Tuesday, September 18, 2018

William & Mary Law School seeks to hire "Professor of Practice" for its Veterans Benefits Clinic

Here are the details:

Position Summary


The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic is seeking an attorney or clinician experienced in veterans law to serve as a Professor of Practice (POP). This is a non-tenure eligible position with a presumption of continuation.


William & Mary Law School, the oldest law school in the nation, prides itself on delivering quality legal education to high-achieving students. The curriculum is challenging, varied, and designed to prepare students to excel in the profession of law. The law school has a vibrant clinical program, offering more than 200 students annually an opportunity to hone their lawyering skills through live-client representation.


The Puller Clinic started in 2008 and includes a beginning and advanced clinical experience for second- and third-year students in the representation of veterans in their disability compensation claims at the administrative agency, Board of Veterans Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In addition, the Puller Clinic engages in informal advice, counsel and outreach, and offers an online certificate program for those interested in veterans advocacy. The Clinic operates in partnership with graduate psychology clinics and additional medical professionals in order to address both the legal and medical needs of veteran clients.


The POP will work with clinical professors in clinical teaching and supervision, as well as case work and client representation in the area of disability compensation claims. The POP will also assist in maintaining relationships with partner institutions of higher education and community partners, and will supervise Military Mondays, the outreach advice and counsel sessions held at a local Starbucks.


Required Qualifications


The successful candidate will have a JD and be in good standing as a member of a state Bar, with either currently active status or the ability to become an active member upon beginning employment. William & Mary seeks a candidate with at least two years of experience in veterans law, with client-based advocacy experience and superior research and writing skills. Applicants must possess strong academic credentials, and organizational and collaboration skills that will contribute to the Puller Clinic’s continued success.


Preferred Qualifications


Successful teaching or supervision experience in clinics, or the demonstrated potential to succeed in such areas, is desirable.


Patricia E. Roberts

Vice Dean and Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Clinical Programs

Co-Director, Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic

P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795

757.221.3821 phone; 757.221.1855 fax




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