Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Reminder: LWI Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

Here's a reminder that

The Legal Writing Institute is holding a free, two-day symposium webinar on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession. It is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 11:am to 6 pm ET. The event is hosted virtually by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Here is the impressive list of speakers:

  • Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Jamie Baker, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library; Dean's Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Kade Crockford, Director, ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty Project
  • Amy Cyphert, Lecturer in Law and Director of ASPIRE, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Adam Eckart, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, Suffolk University Law School
  • Hilary Escajeda, Assistant Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law
  • Erica Friesen, Research & Instruction Librarian and Online Learning Specialist, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • Brian Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Chris Chambers Goodman, Professor of Law, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • Rebekah Hanley, Legal Research & Writing Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Teresa Godwin Phelps, Professor of Law Emerita, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Carla Reyes, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Shannon Salter, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal and Adjunct Professor, UBC Allard School of Law
  • Drew Simshaw, Assistant Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Harry Surden, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Hat tips to the LWI Symposium Committee

  • Michelle Falkoff, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Liz Frost, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Lindsey Gustafson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Elizabeth Inglehart, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Tiffany Jeffers, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Sarah Morath, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Kristen Murray, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Dyane O’Leary, Suffolk University Law School
  • Kristen Tiscione, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Desmund Wu, University of Wisconsin Law School

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

LWI Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession

The Legal Writing Institute is holding a free, two-day symposium webinar on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession. It is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 11:am to 6 pm ET. The event is hosted virtually by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Here is the impressive list of speakers:

  • Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Jamie Baker, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library; Dean's Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Kade Crockford, Director, ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty Project
  • Amy Cyphert, Lecturer in Law and Director of ASPIRE, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Adam Eckart, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, Suffolk University Law School
  • Hilary Escajeda, Assistant Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law
  • Erica Friesen, Research & Instruction Librarian and Online Learning Specialist, Queen’s University Faculty of Law
  • Brian Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
  • Chris Chambers Goodman, Professor of Law, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
  • Rebekah Hanley, Legal Research & Writing Professor, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Teresa Godwin Phelps, Professor of Law Emerita, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Carla Reyes, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Shannon Salter, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal and Adjunct Professor, UBC Allard School of Law
  • Drew Simshaw, Assistant Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Harry Surden, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Hat tips to the LWI Symposium Committee

  • Michelle Falkoff, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Liz Frost, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Lindsey Gustafson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Elizabeth Inglehart, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Tiffany Jeffers, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Sarah Morath, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Kristen Murray, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Dyane O’Leary, Suffolk University Law School
  • Kristen Tiscione, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Desmund Wu, University of Wisconsin Law School

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Nominations for Legal Writing Institute Awards

The Legal Writing Institute presents a number of awards each year. This year, there is a combined announcement for all of the LWI awards and a common deadline for nominations. 

The Golden Pen Award

LWI created the Golden Pen Award to recognize individuals or organizations for significantly advancing the cause of professional legal writing. Anyone who has made an extraordinary contribution to improving legal writing may be nominated for the Golden Pen. The contribution may take any form, such as promoting the use of clear language in public documents; engaging in outstanding scholarship or journalism about legal writing or in exceptional writing for law practice; improving the quality of legal writing instruction; or advocating for better writing within the legal community. The award is usually given to someone who is not an active LWI member, but an active member may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Find more information about the award here.

The Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Award

The Deborah Hecht Memorial Writing Award honors the life of  Deborah Hecht. The award is given to the writing specialist who writes the best article for The Second Draft during a two-year period.  The award is presented during the LWI Biennial Conference. Find more information about the award here.

The Courage Award

Terri LeClercq created the Courage Award to honor “courage writ large” concerning legal writing. Through the award, LWI seeks to honor a member who has demonstrated courage by doing, despite fear, something that most people would not do. Find more information about the award here.

The Mary S. Lawrence Award

The Mary S. Lawrence Award recognizes an individual from the legal writing community for a combination of pioneering scholarship and innovative curriculum or program design. Find more information about the award here.

The Emerging Scholar Award

This new award (created in 2019) recognizes emerging scholars in our discipline to foster a new generation of scholars while recognizing the rich diversity of our community.  Unlike the Phelps Award, this award is limited to a professor’s first or second full-length, published article on legal writing doctrine or pedagogy.  Find more information about the award here.

Influential Teaching Award

This new award (created in 2019) recognizes outstanding teachers who have influenced the teaching of legal writing beyond their individual classrooms.  With this award, we acknowledge our continued commitment to excellence in teaching and advances in legal writing pedagogy. This is not a lifetime achievement award. Find more information about the award here

The committee reminds everyone of LWI’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The committee especially encourages the nominations of women, people of color, and members of other traditionally under-represented groups. 

All nominations will be due by Friday, January 14, 2022. 

The most helpful nominations are around 500 words. The nominations should go beyond reiterating information on the nominee’s website or CV by specifically showing how the person’s work fulfills the goal of the award. Also, your nomination should include the name of the award for which the nomination is written.  Members of the LWI Board of Directors and the LWI Awards Committee are ineligible for nomination until at least one year after completing their service. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of the LWI Awards Committee:

  • Brenda Gibson (chair) (Wake Forest)
  • Andrew Carter (Arizona State)
  • Janet Dickson (Seattle)
  • Kathryn Mercer (Case Western)
  • Samantha Moppett (Suffolk)
  • Dyane O’Leary (Suffolk)
  • Suzanne Rowe (Oregon)
  • Mark E. Wojcik (University of Illinois Chicago)

Hat tips to Kris Tiscione and Brenda Gibson

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Scribes Brief-Writing Award

If your law school won a best-brief award in a regional or national moot court competition during the 2020-2021 academic year, you can submit that winning brief to be considered for the 2021 Scribes Brief-Writing Award.

Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--established the Brief-Writing Award to recognize the Best of the Best. It selects the best brief from moot court competitions held in the previous academic year.

Nominations for the 2021 Scribes Brief-Writing Award can be submitted until October 4, 2021. 

Instructions for submitting a brief for the Scribes competition:

1.      By October 4, 2021, email an electronic copy of the winning brief to scribeslegalwriters@gmail.com         

2.     The subject line of the email should indicate that it’s a Scribes brief nomination from “___ Law School" (the students’ law school).

3.     The body of the e-mail must include the following information:

  • Name of the moot court competition
  • Place where the brief was named best brief (e.g., “finals,” “SW regional”)
  • Names of the students who wrote the brief
  • Students’ school
  • Name of students’ advisor or coach, if any

4.     The brief itself cannot include any information that identifies the student authors or their school. Please check the cover page, signature pages, and headers or footers.

5.     Submit the brief as a PDF file if possible, although they will accept Word format if necessary.

6.     The brief should be submitted as a single file.

The award committee will consider briefs from the 2020-2021 academic year, and the award winners will be announced early next year. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Johnson, Executive Director of Scribes, at scribeslegalwriters@gmail.com.

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Philip Johnson

Instructional & Student Services Librarian, Louis L. Biro Law Library
Executive Director, SCRIBES

School of Law

The University of Illinois at Chicago

300 S. State Street, MC 300

Chicago, IL 60604

philipj@uic.edu

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference

The Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference will be held in person in Kansas City, Missouri on October 22-23, 2021.

Click here for the program and information on how to register for the conference.

Hat tip to the Central States Regional Conference Program Committee: Professors Elizabeth DeArmond, Sophia Goodman, Pamela Keller, and Shannon Moritz

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August 31, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

AALS Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section Social

On September 14, 2021, 5:00 PM ET, the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research will hold an online Social.

It sounds like a nice way to start a new semester.

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August 31, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dayton Webinar on "Law in the Americas: Legal Writing Skills"

Have you ever been sitting around at the start of the weekend, wondering what you're going to be doing? Well the University of Dayton School of Law has an idea -- at least for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. Central -- a time unlikely to conflict with any classes, faculty meetings, or other webinars. And it's at 7:00 p.m. BRT, in case you're on Brasilia time. The webinar is part of the Law in the Americas Series, and will give us a chance to learn about how legal writing is taught outside the United States.

The topic is one of interest to readers of this blog:

Legal Writing Skills
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 6 P.M. EDT (7 P.M. BRT)
 
Held in partnership between the University of Dayton School of Law and Mackenzie Presbyterian University, the panelists will examine the ways legal writing skills are taught to students.
 
The speakers will be Denise Neves Abade, a Professor at the Law School at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, and Ericka Curran, an Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and the Leadership Honors Program Director at the University of Dayton School of Law.
 
Here's more information about the program, including links to register for it (it's free). Law In The Americas Webinar Series : University of Dayton, Ohio (udayton.edu)
 
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Saturday, August 21, 2021

South Dakota is Hiring

The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law looks to hire an entry-level or lateral professor, dependent upon qualifications, with expertise in the field of Legal Writing. This position is on the tenure track and will start at the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year.

The successful candidate will teach in the 1L Legal Writing program as well as select upper-division writing courses. The remainder of the course package will be subject to negotiation. Individuals appointed to tenure-track positions are expected to fulfill the tripartite responsibilities of teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia) or able to be licensed at the time appointment begins.

The University of South Dakota encourages diverse candidates to apply. EEO/AA. For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. Please include your application letter, vita, and the names and addresses of three current references.

Inquiries and informal applications may be directed to Eric W. Young, Assistant Dean, University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermilion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to eric.young@usd.edu or call at 605-658-3524.

Hat tip to Wendy Hess.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

UIC is Hiring

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago's only public law school, is seeking entry-level or near entry-level candidates for two full-time faculty positions in the tenure/tenure-track at all ranks to teach a combination of courses needed in the law school curriculum. The law school’s primary needs are Civil Procedure, Property, and Torts and secondary needs are Professional Responsibility, Remedies, Estates and Trust, and Business Associations.

The Law School, which is located in Chicago's downtown Loop, was created by merging a 120- year-old independent law school with a strong history of access, opportunity, and innovation into the University of Illinois Chicago, a Carnegie Research 1 University that is part of the University of Illinois system. The Law School is committed to diversity, access, and opportunity and is excited to recruit individuals who are- or demonstrates the potential to be- exceptional teachers and scholars. For more information about the Law School, visit https://law.uic.edu .

Responsibilities include teaching law students at the Juris Doctor’s and Master’s Levels. Regularly producing high-quality scholarship. Collaborating with other faculty and staff to establish a strong learning environment. Engaging in internal and external service activities, including attending Law School and University meetings, serving on law school and University committees, participating in scholarly organizations or organizations related to the legal profession, delivering presentations, and providing other service to the academy, community, or legal profession.

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor from an ABA-approved law school or its equivalent from a foreign country; record of teaching excellence or demonstrated potential to become an excellent teacher and record of high-quality scholarship or demonstrated potential to produce high-quality scholarship; and demonstrated interested in serving at an urban, public, Research 1 university Excellent writing and communication skills and demonstrated ability to mentor students is highly preferred. Salary, academic rank and tenure/tenure-track will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the name of three professional references by August 27, 2021 by applying online at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=149463 . Initial screening interviews will be conducted via Zoom or a similar platform. Individuals invited to interview for the position should be prepared to submit teaching evaluations for past law-school teaching (whether as an Adjunct, Visiting Professor, or full-time Professor), copies of or links to published scholarship, and, where applicable, copies of promotion reports from current or past law schools. Applicants can continue to apply as a confidential review and screening of candidates will continue until positions are filled.

All full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition, we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of benefits at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. UIC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Northern Illinois University School of Law is Hiring

The Northern Illinois University College of Law, David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library anticipates an opening for a Resources Management Librarian/Assistant Professor position. The law school is located about an hour west of Chicago. Applicants must apply online at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/57547 and complete their applicant profile and upload their materials. Priority consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, August 27, 2021. Applications received after that date will only be reviewed if needed. For additional information, contact Therese Arado, Acting Dir. David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library at tclarke@niu.edu, or Tita Kaus, Administrative Assistant to the Dean at tkaus@niu.edu. 815-753-1068.

Hat tip to Merideth Stange.

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Problem Released for 2021-22 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

The problem for the 26th Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition has just been released. The theme is "Protected Areas and Armed Conflict." 

Click here for the Record for the 2021-22 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.  

Regional Rounds will be held around the world.

Click here for information on regional rounds.

International Finals to be held at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida on April 7–9, 2022.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Southern Illinois University is Hiring

The School of Law at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position. This is a 9-month, continuing, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning January 1, 2022.

The Assistant Professor will teach Lawyering Skills I and II, which is a required first-year course for all law students, as well as first year or upper-level doctrinal or skills courses depending on the needs of the School of Law and on the successful candidate's area of expertise.  The selected individual will also participate in research/scholarly activity and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:  A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a minimum of five years of legal practice.

Preferred Qualifications:  Law teaching experience; prior experience in teaching legal writing; and an outstanding professional record.

Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment in order to prepare thm for a changing legal profession in a global environment.

Deadline to Apply: 8/26/21 or until filled. Here's the link to apply  https://jobs.siu.edu/job-details?jobid=12367.

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Golden Gate University is Hiring

Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco is hiring a Director of Bar Performance and Assessment. For more information, contact Rana Boujaoude (rboujaoude@ggu.edu).

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Stetson Distinguished Visitor

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law

Stetson University College of Law may seek to hire a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law in the field of Legal Research and Writing, for either a semester or a full year.  The ideal candidate will be an established scholar and teacher in the field seeking to engage with colleagues and students at one of the nation’s top Legal Writing programs.  The Distinguished Visiting Professor will work with faculty in Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, which supports an active community of legal communication and writing scholars. https://www.stetson.edu/law/academics/lrw/.  The Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach a section of one of our Legal Research and Writing courses, and possibly a small upper level writing or skills-focused course. The position will include the ability to hire teaching and research assistants and support for professional travel.    

Located in Florida’s Tampa Bay area, the nation’s nineteenth largest metro area, Stetson was established in 1900 and is Florida’s oldest law school.  Our main campus is in Gulfport, just outside St. Petersburg.  We also have a part-time program with classes on both the main campus and our satellite campus in downtown Tampa. Stetson has earned a national reputation for its advocacy, elder law, legal writing, and higher education programs, and has Centers for Excellence in Advocacy, Elder Law, and Higher Education Law and Policy.  Stetson nurtures a vibrant intellectual community, situated on a beautiful campus.  We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at https://www.stetson.edu/portal/law/ to learn more about our school, our community and our programs.

Stetson encourages applications from women, mi­norities, LGBTQ+ candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to out­standing teaching and scholarship.  Stetson’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy is available at https://www.stetson.edu/administration/human-resources/media/hotline/eeo-non-discrimination.pdf.

The Faculty Appointments Committee will continue to review applications until positions are filled.

Contact: Applicants should send a cover letter, a current CV, and at least three professional references to Professors Ellen Podgor and James Fox at facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu or by standard mail to Professors Podgor and Fox at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

California Western School of Law Adopts Unitary Tenure Track Policy

SAN DIEGO—California Western School of Law has announced that the faculty and Board of Trustees have voted to adopt a unitary tenure track. This change to the institution’s Faculty Bylaws creates opportunities for its clinical, Legal Skills, and other skills professors who were hired as full-time faculty to achieve tenure, with the same faculty governance and voting rights that come with an existing tenure-stream faculty position.

At the heart of this change is California Western’s commitment to living its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Faculty hired without tenure are disproportionately under-represented in the academy, and yet face much more uncertain employment. A unitary track system provides these individuals with a clearer career pathway while promoting a spirit of collegiality and equality amongst all faculty.

“This is a momentous occasion for the California Western School of Law” reports Dean Sean Scott. “Moving toward a unitary tenure track reflects our desire to dismantle the traditional hierarchies within faculty ranks, which is part of the larger goal of addressing structural inequalities within legal education.”

The new system will also benefit the intellectual life of California Western. It incentivizes research and writing amongst faculty that typically fill legal skills positions, which solidifies the intersection of theory at practice. Adds Dean Scott: “we’re sending a signal to students about the need within their own careers to blend deep thinking and research with legal skills; to be successful they must have mastery of both.”

Read more: https://tinyurl.com/4zpm6bf7

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Texas Tech is hiring!

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University School of Law is seeking to fill an open tenure-track faculty position (Requisition 24852BR) in the area of legal writing.

The Legal Practice Program at Texas Tech University School of Law is currently ranked the 25th top legal writing program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Legal Practice professors at Texas Tech have the same voting rights as doctrinal faculty as well as pay parity. More information about the Legal Practice Program can be found at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/programs/lp/.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have a commitment to or demonstrated record of scholarly distinction, exemplary teaching, and institutional or public service. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship are encouraged to apply. Although we recognize that external funding opportunities have traditionally been limited in legal academia, candidates who have strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding or who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service to the School of Law and University is expected. Service duties include program-building as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Prior  teaching experience, law practice experience, or service as a judicial clerk is also preferred.

Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds 40,000 students. In addition, Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The law school has approximately 410 students and 36 full-time faculty members. The law school is an integral part of the University and offers 10 dual-degree programs with other Texas Tech schools and colleges. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to over 300,000 people, enjoys affordable housing, abundant sunshine, friendly people, and offers easy access to other parts of the country. For more information, visit our website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law/.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The University welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references electronically to the attention of Professor Richard Rosen, Chair, Personnel Committee, at the Texas Tech Jobs website: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/. You may also contact Professor Rosen at richard.rosen@ttu.edu. The submission of applications is preferred by November 1, 2021.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Mitchell Hamline is Hiring

Mitchell Hamline School of Law seeks candidates for five tenure-track/tenured faculty positions beginning in July 2022.

They are looking for:

  • Candidates with experience in law practice, law-related professional fields, or academia who are interested in teaching in any field. We have needs in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Legal Writing, Property, Torts, Trial Advocacy, and in our clinical law program.
  • Candidates whose law-practice, teaching, research, or community-service experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
  • Candidates who are interested in, and excited about, teaching in their innovative blended learning program (https://mitchellhamline.edu/academics/j-d-enrollment-options/blended-learning-at-mitchell-hamline/).

Candidates must have a J.D. or foreign equivalent degree. They strongly encourage those who attended or taught at the following categories of institutions to apply:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Law Schools (HBCUs) or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs), or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHs)
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian-American & Native Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

They welcome candidates whose scholarly approach contributes to the understanding of law's impact on marginalized groups or advances equitable access and diversity in education; and candidates whose teaching incorporates effective strategies for educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups.

Mitchell Hamline is in an historic area of Saint Paul, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate, home to the Penumbra and Fitzgerald theaters, a diverse array of restaurants, and one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Just across the river, Minneapolis is the home to the Walker Art Center, First Avenue, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and one of the nation's liveliest performing arts scenes. The city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement and continues to boast one of the largest urban American Indian populations in the country. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State of Minnesota. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are among the top cities for the arts and entertainment, active lifestyles, non-profit organizations, and exceptional levels of volunteer engagement.

Candidates must submit: (1) a resume; and (2) a cover letter that discusses their interest in the position and how their law-practice, teaching, research, or community-service experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The committee will consider applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. To be considered for our first set of interviews, submit your application by September 1.

For questions about the application process, contact Professor Tom Cobb, Appointments Committee Chair, at tom.cobb@mitchellhamline.edu.

Hat tip to Tom Cobb.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Kansas is Hiring

The University of Kansas School of Law invites applications from entry level and junior lateral candidates for two tenure-track, associate professor positions to begin fall 2022. We will consider candidates in all subject areas, but are particularly interested in the areas of (1) property and (2) business, corporate finance, and transactional law, as well as candidates whose work engages these subjects in dialogue with other areas of law. Qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our law school community, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must possess a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school or equivalent degree, and must demonstrate strong scholarly potential and a commitment to excellence in teaching. The School actively seeks applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in higher education.

Review of applications begins in August and will continue until the positions are filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. We will review candidate materials posted in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR), and also invite applications from candidates not participating in the FAR. Applications must be submitted online:
* Property area: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19640BR
* Business area: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19637BR
and should include a cover letter, a CV/resume, a detailed statement of research interests and future plans, a statement related to diversity, a writing sample, and the names of three references. Materials such as teaching evaluations or additional samples of scholarly work may be requested of candidates at a later date. For fullest consideration, candidates not participating in the FAR should apply by August 25, 2021.

Contact: Professor Uma Outka, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, uoutka@ku.edu<mailto:uoutka@ku.edu>
Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression or genetic information.

Hat tip to Prof. Kyle C. Velte.

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Boston College Law School is Hiring

Law Practice Visiting Assistant Professorships: 2021 - 2022

Boston College Law School is seeking two one-year Visiting Assistant Professors to teach in its first-year Law Practice course for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Law Practice course introduces students to the work of a lawyer through legal problem-solving in a simulated law practice setting. In the fall semester, Law Practice 1 integrates instruction in legal analysis, research, and writing to prepare students to competently perform these tasks, which are essential to the practice of law. In the spring semester, Law Practice 2 focuses on further development of legal writing skills, primarily in the advocacy context, on more complex legal problems. In both semesters, teaching is accomplished through classroom instruction, discussion, simulations, and intensive individual feedback—in person and through written and audio comments—on student work. Each visiting assistant professor will teach one section of approximately 45 students who they will have for both semesters: Law Practice 1 in the fall and Law Practice 2 in the spring.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, at least three years of legal practice experience, and excellent writing and analytical skills. Prior experience teaching legal writing is preferred. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and prior teaching evaluations, if any, to Professor Daniel Lyons at Daniel.lyons.2@bc.edu by Friday, July 23, 2021.

Hat tip to Prof. Daniel Lyons.

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Cornell is Hiring a Director

Cornell Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position as the Lawyering Program Director commencing in the 2022-2023 academic year. Lateral candidates, and experienced practitioners on the entry-level market, are welcome to apply. The Lawyering course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year students to lawyering skills, with an emphasis on legal writing, legal analysis, oral-presentation skills, and legal research. Lawyering faculty collaborate to ensure a uniform core curriculum, but they retain substantial academic freedom. Law librarians teach the research component of the course.

Lawyering faculty, including the program director, teach a section of the Lawyering course (approximately 35 students) and, after two years, also teach an upper-level, skills-related course. Positions in the program are not eligible for tenure but are eligible for long-term renewal. Entry-level faculty start with a three-year contract (eligible for renewal for another three years) and, after six years, are eligible for renewable, five-year contracts. Salary and benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Also, faculty may apply to the Dean for a summer-research stipend to work on individual and collective projects.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D., excellent academic credentials, a strong writing background, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of three years is strongly preferred). Teaching experience is also preferred.

To apply: Interested candidates should apply via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18874. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, law-school transcript, the names of and contact information for three references, two writing samples, and a diversity statement. The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 30, 2021.

Questions may be referred to Beth Lyon, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Lawyering Program Subcommittee, mbl235@cornell.edu.

Hat tip to Prof. Beth Lyon.

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