Thursday, August 1, 2019

BU School of Law seeking to hire instructor for criminal law clinic

Here are the details:




Job Description

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, a top-tier law school with an international reputation, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students and alumni, dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. Since our doors opened in 1872, we have welcomed qualified men and women, without regard to background or belief. The breadth and depth of our curriculum and scholarship as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in American legal education.


Boston University School of Law seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer/Clinical Instructor in its Criminal Law Clinical Program (the “Program”). The Program’s mission is to provide law students with the skills and knowledge needed to engage in zealous representation of indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies at the district court level.  BU Law students are court-appointed counsel in the Boston Municipal Court-Central Division and the Boston Juvenile Court. BU Law students represent clients from arraignment procedure to case resolution, including evidentiary hearings and trials. 


The Lecturer will be responsible for direct supervision of students engaged in representation of indigent clients charged with crimes in Boston Municipal Court—Central Division and Boston Juvenile Court.  When not engaged in direct supervision of students in the Defender Division, the Lecturer will supervise first semester Clinic students who are part of a litigation team in both Defender and Prosecution cases. The Lecturer will further engage in classroom teaching of all Clinic students and work closely with all Program faculty.


Required Skills

The ideal candidate for this position is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar for a minimum of six months, with at least three years of criminal defense experience.  Excellent litigation skills, along with research and writing, are required. Teaching and supervision experience are preferred.


Candidates should have proven trial experience, superior research and writing skills, a strong commitment to public interest lawyering, outstanding interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a passion for criminal defense work, and candidates must work well as part of a team. The ability to work sensitively with a diverse population of clients, students, and staff is essential.

This position is a non-tenure track Lecturer/Clinical Instructor appointment to a two-year contract, which may be renewed for an additional year. The start date is Monday, December 2, 2019.


Boston University School of Law is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to Professor Anna di Robilant, Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to [email protected]. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by September 6, 2019. Applications received on or before that date will be given full consideration.


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