Sunday, February 24, 2019

University of Maryland is Hiring Visitors

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, located in Baltimore, is currently accepting applications for two full-time visitors to teach in its Legal Writing Program during Fall 2019. The visitor appointment will begin on or before August 1, 2018, and end on December 31, 2018. The visitor will teach the required LAW course (3 credits) to first-year law students.

The successful applicant should be able to plan and execute their own legal writing course. While there is an opportunity to collaborate with other professors, LAW professors plan their own syllabus, choose their own teaching materials, and select their own legal writing problems. In addition to teaching, the successful applicant will be expected to provide written feedback on student drafts throughout the semester and to provide students with the opportunity to conference one-on-one. During, the semester, an upper level student will be assigned to assist the visitor, but it will be the visitor’s responsibility to evaluate student performance and provide feedback to students on final papers.

While the primary need is for the fall legal writing course, there may be an option for a full-year visit that would involve teaching Written and Oral Advocacy and/or Civil Procedure in the spring semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Experience teaching legal writing.
  • Experience working as a judicial law clerk or as an attorney, excellent writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills are preferred.

Applications accepted online only at Interested applicants should submit (a) cover letter, (b) resume, and (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three references.

Questions about the position should be directed to the Director of the Legal Writing Program, Professor Sherri Lee Keene,


START DATE: On or before August 1, 2018

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

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