Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U. Richmond School of Law seeks to hire clinical prof to develop IP and transactional clinic

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University of Richmond School of Law Seeks Clinical Professor

The University of Richmond School of Law seeks a full-time clinical faculty member to develop, run, and teach our Intellectual Property and Transactional Law clinic, which provides non-litigation legal services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits, authors, and artists. The focus of the clinic is business formation, business transactions, and intellectual property issues, but the Clinical Professor will play a major role in determining the clinic's specific emphasis and operation. The clinic is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.

The Law School has four other in-house clinics, over 60 external clinical placements, and a well-developed, structured, sequential, skills-oriented curriculum. The Law School is also home to the Intellectual Property Institute, which comprises three full-time research faculty members and which offers more than a dozen courses in intellectual property and a certificate program for J.D. students.  

Required qualifications for this position include a law degree, a license to practice in Virginia (or a willingness to quickly become licensed), and significant experience in business transactions, small business start-ups, and intellectual property issues.  Entrepreneurial spirit and substantial organizational skills are a must. Prior teaching experience is a plus but not required.
This is a non-tenure-track, renewable contract position. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and scope of responsibilities assumed. Starting date is flexible.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references to Professor Chris Cotropia, Chair of Clinical Faculty Appointments, at

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