Thursday, August 22, 2019

Golden Gate is Hiring

GGU LawGolden 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.

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23461&clientkey=1A449B35167BB40706C055A54E4FB0DA

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=23459&clientkey=1A449B35167BB40706C055A54E4FB0DA

Hat tip to Fiona L. McKenna

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August 22, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Duke is Hiring for July 2020

Duke Law SchoolDuke Law School invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach in its JD writing program beginning July 1, 2020. The candidate hired will teach one section of Duke’s required, first-year course, Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, and one upper-level writing seminar.  

LARW is a graded, two-semester, four-credit course. LARW sections have no more than 30 students (in recent years the norm has been 26-28). Upper-level writing seminars have generally been two-credit, simulation-based courses offering significant practical experience. Their enrollment is capped at 14.  Candidates are encouraged to think creatively in designing an upper-level seminar of their own.

Candidates must have superior academic records and at least four years of experience in practice (which may include clerking). Teaching experience is also preferred and candidates with significant transactional practice experience are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of at least three references by October 1, 2019 through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14288.

Address applications to Jeremy Mullem, Director of Legal Writing. Questions about the position may be directed to Jeremy Mullem at mullem@law.duke.edu.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.  Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

The position may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. The professor hired will NOT be allowed to vote in faculty meetings.  The anticipated salary is $70,000 - $79,999.

The professor will teach Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, a year-long, four-credit course, to no more than 30 students.  In addition, the professor will teach one upper-level, writing-focused seminar (likely in the spring of the professor’s first year at Duke).  Upper-level writing seminars have generally been two-credit, simulation-based courses offering significant practical experience.

Hat tip to Jeremy Mullem.

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August 22, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, August 17, 2019

San Francisco is Hiring

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 jchu@usfca.edu or Associate Dean Tristin Green at tgreen4@usfca.edu for more information.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

North Dakota is Hiring

UND Law SchoolThe University of North Dakota School of Law invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions, to commence August 2020. The selected candidates will likely teach one section of Lawyering Skills (3 credits in the Fall and 2 credits in the Spring) and one upper-level course each semester. The upper-level course package will be determined in consultation with the Dean, taking into account the School of Law’s curricular needs and the candidate’s expertise, experience, and expressed teaching preferences. Please contact Denitsa Mavrova Heinrich at denitsa.mavrovaheinr@law.und.edu or Julia Ernst, Chair of the Faculty Selection Committee, at julia.ernst@und.edu with any questions.

 

Hat tip to Denitsa Mavrova Heinrich.


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August 16, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

UIC John Marshall Law School

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

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Submit Your Winning "Best Brief" for the 2020 Scribes Brief-Writing Award

Scribes LogoScribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Brief-Writing Award. The deadline for submitting briefs is September 15, 2019.

In 1996, Scribes launched a Brief-Writing Award to recognize and celebrate excellent student-written briefs. Scribes believes that legal writing is of paramount importance to law students and their careers, and it hopes to encourage good legal writing by recognizing its finest examples.

The Scribes Brief-Writing Award for 2020 considers submissions of moot-court briefs that have won first place in a national or regional moot-court competition during the 2018-19 academic year (September 2018 to May 2019). The award committee then selects the best briefs from all of the winning briefs submitted.

In 2019, the winners were Caitlin Messinger and Keriann Smith of the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee. Their award was presented in April during a Scribes CLE and Award Ceremony at the Law Library of Congress in Washington D.C. (The 2019 award ceremony also included the presentation of the Lifetime-Achievement Award to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, so it was quite a day for those students!) The second-place winners for 2019 were Cesar Escalante and Jonathan Peña of the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Two schools tied for third place: Jacob Cunningham, Jessica Finley, and Sara Kuebel won from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Gabriella Gallego and Alyxandra N. Vernon won from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California.

The authors of the 2020 Scribes Brief-Writing Award will be recognized at the Scribes National CLE and Award Program that will be held in Chicago on Friday, April 3, 2020 at the UIC John Marshall Law School. Normally the winning law school has paid the travel expenses of the winning authors to attend the ceremony.

To submit a brief that won a national or regional moot court competition during the 2018-19 academic year, email an electronic pdf of the winning brief to scribeslegalwriters@gmail.com. The subject line of the email should indicate that it is a Scribes brief nomination from "____" Law School (the student's law school, not the school that hosted the moot court competition). The body of the email should set forth the name of the competition, the names of the students who wrote the brief and their school, and the name of the faculty coach or advisor, if any. The pdf (or Word) copy of the winning brief cannot include any information that identifies the student authors or their school. Please check the cover page, signature pages, and headers and footers.

Please contact Scribes Executive Director Philip Johnson at scribeslegalwriters@gmail.com if you have any questions about submitting a brief for the competition.

Mark E. Wojcik, President, Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

AALS LWRR Section Seeks New Scholars to Present at the AALS Annual Meeting in January

AALS LogoThe Association of American Law Schools' Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research (“AALS-LWRR”) seeks participants in a “New Scholars Showcase” session during the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January.

During this session, three newer scholars who teach legal writing and who have been selected through the competitive process described below, will present their work-in-progress or recently completed article. Each scholar will have approximately 10-12 minutes to present, and the remainder of the session will be spent on questions and comments from the audience. The LWRR Section is seeking participation from both newer scholars and more experienced legal-writing faculty.

A “new scholar” is:

  1. anyone who teaches legal writing and has been in the legal academy for seven years or fewer or anyone who teaches legal writing who within the last seven years has moved into a position or had their position converted to one that requires publication; and
  2. who has a work-in-progress, an article accepted for publication (but not yet published), or an article that has been published since January 1, 2019.

A new scholar who meets the above requirements can apply to present that work at the New Scholars Showcase. That scholarship can be on any topic, using any method, at any level of controversy, and suitable for publication in any scholarly journal.

Applications from newer scholars will be due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, August 30, 2019. Please submit your application by email to Tim Duff, Program Committee Co-Chair, timothy.duff@case.edu. Please include “New Scholars Showcase” in your subject line. Each application should include the following information: (1) the author’s name, school affiliation, and years teaching in the legal academy (and, if applicable, years in position that requires publication); (2) an abstract of the article; (3) the current draft of the article; and (4) an indication of your interest in being matched up with a scholarly mentor. Please use Microsoft Word or the equivalent, but do not use PDF. By submitting an application, you are agreeing that you will appear at AALS in person to present your work.

The LWRR Program Committee will then remove the identifying information from each application, review the applications, and select three applicants to present at the New Scholars Showcase session at AALS. All applicants who indicate an interest will be paired with a mentor, and we anticipate publicizing the other applicants’ scholarship through the session as well to help provide additional opportunities for mentorship and feedback. Applicants are asked to self-anonymize their articles to the extent possible.

More Experienced Legal Writing Faculty Participants

The AALS LWRR is also seeking experienced legal-writing faculty to serve as mentors for the applicants. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please email Tim Duff, Program Committee Co-Chair, timothy.duff@case.edu, to indicate your interest by Friday, August 30, 2019. Please include “New Scholars Showcase Mentor” in your subject line. We will contact you once we have received the applications to begin the process of matching applicants with mentors.

Program Committee

  • Shailini George (Suffolk) Co-Chair
  • Tim Duff (Case Western) Co-Chair
  • Mary Garvey Algero (Loyola - New Orleans)
  • Susie Salmon (Arizona)
  • Dyane O'Leary (Suffolk)
  • Abby Patthoff (Chapman)
  • Candace Centeno (Villinova)
  • Therese Clarke Arado (Northern Illinois)
  • Cara Cunningham Warren (Detroit Mercy)
  • Alyssa Dragnich (Arizona State)
  • Scott Fraley (Baylor) Section Executive Committee Liaison

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Florida is Hiring

The University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, is hiring two new legal skills faculty. One position is to teach legal writing and other skills courses (https://apply.interfolio.com/66252). The other is to teach in the school's Veteran’s Assistance Clinic https://apply.interfolio.com/66253

Hat tip to Associate Dean Silvia Menendez, the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning & Senior Legal Skills Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Seattle Univeristy is Hiring

Seattle Univeristy School of LawSeattle University School of Law is currently accepting applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor of Law positions in the Legal Writing Program, beginning August 1, 2020.

Seattle University School of Law is an established leader in the field of legal writing. The law school founded the Legal Writing Institute, has hosted several national Legal Writing Institute summer conferences, and the faculty have published numerous books and articles relating to legal writing. As a result, U.S. News and World Report has regularly ranked Seattle University’s Legal Writing program as one of the top Legal Writing programs in the United States.

Seattle University School of Law’s Legal Writing program consists of three required semesters. In the first year, students take a six-credit, two-semester course entitled Legal Writing, Skills, and Values (LWSV). In this course, students learn the skills necessary for excellent legal writing, including legal reading, analysis, and synthesis; legal research and citation; and the principles of effective writing. In addition, LWSV familiarizes the students with fundamental lawyering skills such as client interviewing and counseling, fact development, and negotiation. These skills are taught in the context of drafting objective memoranda and client letters. Finally, the course incorporates discussions of professional identity as well the values of cultural competence and reflection. In the second year, students enroll in a one-semester course in which they learn the skills necessary for strong persuasive writing and oral advocacy. Students write a pre-trial motion brief and an appellate brief and present oral arguments in support of both these briefs. The successful candidates for the positions will be responsible for classroom teaching, individual meetings with students, and critiquing and grading student papers, as well as the scholarship and service obligations that accompany tenure-track status.

Our faculty, students, and staff at Seattle University School of Law form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The law school’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in our Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection, and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity, and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide variety of successful careers in law, business, and public service.

For more information about Seattle University’s Legal Writing Program, see http://www.law.seattleu.edu/Academics/Legal_Writing_Program.

Minimum Qualifications: JD from an ABA-accredited institution, a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. In addition, the candidate should have two years of law practice or clerking experience. Prior experience teaching legal writing is preferred.

We will gladly consider both entry-level and lateral applicants. Lateral applicants are advised to include in their materials their record of publication and involvement in the national Legal Writing community.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2019” ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Submit applications to https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/. To ensure full consideration, include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a writing sample. Questions about the search process should be directed to Professor Robert S. Chang, changro@seattleu.edu, Chair of the Hiring Committee. Review of applications will begin August 18, 2019.

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July 25, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Stetson is Hiring

StestonSTETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from entry-level and junior lateral candidates for a tenure-track faculty position, as well as senior lateral candidates for a tenured position. We seek strong scholars and teachers particularly in the areas of Evidence, Legal Research and Writing, and Academic Support, but are open to a wide variety of teaching interests. Applicants should have a strong academic record and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service. Stetson’s beautiful campuses are located in Florida’s Tampa Bay region, the nation’s eighteenth largest metropolitan area. Stetson is Florida’s oldest law school and is internationally known for its programs in Advocacy, Legal Writing, Elder Law, Environmental Law, and Higher Education Law. Application review will begin mid-August. Interviews may occur at the AALS 2018 Faculty Recruitment Conference or by video/telephone conference.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for your professional references to Marco Jimenez and Royal Gardner, Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Screening Committee. You may email your application to facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu. You may apply through standard mail to Shannon Edgar, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, Florida 33707.

Hat tip to Prof. Anne E. Mullins (who also happens to be President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors).

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

New Mexico is Hiring

The University of New Mexico School of Law is hiring one or more tenure-track faculty members for its Legal Analysis and Communication Program.  For more information, contact George Bach (bach@law.unm.edu), the chair of the hiring committee, or David Stout (stout@law.unm.edu), a legal writing faculty member on the hiring committee.

The position is a tenure-track appointment and the professor hired will be allowed to vote in faculty meetings. The salary is estimated to be between $70,000 and $119,999.The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 31-40. Legal writing faculty are expected to teach and develop upper-level writing classes in addition to the first-year writing curriculum.  

Hat tip to Steven K. Homer

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July 23, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Pitt Law is Hiring

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for two full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Legal Writing. These positions are part of a system leading to presumptively renewable long-term contracts, separate from the University’s tenure stream. The position will begin on July 1, 2020.

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references addressed to Professor Mary Crossley, Chair, Appointments Committee, at law-appointments@pitt.edu. Write “Legal Writing Faculty Application” in the subject line of the email. The deadline for applications is September 3, 2019.

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July 20, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

UNC Chapel Hill is Hiring

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law seeks a full-time clinical professor to teach in its nationally-recognized research and writing program. The person hired will join a collaborative team of nine experienced professors. They teach various writing-related and bar-preparation courses that integrate legal analysis, research strategy, genre discovery, citation literacy, oral advocacy, and professionalism. The courses pursue clearly articulated goals, offer students extensive practice and feedback, and culminate in thoroughly vetted, goals-related assessments.

 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for one full‑time clinical faculty appointment in the law school’s Writing and Learning Resources Center.  The Center operates a two-semester, six-credit, first‑year legal research and writing program (“RRWA,” for Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy) plus an academic-support and bar-preparation program. 

The individual selected should expect to do the following:

§  receive an initial three‑year, nine‑month appointment subject to long‑term contract renewal (compliant with ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c));

§  teach either two seminar‑sized sections of RRWA per semester or one RRWA section plus an upper-level writing or bar-preparation course; and

§  serve on faculty committees and participate in faculty governance.

Candidates must have the following:

§  a J.D. earned with an outstanding academic record;

§  bar admission plus either practice or clerkship experience; and

§  willingness to work collaboratively with fellow professors, particularly in teaching RRWA.

Also valuable is experience in teaching, counseling, or academic‑support work. 

Possible start dates are either January or July 2020.  The school will begin reviewing applications in July and accept applications until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/165547.  They must include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references.  They welcome confidential inquiries to Craig T. Smith, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059 or crgsmith@email.unc.edu.  For more information, visit www.law.unc.edu and http://www.law.unc.edu/academics/wlrc.

July 20, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 15, 2019

A New Way to Research Investor-State Awards and Decisions

20190714_131604The 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 with a specialized research focus 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. 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.

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July 15, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Citation Manual for International Arbitration

20190714_131452We 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.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

AALL Annual Conference Opens in Washington DC

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) opens its national conference today at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C. We wish all of the attendees a productive and enjoyable conference.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

LSU is Hiring for Federal Courts, Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Evidence, and to Direct the Immigration Law Clinic. And yes, they also Need an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice to Teach Legal Analysis and Writing

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 phancock@lsu.edu)
  • 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

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July 10, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

George Mason is Hiring

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia is seeking to hire a full time Assistant Director of its Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis Program. Here is a link to the job posting. 
 
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July 10, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

UNLV is Hiring

 
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of Academic Success Programs at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The job posting is here. The chair of the search committee is Professor Ruben Garcia.
 
Hat tips to Chelsea Baldwin and Mary Beth Beasley
 
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Long form url for job posting:

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ross Guberman Joins Scribes Board of Directors

Ross GubermanScribes--The American Society of Legal Writers-- has  announced that Ross Guberman has joined the Scribes Board of Directors.

Mr. Guberman is the president of Legal Writing Pro LLC and the founder of BriefCatch LLC. He has conducted thousands of workshops on three continents for prominent law firms, judges, agencies, corporations, and associations. His workshops are among the highest rated in the world of professional legal education. He holds degrees from Yale, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Ross’s book, "Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates," is an Amazon bestseller that reviewers have praised as a “tour de force” and “a must for the library of veteran litigators.” Ross also wrote "Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Greatest Judges," which Court Review called “the best book . . . by far . . . about judicial writing.”

Ross has also worked as a translator, professional musician, and award-winning journalist. Slate called his investigative reporting about Fannie Mae “totally brilliant and prescient,” and Pulitzer Prize winner Gretchen Morgenson wrote that his article “made even the most jaded Washingtonian take note.”

For the past 6 years, Ross has been invited to train all new federal judges, and he has presented at many other judicial conferences as well. He has also addressed many international conferences, including ATD, NALP, PDC, PDI, ACLEA, IADC, the Appellate Judges Education Institute, and the ABA’s Corporate Counsel Summit.

Ross is a founding “Trusted Adviser” for the Professional Development Consortium and consults for Caren Stacy’s OnRamp Fellowship. He is often quoted in such publications as The New York Times and American Lawyer.

Ross won the Legal Writing Institute’s 2016 Golden Pen award for making “an extraordinary contribution to the cause of good legal writing.” He was also honored as one of the 2016 Fastcase 50 for legal innovators, and his Twitter feed has been named to the ABA’s Best Law Twitter list.

announce that Ross Guberman has joined the Scribes Board of Directors.

He is the president of Legal Writing Pro LLC and the founder of BriefCatch LLC. He has conducted thousands of workshops on three continents for prominent law firms, judges, agencies, corporations, and associations. His workshops are among the highest rated in the world of professional legal education. He holds degrees from Yale, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago Law School.

Ross’s book, "Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates," is an Amazon bestseller that reviewers have praised as a “tour de force” and “a must for the library of veteran litigators.” Ross also wrote "Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Greatest Judges," which Court Review called “the best book . . . by far . . . about judicial writing.”

Ross has also worked as a translator, professional musician, and award-winning journalist. Slate called his investigative reporting about Fannie Mae “totally brilliant and prescient,” and Pulitzer Prize winner Gretchen Morgenson wrote that his article “made even the most jaded Washingtonian take note.”

For the past 6 years, Ross has been invited to train all new federal judges, and he has presented at many other judicial conferences as well. He has also addressed many international conferences, including ATD, NALP, PDC, PDI, ACLEA, IADC, the Appellate Judges Education Institute, and the ABA’s Corporate Counsel Summit.

Ross is a founding “Trusted Adviser” for the Professional Development Consortium and consults for Caren Stacy’s OnRamp Fellowship. He is often quoted in such publications as The New York Times and American Lawyer.

Ross won the Legal Writing Institute’s 2016 Golden Pen award for making “an extraordinary contribution to the cause of good legal writing.” He was also honored as one of the 2016 Fastcase 50 for legal innovators, and his Twitter feed has been named to the ABA’s Best Law Twitter list.

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