University of Kentucky)
- Mark Nadeau (DLA Piper)
- Nell Navarro (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law)
- Nadia Nedzel (Southern University Law Center)
- Olugbenga Oke-Samuel (Kampala International University, Uganda)
- Cathren Page (Barry)
- Trevor Reed (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)
- Trilby Robinson-Dorn (UC Irvine School of Law)
- Karen Ross (New York University School of Law)
- Victoria Saliani (Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law)
- Susan Salmon (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law)
- Kirsten Schaetzel (Georgetown University Law Center)
- Rebecca Scharf (UNLV)
- Diana J. Simon (University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law)
- Sheila Simon (Southern Illinois University School of Law)
- Ann Sinsheimer (University of Pittsburg)
- Clayton Carter Steele (Brooklyn Law School)
- JoAnne Sweeny (Louisville)
- Maria Termini (Brooklyn Law School)
- John Thornton (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law)
- Grace Tonner (UC Irvine School of Law)
- Maggie Vath (Georgia State University)
- Jesse Weins (Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice)
- Mark E. Wojcik (UIC John Marshall Law School)
- Bobette Wolski (Bond University, Australia)
Professors from other law schools around the world are also attending the conference. The next Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in southern Italy at the University of Bari Department of Law from May 20-22, 2020.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
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,
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.
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
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@example.com. The application deadline is December 9, 2019.
Hat tip to Eugene Y. Kim at the University of San Francisco School of Law
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Professor Detlev F. Vagts died in 2013 but his casebook lives on. There's a new edition of Transnational Business Problems by Detlev F. Vagts (Harvard University), William S. Dodge (University of California at Davis School of Law), Hannah L. Buxbaum (University of Indiana Maurer School of Law), and Harold Hongju Koh (Yale University), published by Foundation Press.
The book covers "The Environments of Transnational Business" including Transnational Lawyering, International Dispute Resolution, Transnational Law, and Corporate Social Responsibility. That part is followed by a series of problem exercises in Transnational Sales, Agency and Distributor Agreements, Licensing Agreements, International Joint Ventures, International Debt Instruments, and other topics.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Our friends at the Law Library of Congress tell us that this Sunday, October 6, 2019, will mark the centennial of the Icelandic Law on the Supreme Court of October 6, 1919 (Lög om hæstarjett Nr. 22 af 6 okt. 1919), which provided for the establishment of a Supreme Court in Iceland. The Supreme Court replaced the National Court (Landsyfirréttur), whose decisions could be appealed to the Supreme Court of Denmark.
The Supreme Court of Iceland became the highest court of the land, and the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Denmark was no longer recognized (art. 1).
Hat tip to
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The University of Illinois at Chicago is looking for an Executive Director of a new university Center for Teaching Excellence that will support all members of the UIC community who have a teaching role, including faculty and teaching assistants at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. The Executive Director, along with a permanent staff, will build a highly interactive Center that utilizes current university expertise coupled with a vision for how best to support faculty and increase student success. Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs through the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, the Executive Director will work with faculty and other instructors at UIC, to help them improve all aspects of their teaching, including assessment, diversity, and social emotional learning. The Executive Director will leverage the ongoing work of the Student Success Initiative, the Office of Diversity, the Learning Sciences Research Institute, Language and Culture Learning Center, ACCC Instructional Designers and other programs at UIC to support UIC’s teaching mission.
For fullest consideration, candidates should complete an electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for a minimum of three references by Monday, October 7, 2019.
For more information please visit the search webpage at https://adminsearches.uic.edu/edcte/. Please direct nominations and questions or concerns regarding the search and application process to Faizan Abid, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Emory Law School invites applications for a full-time position in the non-tenure Professor of Practice track. The successful candidate will serve as Externship Director, Co-Director of the Professionalism Program and Director of Adjunct Communications. To view the full job description and apply, click here. Inquiries may be directed to chair of the contract faculty appointments committee, Randee Waldman, at email@example.com.
Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status.
Friday, August 30, 2019
The Association of American Law Schools' Section on Defamation and Privacy welcomes submissions on any topic relating to social media, free speech, and content moderation, including recent proposals to reform platform immunity under Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, calls for transparency as to online censorship by platforms, concerns about hindering innovation, or other issues surrounding social media and free speech.
Please email submissions to Agnieszka McPeak, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, September 13th. Include your name, institution, and a copy of your work with your email. While submissions have no length requirements, full drafts may be given preference over abstracts or outlines. The author(s) of the paper chosen from this Call for Papers will be invited to participate on the AALS Defamation & Privacy Law panel taking place in Washington, D.C. at the AALS Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 2nd from 3:30-5:15pm (this panel is co-sponsored by the Sections on Internet & Computer Law and Communication, Information, & Media Law). Selections will be announced no later than September 27th.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco is looking for an Associate Director of Bar Performance & Assessment and an Associate Director of Academic Achievement – both are full-time, staff positions. At GGU, academic support (managed by Reichi Lee) and bar services (managed by Rana Boujaoude) are separate programs that work closely together.
Hat tip to Fiona L. McKenna
Saturday, August 17, 2019
The University of San Francisco School of Law has an opening for an Assistant Director of its Academic and Bar Exam Success Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Contact Director Jonathan Chu at email@example.com or Associate Dean Tristin Green at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, August 16, 2019
The John Marshall Law School of Chicago merged yesterday with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The new name of the institution is UIC John Marshall Law School. The institution is the first (and obviously only) public law school in Chicago.
And although the law school itself did not move, the law school updated its address from 315 S. Plymouth Court to 300 S. State Street. The city and zip code remain the same: Chicago, IL 60604
Saturday, August 10, 2019
For those of you who read German, here is his bio:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Eicker hat Rechtswissenschaften mit strafrechtlicher Schwerpunktausbildung an der Universität Bremen studiert. In seiner Dissertation zum Thema "Transstaatliche Strafverfolgung" befasste er sich mit der Europäisierung, Internationalisierung und Fortentwicklung des Grundsatzes ne bis in idem und promovierte damit an der Universität St. Gallen. Er habilitierte sich 2009 an der Universität Bern mit einer Arbeit zur "Prozeduralisierung des Strafrechts". In seiner Habilitationsschrift behandelt er Fragen eines Paradigmenwechsels in der Steuerungsarchitektur des materiellen Strafrechts.
Vor seiner Berufung an die Universität Luzern war Andreas Eicker Vertreter des Lehrstuhls für Strafrecht an der Universität St. Gallen und Assistenzprofessor am Institut für Strafrecht und Kriminologie (ISK) der Universität Bern. Zudem war er dort als Dozent an der School of Criminology, International Criminal Law and Psychology of Law (SCIP) tätig. Bevor Andreas Eicker seinen wissenschaftlichen Werdegang in der Schweiz mit einer Assistenztätigkeit an der Universität St. Gallen begann, war er Mitarbeiter in Lehre und Forschung an der Universität Bremen. Dort realisierte er insbesondere ein Forschungsprojekt zur Untersuchung der Lebenswirklichkeit im Strafvollzug, wofür er von der Körber-Stiftung (Hamburg) ausgezeichnet wurde. Ausserdem war er Rechtsreferendar bei der Staatsanwaltschaft und dem Landgericht Oldenburg. Weitere Stationen führten ihn ans Bundesverfassungsgericht und an die deutsche Botschaft in der Türkei.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Another of the exhibitors at the 112th Annual Conference of the Association of American Law Libraries is Manupatra, the largest content online aggregator of Indian and international legal materials. The database links primary sources, secondary materials, and proprietary analytical content.
Manupatra launched its online database in August 2001. Today, it has delivery capabilities in online, print, and mobile media. Manupatra is designed to be used by a wide variety of users across legal, educational, finance, tax, accounting, corporate, government, law enforcement, intellectual property, and other users. Click here to have a look.
We haven't had a chance yet to review this closely, but we're happy to learn about a new citation manual called UCIA: Universal Citation in International Arbitration, published in the United Kingdom by the Global Arbitration Review and available here online.
The book was on display at the 112th Annual Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries, an event taking place this week in Washington, D.C.
Having a uniform system for citing international arbitration decisions will help lawyers, arbitrators, parties, and scholars see how arbitral awards and decisions are being followed by other tribunals. This, in turn, will allow for greater coherence in how later tribunals will rule in international arbitration cases.
Please use the "comment" section to share your thoughts and specific observations about the citation manual.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
The annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is in full swing at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The conference features substantive panels and presentations, dozens of business meetings, and a robust exhibit area where vendors are introducing new products to academic and professional law librarians from around the world.
One company of interest to readers of the International Law Prof Blog is ISLG, the Inverstor-State Law Guide, which offers the ability to research international investment awards, decisions, treaties, and rules. The comprehensive research focused on investor-state disputes that the ISLG offers appears to be unique (and readers of this blog will be quick to tell us if that's not the case). It allows readers to find particular provisions of investment treaties and decisions interpreting those provisions. It also allows researchers to see howa particular decision or instrument has been considered by other tribunals and in scholarly articles.
Pictured here are three Canadians representing ISLG at the AALL Conference. They are Chief Executive Officer Morgan D. Maguire, Strategic Account Manager Liam Murphy-Burke, and Director of Legal Content Paul E. Moon. And below is a video that explains a bit more about the ISLG Database.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire tenure-track or tenured faculty in the following areas: federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure, and evidence. 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. They may consider applications from persons who specialize in other areas as additional needs arise.
They 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 Clinical Legal 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 should 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.
They 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:
- Melissa T. Lonegrass and Christina M. Sautter
- Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee c/o Pam Hancock (or by email to email@example.com)
- Paul M. Hebert Law Center
- Louisiana State University
- 1 East Campus Drive
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-0106
Hat tip to Prof. Christina Sautter at the Louisiana State University
Thursday, July 4, 2019
International Intellectual Property Clinic Director
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenured or tenure-track position to teach in and direct the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic starting with the 2020-21 academic year.
The International Intellectual Property Law Clinic is certified by the USPTO for both patent and trademark law and serves the burgeoning creative and entrepreneurial community in Detroit. In 2012, the USPTO chose Detroit as the location for its first satellite office because Detroit and its surrounding communities are home to one of the largest concentrations of intellectual property attorneys in the United States. Part of a growing Intellectual Property program at Detroit Mercy Law, the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic hosts the annual International Patent Drafting Competition, which is held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO each February. The Competition attracts teams from law schools across the United States and Canada. Detroit Mercy Law also offers an on-line Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property. This non-JD program meets the needs of professionals and organizations for knowledge of intellectual property and cybersecurity laws.
- Have a law degree and strong academic background.
- Demonstrate either a record of or potential for both teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement.
- Be either a registered patent attorney, a patent agent in good standing with the USPTO, or a licensed attorney in good standing with the highest court of any state.
Ideal candidates will also possess at least three years’ experience (within the past five years) prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO. Applicants with some experience teaching in a law clinic are preferred, and applicants who are excited about continuing to grow our Intellectual Property Law program, in addition to directing the existing Clinic, are of particular interest.
Applicants should send a cover letter with a current CV and any additional supporting materials (or any questions) to:
Professor Julia Belian, Chair of Faculty Recruitment
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Materials will be accepted via email or regular mail. Review of applicants will begin in July 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Detroit Mercy Law offers a unique curriculum that complements traditional theory- and doctrine-based course work with intensive practical learning. Students must complete at least one clinic, one upper-level writing course, one global perspectives course, and one course within our Law Firm Program, an innovative simulated law-firm practicum. Detroit Mercy Law also offers a Dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor in Canada, in which students earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years while gaining a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems.
The Detroit Mercy Law Clinical Program is one of the oldest in the United States, having opened our doors as the Urban Law Clinic in 1965. Today, we offer eleven clinics, including the Criminal Trial Clinic, Environmental Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic, Housing Law Clinic, Immigration Law Clinic, Juvenile Appellate Clinic, International Intellectual Property Law Clinic, Trademark and Entrepreneurial Clinic, Veterans Appellate Clinic, and Veterans Law Clinic. Each year our clinics represent more than 1,000 clients and provide more than 20,000 hours of free legal services.
Detroit Mercy Law is located one block from the riverfront in Downtown Detroit, within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations such as General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank. The School of Law is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing linking Detroit with Windsor and Canada.
Detroit offers a dynamic variety of culinary, cultural, entertainment, and sporting attractions.
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Hat tip to Julian Belian.