Saturday, February 26, 2011

legal writing teaching opening in Chicago

Northwestern University School of Law is accepting applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Law to teach two courses: Communication and Legal Reasoning, the first-year LRW course for JD students, and Common Law Reasoning, a required LRW course for LLM students. 


Northwestern seeks candidates with excellent academic records, outstanding writing and editing skills, and experiences that demonstrate their potential for excellence in classroom teaching. A successful applicant must have a JD degree and strong post law school practical experience as an attorney or judicial clerk. At least three years’ legal practice experience and some teaching experience is preferred.

The initial appointment is for a one-year contract beginning in August 2011. Successful applicants may be invited to renew for successive one year contracts.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to consider applications through April 1, 2011 or until the position is filled. Applicants should direct a cover letter, resume, and five page legal writing sample to the attention of the search committee chair, Grace Dodier, and the interim director of the CLR Program, Margaret Curtiss Hannon.  

1. The position advertised may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one year.
2. The professor hired will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $50,000 - $59,999.
4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be 30 - 35.







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