Saturday, April 28, 2018

U. Chicago Law School seeking to hire director for its Innovation Clinic

The Innovation Clinic focuses on transactional work by representing start-up ventures. The IC works closely with the University’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  Details about the available position can be found here in addition to the advertisement below.  

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position teaching in a transactional clinic providing legal services for start-up ventures in the innovation sector. The appointment for the Bluhm-Helfand Director of the Innovation Clinic would begin during the 2018-19 academic year, with a strong preference for beginning on July 1, 2018. The position would also involve teaching a related seminar and/or clinical skills courses.


The position would include an appointment as Lecturer or an appointment to the clinical professor track, depending on experience and qualifications.  Candidates must have a J.D., must have at least two years of relevant experience, and must be admitted to or eligible for admission to the Illinois bar. Candidates who teach in a law school legal clinic or who have prior experience supervising or teaching law students or other attorneys are strongly preferred and will be considered for appointment to the clinical professor track. Excellent writing, editing, and supervision skills are required. We value candidates who will contribute diverse backgrounds and perspectives that will enrich and improve student experiences and the Law School's intellectual culture.


Each candidate should submit a curriculum vita or resume, a list of references, a legal writing sample, a law school transcript, a cover letter that includes a detailed description of the candidate’s relevant practice experience and teaching experience, and course evaluations from prior teaching experience if any. Other material relevant to your candidacy may be included as well. Candidates must apply online and upload application material at:, for consideration for a Lecturer position, and at, for consideration for the clinical professor track position. All application material must be received by May 21, 2018.


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email[email protected] with their request.


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