Monday, October 29, 2012

Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, is seeking for two full-time Lawyering Skills faculty positions to teach Legal Research and Writing, and Ethical Lawyering beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.

Legal Research and Writing is a graded, year-long course with a curriculum emphasizing effective legal analysis, communication and advocacy skills, both written and oral, with significant opportunities for one to one interaction between professors and students. Each professor teaches two sections of approximately 20-25 first-year students; each section meets once a week. Each professor also teaches one semester of Ethical Lawyering, an innovative course combining professional ethics with client interviewing and counseling skills for upper division students. In addition to teaching, professors are expected to collaborate in the designing of course materials, to provide service to the greater law school community, and to participate in the professional legal writing community.

Candidates must have superior academic records, expertise in research and writing, and at least four years of professional experience beyond law school graduation. Teaching experience is preferred.   

To apply, submit a resume and a list of three references. Include a cover letter that explains your qualifications and your interest in teaching the course. Materials should be submitted to Barbara Lu Baltazar, Director of Human Resources, LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 or by email to [email protected], by December 10, 2012. 

Questions about the LRW program or this position can be directed to Professor Cindy Archer, Director of Lawyering Skills at 213-736-8380 or [email protected].

1. The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
2. The professor hiredwill be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $80,000 - $89,999.
4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 41 – 45 (spring semester) and more than 60 (fall semester).


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Is that the going rate (less than $90K) for a legal writing professor? I am very interested in legal writing (including teaching it) but not willing to drop my salary by 1/2.

Posted by: Hirbod | Nov 8, 2012 4:43:44 PM

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