Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Washington and Lee is Hiring

Washington and Lee Law SchoolWashington & Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, invites applications for the position of Professor of Practice and Legal Writing Instructor. 

Responsibilities of the Instructor include teaching two sections of first-year legal writing each term, working with the Director of the Legal Writing Program and other Instructors to develop a modern curriculum in this subject, and teaching one additional course.   In addition to holding a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited school, candidates for the position must have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing.  The school seeks in particular candidates who are enthused about working closely with students in the development of this critical skill.

The Legal Writing Instructor position is a nine-month contractual position with teaching responsibilities beginning annually in mid-August and ending in mid-May. However, in the opening year of the Legal Writing Program, the position will commence on June 1, 2018 to provide time to work on program design. The Instructor will hold a two-year contract and will be eligible for a longer-term appointment thereafter.  The anticipated salary for the nine-month position is $70,000.     

Washington and Lee University School of Law is an Equal Opportunity employer that adheres to a robust nondiscrimination policy. The school welcomes candidates who are members of communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia. Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest, cv, and references to Mary Ervin at ervinm@wlu.edu.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on routine matters excluding appointments, tenure and promotion. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $70,000 to $79,999. And the number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor is expected to be between 36 and 45.

Hat tips to Dean Brant J. Hellwig and Professor Christopher B. Seaman at the Washington and Lee University School of Law.



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